Debra Iverson benefit planned
There will be a benefit and silent auction for Debra (Katzenberger) Iverson from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Brainerd American Legion.
Iverson of Merrifield has Alpha 1 Antitrypsin and is on the list for a double lung transplant. The benefit will help with medical, transportation and housing needs. Her home needs work before she can come home from the transplant. Monetary donations can be sent to any US Bank to the Debra Iverson Benefit Account.
There will be a freewill offering and raffle tickets sold for prize drawings. At 3 p.m. there will be chili and cornbread. Cost: $8 for adults; $4 for children 5-12; kids 4 and under, free.
For questions, call Kim at 320-237-7169 or Tracy at 218-251-8415.
Mission Possible Senior Club
MERRIFIELD - The Mission Possible Senior Club will meet noon Wednesday at Mission Town Hall. There will be a potluck luncheon followed by guest speaker Minnesota State Senator Carrie Ruud. All seniors are welcome to attend. For questions, call Delores at 765-3713.
Diabetes class planned
CROSBY - People at risk for developing diabetes are encouraged to participate in "I Can Prevent Diabetes," a group-based program soon starting in Crosby to learn how to change lifestyle habits in an effort to prevent diabetes and be healthier.
Weekly classes will begin Sept. 4 and be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's Ambulatory Services Conference Room. The 16-week program is taught by a Registered Dietitian and trained lifestyle coaches to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity.
The program is open to people who have pre-diabetes or at least two risk factors for diabetes, e.g., are overweight, have family history of diabetes, high blood sugar or had gestational diabetes while pregnant. The fee is $144 and is required before beginning the program. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling Tracey Tuper at 218-545-4491.
Brainerd Legion upcoming events
The IBEW will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the Legion. The Post Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.
A baked chicken dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Legion. Cost is $11 or two for $20.
Breast cancer survivor support group
The August meeting of the Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group will meet 11:30 a.m. Friday at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in the Joseph Room. Go through the cafeteria to the meeting rooms. All breast cancer survivors are welcome as well as caregivers. Lunch is available for purchase in the River Room Cafeteria. For information contact Pat Hassett by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area bridge scores
Jenkins VFW: Lorraine Northhagen, 8160; Dick Dietz, 6620; Norma Ostberg, 6250; Dan Huff, 6140.
Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate: North-South: Pat Nentl and Joanne Miller, 123; Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 115; Chris Brown and Betty Moynagh, 113. East-West: Mary Kay Kendall and Barb Smith, 134; Marguerite Baker and Judy Thomas, 117; Bruce Peck and Guy Emmons, 115.
Maucieri's: Jim Thompson, 7230; Guy Emmons, 6510; Donna Fleer, 5960; Mike Flind, 5380.
Jenkins VFW: Duplicate: North-South: Dale Dickie and Marijane Pearce, 83; Jim Thompson and Tom McGrath, 76.5; Lois Steffans and Charles Ready, 74.5. East-West: Alan Stans and Roseann Stans, 69; Don Berglund and Sharon Berglund, 68; Bruce Peck and Joe Heal, 63.
Crosslake Community Center: Ginny Hersey, 6150; Ron Schrupp, 5970; Dick Dietz, 5350.
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 at 218-692-4271.
Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Bonanza.
Duplicate bridge scores
North-South: Sandy Chase and Jim Huble, 47; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 42.5.
East-West: Cathy Ross and Carol Ross, 38; Nan Morain and Cathy Calhoun, 30.5
Center Morning Club
The Center Morning Club meets each Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. A speaker program is scheduled each week on various subjects of interest to the community. The club also participates in the "Books in a Bag" program sponsored by the public library.
All members of the Center, men and women, are invited to become part of the group. Coffee and Center-made donuts are provided.
The programs scheduled for August: Aug. 6, Joe Brenny - Preparing for the Future; Aug. 13, Debi Beckdahl, Retired Deputy Sheriff - Activities in the Deputy Sheriff Job; Aug. 20, Staff Member, Team Challenge - Activities of the Organization; Aug. 27, Tony Sailer, Brainerd Parks and Recreation Director - Update on Youth Activities.
PEO Chapter CJ
PEO Chapter CJ will meet 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marit Reese's home. Judie Larson will be the co-hostess and Sue Thurlow will give the program.
GSS-Bethany Auxiliary will meet 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, 804 Wright St. Special guest: Marie Michlitz, Director of Nursing. Gift Shop Committee meets at 9:30 a.m.
Garrison Seniors annual August picnic
GARRISON - The Garrison Seniors annual August picnic will be noon Tuesday at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, two blocks west on Monroe Street from the Super Valu in Garrison.
This month the food, plates, utensils, and cups are provided and following the meal, drawings for door prizes. Call Barb at 320-692-5085 no later than noon Monday to ensure adequate food is available. If you aren't signed up, the cost is $2 each. Leave a message including the names to add and a phone number.
Reminders: The Jasper trip is coming up on Thursday and the September meeting will be held the Tuesday following Labor Day, Sept. 2. Remember voting in the Aug. 12 Primary Election includes all members of Minnesota House of Representatives as well as others in contested races. Townships with November elections will be included on the November ballot.
Captain Robert Orr Chapter, NSDAR
The August meeting of Captain Robert Orr Chapter, NSDAR will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Sawmill Inn in downtown Brainerd.
Brainerd Elks Lodge Breakfast
Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Order from the menu. All proceeds go to support Elks programs.
Friday dinner at VFW
The Friday menu for the Brainerd VFW is baseball basket food starting at 5 p.m.
Garage Sales Around the Lake
The Crow Wing Lake Association is sponsoring Garage Sales Around the Lake from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9, 10 miles south of Brainerd on Highway 371. Turn on Highway 371. Turn on Lennox Road or Sleepy Hollow Road and watch for balloons.
Support group for people with brain injuries
A support group for people with brain injuries is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Emily City Hall.
The group is facilitated by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Aide Russ Philstrom, a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Minnesota. There is no charge and no reservation is necessary. Call 651-329-1373 for more information.
NAARFE to meet
Brainerd Chapter No. 738 National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Aug. 12 at Bonanza in Baxter. Social time starts at 11:30 a.m.; lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Presentation by Tami Lu, fitness.
Class of 1962 summer lunch and mini reunion
Class of 1962 summer lunch and mini reunion will be noon Aug. 14 at Ernie's on Gull. Call 963-6050 with questions.
Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Blue Room with music by Country Ramblers; and from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Morrison County Fair with music by the Social Security Express.
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.