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What's Doing-April 29

Mounted Eagles to host wine and hors d’oeuvres fund raiser

NISSWA — Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship Wine and Hors D’oeuvres fund raising event is planned from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 5 at the Nisswa American Legion. Tickets are $20 for those 21 and older and $15 for those under 21. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. There will be a raffle drawing for prizes. All proceeds go toward expenses for the continuation of services provided by the Mounted Eagles program.

Mounted Eagles is celebrating 20 years of therapeutic horsemanship. The program was founded in 1991 by Susie Baillif, a PATH, Int’l Instructor. Mounted Eagles enhances the lives of program participants, volunteers and the community by providing a safe and enjoyable environment where individuals with special needs benefit from the therapeutic, developmental and educational equine-assisted activities. Therapeutic riding is conducted at Spirit Horse Center in Brainerd on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mounted Eagles currently has 64 riders and 50 volunteers in the program.

Advance registration is preferable for the Mounted Eagles Wine and Hors D’oeuvres fund raiser. Tickets can be purchased from Mounted Eagles at the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce or by calling 963-3936. Tickets can also be purchased at the event.

Brainerd Legion pork dinner

The Brainerd American Legion will have a pork dinner from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday. Cost: $8.

Move over meat vegetarian cooking class

A move over meat vegetarian cooking class will be from 4-5:30 p.m. May 6 at the Oak Street Christian School, 2910 Oak St., Brainerd.

The last class until fall will be sugar-less desserts.

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

Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will host its 58th consecutive annual square dance jamboree from 2-5 p.m. May 6 in the Franklin Arts Center gymnasium. Eight square dance callers are scheduled to participate with Larry Johansen as emcee. This year’s theme is “Busy as a Bee.” Members are reminded to come at noon to help decorate and bring two plates of food to share (one sweet and one savory) and a $5 gift for a door prize.

Chapter CJ of PEO

Chapter CJ of PEO will have our next meeting on Tuesday. Hostesses are Vonnie Strand and Caren Bedard. Program will be by Jean Halland.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 39; Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 38.5.

East West: Ruth Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 36.5; Lane Weber and Tom McGrath, 32.5.

VFW events

The VFW Post No. 1647 will have a blood drive at the Home Post at 309 South Sixth St., Brainerd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. For an appointment call the club at 829-6393 or Sterling Molby at 851-1148 and bring a photo ID.

The VFW Friday night dinner will be a Mexican fiesta from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost: $8.

Brainerd Eagles event

The mother/daughter banquet will serve ham and au gratin potatoes at 6 p.m. May 7. Cost: $3, members; $2 guest.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagles with music by Shogrens; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Deerwood with music by LeRoy’s Country Ramblers.

Gull River Cemetery Association meeting

The annual meeting of the Gull River Cemetery Association will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sylvan Town Hall.

Mission Possible Senior Club

The Mission Possible Senior Club will meet at noon Wednesday at the Mission Town Hall. A potluck will be followed by speakers George Rassmuson and Dave Gravdahl from Breezy Point Resort.

Chapter DV, P.E.O.

Chapter DV, P.E.O. will meet Saturday at the home of Diane Eitrheim with Dianne Wermager as co-hostess. Linda Youngs will give the Minnesota scholarships report and we’ll have more survey results.

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