What's Doing-Jan. 19

? Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society program planned Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch photographer and instructor of photography at Central Lakes College and with the Minnesota School of Diving including underwater photography, will speak at 7 p.m...

■ Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society program planned

Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch photographer and instructor of photography at Central Lakes College and with the Minnesota School of Diving including underwater photography, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd for the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society meeting.

Kohls has traveled to Alaska for the past four years to photograph brown bears during the salmon run. Join us as Kohls shares his photos of these bears as they fish and interact with each other. Next September, Kohls will be traveling to Kaktovik to photograph polar bears after the village takes a bowfin whale on Labor Day weekend.

This program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and the Northland Arboretum. The program is free and open to anyone with an interest in nature. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Pam Perry at or the Northland Arboretum at .

■ Brainerd Legion
upcoming events


The Post Membership meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Legion.

The Past Commanders’ Dinner meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.

Meatloaf dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Legion. Cost is $8.

Steak date night is Jan. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Legion.

■ Backus Legion events

BACKUS - The Backus Legion will feature a hot turkey sandwich on its menu from 5 p.m. until gone Jan. 24 for $5 a plate.

The post’s meat raffle will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by bingo at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday afternoon cribbage at 1 p.m. continues through Feb. 23, with the exception of Feb. 16 when Frank Lamb’s Frankly Country Band returns from 2 to 6 p.m. for the monthly Sunday dance.


■ Area bridge scores

Whitefish Golf Course: Mary Kay Kendall and Janice Hauge, 68.5; Jim Thompson and Lois Steffen, 67.5; Tom and Helen McGrath, 57; Clarice Renschler and Sue Caquelin, 55; Cathy Calhoun and Joyce Roemer, 54.5.

Maucieri’s: Jim Thompson, 7030; Tom McGrath, 6010; Donna Sandelin, 5740; Tom Zweiner, 5210.

Whitefish Golf Course: Joyce Roemer and Sue Caquelin, 30; Tom McGrath and Ginny Hersey, 27.5; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 23.5; Guy Emmons and Lois Steffen, 22.5; Tim and Terese Tulloch, 22.

Crosslake Community Center: Tom McGrath, 6880; Roseann Stans, 6390; Bruce Peck, 5540.

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 at 218-692-4271.

■ PEO Chapter CJ


PEO Chapter CJ will meet 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Jo Moores. Jan Erickson will be co-hostess.

■ Duplicate bridge scores

Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 30.5; Scott Krupke and Mark Doucette, 27; and Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 25.

■ WHS class of 1944

The Washington High School class of 1944 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Northwind Grille.

■ WHS class of 1954

The Washington High School class of 1954 will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grizzly’s.

There will be discussion about our upcoming class reunion to be held on Sept. 20. All class members interested in working on the reunion, attend or call Joni at 828-4307.


■ VFW Friday dinner

VFW Friday dinner will be chicken Kiev or mushroom stuffed chicken breast serving from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost is $8. Reservations appreciated by calling the VFW at 829-6393.

■ North Central Beekeepers
to meet

BAXTER - The North Central Beekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter.

The program will focus on the repair, assembly and maintenance of bee equipment. Also, orders for spring bees will be taken at that time.

■ 17th annual buffalo raffle

PIERZ - The 17th annual buffalo raffle, sponsored by the Pierz Knights of Columbus, will be Jan. 25 at the Pierz Ballroom. Tickets are $10 each and are available from any KC member or several area businesses.

The drawing will be at 8:15 p.m. Music will be provided by the Waltzateer Band. Beer, wine coolers, set-ups available. Need not be present to win. The buffalo feed will be from 4-8 p.m. Cost: $6.


Grand prize is $1,000 and 50 pounds of buffalo meat donated by Curtis and Jim Theis. There will be more than $13,000 in prizes. Half of the proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society, the remainder to benefit Pierz Knights of Columbus.

■ Crow Wing County Fair Association seeks
board members

Anyone interested in filing to be a board member should apply in writing to the Crow Wing County Fair Association, 2000 13th St. SE, Brainerd, MN 56401.

For more information, call 829-6680.

I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with numerous job titles since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently as Digital Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was present and worked on the our web page when our original website first went live on April 26, 1994.
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