Lakes Area Ecumenical Bereavement
4 p.m. first Thursdays, Immaculate Heart parish hall in Crosslake. Call Donna at (218) 692-3246.
Available free 24 hours. Call 828-HELP, or 1-800-462-5525. Confidential and anonymous. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7009877
3:30-4:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. Call Sandy Johnson at 829-1407.
Brainerd lakes area celiac group
For those diagnosed with celiac disease or family members. For more information, call Jennifer, 825-9525.
Support, education, advocacy and food free events for families and individuals in the central lakes area can call Krista at (218) 568-6092 or Melissa at (320) 468-6290 for more information.
PINE RIVER - A 12-step recovery program for hurts, habits and hang-ups. Meets 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Life Center, Pine River.
Caregiver Support Group
Meets 1:30 p.m. first Wednesday at the Good Neighbor Home Care offices, 14387 Edgewood Drive, Baxter. (behind CTC). Call Ann, 824-1145, or Shirley, 829-9238, for more information.
DivorceCare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing divorce and separation, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church, 6284 Fairview Road in Baxter. For more information and registration, call 829-7251.
The Healing Center, located on 1626 Oak Street, Brainerd. No appointment necessary. Open Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Call 825-7347 for more information.
Survivors of Sexual Violence
Meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sexual Assault Services office in downtown Brainerd. Call Rose or Jerowen at 828-0494, or toll free (888) 458-0494.
Diabetic Support Groups
AITKIN - 5 p.m. second Thursday at Riverwood's Support Services building.
BRAINERD - 7 p.m. second Tuesdays during Sept.-May at Central Lakes College, Room C-228. 828-1981.
CROSBY - 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Noel Room, CRMC. Speakers, personal learning and encouragement. For more information, call Jennifer, (218) 546-4302.
MCGREGOR - 3 p.m. third Thursday at United Methodist Church. Call Riverwood Healthcare's Diabetes Education staff at (218) 927-5152.
Brainerd lakes area celiac disease
Second Thursday of the month. For more info, Jennifer, 825-9525; Sena, 829-1290; Sharon, 546-5469 or Karel, 829-5946.
Chron's and Colitis
7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month. Call Dean at 764-2649.
St. Joseph's Grief
No preregistration or fee. Call 828-7442 for more information or schedule.
STAPLES - Grief support meets 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples. Call (218) 894-1546.
Brain Injury Group
7-9 p.m. last Wednesday, The Lighthouse, 704 Norwood St. Call Meredith at 829-4492.
Minnesota and Adoption Support and Preservation's group for Crow Wing, Aitkin and Morrison Counties, from 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesday at Brainerd Public Library. For information, call 855-1373 or (877) 699-5937 for more information.
Mothers of Multiples
Meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday (excluding June, July, August and December) at Lord of Life Church in Baxter. Contact Shari Wiltrout at (218) 961-5885 or visit the Web site at swww.geocities.com/brainerdmoms.
Circle of Parents
Promoting positive parenting and healthy families. Meetings are from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays at the Campus Playhouse Childcare Center next to Central Lakes College, Brainerd. Free childcare. Call 1-800-970-6429. All parents welcome.
7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Gloria Dei Church Library, Hwy. 371, Pequot Lakes. (218) 831-2364.
Youth Resiliency Group
4 p.m. Wednesdays at Brd. Public Library, Crosby Public Library, and Pequot Lakes School. 18 yrs. or less. 828-4383.
Breastfeeding support and information, call Anne, 828-0809.
Meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 828-1216 for meeting location and information.
Free, 10 weeks, open support group for young women 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Sexual Assault Services, Downtown Mall. Open to young women who would like information on coping with everyday struggles and meet other women dealing with similar issues. Any questions, call Deanna at 828-0494.
4-6 p.m. Fridays at Brainerd Alano Club, 217 S. 8th St. The group is for people who have an addiction to alcohol or other drugs and an emotional or psychiatric illness. Call Gary, 825-8528.
7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at First Congregational Church, 415 Juniper St. N., Brainerd. Use North door.
6:30 p.m. first Monday at the Fireside room at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. For more information, call Margie at 829-3509.
First Monday at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter. Questions, call Justina Richter at 963-7421.
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Congregational Church, 5th and Juniper, Brainerd. Use north parking lot entrance. 828-3383.
7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Congregational Church, 415 Juniper. Use the north door and parking. Contact Scott, 828-1152.
8 p.m. Thursdays at Upfront Alano Club.
Sex Addicts Anonymous
For information, write P.O. Box 454, Ironton, MN 56455.
CROSBY - C-I Mental Health Problems Support Groups meet 6-8 p.m. Thursdays (April through October) and 2-4 p.m. Thursdays (November through March) at Crosby-Ironton Presbyterian Church. Questions, call 546-6520.
NAMI-Brainerd Lakes Area (National Alliance of the Mentally Ill chapter) meets 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly at 606 Front St. Call Rich at (218) 792-5881. Support for consumers, family members and providers.
Noon to 2 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Call Minnkota Health Project (877) 871-4636 for location.
CRMC breast cancer support group
3 p.m. second Thursday, Tunnel Conference Room, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, 320 East Main St., Crosby. For more information, contact Gail Temple at (218) 546-4302.
Cancer Support Group
Look Good...Feel Better
For women cancer patients, 9-11 a.m. first Tuesday, lower level, Camp room, St. Joseph's Medical Center. To register, call Penny, (218) 828-4060 or American Cancer Society, (800) ACS-2345.
Breast Cancer Survivors Support
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. second Friday at St. Joseph's Medical Center, 503 North Third. Pat Hassett, 829-1683. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012568
Man to Man: Prostate Cancer
Man to Man support group meetings are no longer available. To receive information, call American Cancer Society at 829-6212, ext. 3; toll free (877) 381-8787, ext. 3 or for general cancer information, (800) ACS-2345.
PEQUOT LAKES - 1-3 p.m. first Thursday at St. Alice Catholic Church. 568-5621. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012569
Meets at 9:30 a.m. second Tuesday at Sawmill Inn. Carol Ann Groebner, 31215 N. Heath St., Apt. 205, Peqout Lakes, MN 56472. Call 568-5972 (home), (218) 232-3279 (cell).
12:30 p.m. last Friday at Bonanza. Michelle Mike, Health Care Service Coordinator, Northland Chapter MDA, 727-3466, or Caroline Schroemel at 829-1883 in the Brainerd area.
1:30-3:30 p.m. third Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church. No meetings December through February. Call 562-4594 or e-mail email@example.com.
Post Polio Connection support group
Brainerd/Baxter Post Polio Connection meets first Monday excluding January, February and March. Outstate support groups are members of PPASS MN. (Post Polio Awareness and Support Society of Minnesota) Web site: www.ppassmn.org. Contact Bob Loucks, 746-3144, or Bob Jensen, 746-4498.
Post-abortion support group
Post-abortion support group meets at Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center (LAPS), 416 Charles St. Call 825-0793, Janeen or Terri.
SJMC Weight Loss
Surgery Support Group
Meets 6-7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Julie Smith, 828-7570.
TOPS 1449, Brainerd
TOPS No. MN 1449, Brainerd, meets 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Oak Lawn Town Hall. Call Janet, 855-1944.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, 1753 Hallett Center, Crosby. Call Paula or Bonnie, 545-2180.
weight loss group
7-8:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, Noel conference room. Call Cindy Engen, (218) 546-2339.
BAXTER - 1:30 p.m. first Thursday at Excelsior Place, 14211 Firewood Drive, Baxter. AITKIN - 1:30 p.m. third Tuesday at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Louise Hasskamp, 927-2623, or Trix Wyant, 845-2394.
Gay Mens Group
7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (218) 330-6121, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012570.
Gay and Bisexual
For information call (218) 675-5535 or e-mail NLakesGayMen@netscape.net.
Brainerd Lakes PFLAG
Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays meets 7 p.m. third Monday at Northland Arboretum. Contact email@example.com or P.O. Box 2503, Baxter, MN 56425.
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