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What's Doing for Dec. 2

PEO, Chapter DV, to meet

PEO, Chapter DV, will have its annual Christmas social at The Lodge dining room at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Contact Jackie Glas for those who can attend at 218-232-9401. Anyone who needs a ride should contact the Social Committee: Jackie, Barb Lowe or Sarah Swanstrom.

Watch for information about the Seasonal Social with Chapter CJ at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at Grizzly's Restaurant.

PEO Chapter CJ meeting set

PEO Chapter CJ will meet Tuesday at Diane Hillman's home with Jeannine Z as co-hostess.

The Home Fund Committee will have the program.

Chapter CJ and Chapter DV will have an UGG luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Black Bear. Contact Sharon H. if interested in attending.

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary meeting planned

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary will meet 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, 804 Wright St., Brainerd.

The Bethany Auxiliary Christmas party follows with appetizers and refreshments. Instead of a gift, members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for the Blessing Box.

Bethany Coffee Shop volunteers meet at 9:30 a.m. in the same room.

Brainerd Elks Lodge breakfast

The public is invited to attend the community breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd.

Order from the menu. All proceeds go to support Elks programs.

Costume jewelry sale Tuesday

A pre-owned costume jewelry sale is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the GSS-Woodland Chapel at 100 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.

This is a fundraiser for the GSS Way Fund for employee and resident appreciation activities.

The Center's Morning Club presentation announced

The Center's Morning Club will meet 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

Dewayne Collins from the Brainerd American Legion Post No. 255 will be the presenter.

Backus Legion, Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion schedule holiday activities

A Christmas party for children, a gift-giving program for needy children, gifts for active duty troops and veterans residing at care and residential facilities, a Christmas Eve Day reception, and New Year's Eve early dinner and dance are included in holiday activities sponsored by the Backus American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

The kids' Christmas party, for children 10 and under, is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 16. It includes a goodie bag, gift project, visit from Santa Claus and a complimentary lunch.

The post is also participating in the Hackensack Area Chamber of Commerce annual Giving Tree program which provides gifts for children from needy families in the Backus-Hackensack area. Tags with the ages, gender and Christmas wishes of children from those families will be attached to the post's lounge Christmas tree. Those who want to provide a gift should pick up a tag and return it with an unwrapped gift to the Legion by Dec. 8. Participants who don't pick up a gift tag may as an alternative donate cash or a random gift and deliver it to the Legion by that date. The Chamber will distribute the gifts.

The Auxiliary is preparing gift boxes for active duty service personnel from area families, veterans in nursing homes and veterans residing at the Eagle's Healing Nest in Sauk Centre.

The post is hosting a Christmas Eve Day reception Dec. 24 with complimentary Tom and Jerry's and hors d'oeuvres from noon to 4 p.m. when the clubrooms will close.

This year the post is again sponsoring a special New Year's Early Eve Party Dec. 31., with the theme "Rio in Backus." A grilled shrimp and barbecue rib combination dinner with a cranberry-pineapple salad, baked potato, dinner roll and dessert will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for $13 a plate. After 6:30 p.m. guests can order off the lounge menu which includes short order items, appetizers and pizza. Frankie Lamb's Frankly Country Band, playing classic country, pop, old time and swing, will play from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and present an Old Lang Syne toast with complimentary champagne at 9 p.m., the same time the clock strikes midnight at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The club will stay open after the dance for late night revelers, offering beverages, lounge food and digital music.

No reservations are necessary but the Legion has a sign-up sheet in the clubrooms to help the post determine the number of dinner specials it will prepare.

Details on Legion holiday events are available at

Parkinson's Disease Support Group monthly meeting

BAXTER—The Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the dining room at Edgewood Vista, 14211 Firewood Drive, Baxter.

This meeting will be the Christmas Potluck. A meat and cheese tray and buns will be provided. This group has met for 12 years sharing information, support and concerns.

Caregivers also welcome. For questions, call 218-829-4017.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The IBEW will meet 7 p.m. and the Post Executive Board will meet 7 p.m. Monday.

The Legion Riders will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The special dinner for Friday will be Bob Harting's BBQ ribs for $11. Walleye is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Cosmic Bingo starts at 8:30 p.m.

The annual Children's Christmas Party, hosted by the Auxiliary, will be held from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 9, upstairs in the Bahma Room. Bring the children and grandchildren to meet Santa, receive a gift, play games and enjoy some treats.

Nisswa Garden Club holiday party celebration

The Nisswa Garden Club plans to celebrate with a holiday party in place of a group monthly meeting from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Sherwood Forest.

Members and their guests are welcome to attend. Chair of the event is Barb Donovan.

For further information, contact her at 218-562-4085.

The club meets at noon the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lutheran Church of the Cross Church.

Visit the Club's website at for additional information.

Bloodmobile results

The Red Cross Bloodmobile was at the Wadena Elks Lodge in November.

On Nov. 20, 82 units were received with goal of 74. On Nov. 21, 57 units were received with a revised goal of 56.

Those receiving Gallon pins were: 10 gallons, Patricia Harrison, Wadena; nine gallons, Renee Tappe, Wadena; and five gallons, Irene Baron and Pam Mertens, Wadena.

Duplicate bridge scores

Jim Thompson and Tom McGrath, 27.5; Lane Weber and Bruce Eastman, 27.5; Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 27.

WHS class of 1955

The Washington High School class of 1955, spouses and friends will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday at the Northwind Grille.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wadena VFW with music by Eric's Dance Band; and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Blue Room with music by Jerry's Dance Band.

VFW Post and Auxiliary children's Christmas party

The VFW Post and Auxiliary children's Christmas party will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 9.

There will be lunch, Christmas carols, visit and gifts from Santa Claus.

Widowed Friends to meet

Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sawmill Inn.