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What's Doing-Sept. 30

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Shrimp or chicken alfredo dinner will be served by Katie Lutz from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Brainerd Legion. Cost is $8.

The fourth annual Auxiliary arts and crafts sale, bake and book sale will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Legion. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

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.

Deerwood Lakes Lions holiday bake and craft sale

DEERWOOD — The Deerwood Lakes Lions holiday bake and craft sale will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Deerwood Auditorium, 23770 Forest Rd. E., Deerwood. Proceeds from this event benefit

Deerwood Lakes Lions local projects including Cuyuna Range Elementary School (CRES) Eyeglass Program FOCUS on CRES Program Local Affordable Hearing Aid Program.

For more information call a Lion at 218-330-7804 or visit

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters contest results

The recent Area 61 speech contest in Little Falls produced two winners.

Bonnie Lee Johnson took first place in the humorous category with a second place going to Crystal Anderson in the Evaluation category.

Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will be sponsoring a square dance Friday at Baxter Elementary. Tom Jacobs will be calling Plus at 7:30 p.m. and Mainstream at 8 p.m. Barbara Swenson will be hosting. The theme is apple night.

Chapter CJ of PEO

Chapter CJ of PEO will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Phyllis Struthers. Nancy Hall will be the co-hostess. Kay Robinson will give the program.

Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition

The Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition along with Central Lakes College Early Care and Education Center announce an upcoming training for parents, grandparents, caregivers, kindergarten teachers, child care professionals, early education professionals, students and other interested community members. Ready. Set. Go. Math will be Oct. 13 at the Central Lakes College Early Care and Education Center – Brainerd Campus from 8 a.m. to noon with a light continental breakfast available. Participants will have the opportunity to attend simultaneous sessions on infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms – including age appropriate math goals and objectives, lesson demonstrations, hands on practice materials and discussion of application of ideas in individual settings. A certificate of completion will be awarded to all participants. An RSVP is needed by Friday. Participation fee is $20 and checks can be made out to and mailed to the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition, P.O. Box 2623, Baxter, MN 56425. This training is funded in part by a grant from the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation.

The Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition supports all young children in reaching their full potential. For more information on becoming involved on the Coalition or training questions, contact Tammy at 218-251-4234 or go to

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary meets 10 a.m. Thursday in Community Room, 804 Wright Street, Brainerd. Special program: Pam Winterfeldt, Wound Care Support. 2013 membership campaign kickoff, door prizes. refreshments. Bethany Gift Shop meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Move over meat vegetarian cooking class

A free vegetarian cooking class will be from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Oak Street Christian School, 2910 Oak Street, Brainerd. The class will be on bread making. Last year we watched a video presentation on how to make bread. This year we will see the bread-making process live, and you are also welcome to participate in the preparation. We also hope to address the process for preparing gluten-free bread.

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

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 42.5; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 40.

East-West: Laurel Jarvis and Joe Heal, 40.5; Jo Bonestroo and Sandy Weber, 38.

Potlatch Retirees

Potlatch Retirees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Center for cards and lunch.

Widowed Friends

Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Bonanza.

Nature photography program

Nature photography by Scott Turner will be 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Jesse F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby. Turner photographs nature primarily in Aitkin County. His beautiful photos of birds and flowers feature natural settings with an eye for artistic presentation. Warren Nelson will do bird identification. This program is sponsored by the Bee Nay She Council Bird Club. For more information, contact Ken Perry at 828-4718.

WHS class of 1955

The WHS class of 1955, spouses and friends will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday at the Brainerd Lakes Cafe.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd Eagles with music by John and Virginia; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Deerwood with music by Country Ramblers.

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 John Ward as guest speaker. Thrifty White Drug will be sponsoring a flu shot clinic. Interested parties should bring their Medicare Part B card, insurance information and a driver’s license.

Brainerd High School classes of 1940-49 informational gathering

The existing members of the Brainerd High School classes representing the 1940s (1940-1949) decade are invited to attend the Brainerd VFW Club on Oct. 5. Happy hour will be at 5:30 p.m. with food and a meeting at 6:30 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres. Jill Neumann, executive director of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF), will be present to share information about the 25th anniversary class challenge to support funding for certain ISD 181 grant programs.

The event will be hosted by the classes of 1945 and 1946. For a number of years the two classes have sponsored a Class of 1945 and 1946 Memorial Scholarship. To date, seven students have received awards from the fund, which is offered once a year to a deserving student. Those attending the meeting will be made more aware of the opportunity to continually finance the scholarship, as well as to learn about other kinds of financial support available through the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation. In addition to scholarships, in October the BPSF is wrapping up a campaign to support grants to teachers affected by funding shifts in recent years. The Foundation is in the process of pursuing grants to cover a 4A “Academics, Activities, Arts and Athletics” area of need.

Class members are encouraged to come to the gathering, bring a friend, and enjoy the fellowship.

Call Dick at 218-838-0738 for information.

Rummage sale in Pequot Lakes

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, will have a rummage and bake sale from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

All proceeds go to local charities

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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