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Matthies to dive into history


Matthies to dive into history for Tuesday program

With more than 50 years of diving experience, Bill Matthies has tidal waves of information just waiting to be shared. Matthies will be the featured presenter for The Center for Lifelong Learning’s “Spotlight on History: Diving into Local History” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room E208 the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.


Matthies, owner and operator of the Minnesota School of Diving in Brainerd, will provide participants of this session a brief introduction to diving equipment over the past 50 years, and how it’s changed with time. He will also include a slideshow and discussion of the various dives he has taken over the past 53 years, including exploration of logging tools that were lost underwater, aftermath of a devastating tornado in Outing, and underwater exploration in the Crosby mine pits, among other fascinating opportunities.

Cost to attend this event is $5 for non-members or free for those with a Center for Lifelong Learning membership. Pre-registration is recommended and can be made by calling Bev at 855-8118.

For information on The Center For Lifelong Learning, visit

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