What's Doing

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

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Brainerd Branch of the American Association of University Women book club to meet Monday

The Brainerd Branch of the American Association of University Women book club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, to discuss the book “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead.

For more information, email .

The Center, Brainerd, party bridge winners

Monday winners: Wayne Holtmeier, 4550; Phyllis DeRosier, 3800; Marv Meyer, 3320.

Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club to meet

BAXTER — The Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6190 Fairview Road, Baxter.

Our April program will feature Sue Golier, the new owner of The Cutting Edge Quilt Shop in Rush City.


Mask requirements were lifted, but given the state of health regulations, be prepared with a mask, in case the church has last minute updates to their mask mandate.

Brainerd Elks Lodge breakfast

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615, 215 S. Ninth St., Brainerd, and new Exalted Ruler Bill Satre invites all to the community breakfast 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 10.

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

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, April 13, at the Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Cost is $9.

Elks install new officers

Bill Satre has been elected Exalted Ruler to lead the charge for the 2022-2023 year. Angela Rach, Dan Graven, Jeremy Ciffra have been chosen by the Elks Knights to continue pursuing the Elks goal of “Meeting the Challenge.” Outgoing Exalted Ruler Denny Benjamin has assumed a trustee role while Shannon Dehen is secretary; Herman Wisneski, Treasurer; James Dehen, Esquire; Bill Bailey, Chaplin; and James Runberg, Inner Guard.

Mother’s Day tea canceled

DEERWOOD — The Deerwood Lakes Lions will not be having a Mother's Day Tea this year, due to many illnesses in the club.

Crosslake Area Garden Club programs announced

CROSSLAKE — Crosslake Area Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the Crosslake Community Center.

The upcoming programs are listed below:


  • April 20 - Note Change - Preparation for the Plant Sale
  • May 18 - Potluck lunch starting at noon. 
  • June 4 - We will be having our plant sale at the Crosslake Community Center 8:30-11 a.m.
  • June 15 - “Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds” by Shelly from Landsburg Nursery

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

Bethel Cemetery annual meeting set for April 18

The annual meeting of the Bethel Cemetery will be 7 p.m. April 18 at the Bethel Church.

Pine River community Easter egg hunt set

PINE RIVER — There will be an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Forbes Park for children up to 12 years old. The hunt is sponsored by Pine River area churches and businesses.

Senior dances planned

Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Waukenabo Town Hall with music by Andy Roskis; and 1-4 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Deerwood Legion with music by Jerry B.

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