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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of September 15th :

Wednesday: St. Michael Marketplace

Thursday: Cokato Marketplace

Saturday: Buffalo Cub Foods

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 writers group for adults will meet on Wednesday, September 17th from 1 to 2 PM. The group is interested in memoir style writing shared with fellow writers. Contact the Rockford Public Library for more information at 763-477-4216.

The Clearwater Public Library Book Club for adults will meet on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 PM. Stop by the library to get a copy of the book for discussion. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce presents the 6th annual Tasteful Night in Buffalo, Thursday, September 18th from 5:30 to 8 PM at the Buffalo Civic Center. From wine and beer, to desserts and entrees, there are over 200 mouth watering and gourmet varieties of food available. The civic center takes on the ambiance of a fine restaurant with live music. There’s room to sit with friends, dance and you can go back to any booth as many times as you’d like. Tickets are only $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets available at Coborn's, Cub or the Chamber office in Buffalo. For more information on a Tasteful Night in Buffalo, phone the chamber office at 763-682-4902 or visit

Wright County residents thinking of purchasing a home are invited to attend a two-day workshop designed to help them learn the basis of home ownership. Area lenders, real estate agents and other housing professionals will instruct the workshops. Class participants will anaylize their current situation and decide if now if the right time to purchase a home. This workshop will be offered on Thursday, September 18th and Friday, September 19th from 4 to 8 PM at the Wright Technical Center, 1405 – 3rd Ave. NE, Buffalo. There is a class fee of $30 per household and you must attend both classes to receive certification. For more information, phone Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500 ext. 238.

Teen and adult knitters of all abilities are invited to Knitting Night at the Rockford Public Library on Thursday, September 18th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Enjoy fellowship and fun with other knitters. This program is sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the Library. For more information, call the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Come join Hanover Zion United Methodist Church for a night of fun and clowning around at their Fundraiser Clown Show on Thursday, September 18th at 6:45 pm at Hanover Zion United Methodist Church, 1010 River Rd NE, Hanover. There will be balloon animals, popcorn and drinks, a free- will offering will be collected. Call the church for more information at 763-497-1086.

Take part in the Last Chance Mud Spectacular, Saturday, September 20th at 1 PM at the Wright County Fairgrounds, Howard Lake. Maximum of 30 entries per class for bikes, ATV/UTV. Double lane, single elimination racing. Gates close for ATV entries at 10:30 AM, racing at 11 AM, 100% payout of entry fee. Truck entries close at noon, racing starts at 1 PM. Double Lane, double elimination, 100% payout of entry fee. Spectator admission $5 for those 12 and under. $10 entry fee plus a $5 administration fee. For more information, visit

The Church of St. Anne in Kimball invites you to their Fall Festival, Sunday, September 21st at the church, located at 441 Hazel Ave. E., Kimball. At 9 AM Mass with live polka music by Stan's Country Dutchmen, a delicious French Toast breakfast served from 9 AM to 12 PM, Adults $7, children 5 to 12 eat for $4. Also a hamburger and beer stand and live music by Charlie Roth. Raffle drawing and a handmade quilt raffle drawing, silent auction, horse drawn wagon rides, farmer's market, bingo, cake walk, inflatables and much more! For more information, phone the Church of St. Anne in Kimball at 320-398-2211.

Attend the Fall Festival at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sunday, September 21st at the church, located at 109 Angel Ave. NW, Watertown. Enjoy a delicious Homestyle Turkey Dinner with all the fixin’s including dessert, serving from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Take-out available for $10, handicap accessible. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy many activities for the whole family including silent auction, raffle, with $1,000 in total cash prizes, country store, games for kids and a beer tent for adults. Enjoy a day of old-fashioned fun for the whole family!

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of September 22nd :

Monday: Otsego Rockwood's Grill

Tuesday: Maple Lake BP Amoco

Wednesday: Howard Lake Foods

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.

Take part in an exciting School Garden Tour, Monday, September 22nd starting at 6:15 PM at Fieldstone Elementary School, 5255 Jansen Ave. NE, St. Michael, next to the high school on Jason Ave., across from the golf course. Gardens that have been in place for 4 years will be shared. At 6:45 PM the group will travel northwest on Jason Ave. to the Monticello Middle School on Washington St., Monticello, across from the hospital. 17 gardens beds will be viewed that have been in place for two seasons. At 7:30 PM, there will be open discussion with an 8:30 PM closing and sharing of a garden treat provided by all. For more information, contact Connie at 320-963-3690 or 612-325-2861.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the St. Michael Senior Center, Tuesday, September 23rd from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. The St. Michael Senior Center is located at 11800 Town Center Dr. NE, Ste. 200, St. Michael. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

Wright County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting Thursday, September 25th at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 305 - 5th Street N., Waverly. The event starts with a get acquainted time at 7 PM. "Elbows Allowed" of Cokato will serve a buffet dinner at 7:30 PM. Chris Radatz, Executive Director of Minnesota Farm Bureau, will speak on the Farm Bureau’s Vision for the next Five Years. A business meeting with reports, resolutions and election of officers will be followed by drawing for door prizes which concludes the evening. Tickets are $15; please purchase before Wednesday, September 17th for planning purposes. They may be purchased from one of the Directors or by calling Kathy at 763-682-4992.

The Lutheran Women's Ministry League of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Middleville Township, 7809 Co. Road 35 W., Annandale, located 10 miles west of Buffalo, will host their Annual Bazaar, Saturday, September 27th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the church. You'll find baked goods, canned goods, garden produce, Christmas items, white elephants, crafts and greeting cards. Cinnamon rolls and a barbecue lunch will also be served. For more information call Sue at 612-791-0992.

Young adults, ages 20 to 35, are invited to attend "Campfire and Game Night", the 4th Saturday of every month from 6 to 10 PM at Hanover Zion United Methodist Church, 1010 River Road NE, Hanover. This month this group will meet on Saturday, September 27th. Enjoy an evening of outside games, good conversation, nurturing new and old friendships and more! In the event of inclement weather, the group will move inside to enjoy board games. For questions or directions call David Oltman at 763-228-4241.

Participate in a a Virtual 5K Walk/Run or Bike, Saturday, September 27th to help support the Tony Farnsworth Family. Tony was diagnosed with colon cancer and the 5K is being held to help support the families medical costs. An organized 5K is being held at Sturges Park on September 27th at 10 AM. If you cannot make that, participate in the "virtual" 5K. What is a virtual 5K? This enables you to participate in a 5K anytime, anywhere you choose, just complete it by September 27th. For more information visit the Farnsworth Fighters Facebook page or phone 507-998-2042.

The Church of St. Timothy in Maple Lake would like to invite you to attend their Fall Festival, Sunday, September 28th from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Parish School, located at 241 Star Street East, Maple Lake. Participate in bingo, pull tabs, cake walk, meat raffle, pedal pull, horse and buggy rides, baskets of chance, silent auction, country store and much more! Pre-register to participate in the bean bag tournament by phoning 320-963-3827. A delicious turkey dinner will be served from 10:30 AM to 1 PM with live classic country music from 1 to 4 PM. For more information visit St. Tim's Facebook page.

Attend the Mary Queen of Peace Parish Festival, Sunday, September 28th from 10:30 AM – 5 PM at the St. Martin Campus, 21304 Church Ave., Rogers. Activities include bingo, pull tabs, silent auction, farmers market, craft booth, cake walk, games and more. Chicken dinner served from 11 AM – 1 PM. In the food court, pork chops, hamburgers, hot dogs, pie, ice cream, popcorn, soda and beer. New this year, Stanley's Food Truck with additional food options. The grand raffle drawing held at 5 PM, winner need not be present to win. Over $9,000 in cash and prizes to be given away! Live music, bean bag tournament and more. Food and fun for the entire family!

The Holy Trinity Council of Catholic Women in Winsted will host a Fall Bazaar, Saturday, October 4th from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Everyone is invited to participate and enjoy their sale which includes crafts and gifts. Area crafters and small businesses will be available along with produce, baked goods, plants, dollar raffle, grab bags and a silent auction. Breakfast starts at 8:30 AM and will include cinnamon and caramel rolls, egg bake, orange juice, milk and coffee. Lunch is from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, the menu includes chili, chili dogs, hot dogs, pie, ice cream, milk and coffee. Guatemalan coffee and the Holy Trinity cookbook will be available for sale as well.

Attend a FREE Clothing Give-Away, Saturday, October 4th from 9 AM to 2 PM at St. Cloud Church of Christ, 2950 – Co. Rd. 136 or Oak Grove Road, ½ mile South of Oak Hill School, St. Cloud. Refreshments served, for more information, phone 320-291-7729.

The Timber Dash will be held Saturday, October 5th starting at 8 AM at Lake Maria State Park in Monticello. All proceeds will benefit the Crisis Nursery of Wright County. The Timber Dash 5K is a fun, kid-friendly event that raises funds to help the Crisis Nursery provide emergency support services to families of Wright County. To download a registration form, visit

Attend the Fall Harvest Expo, Sunday, October 5th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Monticello High School, 5225 School Blvd., Monticello. This event, sponsored by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, will showcase businesses from Monticello and the surrounding communities. For more information, contact the Monticello Chamber of Commerce at 763-295-2700.

Everyone is invited to attend Love Inc. Big Woods Fall Gala, Sunday, October 5th from 4:30 to 8:30 PM at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 - 1st Ave. S., Buffalo. A great evening is planned with butler-passed hor devourers, buffet style meal, photo booth, music and guest participation in the silent and live auctions, games and more! Tickets are $30 at the door or in advance at Bank West, Buffalo Books, Maple Lake Star Bank, Irish Blessings Coffee House in Maple Lake and local churches. All proceeds will benefit Love Inc. For more information, phone 763-682-6820 or