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Community Events

February 17    11 A.M.- 1 P.M.

March 17      11 A.M.- 1 P.M.

Pedal with a Purpose

Once a month indoor cycling event for the community, members and non-members. Participants will join an instructed Bike Boss indoor cycling class with music. Event will donate 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit group each month. Call ahead to register.

Takedown Gym

Cost: $20

Info: 218.454.1770


February 22-24    7:30 P.M.

March 1 & 2       7:30 P.M.

March 3             2 P.M.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Comedic play about five bridesmaids avoiding the wedding reception of an unlikable bride. A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. Performance to contain adult language and subject matter.

Dryden Theatre/Central Lakes College

Cost: $12/Adult. Service fees to apply to online ticket purchases.

Info: 800.933.0346 ext. 8199



March 9    7:30 P.M.

Holy Rocka Rollaz

Enjoy the music of the fabulous 1950s with Minnesotan band, Holy Rocka Rollaz. Early genuine rock ‘n roll and rockabilly including the tunes of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and more.

Chalberg Theatre/Central Lakes College

Cost: $20/Adult, $13/Ages 17 and under. Service fees to apply to online ticket purchases.

Info: 800.933.0346 ext. 8199



March 30    10 A.M.-7 P.M.

March 31    10 A.M.-5 P.M.

2018 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo

Large trade show with over 150 local business exhibits. March 30th is Senior Day with free shuttle service for seniors; pick-up will be at Rafferty’s Pizza at the Westgate Mall. March 31st is Family Day with music, coloring and puzzle contests, and meet/greet/photos with Clifford the Big Red Dog from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Stamp card contest on both days to be entered for prizes.

Essentia Health Sports Center

Cost: $3/Adults, Free/Ages 17 and under

Info: 800.450.2838


February 3

14th Annual Scorpion Homecoming & Ice Fishing Contest

Browse through a variety of Scorpion sleds during this popular annual winter event. Concessions and raffle tickets (need not be present to win) available. The fishing contest includes an on-ice dance contest, raffle, concessions and themed fishing groups. Over 1,200 holes will be drilled. Cash prize for all species of fish and even the smallest fish. Event sponsored by the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Sno-Serpents Snowmobile Club.

Crosby Memorial Park/Serpent Lake

Cost: Entry to the Scorpion show is free. $10 entry fee for a hole to fish in the ice fishing contest with a chance at the raffle.

Info: 218.546.8131


February 1-3

15th Annual WinterFest

Bring the family to this fun-filled winter event. A variety of indoor and outdoor activities available including: lost medallion hunt, carnival, pond skating, fireworks, music, bonfire, games, and more.

Various locations throughout Crosslake

Cost: Purchase a $5 wristband at participating area businesses for deals and discounts.

Info: 800.450.2838



February 5, 12, 19 & 26    9:30-11 A.M.

March 5, 12, 19 & 26      9:30-11 A.M.

Literature Comes Alive

Free weekly seminar that investigates the wonder of our minds through the act of reading.

Crosslake Community Center

Cost: Free

Info: 800.450.2838


Events coming soon

February 1, 8, 15 & 22     9:30-11:30 A.M./3:30-5:30 P.M.

March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29    9:30-11:30 A.M./3:30-5:30 P.M.

Open Swim

Take a break from winter and enjoy some time in the water! All swimmers 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Limited pool capacity.

Timberlake Lodge Hotel

Cost: $7/Ages 6 and older, $5/Ages 5 and under

Info: 218.326.2600



February 6, 13, 20 & 27    6-8:30 P.M.

March 6, 13, 20 & 27      6-8:30 P.M.

Open Pottery

Area potters and students of every skill level are welcome at this casual on-going weekly class. An instructor will be available for guidance on techniques, glazes and firings. Call by noon on Tuesdays to register for that evening’s session.

Macrostie Art Center

Cost: $15 ($10 Student fee plus materials/firings)

Info: 218.326.2697



February 14    7:30-9:30 P.M.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Adaptation of the classic 1902 mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson rush to follow leads, decipher clues, and solve a complicated case. A stage performance filled with intrigue and humor. Produced by Walnut Street Theatre.

Wilcox Theater/Reif Performing Arts Center

Cost: $28. Ticket orders by phone will be subject to a $2 convenience fee.

Info: 218.327.5780



March 2 & 3    7:30-9:30 P.M.

Reif Dance Company Show

An array of talent is showcased at this performance of the region’s premiere dance school. Show to include original, classical and modern dance. Works by both professional and student choreographers will be represented. A West Side Story collaboration with the GRHS band is to be a unique highlight of this year’s performance.

Wilcox Theater/Reif Performing Arts Center

Cost: $16/Adults, $14/Seniors, $9/Students. Ticket orders by phone will be subject to a $2 convenience fee.

Info: 218.327.5780


February 11    3 P.M.

Music, A Menu and More Mardi Gras!

Enjoy a 5-course Cajun dinner prepared by a Cordon Bleu trained chef while listening to a variety of New Orleans jazz music. There will also be a Mardi Gras parade. Fundraiser proceeds to benefit the Heartland Symphony Orchestra.

A.T. Black & White Restaurant.

Cost: $40. Tickets may be purchased online or at GRAA, the HSO office or A.T. Black & White


Info: 800.826.1997



March 16    6-10:30 P.M.

Pine Grove Zoo Gone Wild Fundraiser

Support your local zoo with a fun evening out! Doors to open at 6 p.m. with a social hour and appetizers from 7-8 p.m. The Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos are back again this year from 8-10:30 p.m.

Falls Ballroom

Cost: 320.616.5595


March 3    12-8 P.M.

Winter Chili Cook-Off & Fireworks

Chili cook-off begins at noon at the Docksider where you can vote for your favorite. Later, take a short trip to Girl Lake to view the winter season’s firework display. Fireworks to begin at dusk, around 7 p.m. All proceeds to go toward the cost of the evening’s fireworks.

Docksider/Girl Lake

Cost: $5 tasting fee

Info: 800.756.7583


February 4, 11, 18 & 25    3 P.M.

March 4, 11, 18 & 25      3 P.M.

Sunday Funday Meat Raffle

Meat provided by Emily Meats. Five rounds. Event hosted by the Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association.

Manhattan’s at Manhattan Beach Lodge

Cost: $1 per ticket

Info: 800.450.2838



February 7, 14, 21 & 28    6 P.M.

March 7, 14, 21 & 28      6 P.M.


Come in from the cold for a game of bingo. Ten games including a progressive blackout round. Event hosted by the Northern Lakes Youth Hockey association.

Manhattan’s at Manhattan Beach Lodge

Info: 800.450.2838


February 4, 11, 18 & 25    3:30-6 P.M.

February 7, 14, 21 & 28    6:30-9 P.M.

March 4, 11, 18 & 25      3:30-6 P.M.

March 7, 14, 21 & 28      6:30-9 P.M.


Basket food available. Specialty games.

Nisswa American Legion

Info: 218.963.9946



February 15    5-7 P.M.

March 15      5-7 P.M.

Ladies Night

Hang out with local radio celebrity Tess Taylor for food, drinks and fun! Each event to feature an enjoyable twist – unique every time.

Sherwood Forest

Info: 218.963.6261


February 10    11 A.M.-1 P.M.

Old Time Ice Harvest

Bundle up to join ice harvesters on Lake Itasca (if ice conditions permit) for a demonstration of ice cutting. Dress for the Minnesota outdoors with boots, hats, coats, gloves and snow pants. Parking available at the Lake Itasca boat landing. Event sponsored by Itasca State Park and the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers.

Itasca State Park/South Entrance (23 miles north of Park Rapids on U.S. Hwy. 71)

Info: 218.699.7251



February 24    5:30-8 P.M.

Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski

Ski and snowshoe by moonlight and kerosene lanterns along the trail following Many Lakes Road. Feel free to classic ski, skate ski or snowshoe at an individual pace. Don’t forget to bring hot dogs and/or s’mores ingredients for cooking at the campfire. Dress warmly for the outdoor weather. A limited amount of snowshoes to be available on a first come, first served basis. If snow conditions are not acceptable, a snow boot walk will be substituted. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center

Itasca State Park/South Entrance (23 miles north of Park Rapids on U.S. Hwy. 71).

Info: 218.699.7251


Events coming soon

Events coming soon

March 18    5-7 P.M.

Immanual Beef Stew & Silent Auction

Annual fundraiser with chili cook-off and silent auction items. Children’s program to begin at 5 P.M.

Immanual Lutheran Church

Cost: Free will offering

Info: 800.833.1118