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Saturday, December 20, 2014 

 

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

Saturday: Buffalo Cub Foods

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

Rediscover the real meaning of Christmas at an Outdoor Living Nativity at the Buffalo Covenant Church, 1601 Highway 25 North, just north of Walmart, Buffalo, Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st from 5 to 7 PM both days. This walk through event features live character, shepherd, wise men and more, plus a stable full of live animals. Free admission, cookies and hot chocolate will be served. For more information, phone the church office at 763-682-1470 or visit www.buffalocov.org.

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

Monday: Otsego Rockwood's Grill

Tuesday: Maple Lake BP Amoco

Wednesday: Not Out

Thursday: Not Out

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.

Wright County Community Action-Head Start has openings at multiple centers throughout the Wright County and Western Hennepin County areas for the 2014-2015 program year. Head Start offers an entirely free comprehensive preschool programs for children ages 3-5. There are several different program options to suit your family’s needs. Currently, our Howard Lake and Annandale centers have the most positions available. Head Start is able to provide services to children with all developmental abilities, including any special needs/disabilities, special health needs, and special diet concerns. Please call the WCCA Head Start office at 320-963-6500 x243, or visit us at www.wccaweb.com/head-start for more information.

Buffalo High School's music department presents their 30th Annual Sounds of the Season, Monday, December 22nd from 7:30 to 8:30 PM at the Buffalo High School's Performing Arts Center at 877 Bison Boulevard, Buffalo. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Buffalo High School at 763-682-8100.

The Rockford Public Library’s Book Club for adults will meet on Monday, December 22nd from 2 to 3 PM. December’s book is "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger. Join this group to enjoy good books and discussion. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

The Great River Regional Library is offering teens and children another opportunity to read down their fines, Monday, December 22nd through Saturday, January 3rd. For every 15 minutes of reading, $1 will be waived from accumulated fines. For very young children, parents or caregivers may read to the child at the library. For more information, contact your local Great River Regional Library or visit online at www.griver.org.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Monticello Senior Center, Tuesday, December 23rd from 9:30 – 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 St., Suite 3, Monticello. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

When you think of 4-H what is the first thing that comes to mind? Farming? Animals? Green? Through a successful youth 4-H program 4-H grows caring, and impactful youth who are ready and willing to serve their communities. Locally 4-H Discovery Day will be held at the Buffalo United Methodist Church, Monday, December 29th from 3 to 7 PM. Kids age 3 and older are invited to attend. This event is free and open to all youth. With questions about 4-H in Wright County, phone Brittany Eich at 763-682-7394.

Thinking of adopting a child? Attend an adoption support group the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Monticello Community Center, 505 Walnut St., Monticello. For more information, contact Brandi Kirkpatrick at 763-684-2318. For more information on adoption, visit www.mnadopt.org.

Don't dread the winter months! Instead, look at winter as a whole new way to play. The Wright County Parks Department has a variety of opportunities to keep your family active all winter long. Hit the trails, try cross country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Wildlife watching is also a great winter activity. For more information, contact the Wright County Parks Department at 763-682-7693 or visit their Facebook page.

Attend Lantern Cross-Country Skiing, Saturday, January 3rd from 6 to 9 PM at Robert Ney Regional Park, Maple Lake. Attend a great night of cross-country skking with lantern's lighting the groomed trail. The nature center will be open for refreshments, and a fire outside will help warm your toes. Ski rental is $5, limited quantities. Come dressed for the weather.

Take part in the Winter Family Fun Day and Open House, Sunday, January 4th from 1 to 3 PM at Robert Ney Regional Park, Maple Lake. Come for an afternoon of outdoor activities for the whole family. Activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, games, crafts and S'more making. The Wildlife Science Center's unlovable animals will be available from 1 to 2 PM. There is no cost for attendance.

Visit the Wright County Historical Societies Festival of Trees, going on now through Friday, January 9th at the Wright County Heritage Center, 2001 Highway 25 North, Buffalo. Visit a themed winter wonderland located inside the Heritage Center. Over 30 plus themed Christmas trees including a Santa writing station and fun activities. The festival of trees is available for viewing Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday night until 8 PM. Tours available outside of normal viewing hours by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sally Stevens at 763-682-7323.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street. Minnesota law and many local ordinances prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoveling or otherwise placing of snow on to public roads. This includes the ditch and right of way area along the roads. Violations are considered misdemeanors. The civil liability can extend to both the property owner and the person who placed the snow on the roadway. For more information, contact Judy Jacobs at 320-214-6426.

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month Wright County offers Children's Dental Services at the Wright County Human Services Center, 1104 Commercial Drive, Buffalo, from 9 AM to 3 PM. Services include but are not limited to: cleaning, oral exams, crowns, extractions, fillings, fluoride, oral health education, sealants and X-Rays. All forms of insurance are accepted, discounts are available for income eligible families. To schedule an appointment, phone Children's Dental Services at 612-746-1530.