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Nordic Trails meeting

The Nordic Trails Golf Course will hold its organizational meeting for the Thursday Night Men’s League on April 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Those who plan to play but cannot attend or anyone with questions should call Scott at (320) 762-5420. New members are welcome.

Atikwa Ladies wine and cheese gathering

The Atikwa Ladies Golf League will hold a free wine and cheese gathering in the L’Homme Dieu/Carlos room at the Arrowwood Resort on April 29 at 4 p.m.

Those who plan on coming should RSVP to Bonnie at (320) 763-9092.

Chain of Lakes Triathlon registration

Registrations are coming in fast for the annual Chain of Lakes Triathlon in Alexandria.

The 2014 race is set to take place May 3. All Alexandria area residents are urged to sign up as soon as possible because the event fills to capacity after approximately 200 entries.

To sign up, go to Any area businesses that want to become an advertising sponsor should contact Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868.

Eagles horseshoe meeting

The Eagles Horseshoe Club will hold a meeting for league members and men or women who want to join on Monday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the Eagles Club in Alexandria.

Teams will be set up for the year at this meeting with league play starting in May. Call Dan Larson (320) 815-7710, Bruce Noetzleman ((320) 762-1678 or Jeff Thompson (320) 766-1543 with any questions.

Adapted bowling fundraiser

The Alexandria adapted bowing team will be raising money to help support the program by bagging groceries at Elden’s on April 18 from 3-6 p.m.

Money will be raised based off of tips from customers. The proceeds go to support the adapted bowling team throughout the season with money for food after competitions for the bowlers, as well as awards and any other costs that arise.

Kyle’s Lakes Area Classic

Registrations are being accepted for the 25th annual Kyle’s Lakes Area Class men’s golf tournament, which will be held on May 31 at the Alexandria Golf Club.

The tournament is $100 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, endless brats on the course and a prime rib buffet after the tournament. The first 80 golfers to sign up will be entered into a raffle to win two rounds of golf with a cart at the Alexandria Golf Club.

Register by May 28 at Diekman’s Jewelry or call (320) 762-0309 or 1-800-568-5336.

Arrowwood men’s league

The Arrowwood men’s league organizational meeting is set for Wednesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the golf course.

Call Vinal Franson at (320) 219-3328 with any questions.

Nordic Trails women’s golf meeting

The Nordic Trails Wednesday Morning women’s golf league has an organization meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 9 a.m. at in the club house.

New members are welcome. For more information, call Scott Manthei at (320) 762-5420.

Cap Paciotti Memorial Golf Tournament

The Cardinal Athletic Foundation’s Cap Paciotti Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at the Alexandria Golf Club.

This year’s honoree is former Jefferson High School health and physical education teacher and varsity basketball and baseball coach Roger Johnson.

A shotgun start will begin at 1 p.m. that day with a dinner and awards presentation to follow at 5. The tournament will feature a four-person handicapped scramble, field events, hole-in-one contests and skins and mulligans available at registration.

The entry fee is $500 for a four-person team. That includes green fees, cart, range balls, field events and dinner. Extra dinner tickets are $25. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Cardinal Athletic Foundation, which since its inception has provided more than $125,000 to support Alexandria Cardinals athletics.

For more information or to register, go to

United Way golf classic

The United Way’s Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, June 9 at the Geneva Golf Club.

A shotgun start is scheduled for noon that day with prize drawings and a barbecue following at 5 p.m. Registration is available online at or by calling United Way at (320) 834-7800.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

The Alexandria YMCA is holding a Healthy Kids Day on April 25 from 6-8 p.m. in an attempt to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

The free community event is part of the YMCA’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being. It features games and activities, arts and crafts and open swimming to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

“One in three U.S. children is obese,” Alexandria Area YMCA Health and Wellness Director Kali Beckman said in a release. “This statistic, coupled with the fact that once summer hits, children will be more idle, demonstrates why it’s important to help families develop healthy habits now. As part of the Y’s commitment to healthy living, through YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day our goal is to improve the health and well-being of kids and inspire habits they can continue into adulthood.”

For more information on the event, contact Beckman at (320) 834-9622 or e-mail