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Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The Brainerd American Legion Post Executive committee meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Legion. 

Due to the Fourth of July holiday and vacations of Executive Committee members, the Brainerd American Legion Auxiliary has canceled the Executive Committee meeting and regular membership meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Next regular meeting will be in August.

A jumbo shrimp dinner by Terry Metzger and sons will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Legion. Cost is $13 ($12 with a pre-sale ticket).

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Captain Robert Orr Chapter DAR meets 10 a.m. July 9 at Sawmill Inn, Brainerd. Program and lunch follows meeting. Call Faye at 963-3955 or DeAnn at 546-6086.

Moo…ve Over Meat vegetarian cooking class

A free vegetarian cooking class will be 4-5:30 p.m. July 10 at Oak Street Christian School, 2910 Oak St., Brainerd. The class will be “Cooking by the Book — Better Breakfasts, Part I.”

To register, or for questions, call Marlene at 829-0635. Registration would be appreciated on or prior to Thursday.

Brainerd Elks Lodge breakfast

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 will serve breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Order from the menu. All proceeds go to support Elks programs.

Senior picnic planned

A senior picnic will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at Lum Park, Brainerd. Tickets are $5 per person. You can purchase your tickets Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd. Your $5 ticket provides you with a picnic lunch, games, music and pontoon rides. The selection of the Outstanding Senior Volunteer for Crow Wing County will be held following lunch. Let’s Go Fishing with Seniors will be providing free pontoon rides every half an hour. Deadline to get your ticket is July 14. Senior Picnic is sponsored by the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 43.5; Mark Anderson and Joe Heal, 43. East-West: Jo Bonestroo and Nan Morain, 38.5; and Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 34.

Backus American Legion Auxiliary breakfast

BACKUS — The Backus American Legion Auxiliary’s monthly breakfast will be served from 7:30-11:30 a.m. July 10. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under age 10.

BHS class of 1986 25th reunion

The Brainerd High School class of 1986 25th reunion will be Friday at Prairie Bay Restaurant in Baxter. Cost is $29.86 per person. For more information, contact one of the following classmates or see our page on Facebook at Brainerd SR High Class of 1986; Stacey (Shields) Kruger, 829-2254; Laura (Larson) Johnson, 838-1280; and Krista (Copa) Johnson, 828-2873.

Lake Hubert Community Grange picnic/potluck

The Lake Hubert Community Grange picnic/potluck will be 2 p.m. July 9. Bring bats, balls, softball, etc.

Take Highway 371 north of Brainerd to Sportland Corner, County Road 13 east three miles to Sunset Valley Road, 1/4 mile north on left side old Lake Hubert School House.

No Mission Possible Senior Club potluck

There will be no Mission Possible potluck lunch on Tuesday due to the Senior Picnic at Lum Park on July 21.

Senior dance

There will be a senior dance from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Eagles with music by John and Virginia.

Widowed Friends will not meet

The Widowed Friends will not meet Monday but will meet 11 a.m. July 11 for the meeting and a picnic at Lum Park. For more information, call 828-1920 or 829-2682.

Pillager Legion 100 Auxiliary bake sale planned

PILLAGER — The Pillager Legion 100 Auxiliary bake sale will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9 at the Pillager Community Center.

For more information, call Mary at 746-3352.

Brainerd High School class of 1981 seeks classmates for upcoming 30th reunion

Brainerd High School’s Class of 1981 is hosting its 30th reunion Aug. 6 and still seeking registrants. A casual reception, which includes three appetizer stations and entertainment, will be at 6 p.m. at Timbermist Meeting and Banquet Facility, 19624 County Road 3, Brainerd. Timbermist is next to The Chap Family Restaurant (formerly The Chapparal).   

More information is available at the website Classmates may send registration forms from the website (or their guest information and address) plus $25 per person to Kari (Larson) Stoxen, 1568 Floan Point Road, East Gull Lake, MN 56401. Registration deadline is July 26 and is required.

Directions to Timbermist are available on the class website and at

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.