What's Doing - June 11

Kayla Griffith health benefit planned for June 17 CUYUNA--The Kayla Griffith health benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be from 2-5 p.m. June 17 at the Woodtick Inn in Cuyuna. Griffith has developed a hereditary condition called Barr...

Kayla Griffith health benefit planned for June 17

CUYUNA-The Kayla Griffith health benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be from 2-5 p.m. June 17 at the Woodtick Inn in Cuyuna.

Griffith has developed a hereditary condition called Barrett's Esophagus, a precancerous condition of the canal that connects the throat and stomach. In addition to worsening acid reflux, hernias and esophageal damage, she has developed GERD and is in need of surgery.

Send financial donations to Kayla Griffith Benefit Fund, Pine River State Bank, 103 Mill St. S, Pine River, MN 56474. To make a donation for the silent auction, email .

Alpha Chapter No. 23 Order of the Eastern Star to meet


Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Center, 205 1/2 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, with Herman Bradley serving his chicken noodle soup for dinner at 6 p.m.

Program will be fathers growing tomatoes. Dress will be garden clothes. Coffee will be served after the meeting by Jean Mahling.

Call Gayle at 218-829-8656 or Margaret at 218-829-9767 for more information or rides.

DAV and DAVA to meet

The monthly meeting for the Disabled American Veterans and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd VFW club.

Brainerd Eagles Club to have breakfast

Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 11, at 124 Front St., Brainerd, featuring the Eagles' special for $8.

Minnesota Retired State Employees Association to meet


BAXTER-MRSEA will meet for social hour and lunch at noon Thursday at Pizza Ranch in Baxter.

Meeting will be at 1 p.m. with no RSVP necessary.

Hackensack Legion Auxiliary to serve breakfast

HACKENSACK-Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 will serve breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 18 at the Club.

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

Flag Day ceremony and community picnic planned

Good Samaritan Society will host a ceremony honoring the flag at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the GSS-Woodland campus at 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.

The 14th annual dedication service will feature special music and a 21-gun salute. The community is invited to stay for a free picnic meal and live music following the ceremony. The ceremony will be held rain or shine.


Woodland Auxiliary to meet

The GSS-Woodland Auxiliary will meet 1 p.m. Thursday in the 200 Dining Room of Woodland Good Samaritan, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.

Note the time change from 1:30 to 1 p.m. due to Good Sam Jam.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The 40 et 8 will meet 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The Minnesota Dark House Association will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Brainerd Area Networking Group will meet noon Thursday.

A fried chicken dinner for $10 will be the special for Friday. Walleye is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m.


Nisswa Women's Club to meet

The Nisswa Women's Club will meet Thursday at Grand View Lodge. Social time starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch served at noon.

Mark Ronnei, General Manager of Grand View, will present Grand View's 100-Year Lodge History. The hostesses are Sandie Tricker, Deanna Anderson, Jackie Lemieux, Anne Pierson and Joann Sufka. The inspirational will be given by Margo Neva.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Marilyn Wottreng at 218-251-7754. Visit the website for club information at and like us on Facebook.

Saving Hearts Suicide Support Group to meet

The Saving Hearts Suicide Support Group will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

This is a confidential and non-judgmental group for those who have been affected by suicide.

For questions or more information, call or text Michelle Houck at 218-251-7230 or Patty Fonda at 218-851-6270.


Saving Hearts is a committee of the Crisis Line and Referral Service.

Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club meeting set

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 final preparations for the 2017 Quilt Show at the Brainerd High School on June 23-24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHS class of 1967 to meet

The Washington High School class of 1967 will meet for a luncheon/reunion meeting noon Friday at The Skillet on Washington Street.

Duplicate bridge

Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 14; Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 12.


194th Regiment Organization meeting planned

Members and guests will meet 10 a.m. Monday at the Brainerd Armory. They will help review, plan and prepare for the 194th Regiment's day planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday during Brainerd's History Week.

For questions/concerns, call Larry Osvold, president, at 218-851-7154.

VFW upcoming events

VFW upcoming events include Post and Auxiliary meetings 7 p.m. Tuesday; and the VFW breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon June 18. Cost: $7.

Good Sam Jam set for Thursday

The Good Sam Jam will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Dennis Drummond Winery, located at Highway 25 and Thiesse Road in Brainerd.

The Jam will celebrate another successful Good Sam Bowl with four bands, cake and coffee. It will be a freewill offering. Refreshments and food available at the Bistro.

For more information, contact Liz Csanda at 218-825-2505.

Baxter Lions Club meeting planned for Monday

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

The reigning Little Miss Brainerd, United States 2017, will be speaking about her pageant platform to the Baxter Lions Club-Helping Homelessness. The Club's scholarship recipients will also be in attendance.

Ruby's Pantry food outreach is Tuesday

Ruby's Pantry is a mission outreach where participants give a cash donation of $20 to cover expenses of the program and in return receive corporate surplus food. The variety and amount varies each month. Participants need to bring containers to carry their food home. No income guidelines. Ruby's Pantry will be at the National Guard Armory on Wright Street in Brainerd the second Tuesday of each month.

The next distribution is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with doors opening at 11 a.m. For minimum wait, arrive at noon.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Motley Ten-Hi with music by Marie and The Boys; from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by Marie and Fran; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion with music by Chmielewski and LeRoy.

Area bridge scores

Whitefish Golf Club: Duplicate: North/South: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 102.5; Enga Wodziak and Jean Freytag, 87.5; Betty Moynagh and Kerry Holloway, 87. East/West: Marguerite Baker and Judy Thomas, 99.5; Maxine McEwen and Jack Murray, 86.5; Lorraine Northagen and Marijane Pearce, 83.5

Maucieri's: Jo Bonestroo, 7720; Sally Larson, 7160; Barb Grove, 6530; Mary Rodeberg, 5430.

Whitefish Golf Club: Duplicate: North/South: Enga Wodziak and Jean Freytag, 138; Joanne Miller and Pat Nentl, 128; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 122. East/West: Chris and Diana Brown, 147.5; Ginny Hersey and Carolyn Thompson, 120.5; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 115.5

Crosslake Community Center: Dick Dietz, 5740; Karen Kuritz, 5390; Pat Herrick, 5150; Shirley Gronholm, 4810.

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 can call the center at 218-692-4271.

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