Brainerd Lakes Area Community Event
10.22-11.12 First Lutheran Church in downtown Brainerd invites you to participate in a 4-part community conversation series focused on the prevention of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. starting October 22nd. Featuring Joy McElroy, Executive Director of Cherish All Children, a service of Lutheran Social Service of MN, and sponsored by Thrivent Action Team grants. These community conversations are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Meeting dates are Mondays, Oct. 22 & 29 and November 5 & 12. Register through Eventbrite here by searching "Cherish All Children". Please contact First Lutheran Church office with questions at (218) 829-9552.
Free Master Gardener classes through the UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will take place at the Brainerd Public Library each month in 2018 from 12:00-1:00. Monthly presentations facilitated by certified UMN Extension Crow Wing Master Gardeners will discuss subjects ranging from garden tools to gourds. (Schedule subject to change…check their website for updates)
Tues. 11.13 “Worm Composting (Vermicomposting)” – Jackie Burkey
Tues. 12.11 “Holiday Pizzazz: Using Plants for Holiday Décor” JoAnn Weaver
The Salvation Army sign up for the Christmas Angel Tree, Toys for Kids, & Christmas Food Card is underway. Be sure to bring an ID and a piece of mail along with some form of ID for each child in the household. Times to sign up are:
Mon. Nov. 5th – 9:00 – 12:00 & 1:00-4:00
Tues. Nov. 6th -Wed. Nov. 7th – 9:00 – 12:00 & 1:00-6:00?
Tue 11.13 Master Gardner Class @ Brainerd Public Library “Worm Composting” Noon-1 Call 829.5574
Sun 11.18 Sunday Breakfast @ The VFW 8:30-Noon
Sun 11.25 Sunday Breakfast @ The Legion 8:30-Noon
Tue 12.11 Master Gardner Class @ Brainerd Public Library “Holiday Pizzazz” Noon-1 Call 829.5574
Fridays Grassroots Fall Concert Series @ Live Well Nightclub & Coffee Bar Doors open @ 6:30 Showtime @ 7:30 Fri 11.9 - Pushing Chain www.pushingchain.com Fri 11.30 – Brianna Lane www.briannalanemusic.com
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES www.redcrossblood.org
Tues. 11/13 10:00-4:00 Central Lakes College in Brainerd
Thurs. 11/15 12:00-6:00 Light of the Cross Church in Garrison.
Cass County Public Health is hosting some upcoming walk-in Immunization Clinics for children who are on MA/MnCare or who are un- or under-insured. Select immunizations are available for adults who are un- or under-insured:
Tues 11/20 10-12 & 1-2:30 Pillager Family Resource Center
Tues 11/27 9:00 – 11:00 Cass Co. Health, Human & Vet. Services
For more information, call 218-547-1340 ext. 246
Brainerd Lakes Area residents are encouraged to turn in your empty toner and ink jet cartridges at either of The Office Shop locations (Brainerd or Aitkin) for recycling. By doing so, you will be helping the Zachary Johnson Kids with Cancer Fund. The fund offers grants to surrounding area families with a dependent child (age 21 or under) who has any form of cancer. It can be used for anything that the patient or caregiver wishes. If you are interested in applying for a grant, contact Riverwood Foundation or stop at either Office Shop location. Or to donate, visit RiverwoodHealthCare.org/foundation/giving or call 218-927-5158.