What's Doing - April 25

A listing of area meetings and events in the Brainerd lakes area.


Brainerd Branch of the American Association of University Women to meet

The Brainerd Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet via Zoom for the annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26.

For more information or a Zoom invitation, email .

Spring birding hikes are back

The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society spring birding hikes are open for adults and families. They will be led by experienced leaders and species tally assistants.

This year the two distinct locations for the sponsored guided spring bird hikes are Northland Arboretum at 8 a.m. Saturdays, May 1, 8, 22 and 29; and St. Mathias Park and Heritage Trail at 8 a.m. Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Each walk at the Arb is about an hour in duration with routes generally including the Whiskey Creek and Monet Pond wetlands, the surrounding woodlands and the open prairie area popular with eastern bluebirds and tree swallows. Hikes are free to members of Northland Arboretum and a $5 gate fee for non-members.


St. Mathias is about 11 miles south of Brainerd. The Heritage Trail is about a mile long with crushed rock surface winding through woodlands, prairie and including an overlook of the Nokasippi River. In 2018 members of the Brainerd Lakes Area Minnesota Master Naturalist Chapter created a points-of-interest map, which adds to the discovery of walking the Heritage Trail. Ron and LeAnn Plinske, Audubon Society members, will be the guides to St. Mathias Park. Admission to the trail is free.

COVID-19 precautions will be followed.

Brainerd Lakes Rowing Club to have informational meeting

The newly launched Brainerd Lakes Rowing Club is having an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Brainerd High School cafeteria for high school students interested in competitive rowing and any community members over 14 who want to learn to row. There will be information on the high school rowing team plus learn-to-row classes and individual lessons. The club is based out of Wilson Bay on Gull Lake at Madden’s Resort.

The Brainerd Lakes Rowing Club has a two-fold mission: teaching youths the sport of competitive rowing and teaching people of all ages rowing for exercise, recreation and fun. BLRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a member of USRowing, the organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States.

For more information, visit or email

The Center, Brainerd, bridge scores

Monday winners: Marion Town, 3870; Ken Herd, 3540; Lois Volkmuth, 3470.

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