? Consensus Christmas concert scheduled Consensus, a local a cappella singing group, will present its Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Brainerd.
? Live music For week of Dec. 5-11; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted. BACKUS American Legion Highways 371 and 87 W Musical Comedy, Usual Suspects Theater Co. 5:45 p.m.
? Lutefisk and meatball dinner HOLDEN - Holden Lutheran Church annual lutefisk and meatball dinner will be served from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost: $14, adults; $7, children 6-12; children under 6, free.
Audiences for Heartland Symphony Orchestra's (HSO) fall concert will have a rare opportunity to experience the world premiere of "Civil War Memories," written by Brainerd composer, Jim Grimes.
? Pet blessing Approximately 41 animal lovers and their pets participated in a Blessing of Animals ritual Sept. 29, at Washington Park, Little Falls.
? Bluegrass gospel concert set NISSWA - A community bluegrass gospel concert featuring the Kingery Family is planned outdoors at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Nisswa.
Charlotte Louise Goedsche and Cynthia Lee Janes were married August 12, 2013, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Brainerd officiated by the Rev. Linda K. Crowe.
This summer an amazing project has taken shape in the church yard of First Congregational United Church of Christ. A straw bale garden has been planned, planted and properly blessed.
? Life Fest planned EMILY - St. Emily's will host Life Fest, an old-fashioned get together from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at 39922 Lake Street, Emily. Mass will be held at 4 p.m.
FORT RIPLEY - Donald P. Johnson, 50, of Fort Ripley, died on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home. Services for Donald will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Brainerd, Minn., with Pastor Linda Crow officiating. Graveside services will be held at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn., at 2 p.m.
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