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What's Doing? May 29

Lois Club luncheon planned

GLEN — The Lois Club luncheon will be 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Glen Store and Grill, located 17 miles south of Aitkin on Highway 47 and 280th Street (south side of Clear Lake). Following lunch outdoor games will be played at the home of Lois Johnson on Clear Lake. For more information, call Lois Neuman at 927-1354 or  Lois Johnson at (320) 684-2000.

Brainerd High School class of 2001 reunion

The Brainerd High School class of 2001 class reunion will be 7-11 p.m. July 30 at the Northland Arboretum. Pay in advance. For more information, go to

Good Samaritan Society-Bethany Auxiliary to meet

G.S.S.-Bethany Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bethany Community Room. We will be giving a tour of the remodeled Good Samaritan Hospice Suite. Auxiliary members are also invited to the gift shop meeting at 9:30 a.m. 

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The Brainerd American Legion will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for kids.

Terry Metzger and his sons will serve a jumbo shrimp dinner from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday. Tickets are $12 at the door, but pre-sale tickets purchased at the Legion by Wednesday are only $11.

Open house at Motley Area Historical Society

MOTLEY — The Motley Area Historical Society will have an open house and history celebration day from 1-4 p.m. Monday at the Motley City Hall Complex.

For more details contact Faye at (218) 746-3863.

Free vegetarian cooking class

There will be a free vegetarian cooking class from 4-5:30 p.m. June 5 at the Oak Street Christian School, 2910 Oak Street, Brainerd.

To register, or for questions, call Marlene at 829-0635. Registration would be appreciated on or prior to Tuesday.

4-H rummage sale planned

LAKE SHORE — The Pequot Lakes Eagles 4-H Club is having its annual indoor rummage sale in Lake Shore from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10-11. With over 25 families contributing to this sale, there will be something for everyone. Baked goods and perennial plants will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from this sale go directly to the Pequot Lakes Eagles 4-H club to help with member scholarships for the State Fair, county 4-H events and learning opportunities. The sale is seven miles west of Nisswa, signs will be posted on 371, look for garage sale signs with clovers on them by the Timberjack south of Pequot Lakes, County Road 29 north of Nisswa and by the Holiday station south of Nisswa. 

Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will have a dance on June 3 at the Franklin Arts Center. Plus will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by mainstream at 8 p.m. Phil Miller will be the caller. There will be finger food after dance.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 67.5; Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 65.5. East-West: Laurel Jarvis and Chris Leininger, 68.5; and Don and Pat Chilgren, 63.5.

Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Program fundraiser

DEERWOOD — Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild animals and returns them to the wild. They will have its main fundraiser, a gala dinner, on June 8. It will be held at the Lonesome Pine Restaurant on Bay Lake in Deerwood. Festivities begin with a silent auction at 5 p.m. followed by a gourmet dinner including wine at 6:30 p.m. After the meal, entertainment will be provided by Norman’s Bait and Tackle Choir. Tickets are $75 per person and are available at the Garrison Animal Hospital, Lonesome Pine Restaurant, and Westside Liquors in Baxter. All proceeds will go to the Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Morrison County Cancer Survivors to register

Cancer survivors need to register by June 10 for T-shirts and for the dinner by July 8 for the Morrison County Relay for Life on July 15 at the Flyer Field. Contact Celeste at (320) 632-3133.

June is Dairy Month

Senior Dairy Princess Shantel Koering and Junior Dairy Princess Veronica Nelson will be at Excelsior Place at 2:30 p.m. June 7. There will be ice cream treats.

Youth safety ATV training planned

The Central Lakes ATV Club has scheduled a youth safety ATV training event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds in the Public Safety Building. Enter at the main gates on 13th Street. The building is on the left, just inside the gates.

Youths must be 11-15 and have completed the CD course available from the DNR for ATV Youth Safety Training. They must also bring their own ATV and have the required safety gear as discussed in the CD. Parents are required to attend the training to help with any ATV equipment issues. A check for $15 made out to the DNR is required.

Class size is limited to 20. For more information, call Mike McMenimen at 963-4561. Information is also available on the DNR website at

Mission Possible Senior Club

The Mission Possible Senior Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at noon Wednesday at the Mission Town Hall. A potluck will be followed by good music by Steve Anderson.

All area seniors are welcome. Bring a dish to share and your own dishes and silverware. Call Glen at 765-3265 or Dolores at 765-3713.

VFW dinners planned June 3-4

The VFW will host its Friday night dinner of pork chops with all the trimmings at 5:30 p.m. until gone on June 3. Cost is $8.

It also will have its VFW baseball spaghetti supper fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. June 4. Cost is $5 and tickets are at the door.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.