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What's Doing-Nov. 25

Ray's Promenaders Ray's Promenaders will be sponsoring a square dance Friday at Baxter Elementary. Richard Miller will be calling Plus at 7:30 p.m. and Mainstream at 8 p.m. Butch and Rosemary Segler will be hosting for favorite cookie night. Niss...

Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will be sponsoring a square dance Friday at Baxter Elementary. Richard Miller will be calling Plus at 7:30 p.m. and Mainstream at 8 p.m. Butch and Rosemary Segler will be hosting for favorite cookie night.

Nisswa American Legion Children’s Christmas party

NISSWA - The Nisswa American Legion will have its Children’s Christmas Party on from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Post. All children through age 12 are invited to attend. There will be games to play, children can visit with Santa and a treat will be served.

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Commander Chris’ pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Legion. Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for kids.

A prime rib dinner by Teddy Anderson will be served at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Legion. Cost: $13.

Steak date night by Katie will be served from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Cost is $11 or two for $20.

Season of Lights lighting ceremonies planned

STAPLES - The Lakewood Health System Foundation and the Lakewood Hospice and Palliative Care programs would like to invite everyone to their 17th annual Season of Lights lighting ceremonies.

The Season of Lights is an opportunity to sponsor an illuminated tree light to remember and celebrate special individuals and loved ones. White lights are $10, amber lights are $15, blue lights are $20, red lights are $25, and star lights are $50. A name can be placed on the Giving Wall for a $500 donation. Donations will be accepted anytime. All donations will go toward the Hospice room family care packages at the Lakewood Health System Care Center.

The lighting ceremony will take place at two different locations. The first will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Long Prairie Memorial Hospital and Home Chapel. The second ceremony will be 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center.

The Season of Lights is sponsored by the Lakewood Health System Foundation, as well as the Hospice and Palliative Care programs which dedicate themselves to improving the quality of life by providing resources, care and understanding for people with terminal illnesses, their caregivers and families. The mission of the Lakewood Health System Foundation is to provide the opportunity to preserve and enhance health and wellness for the communities it serves by encouraging the support of the Foundation through charitable gifts.

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For more information about Season of Lights or other donation opportunities through the Lakewood Health System Foundation, visit www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com or call Heidi Chapman, Foundation Director at 218-894-8503.

AAUW to meet

AAUW will meet Dec. 1 at Edgewood Vista promptly at 10:30 a.m. Program will feature the three scholarship recipients and will also include an exhibition in belly dancing. Remember to bring unwrapped gifts for the Women’s Center.

Brainerd History Group to meet

The Brainerd History Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sawmill Inn in Brainerd. Anyone interested in Brainerd history is welcome. Call 218-820-2424 for more information.

Duplicate bridge scores

Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 31.5; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 29; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 27.5.

Move over meat vegetarian cooking class

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Move Over Meat, a free vegetarian cooking class, will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Oak Street Christian School, 2910 Oak Street, Brainerd. Learn how to make healthy and meat-free holiday treats and appetizers.

To register, or for questions, call Marlene at 829-0635, or email to mooveovermeat@paperplanit.com . Registration would be appreciated on or prior to Thursday.

Brainerd Area Art Club

The Brainerd Area Art Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Evelyn Matthies’ studio on the first floor of the Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St., Brainerd. Come with ideas for our program for Kinship Partners that we present for the children at First Lutheran Church on Dec. 8.

VFW Friday dinner

Chicken Kiev or chicken supreme will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone Friday at the Brainerd VFW. Cost: $8. Reservations appreciated. Call 829-6393.

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