An Infant Roundup will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Early Childhood Center at the East Brainerd Mall.
Expectant parents and parents with infants 0-8 months are invited for free pizza, door prizes and fun. This is an opportunity to learn about Early Childhood Family Education programs and resources, about becoming a family and about infant massage techniques and benefits.
There is no admission cost. Call 829-9412 by 1 p.m. Tuesday to register.
Deerwood-Bay Lake Senior
Citizens Club to meet Sept. 26
DEERWOOD -- The Deerwood-Bay Lake Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Sept. 26, for its monthly potluck and meeting in the Deerwood American Legion Clubrooms.
Those coming are reminded to bring their own dishes, silver and something to pass. Coffee and cake will be provided. Hosting will be Art and Vi Bodle and Vi Schneider.
The program after the meal and meeting will be announced.
All area senior citizens are welcome and invited to join the club. Annual dues are $1.
Crosby to host city officials
at meeting Oct. 10
CROSBY -- City officials from around the area will be in Crosby on Oct. 10 to learn about timely legislative topics like property tax reform and various other emerging municipal issues.
Crosby will host a League of Minnesota Cities 2001 regional meeting, one of 12 being held around the state.
The meeting will be 2 to 8:30 p.m. State legislators from the area also are invited to join city officials for the meeting. The league's current president, Willmar Mayor Les Heitke, will convene the night portion of the regional meeting program, talking about his initiative to help cities deal with the increasing cultural diversity in cities throughout the state. The meetings and dinner will be at the Hallett Community Center.
Based in St. Paul, the League of Minnesota Cities was founded in 1913, and is the statewide association representing the interest of 818 of Minnesota's 854 cities. The league provides research and information, conferences and training, and advocates for the interests of cities with the state and federal governments.
'Little Falls on the Big River'
book to be released
LITTLE FALLS -- The history curriculum "Little Falls on the Big River" will be for sale Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Morrison County Historical Society's annual dinner meeting at the Little Falls Community Middle School.
"Little Falls on the Big River" was written by historical society staff members last year as part of a project by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission to introduce area history to students in the Little Falls School District. The original printing of the book was designated for Little Falls schools, but through popular demand a second edition of the book has been reprinted for sale to the public.
The annual dinner meeting will serve as the official release party for the book with the authors on hand to sign purchased copies. The price of the book is $21.95 plus tax. Morrison County Historical Society members receive a 10 percent discount on the book. No copies of the book will be sold before the meeting.
Social hour for the annual dinner meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the middle school with dinner served at 6 p.m. A program focusing on "Little Falls on the Big River" will follow dinner.
Reservations are needed by Friday to attend the annual dinner meeting. The cost of the dinner for Morrison County Historical Society members is $11.25. The cost to non-members is $12.50. To make reservations, call (320) 632-4007.
Garrison area Lions clubs
announce upcoming events
GARRISON -- The Garrison Mille Lacs Lake Lions Club and the Garrison Lions Club will serve their annual spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Garrison VFW Club in Garrison.
The traditional homemade recipes for sauce, meatballs, and salad dressing will be used. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from a Lion. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
The annual bazaar and bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Garrison Activity Center. New and slightly used items will be offered by the confetti bowl table and the bargain table with many new craft ideas offered for the holidays. Free coffee will be served. Desserts and breads will be available for purchase.
Both Lions clubs will host Ray Woods, District 5M9 governor, and his wife at an official dinner Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Headquarters Lodge. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17, Herberger's will sponsor a Community Day Sale. This is a nonprofit event and all proceeds will go to the club. The club will sell envelopes for $5 with Herberger's coupons enclosed. All envelopes will have the same value and coupons may be stacked.
Also coming up will be the teddy bear dressing contest for Lions and non-club members. All bears go to needy children for Christmas. The bears will be displayed in the Deerwood Bank before being given to children. This contest is sponsored by the Deerwood Bank and administered by the Mille Lacs Lake Lions Club.
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