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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.)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 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 any Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday morning at 9 AM for mixed doubles; great tennis fun and exercise. We have a group of very enthusiastic players! The courts are located on County Road 1 just west of Highway 6 in Emily.

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!
Crosslake Area MOPS
The Crosslake Area MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group group is a great place to come, just as you are, to be rejuvenated and inspired. We provide a caring, accepting atmosphere for today's mothers of preschoolers.

You will have an opportunity to share concerns, explore areas of creativity, and hear instructions that equip you for the responsibilities of family and community. New friendships and smart approaches to tackling the challenges of motherhood are waiting for you.

We will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, September thru May. Free childcare is provided for members.

Drop-off is at 9:00 am, meetings start at 9:15 and end at 11:15 am. For more information please contact Deb at The Log Church at 218-692-4141 or find Crosslake Area MOPS on Facebook.
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
Tuesdays: Well Woman lecture series
A new monthly, free Well Woman lecture series is being brought to the communities of Crosby, Aitkin and Baxter by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center obstetrician/gynecologists and other providers on Tuesdays this year.

The topic for September is “Surviving and Thriving through Menopause” and in October “Until There’s a Cure—Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment” will be discussed. In November the specialists will present “It’s a Stall World— Bladder Health” and in January “planning for Pregnancy.” February’s topic is “Passport to Health, Preventing and Recognizing Gynecologic Cancers” and March’s topic is “Pain Down There.” In April, “All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Go” will be offered and May’s topic is “Love and Laugh through Life—Pelvic Health.”

All of the presentations are open to the public. The Crosby talks will be at Heartwood Senior Living Community from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month; the Aitkin talks from 12-1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Riverwood Healthcare; and the Baxter presentations from 6-7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Baxter Clinic.

The presenters include Obstetrician/Gynecologists Dr. Leigh Bauer, Dr. Michael Cady, Dr. Rachel Cady, and Dr. Christina Kramer and Family Physician Dr. Monica Goodwin. No reservation is necessary, light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit cuyunamed.org or call 218-545-4447

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August Events

August: Lyme Association to host Flea Market
The MN Lyme Disease Assoc. Brainerd Chapter has opened a year-round fund-raiser to support its efforts in the fight against Lyme disease. Papa’s Treasures of Hope is a Boutique and Thrift Store located 1/2 mile north of Pequot Lakes off Hwy. 371. Hours are Wed. thru Sat. 10-4.

For the month of August they will be offering a Friday Flea Market. Spots are still available.

If interested call the Boutique and Thrift store at 218-568-4854 during store hours.
August 27: Memory Loss Support
A memory loss support group for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby.

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. They also host a group in Brainerd from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Home Instead.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served. There is no charge for the group and no reservations are necessary. For more information, contact Tammy Jo Johnson at Heartwood, tjohnson@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-8522.
Through August 29: Grab Your Camera: Shoot, Click, & Win
Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) invite photographers of all ages and abilities to submit their photos for the 2014 Native Plant & Tree Photo Contest.

According to Beth Hippert, District Technician “This is a great opportunity for people to discover, explore, and learn about native plants that grow around the Brainerd Lakes Area and photograph the progression of plants and trees from spring to fall.”

Melissa Barrick, District Manager “Top twelve entries will be featured in a monthly facebook post and receive a gift certificate for the 2015 SWCD Tree and Plant Sale, good for a 6 pack of wildflowers or grasses”.

Eligible Plants and Grasses:
• Common Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
• Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)
• Great Blazing Star (Liatris pychnostacyia)
• Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scorparium)
• New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
• Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)
• Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
• Prairie Cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)
• Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis)
• Sneezeweed (Helenium atumnale)
• Stiff Tickseed (Coreopsis palmate)
• Wooly Sedge (Carex pellita)
• Zig Zag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

Eligible Trees and Shrubs:
• Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla ionicera
• Red-berried Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
• Serviceberry / Juneberry (Amelanchier species)
• White Spruce (Picea glauca)
• Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniens)

How to Participate:
• E-mail your photos to tasha.lauer@crowwingswcd.org or mail to: Crow Wing SWCD, 322 Laurel St. Suite 13. Brainerd, MN 56401.
• Deadline: August 29, 2014.

• Entries must feature one of the eligible species of native plants listed above, or be native to this area, to be eligible.
• Entries must be original work that is property of the person who submits the photo.
• Label each entry with your name, county where photo was taken, and name of the plant.
• One entry per specie, limit of five entries per person.
• Submit photo by email in digital format, 300 dpi or 6 Megapixel, jpg format preferred.
• Trademarks, commercial names, or advertisements may not appear in the photos.
• Entry will imply consent to use photos for SWCD promotional activities.
• Photos will be judged on shot composition, clarity, and the inclusion of stems, leaves, and flowers. Extra points will be awarded for shots that include wildlife.
• Area Master Gardeners will judge photos, according to the guidelines listed above.
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September Events

September 2: Outing Senior Club
The Outing Seniors Club regular monthly meeting is on Tuesday, September 2nd at 1:30 PM in the Crooked Lake Township Hall in Outing, MN. A short business meeting and update on the August 30th Bazaar will proceed an individual from Tastefully Simple showing and some sampling of their products. For more information contact Club President Loraine Dorn at 218-792-5954.

September 3: Breezy Point Area Women's Club

Regular meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month and begin at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. The meeting programs scheduled for 2014 are:

Sept. 3 – Wine Tasting with Hors D’oeuvres, Deacon’s Lodge in Breezy Point.
Oct. 1 – Women’s Heart Health, potluck lunch at Breezy Point City Hall.
Nov. 5 – Craft for Care Centers, Pelican Lakes Conservation Club in Breezy Point.
Dec. 3 – Annual Christmas Party/Silent Auction, location to be announced.

Membership is open to all women of the area and guests are welcome at all meetings and social events. If you are interested in becoming a member, please call 218-820-3668. If you would like to attend a meeting, please call 218-562-4111, 218-562-4991 or 218-765-3589.

September 3: Council will hear report on Crosslake Communications
A special Crosslake City Council meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, to hear the findings of the Charlesmead company, which has been evaluating Crosslake Communications. The meeting will be at Crosslake City Hall.

The council hired Charlesmead last May, spending $40,000 for the Boston-based consultant to take a look at Crosslake Communications’ operations, staffing and more.

September 4: Legacy Program: Local Musician, Shannon Murray, to Perform “People's Music: Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World”
Local songwriter, singer and guitarist, Shannon Murray, will perform at the Crosslake Community Center on September 4th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. Her show, “People's Music: Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World” will feature some of her original music, as well as music of the early 1900’s.

Shannon will share her research on IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), some general history of the time, and how music was used by the IWW as an organizing tool within the labor movement. She will perform cover songs from that era, along with songs she has written inspired by the labor movement. Shannon will relate this national movement to her personal history with Eugene Debs and his visit to Bemidji, local IWW organizing, and the riots. This event is appropriate for all ages.

This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage. For the complete schedule of Legacy funded events at Kitchigami Libraries, visit the Kitchigami Regional Library website: www.krls.org and click on Legacy Events.

September 5: Free Community Educational Seminar and Vein Screening in Crosslake Feel  confident and pain free again
Painful veins in your legs can be a symptom of serious health problems. Yet many people defer treatment, thinking that varicose veins are merely cosmetic, and they don’t want to appear vain. Others grow accustomed to the swelling and pain because their condition progresses slowly, creating a “new normal.”

Learn more about vein conditions and treatment options from Dr. Ross Bengtson and have an initial screening during a complimentary educational seminar from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, September 5, at the Crosslake Community Center, located at 14126 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake. Space is limited, so please register by calling 218.828.7414 or online at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.

“Vein conditions are not solely a cosmetic problem,” according to Dr. Bengtson, General Surgeon at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Clinics. Swollen or discolored veins can be symptoms of other medical conditions that need to be treated to avoid serious complications, he explains.

“If your legs are swollen, fatigue easy, or have unsightly or painful leg veins, you should talk to your primary care physician or a surgeon experienced with treating veins.”

Venous diseases are caused by poorly functioning valves within veins. This inefficiency causes spider veins – red or blue web-like veins on the skin’s surface. Untreated, they can grow into varicose veins, which appear as bulges on the leg’s surface. The disease can progress to include swelling, pain, clotting, ulceration and skin inflammation.

An additional evening seminar and screening will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes located at 6967 Lake Forest Road in Baxter. You may also register for this session at 218.828.7414 or at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.

September 8: Free educational program on Joint Pain at Emily City Hall
Essentia Health is partnering with Northern Orthopedics to present a free educational program on "What is my joint pain telling me?"

The free seminar is from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, September 8, Emily City Hall, 39811 State Highway 6 in Emily.

Dr. Paul Rud, an orthopedic surgeon at Northern Orthopedics, will discuss osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Mike Steichen, a physical therapist at the Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Baxter Clinic, will teach stretching exercises.

The program includes light appetizers and beverages. Registration is required. To reserve a spot, register online at EssentiaHealth.org/JointWellnessCenter or call 218-828-7414.

September 9: Blood Drives in Crosslake

Tuesday September 9, 12-6PM at Crosslake Lutheran Church sponsored by Crosslake Lutheran Church. For information or to make an appointment, call Brenda 218-692-3682.

November 25, 12-6PM at Crosslake Lutheran Church sponsored by the Whitefish Area Lions. Free meal available after donation and hourly door prizes. For information or to make an appointment, call Susan 218-692-4646.

Walk-ins welcome after the first hour of drive. You may also make appointments on-line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and click on “Find a blood drive”. Click on location and follow directions to set up an appointment.

If you are unsure if you can donate blood because of travel or medications, call the Donor Eligibility Line at 1-866-236-3276 and select Option 3.

Please remember if you are blood types O-, O+, A-, or B-, and you meet the requirements, you can do a Double Red cell donation. This procedure takes slightly longer to complete but is more comfortable as it uses a smaller needle for collection. The criteria for Double Red cell donation is:

FOR WOMEN: must be at least 5’5”, weigh 150 lbs. and hemoglobin must be at least 13.3g/dl.

FOR MEN: must be at least 5’1”, weigh 130 lbs. and hemoglobin must be at least 13.3g/dl.

Please mark your calendars to be a hero and save lives.

September 11: League of Women Voters presentation: Minnesota Election Law Changes
Wondering about the new “no excuses absentee voting policy? Confused about what kind of identification you need to present in order to register to vote in Minnesota? The League of Women Voters, Brainerd Lakes Area, has all the answers to your questions. In a succinct and complete presentation, Deborah Erickson, Crow Wing County Elections Coordinator and Taxpayer Services Manager, will explain recent changes in election law and help citizens navigate these changes.

Deborah Erickson has 19 years of experience as County Elections Coordinator under her belt . She also served as County Auditor for over five years. Debbi trains our local election judges and prepares them to preside over the voting process professionally and respectfully. She is an invaluable source of election information for our community, and we’re fortunate she’s making herself available to our community.

Several steps were taken by the state legislature last term to make absentee voting easier and to ensure the integrity of the election results. These changes will be shared at the League presentation at the Brainerd Library Conference room, 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 11. Refreshments and a social hour are at 5:30 with the program at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the program and everyone is welcome to attend.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization with a strong 90-year history educating Minnesota’s voters. It encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to men and women of all ages. Join us in making democracy work! Information on League of Women Voter Minnesota can be found on the LWV Minnesota website at www.lwvmn.org or by calling 651-224-5445.

September 11: Heart & Soul V: An Evening for Women
Heart & Soul V, an evening of insightful information on women’s heart health, will be held on Thursday, September 11 from 6:30-9:00 PM at Crosslake Lutheran Church, 35960 County Road 66 in Crosslake. The doors will open at 6:00 PM. There is no cost to attend.
Presenters and topics include:
Cardiovascular Alphabet Soup- Dr. Jim Furda from Minneapolis Heart Institute-Baxter and Crosby will stir up your knowledge and simmer your soul as he presentsthe latest information on CTA, LVAD, MRI, TAVR, cardiovascular research and more.

Mind, Body & Spirit of Heart Surgery: A Patient Perspective- Crosslake resident, Gerry Gendreau will speak on her recent experience with heart surgery and will share her perspective on the mind/body/spirit connection to her recovery.

How To Be 7% Happier- Crosslake Lutheran Church Parish Nurse, Gail Smith, RN will leave you laughing with her insightful look at the role of laughter in our lives and how to live mindfully in the present moment. In her presentation, Gail willalso share tips on overcoming barriers to experience more happiness in our lives.

There is no need to pre-register; women of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. For questions, please call the church office at 218-692-3682.

This program is sponsored by the Health Ministry program at Crosslake Lutheran Church.

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

September 17: "Our 2014 Successes and Failures" Plant Exchange and Election.

Oct. 15: Straw-bale Gardening. Presenter: Debbie Floerchinger

November 19: Winter Color Presenter: John Landsburg, Landsburg Nursery

For more information, contact Linda at 218-765-3246.
September 18: Camp Knutson Taste Luncheon
Join us for “Celebrate the Seasons” Taste Luncheon, giving the categories a new look. Each category will represent foods from each of the four seasons. The Annual Taste Luncheon and Camp Knutson Fundraiser will be September 18, 2014 at the Crosslake Lutheran Church.

Each attendee will receive a copy of the new cookbook. Doors open at 10:45 am, for raffle prize veiwing. “Where Spirits Fly”, the Camp Knutson story, will be for sale for $32, along with jewelry made by the campers, and Taste Luncheon Cookbooks from 2010 to the present. The luncheon begins at 11:30 am and concludes at approximately 2:30 pm..

For reservations contact Linda Johnson, at tandl31@gmail.com or via phone, Linda at 612-618-5045. Cost is $25 with all proceeds going to Camp Knutson.

The camp serves children with autism, Down’s syndrome, skin conditions, heart disease, and families and children affected by HIV and AIDS.

September 19-20: Screen Porch Productions to present “The Portrait”
Rehearsals are underway for “The Portrait”, the third annual Musical Theater Event to be performed on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 as Dinner Theater at the Emily Community Center. This totally original production is presented by Screen Porch Productions, your nonprofit community art organization.

“The Portrait” will be performed by a seasoned cast of 12 community members ages 17 to 80’s from Outing, Remer and Emily. Award winning singer/songwriter Patrick O’Brien has once again created original music for the play.

Tickets are advanced reserved seating and are available at Emily Ace Hardware starting August 22. Ticket includes show, dinner, dessert and beverage and are sure to go fast! Doors open at 5:45pm, dinner at 6pm with performance to follow.

For more information call 218 792-5779. Look for ad in upcoming weeks.

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