Weekly and Monthly EventsMondays: 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-545-8522.
Outing Volunteer Library
Monday 10 am - 2 pmFree adult exercise program at City of Emily Gym
Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday 3-5 pm
Thursday 1-5 pm
Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
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.
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.
Narrows Community Church Clothes Closet
The Clothes Closet at the Narrows Community Church in Outing in open from 8 am to 12 noon on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. The church is located at 6297 Wood Bay Drive in Outing. For more information call 218-792-5530.
Brainerd Gamblers Anonymous Monday Night Meetings
Gamblers Anonymous meetings in Brainerd at 7 pm on Monday nights at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. 7th Street, Brainerd. Contact person is Sheila at 218 820-5903.
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 email@example.com
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.
Linda Ulland Memorial Scholarship application
The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association (PBSBA) provides a yearly opportunity for graduating seniors from Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus schools to apply for a $1000.00 scholarship.
The scholarship, known as the Linda Ulland Memorial Scholarship, was established by the PBSBA board shortly after Linda’s passing December 26, 2011, and has been available to seniors from these two Scenic Byway route schools since 2012. One scholarship is available each year.
Linda Ulland was instrumental in helping the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association organize as a non-profit group and in crafting the bedrock documents that continue to guide the Association today. Her dedication and many volunteer hours assured the establishment and longevity of the Scenic Byway. The Linda Ulland Memorial Scholarship provides the PBSBA with an opportunity to honor Linda’s commitment, recognize the results of that commitment, and challenge others to follow in her Paul Bunyan-sized footsteps of community service and volunteerism.
Students with a strong interest in community service and environmental issues who wish to apply for this scholarship can get an application at their high school counselor’s office or by clicking ‘scholarship application’ in the right sidebar on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway website, www.paulbunyanscenicbyway.org .
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.
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 therapy, 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.
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May: May is Mental Health Month: Support is Available
During May is Mental Health Month, NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and dozens of other organizations are involved in community education about mental illnesses, including creating awareness that effective treatments are available and that people can and do recover. NAMI Minnesota offers over 300 free educational classes statewide each year, along with help in navigating the mental health system. NAMI also has more than 70 free support groups living with a mental illness and their families. To reach NAMI Minnesota, call 651-645-2948 or 1-888-626-4435, or go to namihelps.org.
May 17-31: Reminder: Filing for SWCD Supervisor Candidate
Minnesota citizens interested in influencing natural resources issues at the local level are encouraged to run for supervisor of their local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
SWCD supervisor positions are filled through general elections which will take place on November 8, 2016. Those interested in running for Supervisor should file at the County Auditor’s office from May 17 through May 31, 2016.
“An SWCD is a special purpose unit of government comprised of nonpartisan, elected supervisors who are passionate about conserving Minnesota’s remarkable natural resources,” said MASWCD President and Pipestone SWCD Supervisor Ian Cunningham. "SWCDs focus on building community relationships and collaborate with private landowners to conserve and protect our state’s land and water resources.”
SWCDs are a primary source of conservation information, support, and program management for landowners and other local units of government. They are the technical experts that understand their specific communities’ needs and help landowners navigate conservation programs from start to finish. An elected board of Supervisors governs each of Minnesota’s 90 SWCDs.
Candidates are elected county wide*, but must reside in one of the nomination districts up for election. SWCD Supervisors serve four year terms.
Supervisors meet monthly to discuss the business of the SWCD, including state grant allocations to landowners, district conservation priorities, coordination with other local units of government and state and federal agencies. Supervisors do not receive a salary, although they do receive compensation for attending meetings and are reimbursed for expenses.
Contact your local County SWCD for more information SWCD Directory
* Except for SWCDs in 7 county metro Area, where candidates are elected by the voters within that nomination district of the SWCD.
May 26: Nisswa Garden Club Annual Spring Garden Party
The Nisswa Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at The Treehouse at 6:30 p.m. Members and their guests are welcome to attend. Note the change in time and location for this meeting.
The program, Our “Annual Spring Garden Party” – Showing of new Plants will be presented by Jim and Curt from The Treehouse. Coordinator is Jill Macnamara. For information on this meeting, call Marie Boudrye at 218-963-7494.
Upcoming events include the Club’s plant sale on June 4 (June 11 in case of rain) at Schaefer’s parking area, beginning at 8:30 sharp with no pre-sales.
The Festival of Tables will be held on July 28 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. Visit the Club’s website at www.nisswagardenclub.org for additional information about the Club.
May 26: 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, May 26 from noon to 4 p.m. To register or for more information call 218-792-5123.
May 28-30: Free Memorial Day flowers offered to remember area Veterans
Northland Pet Lodge is offering free roses from Saturday through Monday, May 28-30 for local residents to honor fallen Veterans. There is no purchase necessary and the offer is limited to the first 250 customers.
On behalf of Northland Pet Lodge's participation in this promotion, the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation will place 150 additional roses on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Northland Pet Lodge is located 34420 County Road 3 in Crosslake. For more information call 218-692-4364.
May 29: 5th Annual Race for Grace
The 5th Annual Race for Grace will be held at 10 am. Sunday, May 29th at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Registration begins at 8:30am. The family friendly 5-kilometer run/walk will start and end at Forestview, near the tennis courts.
The Race for Grace honors the memory of Baby Grace Elizabeth Lee, who passed away a week before her first birthday in May 2011. Memorial Day weekend is the weekend Grace was born to Jake and Alyssa (Altrichter) Lee, the weekend she left them at the age of one, and the weekend that will forever honor her memory.
Due to the generous sponsorships and participation of nearly 400 friends and family over the past 4 years, the Race for Grace has donated over $23,000 to the favorite charities of Jake and Alyssa. These include: The Ronald McDonald House, Faith’s Lodge, Casa de Fe and the Brighter Days Foundation. This year, proceeds of the race will again be donated to The Brighter Days Foundation; a local foundation whose mission is to help seriously and chronically ill children and their families by surprising them with meaningful gifts and /or opportunities to brighten their day. (For more information, visit: http://www.brighterdaysfoundation.org )
You may register for the Race for Grace on-line at www.raceforgracemn.com or print registration forms and mail them to Race for Grace, 1912 Woodcrest Rd, Brainerd, MN. Email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org Several photos and videos are available on the website and the Race for Grace Facebook page.
Registration is open until the time of the Race, but the early registration deadline is May 14, to guarantee receiving a t-shirt. Anyone unable to attend the Race, but would like to donate to this cause, may contribute to Grace’s non-profit fund through the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation. www.communitygiving.org/brainerd . Your tax deductible donation to the Grace Lee Fund will assist other families who have experienced the pain of losing a child; or are dealing with a critical childhood illness.
May 31: Conservation Easement Workshops, Crooked Lake Township and Ideal Town Halls
This is a good time for landowners who want to preserve and protect their land. You are invited to attend an informative workshop on May 31 to learn about how conservation easements could preserve and protect your land.
Today several organizations are working together to protect important cold-water lakes in north central Minnesota through conservation easements. The Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation (LLAWF), in cooperation with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Cass and Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation Districts, has funding from the Legislative Citizen’s Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund (LSHOF) to assist conservation-minded landowners with preserving the unique natural features of their property for the benefit of fish and wildlife habitat and lake water quality.
A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement landowners place on their land that limits future development in perpetuity. “You still own the land and use it as you desire within the parameters of the easement,” reports Lindsey Ketchel, LLAWF Executive Director. “The conservation easement ‘runs with the land’ meaning that even if the land is inherited or sold, development restrictions remain in place. This ensures that future owners will also keep the property in the natural state that you appreciate and enjoy and leaves a legacy for everyone.”
The current focus for north central Minnesota is to protect the “tullibee refuge” lakes. Tullibee are a fish species that serve as an important food source for lake trout, northern pike, muskie and walleye. Heather Baird, DNR Aquatic Habitat Specialist explains that “tullibee are the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” fish species due to their sensitivity to even slight changes in water temperature and oxygen levels. A decrease in population can signal deterioration of the lake’s water quality. Protecting these lakes and surrounding watersheds from excess nutrients, such as phosphorus is critical to maintaining sufficient oxygen levels necessary for their survival.”
Landowner applications will be prioritized based on a competitive application process which considers the habitat value of the property and the amount a landowner is willing to accept for compensation. The landowners and parcels chosen for funding will be offered a payment of up to 60 percent of the County’s estimated market value of the land (excluding value of buildings) for shoreland parcels and up to 50% for non-shoreland parcels.
You can learn more by attending a conservation easement workshop which will present how a conservation easement on your land protects habitat and water quality for your lake, leaves a legacy for the future, and provides financial benefits. Workshops are scheduled for two locations on Tuesday, May 31. The morning workshop from 10:30-12:30 will be held at the Crooked Lake Town Hall, 6300 Woods Bay Drive, in Outing. The afternoon workshop from 4:00 – 6:00 will be held at the Ideal Town Hall, 35458 Butternut Point Rd, in Pequot Lakes. Both workshops are hosted by the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the Cass and Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation Districts. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Paula West (218-838-5010 or email@example.com ).
If you are unable to attend a workshop or would like more information about land protection options, contact John Sumption, LLAWF Land Conservation Specialist (218-368-8304 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lindsey Ketchel, LLAWF Executive Director (218-675- 5773 or email@example.com).
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June 1: Pine River Backus High School Blood Drive
On Wednesday, June 1, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Pine River- Backus High School will be partnering with Memorial Blood Centers for a blood drive at 810 First St. W., in Pine River.
Memorial Blood Centers is the sole blood supplier for Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital and the Northland. You can make a positive impact on your community by donating blood. Also, every time you donate you save 3 lives! Remember, 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime.
To schedule an appointment, contact Shawn Howard at 218-587-3323.
Or schedule your appointment online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives Sponsor Code: 4090.
June 2: Area artists sought
Calling Area Artists from the Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake, Crosby, Deerwood and surrounding area. Musicians, storytellers, writers, actors, dancers, poets, visual artists—all mediums!
Screen Porch Productions invites area artists of all arts disciplines to take part in a lifechanging opportunity!
Screen Porch Productions, a local nonprofit community arts organization, has created significant positive impact in the lives of older adults in Outing/Emily area through five years of arts programs in theater, painting and writing. They are passionate about creating greater access to high-quality arts programming for ALL area seniors by sharing their expertise with area artists. They have developed an excellent training/mentoring program that will provide artists with the tools, resources AND confidence to develop and teach their own arts program in any town and settings they choose--from libraries & community centers to senior assisted living and memory care. Artists do not need prior teaching experience only a passion for sharing their art. This is an income producing opportunity for our community artists. The two-day training is interactive using experiential learning and real-time arts sessions focusing on best practices for teaching older adults including adaptations for all cognitive ability. The universal elements of teaching artistry will also be covered in the training. Individual mentoring is provided to help artists with all aspects of implementing arts programming. This includes session planning, funding, promotion and connecting with venue/facility. The training team are the best in the state! They master teaching artists and experts in the field of arts and aging and include Zoe Bird, poet and Director of Minnesota's Alzheimer's Poetry Project, Jeanie Brindley- Barnett, music artist and co-founder of Music for Life at MacPhail Center, Michele Coppin, visual artist and director of Voice to Vision and Art Talks and Therese Kunz, local theater & teaching artist and director of the project. There is a nominal fee for the training that includes all materials, resources and lunch both days! Training will take place on Thursday & Friday, June 30 & July 1 from 9:00 to 4:00 PM at Northern Lakes Senior Living in Baxter.
Want to hear more about this training and project? Please come to a ‘meet and greet’ at Crossing Arts Alliance in the Franklin Arts Building on Thursday, June 2 from 4 to 5pm! Please contact Therese Kunz for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218 259-4206.
June 4: 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/
June 4: Plant Sale - 8:30-11:30 at the Crosslake Community Center Picnic Shelter
June 15: Potluck Lunch - NOON Meeting at 1:00 - Celebrating Our Club's Twentieth Birthday
June 4: "Fiesta Grande"
Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show is Saturday, June 4, at noon at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Crosslake.
Embrace yourself in the colors red, orange, lime, yellow, and turquoise. View fashions from Crosslake merchants and modeled by church members.
A Mexican themed meal will be served prior to the fashion show. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Ace Hardware in Crosslake; Pine Peaks Gifts; Judy's House of Gifts; and Immaculate Heart Catholic Church until May 29.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Habitat for Humanity 2016 Catholic Church Apostles Build.
June 7: Alzheimer’s presentation Outing Seniors Club
All are Welcome to join the Outing Seniors Club to hear a presentation on Alzheimer’s given by Tammy Jo Johnson of Heartwood Senior Living. An abbreviated Club business meeting will begin a 1:30 PM on June 7, 2016 with the Alzheimer’s presentation scheduled for 2:00 PM.
This interactive presentation will cover the changes in the brain as this disease progresses including warning signs, tips for coping and communicating with those suffering from memory loss. This disease currently affects over 5.4 million Americans and is expected to increase to 16 million in the next 30 years. Educating ourselves and our communities is one step in coping with this incurable disease. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
For more information contact Club President Grace Werner at 218-792-5500.
June 13-16: Vacation Bible School at Crosslake Log Church
The Crosslake Log Church (Evangelical Free Church) Invites Children to Cave Quest VBS: Following Jesus: The Light of the World!
A summer kids’ event called Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at The Log Church (Evangelical Free Church) in Crosslake, MN from June 13th to June 16th daily from 9:00am-12:00pm. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus’ love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Cave Quest Closing that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:30 am.
To register children for VBS, parents can either register online at www.crosslakeefc.org/vbs or call 218-692-4141 to register.
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July EventsJuly 1: Land & Waters Preservation Trust to award 2016 Grant
The Land & Waters Preservation Trust Endowment will be awarding a $3,000 grant to a worthy project again this spring. Land & Waters, administered by the Initiative Foundation, is a joint endowment of WAPOA and the Pine River Watershed Alliance (PRWA).Projects that protect and preserve the waters of the Pine River Watershed are eligible for the grant. Applicants can be Lake Associations, environmental groups or individuals. Projects proposed by the two parent organizations, WAPOA and PRWA, will also be considered. Application deadline is July 1, 2016.To apply contact the Initiative Foundation to get grant guidelines and application. Application Link: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_1411? SA=SNA&FID=35047.Land & Waters Preservation Trust was created by Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) and the Pine River Watershed Alliance (PRWA) and is a Turn Key Fund of the Initiative Foundation. Land & Waters Trust is a grant making endowment fund directed to preserving and protecting the water quality in the Pine River Watershed. More information is available from WAPOA, PRWA, or the Initiative Foundation.
July 23: Bridges of Hope “Run for Hope”
Glow On! The fourth annual “Run for Hope,” a benefit for Bridges of Hope, is set for Saturday, July 23rd at the Northland Arboretum.
Set to take off after the sun goes down, this run is a unique glow-in-the-dark event offering a two-mile option and a full 5K. Music and pre-race festivities begin at 7:30 pm with a kids’ 1K at 8:30 pm. The event wraps with awards beginning at approximately 9:45 pm.
Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each age group and to individuals and teams with the ‘Best Glow,’ or creative glow-in-the-dark attire.
Register online at: www.runforhope.itsyourrace.com. An early bird registration rate of $30 is available until June 30th or $35 after. Registration for the race includes race participation, a t-shirt and commemorative race bib. Children 12 and under can register for the 1K fun run for $10 and receive a t-shirt.
Sponsorship opportunities are available through May 20th by calling Jana Shogren at (218) 825-7682.
Proceeds from the event benefit individuals and families served by Bridges of Hope’s programs. More than 2,200 households in Crow Wing County and surrounding communities benefit from services provided. Bridges of Hope is a faith-based nonprofit organization that has been serving the Lakes Area for 14 years.
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