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194th Tank Regiment

7 p.m. second Monday at Brainerd National Guard Armory.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax help. Call RSVP, 824-1345.


For information about the Brainerd branch, call Roberta at 963-4220.

Amateur Radio Club

Monthly technical discussions, ham classes, testing. 765-3100. Listen to 147.225 MHz, 8 p.m. Sunday.

American Monetary Institute

Local chapter in formation process for monetary reform. Call (320) 632-0501.

American Sewing Guild

12:30 p.m. fourth Thursday, Brainerd Public Library. Carol, 825-0283.


District 4 Post 26 meetings, 11 a.m. first Thursdays, at Brainerd American Legion Club.

Backus American Legion and Auxiliary

Unit meetings 7:30 p.m. fourth Mondays, Post Clubrooms, Highways 371 and 87 W.

Baxter Lions Club

7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Camp Vanasek.

Bay Lake Area Lions

7:45 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Deerwood American Legion. Call 678-2150 for venue.

Bethany Good Samaritan Auxiliary

10 a.m. first Thursday, Bethany class room, 804 Wright St. Liz, 825-2505.

Blue Ox Brewers Society

Meets 7 p.m. third Thursday at various locationss to discuss homebrewing and share brews. Visit or e-mail

Brainerd American Legion Auxiliary

Meets 6:30 p.m. executive committee and 7 p.m. meeting first Monday, Legion club.

Brainerd Area Bead Club

The Brainerd Area Bead Club has dissolved. For information on jewelry repair or classes, call Loretta, 829-3779.

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace

Meets 7 p.m. first Monday, United Church of Christ, 415 Juniper.

Brainerd Chapter, IAAP

For all administrative support staff. 5 p.m. second Tuesday, LarsonAllen, Baxter. Contact Laura Larson, 821-6105 or e-mail

Brainerd Chapter No. 42 R.A.M.

Meets 8 p.m. third Tuesday.

Brainerd Downtown Business Association

Downtown business owners meet 6 p.m. third Tuesday.

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615

Meetings are 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front St., Brainerd. Dinner served 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays; and burgers or chicken sandwiches served from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays for all members and guests.

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 breakfast                                                                                                  Breakfast is served first Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 South Ninth St.

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 Polish sausage feed                                                                                    Second Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 South Ninth St.

Brainerd Family History Center

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 101 Buffalo Hills Lane, 828-4701, during regular hours.

Brainerd Jaycees

6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, second Thursday at Holiday Inn Express. Contact or Mike Kuck at (218) 330-1023.

Brainerd Kiwanis Club

Mondays, noon lunch program Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd. Christopher Robinson, 828-4223.

Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today

6:30 p.m. first Thursday, First Lutheran Church, Brainerd. Contact Becky Stock,, (218) 330-1607 or Tami Evanson,, 330-5351; More information go to

Brainerd Lakes Calligraphy Society

Meets 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Brainerd Public Library, small meeting room. Open to anyone interested in calligraphy, skilled or unskilled. Contact Sue Sterling, 831-3550.

Brainerd Lakes Sunrise Rotary

7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Holiday Inn Express, Baxter.

Brainerd Lions Club

6:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, TJ’s Log Cabin, 829-5278.

Brainerd Newcomers

9 a.m. first Wednesday, Caribou Coffee, Baxter. Nicole Wheeler, (218) 828-3613.

Brainerd Rotary

Noon Tuesdays, Red Roof Inn.

Brainerd Writers Alliance

10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday, Brainerd Public Library. Theresa, or 828-8822 or

CWC Chapter of MADD

If you need a speaker or victim assistance, contact CWC Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Meetings at 601 NW Fifth Street. Call 828-5055 for meeting dates.

CWC Civil Air Patrol

7-9 p.m. Mondays- CAP Bldg. at Brd. Airport, 828-8116.

Central Lakes Riders Club

Meets 7 p.m. third Mondays, Merrifield Marathons building.

Central Lakes Rotary Club

Meets 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays, AmericInn, Jenkins.

Crossing Arts Alliance

Board of directors meets 6:30 p.m. first Thursday, Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood Street No. 118, Brainerd.

Crow Wing County Genealogy Society

Meets 6 p.m. fourth Thursday September through May, Family History Center, Buffalo Hills Lane. Call Wendy, 828-9178, or Carolyn, 829-8502.

Danish Sisterhood of America

For more information, Susanne, 828-8922 or e-mail

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Captain Robert Orr Chapter DAR meets 10 a.m. second Saturday May through October, at Embers/Sawmill Inn, Brainerd. Meeting followed by program and then lunch. Jeanne, 829-2737, or Shirley, 927-2757.

Deerwood Lakes Lions

7:30 p.m. second Monday, Deerwood American Legion, 764-2964.

Deerwood Legion

Deerwood American Legion No. 557 Auxiliary and Post Meetings third Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans

Crow Wing County Chapter 22 and Auxiliary meets 7 p.m. third Thursday, VFW Post No. 1647, Brainerd.


Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Donations, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For emergencies, call 829-5065 or 829-1436.

Double S Saddle Club

Meets 7 p.m. third Thursday, Brainerd Public Library. Debbie, 828-0219.

Encore Arts Association

7 p.m. third Tuesday, Lakes Area Senior Activity Center art room.


Fellowship Of Christian Anglers Society and Brainerd Lakes Area Fishers of Mens Club meets 6 p.m. (if you eat) or 7 p.m. for fellowship and 7:30 p.m. meeting third Thursday at Bonanza. Mark, (218) 821-1192.

Fare for All

Fare for All, an opportunity for people to save money on food and build a stronger community through volunteering, hosted by Park United Methodist Church, 829-4116, or Light of the Lakes United Methodist Church, 829-7729.

Focal Point

Photo enthusiasts meet 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Northland Arboretum.

Garrison Lions Club

6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting second Thursday, Garrison Activity Center.

Garrison Township Board

7 p.m. third Thursday, Township Hall on Bollenbacher Road, (320) 692-4369.

Grandmas in Touch

Grandmothers meeting to pray for their grandchildren and their schools. Diane, 828-4410.

Gull Lake Yacht Club

Enjoy the club house, beach, learn to sail and attend functions year around, 855-0220.


Meets 5:30-7 p.m. third Tuesday, Central Lakes College, Room C233.

Ideal Sno Pros

7 p.m. Tuesdays, following the second Monday of each month, September through May, Ideal Community Center.

Kiwanis Club of Baxter Lakes Area and Friends

Meets 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter.

Lakes Area Caged Bird Club

7 p.m. third Thursday, Oak Lawn Town Hall. Each month, a different bird is brought in for a short presentation and discussion. Call Char, 764-2625, for more information.

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity

Call Laurie for information about volunteer orientation meeting dates; call Kevin for information about Partner Family Application meeting dates. Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity serves all of Cass, Crow Wing and Hubbard Counties. Call 828-8517 or visit

Lakes Area Law Enforcement

Community members who have graduated from the Brainerd Police and Sheriff’s law enforcement classes meet at 6:30 p.m. third Thursday, Brainerd Police Department. Karon, 829-7278.

Lakes Area Singles

Active singles social and activity group ages 30+, call (218) 454-3366, ext. 10, for activity updates. One free monthly activity calendar, call 821-7073.

Lakes Area Women Naturally

Meets 7 p.m. second Thursday at Seeds of Sommer, Jack Pine Center, Pequot Lakes. For more information, call (218) 851-5981.

Lakeshore Conservation Club

Trap, skeet and target range on CR 77, Penny, 963-4793.

League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area

Meets monthly September through April, Brainerd Public Library. Mary, (218) 820-4622.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

For mothers with children from birth through kindergarten. 9:15-11:15 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Log Church in Crosslake. Child care provided. Carla, 692-1885.

Marine Corps League

6:30 p.m. first Tuesday, Office room 306, Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

Masonic-Aurora Lodge No. 100

Meeting times second and fourth Tuesdays, dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Steve, 829-2277.

Merrifield Lions Club

6:30 p.m., second Monday, Nazarene Church in Merrifield.

Merrifield Marathons

7 p.m. third Thursday, Marathon’s center, 21135 CR 3, Merrifield. Ben, 692-4070.

Moms in Touch

Mothers meeting to pray for their children and their schools. Amy, 963-1484.

Moose Lodge 1246

7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays.

Nisswa Jaycees

7 p.m. first Thursday, basement of Nisswa Legion.

Nisswa Women of Today

7 p.m. first Tuesday, Nisswa Community Center. Penny, 963-4793.

North Central Beekeepers Association

Meets 7 p.m. third Monday (except August and December), Northland Arboretum.

Northern Minnesota Woodworkers Guild

7 p.m. second Tuesday, Franklin Arts Center communal workshop.

PBA Life Underwriters

11:30 a.m. third Thursday, Sawmill Inn, 829-1571.


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Alyson, 855-1804 or e-mail

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters Club

Meets noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Sawmill Inn, Brainerd. Guests welcome. Rich, (218) 792-5881 or visit

Pillager Lions Club

7 p.m. second Thursday, Pillager Senior Center.

Pinetree Patchworkers

6:45 p.m. second Monday, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter. Martha Mumaw, (218) 270-2058.

Richardson Lakes Area Lions Club

HILLMAN - Meets 6 p.m. first Thursday, Hillman Legion. Donna, (320) 277-3760.

Sertoma Club

Noon Wednesdays, Bonanza Restaurant.

SCSU Alumni

Meets noon, third Thursday except June-August at Sawmill Inn, (866) 464-8759.

Ski Gull Membership

7 p.m. third Monday, 963-4353.

St. Joseph’s Auxiliary

11 a.m. third Wednesday, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Camp room. 828-7610.

Starbase Regulus

General sci-fi/fantasy club meets 1 p.m. second and last Sundays, main meeting room, Brainerd Public Library. Joel, (218) 568-8154.

Staying Free

7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Sawmill Inn, 828-3097.

Sunrise Sertoma Club

6:45 a.m. Thursdays, Northwind Grille. 828-4844.

The Mesa

From 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays for informal Spanish conversation at Northwest Pizza/Boardwalk Bread and Bagel. Jan, 855-8183.

The Woolworkers

Meets third Wednesday, even number months at 6 p.m., odd number months, 10 a.m. Call or e-mail Becky for a location at 587-5256 or

VFW Post No. 1647

VFW Post 1647 committee, 6 p.m. second Tuesday; VFW Post 1647 and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. second Tuesday, VFW club, 309 S. 6th St., Brainerd.

Veterans at 371 Diner

Meets 8:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, 371 Diner.

Widowed Friends Club

Meets 11 a.m. first Mondays at Bonanza in Baxter and 11 a.m. third Mondays at the Nisswa Legion.

Women of the Moose

6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. second Tuesday.

Woodland Good Samaritan Auxiliary

9:30 a.m. third Thursday, Cedar Room, Woodland Good Samaritan Village.

York Rite Ascalon Commandry No. 16

Meets 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday.

Zabud Council No. 10

Meets 7 p.m. third Tuesday.

Zonta International

Brainerd Chapter, noon, third Wednesdays, Prairie Bay.