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What's Doing for Oct. 22

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES to meet

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Hall for a Halloween party so dress in costume.

The district instructor will be attending the meeting.

Dinner before the meeting will be 5:30 p.m. at the Northwind Grille. Treats will be provided after the meeting by Herman and Diane Bradley.

Sons of Norway Tusenvann Lodge No. 1-659 to meet

ISLE—The upcoming meeting of Sons of Norway Tusenvann Lodge No. 1-659 will be 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the I.R.E.C. Building in Isle. The program will be put on by Lucas Franco and he will discuss "Food unions in Norway and the USA" and how they compare. It will be soup night so various soups will be served.

For questions, call Gary at 218-927-6557 or Candice at 320-983-2886.

Cougar range expansion presentation set for Arboretum

Michelle LaRue, research ecologist at the University of Minnesota and the executive director of The Cougar Network, will give a presentation 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

The Cougar Network is the only research nonprofit diligently tracking cougar range expansion in North America. Cougars once roamed most all of North America, but were extirpated from the eastern and Midwestern regions by the early 1900s. Cougar presence outside its current range in the western United States has increased in the past 25 years, suggesting an eastward range expansion.

At Southern Illinois University Carbondale, LaRue focused her master's degree on cougar habitat suitability and dispersal corridors in the Midwest. She earned her PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, focusing her time on understanding the social and ecological implications for the return of cougars to mid-western landscapes. LaRue will overview the state of cougar science, discussing potential habitat, dispersal routes, population viability and implications for ecosystems devoid of this apex predator.

This program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society, and is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Jennifer Lust at

Crow Wing County Genealogical Society to meet

The Crow Wing County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, 101 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.

Program: Nick Reindl will give suggestions and tips on managing and digitizing photos, slides and films with a demonstration on using duplicating equipment.

Social hour will be from 6-6:30 p.m. with the meeting and program to follow.

Any questions, call 218-828-9178 or 218-851-4819.

Wadena Whirlaways Square Dancers to host dance

WADENA—The Wadena Whirlaways Square Dancers will be hosting a dance Thursday at the VFW in Wadena.

Jim Lizakowski is the caller and the cuer is Rita Lizakowski. The theme is "Monster Mash" so wear costumes. Plus dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. and mainstream dancing at 8 p.m.

The Center's Morning Club meeting set

The Center's Morning Club will meet 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

The presenter will be Jerry Negen, Negen's Investigative Services.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events announced

Commander Rick will host a breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Brainerd Legion. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for kids.

The class of 1959 will meet 11:30 a.m. and Venture Crew will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Humor for Heroes Comedy and Dinner Show will be Wednesday at the Legion. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Brainerd American Legion.

The special dinner for Friday will be Bob Harting's BBQ ribs for $11. Walleye is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

Nisswa Garden Club to meet Thursday

NISSWA—The Nisswa Garden Club will meet noon Thursday at the Lutheran Church of the Cross behind Schaefer's on Highway 371.

Jeff Dirks, Horticulture Department staff member with Central Lakes College, will be the guest speaker presenting "Flower Bed Design."

Hosts are Phyllis Hill and Debbie Widstrom. For further information on this meeting, call Marie at 218-963-7494.

Upcoming events include the Club's holiday party from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Sherwood Forest. The club meets at noon the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lutheran Church of the Cross Church. New members are always welcome. Visit the Club's website at for additional information.

Duplicate bridge scores

Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 32; Neola Raasch and Lois Volkmuth, 29.5; Laurel Jarvis and Sandy Chase, 25; Bob and Sandy Crosier, 25.

Brainerd Area Art Club meeting set

The Brainerd Area Art Club's next meeting will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Evelyn Matthies' Studio in the Franklin Arts Center.

For information, contact club president Joyce Popkin at 218-820-6601.

Brainerd Masonic Lodge

Aurora Lodge No. 100 will be meeting Tuesday for an Entered Apprentice Degree. All area

Masons are encouraged to attend.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and Open Lodge at 7 p.m. MWB Jeffry Lewis will preside with the possibility of four candidates.

For questions or need a ride, contact Jeff at 218-828-5134.

Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Lori McCormick, 5670; Nan Morain, 5440; Jim Thompson, 4780.

Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate: North-South: Tom and Helen McGrath, 78; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 76.5; Ginny Hersey and Lori McCormick, 74. East-West: Florence DeLong and Pat Montgomery, 85; Mary Leland and Jennifer Knutson, 84; Dick and Doreen Jordan, 79.

Maucieri's: Jim Thompson, 6560; Barbara Legas, 5020; Sally Nelson, 5000; Dale Dickie, 4750.

Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate: North-South: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 96; Jim Thompson and Lane Weber, 80.5; Nan Morain and Jo Bonestroo, 74. East-West: Dale Dickie and Lori McCormick, 91; Pat Montgomery and Florence DeLong, 79.5; Barb Bretz and Ruthann Gottwaldt, 78.5.

Crosslake Community Center: Barbara Legas, 6130; Jim Thompson, 4880; Roseann Stans, 4690; Donna Fleer, 4460.

Anyone interested in joining any of the bridge games can contact Jim Thompson at 218-543-4688.

Anyone interested in joining the bridge game at the Crosslake Community Center, call the Center.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Motley Ten-Hi with music by Michael James; from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by Chmielewski and Leroy; and 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Little Falls Senior Center with Jerry's Dance Band.