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MnDOT to postpone all public meetings, open houses
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced – in accordance with guidance from state health officials – that the agency will indefinitely postpone all public meetings and project open houses statewide to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of all Minnesotans. This includes all MnDOT-hosted events for at least the next 30 days.

Public engagement on transportation and construction projects remains a top priority for the agency. MnDOT is exploring alternatives, such as virtual and remote options for

Over the Hills Gang

The Over the Hills Gang ATV club meets the first Saturday of the month at Emily Log Cabin Bar at 10 a.m. Meetings are held February through October with no meetings in November, December or January.

All club events, ride schedule and training events can be found on the club’s website at www.overthehillsgang.org

The club is always seeking new members that want to promote safe and fun riding in the area.

Cuyuna Iron Range Riders
We are a family style ATV club located in the Crosby /Ironton area. We are dedicated to responsible riding for all ages, youth safety training and trail ambassadorship. We plan activities centered around riding in Minnesota’s great outdoors.

The Cuyuna Iron Range Riders club has been activity in the Cuyuna Range community since 2004. We volunteer our time to host youth safety training and trail ambassadorship. We are actively pursuing grant in aid trails in Crow Wing County. The club offers memberships to anyone interested in trail riding and exploring nature. For more information, go online to www.cuyunaironrangeriders.com or contact  club President Russ Heittola at 825-0441 or email heittola@brainerd.net and visit us on Facebook.

Crosslake Food Shelf
The Crosslake Food Shelf is located at 34212 County Highway 3 in Crosslake, MN. We are open the first and third Fridays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. When you come in for the first time, please bring a driver’s license and a current utility bill no more than one month old. If you have any questions or need emergency assistance, you may call: Doris Mezzenga: 218-692-1004 Fred Walch: 218-270-0646 Nancy Rudberg: 218-692-2309

Outing Volunteer Library Closed
The Outing library will be closed until the end of March because of the Corona Virus. We will reassess at that time about April.

Emily City Library closed

Emily Gymnasium programs cancelled

‘Bone Builders’ exercise program for Adults at Crooked Lake Township has been suspended

Emily Food Shelf
The Board of the Emily Food Shelf would like to assure past and future clients that we are committed to remaining open to serve any and all who are in need during these uncertain times.

Our days and hours will not change. We are open the 3rd Wed of the month from 9:30am to 11:00am and the following Thurs from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

However, we do have to change the way we do business going into the near future. In order to keep volunteers and clients healthy, starting with April distribution and until further notice, we will be providing:

- Curbside pick-up will be provided in the drive thru lane or the west side handicapped sidewalk access area. Stay in your vehicle, you will be greeted by a volunteer.

- Pre-packed boxes with non-perishable foods based on recommendations from Second Harvest.

- Pre-packed assorted frozen meats and dairy products

- Pre-packed paper products

No clients will be allowed to enter the building

Call the Emily Food Shelf at 218- 763-3663 for further information, Board contacts, and to leave a message if necessary.

Stay safe, stay well!

Local area AA
• Mon Night AA Meeting, 7:00 PM at Crosslake Luthern Church, 35960 Cty Rd 66

• Tue Night AA Meeting, 7:00 PM at Presbyterian Church, 14444 Daggett Pine Road

• Thur Night AA and Alanon Mtgs, 7:00 PM at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church South of Reeds Market on CR 37

The Closet
The Closet of Narrows Community Church offers gently loved clothing for men and women who are in need of a helping hand. There is no charge for the clothes and no restrictions apply. What you will find at The Closet, in addition to some lovely clothing selections, is a warm smile, some tasty treats and very friendly volunteers to assist you.

Our shopping hours are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. If you have clean, repair-free clothes you want to donate, we’ll gladly accept them during this time as well or you can call at 218 792-5530 for more information or to make other arrangements.

Narrows Community Church is located in Outing at 6297 Woods Bay NE, across the street from the Crooked Lake Town Hall. Please look for the yellow directional signs we’ll place for you just north of the Hwy. 6 bridge. If you’d like more information about The Closet, please call the number listed above.

Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous meetings in Brainerd at 7 pm on Monday nights at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. 7th Street, Brainerd.

Wednesday Care 'N Share meals in Emily temporarily suspended
The Care-n-Share Wednesday free meal program has been temporarily suspended due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to reflect the concerns about the health and safety for our volunteers and the community members we serve. When these extremely fluid health concerns return to normal, Care-n-Share will resume this meal program. We thank all for your understanding of these concerns.

Caregiver Classes Postponed Until April
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes sponsored by Faith in Action for Cass County and Union Church in Hackensack will be postponed to begin on April 15, 2020. Please call Faith in Action at 218-675-5435 for more information.
Caregiver Support Group last Tuesday of the month
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly Caregiver Support Group to be held on the last Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 pm at the church. The group is geared to those who are caring for others with health issues and is open to all area residents.
The group is facilitated by Gail Smith, RN, and Parish Nurse, with over 45 years of clinical experience and will feature educational topics each month of interest to caregivers.
The next session will be held April 30th and will review caregiver stress and strategies to deal with issues that arise in caring for others.
If you would like to bring your loved one to the afternoon session, we will have activities for them as well so that you are able to attend. Please call 218-692-3682 if you would like to take advantage of that process or if you have questions.
Crosslake Ideal Lions
The Crosslake Ideal Lions Club meets the 1st Wednesday of each month for the Board Meeting 6 PM at Old Milwaukee Club. The 2nd Wednesday each month for the General Meeting 5:30 Social, 6 PM meeting, at Maucieri’s. For interest in joining our club of 75 local members helping the community please call Connie at 218-692-1267 or email at: crosslakeideallions@gmail.com.

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

Heartland Hospice Volunteer Training
Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Breezy Point, Crosslake, Outing and the outlying communities. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, pet visits, musical enrichment, art enrichment, Veteran to Veteran visits and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule.

Please call Keshia Kettler-Herrmann at Heartland Hospice at 218 829-1252 for further information

BUNCO Card Group in Crosslake
Mondays at 1 pm at the Crosslake Community Center. Beginners welcome, $1 fee. Call Jena for more information: 763-441-6417

Laker Lions News
Mobility Equipment available for use
The Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions has mobility equipment for you to use. These articles include: Wheel Chairs, Walkers, Crutches, etc. Please contact Larry @ 218-763-5022 or Kathy @ 218-821-4668. Please call us—We are here to serve our communities.

Lakers Lions accepting recycled item donations
The Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions are collecting used eye glasses to be recycled for foreign mission projects, used hearing aids to be recycled for our Hearing Foundation Projects, used cell phones to go to battered woman’s shelters, and used ink cartridges to be recycled for Pediatric cancer patients. If you have any of these items you would like to donate to the cause, please deposit these items in our donation boxes at these locations: Outing—Village Inn and Outing Station. Emily—Pine River State Bank, Ace Hardware, Kut & Kurl, Granny’s Bar and Grill, and the Emily Wesleyan Church

We and you Serve!!

Donation based Yoga
Donation based Yoga Located at 456 Birch Ave Outing - (behind Land O'Lakes).

Chair - A gentle form of Yoga practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support - Tuesday @6 pm

Flow - Tuesday @4:30 pm; Sunday @9 am
Donate your used eyeglasses
Crosslake Ideal Lions are collecting used eyeglasses to donate to the visually impaired. Drop off sites are located at Crosslake Drug, Crosslake Community Center, Black Ridge Bank, First National Bank, Crosslake Clinic, Reeds,and Crosslake Lutheran Church.

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

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

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

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

1st and 3rd Mondays: Healthcare Directives

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

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

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

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.

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.

4th Tuesday: Living Well with Heart Failure Support Group
The Marilyn Covey Heart and Vascular Heart Failure team invites those dealing with heart failure and their loved ones to a support group held at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
The monthly hour-long small group session provides a space to openly share, support others or simply connect with members who are impacted by living with heart failure. The support group is mediated by certified heart failure nurse staff to help address your concerns and answer questions. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of support. Anyone feeling the impact of this condition is welcome to attend.

The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Please call 218-828-7526 to register.

1st Monday: Crosslakers: All Aboard
If you live, work, recreate or have a passion for Crosslake, you’re a Crosslaker! Meetings held the first Monday, monthly at Crosslake Communications 35910 County Road 66 at 7:45 – 9 a.m. Everyone welcome to bring ideas and the desire to responsibly guide Crosslake’s future!

Tuesdays: Free Blood Pressure Monitoring

Free blood pressure checks are being given by a Registered Nurse at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby on Tuesdays each week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s main entrance lobby. No appointment is necessary.

Regularly checking your blood pressure is important because the higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of health problems. If your blood pressure is high, it is putting extra strain on arteries and on the heart, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.

The risk for high blood pressure goes up as people get older. Individuals are also at increased risk for blood pressure if they are: overweight or have obesity; don’t’ get enough physical activity; drink too much alcohol; don’t eat a healthy diet; have kidney failure, diabetes or some types of heart disease.

Parkinson's Support Group
The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meeting on Thursday, April 2, at 1:00pm at Lord of Life Church, 6190 Fairview Rd N. Baxter is cancelled due to the Coronavirus. If you have any questions, please call 218-829-4017.

Thursdays April 9 - June 11: Special Class Session for People Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease
The American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to partner with the Brainerd Lakes Area Parkinson’s disease support group to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last 5 years.

This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with Parkinson’s disease with psychosocial support and sharing. Care-partners and adult family members of the person with Parkinson’s are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required.

The group will meet every Thursday from April 9 to June 11 at Lord of Life Church in Baxter, MN – 6190 Fairview Rd, Baxter MN 56425. Meetings take place from 12 – 2 PM.

Each week covers a different topic.
Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (April 9)
Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (April 16)
Session 3: Importance of Exercise in Parkinson’s Disease (April 23)
Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (April 30)
Session 5: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (May 7)
Session 6: Tips for Daily Living (May 28)
Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (June 4)
Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (June 11)

The group will be facilitated by Lynda Erickson, BSW, facilitator of the Brainerd Lakes Area Parkinson’s disease support group. To register or for additional information please contact Anushka Mohideen at (651) 241-8297.

This PRESS program has been offered at locations around the country and has received excellent feedback from past participants. Previous PRESS locations in Minnesota include Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

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April Events

April and May: Outing Seniors cancellations
Outing Seniors Board has elected to cancel the April and May meetings, including the annual May spring dinner. This is all due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to reflect the concerns about the health and safety as advised by CDC recommendations that events of 50 or more people not be held for about the next two months. When these extremely fluid health concerns allow us, we will return to normal activities.

April 8: Give the Gift of Life, Be a Blood Donor: American Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled at Emily City Hall
Spring is here, and everyone is anxious to be outdoors and get their summer projects started. Red Cross is trying hard to build up the supply of blood on hand. The need for blood is high for patients, whether it is a young child or an elderly person who may have been involved in an accident, or one who may be suffering from illness, surgical complications or cancer. Now is the time to make the phone call or go online at redcrossblood.org.

Donors are needed for the Wednesday, April 8, 2019, Noon to 6 PM Bloodmobile, being held at the Emily City Hall located at 39811 Highway #6 in Emily. Donors need to be 17 years or older, no upper age limits, at least 110 pounds and in general good health. Sixteen year olds can now donate when a parent or guardian signs a Red Cross permission slip for them. Four double red cell machines will be available for donors with blood types O+, O-, A- and B-. These blood types are the ones most in demand but all blood types are always needed. Red Cross is using the appointment program for donors. Walk-ins are Welcome and will be given the next available appointment. Fifty-six days between Single Unit blood donations and 112 days between Double Red Cell Donors are required.

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 best absorbed iron rich foods. Iron fortified cereals, molasses, beans, raisins, baked potatoes, and breads and pasta made with iron-enriched flour are also 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 now hosts three bloodmobiles each year with this being the 78th over the past 31 years. It is open to anyone; all blood types are needed. Donors are invited to help recruit new donors. Blood donors who were previously deferred, may now be eligible for the Red Cross Reinstatement program. Previous deferred donors should call the Red Cross Reinstatement Center at 866-236-3276 for instructions.

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. The community project is sponsored by the Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes Lakers Lions. Fresh homemade Cookies will be served in the canteen area. To sign up to be a donor at Emily's blood drive please call coordinators Nancy Moritz at 763-3097 or Kathy Harvet at 792-5314 for an appointment.

April 8-14: Festival of Passover
Everyone choosing to “Live by all Yahuah’s words” (Dt. 8:3) is welcome to keep Almighty Yahuah’s Sacred Festival of Passover on April 8-14 with other Yahuah loving Torah Keepers. We’ll also be keeping Yahuah’s Sacred Festivals of shavuot (May 30, 31) and sukkot (tabernacles) on Oct. 3-10. For info call Michael at 218-766-8176.

April 9: CLC announces spring Cultural Thursday dates
April 9 “Tanzania: Teaching and Growing” with presenter Helene Danielson
Please note: This is the second Thursday of the month.
Helene Danielson spent the month of June 2019, teaching English to under-resourced children in Tanzania. She came home filled with gratitude and hope, a desire to simplify life, and a disdain for plastic bags. Through a partnership between Concordia College and the Grumeti Fund, community outreach is provided to children in villages bordering the Grumeti Game Reserve, just north of Serengeti National Park. Danielson will discuss her experiences with the children she served, as well as the animals she saw while living on the game reserve (think elephants every day, baboons that stole supplies, and two amazing game drives to observe wildlife). When Helene is not off on an adventure, she can be found teaching Language Arts at Forestview Middle School. Live stream the event here: https://youtu.be/OVaZKUp8sQs

May 7 “My Life in Norway” with presenter John Lund
John Lund is a 2016 graduate of Staples-Motley High School and is a current student of Central Lakes College. For most of 2017 and 2018, Lund was a student living in the beautiful Nordic nation of Norway. Minnesota is known for its heavy Norwegian heritage, but what is it really like for a young American to live in Norway and experience the language and culture along with the natives? Live stream the event here: https://youtu.be/Qfn_exXPB9g

These events are being co-sponsored by the CLC Office of Equity and Inclusion. Each is held in the Chalberg Theatre, CLC Brainerd campus, and are free and open to the public.

April 10: Impact Grant Deadline Extended
Crow Wing Power Community Trust (Operation Round-Up) has extended the deadline for applications for their annual Impact Grant to April 10. The grant historically has been given to worthy applicants in amounts up to $12,000. The original deadline was March 31. The purpose of the Impact Grant will be to give a boost to a unique project/program, organization or community to 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 Kinzer at Crow Wing Power, 218-829-2827 or 1-800-648-9401.

April 10: Grassroots Concerts cancels remainder of season

Grassroots Concerts, Nisswa, has canceled its remaining spring concerts with Ellis on April 10 and John Gorka on May 1.

“We hope to reschedule these artists in our fall 2020 season,” said Dawn Stattine, artistic director.

For more about nonprofit, all-volunteer Grassroots Concerts go to www.grassrootsconcerts.org or see the series Facebook page.

April 11: Lakers Lions Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled
The Lakers Lions Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Sat. April 11th, 2020 has been cancelled.

April 14: Emily Loon Crafters Quilt Guild
Due to concerns of the Coronavirus, the Emily Loon Crafters Quilt Guild regular monthly meeting scheduled for April 14th has been cancelled.

April 15: Crosslake Area Garden Club
The Crosslake Area Garden Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Crosslake Community Center. Visitors are always welcomed and members are encouraged! For more information contact Linda at 218-765-3246 or visit our website at: crosslakegarden.org. We continue to think “Gardening” in in the winter months, so come and join us!!

2020 Programs:
April 15th: How to Design a  Beautiful Entry Garden – Joann Weaver

April 18, 21 and 26: Presenting Legacy Chorale 18th Season Spring Concert Series: “How Can We Keep From Singing?”
Have you ever gone through a single day without hearing music? Have you ever wondered why music, specifically singing, can break down barriers and connect people in an instant? For seventeen years, the volunteer singers of The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, [a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization], have been doing just that–bringing people together through the power of song! Performing for enthused audiences in the Brainerd Lakes area and greater Minnesota, our multi-community choir has united people of varied—even opposing—beliefs, lifestyles, and political persuasions. For our 18th Season, we continue to foster this spirit of “unity in diversity” through famous gospel tunes, spirituals, choral classics, and reworked “pop” songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s!

The theme of The Legacy Chorale’s Spring 2020 concert series is taken from the title of the hymn, How Can I Keep from Singing? Composed in the 1860s by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry to an anonymous text, the hymn speaks directly to the power of music – and especially music that is sung: “My life flows on in endless song…It finds an echo in my soul–How can I keep from singing?” In addition to the title piece, the program will include other songs about singing: Sing, an energetic and joyful celebration of vocal music by Pentatonix; Sing Out, made famous by Celtic Woman; the spirited I Hear America Singing by André Thomas; two choral classics-With A Voice of Singing by Minnesota composer Kenneth Jennings and Sing Unto God by Paul Fetler; a sweet arrangement of The Carpenters’ A Song For You; a gospel-style barnburner entitled I Will Sing by Rosephanye Powell, hailed as one of America’s premier women composers of choral music; and many more! Also included on the program will be a Children’s Chorus comprised of 3rd and 4th graders from Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd, directed by Stacy Podoll-Erdal (April 21st concert), and the New London-Spicer HS Concert Choir and West Central Singers (based in Willmar), both directed by Naomi Powers-Baker (April 26th concert). The youth choirs will open their respective concerts with their own set of pieces, and then join the chorale on two numbers.

The April 18th, 2020, concert in Pequot Lakes is part of the Greater Lakes Performing Arts 2019-2020 Concert Series! This marks The Legacy Chorale’s 5th invitation to perform for GLAPA! Tickets to the April 18 concert in Pequot Lakes can be purchased by visiting glapa.org, or by calling (218) 568-9200 (Pequot Community Education).

The April 21 and April 26 concerts are free-will donation concerts. There is no admission charge to attend!

Concert Dates and Venues:
Saturday April 18, 2020 7:30pm
Pequot Lakes HS Auditorium
Pequot Lakes, MN
Part of GLAPA ‘19-’20 Concert Series

Tuesday April 21, 2020 7:30pm
Tornstrom Auditorium
Brainerd, MN
Featuring Riverside Elementary 3rd/4th Grade Chorus

Sunday, April 26, 2020 3:30pm
Calvary Lutheran Church
Willmar, MN
Featuring New London-Spicer HS Concert Choir and the West Central Singers

For more information about The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, including our upcoming spring concert series, please visit www.legacychorale.org .

May 1: Blood Drive in Crosslake
Crosslake Community Charter School and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Blood Drive Details:
Site: Crosslake Community Charter School
Address: 35808 Cty Rd 66, Crosslake, MN, 56442
Room Name: Gym
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Blood Program Leader Name: Kathy Faust
Phone Number: 218 692-5437
email: kathyfaust@crosslakekids.org

May 7-8: CRMC Blood Drive at C-I High School Gym
Healthy individuals are strongly encouraged to make an appointment and donate blood at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Blood Drive scheduled for Thursday, May7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crosby-Ironton High School Gym, 711 Poplar Street.

There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus and the Red Cross needs the help of all types blood and platelet donors to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. As part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, healthy individuals can still donate in areas that have issued shelter in place declarations.
Blood donation is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols. During this uncertain time, in addition to standard procedures, more tactics have been implemented including pre-donation donor temperature screening, enhanced disinfecting, social distancing, staff wellness and protection and providing increased education.

Appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk ins are also welcome; the process generally takes about 45 minutes. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Please contact the Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276 with any eligibility questions.

Through May 19: Have Concerns About Falling? Falls Prevention class starting in Crosslake
Many older adults experience concerns about falling, and will often restrict their activities to avoid the risk. To help, Crow Wing Energized is launching another Matter of Balance course designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

By emphasizing practical ideas to manage falls, participants will learn to:

• view falls and the fear of falling as controllable
• set realistic goals for increasing activity
• change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
• promote exercise to increase strength and balance.

Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength or who has restricted activities because of falling concerns should attend.

Matter of Balance classes, sponsored by Crow Wing Energized, Essentia Health and the Central Minnesota Council on Aging, are free, two-hour classes held once a week for eight weeks. The next class starts Tuesday, March 31 from 2-4 p.m. and will be held weekly on Tuesdays through May 19, 2020 at the Crosslake Lutheran Church at 35960 County Road 66 in Crosslake.

Sign up online at www.CrowWingEnergized.org and click on EVENTS, or call Gina Heyer at 218-824-1237.

June 6: 4th Annual Veterans Kayak Fishing Tournament
Veterans join us on June 6th at 1:00 at Wind, Water & Wheels for the 4th Annual Veterans Kayak Fishing Tournament. If needed kayaks will be provided. 1st prize is a Crow Wing Kayak. Meal to follow at 50 Lakes Bar. Preregister with Russ Philstrom 651-329-1373

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