Special events and things to do

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Kringle Market in downtown Brainerd

The Kringle Market, an annual art and fine craft market from member artists, is ongoing through Dec. 30, at The Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd.

The market is open to the public. Items include pottery, blown and fused glass, books, paintings, knitted goods, unique jewelry, ornaments, stickers, woodworking, and more.

Christmas Showcase at Common Goods

The Christmas Showcase at Common Goods is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday in Baxter. Shoppers will enjoy treats, holiday displays, Christmas music, and giveaways. This will be the first chance to see new Christmas products and special in-store displays, including the traditional Christmas tree ball gown in Crosslake and now in Crosby. The Baxter store also has a special display planned. New this year is a Christmas Passport at any of the three stores, which can be completed and turned in before 5 p.m. Saturday to be entered into a drawing. The showcase includes thousands of Christmas decorations.

Tour the Historic Sheriff’s residence

The Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum is offering tours of the historic sheriff’s residence, from 11-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at 320 Laurel St., Brainerd. Cost is $3. Children 18 and younger are free. No reservations are necessary but tours are capped at 10 participants. People are asked to sign up at reception.

Numerous community craft and bake sales this weekend

There is a bake sale Saturday and Sunday at the Brainerd Eagles Club, 124 Front St., Brainerd.


Handmade holiday crafts for Christmas gifts and bake sale will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

Trinity Lutheran Church Fall Boutique and Bake Sale is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd. There will also be numerous items for holiday decorating. Goodies include lefse, krumkake, cookies, bars, homemade candy, jams and jellies, pies, caramel rolls or choose from a variety of soups.

St. Francis Council of Catholic Women hosting bazaar Nov. 12

St. Francis Council of Catholic Women is hosting the annual fall bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brainerd. Caramel rolls and coffee are available at 8:30 a.m. with a soup and pie lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event includes crafts, bag raffle, baked goods, Grandma’s Attic full of donated items for sale and raffle tickets.

Holiday Open House Nov. 12 in Little Falls

The Holiday Open House is set 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Shoppes of Little Falls with more than 70 local artisans and vendors at 102 First St. SE, Little Falls.

Ski Swap

The Brainerd Nordic Ski Club’s annual Ski Swap for new and used equipment from area shops, families and individuals is set 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Brainerd High School cafeteria. Equipment is expected for downhill, cross-country, Nordic, snowshoe, hockey and figure skating. Equipment registration is 7:30-9 a.m. with pickup of unsold items from noon to 1 p.m.

Crossing Arts Creativity Kit Giveaway

Creativity kits will be given away from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12, on tables inside The Crossing Arts Alliance, 711 Laurel St., Brainerd. Kits include two art projects, a coloring sheet and more. This month’s kit includes a Zentangle Project. Creativity kits are free to the public. The number of kits is limited, first come, first served.

This event is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through grants from Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Studio Explorations at WonderTrek

Studio Explorations at WonderTrek Play Lab from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at 1001 Kingwood St., Suite 114, Brainerd. The events are hosted every second and fourth Saturday of the month. The event is free and open to the public.

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