Brainerd Area

BRAINERD:


Open Interviews for 2018
May 17th @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Paul Bunyan Land is hosting open interviews for the 2018 Season. Paul is looking for Team Members for the following Positions: Ride Operations, Retail, Old Tyme Photo, Concessions, Museum Attendants, Petting Barn Attendant,

Where: Paul Bunyan Land
17553 State Highway 18, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Paul Bunyan Land


Gathering Partners of Natural Resources conference
May 18th - 20th

Our annual conference is back, and registration is open! 

This is a favorite event each year that brings together family forest landowners, naturalists, volunteers, and others interested in learning more about Minnesota’s natural resources.

Early bird registration opened today, and reduced rates are available through the end of the month, (March 31). We definitely recommend registering before rates go up, because that’s when our reduced rate rooms go away too. So don’t delay! You can reserve a regular room, or get a group together and share a cabin that sleeps 12, with beautiful private rooms and baths!

Where: Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Minnesota Master Naturalist and MyMinnesotaWoods


Variety Dance Party
May 18th @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Start your weekend fun with...DANCE! 
at
Spirit Movement Dance Studio

Friday May 18th
6:00-8:00pm

Our dance party starts at 6pm with a mini lesson on various dance styles, then at 6:30pm when the party lights come on, you can try out those new moves or freestyle to your hearts desire.

Cost: $5.00/person
All ages welcome

Where: Spirit Movement Dance Studio
1001 Kingwood St (Franklin Arts Center Suite B10), Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Spirit Movement Dance Studio


AIS Detectors Workshop
May 18th @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This in-person workshop is offered as part of the AIS Detectors course. At the workshop, you will get the chance to meet other AIS Detectors, learn from University of Minnesota experts, and practice identifying AIS and their native look-alikes.

This full day workshop will include lessons from AIS Detectors staff, hands-on time with specimens and models, and opportunities to ask questions and network. Lunch will be provided!

You must complete the AIS Detectors online course before attending the workshop. Completing an in-person workshop is required in order to become a certified AIS Detector.

This workshop is held in conjunction with the Gathering Partners of Natural Resources conference. If you are interested in attending the conference in addition to the workshop, you will need to register for the conference separately. Conference attendance and registration is NOT required to participate in the workshop.

More information on the AIS Detectors program can be found at www.aisdetectors.org

Where: Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and AIS Detectors


Morrie's Track Day at BIR
May 18th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual spring private track day at BIR. Attendees will get:
• All-day access to the track (in your own car)
• Morning classroom instruction session
• Dedicated instructor for personalized coaching
• Catered breakfast and lunch, plus snacks between sessions
• Limited to 45 attendees

We've blocked off rooms at several nearby hotels for anyone who wants to head up to Brainerd early or won't be ready to head home immediately afterward. Visit https://www.morries.com/track-day-2018/ for more information.

Where: Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Morrie's Heritage Car Connection and Morrie's Automotive Group


Bicycle Safety Clinic
May 19th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brainerd Lakes Bicycle Safety Clinic
Saturday, May 19
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kids of all ages are invited. Please bring your bike!
FREE EVENT
Held at Brainerd High School's lower parking lot
or
Brainerd High School gym for a backup location in the event of inclement weather. 

Students will have a chance to:
Ride a Mock Course
Receive a Youth Bike Helmet (while supplies last)
Receive a Dairy Queen gift certificate upon completion (while supplies last)
Enter a drawing for a $100 gift certificate toward a bike purchase - Lakes Area Law Enforcement Association has donated two (2) $100 gift certificates (one drawing for boys, one drawing for girls) to be used toward the purchase of a new bike at Walmart in Baxter. 

Volunteers will offer:
Bike Safety Checks
Review Bicycle Safety Rules
Helmet Fitting

Event brought to by: ESSENTIA HEALTH
Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition, Baxter police Department, Brainerd Police Department, Brainerd Parks and Recreation, Brainerd School district 181, Easy Riders, Lakes Area Law Enforcement Association (LALEA), and Dairy Queen.

Where: Brainerd High School
702 S 5th St, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Brainerd Parks and Recreation and Easy Riders Bicycle & Sport Shop


Tack, Plant & Vendor Sale
May 19th @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Vendor: SS Embroidery, Pamper Chef, Western made items, Brittney Boeder Photography, Scentsy, Norwex, Roden & Fields, Essential Oils, SenceGence/Lip Spice, LuLaRoe, Avon, Color Streets, Usborne Books, Hanging Baskets

Erickson Greenhouse providing Succulents

Tack Sale- to get pricing tags, seller number and items sheet contact Tammy Blazek 218-820-8763 or tkblazek@msn.com

******For those that are taking items to expo-leave those tags on items and bring them to our tack sale....just contact use to inform us of seller number and for a items sheet*****

TACK, VENDOR & PLANT SALE

Saturday, May 19, 2018 Curling Club – Crow Wing Co Fairgrounds

9 am – 1 pm 2000 SE 13th St, Brainerd, MN 56401

Sponsored by Boots’n Buckles Saddle Club

Where: Boots'n Buckles Saddle Club
16060 Cnty Rd 24, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Boots'n Buckles Saddle Club


North East Antiques & Collectables
May 19th @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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MAY 19th is a day to mark on your calendar. We will be celebrating our first year with HUGE sale. Many of our dealers will be setting up outside flea market style to bring you great shopping along with our in store inventory. This sale will be weather permitting. We will also have much on sale inside. Sale will run 8am to 2pm with special store hours that day from 8am to 5:30pm. Ample convenient parking in rear of our store. You won't want to miss this great sale!!

Where: 119 NE Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Northeast Antiques & Collectables


SE'z Bar presents VIA
May 19th @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

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ONE NIGHT ONLY!

SE'z Bar welcomes back VIA for a night of rock and roll, and good times!

Where: SE'z Bar
707 Laurel St, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: SE'z Bar and VIA


Live music Featuring; Kings Ransom
May 19th @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am

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Where: The Side Track
18071 State Hwy 371, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: The Side Track


Pedal With A Purpose
May 19th @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class – indoor cycling choreographed to music.

Where: Takedown Gym
17192 State Highway 371, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Takedown Gym and Junior Achievement of the Brainerd Lakes Area


Night Shift Live @ Paradise
May 19th @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Night Shift will be taking the stage here at Paradise on May 19th!!! No cover charge, just bring your friends & family for a good time!!!

Where: 

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: 


Brainerd ECFE Garage Sale
May 19th @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Come to an all community garage sale, a one stop shopping experience for all your favorite things! Community members can rent a space and sell a variety of items. $2 admission (adults) Come check it out and support our early childhood programs! Want to RENT a space and SELL your items? Register for a space for $20, sell a variety of items and you keep your profit. Just want to donate your stuff? ECFE is accepting CHILDREN'S ITEMS only. Please drop items off at our ECFE center 311 10th Ave. NE Brainerd.

Where: Brainerd High School
702 S 5th St, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Brainerd ECFE


Brainerd Area Kids Golf-A-Palooza
May 19th @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Minnesota Kids Golf-A-Palooza TOUR STOPS are all FREE and FUN events. Kids and their families are encouraged to explore golf at all the different event stations no matter if they are familiar with the game or have never touched a club before with the help of many area PGA professionals and other influential golf teachers and coaches

Where: Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: 2nd Swing Golf (Minnetonka) and 2 others


Avery & Duncan // Chameleon Cafe
May 19th @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Avery & Duncan @ Chameleon Cafe

-5pm to 7pm
-No cover

Where: Chameleon Cafe
18196 highway 371, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Chameleon Cafe and Avery & Duncan


Children's Theatre Company: Seedfolks
May 19th @11:00 am -12:30 pm

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From the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Seedfolks is unflinchingly honest and unabashedly heartwarming. Where all her neighbors see a rat-infested vacant lot, nine-year old Kim sees a place to plant some precious beans-and, one by one, the people of her community sow seeds of hope amid the dirt and grit, tending dreams to full bloom. Recommended for grades 3-adult. www.childrenstheatre.org

Tickets: $12 Adult / $8 Under 18
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.

Sponsored by: Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center

Where: CLC Chalberg Theatre
501 West College Dr., Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center and Central Lakes College


A Splash of Color - Fabric Dyeing workshop
May 19th @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Sat. May 19, 10-2
$49 for TCAA members, $59 or non-members

Learn to dye cotton fabric with Procion fiber reactive dyes by mixing 3 primary dyes to create a color wheel of 12 hues. You will take home a rainbow of 12 fat quarters to use in your fiber art.

Class is open to students age 16 and up.

Students should bring rubber gloves, and wear an apron or old clothes to class. All other materials - dyes, fabrics, and bags, are included in the cost of the class. 

Call TCAA to enroll at 218-833-0416. Class size is limited to 12.

Carolyn Abbott will be teaching the class. Carolyn has been dyeing fabric with fiber reactive dye since 1985. She has studied dyeing with Jan Myers Newbury, Nancy Halpern, Leslie Morgan, and Clarie Benn. She has sold her hand-dyed cottons through her business, Flying Colors Fabric and Design

Where: The Crossing Arts Alliance
711 Laurel St, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: The Crossing Arts Alliance


Annual Big Bird Day and Potluck
May 20th @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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BIG BIRD DAY / POTLUCK

May 20, Sunday, 8 A.M. at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd

Sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society (BLAAS)

Come join the fun! It’s our annual Birding Big Day. Join with amateurs and experts alike to identify and count birds at the Northland Arboretum, and designated IBA (Important Bird Area). It is a mildly competitive event where participants are divided into teams to see how many species of birds they can find during the morning on the trails within the Arboretum. We will gather at 8 AM in the parking lot at the Arboretum and divide into teams. Each team will have an experienced birder as their leader and then head out on the trails until noon. 

It's a great way to get some exercise and enjoy a May morning on the Arboretum trails!! So bring your binoculars and a potluck item to share, as there is a potluck tally party with grilled items and beverages provided by Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society. For more information please contact Jennifer Lust, Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon President at naturegirljl@hotmail.com.

Where: Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society


Slowpokes at BIR
May 20th @ 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Our first high-speed driver's education event for 2018! Visit www.slowpokes.org for additional information and to see our FAQ.

Where: Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Slowpokes, Inc.


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PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
May 17th & 18th @ 1:00 pm

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Join us during PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend Thursday May 17th and Friday May 18th from 1pm-6pm. Stop by and find us near the training area where we will have some furry friends for you to meet!

Where: PetSmart (Baxter, MN)
13499 Elmwood Dr. Suite 120, Baxter, Minnesota 56425

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: The Babinski Foundation


Birch Log Flower Painting - Watercolor Class with Lois Mass
May 17th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join us for a Watercolor Painting Class in our NEW Location!! Class includes all painting supplies and mat of your choosing to place around your finished painting. 
No Experience Necessary. Space is limited to reserve your spot today! Send me a message, call 218-838-1916 or stop by Canvas Expressions.

Where: Canvas Expressions MN
14136 Baxter Drive #138, Baxter, Minnesota 56425

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Canvas Expressions MN


Meet & greet with the driver of Ca$h 20 Racing
May 19th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Meet & Greet with the driver of Ca$h 20 Racing whom races at North Central Speedway. Kids can come meet the driver, sign the racecar, ask questions about the racing world, even take pictures with the driver!! Come on out and see the racecar, meet the driver, enjoy the nice weather we are having!!

Where: Jiffy Lube Multicare
13472 Elmwood Dr, Baxter, Minnesota 56425

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Jiffy Lube Multicare