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Community Bulletin Board

Saturday February 13, 2016 

 

Buffalo Community Theater is thrilled to announce their children’s production: Disney’s Winnie-The-Pooh, Kids! This is the first all children production BCT has produced in its nearly 30 year history and they are very excited to showcase up-and-coming young talent from Buffalo and the surrounding communities.  Winnie-the-Pooh will run this weekend and next weekend, February 19-21, at Discovery Auditorium in Buffalo. Tickets are on sale now and available through the BCT website: www.bctmn.org. The thirty-five minute musical will be preceded by a magic show and intermission, making it an ideal length for young children and a treat for the whole family!


The St Michael American Legion Post 567 is hosting a Fish Fry every Friday starting 
February 12th through March 25th. The menu is fried pollock, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, cookie, and milk or coffee to drink. The price is adults $11(+ tax), children 5-11 $5(+ tax) and 4 and under are free."


The Ney Nature Center in Maple Lake is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays  through March 6th from 12-4 PM. During these times, ski and snowshoe rentals are available. Ski package includes skis, boots and poles. The Ney Nature Center is located one and one-half mile north of Maple Lake, just off County road 8, at 5212 73rd St. NW. For information, call 763-682-7894.


On Saturday, February 13 the Parks Department will light the Pond Loop Trail at Ney Park for a Sweetheart Snowshoe and Book hike. There is no charge for this event unless you wish to rent a pair of snowshoes from the Nature Center for $5. There will be sweet treats and warm drinks for you and your sweetheart to enjoy as you take a stroll in the woods

 

Celebrate winter's beauty by candlelight at Lake Maria State Park's Annual Candlelight 
Hike on Saturday, February 13th from 6 - 9 PM.  Other activiities, including the Northstar Trail Travelers Volksmarch, are beginning at 3 PM. The Northstar Travelers provide food and snacks for a small fee.  "Free coffee and cider donated by the Friends of Lake Maria.
The Volksmarch candlelight snowshoe portion begins at 6 PM and ends at 9PM.

 

Treat your Sweetheart to a romantic Valentine's dinner close to home at the St. Michael/Albertville Rotary's Sweetheart Dinner, Saturday, February 13, at Hanover City Hall, at 11250 -5th Street Northeast in Hanover. Catered by the River Inn of Hanover and featuring local crooner Alec Waters. This special dinner promises to be delicious, romantic and entertaining. Tickets are $35 per person, and includes an elegant chicken breast dinner and a glass of wine. Participants must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit the St. Michael/Albertville To order tickets, visit www.stmarotary.org or from any STMA Rotarian.


Start your Valentine Sunday, with a Breakfast Buffet at the Montrose Community Center, serving Pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage and a beverage from 8:30 AM –12:30 PM. All you can eat...only $7 , ages 12 and up. Only $5, ages 5 – 11, ages under 4 are free.   Sponsored by the Montrose Lions, with proceeds for community projects.

 

The family will enjoy a Valentine's Day together playing K.C Bingo in downtown Rogers at the Mary Queen of Peace Hall, St. Martin Campus, starting at 1:00 pm. Yes....the kids play, too! There will be 25 regular games with $10 and $20 prizes. One card - $7, 3 cards or more, $5 each. There will also be a Progressive Cover-All game, PLUS 5 "Split the Pot" games. Snacks and beverages available.Sponsored by N.W.-Hennepin K.C. Council #11041.

 

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. Eligible blood donors of all types 
are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative. There are many 
local donor locations including Albertville, Clearwater, Monticello, Montrose, and Rockford. Make an appointment to donate by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or on-line by visiting redcrossblood.org. …...and ask for age, weight and height specifications

 

About 2 in 5 homes have dangerous levels of radon. Wright County Public Health will have  short term radon test kits for $3, while supplies last, during February. To purchase a test kit, stop in at Wright County Health and Human Services, at 1004 Commercial Drive, 
or you can order one over the phone. Just call 763-682-8931. 

 

Do you want to take a refresher course or learn more about computers? The Monticello Workforce Center invites you to come into the ABE Computer Lab to learn keyboarding, Quick Books, and Microsoft Office 2013, Word Processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and databases. They also offer preparation for the Special Boiler's License Examination and GED preparation. All services are open to the public and provided Free of Cost. You do not have to be unemployed to use these services. Call 763-271-3768. That's the Monticello Workforce Center, at 763-271-3768.


The 60+ and Healthy Clinic offered by Wright County Public Health provides foot care to seniors and individuals with a physical hindrance that are unable to provide adequate foot care for themselves. The clinics are staffed with trained personnel and always have a Public Health Nurse on-site. The 60+ and Healthy Clinic visits 8 cities throughout the county on a bi-monthly basis. The cost of the clinic is $15 per visit; those unable to pay will not be denied services. Call 1-800-362-3667 or 763-682-7456 for more information.

Bring your 3-6 year old to Winter Morning Stories at the Delano Public Library on Tuesdays, from 10:30 - 11 AM. Help your child get ready to read in an interactive 
storytime this winter. Be ready to clap, read and enjoy some stories. Winter Morning Stories will be offered on Tuesdays through February. Attendance is limited and 
registration is required.


Infants up to 18 months old, together with a parent/caregiver, are invited to Baby Bounce at the Buffalo Public Library on Tuesdays.  The group will explore songs, stories and finger plays to help babies learn pre-literacy skills. Baby Bounce is  offered February 16th , 
& 23rd, from 4 until 4:20 PM. Attendance is limited and registration is required.


The Celebrate Recovery Group in Monticello meets in the Covenant Church at 8585 Highway 25 NE in Monticello, on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM.   Celebrate Recovery 
is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for people with all kinds of hurts, habits, and hand-ups. Find friendship and understanding, Tuesday evenings, at the Covenant 
Church in Monticello.


Teens are invited to the Delano Public Library for Teen Game Night on Tuesday, 
February. 16th,  6 - 8 PM. Hang out with friends, learn some new card and board games, enjoy snacks and a beverage, and use the books available to sharpen your gaming skills. Teen Game Nights are sponsored by the Delano Friends of the Library.


The Sherburne-Wright Chapter of the National Organization of Women , known as 
N.O.W, meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Monticello Community Center. 
For more information, visit www.mnnow.org or contact the National Organization of 
Women at now@gmail.com


The Monticello Community Center offers Faith in Action to families concerned about compassion and care of their loved ones. Several support group meetings are offered   Afternoons from 1:30 - 3PM. These  include; The Memory Loss group meets  on the third Tuesday of each month. The Parkinson' Support group meets the first Tuesday of each month, the Grief Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month.  Together, 
the Monticello Community Center and Faith in Action offers compassion, help, and 
always HOPE. For more information, contact Great River Faith in Action, 763-263-4277

 

Save the 3rd Tuesday of every month for Ukulele Fun at Huikko's Bowling Center in Buffalo. The Ukulele Club of Wright County invites you from 7 – 9PM , and guarantees 
that you'll have a good time. Bring a friend and an ukulele! No talent needed. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Get in on the fun at the Bison Creek Bar and Dining, 
1207 Highway 25.  For more information, call 763-682-5599

 

Teens are invited to the Delano Public Library for a Teen Game Night on Tuesday, 
February 16, 6 to 8 PM. Hang out with friend earn some new card and board games, enjoy snacks and a beverage, and use
s, lthe books available to sharpen your gaming skills. Teen Game Nights are sponsored by the Delano Friends of the Library.


The Wright County Parks Department has begun to accept picnic shelter reservations, for the summer of 2016, on-line or over the phone. Call 763-682-7894. The on-line reservations allow the user to select their dates, show available camp sites and shelters, and make payments on-line. For on-line address information, call 763-682-7894, for Wright County Parks.

 

Teens who enjoy writing are invited to join the Teen Writers Club meeting at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, February 17, 4 - 5:30 PM. This is an opportunity to share ideas, get suggestions, and explore new ways to write.


Experienced and novice adult quilters are invited to Calico Quilters, a quilting group at the Delano Public Library. The group will meet Thursday, February 18th, 9 AM to 1 PM. 
Work on your own projects in a group setting.


The Delano Public Library’s knitting and needlework group will meet on Thursday, 
February 18th, 6:30 to 8 PM. Bring your projects to work in a group setting. Questions 
are welcome and help is available.

 

For a little more adventure you can join Naturalist David Grack for Moonlit Snowshoe Adventure at Ney Park on Friday, February 19. You will get to explore parts of Ney Park that are only accessible during the winter with snowshoes. This program is $5 per person and you can either bring your own snowshoes or reserve a pair at the Nature Center.

 

The whole family will enjoy the K.C. Fish Dinner on Friday, February 19, from 5 – 7PM, in downtown Rogers at Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall-St.Martin Campus. This fish dinner has all the fixin's...that makes fish taste even better!!Start with macaroni and cheese, baked beans, cole slow, dinner rolls, cookies and a beverage! Cost: 4 years and under – free. 5 years -12 years, $6.00, and 13 years and older, $10. A family maximum...$50. Sponsored, cooked and served by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus council ##11941. That's the K.C. Fish Dinner in Rogers, on Friday, February l9.

 

The St Michael American Legion Post 567 is hosting a Fish Fry every Friday through March 25th. The menu is fried pollock, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, cookie, and milk or coffee to drink. The price is adults $11(+ tax), children 5-11 $5(+ tax) and 4 and under are free."

 

You are invited to Faith In Action's 9th Annual Gala, "Dreams and Destinations" with 2 dates to choose from,: Friday, February 19 in Rogers, and Saturday, February 20th in St. Cloud. Both events are hosted by the Crown Room Banquet Center, starting at 5:30, with dinner served at 6:00pm, and the program at 7:00. You won't want to miss the fun of this heartwarming and inspirational evening, as we journey to the tropics. Tickets are $50 For details, go online: www.grfia.com, or call 763-263-4277.

 

Due to the warm Minnesota weather, two Wright County Winter Events have been cancelled! Yes, you heard it right! Because the ice is not safe, the Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby and the 2nd Annual LOVE Inc.-Big Woods Ice Fishing Contest on Buffalo Lake, scheduled for Saturday, February 20th, have been cancelled. The Ice Castle Fish House offered by the Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby will be given away at the Maple Lake St. Patrick Day Festival, and the $5 tickets will be on sale until then. For information, visit on-line @ www.maplelakefishingderby.com. All other activities at both events have been cancelled. Organizers say "Thank you, and we'll see you next year!'


The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors now, and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. All types are needed, especially donors with O, AB, B negative and A negative. There are many local donor locations. In Cokato, on Monday, February 22, from l-7pm. at the First Baptist Church; in Annandale, on Thursday, February 25, from 1-7 pm. at the Classic Hall; and in Howard Lake, on Saturday, February 27 from 8:30am-2:30 pm at Preferred Choice Chiropractic. To donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS, and ask for age, weight and height specifications.

 

The Red Cross is coming to Annandale on Thursday, February 25th at Classic Hall and Event Center on Highway 55, between l:00-7:00pm. There is a severe shortage of available blood and blood products. Approximately every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion. For information, or to make an appointment, calll Valerie Kaz, at 320-274-5531. That's 320-274-5531.


St. Cloud State University will provide free professional workshops to help assist students preparing and applying for financial aid In partner with Minnesota College Goal, St. Cloud State will host the three workshop events and provide free professional assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The workshop dates: February 26th, Miller Learning Resources Center 206/207 1-4PM. March 18th, Miller Learning Resources Center 206/207 "We know from state and federal statistics that completing the FAFSA can be a barrier to some students and families, particular students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation college students, and students of color," said Valerie Knopp, assistant director of Financial Aid at St. Cloud state. "Providing free assistance from financial aid experts and trained volunteers helps students and families complete this first step in applying for federal and state financial aid." Attending students can register to win a $500 educational award.The event is free and open to the public.

 

Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge invite you to the Craft Beer—Wine and Cheese TASTING with Silent Auction on Friday, February 26, from 6-9 PM. Join in the fun at The Friendly Buffalo in Big Lake on Highway 10. Tickets $20/$25 at the door. Come and help support our Environmental Education Programs and Oak Savanna Learning Center. That's Friday, February 26, in Big Lake at The Friendly Buffalo, on Highway 10.

 

The public is invited to the Delano Public Library’s exhibit of Quilts during library open 
hours until Saturday, Feb. 27. This event is sponsored by Calico Quilters and the 
Delano Friends of the Library.


Come and share..."Lights With A Purpose".. '.Lights to light up life and hope' at the 3rd Annual Winter Luminaria Event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, at the Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve just north of Maple Lake, off County Road 8Join others and remember loved ones lost, and celebrate our survivors. Enjoy music, a bonfire, hot coffee and cocoa, s'mores and hot dogs. Suggested donation : $10 per person or couple, or $20 per family. Luminaria Decorating at 5:45pm followed by Ceremony and 1.3 mile Pond Trail hike at 6:30 on Saturday, February 27, at Ney Memorial Park, sponsored by the American Cancer Society . For details online: www.co.wright/mn.us/department/parks

 

If you have lost someone to suicide, you are not alone. The Buffalo Community Center offers the Suicide Support Group of Facilitators who are survivors, people who care and want to help, and who know the unique circumstances that suicide presents. Help each other at this meeting the fourth Thursday of every month from 7- 8 PM at the Buffalo Community Center. There is no charge.  Parking is available in the back lot. For more information,  please call Mary at 763-267-7041.


Parkinson Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month; the Grief Support Group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, and the Memory Loss group meets on the 
3rd Tuesday of each month. For information, call Great River Faith in Action, always offering help and hope.  763-263-4277.

The Council of Catholic Women invite all area women to the annual Deanery Lenten Day of Prayer to be held on Thursday, March 10, at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Avenue South, in Buffalo. The day begins with registration at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm. The topic for the day will be "Sowing Seeds of Mercy". The cost is $35 for the Deanery Lenten Day of Prayer, at the King Retreat Center, on Thursday, March 10. For reservations, call Nancy at 763-682-1394. That's 763-682-l394