What's Doing for Aug. 13
Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast planned
The Brainerd Eagles Club will have breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at 124 Front St., Brainerd, featuring the Eagles' special for $8.
Brainerd Legion upcoming events
The Past Commanders will host its annual chicken and corn feed starting at 5 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $8.
The special dinner for Friday will be prime rib for $15. Walleye is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m.
Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary to meet
The monthly meeting for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd VFW Club.
Chapter 22 officers' meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
Nisswa Women's Club to meet
NISSWA—The Nisswa Women's Club will meet Thursday at the Nisswa American Legion, with social time at 11:30 a.m. with lunch being served at noon.
Mark Dockendorf, store manager of Cash Wise Liquor Store, will be presenting the program "Celebrating with Cordials."
The hostesses for the meeting are Dolly Zitur, Kathy Allex, Deanna Anderson, Ingrid Anderson and Collette Wagner.
Club members Deann Ebert and Marie Olness will be collecting donations for the Food Shelf.
The inspirational will be given by Joan Lofgren.
For more information or to make a reservation, call Marilyn Wottreng at 218-251-7754. Visit nisswawomensclub.org for additional club information and like the club on Facebook.
Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club meeting planned
BAXTER—The Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6190 Fairview Road, Baxter.
Guests are welcome for the annual potluck and quilting item garage sale. Note the time change for this meeting.
Local Daughters of the American Revolution convened at 126th Continental Congress
More than 3,500 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution convened recently in the nation's capital for the 126th Continental Congress, the latest gathering of the longstanding service organization's annual meeting.
In attendance were Faye Leach, State Vice Regent from Brainerd, Coralee Fox, Regent from Brainerd, Bonnie Olson, Delegate from Pequot Lakes, Lisa Staber of Grand Rapids, and Sue Duff-Erkel from Onamia, members of the Captain Robert Orr Chapter in Brainerd.
"The energy that results from more than 3,500 dedicated DAR members gathering in one place never fails to produce inspiration, creative breakthroughs and true camaraderie," said Ann T. Dillon, president general, in a news release. "We are grateful for the opportunity to reflect on the hard work and accomplishments of the past year, including the donation of hundreds of thousands of dollars to preservation, education and patriotic endeavors and the contribution of millions of hours of volunteer service in our communities. When considered as a whole, the reports presented at Continental Congress offer irrefutable proof that the DAR remains a relevant, vital and multifaceted force in cities and towns across the country."
While at Congress, Leach was installed as State Regent for Minnesota. Leach, Fox, Olson, Staber, and Erkel attended various business session and evening events.
The DAR Continental Congress is a time-honored annual gathering that has been held in Washington, D.C. since the organization's founding. National, state and chapter leaders as well as other members from across the country and around the world meet at the DAR National Headquarters to report on the year's work, honor outstanding award recipients, plan future initiatives and reconnect with friends. The week-long convention consists of business sessions, committee meetings, and social functions, and is topped off with formal evening ceremonies at which national DAR award winners are honored.
\The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org on the web.
WHS class of 1954 to meet
The Washington High School class of 1954 will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grizzly's.
Baxter Lions Club meeting set
BAXTER—The Baxter Lions Club will meet Monday at Camp Vanasek. Board meeting is at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and President Ann Powers will call the regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Save the date for the class of 1959
A luncheon for the Washington High School class of 1959 will be 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at Brainerd American Legion.
Order off the menu. All classmates and spouses are invited to attend.
For more information, call Eloise Bierman at 218-851-1497.
CWC Fair Association to meet
The Crow Wing County Fair Association monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd Curling Club.
WHS class of 1967 meeting set
The Washington High School class of 1967 will meet noon Monday at The Skillet for a luncheon/reunion meeting.
GSS-Woodland Auxiliary to meet
The GSS-Woodland Auxiliary will meet 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the 200 Dining Room.
LouAnn Owens will give a special presentation on the Alzheimer's Association.
VFW Post No. 1647 breakfast planned
VFW Post No. 1647 will have breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 20.
Serving full menu. Cost: $7.
194th Regiment Organization meeting set
Members and guests will meet 10 a.m. Monday at the Brainerd Armory.
Plans are being finalized to honor the official Bataan memorial date of Sept. 9.
Volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity project will be briefed on their duties that begin Tuesday.
For questions/concerns, contact Larry Osvald, President, at 218-851-7154.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Wadena Whirlaways
WADENA—There will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Wadena Whirlaways from 4:30-7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Wadena VFW, 213 First St. SE, Wadena.
Cost: Freewill offering.
Demonstration dancing during the meal (with casual dress) will be called by Phil Miller.
For more information, call Kathy at 218-352-9203; Linda at 218-296-1641 or Jan at 218-894-1821.
Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 to serve breakfast
HACKENSACK—Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 will serve breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Club.
Cost: $6. The proceeds go to support youth scholarships.
Roosevelt Township celebration and community picnic set for Aug. 19
A picnic lunch and presentations/exhibits by organizations serving our community will be given throughout the afternoon for the Roosevelt Township celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 19.
In keeping with the centennial of World War I, this year's celebration and picnic will honor past and present military. Those honored will be the community's veterans including the Merchant Marines of World War I and World War II, and active service members, Reserve and Guard from all five branches of the military.
Family members and friends are invited to bring pictures of their veteran or servicemember from any military era for display inside the township building. Honored vets and active service members need not live in the township. The community can accommodate both snapshots and framed pictures. These may be brought early, will be on display for the celebration, and may be picked up at the end of the day. Hopefully, this activity will help form a core for a future, permanent display honoring our community's past and present service members.
Our community also invites families and our military members, past and present, to complete a short questionnaire. For those who have stories or additional information, someone can also show attendees how to access the Veterans' History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress.
Doug Thompson, the curator from Camp Ripley Military Museum will present the Traveling Trunk of World War I military artifacts. He will give two short 10-minute presentations at about 2 p.m. and again about 3 p.m. He will answer individual questions before and after the presentations.
Do you have a tattered or aged American Flag that needs to be respectfully retired? There will be a will demonstration on how to fold the American Flag properly. They will collect retired flags for their honored end.
For the picnic activities, the American Legion Post 602 from Hillman will present the opening ceremony and the day will end with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's traditional ceremony honoring veteran warriors.
A picnic lunch of brats, hot dogs, sweet corn, chips, soda pop, bottled water and watermelon will be provided while supplies last.
Information about what to do in a PTSD Crisis, an exhibit of the Sheriff's Water Rescue vessel, a Zumba/Piyo demonstration, a quilt raffle, and prize drawings from our many sponsors are a few of the events throughout the afternoon.
Representatives from the Crisis Line, First Responders, Garrison Fire Department, and the Garrison VFW Post 1816 will be present.
The township hall will remain open for the picture display of the honored veterans, the Traveling Trunk of WWI artifacts and displays of Roosevelt pictorial history.
If anyone has additional pictures and artifacts from the township's past, scan and email pics to the township at email@example.com, or bring the pictures and any artifacts to the township meeting or the township hall the day of the picnic.
Operation Andrew 'Raising the House' fundraiser set
GARRISON—The Garrison VFW Post No. 1816, 27234 Monroe St., Garrison, will host Operation Andrew "Raising the House" fundraiser from 3-8 p.m. Sept. 2.
There will be a silent auction, adult and kid games, bouncy house and an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner for $10 a person. There will be music from 3 p.m. to midnight.
All money raised will be used to make needed repairs to the VFW Home Post.
Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Blue Room with music by Jerry's Dance Band; from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion with music by Andy and Stu; and from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Backus Legion with music by Frankly Country.
Area bridge scores
Jenkins VFW: Jo Bonestroo, 6150; Dick Dietz, 6010; Tom Zweiner, 4630.
Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate: North-South: Betty Moynagh and Kerry Holloway, 188; Jim Thompson and Lane Weber, 168; Enga Wodziak and Jean Freytag, 163.5. East-West: Shirley Rinehart and Florence DeLong, 167.5; Don and Sharon Berglund, 154; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 149.5.
Maucieri's: Florence DeLong, 6560; Jim Thompson, 6280; Larry Fleer, 6130; Donna Fleer, 5820.
North-South: Betty Moynagh and Kerry Holloway, 144; Lois Steffen and Terri Steffen, 127.5; Joanne Miller and Pat Nentl, 127; Jim Thompson and Eddie Stroschein, 111.2. East-West: Chris and Diana Brown, 147.5; Tom McGrath and Florence DeLong, 140; Carol and Greg Lindahl, 117; Mary Rodeberg and Carol Johnson, 116.
Crosslake Community Center: Larry Fleer, 5610; Bill Herrick, 5560; Barb Grove, 5460.
Anyone interested in joining any of the bridge games can contact Jim Thompson at 218-543-4688.
Anyone interested in joining the bridge game at the Crosslake Community Center, call the Center.
Brainerd Chapter No. 738 NAARFE to meet
The Brainerd Chapter No. 738 National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Tuesday at Pizza Ranch on Highway 371, Baxter.
Social time starts at 11:45 a.m. with lunch served at noon.
A presentation will be by Claudia Allene, "Around the World Tour."
Annual cystic fibrosis garage sale benefit set
BAXTER—The annual cystic fibrosis garage sale benefit will be 8 a.m. Thursday at 12996 Berrywood Drive, Baxter. Watch for signs.
All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
There will be household and miscellaneous items for sale.
Baxter Lions hosted dinner
BAXTER—The Baxter Lions recently hosted an evening dinner at their building at Camp Vanasek on Whipple Lake.
Thirty-three students from around the world were in attendance. They each introduced themselves by name and the country they were from. They were aged 16-19. The students are required to speak English and did very well. The students were also asked to mention what they enjoyed so far on their visit to the United States. Some of the replies were boating and water skiing, a Twins baseball game, the beautiful weather in Minnesota and the great food they've eaten. They spend 4-6 weeks on their visit.
Also in attendance was Lion Bruce Beck. He is from Palisade and a director of Lions International. The Baxter Lions were really pleased to meet these students and enjoyed their company.
Pancake breakfast planned
The CAP Tri-County Squadron's annual pancake breakfast will be 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Walker Airport Y-49, 9787 Highway 371, Walker.
Children and adults, free will donation. Free for pilots of fly-in aircraft.
Ice cream party set for Aug. 27
GARRISON—To celebrate Lions Internationals Centennial, the Garrison Lions are hosting an ice cream party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Coffee Cabin on Highway 169 in Garrison.
Included are a complimentary ice cream treat, yard games, and pictures with the Lions 100th anniversary big chairs.
Garage sale fundraiser planned
AITKIN—The Great River Strings will have a garage sale fundraiser Sept. 2 at the Aitkin American Legion.
They are seeking good, quality items for the sale. Anyone who has a larger item to donate like a car, boat or four-wheeler, there will be an auction for those items.
Contact Mary Aulie, co-director of the Great River Strings, at 218-839-1085 if there are items to donate.
The group will be taking items from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Legion.
Families in Grief educational and supportive presentation set for Thursday
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center is offering an educational and supportive presentation of Families in Grief from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in a meeting room located in the lower level of the hospital, 523 N. Third St., Brainerd.
Topics will include shared grief and its impact on families; physical and emotional responses to grief; and surviving first years of grief.
Families In Grief is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. There is no charge to attend.
This presentation is part of the Essentia grief support program offering grief groups and education to our community.
For more information about this session or grief support, call 218-828-7442 or 218-828-7464.
Duplicate bridge scores
Patrick Spradlin and Bruce Eastman, 28; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 28; Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 25.5; Bob and Sandy Crosier, 25.5.