Two beginner-oriented hands-on outdoor photography classes are planned from 1-3:30 p.m. April 17 and 24 at Charles Lindbergh State Park.
The April 17 class will focus on how to use your camera, what makes a good picture and basic photography techniques. Participants will practice with their own cameras inside and outside.
On April 24, participants will learn more techniques before going on a free-shoot around the park. Park canoes may be used for on-the-water shots at no cost. Students will gather at the end of class to share photos and discuss what techniques worked and what didn't. Bring your own camera and meet at the picnic shelter.
Call the park to sign up. The program is free but a vehicle permit is required to enter the park. The park entrance is located one mile southwest of Little Falls on Lindbergh Drive South.
For more information or to sign up, call (320) 616-2525.
Dine and Discover to present 'Seniors, Scams and Security at Home'
PINE RIVER - The Cass County Sheriff's Department and TRIAD - seniors and law enforcement working together - will present "Seniors, Scams and Security at Home" at 11:30 a.m. April 13 at the Heartland Apartments, 445 Snell Ave., Pine River.
The presentation will be part of the monthly Dine and Discover event sponsored by the Lutheran Social Services Senior Nutrition Program and Faith in Action for Cass County.
Community members are invited to join the group at the Senior Nutrition Site and sample one of the many great meals. During the meal, a guest speaker will focus on a topic of interest to seniors, baby boomers and caregivers.
The meal begins at 11:30 a.m. and there is a fee, with a suggested donation for seniors. For those who want to skip the meal, speaker and question time will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and coffee will be provided. There is no cost for the speaker portion.
Speakers are Tom Burch, chief deputy for Cass County, and Pauline Fahey, administrative assistant for the sheriff's office.
Reservations for lunch must be called in to (218) 587-2921 by noon on the day before the Dine and Discover event.
For more information on the Dine and Discover events, call the Senior Nutrition Site at (218) 587-2921 or Theresa Eclov at Faith in Action at (218) 675-5435.
Wine, hors d'oeuvres fundraising event scheduled in Crosby
CROSBY - The Hallett Community Center Foundation Board is hosting a wine and hors d'oeuvres tasting fundraising event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Black Dog Bar and Grill, 26914 State Highway 6, Crosby.
The Black Dog Bar and Grill and Food Services of America will donate seasonal hors d'oeuvres. Down Town Liquor will donate complementary wines.
Cost is a tax deductible donation of $15. All proceeds benefit improvements to the Hallett Community Center in Crosby.
Tickets are available at the Hallett Community Center, Crosby and at the Black Dog Bar and Grill.
For more information, call HCC at 546-2616 or the Black Dog Bar and Grill at 546-6878.
Cuyuna Range Women's Club seeking past scholarship recipients
The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will welcome back former scholarship recipients for the final program of the season at 1:30 p.m. May 3 at the C-I Presbyterian Church.
If you or someone you know has received the scholarship (1950s-present) and would like to participate, contact Kris Hasskamp at (218) 546-7010 or email@example.com.
Crosslake Garden Club to meet at Treehouse Nursery on April 21
PEQUOT LAKES - The Crosslake Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. April 21 at the Treehouse Nursery in Pequot Lakes.
Jim Sherwood will speak about "What's New in Plants and Behind the Scenes."
Also, the garden club will have its annual plant sale May 29 at the Crosslake Community Park Shelter.
Dairy farmers name award-winners
Shantel Koering and Austin Moe were selected to represent the Crow Wing County dairy farmers as dairy ambassadors at the recent dairy banquet.
Shantel Koering (left) and Austin Moe (right) were selected dairy ambassadors and Chelsey Hettver (center) dairy princess at the Crow Wing County dairy farmers' dairy banquet.
Shantel is the daughter of Gerald and Melissa Koering of Fort Ripley. Austin is the son of Steve and Becky Moe, Fort Ripley. He also received the Congeniality Award.
Chelsey Hettver, daughter of Tony and Cheryl Hettver of Brainerd, was crowned Crow Wing County dairy princess and will go on to compete for the title of Princess Kay finalist in May.
The Butterknife Award was given to the Green Lantern for serving real dairy products, and the Crow Wing County Farm Bureau received the Milk Pitcher Award for helping to promote dairy products.
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