Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will meet 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Legion.

There will be a blood drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Zelinske Hall.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd American Legion to honor the Post and Auxiliary members who passed away since May 2018. Family and friends of deceased members are invited to attend this ceremony. Coffee and cake will be served following the ceremony.

The following Post members will be honored: Harold Amerud, Donald Bikkie, Bernard Borgie, Albert Braga, Daniel M. Bubalo, Irving G. Burton, Bert T. Caswell, Byron Clifford Jr., George Eide, William Fleisher, Howard Groth, Robert Hassett, Rodney L. Heglie, Dale Hemkin, Daniel D. Horn, Clifton Johnson, Robert Jordan (SAL), Lawrence E. Keppers, Walter A. Lund, Donald Lyonais, Joseph R. Masanz, Julius C. Matson, Anton Mogenson, Robert Mudge, Art Noehring, Elmer Novak, John B. Rugloski, Robert M. Schultz, Lawrence W. Seline, Wayne Thiesse, Ronald C. Tuil, Glen Vogt and Ralph W. Yeager.

The following Auxiliary members will be honored: Mona Austin, Marlys Beavers, Laureen Borden, Elaine L. Cheney, Wilma Durham, Janet Fraune, Darlene M. Gates, Ruth Gogolin, Mary E. Jones, Marjorie Jordan, Jan Nygaard, Muriel Ostrum, Mary Ann Price, Bernice Rieber and Faye Thyr.

Friday is Poppy Day. Brainerd Legion Auxiliary members will be offering poppies for donations at various locations in the Brainerd/Baxter area. All donations go to support hospitalized veterans.

The special dinner for Friday will be Bob Harting's rib dinner for $11.50. Walleye dinner will also be available for $11.50. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

Washington High School Class of 1955 to meet

The Washington High School Class of 1955 will meet 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, for lunch at Northwind Grille in Brainerd.

Brainerd Elks Lodge breakfast

The public is invited to attend the community breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 5, at the Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 S. Ninth St.

Order from the menu. All proceeds go to support Elks programs.

Brainerd Garden Club to meet Friday

The Brainerd Garden Club will meet for a noon potluck luncheon Friday, May 10, at the Northland Arboretum.

Program will be the Wild and Free Rehabilitation Program presented by Bob and Char Wrobel. Hostesses will be Sally Bennett and Sharon Boddie.

Gardeners' Night out event May 9 in Nisswa

NISSWA-If you're a gardener wanting to talk to other gardeners, or a new gardener wanting to learn more, come to the Gardeners' Night Out event at the Main Street Ale House Oxcart Room in Nisswa from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9.

After a social time, a program on "How to Create Sensational Pots and Planters" will be presented at 7 p.m. by Tracey Srock of Morning Glory Flowers.

The free event is sponsored by the Nisswa Garden Club.

The next Gardeners' Night Out will be June 13.

For more information, contact Jill at 218-831-5054 or Mary at 515-556-3570.

Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Dianne Lodin, 4390; Florence DeLong, 3800; Sally Larson, 3730.

Ideal Town Hall: Duplicate: Jim Thompson and Scott Krupke, 58.5; Lois Steffen and Enga Wodziak, 49.5; Phyllis DeRosier and Lois Volkmuth, 43.5.

Wednesday: Maucieri's: Jim Thompson,15; Laurel Jarvis, 15; Barb Legas, 13; Dale Dickie, 12; Florence DeLong, 12.

Ideal Town Hall: Duplicate: Jim Thompson and Lane Weber, 31; Lois Steffen and Enga Wodziak, 26; Phyllis DeRosier and Lois Volkmuth, 25.5; Barb Legas and Florence DeLong, 24.

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.

Garage sale to benefit Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation program

GARRISON-There will be a garage sale to benefit the Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Program 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the Garrison Veterans of Foreign Wars Pavilion.

There will be household items, furniture, collectibles, tools, toys, plants, craft, sewing and pet supplies; a bake sale, books and more.

Tax deductible donations still being accepted. Drop off or call Garrison Animal Hospital, 320-692-4180.

No clothes, TVs, computers, electronics or large appliances.

Widowed Friends to meet Monday

Widowed Friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, at the Sawmill Inn.

Captain Robert Orr Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meeting set

The Captain Robert Orr Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet 10 a.m. May 11, in the large meeting room of the Brainerd Public Library.

For more information, call 218-829-1326.

DAR is a service organization with many projects.

Garrison Seniors to meet

GARRISON-The Garrison Seniors will meet noon Tuesday, May 7, at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison.

The Center's Morning Club meeting planned

The Center's Morning Club meets 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

Speaker is Rhonda Harting. Harting works for the Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service and will be telling her story and about the services available at the funeral home.

For more information, visit The Center's Facebook page at, or

PEO Chapter CJ to meet

PEO Chapter CJ will meet Tuesday, May 7, at Arlyce Shook's home with Kathy Edelman as co-hostess. Sue Thurlow will have the program.

Lakes Area Singles to have spring dance

Lakes Area Singles is sponsoring its annual spring dance 7-11 p.m. May 11, at the Dennis Drummond Wine Co. Event Center, 11919 Thiesse Road, Brainerd.

The Wayne Renn Band will be providing the music. Admission will be $7. Single adults age 40 and older are encouraged to attend.

Check out for more information. For questions, text or call Sue Sterling at 218-831-5540.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Bob and Sandy Crozier, 39.5; Tom and Helen McGrath, 39.5.

East-West: Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 36.5; and Sandy Chase and Laurel Jarvis, 34.5.

Area senior dances

Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Wadena VFW with music by Joe Carlson; 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by the Chmeilewskis; at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Little Falls Senior Center with music by Jerry's Band; and 1-4 p.m. May 11 at the Aitkin Legion with a music jam.