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Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals to Seniors
The Senior Nutrition Site in Pequot Lakes the serves the Nisswa and Pequot Lakes area are in need of volunteers that would deliver meals to seniors Monday through Fridays. You would only need to volunteer one day a week and it only would take an hour normally. Please call 218-568-4909 and leave a message. These neighbors are depending on your help.

Eating Disorder Association Formed
The Eating Disorder Association of Central Minnesota has been organized. Their mission is to educate the public and establish a greater understanding and awareness of eating disorders, while supporting those suffering with an eating disorder and all affected by it through education and creating a network of all available treatment options.
Brain Injury Support Group
On the last Wednesday of each month there is a Brain Injury Support Group meeting from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at The Lighthouse. The address is 704 Norwood Street in Brainerd, MN. The purpose of these meetings is to share stories of living with a brain injury. They are for persons with a brain injury, their families, friends, and are open for all to attend. We provide coffee and cookies and there are no costs for persons who attend. No appointments necessary to attend and  persons with questions may call Meridith at 218-829-4492 or Russ at 218-763-3760.
MN Lyme Asso. Brainerd Lakes Chapter
The Minnesota Lyme Association Brainerd Lakes Chapter is operating a year round fundraiser to support it’s efforts in the fight against and the treatment of Lyme Disease.
Come and be a part of this effort at Papa’s Treasures of Hope, a Women’s Boutique and Thrift Shop located a 1/2 mile north of Pequot Lakes on Hwy 371.
Address is 4176 Langenbou Rd. Pequot Lakes. Hours Open are 10-4 Wed. to Sat. Volunteers always welcome.
Lyme support meetings are held every second Thursday of the month, 1:00 pm at Papa’s Treasures of Hope.

Lyme Disease Support Group
Monthly Lyme Disease Support Group meeting are the 2nd Thursdays of the month at 6 pm at the Trailside Center in Pequot Lakes. Everyone is welcome and the meetings are free.

May is Lyme Disease awareness month. We will have a garden flag available to buy for showing support for the life changing disease of Lyme. Contact Judy at 218 543-4945 for more information.
Circle of Parents free community based support groups for parents and their children
Circle of Parents is a parent support group that is open to all families in the Pequot Lakes area. Based on the statewide Circle of Parent program model the local program is free and open to all families. The Pequot Lakes Circle of Parents group meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Trailside Center. Free childcare is available.

During the once a week meetings, parents come together to exchange insights into common parenting challenges. The program is free, confidential, nonjudgmental and designed to promote positive parenting skills. To find out more about the Pequot Lakes Circle of Parent group, call Joan at (218) 821-6429. The philosophy behind Circle of Parents is sharing ideas, sharing support. Parents in the lakes area do not have to feel alone with their parenting concerns, please call or drop in for the weekly discussion.
Bereavement/Family Support Group
The Bereavement / Family Support Group will meet the third Thursday of each month, at 4 pm, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Crosslake. For more information, please call Donna Keiffer 218-821-1158.
Outing Volunteer Library
Monday 10 am - 2 pm
** Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday 3-5 pm
** Thursday 1-5 pm
** Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

Crosslake Bereavement Group
Crosslake Evangelical Free Church “Log Church” Monday’s at 6:30 p.m. Meet in the church, use the back entrance. This is a local support group for those who have lost a loved one. Contact Jean Young 218-692-1854 if you have questions.
Pequot Lakes - Breezy Point Lions
The Pequot Lakes - Breezy Point Lions Club meets the second Monday of the month at the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club at 5:30 pm. All visitors welcome. For more information call 218-838-8002 or visit plbplionsclub. com or send an email to info@plbplionsclub.com.

Crosslake Food Shelf Needs Wool Mittens
A benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous has been making beautiful 100 percent all wool mittens which she sells to raise money to benefit the Crosslake Food Shelf.

So many mittens have been sold for this wonderful cause that there is a problem with a sufficient supply of all-wool product. 100% wool sweaters and vests are preferred. Donations of up to 1 inch buttons are also needed.

If you can help, materials may be dropped off at the Crosslake Welcome Center, Crosslake Hair Company, Haven Book Store, Frandsen Bank Crosslake, or the Crosslake Food Shelf during normal hours.

If you have any questions or need a special pick up, please call Nancy Rudberg at 218 692-2309.
Crosslake "Clothes Closet" Announces Summer Hours
Crosslake: the Clothes Closet at 37560 Ox Lake Landing announces its summer hours as the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM. The closet will not be open Tuesday mornings during the summer months of June, July or August.

The Closet offers clothing and shoes for men, women and children, some small appliances, kitchen items, knick knacks, etc at no charge! Donations are accepted during business hours. For information please call Dodo Fraser at 218-692-4056 or Arlyn Carlson at 218-543-6509.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Adult Exercise Program - Emily
FREE low-impact exercise program for men and women at the new City Hall in Emily on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9AM-10AM. (Note: Must sign waiver for City of Emily for use of city facility.)

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!
Tuesdays: Crosslake Area MOPS
The group, which meets from 9- 11:15 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year at the Crosslake Log Church, is for mothers whose children range from newborn through kindergarten. Meetings include fellowship, brunch, speakers, small group discussions and crafts. Free childcare is provided.

For more information you can call the Log Church Office at (218) 692-4141 or visit their Facebook page "Crosslake Area MOPS."

Local Area AA groups
The Emily-Outing AA group meets in Emily each Sunday at the Emily Wesleyan Church 40141 Hwy 6 in Emily. Meeting time is at 4 pm. Call Rich at 218 792-5881 for more information.

The Crosslake AA and Alonon meet every Monday at 7 pm at the Crosslake Lutheran Church, information call 692-4113

The Crosslake AA also meets Tuesday night at 7 pm at the Crosslake Presbyterian Church, information call 692-1845.

Officers are Justina Richter, President; Margie Young, Vice President; Sandi Day, Secretary; and Larry Embertson, Treasurer. Support group meetings are held the first Monday of every month at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Justina at 218- 963-7421, or Margie at 218-829-3509.

Cass County Triad
Cass County Triad is a community- based partnership between senior citizens and law enforcement. The goal of Triad is to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly and to enhance communications between senior citizens and law enforcement. If you are interested in learning more about Triad, please call Pauline with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 218-547-7308.

Triad meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Hackensack Senior Center. Lunch is available at noon with the meeting at 1 p.m. All are welcome!
Care Center in Crosby seeks volunteers
The Care Center at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby is seeking volunteers to assist with evening activities four to five nights a month.

Volunteers are sought from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. on any evening to help get people to and from the activity center, have fun singing, dancing, or with other pastimes, and assist residents back to their room. Generally, there are more than 100 residents living at the center.

Those who are interested or would like more information may contact Activity Director Ali Engler at 545-4353 or aengler@cuyunamed.org.
Brainerd Lakes Limbs & Things support group for Amputees
Brainerd Lakes Limbs & Things is a support group being organized by Tim and Mindy Speldrich working with Amputees and local professionals to help Amputees over limb loss and family questions and struggles.

“We have been inspired by the number of people who have spoken to us since sharing our journey with the community in recent articles,” said Tim Speldrich, a below the knee (BK) amputee for 20 years and an above the knee (AK) amputee for more than 9 years. “Mindy and I have been married for 20 years and have supported one another through all things.”

Amputees and families are welcome to come to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Monday of every month in the Kerst Meeting Room located in the lower level.

For more information contact Tim at timspeldrich@gmail.com or (218) 838-8431; or Mindy at speldrichm@yahoo.com or (218) 839-1488.
Wednesdays: Farmers’ Market Wed. 9am-1pm • Crosslake Town Square
The Farmers Market is back in Town Square. The lead person for the farmers market in Crosslake passed away this winter. It took a little while to put together another group but they are back! We missed out of some of the early season items, but it is prime time now. Please show your support! Every Wednesday 9am to 1pm in the Crosslake Town Square. Any vendors interested in participating can contact Sheila at 218-839-0493 or email sheilacec@live.com
Wreaths for Graves at Fort Ripley
Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes Lions have purchased 10 wreaths to be placed on graves of military personnel at Christmas time who have been put to rest at Fort Ripley. If you would like to submit a name of someone buried there so a wreath can be placed on their grave please see www.lakerslions.org. Click on Wreaths for Wounded Warriors and fill out the form.
Miracles Happen
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center employees have coordinated Miracles Happen/Team Zed to raise funds for the Brain Injury Alliance of Minnesota.

The team is named in honor of Zed Schweitzer, son of Mike and Lisa Schweitzer of Crosby, who was critically injured in an accident this past January. Their goal is to raise $1,000; all donations would be greatly appreciated.

To join the effort visit: www.braininjurymn.org/fundraising/campaign and select Miracles Happen/Team Zed. The annual Walk for Thought will be September 20 at Battle Creek Park in St. Paul.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Whitefish “500”: New Groups Forming
Starting September 18 and every Thursday thereafter meet at the Crosslake Legion at 3:30 for 500. Starting September 23 and every Tuesday thereafter, meet at the Jenkins VFW at 3:30 for 500. Call Judy at 218-851-5136 to reserve a seat at either location.

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October Events

October: Fifty Lakes Bar sponsors Emily Food Shelf
During the month of October, the Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar is sponsoring the Emily Emergency Food Shelf in their competition with other greater MN Municipalities.

The sponsors who collect the most money and donated foods, will total up what they have collected and will give all donations and food products to the Emily Food Shelf.

Whichever municipal that collects the most food products and monetary donations will be presented with a $1000 for the Food Shelf that they are sponsoring. The Emily Food Shelf provides food to those in need, from the Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine, Ross Lake, Fairfield and Perry Lake area.

Monetary or food donations may be left at the Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar, or checks can be made out to the Emily Food Shelf and left at the Pine River State Bank in Emily or mailed to Emily Food Shelf, 42145 Birchwood Drive, Emily, MN 56447.

October: Well Woman lecture series
A new monthly, free Well Woman lecture series is being brought to the communities of Crosby, Aitkin and Baxter by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center obstetrician/gynecologists and other providers on Tuesdays this year.

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

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

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

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

October 22: Blessing of Newly Renovated Chapel at Essentia Health is part of Pastoral Care Week Celebration: Community invited to Mass and Blessings
The public is invited to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 North 3rd Street for Chapel Blessing and Celebration on Wednesday, October 22 as a part of National Pastoral Care Week.

Guests are invited to attend the weekly Noon Mass held in St. Joseph’s Chapel on the first floor of St. Joseph’s Medical Center with Father George Zeck presiding. Following Mass at approximately 12:40 pm, a Blessing of St. Joseph’s Chapel to celebrate the new furnishings and other renovations will take place. Then from 1:00 to 3:00 pm refreshments will be available as well as the Blessing of Hands taking place in the chapel.

Pastoral Care Week is celebrated nationally from October 19- 25, 2014. Organizations and institutions throughout the world will recognize the spiritual needs of those served and the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities. Through the tradition of our Benedictine Sisters care at St. Joseph’s Medical Center has included ministry since it began more than 100 years ago.

Essentia Health–St. Joseph’s Medical Center Pastor Care staff can be reached at 218.828.7530.

October 23: New Performing Arts Club Offered to Pequot Lakes Students
Pequot Lakes students in grades 7 – 12 are invited to check out the “new” Performing Arts Club. Performing Arts will meet for the first time on Thursday, October 23 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the Pequot Lakes High School Theater. This program is for students who would like to perform on stage as a singer, dancer, magician, comedy routine or part of a theatrical production.

Performing Arts Club will also take a look at what are technical aspects of staging productions – lights, sound, sets, props and production crew skills. You do not need to have experience in theater, acting or singing to be welcome in the Performing Arts Club. Bring your passion for creativity and performing and we will develop a club activity that helps you to reach your performing goals.

Susan Mathison Young is leading the Performing Arts Club. Plans are for the Club to meet once a week for the remainder of the school year.

Students who decide to participate in Performing Arts Club should register for the Club with the Pequot Lakes Community Education office. Call 218 –568-9200 for more information. Online registration can be made by going to the school website at www. isd186.org then select departments, click on Community Education and go to online payment. Registration forms will be available at the first organizational session on October 23rd.

October 23: Legacy Program at the Crosslake Community Center: Everett Smithson band concert
Come out and enjoy the Everett Smithson band. They will be providing an energetic concert with a mix of different roots music with styles like Blues and Zydeco to Hillbilly Hoedowns. Music from up and down the Mississippi River! They will be performing at the Crosslake Community Center on Thursday, October 23rd at 1:30 pm for a concert open to everyone.

The song list is unpredictable with songs from Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Howlin Wolf, Rosie Ledet, Wanda Jackson and Allison Krause -- music from 1900 to the present time. The band consists of Phil Schmid on Guitar, Jeremy Johnson on Drums and the ubiquitous Bill Black on Standup Bass along with Everett and Kathy Smithson.

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

October 25: 1st Annual “Saving Hearts” 5 K and 1 Mile Suicide Prevention Run/Walk
Oct. 25th, 2014 - 9:00 am Hallett Community Center, Crosby, MN

Money raised will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community for hope for all those in need, it exists to help people who are contemplating suicide and/or dealing with mental illness.

If you would like more information and/or registration forms please contact Ann Raph at 218 838- 6109. This run will include a t-shirt, door prizes, food and beverages.

October 27: Lakers Lions Meeting
Monday,October 27th is the scheduled membership meeting of Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes Lions at Grannys in Emily. The meeting begins at 5:30 and is followed by a roast beef dinner. Special guest speaker will be Randy Beaver, District Membership Chair. For more information contact Roger Richters 792-5211 or see www.lakerslions.org.

October 28: Annual Pink Frosting Event
The Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance is hosting its annual Pink Frosting event to raise money for breast cancer patients on Tuesday evening, Oct. 28, at Heartwood Senior Living Community Conference Center in Crosby.

Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be a silent auction of apparel, accessories, and gifts donated by area businesses and individuals followed by a live auction. Drs. Michael and Rachel Cady, both OB/GYNs at CRMC, will be the emcees and Colleen Edblad will speak about her journey with breast cancer. Decadent desserts, savory hors d'oeuvres, a wine tasting and door prizes will also be available.

The Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance works diligently to provide premier breast cancer support, awareness and prevention tools for local communities. The BHA assists breast cancer patients as they navigate through their breast cancer care, treatment and survivorship during their time at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby and Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.

Last year, over $9,000 was raised from nearly 200 guests at Pink Frosting and the funds were used to maintain the BHA Courage Cabinet which provides breast imaging services to eligible women, breast health education, gas cards, and wellness care packages to breast cancer patients.

Cost is $5 payable at the door and all proceeds will benefit local breast cancer patients. Guests are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. For more information or to register, please contact Judy Huntress at 218-545-2300 or email, jhuntress@cuyunamed.org.

October 31: Trunk ‘N Treat in Crosslake
On Friday, October 31st from 5:30—? p.m. the public is invited to the annual ‘Trunk ‘N Treating at Crosslake Lutheran Church. Decorated cars will be in the church parking lot. Prizes for decorated cars.

Fun and Games inside in the church Fellowship Hall. Supper will be available inside. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Pat Netko 218-692-3682

October 31: Trick or Treat at the Care Center CRMC on Halloween 6-7 pm
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, Friday, 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. For more information, contact Maureen Haines at mhaines@cuyunamed.org or 218-546-4102.

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November Events

Through November 4: Powerful tools for caregivers
Do you help an older relative or friend? Caring for someone with a chronic illness can be stressful physically, emotionally, and financially. Who takes care of you when you are feeling stretched, taking care of others? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. Whether you provide care for a family member or friend, either in your home or at a distance, this FREE class is for you.

Classes consist of six, 1.5 hour sessions held weekly. They are held on Tuesdays Sept. 30 - Nov. 4 from 1-2:30 pm at Crosslake Presbyterian Church, 14444 Daggett Pine Road.

To register contact Cindy Scott, 218-583-1031 or e-mail cindy.scott@lssmn.org or Mary Smith 218-203-7312, email: mary.smith@lssmn.org

November 4: Community Invited in “Charting the Future”
Central Lakes College and other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are engaged in a collaborative process called Charting the Future to develop specific actions to better serve our students and communities, strengthen our colleges and universities, and protect our unique character and autonomy.

Charting the Future (CTF) implementation teams in the areas of Student Success, Diversity, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions and System Incentives & Rewards have spent the past several months researching and developing initial ideas that will better serve our students and communities across the state and strengthen our colleges and universities.

To learn more about the teams and the work being completed, visit the Charting the Future blog at http://chartingthefuturemnscu.wordpress.com/student-success-team/ . You can also join the conversation by following twitter.com/mnscu and using #ChartingTheFuture, or sending ideas, concerns or feedback to MyIdeas@so.mnscu.edu. There will also be an opportunity to provide in-person feedback at a campus Gallery Walk.

CLC to Host Charting the Future Gallery Walk
CLC will host a Charting the Future (CTF) Gallery Walk on Tuesday, November 4 from noon-2:30 p.m. in room E203 located in the CLC Business and Industry Center. The open-house style event is designed to provide students, faculty, staff, and community members an opportunity to react to the concepts and themes proposed by the CTF implementation teams. Please mark your calendar and plan to stop by if you are available.

November 5: Breezy Point Area Women's Club

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

Nov. 5 – Craft for Care Centers, Pelican Lakes Conservation Club in Breezy Point.
Dec. 3 – Annual Christmas Party/Silent Auction, location to be announced.

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

November 6: Hope for the Holidays Grief Presentation
Hope for the Holidays is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one and wish to join in a supportive and caring group to help them through the holidays.

By long tradition, the holiday season is the best of times. But when a loved one is missing from these traditions it can be the worst of times, casting a harsh spotlight on pain and loss. The flood of memories triggered by the season’s familiar sights, sounds, and smells can create an overwhelming yearning for the return of the absent loved one.

The pressure to balance personal grief with the expectations of “joyful” social obligation is a common experience. The Hope for the Holidays Presentation, facilitated by professionals, will provide an opportunity for honest dialogue and tools for coping with the upcoming weeks. Please join us at Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center from 4-6 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

For more information about Grief Support and to register for Hope for the Holidays please call 218.828.7442 or 218.828.7531.

November 19: Crosslake Area Garden Club
Our club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Crosslake Community Center.

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

For more information, contact Linda at 218-765-3246.

November 20: Lakers Lions Gift Program for Kids
The Lakers Lions will again be providing Christmas gifts to needy families living in the Emily, Outing and Fifty Lakes area for children through 12 years of age.

Application forms are available at the Emily Food shelf and local churches. Forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. The application deadline will be November 20th, 2014. Toys will be distributed at the Emily Food Shelf in December.

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