What's Doing-June 1

? GSS-Bethany Auxiliary GSS-Bethany Auxiliary meets 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, GSS-Bethany, 804 Wright St., Brainerd. All Auxiliary members are invited to attend and buy lunch from the Prairie Bay Side Dish Truck, following the meeting.

■ GSS-Bethany Auxiliary

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary meets 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, GSS-Bethany, 804 Wright St., Brainerd. All Auxiliary members are invited to attend and buy lunch from the Prairie Bay Side Dish Truck, following the meeting.

■ Good Sam Bowl Wrap Up committee meeting

The Good Sam Bowl Wrap Up Steering Committee meeting will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, GSS-Bethany, 804 Wright St., Brainerd. All members strongly urged to attend to celebrate the success of Good Sam Bowl and start making plans for next year.

■ Area bridge scores


Jenkins VFW: Jim Thompson, 7220; Myrna Turner, 6450; Dale Dickie, 5800.

Whitefish Golf Course: North-South: Marijane Pearce and Dale Dickie, 88.5; Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 74; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 69.5. East-West: Clarice Renschler and Joyce Roemer, 87; Bruce Peck and Fay Miller, 80.5; Florence DeLong and Marlene Anderson, 77.

Maucieri’s: Russ Johnson, 7240; Bruce Peck, 6340; Jim Thompson, 5980; Tom McGrath, 5740.

Jenkins VFW: North-South: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 99.5; Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 96.5; Joanne Miller and Pat Nentl, 94. East-West: Florence DeLong and Jan Hauge, 97.5; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 90.5; Bruce Peck and Joe Heal, 89.5.

Cross Lake Community Center: Joanne Miller, 6650; Mary Ann Valley, 5800; Sally Larson, 4820.

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.

■ Crosslake Clothes Closet announces summer hours


Crosslake - The Clothes Closet at 37560 Ox Lake Landing announces its summer hours as the first and third Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. The closet will not be open Tuesday mornings during the summer months of June, July or August.

The Closet offers clothing and shoes for men, women and children, some small appliances, kitchen items, knick knacks, etc at no charge! Donations are accepted during business hours.

For information call Dodo Fraser at 218-692-4056 or Arlyn Carlson at 218-543-6509.

■ Garrison Seniors meeting

GARRISON - Garrison Seniors will meet noon Tuesday at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, 27170 Monroe Street, two blocks west of the Super Valu in the city of Garrison. Bring a potluck food item to share and your plates, cups and silverware. Heather Erickson, Director of Nutritional Services at Riverwood Health in Aitkin, will present the program following the potluck lunch.

■ Knowledge Bites

GARRISON - Knowledge Bites will have Lara Parkin, the owner of Karmady Fitness in Aitkin, speak at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, Garrison, at 2 p.m. June 10. Lara is a certified fitness instructor and yoga teacher and she will show us how to maintain balance and flexibility with exercises to do at home. Balance and flexibility are very important as we go through life and particularly as we age. Wear comfy clothes and follow along with Lara’s instructions. Light of the Cross is located two blocks west of the Super Valu in Garrison. This is a free presentation for the public and all are welcome. Knowledge Bites is a community event and is intended to provide “bites” of knowledge on different subjects on a monthly basis.

■ Brainerd Elks
Lodge breakfast


Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Order from the menu. All proceeds go to support Elks programs.

■ Hip and Knee:
From A to Z presentation

CROSBY - Hip and Knee: From A to Z will be presented by Orthopaedic Joint Coordinator Adam English, R.N., at noon June 11 at the Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby.

At the presentation, English will speak about the causes, symptoms and treatments for osteoarthritis. He will also discuss how total hip and total knee replacement surgery is done and explain the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics’ new Rapid Recovery protocol with data.

There is no cost to attend the presentation and a healthy lunch will be provided by Project Can-do. Register by messaging or calling 218-545-4455.

■ Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will dance Friday at the Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front St., Brainerd. Abe Maier will be the caller for the evening, with plus dancing beginning at 7:30 p.m. followed by mainstream at 8 p.m. A finger food potluck will follow the dance.

■ Mission Possible
Senior Club

The Mission Possible Senior Club will meet at noon Wednesday at Mission Town Hall.

There will be a potluck luncheon followed by guest speaker Todd Dahl, Crow Wing County sheriff. For more information, call Delores at 765-3713.

■ Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Ray Norrgard and Clif Johnson, 42; Sandy Weber and Phyllis DeRosier, 41.

East-West: Sue Caquelin and Laurel Jarvis, 36.5; Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 35.

■ Widowed Friends

Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Bonanza.

■ Tusenvann Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659

ISLE - Tusenvann Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will meet at 7 p.m. June 13 at the I.R.E.C. Bldg. in Isle. The program will be a travel to Norway with Dave and Judy Nelson. For questions, Carol Bailey at 320-684-2174 or Bill Peterson at 320-679-2380.

■ Class of 1974
40th year reunion

The class of 1974 40th year reunion will be June 28 at Madden’s.

For those planning to attend, register by June 17 in order to be included in the dinner. There will be no registration at the door. Get your invites at . Attn: Mary Jenkins. She needs your e-mail to forward your invite.

■ Backus American Legion Auxiliary breakfast

BACKUS - The Backus American Legion Auxiliary’s monthly breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 8. The meal includes a choice of fried or scrambled eggs, French toast or pancakes, bacon and sausage, juice and coffee for $7 for adults and $4 for children under 7. The clubrooms are located near Highways 371 and 87 West.

■ Veterans
appreciation party

HACKENSACK - Hackensack Legion Post 202 will be honoring all veterans on June 7. A veteran appreciation party will be held at the Legion Club beginning at 6 p.m. with appetizers and social hour. The program and music by “Driven” will begin at 7 p.m. The program will include recognition of long time Post 202 members; recognition of veterans of all wars and conflicts and recognition of all veterans by branch of service: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. All area veterans and families are invited to attend this event. Those attending may wear any part of their uniform they wish.

■ VFW Friday night dinner

The Friday night dinner at the VFW will be Baron of Beef serving from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost: $8. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling the VFW at 829-6393.

■ 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 June are: June 4 - Doris and Casey Stengel, A Visit to Bolivia; June 11 - Bob Hershey, former CEO of Potlatch; June 18 - Debi Beckdahl, Retired Chief Deputy Sheriff - Badge 102; June 25 - Gary Walters, A Search for the Loch Ness Monster.

■ Flag Day
ceremony planned

Good Samaritan Society invites the public for a ceremony honoring the flag at 1:30 p.m. June 13 at the Good Samaritan Society-Woodland campus courtyard in Brainerd. The 11th annual dedication service will feature a flag folding ceremony, special music, local dignitaries, and a 21-gun salute. The ceremony will be held rain or shine.

■ End-of-Life Medical Care information session

The public is invited for a special information session on what you need to know about Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. June 19 at the Good Samaritan Society-Bethany Campus at 804 Wright St., in Brainerd.

Participants will learn the difference between POLST and Health Care Directives and how the two complement each other. Having plans in place eliminates unnecessary worry about end-of-life medical care wishes for you and your loved ones. A light meal will be provided. RSVP encouraged by June 16 to 825-2516.

■ NARVRE change

NARVRE Unit No. 127, Brainerd, will meet 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library room. Lunch served.

■ WHS class of 1955

The WHS class of 1955, spouses and friends will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday at the Northwind Grille.

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