What's Doing-Oct. 13

? Disabled American Veterans The monthly meeting for DAV Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be held at the Brainerd VFW club on Thursday night. The membership meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend. Chapter 22 officers m...

■ Disabled
American Veterans

The monthly meeting for DAV Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be held at the Brainerd VFW club on Thursday night. The membership meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.


■ Brainerd Legion membership dinner


A Post membership pork loin dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Legion. This dinner is free for members whose dues are current. Guests pay $5.


■ MCCL fall tour

CROSSLAKE - Trained speakers from the state of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life are coming to Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake to share how people can save precious lives. The event will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. This year’s fall tour will update people with the latest data on abortion and other threats to life. The 2013 fall tour will be held across the state of Minnesota. The PowerPoint presentation will alert citizens about new threats of assisted suicide and rationing, how lives are being saved in the state despite the abortion industry’s efforts to destroy life. Each attendee will receive an information packet.


■ BeeNayShe
Council Bird Club

CROSBY - The BeeNayShe Council Bird Club will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jesse F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby. Bird ID will be given by Warren Nelson. Program presenter Scott Turner will present a program on what’s new with his nature photography.



■ Sons of Norway meeting

Sons of Norway will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary. Ole Oleson will present a living history of immigrant experiences as our ancestors arrived and began their new lives in America. Children are welcome and encouraged to enjoy this program.


■ Healthy ‘U’

The Healthy “U” free cooking class will be from 4-5:30 p.m., Oct. 20, at the Oak Street Christian School, 2910 Oak Street, Brainerd. This month’s topic will be on buying locally grown food - what’s all the hype? Is it all that much better for us? We will learn how far food travels to get to our plates and how that can affect our well being. This class will have you walking away feeling empowered as a consumer and knowledgeable about the food choices you make for your family and for your community. In addition, we will discuss the importance of eating in season, both health-wise and geographically speaking. This class is free. To register, or for questions, call Marlene at 829-0635. Registration would be appreciated on or prior to Thursday.

■ Pinetree Patchworkers

Pattern designer Erica Plank from Puyallup, Wash., will be the program presenter at the 6:45 p.m. Monday meeting at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. Erica is the owner/designer of Unseen Hands Pattern Company. She currently has 42 patterns, a wide variety of hand embroidery, applique and chenille rag quilts. Guests and quilters show-and-tell always welcome.



■ WHS class of 1954

The Washington High School class of 1954 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grizzly’s.


■ PEO Chapter CJ

PEO Chapter CJ will meet 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Louise Warden. Diane Hillman will be co-hostess.


■ Backus Legion
and Auxiliary
kids’ and adult Halloween parties

BACKUS - The Backus American Legion and Auxiliary are sponsoring kids’ and adult Halloween parties in October.

The children’s party for goblins under age 12 will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19. There will be pumpkin picture coloring, a costume style show, fish pond, ring toss and bean bag throw with prizes for each. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes in separate age categories. There will also be a complimentary lunch. Bring the children in their costumes. All other items are provided. There is no charge for the party. The adult party starts at 8 p.m., Oct. 26, and includes potluck hors d’oeuvres, a costume contest with prizes, announcement of the great pumpkin weight guessing contest winner and complimentary cash and customer drawings. The events, including costume judging, begin at 9 p.m.

Prizes includes a $20 beverage/food certificate for the closest weight guess on the great pumpkin, and three prizes for costume winners, starting with a $25 certificate for first place.

The great pumpkin, grown by Barb Frederick and Tony Mertens, is on display. Those entering the contest are asked to consider a donation to area food shelves but it is not required to enter.


■ All-you-can-eat
fish fry

BACKUS - The Backus American Legion will hold its annual all-you-can-eat fish fry fund raiser for the Backus Fire Dept. and First Responders from 4:30 p.m. until gone Oct. 19. The event includes a fish dinner for $8 and a seven-round, 21-package meat raffle. The club rooms are located at Highways 371 and 87 West.


■ Danish
Sisterhood Society

The Amber Lodge 186 of the Danish Sisterhood Society of America will meet at 11 a.m., Oct. 19, at Evelyn Matthies Studio in the Franklin Arts Building. Joni Hill will present a program on Bertel Thorvaldsen, Denmark’s famous sculptor. You need not be of Danish decent to attend.


■ Pet bird owners
get together

All area pet bird owners are welcome to a get together at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Lawn Township Hall which is located one mile east of the intersection of Highways 18 and 25 in Brainerd.

If you have any questions about the gathering, or need directions to the location, call Bob or Char at 764-2625 or send us an email at .


■ Duplicate
bridge scores

North-South: Nan Morain and Jo Bonestroo, 56.5; Sandy Weber and Phyllis DeRosier, 55.

East-West: Bob and Sandy Crozier, 57.5; Lane Weber and Bruce Eastman, 56.5.

If interested in playing, call Phyllis at 828-1607.


■ WHS class of 1962

Washington High School class of 1962 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Thursday at Northwind Grille in Brainerd.


■ Encore Arts Association

Encore Arts Association will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Center (formerly Lakes Area Senior Activity Center). After a brief business meeting, members will paint on small gourds and pumpkins. Sandy Walker is hostess.


■ CWC Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

The Crow Wing County Historical Society Board of Directors meet the third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Museum. If you would like to be on the agenda, call Pam at 829-3268 or e-mail her at . The monthly board meetings are open to the public.


■ Brainerd Eagles
Club Breakfast

The Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at 124 Front Street, Brainerd, featuring the Eagles special for $6.


■ Class of 1944

Class of 1944 will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Northwind Grille.


■ Baxter Lions Club

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


■ VFW upcoming events

VFW Post 1647 Ladies’ Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary will have the annual membership dinner with social hour from 5-6 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. at the VFW. This dinner is for all members who have paid up their 2014 dues. Guest cost is $7. Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bake sale on Friday starting a 1:30 p.m. with the proceeds going to help pay for the cancer insurance.

VFW Sunday breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 with a full menu. Cost: $6.


■ Alpha Chapter
No. 23 OES

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Hall with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Northwind Grille. For rides, call Gail, 829-8656, or Margaret, 829-9767. Bring an item to donate for the Food Shelf.


■ Senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Blue Room with music by Marie and Henry; from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion with music by Frank Gust; and from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Little Falls Ballroom with music by the New Jolly Brewers.


■ Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Dale Dickie, 7300; Jan Hauge, 7120; Jim Turner, 6410; Norma Ostberg, 5600.

Maucieri’s: Bruce Peck, 5920; Jim Thompson, 5910; Dale Dickie, 5390.

Jenkins VFW, North-South: Chris and Diana Brown, 94.5; Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 77.5; Emily Schuldt and Ginny Hersey, 77. East-West: Bruce Peck and Fay Miller, 91; Donna and Larry Fleer, 79; Clarice Renschler and Sue Caquelin, 77.5.

Crosslake Community Center: Jim Wells, 5010; Mary Corrick, 4800; Dot Doran, 4730.

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.


■ Cat sale at HART

This weekend only, Oct. 12-13, all cats will be only $30 at HART. All cats are spay/neutered, feline leukemia tested, given shots, dewormed, given a flea tick preventative and even micro chipped. Along with all cats being $30 this weekend, each person who adopts a cat will receive a “Refer a Friend” coupon to give to a friend. The coupon will be $25 off any regular priced cat, good through December.

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