Want an alternative to the "bar scene"? A chance to build supportive, accepting and fun relationships with other singles who are 30-55 years old, single and single-again? Gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Last Turn (yes, it's a bar, but this gathering is an alternative that brings LIFE!). Call Pastor Jennifer Wilson at Lord of Life Lutheran Church for more info at 828-9374.
American Legion Auxiliary
Area residents recently attended the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary National Conventions in San Antonio, Texas. Norm Nelson, Terry Nelson, and Dan Schoonover represented Minnesota as delegates to the American Legion National Convention. Shirley Schoonover and Kris Nelson represented Minnesota as delegates and Sarah Nelson as a guest of the American Legion Auxiliary Convention. Invited guests included Jim Degado, Secretary of the Department of Voluntary Services, Department Affairs Secretaty, the Honorable Anthony Principi; John Schneider and Merlin Olson, of Children's Miracle Network. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush also addressed both conventions. State President Kris Nelson of Brainerd was installed as a member of the National organization.
National awards won by area residents were: Unit Poppy Award Contest Shirley Hauck of Unit 255 Brainerd; Ione Kubby National Security Award Kris Nelson; Dorothy Pearl Civil Preparedness Award Kris Nelson; and Department National Security Award Kris Nelson.
Brainerd Area Human Resources Association
BAHRA general meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Ramada Inn. WorkPlace Safety Solutions, Inc. Brainerd will provide attendees with the many facets on safety in the workplace and Minnesota ergonomic standards. Lunch: $10. Reservations requested. Call Linda at 963-9520 or visit http://cg.zip2.com/lakesarea/Groups-BAHRA.
The Pinetree Patchworkers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Library. The program will be the Wearable Art Show 2001. Also the Carolyn Abbott vest challenge will be presented. The Tuesday morning group will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Presbyterian Church.
Lakes and Woods Horticultural Club
The Lakes and Woods Horticultural will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Mille Lacs Electric Cooperative meeting room at Aitkin. Barbara Gans, the Club President, will be presenting the evening's program, Lilies of Minnesota. She will also include information about the local lily society, proper soil for lilies, etc. with her slide presentation.
The Garden Club is affiliated with the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. A short business meeting and brief sharing time will precede Ms. Gans presentation. The question for the evening will be "What is the prettiest flower you have ever seen?" People interested in growing lilies are invited to join us for this informative presentation. If you have any questions or need directions, please call 927-4561 or 534-3196.
Brainerd Shriners will meet for soup and sandwich noon Monday. Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. Brainerd Shriners Club rooms.
There will be a senior dance at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Legion. Music by the Buckaneers.
There will be a senior dance at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo. Music by Country Pride.
There will be a senior dance at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pequot Senior Center. Music by Helen and Don.
Women of the Moose
Women of the Moose will have a lasagna luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost: $3.75.
Retired Fireman, wives and widows
The Retired Fireman, wives and widows will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Chaparral.
Center-Mission Garden Club
The Center-Mission Garden Club will have its annual harvest dinner at 6 p.m. today at the Mission Town Hall. The club's regular meeting will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday with a potluck luncheon. New club officers will be elected and a plant exchange will be held.
VFW Firearm safety classes
The VFW firearm safety classes will start Wedneday at the Brainerd VFW Club. Students must be 12 years of age or as close as possible to 12 years old. Adults are welcome to take the class also. First class starts at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. thereafter. Call VFW at 829-6393 for pre-registration. Classes are limited to 30 students.
The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library. Lunch will follow the meeting.
Degree of Honor
Members will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland Acres. Hostess: Donna Brown.
Brainerd Area Dental Assistants
The Brainerd Area Dental Assistants will meet Wednesday at the Brainerd Public Library. Program: Medical emergency in a dental office. Speaker: Dennis Mackedanz, paramedic, E.M.S. educator. Cost: $15 for non-members.
Crow Wing County Retirees
Crow Wing County Retirees will meet at noon Tuesday at Gary's Sports Bar and Grill, 240 Curtis Ave., Ironton.
Heartland Squares will dance from 8-10 p.m. Thursday at Ideal Town Hall. Caller: Michael Peters. For more info, call Al or Kay at 562-4274.
Kiwanis first annual picnic
The Brainerd chapter of Kiwanis International will hold its first annual all-Kiwanis picnic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Brainerd Kiwanis Park. Members of Brainerd Kiwanis clubs and their families, including the Brainerd Golden K, Key Club and Builder's Club are welcome. Lunch will be provided.
Woodland harvest supper and quilt show
Woodland Good Samaritan Village will celebrate its 5th annual harvest supper and quilt show Thursday. The quilt show will be from 2-8 p.m. and the harvest show will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Those attending can enjoy barbecued chicken, baked beans, sweet corn, harvest salad, fresh baked bread and apple pie topped with cinnamon ice cream. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 8 years old and under.
Tickets/reservations available at the nursing home front office and apartment office or tickets may be purchased at the door. A raffle will also be available for a chance to win a 13 inch TV/VCR combination.
Money raised from this event will go toward a piano for Woodland's chapel.
This event is co-sponsored by Lutheran Brotherhood Branch No. 8381 with matching funds and volunteers.
Mulligan stew luncheon benefit
The Family of Christ School is having a mulligan stew luncheon benefit beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the school, 2711 Woida Rd. N., Baxter. Stew, buns, crackers, dessert and beverages will be available. Cost: Adults, $4; children 12 and under, $2. Take home a container, $2 a scoop.
The A.A.L. is matching funds. The A.A.L. branches include 239, 1932, 2960, 6554, 4108, 9970 and 11317.
Motorcycle "Ride for Hospice"
The 6th annual "Ride for Unity Family Hospice" will be Saturday. The ride will start at the Red Bull Bar in Little Falls with registration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A donation of $5 per person is requested. Bikers will travel from the Red Bull to Capp's Family Dining in Hillman and then return to the Red Bull at approximately 4 p.m. for food, fun, prize giveaways, an auction and conversation. Co-chairs for the event are Jack Fure, Scott Nagle and Ken Oechsle.
Proceeds from the event benefit Unity Family Hospice which provides care for people with terminal illnesses and their family members. For more information, call Karen Dolan at 320-632-1388.
Brainerd Chapter IAAP
The Brainerd Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at Central Lakes College, Room C234. Reservations are not required.
Brainerd Auxiliary to the Shrine Hospital
The Brainerd Auxiliary to the Shrine Hospital will meet at noon Monday for the first fall meeting at the Masonic Hall, 205 1/2 S. 6th Street.
Any member who has not returned the Christmas Stockings that were taken out earlier are asked to please return them at this time. Hostesses for the day will be Carol McChesney, Gerry Seaberg, Betty Anderson, Audrey Lilldahl and Dee Wicks.
Brainerd Garden Club
Kay LaFrance, director of the Northland Arboretum, will speak to Brainerd Garden club members on "What's Happening at the Arb?" The club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday in the Brainerd Public Library. The Brainerd Garden Club board meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Front Street Cafe.
Brainerd Service League
The Brainerd Service League will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Jann Northway. Those assisting will be Lovelle Arnold, Arlene Fitzpatrick and Joan Steiger. Members, please call the hostess if you are unable to attend.
Aitkin Riverboat Reelers
The Aitkin Riverboat Reelers will be square dancing mainstream from 2-4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Aitkin VFW. There will be Plus from 1:30-2 p.m. Abe Maier will be the caller.
Pequot Lakes Historical Society garage and mum sale
The Pequot Lakes Historical Society is having their 1st annual garage sale, along with their 4th annual mum sale from 4:30-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizen/Historical Society Building. Donations are being accepted except clothing. All objects must be clean, usable and in good, working order. The fundraiser is to help in the cost of new flooring in the basement of the Senior Citizens Building, where the Historical Society is housed. Drop off times for the donated items are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. If you can't make those times, call 568-5480 or 568-4488.
No artifacts from the historical collection will be sold at the garage sale.
Crosslake Art Club
The Crosslake Art Club will meet at noon Monday at the Crosslake Community Center for the monthly business meeting and salad luncheon.
Nisswa Area Historical Society meeting
The Nisswa Area Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nisswa Community Center. Agenda items will include a wrap up of summer events, planning for the 2002 season and update of newly acquired buildings.
Nisswa Area History Center
The Nisswa Area Historical Society invites you to tour the historic depot complex and the Pioneer Village, both located on Main Street, Nisswa. September open dates will be Saturdays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The history complex closes for the season after Sept. 29. No admission fee for the depot and caboose.
The Pioneer Village showcases turn-of-the-century buildings, completely outfitted in a park-like setting. Admission: adults, $1 and children, 50 cents. For more information, call 963-0801.
Nisswa American Legion
Build your own tacos Tuesday, 3 tacos/$3. Nine toppings to choose from. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m.
Prime rib or walleye on Friday. Serving begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $11.50 plus tax. Jan's Heart and Soul Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis support group
The Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis support group will meet from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center in the Teresa Room. Speaker will be Dr. Ronald M. Sorenson of Brainerd Medical Center.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters will meet Thursday at the Brainerd Public Library. Topic will be "Energy Crisis: Will Minnesota survive the power crunch?" Speaker: Char Kinzer, public relations director of Crow Wing Power. Coffee and cookies available at 11:30 a.m., with the program running from noon until 1 p.m.
Memories for the Making classes
Scrapbook Basics will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tips and Techniques will be 1-2 and 6-7 p.m. Thursday at 421 Edgewood Drive N., at the old Light Depot, next to Walmart.
55 Alive Driver class
The Pine River American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a four hour refresher class. To be eligible for the class, you must by 55 years of age or older and have completed the 8 hour driver class. Instructor: Leo Furnstahl. Cost: $10 per person to be paid day of class. To register, please call 587-4824.
Heartland Senior Federation
The Heartland Senior Federation will be holding its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library. This month's speaker will be Darrell Stave, speaking about bluebirds. Coffee and cookies will be available.
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