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What's Doing-Jan. 27

■ Cotton fabric remnants wanted for vet quilts

The Nisswa Auxiliary is looking for cotton fabric remnants for quilts that go to area veterans’ hospitals. Call 218-568-5514 or 963-0759. Will pick up.

■ Spelling bee

The Brainerd fifth grade spelling bee will be 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Forestview Middle School/Cafetorium.

■ Bridge scores

week of Jan. 14

Jenkins VFW: Gayle Caturia, 6710; Joan Weston, 5820; and Donna Sandelin, 5660.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 53; Bruce Peck and Janice Hauge, 49; Ruthann Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 45; and Dick and Doreen Jordan, 44.

Maucieri’s: Joyce Roemer, 7090; Clarice Renschler, 5180; Roseann Stans, 4990; Jim Thompson, 4500.

Crosslake Community Center: Ginny Hersey, 8450.

■ Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Commander Chris’ all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 27 at the Legion. Cost: adults, $7; kids, $4.

Steak date night special by Katie Lutz will be Friday starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Legion. Cost: $11 or two for $20.

■ Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will be sponsoring a square dance Friday at Baxter Elementary School. Myron Hollatz will be calling Plus at 7:30 p.m. and Mainstream at 8 p.m. Winona and Richard Dosh will be hosting. The theme is chocolate night.

■ Alpha Chapter

No. 23 OES

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet at 6 p.m. Monday for a potluck at the Masonic Hall. The regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sweatshirts and slippers will be the attire for the evening.

■ Super Sunday party

BACKUS — The Backus American Legion will host its annual Super Sunday party beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 3.

The event will include complimentary door and trivia game prizes, potluck food, a meat raffle and beverage specials. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck main dish, hors d’oeuvres or dessert but it is not required. The Legion is also accepting donations for the Pine River and Hackensack area food shelves at the event.

■ Lois Club luncheon

AITKIN — The Lois Club luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the 40 Club, west of Aitkin.

New members always welcome.

Need additional information call Lois Neuman at 218-927-1354 or Lois Johnson at 320-684-2000.

■ VFW Friday dinner

VFW Friday dinner will be homestyle pork chops serving from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost: $8. Reservations appreciated by calling the VFW at 829-6393.

■ Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace to meet

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) will hold its first meeting of the year on Feb. 4. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the United Church of Christ (UCC) upstairs library. The UCC is located at 415 Juniper St., near the southwest corner of Gregory Park.

The meeting will be an informal discussion of peace, civil liberties and economic justice issues and plans for BACP activities in 2013.

Everyone is welcome to attend BACP meetings. There are no oaths, membership dues or officers in BACP.

BACP meets the first Monday of every month, except January. For more information, visit the BACP website at

■ Baxter Lions Club

The Baxter Lions Club will meet Monday at Camp Vanasek. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will be called to order at 7 p.m.

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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