GREGORY PARK – NORTH SIDE OF BRAINERD – SUMMER OUTDOOR CONCERTS ON THURSDAYS @ 7 PM     August 2nd is Jack Franzen & Muddy Waters Band, on August 9th is Michael Hoover, on August 16th is Day Break Band, on August 23rd is Blue Moon Band and on August 30th is Todd Lyscio & Tom Innis.   All you need is something to sit on (lawn chair and/or blanket) and you can enjoy a few hours of beautiful music and crowd watching.  If there is rain;  the concert will move to the Great Room in The Center.

AUGUST 13th – 5 pm.  NORTHERN LITES will be the Entertainment for the Second Monday Night Dinner.  Purchase your $8 Dinner ticket by Noon on Friday, August 10th.

CROW WING COUNTY FAIR CENTER BOOTH is such entertainment.  Stop in and see us.  The Center will be there daily 10 am to 10 pm from July 31st through August 4th.

Minnesota State Fair Trip on Senior Day – August 30th.  Cost is $30 if Center Member and $35 if not a Center Member.  The deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, August 6th.  The bus will leave Gander Mountain Parking Lot at 6:45 am and return about 7:45 pm.  The price includes a Bus Ride, Admission to the Fair and Gratuity for the Bus Driver.  THE BUS IS FULL!!! 

JULY 9th – 5 pm.  SECOND  MONDAY NIGHT DINNER – CENTER CHOIR WAS ENTERTAINMENT.   The food was fantastic and the entertainment was stimulating.  The crowd really got into the patriotic singing.

The Center Choir is performing at various events.  If you would like to be part of the choir, please contact Diane Guide at 218-454-0268.

Wednesday Bingo at 12:30 pm – in the Great Room. We play hard cards, payouts are cash, we play sixteen games and the cost is 5 cents per card per game.  Bingo begins at 12:30 pm and is usually done by 3 pm.  Popcorn is Free.  Donuts and Coffee are available for purchase.  You can enjoy an afternoon of Bingo for less than $1.  Stop in and participate, it’s almost an Event!!

 Movies:  Catch a movie at 1 pm on Each Friday. You can watch a movie and enjoy some free popcorn.  There is more detailed information on the movies in the current Newsletter.

Wednesday Morning Club Program   The program is at 9:30 am and membership is required.  The presenter on August 1st is Dawn Nelson, The Center’s former AmeriCorps VISTA, on August 8th is Dr. Josh Holbrook, Family Chiropractic, on August 15th is Dave Freiday, Lead Facilities for The Center, on August 22nd is Lisa Strange, Administrative Assistant for The Center and on August 29th is Dick Lane.

Thursday Band is playing weekly in the Great Room at The Center. The music begins around noon, anyone who plays an instrument can be part of “the band”.   If you love to dance to country music you can  step out onto the dance floor.   If you just want to listen to wonderful music,  you can do that also.  On the Second Thursdays , this group celebrates the birthdays of the month with cake and ice cream. Come in and join us! You will find welcoming people, talented musicians playing great music and an enjoyable afternoon of toe tappin’ music

Bluegrass Jammin’ will happen the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Great Room.  We will be Jammin’ on July 31st, August 7th and August 21st . Plan to join Butch in the band, come to enjoy the music or do some foot stompin’ to the banjo/fiddle music.

Silent Auction selection is really fun.  You don’t need to be a member to get in on this ongoing event.   We have a 26″ Men’s Magna Bike, Jim Shore ‘Gardening Angel” Christopher Banks Yellow Jacket, Colander Set, ‘Razor’ Multi Sport Helmet, Religious Statue Set, Taco Salad Bowl, “Miss Marple” Movie Collection, Microwave Popcorn Popper, Hanging “Vera Bradley” Organizer, Coffee Set, Beading Book & Tools, Cross Stitch Quilt Top Kit, “Christopher Banks” Jacket, Gently Flowing Water Fountain, Ballpark Book and “Perfect” Cooker.  The Silent Auction closed at Noon on Friday, August 31st.  Come see all these interesting donated items.

Pool Table has been donated by Hazelwood Corporation, Aitkin.  It is a gently used 8′ Commercial Dynamo pool table.  Center members have been ‘rackin up’ the balls.  Stop in, shoot a game of pool.  Pool Singles are happening!!   Fun – No Pressure – A Learning Experience.  Questions call The Center.

Ping Pong can be played at The Center in the Game Room.  We have a sign up sheet, if you need someone to hold up the other end of the table.

Tuesday Extended Evening Hours has us open until 9 pm.  You could be playing Bridge, Cribbage, Mahjong, Dominos, shooting a game of Pool with friends The Bluegrass Band Jam Sessions happen every other Tuesday.  You pre-sign up for Bridge.  Stop in and get involved.

Great Decisions Discussion Group has started their year.   That group can be educational entertainment as they discuss current events based on a 8 topic book published by the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association.  For  information contact Jon Strand, 218-454-1025 or email jonstrand@brainerd.net.  GDDG meets the 3rd Monday at 4 pm in the Great Room of The Center.

Let’s Go Fishing Trips hit the water on  August 14th and August 28th.  Check the August Center News to find out what lake you will be going to.  No matter what lake the LGFT is on, it is really a fun, relaxing and socializing few hours.  Make sure you get in on the action this summer!!!  You have the opportunity to fish or just have a pontoon ride with an enjoyable group of people.  SIGN UP AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE CENTER