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What's Doing-Feb. 10

■ Brainerd Legion

upcoming events

There will be a Valentine dinner for two by Katie Lutz (singles welcome) on Thursday at the Brainerd Legion. Cost: $40 per couple. There will be two seatings: 6 and 8 p.m. RSVP required by Tuesday.

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

■ Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Jim Thompson, 5530; Al Hauge, 5190; Butch Lodin, 5140.

Whitefish Golf Course: Ruth Soby and Doreen Jordan, 29; Lorraine Northagen and Janice Hauge, 27.5; Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 26.

Maucieri’s: Helen McGrath, 4700; Marcella Jensen, 4620; Bruce Peck, 4230; Jim Thompson, 3840.

Whitefish Golf Course, Duplicate: Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 68; Sue Caquelin and Kathy Calhoun, 62; Ginny Hersey and Ruth Soby, 56; Ruthann Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 55.

Crosslake Community Center: No scores.

Anyone interested in joining any of the bridge games can contact Jim Thompson at 218-543-4688. Anyone interested in joining the bridge game at the Crosslake Community Center, call the center at 218-692-4271.

■ Forget-Me-Not Support Group to meet in February

STAPLES — The Forget-Me-Not support group is held on the third Tuesday of the month and will take place Feb. 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the Lower Level of Lakewood Health System’s Main Campus, 49725 Cty. 83, Staples.

Lakewood Health System invites those who have experienced the loss of their baby during pregnancy, at birth or during infancy to attend this special, non-denominational support group. Whether your loss was recent or was experienced in the past, all parents, family and friends are invited to attend for comfort and reflection.

The group is co-facilitated by Kathy Dobson, Lakewood Health System Licensed Social Worker, and Melinda Guzman, Lakewood Health System Registered Nurse. Call 218-894-8344 for more information.

■ Brainerd Eagles

Club breakfast

The Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at 124 Front Street, Brainerd, featuring the Eagles special for $6.

■ The Euro: An

Imperfect Union

CROSBY — The Euro: An Imperfect Union will be presented at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at Heartwood Senior Living Center in Crosby. How did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis? The health of the euro affects and is affected by the state of the global economy. How can European Union leaders prevent the collapse of the common currency?

Great Decisions is a monthly joint program of Unlimited Learning and the Foreign Policy Association with DVD and discussion. Lunch optional. Members pay for an eight-session season and the public is welcome $5 per session. For more information, call coordinator Bill Involdstad 218-963-3829.

■ VFW upcoming events

VFW Post No. 1447 and Auxiliary meetings will be 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Friday dinner will be a Valentine’s steak or shrimp dinner from 5:30 p.m. until gone at the VFW. Cost: $10. Call in your reservations at 829-6393.

■ Retired Firepersons

Retired Firepersons will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday for breakfast at the Front Street Cafe.

■ Class of 1952

Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bonanza.

■ Frankly Country

to perform

BACKUS — Frankie Lamb’s Frankly Country Band returns to the Backus American Legion from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 17 playing classic country and pop, old time and swing.

The dance will be followed by a dinner from 6 p.m. until gone with proceeds going to prize premiums for 4-H participants at the Cass County Fair. Cost: $8. The clubrooms are located at Highways 371 and 87 West.

■ Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brainerd. It will be a supper meeting, serving soup and open-faced sandwiches and dessert. Program: Two high school exchange students from Denmark sharing their experiences.

■ Duplicate bridge scores

Bob and Sandy Crozier, 31.5; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 29; and Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 26.

For those interested in playing, call Phyllis at 828-1607.

■ Ruby’s Pantry

Ruby’s Pantry is a mission outreach where participants give a cash donation of $15 to cover expenses of the program and in return receive corporate surplus food. The variety and amount varies each month; however, the value of what is received generally averages over $50. Participants need to bring containers to carry their food home. No income guidelines. Ruby’s Pantry will be at the Brainerd Armory on Wright Street the second Tuesday of each month. The next distribution is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with doors opening at 10 a.m.

■ Brainerd Elks Lodge

Polish Sausage feed

Public is invited to an all-you-can eat polish sausage lunch including three freshly baked Artisan breads plus baked beans and sauerkraut from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Elks Lodge located at 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Cost: $8.

■ Pinetree Patchworkers

Pinetree Patchworkers will meet 6:45 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Brainerd. The speaker will be Emily Hardwig, Red Button Quilt Company of Bemidji. Quilts show and tell round out the night. Pinetree Patchworkers meet the second Monday of the month.

■ Relay for Life rummage

and bake sale

There will be a Relay for Life rummage and bake sale at Oak Lawn Town Hall, just east of the old state hospital on Highway 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. This is a large multi-family sale with all proceeds benefitting American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. This event is hosted by Team Relayers of the Caribbean.

■ Brainerd Area Germans from Russia Heritage Group

The Brainerd Area Germans from Russia Heritage Group will meet from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Join us if you are interested in doing genealogy research and visiting with others whose heritage is German from Russia. For more information, call Nancy Redshaw at 825-3942.

■ Washington High

School class of 1946

Brainerd’s Washington High School Class of 1946 will meet for lunch 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Cypress Community Room at Dick’s apartment at Cypress Court, 13150 Cypress Drive, Baxter. Lunch will be prepared by Ethel, Laverne and Dick. We will plan an article based on our class history. Call Dick 218-838-0738 for reservation and directions.

■ Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will be sponsoring a square dance Friday at Baxter Elementary. Richard Miller will be calling Plus at 7:30 p.m. and Mainstream at 8 p.m. Pauline Tischman will be hosting for Valentine night.

■ Letter, Ink!

meeting postponed

The Letter, Ink! meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until a later date.

■ Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Hall, 205 1/2 South Sixth Street, Brainerd, for a regular meeting. Since the last meeting was cancelled, wear your sweatshirts and slippers to this meeting.


The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library meeting room.

All present and retired railroad employees, spouses, widows and widowers of railroad employees are eligible and welcome to attend.

Dues are to be sent to Avis Lee, P.O. Box 86, Pillager, MN 56473. Lunch to follow. The area director of District No. 4 will be at this meeting.

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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