What's Doing

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

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Brainerd Eagles to have breakfast

BRAINERD — The Brainerd Eagles will serve breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 11, at 124 Front St., Brainerd, featuring the Eagles’ special for $9.

Ala carte menu also available.

Brainerd VFW meeting planned

BRAINERD — The Brainerd VFW will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 309 S. Sixth St., Brainerd.

Dale Ray Thiesen will give a presentation on a military reunion he attended recently.

All members are invited and encouraged to attend.


Find out more at .

Patriot workshop planned for Sept. 17

BRAINERD — Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in a family tree?

The Captain Robert Orr Chapter National Society of Daughters of Revolution, Brainerd Chapter, is sponsoring a workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. Fifth St., Brainerd.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more contact information, email or Nancy Holm, at .

Charity cornhole tournament planned

CROSSLAKE — The Knights of Columbus of Crosslake and Emily are having a cornhole tournament Sept 24 during Crosslake Days.

The tournament will take place on Pioneer Drive between Ace Hardware and Reeds Market.

Champion Level Top Prize is $1,000. Team entry fee is $100; Family & Friends Level Top 3 Teams receive a bucket of gifts. Team entry fee is $40.


Further details and registration can be found at under Upcoming Events.

All net proceeds will be donated to the Knights of Columbus charitable organizations.

Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club meeting set

BAXTER — The Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6190 Fairview Road, Baxter.

The September program will feature quilt designer and teacher Helen Thorn. There will be a $5 speaker fee for guests.

Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary to serve breakfast

HACKENSACK — Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 202 will serve breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 18, at the Club.

Menu includes choice of biscuits and gravy and eggs or eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast. Both include juice and coffee for $8.

The proceeds go to support youths scholarships.

Lakes Prostate Cancer Fund support group to meet

EAST GULL LAKE — The Lakes Prostate Cancer Fund support group will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the East Gull Lake Cragun's Legacy Golf Clubhouse, 2nd floor meeting room.


The mission of The Lakes Prostate Cancer Fund is to promote public awareness of prostate cancer, provide vital information and casual support group experiences for men and their caregivers.

The support group is free and spouses/caregivers are encouraged to attend. For those who are concerned at all about prostate cancer, consider attending the meeting.

For additional information, visit or contact Gary Harris at 763-360-3571 or email .

Xi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa to meet Monday

BRAINERD — The Xi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa will meet Monday, Sept. 12, at the home of Mary Suer. The altruism project for this month is the new teacher welcome project and chapter officers will be installed.

American Association of University Women meeting planned

BRAINERD — The Brainerd Lakes Area Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the UCC Congregational Church, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd.

Karen Buckhouse with Anytime Fitness will conduct the program, Move and Be A Winner, and will lead participants in exercise activities using thera-bands with access to seated chair options. In addition, Alexis Tresbusch, Brainerd AAUW sponsored delegate, will report on the 2022 National Conference of College Women Student Leaders virtual conference in May.

Healthy snacks will be served followed by a business meeting.

Email for additional information.

Nisswa Women’s Club to meet Thursday

NISSWA — The Nisswa Women’s Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 15, at The Woods-Gather on 3 Event Center.

For anyone who has ever worried about staying inspired and inspiring in life after retirement, guest speaker Patti Norgaard has a reassuring message. Norgaard has been vitally involved in reimagining the city of Crosslake. She served as mayor 2016-2018, but that’s just a small part of her post-retirement resume. She initiated multiple projects to promote her town and community. She serves on several community boards.

Her topic for the Nisswa Women’s Club is “Preserving the Lakes We Love.”

A mini-fashion show sponsored by Leslie’s Boutique will also be a part of the program.

Social hour is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. The lunch charge is $25.

President Ann Swanson will preside over the annual meeting after the program. Members will be voting on changes to the constitution and electing new officers for 2023. Annual dues will also be collected at this meeting.

For information, email .

Area bridge scores

Ideal Town Hall, Sept. 1: North-South: Don Rasmussen and Charlie Ruud, 92.5; Ann Broshar and Gerry Broshar, 91; Nan Moran and Carole Johnson, 84.5; Pat Nentl and Bruce Peck, 84,5; Lorraine Northagen and Shirley Gronholm, 82.5. East-West: Eric Hanson and Mary De Hanson, 101; Donna Fleer and Larry Fleer, 98.5; Joyce Roemer and Sue Caquelin, 93.5; and Mickey Smith and Meridee Dobberstein, 91.

Crosslake Community Center, Sept. 2: Mary Ann Valley, 5340, Karen Kurtz, 4760; and Meridee Dobberstein, 4420.

Senior dances planned

WAUKENABO — Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Waukenabo Town Hall with music by Two for the Road; and 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Deerwood Legion with music by Frank and Fran.

Washington High School class of 1957 to meet for lunchBRAINERD — The Washington High School class of 1957 will meet for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Front Street Cafe.

A donation will be made to the local food shelf after a successful 65th class reunion.

Widowed Friends to meet

BAXTER — Widowed Friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Pizza Ranch in Baxter.

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