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Date and Time
Club Event
May 9, 2019
Laurel Street Stroll 

  Hi Newcomer!
You are invited to the Laurel Street Stroll - A Progressive Dinner in Downtown Brainerd - on Thursday, May 9th from 5:30-8pm.

We'll begin the evening at Lakes Area Music Festival (LAMF) at 715 Laurel Street with wine and light appetizers provided to us by LAMF. We'll gather for introductions of our members and then hear from Melissa Kaufenberg, LAMF Development Director, about this gem in our community.

We'll then head to Sage on Laurel at 606 Laurel Street where you'll have the option of 5 entrees (see options and prices on flyer).

To finish the evening on a sweet note, we'll stop in at Fancy Pants Chocolates to taste some samples of Nancy's chocolates and peruse chocolates to purchase if you desire.

Please RSVP with Paula by May 6th by responding to this email or calling me at the number below.

Looking forward to strolling Laurel Street with you!
April 9, 2019

Bingo Starts at
BLA Newcomers Club: Bingo at the Woods 


Join other newcomers for food and bingo at The Woods


The Woods: 218-829-7507


Please RSVP with Paula at paulachapulis@gmail.com. Questions? Call Paula at 507-329-0750

March 7, 2019
BLA Newcomers Club at Jack Pine Brewery
  Our next big event is March 7th from 7-9pm at Jack Pine Brewery. Enjoy quality craft beer, learn about several of our area service clubs - their focus, their projects, their impact on our community - and socialize with your fellow newcomers. Thank you to Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation for sponsoring a portion of the evening!  
Jan 20, 2019
Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

  Join us at 5:30pm on January 20th for a meal, followed by a Full Moon Snow Shoe Hike at 7pm. If you want to join for the meal and not the hike, feel free to do so! (Maybe you can bring a game or two along.) Please RSVP with Paula by January 16th.

For more info on the Arboretum: http://northlandarb.org/
Dec 6, 2018
December Holiday Party
  Join us for a casual evening of fun and friendship! Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers are cordially invited to a Holiday Party on December 6th at 6pm at the home of Kim & Dave Paschke on Lake Margaret. Please bring a dish or beverage to share.

RSVP to Paula at 507-329-0750 or paulachapulis@gmail.com

Upon RSVP you will receive the Paschke's address.
Oct 25, 2018
Tattersall Distilling Cocktail Class
  We have a lot of excitement already for our next event! Please RSVP by October 22nd.

There will be a limited selection of appetizers you can purchase from, if you'd like (Onion Rings, Tater-Tine, and Potstickers - see menu….

or stay for dinner after the class.

Sept 19, 2018
Pasta Themed Cooking Class at Lost Lake Lodge
  Our next event will be at Lost Lake Lodge on September 19th at 5:30 p.m. Chef Brian will be teaching us how to make butternut squash tortellini (and you get to eat!).

There is a charge for this event - $24.99 per person - paid to Lost Lake Lodge on the evening of the event. PLEASE RSVP with Paula by September 14th. You can email Paula or you can call/text her at 507-329-0750.

Lost Lake Lodge is located at 7965 Lost Lake Road in Lake Shore, MN (behind Zorba's on Gull Lake). 
August 1, 2018
Appetizers at Irma's

  Our next event is Wednesday, August 1st at 5:30 p.m. at Irma's Kitchen, located at Cragun's Resort - 11000 Cragun's Drive. Join us for appetizers provided by Irma's Kitchen and a short overview of Cragun's provided by Eric Peterson. If you think you'd like to stay for dinner, let me know so we can give Irma's Kitchen advance notice.

Learn about Irma's…
Irma’s Kitchen, Gull Lake’s freshest restaurant is open 7 days a week at 5:00 pm, during the summer and fall season. Located in the former home of the Hungry Gull Restaurant the building dates back to 1926. All food items are made in house using many of Irma’s recipes and the freshest local ingredients. The name Irma’s Kitchen was chosen to acknowledge the important role that Irma Cragun played in the food service at Cragun’s Resort over the year. Irma’s Kitchen’s menu is designed to showcase local products and ingredients. The restaurant also incorporates a bar/lounge area and a large deck overlooking Gull Lake. Come by boat or car – dock parking is available.

June 26, 2018
Newcomers Social Hour at the Dennis Drummond Wine Co.

  We are excited to announce a Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers' Social Hour at the Dennis Drummond Wine Company on Tuesday, June 26th at 5:30 pm. Meet us on the patio. If you can't make it until later, join us when you can.

DDWC is located at 11919 Thiesse Road, Brainerd, MN 56401. Jody and Dennis Drummond opened their beautiful winery and event center in 2017. They are providing light appetizers for us. Wine, beer, and spirits will be available for purchase. Their Bistro is open daily 11 am to 9 pm. Learn more about them at www.ddwco.com.
April 18, 2018
Trivia Mafia

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  Spring Newcomers Event: Trivia Mafia @ Roundhouse!

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Armstrong, the Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers' Club Coordinator, at (218) 513-3720
January 25, 2018 Traveling Art Pub

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  Please Join us, the Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers' Club, for a night of painting & fun! The cost for this event is $35.00, however, newcomers will receive $5.00 off per ticket!! Please RSVP with the Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers Club via Facebook to receive your discount code!

December 14, 2017
Miracle on 34th Street

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Miracle on 34th Street
Stage North Theatre Company (Franklin Arts Center)
Brainerd, MN
October 19, 2017
Jack Pine Brewery   Let's Drink Beer.
New to Jack Pine? Sign up for their rewards program and get a free Beer
September 28, 2017
Destiny Cruise   The Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers Club will be joining the Lakes Ignite (Brainerd Lakes Area Young Professionals Group) for a Destiny Cruise on Gull Lake! This will be a great opportunity for both Lakes Ignite members and Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers Club members to socialize, network, and have some fun!
August 19, 2017
 Dine, Wine & Music   Please join us Saturday, August 19, 2017 for dinner and wine tasting at Prairie Bay! After we wine & dine, join us at the Lakes Area Music Festival! PLEASE RSVP.
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Dinner and wine tasting at Prairie Bay
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Concerto For Orchestra (Lakes Area Music Festival), Tornstrom Auditorium
July 2, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Arts in the Park   Join us for the 43nd Annual Arts in the Park, Sunday, July 2nd Gregory Park Brainerd, MN from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Artists, entertainment, food, and family fun!
The Newcomers Club will be there! Find us at the Brainerd Community Action booth, meet other newcomers and friends, and let's have lunch together at 12:00 noon!!!

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 Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomer's Club
213 South 5th St, Brainerd, MN 56401

2002 Brainerd Lakes Newcomer's Club