Kevin Ruen, owner of MN Amusements, recently assumed the presidency of the Brainerd Lakes Morning Rotary Club at the Change of Gavel ceremonies at Ruttger's Resort. He plans to embrace the Rotary International theme of "Create Awareness and Take Action." Locally, their club helps at the Soup Kitchen, sponsors a cabin at Camp Confidence, cleans up a stretch of highway, rings bells for the Salvation Army and raises money for scholarships by selling roses in the fall and brats in the summertime.
Brainerd Rotary Club
Kevin Thesing, co-owner of Lakes Printing, recently assumed the presidency of the Brainerd Rotary Club at the Change of Gavel ceremonies at the Brainerd Holiday Inn. He plans to increase awareness of the public service work Rotarians do locally and internationally.
B and B Club
The B and B Club (Bella Vista, Ark./Brainerd, MN) will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sawmill Inn in Brainerd. All Northwest Arkansas residents who spend time in Brainerd during the summer are invited to attend. Call Liz at 575-2281 for more information.
35th annual antique show and sale
The 35th annual Antique Show and Sale, sponsored by the Alpha Chapter #23 Order of Eastern Stars, will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 21, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22, with cursory appraisals by Jim Marrinan, an affiliate with the "Antiques Road Show" on PBS from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. July 21 and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 22, at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. There is only one appraisal per ticket.
Dealers will be displaying china, glass, silver, jewelry, furniture, toys and other miscellaneous items. A glass man will be available to repair any glassware which has been damaged or clipped.
Tickets are available in advance for $2 at the Brainerd Community Action Office in the City Hall, The Brainerd Daily Dispatch, or from any Eastern Star members. Tickets will be $2.50 at the door.
Crow Wing County DFL Meeting
DEERWOOD -- Crow Wing County DFL will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at TJ's on the Cove in Deerwood. With election time approaching there are a number of activities going on including the fair booth, fundraising, and helping with key campaigns. All DFL'ers are invited and encouraged to attend.
Golden "K" Kiwanis
A Kiwanis club for retired persons will present the following programs for the month of August: Wednesday meetings: August 2, David Stark on the Ukraine; August 9, Carol Bombardier on the "Man to Man" program; August16, Kurt Hanson, "The Normandy Invasion;" August 23, Jim Wentworth on astronomy; and August 30, Louise Seliski on the "Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center."
All meetings are 9:30 a.m. at the Brainerd American Legion. All are invited for fellowship, refreshments and programs. Kiwanis is an organization dedicated to the welfare of children all over the world.
Harpist to entertain
NISSWA --The Nisswa Women's Club will meet at noon Thursday at Grand View Lodge. Carol Harrison will talk about the harp and its history, "Sounds of All Centuries." She will perform selections to illustrate her talk. Hostesses are Charlotte English, Evelyn Nelson, Donie Greer, Jean Hall and Pat Pomeroy.
Chapter C.J. of P.E.O.
Chapter C.J. of P.E.O. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Cindy Stenson. Co-hostess: Mary Beth Birkeland.
Aitkin Area Christian Women's Club
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Area Christian Women's Club will have a style show at 9 a.m. Thursday at the American Legion Club. Cost: $3.50. Special feature will be "Budgeteers," with music by "Second Time Around" and the topic of speech, "The Story Never Old." Call Judy at 927-6085 or Marilyn at 546-6082 for reservations. For free nursery reservations, call Shirlee at 927-4900.
There will be a senior dance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Legion. Music by Country Pride and Ray.
DEERWOOD -- There will be a senior dance at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion. Music by Lyle Cline.
Class of 1961
The Class of 1961 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 414 C Street, Brainerd. For further information, call 828-1919.
The Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nisswa Legion for lunch and fellowship. Call 828-3385 or 829-2682 for more information.
Degree of Honor
Members will meet at noon Tuesday at the VFW for a potluck. The state director for northern Minnesota will be present. Rainbow reports are due.
Nisswa Garden Club
The Nisswa Garden Club program for Wednesday will be a presentation of plans for the Club's Memorial Garden using wild flowers and plants by Angela Anderson, a landscape artist with the DNR in St. Paul.
The 62nd Annual Nisswa Garden Club Garden Show will be from 2-7 p.m. July 26 at Grand View Lodge Convention Center. Coordinator is Kay Draves. Hosts are Diane Whiting, Carolyn Lindstam and Nancy Schwab. Non-members who wish to attend may make a reservation by calling 963-4651 before noon Monday.
The National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at The Landing in Cushing.
Nisswa Lioness Club
The Nisswa Lioness Club will meet at 6 p.m. for social hour and 6:30 p.m. for dinner Monday at the Nisswa Park. Call 829-3585 or 568-8029 for more information.
Aitkin Riverboat Reelers
The Aitkin Riverboat Reelers will be dancing plus on July 30. Mike McGuire will be the caller. There will be no potluck.
St. Joseph's Medical Center is sponsoring babysitting clinics from 9-11:30 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. July 24-25. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the class. Cost: $15. Call 828-7488 for preregistration.
WHS Class of 1940
The Washington High School Class of 1940 will meet at noon Tuesday at Ember's for lunch and a meeting. Plans are being made for the 60th reunion in September.
Brainerd Lions installs new officers
The Brainerd Lions recently installed new officers as follows: Tom Larson, president; Bob Turcotte, retiring president; Mark Cross, 1st vice president; 2nd vice president, Bob Turcotte; 3rd vice president, Gary Isackson; and Jim Martinson (reelected), secretary/treasurer.
Crosslake Garden Club
The Crosslake Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Crosslake Community Center. We will be car pooling to Pat Rasmussen's flower garden. Topic: flower gardens.
Watershed Project Annual Meeting
The 7th Annual Meeting of the Tri-County Leech Lake Watershed Project will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Salem Lutheran Church meeting room in the city of Longville. The agenda includes a presentation by family estate planner John Vigen of Duluth who will overview five examples of estate planning with an emphasis on maximizing both family estates and preserving estate conservation values for the long term. Also, committee reviews and project updates will be covered including several local lakeshore projects. The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend. For further information, call John Steward at 547-1770.
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