BREEZY POINT -- The Northwoods Pony Club, based at Edgewater Farms in Breezy Point, will host the Know-down regional competition for the U.S. Pony Club on Saturday at Edgewater Farms in Breezy Point.
The Northwoods Pony Club has 13 members, ages 8-17. About eight to 10 teams from as far away as Eau Claire, Wis., will compete at the Saturday competition, which is an equestrian-based knowledge bowl.
The winning teams from each age division will go on to the national competition in Lexington, Ky.
Landscaping workshop planned
at Deep Portage
HACKENSACK -- Daniel Dix will be at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve at 1:30 p.m. April 21 to help workshop participants plan their landscaping.
Dix will have a slide presentation and will answer questions. For reservations call (218) 682-2325.
Plymouth School has brought four separate groups (a total of 375 students and teachers) for a learning experience at Deep Portage during February and March. Chaska and Princeton schools will visit in mid-March.
Reserve a spot for Alma Christensen's "Our Lady of the Woods" workshop at 1:30 p.m. May 26. She will present wild edibles -- how and where to find them, preparation and the knowledge of what can be found in the wild that is tasty and edible. Reservations are requested.
Update on Crosslake Senior Dining Center
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Senior Dining Center at the Crosslake American Legion Post No. 500 caters to senior citizens from the surrounding areas who gather for socialization, laughter, education and a noon meal.
Seniors from Mission Beach, Breezy Point, Fifty Lakes and Ideal Corners participate in the meals in Crosslake.
Sharon Notch, of the Region 5 Area Agency on Aging in Staples, recently visited with Crosslake area seniors. A presentation on the toll-free information and assistance service "Senior LinkAge Line" was given.
Region 5 is the funding source of the Older Americans Act funds for senior nutrition. Notch praised the Crosslake site's volunteers for their dedication to the meal program. Chuck and Darlene Back are both avid volunteers who help serve the meal, do dishes and make reservations.
Many other seniors give their time to the meal program by delivering meals to homebound clients or providing entertainment. A popular daily feature at the Crosslake site is John Kline, who entertains on piano.
Ron Hall has been hired as site manager. He will be responsible for day to day operations of the site from taking daily reservations to daily bookwork, etc.
Senior nutrition meals are served at noon Monday through Friday at the center. Lutheran Social Service is the senior nutrition provider of the meals. LSS has been a provider of senior nutrition for many years, but this is its first year as provider for the Region 5 area, including the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena.
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