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Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals to Seniors
The Senior Nutrition Site in Pequot Lakes the serves the Nisswa and Pequot Lakes area are in need of volunteers that would deliver meals to seniors Monday through Fridays. You would only need to volunteer one day a week and it only would take an hour normally. Please call 218-568-4909 and leave a message. These neighbors are depending on your help.

Eating Disorder Association Formed
The Eating Disorder Association of Central Minnesota has been organized. Their mission is to educate the public and establish a greater understanding and awareness of eating disorders, while supporting those suffering with an eating disorder and all affected by it through education and creating a network of all available treatment options.
Brain Injury Support Group
On the last Wednesday of each month there is a Brain Injury Support Group meeting from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at The Lighthouse. The address is 704 Norwood Street in Brainerd, MN. The purpose of these meetings is to share stories of living with a brain injury. They are for persons with a brain injury, their families, friends, and are open for all to attend. We provide coffee and cookies and there are no costs for persons who attend. No appointments necessary to attend and  persons with questions may call Meridith at 218-829-4492 or Russ at 218-763-3760.
MN Lyme Asso. Brainerd Lakes Chapter
The Minnesota Lyme Association Brainerd Lakes Chapter is operating a year round fundraiser to support it’s efforts in the fight against and the treatment of Lyme Disease.
Come and be a part of this effort at Papa’s Treasures of Hope, a Women’s Boutique and Thrift Shop located a 1/2 mile north of Pequot Lakes on Hwy 371.
Address is 4176 Langenbou Rd. Pequot Lakes. Hours Open are 10-4 Wed. to Sat. Volunteers always welcome.
Lyme support meetings are held every second Thursday of the month, 1:00 pm at Papa’s Treasures of Hope.

Lyme Disease Support Group
Monthly Lyme Disease Support Group meeting are the 2nd Thursdays of the month at 6 pm at the Trailside Center in Pequot Lakes. Everyone is welcome and the meetings are free.

May is Lyme Disease awareness month. We will have a garden flag available to buy for showing support for the life changing disease of Lyme. Contact Judy at 218 543-4945 for more information.
Circle of Parents free community based support groups for parents and their children
Circle of Parents is a parent support group that is open to all families in the Pequot Lakes area. Based on the statewide Circle of Parent program model the local program is free and open to all families. The Pequot Lakes Circle of Parents group meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Trailside Center. Free childcare is available.

During the once a week meetings, parents come together to exchange insights into common parenting challenges. The program is free, confidential, nonjudgmental and designed to promote positive parenting skills. To find out more about the Pequot Lakes Circle of Parent group, call Joan at (218) 821-6429. The philosophy behind Circle of Parents is sharing ideas, sharing support. Parents in the lakes area do not have to feel alone with their parenting concerns, please call or drop in for the weekly discussion.
Bereavement/Family Support Group
The Bereavement / Family Support Group will meet the third Thursday of each month, at 4 pm, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Crosslake. For more information, please call Donna Keiffer 218-821-1158.
Outing Volunteer Library
Monday 10 am - 2 pm
** Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday 3-5 pm
** Thursday 1-5 pm
** Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

Crosslake Bereavement Group
Crosslake Evangelical Free Church “Log Church” Monday’s at 6:30 p.m. Meet in the church, use the back entrance. This is a local support group for those who have lost a loved one. Contact Jean Young 218-692-1854 if you have questions.
Pequot Lakes - Breezy Point Lions
The Pequot Lakes - Breezy Point Lions Club meets the second Monday of the month at the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club at 5:30 pm. All visitors welcome. For more information call 218-838-8002 or visit plbplionsclub. com or send an email to info@plbplionsclub.com.

Crosslake Food Shelf Needs Wool Mittens
A benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous has been making beautiful 100 percent all wool mittens which she sells to raise money to benefit the Crosslake Food Shelf.

So many mittens have been sold for this wonderful cause that there is a problem with a sufficient supply of all-wool product. 100% wool sweaters and vests are preferred. Donations of up to 1 inch buttons are also needed.

If you can help, materials may be dropped off at the Crosslake Welcome Center, Crosslake Hair Company, Haven Book Store, Frandsen Bank Crosslake, or the Crosslake Food Shelf during normal hours.

If you have any questions or need a special pick up, please call Nancy Rudberg at 218 692-2309.
Crosslake "Clothes Closet" Announces Summer Hours
Crosslake: the Clothes Closet at 37560 Ox Lake Landing announces its summer hours as the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM. The closet will not be open Tuesday mornings during the summer months of June, July or August.

The Closet offers clothing and shoes for men, women and children, some small appliances, kitchen items, knick knacks, etc at no charge! Donations are accepted during business hours. For information please call Dodo Fraser at 218-692-4056 or Arlyn Carlson at 218-543-6509.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Adult Exercise Program - Emily
FREE low-impact exercise program for men and women at the new City Hall in Emily on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9AM-10AM. (Note: Must sign waiver for City of Emily for use of city facility.)

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

Currently the Over the Hills Gang are in the process of getting a GIA trail in the Outing/Emily area.

The club is always seeking new members that want to promote safe and happy riding in the area.
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. For more information contact Nancy Moritz, 218 763-3097.
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. Join the fun and camaraderie-become a member today!
Tuesdays: Crosslake Area MOPS
The group, which meets from 9- 11:15 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year at the Crosslake Log Church, is for mothers whose children range from newborn through kindergarten. Meetings include fellowship, brunch, speakers, small group discussions and crafts. Free childcare is provided.

For more information you can call the Log Church Office at (218) 692-4141 or visit their Facebook page "Crosslake Area MOPS."

Local Area AA groups
The Emily-Outing AA group meets in Emily each Sunday at the Emily Wesleyan Church 40141 Hwy 6 in Emily. Meeting time is at 4 pm. Call Rich at 218 792-5881 for more information.

The Crosslake AA and Alonon meet every Monday at 7 pm at the Crosslake Lutheran Church, information call 692-4113

The Crosslake AA also meets Tuesday night at 7 pm at the Crosslake Presbyterian Church, information call 692-1845.

Officers are Justina Richter, President; Margie Young, Vice President; Sandi Day, Secretary; and Larry Embertson, Treasurer. Support group meetings are held the first Monday of every month at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Justina at 218- 963-7421, or Margie at 218-829-3509.

Cass County Triad
Cass County Triad is a community- based partnership between senior citizens and law enforcement. The goal of Triad is to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly and to enhance communications between senior citizens and law enforcement. If you are interested in learning more about Triad, please call Pauline with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 218-547-7308.

Triad meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Hackensack Senior Center. Lunch is available at noon with the meeting at 1 p.m. All are welcome!
Care Center in Crosby seeks volunteers
The Care Center at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby is seeking volunteers to assist with evening activities four to five nights a month.

Volunteers are sought from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. on any evening to help get people to and from the activity center, have fun singing, dancing, or with other pastimes, and assist residents back to their room. Generally, there are more than 100 residents living at the center.

Those who are interested or would like more information may contact Activity Director Ali Engler at 545-4353 or aengler@cuyunamed.org.
Brainerd Lakes Limbs & Things support group for Amputees
Brainerd Lakes Limbs & Things is a support group being organized by Tim and Mindy Speldrich working with Amputees and local professionals to help Amputees over limb loss and family questions and struggles.

“We have been inspired by the number of people who have spoken to us since sharing our journey with the community in recent articles,” said Tim Speldrich, a below the knee (BK) amputee for 20 years and an above the knee (AK) amputee for more than 9 years. “Mindy and I have been married for 20 years and have supported one another through all things.”

Amputees and families are welcome to come to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Monday of every month in the Kerst Meeting Room located in the lower level.

For more information contact Tim at timspeldrich@gmail.com or (218) 838-8431; or Mindy at speldrichm@yahoo.com or (218) 839-1488.
Wednesdays: Farmers’ Market Wed. 9am-1pm • Crosslake Town Square
The Farmers Market is back in Town Square. The lead person for the farmers market in Crosslake passed away this winter. It took a little while to put together another group but they are back! We missed out of some of the early season items, but it is prime time now. Please show your support! Every Wednesday 9am to 1pm in the Crosslake Town Square. Any vendors interested in participating can contact Sheila at 218-839-0493 or email sheilacec@live.com
Wreaths for Graves at Fort Ripley
Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes Lions have purchased 10 wreaths to be placed on graves of military personnel at Christmas time who have been put to rest at Fort Ripley. If you would like to submit a name of someone buried there so a wreath can be placed on their grave please see www.lakerslions.org. Click on Wreaths for Wounded Warriors and fill out the form.
Miracles Happen
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center employees have coordinated Miracles Happen/Team Zed to raise funds for the Brain Injury Alliance of Minnesota.

The team is named in honor of Zed Schweitzer, son of Mike and Lisa Schweitzer of Crosby, who was critically injured in an accident this past January. Their goal is to raise $1,000; all donations would be greatly appreciated.

To join the effort visit: www.braininjurymn.org/fundraising/campaign and select Miracles Happen/Team Zed. The annual Walk for Thought will be September 20 at Battle Creek Park in St. Paul.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Whitefish “500”: New Groups Forming
Starting September 18 and every Thursday thereafter meet at the Crosslake Legion at 3:30 for 500. Starting September 23 and every Tuesday thereafter, meet at the Jenkins VFW at 3:30 for 500. Call Judy at 218-851-5136 to reserve a seat at either location.

Whitefish Dinner Club
Meet new single friends and fun married couples. We choose a variety of places and generally meet twice a week. Where do you prefer to dine? Locations with favorite weekly specials? By cozy fireplaces? Or with potlucks? For more information, please call Judy at 218-851-5136.

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December Events

Dec 12-20: Enchanted Pioneer Village, Paul Bunyan Land, every Friday and Saturday evening only, bon fire and free admission. 6-9pm

Dec 17: Rock N Roll Xmas Spectacular, Tornstrom Auditorium, 7:30-9:30pm

December 17: Crosslake Area Garden Club
Our club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Crosslake Community Center.

December 17: "Holiday Potluck" Dolmar residence - NOON.

For more information, contact Linda at 218-765-3246.

Dec 18: Eagle View Elementary School Christmas Program K-2nd 7 pm

December 18: Christmas Boutique at Crosslake Clothes Closet
CROSSLAKE – The Crosslake Clothes Closet has a large assortment of Christmas articles, including ornaments, decorations, lights and clothing, on display in the old Learn & Play section of the building.

The “boutique” will be available each Tuesday from 9:00 AM to noon until January 6th and also on Thursday, December 18 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Anyone who wishes to donate Christmas items may bring them to the Closet during open hours or call “Dodo” at 218- 692-4056 or Arlyn at 218-543-6509. The Clothes Closet will NOT be open on New Year’s Day - Thursday, January 1, 2015.

December 20: Senator Carrie Ruud to Hold Senate District 10 Meetings
Senator Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point) will hold a series of Senate District 10 meetings on Saturday, December 13th and Saturday, December 20th.

On December 20th she will be at Garrison City Hall from 9:30- 10:30, Aitkin City Hall from 11-noon, and Hill City City Hall from 12:30-1:30.

“I’d like to encourage anyone with questions or suggestions regarding the upcoming session to stop into one of my local forums,” said Senator Ruud. “I’m looking forward hearing from the district about the issues they feel strongly about.”

Through Dec 21: Sertoma Winter Wonderland, Drive tour of animated lit displays. Northland Arboratum, Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30-8pm

December 21: 7th Annual Songs of Peace on the Winter Solstice
Do you enjoy singing songs by James Taylor, the Beatles, Youngbloods, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Pete Seeger? Grab a friend and bring your voices to the 7th Annual Songs of Peace on the Winter Solstice on December 21st. Come at 5:30 for the potluck. Concert and community singalong starts at 7pm. If you're coming to the potluck, bring a dish for 5-10 people. Concert is held at 401 Lake Ave in Hackensack at Union UCC. Free will donation benefits Faith in Action for Cass County.

More info at (218) 251-2627/ sunblossomrecords@gmail.com , or check out the Facebook event page: "7th Annual Songs of Peace on the Winter Solstice"

Dec 22-31: Sertoma Winter Wonderland, Drive tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. Northland Arboratum, 5:30-8pm

December 24: Crosslake Log Church to host Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

The Crosslake Evangelical Free Church (the Log Church) in Crosslake extends an invitation to our Candle Light Christmas Eve Worship Services at 4:00 and 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 24th.

These are family oriented services; we invite you to bring your whole family for a time of worship, singing, and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, ending with a special time of prayer by candle light.

The church is located at 37218 County Rd 66, Crosslake. For more information, call 218-692-4141.

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