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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 

 

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of October 20th :

Wednesday: St. Michael Marketplace

Thursday: Cokato Marketplace

Saturday: Buffalo Cub Foods

Van hours are from 2-6 pm on weekdays, on Saturday from 9 AM to 1PM. 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.

Attend the Annual Fall Dinner at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, Foley, Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:30 to 7 PM at the church. On the menu: Swedish Meatballs, baked ham, scalloped potatoes, glazed baby carrots, salads, rolls, coffee, milk, fresh baked pie and lefse. Adults $10, kids 4 to 12 - $5, kids under 4 free, take-out available. There will also be a bake sale, silent auction and quilt raffle. Partial proceeds will go to the Ebola Outbreak Response, matching funds have been applied for through Thrivent Financial.

Adults and teens are invited to a program about advanced care planning at the Clearwater Public Library on Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:30 to 8 PM. The program is called "Itís All About You," and it will include information about health care directives. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The Buffalo Lion's Club is hosting their fall Pork Chop Dinner on Thursday, October 23rd from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Buffalo Community Center. Cost is $7 for Adults, $6 for Seniors and Kids 12 and under. Meal includes a grilled pork chop, baked beans, buttered rolls, coleslaw, coffee, orange drink, and milk. Proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Community Center.

Join the Buffalo ECFE Advisory Council for their 5th Annual One Stop Shop, Thursday, October 23rd from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at Parkside Elementary Cafeteria and Main Hall, 207 - 3rd St. NE, Buffalo. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with dozens of local vendors, keepsake pictures, food and prizes. Presented by the Buffalo ECFE Advisory Council.

School age children are invited to read to Boone, a patient greyhound, at the Delano Public Library on Friday, October 24th from 3 to 5 PM. Sign up for 15 minutes of one-to-one reading time. Boone is a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog and will listen quietly as children read. For more information, contact the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

You are invited to attend Zion Lutheran Church's Annual Lutefisk Dinner, Friday, October 24th from 4:30 to 7 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, located at 1200 Minnesota 25, Buffalo. Enjoy this delicious traditional Scandinavian delicacy for $13 in advance or $14 at the door. Children 5 and under eat for $5. Extra helpings for adults - $1. For more information visit www.zionbuffalo.org or phone 763-682-1245. All proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Food Shelf.

The Cokato American Legion Post & Unit 209 presents their Annual Turkey Supper, Friday, October 24th from 4:30 to 7 PM at the Cokato City Hall. Adults - $9, children - $5.

The Monticello Chamber is sponsoring the 2014 Bowlerama, Friday, October 24th from 6 to 9 PM at River City Extreme, 3875 School Blvd., Monticello. Play two games of wacky bowling and enjoy a delicious dinner. Four people per team, get together at work or home and plan to have a great time! There will be a silent auction and raffle, a "best dressed" trophy and door prizes too. The winning team will receive a trophy. Tickets are $25 per person and include two games of wacky bowling, shoe rental and dinner. Proceeds from the Bowlerama will benefit the Swan Brochure, to reserve your tickets phone 763-295-2700.

When doing your fall cleaning, if you have any gently used winter coats, please consider donating them to the Coats For Kids drive, going on now through October 25th. Distribution of the coats is on October 30th. You can drop off your gently used coats at the Buffalo Community Center from 10 AM to 6:30 PM. You may also drop them off at most Buffalo churches, Buffalo Cub Foods, Buffalo Coborn's, Buffalo High School, Dojo Karate Buffalo, Buffalo Hospital, Buffalo Walmart and the Alina Clinic. When picking up coats, please bring an ID and an ID for each child. For more information, contact Suzanne at the Buffalo Community Center at 763-682-6036.

Attend the Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale, Saturday, October 25th from 8 AM to 6 PM at Peace Lutheran Church, 600 Kristi Lane, Watertown, on County Road 20, just east of the Watertown-Mayer Elementary School. For sale: morning rolls and coffee, for lunch, sloppy joes and chips. Also for sale, homemade baked goods, canned goods and lots of crafts! This event, supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

The St. Michael Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 8 AM to 2 PM. Get some great items to update your book shelves. Proceeds go to the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Friends of the Library to benefit library services. Donations of materials for the sale will be accepted at the library until October 23rd. For more information, phone the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998.

Attend the 2014 Halloween Parade, Trick or Treat & Kid's Activities Event, Saturday, October 25th from 9:30 AM to 12 PM in downtown Monticello. The event will start with a Kiddie Parade, come dressed in costume. Start in the parking lot behind Cornerstone Cafe and Belde Chiropractic. Kids will parade to the Monticello Community Center where there will be a costume contest, and the kids can trick or treat down the halls of the community center. Finish off the day with activities in the gym for kids of all ages. For more information visit www.monticellocommunitycenter.com.

Adults, teens and preteens 10 and older are invited to a creative program titled Apple-It! at the Delano Public Library on Saturday, October 25th from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. Participants will make a card, craft and treat with an apple theme. Food will be served. Attendance is limited and registration is required. For more information, contact the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Celebrate Halloween at a Spooky Story Time at the Clearwater Public Library on Saturday, October 25th from 11 AM to 12 PM. Pre-schoolers and school age children are invited to attend in costume and enjoy a not-too-spooky story and fun activities. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The United Way of Wright and Sherburne Counties, in partnership with the St. Michael American Legion, will host a Free Pasta Bar with all of the trimmings on Saturday, October 25th from noon to 4 PM at the Liberty Restaurant, 25 Central Ave. E., St. Michael. This is an opportunity for our community, veterans, seniors and families to receive information about job assistance, veteran benefits, health education and testing, financial assistance and other programs that are available at no cost. Everyone is invited to attend. There will also be prize drawings and clowning around for the kids!

The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Respect Life Family Dinner, Saturday, October 25th at the St. Albertís Parish Center, on the corner of 57th St. and Main Ave., Albertville. The social is at 6 PM, chicken dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by music and the featured speaker, Fr. Paul Shovelain. Father Shovelain is a 2006 graduate of STMA High School and a 2014 graduate of the St. Paul Seminary. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest on May 31st .He currently is the associate pastor at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Forest Lake. Entertainment will be by the Brodini Comedy & Magic Show. Reservations are required, phone Jim at 763-497-3909 or Marlene at 763-497-2265. Please reserve your tickets by Monday, October 20th. Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $7 for students or $40 for a family.

Bring the kids in costume to the annual Trunk-or-Treat, Saturday, October 25th from 2 to 4 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo. Zion Lutheran Church is located Highway 25, Buffalo.

Lake Maria State Park will host its annual Halloween Howl, Saturday, October 25th at 5 PM in the park's nature center. The "Wonder Weavers" will start the evening off with some spooky stories for all ages. There will also be a kids craft program, nature bingo and a hike along a candlelit trail. Refreshments provided, for more information, phone Lake Maria State Park at 763-878-2325. This is a free program, but a $5 vehicle permit will apply if the visitor does not have an annual permit. Permits available at the park for $25.

Attend a benefit concert at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buffalo, featuring national recording artist Michael Johnson, Saturday, October 25th at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buffalo. A wine and cheese bar available at 6 PM with a two-hour concert beginning at 7 PM. Proceeds from this concert will go to support St. John's Pastor Phil Meyer who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Tickets are $20 and available at Setterberg Jewelers in Buffalo or at the door the night of the concert. For more information, phone 763-682-1883.

Join the Buffalo Community Orchestra for the opening of their 20th concert season with Nature Takes a Bow, Saturday, October 25th at 7:30 PM at the Buffalo Performing Arts Center, 877 Bison Blvd. Buffalo. Conductors chat at 6:30 PM. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Buffalo Books and Coffee, 6 Division St., Buffalo. Seating is not reserved. Ticket prices for Adults - $12, Seniors 65+ - $10, Students - $5, children under 5 admitted free. Season tickets also available and for sale.

The Ladies of Salem Lutheran Church, 9655 Pioneer Trail, Greenfield, presents their Annual Country Store & Bake Sale, Sunday, October 26th from 9 to 10:30 AM. Enjoy a donut and coffee while you browse the Country Store. Don't miss this unique shopping experience with tasty baked goods and an early Christmas shopping opportunity! For more information, visit www.salemwels.org or phone 763-498-7281.  

Attend the 39th Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Sunday, October 26th from noon to 5 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church, 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie. The meal, served family style, includes lutefisk, meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, cranberries, pickles, dinner rolls, Lefse, cookies, sherbet, coffee and milk. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For more information, phone 320-395-2125 or visit www.lpbethel.org.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of October 27th :

Monday: Otsego Rockwood's Grill

Tuesday: Maple Lake BP Amoco

Wednesday: Howard Lake St. John's Lutheran Church

Thursday: Rockford Bank West

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 Delano Public Library offers a "Snuggle Up & Read" toddler time at the library on Monday, October 27th from 10:30 to 10:50 AM. This interactive story time for children ages 18 months to 3 years, together with a caregiver, includes singing, clapping and fun stories. Learn a new literacy tip each week. Attendance is limited and registration is required. For more information, contact the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

The Cokato Historical Society and Friends of the Cokato Library, invite everyone to welcome back acclaimed author and photographer, Doug Ohman, on Monday, October 27th , as he will speak on one of his latest endeavors, Saluting the Civil War. The presentation will begin at 7 PM in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Public Library. Traversing the state, Doug researched and captured on film hundreds of grave sites and historic markers and memorials relating to the Civil War. He also spent time photographing national battlefields where Minnesota soldiers. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Cokato Museum at 320-286-2427 or visit www.cokatomuseum.org.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Monticello Senior Center, Tuesday, October 28th from 9:30 Ė 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. The Monticello Senior Center is located at 505 Walnut Street, Suite 3, Monticello. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456 or 1-800-362-3667.

The Delano Public Library offers Fall Morning Stories for children ages 3 to 5 on Tuesday, October 28th from 10:30 to 11 AM. This interactive preschool story time includes stories, songs and other activities that help prepare children for reading. Attendance is limited and registration is required. For more information, contact the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Teens age 12 and older are invited to a Zombie Invasion program at the Buffalo Public Library on Tuesday, October 28th from 6 to 7:45 PM. Dress as a zombie or survivor and test your knowledge and skills to survive an invasion of the walking dead. Zombie snacks will be included. The attendance limit is 15 and registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library. For more information, phone the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753.

Attend the 8th Annual Wright County Historical Societies Dessert Social, Tuesday, October 28th from 6:15 to 8 PM at the Wright County Heritage Center, Highway 25, Buffalo. The dessert social begins at 6:15 PM and will include tried and true recipes from our childhood. Dessert is followed by a live auction, all proceeds will go to support this Wright County Historical Society. Cost is $13 per person or $20 for two. Ticket and cash donations are 100% tax deductible. For more information, phone Sally Stevens at 763-682-7323.

The Buffalo Public Library is offering a preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 from 10 to 10:45 AM on Wednesday, October 29th. Children will enjoy stories, songs and crafts to build kindergarten readiness. For more information, phone the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753.

Adults are invited to the Clearwater Public Library for a program titled "Beer and Brewing in the Land of Sky Blue Waters" on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:30 to 8 PM. This event provides information about the basics of beer brewing. It also explores the history of Minnesotaís beer scene, beginning with Minnesotaís first brewery in Saint Paul in 1849, and including the innovators who have spurred a new generation of craft breweries. This program is presented by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is funded in part with money from Minnesotaís Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Children ages 5 to 8 and their families are invited to enjoy Spooky Campfire Stories at the St. Michael Public Library on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, símores included! Stories included are suitable for children in grades K-2. Attendance is limited and registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998.

The need is constant, the gratification is instant, give blood to the American Red Cross. Donations are being accepted on Thursday, October 30th from 1 to 7 PM at the Discover Church, Plato. For more information, or to make an appointment, phone Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370.

Attend the 2014 Monticello Chamber of Commerce Downtown Trick-or-Treat Event, Thursday, October 30th from 4 to 7 PM. Participating businesses will be set up along the sidewalk in and near downtown Monticello. Please be aware of the extra children and adults walking in downtown Monticello that evening and use caution when driving to make this a safe event for all.

Children ages 9 to 13 are invited to enjoy Spooky Campfire Stories at the St. Michael Public Library on Thursday, October 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, s'mores included! Stories included are suitable for children in grades 3 to 6. Attendance is limited and registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998.

Buffalo Community Theater presents their fall production of Agatha Christiís And Then There Were None, at the Discovery Auditorium, beginning Friday, October 31st and running through Sunday, November 9th. Enjoy this dramatic production with a surprise twist at the end, Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday, November 7th and 8th at 7:30 PM and Sunday afternoon marines November 2nd and 9th at 2 PM in the Discovery School Auditorium, 301 - 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo. Tickets available at the door, reserved seats available if purchased online at www.bctmn.org

Attend the Delano Jaycees Halloween Party, Friday, October 31st from 8 PM to 1 AM at the Delano American Legion, 200 Babcock Blvd. Live music by "Down The Road", free drink with a food shelf donation, drink specials, costume contest with cash prizes, a 21+ event, no cover charge. Sponsored by the Delano Jaycees. For more information, phone 763-972-6756.

Attend the 42nd Annual Dassel-Cokato Craft Fair, Saturday, November 1st from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Dassel-Cokato High School, located at 4852 Reardon Ave. S.W., Suite 1700, Cokato. Shop a variety of homemade wares including rugs, bath & body, holiday items, clothing, jewelry, fine arts and much more! Admission is free, all proceeds will benefit the Dollars for Scholars preschool fund.

Community United Methodist Church, Monticello, invites you to attend the United Methodist Women's Annual Fall Bazaar, Saturday, November 1st from 9 AM to 3 PM at the church, located at 9225 Jason Ave. NE, Monticello. A chili and cornbread lunch will be served from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, bake sale including lefse, homemade pies and coffee. Gently used items in the Upper Room, something for everyone, fall and Christmas items, American Girl doll clothes, quilts and runners, teacher gifts, dish towels, aprons and more!

Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to a program called Lego Fun at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, November 1st from 11 AM to 12 PM. Get creative with Lego and build creations for display at the library. Attendance is limited and registration is required. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998.

Attend a Chili Benefit for Joey Berg of Howard Lake, Saturday, November 1st from 4 to 7 PM at the Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church, 5939 Oliver Ave. SW, Cokato. All proceeds will go to help with medical and day to day expenses for Joey due to the loss of income following a fall down a stairway in his home. For more information, phone Jayne at 763-657-9951.