HACKENSACK - Deep Portage Learning Center will hold its 26th annual Winter Rendezvous from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Included will be lumberjack, voyageur and Native American games and skills.
Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Lunch is $5.
For reservations or more information, call Deep Portage at (218) 682-2325 or toll-free at (888) 280-9908. Visit the Web site at www.deep-portage.org.
Backus Legion donates to area service units
BACKUS - Backus Fire Chief Karl Flier recently accepted a check from Backus American Legion Commander Eugene Gagnon for department equipment, training and repairs.
Included were $1,035 needed to match a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant of more than $19,000 for training and equipment; $2,000 to match an equal amount of state Department of Natural Resources funding for equipment to fight wild land fires; and $1,965 to fund repairs on one of the Fire Departments two pumper units.
The funding will help more than a dozen fire fighters obtain 120 hours of required training to be certified as Fire One personnel.
The Legion charitable gambling partnership, which includes the Post and Willard's Eatery and Saloon, also donated $4,000 to the Backus Emergency Medical Services Team to acquire two new defibrillators. The fire and emergency medical units service Backus and several area townships.
Playground project meeting planned
There will be a special presentation about the Serpent Park Community-Built Playground Project at noon Friday at the Hallett Community Center. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP by calling Laura Roberts at 546-5633 or Michelle LeMieur at 546-2866.
College offers free dental check-ups
The dental assisting program at Central Lakes College in Brainerd is offering free dental exams and other services from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2-3 for those age 3-18.
"Give Kids A Smile" is a yearly event co-sponsored by the Minnesota Dental Association to ensure early detection and treatment for all who need it.
The CLC dental assisting program works with area dentists to provide the dental clinic services in college facilities where students are given supervised opportunities to practice the skills to be used in the workplace.
Services include oral exams, tooth cleaning, fluoride treatment and any necessary X-rays as directed by a dentist on-site.
Local dentists who will be in the dental clinic at CLC: Drs. Arnold Rutman, Jeff Hebert, Jeff Olson, Randy Hoghaug, David Collier and John Collier.
Dental hygienist Kallie Lorentz also will be on hand.
To schedule an appointment, call the college dental clinic at (218) 855-8106 or (800) 933-0346, ext. 8106.
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