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What's Doing-Aug. 19

Flock A Friend with

Women of Today

The Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today want to raise money for Heartland Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.) and will do so by flocking friends.

The rules to Flock A Friend are simple. Pay $1 per bird and the Women of Today will migrate the birds from location to location. The flock will remain on one’s lawn until the victim contacts the number on the “Congratulations...You’ve Been Flocked!” sheet that is mysteriously left behind, or for three days; whichever comes first. New this year is flocking insurance. For a $50 fee, one can purchase flocking insurance and be assured that no birds will be found on your property. If you’re interested in participating or just want to donate to H.A.R.T. you can call Holly Holm at 829-3583 Monday through Friday between 5-9 p.m. You may have to leave a message. A waiting list should be anticipated, as this has proven to be a popular fundraiser. It is the goal of the Women of Today to raise $700 with this fundraiser. Flocking fees are as follows and must be within 20 miles of the Brainerd/Baxter area: Small Flock (10 flamingos) - $10 donation; Medium Flock (15 flamingos) - $15 donation; Large Flock (20 flamingos) - $20 donation; Super Size Flock (30 flamingos) - $30 donation; Flocking Insurance - $50 donation.

Flocking will continue into the month of September and the birds will migrate south around Oct. 1, 2012.

Deerwood Lakes Lions

home party

DEERWOOD — The Deerwood Lakes Lions are bringing the home party to you from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Deerwood American Legion. There will be offers from representatives of Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, The Pampered Chef, Thirty-one, Scentsy, Norwex and Velata. Phone and online orders welcome too. The party hosts are Deerwood Lakes Lions. Contact or call 218-330-7804 for more information.

All proceeds benefit “Focus on CRES,” a Deerwood Lakes Lions project in support of the children in the Cuyuna Range Elementary School area.

Brainerd American Legion events

The Legion Post membership meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday.

Katie Lutz and Mike Brick will serve a complete liver and onions (or roast beef) dinner from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Brainerd Legion. Cost: $7.

Nisswa Garden Club tour

The Nisswa Garden Club Tour will be Thursday. Bus will start loading at 8:15 a.m. and leaves from the Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, at 8:30 a.m. The tour will be visiting The Farm on St. Mathias and three other stops on the way back to the church in Nisswa for lunch. Lunch will be served at the Lutheran Church of the Cross at about 12:30 p.m. For reservations call Sandy Thorson at 218-562-5292. For more information, visit the club’s website at

Widowed Friends

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

Tag team Texas Hold ‘Em tournament

GARRISON — The Garrison VFW Club will be holding a tag team Texas Hold ‘Eem tournament Sept. 1. You may sign up as a team or individual. If you don’t have a partner, we’ll find you one. There is no buy-in or entry fee, it’s free to play. First, second and third place teams will win prizes. Sign up is from 1-2 p.m., play starts at 2 p.m. Non-perishable items for the food shelf will be greatly appreciated.

Frankie Lamb at Backus Legion

BACKUS — Frankie Lamb’s Frankly Country Band returns to the Backus American Legion from 2-6 p.m. Sunday. The band plays classic country and pop, old time and swing.

The dance is followed by an oven-fried chicken dinner from 6 p.m. until gone for $8. Proceeds go to 4-H prize premiums at the Cass County Fair.

Class of 1954

The class of 1954 will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grizzly’s.

WHS class of 1944

Class of 1944 will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Northwind Grille.

Brainerd Service League

The Brainerd Service League will have its summer social at 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of Ruth Quisberg.

Members are asked to bring school supply donations. For further details, contact Becky Thuringer or Gwen Torfin.

Encore Arts Association

Encore Arts Association will meet at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood, Brainerd, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Following the business meeting, Kathy Reetz will give a presentation on Encaustic painting with iron. For questions and information, call Sandy at 829-8691.

BNSF Jacks and Jills Picnic

BNSF Jacks and Jills picnic will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mathias Park. Membership drive: $15.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 46; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 36.

East-West: Sandy Chase and Jim Huble, 38; Lane Weber and Bruce Eastman, 31.5.

Brainerd Area Art Club

The Brainerd Area Art Club will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Art Center. There will be coffee and treats and Barb Morgan will present a program.

Firearm safety training

A firearm safety training class will start Sept. 12 at the Eagles Club. Class will be from 6-9 p.m. for six weeks on Wednesdays. Adults are welcome to attend the class. Call the Eagles to pre-register at 829-4216. Class is limited to 25 students.

Bridgerama results

Forty players participated in the final luncheon and game at Cragun’s Legacy on Aug. 14. Three divisions of players participated throughout the summer. In the first division first place was taken by Nancy Schwab and Clarice Renschler and second place was taken by Pat Johnson and Judy Johnson. In the second division first place was taken by Nan Larson and Jennifer Knutson and second place was taken by Gretchen Sorden and Jo Thuecks. In the third division first place was taken by Ardie Hjerpe and Bernice Couch and second place was taken by Sandy Weber and Jo Eha. First place overall was taken by Ardie Hjerpe and Berniece Couch. Second overall were Nan Larson and Jennifer Knutson. Third overall were Sandy Weber and Jo Eha. Anyone interested in participating in 2013 can contact Mary Leland at 963-1091.

Vigil to be held

LITTLE FALLS — Little Falls Partners for Peace and Occupy Little Falls will hold a vigil outside Camp Ripley’s main gate, located at 15000 Highway 115 on Aug. 27. The vigil will last from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Vigil participants may park along the right of way or in the parking lot near Clark gas station.

The vigil will demand the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, the end of the drone bombing campaigns in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, and peaceful resolutions to the Syrian civil war and the dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program.

The vigil seeks to increase public awareness of the use of drones for war and surveillance in response to Camp Ripley’s construction of an unmanned aerial systems (drone) facility.

The vigil will honor U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg’s attempt to outlaw war through the Kellogg-Briand Pact, signed on Aug. 27, 1928.

After the vigil, a potluck will be held at Belle Prairie Park, located north of Little Falls near Highway 371. In the event of bad weather, the potluck dinner will be held in the Little Falls Carnegie Library’s large meeting room. The Little Falls Carnegie Library is located at 108 3rd Street NE, Little Falls.

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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