Community Bulletin Board
Friday, December 13, 2013
Toys For Tots in St. Michael announces that J & B Wholesale will be a drop-off location this weekend. Visitors may drop off toys Friday from 4 to 8 PM, and Saturday from 8 AM to 12 noon.
The next Annandale Fare For All food distribution will be held, Saturday, December 14th from 9:30 – 11 AM at the Annandale City Hall. Volunteers may help from 9 AM – 12 PM. Fare For All is a monthly program that provides groceries to anyone for a reduced price. Orders must be received by the preceding distribution.
The next Buffalo Fare For All food distribution will held Saturday, December 14th 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. For more information, phone 763-682-4864 for more information.
Audition for the Buffalo Community Theater's presentation of the "Dixie Swim Club", Saturday, December 14th or Sunday, December 15th from 12 to 4 PM at the Discovery School Music Room, 301 - 2nd Ave., Buffalo. Enter through door and follow the signs. Be prepared to stay until dismissed. Study the characters and be prepared to read for all five roles. Actors must be convincing in playing middle 40's to early 70's characters. Performances will be held February 7th - 9th and 14th - 16th 2014. For more information visit.
The Buffalo Free Evangelical Church is happy to invite you to "Home for Christmas", Saturday, December 14th at 5 PM at the church. Join us for a warm and nostalgic evening with God's Word, wonderful music and a festive reception of delicious Christmas treats. The Buffalo Evangelical Free Church is located at 2051 - 50th St. NE, Buffalo.
The Buffalo Covenant Church presents an Outdoor Living Nativity on the church grounds, Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th from 5 to 7 PM. This is a walk through event, dress warm and come and go as you wish. Interact with the characters and animals, homemade cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the church lobby. The Buffalo Covenant Church is located at 1601 Highway 25 North, just north of Walmart. This is a free event and is a gift to the community from the church. For more information, or to make arrangements for groups, contact the church office at 763-682-1470.
Parents of children ages 6 weeks – 12 years are invited to participate in "Parents Night Out" at the Hanover Zion United Methodist Church, 1010 River Rd NE, Hanover, Saturday, December 14th from 6 to 10 PM. This is your chance to go holiday shopping or just have a date night and know your children are well cared for. Children will enjoy story time, inside games, crafts, snacks, a Christmas movie and popcorn and Santa and Mrs. Clause will be there too! Infants and toddlers may play in the nursery. Bring a new unwrapped toy to put under the Christmas tree for the Hanover Toy Shelf. Cost is $20 per child or $30 per family. Please register by phoning the church office at 763-497-1086, or visit www.Hanoverumc.org. You do not have to be a member of the church to utilize this service, all are welcome!
Families are invited to enjoy "Music In The Library" performed by musical string man Paul Imholte at the Clearwater Public Library on Saturday, December 14th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM. Imholte plays nearly a dozen string instruments, including the hammered dulcimer, auto harp, guitar, violin and more. A native of Minnesota, he is an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter. Browse as he plays or just sit and enjoy the music. This concert is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, phone the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.
Casey, a Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be at the Buffalo Public Library on Saturday, December 14th from 1 to 2 PM. Casey likes to listen quietly as children read. Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to call the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753 and reserve a time to read.
Take part in KC Bingo, Sunday, December 15th starting promptly at 2 PM at Mary Queen of Peace Hall, St. Martin Campus, downtown Rogers. Kids are welcome to play! One card - $7, two cards, $12, three cards, $15. Twenty-five regular games will be played with $10 to $20 in prizes. There will be a $25 and up progressive cover-all game, plus five "half the take" games. Snacks and beverages available. Sponsored by the North West Hennepin KC Council #11941.
Dress warm and bring the whole family to see the beautifully decorated Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Sunday, December 15th at approximately 6 PM at the Buffalo Depot area by McDonalds. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate, while supplies last, Santa for the kids and music by the Claytones & Willy Porter and the Schultz Sisters prior to the train arrival. Please bring a cash or food donation to the Holiday Train. The Buffalo Lions/Lionesses Clubs will match every pound or dollar that is donated at this event, up to $1000. More families than ever need your support, visit the holiday train and support our area food shelf.
of Light and the Rejoice Singers will be performing the Annual Christmas
Program, Sunday, December 15th at 7 PM at Our Father's Lutheran Church,
Rockford. The Rejoice Singers will be performing the Cantata "A Ceremony of
Lessons and Carols" and the bell choir will be playing several Christmas
favorites. The event is free and will be followed by fellowship. Our Father's
Lutheran Church is located next to Lampert's just off Hwy 55 in Rockford. For
more information you may call the church at (763) 477-6300.
Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van
schedule for the week of December 16th: Monday: Monticello Walmart Tuesday: Montrose Clark Station Wednesday: St. Michael Marketplace Thursday: Cokato Marketplace Saturday: Buffalo Cub Foods Van hours are Monday through
Thursday from 2-6 pm and on Saturday, when offered, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Services provided include adult and child immunizations, child car seat safety
checks, screening for high blood pressure, diabetes checks, information about
pregnancy, family planning, healthy lifestyles and more. There is a $30 charge
for cholesterol testing. To schedule an appointment in advance, telephone
Rosemary at 763-682-7717 or toll free 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For
immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are
Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of December 16th:
Monday: Monticello Walmart
Tuesday: Montrose Clark Station
Wednesday: St. Michael Marketplace
Thursday: Cokato Marketplace
Saturday: Buffalo Cub Foods
Van hours are Monday through Thursday from 2-6 pm and on Saturday, when offered, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Services provided include adult and child immunizations, child car seat safety checks, screening for high blood pressure, diabetes checks, information about pregnancy, family planning, healthy lifestyles and more. There is a $30 charge for cholesterol testing. To schedule an appointment in advance, telephone Rosemary at 763-682-7717 or toll free 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.
Take part in the American Red Cross Blood Drive in Delano, Monday, December 16th from 1 to 7 PM at the Delano American Legion. Every day, blood is needed for people with blood disorders, cancer patients, transplant recipients, trauma victims and many others. To schedule and appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0174751. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a pint of free Culver's custard!
Wright County Highway Department would like to remind Wright County citizens of
the hazards and liabilities of pushing snow from driveways onto any public
highway. The snow creates hazards for motorists and also snow removal crews and
equipment. The violation is punishable as a misdemeanor and a civil lawsuit
The next 60 plus and healthy
clinic will be at the Maple Lake Manor East, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Tuesday,
December 17th. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood
pressure checks for Senior Citizen's in Wright County. The Maple Lake Manor East
is located at 333 - 2nd Street West, Maple Lake. If you would like more
information, call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.
The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Maple Lake Manor East, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Tuesday, December 17th. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks for Senior Citizen's in Wright County. The Maple Lake Manor East is located at 333 - 2nd Street West, Maple Lake. If you would like more information, call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.
Ghost stories at Christmas time? Attend the Haunted Holiday Family Legend Story Contest, Tuesday, December 17th at 7:30 PM at the V by HH in Maple Lake. Bring your friends and family for an evening of storytelling, share your favorite family legend and you could win a prize! Learn more about how you can be a part of the movie, Inheritance, being shot in Maple Lake this winter. For more information, visit Inheritance Movie on Facebook.
The Clearwater Public Library's Book Club for adults will meet on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:30 to 8 PM. This month's read is "The Round House," by Louise Erdrich. The award-winning coming-of-age novel is set on an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. Newcomers are welcome to join this group of avid readers. For more information, phone the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.
The Buffalo Public Library is sponsoring a performance by Rolf Erdahl on double bass and Carrie Vecchione on oboe at the Buffalo Community Center on Friday, December 20th from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Together, Rolf and Carrie perform as Pages of Music. These two professional orchestra musicians create beautiful and unique music. All ages are invited to enjoy this concert, which is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information call the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753.
Friday, December 20th attend the Holiday Customer Appreciation/Open House at Citizens State Bank of Waverly and Montrose. In Waverly from 9 AM to 1 PM and in Montrose from Noon to 5 PM. Enjoy musical performances by the Humphrey Elementary 4th graders at 9:15 AM in Waverly and by Montrose Elementary 3rd graders at 12:15pm at the Montrose location. All are welcome.
Will you or your family be spending Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th apart from friends and relatives? Don’t be alone! Please gather with others for a 1 PM Christmas Day Dinner and holiday fun at the Buffalo United Methodist Church (located 6 blocks west of Perkins on 8th Street). Everyone is welcome. We’ll provide a ride if you need one – just call 763-682-3538 or 763-682-4409 for a ride, or if you have questions.
School's out, so bring the kids to a Double Feature Matinee at the St. Michael Public Library on Friday, December 27th from 1 to 4:30 PM. Enjoy two animated movies about a despicable criminal mastermind who uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for his schemes, then is profoundly changed by their love. These movies were favorably reviewed and are a perfect choice for family entertainment. The attendance limit is 45 and registration is required. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.
The Cokato Museum announces the opening of its latest temporary exhibit called, "The Keyboard That Killed Cursive", open now through Saturday, March 22nd. This display is a look at how our society has progressed from communicating through the precise Palmer Method of penmanship, to cursive and ending with computers. Dozens of typewriters and computers will be on display from the late 19th century through the late 1980's. The main exhibit gallery is also festively decorated for the season. For more information, phone the museum at 320-286-2427, check out the museum's Facebook page or visit at www.cokato.mn.us.
Wright County Community Action offers Mnsure navigation assistance if you need help finding health insurance coverage. Mnsure open enrollment runs now through March 31st 2014. Contact Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500 for more information or to request an appointment with a Mnsure Navigator.