A fund-raiser to help defray costs for snow making at the Ski Gull community downhill ski area will be 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Cragun's Resort near Brainerd.
Ski Gull, off County Road 77 on the west side of Gull Lake, also will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visitors are asked to share ideas for the coming ski season.
This year Ski Gull is dropping season pass prices to thank the Brainerd lakes area for its support. If a season pass is purchased before Monday, the price of a single pass is $99 and a family pass is $299. Easy Riders in Brainerd or Martin's Sport Shop in Nisswa have more season pass details.
Ski Gull will offer a children's Learn to Ski Program during the Christmas vacation from Dec. 26-29. Cost is $50 for the four days and includes lessons, lift tickets and lunch.
For more information about the Saturday fund-raiser, call 963-4353. For more information about Ski Gull's Learn to Ski Program, call 963-4252 or Deby Zarling at 746-4100.
Autumn masquerade for teens set Friday
Students in grades 10-12 in the Brainerd lakes area are invited to an autumn masquerade from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. There will be a disc jockey and dance.
Students may donate a canned food item for a slice of pizza.
Admission to the masquerade is $1 with a costume or mask and $3 without a costume or mask.
Host families sought for exchange students
This week has been declared International Education Week by Richard Riley, Secretary of Education.
Donald Ross, Lake Shore, invites Brainerd area families to support education across borders by hosting a high school student from abroad who would like to live and study in this community.
Ross serves as a representative for Program of Academic Exchange, or PAX, an international educational foundation that arranges U.S. high school and homestay experiences for teen-agers from 30 countries around the world.
A second semester program will bring boys and girls from Germany, Brazil, Korea and Australia to the United States in January. Students will arrive with their own medical insurance, personal spending money and sufficient English to manage in school. They need a place to sleep, study, join in the meals normally taken at home and receive the support any teen-ager requires.
Families interested in receiving more information about hosting an international high school student for the second semester should contact Ross at 963-7471 or Tammy Langan at 1-800-555-6211.
SWCD board to meet Tuesday
The Crow Wing County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors changed its regular monthly meeting this month because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The meeting will be 9 a.m. Tuesday. Meetings then will revert to the regular schedule of 9 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month.
The SWCD meetings are held in the Agriculture Service Center at 512 C St. N.E. in Brainerd. The meetings are open to the public.
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