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What's Doing? - July 31

Pillager High School class of 2001 reunion

PILLAGER — The Pillager High School class of 2001 will have its 10-year class reunion Aug. 13 with events at the Pillager High School and Jake’s City Grille on Gull Lake.

There will be a picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 a the Pillager School playground (in case of bad weather, meet in the gymnasium). Sandwiches and chips will be provided. Bring a dish to share. This is event is open for alumni and their families.

For alumni and significant others, a dinner with social time is being planned for 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Jake’s City Grille on Gull Lake (formerly Kelly’s) on County Road 77. Those interested can order from a short menu but each person/couple will be responsible for their bill.

The class reunion committee is looking for additional feedback regarding other activities following the dinner and social time.

Cost is $10.

RSVP by Monday.

Brainerd Legion upcoming meetings

The Post Executive Committee will meet 7 p.m. Monday and the Auxiliary membership meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Legion. 

Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will have a square dance Friday at the Franklin Arts Center. Plus will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by mainstream at 8 p.m. Ben Gieske will be the caller. Richard and Winona Dosh will be serving ice cream after the dance. Bring a topping of your choice.

All square dancers are invited to put on their dancing clothes and come out to the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds on Aug. 6 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be dancing on the Mills Free Stage.

Lakes and Woods Garden Club

AITKIN — The Lakes and Woods Garden Club meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Mille Lacs Energy Coop in Aitkin. Program will be “Be A Blue Ribbon Winner: Interesting Floral Designs.” For questions, call Elaine at 927-6225.


Chapter CJ of PEO will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Hostesses are Kay Robinson and Mary Beth MacMillan.  The program is Sue Thurlow and Grandma.

VFW events planned

The VFW Sunday breakfast will be 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost: $6.

Friday evening dinner will be Swiss steak served from 5:30 p.m. until gone at the VFW. Cost: $8.

Horizon Health’s invites community to picnic

PIERZ — Horizon Health, Inc. is celebrating 20 years of providing housing options, services and programs to the community. To celebrate Horizon Health turning 20 this August, they are inviting the public to a picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of their headquarters in Pierz (26814 143rd).

There will be a large tent for guests to sit under.

For more information on their upcoming Community Picnic, contact them at (320) 468-6451 or (800) 224-6451.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Sandy Chase and Jim Huble, 68.5; Patrick Spradlin and Bruce Eastman, 61.5. East-West: Jo Bonestroo and Joyce Roemer, 76; and Don Rasmussen and Allen Anderson, 66.5.

Brainerd Area La Leche League

La Leche League is an organization that is dedicated to supporting and educating pregnant women, nursing moms, and anyone interested in breastfeeding. We offer monthly series meetings where nursing mothers can meet and talk with other nursing mothers and discuss breastfeeding experiences with an accredited La Leche League Leader. LLL also offers 24/7 phone support for breastfeeding questions or concerns. LLL meets at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Brainerd. The next meeting will be Aug. 9. Those interested in attending are encouraged to call leader Vanessa Bye at (218) 568-5214 for directions. 

Bethany Auxiliary meeting

G.S.S. Bethany Auxiliary will meet 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bethany Community Room. Special guest will be Mike Koechler from R.S.V.P. Auxiliary members are also invited to the Gift Shop meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Night to Unite community event planned

BAXTER — Baxter’s 6th annual Night to Unite community event will be from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Baxter City Park (Oscar Kristofferson Park). Registration for door prizes starts at 5 p.m.

Demonstrations: Karate at 5:30 p.m., K-9 at 6:15 p.m., Taser (at multiple times), AED (at multiple times).

Activities: Distracted Driving exercise, Balloon Twisting by Party World, Face Painting, Moon Walk, 911 Practice Activity and “Lunch with the Chief” coloring contest for 5-year-olds to 10-year-olds.    

Prize drawing: Adult/Child drawings start at 7 p.m. Must be present to win.

Free root beer floats.

Baxter Lion’s Club will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and pop.

The event is free and is sponsored by the Baxter Police Department and the Baxter Lions Club.

Participating agencies will have displays and personnel on hand to answer questions.

Senior dances

There will be no dance on Wednesday.

There will be a senior dance from 1-4 p.m. Friday in Deerwood with music by the Chmielewskis.

American Legion chicken and corn feed

The Past Commanders of Post No. 255 will have its chicken and corn feed from 5:30 p.m. until gone Aug. 11. Cost: $8 adults; and children under 10, $4.

Widowed Friends

The Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Bonanza. For more information, call 828-1920 or 829-2682.

Mission Possible Senior Club

The Mission Possible Senior Club will meet at noon Wednesday at the Mission Town Hall. A potluck will be followed by speaker James Henderson, author of “Lost in the Woods.” Questions, call Glen at 765-3265 or Dolores at 765-3713.