Weekly and Monthly Events
Over the Hills Gang
The Over the Hills Gang ATV club meets the first Saturday of the month at Granny's Bar on Hwy. 6 located between Outing and Emily at 10 a.m.
All club events, ride schedule and training events can be found on the club’s website at www.overthehillsgang.org
The club is always seeking new members that want to promote safe and fun riding in the area.
Cuyuna Iron Range Riders
We are a family style ATV club located in the Crosby /Ironton area. We are dedicated to responsible riding for all ages, youth safety training and trail ambassadorship. We plan activities centered around riding in Minnesota’s great outdoors.
The Cuyuna Iron Range Riders club has been activity in the Cuyuna Range community since 2004. We volunteer our time to host youth safety training and trail ambassadorship. We are actively pursuing grant in aid trails in Crow Wing County. The club offers memberships to anyone interested in trail riding and exploring nature. For more information, go online to www.cuyunaironrangeriders.com or contact club President Russ Heittola at 825-0441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit us on Facebook.
Crosslake Food Shelf
The Crosslake Food Shelf is located at 34212 County Highway 3 in Crosslake, MN. We are open the first and third Fridays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. When you come in for the first time, please bring a driver’s license and a current utility bill no more than one month old. If you have any questions or need emergency assistance, you may call: Doris Mezzenga: 218-692-1004 Fred Walch: 218-270-0646 Nancy Rudberg: 218-692-2309
Memory Loss Support Group
A memory loss support group for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby.
The group’s facilitators are Karen Ford and Pam Wachholz who have been trained through the Alzheimer’s Association to lead memory loss support groups. Both women have loved ones in their lives with Alzheimer’s, a disease that attacks the brain. A session will also be held that day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Home Instead in Brainerd.
The group is free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. For more information, contact Tammy Jo Johnson at Heartwood, email@example.com or 218-545-8522.
Outing Volunteer Library Hours
Winter hours as of October 1:
Monday 10-12; Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 2-4; Thurs. Closed
Friday 9-11; Saturday 10-12
Need an exercise activity?
The following programs for adults are free at the Emily Community Center Gymnasium. Join at any time.
Mon & Wed 9-9:45 a.m. Exercise program features vintage music on CD for all fitness levels. Chairs provided. Keep it low-impact, kick up your heels, or simply walk.
Tue 1-3:00 p.m. Pickleball for all skill levels –teams or singles welcome. Watch, learn, play. Equipment provided.
Wed 10-11:00 a.m. Line Dance for seniors. Solo dancing, no experience needed. Have fun, and enjoy multiple health benefits. (New session begins Jan 23rd)
Fri 9-11 a.m. Ladies /Beginner Pickleball. Learn to play. Equipment provided.
Walkers are invited to use the gym during unscheduled times and during the Mon & Wed 9 a.m. program.
Mondays and Thursdays: YOGA 101
The kind and gentle way to improve flexibility, balance, strength and breath control.
Emily City Hall
Monday & Thursday
10:30 – 11:30
Instructor: Lynne Marchese
‘Bone Builders’ exercise program in Outing
The Bone Builders strength-training program, promoted by RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), helps prevent and reverse osteoporosis, improves balance, enhances energy and well-being, increases socialization, and provides senior friendly health information.
Volunteer trainers lead Bone Builder sessions each Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Outing/Crooked Lake Township Hall on Highway 6 in Outing.
There is no charge for the sessions –hand and leg weights are provided. The program, sponsored by Outing Seniors, serves seniors in Outing, Emily, and Fifty Lakes.
For information on how to get started, contact Jack Schuller 218-792-5256.
Emily Food Shelf
The Emily Area Food Shelf regular hours are on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The additional day, will be the following Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for those who are unable to pick-up at the regular time.
For more information please call the Emily Food Shelf at 763-3663.
Local area AA
• Mon Night AA Meeting, 7:00 PM at Crosslake Luthern Church, 35960 Cty Rd 66
• Tue Night AA Meeting, 7:00 PM at Presbyterian Church, 14444 Daggett Pine Road
• Thur Night AA and Alanon Mtgs, 7:00 PM at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church South of Reeds Market on CR 37
The Closet of Narrows Community Church offers gently loved clothing for men and women who are in need of a helping hand. There is no charge for the clothes and no restrictions apply. What you will find at The Closet, in addition to some lovely clothing selections, is a warm smile, some tasty treats and very friendly volunteers to assist you.
Our shopping hours are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. If you have clean, repair-free clothes you want to donate, we’ll gladly accept them during this time as well or you can call at 218 792-5530 for more information or to make other arrangements.
Narrows Community Church is located in Outing at 6297 Woods Bay NE, across the street from the Crooked Lake Town Hall. Please look for the yellow directional signs we’ll place for you just north of the Hwy. 6 bridge. If you’d like more information about The Closet, please call the number listed above.
Gamblers Anonymous meetings in Brainerd at 7 pm on Monday nights at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. 7th Street, Brainerd.
Wednesdays: Care 'N Share meals in Emily
Come and join us on Wednesday's at the Care N Share Community Cafe for a delicious community meal, 5-6 pm. The Care ‘N Share Cafe is located in the fellowship hall in the Emily Wesleyan Church on Highway #6 in Emily, MN. Come, meet, share with your neighbors and community friends. This is a great way to make new friends and have a good meal. This is a community activity open to all. Please join us!
Caregiver Support Group in Crosslake
Caregiver Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of the Month at10:30 am at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association andgeared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss. Open to the community and will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Crosslake Ideal Lions
The Crosslake Ideal Lions Club meets the 2nd Wed. of every month at Maucieri’s 6PM for board meeting and 6:30 for the general meeting. For more information about joining the Lions please call Connie at 218 839-1267.
Heartland Hospice Volunteer Training
Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Breezy Point, Crosslake, Outing and the outlying communities. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, pet visits, musical enrichment, art enrichment, Veteran to Veteran visits and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule.
Please call Keshia Kettler-Herrmann at Heartland Hospice at 218 829-1252 for further information
Crooked Lake Township Property Owners: Become a Road Ambassador
The Crooked Lake Township Emergency Management Planning Team is seeking property owners who would be available during storms or other emergencies as a point of receiving and providing information for your local neighbors. For more information please contact Keith Ahlquist 612-799-5787.
Saving Hearts Suicide Support Group
A confidential and non-judgemental group for those who have been affected by suicide. The group meets at CRMC Ambulatory Room every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
For more information call or text Michelle Houck 218 251-7230 or Patty Fonda 218 851-6270. Saving Hearts is a committee of The Crisis Line and Referral Service.
CRMC volunteers needed
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby is seeking volunteers to assistant patients in wheelchairs get to their destination. Volunteers are needed in four-hour shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and must be able to walk long distances.
CRMC volunteers must be 18 years or older, flexible and be willing to provide excellent customer service. Benefits of becoming a CRMC volunteer include tremendous self-satisfaction from helping others, social interaction and the opportunity to make new friends, and seeing first-hand what various professions are really like.
To submit an application, visit cuyunamed.org and under the About Us tab, select Volunteer. For more information, please call 218-545-4447.
BUNCO Card Group in Crosslake
Mondays at 1 pm at the Crosslake Community Center. Beginners welcome, $1 fee. Call Jena for more information: 763-441-6417
Crosslake Area Library Preschool Story Time
The Crosslake Area Library will have a Preschool Story Time with Mr. Tom on Thursday Mornings at 10:15 a.m. (except for school breaks and holidays.)
Please call 218 692-7323 for more information
Laker Lions News
Mobility Equipment available for use
The Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions has mobility equipment for you to use. These articles include: Wheel Chairs, Walkers, Crutches, etc. Please contact Larry @ 218-763-5022 or Kathy @ 218-821-4668. Please call us—We are here to serve our communities.
Lakers Lions accepting recycled item donations
The Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions are collecting used eye glasses to be recycled for foreign mission projects, used hearing aids to be recycled for our Hearing Foundation Projects, used cell phones to go to battered woman’s shelters, and used ink cartridges to be recycled for Pediatric cancer patients. If you have any of these items you would like to donate to the cause, please deposit these items in our donation boxes at these locations: Outing—Village Inn and Outing Station. Emily—Pine River State Bank, Ace Hardware, Kut & Kurl, Granny’s Bar and Grill, and the Emily Wesleyan Church
We and you Serve!!
Emily City Library Hours
The Emily Library is located within the Emily City Hall building and is open year round with free Wi-Fi. Hours are Mon-Wed 8 am to 4 pm, Thurs and Fri from 8 am-11:30 am, and on the 2nd Tue of the month open 8 am-8 pm or until the end of the council meeting.
Donation based Yoga
Donation based Yoga Located at 456 Birch Ave Outing - (behind Land O'Lakes).
Chair - A gentle form of Yoga practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support - Tuesday @6 pm
Flow - Tuesday @4:30 pm; Sunday @9 am
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 inkind support from the agencies they serve at.
Thursdays: Crosslake Area Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
The Crosslake Area Library will host Preschool Story Time with Mr. Tom on Thursday mornings at 10:15 am. Storytime will be held every Thursday except for school breaks and holidays
Gymnasium Play Time for Tots will follow. For more information call 218-692-7323.
Wednesdays: Volunteers Needed
Care-N-Share is looking for a volunteer(s) to deliver meals to four (4) residences in northern Emily and Outing on Wednesdays. Meals are packaged and ready for delivery at 4:30 PM. The driver can also receive meals. Call 218-763 2104 and leave your name and phone number for a call back or see Kent at Wednesday’s Care-N-Share.
Free Tax Aide
Are you looking for a Free AARP Tax-Aide in your area? Do you wonder if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and how to Claim It? First Call for Help 2-1-1 can give you the time and location of the Tax-Aide in your location, by dialing 218-326-8565 or in Cass County dial (800) 442-8565 or 2-1-1.
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February 19: End of Life decision planning at CRMC
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center is hosting a free meeting about end-of-life decisions on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. in its Clinic Conference Room.
A trained Honoring Choices facilitator will discuss how to start the discussion with those close to you, determining wishes for endof- life care and who you want to make medical care decisions for you if you could not speak for yourself, the importance of an advance care directive and more. Anyone over age 18 is welcome to attend, no registration is required.
The sessions are being provided monthly to encourage everyone to make their healthcare wishes known to their family members and physician and to go through an advanced care planning process. Advance care planning is preparing for when a person may not be able to make his or her own medical decisions. The process involves conversations throughout life about values, beliefs, and goals for future health care. Revisiting decisions and plans regularly and documenting wishes in a Health Care Directive is important. The document helps prepare for the unexpected by outlining values and priorities for future medical treatment and identifies a health care agent.
Trained Honoring Choices facilitators are also available at CRMC to help people complete a Health Care Directive by appointment the first and third Monday of each month. For an appointment or more information, contact Deb Bergsnev at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-851-5430.
February 19: Old Age is not for Sissies
Please join us for the free Get Prepared Senior Series hosted by the Pine River United Methodist Church. There will be vital information for both seniors and potential caregivers as well.
The programs will be held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from February through May, in the church dining room, 348 Barclay Ave, Pine River from 1-3pm.
The series begins February 19th with a panel from Faith In Action, Cass County Social Services and Home Instead Senior Care discussing “Staying Independent”.
The March topic will be addressing “Need More Help”, Assisted Living or Nursing Home; How to Choose.
The April topic is “More Changes?”, Hospice and Making a Plan.
The final program will be upbeat as we learn to “Fight Back on Aging!”.
There is NO Charge – Just Info. Please come for one or all sessions and bring your questions!
February 20: Crosslake Area Garden Club
The Crosslake Area Garden Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at1:00 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 our gardens & lands around us!
Our 2019 Programs:
February 20th – “Getting Started with Garden Seeds” presented by JoAnn Weaver
March 20 – “Ornamental Grasses” presented by Landsburg’s Nursery -Shelly Boser
Feb 22 Snowshoe by Candlelight, sponsored by the LAHFH Women Build team, Legacy Golf Course at Cragun's, 5-9pm
February 27: Red Headed Woodpecker Recovery Who We Are and What We Do
Speaker: Jerry Bahl, Founding Member of the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Program
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 7:00pm.
Location: Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter, MN 56425
The Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Program was founded in 2007 as a Special Committee of the Minneapolis Audubon Chapter. Its goals are to reverse the decline and encourage the recovery of the iconic red-headed woodpecker populations through the creation, preservation, and restoration of habitat, and with research, and public education.
Research started in 2008. So how’s it going? In this presentation we’ll hear what’s been learned about red-headed woodpeckers and what’s being done to help in their recovery.
This program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Lorrene Maroney at email@example.com or the Northland Arboretum at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 28: Pre-Order Trees & Plants & Seeds
Think Spring, and join us for the 22nd annual SWCD Tree and Plant Sale.
Native Pine, Spruce, Balsam, Cedar, and Tamarack are the Conifers available. Many other Trees, Shrubs, Flowers, Seeds, and Tree Protectors are also available.
Check out our website, complete with pictures and description of all the trees, plants and seed mixes: www.crowwingswcd.org.
Online Ordering is now available at www.crowwingswcd.org
Deadline for ordering is February 28th, 2019 or until sold out. Crow Wing SWCD accepts Cash, Check, and credit card payments for orders. Land Services Bldg, 322 Laurel Street, Suite 22, Brainerd, MN.
All plants, trees, and seeds must be picked up on Thursday, May 2nd 8am-5pm, or Friday, May 3rd 8am-6pm at the Crow Wing County Fair Grounds Curling Building, follow the yellow signs.
“Trees and plants are one of the best investments you can make.” said Beth Hippert.
For more information, visit www.crowwingswcd.org .
Online Ordering is available. email: email@example.com or call the SWCD at 218 828-6197.
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March 1-3: UMOJA MN to come to Northern MinnesotaEVOLVE Adoption & Family Services is excited to announce UMOJA MN; A Black Heritage Camp for Transracial Adoptive, Kinship, and Foster Families, will be coming to the Northern Minnesota Area. These camps will be hosted March 1-3, 2019 at Breezy Point Resort in Breezy Point, MN and at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, MN from August 16-18. UMOJA MN will provide a powerful weekendlong experience for the whole family. After receiving an outstanding grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services in early 2018, EVOLVE and UMOJA MN now have the capacity to offer 50 scholarships per camp to Minnesota Foster and Adoptive Families. These scholarships will cover the cost of the camp, lodging, and food. This grant also provides us with the capacity to host four UMOJA MN camps this year, and three camps every year in the future.UMOJA MN is one of three Black Heritage Camps in the United States. Born out of the original UMOJA camp in Green Lake, WI, UMOJA MN provides transracial families with both youth and adult learning opportunities in a fun and family-friendly weekend. This year, our theme is “We Tell Our Story,” where we focus on different aspects of storytelling and the beautiful ways African Americans have contributed to society. Each camp will focus on a different aspect of storytelling to better understand how African Americans use storytelling as a way to build identity and community. Past UMOJA MN camps have had guest speakers, poets, artists, hair stylists, publishing companies, and even a Professional Double Dutch group. There positive and powerful groups and individuals promote positive racial identity development, build positive relationships with other campers, and promote a safe place for honest conversation.UMOJA MN hopes to equip families with the tools necessary to navigate lifelong racial awareness, become more knowledgeable of basic skin and hair care for Black children, and to encourage families to engage with the beauty of Black culture.Registration for all of our 2019 UMOJA MN camps is currently open. Visit UMOJAMN.ORG for more information.March 5: Public invited to “Make It OK” presentation to reduce Mental Health StigmaThe most recent Crow Wing County Community Health Survey found that more than 1 in 4 adults in Crow Wing County experience mental illness. Most will wait an average of ten years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma.Make It OK was developed in collaboration with HealthPartners, Regions Hospital, the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and other community partners to encourage individuals to talk more openly about mental illnesses. By breaking the silence, the Make It OK campaign hopes to de-stigmatize mental illnesses so people will be more willing to seek out the care they need.The public is invited to a Make It OK presentation to learn more about reducing stigma. When we start talking, we realize that mental illnesses are more common and relatable than we think. And more importantly, people experiencing mental illnesses will be treated with respect, acceptance and be more apt to get the care they need.When: Tuesday, March 5 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.Where: Brainerd High School cafeteriaCost: FreePresenters: Kathy Sell, Crow Wing Energized and Jane Brekken, Life Coach
March 18: Book Sale Hospice fundraiserCuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Home Health and Hospice Department will hold a Book Fair fund-raiser for Hospice on Monday, March 18, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. just inside the hospital’s main lobby entrance.The event will feature a huge selection of books, collective goods and gifts at 30 to 70 percent off retail prices. Proceeds from sales will benefit hospice patients in the community.March 31: Impact Grant offered by Operation Round-UpCrow Wing Power Community Trust (Operation Round-Up) is offering an Impact Grant of up to $12,000. The purpose of the Impact Grant will be to give a boost to a unique project/program, organization or community and insure its success.Applicants must show that this one time grant would have a major impact for their project, organization or community. The organization needs to show that they have a history of success, or if a start-up project, the business plan must be strong and show large community support. Projects that focus on human health and well-being will be given additional consideration.Operation Round-Up is funded by participating members of Crow Wing Power who allow the cooperative to round up their electric bills to the nearest whole dollar. The additional change is pooled and distributed quarterly to local community programs. To qualify for an application, contact Char or Jolene at Crow Wing Power, 218-829-2827 or 1-800-648-9401. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019.
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