VFW Post and Auxiliary meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW clubrooms.
VFW Men's Auxiliary meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday.
Fish fry dinner will be 5:30 p.m. until gone Nov. 12 at the VFW. Cost: $8.
Class of 1952
Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bonanza.
Retired firepersons, spouses, widows and friends will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Wings Restaurant.
Free vegetarian cooking class
A free vegetarian cooking class, ethnic vegetarian dishes, will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Oak Street Christian School, 2910 Oak St., Brainerd. Register by calling 829-1498, preferably by Monday, so that we'll have plenty of samples on hand.
The presentations will be followed by a special feature on wild rice and there will be wild rice available for sale.
Brainerd Elks Lodge Polish sausage feed
Brainerd Elks Lodge will have a Polish sausage feed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Cost: $6.
Brainerd Legion events
A meatloaf dinner by Jim Bentson will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Brainerd Legion. Cost is $8.
The 82nd annual duck feed will begin with social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Brainerd Legion. Cost: $10. RSVP to 829-2249 by Monday.
VFW Post No. 3839 steak dinner
JENKINS - VFW Post No. 3839 Jenkins will have a steak dinner at 5 p.m. Friday. Cost: $12.
Commit to quit campaign
AITKIN - Aitkin County Health and Human Services, Riverwood Healthcare Center, the State Health Improvement Project (SHIP), American Lung Association, and Medica are jointly sponsoring a "Commit to Quit" program on Nov. 18 in celebration of the nationwide Great American Smokeout. A light dinner will be served during a presentation that begins at 6 p.m. at the Forty Club Convention Center in Aitkin.
Registered "quitters" will receive packets of information about quit options and the opportunity for group hypnosis with Amy Zilka, a psychologist who uses individual and group hypnosis in her psychotherapy practice in the Twin Cities area. In addition, there will be a short presentation on stress reduction and behavior change. The group hypnosis session will go from 7:10 to 7:45 p.m.
Amy Zilka has a master's degree in Counseling Psychology/Marriage Family Therapy and is a certified Regression Hypnotherapist.
There is no cost for the seminar, but registration is required. To register for the seminar, call Beth Swenson at Public Health at 927-7272 or (800) 328-3744. You may also register for the seminar at several registration booths located about the county, including Riverwood clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. If you can't attend the seminar, but are interested in the Commit to Quit, a smoking cessation information packet will be mailed to you.
Sixth annual turkey Bingo
PILLAGER - The sixth annual turkey Bingo will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Pillager Community Center. Bingo cards are three faces for $1 per game. Pay out is turkeys. Concessions available. Bring your own dauber or daubers will be for sale for $1 each.
Brainerd Garden Club
Brainerd Garden Club will meet 1 p.m. Friday at Northland Arboretum. Merv Eisel will present a program on hostas. Hostesses will be Gayle Hertel and Joan Simonson. Visitors are welcome.
Brainerd Elks Lodge breakfast
Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 will serve breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Order from the menu. All funds go to support Elks programs.
Lakes Area Dance Club
Instead of the regular dance, the Lakes Area Dance Club plans to attend an event sponsored by the Stearns County Pachanga Society at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Pioneer Place at 22 Fifth Ave. South, St. Cloud. Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton will accompany on the accordion. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the show. As always, 1/2 price tickets are available with a student ID on the day of the show. For more information, call (320) 203-1233.
Alpha Chapter to meet
Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Hall.
Baxter Lions Club
BAXTER - The Baxter Lions Club will meet on Monday at Camp Vanasek. The board meeting is at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
Duplicate bridge scores
North-South: Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 58.5; Jim Thompson and Tom McGrath, 50. East-West: Sue Caquelin and Kathy Calhoun, 56.5; Don Rasmussen and Steve Schaitberger, 52.5.
Brainerd Service League
The Brainerd Service League will meet Tuesday at Kaye Dondelinger's home. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and meeting to follow. Servers for the meeting are Jan Sheets, Deb Lundbohm and Janet Horn.
Members asked to RSVP Ovarian cancer support group to meet Nov. 11
NISSWA - The monthly Ovarian Cancer Support Group meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nisswa American Legion in the lower level meeting room, located at 25807 Main Street, Nisswa.
The meeting is free and ovarian cancer survivors, family members and friends are invited. The public is also welcome to attend. A light snack will be provided. The support group is sponsored by the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA, mnovarian.org).
RSVP by calling Teresa Faust, local area volunteer and ovarian cancer survivor, at 963-9566.
Brainerd Dental Assistants
The Brainerd Dental Assistants will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Library. Topic is oral cancer.
WHS class of 1946
Brainerd's WHS class of 1946 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bar Harbor Supper Club. Order off the menu. Call Dick at 838-0738 for reservation.
The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library. All present and retired railroad employees, spouses, widows and widowers of railroad employees are eligible and welcome to attend. Lunch to follow. Membership dues are now due. Send dues to the treasurer, Avis Lee, at P.0. Box 86, Pillager, MN 56473.
Bee-Nay-She Council Bird Club
The Bee-Nay-She Council Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Northland Arboretum on 14250 Conservation Drive in Brainerd.
Bird ID will be given by Warren Nelson.
The program, "Birding Alaska," will be given by Kim and Cindy Risen of Naturescape Publications and tours of McGregor/Tamarack. Their new book "Orchids of the North Woods" will be available.
Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at Motley with music by Country Pride; and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by the Chmielewskis.
Community Thanksgiving dinner planned
The American Legion No. 255, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 287, Elks Lodge No. 615 and VFW Post No. 1647 will be co-hosting a community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 25 at the American Legion, 701 Front Street, Brainerd.
The dinner is open to everyone and home deliveries will be provided.
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