Light Up the Town

Nisswa, City of Lights, Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Christmas

Nisswa will welcome the holiday season with their City of Lights Celebration on Friday, November 23rd from 2-8 p.m. Festivities will kick off with horse-drawn wagon rides, live reindeer, storytelling, food merchants, bonfires, holiday carolers, a luminary walk, Love Lights a Tree and more! And don’t miss the downtown area lighting up all at once at 5:30 p.m. Lights will adorn the downtown; trees, fences, stores and other buildings will glow with holiday lighting. Santa Claus will then make an appearance and a fireworks display will fill the sky at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Love Lights a Tree, click here.
A full schedule of Celebration events are posted here.


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On the Ice

Breezy Point, Resort, North Stars, Minnesota Junior Hockey Team

Have you been to a Breezy Point North Stars Hockey game yet? Bundle up and come support the players this season! View the team schedule on their website by clicking here and get these games on your calendar. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors 62+/Military, $5 for students and free for children 5 and under. If you have any questions, you may contact Jody Vogeler at (218) 866-2201 or email her at
Go North Stars!

Maybe you’d like to be a “hockey star” yourself. Did you know that skate school is available in our area for all ages and abilities? For dates, cost and session information, click here. If you have questions or would like to register, contact Kristin Wallin at


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Be a Part of the Addams Family

Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts, Pequot Lakes High School, Pequot Lakes Realtor, Pequot Lakes Community Theater

Grow your acting skills and consider auditioning for the upcoming Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts production, The Addams Family. Pequot Lakes Community Theatre will hold their auditions Monday, November 19th and Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the Pequot Lakes High School Theater.

The plot unfolds from the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and original characters created by Charles Addams:
It’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

If auditioning, be prepared to sing 16 measures of a musical selection (a piano accompanist will be provided). There will also be a dance audition, so wear clothes and shoes that you are comfortable moving in. The following roles are available:
– Gomez Addams (30s – 60s): Passionate, intense, devoted
– Morticia Addams (30s – 60s): Dark, romantic, mysterious, sexy
– Wednesday Addams (teens – 20s): Dark and disturbed but is recently coming out of her shell to discover the sweeter things in life
– Pugsley Addams (under 16, unchanged singing voice): Mischievous, strange, playful yet devious sense of humor
– Fester Addams (20s – 60s): Brother of Gomez, eccentric, high strung, joyful and bizarre
– Grandma Addams (40s – 70s): Bitter and twisted, like a comedic wicked witch
– Lurch (20s – 60s): Tall, zombie-like qualities, not quite living, not quite dead
– Lucas Beineke (teens – 20s): Wednesday’s secret fiancee, innocent, passionate, and completely devoted to Wednesday
– Mal Beineke (30s – 60s): Lucas’ straight laced father from Ohio, “normal” and set in his ways, he wants nothing to do with the Addams Family
– Alice Beineke (30s – 60s): Lucas’ mother, sweet and innocent with a friendly, though nervous demeanor,
she is trying to make the best of the situation
– Six ghoulish ensemble as The Addams’ ancestors.

Rehearsals will start January 2nd, 2019 with performances on February 22nd, 23rd and March 1st at 7:30 p.m. There will also be performances on February 24th, March 2nd and 3rd at 2 p.m. at the Pequot Lakes High School Theater located at 30805 Olson Street. For more information about the script or audition tips/questions, contact Director Stephanie White at or

* Information taken from Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts Facebook site.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop

Pequot Lakes, Shop Local, Downtown, Retail, Up North, Minnesota

There are several shopping opportunities in Pequot Lakes and two new businesses have opened their doors: The Nest and Asian Accents. Browsing throughout The Nest, you’ll find both new and reloved home decor, home accessories, trendy clothing, must-have basics, jewelry, hats and more. Asian Accents also offers a great shopping experience with items mainly from Japan. Inside you’ll find obi, tansu, ceramics, art and more. So shop local and give these businesses a warm welcome!

The Nest is located at 4464 Main Street and Asian Accents at 31089 Rasmussen Road.

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Travel to Whoville

Pequot Lakes, GLAPA, Community Theater, Nisswa, Breezy Point, Crosslake

Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s production, “Seussical,” is guaranteed to be fun for the entire family. This musical celebration comes from the works of Dr. Seuss, with many of his well-known characters appearing under the spotlights at the Pequot Lakes High School Theater.

Shows are scheduled for November 9th-10th at 7:30 p.m., November 11th at 2 p.m., November 16th-17th at 7:30 p.m. and November 18th at 2 p.m. The production is approximately two hours long. To purchase tickets online, visit Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts site here or call Community Education at (218) 568- 9200. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+) and $10 for youth.


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The Red Barn

Breezy Point, The Red Barn, Upcycled, Repurposed, Breezy Point Realtor, Minnesota Realtor

Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? The Red Barn in Breezy Point is having a couple Saturday sales on November 3rd and 10th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. So grab a friend or two and enjoy a Bloody Mary tasting, music and some unique shopping (think jewelry, upcycled/repurposed items, accessories and treessentials). The Red Barn is located at 29929 Aztec Circle in Breezy Point.

* Picture taken from The Verve Facebook site. 

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Bargains and Bucks

Minnesota deer opener, Pequot Lakes Block Party, Minnesota Hunting, Brainerd Lakes Area, downtown Pequot

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pequot Lakes will celebrate deer hunting opener with their annual Autumn Block Party. So whether you’re a hunter or “hunting widow,” come enjoy this event with big discounts, a little shopping, new fashion, prize drawings and refreshments. To see a complete list of participating locations and deals, click here.

To get an entry into the prize drawings, grab a card from It’s A Wing Ding Thing, visit each participating store to get your stamp and turn in the completed card by 5 p.m. at Leslie’s Boutique for a chance to win either the Grand Prize or a Runner-Up gift basket! Start your “hunt” early because only completed cards will be entered into the drawing.

Good luck hunters! We hope you hunt down some great bargains and get “da turdy point buck.”

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Trunk or Treat in Pequot

Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes is having their community Trunk or Treat event on Halloween night. This event is for all ages and allows families to walk from “trunk to trunk” in the parking lot to collect candy from Grace members. Many trunks have been decorated for the evening, which makes it all the more fun. So bring your family and friends and come enjoy the festivities (and of course collect some yummy treats).

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Grace United Methodist Church, Pequot Lakes, Trunk or Treat, Brainerd Lakes Area

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Know Your Squash

Nisswa Realtor, Nisswa Garden Club, Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota Fall, Minnesota Gardening

Thursday, October 25th, Nisswa Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting at Lutheran Church of the Cross In Nisswa. Speaker Brenda Myers will be presenting, “From Acorn to Zucchini;” a presentation all about squash. Cost is $13 for a 12:30 p.m. lunch (reservations needed) and the free program will begin at 1:30 p.m. For more information and to make lunch reservations, contact Barb Bogdanovich at (218) 330-6661 or

Lutheran Church of the Cross is located at 5064 County Road 13 in Nisswa. 

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The Treehouse Auction

Pequot Lakes, Mohs Auctions, The Treehouse, Greenhouse, Nursery, Patriot Avenue, Minnesota

On October 6th, The Treehouse in Pequot Lakes closed their doors for business; after 28 years of serving Pequot Lakes and surrounding areas. Mohs Auctions will be holding their auction this Saturday, October 20th, 2018, beginning at 9:30 a.m. These types of auctions do not come around often, so be sure to make your way to Pequot for this total-liquidation sale.

There are numerous items on the auction and approximate selling order is as follows:
9:30 a.m. – Shop Tools, Giftwares, Product, Smallwares and More
11:30 a.m. – Remaining Soil and Related, Club Cars, Forklift
1 p.m. – Greenhouses, Hoop Houses and Contents, Soil Machine, Remaining Items Throughout the Property

The Treehouse is located at 29813 Patriot Avenue in Pequot Lakes (south end of town).