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What's Doing-Dec. 16

Singles dance planned

All singles are welcomed to a holiday dance from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Dec 29 at the Eagles Club, 124 Front St., Brainerd with live music by Cuyuna Rhythm playing country and classic rock and blues.

Cover charge: $5. There will be door prizes.

Lakes Area Singles is sponsoring this event. For more information call 828-9343 or see

Disabled American Veterans

The monthly meeting for DAV Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be held at the Brainerd VFW Club Thursday. The membership meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Post membership meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Legion.

Thursday dinners scheduled for Thursday and Dec. 27 have been canceled.

Steak date night by Katie Lutz will be Friday at the Legion. Cost: $11 or two for $20. Road Trippin’ Karaoke by Rich Wetherell.

Crosslake carolers

Area singers are invited to join a group that will sing Christmas carols for Crosslake shut-ins and area retirement home residents on Thursday. Anyone interested should meet at the Crosslake Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. to carpool. Caroling will conclude at Pine View where refreshments will be served.

For more information, call “Dodo” Fraser at 218-692-4056.

Class of 1954

The class of 1954 will meet Tuesday at Grizzly’s.

Duplicate bridge scores

Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 14; and Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 12.

Widowed Friends

There will not be a meeting on Monday. The next meeting will be 11 a.m. Jan. 7 at Bonanza.

Encore Arts Association

Encore Arts Association will meet Tuesday at the home of Sandy Walker, between 6-6:30 p.m. Bring an hors d’ ourve to share and a wrapped “White Elephant” gift (for game prizes). To participate in the regular gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift valued at approx. $10 or less. For additional information, call Sandy at 829-8691.

Tusenvann, Sons of

Norway Lodge No. 1-659

ISLE — Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will meet Jan. 12 at noon at the I.R.E.C. in Isle. Coffee and lunch will be served. We will have DNR wildlife biologist Kelly Applegate as guest. He will talk about the Purple Martin birds and their houses. Bring a neighbor or friend. If you have questions, call Carol at 320-684-2174 or Gary at 218-927-6557.

Free Santa pictures

and goodie bags

Downtown Brainerd businesses will sponsor free Santa Claus pictures and goodie bags from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22. Pictures will be at Fancy Pants Chocolates. Call 270-2242 for details.

NAARFE to meet in January

The NAARFE Association (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees) will not meet until Jan. 15 at Bonanza Restaurant

in Brainerd at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be a holiday party. For more information call Mary Jane Reetz, 828-4277.

CWC Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

The Crow Wing County Historical Society Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum. If you would like to be on the agenda, call Pam at 829-3268 or e-mail her at The meetings are open to the public.

Senior dances

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

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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