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PEO Chapter CJ to meet

PEO Chapter CJ will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Louise Warden with co-host Sue Bevans. Note time change. An initiation will be held at 11:30 a.m. with social and meeting to follow.

The Center's Wednesday Morning Club

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

Presenter will be Guidepoint Pharmacy.

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary to meet

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

Special guests: Jennifer Thomas and Courtney Regnier, Greater Minnesota Family Services. Refreshments and door prizes. Members are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for Bethany's Blessing Box.

Bethany Gift Shop meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m. in the same room. All Gift Shop volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

IBEW will meet at 6 p.m. and the Post Executive Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Legion Riders will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Brainerd Area Networking Group will meet noon Thursday.

Deep fried shrimp for $11 will be the special dinner Friday. Walleye is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

Brainerd Elks Lodge breakfast

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

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

Backus Legion hosts fire/rescue fish fry benefit

BACKUS—A fish fry benefit for the Backus Fire Department and First Responders will be Oct. 7 at the Backus American Legion.

The dinner, served from 5 p.m. until gone, includes deep fried or baked fish, au gratin potatoes, cole slaw and a dinner roll for $10 a plate. The event also includes a seven-round meat raffle with three packages awarded per round for a $1 ticket.

'Help Shape Local Senior Services' workshop set

EMILY—The United Methodist Church in Emily will host the workshop, "Help Shape Local Senior Services — A Conversation with the Central Minnesota Council on Aging" from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The council wants to learn from Emily area seniors and community members what services are needed and how they can best be provided. This is another in a series of Emily area community educational forums.

Many senior services are now provided by The Central Minnesota Council on Aging (CMCOA) and the Minnesota Board of Aging along with many local partners. They want to hear from members of our more rural outstate communities about the various senior services we need and their delivery. Community member input, ideas, concerns, hopes and suggestions are most valuable for future planning and implementation.

Kathy Gilbride, Eldercare Development Coordinator for the Council, will guide this conversation. To live well as we age includes so many matters: home services, medical, financial, legal, health insurance, transportation, memory concerns, home safety, housing options, in home care, advanced care planning, family support, the list goes on. This workshop conversation will give you opportunity to raise questions, look at your own situation, offer insights, and help shape area senior services.

Emily United Methodist Church is located across from the Emily Post Office near the intersection of Highway 6 and County Road 1.

For questions, call Dan Klement at 218-566-2220.

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.

There will be a speech therapist from Essentia Health presenting on speaking and swallowing with Parkinson's. This group has met for 12 years sharing information, support and concerns. Caregivers also welcome.

For questions, call 218-829-4017.

Light of the Darkness support group to meet

BAXTER—Light the Darkness Support Group meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 14387 Edgewood Drive in Baxter.

This support group is open to the public for family members or friends of anyone that is struggling with any addiction.

Cuyuna Range Women's Club meeting planned

CROSBY—Julie Guth, area resident and certified instructor in Tai Chi for Arthritis, will be the featured speaker at the Cuyuna Range Women's Club meeting 1 p.m. Monday at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby.

Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chu'an, is a mind body practice originating in ancient China. Originally a martial art, it's now widely practiced for its health benefits. Often referred to as "meditation in motion," Tai Chi involves a series of slow movements coordinated with deep breathing.

Widowed Friends to meet

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

WHS class of 1955 meeting set

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 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at Wadena VFW with music by Jerry's Dance Band; from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Blue Room with music by Frank and Fran; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion with music by Country Ramblers.

Garrison Seniors to meet

GARRISON—Garrison Seniors will meet Tuesday at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church on Monroe Street in Garrison.

Meetings begin at noon with a potluck lunch. Bring a food item to share and plates, cups and utensils. The Tai Chi program will follow lunch.

Area resident and certified Tai Chi instructor Julie Guth will talk about how a new form of Tai Chi specifically developed for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia and balance issues can benefit you. Guth will demonstrate and give those attending the opportunity to try several movements themselves.

Class of 1973 to meet

The Brainerd High School class of 1973 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion.

Order from the menu.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Bob and Sandy Crozier, 40; Carol Ross and Kathy Ross, 38.

East-West: Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 44; and Jo Bonestroo and Nan Moran, 41.5.