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What's Doing-March 24

? 19th annual Sons of Norway Scandinavian Frokost The 19th annual Sons of Norway Scandinavian Frokost (brunch) will be 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 6 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, east Brainerd. Tickets are $10. Brunch features smorbord, fruit ...

■ 19th annual Sons of Norway
Scandinavian Frokost

The 19th annual Sons of Norway Scandinavian Frokost (brunch) will be 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 6 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, east Brainerd. Tickets are $10. Brunch features smorbord, fruit soup, homemade lefse, desserts and more. For reservations or more information, call 764-3336.

 

■ Nisswa Garden Club

The Nisswa Garden Club will meet Thursday at Lutheran Church of the Cross.

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Check in and social time will begin at noon. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting and program. This month’s speaker will be Terry Engels, UMN Extension Master Gardener. She will be speaking on “Shade Gardening-Making the Most of a Problem Situation.” For reservations, call Sandy Thorson at 218-562-5292. For more information, visit the club’s website at nisswagardenclub.org.

 

■ Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Commander Chris’ all-you-can-eat-pancake breakfast will be 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Legion. Cost: adults, $7; kids, $4.

Steak date night special by Katie Lutz will start 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Legion. Cost: $11 or 2 for $20. Full menu also available.

 

■ ‘Crosby’s Got Talent’ at Youth Center

The Cuyuna Range Youth Center is hosting a “Crosby’s Got Talent” show at the Youth Center on March 30. Everyone is welcome to come and show off your special talents - sing, dance, play an instrument, etc. This is a family fun event which is free for all to attend. (Donations are appreciated) and each contestant will have a 90-second slot. Anyone interested must sign up with Jessica before March 28 in order to participate. The ages for contestants are 8-18. The concessions will be open and this event will start at 7 p.m. To sign up, call Jessica at 218-831-5832.

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■ Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society

A program on the Crow Wing State Park with speaker Paul Roth, DNR State Park manager, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Located just a few miles south of Brainerd, Crow Wing State Park is a park rich in cultural history but also a place to explore prairie, pine and hardwood forests. Canoeists can paddle the waters of the Crow Wing and Mississippi Rivers and hikers can explore the trails, including a section of the famous Woods Trail, which served ox cart traffic in frontier days between St. Paul and the Red River Valley. Roth has been the park manager for this park for many years and knows this park well. He will share with us information about its history and also about the future.

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 pkperry@brainerd.net or the Northland Arboretum at arboretum@brainerd.net .

 

■ Tusenvann, Sons of Norway
Lodge No. 1-659

ISLE - Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will meet 6:30 p.m. April 12 with a kaltbord (potluck) dinner and coffee at the I.R.E.C. in Isle. We will have Bill Gingery of Onamia as guest speaker. He is a woodcarver and will demonstrate and show samples of his work. Questions, call Carol at 320-684-2174 or Bill at 320-679-2380.

 

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■ Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Janice Hauge, 6860; Jim Thompson, 6500; Jackie Becker, 5980.

Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate: Ginny Hersey and Jim Thompson, 39; Jan Hauge and Ardie Hjerpe, 26; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 24; and Sharon Barsness and Deanna Dubel, 22.

Maucieri’s: Jim Thompson, 5610; Lorraine Northagen, 5590; Russ Johnson, 5300; Bruce Peck, 4220.

Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 59; Lorraine Northagen and Jan Hauge, 47.5; Sue Caquelin and Kathie Calhoun, 46.5; Bruce Peck and Jim Boyd, 43; George Polusny and Guy Emmons, 40.5.

 

■ Duplicate bridge scores

Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 30.5; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 26.5; and Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 26.

 

■ Baxter Lions Club

The Baxter Lions Club will meet on Monday at Camp Vanasek. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will be called to order at 7 p.m.

 

■ Mission Possible Senior Club

The Mission Possible Senior club will hold its monthly meeting at noon April 3 at the Mission Town Hall.

There will be a potluck luncheon followed by our guest speaker, Shelly Boser, of Landsburg Nursery.

Any questions, call Glen at 765-3265 or Delores at 765-3713.

 

■ Great Decisions

NATO in the 21st Century, a Great Decisions program, will be 11:30 a.m. April 15 at Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby.

Great Decisions will discuss how NATO’s agenda has evolved since its inception during the cold war. With its military commitment in Afghanistan winding down and a recent successful campaign in Libya, what are the Alliance’s present-day security challenges?

Great Decisions is a monthly joint program of Unlimited Learning and the Foreign Policy Association with DVD and discussion. Lunch optional. Members pay for an 8-session season, and the public is welcome for $5 per session. For more information call coordinator Bill Involdstad, 963-3829.

 

■ Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet Monday at the Masonic Hall, 205 1/2 South Sixth Street, Brainerd. Potluck at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. Wear something from the 1950s instead of formalwear. Refreshments served after the meeting by Elise and Don Mink.

 

■ VFW activities

VFW Friday night dinner will be walleye serving from 5:30 p.m. until gone at the Brainerd VFW. Cost: $10.

Call the Club at 829-6393 for reservations. Breakfast on Easter Sunday has been canceled.

 

■ Lyme disease expert to speak in Staples

Lyme disease researcher and microbiologist Thomas Grier will discuss “Lyme on the Brain” 6 p.m. Monday at National Joint Powers Alliance in Staples. Following his presentation, Grier will lead a question and answer time with the audience. This event is sponsored by Central MN Lyme Awareness (CMLA).

 

■ BNSF Vets Association

The BNSF Vets Association will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday for a breakfast meeting at the Northwind Grille. Free breakfast for paid up members.

 

■ Senior dances

Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at Motley Ten-Hi with music by Jerry’s Dance Band; from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by Gary, Cherry and Don; 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd Eagles with music by River Canyon; and 9 p.m. March 30 at the Friendly Inn in Motley with music by River Canyon.

 

■ Brainerd Area Art Club

The Brainerd Area Art Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Evelyn Matthies’ Art Studio at Franklin Art Center. Members, bring your bio with photo and information on the three art pieces that you will be having in the Gallery in April. For questions, call Evelyn at 829-4126.

 

■ Library recruitment committee to meet

The Brainerd Public Library Recruitment Committee will be meeting 3 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library.

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