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What's Doing - July 20

Widowed Friends to meet

Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the American Legion in Nisswa.

All are welcome.

Whirlaways to host dance

WADENA - The Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club will host a dance from 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday at the Wadena VFW. Roger Lueth will be the caller and the theme is "Christmas in July." All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Women of the Moose conduct rummage sale

Women of the Moose are conducting an Aug. 1-2 rummage sale at the Aitkin Moose Lodge in Aitkin. The rummage sale and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items for the rummage sale may be dropped off at the Moose Lodge starting July 25. All donations are appreciated but the organization is particularly looking for clothing, toys, household items and furniture.

Kiwanis of Brainerd hosts new school superintendent

The Kiwanis Club of Brainerd is hosting newly hired Brainerd School District Superintendent Klint Willert at the weekly meeting and luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Monday. Meetings are typically held each Monday at Noon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.

Community members interested in learning more about Kiwanis and/or listen to Willert are encouraged to contact the club about being a guest.

The Brainerd Kiwanis Club has served the community since 1954, volunteering time and raising funds, with a focus on children. For more about the Brainerd club learn more on Facebook or at

Brainerd Garden Club prepares for county fair

The Brainerd Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds to clean the Horticultural Building in preparation for the Crow Wing County Fair to be held July 29-Aug. 2. Members are reminded to bring cleaning supplies and a brown bag lunch.

Brainerd VFW dinner

The Brainerd VFW Friday dinner will be a T-bone steak or shrimp for $10 or $12 for the combo. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. until gone.

Make reservations by calling the VFW Club at 829-6393.

Zonta Club donates to women's shelter

The Brainerd Area Zonta Club, the local club of Zonta International, whose purpose is advancing the status of women worldwide, donated a portion of the proceeds from its Christmas House Fundraiser to the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center. The funds will be used to purchase the Teen Violence Prevention curriculum.

"The Quiet Storm" will reach 500 students in the local area through cooperation with the local school districts. The remainder of the award will be used to enhance security at the women's shelter. The award was made by president Peg Langer and accepted by Lindy Grell, the center's executive director.

This year's Zonta Christmas House event will be held Nov. 15 at the home of Craig and Ty Rezac.

41st all-class reunion set

PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lake's 41st annual All-Class Reunion will be held Aug. 3 at the high school, beginning at noon with registration and time for socializing. A brief business meeting will be held, followed by a potluck luncheon. Attendees are asked to bring salads, hot dishes and desserts. All utensils will be furnished along with meats, cheeses, buns and beverages. The 50-year class (1964) will be honored at the luncheon. Events on Aug. 2 include individual class reunions and an informal gathering that night at the Legion Club. All former students, graduates, and teachers are invited to attend for a walk down memory lane, and a look at the remodeled school.

Fort Ripley reunion

FORT RIPLEY - The Fort Ripley reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Fort Ripley City Park.

Coffee, plates and utensils will be provided.

Senior dance

There will be a senior dance held from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday with Jerry's Band performing at Ten-Hi in Motley.

BHS Class to meet

The Brainerd High School (BHS) Class of 1969 will celebrate its 45th reunion at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter. For more information go to or call Sue at 963-4473 or Kevin at 454-1019.

Backus Lions to host fly-in breakfast

BACKUS - The 19th annual Backus Fly-In Pancake Breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon July 27 at the Backus Airport, just west of Highway 371.

The breakfast, a benefit for the Backus Fire Department and first responders, will cost $6 at the door or $5 in advance and $3 for children under 12. Fly-in pilots will eat for free. Sausage, juice, coffee and milk will be available.

A North Memorial Medivac helicopter is scheduled to land at 11 a.m., schedule permitting. A demonstration will be given with jaws-of-life rescue apparatus on an old car, weather permitting. The Backus Lions Club will provide free diabetes screenings.

Watch airplanes land and take off, talk to pilots, firefighters and first responders, and see a fire truck up close. Raffle tickets will be sold with a drawing at noon. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Advance tickets will be available from Backus Lions members at the Polish Stand at Godfrey's on Saturdays or from Backus firefighters and first responders.