Weekly and Monthly EventsHeartland 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.
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 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
Monday 10 am - 2 pmFree adult exercise program at City of Emily Gym
Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday 3-5 pm
Thursday 1-5 pm
Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Mon, Wed, Fri at 9:00 a.m. Begin your day with this ongoing, 45-min, low-impact program set to vintage music. Chairs provided. Exercise at your own pace. Walkers are encouraged to join us during this program –walk the perimeter while we exercise.
Wednesdays, at 10:00 a.m., improve your balance and coordination by learning some dance moves to a variety of music with emphasis on country. No experience required for this 45-min class –all dances are for beginners. No boots or hats needed, just a desire to have fun!
YOGA HAPPY HOUR in Outing Yoga
Happy Hour at Crooked lake Town Hall in Outing. BYOB (Bring your own body.... and a yoga mat and a blanket). Tone and Zone Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
City of Emily Yoga 101 Classes
This class is postponed and scheduled to resume Monday May 2.
Classes held at Emily City Hall Mon. and Thurs. 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Start anytime. No restrictions apply!
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.
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.
Gamblers Anonymous meetings in Brainerd at 7 pm on Monday nights at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. 7th Street, Brainerd. Contact person is Sheila at 218 820-5903.
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. Contact person is Sheila at 218 820-5903.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: City of Emily Yoga Classes
Introductory yoga classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Emily City Hall gym.
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!
FASD Caregiver Support Group
For caregivers of individuals with a diagnosed or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Meet with other caregivers (adults only please) for support, understanding, and networking. Meetings are 9:00 am the second Saturday of each month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Ave. NE, Brainerd.
For more information, please contact Sheila York at 218-820-5903 or email@example.com
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.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Tennis in Emily
If you are interested in joining the Emily tennis group, call Milt at 218.792.5786 or Mary Jo at 218.763.2648 for more information, or just show up on at 9 AM for mixed doubles; great tennis fun and exercise. The courts are located on County Road 1 just west of Highway 6 in Emily.
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.
Youth Snowmobile Safety Training
The Emily-Outing Snowmobile Club in conjunction with the Minnesota DNR will conduct Youth Snowmobile Safety training Saturday December 3rd at the Emily City hall located at 39811 State Hwy 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 $29.50. Please see the DNR web site for details at www. dnr.state.mn.us
and search for snowmobile safety training.
The class begins at 9:00 on December 3rd with registration beginning at 8:30. 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 a 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 Jim Johnson at 218-820-1966.
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October EventsOctober: Emily Food Shelf Fundraiser
During the month of October, the Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar is sponsoring the Emily Emergency Food Shelf in their competition with other greater MN Municipalities.
The sponsors who collect the most money and pounds of donated foods, will total up what they have collected and will give all donations and food products to the Emily Food Shelf.
The municipal that collects the most food products and monetary donations will be presented with a $1000 for the Food Shelf that they are sponsoring.
The Emily Food Shelf provides food to those in need, from the Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine, Ross Lake, Fairfield and Perry Lake area.
Monetary or food donations may be left at the Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar, or checks can be made out to the Emily Food Shelf and left at the Pine River State Bank in Emily or mailed to Emily Food Shelf, 42145 Birchwood Drive, Emily, MN 56447.
October 19: 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/
Oct. 19: "Putting Your Garden to Bed ", Presenter: Shelly Boser
Nov. 15: Board of Directors Meeting, Location: TBA
Nov. 16: "Houseplants" Presenter: Dyanna Rasinski
October 19: DNR seeks applications for statewide deer advisory committee
People can apply to serve on a committee that will help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources develop the state’s first-ever deer management plan.
The deer management plan advisory committee will meet throughout 2017 to review technical information and public input and make recommendations for the development of the plan.
Overall goals of the deer plan include setting a statewide harvest objective; addressing regional variations in deer habitat and populations; and describing and guiding the DNR’s responsibilities and activities related to deer management.
“It is important for the DNR to work with individuals and groups interested in deer management, especially hunters, and develop a statewide deer management plan that benefits all citizens of the state,” said Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader.
Participation in this committee is voluntary and temporary. The committee will consist of 15 to 20 members representing the breadth of interests related to deer management. About two-thirds of the seats will be filled by invited representatives of hunting, agriculture, conservation, forestry and other organizations.
Groups that have been invited to participate in the advisory committee include: the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association; Quality Deer Management Association; Bluffland Whitetails Association; Women Hunting and Fishing in all Seasons; Minnesota Farm Bureau; Minnesota Farmers Union; the 1854 Treaty Authority; Minnesota Conservation Federation; Minnesota Forest Resources Partnership; The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Department of Health.
In addition to the group representatives, five to eight at-large seats will be filled through the application process and are open to any interested citizens and groups. People have until Wednesday, Oct. 19, to apply for the at-large seats. The committee will be in place starting in December, through the duration of the planning process and until the deer management plan is completed in the spring of 2018.
Information about the committee structure, functions, expectations of appointed members, and how to apply are available on the DNR website on the deer plan page: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/deer/management/planning/index.html or by calling 651-259-5198.
The planning process will include opportunities for citizen participation beyond the advisory committee, including public meetings, online comments and small group discussions. DNR staff also will talk with participants about ways to stay involved and engaged in deer management even after the deer plan is developed and implemented.
An updated deer management webpage makes a wide variety of information easier to find. The new page includes links to information about deer hunting, harvest requirements, news, reports, statistics, opinion surveys and disease management.
To stay informed about the deer management planning process, opportunities to get involved, and other important deer-related topics, subscribe to the Deer Notes email list online on the deer management page: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/deer/management/index.html
The DNR works to protect and maintain Minnesota’s whitetailed deer for public use. The deer population, which varies in density from place to place and year to year, is dependent on adequate habitat and directly influenced by the severity of winter weather. Deer are ecologically, socially and economically important in a state where hunting and wildlife watching generate more than $1.3 billion in annual economic impacts.
October 20: Book Talk at Crosslake Area Library
Crosslake Area Library will host a Book Talk by author/historian Marty Duncan on Thursday, October 20 at 2:00 pm. Duncan’s newest novel The Pilot’s Mate tells the story of the Anunnaki who brought law, mathematics, and astronomy to our Earth in the millennium before the Great Catastrophe. It is a story of an intelligent race who helped our ancestors to domesticate animals and perfect strains of wheat and barley.
In Earth’s forgotten history an Anunnaki princess leads her people from a dying Mars to rebuild an old village in the years before nuclear war destroyed Sodom and Mohenjo Daro. The Pilot's Mate is the story of Celiste and Deem, two lovers who agree to mate during the evacuation to Earth. It is her story of survival while Deem is missing for ninety days. It is the Anunnaki story of gold mines in South Africa, temples in Sumeria and the Great Pyramid in Egypt.
“The ancient stories from India portray the high lords conducting battles in Vimanas, a flying device armed with rockets and laser weapons. They were ‘Lords’ who controlled advanced technology; their world was destroyed twice by comets,” adds Duncan. He will also read from his novel, answer questions and sign copies of The Pilot’s Mate.
Dr. Marty Duncan is a veteran school superintendent who served six school districts for 30+ years and taught English and Journalism at Fairmont High School. Crosslake Area Library is at 14126 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake.
Starting October 20: Geritol Frolics 2016
The dates are set for the 2016 production of the Geritol Frolics at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. The Geritol Frolics is a musical variety show performed by talented seniors age 55 and older. This year’s show will feature a selection of great music from the days of "Your Hit Parade”.
Performance dates and times are: Oct. 20 & 29 at 7:00 PM and Oct. 21-23, 27, 28, 30 at 2:30 PM. All seats are reserved.
Tickets are currently available on-line at www.geritolfrolics.com and will be available at the box office at Franklin Arts Center starting Monday, September 19. Tickets may be purchased at the box office from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday or by calling 218-825-4993.
October 22: ATV Safety Training Class At WACC
An ATV Safety Training Class is scheduled in Walker for Saturday, October 22, 2016. It is a cooperative effort of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department and the Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club. The class will be held at the Walker Area Community Center (WACC), 105 Tower Avenue. The classroom instruction and written quiz starts at 9 a.m., followed by the riding portion of the class.
This ATV training class is geared toward operators ages 11-15, but is open to all ages. Students who are age 11 may take the complete course; the certificate becomes valid when they reach their 12th birthday. Students who complete this course are able to operate ATVs with these restrictions: The operator must fit the machine; must make a direct crossing of a public road right-of-way; and operate on state lands and waters, only when accompanied by a person 18 or older who has a valid driver’s license. Adults who are new to ATV riding are also encouraged to take the class. The Minnesota DNR reports a rise in the number of injury accidents among older adults who are riding ATVs for the first time.
Class requirements: Prior to the class, students must complete the DNR’s at-home study course, which is now on-line at http://offroad-ed.com/minnesota/. There is a $29.50 fee for the new on-line class, which takes 3-4 hours of computer time. After completing the class, students should print out their ATV/OHM Safety Voucher and bring that to the hands-on riding class. Those attending the class must provide their own Class 1 ATV, wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt, gloves and boots (no tennis shoes) and bring a helmet with goggles or face shield. The ATV club will also have a youth-sized 90cc ATV on hand for students to use. Parents must sign a parent release form, and are encouraged to help with the class. Preregistration is required. To register, contact Lloyd Solarz with the Woodtick Wheelers at 218-682-3775. Please note: students will not be allowed to participate in the field operating class unless they have first completed the online study course. Upon successfully completing the testing and operating portion of the course, students will pay the DNR’s on-line fee and print out their certificate on the DNR website.
In addition, anyone who operates an ATV and is born after July 1, 1987, must complete the on-line study course before operating an ATV on public roads and trails; the riding portion is optional. Additional ATV Safety Training Classes scheduled around the state for September and October are listed on the MN DNR website.
October 25: Pizza and Questions Session
Tues., Oct. 25, 2016 5:30pm
Crooked Lake Town Hall, in Outing
Local businesses, craft/artists and residents are invited by the GoNorth Economic Task Force to share what they want and need for their businesses to succeed, and to ask questions. The information will be used in the final design and planning of the GoNorth Cooperative currently being organized. In addition to selling locally-based items and displaying sample products and services of local businesses, The Cooperative can also serve as a tourist information center for the area. Shared costs and time commitment will mean retail exposure in a well-trafficked location, with more open hours. Your product, season pass, marketing flyer, restaurant hours, display, service, coupon or special event will be seen whenever The Cooperative is open. Anticipated use of this location for social events and classes will increase vendor visibility even during the off-season and after hours.
October 27: Nisswa Garden Club
The October 27 meeting will feature a program on “Easy Holiday Arrangements” by Katie Osowski of G&S Plants.
Non-members with an interest in gardening are welcome. For lunch reservations, call Marie Boudrye at 218-963-7494. Program presentation begins after 1:00 p.m. For further information on the Club, visit www.nisswagardenclub.org .
October 31: Halloween at CRMC Care Center
All tiny goblins, super heroes and ghouls are invited to trick or treat along the spooktacular hallways of the Care Center at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby from 6 to 7 p.m. on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31.
Residents will be handing out a variety of treats. All children age 10 and under are welcome. Please use the main entrance of the Care Center off of Highway 210.
This is a safe, friendly event for small children who want to wear their favorite costume and have a fun-filled Halloween adventure. The Care Center is also seeking candy donations to help support the event. Items can be left at the Center at any time before Halloween.
For more information, contact Maureen Haines at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-546-4102.
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November: Temporary off-highway vehicle trail closuresThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will restrict recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in some areas during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season. Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), offhighway motorcycles (OHMs) offroad vehicles (ORVs) and snowmobiles that are not being used in conjunction with deer hunting by a licensed deer hunter. The restrictions, which apply to state forest trails and access routes but not to state forest roads, aim to protect recreational riders from potentially unsafe riding conditions and to minimize conflicts between deer hunters and recreational riders who may inadvertently disturb them.Licensed deer hunters may only use an OHV or snowmobile in restricted areas during the legal hunting season:• Before legal shooting time.• From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.• After legal shooting hours.Effective dates of the recreational riding restrictions will be:• Nov. 5-Nov. 20 for the northeastern Minnesota 100 series deer season.• Nov. 5-Nov. 13 for the Minnesota 200 series deer season.Because recreational OHV trails located in southeastern Minnesota close Nov. 1 each year, no additional OHV riding restrictions are necessary in that part of the state.While many recreational OHV riders have voluntarily opted not to ride forest trails during deer hunting and small-game seasons, recreational OHV riding has become a year-round sport for many. DNR officials remind everyone who visits Minnesota’s state forests this fall to put safety first.For more information, see the 2016 deer season map online at www.mndnr.gov or contact the DNR Information Center at email@example.com or 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Through November 18: Lakers Lion Gift Program for Kids
The Lakers Lions will again be providing Christmas gifts to needy families living in the Emily, Outing 50 Lakes area for children through 12 years of age.
Application forms are available at the Emily Food Shelf Sept.,Oct.,& Nov.. Forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian . Application deadline will be November 18, 2016. Gifts will be distributed at the December Food Shelf.
Through December 14: Homeless & Wounded Warriors of MN Holiday Season Kickoff
Homeless & Wounded Warriors- MN is adopting disabled veteran families with small children for the holidays, both Thanksgiving and Christmas. So far we have adopted two. One family is a single parent with a son age 9 and and a 5 year old daughter, and the other is a two parent family with three little girls ages 11, 7. and 3. Because both these families are headed by totally disabled veterans, and must depend on VA compensation for their livings their finances are thin.
Homeless & Wounded Warriors- MN adopted a local family for Christmas two years ago and both communities and individuals responded very generously.
We will also be adopting two wounded warrior families for Thanksgiving and will begin collecting foods to put together two complete meal baskets.
Non-perishable items are welcome. Donations of new toys, clothes and cash for Christmas are now being accepted. More nominees for these holiday events are welcome and that may be done by contacting the phone numbers in this article. Food donations of non-perishable items for Thanksgiving can be dropped off at the Crosslake Legion, Bridge Tavern, Garrison VFW, the C-I Courier office the Brainerd Dispatch Offices, Emily Meats and the Jenkins VFW. Ham and Turkey cards as well as cash donations are welcome. Please help us serve our area's most vulnerable veterans and their families over this season of thanks and charitable giving.
New nominations can be submitted by email until 12/14/16. For more information on these two donation drives please contact Steve Eisenreich, Crosslake, at 320-267-0376, Randy Haag, Crosby, at 218-820-9845. Russell Philstrom, Emily at, 651-329-1373, or Crystal Addison, Pequot Lakes, at, 218-851-1052. Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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