What's Doing

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

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Parkinson’s disease support group meeting set

BAXTER — The Brainerd Lakes Area Parkinson’s disease support group meeting will be 1 p.m. Dec. 1, at Lord of Life Church, 6190 Fairview Drive, Baxter.

There will be a potluck and book exchange. Sub sandwiches will be provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

RSVP to 218-829-4017. Care partners are also welcome to attend.

The Center, Brainerd, bridge scores

Monday winners: Jane Patrick, 4980; Roberta Freese, 4350; Sandy Heglie, 3700.

Area bridge scores

Duplicate bridge: Ideal Town Hall, Nov. 10: Chris Brown and Diana Brown, 42.50; Ginny Hersey and Carolyn Thompson, 42.50; Shirley Gronholm and Lorraine Northagen, 39.00; Marcia Prescott and Clarice Renschler, 37; Bruce Peck and Rose Ann Stans, 35.


Crosslake Community Center, Nov. 11: Ginny Hersey, 5609; Pat Herrick, 4940; Ken Herd, 4130.

Brainerd VFW breakfast planned

The Brainerd VFW will have breakfast and a bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 20, at 309 S. Sixth St., Brainerd.

Seven menu choices for $9.

Find out more at .

The Morning Group to host Kopp

The Morning Group at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd, will host Ginger Kopp of Brainerd Minnesota Women’s Network at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Kopp will speak on women in forestry, a history of women's accomplishments in the professional field of forestry and her experiences in the field.

Those who attend don’t need to be a member of The Center. Members of The Morning Group regulars pay $1 donation to the Giving Fund. Coffee and a doughnut is $1.50. First time attendees get a free pass plus a coffee and a doughnut (first come first served).

A jackpot and happy jar are volunteer donations; jackpot tickets are a quarter each with the winner getting 1/2 the take; and the happy jar is a free will donation. Tell the group what makes you happy.


Washington High School class of 1965 to meet

The Washington High School class of 1965 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Wings Cafe at the airport.

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