Calendar: April 16-24, 2021

A look at events going on in the Brainerd lakes area

A robin grabs a crabapple for a snack Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes.


  • 16-17: Breezy Point Figure Skating Club show: “Skate, Hope, Love,” 6:30 p.m. April 16, 2 p.m. April 17, Breezy Point Ice Arena or streamed, buy tickets online through
  • 19: Virtual Rosenmeier Forum: Meteorologist Paul Douglas and climatologist Dr. Mark Seeley, "The Climate Conundrum: Threats and Opportunities for Minnesota's North Woods," 7 p.m., email
  • 23: Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant, 7 p.m., high school auditorium, not open to the public
  • 23: The Legacy Chorale: "Our Flight Begins as Song," 7 p.m., virtually at or youtube/thelegacychoraleofgreaterminnesota
  • 23-24: Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes, virtual
  • 24: Book signing, author Sue Dugan Moline, “The Lake Turned Upside Down”-Outing Tornado, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Channel Bar & Grill, Outing
  • 24: Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center: “Show Off!” talent show, 2 p.m., outdoor stage on the south lawn of Central Lakes College, Brainerd

Check all the listings in our online calendar at!/

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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