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What's Doing-Sept. 8

What:  Restoring Your

Landscape with Native Plants

When:  Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Where:  Northland Arboreturm

Brainerd Chapter of Wild Ones is hosting Heather Holm.   She is a Twin Cities horticulturalist, photographer & graphic designer <> who is passionate about native plants, landscape restoration and observing, attracting and documenting wildlife in her yard.  Contact <> for more information.

Cost is $10, $5 for Wild Ones members.

Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will be offering square dance lessons starting Tuesday at Baxter Elementary. Casual dress. Sign up through Community Ed. or just show up the first night. For more information call 218-764-2654.

Brainerd Lakes Curling Association

The Brainerd Lakes Curling Association is holding a membership registration event from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Curling Club located on the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds in Brainerd. This will be a great chance for new or experienced curlers to join one of the teams now being formed in the men’s, women’s or mixed leagues. You can sign up as a team or as an individual. League play will begin Oct. 23 in the Brainerd Curling Arena. If you are unable to attend either night, check out our website at

Backus Legion events

BACKUS — Frankie Lamb’s Frankly Country Band returns to the Backus American Legion from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 16, playing classic country and pop, old time and swing. Following the dance a stroganoff dinner will be served from 6 p.m. until gone for $8 with proceeds going to 4-H prize premiums at the Cass County Fair.

Preventing Disease series of classes

Everyone wants to be healthy and avoid chronic illness, but many fail to realize the critical nature of our daily choices — choices we make that directly determine if we contract a disease. Health, at a foundational level, operates by the principle that we reap what we sow. What we choose to eat and drink and how we choose to act or think, over the long run, truly are the biggest factors determining our health.

Join Tom Cremers, ND, CNC, and the Abundant Life Wellness Center for a series of three classes to discuss many ways to both add to and subtract from our lifestyles to keep us healthy.

The classes will mainly focus on nutrition, herbal, and fitness principles to prevent almost any disease. However, all aspects of our life — not just physical, but emotional, mental, spiritual and social aspects — will be addressed to give a wholistic perspective on the optimum ways to have energy, keep sicknesses at bay, and live an abundant life.

This series of health classes is free to the community at Oak Street Christian School beginning 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The school is located at 2910 Oak St., building C in Brainerd. For more information call 218-839-1744.

For a complete schedule of all Oak Street Community classes visit

Abider Volunteer Training

Abider Volunteer Training will be offered on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Good Samaritan Society – Woodland in the Chapel. Refreshments will be served. Abiders Ministry is a group of volunteers trained by professional staff at Good Samaritan Society - Bethany or - Woodland to serve dying residents when there are no family members or friends available to be present at the time of death. Volunteers often talk, read, pray or simply offer their presence for the resident.

MS help group

The Multiple Sclerosis Mutual Help Group is held on the second Thursday of the month and will take place September 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the family room at the Lakewood Health System Senior Campus, 401 Prairie Avenue Northeast, Staples. Individuals and family members are invited to attend.

Multiple Sclerosis can be quite challenging at times, but through the support offered by Lakewood Health System’s Multiple Sclerosis Mutual Help Group, no one has to face these challenges on their own. The group is facilitated by Angela Anderson.

Contact Angela Anderson at 218-894-8393 for more information.

Lakewood Health System sponsors and facilitates these and other support groups and educational opportunities free to the public. A listing of support groups and events can be found on the Lakewood Health System website at

Lakes Area Parish Nurses to

hold forum for caregivers

Lakes Area Parish Nurses invite you to an afternoon for caregivers. Pastor Barb Christianson will share her personal story of care giving, addressing how her faith has given her strength, and the gifts that come with the role. The event will also feature ideas for stress relief, exercise and nutrition as well as local resources available to caregivers. The presentation, “The Gift of Caregiving,” will be 3-6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Good Samaritan Society – Woodland.

Companion services, including activities and snacks, are available for loved ones to allow time away for caregivers to enjoy the forum.

The seminar is sponsored by the Lakes Area Parish Nurses and Good Samaritan Society – Communities of Brainerd and Pine River.

Seniors, families of seniors, nurses, social workers, pastors or anyone with an interest in learning more are invited to attend. Register by calling Joy Nordby at 855-6639.

Brainerd Legion upcoming event

Carrie Lang will serve a stuffed chicken parmesan dinner from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Legion. Cost is $8.

Brainerd Area Dental Assistants

The Brainerd Area Dental Assistants will be having a meeting Wednesday. All meetings are held at the Brainerd Public Library and begin at 6:30 p.m.

Baxter Lions Club

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

Warrior River Run

Register now for the Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley at 9 a.m. Sept. 15. This event offers a 10k run, 5k run or walk, and 1k kids’ run and is designed for the whole family. Register at All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.

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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