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What's Doing-Oct. 28

Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659

ISLE — Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the I.R.E.C. in Isle. We will have a soup supper ($4 per person donation) and then a program given by Clarence Lundquist “The Balloon Man.” For questions, call Donna at 320-676-1638 or Gary at 218-927-6557.

Holiday arts and crafts festival

The holiday arts and crafts festival will be 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Brainerd Senior High School, 702 South Fifth St., Brainerd. Use north or south entrance. More than 150 exhibitors. Free admission.

WHS class of 1958

The Washington High School class of 1958 will meet for coffee at 10 a.m. Wednesday at NW Pizza/Boardwalk Bread and Bagel.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Commander Chris’ all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be 8 a.m. until noon Sunday at the Legion. Cost: adults, $7; kids, $4.

Beef burgundy pot pie by volunteer Carrie Lang of At Last Catering will be served 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $8.

Steak date night by Katie will be served from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Legion. Cost: $11 per meal or two for $20.

Collecting old eyeglasses on Halloween

Students from the Nisswa Elementary School have teamed up with the Nisswa Lions Club for Halloween. When visiting your home for trick-or-treats these children will collect any old eye glasses or sunglasses that you no longer use.

The Nisswa Lions will send the glasses to a recycling center where they will be cleaned, fixed, and then sent to needy folks in poor countries around the world. Be ready for the “Sight Night Warriors” this Halloween. If the children miss your home, you can drop them off at the Nisswa School before Nov. 3. After Nov. 3, they can be dropped off at Martins Sport Shop in Nisswa.

For more information or to get involved with the Nisswa Lions Club, contact Ted Dullum at 963-2452.

Duplicate bridge scores

Lane Weber and Bruce Eastman, 34; Kathy Calhoun and Sue Caquelin, 23.5; and Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 23.5.

Whitetail weekend events

BACKUS — The Backus American Legion and Auxiliary will hold its annual whitetail weekend Nov. 2-3 in conjunction with the opening of the firearms deer season.

Activities begin Friday with the clubrooms opening at noon. There will be a Goodies Galore Auxiliary bake sale from 3 p.m. until sold out featuring cookies, cakes, breads, rolls, pies and more. Chili, barbeque and plain roast pork sandwiches will be served from 4 to 9 p.m. in addition to the Legion’s regular short-order food menu. A 10-round, 50-package meat raffle begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Auxiliary will host the annual deer hunters dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. featuring turkey, ham, all the trimmings and homemade pie. It’s $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 10. Complimentary cash and customer appreciation drawings will be at 9 p.m. There will no Bingo on Friday night.

Move Over Meat

Move Over Meat, a free vegetarian cooking class, will be 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Oak Street Christian School, 2910 Oak St., Brainerd. The class will be soups and sauces.

Vegetarian chili with cornbread dumplings and butternut squash soup are two of the items we will be learning how to prepare during this class.

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

Garrison Lions membership night

GARRISON — Garrison Lions will have an informational meeting night with dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Garrison VFW. For more information and reservations contact Jim 320-692-4208.

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary annual meeting

The GSS-Bethany Auxiliary annual meeting will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, 804 Wright St., Brainerd. Special guests: Joe McCurdy and Angela Isle, Brainerd Hotel. There will be door prizes and appetizers.

Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one and wish to join in a supportive and caring group to help them through the holidays.

The pressure to balance personal grief with the expectations of “joyful” social obligation is a common experience. The Hope for the Holidays Presentation, facilitated by professionals, will provide an opportunity for honest dialogue and tools for coping with the upcoming weeks. Join the group at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 8.

For more information about Grief Support and to register for Hope for the Holidays, call 828-7442.

Crow Wing County Fair Board annual meeting

The Crow Wing County Fair Board annual meeting will begin with social hour at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd Eagles, 124 Front St., Brainerd. The dinner is free to all current members and $10 for a guest.

Email or call 829-6680 to make reservations.

Germans from Russia Heritage Group

The Brainerd area Germans from Russia Heritage Group will meet from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Fireside Room at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter. Bring favorite German recipes or cookbooks in preparation for a potluck in December when a member will share about her recent trip to Russia and Germany. For more information, contact Nancy Redshaw at 825-3942.

28th anniversary of the You Bid What? Bridge Club

The 28th anniversary of the You Bid What Bridge Club recently celebrated their annivesary at Gull Lake Resort. There 176 hands of bridge played. Standings at the end of the weekend were as follows: Kathy Buxton, first; Betty Ehrhardt, second; Phyllis Struthers, third; Lois Steinbauer, fourth; Sally Kvisto, fifth; Lois Juntunen/Sandy Weber, sixth; Jeanne Goodwin, seventh; and Deb Rottschaefer, eighth.

Hunter Windows vendor

and craft show

In honor of hunting season, Crosslake Community school is hosting a day of shopping. The event will be held in the school at 36974 County Road 66, Crosslake on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with many local vendors including: Thirty-one, Mary kay, Amway, Avon, Premier Designs, It Works!, The Pampered Chef, Norwex, Nerium, Scentsy, Grace Adele, Tastefully Simple, Paparazzi and L’BRI.

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