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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

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

Free Programs for Adults at the City of Emily Gymnasium
Exercise program— For all fitness levels, seated and standing exercise to vintage music on CD. Chairs provided. Mon & Wed 9- 10am.

All skill levels: Teams or singles welcome. Tue 1-3 p.m. Equipment provided as needed.

Ladies and Beginners: Learn to play. Mon 10-Noon & Fri 9-11am. Equipment provided.

Line Dancing— Beginner dances, senior friendly. Wed 10am-11am. No boots or hats needed.

‘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.

To donate:
Monetary donations may be made to Emily Emergency Food Shelf, P.O. box #93, Emily, MN 56447
Food donations may be made at the Food Shelf building (old Unity Bank building) 20948 Cty Rd #1, on the third Tuesday of the month,  8:30 -11:00 when volunteers are present. Additional volunteers are needed and welcome.

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
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
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 last Tuesday of the month
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly Caregiver Support Group to be held on the last Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 pm at the church. The group is geared to those who are caring for others with health issues and is open to all area residents.
The group is facilitated by Gail Smith, RN, and Parish Nurse, with over 45 years of clinical experience and will feature educational topics each month of interest to caregivers.
The next session will be held April 30th and will review caregiver stress and strategies to deal with issues that arise in caring for others.
If you would like to bring your loved one to the afternoon session, we will have activities for them as well so that you are able to attend. Please call 218-692-3682 if you would like to take advantage of that process or if you have questions.
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

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

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

Donate your used eyeglasses
Crosslake Ideal Lions are collecting used eyeglasses to donate to the visually impaired. Drop off sites are located at Crosslake Drug, Crosslake Community Center, Black Ridge Bank, First National Bank, Crosslake Clinic, Reeds,and Crosslake Lutheran Church.

Pine River-Backus Free Community Meals
The Free Weekly Community Meals initiative in the Pine River and Backus communities began on April 22, 2019. The overarching goal is to connect families with weekly access to restaurant quality food, prepared by area Chefs, and be a catalyst to continue building the solid network of support within our community.

Free Weekly CommUnity Meals are provided every Monday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at the Riverside Church, located at 310 Norway Ave, in Pine River, and every Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm, at the Pine Mountaineer Senior Citizens Club, located at 131 Front Street North, in Backus.

These healthy meals are Chef prepared and open to the public. If you are interested in providing a monetary donation to support the CommUnity Meals they may either be mailed to: CommUnity Meals, P.O. Box 1, Pine River, MN or dropped off in person at the Pine River-Backus Family Center, located at 245 Barclay Avenue, Pine River. Your support and financial contributions to this valuable community resource are both respected and deeply appreciated.

Crosslake Ideal Lions: New members wanted
Looking for new members willing to serve our community by volunteering your time to support local organizations. Crosslake Ideal Lions support the Crosslake Food Shelf by stocking shelves every Tuesday, sponsoring the Free Concert @ Town Square in the summer months in Crosslake, sponsoring a weekly Flea Market June through September, in addition to annual events. Crosslake Ideal Lions donate all proceeds from fund raising to local organizations. Support your community by joining us by emailing us at CrosslakeIdealLions@gmail.com. OUR MOTTO IS TO SERVE!

Wednesdays: Breezy Point Quilters
Breezy Point Quilters are extending an invitation to others who sew, embroider, needlepoint and quilt to join our group on Wednesdays. We meet at the Breezy Point Conservation Club from 9:00 to 12:00. Come make new friends, For more info call Lois 218 779-1930.

1st and 3rd Mondays: Healthcare Directives

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Advance Care Planning Facilitators are available in Crosby to answer questions and assist in completing a healthcare directive on the first and third Monday of each month from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule a free appointment, call 218-546-7462.

The facilitator will assist in determining wishes for end-of-life care and who will make medical care decisions for you if you cannot speak for yourself. The sessions are being provided to encourage everyone to make their healthcare wishes known to their family members and physician. The advanced care planning process involves conversations about values, beliefs, and goals for future health care. The document helps prepare for the unexpected by outlining values and priorities for future medical treatment and identifies a health care agent.

For more information, contact Deb Bergsnev at deb.bergsnev@cuyunamed.org or 218-851-5430.

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December Events

December: Lakers Lions Tree Lot
The Lions Tree Lot will be opening on Friday, November 29th at the Emily Ace Hardware. During the week it will be open from 8 am to 5 pm as the Ace Hardware will be selling for the Lions. On Saturday and Sunday the lot will be manned from 10 am to 4 pm. We will be selling beautiful 7 foot and up freshly cut Balsam trees for just $35 and will also be selling 24 inch wreaths for $15. Please stop in and take a look. All the proceeds from the tree/wreath project will go back to the community.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Dec 1 - 21
Sertoma Winter Wonderland, Drive tour of animated lit displays. Northland Arboretum, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 5:30-8:30 pm

Dec 10 29th Annual Business After Hours Holiday Extravaganza at Town Hall of Madden's Resort. 3-7 pm. Invite a guest, your employees, vendors and best customers.

December 10: Emily Loon Crafters Quilt Guild
The Emily Loon Crafters Quilt Guild will meet on Tuesday, December 10th at 11:00 AM in the Sewing Room at Emily City Hall. We will have our Christmas Party. Please bring the dish you signed up for and plan to enjoy each other’s company.

December 11: Cuyuna Christmas
All Cuyuna Lakes residents are encouraged to celebrate the fellowship of the holiday season at A Cuyuna Christmas on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Heartwood in Crosby as it comes alive with thousands of twinkling lights.

The magical evening will include both indoor and outdoor activities including horse-drawn sleigh rides, live reindeer, entertainment, friendly goats, caroling, craft projects and games for children, cookie decorating, storybook reading, face painting, ice skating and bonfires. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to spread Christmas cheer, so bring cameras and have wish lists ready. Free yuletide snacks including hot soup, popcorn, hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served.

Spreading joy and holiday spirit on the stage will be festive performances by the Crosby-Ironton Chamber Singers, Lifespring Church Bell Choir, Cuyuna Range Elementary School music students, Immanuel Lutheran Church Chapel Chimers and Hallelujah Bell Choir, Northern Lakes Lightning Boys High School Hockey and Just for Kix.

New this year will be a grand finale of an incredible fireworks display which will shimmer and sparkle the skies over Heartwood’s pond at 7 p.m. Also added to the enchanted evening will be a youth holiday spirit art contest and gingerbread house decorating contest, photo booth and reindeer ring toss and naughty and nice games with prizes.

Art contest details were distributed at Cuyuna Range Elementary School and in the Crosby-Ironton Courier. To participate in the gingerbread house decorating contest, drop off entries between December 9 and 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heartwood. Attach a 3” x 5” index card with the creator’s name, telephone number and category on the underside of the base. The houses will be displayed at the event and the community can judge the competition. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: youth (under age 18), adult (age 19-60) and senior (age 60 plus) categories.

Formerly named Christmas in the Park, the event was moved to a new location after numerous years of inclement weather. Attendees will experience holiday splendor as they walk through a festival of lights and enjoy many activities outdoors but they will also be able to warm up indoors.

Those attending are encouraged to dress warm and bring their own ice skates. Ample parking will be available in Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s employee parking lot across Highway 210 from the hospital’s main entrance. A free shuttle service will be provided to the event’s entrance on the back side of Heartwood.

This free community event is sponsored by CRMC with the support of Bay Lake Lions, Cuyuna Fire Relief Association, Crosby-Ironton Courier, CTC, Heartwood, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Range Disposal, Marian Segersten, Super One, Presbyterian Homes and numerous volunteers.

Dec 11 29th Annual Christmas for Kids Party - help support the effort and enjoy an evening at Riverside Saloon & Eatery, $20 minimum donation, Free Food Buffet, 7 pm

December 11: Riverside Inn 2019 Christmas for Kids Party
Riverside Saloon and Eatery in Crosslake will once again host their annual Christmas For Kids Party on Wednesday, Dec. 11th.

Bring an unwrapped toy. The complimentary food buffet starts at 7 pm and door prizes will be awarded.

The minimum donation for this event is $20 per person.

December 12: Benefit Concert at Grace UMC
The Grace United Methodist Church choir, under the direction of Brad Wallace, will present a unique Christmas concert - Grace Church and Friends - on Thursday evening, December 12th at 7PM. The choir will sing favorite Christmas carols... with a twist! Jackie Kline, Marsha Mower and Casey Derksen will be soloists during the event.

Several friends of the congregation will be featured. "Fourteen Stories" with Bethany Rohr and Jeff Boozell, "Uncle Wheat and Eddie" with Brad Wallace and Ed Koehler and a Classical Trio with JP Wesp, Jan Craig and Cathy Binsfeld will add their musical expertise to the joy of the evening.

The "Christmas for Kids" organization will benefit from the generosity of concert goers. Please bring a new unwrapped toy. "Christmas for Kids" will distribute the items to kids from Nisswa to Pine River to Crosslake this holiday season. Non-perishable food items for the Lakes Area Food Shelf will also be accepted. Monetary gifts will be welcomed for either of the organizations.

Add this special event to your holiday calendar and join us on December 12th at 7PM!

Grace United Methodist Church is located at 29432 Patriot Avenue just south of Pequot Lakes. Visit graceumcpequotlakes.org for more information.

December 12: Northland Community School Elementary Music Program

You are invited to an evening of holiday music performed by the Northland preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students. They will be singing a variety of toe tapping favorites and some new holiday music that you are sure to enjoy! The 2nd grade students will also be presenting the short musical play “Snoozy Snowflake” which shares the heartwarming message of celebrating what makes us each special. The concert starts at 7:00pm in the Northland elementary school gym and we look forward to seeing you there!

Dec 13 Kids Night Out @ The Yard in Pequot Lakes, 5:30 - 7:30 Dodgeball, Pizza, Smoothies, Fun! Kids ages 5+ are invited to come out and have a BLAST! Call for Reservations 218.568.8080

Dec 14 Santa’s Bobbin’ Into Town, Pequot Lakes. 1-4pm Open House in Cole Memorial Building. 3-4pm Magician Show starts at 3, followed by Santa & Mrs. Claus with story time, Jingles the Elf & animal balloons! 4-6pm Trailside Park: Santa’s Reindeer from Kendallville Farms, Bonfire with cocoa, cookies and s’mores hosted by Ms. Pequot Lakes Royalty, Free Horse and Wagon Rides, Kids Bobber Hunt 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Pequot Lakes American Legion, Dinner for kids - $5, Photos with Santa and candy canes. 6pm “Light Up the Night Parade” Parade starts on North Government Drive then left onto Main St.

December 14: Santa’s Breakfast at the Crosslake Legion Rescheduled to December 14th
Due to the recent snowstorm, the Santa’s breakfast at the Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Auxiliary has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, December 14, from 9 to 11am. The annual event will be held at the Legion on Cty Rd 3. Santa’s Breakfast is for all area families and their children and grandchildren. Santa will be on hand on December 14th to listen to all Christmas wishes and present each child with a bag of goodies provided by the Auxiliary. Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, juice and hot chocolate or coffee. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 4-10; children under 4 are free. There will also be a free fishpond for children to fish for prizes.

Dec 14 Santa will be at the Northland Arboretum, Brainerd

Dec 14 Indoor Farmers & Crafters Market, The Warehouse, Pine River, 10am-2pm

Dec 14 Pine River Parade of Lights Day, 10am-7pm, visit with Santa, lighted parade 5pm. Join the community at the Information Center for refreshments after the parade. Fireworks at 6:15pm.

Dec 14 Shop Local Day, 10am-6pm, Pine River, shop at participating businesses.

Dec 14 11th Annual Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Soup Walk, Cuyuna, 11am-2pm

December 14: Wreaths for our Fallen Warriors

This program places a wreath on the cross of Military Veterans who have been laid to rest at Fort Ripley near Little Falls. The Emily Outing Fifty Lakes Lions club will purchase wreaths. If you would like to have a wreath placed on the cross of a Veteran at Fort Ripley, please contact Sue @ 218-792-5706. You are asked to do so as soon as possible.

The National Remembrance Ceremony for honoring our country’s veterans takes place at 11:00 AM on the second Saturday, December 14th. All are invited to attend and participate in honoring our country’s fallen heroes. To learn more about this program visit www.Wreaths ForTheFallen.org

By December 16: CRMC Care Center resident gifts needed
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Care Center is now accepting donations of Christmas presents for its residents. Please bring unwrapped donations in bags or boxes marked male or female to the Center’s Activities Department by Monday, Dec. 16, so gifts can be personalized for individual residents.

On Christmas, staff will deliver all gifts to residents based upon need, cognitive ability, diet, and dexterity. Clothing gift suggestions are night gown/ pajama sets size medium to XXL, men’s short sleeve undershirts, women’s long sleeve and sleeveless undershirts, slippers with rubber soles, slipper socks, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shirts and cardigan sweaters. Sizes needed vary from small to XXXXL.

Other gift suggestions include: colored pencils, markers, adult coloring books, electric razors, cologne/after shave, lotions, body sprays, shampoo and conditioner for men and women, body wash, individually wrapped Debbie cakes, rolls/candy, large numerical universal television remotes, universal headphones for televisions, postage stamps, ITUNE gift cards and gift certificates to Wal-Mart.

Thank you in advance for caring about the residents of the Care Center. For more information, contact Ali Meyer at 218 546-4353.

December 17: Family Holiday Dinner by Northern Lakes Vets & Friends

The local Northern Lakes Vets & Friends group is hosting a Family Holiday Dinner at the American Legion in Pine River on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:00pm. All Veterans, their families and friends are invited to attend this free event. No reservations are required. Dinner includes: meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, and vegetable.

The program for the evening will include awards and recognition to groups and individuals who have supported Northern Lakes Vets & Friends through the year.

This event is sponsored in part by Thrivent along with the Northern Lakes Vets and Friends Group, a non-affiliated, long-term support group for veterans who struggle with the effects of their military service and readjusting to civilian life. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays, 6:30pm throughout the year at the Developmental Achievement Center in Pine River and invite other veterans to join them.

The group hosts numerous events through the year and distributes a quarterly newsletter to area veterans who have registered with the Cass County Veterans Service office.

For more information on this evens or Northern Lakes Vets and Friends group, please contact Doug at 218-587-3808.

December 18: Crosslake Area Garden Club

The Crosslake Area Garden Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Crosslake Community Center. Visitors are always welcomed and members are encouraged! For more information contact Linda at 218-765-3246 or visit our website at: crosslakegarden.org. We never stop learning about our gardens & the land around us! Join Us!

2019 Programs:
December – Holiday Party location to be determined

December 19: Cancer Support Group holiday party
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support Group will hold a holiday celebration on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Clinic Conference Room.

People who are newly diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or post treatment and their significant others are invited. The group is an opportunity to share experiences and support one another, to listen and learn.

Those attending the party are requested to bring a small gift valued at $5 or less to share with the group. Attendees are also encouraged to bring an unwrapped donation marked male or female for the Care Center residents. On Christmas, staff will deliver all gifts to residents based upon need, cognitive ability, diet, and dexterity.

Registration for the support group is not required and there is no cost to attend. A new topic is discussed each month and a complimentary lunch is provided. Groups are usually scheduled the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 218 546-4319 or 218-546-4302.

Dec 21 Santa will be at the Northland Arboretum, Brainerd

Dec 20 Rock N Roll Christmas Spectacular, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, 7:30-9:30 pm

Through Dec 24
Blinky Pin Promo, Wear your Blinky Pin while shopping and receive special offers & discounts at businesses detailed on the Blinky Pin flyer. More information call Chamber 218-546-8131 or info@cuyunalakes.com.

Dec 24-25 Christmas Eve…Merry Christmas!

Dec 24 - 31 Sertoma Winter Wonderland, Drive tour of animated lit displays. Northland Arboretum, Every night 5:30-8:30 pm

Dec 28 Outing Chamber Winter Fireworks, Lawrence Lake, bonfire at 3pm, Fireworks at 6 pm

Through Dec 31
Sertoma Winter Wonderland, Drive tour of animated lit displays, Northland Arboretum, 11/28 - 12/21 Wed.-Sat. 5:30-8:30 pm. 12/24-12/31 Every night.

Through Dec 31 Holly Days in Crosslake, www.crosslake.com, Download the Crosslake App on your mobile device and visit participating Holly Days businesses.

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve

Jan 1 New Year’s Day

Jan 2-5
Annual Ice Fest, Etta Steffen Memorial on Pelican Lake, Breezy Point Resort, Pond Hockey, horse-drawn hay rides, bonfires, Power Ice Auger World Championship, snow golf, ice slide, radar runs.

Jan 18 Penguin Plunge, 1-3pm at Birch Lake, Hackensack, during ‘Back to Hack’ festivities

Jan 18 Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous, Trailside Park, Pequot Lakes, 10am-4pm

Jan 18 Outing Ice Fishing Contest, sponsored by Outing Area Chamber of Commerce & Crooked Lake Fire Dept., Lawrence Lake, Outing, 11am-2 pm Weather Permitting

Jan 25 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza Hole-In-The-Day Bay, Noon-3pm

Jan 30 – Feb 1 Crosslake 17th Annual Winterfest begins with medallion hunt/Community Center 7-9 pm Pond Skating, Snow Mountain, Bonfire & S’mores, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides. Fireworks at 9 pm. See full calendar of events on Crosslake Chamber website

Jan 31
Crosslake Community School Cabin Fever Carnival, Kids Games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun! Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog! 4-6pm

Feb 1 Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, Crosslake Lutheran Church 8-11:30am

Feb 1 Bocce Ball Tournament – Riverside Saloon & Eatery at 12 Noon

Feb 1
Tiki Bar & Beach Bonfire – Manhattan Beach at 11am

Feb 1 Italian Outdoor Olympics-all NEW games, bonfires, s'mores & cocoa, Maucieri’s, 1 pm

Feb 1 Radar Runs & Spinning Ice Carousel on the Bay at Moonlite Bay 1-4pm

Feb 1
17th Annual Crosslake Soup Fest, tasting begins at 12 Noon

Feb 15 14th Annual Back To Basics Day, co-sponsored by Happy Dancing Turtle & Pine River Backus Schools, Vendors free to public, Pine River Backus High School gymnasium, Pine River, 8am - 5pm

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