What's Doing

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

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Crosslake Area Garden Club to meet

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 Oct. 19, Rain Gardens by Adam Maleski from Crow Wing Soil & Water; Nov. 16, Pots & Centerpieces or Wreaths by Tracey Schrock; and Dec. 21, holiday party place TBD.

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

Patriot’s Pen Competition announced

The annual VFW Patriot’s Pen writing competition goes through Oct. 31.

Students in grades 6-8 can compete by writing a 300-400 word essay on the theme, “My Pledge to our Veterans.”


Local winners receive $100, $150 and $200 from the Brainerd Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Some $55,000 in prizes are waiting for those moving on to state and national competition. Previous winner information and competition details are at .

Your words may become the inspiration for a song that all Americans will listen to.

Washington High School class of 1958 to meet

BAXTER — The Washington High School class of 1958 will meet 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Baxter Cafe.

Alpha Chapter OES to meet Monday

Alpha Chapter OES will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26.

Brainerd Legion to serve breakfast

The Brainerd Legion will have a breakfast buffet 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 25.

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

The Center, Brainerd, bridge scores

Monday winners: Bob Bollum, 4070; Elizabeth Posant, 3490; Marv Meyer, 3050.

Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society meeting planned

Melissa Bowan will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive.


Bowan is investigating microclimate profiles of bat boxes and preference of bats for box types. She hopes to improve guidelines for bat box use as a mitigation tool in a northern climate.

Program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and is free and open to the public. Masks are not required but feel free to wear one. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Lorrene Maroney at or the Northland Arboretum at .

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meeting

BAXTER — The Brainerd Lakes Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meeting will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 6, at Lord of Life Church, 6190 Fairview Drive, Baxter.

There will be a presentation about Breath of Life Adult Day Services.

For questions, call 218-829-4917.

Area duplicate bridge scores

Ideal Town Hall: Sept. 13: North-South: Ginny Hersey and Bruce Eastman, 93; Emily Schuldt and Rhys Price Jones, 91; Chris Brown and Diana Brown, 88; and Shirley Gronholm and Carolyn Thompson, 83. East-West: Jane Kleinsasser and Stephanie Reed, 99.5; Alan Stans and Roseann Stans, 94.5; Clarice Renschler and Marcia Prescott, 86.5; and Joyce Roemer and Sue Caquelin, 85.

Ideal Town Hall, Sept. 15: North-South: Ann Broshar and Gerry Broshar, 107.5; Charlie Ruud and Don Rasmussen, 103; Shirley Gronholm and Carolyn Thompson, 87.5; and Chris Brown and Enga Wodziak, 84. East-West: Eric Hanson and Mary De Hanson, 98.5; Lori McCormick and Carole Johnson, 97.5; Barb Bretz and Ruthann Gottwaldt, 91; and Bruce Peck and Ginny Hersey, 80.5.


Crosslake Community Center, Sept. 16: Shirley Shodahl, 4870; Larry Fleer, 4480; and Janet Herd, 4310.

Senior dance planned

A senior dance will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.28, at Waukenabo Town Hall with music by Jerry and LeRoy.

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