A benefit for Justin Banks, who was diagnosed with leukemia in June, is planned for noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Brainerd Armory. Donation for adults at the door will be $5; kids will eat for free. The Montana Sky Band will perform. There will be silent auction items as well as a live auction with a chance at an NBA All-Star ticket package which includes VIP red carpet treatment in Dallas, airfare, hotel and more. All proceeds from this event will go to the Justin Banks Benefit Fund.
To donate a prize or auction item, contact Jerry Moore or Trin Banks at 825-7787. Monetary donations can be made to Lakewood Bank, c/o Justin Banks Benefit Fund, 14084 Baxter Dr., Baxter, MN 56425.
Benefit dinner for the Bolei family
There will be a benefit dinner from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 21 in the basement at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa for Linda Bolei, a member of St. Christopher's Church, who was recently diagnosed with stage 3 oligoastrocytoma (brain cancer). Bolei is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Because of the location and type of cancer, she is no longer able to work. And, due to the economy, her husband was recently laid off from work. They have two young children and need the support. Consider a $5 per plate donation.
Disabled American Veterans
The monthly meeting for DAV Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 and Auxiliary will be Thursday at the Brainerd VFW club. Chapter officers will meet at 6 p.m. and the members meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Brainerd American Legion events
The Brainerd American Legion Post meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday.
The Auxiliary will host a teachers' tea from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Chicken dinner will be served by Angie Fox on Thursday. Cost is $8.
The 81st annual duck feed will be 6:45 p.m. Nov. 21. Cost is $10. RSVP to 829-2249 by Monday. A Remington Express 870 Wood 12-gauge shotgun will be raffled off during the duck feed.
Crow Wing County Genealogical Society
Crow Wing County Genealogical Society will meet for social hour at 6 p.m. with a meeting and election of officers at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd. The program will be a speaker from the Crow Wing County Land Department. For more information call 829-1663 or 963-7843.
Duplicate bridge scores
North-South: Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 43.5; and Joan Campbell and Ann Richardson, 38.5. East-West: Patrick Spradlin and Bruce Eastman, 35.5; and Don Rasmussen and Steve Schaitberger, 33.
Chapter CJ of PEO will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hostesses are Diane Hillman and Betty Green. The program is MN Movie Afternoon Social.
Encore Arts Association
Encore Arts Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood, Brainerd. The title of a talk, presentation and demo by Barbara Morgan is "A Graceful Modern Art-Sigmund Aarseth." Lily Atwel is hostess for this event. For questions, call Sandy at 829-8691.
WHS class of 1954
BAXTER - The Washington High School class of 1954 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grizzly's in Baxter.
Lakes Area Caged Bird Club
The Lakes Area Caged Bird Club meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Lawn Town Hall located on Hwy. 18, one mile east of the intersection of Highways 18 and 25. For more information, call Char at 764-2625.
Woodland Wildflower group
The Woodland Wildflower group will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Black Bear. Note: The meeting is a week earlier due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Brainerd History Group
The Brainerd History Group will meet for its third Wednesday gathering at 5:30 p.m. at the Franklin Arts Center for a tour of the building. Anyone interested in Brainerd history is welcome. Call 820-2424 for more information.
Moose Lodge bologna feed
The Moose Lodge all-you-can-eat bologna feed will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $6.
Lake Hubert Community Grange Thanksgiving supper
LAKE HUBERT - The Lake Hubert Community Grange will have a Thanksgiving supper at 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The supper is potluck but the Grange will provide the turkey. Any questions, call Ada at 829-5055.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser
The Brainerd Wrestling Club season will kick off with a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front St., Brainerd. Cost for adults is $5; students are $3; and children 4 and under are free.
RSVP to Staci Stangl at 825-8152 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Padrnos at 963-3532 or email@example.com.
The fundraiser will help offset the cost to all wrestlers in the junior and senior high programs.
Senior dances will be 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Eagles with music by the Hornets; and Friday at Deerwood with music by Jerry B.
Kiwanis spaghetti dinner fundraiser
The Kiwanis spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Central Lakes College cafeteria. Cost for adults is $7; $3.50 for children under 12. The proceeds will benefit children in our community. Tickets are available from Brainerd Kiwanis members, the Brainerd Dispatch, Insty-Prints or at the door.
Sons of Norway
Sons of Norway will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Program: Business meeting and DVD presentation on Ray and Carolyn Frisch and their recent trip to Egypt.
Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nisswa Legion. For more information, call 829-3084 or 829-2682.
VFW Friday dinner
A ham dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone Friday at the Brainerd VFW. Cost: $7.
BNSF Jack and Jill's
The BNSF Jack and Jill's will have holiday bingo for all paid up members and guests at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion.
Ray's Promenaders will dance Friday at the Franklin Art Center cafeteria. Caller will be JimJirak. Plus begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by mainstream at 8 p.m.
Bob Norma Hall will host the pie night lunch that follows the dance.
Lessons continue at 7 p.m. Monday evenings in the cafeteria taught by Phil Miller.
NARFE to meet
The Brainerd Chapter No. 738 National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet for social hour at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Countryside Cafe, Motley. Meeting: Referendum vote and 2010 voting.
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