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Weekly and Monthly Events

Over the Hills Gang
The Over the Hills Gang ATV club meets the first Saturday of the month at Granny's Bar on Hwy. 6 located between Outing and Emily at 10 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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, tjohnson@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-8522.

Outing Volunteer Library Hours
Winter hours as of October 1:
Monday 10-12; Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 2-4; Thurs. Closed
Friday 9-11; Saturday 10-12

Free Programs for Adults at the City of Emily Gymnasium
Exercise program— For all fitness levels, seated and standing exercise to vintage music on CD. Chairs provided. Mon & Wed 9- 10am.

Pickleball—
All skill levels: Teams or singles welcome. Tue 1-3 p.m. Equipment provided as needed.

Ladies and Beginners: Learn to play. Mon 10-Noon & Fri 9-11am. Equipment provided.

Line Dancing— Beginner dances, senior friendly. Wed 10am-11am. No boots or hats needed.

‘Bone Builders’ exercise program in Outing
The Bone Builders strength-training program, promoted by RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), helps prevent and reverse osteoporosis, improves balance, enhances energy and well-being, increases socialization, and provides senior friendly health information.

Volunteer trainers lead Bone Builder sessions each Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Outing/Crooked Lake Township Hall on Highway 6 in Outing.

There is no charge for the sessions –hand and leg weights are provided. The program, sponsored by Outing Seniors, serves seniors in Outing, Emily, and Fifty Lakes.

For information on how to get started, contact Jack Schuller 218-792-5256.

Emily Food Shelf
The Emily Area Food Shelf regular hours are on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The additional day, will be the following Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for those who are unable to pick-up at the regular time.

For more information please call the Emily Food Shelf at 763-3663.
 

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

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

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


The Closet
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.

 
Wednesdays:  Care 'N Share meals in Emily
Come and join us on Wednesday's at the Care N Share Community Cafe for a delicious community meal, 5-6 pm. The Care ‘N Share Cafe is located in the fellowship hall in the Emily Wesleyan Church on Highway #6 in Emily, MN. Come, meet, share with your neighbors and community friends. This is a great way to make new friends and have a good meal. This is a community activity open to all. Please join us!

Caregiver Support Group 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 2nd Wed. of every month at Maucieri’s 6PM for board meeting and 6:30 for the general meeting. For more information about joining the Lions please call Connie at 218 839-1267.

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

Please call Keshia Kettler-Herrmann at Heartland Hospice at 218 829-1252 for further information
 
CRMC volunteers needed
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby is seeking volunteers to assistant patients in wheelchairs get to their destination. Volunteers are needed in four-hour shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and must be able to walk long distances.

CRMC volunteers must be 18 years or older, flexible and be willing to provide excellent customer service. Benefits of becoming a CRMC volunteer include tremendous self-satisfaction from helping others, social interaction and the opportunity to make new friends, and seeing first-hand what various professions are really like.

To submit an application, visit cuyunamed.org and under the About Us tab, select Volunteer. For more information, please call 218-545-4447.

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

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

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

We and you Serve!!

Emily City Library Hours
The Emily Library is located within the Emily City Hall building and is open year round with free Wi-Fi. Hours are Mon-Wed 8 am to 4 pm, Thurs and Fri from 8 am-11:30 am, and on the 2nd Tue of the month open 8 am-8 pm or until the end of the council meeting.

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

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

Flow - Tuesday @4:30 pm; Sunday @9 am
 
National Senior Service Corps
Make a difference in your community by joining the National Senior Service Corps.

Here are two opportunities to serve locally: Foster Grandparents tutor and mentor children in schools, head starts and shelters working 1:1 and in small groups with children in need of extra assistance.

Senior Companion volunteers are assigned to seniors they visit each week to keep them living independently: assisting them with grocery shopping, getting to medical appointments and helping them get out into the community.

Retirees (age 55+) receive a small tax-free stipend and mileage for serving 15-20 hours a week. For more information on how to volunteer and an application: call 218-839-6650 or email Marcia.Ferris@lssmn.org

The grants are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Minnesota Board on Aging, with inkind support from the agencies they serve at.
 
Wednesdays: Volunteers Needed
Care-N-Share is looking for a volunteer(s) to deliver meals to four (4) residences in northern Emily and Outing on Wednesdays. Meals are packaged and ready for delivery at 4:30 PM. The driver can also receive meals. Call 218-763 2104 and leave your name and phone number for a call back or see Kent at Wednesday’s Care-N-Share.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Mixed Doubles Tennis in Emily
Please join us on Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9AM at the tennis courts in Emily for mixed doubles. We welcome players of all abilities for great tennis fun and exercise. For more information call Peggy or Milt at 218-792-5786. The courts are located on County Road 1 just west of Highway 6 in Emily adjacent to the Firehall.
 
Volunteers Needed for Emily Care-n-Share
It is the time of year when many folks start thinking snowbird thoughts, including some of the volunteers at the Emily Care-n-Share. This means additional opportunities for you to volunteer by reaching out and lending a helping hand.

As many of you know Care-n-Share is located in the Emily Wesleyan Church but it is a separate, independent 501 c3 organization and is funded by donations and grants. From Care-n-Share’s beginning and after completing an updating of the food preparation area the needs of many in our communities has grown. There has been a continuous and steady increase in the number of meals served. As with many organizations the growth has not been without a few bumps along the way. At one time a request exceeded the legal parameters of most all organizations with a charitable classification.

All meals provided on Wednesday’s are free with a current weekly average is about 270 to 280. Many of those receiving meals provide Care-n-Share with a donation. Within Care-n-Share some steps have been taken to improve the inventory management of the food and support supplies all of which helps to conserve the donation dollars. Depending on the evening meal and number of onsite volunteers paper plates have been used for in house meals and soon biodegradable/compostable plates will be used as we look to be more environmentally friendly.

With this short update on the Emily Care-n-Share and to those who enjoy the winters in Minnesota we invite you to volunteer and lend a helping hand to others in our community. Please join us on Wednesday afternoons in Emily as a volunteer or just for the evening meal served between 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

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
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.

Focused on Donations to support the 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. To date, over 4,000 individual meals have been provided to those residing in these areas. Additionally, over 1,700 hours of service have been provided by volunteers. To continue providing this valuable service to these communities we are currently accepting donations. Monetary donations can be either 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.

Crosslake Ideal Lions: 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!

GoNorthMn Selected for Welcoming Communities Pilot Project
Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) announces the selection of GoNorthMn as the recipient of their Welcoming Communities Pilot Project. This is a citizen-led community project that exemplifies goals that bridge cultures funded by a grant from Sourcewell.

GoNorthMn is forming a Welcoming Community Advocacy Group, made up of students, educators, residents, business owners, elected officials, nonprofit and community foundation leaders. The Welcoming Communities program is focused on workforce attraction and expanding cultural agility for individuals, organizations, and communities. If you would like to become involved in this initiative, please call Jan Mosman at 612-419-1787 or Lovell Baker at 612-759-5021. You can also email Kathryn B. Clayton-Hachey at khachey@gmail.com

About GoNorth MN
GoNorthMN promotes sustainable, fulfilling, prosperous and healthy living for residents, businesses and visitors to our five rural Minnesota Lake Communities: Emily, Fairfield, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine and Outing. Visit GoNorthMN.org for more information.

About Region Five Development Commission
Enhancing the vitality and quality of life in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties is the mission of Region Five Development Commission. Resiliency, inclusion and collaboration are guiding concepts in achieving mutually shared goals that continue to evolve with local municipalities, state, federal agencies, philanthropic, non-profit and social advocacy agencies. Visit www.regionfive.org to learn more.

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.

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October Events

October 16: 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 never stop learning about our gardens & the land around us! Join Us! Summer is coming!!!

2019 Programs:
October 16th - Program – “Tree Trimming” by Master Gardener Jackie Forsberg.

October 16: Cancer Support Group
Pharmacist Matt Rioux will speak about immunizations at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support Group on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Clinic Conference Room.

People who are newly diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or post treatment and their significant others are invited. The group is an opportunity to share experiences and support one another, to listen and learn.

Registration for the support group is not required and there is no cost to attend. Anew topic is discussed each month and a complimentary lunch is provided. Groups are usually scheduled the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 218-546-4319 or 218-546-4302.

October 19: 2nd Annual Rock It Forward Concert
Saturday, October 19th is the date for the Second Annual Rock It Forward Concert featuring Zeppo, playing the music of Led Zeppelin, with special guests, lakes area favorite Wyld Ryce, to benefit the Brainerd Lakes Pay It Forward Cancer Fund.

This all-ages concert for cause will be held at Pine Peaks Wedding and Events Center, located at 39957 Swanburg Rd., in Pine River. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and music begins at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25, with all ticket proceeds donated to the fund. Tickets are available online or by calling (800) 838-3006. They will also be available at the door. To purchase tickets online, visit: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4330106

The Brainerd Lakes Pay It Forward Fund at the St Joseph’s Foundation/Essentia Health was established by Wayne and Sylvia Swanson of Breezy Point. The fund was created as a way to provide financial assistance for basic living expenses to lakes area residents who are undergoing cancer treatments. The Swanson’s have raised thousands of dollars in assistance through their annual golf tournament every August.

In addition to the music, there will be full bar service, non-alcoholic beverages and food available on site.

This event is made possible by the generosity of the following businesses: C&C Boat Works, Crosslake Ace Hardware and Appliance, Crosslake Communications/Emily Cooperative Telephone Company, Crosslake Drug, Crosslake Veterinary Hospital, Northland Press, Pine Peaks Event Center, Pine River State Bank, Reeds Market, Wes Hanson Builders, Barstock Liquors, First National Bank, and Miller Construction. In-kind sponsors include First Impression Printing, Action Entertainment, Brainerd Dispatch/Echo Journal, D&D Beverage Co. and C&L Distributing.

October 20: Scandinavian Music Concert at Crosslake Lutheran Church
Patricia Lundeen will present a concert of Scandinavian music on Sunday, October 20, 5:00 pm at Crosslake Lutheran Church. The program includes piano and organ music composed by Edvard Grieg, Knut Nystedt, and Ole Bull, and also features flutist Judy Tender.

Ms. Lundeen has served Crosslake Lutheran as Music Ministry Director since September, 2017. She is a graduate of Augsburg College and studied organ in Norway following graduation.

Crosslake Lutheran Church is located at 36950 County Road 66. The concert is open to the public.

A freewill offering will be received to benefit Lutheran Social Service and Crosslake Lutheran's handbell fund.

October 21: Mammogram Screening Events
Special Screening Mammogram Parties are planned at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby this October as part of the national breast cancer awareness campaign. Getting screened is a key component to catching and treating breast cancer as early as possible and CRMC wants to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.

The parties are scheduled for Mondays, Oct. 14 and 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at CRMC’s Women’s Imaging Center. Women can get their annual screening mammogram while enjoying the company of other ladies, free chair massages, mini manicures, appetizers and beverages and receive a gift bag.

“Because early detection is critical to long-term breast health, we want to make your personal experience an event to look forward to,” said Breast Imaging Manager Melinda Jackson. “CRMC offers the latest technology that searches for all primary signs of breast cancer to ensure your peace of mind.”

Regular office visit fees apply and most insurance programs are accepted. For an appointment, call 218-546-7000, ext. 2135.

October 21: Estate Planning and Tax Strategies Workshop Planned for Area Residents
The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF), in partnership with local attorneys from Breen and Person Ltd. and the accounting of CliftonLarsonAllen will be holding a seminar on the topic of Estate Planning and Tax Strategies on October 21st, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake, MN.

The event will be free but offered to a limited number of attendees, so registration is still required. Topics to be covered at the event include: Estate Planning Essentials, year – end strategies and new tax law impact, and charitable giving options. Presenters at the workshop will include: Rene A. Millner, attorney with Breen & Person Ltd., Laura J. Hansen, attorney with Breen & Person Ltd., and Karl Samp, BLACF Executive Director.

To register, please go to www.communitygiving.org/events and click on this event. For questions, please contact Terri Foster. BLACF at 320-257-9742 or tfoster@communitygiving.org.

The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local Brainerd area. Since 1998, BLACF has grown to over $12.7 million in assets and awarded over $5.6 million in grants to nonprofits. The BLACF is governed by a local board of directors and is a partner of CommunityGiving, which is a collaborative of many community foundations united under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors. Collectively, CommunityGiving administers nearly 850 funds totaling more than $150 million. Learn more at CommunityGiving.org/Brainerd.

October 29: Cancer Patient Fundraiser: Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Kaleidoscope Disco Party

The public is invited to boogie the night away while raising money and good vibes to support those facing cancer at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Kaleidoscope Disco Party on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge where a legendary nightclub will be re-created for one night only.

Beginning at 6 p.m. there will be a silent auction of numerous items donated by area businesses and individuals followed by far out games of chance, rad contests and grooving to the hits of the 70s. Fabulous soul food will be served and a cash bar of groovy cocktails will be available.

Those attending are encouraged to put on their best bell bottoms, leisure suits, hot pants and platform shoes and join in the evening celebrating life. With a deejay, funky dance floor and stellar contests with prizes, the night is going to be a great night. The lives lost to cancer will be honored, survivors will be recognized with special-colored ribbons and the caregivers who so selflessly help others will be supported.

Cancer has touched most people and unfortunately the number of people diagnosed with cancer continues to increase. The cost of cancer treatment quickly becomes a burden for patients will all types of cancer. Even for patients with great insurance, the costs can be overwhelming. All proceeds from Kaleidoscope benefit the Courage Cabinet which makes the journey a little easier for cancer patients by providing financial assistance to help meet basic needs and allow them to focus on healing. Donations are used to provide things like travel assistance, nutrition supplements, medications, compression garments and more to those in the fight of their lives. Over the past seven years, more than $70,000 in Cabinet funds have been awarded to local patients.

Tickets are $20 in advance at https://CRMC19.givesmart.com. Tickets will also be available for $25 at the door. For more information, please contact Jennifer Podsiadly at jennifer.podsiadly@cuyunamed.org

October 31: Trunk ‘N Treat
Date: Thurs., Oct. 31st
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Crosslake Lutheran Church
Come ‘Trunk ‘N Treating!
Decorated cars in church parking lot. Fun and Games inside in the church Fellowship Hall. Supper available inside. Everyone Welcome! Info: contact Pat Netko 218-692-3682 .

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November Events

By November 1: Christmas Shopping Extravaganza
The Outing Chamber will be promoting a Christmas Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday November 16th. Craft Fair will be at the Emily City Hall 39811 State Highway 6 in Emily. Banners will be out too.

We are hoping that local businesses will have sales that day also – or that they will have a coupon in our welcome bag for the customers to use at a later day. (need 200 coupons dropped off at Vacationland Realty in Outing by Nov 1st cost is $5 for members, $10 for non members).

Crafters and vendors need to send in $20 for their table to Outing Chamber PO Box 33, Outing MN 56662 by Nov 1st. Reservations are on a first come basis, or you can drop off your check at Vacationland Realty in Outing. We will also need to know if they need to be on a wall or need electric, if it’s available, and if they need a table or will be bringing their own displays and what they will be selling.

Crafters and vendors can call Meri at 218-792-5365 for more information.

November 1: The Legacy Chorale proudly presents our 17th Annual Fundraiser: “AT THE HOP!”
The Legacy Chorale proudly presents our 17th Annual Fundraiser: “AT THE HOP!” on Nov 1st, 2019 at 6:00pm, Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake at The Sports Centre. Happy hour and silent auction at 6pm and dinner/show at 7pm.

Hop on over to Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake as we celebrate the music and dance traditions of the 1950’s at our 17th annual gala fundraiser on November 1st, 2019! Singers, dancers and a Rock ‘n’ Roll band will take you back to the fabulous music of this remarkable era!

This jam packed night will include Dinner at The Diner, featuring Irma’s Pot Roast (gluten free) and apple crisp, shopping at the silent auction and don’t forget those dancin’ shoes to get your jitterbug groove on out on the dance floor!! Want to dress for the occasion? Go ahead! We’ll all be dressed in fabulous 50’s fashions! If you thought last year’s show was fun, then you’re in for a real treat “AT THE HOP!”

“Vegetarian option available upon advance request”. General Seating and Group seating available (Tables of 6). Tickets Available Online at legacychorale.org/tickets

November 7: Book Fair fund-raiser for Hospice
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Home Health and Hospice Department will hold a Book Fair fund-raiser for Hospice on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. just inside the hospital’s main lobby entrance.

The event will feature a huge selection of books, collective goods and gifts at 30 to 70 percent off retail prices. Proceeds from sales will benefit hospice patients in the community.

November 18: CRMC Free Screening for Women
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings will be offered at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Crosby Clinic on Monday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. for uninsured and under-insured women age 40 years and older who meet income guidelines.

At the event, eligible women will receive clinical breast examinations, mammograms, Pap tests, pelvic examinations, Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests, diagnostic testing if results are abnormal, and referrals to treatment. OB/GYN Rachel Cady, M.D., Family Physician Monica Goodwin, M.D.; and nurses Cassie Schliek and Rhonda Swehla are volunteering their time to assist women.

CRMC hopes to make more women in the Cuyuna Lakes Area aware of this free program. "We think many women are not receiving these life-saving screening tests because they have no health insurance or their insurance has deductibles or co-payments they cannot afford to pay," said Oncology Care Coordinator Jill Wittrock, R.N.

All women are at risk for breast and cervical cancer, but regular screenings can prevent these diseases or find them early. Women between 50 and 74 years old should get a mammogram every two years. Those under 50 should talk with their health care provider about when they should be screened. Women should get their first Pap test at age 21 and continue screening until age 65.

Light refreshments will be served at the event and ladies will receive a swag bag. For a screening appointment, call 218-546-7000, ext. 2135.

November 20: The African Children's Choir to Perform in Brainerd'
Celebrating our 50th choir to tour from Africa since our founding in 1984.
New program, “Just As I Am”.
Brainerd, MN
Wed., November 20, 2019 6:30 PM
Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
t: (218) 829-8770

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children's Choir) works in the African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow's Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

Promotional support of this community concert is greatly appreciated.

The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

No tickets. Donations appreciated.

www.africanchildrenschoir.com

November 21: Crosslake Ideal Lions to host Blood Drive
The Crosslake Ideal Lions Club will be hosting a Red Cross Blood drive at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church on November 21, 2019. The address is 35208 County Road 37, CrossLake, MN. Your participation is appreciated.

By November 22: Lakers Lions Gift Program

The Emily,Outing,50 Lakes Lions will again be providing Christmas gifts to families living in the Emily,Outing,Fifty Lakes area who need assistance with gifts for area children through 12 years of age. Application forms are available at the Emily Food Shelf. Forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. The application deadline will be November 22nd.

Gifts will be distributed at the Emily Food Shelf in December.

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