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Community Bulletin Board

                                                      Monday, May 22, 2017 


Come for the book; stay for the friendship. At the next adult book club gathering at the Rockford Library on Monday, May 22nd from 2-3PM. Contact library for current titles. No need to register.

May 23rd

Do you need help setting up an email account, doing a basic web search or using Word or Excel on your PC? An experienced volunteer is willing to help every Tuesday and Friday ( May 16 thru May 26th) from 9-11AM at the Annanndale Library. Walk in or call ahead at 320-274-8448.

Come to the Clearwater Library on Tuesday (May 16th and May 23rd ) from Noon-1PM and have your computer questions answered. Slots are available by appointment or you may just walk in.

Spring into storytime at the library every Tuesday from 11-11:30AM at the Clearwater Library during their Pre-School Storytime. These stories and activities build kindergarten readiness. For ages 2 to 6.

Every Tuesday and Friday  at the Annandale Library, you can get help setting up an email account, doing a basic web search, using Word or Excel on your PC and more. An experienced volunteer is willing to help between 9-11AM. every Tuesday and Friday. 
Walk in or call ahead (320) 274-8448. For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320) 274- 8448.

Spring into storytime at the library every Tuesday from 11-11:30AM at the Clearwater Library during their Pre-School Storytime. These stories and activities build kindergarten readiness. For ages 2 to 6.

Every Tuesday and Friday  at the Annandale Library, you can get help setting up an email account, doing a basic web search, using Word or Excel on your PC and more. An experienced volunteer is willing to help between 9-11AM. every Tuesday and Friday. 
Walk in or call ahead (320) 274-8448. For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320) 274- 8448.

 

May 24th

The Monticello VFW is holding a Blood Drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross, on Wednesday, May 24th from 12 to 6PM. Monticello VFW is located at 713 S Cedar St in Monticello. Please come with a photo ID or Donor Card if you plan to donate. For appointments or more information visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 'Monticello Community' or call 1-800-733-2767. Honor your hero. Be a hero. Donate blood.

Author and appraiser Mark Moran, who has written over 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has appeared on the PBS "Antiques Roadshow" program, will evaluate your items and help you learn more about their history. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 24th from 5-8PM at the Clearwater Library. It is open to all ages. Limit one object per person. Limit 40 items. You must pre-register for this event. Please register for a time slot by calling the library. Additional guests are welcome to attend to listen and observe. A Legacy event.         

May 25th

The 18th Annual Chamber Scholarship Golf Scramble will be held Thursday May 25th at the Wild Marsh Golf Club in Buffalo. The tournament will be sponsored by Verizon Wireless Zone. Registration begins at 11AM, the shotgun start is at 12PM followed by dinner and awards at approximately 5PM. You can also register online at buffalochamber.org or mail the form into Buffalo Area chamber at 205 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN. If you have any questions call 763-682-4902 or vistit buffalochamber.org. We look forward to seeing you on the course!

The Wright County Wellness on Wheels Van, has been replaced with a more compact, versatile vehicle. The Program will remain the same, but instead of providing services inside the van, the many available services will be provided inside the buildings of our new locations by registered nurses on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Fees and eligibility vary based on services. The WOW Program schedule is available at www.co.wright.mn.us.   Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WrightCtyPublicHealth.  Appointments are recommended by calling 763-682-7516 or toll free at 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516.For more detailed information about services and addresses, or to make an appointment, call 763-682-7516. or 1-800-362-3667, or visit their website at www.co.wright.mn.us.

Please Note the New Schedule:

1st Thursday, of the month: Monticello High School, from 3-7PM
2nd Tuesday of the month, at Delano Senior Center, from 2-6PM
3rd Thursday of the month: Annandale City Hall, from 2-6PM.
4th Tuesday of the month: Cokato Library, from 2-6PM

Wright County Public Health announces the Wellness On Wheels (WOW) Program of services which include:

  • Immunizations for all ages
  • Screening and individual consultations for:
    • Blood pressure
    • Fasting Lipid panel cholesterol
    • Fasting glucose
    • Non-fasting Hemoglobin A1C
    • Pregnancy
    • Hemoglobin
    • Tuberculosis
  • Home radon and well water test kits
  • Child car seat safety checks
  • Dental health and fluoride application
  • General health and community resource information

 

May 26th

 Author and appraiser Mark Moran, who has written over 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has appeared on the PBS "Antiques Roadshow" program, will evaluate your items and help you learn more about their history. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 26th from 3-6PM at the Rockford Library. It is open to all ages. Limit one object per person. Limit 40 items. You must pre register for a time slot by calling the library. Additional guests are welcome to attend to listen and observe. A Legacy event.

May 27th

The Cokato Finnish American Historical Society will be holding a Memorial Celebration on May 27th at Temperance Corner (Co. Rd 3 and 100). A bake sale begins at 10AM in Temperance Hall. Buildings will be open for tour from 10AM until 2PM. Also, come check out the oldest and newest sauna, and a drawing for prizes!

There is help for homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Wright County Community Action (WCCA), a non-profit organization, offers confidential foreclosure counseling at no charge, and if applicable, will work with the lender to come to a reasonable solution. For more information, call Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500, ext. 238.

 

 

May 29th

A Memorial Day service will be held May 29th at 10AM in the Kingston Veterans Memorial Park. In the case of rain it will be held at Kingston Community Center. Refreshments will be served following the program at Kingston Community Center. Everybody is welcome.

June 8th & 9th

Step up to the plate and save lives! Memorial Blood centers is teaming up with the Minnesota Twins to five blood donors a chance to win premium baseball tickets. All presenting donors in June are automatically entered into weekly drawings for a pair of tickets to a Minnesota Twins game. Blood drives are being held all across the state in the month of June. To find a community sponsor or location to register at near you this June visit MBC.org or call 1-888-GIVE-BLD.

The St. George Catholic Church of Long Lake will host it's annual rummage sale on Thursday, June 8th from 9AM to 8PM and Friday, June 9th from 9AM to 1PM. Friday is "Bag Day" at $4 per bag, and large items are half price. Come check our their low prices! Snacks will be available. Proceeds help to support the church's many charities. For more information call 952-473-1247.

June 20th

 June 20th at 11:00am. Serving will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm.3310 County Line Road SE, Delano, MN. The menu will include a variety of salads, breadsticks, bars and beverages.  Take out lunches will be available. Please email me or contact me at 612-209-1061 to let me know the cost involved. 
I would like the information to air the two weeks prior to the luncheon.

July 13th

The 17th Annual Community Health Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, July 13th beginning at 12:30PM at the Wild Marsh Golf Course in Buffalo. Registration for the event begins at 11:30AM or online at www.lakesideoasis.org. A social hour will be held at 5:30PM and a dinner at 6. The tournament benefits Lakeside Oasis and the end-of-life comfort care wing. Putting contests, games, and a silent auction are just a few of the fun activities happening along with the tournament.

 

Project Pencils is a local school supply drive being held for local children and families who cannot afford school supplies for the up coming school year. Project Pencils has been going on for six years now. Last year they were able to help 279 Wright County children begin school with all of their needed supplies. The generosity of our community is the only way we are able to help these students. If you are willing to help us by donating funds, please contact Brady Vollbrecht from Wright County Health and Human Services or send a check to Wright Country Health and Human Servies Attn: Accounting 1004 Commercial Drive Buffalo, MN 5513. You can also join our Facebook page and invite others to join, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/238533719871652/.

The Annandale, Clearwater, Howard Lake and Rockford public libraries present: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. 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. Participants have a chance to win prizes. This program is ongoing, so you can sign up any time! No limit; please come to the library to register. Sponsored by the Area Friends of the Library and Great River Regional Library.