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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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
Exercise programs for adults at Emily City Gymnasium
No membership required. M on-Wed-Fri 9-9:45 Free low-impact exercise program featuring vintage music on CD. Work at your own pace; keep it low-impact, kick up your heels, or simply walk. Chairs provided.
Mon and Thurs 10:30-11:30 Yoga 101, a kind and gentle approach to flexibility, balance, strength, and breathing control.
Wednesdays 10:00-10:50 Free, senior-friendly line dance program offered. No boots or hats required—just a desire to have fun!
New! Pickleball equipment is available for City gym use. Check with staff at front desk for availability.
Mondays and Thursdays: YOGA 101
The kind and gentle way to improve flexibility, balance, strength and breath control.
Emily City Hall
Monday & Thursday
10:30 – 11:30
Instructor: Lynne Marchese
‘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.
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 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 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 in Crosslake
Caregiver Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of the Month at10:30 am at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association andgeared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss. Open to the community and 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 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
Crooked Lake Township Property Owners: Become a Road Ambassador
The Crooked Lake Township Emergency Management Planning Team is seeking property owners who would be available during storms or other emergencies as a point of receiving and providing information for your local neighbors. For more information please contact Keith Ahlquist 612-799-5787.
Saving Hearts Suicide Support Group
A confidential and non-judgemental group for those who have been affected by suicide. The group meets at CRMC Ambulatory Room every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
For more information call or text Michelle Houck 218 251-7230 or Patty Fonda 218 851-6270. Saving Hearts is a committee of The Crisis Line and Referral Service.
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
Crosslake Area Library Preschool Story Time
The Crosslake Area Library will have a Preschool Story Time with Mr. Tom on Thursday Mornings at 10:15 a.m. (except for school breaks and holidays.)
Please call 218 692-7323 for more information
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
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November 13: Loon Crafters Quilt Guild
The Loon Crafters Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday November 13th 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 will be Bonnie Seehase.
November 13: Outing Seniors Club
The Outing Seniors will hold their monthly meeting on November 13, 2018 at 1:30 PM. Meeting will be held in the Crooked Lake Township Hall in Outing, MN. 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 13: Free breast and cervical cancer screenings
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings will be offered at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Crosby Clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. for uninsured and underinsured 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. Family Physician Monica Goodwin, M.D.; Physician Assistant Jenna Roberts; 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 13: Techie Holiday Gift Ideas Free Technology Seminar
Join Crosslake Communications and ECTC’s staff for our final technology seminar of the year. This seminar was so popular last year, we are bringing it back! This is a great introduction to some of the newest electronic gadgets and technology on the market. Join us for this very informative session.
This seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 10:00 am at the Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake.
November 14: Crosslake Area Garden Club
The Crosslake Are garden Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Crosslake Community Center. Visitors are always welcome and hoping you will join us as members.
For more information contact Linda at 218-765-3246. or visit our website at crosslakegarden.org.
November 14 (note date change) - "Time to Grow Up: Vertical Gardening", presenter: Joann Weaver
December 12 at 12:00PM (note date & time change) - Our Holiday Party - location TBD
November 15: 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. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heartwood Senior Living Community.
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 15: Christmas Boutique Kick Off Event at Common Goods
Tis’ the season for giving and receiving. And you can do both at the Crosslake Common Goods Christmas Boutique from 10 am – 6 pm Thursday, November 15th.
Enjoy hot cider, cookies and Christmas music while you shop in a winter wonderland!
This will also be the first chance to see this year's Christmas tree ball gown design, in addition to brand new Christmas displays throughout the store.
In preparation for the Boutique, the Common Goods location in Crosslake will be closed November 14th.
Common Goods is a trendy thrift store for the community-minded shopper, owned by Bridges of Hope. Common Goods offers high-quality goods at reasonable prices, including clothing, fashion accessories, casual and one-of-a-kind home furnishings and unique furniture pieces. Its Crosslake location is at 35562 County Road 16 in Crosslake.
Since 2002, Bridges of Hope has served over 26,000 households in the Lakes Area. Program services include Childcare Services, Family Support Services, Mentoring Services, Resource Connection Services, and the new Self-Healing Communities Project. Bridges of Hope’s goals are to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote stronger, healthier families. Bridges of Hope operates two Common Goods thrift stores: one in Baxter and one in Crosslake. Profits from the stores support Bridges of Hope’s work in the community.
For more information, call Common Goods at (218) 692-7682 or visit www.commongoodsmn.org .
November 20: End of life decisions meeting at CRMC
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center is hosting a free meeting about end-of-life decisions on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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.
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, eliefs, 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.
Anyone over age 18 is welcome to attend, no registration is required. For more information, contact Deb Bergsnev at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-851-5430.
November 23: Lakers Lions: Applications available for Christmas Gifts
Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions will again be providing Christmas gifts to needy families for children up to the age of 12. Parents or guardians must apply this year by November 23 Applications are available at the Emily Food Shelf on the usual Wednesday & Thursday distribution. Gifts will be available to pick up at the December Food Shelf.
November 26: 34th Annual Tree of Love at Heartwood, Crosby
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Home Health & Hospice department is now accepting memorial and honor gifts for the 34th annual Tree of Love fundraising event for Hospice. The official tree lighting and dedication of the Hospice tree is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at Heartwood in Crosby.
There will be a brief ceremony in Heartwood’s Conference Room to honor the names of all those for whom lights have been given. Following the program, an evergreen in front of CRMC’s entrance will be lit for those whom lights have been given to honor or memorialize. Music, refreshments and reflection will begin at 4:15 p.m.
Donations to the Tree of Love will benefit CRMC’s Home Health & Hospice department which offers compassionate care for people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness regardless of their financial resources. Hospice involves a team approach to expert medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support. A vital part of hospice care is providing support to the family and loved ones of patients.
Home Health & Hospice accepts donations all year and the Tree of Love accepts donations through the end of December. To make sure the names of loved ones are received in time for the tree lighting ceremony, please send contributions before Wednesday, Nov. 21. Send a check payable to CRMC in the amount of $10 for each person to be honored or remembered to: CRMC Tree of Love, 320 E. Main St., Crosby, MN 56441. Provide the name of the person the gift is in memory or in honor of, and to whom a card of notification should be sent.
For more information, visit www.cuyunamed.org or call 218-546-2311.
Through December 1: Christmas for Kids Event Applications are Here!
Christmas for Kids Event is a local community, nonprofit organization that brings Christmas gifts to over 145 less fortunate children and their families 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.
Our 12th Annual Christmas for Kids Benefit is on Saturday, December 1st at Maucieri’s in Crosslake. There will be a silent auction starting 4pm and going until 6pm. The Live Auction starts at 6pm with Paul Nelson as the auctioneer. When you make a donation of a new unwrapped gift or cash/check to Christmas for kids, you will receive 1 FREE drink from Maucieri’s.
On December 5th at 7pm, there will be another Christmas for kids Fundraiser at Riverside Inn in Crosslake. A $10 minimum donation or an unwrapped toy will be collected as your donation. Lots of free food at the buffet, door prizes, drink specials and tons of fun.
Christmas for kids has many toy drops sites for anyone to donate a new unwrapped toy. You can drop off toys at Maucieri’s in Crosslake, Schaefer’s Food in Nisswa, Nisswa Chamber of Commerce and for the families in Pine River and Backus; Pine River-Backus Family Center. Schaefer’s also has a Christmas tree with name ornaments; take a name ornament, buy a gift and bring the unwrapped gift back to Schaefer’s for donation.
If you are interested in helping financially or have any questions about the event, you may contact Dawn Maucieri (218) 692-4800.
When all the shopping is done we have a big wrapping party. This year it will be December 18th at the Community Center in Nisswa at 4pm. We open this up to anyone who would like to help wrap gifts. There will be pizza, hot chocolate and soda donated by local businesses. All you need to do is show up with your scissors. For more information contact Katie Wagner (218) 851-2211.
Our very generous local Law Enforcement, volunteer on Christmas Eve morning and Dress up as Santa or an Elf and deliver all the gifts to the families. Christmas for Kids would not be possible without the donations, volunteers and support from all the businesses and people of our communities. We thank you very much, in advance.
December 1: Youth Snowmobile Safety Training
The Emily-Outing Snowmobile Club in Conjunction with the Minnesota DNR will Conduct Youth Snowmobile Safety training Saturday December 1st 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 at 9:00 on December 1st 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 Kay Rohwer at 612-280-7738 or e-mail @ email@example.com.
Through December 25: Christmas Fundraiser for Homeless and Wounded Warriors MN
Homeless and Wounded Warriors MN has kicked off it's Christmas Fundraiser 2018 and is seeking donations to assist needy veteran families during the holidays. Nominations are submitted by friends, families, neighbors as well as County and State agencies.
All families are screened for need and monthly budgets are looked at in order for us to select the 10 neediest families.
Cash Donations may be dropped off at the Crosslake Legion or mailed to Homeless and Wounded Warriors MN, 36200 Pondview Lane, Crosslake, MN 56442. There will be a Dropbox for kids gifts at both the Crosslake Legion and the Courier office in Crosby.
For further information please call 320-267-0376 and ask for Steve.
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