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Brainerd Service League Holiday Sip & Shop 2015 at The NP Event Space


Brainerd Service League Holiday Sip & Shop 2015 at The NP Event Space

Our space was full of Christmas spirit in early December for the Brainerd Service League Annual Holiday Sip & Shop.  Vendor booths were beautifully decorated and shoppers enjoyed food and beverage from both Morey's and Prairie Bay.  Enjoy some photos below of shoppers and holiday spirit (and advance apologies for the number of flower images...I COULDN'T HELP myself!...arrangements by Bloom Designs).

I always love seeing each different event direction and they didn't dissapoint - The Brainerd Service league organized a very well attended, beautiful event.  (:

 Venue: The NP Event Space  //  Photography: Aimee Jobe


Brighter Days Foundation | 5th Annual Gala and Silent Auction


Brighter Days Foundation | 5th Annual Gala and Silent Auction

This past Friday we had the honor of having the Brighter Days Foundation 5th Annual Gala and Silent Auction in our space.  If you are unfamiliar with their organization, please visit their facebook page and website.  They are doing amazing things for local families!

From their website:

The Brighter Days Foundation creates a "surprise" visit for children with chronic or long-term illnesses. We purchase gifts for the child, their siblings and parents. Our goal is to take their focus off of the daily struggles and onto something fun and uplifting. These children deal with so much more than the average child so the impact of our giveaways is so important not only to the child, but to their entire family.

Dr. Jeanni R. Foss, DDS of Edgewood Dental is the President and Founder of the organization and she and her team held an incredible event.  Hosting such a large and successful event is no easy feat, but the final product was to the guests delight.  Gorgeous decor, delicious food and great company all supplemented the true meaning of the evening - supporting and raising funds to surprise the children and their families with joy during a very difficult time.

Vendors:  Venue The NP Event Space // Florals, Decor, Linens, Ceiling Lanterns, all pretty things by Kate Kuepers of Bloom Designs //  Photography by Aimee Jobe //  Catering and Bar by Prairie Bay // Uplighting by Electrifying Dynamics



Railroad Day Gala Dinner and Entertainment on Tuesday, June 17


The Scoop on the Railroad Day Gala

Tuesday, June 17 is Railroad Day during Brainerd History Week



Northern Pacific Center

1511 Northern Pacific Road

Brainerd, MN  56401

Evening Gala Details!

Location: The newly renovated NP Space located in the old Blacksmith Shop

Time: 6 pm

Cost: $50

[100% of proceeds go to the Crow Wing County Historical Society]

The evenings entertainment and activities includes the following:

A plated dinner served by Prairie Bay with a cash bar

History presentation led by Jeremy Jackson

Photo booth by Garrett Tetrick Photography

History displays by local collectors

Silent Auction with unique items

Live music performed throughout the evening by Sonic Love Child - Click below to hear their new song or click the YouTube link to hear one of my favorites!

Want to come?  You can purchase your ticket online here.  If you would like to pay at the door that works too, but we need to know if you are coming TODAY!!  We need this for final food count to ensure all who purchased a ticket will have a full meal!  If you are coming and would like to pay at the door, please send an email with your name and number of tickets needed to


The Blacksmith Shop at Northern Pacific Center


Brainerd History Week


Brainerd History Week

Brainerd will be celebrating history week June 16 - 22.  I am so excited that Northern Pacific Center is hosting Tuesday, June 17 as Railroad Day.  The day will start with tours and a gathering honoring Brainerd pioneers' descendants as well as a classic car show held where the old roundhouse used to sit.  During the afternoon we will open up the newly renovated East end of the Blacksmith Shop where The NP Event Space is now located.  It will be open to the public from 3 pm to 5 pm for viewings of local history displays as well as for those who want to take a peek at the space itself.  The highlight of our evening will be a Gala complete with a sit down dinner by Prairie Bay, live music from Sonic Love Child, silent auctions featuring a few pieces of railroad history and more!  All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Crow Wing County Historical Society.  We can't wait to share our newly renovated space with the Brainerd Lakes and all of greater Minnesota!

The evening will be filled with great entertainment and other fun additions including a photo booth, sounding of the old "dinner bell" whistle and more!  Come in your favorite formal attire or style your outfit to the theme of Railroad Gold.  We can't wait to share an evening full of history while socializing and reminiscing about the railroad and what part it played in the history of Brainerd.

Click here to buy your tickets!

Click here if you would like to purchase a table for your company (please put 8 in qty box)!

Click here if you are interested in having a history or local display booth (no charge)!

Click here if you have a question and would like to contact us!

Click here if you are interested in being a sponsor or would like to have your business featured during the evening!

Here is one of the amazing pieces that will be on display during the evening.  It is an original map of the entire railroad campus drawn in 1921!  Click the image to view larger.