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AA Brown Baggers

Noon Mondays through Saturdays, 1601 Oak St., Brainerd. Open meeting. 825-3770.

AA Central Lakes

Local: 829-3740.


7 a.m. Thursdays open, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, fourth floor.

AA Step Study

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Alice Church, Pequot Lakes. (218) 562-5073.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

7 p.m. Fridays, Heritage Assembly of God Church,

Aitkin Alano Club

5:30 p.m. Sundays, open women’s; 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open. 322 First Ave. N.E., Aitkin. (218) 927-2651.


4 p.m. Sundays, Live and Let Live; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Step by Step; 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Early Bird Al-Anon. 1601 Oak St., Alano Club.


8 p.m. Thursdays, 217 S. Eighth St., Brainerd.

Backus AA

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Anne, 320-444-4473.

Backus Al-Anon Family Group

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Linda, 218-251-1561.

Brainerd Alateen

6:30 p.m. Mondays. Dixie, 828-4618.

Carlson Lake Road AA group

Open AA meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, All Saints Catholic Church, corner of Carlson Lake Road and Barbeau Road.

Crosslake AA Al-Anon-Dep.

7 p.m. Mondays AA, Crosslake Lutheran Church, closed, non-smoking. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Presbyterian Church, open meeting, non-smoking. Call (218) 543-5014.

Cuyuna Range Alano, 249 Curtis Ave., Ironton

Mondays, 6:30 p.m. open. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. open, non-smoking; 8 p.m. open non-smoking. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. open smoking. Thursdays, 8 p.m. open non-smoking. Fridays, 8 p.m. open non-smoking. Saturdays, 7 p.m. open 11th step meeting. (218) 546-8284.

Enlightenment NA

Meets 7:15 p.m. Thursdays, Faith Baptist Church, Staples. Dawn, (218) 851-0058.

Friday Al-Anon

7 p.m. Fridays open non-smoking. Heritage Assembly of God, 13242 Berrywood Drive, Baxter. Mary, 828-0757.

Garrison AA and Al-Anons

7:30 p.m. Mondays, closed, city office building. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, open, Garrison Alliance Church.

Go to Any Length

7 p.m. Mondays, Temple Baptist Church (Soup Kitchen), 923 Oak St., closed, non-smoking.

Help and Hope Al-Anon group

9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 1601 Oak St., Alano Club. Dixie, 828-4618.

Heritage Assembly of God

Open AA meeting, 7 p.m. Fridays, south side entrance, 13242 Berrywood Drive, Baxter. 829-6053.

Holiday help

Have you sometimes wished you could spend a holiday sober? Call any time for help at 828-HELP or (800) 462-5525.

Lakes Area Alano-Non-smoking

Noon Mondays, Brown Bag AA; 8 p.m. Wednesdays, AA closed; noon Thursdays, Brown Bag AA; 7 p.m. Fridays, Life Begins Here, AA open meeting. Call 825-3770.

Laurel Street AA

217 S. Eighth St. Sundays: 10:30 a.m. open, 8 p.m. open. Mondays: 8 p.m., open. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. open. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. open, 8 p.m. closed non-smoking, 8 p.m. closed smoking. Thursdays: 6 p.m. closed (Big Book); 10 p.m. open (candlelight). Fridays: 10 a.m. open; 8 p.m. open. Saturdays: 11:30 a.m. open (12x12); 8:30 p.m. closed. 829-8840 or 829-1557.

Life Recovery Bible Study

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Thomastown Covenant Church, Staples.

Little Falls AA

7:30 p.m. Mondays, First United Church, Little Falls, closed, non-smoking. (320) 630-2161.

Malmo AA and Al-Anon

AA meetings, 7 p.m. Mondays, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Malmo. AA open meeting occurs last Monday of month. Contact Russ, (320) 676-8742.

Al-Anon meetings, 7 p.m. Mondays, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Malmo, closed meeting. Contact Carol, (218) 678-3563.

McGregor, Palisade

McGregor, call (218) 426-3579 for address. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, open.

Palisade, Bethel Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Mondays, open non-smoking. (218) 845-2580 or (218) 768-2192.

Motley AA and Al-Anon

12 Easy Steps, Al-Anon, 8 p.m. Mondays, Motley United Methodist Church, 837 Third Ave. S. Lane; AA, 8 p.m. Mondays, Motley United Methodist Church. Call (218) 894-1336 for Al-Anon or AA.

Narcotics Anonymous

Aitkin - 6 p.m. Sundays, Aitkin Text Study, Aitkin Public Library; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Life, Chaos and Recovery, Aitkin Public Library. Brainerd - 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Basic Text Study, Brainerd Up Front Alano Club; 11 a.m. Mondays, Comrades in Recovery, Brainerd Laurel Street Club; 8 p.m. Mondays, Redemption NA, Brainerd Up Front Alano Club; 8:15 p.m. Thursdays, Upfront NA, Brainerd Up Front Alano Club; 7 p.m. Fridays, Friday Night Hope NA, Bethlehem Lutheran Church basement; 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Agape NA, Brainerd Up Front Alano Club. Crosby-Ironton - 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Crosby NA, Cuyuna Range Alano and Ironton Alano; 7 p.m. Sundays, Ironton NA, Ironton Alano Club. Motley - 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Motley Crew NA, Free Methodist Church. Staples Enlightenment NA, 7:15 p.m. Thursdays, Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Pine River - 7 p.m. Sundays at the Family Center in Pine River. Enter through the back door. Visit for more information.

New Beginnings AA

7 p.m. Tuesdays, open AA meeting, Bethel Lutheran Church on Five Mile Road. Call 828-0636.

New Beginnings-Women's AA

7 p.m. Thursdays, open AA meeting, Crosslake Presbyterian Church, 14444 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake. Questions, call Beryl at (218) 232-3558.

Nicotine Anonymous 'Old Smokies'

Meets noon Saturdays, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd. Use back door, take elevator to lower level. For more information, call Jan, 963-1214; Monica at 821-0396; or Russ, (612) 201-6342.

Nisswa AA

St. Christopher’s Catholic Church: Mondays - 6 p.m. men’s, Christopher’s House at St. Christopher’s Church. Tuesdays - 7 p.m. Christopher’s House at St. Christopher’s Church. Wednesdays - 5:30 p.m. women’s, Christopher’s House at St. Christopher’s. Thursdays - 9:30 a.m. Big Book AA, Lutheran Church of the Cross, lower level, north door; 7 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Cross. Fridays - 8 p.m. Christopher’s House at St. Christopher’s.

Nisswa Al-Anon

7 p.m. Thursdays, Lutheran Church of the Cross.

Nisswa Al-Anon

7 p.m. Tuesdays, Timberwood Church, 23084 State Highway 371, Nisswa.

Nisswa at Noon Al-Anon

12 p.m. Mondays, Christopher’s house at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, Nisswa.

Nisswa Women’s Work

5:30 p.m. Wednesdays open (Steps and Traditions), Journey in Recovery, 25552 Church St., Nisswa. 820-7361.

Pequot Lakes AA

7:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Alice Church.

Pillager AA

8 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays, First Lutheran Church. Closed AA.

Pine River AA-New Beginnings

8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, open, DAC building. Lori, 218-587-3310.

St. Columbo AA group

7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Tim and Dawn’s house, open meeting, smoking and H.C.A. Tim or Dawn at 963-0340, 831-6898 or 831-5165.

St. Francis AA group

7 p.m. Tuesdays, basement of St. Francis Catholic Church. Open non-smoking. 839-7351.

Secular AA

For more information, call 831-1038.

Serenity Al-Anon

Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Up Front Alano Club, 302 Fourth Ave. N.E.

Serenity in the Pines-AA

County Rd. 49, So. Hwy. 371. Thursdays 8 p.m. Open non-smoking, (320) 632-9192.

Serenity Seekers

Meets noon Wednesdays, Motley Free Methodist Church. JoAnn P., (218) 575-2611.

Sleepy Hollow AA

Mondays - 8 p.m. open, non-smoking. Fort Ripley Town Hall, 829-7583.

Staples AA

8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Community Center.

Sunday Serenity CODA

7:30 p.m. Sundays, Alano Club, 1601 Oak St.

Trinity Speakers meeting of AA

6:30 p.m. Sundays, Trinity Lutheran Church, Brainerd. Call for a ride, (218) 821-0933.

Up Front AA

302 Fourth Ave. N.E. Sundays - 10 a.m. closed; 8 p.m. open (candlelight). Mondays - 9 a.m. open; 6:30 p.m. open; 8 p.m. closed (call up). Tuesdays - 9 a.m. open; 6:30 p.m. open (Big Book) (12x12); 8 p.m. beginners open, NA meeting. Wednesdays - 1 p.m. open; 4 p.m. open women’s meeting; 6:30 p.m. open (Big Book); 8 p.m. open. Thursdays - 9 a.m. open meeting; 6:30 p.m. open. Saturdays - 10 a.m. open; 10 p.m. open (candlelight). 828-4811.


8 p.m. Fridays, senior citizens building.