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Bob and Sandy Crozier, 30; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 25.5; Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 25.5.

Crow Wing County Genealogical Society to meet

The Crow Wing County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, 101 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.

Program: Julie Jo Larson will discuss use of cemeteries for genealogical sources. Social hour will be from 6-6:30 p.m. with the program and meeting to follow.

For questions, call 218-828-9178 or 218-851-4819.

Brainerd Area Art Club to meet

The Brainerd Area Art Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Evelyn's Studio in the Franklin Arts Center.

For information, contact club president Joyce Popkin at 218-855-0812.

Lakewood to Hold Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Ceremony

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Each year, approximately one million pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of the newborn child. Lakewood Health System hosts a special ceremony to acknowledge these painful losses and provide comfort to families each year.

Those who have been touched by a pregnancy or infant loss are invited to a ceremony of dedication and remembrance 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 on the lower level of Lakewood's Main Campus in Staples.

The nondenominational ceremony will include poems, a time for reflection and a special water service at the Serenity Sanctuary fountain. Refreshments will be served at the close of the ceremony. Those attending will receive a special token of remembrance.

For more information or to request a luminary bag for decorating, contact Sarah at 218-894-8505.

WHS class of 1958 meeting set

The Washington High School class of 1958 will meet for coffee 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brickhouse/Boardwalk Bread and Bagel.

Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance to host dance

WADENA—The Wadena Whirlaways Square Dancers will host a dance Thursday at the VFW in Wadena.

Larry Johansen is the caller and the cuer is Donna Stone. The theme is "Flower Power."

Plus dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. and mainstream dancing at 8 p.m.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Commander Rick will host a breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for kids.

Venture Crew will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The special dinner for Friday will be baked chicken for $10. Walleye is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society meeting set

Joshua Pennington, Camp Ripley Environmental Supervisor, will be the speaker 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd for the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society meeting.

Camp Ripley's 53,000 acres are home to abundant natural resources and provide critical training to the Minnesota National Guard. In addition to being a premier training site, it is uniquely located at the convergence of three ecological provinces, enabling a large diversity of plant and animal species and makes up a large percentage of the Camp Ripley-Pillsbury-Lake Alexander Important Bird Area. Camp Ripley's conservation team partners with several organizations, which includes Audubon, to facilitate an award winning environmental program. This presentation will summarize some of the research and activities occurring within the Camp Ripley conservation program.

This program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society, and is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Dr. William Faber at

Community fall festival planned

A community fall festival will be from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Faith Baptist Church, 229 28th St. SE, Brainerd.

There will be prizes, games, hayrides, train rides, candy and concessions.

Nisswa Garden Club to meet

NISSWA—The Nisswa Garden Club will meet noon Thursday at the Nisswa Community Center, a change from the normal meeting place. Members and their guests are welcome to attend.

Shelly Boser, Master Gardener with Landsburg Landscape Nursery, will present, "Putting Your Garden to Sleep."

Hosts are Betty Ehrhardt and Jeanne Goodwin. For further information on this meeting, call Kathy at 218-829-2612 or visit the Club's website at for additional information on the club.

The Center's Morning Club meeting

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

The presenter will be Josh Heintzeman, Minnesota House of Representatives for District 10A.

Tusenvann Lodge No. 1-659 Sons of Norway to meet

ISLE—The next meeting of Tusenvann Lodge No. 1-659 Sons of Norway will be 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at

the I.R.E.C. Building in Isle.

The program will be presented by Suzie Lyback Jacobson about the latest children's book

she has written.

For questions, call Gary Heimark at 218-927-6557 or Candice Jacobson at 320-983-2886.

Class of 1957 meeting announced

The Washington High School class of 1957 will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday at Northwind Grille.

Kids ID program informational meeting set

There will be an informational meeting at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Masonic Center for all who are interested in helping with the Kids ID program.

The Kids ID Program will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Brainerd Fire Station.

Those who participate in the community event don't have to be a Freemason or Shriner.

The Kids ID program gives the parents valuable information that authorities may use should the

child ever become missing.

After the informational meeting we will have dinner and the lodge meeting at 7 p.m.

For questions, call Jeff at 218-828-5134.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Motley Ten-Hi with music by Jerry's Dance Band; and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by Andy and Stu.