Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Heart and Soul 2017 will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Crosslake Lutheran Church. The featured speaker for this women-only event will be cardiologist Dr. Eric Fernstad, from the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He will present "ABCs of Women's Heart Health." The other speaker will be registered nurse Gail Smith, whose presentation will be "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, or Not." This event is free and open to all area women. For more information, call Crosslake Lutheran at 218-692-3682.
The eighth annual Harvest Dinner will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Sunup Ranch, 12316 County Road 18 Southwest in Brainerd. The dinner aims to attract people who are interested in the region's water-rich environments, the quality of the area's waters and its agricultural heritage. The event will feature a farmer's market, live demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides and live music with Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors. Activities are for all ages.
The Pine River Seed Library is looking for seed donations. Located in the Pine River Library, the seed library is open during regular library business hours, which is when seeds can be dropped off. Donors must complete a membership information form and a member seed record form, which are at the library. Those who have already registered can find their member seed record form in the blue binder and add their donations to it.
Bob and Jane Maas read the Echo Journal while enjoying a cruise to Alaska and Canada with their grandchildren: Jake Hendel, Tyler Maas, Lauren Maas and Kate Hendel. The trip was a celebration of Bob and Jane's 52nd anniversary.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes will host its rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 18. The proceeds will support missions. Our Savior's is at 30985 Front St.
The Nisswa Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Nisswa American Legion. Social time will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. Mark Dockendorf, manager of Cash Wise Liquor Store, will present the program "Celebrating with Cordials." Hostesses are Dolly Zitur, Kathy Allex, Deanna Anderson, Ingrid Anderson and Collette Wagner. Club members Deann Ebert and Marie Olness will collect donations for the food shelf. Joan Lofgren will give the inspirational.
Brainerd Community Action is accepting nominations for the 2017 Citizen of the Year. This is an opportunity to recognize someone who has volunteered time for the betterment of the Brainerd lakes area. Nominations should include: the nominee's occupation, details on volunteer work and length of service, office held in organizations, impact of the nominee's contributions to the lakes area and letters of support from organizations that have benefitted from the nominee's services. The award criteria includes the following:
When clients stop in at the Lakes Area Food Shelf in Pequot Lakes, they choose the foods they will use at home. The food shelf now resembles a mini grocery store, with refrigerated glass display cases and wide aisles for shopping carts. It's a radical departure from the way most food pantries operate where individuals and families in need pick up a box of pre-packed food at the counter. The Pequot Lakes food shelf adopted a client choice model last November, based on what they learned through the Food Shelf Coalition.
The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season will continue at Brainerd International Raceway with the 30th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals beginning on Thursday, Aug. 17, and going through Sunday, Aug. 20. The nationals are the 17th of 24 races in the season. The race will feature competition in four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series categories: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle as well as racing in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series. The race will be televised on Fox broadcast channels and Fox Sports 1.
The Crosslake Area Garden Club will have a board of director's meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Pine Peaks. JoAnn Weaver will present "Gifts from the Kitchen Garden" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Crosslake Community Center. The garden club meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the community center. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Jayne at 218-763-1222 or visit https://crosslakegarden.wordpress.com/ .