Area Events

Area Events

Wednesday, June 6

Meat Raffle

Every Wednesday thru the month of June the Aitkin VFW Post 1727 will have a free meat raffle giveaway starting at 5:30pm.

Sunday, May 27

Grand Breakfast

The Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake is having a Grand Breakfast on Sunday, May 27 from 8am-noon. It's all you can eat with pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, egg bake, sausage, whole ham, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, strawberries, juice, milk and coffee. The breakfast is $7.50 per person, children 6-12 are $4 and children 6 and under are free.

Saturday, May 26

Yard and Bake Sale

The Backus Lions will hold their annual Get a Bargain Yard and Bake Sale from 7:30am-noon on Saturday, May 26 at the Backus Corner Store Parking Lot. They will have many slightly used treasures including furniture, tools, books and much more will be on sale plus tasty homemade baked goods.

Plant Sale

The Palisade 4-H Club is having a Plant Sale on Saturday, May 26 from 9am-3pm at the Bethal Lutheran Church in Palisade. They will have flowers and vegetable plants available and all profits will be given to the Dunham family to help them after their house fire.

Friday, May 25

Garage Sale

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aitkin is having a  church wide garage sale Friday, May 25 from 8am-4:30pm and Saturday, May 26 8am-noon.

Brats on the Aitkin Courthouse Lawn

The Aitkin American Legion is having there Brats on the Aitkin Courthouse Lawn Friday, May 25 from 11am-1pm. They will be serving brats, chips and rootbeer floats and all proceeds go to the Aitkin American Legion Veterans Relief Fund.

Saturday, May 19

Spring Fling

The ANGELS of McGregor are having a Spring Fling Style Show and Luncheon at the McGregor Community Center on Saturday, May 19 at 11am. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Friday, May 18

Garage Sale

There will be a garage sale on Friday, May 18 from 8am-4pm and Saturday, May 19 from 9am-3pm at Blackrock Terrace 315 1st Ave. SW in Aitkin.

Tuesday, May 15

Board Meeting

On Tuesday, May 15 the Board of Education, Independent School District #2, will have a meeting in the Hill City School Community Room 250 at 7pm.

Sunday, May 13

Mother's Day Buffet

The 40 Club Restaurant and Bar is having a Mother's Day Buffet on Sunday, May 13 from1am-3pm. They will be serving Baked Chicken, Broiled Salmon, Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Mixed Green Beans and a Dessert Table. Reservations are recommended by calling 218-927-7090, the buffet is $18.95, kids 12 and under are $10.95 and kids under 4 are free.

Saturday, May 12

Mother's Day Tea

The Deerwood Lakes Lions is Having a Mother's Day Tea at the Cascade Methodist Church on Saturday, May 12 from Noon-2pm. Ticket's are $15 each, reservations are required by calling Lion Kay at 218-678-3772. 

Thursday, May 10

Gardening Classes

The University of Minnesota Extension is having free gardening classes at the Aitkin Public Library on Thursday, May 10 at 6pm. They will have Jan Hasselius teaching basics of organic gardening.

Wednesday, May 9

Class Reunion

The Aitkin High School Class of '64 will be having lunch at the 40 Club on Wednesday May 9 at 12:30pm.

Garage Sale

The Garrison VFW is having a Garage Sale Wednesday, May 9 thru Saturday, May 12. The Garage Sale will benefit the Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Program and they will have many household items for sale along with costume jewelry and a bake sale.

Saturday, May 5

Annual Quilt and Craft Sale

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aitkin is having their Annual Quilt and Craft Sale with Raffle Drawing on Saturdy, May 5 from 9am-3pm and Sunday, May 6 from 11am-3pm. They will have Quilts of all sizes, colors and patterns as well as handcrafted items.

Annual Rummage and Bake Sale

The Aitkin VFW Post 1727 is having their Annual Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 5 from9am-3pm. All unsold items will be donated to the DAV.

Polka Worship Service

St. John's Lutheran Church in Aitkin is having a Polka Worship Service and Dinner on Saturday, May 5 at 5pm.

Friday, May 4

Rummage and Bake Sale

The Bethany Lutheran Church in Remer is having a Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 from 9am-1pm. Rolls with coffee and lunch will be available with a bag sale on Saturday.

Sunday, April 29

Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, April 29 the McGregor Lions are hosting a pancake breakfast from 9am-1pm at the McGregor Community Center. They will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and beverages, adults are $10 and kids 10 and under are $5. 

Saturday, April 28

Firemans Ball

The Garrison Fire and Rescue is having their 31st Annual Firemans Ball on Saturday, April 28 at the Y-Club in Garrison. Social hour begins at 5pm-6pm and dinner begins at 6pm, they will have a raffle after dinner, live music by Hit Face and all proceeds go to the Garrison Relief Association helping fellow firefighters in need and new equipment.

Pancake Brunch

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Aitkin is having a Spring Pancake Brunch from 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 28. They will have pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice and milk.

Thursday, April 26

Bowls to Bellies

On Thursday, April 26 the Aitkin Commuity Education is having a Bowls to Bellies event at the Butler Building in Aitkin from 4:30pm-7:30pm. The event will feature bowls made by professional artists, Aitkin elementary and high school students and community members. 

Sunday, April 22

Pancake Breakfast

The McGrath Area First Responders is having their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 22 from 9am-11:30am at the Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

Saturday,  April 21

Glow Party

Glow into spring with Hillcrest's annual glow party on Saturday, April 21 starting at 9pm. They will have cocktail specials, free jukebox and black lights so wear white or neon to glow!

Friday, April 20

Fish Fry

The Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison is having a fish fry on Friday, April 20 from 5pm-7pm. The Menu includes Alaskan Polluck, mashed potatoes, veggies, cole slaw, bread, desserts and beverages. Adults are $9, kids ages 5-12 are $5 and ages 4 and under are free.

Wednesday, April 18

Chapter Meeting

The Brainerd Chapter #738 National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet on Wednesday, April 18 at the Skillet Resturant on Washington Street 5 blocks east of the old watertower. Social time starts at 11:30am, lunch will be served at 12:30pm and the presentation will be by Tina Elder from Triad.

Chicken Dinner

On Wednesday, April 18 the Motley United Methodist Church is having a chicken dinner from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Adults ar $10, children ages 6-12 are $5 and ages 5 and under are free.

Saturday, April 14

Sweetgrass Basket Workshop

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is having a 2 day sweetgrass basket workshop on Saturday, April 14 from 11am-3pm and Sunday, April 15 from 1am-2pm. Learn the art of making a coil sweetgrass basket, sweetgrass is a fragrant sacred herb used in ceremonies and artwork by the Ojibwe.

Friday, April 13

Chicken Dinner

The St. John's Lutheran Church in Aitkin will be having a chiken dinner on Friday, April 13 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. They will be serving chiken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, vegetable, cranberries, dessert and beverage. Adults are $10, kids 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free.

Monday, April 9

194th Regiment

The 194th Regiment will have a Memorial Service for the soldiers of any generation of Company A, 194th Tank Battalion. The service will be at 10am on Monday, April 9.

Friday, April 6

Fish Fry

The Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison is having a fish fry on Friday, April 6 from 5pm to 7pm. They will be serving Alaskan Polluck, bread, mashed potatoes, veggies, cole slaw, dessert and beverages. Adults are $9, kids 5-12 are $5 and kids under 4 are free.

Dinner Auction

The Lakewood Health System Foundation is having their 25th Annual Dinner Auction on Friday, April 6. Proceeds raised will be going towards a multi generational playground. Creating a safe place where children and adults will play, exercise and maintain good health together.

Sunday, April 1

Easter Buffet

The Forty Club in Aitkin is having an Easter 4 meat buffet on Sunday, April 1 from 10am to 3pm. They will be serving baked chicken, wild rice meatballs, salmon, pork, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green bean casserole, lettuce salad, potato salad, deviled eggs, coleslaw and dessert table. Adults are $18.95, kids 5-11 are $11.95 and kids under 4 are free.

Holy Communion Service

The Bethal Lutheran Church in Palisade will have a 7pm Holy Communion Service on Maundy Thursday, March 29. Theme: "God's will and joyful service." The Good Friday service on March 30 also begins at 7pm with the theme of "God's will is done." The Easter Sunday Holy Communion service is 8:30 am on April 1. 

Sunday, March 25

Wendy Wagner Benefit

There will be a Taco Bar Benefit for Wendy Wagner on Sunday, March 25 from 1pm-6pm at the Rustic Trail Bar and Grill in Palisade. All proceeds will help with medical and household expenses.

Ham Bingo

The Knights of Columbus from Immaculate Heart Catholic church in Crosslake is going to be hosting a Ham Bingo on Palm Sunday, March 25. There will be 24 games, with the winners recieving hams. If you have questions call 218-821-7057.

Saturday, March 24

Meatball Dinner

The Boy Sout Troop 100 is having their 2nd annual Meatball Dinner on Saturday, March 24 from 4pm-7pm at the American Legion Post #557 in Deerwood. They will be serving meatballs, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and milk. Adults are #9 and children 5 and under are $6.

Easter Party

There will be an Easter Party at the Jacobson Community Center on Saturday, march 24 at 3pm. It is free to enter, they will have a pot luck starting at 4:30pm, easter egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, prizes and more!

Friday, March 23

Walleye Dinner

The Aitkin American Legion is having a Walleye Dinner on Friday, March 23 from 5pm to 6:30pm. They will be serving walleye, potato, vegetable, salad, dessert and a beverage for $13 per person and take outs are available.

Sunday, March 18

Dinner and Fundraiser

The Lakeshore Conservation Club is hosting their 7th annual Wild Game Dinner and Fundraiser on Sunday, March 18 at the Grand View Lodge Lake Center. Social hour with games, raffles, and a silent auction starts at 3pm and the dinner begins at 5pm. The chefs at Grand View Lodge will prepare an outstanding feast of wild game dishes. Tickets are 455 each or a table of 10 for $500. Seating is limited, please check for availability at

Saturday, March 17

St. Patty's Day Celebration

The Aitkin V.F.W. is having a Saint Patty's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 17 featuring corned beef and cabbage, carrots, horse radish and whole round potatoes. The meal is $10 per plate and the celebration begins at Noon to 7pm.

Friday, March 16

C-I Grad Fundraiser

Grab a friend and join in the fun for craft night at the Hallett Community Center on Friday, March 16 at 6pm. Cost is $20 with proceeds going to the 2018 C-I Grad Blast. 

Wednesday, March 14

Music Jam

On Wednesday, March 14 the Aitkin Legion is having a music jam where everyone is welcome.

Saturday, March 10

Dad's Belgian Waffles

Come support the 2018 Aitkin Senior class with an all you can eat waffles and sausage breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 8am-12pm at the Aitkin Moose Lodge. They will be serving waffles, sausage, toppings and beverages. Tickets are $8 for adults at the door or $7 in advance at either Security State Bank in Aitkin or Garrison and kids 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free.

Tuesday, March 6

Alzheimer's Program

On Tuesday, March 6 their will be a free Alzheimer's session at the Aitkin Library from 6:30pm-8pm. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4

Gun Show

The Deerwood Civic and Commerce is having their 21st annual Gun Show Saturday, March 3 from 9am-5pm and Sunday, March 4 from 10am-3pm. The Gun Show will take place at the historic Deerwood Auditorium and the public is invited, admission is $5 a day or $9 for 2 days. They will also have displays provided by the minnesota forest zone trappers association.

Friday, March 2

Walleye Dinner

The Aitkin Legion is having a Walleye Dinner Friday, March 2 from 5pm-6:30pm. The meal includes fillet, potato, salad, vegetable, dessert and a beverage and it's only $13 per person! The dinner is open to the public and take outs are available.

Monday, February 26

Regular Meeting

There will be a regualr meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District #2, to be held in the Hill City School Community Room 250 on February 26 at 7pm.

Wednesday, February 21

Soup Suppers

The Bethel Lutheran Church will be having Soup Suppers Begining Wednesday, February 21 at 6pm, and will continue each Wednesday evening through March 21. Suppers will be followed by a 7pm service with the theme of "Thy Will Be Done" from the Lord's Prayer. Each Service focuses on a different aspect of God's will at work among us.

Saturday, February 17

Music Jam

There will be a music jam at the Aitkin American Legion on Saturday, February 17 from 1pm-4pm.

Valentine Dinner

The Waukenabo Community Center will be having their Annual Valentine Dinner and Dance on Saturday, February 17. The roast beef dinner begins at 5:30pm-7pm, dance starts at 7:30pm-10pm with Jerry B. and Joyce performing. They will have door prizes and a grand prize, Adults are $10 and children 12 and under are $5.

Vintage Ride

The Drift Skippers Club of Isle is having a vintage ride on Saturday, February 17. Registration begins at 8:30am to 11am, ride leaves at 11am. Lunch will be provided, they will also have a silent auction, door prizes and vintage snowmobile raffle.

Thursday, February 15

Blood Drive

The PalisadeAssembly of God Church is having a blood drive Thursday, February 15 from 12pm-6pm. For an appointment or more info call Charles at 218-845-3893.

Saturday, February 10

Ojibwe Moccasin 2 day Workshop

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is having a 2 day workshop to learn techniques of working with leather to make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The work shop runs Saturday from 11am-3pm and Sunday 10am-2pm.

Ice Fishing Contest

The 19th Annual Hill City Area Lions Club Ice Fishing Contest is going on Saturday, February 10 from Noon until 3pm at the Hill Lake Beach. Tickets are just $10 and fish prizes are $200 for the largest fish, $100 for second largest and $50 for third. They will also have special prizes for kids 12 and under, games to play to win prizes during fishing and food and beverages will be available.

Valentine's Dinner

The Pine River United Methodist Church is having a Valentine's Ham Dinner on Saturday, February 10 from 4:30pm to 7pm. Adults are $9 and ages 6 and under are free.

Vintage Snowmobile Ride

The Aitkin Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Club is having their 9th annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride on Saturday February 10th. Registration begins at 8am at the Aitkin VFW and the ride begins at 10am from the VFW to Brown Lake Shelter where they will have a fire, snack, voting and awards.

Saturday, February 3

Bake Sale

The Angels program is having a bake sale as part of the Palisade Mid-Winter Festival on Saturday, February 3 from 11am-3pm or until sold out at the Rustic Trail. Stop in and pick up some fresh baked goods! All proceeds support the ANGELS programs that help seniors in your community.

Mid-Winter Festival

The City of Palisade is having their Mid-Winter Festival on Saturday, February 3. The day starts with a breakfast fundraiser for Mike Hart from 7am-10am at the Rustic Trail, then the medallion hunt begins at 11am and then the parade starts at noon. They will also have raffles, barrel of booze and Mike's Drawing at 8pm. They will also be providing sober cabs for the day.

Friday, February 2

Sing A Long

The Hill City Baptist Church is having a sing a long concert on Friday, February 2 at 6pm. All are welcome and you can bring instruments to play and they will also be serving a pot luck meal.

Boiling Point Concert

The Motley United Methodist Church will have the Christian rock band, Boiling Point performing in Motley on Friday, February 2 at 7pm. This concert is free. The church is pleased to welcome this popular band and know that everyone will have a great time with their solid rock sound, real lyrics, and positive message.

Thursday, February 1

Women's Wellness Experience

On Thursday, February 1 the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center is having a women's wellness experience from 3:30pm - 7:30pm at the Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd. The event is free and is a great opportunity for those interested in health and wellness.

Sunday, January 28

Pet Cat Show

More than 200 cats from the United States and Canada will compete for the title of Best Cat at the Saintly City Cat Club's 42nd Annual Championship and Household Pet Cat Show, January 27-28. The show will be held at the RiverCentre complex, in the Roy Wilkins Exhibition Hall. in downtown St. Paul. It is open to the public from 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. Admission for Adults will be $4, Children under 10 and Senior Citizens over 65 will be $3.

Saturday, January 27

Snowmobile Ride

The 29th Annual Tamarack Sno-Flyers Vintage Ride will take place on Saturday the 27th. Registration begins at 9am at the clubhouse in Tamarack where they will also serve coffee, hot chocolate and baked goods. The ride will start at 11am from Tamarack to Lawler where they will serve hot dogs and soup at Jackson's Hole. Vintage snowmobiles must be 25 years or older to qualify for a trophy, they need to be ridden to Lawler and arrive by 1pm for judging; the results will be announced after the judge's decisions are completed. All snowmobilers are welcome.

Friday, January 12

Family Fun Night

The Palisade Assembly of God will be holding their next family fun night on Friday, January 12th at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join for a night of fun, free bingo, popcorn, pop and prizes!

Monday, January 8

Organizational Meeting

There will be an organizational meeting for the Board of Education, Independent School District #2, held in the Hill City School Community Room 250 on the 8th day of January at 7pm.