Hey, all you hunting widows in the Brainerd lakes area! The second weekend of deer hunting is approaching and if you’re like me you’ll be a widow, since my husband will be out in the woods in his bright orange, trying to shoot the “big one.”
We’re lucky here since there are several crafts and arts events going on Saturday and Sunday that only open their doors during one or both of the deer hunting weekends. So if you miss it, you’ll have to wait until next year.
If you want to stay in Brainerd and are going on Saturday a few good ones to hit are the Brainerd High School’s event on Fifth Street and the Brainerd senior center’s event on Kingwood Street. A few blocks down from the senior center is Mary and Friends’ Winter Boutique located at 507 Kingwood.
Also on Kingwood, the Crossing Arts Alliance is hosting a holiday open house at Franklin Arts Center that offers a whole lot of homemade artist creations for we women to enjoy. There also will be entertainment part of the day that should put us in the mood for the holidays.
Another craft sale to hit Saturday is at Trinity Lutheran Church located on South Sixth Street. It always has something good. There is another sale on 1003 S. Sixth St. that runs Saturday and Sunday. Just out of town is Ye Old Country Cabin Christmas craft sale that also runs both days. It’s located on Crow Wing County Road 22.
Something new this year, if you can fit it in your busy schedule is to check out the Zonta Club’s first Christmas House fundraising event. It should be spectacular since the home that will be decorated for Christmas is a historic church, turned into a home owned by Bob and Jeanne Larson. The home still highlights church features, such as the altar. The home should give you plenty of ideas on decor for the holidays!
There also are plenty of other churches in the Brainerd lakes area that have their annual craft and arts sale this weekend. So go out and have some fun!