STAPLES -- A defensive driving course will run from 5 to 9 p.m. May and 9 in Room 100 at Staples Motley High School.
This course fulfills insurance discount requirements.
Cost is $15. Call Staples Motley Community Education at (218) 894-2497 to register.
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to host open house
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe will host a community get-together from 2 to 8 p.m. May 2 at the Minnesota Historical Society's Mille Lacs Indian Museum.
Guests can visit with Mille Lacs Band officials and band members they serve, tour parts of the reservation, learn more about the band and its culture and try traditional Ojibwe foods and refreshments.
"The open house will give our neighbors the opportunity to get to know the Mille Lacs band a little better," said Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin. "We also look forward to learning more about them and answering their questions."
The Minnesota Historical Society's Mille Lacs Indian Museum is on Highway 169 on the southwest shore of Mille Lacs Lake, eight miles south of Garrison and 12 miles north of Onamia.
For more information, call (320) 532-3632.
Lambrecht to be featured at Audubon Society program
Andrea Lee Lambrecht, nature writer and weekly columnist for The Brainerd Dispatch, will share some of her adventures in nature at the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd Public Library.
A longtime resident of the lakes area, Lambrecht has a passion for nature and the outdoors. Her column "Nature's Notebook" appears in the Pine River Journal, as well as The Dispatch. She also has worked with the public TV series "Venture North."
Call 829-8770 for more information about this program and other programs the Audubon Society offers.
Grilling workshop offered in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- The University of Minnesota Extension Service-Cass County will offer a workshop, "Successful Grilling," at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Community Resource Center in Pine River.
The workshop will provide tips for easier and safer cooking on the grill, plus learning the basics of grilling.
Participants will grill a lunch.
For more information and to pre-register for this workshop, call the University of Minnesota Extension Service-Cass County at (218) 587-8280 in the Pine River calling area or toll-free 866-587-8281.
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