What's Doing for July 9

Mission Fire Fair fundraiser set for July 15 The 30th annual Mission Fire Fair will be 11:30 a.m. July 15 at Mission Park, located 7 miles north of Merrifield on County Road 3, one mile east on Mission Park Drive. There will be face painting, gam...

Mission Fire Fair fundraiser set for July 15

The 30th annual Mission Fire Fair will be 11:30 a.m. July 15 at Mission Park, located 7 miles north of Merrifield on County Road 3, one mile east on Mission Park Drive.

There will be face painting, games, fire department demonstrations, a safe house and the North Air helicopter display, roast pork dinner. There will be games, a silent auction, door prizes and raffles. Sponsored by the Mission Township Firefighters Relief Association.

Any and all monetary donations are greatly appreciated to Mission Fire Relief Association.

Backus Legion July events announced


BACKUS-A pig roast and corn feed, bean bag tournament, dancing and dining and a flea market are featured during the Backus American Legion's July Fun calendar of events.

The 13th annual all-you-can eat pig roast and corn feed will run from 4:30 p.m. until gone July 15.

It includes pork-on-a-bun, sweet corn and potato salad for $10 a plate. A bean bag tourney starts at 2 p.m. with registration at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10 for a two-person team with 100 percent plus payback in prizes.

The Frankie Lamb Band, playing classic country, pop, old time and swing, appears July 16 from 2-5 p.m. That's followed by a Wild Clovers 4-H Club benefit oven-fried chicken dinner from 5 p.m. until gone for $8 a person.

A flea market will be held at the Legion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29 noon to 3 p.m. July 30. Vendors are welcome for a charge of $10 a table. Contact Kathy at . Event information available on or call 218-947-3156.

VFW meetings set

The VFW Post No. 1647 and Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Post home.

Class of 1952 to meet


Class of 1952 will meet noon Tuesday at Front Street Cafe.

Retired Brainerd Firepeople meeting set

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

Brainerd Eagles Club to serve breakfast Sunday

The Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 9 at 124 Front St., Brainerd, featuring the Eagles' special for $8.

Zonta Club of Brainerd to meet

Zonta Club will meet noon Wednesday at Prairie Bay Restaurant.

For those interested in joining the group for lunch, contact Mary Lippo at 218-829-7756.


Brainerd Garden Club to meet

The Brainerd Garden Club will meet 1 p.m. Friday at the Northland Arboretum.

Program: Gardening 101 and program and garden tour at the Arboretum presented by Judy Morgan and Tracy Strock. Hosts will be Bob Kennedy and Mary Rumpho-Kennedy.

Nisswa Women's Club to meet

MERRIFIELD-The Nisswa Women's Club will meet July 20 at The Woods in Merrifield.

Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch served at noon.

The featured program this month is "Living Our Dream: What We've Learned Teaching and Owning Jean's ---The Right Plant Place" presented by Julie Schroer and Jodie Ramsay, owners.

This month's hostesses are Vickie Reph, Betty Arveson, Mary Gibson, Joannie Muehlbauer and Becky Stover. The inspirational will be read by Eunice Wiebolt.


For more information or to make a reservation, call Marilyn Wottreng at 218-251-7754.

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Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The class of 1951 luncheon will be noon Monday.

Local 242 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

The 40 et 8 will meet 3 p.m. Tuesday and Northern Tin will be in the Cal White Room at 6 p.m.

MDAA (Minnesota Dark House Association) will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Brainerd Area Networking Group will meet noon Thursday.


The special dinner for Friday will be a prime rib dinner for $15. Walleye is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Cosmic Bingo will be 8:30 p.m.

Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club to meet

BAXTER-The Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6190 Fairview Road, Baxter.

Program will be a wrap-up and celebration of the 2017 quilt show.

Nisswa Garden Club to present 'A Festival of Tables'

NISSWA-The Nisswa Garden Club will present "A Festival of Tables," unique and lively themed tables, complete with dishes, floral designs and accessories, available to the public and free of charge from 10 a.m. to noon July 27 at Lutheran Church of the Cross on County Road 13.

For those interested in the buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m. by reservation only, call 218-831-5054 by July 20. Cost is $25.

See displays of potted plants, flowers, and vegetables grown by club members.


Scholarships awarded

The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Elizabeth Sobania and Jakob Ebinger, recent graduates of Brainerd High School.

These scholarships were awarded based on essays regarding the impact of reading on their lives.

The Friends are a nonprofit group that provides advocacy and resources to enhance the programs and materials at the Brainerd Library.

194th Regiment to meet

Members and guests of the 194th Regiment will meet 10 a.m. Monday in the Regimental Room at the Brainerd National Guard Armory.

The group will discuss outcomes of Brainerd History Week program and upcoming Wounded Warrior Fundraiser.

Contact Larry Osvold at 218-851-7154 for concerns/questions.

Hackensack Legion Auxiliary No. 202 to serve breakfast

HACKENSACK-Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 will serve breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 16 at the Club.

Cost is $6. The proceeds go to support youth scholarships.

Senior dances

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

Washington High School class of 1951 to meet

The Washington High School class of 1951 will have its annual gathering beginning noon Monday at the Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front St., Brainerd.

Classmates, spouses and friends are invited to attend.

Order from the menu. Cash bar is available.

For questions, call Dick at 218-829-4900.

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