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What's Doing-Feb. 19

Encore Arts Association

Encore Arts Association will meet Tuesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood, Brainerd, at 7 p.m. Barbara Morgan is presenting a program about Rosemaling on fabric and serving as hostess. Everyone will have an opportunity to try their hand at Norwegian Rosemaling on small gift bags, being provided. Bring a flat brush and a round brush of medium sizes plus acrylic paints in blue, red and white. Some supplies will be available for those who come without them.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Post Membership meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Legion.

A prime rib dinner by Teddy Anderson will be 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Legion. Cost: $13.

Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society

The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

Program will be speaker Jason Edens of Rural Renewable Energy Alliance. Edens is the executive director of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization, that believes solar energy presents a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Edens will tell us what RREAL has been doing to help alleviate rural poverty, reduce air pollution, and help people in Minnesota live more sustainably. The program is free and open to anyone with an interest in nature. For more information contact Pam Perry at or the Northland Arboretum at

Nisswa Garden Club

NISSWA — The Nisswa Garden Club will meet Thursday at Lutheran Church of the Cross. Check-in and social time will begin at noon. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting and program. This month’s speaker will be Jeff Dirks, Central Lakes College. He will be speaking on “Solving the Mysteries of Hydroponics.” For reservations, call Sandy Thorson at 562-5292. For more information, visit the club’s website at

WHS class of 1954

The WHS Class of 1954 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grizzly’s.

Widowed Friends

NISSWA — Widowed Friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday at the Nisswa Legion.

Backus Legion Surf and Turf dinner

BACKUS — The final Surf and Turf dinner of the Backus American Legion’s fall-winter season will be served from 5 p.m. until gone Feb. 24. Cost: $11. The clubrooms are located at Highways 371 and 87 West.

Duplicate bridge scores

Joyce Roemer and Clarice Renschler, 28.5; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 27.5; Patrick Spradlin and Bruce Eastman, 27.

Brainerd Area Low Vision Support Group

The Brainerd Area Low Vision Support Group will meet from 3-4 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Topic: Help for vision loss. Speaker will be Lily Atwel, State Services for the Blind. For more information, call 825-0904 or 829-5449.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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