There will be a graduation open house for Trevor Loftis from 1-5 p.m. May 22 at Lum Park in Brainerd. Loftis will graduate from Pillager High School.
Smith to attend pageant
BLOOMINGTON -- Chantel Amanda Smith, daughter of Scott and Shiela Smith of Brainerd, will be a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota Pageant Aug. 7-8 in Bloomington.
Smith's activities include volleyball, basketball, softball, dancing, drawing and painting. She enjoys riding horses and helping people and friends.
Race for the Cure chairs announced
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation named John Schaubach as honorary chair and Mary Boran as survivor chair of the Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure, which is scheduled July 2.
Lakes and Woods Horticultural Club plant sale set
AITKIN -- The Lakes and Woods Horticultural Club's seventh annual plant sale will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21 at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin. Starter plants, vegetable and flower seedlings, annuals and perennials, bulbs and transplants, and lots of hostas will be available. No early sales. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.
Jaques Art Center's pie sale also is that day, and slices or entire pies may be purchased.
The Lakes and Woods Horticultural Club meets 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Mille Lacs Electric Cooperative meeting room in Aitkin and is affiliated with the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.
Future meeting topics include perennials, nature printing and basic types of floral arrangements. Activities planned include several community beautification projects, a tour of area gardens and the Aug. 13 professionally judged horticultural show, which also will include a plant and produce sale. For more information, call (218) 927-4651, 764-2625 or (320) 692-4373.
Encore Arts Association to meet
The Encore Arts Association will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center at 803 Kingwood St. in Brainerd. Bring brushes for painting ceramic tiles.
Nisswa Women's Club to meet
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Women's Club will meet with check-in at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon Thursday at Bar Harbor. The 2005 scholarship winners will be presented and Diane Scearcy from the Central Lakes College Foundation will speak. Hostesses will be chair Gerre McGuire, Yvonne Splady, Laura Ferguson, Eleanor Foy and Elaine Johnson.
PEO Chapter CJ to meet
PEO Chapter CJ birthday luncheon and shower for Judie Larson will be noon Tuesday at the home of Cyndy Stenson with Judie Larson as co-host. To carpool, meet at the A-Pine at 11:30 a.m.
Friends For Choice to host discussion
Brainerd Lakes Area Friends For Choice will host a "Faith and Choice" discussion with refreshments and social time beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Northland Arboretum Trailhead Visitor's Center. The Rev. Dr. Nadean Bishop, executive director of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, will speak 6:30 p.m. Cost is $4 for students and seniors and $10 for the general public. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Woodland Good Samaritan Auxiliary to meet
The Woodland Good Samaritan Auxiliary will meet 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the 100 building at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
VFW youth activities benefit set
Mahlum-Hanson VFW Post No. 1647 will have a spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. May 21 at the VFW Clubroom, 309 S. Sixth St., Brainerd. The proceeds will go to the VFW youth baseball and other youth activity funds. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 or may be purchased from VFW baseball team members.
Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary to meet
Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion.
Pine Tree Cemetery cleanup set
The Pine Tree Cemetery-Daggett Brook cleanup will be noon-3 p.m. May 22, followed by a meeting. For more information, call Greg at 828-4211.
Duplicate Bridge results listed
7 1/2 Table Mitchell Movement. North-South: Mark Anderson and Joe Heal, 115.5; Don Chilgren and Don Rasmussen, 107.5; and Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 101. East-West: Pat Lande and Allen Anderson, 100.5; Dale and Helen Dickie, 97; and Jo Bonestroo and Irene Dean, 87.5.
Class of 1949 to meet
Class of 1949 will meet 11:30 a.m. for lunch Thursday at Northwind Grille.
Crosslake Garden Club
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Garden Club will meet 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Crosslake Community Center. After a business meeting, the club will go to the Crosslake Charter School. The month's program is "Grow Your Family's Salad." The children will plant seeds in egg cartons for a mini salad.
N.A.R.F.E. to meet
Brainerd Chapter No. 738 National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet for lunch and a meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bar Harbor.
Senior dances slated
Senior dances will be 1 p.m. Monday in McGregor with music by Andy Roscos; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd Moose Club with music by Ernie's Variety Band; 1 p.m. Friday at Deerwood Legion with music by Helen and Don; and 2 p.m. May 22 at Cushing with music by Lenny Rich.
Sons of Norway to meet
Sons of Norway will meet for a 6 p.m. sing-a-long and a 7 p.m. social meeting Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, South Sixth Street, Brainerd. Guest speaker will be Dr. Reidar Dittman. Guitarist Lawrence Severt will play American tunes.
Syttende Mai event
MERRIFIELD -- The second annual Syttende Mai will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Timbermist in Merrifield. Cost is $15 per person. The buffet includes lutefisk, boiled potatoes, Swedish meatballs, breads, salad, lefsa and more. Reservations recommended by calling 829-7507.
Brainerd Downtown Business Association to meet
The Brainerd Downtown Business Association meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday at the Northwind Grille back meeting room. Aaron Hautala from Red House Media is the featured speaker with a presentation on group advertising. All downtown business owners are encouraged to attend.
Spaghetti supper and bake sale set
BAXTER -- The Baxter Lions will have a spaghetti supper and bake sale from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Baxter School. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for 12 and under, and free for children 5 and under. Tickets are available from Baxter School fifth-graders, at the door and from Baxter Lions members. Proceeds will help fund Baxter fifth-grade field trips.
There will be a free diabetes screening.
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