What's Doing

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

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Brainerd Elks Lodge breakfast set for Sunday

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615, 215 S. Ninth St., Brainerd, will have a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 6.

Order from a menu that includes eggs, sausage or bacon, pancakes, omelets and hash browns plus Doug Johnson’s caramel rolls. All proceeds support Elks youths and veteran programs. Call the Club at 218-829-2643 or the alternate phone number 218-829-1187 for take-out orders.

Brainerd Elks Lodge Polish Sausage Feed planned for Wednesday

The public is invited to an all-you-can eat Polish sausage, sauerkraut, beans and bread feed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 S. Ninth St., Brainerd. Cost is $9.

Crosslake Area Garden Club meetings set

CROSSLAKE — Crosslake Area Garden Club meets 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the meeting room at the Crosslake Community Center.
The upcoming programs are listed:

  • Feb. 16, Jody from Landsberg Nursery presenting, “Cauliflower the New Potato”
  • March 16, Gabby Reis from Copper Creek Landscape “Creating a Balanced Vegetable Garden: Beneficial Bombshells”
  • April 20, JoAnn Weaver presents “Outwitting Peter Rabbit and Bambi”

For questions, call Linda Gates at 507-202-9374.


Brainerd VFW Post and Auxiliary to meet

The Brainerd Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 309 S. Sixth St., Brainerd.

For more information, visit .

Senior dance planned

A senior dance will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Waukenabo Town Hall with music by Frank and Fran.

Nisswa Women’s Club to present ‘The Great American Think-off’

The Nisswa Women’s Club will meet via Zoom at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17.

Guest speaker Betsy Roder will share the history and projects of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Foremost on the list is “The Great American Think-off” which is an annual competition to debate a challenging philosophical dilemma. This year the question is, “Which should be more important: personal choice or social responsibility?” There is still time to apply for participation in the debate.

President Ann Swanson will lead a short business meeting after the program and Vicki Smith will share an inspirational message.

For information on joining the club or attending a meeting as a guest, email .

Hackensack Legion Auxiliary makes donation

HACKENSACK — Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 members donated personal care items for men, women and children along with socks to the Eagle's Healing Nest in Sauk Centre.


The Eagle's Healing Nest is a nonprofit organization committed to meeting the needs of veterans, service members and their families who suffer from the invisible wounds of war.

Hackensack Auxiliary members attend conference

SAUK CENTRE — Shirley Frederick and Nancy Albrecht, Hackensack Unit No. 202, attended the Sixth District American Legion Auxiliary Midwinter Conference in Sauk Centre.

The Auxiliary received a certificate for meeting its 100% 2022 membership goal.

The certificate was presented by Sixth District President Bev Grose and Sixth District Membership Chair Dolly Zitur.

Also attending the conference was Rob Albrecht, Hackensack Post No. 202 1st Vice and Membership Chair.

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