• 23: Lakes Area Music Festival: Winter Series concert Beauty in Chaos, Hope in Order, 7 p.m., festival Facebook page and website
  • 28: "Name That Town" interactive, virtual event, 6:30 p.m., contact your library or visit KRLS Legacy Programs on Facebook
  • 28: Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government: Chris Farrell, “Personal Finance: A New Year and a New Administration,” 7 p.m., email Rosenmeierforum@gmail.com for link
  • 30: Brainerd Jaycees Virtual Ice Fishing Extravaganza, noon-3 p.m., any Minnesota lake, register on FishDonkey app


  • 4-6: Crosslake WinterFest, including SoupFest and fireworks
  • 6: Brainerd Public School Foundation “Big Event”
  • 12-14: Nisswa Winter Jubilee
  • 14: Nisswa FIre Department Fishing Derby, noon-2 p.m., Nisswa Lake
  • 20: Gull Lake Frozen Fore and Frozen Flop, Gull Lake area establishments and Hole-in-the-Day Bay, limited tickets
  • 20-28: Happy Dancing Turtle’s Back to Basics sustainable living event with keynote presentations and workshops, virtual
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