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What's Doing-March 18

Good Samaritan Society spaghetti supper and silent auction

The Good Samaritan Society-Woodland will have a spaghetti supper and silent auction from 4:30-7 p.m. March 29 at Woodland to benefit the STAR Ministry.

Cost: $7.50 per ticket for adults, $5 for children 8 and under. To reserve tickets, call 829-1429. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Good Samaritan Society offers chronic conditions workshop series

Good Samaritan Society is offering a Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop series starting 1 p.m. March 26 at the Brainerd-Woodland campus, 100 Buffalo Hills Lane.

The workshop is designed for adults who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Call Joy Nordby at 855-6639 to register or for more information.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Brainerd American Legion Post membership meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday.

Fred Helmer and Bob Harting will serve a rib dinner from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday. Cost is $13.

Pillager American Legion Post and Auxiliary to meet

PILLAGER — The Pillager American Legion Post 100 and Auxiliary will meet 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Pillager City Hall. Bring items for “comfort boxes,” manufacturers’ coupons, Campbell’s soup labels, boxtops and pop tops. We will be arranging a trip to St. Cloud VA to deliver lap robes, heart pillows, neck pillows, wheelchair bags, comfort boxes and will be clipping coupons to send to troops overseas.

AAUW to meet

Brainerd Branch AAUW will hold its annual meeting at 10 a.m. March 24 at Edgewood Vista, 14890 Beaver Dam Road, Brainerd. Officers will be elected and the 2012 convention will be discussed. Luncheon will be served and members will be called for reservations.

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 speakers will be John and Calvin Wallin from the Wallin Berry Farm. They will be speaking on “The Many Experiences of the Wallin Berry Farm.” For reservations, call Sandy Thorson at (218) 562-5292. For more information, visit the club’s website at

WHS class of 1944

WHS class of 1944 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Northwind Grille.

WHS class of 1954

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

Brainerd History group to meet

The Brainerd History Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday for a tour of the historic 1914 City Hall building at Fifth and Laurel streets. Anyone interested in Brainerd history is welcome. Call (218) 820-2424 for more information.

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters’ speaker of the month

Hans Jones was the speaker of the month for January for the Paul Bunyan Toastmasters group. His speech was entitled “Curling - Not just for Hair.” Do you get butterflies in your stomach when you have to talk to a crowd of people? Does the thought of public speaking stress you out? If so, Paul Bunyan Toastmasters is the place to be and the club you should join to help overcome that fear.

The group meets at the Sawmill Inn, Brainerd, from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays. For more information, contact the president, Cindy, at

Duplicate bridge scores

Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 28.5; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 28; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 26.5.

Encore Arts Association

Are you stuck on a partially completed watercolor or drawing? Bring an unfinished piece to the Encore Arts Association’s meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood, Brainerd. Virginia MacArthur will lead a discussion to help us work through the stumbling blocks.

Cooking with Kids event

The Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with the Brainerd Public Library will be offering a Cooking with Kids event from 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 26 at the Brainerd Public Library during story time. No registration is required and the event is free. We will engage the children in preparation of a snack and offer parent education time. For more information, call 454-5445 or go to our website

Widowed Friends

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

BHS class of 1972

The BHS class of 1972 will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion in Brainerd for anyone interested in planning the class reunion.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life open house

BAXTER — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in the Brainerd lakes area — walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference — to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2012 July event.

The Crow Wing County Relay For Life community open house and team captain expo will be from 5:15-7:15 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Church in Baxter. Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease. If you are unable to attend this meeting but would like be involved, contact Sue Tiegs at 828-8882.

Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge

ISLE — Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will meet 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the I.R.E.C. building in Isle. Program will be given by Sandy Hinds and she will take us back to the Great Hinckley Fire. The public is always welcome. If you have questions call Donna at (320) 676-1638 or Gary at (218) 927-6557.

Crow Wing County Genealogical Society

The Crow Wing County Genealogical Society will hold its March meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the main meeting room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 101 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. prior to the meeting for those who wish to do genealogical research at the church library.

Following the meeting there will be a presentation of “Today’s D A R.”

Brainerd Area Low Vision support group

The Brainerd Area Low Vision support group will be from 3-4 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Topic: Common eye conditions with speaker Stacey Sjoberg, Crosby Eye Clinic. For more information, call 825-0904 or 825-2042.

Brainerd Art Club

The Brainerd Art Club will meet Thursday at a new time of 3 p.m. at Evelyn Matthies’ room on the first floor of The Crossing Arts Alliance, 1001 Kingwood St. It will be the usual meeting with the addition of a program presented by Helen Smith.

Senior dance

Senior dance will be 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Eagles with music by Jerry B.

P.E.O. Social

Chapters DV and CJ will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday for lunch at Prairie Bay.

Memorial service for Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary

A joint Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary memorial service will be 2 p.m. March 25. Remembered are Jon Roller, Ron Schroemel, Robert Lively, David Underland, Don Bungert, James Johnson, Raymond Soger, Warren Kort, Sig Anderson, Jack Wicklund, Patrick Abrahamson, Evelyn Ramsdell, Vanetta Christensen, Ellen Simi and Pearl Collett. Cake and coffee will be served. The public is invited.

Partners for Peace/Occupy Little Falls event planned

LITTLE FALLS — Little Falls Partners for Peace and Occupy Little Falls will hold a vigil from 1-3 p.m. March 30. The vigil will take place at the corner of Coborn’s (1101 Second Ave. NE) and Walgreens (1023 First Ave. NE) near Highway 27. The vigil will support peace, economic justice and respect for the environment. Refreshments will be provided. Signs are available.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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