What's Doing - May 16

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


Local AAUW member elected to Minnesota American Association of University Women Nominations Committee

Saundra Martell, a member of the Brainerd Lakes Area American Association of University Women Branch, has been elected to a two-year term on the American Association of University Women of Minnesota Nominations Committee. The election results were announced at the state meeting May 1.

The state meeting was virtual with Kim Churches,the organization's executive director, as the featured speaker.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization whose mission is to achieve gender equity for girls and women through education. For more information about the local Brainerd lakes area branch, email .

Washington High School class of 1954 to meet

BAXTER — The Washington High School class of 1954 will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Grizzly’s.

Nisswa Women’s Club to meet May 20

The Nisswa Women’s Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, via Zoom.


Heidi Hahn, assistant superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools, will speak on the topic, “Has COVID changed the classroom forever?” Hahn will share some of the strategies the schools implemented to educate young people throughout the past 18 months and offer some insights regarding changes that may prove helpful in the future. In addition to Hahn’s presentation, the recipients of the four $1,500 college scholarships that the club is giving to graduating seniors will be announced. This year three of the scholarships will be awarded to Brainerd seniors, and a Pequot Lakes student will receive the fourth.

Lois Kuntz will lead an inspiration and Karen DeVries, president, will conduct a short business meeting before introducing Hahn’s presentation.

Memorial service to honor deceased Post and Auxiliary members set

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Brainerd American Legion to honor the Post and Auxiliary members who passed away from May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2021.

Family and friends of deceased members are invited to attend the ceremony. Coffee and cake will be served following the ceremony.

Deceased members of the Post and Sons of the Legion from May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020 , include: Richard Ashmun, Richard Blahut, Terry Christensen, Peter Clabo, Jack Davies, Kenneth Eggers, Edgar Frasl, Robert Frisch, Ronald Hanson, Robert Harting, Jeffrey Hulsether, John Imgrund, Bill Imgrund, Jack Johnson, Lloyd Johnson, Robert Knudson, Rodney Kossila, Wayne Little, Robert Loss, John McDonald, Eugene McKee, Arne Moores, Kent Peterson, Wayne Rakow, Joseph Ruether, Thomas Shipman, Herbert Thiesse, Ronald Tuil, Arlyn Wahl, Richard Wayt, Kermit Wink, Robert Jordan (SAL) and Mark Wheeler (SAL).

Deceased members from May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021, include: Clarence Ahlgrim, Wesley Arseth, Jim Bancroft, Dewey Bjork, Harold Butterfield, Roy Cheney, Ronald Crocker, Thomas Doran, Steven Eide, Charles Extrand, Fred Fisher, Carroll Guin, Kenneth Hanson, Wayne Hayes, Walter Hermerding, Derrill Holland, Franklin Huber, Marvin Kappel, Gerald Kiehlbauch, Wayne Larson, Albert Leonard, Terry Martinson, Eugene McAlpin, Maurice Mogensen, George Moore, Don O'Brien, Orris Rodahl, Gordon Schulke, Duane Smart, James Thompson, Louis Tollefson, Donald Trusty, Robert Turcotte, Charles Watson, Roul Yalch and James Whalen (SAL member).

Unit 255 deceased members from May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020, include: Wilma Crawford, Mariann Enfield, Shirley Hall, Doris Hanson, Joanne D. Hanson, Dorothy Keppers, Marie Klang, Laura Larson, Ruth Laughlin, Christine Leininger, Yvonne McQuoid and Evelyn O’Connor.

Deceased members from May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021, include: Virginia Christie, Mary Lee Falconer, Marian Jelacie, Ann Majerus, Lorraine Montgomery, Erma Peck, Janet Praska and Laverne Somerville.


Crosslake area bridge scores

Ideal Town Hall

North-South: First place, Tom and Helen McGrath, 101; second place, Phyllis DeRosier and Jo Bonestro, 95.5; third place, Diana Brown and Chris Brown, 88.5.

East-West: First place: Claude Kane and Gail Kane, 100; second place, Donna Fleer and Larry Fleer, 92.5; third place, Karen Cole and Wayne Cole, 88.

Crosslake Area Garden Club plant sale planned

CROSSLAKE — The Crosslake Area Garden Club will have a plant sale 8:30-11 a.m. June 5 at the Crosslake Community Center Shelter, 14126 Daggett Pine Road (just off Route 66). Masks will be required and distancing. Cash or checks accepted, no debit or credit cards

Perennials, annuals, vegetables and a garden merchandise table will be available.

Disabled American Veterans to meet May 20

The monthly meeting for the Disabled American Veterans Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Brainerd VFW Club.

The face covering and social distancing rules for the COVID-19 pandemic will be observed.

Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.


Aitkin/Crow Wing County Council meeting set

The next Aitkin/Crow Wing County council meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the Deerwood Post 557.

All members of the American Legion are encouraged to attend.

Discussions will include upcoming events, Post happenings and other pertinent information regarding the American Legion.

Bridge scores, The Center, Brainerd

Monday winners: Sylvia Schmit, 4140; Marv Meyer, 3640; Dort Lofstrom, 3590.

Wednesday winners: Bob Bollum, 3760; Jan Herd, 3530; Ken Herd, 1800.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Eagles Club in Brainerd with music by Jerry B.; and noon to 3 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Deerwood Legion with music by Frank and Fran.

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