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Community Bulletin Board

Friday, November 28, 2014 

 

Families with school aged children are invited to Books With Boone, an opportunity to cuddle up and read with a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog at the Delano Public Library on Friday, November 28th from 1 to 3 PM. Children may sign up for 15 minutes of one-to-one reading time with Boone, a friendly greyhound. This is an activity that encourages confidence in young readers. For more information, phone the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of December 1st:

Monday: Clearwater Coborn's

Tuesday: Albertville DJ's

Wednesday: Buffalo Zion Lutheran Church

Thursday: Monticello 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 STMA Rotary and Shop St. Michael invite everyone to attend St. Micheal’s 3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, Monday, December 1st from 6 to 8 PM at the St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive NE, St. Michael. The event will include performances by the STMA High School Chamber Choir and Gold Jazz Band, free photos with Santa, holiday stories, a children's craft activity, a special holiday craft sale, free sandwiches, chips, cookies, bars and punch while supplies last. There will also be a children's toy and book drive for the Hanover Food Shelf.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, Tuesday, December 2nd 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.

Preschoolers are invited to a series of story times at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesdays, December 3rd, 10th & 17th at 11:15 AM to 12 PM. Preschool story time includes crafts, activities, stories and songs. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

The St. Ignatius CCW will host their Annual Christ Child Luncheon, Friday, December 5th from 10:45 AM to 1:30 PM at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 35 Birch St. East, Annandale. Cookies and candy available at Santa's Sweet Shoppe. Proceeds will benefit Birthline of St. Cloud, Birthright of Monticello, Dakota Woodlands and MCCL. Tickets available at the door.

Everyone is invited to attend Breakfast with Santa and Santa's Secret Shop Celebration, Saturday, December 6th at the Montrose Community Center, 200 Center Ave., Montrose. Kids are invited to shop for Christmas presents that are reasonably priced. There will be pictures with Santa for $5, receive $1 off your picture with a food shelf donation. Enjoy a delicious breakfast from 8 AM to 12 PM. There will also be arts and crafts available to purchase. For more information, contact Lori Wilhelm at 763-675-3388. Sponsored by the Montrose Days Committee and the MES PAC.

Attend Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, December 6th from 8:30 to 11 AM at Huikko's Entertainment Center in Buffalo. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and under. There will also be a craft and bake sale, pictures with Santa included in the meal price. Tickets are available at the door or at the Crisis Nursery by phoning 763-271-1681. Proceeds will benefit the Crisis Nursery of Wright County.

St. Timothy's CCW in Maple Lake invites everyone to attend their 19th Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Saturday, December 6th from 9 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, December 7th from 8 AM to 12 PM in St. Timothy's Church basement, 8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake. Featuring handmade quilts, gifts and crafts and homemade baked good and candies. Proceeds will benefit parish related projects.

As part of the city of Rockford’s "Crow River Christmas", Our Father’s Lutheran Church will be hosting their annual Cookie Walk, Silent Auction and Craft Sale on Saturday, December 6th from 9 AM to 1 PM. Hundreds of festive holiday cookies will be sold by the pound as well as Our Father's famous lefse! Also a craft sale, silent auction, and sloppy joe lunch at 11 AM. This is a perfect time to buy cookies for your holiday entertaining and pick up a few presents to put under the tree. Our Father’s Lutheran Church, Rockford, is located on Hwy. 55, next to West Metro lumber. Come and share in the Holiday Spirit!

The Kingston Lions Club Presents The Kingery Family Concert, Saturday, December 6th at 7 PM at the Kingston Community Center. A free-will donation for admission with refreshments following the concert. All proceeds will benefit the food shelf.

The Roger's Lions Club welcomes everyone a Pancake and French Toast Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, December 7th from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Rogers Community Center. Breakfast is a free-will donation, kids, bring a food shelf donation and receive a free picture with Santa! All proceeds benefit the Cross Food Shelf. Also a large HD TV raffle, $5 per ticket, need not be present to win. For more information, visit www.rogersmnlions.org.

Come and enjoy a Stuffed Hashbrown Breakfast, Sunday, December 7th from 8 AM to 12 PM at the Hanover City Hall. Have your hashbrowns stuffed with your choice of sausage, ham, cheese, onions or mushrooms. Meal also includes scrambled eggs, muffins, coffee, milk and juice. Cost for adults $7, children $5 or $20 per family. Proceeds will be donated to local charities.

The Lions and the Family Youth Connections of Albertville and St. Michael, are hosting a new family "Christmas Tree Lighting" event, Sunday, December 7th from 2 to 5 PM at Central Park, Albertville. There will be activities in the park, refreshments provided including s'mores, hot chocolate and snacks. There will also be a fire pit to warm up from the cold. For more information, visit the Albertville Lions on Facebook.

Everyone is invited to attend a Christmas Concert & Beef Stew Dinner, Sunday, December 7th at 4 PM at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Dinner includes beef stew, desserts and beverages, children's menu available. Cost for adults - $8, children 5 to 10 - $4, children age 4 and under eat free. Entertainment features two bell choirs, the Chancel Choir and Contemporary group. For more information, contact the Montrose United Methodist Church at 763-675-3571.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of December 8th :

Monday: Not Out

Tuesday: Delano Coborn's

Wednesday: Hanover Bank West

Thursday: Annandale 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.

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.

The Council of Catholic Women invite all area women to their Annual Deanery Advent Day of Prayer on Tuesday, December 9th from 9 AM to 3 PM at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 - 1st Ave. South, Buffalo. The topic of the day will be "The Joy of the Gospel", cost for the retreat is $30. For reservations call Nancy at 763-682-1394.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Cokato Edgewood Gables Apartments, Tuesday, December 9th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. The Cokato Edgewood Gables Apartments are located at 600 - 3rd St. SE, Cokato. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

Wright County Extension will host an event to help area farmers understand the 2014 farm bill. Changes have been made to many programs including crop commodities and dairy programs. This free event will be held Tuesday, December 9th from 1:30 to 4 PM at the Rockford Township Hall, 3039 Dague Ave. SE, Buffalo. Farm Service Agency representatives and Extension Ag Business Management specialists will be available to answer questions. For more information, phone Wright County Extension at 763-682-7394.

Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo invites everyone to attend the Santa Lucia Supper, Tuesday, December 9th from 6 to 7:30 PM at the church, located at 1200 Highway 25, Buffalo. Enjoy a light supper of soups, breads, cheeses and lots of Scandinavian specialties. Guest speakers, Mary Lyn Leff and Arden Solheim, creators of Scandinavian carvings and figures. Holiday music with the Wright Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble. Child care provided, registration is requested. Cost is $4 per person or $15 per family, payable at the door. For more information, phone Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo at 763-682-1245.

The Buffalo Women’s Connection invites all women to a Holiday Extravaganza, Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 PM at Huikko’s Bowling & Event Center,1207 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo. The theme is "The Greatest Gift". Join in as we sing Christmas songs, take part in the annual "musical gift exchange". Bring a $5 new and wrapped gift. Gina Kennedy from Isanti will speak about A Mary Christmas: Finding hope and joy in unforeseen places. The cost for the event is only $10 and is all inclusive. For reservations and cancellations, please contact Jewell Malerich at 763-682-1780 by Sunday, December 7th . Wear your most festive attire and we'll see you there!

Join the Ukulele Club of Wright County the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM at Bison Creek Bar & Dining, 1207 Highway 25, Buffalo. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 9th. Parking and entrance in the rear of Huikko's Bowling Center. Bring a friend and a Ukulele. Good times are guaranteed, no talent needed. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged. For more information, phone 763-682-5599.

Wright County residents thinking about buying a home are invited to attend a two day workshop designed to help them learn the basics of home ownership, Wednesday, December 10th and Thursday, December 11th from 4 to 8 PM at Wright Technical Center, 1405 - 3rd Ave. NE, Buffalo. Class participants will analyze their current situation and determine whether or not now is the right time to buy a home. Participants will also learn how to overcome credit problems. There is a class fee of $30 per household. You must attend both classes to receive certification. To register, phone Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500, ext. 238

Keep your donations local this season by contributing to the Delano Jaycees toy drive for Love INC. This year, the Delano Jaycees have collection boxes at the following locations: American Family Insurance Agency, Coborn's, the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce, Delano Herald Journal, Flippin Bill's, Loopy's Dollar Store, Minnesota Lakes Bank, My BodyShop Fitness Center, Randy's Environmental Services, and the State Bank of Delano. The Jaycees are collecting new, unwrapped toys at these locations through Thursday, December 11th . New or gently-used coats or blankets may also be dropped off at these sites. For more information on the toy drive or the Delano Jaycees, find their chapter on Facebook or call 763-972-6756.

Ladies, "Let the Sleigh Bells Ring..." is the theme for a Christmas brunch, Thursday, December 11th at 9:30 AM at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale. Holiday music by Caitilin Ehlenz of Buffalo, the feature by Karla Kolle of St. Cloud, who helps sharpen our focus on Christmas with "Life's Journeys". Invite your friends and make reservations by calling Dawn at 612-723-3905 or Betsy at 320-274-5419 or email lilred.schramm@gmail.com.  This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be making scheduled stops in Wright County, Saturday, December 13th . In Loretto at the Co. Rd. 19 crossing at 4:15 PM, in Buffalo at the 3rd Ave. East location at 5:45 PM and in Annandale on the west side of the downtown park at 7:15 PM, all times are approximate. Home Free and Kira Isabella will be performing. Participants are asked to bring a food shelf donation at all locations.

Plan a date night or go shopping and take advantage of the Parents Night Out Christmas Party, Saturday, December 13th from 6-10 PM at the Hanover Zion United Methodist Church. This event is open to children ages 1 to 12 years old. Cost is $15 per child or $30 per family. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there too! All kids will have their photo taken with Santa and receive a gift. Kids will enjoy a festive evening of games, treats and crafts. To register, email minn.pno@gmail.com or leave a message at the church office at 763-497-1086.

The Buffalo Boys Hockey Team invites everyone to attend their Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Sunday, December 14th from 8 AM to 12 PM at Wild Marsh, 1710 Montrose Blvd., Buffalo, across from Buffalo Lake. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and choice of beverage. Adults - $8, kids 12 and under - $5. All proceeds will support the Buffalo Boys Hockey Team. For more information, phone 763-682-4476 ext. 4.

Attend K.C. Bingo starting promptly at 1 PM at Mary Queen of Peace Hall, St. Martin Campus, downtown Rogers, Sunday, December 14th . Kids are welcome to play. One card - $7, two cards - $12 or three cards for $15. 25 regular games with $10 to $20 in prizes. Progressive cover-all plus 5 half the take games. Snacks and beverages available, sponsored by the N. W. Hennepin K.C. Council #11941.

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

Monday: Monticello Walmart

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.