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What's Doing-March 25

Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society

Darby Nelson, aquatic ecologist, author and professor emeritus, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northland Arboretum for the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society meeting. Do you want to understand your lake better? Do you want to be a better lake steward and leave a healthy lake for your grandchildren? “For Love of Lakes” is one of four creative non-fiction books named as a finalist for the 24th Annual Minnesota Book Awards for 2012. Nelson will have books for sale before and after his presentation.

For more information, contact Pam Perry at

Baxter Lions Club

The Baxter Lions Club will meet Monday at Camp Vanasek. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting is at 7 p.m.

WHS class of 1957

WHS class of 1957 will have lunch at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Northwind Grille.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The Brainerd Legion will have Commander Chris’ all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for kids. No public dinner Thursday due to a private dinner.

Duplicate bridge scores

Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 31; Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 28.5; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 27.

Corporation Committee of the Itasca Progressive Caucus

The Corporation Committee of the Itasca Progressive Caucus will give a presentation on the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish corporate personhood at 7 p.m. April 4 in the Brainerd Public Library’s large conference room. The presentation will discuss the corporate personhood doctrine, corporate influence over elections and government, the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission decision, the Move to Amend’s proposed corporate personhood amendment, and how ratification of the proposed amendment would benefit democracy. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP), the sponsor of the Move to Amend presentation, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the Brainerd public library’s large conference room. The public is welcome to attend both events.

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Hall. It will be come as you are night. Stone soup will be served at 6 p.m.

Book drive at Pillager School

PILLAGER — The Pillager Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a book drive through the end of March. New and gently used books for all grades are being accepted. Books can be dropped off at the Pillager School office or The Shante in Pillager. For more information contact Jody Carey at 831-0079.


BNSF Vets will meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Northwind Grille for a breakfast meeting.

Senior dance

A senior dance will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by Frank Gust.

Firearms safety class

The Brainerd VFW is sponsoring a firearms safety class from 6-8:30 p.m. April 12, 16, 19, 23, 25 and 30 with field day on April 28 at the Brainerd Public Library.

Students should be 12 years old by April 12. Cost is an online payment of $7.50 upon completion of the classes. Register by calling 829-6393 after 3 p.m. For questions, call Karen at 839-4748.

Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will host a square dance Friday at Franklin Arts Center. Jim Jirak will call Plus at 7:30 p.m. and Mainstream at 8 p.m. It’s hat night.

Military chili cook-off planned

The sixth annual military chili cook-off will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in the 3Wi parking lot in the Army tent. 3Wi is located across from Walgreens on Washington Street, Brainerd. Cost is $5 for all you can eat.

There will be a silent auction beginning Monday and ends 3 p.m. Friday.

All proceeds go to Operation Interdependence. Sponsor a box for $30. Send checks to O.I., c/o 3Wi, P.O. Box 783, Brainerd, MN 56401. All proceeds and donations are used to mail goods to our deployed troops.

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