What's Doing

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

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Brainerd Legion to host breakfast buffet

The Brainerd Legion will have a breakfast buffet 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 22.

Cost for adults is $10 and kids is $5.

New event at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake

CROSSLAKE — The Crosslake Area Historical Society will have a season opener event 4-7 p.m. June 7 on the Historic Log Village grounds.

There will be a showcase of volunteer opportunities along with training for those who would like to learn more about volunteering. The Historic Log Village opens on Memorial Weekend and is open weekends throughout the summer season. Volunteers are needed to assist with many activities.

Maucieri’s food truck will be available on site. Kale Jones from Emily will entertain with live music.


For more information, visit .

The Center, Brainerd, bridge scores

Monday winners: Jan Herd, 4470; Dorothy Adamson, 4140; Phyllis DeRosier, 4040.

Hog Roast Fun Day Fundraiser planned for June 18

DEERWOOD — The American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Post No. 557 will host a Hog Roast Fun Day Fundraiser at the Walter Scott Erickson Legion, on Forest Road in Deerwood.

The fun starts at 10 a.m. June 18 with a beer garden, bake sale and sloppy joes will be available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Afternoon live music by Mike and Jan Cherry and other activities are being planned.

A fundraising raffle has been organized with more than $4,000 in prizes. Raffle tickets are available now from all Legion members and at the Deerwood Legion. Tickets are also available for a 50/50 cash drawing in advance and the day of the event.

A hog roast with pork sandwiches and all fixings will be $10 per plate and served from 4-7 p.m. Raffle and drawings will be 8:30 p.m.

Live music by Yesterdaze Gone will be 7-11 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Deerwood American Legion and its support of the community.


For more information, visit or call the Legion at 218-534-3215.

Alpha Chapter OES to meet

Alpa Chapter OES will meet 7 p.m. Monday, May 23.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group to meet June 2

BAXTER — The Brainerd Lakes Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meeting will be 1 p.m. June 2, at Lord of Life Church, 6190 Fairview Drive, Baxter.

A pharmaceutical company will discuss a new medication for Parkinson’s. For those not on the email list or have questions, call 218-829-4917.

Ideal Town Hall duplicate bridge scores

May 12: North-South: Mary Leland and Marlene McArthur, 55.50; Nan Moran and Jo Bonestroo, 52.50; Chris Brown and Diana Brown, 51.50. East-West: Tim Tulloch and Therese Tulloch, 62.00; Barb Bretz and Sue Caquelin, 58.50; Larry Fleer and Donna Fleer, 49.50.

Community garden meeting planned in Pillager

PILLAGER — There will be a meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the empty lot by the car wash in downtown Pillager where the Family Center used to be, to discuss the possibility of a new, more expansive community garden.

There is a small community garden in Pillager at the school that services about six gardeners, but has no room for expansion.

Cass County Health and Nutrition is working with the Pillager Family Center to potentially create this community garden.


This meeting is for anyone interested in gardening and wants to be involved in its development.

For more information, visit this meeting page on Facebook.

Lakes Prostate Cancer Fund support group to meet Thursday

The Lakes Prostate Cancer Fund support group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the East Gull Lake Cragun's Legacy Golf Club club house, second floor meeting room.

The Lakes Prostate Cancer Fund is a part of Essentia Health Foundation and our mission is to promote public awareness of prostate cancer, provide pertinent information and provide casual support group experiences for men and their care givers. We strive to provide the answers you may be seeking. The support group is free and open to all and spouses/caregivers are encouraged to attend. If you are concerned at all about Prostate cancer please consider attending.

For additional information see our web site at or contact Gary Harris at 763-360-3571 or email .

Senior dance planned

A senior dance will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Waukenabo Town Hall with music by Two For The Road.

Crow Wing County Genealogical Society to meet

The Crow Wing County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, May 26, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Center, 101 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.

Research and social time will begin at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. followed by the program.


Board members will lead an open discussion to the value and techniques of tracking down living relatives in genealogical research. Any questions call, 218-828-0365.

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