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Community Bulletin Board

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of April 21st :

Wednesday: St. Michael Marketplace

Thursday: Cokato Marketplace

Saturday: Buffalo Cub Foods

Van hours are from 2-6 pm on weekdays. Services provided include adult and child immunizations, child car seat safety checks, screening for high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, information about pregnancy, family planning, healthy lifestyles and more. There is a $35 charge for cholesterol testing. To schedule an appointment in advance, telephone 763-682-7717 or toll free 1-800-362-3667. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

Wright County Community Action is offering a one-day first time home buyers event, Wednesday, April 23rd from 8 AM to 5 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 449 West Broadway, Monticello. Area lenders, real estate agents and other housing professionals will instruct the workshop. There is a class fee of $30 per household. For more information, call Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500, ext. 231.

The Rockford Public Library is offering a preschool story time with a Bunnies theme on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11:15 AM to 12 PM. Preschool children will enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs. No registration requirement. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Adults and teens are invited to an Intro to the Digital Library program at the Clearwater Public Library on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Learn about the digital library, including how to search, request items and check them out. Basic computer knowledge is required. Attendees can use a provided laptop or their own tablet computer. (No technical support will be provided.) The attendance limit is 10 and registration is required. For more information or to register, phone the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The Maple Lake Flea Market will be open again this spring! Vendors can purchase a season pass for just $75 for the season or $10 for each Friday, noon until dusk, at the old Wright Hennepin location in Maple Lake. The first flea market planned for Friday, May 2nd. For more information, phone John at 320-963-3322 or 612-819-4225.

Attend the Biennial Garage Sale at St. John's Church, Howard Lake, Thursday and Friday, April 24th & 25th from 7 AM to 6 PM and Saturday, April 26th from 7 AM to 12 PM. Items for sale include books, videos/ DVD's, jewelry, purses, toys, plants, collectibles, household, linens, sports equipment, holiday and home décor, appliances, electronics and furniture. All proceeds will go to support the needs of the church and community of St. John's Church, Howard Lake.

Adults and Teens are invited to join the Memory Writers meeting at the Clearwater Public Library on Thursday, April 24th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Local author Linda Marie will facilitate this informal gathering intended to help individuals record their life stories. No writing experience necessary. For more information, phone the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

School age children are invited to Read with Boone at the Delano Public Library on Friday, April 25th from 3 to 5 PM. Boone is a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog. Children may sign up for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time. This activity is particularly helpful in helping young readers develop confidence reading aloud. For more information, or to register, phone the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Attend the 16th Annual Spring Fundraiser, benefiting the Crisis Nursery of Wright County, Friday, April 25th from 6 to 10 PM at the Buffalo Civic Center. Enjoy a delicious barbeque buffet by Red's Catering of Montrose, music, silent auction, live auction and awards. Advanced tickets are $25 or $30 at the door. For more information, phone 763-271-1674. Donations will go directly to help families in our community.

The next Buffalo Fare For All food distribution will held Saturday, April 26th from 9:45 – 11:00 AM at the North side of Zion Lutheran Church, Highway 25 South, Buffalo. Fare For All provides nutritious food at below-retail prices to help local families stretch their monthly food budgets. This food distribution is open to anyone; there are no income-based requirements for participation, phone 763-682-4864 for more information.

Fifteen year old Lucas Morang is hosting an Old Fashioned Coffee Klatch and Silent Auction, Saturday, April 26th from 10 AM to 1 PM at Duran's Photography, 135 - 1st Street North Lakeside, Winsted. Enjoy a morning of desserts, coffee and fun! Shop for Mother's Day, Father's Day and birthdays! 100% of the funds raised will go toward the Starkey Hearing Foundation. For more information, or if you would like to donate to the silent auction, phone Lucas at 320-485-2281.

School age children are invited to Read to a Dog at the Rockford Public Library on Saturday, April 26th from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. Kirk, a Farm Collie, has received his AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and enjoys having young children read to him. Bring your favorite book or pick one out when you get to the library. No registration requirement. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Singleton Street, a popular local bluegrass trio, will be performing in concert, Saturday, April 26th at 7 PM at the Buffalo United Methodist Church. Their music is a lively blend of bluegrass and old-time gospel. Everyone is invited to attend an evening of uplifting music. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The Buffalo United Methodist Church is located at 609 - 8th St. NW, just 6 blocks west of Perkins. A free-will offering will be collected. For more information, phone 763-682-3538.

Families with school age children are invited to enjoy a movie at the Clearwater Public Library on Saturday, April 26th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Contact the Clearwater Public Library for movie title information at 320-558-6001.

Attend an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Fundraiser, Sunday, April 27th from 8 AM to 12:30 PM at the Monticello Senior Center, 505 Walnut Street, Monticello. Breakfast includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Cost is $7 for those ages 13 and over, $4 for kids ages 5 to 12, children under 5 eat free. Tickets available at the senior center in advance or at the door.

Bring your friends and family to Pioneer Park's 37th Annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 27th from 9 AM to 1 PM at Minnesota Pioneer Park, just east of Annandale on highway 55. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes served with real maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, home made donuts (limited quantity!), juice, coffee or milk. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, 3 years or younger eat free. For more information, visit www.pioneerpark.org or call 320-274-8489.

The Buffalo Figure Skating Club invites you to "Skating Around the World" Spring Show & Family Skate, Sunday, April 27th at 2 PM at the Buffalo Civic Center. Tickets are $5 at the door. Open skate with skate rental for $2 after the show or from approximately 3:30 to 4 PM. There will also be concessions and a silent auction.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of April 28th :

Monday: Otsego Rockwood's Grill

Tuesday: Maple Lake BP Amoco

Wednesday: Howard Lake Foods

Thursday: Rockford Bank West

Van hours are from 2-6 pm on weekdays. Services provided include adult and child immunizations, child car seat safety checks, screening for high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, information about pregnancy, family planning, healthy lifestyles and more. There is a $35 charge for cholesterol testing. To schedule an appointment in advance, telephone 763-682-7717 or toll free 1-800-362-3667. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

Participate in the Monticello Lions Fisherman's Fun Night, Monday, April 28th from 5 to 8 PM at River City Extreme, 3875 School Blvd., Monticello.

Delano Cub Scout Pack 273 will be hosting its annual Cub Scout Cake Auction, Monday, April 28th from 6 to 8 PM at the Delano High School Cafeteria. The scouts invite the community to bid on cakes baked and decorated by the scouts. Proceeds from this event will go to fund the Delano Cub Scouts season activities. For more information, contact Scot at pack273delano@gmail.com.

The Waverly Gun Club will host a Youth Trap League beginning Monday, April 28th at 6:30 PM. To participate, youth, age 12 through senior high school, must have completed gun safety training. For more information visit www.waverlygunclub.com.

The Buffalo Public Library is offering a program titled "The Marvels of 3D Printing." This technology education program for adults and teens will take place on Tuesday, April 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Find out how 3D printers work, see demonstrations and have your questions answered. The program will be presented by professional 3D printers. For more information call the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753.

The Delano Public Library is beginning a Spring Morning Stories series for preschoolers on Tuesday, April 29th from 10:30 to 11:00 AM. The series will continue on May 6th and May 13th. These interactive story times for children 3 to 5 will help prepare them for reading. Registration is required and the attendance limit is 25. For more information, or to register, phone the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

The Clearwater Public Library will have a Spring Story Time for preschool children and their families on Tuesday, April 29th from 11 to 11:30 AM. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Did you miss your opportunity to donate blood the last time the Bloodmobile was in town? Schedule your appointment now, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the St. James Lutheran School in Howard Lake, Tuesday, April 29th from 1 to 7 PM. Phone Donna at 320-543-2444 to schedule an appointment.

Rockford Public Library's book club for adults will meet on Tuesday, April 29th from 2 to 3 PM. The book for discussion is "American Wife" by Curtis Sittenfeld. New members are welcome. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Minnesota author Dean Urdhal will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Cokato Historical Society, Tuesday, April 29th at 7 PM in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Library. Please use the library entrance. Mr. Urdhal will speak about his most recent book called "Conspiracy: Who Really Killed Lincoln", part of his Uprising book series. Each book chronicles a different chapter of the historically true story of the War of 1862 through the eyes of fictional characters. A brief business meeting of the historical society will follow the presentation, light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Cokato Museum at 320-286-2427 or on the web at www.cokato.mn.us.

The Rockford Public Library is offering a preschool story time with a Northwoods theme on Wednesday, April 30th from 11:15 AM to 12 PM. Preschoolers will enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs. No registration requirement. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Adults and teens are invited to "Coffee with a Master Gardener" at the Clearwater Public Library on Thursday, May 1st from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. Jeanne, a qualified Master Gardener, will present some secrets of successful gardening, with a focus on techniques for growing tomatoes and the best ideas for a bountiful harvest of berries. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Thursday, May 1st is National Day of Prayer, an annual day of observance set aside by congress, when people are asked to "turn to God in prayer and meditation". Monticello residents are meeting at the flag pole outside the Monticello Community Center on Thursday, May 1st at 12:02 PM. Everyone is welcome.

Attend the 3rd Annual Evening of Bluegrass and Gospel Music, Friday, May 2nd at 7 PM at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center, at the Dassel-Cokato High School, 4852 Reardon Ave., Cokato. Admission is a free-will donation. The evening will feature music from the Froeming Family, Allen and Matthew Carlson, the Jorgenson Family, the Berge Family and more! For more information, phone Dave at 952-356-2840.

Girls ages 4 to 12 are invited to be "Princess For A Day", Saturday, May 3rd from 9 to 11:30 AM at the Montrose Community Center. Dress in your favorite princess gown, wear a tiara of your own, make a craft project and much more! The cost is $20, please bring a non-perishable food item if you are able. RSVP by Monday, April 28th, space is limited. Sponsored by the Montrose Ambassadors. For more information, call Lori at 763-675-3388.

The 26th Annual Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club's Fishing Contest will be held Saturday, May 3rd from 11 AM to 2 PM on the club grounds at 10917 Duffield Ave. NW, Maple Lake. There will be cash prizes in both adult and youth categories. Merchandise and meat raffles. Food, Beverages and snacks available on the grounds. Following the contest join friends at Up The Creek. For more information see the Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club on Facebook.

Children's favorite, Rachael will return to the Clearwater Public Library to present her children's program, "Kid Power with Rachael" on Saturday, May 3rd from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Before developing her own show, Rachael Kroog performed throughout Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. She presents her motivational Kid Power program across the country including a blend of interactive guitar music, comedy, cartoon impressions and juggling. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The community is invited to participate in a fundraiser for Elmer and Carole Abbas, Saturday, May 3rd from 4:40 to 9:30 PM at the Buffalo Civic Center. As you'll remember, the Abbas family lost their home to fire on January 4th, this fun family event is being held to celebrate hope and rebuilding. Dinner will be walking tacos, there will also be a bake sale, cash bar with the Buffalo Lions, carnival food and fun for the kids, special music and a special visit from Santa at 6 PM. Come together as a community and celebrate a new beginning.

The Waverly Knights of Columbus invite you to attend a blueberry pancake, french toast, sausage and egg breakfast, Sunday, May 4th from 8 to 11 AM at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The cost is a free-will offering and breakfast includes a beverage. Proceeds will go toward the scholarship program.

Participate in the Community Health Foundation's 5th Annual Steps For Hospice, 5K Walk/Run, Sunday, May 4th at Sturges Park, Buffalo. Registration is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event, T-shirt included. Check-in is at noon, the 5K Walk/Run is at 1 PM. Prize/award ceremony following the event. Register online at www.chfwc.org. Event held rain or shine. All proceeds will go toward the Lakeside Oasis Hospice Care Wing being built onto the Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo. For more information, contact Laura Jones at 763-684-1477.

The 2014 Handgun League at the Waverly Gun Club will meet on Wednesdays in May. May 7th, 14th , 21st and 28th from 5 to 8 PM. For more information, contact Gary at 612-210-5356 or gary51@charter.net.

All ladies are invited to attend the "Flower Power!" brunch, Thursday, May 8th at 9:30 AM at Reichel's Event Center, Annandale. The Flower Depot of Annandale will be the feature and Joy Berg of Hutchinson will share her unique musical talent. Speaker Donna Yecke of Red Wing will speak about her search for meaning & satisfaction in life in her talk "What is it all About?" Don't miss this event! Invite your friends and make reservations by calling Sheree at 320-963-6625 before 8 PM, Dawn at 612-723-3905 or email lilred.schramm@gmail.com.  This event sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.