Area Events


1/24/19- Twins Caravan Forty Club Convention Center 11AM-1PM

Brainerd Lakes Area Community Event


Join the Brainerd Lakes Chamber for another Business After Hours on Tues. Jan. 22nd at The 612 Station in downtown Brainerd.   Business After Hours runs from 4:30 to 6:30 and guests are encouraged to bring their business cards, be ready to network, have fun, learn more about this chamber business and maybe win a prize!

Take a joy-filled ride through the musical life of Minnesota’s own Bobby Vee, performed by his sons, nephew and grandson at a show at 7:30pm on Fri. Jan. 25th at Brainerd’s Tornstrom Auditorium.  The Killer Vees “Remembering Bobby Vee” will celebrate the legacy of Bobby Vee in music, stories and video.  Tickets are $25 adult / $18 Under 18 (if you purchase 10 or more adult tickets, you’ll receive a 15% discount!)  Get tickets online at or call the box office at 855-8199.

The Brainerd Public Library is hosting a series of six workshops led by local indie author Carissa Andrews to help writers out with their dreams to publish their work. The first session takes place on Sat. Jan. 26th at 10:00 a.m. Writers ages teen and up are welcome, no matter where they are in their writing process. Register by calling the library at 218-829-5574 or visit Facebook and search Brainerd Public Library.  

While Minnesota winter gets underway, local food fans can still find an outlet at the SPROUT Growers & Makers Marketplace monthly events.  The launch of the 2019 season, which includes 6 market days, one Saturday per month, takes place Sat. Jan. 26th from 10:00 to 3:00 at their facility (609 13th Street – Door 8) in Little Falls.  The marketplace is open to all community members to enjoy local shopping, live music and freshly made pizzas! For more information, visit


The 29th Annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is set for Sat. Jan. 26th on Gull Lake’s Hole-In-The-Day Bay (ice conditions-permitting).  Tickets to participate are $50 and can be purchased on-line at, or at participating businesses (Fleet Farm, Cash Wise Liquor Brd/Baxter, Holiday Stores in Baxter, Nisswa and Brainerd, S&W Bait & Tackle, and Super America in Baxter).  For more information in the contest, the rules, parking, beneficiaries and more, visit  


1/28 – 1/31

Long Lake Conservation Center, in Palisade, is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning Mon. Jan. 28th.  Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Final certification comes with the completion of 40 hours of volunteer service. The classes will be held Monday through Friday, January 28 – February 1, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information and register go on-line go to For registration assistance call Julie at 320?589?1711, ext. 2120.

Youth On Stage Open Mic is back and ready for 2019.  The next monthly event will be held Mon. Jan. 28th at the Brainerd Eagles Club.  The group encourages musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, dancers, singers or any other family-friends talent to join them from 6:30-8:30pm.  For more info, visit

The public is invited to a Neighborhood Energy Workshop on Thurs. Jan. 31st at the Wadena-Deer Creek High School in Wadena.  From 5:00-7:00, enjoy a free meal and learn about ways to save energy and money in your home.  Get help reading your utility bill, learn about energy assistance and connect directly with service providers.  To register, call Community Ed at 218-632-3232.


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:


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 or call 218-927-5158.