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Community Bulletin Board

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of July 21st :

Tuesday: Montrose Clark Station

Wednesday: St. Michael Marketplace

Thursday: Cokato 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 763-682-7717 or toll free 1-800-362-3667 ext. 7717. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

The St. Michael Public Library is offering a library camp for children Monday through Wednesday, July 21st through 23rd . Two sessions will be offered each day: Session 1 for ages 5 to 7 from 10 to 11:30 AM and Session 2 for ages 8 to 11 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Children will explore kitchen science, experience "egg"speriments and defy gravity during the three-day camp. The attendance limit is 20. Registration includes all three days of fun. Library camp is sponsored by the St. Michael Friends of the Library. For more information, or to register, phone the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the St. Michael Ridge Apartments Community Room, Tuesday, July 22nd from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. The St. Michael Ridge Apartments Community Room is located at 698 Ridge Drive, St. Michael. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

Smokey Bear celebrates his 70th birthday this summer. He will be at the Clearwater Public Library on Tuesday, July 22nd from 10 to 11 AM to share his knowledge and experience. Children of all ages are welcome. Smokey will help children know how to keep the forest a safe place for everyone. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Enjoy ECFE Summer Park Activities Tuesday, July 22nd at 10:30 AM with the CLIMB Theater-Stubby the Elephant! Ever wonder how elephants got their long noses? Come and learn how! In case of rain, events will be held at the Parkview Care Center, Fellowship Hall, 200 Park Lane, by Sturges Park. Sponsored by the Buffalo Rotary, United for Youth, Open Streets Buffalo and ECFE.

Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to Summer Reading Program Story Time at the Clearwater Public Library on Tuesday, July 22nd from 11 to 11:30 AM. This story time will include stories and fun activities that explore science. Summer Reading Program Story Times will also be offered July 29th . For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Adults, teens and children are invited to enjoy the Brodini Magic Show at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, July 22nd from 1 to 1:45 PM. Brodini's high energy comedy/magic show includes audience participation and is very popular with library audiences. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

The Wright County Historical Society will present a free session on how to grow your own produce with Local Roots Food Coop member Connie Carlson on Tuesday, July 22nd from 1:30 to 2:45 PM at the Wright County Heritage Center, 2001 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo. Connie will show participants how easy it is to grow fresh produce and each attendee will go home with their own "starter salad" container with seeds, compliments of Seed Savers. Participation is free, but a free-will donation would be appreciated. To register, phone 763-682-7323 or email wrighthistory@icloud.com.

The Teen Writers Club at the Delano Public Library will meet on Tuesday, July 22nd from 2 to 3 PM. This club is for all teens who enjoy writing and would like to share ideas, get suggestions, and explore new ways to write. For more information, contact the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Dazzling Dave, Yo-Yo Master, will visit the Howard Lake Public Library on Tuesday, July 22nd from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. His performance is recommended for children ages 7 to 12 but is open to all ages. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Dazzling Dave is a professional yo-yo performer who has been performing since 1998. His awards include Midwest Regional Champion and Masters World Champion. He is also a former middle school teacher. Registration is requested but not required. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, or to register, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at 320-543-2020.

Attend the Lake Ridge Care Center Campus Summer Carnival Fundraiser, Tuesday, July 22nd from 4 to 7 PM, 310 Lake Boulevard S., Buffalo. Bring the whole family for fun, food, games and music by KRWC from 3 to 5 PM and the Wagon Wheelers from 5 to 7 PM. For more information, phone 763-404-4648.

Children and teens ages 10 to 18 are invited to a figure drawing workshop at the Monticello Public Library on Tuesday, July 22nd from 6 to 7:30 PM. Artist Shayann Hoffer will provide instruction on the fundamentals of figure drawing, and how to create interesting characters in the manga style. Participants are invited to bring ideas and personal work to share. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Monticello Public Library at 763-295-2322.

Families are invited to "The Zinghoppers Science Screen Show," an educational and entertaining program, at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesday, July 23rd from 10:30 to 11:15 AM. This program includes music, science and group participation to create a musical adventure celebrating science and reading. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Children and teens ages 10 to 18 are invited to a figure drawing workshop at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, July 23rd from 2 to 3:30 PM. Artist Shayann Hoffer will provide instruction on the fundamentals of figure drawing, and how to create interesting characters in the manga style. Participants are invited to bring ideas and personal work to share. The attendance limit is 20 and registration is required. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, or to register, phone the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Everyone is invited to attend Concert's in the Park at the Delano Central Park Gazebo, Wednesday, July 23rd at 6:30 PM with the Kevin and Melinda Ruprecht Concertina Band. Enjoy a hand clapping, toe tapping evening of lively polka music with Delano native Melinda (Albrecht) Ruprecht, her husband Kevin and the band. This event is free, fun for the entire family! This event brought to you by the General Federated Women's Club. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Delano Middle School Auditorium. For more information, phone 763-972-6210 ext. 1.   

Children and teens ages 10 to 18 are invited to a figure drawing workshop at the Clearwater Public Library on Wednesday, July 23rd from 6:30 to 8 PM. Artist Shayann Hoffer will provide instruction on the fundamentals of figure drawing, and how to create interesting characters in the manga style. Participants are invited to bring ideas and personal work to share. Registration is required. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The Monticello Public Library is offering a Baby Bounce series from 11 to 11:20 AM on Wednesdays, July 23rd & 30th. Baby Bounce is for babies and infants up to 18 months old and their parent/caregiver. Registration is required. This activity is sponsored by the City of Monticello. For more information, or to register, phone the Monticello Public Library at 763-295-2322.

Teens and adults are invited to join the Memory Writers at the Clearwater Public Library from 10 AM to 12 PM on Thursday, July 24th . The Memory Writers are an informal writing group that meets with local author Linda Marie Teens to work on the recording of life stories. Writing experience is not required. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Take part in the Plato American Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday, July 24th from 1 to 7 PM at Discover Church, highway 212 West, Plato. For an appointment, phone Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370. Sponsored by the Plato Lions Club.

Attend the 2014 Concerts in the Park, Thursday's at 7 PM at Sturges Park, Buffalo. Thursday, July 24th enjoy the classic rock n' roll of the Fabulous Del Counts, sponsored by St. John's Lutheran Church, Buffalo. Bring your chairs, a blanket, even a picnic dinner and enjoy the show!

Children ages 7 to 10 are invited to join Michele in Club Einstein at the Monticello Public Library from 1:15 to 2:15 PM on Thursday, July 24th. Explore the world of science, weather, chemistry and more with stories, crafts and games. This club is sponsored by the City of Monticello. For more information, contact the Monticello Public Library at 763-295-2322.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to Preschool Story Time from 10:30 to 11:15 AM on Friday, July 25th . Preschool Story Time includes songs, rhymes and crafts to build important skills for kindergarten readiness. The attendance limit is 20 per session. Pre-registration is requested. Preschool Story Time will also take place Friday, August 1st. For more information, or to register, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Award-winning puppet theater performers ZPuppets Rosenschnoz will present "A la carte: In a Fool's Kitchen" at the Buffalo Public Library from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM on Friday, July 25th. This performance is for families, teens and children 3 and older. The show features the battle between a French chef and a wily lobster. It is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. For more information, phone the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753.

Boone, a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be at the Delano Public Library on Friday, July 25th from 1 to 3 PM. Children are invited to sign up for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Boone, who enjoys sitting quietly, listening to children as they read. This activity is particularly helpful for children who need to gain confidence reading aloud. For more information, or to register for a time slot, phone the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited to join Michele for a weekly "B-Bop Robots" preschool story time at the Monticello Public Library on Fridays, July 25th from 10:15 to 11 AM. B-Bop Robots features stories about robots and science, and fun with creative games. Registration is required. Sponsored by the City of Monticello. For more information, or to register, phone the Monticello Public Library at 763-295-2322.

All area cattle women are invited to attend, "Mom's Day on the Farm", Saturday, July 26th from 7:30 AM to 4 PM at the Schiefelbein Farms in Kimball. Mom's will tour the farm, participate in discussions on modern beef production, learn how to select and cook the perfect steak and more! Free round trip transportation to the farm, register by Thursday, July 24th by clicking on the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SchiefelbeinFarmTour. With questions, contact Sherry at shill@ancw.org.

Wright County Community Action is offering a first-time home buyer's seminar, Saturday, July 26th from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Albertville City Hall, 5959 Main Ave. NE, Albertville. Area lenders, real estate agents and other housing professional's will help you decide if now if the right time to purchase a home. There is a class fee of $30 per household. To register, phone Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500 ext. 231.

The next Buffalo Fare For All food distribution will held Saturday, July 26th from 9:45 to 11 AM at the North side of Zion Lutheran Church, Highway 25 South, Buffalo. Fare For All provides nutritious food at below-retail prices to help local families stretch their monthly food budgets. This food distribution is open to anyone; there are no income-based requirements for participation, phone 763-682-4864 for more information.

Smokey Bear celebrates his 70th birthday this summer. He will be at the Howard Lake Public Library on Saturday, July 26th from 10:30 to 11:15 AM to share his knowledge and experience. The program is geared for ages 2 to 5, but all ages are welcome. Smokey will help children know how to keep the forest a safe place for everyone. Registration is requested but not required. The program is sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and the Howard Lake Friends of the Library. For more information, or to register, phone 320-558-6001.

Adults, teens and children are invited to enjoy the Brodini Magic Show at the Monticello Public Library on Saturday, July 26th from 11 AM to 12 PM. Brodini's high energy comedy/magic show includes audience participation and is very popular with library audiences. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Monticello Public Library at 763-295-2322.

Attend a benefit for Scott Miller of Howard Lake, also known as Jonah Hex of the Old West Society of Minnesota. Scott has terminal cancer and is in hospice care at home. The event will be held at the Howard Lake Legion on Saturday, July 26th at 1 PM. There will be a small Old West Show with whip cracking demonstrations and rope tricks for your entertainment. Please help show your support for Scott & Shelly Miller.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of July 28th :

Monday: Otsego Rockwood's Grill

Tuesday: Maple Lake BP Amoco

Wednesday: County Fair Howard Lake

Thursday: County Fair Howard Lake

Saturday: County Fair Howard Lake

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 Book Club for adults will meet on Monday, July 28th from 2 to 3 PM. The book for discussion is "The Blue Orchard" by Jackson Taylor. Join this group if you enjoy reading and discussing variety of good books. Newcomers welcome. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Enjoy ECFE Summer Park Activities Tuesday, July 29th at 10:30 AM with the Vehicle Fair! Come explore city maintenance vehicles, a school bus, and more! In case of rain this event will be held at the Buffalo Civic Center. Sponsored by the Buffalo Rotary, United for Youth, Open Streets Buffalo and ECFE.

Adults and teens are invited to a watercolor painting class at the Buffalo Public Library on Tuesday, July 29th from 2 to 3 PM. Artist Shayann Hoffer will teach basic techniques including blending, composition and color in the themes of summer, and/or other ides students would like to explore. The attendance limit is 20 and registration is required. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, phone the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753.

Families are invited to the Rockford Public Library for Rockford Royalty Story Time on Wednesday, July 30th from 10:30 to 11:15 AM. Wear your favorite royal outfit to hear stories read by Rockford royalty. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Teens and adults are invited to a basic Charcoal Drawing class at the Howard Lake Public Library on Wednesday, July 30th from 5 to 7:30 PM. Artist Shayann Hoffer will provide instruction in basic charcoal drawing techniques including line, blending, composition, and scale, rendering from a traditional artist still life. The attendance limit is 20 and registration is required. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, or to register, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at 320-558-6001.

It's your favorite time of the year, the 2014 Wright County Fair, Wednesday, July 30th through Sunday, August 3rd at the fairgrounds in Howard Lake. The combine demo derby, Wednesday, July 30th at 7 PM, Rock Through The Ages in the Grandstand, Thursday night, tickets $10. The Mega Jump Bicycling Stunt Show, Friday at 3, 5 and 7 PM and Saturday at noon, 3 and 6 PM. Demo Derby in the grandstand, Friday, August 1st at 7 PM and Sunday, August 3rd at 5:30 PM. Senior Citizens day, Friday, August 1st with lunch at 11 AM and program at 1 PM. The KRWC Roadshow, Friday from 5 to 7 PM. Take part in the 2014 Mud Spectacular, Saturday, August 2nd at 1 PM and Sunday, August 3rd at 11 AM. For more information visit online at www.wrightcountyfair.org.

Everyone is invited to attend Concert's in the Park at the Delano Central Park Gazebo, Wednesday, July 30th at 6:30 PM with the Gypsy Mania Quartet. Experience a vivid performance by some of Minnesota's most stellar gypsy-jazz artists played in the Django Reinhard French swing tradition of the 1930's – a group not to be missed! For more information, visit  www.gypsymaniahotclub.com. This event is free, fun for the entire family! This event brought to you by the General Federated Women's Club. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Delano Middle School Auditorium. For more information, phone 763-972-6210 ext. 1.

Attend the 2014 Concerts in the Park, Thursday's at 7 PM at Sturges Park, Buffalo. Thursday, July 31st, enjoy the rock variety music of The Fugitives, sponsored by the Buffalo Lions Club. Bring your chairs, blankets, even a picnic dinner and enjoy the show!

Adults, teens, and children 8 and older are invited to Make a Community Mosaic, a creative craft workshop at the Howard Lake Public Library on Saturday, August 2nd from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Each participant will use stained glass and ceramic tile to create a small mosaic to take home and also collaborate on a big community mosaic to be displayed at the library. Registration is required and the attendance limit is 25. The workshop instructor will be artist Lisa Arnold. It is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, or to register, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Attend a workshop for seniors & for those caring for a senior loved one called "Age in Place" , Monday, August 4th from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Monticello Community Center, Bridge Room, 505 Walnut Street, Monticello. There is a $5 fee, which includes lunch. Tips will be given: to strengthen your mind and memory; strengthen your body to prevent falls and keep moving; and in-home technology to help maintain independence. Respite Care available upon request. With questions, phone Faith in Action at 763-263-4277. This event sponsored by Guardian Angels, Faith in Action, Guardian Angels & Elim Home Care & Hospice, Elk River Activity Center, and Monticello Senior Center.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, Tuesday, August 5th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. The Rockford Walnut Place Apartments are located at 8830 Walnut Place, Rockford. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.