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What's doing - Dec. 31

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.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Upcoming events at the Brainerd American Legion include a Post Executive Committee meeting at 7 p.m. Monday with the Auxiliary membership meeting at 7 p.m.; a bologna feed by Jinks Mulholland from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday. Cost: $8; and the 194th Armory holiday party is planned for Jan. 7.

Christian nativity mystery lecture

Wayne Smith, sponsored by the Great River Anthroposophical Circle, will lecture from 10 a.m to noon Jan. 7 at the Brainerd Public Library on the Christian nativity mystery, reconciling the major differences in the nativity of Matthew and Luke’s gospels.

Duplicate bridge scores

Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 31; Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 26.5; and Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 25.5.

Potlatch Retirees

Potlatch Retirees will meet for cards and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center.

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 socializing. All area seniors are welcome. Bring a dish to share and your own dishes and silverware. Questions, call Glen at 765-3265 or Dolores at 765-3713.

Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will have a square dance Friday at Franklin Arts Center. Jim Jirak will call Plus at 7:30 p.m. and Mainstream at 8 p.m. The theme is denim night. Richard and Winona Dosh will host the potluck finger food snacks following the dance.

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 Brainerd Lakes Cafe.

Chapter DV, P.E.O.

Chapter DV, P.E.O. will meet 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at the home of Sue Beilfuss with Jan Morton as co-hostess. Program will be photography by Kathy Herold.

Aadzuhman Shrine Club

The Shriners will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Jack’s House. It will be the annual meeting and the election of officers.

Lakes Area Senior Morning Club

The Lakes Area Senior Morning Club program schedule for January 2012: Jan. 4, Lance James, Poverty Bound; Jan. 11, John Jacobson, dean of students, school district policy on bullying; Jan. 18, Lowell Johnson, IOC-Local Inside Out Connection on the negative impact of incarceration on children and families; and Jan. 25, Gary Parker, Native American history. The Lakes Area Senior Morning Club meets each Wednesday 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” program sponsored by the public library. All members of the Senior Center, both men and women, are invited to become part of the group. Coffee and delicious Senior Center made donuts are provided.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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