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    Community Bulletin Board

                                                 Friday,  December 9, 2016


Auditions for "Honk! Jr." are coming up soon at the Buffalo Community Theater. "Honk! Jr." is a delightful new show based on the story of the Ugly Duckling, and is designed specifically to be performed by youth, and it is BCT's second all-youth production that will feature local youth (8-13). Kids and their parents can pick one of two audition times: Friday, December 9th, at 6PM, or Saturday, December 10th at 10AM in the Discovery Elementary School Auditorium in Buffalo. Please visit the BCT website: bctmn.org
for information regarding auditions. Specific questions regarding auditions may be submitted to: buffaloct@gmail.com

  Saturday,  December 10, 2016

Children ages 3 to 13, with their families, are invited to Family Literacy Storytime at the Clearwater Public Library. Story times, including stories and crafts, will take place  Saturdays at 11AM.

Families and school age children are invited to create an ornament at the Buffalo Public Library during open hours through Saturday, December 17th. Materials will be available to make an ornament to hang on the library’s special tree. Every week, materials for a different craft will be set out.

The Annual 'Kids Only Sale' is being hosted by the Buffalo and Maple Lake Girl Scouts on Saturday, December 10th, from 2-4 PM, in the Buffalo Community Middle School Mall. Adults may come through the sale area at 3:30. Girl Scouts will serve as shopper helpers for the Kids shopping for

gifts. Parents are asked to prepare a shopping list for each child. Put in an envelope with child's name, and money. Please send small bills. Most children spend $20 to $30. Items from twenty-five cents to $4 will be available. Parents may visit the Bake Sale while waiting. For more information, call Angela at 763-245-9249, or email angelacarik@yahoo.com.

The Buffalo Rotary Club works very hard to make Toys for Tots a success, with the help of concerned citizens and business leaders. You can help in many ways, including: donating cash.....or donating a new, unwrapped toy to one of the local drop-off location.......or...Be a drop-off location. For more information call...763-269-5739, or e-mail ToysforTotsBuffaloMN@hot-mail.com. If you are a family in need of assistance to provide Christmas toys for your children, fill out an application available at the Buffalo Food Shelf,....the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wright County Human Services. All applications must be received by December 9. Please help the Buffalo Rotary Club make the community strong and families happy, by giving to those in need.

The Annual 'Kids Only Sale' is being hosted by the Buffalo and Maple Lake Girl Scouts on Saturday, December 10th, from 2-4 PM, in the Buffalo Community Middle School Mall. Adults may come through the sale area at 3:30. Girl Scouts will serve as shopper helpers for the Kids shopping for

gifts. Parents are asked to prepare a shopping list for each child. Put in an envelope with child's name, and money. Please send small bills. Most children spend $20 to $30. Items from twenty-five cents to $4 will be available. Parents may visit the Bake Sale while waiting. For more information, call Angela at 763-245-9249, or email angelacarik@yahoo.com.

 

Riverside Church in Big Lake presents "A Christmas Carol", on Friday, December 9th, at 7PM and also on Saturday, December 10th at 4PM and 6:30PM. Free tickets are required, and can be requested on the church website....www.myriversidechurch.com. Riverside Church, on Highway 25 and County Road 14 in Big Lake.

Your family will enjoy "A Christmas Carol", in Watertown, thru December 10th. Performances of this River City Production will be in the W-M Primary School Auditorium on Friday at 7PM, and on Saturday, at 2PM. Ticket price for adults is $7, and $5 for students and seniors. All performances are FREE to the military with military ID, and children under 5 years of age. On Sunday, December 11th, there will be a special performance at B's on the River in Watertown at 4:15 PM. Light appetizers will be served, with cash bar available, for a ticket price of $10.

The Annual 'Kids Only Sale' is being hosted by the Buffalo and Maple Lake Girl Scouts on Saturday, December 10th, from 2-4 PM, in the Buffalo Community Middle School Mall. Adults may come through the sale area at 3:30. Girl Scouts will serve as shopper helpers for the Kids shopping for

gifts. Parents are asked to prepare a shopping list for each child. Put in an envelope with child's name, and money. Please send small bills. Most children spend $20 to $30. Items from twenty-five cents to $4 will be available. Parents may visit the Bake Sale while waiting. For more information, call Angela at 763-245-9249, or email angelacarik@yahoo.com.

 

Everyone is invited to join in Annandale's Main Street Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 10th. The day begins with the "Santa Fun Run". Participants will leave from Clock Tower Park at 1 PM. The run is about 3/4 of a mile, for a cost of $5 per person. Register soon! The first 40 participants get a Santa Hat, custom embroidered by Annandale Embroidery. After the run, many amazing downtown merchants feature in-store specials Santa will be roaming around, so bring your camera to catch the fun as your kids talk to Santa. There will be carolers on the streets, and Annandale Ambassadors will hand out candy canes. At 3:00, get a ride on the horse-drawn trolley through downtown. By 5:00, you'll want a spot on the parade route for the 2nd Annual Winter Lights parade. That's fun for the whole family at Annandale's Main Street Holiday Celebration, on Saturday, December 10th.

Your family will enjoy the Buffalo Community Orchestra's holiday concert, '"Tis The Season to Celebrate", on Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center at the Buffalo High School. The Wright Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble will collaborate with community music ensembles presenting so many of the holiday season favorites, including, "Skater's Waltz", "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", and Jingle Bell Rock". The Wright County Chamber Chorus will be performing, as well, and they will be joined by the Buffalo High School Concert Choir. Tickets:....$12 for adults,..... $10 for senior citizens,...and $5 for students. Remember....MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC! on Saturday, December 10th,in the Performing Arts Center at the Buffalo High School. For more information, visit bcomn.org.

 

 

The Buffalo Knights of Columbus are again selling Christmas trees. They have hundreds of trees to choose from.  They are priced from $30 to $100.  The tree lot is located again next to the Buffalo High School track across from Walmart off highway 25. Open  Monday through Friday 4 to 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM. 
Payment can be made with cash or check. 

December 11th

The Holiday Train is coming to our area on Sunday, December 11, and will be making stops in Loretto, Buffalo, and Annandale.

Buffalo Women’s Connection’s Presents "The Sounds of Christmas "All women are invited to an evening of fun and relaxation on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 6:30PM. at the Huikko’s Bowling & Event Center,1207 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo MN. This evening the special feature,"Holiday Happenings"", is a fun gift exchange and singing of your favorite Christmas songs. Please bring a new, wrapped gift of $5 value or less to share; and wear red, or your favorite holiday outfit! Connie Lounsbury, Monticello MN, is our special speaker with "The Gift of Life". Connie asks "Who is Controlling Your Life"? She will share how she discovered there is "Someone" better able to take control and with better results. Join us for a wonderful evening with dinner, holiday cookies and punch. The cost is only $10 all inclusive. For reservations and cancellations, please contact Jewell Malerich at 763-682-1780 by Sunday, December 11th, 2016. We look forward to seeing you and bring a guest! Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo invites everyone to their Congregational Christmas Festival on Sunday, December 11th, from 11:45AM until 2PM.. A Potluck Lunch will be following the Sunday Service and Bible Study at 11:45AM Your family will enjoy a fun afternoon for all ages with food, games and Christmas carols. and also packing Christmas boxes for shut-ins. That's at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo, at 1970 Edmonson Avenue N.E., on Sunday, December 11th.

The Buffalo Community Center has a new program…Bison Fishing Forever. The purpose of this program is to provide free boating and fishing outings for seniors, veterans, vulnerable youth and adults, and youth. We are currently raising funds to purchase a new handicap accessible pontoon and are asking for your help! We need to raise $50,000 by April of 2017 and to date have raised a little over $8,000. We are also looking for volunteers to help next summer taking guests out on our new pontoon; if you would like to help this very worthwhile program or if you have any questions, please contact the Buffalo Community Center at 763-682-6036.

December 12th

A special "Blue Christmas Service" focused on healing and hope for those who are grieving during the holidays, will be held at Community United Methodist Church in Monticello at 9225 Jason Avenue N.E. , on Monday, December 12th at 7PM. All are welcome, and are encouraged to invite
others to attend. Join the festivities of Christmas with those who understand. For information, call 763-295-2652.

December 13th

Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo invites everyone to their very special Scandinavian Santa Lucia Supper, on Tuesday, December 13, sponsored by Women of Zion for women and their families and friends. The meal will be served between 5-6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. At 6:30 PM, a procession of violinists will led the Santa Lucia court into Trinity Hall, where the Santa Lucia legend will be featured, including her visit bringing special rolls for the day, stories, and Swedish folk dancing. Cost is $5 per person, or $20 per family, for the meal of soups, breads, cheeses, and many Scandinavian specialties and desserts. Child care will be provided, if requested, but supper is not available in the nursery. Celebrate the Scandinavian Heritage, at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo, on Tuesday, December 13th.

 

Adults can receive Computer and Internet Help at the Clearwater Public Library on Tuesdays from Noon to 1PM through December. Staff will answer questions and assist with navigating the Internet or basic computer skills. Reservations requested.

Teens are invited to enjoy Game Night at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday nights, from 6 to 8PM. Hang out with friends and learn some of the newest card and board games. Munchies and beverages are provided. Books to sharpen your gaming skills will be available.

December 14th

Toddler and preschool children are invited to the Rockford Public Library for a Storytime on Wednesday, December 14th, 11:15AM to Noon. Enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs with the theme of Counting.

December 17th

This Christmas, visit a "Living Nativity", presented by the Glencoe area churches on Saturday, December 17th from 5:30 until 7:30PM. Drive through Oak Leaf Park and view six different scenes depicting the Good News of Jesus' " birth on earth." Live animals, hand crafted scenery, biblical characters and music will provide a memorable Christmas experience for the whole family. Admission is FREE. If you wish to donate to the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf, the Boy Scouts will collect your donations of food or money. Support for "Living Nativity" in Glencoe on December 17th, is also provided in-part by Thrivent Financial. For information, visitwww/facebook.com/glencoemnlivingnativity.

The 'Meaning of Christmas' comes to life, at the Living Nativity, proudly presented by the Buffalo Covenant Church on Saturday and Sunday, December 17th and 18th, from 5-7PM. The Living Nativity is a walk-through event with live character portrayals and animals. Invite your neighbors and friends to join your family in viewing and participating in this very spiritual and moving event. Admission is FREE, and cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Share the beauty and the emotions, as the "Meaning of Christmas Comes to Life" at the Living Nativity, presented by the Buffalo Covenant Church, 1601 Highway 25 North.

December 18th

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo announces a Special Monthly Speaker on Sunday, December 18th, at 9:30AM. Rev. James Mattek will share information about the health and helping ministries of WLCFS, including Christian Counseling, in-home care services and senior living solultions. As Director of Ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Christian Family Solutions, he provides doctrinal leadership and works in mission advancement. That's at the St. Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo, at 1970 Edmonson Avenue N.E. on Sunday, December 18th.

 

December 20th

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo announces a very special Youth Group Birthday Party for Jesus, on Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30 to 8:30PM. At Jesus' birthday party, participants will make snowless snow globes, play games, sing, eat, and celebrate! That's on Tuesday, December 20th, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo, at 1970 Edmonson Ave. N.E.

If you, or anyone you know, is 60 or under, and has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, you are welcome to attend our group meeting tonight and every  3rd Tuesday of the month. The meeting is in Big Lake at the Saron Lutheran Church, from 6:30-8PM Questions, please call Camille Johnson at 763-350-7401.

December 24th

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo invites everyone to the Children's Christmas Service, at 7PM on Christmas Eve. This years' service is all about questions using the theme: "What Child Is This?". In addition to the Sunday School children presenting the program, the adult choir will also sing. That's at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo, at 1970 Edmonson Ave. N.E., on Christmas Eve, at 7PM.

December 25th

Your family is invited on Sunday, December 25, to the Christmas Day Song Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo, at 9:30AM. Celebrating the Birth of our Savior will be accompanied by favorite Christmas hymns, including two songs by the adult choir, on Christmas Day, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo, at 1970 Edmonson Ave. N. E.