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Community Bulletin Board

                                                   Friday,  May 24, 2019


May 25

The Annandale Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off 
on Saturday, May 25th from 11 AM to 2 PM in downtown Annandale. Test your taste buds by 
trying out recipes from local businesses and residents as they battle for your vote.  Of course, 
chili will be served throughout the day.  For more information, visit

FungusAmongus Players will be holding auditions for this summer's production of Man of La Mancha 
Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts 
Center.This classic musical is set in a prison during the Spanish Inquisition, where author Miguel de Cervantes 
enlists his fellow prisoners to perform his new story about a deluded old nobleman who thinks himself a 
knight-errant. Performance dates are
July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 at the D-C PAC.The cast requires 15-20 
men (8 featured) and 5-10 women (4 featured). At least one proficient guitarist is needed onstage, preferably 
adept at Flamenco style. Due to some mature content, no children and very few teens will be cast.
Please prepare 32 bars of a song that demonstrates your vocal range, preferably not pop genre. Bring a 
list of rehearsal conflicts from  
June 1 to July 28.

May 27

St. Michael Legion Post #567's Memorial Day Mass and Cemetery Visits will occur on May 27th. Services at 
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover will begin at 8 am, services at St. Albert's cemetery in Albertville will 
begin at 9 am, services at St. Michael South Cemetery will begin at 9:35 am, services at St. Paul's Cemetery 
in Hanover will begin at 10:15 am, and services at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery in Greenfield will begin 
at 10:45 am. Brunch will be served at Salem Lutheran Church following the service. Everyone is invited.

May 30

The City of Maple Lake is sponsoring a Volunteer Recruitment Day to invite citizens and surrounding 
volunteer organizations to meet on Thursday, May 30th at 5 PM at the City Park. This inaugural event allows 
citizens to learn about how they can help their community and help increase volunteer organizations' membership. 
Each volunteer organization will be given a table within the City Park to do whatever they wish for recruitment 
purposes. For more information, visit

May 31

Come sample award-winning Minnesota wines at the 1st Annual Delano Wine & Arts Fair on Friday, May 31st from 
5 to 9 PM at River Front Park. Try wines from some of the state's top producers, including some from wineries in 
Wright County. Also included at the fair will be Bacon Smith performing live, local artists showcasing their various crafts 
and projects and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased Lupine Brewing Co. and online on
Otherwise, tickets can be purchased for $15 at the gate. For more information, call 612-916-1639.

Guardian Angels 5th Annual Golf Tournament, formerly the "Corky Peters Memorial". Cash prices for 1st, 2nd 
& 3rd place teams. Contests. Raffle prizes. Entry Fee per golfer is $100.00. Early Bird special for $90/golfer 
deadline is May 24th. Includes 18 holes of scramble golf, golf cart & buffet dinner For Sponsorship opportunities 
please check out our website at Registration Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019 For 
more information please contact: Diane Peters at 763-639-1573 or, Pat Hackman at 763-635-5476, 
or Or register online at Proceeds from this year’s fun-packed event will provide 
immediate resources to enhance the Guardian Angels Care Center and housing communities with current needs like 
durable dining chairs in the Town Hall and continued development of the outside garden and sitting spaces.

June 1

Maple Lake's All City Garage Sale will be June 1 from 8 am to 4 pm, though some individual sale hours may 
vary. Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge invites you and your family to join them for two FREE guided 
wildflower \tours! The first tour will be on June 1 from 10am to noon and will meet at refuge headquarters 
(17076 293rd Ave. NW Zimmerman, MN 55398). The second tour will be on June 8 from 10 to noon and 
will meet at refuge headquarters. Both tours will last 2 hours. Some light walking is required and each tour will 
vary in the distance traveled. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, camera, field guides, water, 
a snack, and wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and terrain.

June 2

Monticello Fire Dept. Golf Tournament 2019 will be June 2 at the Monticello Country Club. There will be 
Raffles, Door Prizes, and Hole-n-One! Events begin at 11 am with a 1 pm Shotgun start, 4 person teams, $85
 per person, must register and pay in advance. Make checks payable to MFRA. Hole Sponsorship for $250. 
Call Monticello Country Club (763-295-4653) for more information.

June 3

Free horse clinics are held throughout the summer at the fairgrounds in Howard Lake, to help learn the ropes 
of 4-H horse show competition and improve riding skills. Must join 4-H to participate in this activity. Games 
clinics are June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, and 15. Trail clinic will be June 13. Warm ups for all dates start at 
6:30 pm, and run from 
approximately 7 to 9 pm.

June 5

32nd Annual Albertville Friendly City Days is coming up June 5-9! Craft Beer Night will be Thursday the 6th  
at 6 pm, with music from Midwest Mayhem starting at 8pm at Central Park Main Stage. Friday the 7th, Johnny 
Rawls will be performing at the Central Park Lions Shelter at 6 pm, Standing in Line performs at Central Park 
Main Stage at 7, and Dirty Word performs at 10:15 pm. Saturday the 8th , Saintro performs at 6 pm at the Lions 
Shelter, Red Dirt Road performs at 7 on the Main Stage, followed by Pop Rocks at 10:15 pm. For the complete 
Friendly City Days schedule, visit


June 8

Lake Maria State Park in Monticello is hosting its Annual Open House on Saturday, June 8th from 
10 AM to 3 PM. Coinciding with National Get Outdoors Day, this is a great opportunity to explore the park. 
There will be a program on Wilderness First Aid and volunteers will be on hand all day at the Trail Center 
to answer questions and offer hiking and recreation suggestions. No vehicle permit will be required to enter 
the park on this day. For more information, call the park at 763-878-2325.


Come check out the 3rd Annual Classic Tractor Show on Saturday, June 8th from 10 AM to 5 PM at Minnesota
Pioneer Park in Annandale. Vintage farming demonstrations with older tractors and machinery will be part of 
the festivities. Then stick around for the Tractor Drive Parade where locals show off their farming equipment. 
Farmers will also be selling fresh produce including sweet corn, pumpkins and watermelon. Adult admission 
costs $6, seniors cost $5, ages 12 to 16 cost $3 and kids under 11 are free. For more information, call 


Loch Jewlers of Monticello will be hosting their 70th Anniversary and Customer Appreciation Party on June 8. 
Enjoy free food, great music, and a WeFest ticket giveaway! Loch Jewelers 1125 Cedar St. Suite 100 
Monticello, MN

June 9

June 9-16 is Buffalo Days, the week-long community celebration that hosts a variety of events for everyone
 to enjoy! Take in carnival rides with the kids, fireworks and grand parade, and be sure to meet our royalty!


The event hosts one of the best parades in the area, boasting quality marching bands that march right 
through downtown! It’s a showcase of the best of the city and something Buffalo takes pride in every year!


Get there early, as the parade route fills up with spectator chairs days in advance! Visit the Buffalo Chamber 
of Commerce for the full schedule of events, parade route, and more information.

June 11

June is Homeownership Month... There’s Nothing like Homeownership

Many people believe they would never be able to qualify for the loan needed to purchase a home 
of their own. They think a 20 percent down payment is mandatory, even though there are numerous 
down payment assistance programs they may qualify for. They think their credit score isn’t good enough, 
even though there are concrete steps anyone can take to improve their score. They think you need to 
have a high income, although this is highly subjective. And they feel like they’d have to navigate the 
complicated process on their own when free advisory services are available from nonprofit organizations 
like mine. The bottom line is that homeownership is the main way families accrue wealth in our country, 
and whole sectors of our population have been systematically kept out of this aspect of our economy. 
We’re working to change that in our community one family at a time. FREE Homeownership workshop, 
Tuesday June 11 and Wednesday June 12, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Montrose Citizen’s State Bank. 
Must attend both evenings.

To register for the FREE workshop or for more information about the Home Stretch workshops, 
visit or call Lori at 320-963-6500 ext. 238.

June 13

Drop off your child for a fun day in the park with 4-H! 4-H camp counselors and staff will provide 
all-day entertainment, learning activities, and playground games for only $10! Available for children 
in grades K-6. The Wildlife Day Camp will be June 13 & 14 at Ney Park. The Science Day Camp will be 
June 25 & 26, and again July 11 & 12 at Bertram Chain of Lakes. It will also be at Lake Rebecca Park 
July 1 & 2. All camps will be from 9 am to 4 pm. To register, visit


June 15

Rustech Brewing's 1 Year Anniversary Tent Party will be June 15 from 3-11 pm. 
Enjoy craft beer, live music from Betty Danger and The Moe Dell Band, and food trucks from Guess 
What's Cookin', Mario's Italian Kitchen, and Lillie's Wings. There will also be games hosted by the 
Monticello Lions from 3-7. 105 West 3rd St. in Monticello.

June 16

Get the family out on the water during I Can Paddle a Canoe and Kayak on Sunday, June 16th 
at Lake Maria State Park in Monticello. Beginners will learn essential skills, from how to set off safely 
from shore to the most effective paddling strokes. Canoes, kayaks, life jackets and paddles will be provided. 
Cost for the program is $15 per canoe and kayak. Reservations are required and can be made at A Minnesota State Park vehicle permit will be required to enter the park. 
For more information, call the park at 763-878-2325.

June 18

4-H offers a fun, overnight camp filled with hands-on learning, crafts, games, swimming, campfires, and more! 
Held at Koronis Ministries Camp Facility in Paynesville, with busing from Buffalo available. Camp for grades 
2-4 will be June 18-20, and will cost $120 (or $60 for 4-H members), and grades 5-8 will be June 16-20 and
 cost $180 (or $90 for 4-H members). To register, visit

June 20

The Buffalo Rodeo celebrates its 65th Anniversary on June 20th, 21st and 22nd. 
Come celebrate western style with the beer garden, live music and more. Plus, kids can compete 
in mutton busting. Buy advanced tickets at


Quinlivan & Hughes Monticello Breakfast Seminar will be held June 20. Every month, Quinlivan and 
Hughes Employment Attorneys Chad Staul, Ron Brandenburger and Melinda Gua lead a discussion 
on a new topic surrounding the legal and practical tips for complying with the ever-changing nature 
of employment law and regulations. These seminars are designed to provide a comfortable, 
interactive opportunity for small business owners and human resource professionals to learn about 
various workplace topics. Held monthly at the CMJTS Office at 406 7th St. E., Monticello, MN. A light 
breakfast will be provided. To be added to the monthly mailing list for the monthly topics, please e-mail 
Jon Ruis at


Spirit of Joy Church Garage Sale- June 20 & 21, 9 am to 6 pm, and June 22, 8 am to 2 pm. 
Daily specials! Spirit of Joy Church – 3477 10th St. NE Buffalo, MN.

June 21

The Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics is hosting Universe in the Park on Friday, June 21st 
at 8:30 PM at Lake Maria State Park in Monticello. Representatives from the institute will present 
a public talk and slide show on the history of matter, what astronomers look for and a journey through 
our solar system. Afterwards, weather permitting, participants can view the night sky through telescopes. 
There's no fee for the program, but a $7 daily vehicle permit will be charged to those without a permit. 
For more information, call the park at 763-878-2325.


The Annual Annandale Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be Friday, June 21 at Whispering Pines 
Golf Club. Deadline for registration is June 14, receive a free T-shirt if you register by May 31. 2 pm 18-hole 
shotgun, a dinner will follow at 6 pm. Email Jeremy with questions at, and register at 
the Annandale Chamber of Commerce website.

June 22

June 22 & 29: Intro to Kayaking- Bertram Chain of Lakes. $5/ person, 10am- noon.  For more information on
 this event, please visit  To register, call 763-682-7894 or email

July 13

Learn to camp or refresh your outdoor skills at I Can Camp on Saturday, July 13th at Lake Maria State 
Park in Monticello. This overnight, family-oriented program covers basic camping and outdoors skills 
such as setting up tents, building campfires and camp cooking. All camping equipment is provided. 
Participants just need to bring their own food and bedding. Cost of the program is $50 per family. 
A one-day Minnesota State Parks vehicle permit is included. Reservations are required and can 
be made at For more information, call the park at 763-878-2325.


5th Annual Silent Auction for Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, July 13 th  from Noon-4pm
at Delano American Legion.  Prizes include
Hotel, Golf and Restaurant Certificates! Wine and Movie 
Cabin overnights, Sports items, Framed Prints and many other valuable items!
All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Association (cash or check only)
Make sure to drop in for food and drinks.
and help support Alzheimer’sIts’ a win-win!   


August 12

The 70th Annual Cokato Corn Carnival will be held August 12-14 at Peterson Park, Cokato Minnesota. 
Since 1950, the Cokato Corn Carnival has provided fun and entertainment for the entire family.
Admission, parking and entertainment are all free! There are rides and games, including corn bingo, and 
many concessions available in the park. Stipe Shows has been providing the rides and midway for over 
30 years! For the complete list of events, visit

Ongoing Events

Cities across Wright County are having Spring Clean-Up Days once again this year. For more information, 
check out your city’s website. Below is a list of which cities will be participating and when and where you can 
drop off your discarded items:

Hanover                              May 18            8 AM – 12 PM    City Hall

Rockford Township            May 18            8 AM - 12 PM    Township Hall


The Wright County Public Health has announced its 60+ and Healthy Clinics schedule for May. 
Services provided include blood pressure checks, foot massages, educational handouts and more. 
All clinic times are from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. For more information, call the WCPH at 763-682-7468.
 Below is the schedule for this month:

5/21, Annandale City Hall

5/23, Delano Senior Center

5/28, St. Michael Senior Center


The Wright County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several programs to get people outside 
this summer. Registration is required for each program and to do so, call 763-682-7894. For more 
visit Below is a list of what and when programs are offered:

Full Moon Canoe             6/15                         6:30 – 8:30 PM     $10/person

Intro to Kayaking              6/22, 6/29              10 AM – 12 PM      $5/person

Paddle the North Fork     6/22, 7/27, 8/24                                     $100/person

Family Fishing                  6/27                         6 – 8 PM                No charge

Big Canoe                        7/13, 8/3                 10 AM, 11 AM        $10/person

Bertram Blast Triathlon   7/20

Youth Fishing Clinic         8/3                           10 AM – 12 PM     No charge


The Wright County 4-H will be hosting numerous summer camps and events this summer for 
kids all ages. Beyond the day and residence camps, there will also be shooting sports, dog training, 
horse clinics and so much more. To learn more about these events, call the Wright County Extension 
at 763-682-7394 and visit




The Annandale Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of 
early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus there 
are prizes! This program is ongoing, so you can sign up anytime! No limit, please come to the library 
to register. Sponsored by the Annandale Friends of the Library and Great River Regional Library.

  • For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320) 274-8448.

  • Annandale Area Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 2-5, Tue. 9-1 & 2-5, Wed. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 & 2-5, Sat. 9-12



The Buffalo Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

1,000 Books before Kindergarten - ongoing

Give your child the gift of reading and literacy. Track the progress with your child’s special booklet and 
earn prizes along the way. For ages birth to Kindergarten. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library.

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Buffalo Public Library at (763) 682-2753.

  • Buffalo Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 10-8; Tues. 10-8;  Wed. 10-8;  Thur. 12-8;  Fri. 11-5;  Sat. 10-2



The Clearwater Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Clearwater Public Library at (320) 588-6001

  • Clearwater Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 1-4; Tues. 10-1 & 3-6;  Wed. 3-8;  Thur. 10-1;  Fri. 3-6;  Sat. 10-1



1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – ongoing

Fun for parents and children alike! Parents and children spend time reading together, and children win prizes 
for achieving various milestones. This program includes an annual graduation ceremony for those 
who’ve completed the program. The celebration is open to all participants. Visit the library for more 
details and to pick up your materials! For ages 1 month to Kindergarten. Sponsored by the
 Howard Lake Friends of the Library. This program is ongoing throughout the year.

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at (320) 543-2020.

  • Howard Lake Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 2-8, Tue. 1-6, Wed. 2-8, Thur. 10-6, Fri. 3-6, Sat. 10-1.



The Rockford Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – ongoing

Register your child to read 1,000 Books before kindergarten. Sign up any time during open hours.

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Rockford Public Library at (763)477-4216.

  • Rockford Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 2-8, Tues. 2-8, Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 3-8, Fri. 3-6, Sat. 10-1.