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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 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.

Mondays: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Are you looking for an opportunity to meet new people from the lakes area and also do something worthwhile? Emily Quilters meet every Monday (excluding legal holiday) in a room at Emily City Hall next to the library. They assemble quilts for Retired Senior Volunteer Program to distribute to people in need who live in Crow Wing County. Quilts are also given to area Hospice Programs, the Women’s Shelter in Brainerd and one is donated to Camp Knutson for their annual auction. They made and donated 151 quilts in 2014.

You do not have to show up every week. Come when you can. Quilting starts between 9 and 9:30 and continues until around noon. The time you can offer is completely flexible to fit into your schedule. Jobs in addition to sewing include yarn tying the completed quilts and cutting squares to be sewn.

If you can’t help on Mondays, other ways of assisting include donating quilt tops you have sewn at home. The recommended size is 62" x 82". The size for Hospice is 45”- 48” wide x 72” long. The quilters also can use washed sheets in good condition for backing quilts and large pieces of cotton fabric that they can cut into squares to make quilts.

Donations can be brought to Emily City Hall any Monday morning. Both men and women are invited.

For more information, call Shirley Anderson 218 763 - 8019 or Bette Swensen 218 763 - 2385.

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 heittola@brainerd.net 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, tjohnson@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-8522.

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
 
Free adult exercise program at City of Emily Gym
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.

Emily Food Shelf seeks school supply donations
The Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine, Ross Lake, and Fairfield Area Food Shelf is once again collecting school supplies for the area children that are served through our Food Shelf.

Typical supplies that are needed are: Backpacks, Wide line spiral notebook and narrow lined notebooks, 3 and 5 subject notebooks, #2 pencils and mechanical pencils, pink & white erasers, small pencil sharpeners, Eraser tops, Black/blue/red pens, Crayons, Washable colored Markers both regular and dry erase markers, and black sharpies, Skinny colored markers, Highlighters, Colored Pencils, Scissors, Glue Sticks & glue bottles, Rulers-inches and centimeters, Reams of computer paper, Kleenex, Ziploc bags – large and small, Plastic Pencil boxes, Book covers, Cheap Head phones, Pocketed Folders, different colors, Plastic pocketed notebooks with center clasps, Scotch tape, Loose-leaf notebook paper wide & narrow, Calculators – scientific and regular, Pocket dictionary and Thesaurus, Composition notebooks, Bottle of correction fluid or correction tape, 1-inch, 2-inch, 3-inch – 3 ring binders, Subject dividers, vinyl report covers, Stapler & remover, Sanitizer wipes.

Monetary donations would also be accepted and used towards the purchase of these items.

Please indicate that the donation is to be used for back to school supplies. The items collected will be distributed to the children through the Emily-Outing Fifty Lakes Area Food Shelf.

For more information or if you have school supplies to donate, please contact food shelf director, Nancy Moritz at (218) 763-3097.

Monetary donations can be sent to: Emily Emergency Food Shelf, 42145 Birchwood Drive, Emily, MN 56447.

 
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
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 syork@mofas.org

 
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.
 
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity builds next two homes in Brainerd
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity has begun building the first of two homes in Brainerd. Shifts for building are 8:30 am – noon, 12:30 – 4:30 during the weekdays; 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm most evenings and Saturdays 8:00 am – noon and 12:30 – 4:30. 15-25 volunteers are needed for each shift. Volunteers can sign up individually or as a group. No experience is required. Volunteers will receive instruction and supervision by LAHFH Construction Managers, Keith Schaefbauer and Mark Almen.

Each build will take approximately three to four weeks. For more information or to sign up for a shift, contact Beth Ann Norrgard at 218-828-8517 or on the web at www.lakesareahabitat.org.

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that serves Cass, Crow Wing and Hubbard Counties. Since 1991, LAHFH has worked with 68 families to provide a hands-up opportunity for decent and affordable homeownership.
 
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.

Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Brainerd/Pine River recognized
The Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Brainerd/Pine River has been notified by the national Unitarian Universalist Association of its recognition as a Welcoming Congregation for its work on LGBTQ issues, and commitment to ongoing ministry in this area.

In the letter of notification, encouragement to continue efforts toward sexual orientation and gender identity inclusion, as well as promoting understanding of the intersections of race, ethnicity, class and ability, are charges on the congregation, as plans for future goals are developed.

Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets from September through May every two weeks; currently the location will be Tiny Sprouts Day Care on 371 south of Pequot Lakes. Please find further information online in the NUUF newsletter. All are welcome.

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September Events

September 21: 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/

Sept. 21: "Miniature Gardens" Presenter: Jennifer Knutson Member Plant Exchange. Elections.

Oct. 19: "Putting Your Garden to Bed ", Presenter: Shelly Boser

Nov. 15: Board of Directors Meeting, Location: TBA

Nov. 16: "Houseplants" Presenter: Dyanna Rasinski

September 22-24: Screen Porch Productions’ original Musical Theater event
Rehearsals are underway for “Lady of the House” the fourth annual Original Musical Theater Event to be performed at the Emily Community Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 22-24 as Dinner Theater.

The original comedy, “Lady of the House” presented by Screen Porch Productions will be performed by community members from Outing, Remer and Emily.

This world premier is written and directed by local artist, Therese Kunz.

Award winning singer/songwriter Patsy O’Brien has once again created original music for the play.

Tickets are advanced reserved seating and are available at Emily Ace Hardware. Ticket price includes show, dinner, dessert, beverage and wine. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. with performance to follow. For more information call 218 792-5779.

September 22: School Night to join Scouting
Each school year is a chance for your girl to try something new, so why not try Girl Scouting this year? The Girl Scout program allows girls to create healthy relationships, practice money management, and experience more in life.

Girls in Kindergarten and older are invited to the School Night to Join Scouting on Sept. 22, 6-7 pm at Crosslake Community School, 36974 Cty Rd 66, Crosslake MN. Parents will learn more about Girl Scouts and sign up on site. Parents can also sign their girl up online at girlscouts.org/join. Membership costs $15 per year. Scholarships and product sales help defray the cost of badges and activities. Parents and other adult volunteers work together to make Girl Scout activities happen which provides a quality, values-based program.

The Girl Scout leadership experience is customizable to each girl’s interests. Through badges, activities, camps, and trips there is no limit to what girls can do! Current welcome new participants to help them join in the fun, make new friends, and have a great time.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines serves northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. For more information about getting involved please call 218 828-3515 or e-mail membership@gslakesandpines.org


September 22: Nisswa Garden Club
The Nisswa Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Nisswa Community Center. Note the change in location for this meeting.

Social hour and check-in will begin at noon. Lunch will be served by Ernie’s Restaurant at 12:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting.

The program entitled “Gifts from the Garden” will feature a presentation with a question and answer panel by Club members Dorothy Johnson, Janice Bradshaw, Jill Macnamara and Jim Sherwood. Hosts are Doreen Mahoney and Charlie Boudrye. Dues will be collected for the upcoming year at this meeting, the newsletter will be available, and members can sign up for committees for next year.

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.


September 24: Crosslake Days to include the Cider and Candlelight Tour
The Crosslake Historic Log Village will be the site of the annual Cider and Candlelight Tour on Saturday, September 24 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the 1900 Village by night, lit by lanterns and candles as in a century ago.

Buildings will be heated with wood fires if it is cool. There will be horse drawn wagon rides offered by Doug Taylor of Action Entertainment. Strolling musicians, Kai and Bridgett Allen will add their festive touch with guitar and violin. Costumed volunteers will provide tours of the historic buildings.

Hot cider and fall treats will be served in the Livery. Peanuts and candy corn along with Sarsaparilla will be available in Duffy’s Tavern.

There is no admission charged for this event. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

September 24: CMTA Dam Walk 4 CMT
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Crosslake Campgrounds, 35507 County Road 66, Crosslake ,MN.

The entry fee for each walker is a $25 donation ($15 if under 13 years old). Every participant will get a Walk 4 CMT shirt!

Go to :
https://www.firstgiving.com/CMTA/damwalk to register!

For more information contact Jo Smith at 612-807-4729 or smith237@umn.edu

Join us on September 24th, and help us change the world for everyone affected by CMT!

September 25: Drawn to the Word worship
Artist and Pastor Paul Oman will paint a larger-than-life sized mural of The Prodigal Son before your eyes at Crosslake Lutheran Church, September 25th at 9:30’s Worship Service. This story will unfold artistically, musically, narratively and scripturally during the event. All are welcome.

Paul Oman, artist and pastor, shares his Drawn to the Word artistic ministry with audiences ecumenically across the country. He served as science teacher, then Lutheran pastor when, in 2011, he took up work as an artistic pastor full-time. Paul seeks to give new vision to God’s Word by using the process of painting to captivate audiences in our visually-oriented culture. Painting and drawing have been a part of Paul’s life since childhood. Receiving national & international recognition in 2010, 2013, and 2015 for his work in watercolor, Paul uses this gift to proclaim the Gospel in a unique and powerful way that impacts lives and inspires mission. The larger-than-life sized murals are painted with acrylics.

Paul lives near Amery, Wisconsin with his wife, Jana, and their children, Tommy, Kelsey, and Emily.

September 26: Lakers Lions meeting
The September 26th membership meeting of Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions will be held at Granny's at 5:30. Dinner will follow the meeting. For more information see www .lakerslions.org

September 27: Downsizing Workshop – Who Gets Mom’s Table?
The United Methodist Church of Emily will host a Downsizing Planning Workshop on Tuesday, September 27th, 3:00-4:30. It will be led by Kathleen Gilbride of the Central Minnesota Council on Aging, St. Cloud. This is another in a series of Emily area community educational events. The public is invited to this free event. Bring a friend.

One of the best gifts we can give our loved ones is to think through how we want to pass on or dispose of our personal possessions and property when the time comes. This can be challenging as family member may have differing views. The workshop will offer participants practical information and suggestions for steps and actions to consider when beginning to downsize and dispose of property, possessions, collectibles, family keepsakes and just plain "stuff.

Whether you are thinking of yourself, a family member or friend, you will find this a most helpful workshop. Related materials and information will be available from the Minnesota Council on Aging.

The church is located across from the Emily Post Office near the intersection of Hwy 6 and Co. Rd 1. Questions? Contact Dan Klement, 218-566-2220.

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October Events

October 6: AARP Smart Driving Course in Outing
The Outing Senior Club will sponsor an AARP Smart Driving Course at the Outing/Crooked Lake Town Hall. A four hour refresher course will be held on Thursday, October 6th from noon to 4 p.m.

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

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 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 mhaines@cuyunamed.org or 218-546-4102.


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.

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