■ Spaghetti benefit dinner planned
There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner for the late Miguel V. Herrera and family from 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Eagles Club, 124 Front Street, Brainerd. Cost: $9, adults; children 12 and under, $5; age 3 and under, free. The meal price includes a door prize ticket. Pay at the door. There will be a silent auction with multiple items. Dinner music donated by Complete Music of Baxter. Herrera passed away Aug. 25 from severe renal failure. All proceeds will go to his wife for unexpected expenses. Donations can be sent to 27 Jessica Lane, Brainerd, MN 56401 or call Jim at 218-330-7307 for more information.
■ Mission Possible Senior Club
The Mission Possible Senior club will hold its regular monthly meeting at noon Wednesday at Mission Town Hall. A potluck lunch will be followed by guest speakers John Ward and Joe Radinovich.
Thrifty White Drug will be giving flu shots to all who wish to participate. Interested persons should bring a driver’s license, Medicare Part B card and insurance information.
All seniors are welcome to attend. Bring a dish to share for the potluck.
For questions, call Glen at 765-3265 or Delores at 765-3713.
■ Brainerd’s 1940-49 classes to have
The existing members of Brainerd’s Washington High School classes representing the 1940s decade, hosted by the 1946 class, are invited to attend an informal dinner and social gathering beginning 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Brainerd VFW Club, 309 South Sixth St., Brainerd. This is during Brainerd’s homecoming celebration. The VFW staff will prepare an “all-you-can-eat” chicken buffet dinner for $8. Buffet is served 5:30-8 p.m. Make reservations by calling Merrield at 829-5120 or Dick at 838-0738.
■ Brainerd Legion events
National American Legion Auxiliary President Nancy Brown-Park will visit the Brainerd American Legion on Tuesday. A dinner will be served in her honor. Social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served by Chef Dewayne Collins and the Past Commanders at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $12.
The 5th Annual Auxiliary Arts and Crafts Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available and there will be door prizes, a bake sale and a used book sale.
For information, call Darlene Swedin at 218-833-0370.
■ Invest in Kids breakfast
BAXTER — The Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center is having its 11th annual Alex and Brandon Invest in Kids breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday at Black Bear Lodge and Saloon in Baxter.
The cost of an individual ticket is $56 which is the cost of one hour of supervised visitation. An underwriter ticket at $100 will buy two breakfasts and get recognition at the event and in the program. A patron ticket at $200 will buy four breakfasts as well as recognition at the event and in the program. A benefactor ticket for $400 will buy six breakfasts, recognition at the event and in the program and a special keepsake. There is one more category: Down Right Saintly. This is any contribution over $400, which will buy you eight breakfasts, all of the aforementioned recognitions, a keepsake and our undying gratitude. For tickets or more information, call Angie at 218-851-5091.
■ 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.
■ Fall arts and crafts festival
The fall arts and crafts festival will be 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Brainerd Senior High School, 702 South Fifth St., Brainerd. Use north or south entrance. Free admission. This event is sponsored by Independent School District No. 181 Community Education, a non-profit organization.
■ Area bridge scores
Whitefish Golf Course, North-South: Tom McGrath and Chris Brown, 88.5; Dale Dickie and Marijane Pearce, 79.5; Enga Wodziak and Jean Freytag, 77. East-West: Guy Emmons and Bill McGoldrick, 87.5; Bruce Peck and Fay Miller, 80.5; Shirley Reinhart and Florence DeLong, 78.
Maucieri’s: Guy Emmons, 6990; Al Hauge, 6980; Tom McGrath, 6870; Lorraine Northagen, 6480.
Jenkins VFW, North-South: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 111; Dale Dickie and Marijane Pearce, 91; Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 85.5; Dick and Doreen Jordan, 85.5. East-West: Chris and Diana Brown, 97; Guy Emmons and Florence DeLong, 96; Sue Caquelin and Kathy Calhoun, 88.5.
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.
■ GSS-Bethany Auxiliary
GSS-Bethany Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bethany Community Room, 804 Wright St., Brainerd. Gift shop meeting at 9:30 a.m.
■ Square dance at Baxter Elementary
BAXTER — Ray’s Promenaders will dance to caller Tom Allen at the Baxter Elementary School cafeteria on Friday. Plus dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by mainstream at 8 p.m. Hosting the finger food potluck that follows the dance will be Richard and Winona Dosh. Theme for the evening will be funny cap night.
■ Duplicate Bridge scores
North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 41; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 41.
East-West: Bob and Sandy Crozier, 33.5; Joe Heal and Laurel Jarvis, 33.5.
If interested in playing, call Phyllis at 828-1607.
■ 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. Coffee and Center-made donuts are provided.
The programs for October are as follows: Oct. 2, Mary Koep, Brainerd City Council member and radio talk show host; Oct. 9, Clarence Carlson and Chuck Witham, Honors Flight; Oct. 16, Sharon Kramer, nurse, 27-time Missionary to Africa; Oct. 23, Terry Weyer, dietician, Lutheran Social Services Senior Nutrition Program; Oct. 30, Steve Larson, Rehab counselor, Minnesota State Services for the Blind.
■ Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659
ISLE — Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 11 for the monthly meeting at the I.R.E.C. building in Isle. The program will be Dr. Fred Amram, Professor emeritus of the U of M. He will be speaking on “A Survivor Remembers the Holocaust.” He will talk about his experiences in Nazi Germany, of how it began, the warning signs and lessons that were learned. Coffee and snacks will be provided. For questions call Carol Bailey at 320-684-2174 or Bill Peterson at 320-679-2380.
■ VFW Friday dinner
VFW Post 1647 Friday dinner will be all-you-can-eat chicken buffet serving from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost: $8.
■ Senior dances
Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Room in Brainerd with music by Frank and Fran; from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion with music by Jerry’s Dance Band; and from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Pine River Legion with music by Frankly Country.