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Knowledge Bites presentation

Mike Koechler, director of RSVP in Brainerd, will give a presentation on "Retirement - Rust or Renewal," at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison. His presentation will cover such topics as the transition into retirement.


Mission Possible Senior Club

The Mission Possible Senior club meets the first Wednesday of each month (May through December). There will be a meeting at noon Wednesday at the Mission fire hall. Potluck will be served followed by music provided by John and Virginia Shogren.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The Post Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Legion.

A rib eye steak dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Legion. Cost: two dinners for $20.

Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Jim Thompson, 6290; Lorraine Northagen, 6180; Dianne Lodin, 6140; Nan Moran, 6130.

Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate bridge: North-South: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 162; 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: Nan Moran, 7660; Larry Fleer, 7080; Jo Bonestroo, 6330.

Jenkins VFW: Duplicate bridge: North-South: Dale Dickie and Marijane Pearce, 83; Jim Thompson and Tom McGrath, 76.5; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 74.5. East-West: Ian Stans and Roseann Stans, 69; Don Berglund and Sharon Berglund, 68; Bruce Peck and Joe Heal, 63.

Crosslake Community Center: Donna Fller, 6330; Larry Fleer, 6040; Barb Grove, 5820.

Maucieri's: Dale Dickie, 5430; Gayle Tyacke, 5400; Karen Kuritz, 4870.

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 to meet

Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at Bonanza and 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Nisswa American Legion.

Nisswa Legion events

NISSWA - A farmers' market will be held from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nisswa American Legion. The Friday night dinner is chicken, fish, liver and onions for $12.95.

Fair board to meet

The Crow Wing County Fair Board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Brainerd Curling Club.

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.

Garrison Seniors meeting

GARRISON - Garrison Seniors meet noon Tuesday at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, 27170 Monroe Street, two blocks west of the Super Valu in the City of Garrison. Bring a potluck food item to share and your plates, cups and silverware. Coffee is provided.

Representative Joe Radinovich, a fourth generation Cuyuna Ranger who represents eastern Crow Wing and Aitkin Counties in the Minnesota House, will be the speaker. He plans to discuss the Minnesota Legislature's accomplishments in the 2013-14 biennium and issues that may come up in the next two years. Come prepared with questions on the issues that matter the most to you.

VFW Friday dinner

The VFW Friday dinner will be the Auxiliary fish fry from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost: $8.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Sandy Weber and Phyllis DeRosier, 41; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 38. East-West: Nan Morain and Kathy Calhoun, 37.5; Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 37.5.

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary to meet

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, GSS-Bethany, 804 Wright St., Brainerd. Special guest: Sharon Notch, UCare. Discussion includes: pie social, brat sale and holiday bake sale and boutique. Lunch is available from Prairie Bay's Side Dish food truck following the meeting. Gift Shop Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

Cuyuna Range Women's Club

CROSBY - On Sept. 8, the Cuyuna Range Women's Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Jesse F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby. The program will be presented by author, Rhonda Fochs, who will have copies of her book available for sale for $21. This well-received book is entitled "Minnesota's Lost Towns." The musical program will be performed by a perennial favorite, Gary Stacken, singer and guitarist.

Following these programs, after a brief business meeting led by Myrna Nelson.

Prosch had 28 years of volunteer service

Allen R. Prosch will be at Paul Bunyan Land from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. Stop by and say thanks to Prosch for 28 years of volunteer service with the IOF. He has to stop volunteering due to being diagnosed with brain cancer.

Center Morning Club

The Center Morning Club meets each Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 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" reading program sponsored by the public library. The speaker programs scheduled for September: Sept. 3, Kevin and Kelly Vogel, Safari North; Sept. 10, Kevin Stunek, Brainerd Fire Chief; Sept. 17, John Ward, Minnesota State Representative; and Sept. 24, Audrae Gruber/Lily Atwell, retired social workers for the Minnesota State Agency for the Blind.

Bake and vegetable auction

There will be a bake and vegetable auction at 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Lake Hubert Community Grange. Potluck supper follows. Dues will be collected for the year. Directions: Highway 371 north 10 miles of Brainerd to Schaefer's grocery, County Road 13, east two miles to Sunset Valley Road, one-fourth mile north on left side (old schoolhouse), Fire No. 24093.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wadena VFW with music by Frank and Fran; from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Blue Room with music by Andy and Stu; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion with music by John and Virginia.