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Community Bulletin Board

Monday, January 26, 2015 

     

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of January 26th:

Monday: Not Out

Tuesday: Not Out

Wednesday: Howard Lake St. John's Lutheran Church

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 ext. 7717. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

The Rockford Public Library’s Book Club for adults will meet at the library on Monday, January 26th from 2 to 3 PM. The Book Club meets monthly to discuss selected books. Contact the library for current book information. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Children ages 6 to 12 are invite to Cartography for Kids, a program at the Rockford Public Library on Monday, January 26th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Children will explore the art and science of mapmaking, play games and create their own map. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the St. Michael Senior Center, Tuesday, January 27th from 9 to 11:30 AM. The St. Michael Senior Center is located at 11800 Town Center Drive N.E., Suite 200. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456 or 1-800-362-3667.

Teens and preteens ages 12 to 19 are invited to a Steampunk Art program at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, January 27th from 6:30 to 8 PM. Create a unique art piece using metal, wire, gears, keys, clock-faces and industrial objects representing a mix of Victorian science fiction and modern spunkiness. Teens may bring favorite pieces to add into the art. Attendance is limited and registration is required. For more information at the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Letters and application forms regarding Discovery Elementary School's kindergarten lottery have been mailed out . If you did not receive a letter, call the Discovery school office at 763-682-8400. All applications are due by 4 PM on Tuesday, February 3rd. The lottery will take place Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 PM in the Discovery Commons A, parents are welcome to attend but attendance is not required. The school principal will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 27th in Commons A at the Discovery School.

Area farmers are encouraged to attend one of two Base and Yield Workshops scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th at 7 PM at the Howard Lake Community Center, located above the library, or Thursday, January 29th at 7 PM at the Wright County Farm Service Agency Office in Buffalo. Discussion will include the steps needed to complete each process for signing-up in the 2014-2015 ACR/PLC programs. February 27th is the deadline to make Base and Yield Selections and the final date to submit owner signed base reallocation and yield update forms. March 31st is the final date to make election of Protection Loss Coverage, Agriculture Risk Coverage-County or Agriculture Risk Coverage-Individual. If you haven't done so, please stop by or contact the Buffalo FSA Office at 763-682-1982 ext. 2 to pick up your yield worksheets. This is the first step in completing the February 27th deadline. If needed, additional meetings may be scheduled in February.    

The Buffalo Friends of the Library will have a meeting at the library on Tuesday, January 27th from 7 to 8 PM. Adults who have an interest in supporting library activities are invited to attend and to join the Friends group. For more information, contact the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753.

Preschoolers are invited to a Preschool Story Time at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesday, January 28th from 11:15 AM to 12 PM. Enjoy crafts, stories and songs at the library. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Adults are invited to join the Rockford Writers Group at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesday, January 28th from 1 to 2 PM. Enjoy memoir style writing shared with fellow adults. Contact the library for more information. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Attend the 40th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby, Saturday, January 31st on Maple Lake. The 40th Largest Northern Pike wins an Ice Castle Fish House. Tickets only $5 and available on the ice. Enjoy a vintage snowmobile show from 9 to 10 AM, the arctic plunge at 10:30 AM, the official ice fishing derby will be from 1 to 3 PM, take a kid fishing from 1 to 3. The ice auger drilling contest from 3 to 3:30, the awards ceremony at 3:30 and from 4 to 8:30 PM, music on the ice with the Naked Cowboys. For more information, visit www.MapleLakeOnline.com.

Fishing Klinics for Kids is hosting an Ice Fishing Raffle, Saturday, January 31st at the Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby. First prize – Vexilar FL 20 - $500 value. Second place – Vexilar Cold Snap jacket and bibs - $300 value, third place is a $100 gift certificate to Cabela's. Tickets can be purchased from any Fishing Klinic For Kids member or at 763-972-3619. In Buffalo, tickets can be purchased at Super America, need not be present to win. Winners will be announced following the ice auger drilling contest at 3:30 PM.

Children ages 3 to 12 are invite to Explore Cartography at the Howard Lake Public Library on Saturday, January 31st from 11 AM to 12 PM. The program will be presented by St. John’s Outdoor University. Children will look at maps through the ages, play games to learn the parts of maps, and create their own map of their favorite place. The program is sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library. Registration is requested but not required. For more information, call the Howard Lake Public Library at 320-543-2020.

Enjoy a delicious French Toast, waffle and sausage breakfast, Sunday, February 1st from 9 AM to 12 PM in the St. Mary of Chestochowa church basement. A free-will offering will be collected. Proceeds will go toward the Delano and Watertown food shelves. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 4653 and St. Mary of Chestochowa's men's club.

Come to Ney Nature Center, Sunday, February 1st from 2 to 3 PM for a Family Birding Program led by local Naturalist and Author, David Grack. Learn how to assemble a seed cone feeder to provide a new habitat for birds in your yard. Cost is $5 per person, pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 23rd . To register, phone 763-682-7693 or email marc.mattice@co.wright.mn.us.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of February 2nd:

Monday: Not Out

Tuesday: Albertville DJ's

Wednesday: Buffalo Zion Lutheran Church

Thursday: Monticello 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 763-682-7516 or toll free 1-800-362-3667 ext. 7516. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

Children ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to Toddler Time at the St. Michael Public Library on Monday, February 2nd from 10:05 to 10:35 AM. Toddler Time is for a child to enjoy together with a parent or caregiver. The February 2nd theme is Mother Goose. Toddler Time will also be offered on Monday, February 9th with the theme of Shapes. Attendance is limited and registration is required. Toddler Time is sponsored by the Friends of the St. Michael Library. To register, phone 763-497-1998.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to Preschool Story Time at the St. Michael Public Library on Monday, February 2nd from 11 to 11:45 AM. Preschool Story Time focuses on stories, finger plays, songs and crafts to help preschoolers with language and pre-literacy skills. A small snack is also provided. The February 2nd theme is Mother Goose. Preschool Story Time will also be offered on Monday, February 9th with the theme of Shapes. Attendance is limited and registration is required. Preschool Story Time is sponsored by the Friends of the St. Michael Library. To register, phone the library at 763-497-1998.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinics will be on Tuesday, February 3rd from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, 8830 Walnut Place, Rockford. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

Venture off the beaten path at a Full Moon Snowshoe Hike, Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:30 to 8 PM at Robert Ney Regional Park, Maple Lake. Join local naturalist David Grack on this snowshoe adventure. Bring your own showshoes or reserve a pair for $5 when you register. Registration deadline is Friday, January 23rd. To register, contact the Wright County Parks Office at 763-682-7693.

Teen and adult photographers are invited to learn about Digital Photography with Ken at the Clearwater Public Library on Wednesday, February 4th beginning at 6:30 PM. Beginners are encouraged to join this amateur photography group. Bring your questions and camera. Learn how to improve your skills. For information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making its winter visit to Montrose on Thursday, February 5th from 12:30 to 6:30 PM at the community center in Montrose. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0174757. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supple for patients.

Buffalo Community Theater presents their production of The Nerd, February 6th and 7th and February 13th and 14th at 7 PM and matinee performances February 8th & 15th at 2 PM at the Discovery School Auditorium. The Nerd is a side-splitting comedy centering on the dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept Nerd who has overstayed his welcome. To purchase tickets in advance for the Nerd, visit www.bctmn.org.

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to a Saturday Movie Matinee at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, February 7th at 10:30 AM. Enjoy a fun, family-friendly movie. Contact the St. Michael Public Library for movie title information. This showing is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For additional information, please contact the library at 763-497-1998.

Attend Hosanna Lutheran Church's 22nd Annual Sweetheart Luncheon, Saturday, February 7th at 12 PM at the church, located at 1705 Highway 25 N, on Highway 25, across from the Buffalo Clinic. On the menu: lemon pepper chicken, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, strawberry pretzel salad, dinner rolls, frozen mocha dessert, punch and coffee. Cost is $8.50 per person. There will be entertainment and door prizes. For reservations, phone Laurel at 763-682-6767 or the church at 763-682-3278. Please leave your name, number of reservations, and a phone number where you may be reached.

Get ready to wet some lines at the 17th Annual St. Michael Lions Club's Ice Fishing Contest, Saturday, February 7th from 12 to 3 PM on Beebe Lake. There will be a multitude of door prizes for both kids and adults as well as cash prizes for each fish category, bass, northern, crappie and sunfish. There will also be a separate sport raffle for a Vexilar fish finder, two clam fish houses and many gift certificates. Cost for ticket is $5 for age $16 and under, $10 for those age 17 and older. Winter Sports Raffle tickets are $5 each and available in advance at St. Michael Hardware Hank and Dehmer's Meats in St. Michael. Need not be present to win. The KRWC Road Show will be there and lunch and concessions will be available on the ice. For more information contact Joe Dehmer at 763-497-2455 or Jim at 763-497-3926.

Be a part of the 27th Annual Kingston Lions Fishing Contest, Saturday, February 7th from 1 to 3 PM on the Northwest side of Lake Francis. Door prizes, drawings for cash prizes and various other prizes! Payouts on the largest walleye, northern and bass. $5 per person to fish. Concessions available on the ice by the Kingston Lions club. $1 donation for chance or 25 chances for $15 for cash prizes.

The Waverly Knights of Columbus are hosting a ham dinner, Saturday, February 7th from 4 to 7 PM at the Waverly KC hall. On the menu: baked ham, scalloped potatoes, tossed salad, glazed carrots, buns, dessert, and beverage. Adults $10, age 4 to 12 - $7 and under 4 eat free. Bingo starts at 7:30 PM and a meat raffle will take place during the dinner and bingo.

Join us at Ney Park for a great night of Lantern Cross-Country Skiing, Saturday, February 7th from 6 to 9 PM. Lanterns will help provide light to the groomed trail, the nature center will be open for refreshments and a fire outside will help keep you warm. Ski rental is available with registration for only $5, limited quantities. To register or for more information, phone the Wright County Parks Office at 763-682-7693.

Attend the Butler Strong benefit for Marie Butler, Sunday, February 8th from 3 to 7 PM at Huikko's Bison Creek Bar & Restaurant, 1207 Minnesota 25, Buffalo. Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, the cancer was gone and came back again in 2014. Medical bills have been a huge burden on the family. At the benefit enjoy burgers & chicken on the menu for $10 per person. There will also be a live and silent auction, wine pull and cards for cash. To make a donation, make checks payable to Marie Butler Benefit and drop off at any Wells Fargo Bank.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of February 9th :

Monday: Not Out

Tuesday: Delano Coborn's

Wednesday: Not Out

Thursday: Annandale Marketplace

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 763-682-7516 or toll free 1-800-362-3667 ext. 7516. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

The Buffalo Women's Connection invites all area women to "Have a Heart" and attend "Valentine Bingo", Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 PM at Huikko's Bowling & Event Center, 1207 Highway 25 North, Buffalo. If you’ve never played Valentine bingo, come and see what it’s all about! The speaker is Lisa Fernelius, of New Hope, MN. The theme is "The Joy of Life". The menu is beef chow mein, rice, chow mein noodles, salad and red velvet cake, good comfort food! The cost is only $10 and is all inclusive. For reservations and cancellations, please contact Jewell Malerich at 763-682-1780 by Sunday, February 8, 2015. We look forward to seeing you and bring a guest!

Travel Minnesota's back roads by taking part in the Vanishing Landmarks Program at the Hanover City Hall, Tuesday, February 10th at 7 PM. Public speaker Doug Ohman will explore the stories and history about Minnesota's oldest courthouse and the last Civil War recruiting station with a slide program. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. This program presented by the Hanover Historical Society. For more information, phone 763-543-1049.

Wright County Community Action-Head Start has openings at multiple centers throughout the Wright County and Western Hennepin County areas for the 2014-2015 program year. Head Start offers an entirely free comprehensive preschool programs for children ages 3-5. There are several different program options to suit your family’s needs. Currently, our Howard Lake and Annandale centers have the most positions available. Head Start is able to provide services to children with all developmental abilities, including any special needs/disabilities, special health needs, and special diet concerns. Please call the WCCA Head Start office at 320-963-6500 x243, or visit us at www.wccaweb.com/head-start for more information.