Ray's Promenders to offer square dance lessons

Ray's Promenaders is giving square dance lessons 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at the American Legion.

Adults; $5 a lesson and kids under 16 are free accompanied by a parent.

Call Barb at 218-825-8321.

Pie social planned

The Good Samaritan Society-Bethany Auxiliary Pie Social will be 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Bethany Good Samaritan, 804 Wright St., Brainerd, featuring homemade pies from The Barn.

Cost: $3.50 per slice plus refreshment. Silent auction ends at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Bethany Auxiliary Wish List.

Brainerd Area Art Guild to meet

The Brainerd Area Art Guild will meet 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Crossings Art Gallery at 711 Laurel St. Brainerd.

Lily Atwell and Gloria Leonard, guild members, will demonstrate acrylic painting pouring techniques.

The upcoming Christmas art show and sale set for Nov. 10 will also be discussed.

Alpha Chapter No. 23 Order of the Eastern Star to meet

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, honoring Rob Morris.

Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and treats after the meeting served by Judy and Gary W. at the Masonic Hall.

Vukelich to be featured speaker

CROSBY-Jessica Vukelich, executive director of the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce,

will be the featured speaker at the Cuyuna Range Women's Club meeting at 1 p.m. Oct. 1, at Heartwood in Crosby.

The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce seeks to enhance economic growth through partnerships with businesses, community organizations and government agencies to better ensure the region is a vibrant, prosperous place to work and live according to its mission statement. Currently 228 businesses are members.

Vukelich, who has been executive director since 2016, will present a video highlighting how the bike trails and recreation area have generated economic growth in the area. She will also provide an update on upcoming events and speak about recent recognitions the area has received.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Robert Hoeft.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Commander Rick will host a special waffle breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 23. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for kids.

The special dinner for Friday, Sept. 28 will be jumbo deep fried shrimp for $11. Walleye is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Butch Lodin, 7760; Mike Slind, 5310; Jo Bonestroo, 4250.

Whitefish Golf Club, Duplicate: North-South: Jim Thompson and Kerry Holloway, 123; Charles Ready and Lois Steffen, 103; Terri Steffen and Pat Montgomery, 99. East-West: Pat Nentl and Ginny Hersey, 107; Shirley Rinehart and Florence DeLong, 107; Alan Stans and Rose Ann Stans, 101; Mary Kay Kendall and Barb Smith, 95.

Maucieri's: Jim Thompson, 6370; Mike Slind, 5340; Larry Fleer, 5150; Bruce Peck, 5000.

Ideal Town Hall, Duplicate: North-South: Jim Thompson and Terri Steffen, 86.5; Emily Schuldt and Enga Wodziak, 83; Charles Ready and Lois Steffen, 77.5. East-West: Donna Fleer and Larry Fleer, 89.5; Pat Nentl and Ginny Hersey, 75.5; Mary Rodeberg and Carol Johnson, 74.5.

Crosslake Community Center: Bill Herrick, 5210; Donna Fleer, 5080; Peter Graves, 4560; Shirley Gronholm, 4380.

Anyone interested in joining any of the bridge games can contact Jim Thompson at 218-543-4688.

Anyone interested in joining the bridge game at the Crosslake Community Center, call the Center.

Nisswa Garden Club meeting set

NISSWA-The Nisswa Garden Club will meet noon Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, County Road 13, Nisswa.

The program will be "Stump the Panel: Question and answer session with the University of Minnesota Master Gardeners."

Hosts are Carol Alverson and Karen Green and Coordinator Dorothy Johnson.

Upcoming programs include "From Acorn to Zucchini" all about squash with Brenda Myers on Oct. 25 and the Dec. 6 holiday party.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Barb at 218-330-6661 or Thenisswagardenclub@gmail.com.

The club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. New members are always welcome.

The Center's Morning Club meeting planned

The Center's Morning Club meets 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

The presenter for Wednesday, Sept. 26, will be Bonnie Franzen, speaking about The Center's Harvest Bingo event on Sunday, Sept. 30. Franzen is the coordinator of the Boot Boutique and Sale that is included in the day's events.

For more info, go to Facebook.com/TheBrainerdCenter, or www.TheBrainerdCenter.com.

Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society to meet Wednesday

Josh Knopik of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be the speaker at the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter.

Antarctica will be the topic of the program. Knopik will share slides and video clips from his two seasons of work in Antarctica at McMurdo Station and the South Pole. He will share insights on the biology, geology, weather and logistics and work life.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Lorrene Maroney at lgstoby@hotmail.com.

Duplicate bridge scores

Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 31.5; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 28; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 27.5

Washington High School Class of 1957 meeting set

The Washington High School Class of 1957 will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Northwind Grille.

Second annual Princess Party fundraiser

A second annual Princess Party fundraiser hosted by Vacationland Figure Skating Club will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Essentia Health Sports Center, 502 Jackson St., Brainerd.

Dress as your favorite princess. There will be real storybook princesses, a Cinderella skate (rental skates available), crafts and games, mini manicures, royal snacks and more.

The event is for princesses age 3-10. Advanced tickets are $25 which includes one adult.

Register online at www.vacationlandfigureskatingclub.com.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Motley Ten-Hi with music by Jerry's Dance Band; from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Waukenabo with music by Two For The Road; and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Little Falls Senior Center.