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Weekly and Monthly Events

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.
Tuesdays: 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
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.)
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 or contact club President Russ Heittola at 825-0441 or email and visit us on Facebook. Join the fun and camaraderie-become a member today!
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!
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 or (218) 838-8431; or Mindy at or (218) 839-1488.
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.
Mondays - Wednesdays: Crosslake Tennis
The Crosslake Parks Department is seeking tennis players. Come join our program and play on the nicest courts in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We offer mixed doubles on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9-11. Wednesdays from 9-11 is our women only session. If you like tennis and would like to see expanded tennis offerings please let us know.

Stop by the Community Center to register or call us with suggestions 692-4271.
Tennis in Emily
If you are interested in joining the Emily tennis group, call Milt at 218-792-5786 or Mary Jo at 218-763-2648 for more information, or just show up on any Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday morning at 9 AM for mixed doubles; great tennis fun and exercise. We have a great group of players! The courts are located on County Road 1 just west of Highway 6 in Emily.
Tuesdays: Wanted: a Few Good Readers for the Crosslake Literary Huddle
The Crosslake Literary Huddle is a read-aloud discussion group that focuses exclusively on selections from the great literature of the world, from Shakespeare to Dickinson to Camus. The Huddle provides an opportunity to learn and enjoy literature in a relaxed, supportive group of interested readers. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9 –11 at the Crosslake Presbyterian Church, 14444 Daggett Pine Road. When finished, we always lunch at a local restaurant. Other than buying a book now and then, there is no cost to participate. If you  love literature and the stimulation that comes from reading and discussing it with others, please join us. For additional information call Joe Albrecht at 218 562-5073.

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 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.
New Volunteer Program at CRMC
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center has initiated a new volunteer program at its medical campus in Crosby and is seeking volunteers to help patients, visitors and staff by providing excellent customer service.

Positions are available in the Cancer Center, Care Center, Dietary, Emergency Department, Gift Shop, Reception, Laboratory, Marketing, Nursing Units, Resident Dining Room, and Wellness departments. Duties include clerical work, greeting guests, walking patients to destinations, delivering flowers, returning wheelchairs, and assisting with special projects and events.

Availability of positions is usually greatest during weekday, daytime hours. Volunteers must be 18 years or older, flexible and willing to do a variety of tasks. 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.

For more information, please call 218-545-4447.

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 the Northern Brainerd Lakes area and the outlying communities.

If you enjoy playing a musical instrument, sing or have a loveable dog you would like to register, please call Keshia Kettler-Herrmann at Heartland Hospice at 218-829-1252 for further information.

Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule.

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!

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

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

Monetary donations would also be accepted and used towards the purchase of these items. Please indicate that the donation is to be used for back to school supplies.

The items collected will be distributed to the children through the Emily-Outing Fifty Lakes Area Food Shelf.

If you have questions or you have school supplies to donate, please contact food shelf director, Nancy Moritz at 763-3097.

Monetary donations may be sent to: Emily Emergency Food Shelf, 42145 Birchwood Drive, Emily, MN 56447. Thank you for your help.

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August Events

August 26: Winona La Duke to be guest speaker at Outing picnic potluck
On August 26 Winona La Duke, of the White Earth Band and Executive Director of the Honor the Earth Band, will be in Outing for a talk with citizens about her campaign to raise awareness of the issues of clean water and oil pipelines through water, wetlands and sensitive habitat.

Winona speaks nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy and sustainable development. She will be addressing issues related to the planned pipelines, Sandpiper and Line 3, on Aug 26 at Luschers Park in Outing.

The event is a picnic potluck. Bring a dish to pass. The gathering will start at 1:00 p.m. In case of rain the event will move to the Town Hall.

Questions? Email:

August 27: Nisswa Garden Club
The Nisswa Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.

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

The program entitled “Gardening Myths” will be presented by Jackie Burkey, a UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardener. Coordinator is JoAnn Weaver. Hosts are Connie Foster and Marlys Meyer.

Non-members with an interest in gardening are welcome. For lunch reservations, call Marie Boudrye at 218-963-7494. Program presentation begins after 1:00 p.m. For further information on the Club, visit .

ugust 27: Manoominike Giizis Feast of the Wild Rice Moon

Join Honor the Earth Executive Director, Winona LaDuke, and musical guests on August 27th at 6:00 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa for a traditional indigenous feast in honor and celebration of Northern Minnesota’s clean water and wild rice harvest. This benefit dinner is one of several stops along Honor the Earth’s “Love Water Not Oil” Tour, which includes a spiritual horse ride against the current of the proposed Sandpiper and Line 3 pipeline; from Rice Lake Refuge (near McGregor) to Rice Lake, on the White Earth Reservation. The ride, including dinners and celebrations along the way, aims to document and raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, and economic resources of MN’s highest quality watersheds at risk due to the proposal for a new energy corridor.

The Sioux Chef, known for his “pre-colonial” inspired Native American cuisine, will prepare a meal utilizing wild and cultivated food of the Dakota and Ojibwa Tribes. The feast will include wild rice crusted red lake walleye, maple roasted sun choke and squash, grilled native corn, wild green salad, blueberry sorbet, and much more!

If you are concerned about Northern Minnesota’s high quality watersheds, lakes, and tourist economy, and are interested in a delicious, locally made dinner, this is an event you will not want to miss. Join Honor the Earth in celebration and to support our efforts, and learn how you can become part of the movement to reroute oil pipelines from the Northern Lakes Region.

Visit or for more information and to purchase tickets.

August 28: 8th Annual Mike Wilder Tournament at Crosswoods GC
The 8th Annual Mike Wilder Golf Scramble will be held at Crosswoods Golf Course on Friday, August 28. The tournament is a fundraiser hosted by the Lakers Lions of Emily/Outing/Fifty Lakes and benefiting Project New Hope. Project New Hope exists to provide veteran family retreats. Including the whole family (even the kids!) is unique to Project New Hope and fosters family togetherness through a wilderness getaway.

It is their goal to provide combat veterans and their families with the education, training, and skills necessary to manage their lives after wartime service; repair of relationships is a primary goal. And of course, have fun in the process!

This year's Signature Sponsor is Larson Group Real Estate. Larson Group is a community leader supporting veterans programs. Larson Group owner Rob Birkeland is also a certified Military Residential Specialist. He has made the effort to take specialized training to be able to properly assist both active and retired military veterans with their real estate needs.

The tournament is an 18 hole scramble, including an Italian dinner following golf. A shotgun start will kick off the golf at 2:00 pm. Stop by or call the Crosswoods Proshop to register a team, all veterans receive a $10 discount on the entry fee. Crosswoods Golf Course 218-692-4653.

August 29: Kayak at the Crosslake Campgrounds
Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels.

Location: Beach at US Army Corp Campground in Crosslake
Dates: Sat. – August 29th and September 12th
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: Free!
Register: To Sign up call: 651-290-5793

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September Events

September 2: Leech Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Project (WRAP)
A public meeting will be held September 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Walker to present the findings of a study conducted over the past three years on the quality of the waters of the Leech Lake watershed. “While the results of the study show the waters to be of high quality, there are some areas of possible concern for the future if we’re not vigilant in protecting our waters” said Lindsey Ketchel, executive director of the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation. “We cannot take for granted that our waters will stay clean in the future when there are continued projections for population growth in the region and climate changes looming on the horizon.”

The Leech Lake watershed covers 855,000 acres in Cass and Eastern Hubbard counties along with a small portion of Beltrami County.

The final phase of the Leech Lake WRAP is to develop a plan to protect and restore the waters of the Leech Lake watershed. A draft WRAP plan will be available at the end of 2015. Following a public comment period on the plan, it will be finalized by June 30, 2016. The public meeting on September 2 will be an opportunity to hear the results of the water quality monitoring and conservation modeling that identified priority areas in the watershed on which to focus protection strategies.

For more information on the WRAP Project, contact Phil Votruba, MPCA, at, 218-316-3901 or Lindsey Ketchel, Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation, at, 218-675-5773.

September 3: Habitat for Humanity helps people become homeowners
Habitat for Humanity helps people become homeowners!

Here’s how it works…
• The program accepts applications from people living in substandard housing that meet the income guidelines. We use a general guideline that is 30-50% of the median income.

• The application is reviewed by the Family Selection Committee. If the guidelines are met, a home visit is set up.

• If accepted, the new “Habitat Partner Family” puts in 300 hours of labor (sweat equity) to help build a home with volunteers. The Family purchases the home at cost through a no interest Habitat for Humanity mortgage.

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity will be conducting application and information meeting for 1 home in Akeley, 3 in Brainerd, 1 in Breezy Point, 1 in Pillager and 1 in Staples...2016 projects

For more information, please call Kevin Pelkey at 218-828-8517

Informational Meetings:
• September 3rd at Bethany Lutheran, Nevis: 10am or 3pm
• September 3rd at 1st Lutheran, Akeley: 6:30pm
• September 8th at Pequot Lakes Library: 10am, 3pm or 6:30pm
• Staples meetings will be held mid-September (date to be set)

September 8: 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 1/2 hour sessions held weekly.

Dates: Tuesdays: Sept 8 , 15, 29 , Oct. 6 & 13 from 1:30-3pm.

Location: Good Samaritan Society, Riverside Senior Living Apartments, 2189 White Pine Point Rd SW, Pine River, MN

To register contact Cindy Scott, 218-282-6572 or e-mail or Mary
Smith 218 203-7312, email:

If you or your spouse are a veteran, please pre-register with Mary Smith at 218-203-7312. We will have Americorp Volunteers available to supervise calls received if needed. Please let us know prior to class.

Funded in part under contract with the Central Council on Aging, St. Cloud, as part of the Older Americans Act Program.

September 9: Emily Blood Drive: Help the American Red Cross Prepare for Emergencies by Donating Blood
Eligible Donors are encouraged to give blood during September’s National Preparedness Month. This is a community project sponsored by the Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes Lakers Lions.

Red Cross reports that the blood supply is at a critical low level and desperately needing all blood types. Blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as donations come in and are processed properly. The need for blood is high for patients involved in accidents, and for children and elderly, who suffer from illness, surgical complications or cancer.

Donors are needed for the Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 12:00 to 6:00 PM Blood Drive, at the Emily City Hall with a goal of 108 pints to be collected.

Donors need to be 17 years or older, no upper age limits, at least 110 pounds and in general good health. Sixteen year olds are eligible to donate with a parental or guardian’s signature on a Red Cross permission form. Red Cross uses the appointment program for donors. They are allowed 15 minutes after the scheduled time, to arrive at the blood drive before they lose their appointment. Walk-ins will be given the next available appointment and usually the blood drive is less busy after 3pm. By this procedure, Red Cross feels that donors will have less of a wait. Call if an appointment needs to be changed. Donors now have an option to fill out their own paper work on a computer. For those less familiar with computers, the Red Cross staff will fill out the paper work as usually has been done.

Fifty-six days between blood donations are required, so anyone who donated single units at Emily's blood drive in May is eligible to donate in September. Double Red donors need 112 days between their donations, providing that they haven’t donated 6 pints over the past 365 days.

Donors who occasionally have low iron counts are reminded to improve their iron levels by either taking over the counter iron supplements and/or adding iron rich foods to their diets. Meat, fish and poultry are the bestabsorbed iron rich foods. Iron fortified cereals, beans, raisins, baked potatoes, and breads and pasta made with iron-enriched flour are encouraged to be eaten. Foods high in Vitamin C will help absorb the iron; while tea, coffee, bran, and antacids block the absorption of iron.

The Emily area hosts three bloodmobiles each year with this being the 68th blood drive held over the past 27 years. This is open to anyone from the surrounding areas; all blood types are needed. Donors are invited to also help recruit new donors. Double Red Cell Donors are needed with Blood types of A-, B-, O+ and O-. There will be four double red cell machines available for use. Please call if you are interested in this option.

Root beer Floats will be served in the canteen area as a special appreciation of all of our donors.

We continue to dedicate our blood drives to all of our area friends and relatives who have required blood transfusions. We want to make sure that blood is available for them, whenever it is required.

To sign up to be a donor at Emily's bloodmobile and anyone who would like to volunteer to work with the bloodmobile, may call coordinator Nancy Moritz, RN at 763-3097 for an appointment.

The American Red Cross announces that Red Cross blood donors that were previously permanently deferred from donating blood, may now be eligible for the Red Cross reinstatement program. Previously deferred donors should call the American Red Cross Reinstatement Center at 866-236-3276 for instructions. A kit will be sent out to those eligible for reinstatement, and the donor may go to the Emily Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 9, from noon to 6:00 pm, at the Emily City Hall to be tested for donor reinstatement.

September 10: Deer lottery application deadline
Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer throughout much of Minnesota this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license and apply for an antlerless permit by Thursday, Sept. 10, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

Antlerless deer permits are issued by lottery in designated permit areas. Some areas that have not been in the lottery classification in recent years are in that classification this year, primarily as a result of new deer population goals.

“Hunters should review the hunting and trapping regulation book now,” said Leslie McInenly, big game program leader with the DNR. “The lottery applies to over half of the state permit areas this year, and it’s important to start planning for the season.”

Hunters who want to participate in special firearm deer hunts also need to apply for permits that are issued by lottery, and the application deadline is Sept. 10. More information on deer permit areas and special hunts is in the DNR hunting regulations handbook, found online at .

September 10: Divorce Care Class in Breezy Point
Eagles Nest Church, located at 6714 County Rd. 11 in Breezy Point, MN is starting a Divorce Care Class. Classes begin September 10, 2015 and will go through December 3, 2015. Time will be 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

A variety of topics will be covered through videos by top experts on divorce and recovery subjects, along with a workbook.

If you're separated or divorced you can find support, hope, and healing through these classes.

For information or to sign up for the class call Sheila 218 330-0958

By September 15: Crosslake “Clothes Closet” seeks new home
After 19 1/2 years of providing clothing, shoes, household goods, etc. at no cost to residents in the Crosslake and surrounding areas, the Clothes Closet may be forced to cease operation. The building currently being used has been sold and a new location must be found by September 15th.

The Closet began on January 22, 1996 when Joyce Smyth and Dodo Fraser pitched the idea to women of each of the six area churches. After their approval, they began to distribute goods, from the basement of city hall, which the public generously donated. When that building was sold, the Closet found a home in the basement of Lakes State Bank, now First National Bank where they remained free of charge for 13 years until August of 2009.

An answer to prayer came in the form of Dan and Judy Kenobbe, who invited the Closet to use one-half of their building on Ox Lake Landing – again at no cost. After six years there, the building has now been sold and the Closet is searching for another location to continue their mission to the community.

If anyone know of any possibilities for a new location for the Clothes Closet, please contact Dodo at 218-692-4056 or Arlyn at 218-543-6509.

September 16: Crosslake Area Garden Club
Our club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Crosslake Community Center. For more information contact Jayne at 218-763-1222.

September 16: "Moon Gardening" Presenter: Jennifer Knutson Garden Club Member Plant Exchange

October 21: "Cooking with Herbs", Presenter: Judy Dubois

November 18: "Asexual Propagation", Presenter: Jackie Froemming. (Note: Board of Directors meeting at 10:00)

December 16: "Holiday Potluck" -  NOON.Same place as last year.Call Jayne for more information: 218-763-1222

September 17: Camp Knutson 6th Annual Taste Luncheon and fundraiser
Do you love to entertain family and friends when they visit you at the lake? Are you tired of serving the same crackers and cheese or chips and dip every time? Do you love going to parties and trying exciting and new appetizers?

The Camp Knutson Volunteers invite you to join them at the Crosslake Lutheran Church on Sept. 17 from 11:30-2:00, for an afternoon of sampling unique and fun hors d’oeuvres, small plates and desserts. Recipes for everything you sample will be in the new 2015 Cookbook, “Entertaining at the Lake VI: It’s a Party!” that is included with your $25 reservation. To make a reservation please contact or call Joan at 612-581-2038.

Doors at the church will open at 11:00 so you may buy raffle tickets or purchase some of the camper-crafted items. The beautiful book, “Where Spirits Fly”, will also be on sale.

All proceeds go to Camp Knutson kids - children with Autism, Down Syndrome, heart disease, skin disease and families affected by HIV and AIDS. Please join us for this tasty fundraising event and help make a difference in their lives.

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