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Weekly and Monthly Events

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 the Northern Brainerd Lakes area.

Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, pet therapy, musical therapy, errand running and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule.

Please call Keshia Kettler-Herrmann at Heartland Hospice at 320-333-6395 for further information.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Narrows Community Church Clothes Closet
The Clothes Closet at the Narrows Community Church in Outing in open from 8 am to 12 noon on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. The church is located at 6297 Wood Bay Drive in Outing. For more information call 218-792-5530.

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.
Crosslake Art Club Scholarship applications available to PLHS seniors
Pequot Lakes High School who plans on majoring in art or in an art-related field. The scholarship will be awarded to one student enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution of higher learning or an accredited vocational technical school. Application forms may be obtained from visual art instructor Dave Guenther, or a guidance counselor at Pequot Lakes High School.

The Art Club’s scholarship is known as the Jim Stevenson Memorial Scholarship. The late Mr. Stevenson was a highly accomplished commercial artist and was a long-time member of the Crosslake Art Club. An example of his work is a large mural hanging on the wall of the Crosslake Library.

Funds for this student scholarship are raised through the sale of small “Scholarship Paintings” that are painted and donated by members of the Crosslake Art Club and sold at the club’s annual August Art Show. The original small paintings (not prints) sell for $10 and all proceeds go to helping a local student pursue education in an art-related field. The dates for this year’s Crosslake Art Show are August 6, 7 and 8; and the show is held at the Crosslake Community Center.

Crosslake Community Ctr. expands hours
The Crosslake Community Center now opens at 5 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. Hours on Friday will be 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will be 8 to 4. The facility’s basketball court is free to use during open gym times for a variety of recreation and the fitness room is well equiped. Contact the Community Center with questions at 218-692-4271.
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.

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May Events

May: Mental Health Month – Support is Available
During May is Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota and dozens of other organizations are involved in community education about mental illnesses, including creating awareness that effective treatments are available and that people can and do recover. NAMI Minnesota offers over 300 free educational classes statewide each year, along with help in navigating the mental health system. NAMI also has more than 60 free support groups living with a mental illness and their families. To reach NAMI Minnesota, call 651-645-2948 or 1-888-NAMI-Helps, or go to www.namihelps.org .

May 19: AARP Smart Driver Course
The Outing Senior Club will sponsor an AARP Smart Driver Course at the Outing/Crooked Lake Township Hall. A four hour refresher course will be held on Tuesday, May 19th from Noon to 4 p.m.

To register or for more information call 218-792-5123.

May 20: Crosslake Area Garden Club

Our club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Crosslake Community Center. For more information contact Jayne at 218-763-1222.

May 20: "Flower Arranging at Home", Presenter: Danelle Johnson

May 30: Garden Club Plant Sale
Crosslake Community Center Shelter, 8:30 to 11:30
New this year is a merchandise corner. You can buy plants at our sale and also visit our merchandise corner for lots of great buys including garden books!!

June 17: "Growing Grapes in Central Minnesota", Presenter: Dennis Drummond. Potluck lunch at noon, meeting 1 pm

Come and see what we are all about. We welcome new members.

May 20: American Red Cross Bloodmobile: Returning to Emily
Give the Gift of Life, Be a Blood Donor
Spring is here, and everyone is anxious to be outdoors and get their summer projects started. Red Cross is trying hard to once again, build up the supply of blood on hand. The need for blood is high for patients, whether it is a young child or an elderly person who may have been involved in a car accident, one who may be suffering from illness or have surgical complications or cancer. Regardless what might be the situation, the blood supply on hand for the state of MN is very low.

Red Cross lost over 30,000 units of blood due to cancelation of blood drives in MN during the winter months. We need to help eliminate the problem before someone that we know, needs an emergency transfusion. Now is the time to make the phone call or go online at redcrossblood.org.

Donors are needed for the Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12 noon to 6 pm Bloodmobile, being held at the new Emily City Hall, formally the Emily Charter School located at 39811 Highway #6 in Emily.

Donors need to be 17 years or older, no upper age limits, at least 110 pounds and in general good health. Sixteen year olds can now donate when a parent or guardian signs a Red Cross permission slip for them.

Four double red cell machines will be available for donors with blood types O+, O-, A- and B-. These blood types are the ones most in demand but all blood types are always needed. Red Cross is using the appointment program for donors. Walkins are welcome and will be given the next available appointment.

Fifty-six days between Regular Single Unit blood donations and 112 days between Double Red Cell Donors are required, so anyone who donated at Emily's bloodmobile in January is also eligible to be a donor in May.

Donors who occasionally have low iron counts are reminded to improve their iron levels by either taking over the counter iron supplements and/or adding iron rich foods to their diets. Meat, fish and poultry are the best absorbed iron rich foods. Iron fortified cereals, beans, raisins, baked potatoes, and breads and pasta made with iron-enriched flour are also encouraged to be eaten. Foods high in Vitamin C will help absorb the iron; while tea, coffee, bran, and antacids block the absorption of iron.

The Emily area now hosts three bloodmobiles each year with this being the 67th held over the past 27 years. It is open to anyone; all blood types are needed. Donors are invited to help recruit new donors. We continue to dedicate our blood drives to all of our area friends and relatives who have required blood transfusions. We want to make sure that blood is available for them, whenever it is required.

Door Prize drawings of Cookbooks and Coupon Saver Clutches will be given out to donors who sign up at the Blood Drive. The Bloodmobile is a community project sponsored by the Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes Lakers Lions. Fresh homemade Cookies and lemonade will be served in the canteen area.

To sign up to be a donor at Emily's blood drive please call coordinator Nancy Moritz, RN at 763-3097 or Kathy Harvet at 763-2536 for an appointment.

May 21: Heartwood hosts Lifetimes Festival
(CROSBY, MN) – Lifetimes Festival will be held at Heartwood in Crosby on May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The day of learning will provide knowledge and inspiration for adults to live a vibrant life as they age. Anyone interested in exploring senior living options, enhancing their health, or discovering new ways to be active is encouraged to attend.

Session topics and speakers include:
• A Healthy Heart, Peter Stokman MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
• Understanding Depression & Anxiety, Ken Fogal MS LP, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
• Birdwatching Basics, Ken & Pam Perry, Bee-Nay-She Council Bird Club
• Rapid Recovery Orthopedics, Adam English RN, Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics
• Understanding Memory Loss, Tammy Jo Johnson ADC, Heartwood
• Healthy Eating, Heather Erickson RD, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
• Age is No Excuse – Get Out and Garden, Coralee Fox, UMN Extension Master Gardener

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged by calling Heartwood at 218-545-8500. Heartwood is located at 500 Heartwood Drive in Crosby. The non-profit senior living community is rooted in the shared vision of its two founding organizations, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Homes & Services.

May 23: Emily/Outing Youth ATV Safety Course set

The Over the Hills Gang ATV club will host their annual youth safety training course from 8 am - 1 pm on Saturday, May 23rd at Granny's Bar & Grill.

There is a limit of 30 students for the course. Interested students should pre register by contacting Perry May at 612-919-5806. Granny’s is located on Hwy. 6 between Outing and Emily.

The club is always seeking new members. All club events, including ride schedules and training sessions can be found on the club’s website at overthehillsgang.org

May 24: 4th Annual Race for Grace
The 4th Annual Race for Grace will be held at 10 am. Sunday, May 24 at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Registration begins at 8:30am. The family friendly 5-kilometer run/walk will start and end at Forestview, near the tennis courts.

The Race for Grace honors the memory of Baby Grace Elizabeth Lee, who passed away a week before her first birthday in May 2011. Memorial Day weekend is the weekend Grace was born to Jake and Alyssa (Altrichter) Lee, the weekend she left them at the age of one, and the weekend that will forever honor her memory.

Due to the generous sponsorships and participation of nearly 400 friends and family over the past 4 years, the Race for Grace has donated over $18,000 to the favorite charities of Jake and Alyssa. These include: the Ronald McDonald House, Faith’s Lodge, Casa de Fe and the Brighter Days Foundation.

This year, proceeds of the race will again be donated to The Brighter Days Foundation; a local foundation whose mission is to help seriously and chronically ill children and their families by surprising them with meaningful gifts and /or opportunities to brighten their day. (For more information, visit: www.brighterdaysfoundation.org )

You may register for the Race for Grace on-line at www.raceforgracemn.com or print registration forms and mail them to Race for Grace, 1912 Woodcrest Rd, Brainerd, MN. Email inquiries to raceforgrace@live.com Several photos and videos are available on the website and the Race for Grace Facebook page.

Registration is open until the time of the Race, but the early registration deadline is May 10, to guarantee receiving a t-shirt.

Anyone unable to attend the Race, but would like to donate to this cause, may contribute to Grace’s non-profit fund through the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation. www.communitygiving.org/brainerd . Your tax deductible donation to the Grace Lee Fund will assist other families who have experienced the pain of losing a child; or are dealing with a critical childhood illness.

May 27: Memory Loss Support Group in Crosby
A memory loss support group for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia, is Wednesday, May 27, from 3 to 4 p.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, tjohnson@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-8522.

May 28: Nisswa Garden Club
The Nisswa Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at The Treehouse at 6:30 p.m. Members and their guests are welcome to attend. Note the change in time and location for this meeting.

The program, Our “Annual Spring Garden Party” – Showing of new Plants will be presented by Jim Sherwood and Dan Klein from The Treehouse. Coordinator is Jill Macnamara. Hosts are Betty Ehrhardt and Jeanne Goodwin. For information on this meeting, call Marie Boudrye at 218-963-7494.

Upcoming events include the Club’s plant sale on June 6 (June 13 in case of rain) at Schaefer’s parking area and the Festival of Tables to be held on July 23. Visit the Club’s website at www.nisswagardenclub.org for additional information about the Club.

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June Events

June 1: Regional Comprehensive Planning meeting for Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine Township and Fairfield Township
Dear Community Members,

June 1, 2015 at 5:00 in the Emily City Hall, please attend a regional comprehensive planning meeting for Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine Township and Fairfield Township. The current "Up North" team wants input and ideas from businesses, community members, area clubs and local government leaders.

We have visited with the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board, the Initiative Foundation and the Blandin Foundation. These entities encourage us to collaborate and use their expertise and grant funding capabilities to make a comprehensive regional plan. A strategic plan for a common vision will be our meeting goal (identifying who we are, our amenities, our quality of life, who our community members are, and what we feel our future might be).

All ideas and concerns will be welcomed. Please attend this general meeting on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5 pm.

We want your input,
"Up North" team

submitted by Kathy Hachey

June 2: Essentia Health offers “Healthy Hour” Education Classes to the Public
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s- Brainerd Clinic is offering free education classes the first Thursday of every month, no registration is required. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd.  A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.

Please join us for the following June and August classes:

June 2, 2015, Diet and Blood Pressure
• Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
• Teresa Farrell, Registered Dietitian, discusses diet and blood pressure.
• Goal setting for the month


August 6, 2015, Diet and Lifestyle Effects on the Liver
• Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
• Melonee Ruhl, Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner, discusses how choices of diet and life style will affect the function of your liver
• Goal setting for the month

June 3: Cuyuna Lakes Lunch Bunch
Nutritious lunches will be available to youth in the Cuyuna Lakes area this summer through the Cuyuna Lakes Lunch Bunch, a free summer lunch program organized by area churches and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

The lunches will be available on weekdays beginning Wednesday, June 3, and continuing through Friday, Sept. 4. The first stop, 11:30 to 11:50 a.m., will be in Deerwood at the open parking lot across from the American Legion. The second stop, 12 to 12:20 p.m., will be at Cuyuna Range Elementary School parking lot in Crosby and the third, from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m. at Grandpa’s Park, located behind Wells Fargo in Ironton.

The Cuyuna Lakes Lunch Bunch’s goal is to provide meals for students who normally receive free or reduced lunches through school programs. Fifty-seven percent of Crosby area school students receive free lunches.

The lunches are prepared and distributed by several local volunteers including members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby; Cascade Methodist Church and Salem Lutheran Church, both in Deerwood; St. Joseph Chapter of St. Vincent de Paul in Crosby and Deerwood; and employees of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

For more information or to contribute to the Lunch Bunch, contact Ellen Brandt at St. Vincent de Paul, eltrbrandt@gmail.com.

June 4: Diabetes Prevention
“I CAN Prevent Diabetes!,” a free weekly class in which people learn how to change lifestyle habits in an effort to prevent diabetes and be healthier, will be offered by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Baxter this summer.

Classes will begin on Thursday, June 4, at CRMC’s Clinic located at 13205 Isle Drive behind Wal- Mart. There will be two sessions to choose from, one from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 6-7 p.m. The 16-week program is taught by Registered Dietitians, nurses and trained lifestyle coaches to help participants lose weight, eat healthier, and increase physical activity.

Group classes are open to adults of all ages who have prediabetes or at least two risk factors for diabetes, e.g., are overweight, have family history of diabetes, high blood sugar, or had gestational diabetes while pregnant.

Topics include being a fat and calorie detective, ways to eat less fat and fewer calories, healthy eating, moving muscles, being active, calorie balance, taking charge of what’s around you, problem solving, keys to healthy eating out, avoiding negative thoughts, lifestyle change, jump starting an activity plan, making social cues work, managing stress, and staying motivated.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling Tracey Tuper at 218-545-4491.

June 11: Crosby Music in the Park starts
The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce announces its start of the 2015 Music in the Park series Thursday, June 11 at 6pm in Crosby Memorial Park. The bimonthly event is a local tradition and cherished by area families; we look forward to another great year.

The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavillion and will be officially dedicated with a memorial plaque and we are very excited to have special guests Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm Band playing for our Music in the Park kickoff.

Gawker Slowdown is an “Original Music” band comprised of 4 members. Their music will take you on a journey from the Acoustic/Electric folk-rock of their original songs to a few familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and many others. They have a unique style that you will enjoy. Members are: Clark Hamdorf, guitar & vocals; Rick Bandy, bass guitar & vocals; Shawn Hamdorf, drums & vocals; Melissa Lundgren, vocals & percussion.

Cuyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950’s to the 1990’s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad. Band members are Jamie Koop, rhythm guitar and vocals, John Laughlin, drums, harmonica and vocals, Jody Stewart, lead guitar and sound specialist, Dave Peterson, bass guitar and vocals and Rick Koop on the keyboard. Check them out at www.cuyunarhythm.com.

The June 11 event is sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center featuring a Summer Safety Theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert fittings by emergency service providers, hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by Buddy from the Dinosaur Train. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages, great fun activities and games!

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome; please visit our website at www.cuyunalakes.com for a full line-up and sponsor list, or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 if you would like a schedule emailed to you. Schedules are also available at the Chamber office.

June 27: Annual Classic Car and Antique Tractor show
The Pine River State Bank is proud to announce that we will be hosting our Annual Classic Car and Antique Tractor show June 27th 2015. Show is FREE and registration is FREE, its all FREE!

This show will be held in our Pine River Bank location 103 Mill street south in Pine River MN 56474. Registration starts at 8am and cash prizes and trophies will be awarded at noon.

Classic Car Category
• Best In Show takes home a Trophy and $100 Cash.
• Participants Choice takes a Trophy and $50 Cash.
• Peoples Choice takes home a Trophy.

Vintage Tractor Category
• Best In Show takes home a Trophy and $100 Cash.
• Participants Choice takes a Trophy and $50 Cash.
• Peoples Choice takes home a Trophy.

If you have any questions you can call 218-587-4463, ask for Chris. Will be a fun day, look forward to seeing you!

June 27 & 28: Minnesota Mountain Bike Series Race, Cuyuna Lakes Crusher
The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber is partnering with the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series Race this year and hosting the 5th race in their Series, the Cuyuna Lakes Crusher, on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.

On Saturday, June 27 there will be Time Trial and Short Track events at the Yawkey unit of the Cuyuna Country State Rec Area from 11:00 – 4:30 PM. You are then invited to join us for the Cuyuna Lakes Crusher Happy Hour located at the City of Crosby’s Main Street Plaza, 2 West Main St, Crosby, MN from 5:00 – 8:00 PM where we will have awards from the Time Trial and Short Track events, food vendors, craft beer and live music provided by Jackson and the Roosters.

On Sunday, June 28 the MN Series Race Program takes place in the Mahnomen Unit of the CCSRA. The 6 ish mile Cuyuna race course will start at our new parking lot trail head at the Pennington location with a good climb to the top of overlook road where riders will then turn and head into Cuyuna single track hitting all the great fast flow trails that we have to offer no more snowmobile trails like past events held here. The course is composed of about 85% single track with great opportunities for passing on short sections of service road spread throughout the race course. This course is designed to challenge experienced and beginners alike with split options for different classes ensuring big smiles on every racer's face!

We are looking forward to celebrating our very first Series Race in the Cuyuna Lakes with you! For more information on the race, including times, lengths, maps and pre-registration visit us at www.mnmtbseries.com.

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