American Legion hosts Lenten Friday fish fries

GLADSTONE — The American Legion Post 71 in Gladstone will be hosting fish fries every Friday during Lent from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Meals will be walleye and whitefish, along with sides of baked potato or French fries, beans, coleslaw and rolls.

Reservations needed for Elks Auxiliary meeting

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Auxiliary will hold its monthly dinner/meeting on Thursday, March 1 at the Elks Lodge. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m., and the meeting to follow. The meeting will feature a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

Reservations must be made by calling Shirley Gollach at 789-9306 by noon on Monday, Feb. 26. The automatic reservation list is in effect. Interested members are always welcome to attend.

Rapid Readers meet Thursday, March 8

RAPID RIVER — The subject of discussion for the Thursday, March 8 Rapid Readers meeting is Elizabeth McCracken’s “The Giant’s House.” The time for the March meeting is 10 a.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River.

The novel for April 12 is “Testing the Current” by William McPherson.

Members should be gathering suggestions for additions to the reading list. Please have these suggestions at the May 10 get together.

A list of the group’s suggestions and synopses will be available at the June 14 meeting. Questions may be directed to Peg Netchey at 428-9668. New members are welcome.

Sons of the American Legion meets Feb. 28

GLADSTONE — The next meeting of the Gladstone Sons of the American Legion Squadron 71 will be held on Wed. Feb. 28 2018 at 7:30 p.m. This is the meeting for March.

The Sons meet at American Legion, 802 Delta Ave., Gladstone. If you are a male descendant of a veteran who served in the time of war or conflict, you are eligible for membership. for further information, please call John Pickard at 906-428-1920, Richard Reiffers at 906-233-9261, or the American Legion at 906-428-1050.

Benefit dinner this Saturday for Backlund

ESCANABA — Julie Backlund was recently diagnosed with stage four bone cancer with widespread metastases throughout.

A spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 at the Highland Golf Culb starting at 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. A live auction will be held at 7 p.m. Bake Sales, games and raffles will be held throughout the event.

All proceeds will help with medical expenses and travel.

Steak dinner on table in Gladstone tonight

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone American Legion Post 71 offers a steak dinner on the last Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There is a fee to attend. For additional information, call 428-1050.