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What's Doing-March 9

■ Brainerd Legion events

The 40 et 8 will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Legion.

The Darkhouse Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Legion.

The Mulhollands will serve a corned beef and cabbage feed at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Legion. Cost is $8.

Walleye dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Legion. Cost: $10.

■ Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club

WADENA — The Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club will be hosting a dance on Thursday at the Wadena VFW in Wadena. Richard Miller is the caller and the theme is Funny Shirts and Hats. Plus dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. and mainstream dancing at 8 p.m. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

■ VFW upcoming events

Home Post No. 1647 and Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW. Members are urged to attend to take part in the events.

The VFW Auxiliary fish fry will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone Friday. Cost: $8. Reservations are appreciated; call the Club at 829-6393.

VFW breakfast will be 8 a.m. to noon March 16 at the VFW.

■ Lake Country Nordic

Ski Club

The Lake Country Nordic Ski Club will have its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Land Department Building in Backus. They will be looking at modifying the by-laws, talking about the equipment grant that was submitted, electing officers and directors and talking about the direction and future of the club.

Second moonlight ski of 2014 will from 7-9 p.m. March 15 at Goose Lake Trail. There will be a bonfire and a communal chili pot in the parking lot. Come and ski and bring chili to add to the pot or crackers, bread or something else to share. Bring a headlamp just in case it’s cloudy.

■ Retired Firepeople

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

■ Women’s car clinic planned

Heartland Tire will sponsor a free women’s car clinic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 501 West Washington St., Brainerd. The class will teach women how to check fluid levels, change a tire and other day-to-day maintenance issues.

■ Brainerd Garden Club

Brainerd Garden Club will meet at 12:15 p.m. Friday at the Northland Arboretum to carpool. There will be a tour at 1 p.m. at the Treehouse in Pequot Lakes. Hostess is Coralee Fox.

■ 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, 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Cost: $8.

■ Breast Cancer Survivor

Support Group

The March meeting of the Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group will meet 11:30 a.m. Friday at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in the Joseph Room. Go through the cafeteria to the meeting rooms. All breast cancer survivors are welcome as well as caregivers. Lunch is available for purchase in the River Room Cafeteria. For information contact Pat Hassett at 829-1683 or by email at

■ WHS class of 1966

WHS class of 1966 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at El Tequila Mexican Restaurant, 15840 Audubon Way, Baxter.

■ Alpha Chapter

No. 23 OES

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Northwind Grille. Meeting will be at 7 p.m. at 205 1/2 South Sixth St., Brainerd. Wear something green. There will be an election of officers and the annual meeting. For rides, Gayle at 829-8656, or Margaret, 829-9767.

■ Pinetree Patchworkers

Pinetree Patchworkers will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Joy Fetting, owner of Red Pine Quilt Shop in Detroit Lakes, will be the speaker. We will be collecting red, white and pink blocks from February’s meeting.

■ Baxter Lions Club

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

■ Widowed Friends

NISSWA — Widowed Friends will meet 11 a.m. March 17 at Nisswa Legion.

■ Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Lynne Zweiner, 6610; Florence DeLong, 5250; Mary Lu Dietz, 5130.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 27.5; Guy Emmons and Dale Dickie, 27; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 26; Ginny Hersey and Florence DeLong, 26.

Maucieri’s: Guy Emmons, 5890; Jim Thompson, 5230; Bruce Peck, 5230; Russ Johnson, 5070.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 31.5; Ginny Hersey and Florence DeLong, 31; Bruce Peck and Ardie Hjerpe, 23.5; Guy Emmons and Dale Dickie, 22.

Cross Lake Community Center: Dick Dietz, 9120 (A record high score); Roseann Stans, 5870; Mary Corrick, 5810.

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 Cross Lake Community Center, call the Center at 218-692-4271.

■ Brainerd Amber

Lodge 186

Brainerd Amber Lodge 186 of the Danish Sisterhood of America will be meeting March 15 at Evelyn Matthies Art Studio in the Franklin Arts Building. You do not need to be of Danish Heritage to attend.

■ Eagles Club breakfast

Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, 124 Front St., Brainerd, featuring the Eagles special for $7.

■ Brainerd’s WHS

class of 1946

Brainerd’s Washington High School class of 1946 will meet for lunch 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Northwind Grille, downtown Brainerd. Order from the menu. Bring a friend. Call Dick to reserve a seat at 838-0738.

■ DAV to meet

The monthly meeting for the DAV Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd VFW club. All members are encouraged to attend. Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

■ Area senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Motley Ten-Hi with music by Frank and Fran; from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by Chmielewskis; and at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Little Falls Senior Center with music by Jerry’s Dance Band.

■ Class of 1952

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

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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