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Brainerd Legion upcoming events

There will be a special fifth Sunday waffle breakfast with all the trimmings on Sunday, June 29, served from 8 a.m. to noon at the Legion. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids.

A cribbage tournament will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Legion.

Knowledge Bites planned for July 8

GARRISON - Knowledge Bites will present Ian Wilson, investigator with the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, 2 p.m. July 8 at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, Garrison. Investigator Wilson's presentation will focus on identity theft and fraud prevention. The more electronically connected we become, the more vulnerable we may be to identity theft. But it's not only about electronics. Light of the Cross is located two blocks west of the Super Valu in Garrison.

Encore Arts Association

Encore Arts Association is meeting 1 p.m. Monday at The Center, 803 Kingwood, Brainerd. Phyllis Frankum is hostess and will present a talk on watercolor techniques including show and tell.

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) is marching in the Brainerd Fourth of July parade. The Brainerd Fourth of July parade will be 4 p.m. Friday. Access to parking and the parade staging area is along Mississippi Parkway, located behind Central Lakes College (CLC). CLC is located at 501 West College Drive, Brainerd.

The BACP parade unit will march for peace, civil liberties and economic justice. The BACP parade unit will strongly oppose any U.S. military involvement in Iraq's civil war. Flags and signs are available for BACP parade unit participants.

Additional information, including the parade entry number, will be posted at

Duplicate Bridge scores

North-South: Sandy Chase and Jim Huble, 44.5; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 38.5.

East-West: Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 40.5; Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 36.

Center Morning Club

The Center Morning Club meets each Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A speaker program is scheduled each week on various subjects of interest to the community. The club also participates in the "Books in a Bag" program sponsored by the public library. All members of The Center, men and women, are invited to become part of the group. Coffee and Center-made donuts are provided.

The programs scheduled for July are: July 2, Ron Reph and Steve Johnson, TV Magnifier-TV to assist your reading; July 9, Gary Walters, What will he do next?; July 16, Kevin Rogers, North Central Medical Supply, Medicare changes in effect Jan. 1; July 23, Tom Isle, Things the Salvation Army does that we may not know about; and July 30, Clarissa Gilbert, Good Samaritan Nisswa.

Garrison Seniors

GARRISON - The Garrison Seniors will meet noon Tuesday at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, two blocks west on Monroe Street from the Super Valu in the city of Garrison. Bring a potluck food item to share and your plates, cups and silverware. Sheriff Todd Dahl will share information on better ways to protect our homes and the scams currently affecting the public. Everyone age 55-plus is welcome to attend. The $5 membership fee can still be given to the treasurer. Also, the Garrison Seniors will be collecting aluminum cans and there will be a trailer available for those who want to drop off cans at the church on Tuesday.

Next month's picnic on Aug. 5 requires a $2 payment when signing up to ensure adequate food will be available. Also, be prepared to pay for the Aug. 7 bus trip for those on that list. Note: There are two special sign-up sheets at this meeting, as well as the regular sign-in sheet used for the door prizes.

Class of 1950

Class of 1950 will have a luncheon every third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Bonanza.

Crow Wing County Fair Board meeting and picnic

The Crow Wing County Fair Board meeting and picnic will be 5 p.m. July 8 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.

Area senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wadena VFW with music by Cathy Erickson; and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd's Blue Room with music by Country Ramblers.

Minnesota Elks Youth Camp Fun Run: "Four on the Fourth"

The Third Annual Four on the Fourth Fun Run will route four miles around Markee Lake on the morning of July 4. This family fun event will allow participants to show their patriotism while experiencing a fun run beginning and ending at the Minnesota Elks Youth Camp. Runners can run for time or fun. Participants will begin and end on the camp beach. A social will follow the run on the beach. Runners of all ages are welcome. Since many families are in the area during this week, any interested vacationers are also welcome.

Enter the service entrance from 7:30-8 a.m. and park on the ball field, start at 8:30 a.m. at the beach. Cost for adults is $25 with a T-shirt and $20 without. Cost for youth 12 and under is $15 with a T-shirt and $10 without (parent permission). Participants can sign up at the run if they do not want a shirt. Prizes for most patriotic to be announced after the run.

All participants who want shirts should preregister by before Tuesday. Participants must sign a waiver at the sign-up table prior to the run.

Proceeds will go toward the MN Elks Youth Camp. Call Elks Camp Directors, Joel Baumgarten at 320-492-3899 or Kim at 320-237-3855 for questions or to sign up today. Find out more information about Elks Camp at or like our page on Facebook.

Waivers and payments can be sent to: Four on the Fourth Fun Run, Minnesota Elks Youth Camp, 10860 County Road 118, Nisswa, MN 56468.

Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Jim Turner, 5590; Dale Dickie, 5330; Dan Huff, 5280.

Whitefish Golf Course: North-South: Marijane Pearce and Dale Dickie, 91; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 78; Emily Schuldt and Ginny Hersey, 75.5. East-West: Shirley Reinhart and Florence DeLong, 71; Fay Miller and Bruce Peck, 66.5; Pat Montgomery and Sharon Sullivan, 61.5.

Maucieri's: Russ Johnson, 6420; Al Hauge, 5710; Dale Dickie, 5590; Jim Thompson, 5420.

Jenkins VFW: Duplicate Bridge: North-South: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 145.5; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 128.5; Marijane Pearce and Dale Dickie, 125.5. East-West: Emily Schuldt and Jane Kleinsasser, 123.5; Judy Thomas and Jim Boyd, 122.5; Florence DeLong and Jan Hauge, 118.

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.