What's Doing

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

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Nisswa Garden Club to meet May 26

NISSWA — The Nisswa Garden Club will meet May 26 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.

Dorothy Johnson, Master Gardener, will be speaking on "Pests in your Garden and Landscape." The program is free and open to the public. No reservations are needed to attend the program.

There will be a hot buffet lunch which costs $16 (cash or check only). Lunch reservations must be made by 5 p.m. May 20 by calling Barb at 218-330-6661. Registration and social time is from 12-12:30 p.m. The business meeting is from 1:15-1:30 p.m., followed by the speaker.

Washington High School class of 1967 to meet

The Washington High School class of 1967 will meet 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, at The Side Track on Highway 371.

Senior dances set

Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Brainerd Eagles Club with music by Two for the Road; and 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Deerwood Legion with music by From the Heart.


TOPS weight loss group meets Wednesdays

TOPS, Taking Pounds Off Sensibly, meets 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Oak Lawn Township Hall on Highway 18.

For more information, call Jane at 218-764-2332, or Jeanne at 218-831-1652.

40th class reunion planned for the Brainerd Senior High School class of 1982

The Brainerd Senior High School class of 1982 will have its 40th class reunion July 29-30 at the Brainerd Eagles Club. Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner/bands on July 30 and appetizers on July 29.

There will be a casual meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. July 29, and a barbecue picnic dinner/band/DJ casual gathering at 5:30 p.m. July 30. Send photos past or present.

Sign up details can be found at the Facebook page or call Wendy Klein at 218-251-0635.

Brainerd VFW breakfast set for Sunday

Sunday breakfast will be served 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 15, at the Brainerd VFW, 309 S. Sixth St., Brainerd. Seven menu choices available for $9.

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Washington High School class of 1965 to meet for lunch

The Washington High School class of 1965 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Wings Cafe at the airport.


Pine Tree Cemetery annual meeting and cemetery clean-up planned for May 22

The Pine Tree Cemetery annual Meeting and cemetery clean-up will be noon May 22 at 13151 County Road 2, Brainerd.

Disabled American Veterans to meet

The monthly meeting for the Disabled American Veterans Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Brainerd VFW club.

The Chapter 22 officers’ meeting will be 6 p.m.

Washington High School class of 1954 to meet Tuesday

BAXTER — The Washington High School class of 1954 will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Grizzly’s.

The Center, Brainerd, bridge scores

Monday winners: Jane Patrick, 4560; Ann Richardson, 4460; Sharon Osborne, 3960.

Nisswa Women’s Club honors high school scholarship awardees

NISSWA — The Nisswa Women’s Club returns to Northland Arboretum on May 19 to honor the 2022 recipients of its high school scholarship program. Marilyn Sobiech will present the students who will talk about their college plans. The program also includes a visit with Nichole Delafield-Bromme, author of “Gull Lake Memories — A Kayaking Adventure.”

Social hour is at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon at noon. The charge for lunch is $25. President Ann Swanson will lead a short meeting after the program and Joy Musty will offer an inspirational message.

For more information, email


The Center, Brainerd, duplicate bridge scores

May 6: Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 52; Lane Weber and Sandy Chase, 50.5; Bob and Sandy Crosier, 44.

Area bridge scores, Ideal Town Hall

May 3: Gail Kane and Claude Kane, 49; Mary Kay Kendall and Enga Wodziak, 44; Bruce Peck and Deanna Dubel, 43; Tim Tullock and Theresa Tullock, 41.

May 5: North-South: Shirley Rhinehart and Clare Fulton, 55.50; Barb Bretz and Ruth Ann Gottwaldt, 52; Chris Brown and Bruce Peck, 51.50. East-West: Larry Fleer and Donna Fleer, 59; Mickey Smith and Clarice Renschler, 53.50; Tim Tulloch and Therese Tulloch, 48.50.

For those interested in playing bridge, call 218-232-5499.

CJ Chapter of PEO to meet Tuesday

BAXTER — CJ Chapter of PEO will celebrate the Chapter's 74th birthday at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, with lunch at Black Bear in Baxter. Members of DV Chapter of PEO are invited to join them.

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