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    Community Bulletin Board

                                                         Friday, April 29, 2016 



Buffalo Community Theater is pleased to announce the cast of their latest production: Tuesdays With Morrie. The production features the talents of Buffalo native Jason Hettinger as Mitch and Kevin Courtney of Zimmerman as Morrie and is directed by Jack Neveaux. This touching play, adapted from the acclaimed best seller, Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson (1997) is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Performances of this openhearted and moving story will be held at Buffalo's Discovery Auditorium April 29, and 30 at 7:30PM  and May 1 at 2PM. Tickets are available online from the BCT website ( and at the door. There will also be an additional free public presentation at Delano's Senior Center on April 26 at 10AM. Stay in touch with Buffalo Community Theater on Facebook and through their website.

The Sherburne-Wright Chapter of the National Organization of Women , known as 
N.O.W., meets every third Tuesday of each month at the Monticello Community Center.  
For more information, visit or contact the National Organization of Women at

The Celebrate Recovery Group in Monticello meets in the Covenant Church at 8585 Highway 25 NE in Monticello, Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM.   Celebrate Recovery 
is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for people with all kinds of hurts, habits, and han
g-ups. Tuesday nights at the Monticello Covenant Church.

The 60+ and Healthy Clinic offered by Wright County Public Health provides foot care to seniors and individuals with a physical hindrance that are unable to provide adequate foot care for themselves. The clinics are staffed with trained personnel and always have a Public Health Nurse on-site. The 60+ and Healthy Clinic visits 8 cities throughout the county on a bi-monthly basis. The cost of the clinic is $15 per visit; those unable to pay will not be denied services. Call 1-800-362-3667 or 763-682-7456 for more information.

The Wright County Parks Department has begun to accept picnic shelter reservations, 
for the summer of 2016, on-line or over the phone. Call 763-682-7894. The on-line reservations allow the user to select their dates, show available camp sites and shelters, and make payments on-line. For on-line address information, call 763-682-7894, for Wright County Parks.


Friday, April 29th

It's Toddler Time at the Monticello Public Library, every Friday morning from 10:15 to 10:45AM  through April 29. Parents and caregivers of Toddlers from age 18 months to 
3 years are invited to Toddler Time, which includes stories, music, and craft activities. Registration is required. Sponsored by the City of Monticello. 


If you have ever wanted to learn how to knit, now’s your chance! Adults and teens are invited to join the Howard Lake Public Library Knit Wits. The group meets from 10:30AM 
to Noon on Fridays.  Get instruction and/or assistance from an experienced knitter, free-source some patterns, and enjoy the company of other knitters. Participants must bring their own yarn and needles.


The Cokato Dassel Lions will host a pork chop dinner on Friday, April 29, from 4:45 to 7 PM, at Cokato Elementary. Proceeds will be shared with Dassel Cokato Music Boosters. Meal tickets are This is not your 'run of the mill' beer and wine. Proceeds help the community. That's the ''SNIT OF MINNESOTA", sponsored by the St. Michael Lions Club, on Friday, April 29th from 7-9:30 PM.


The area Knights of Columbus will be handing out "Tootsie Rolls" at several local businesses this Friday and Saturday, April 29th/30. All proceeds will be distributed to local organizations that work with PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. This is a National Distribution, so look for the hard-working Knights in a community near you, and buy Tootsie Rolls to help do your share


Saturday, April 30th


The Iverson Family Fundraiser Breakfast will be at the River Inn in Hanover on Saturday, April 30. Serving will be from 8 -10 AM.  Families will enjoy sharing pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and a beverage. The cost is $8. All proceeds benefit the Keegan and 
Amy Iverson family. The event is supported by Thrivent Action Team.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at St. Paul's Lutheran Church or at the door on April 30, at the 
River Inn, 11220 River Road N.E. In Hanover.

The Hanover Lions announces their famous Smelt Fry, on Saturday, April 30, at the Hanover City Hall from 12:30PM – 7PM. Adults are $10.00; seniors, and kids 6-12 are $9.00; kids under 6 are $4.50. Your whole family will enjoy the delicious smelt, coleslaw, baked beans and breadsticks. That's at the Hanover City Hall, on Saturday, April 30, 
from 12:30-7PM.


St. Timothy School in Maple Lake will host its 19th Annual Spring Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 30 , at the 'V' in Maple Lake.  There will be a bourbon tenderloin & Cajun shrimp dinner, a live auction, and a silent auction, from 5-10PM with a grand prize drawing for a 2016 Dodge Dart or $10,000 cash. Tickets can be purchased at the Parish Office and Star Bank. This year's theme is Kentucky Derby. Come, have a good time, on Saturday, April 30, at the 'V' in Maple Lake.


The Waverly Gun Club invites the area sporting community to their upcoming events for the month of May. Stop in and get acquainted. Sunday, May 1....Merchandise Shoot 10AM-4PM, Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25...Handgun League 5PM-8PM
Thursday, May 5....Summer League Starts 6:30PM, Saturday, May 14...Concealed Carry Class 9AM.  For more information, call Gary, at 612-210-5356 or Harry at 763-6821576. 




Monday May 2

Adult readers are invited to join the Bit of Culture Book Club meeting at the Delano Public Library on Monday, May 2, from 7-8:30PM. Expand your reading horizons by joining this fun book club which meets monthly and reads a variety of genres and authors. That's Monday, May 2, at the Delano Public Library.


The Rockford Writers Group for ages 10 to 18 will meet at the Rockford Public Library on Monday, May 2, from 6-7:00PM. Teens with an interest in drama, writing, and creativity are invited. Contact the Rockford Public Library for more information.

Tuesday May 3

Teens are invited to the Delano Public Library for a Teen Game Night on Tuesday, May 3, from 6-8:00PM. Hang out with friends, learn some new card and board games, enjoy snacks and a beverage, and use the books available to sharpen your gaming skills. That's Tuesday, May 3, from 6-8:00PM at the Delano Public Library. 


Adult computer users can receive help learning basic computer operations at the Clearwater Public Library, on Tuesday, May 3, from 12-l:00PM. Contact the library to make an appointment for individualized assistance.

Wednesday may 4

Teens and adults are invited to make a Cute 'n' Country Mother's Day vase in a program at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, May 4, from 3:30-4:30PM. Use fabric, Mason Jars and Mod Podge to make a vase perfect for Mother's Day flowers. The attendance limit is 10 and registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Delano Friends of the Library.

Wright County author Christine Husom will be at the Clearwater Public Library on Wednesday, May 4, from 6:30-7:30PM. She is the author of the six Winnebago County mysteries set in central Minnesota, as well as several other mysteries. Her presentation is for adults. It is funded in-part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. That's at the Cleaarwater Public Library.


Teens and adults are invited to learn about 'Pinterest' in a program at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, May 4, from 7-8:00PM. Discover the various ways you can use the Website. Learn how to search for items and create folders loaded with fun projects tailored to your interests. Attendance is limited and registration is required, at the Delano Public Library.


Teens and adults are invited to a 'Steampunk Jewelry' class at the Howard Lake Public Library on Wednesday, May 4, from 5:30-7:30PM. 'Steampunk" combines many unique and distinctive styles that may combine watch parts, keys, ribbons, chains and more. Bring your old jewelry pieces to include. Attendance is limited to 12, and registration is required at the Howard Lake Public Library. Call 320-543-2020.


It's Wright County Clean Up Time, and the 2016 Otsego Clean Up Week is Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. Bring your items to Metro Appliance & Recycling at 16403 - 60th St. Northeast, between 9 AM and 6 PM. Contact Metro Appliance Recycling at 763-241-8787 with questions. Residential appliances: $10 each. For details, check your local city's web site. Otsego Clean Up Time...Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6.


Thursday May 5

Experienced and novice adult quilters are invited to Calico Quilters, a quilting group at the Delano Public Library. The group will meet on Thursday, May 5, from 9AM-l:00PM. Work on your own projects in a group setting.


The adult knitting and needlework group at the Delano Public Library, known as the 'Knit Wits' will meet on Thursday, May 5, from 6:30 – 8:00PM. Bring your projects, and enjoy working with others. Questions are welcome and help is available, at the Delano Public Library.

Friday May 6

Attention: All Women. The following event must be RSVP by May 1. The 18th Annual Spring Fling, hosted by the Lake Union Church Covenant Women, will take place on Friday, May 6, from 6 – 8 PM at the Church. Lauren Craft, of Miracles in the Marketplace International will be the speaker. All women are welcome to come for a fun evening of fellowship, food, and inspiration. Dinner will be catered by Cottage Gourmet. Cost is 17.50 per person. Please RSVP by Sunday, May l, to Gloria Olson, 320-236-7584. The Lake Union Church is located at 74526 Cty. State Aid Highway, in South Haven.

Saturday May 7

Join Wright -Hennepin Electric, and park volunteers, as they help prepare the park for the summer season on Green Touch Volunteer Day...that's Saturday, May 7, from 10 AM – 2:00 PM. Volunteers will be raking, working on trails, and planting trees. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Call Lake Maria State Park Office to register at 763-878-2325. Volunteers will not need a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit.. The park is located approximately 7 miles northwest of Monticello....10 miles northeast of Annandale...and 5 miles north of Maple Lake on Wright County Highway 111.

A Big...Busy...Wright County Clean Up Day....for 5 Wright County Locations.....coming on Saturday, May 7.

MONTROSE: at 311 Buffalo Ave. in the City Hall Parking Lot

ROCKFORD: Public Works Site – 6551 Utility Drive/N. Of Main St.\

COKATO: Public Works Garage-County Road 4, N. of Highway 12

HOWARD LAKE: 920 - 2nd Ave., in Howard Lake

ST. MICHAEL: St. Michael Public Works – 3150 Lander Ave. NE

Residents: Check your local city's Web Site for times and details


The Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo highlights service to others, as they invite the community of all ages to celebrate Zion's 150th Anniversary on Saturday, May 7, at the Women's Brunch in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, and the theme of the day is "Tied Together In Love", remembering the church kitchens, and how the apron strings tied families together with humor and stories, for strength and support. Guest speaker is Janet Martin, author of Growing Up Lutheran & more! Doors open at 9AM in Zion's Trinity Hall. A delicious brunch will be served, and the Men of Zion will provide the music


For family fun, it's the annual South Haven Fire & Rescue Smelt Fry, on Saturday, May 7, from 4:30 – 8 PM., at the South Haven Fire Hall. The cost of this popular all-you-can-eat Smelt Fry...adults, $10, and children under 12 are FREE. That's Saturday, May 7, starting at 4:30 at the South Haven Fire Hall. Call 612-685-0934 for information.

Sunday May 8

Celebrate Mother's Day with Mom and the family at the Rockford Fire Department Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 8 from 7AM-noon. Enjoy pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee. Presale of tickets, only $5. Contact a firefighter or stop at City Hall. On Sunday....$7 for adults, $5 for Senior Citizens, and $3, for ages 4 and under, at the Rockford Fire Station, at 6700 Main St. Raffle tickets will be available for $1. Proceeds will be used to purchase protective firefighter equipment. 


Tuesday  May 10th


The Ukulele Club of Wright County invites you from 7 to 9 PM, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and guarantees that you'll have a good time. Bring a friend and an ukulele! No talent needed. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Get in on the fun at the Bison Creek Bar and Dining, 1207 Highway 25.  For more information, call 763-682-5599.

After many successful years in the financial field, Patrick Donohue, President and CEO of Hill Capital Corp, will explain their Mission and Vision for success. He will describe the funding gap facing small businesses, and outline a potential solution. You may hear that you share the same ideas and ideals in your own business development and growth. He will discuss the WHO and WHAT brings results. And the WHEN and WHERE is Wednesday, May 11 in Annandale, at the Classic Rides and Rods Center, at 220 Poplar Lane, from 11:30-1:00PM. Cost is $25 for WCEDP members/ and $40 for non members. Hosted by WCEDP Wright County Economic Development Partnership.


All women are invited to an evening of fun and relaxation on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 PM, at the Huikko's Bowling and Event Center, 1207 Highway 25-N in Buffalo. Please RSVP by Sunday, May 8, for this annual bake sale. Call Jewell at 763-682-1780, and please bring baked items in $2 portions. Guest speaker, Dodie Davis, will share how she survived when dreams were shattered. The menu includes lasagna, coleslaw, bread stick and rainbow sherbert, for $10, all inclusive.


Celebrate World Red Cross Day by giving blood. Currently, donors of all types are needed to give and help save hospital patients' lives. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients across the country. There are many local donation centers. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS, to make an appointment in Buffalo, on Thursday, May 12, from 10 AM-4PM at Keller Williams Realty, 1100 Highway 25N. You CAN make a difference!

Saturday May 16

Spring Clean-Up Day for the Hanover Lions will be Saturday, May 16, from 8 AM – Noon, at the Hanover City Hall parking lot....rain or shine! Any fees will be payable by cash or check only. Check your local city's web site for more details.


Friday May 20

The City of Rockford presents, a Movie In The Park, at dusk,on Friday, May 20. Come and enjoy a Night At The Museum-Secret Of The Tomb, at Riverside Park, 8220 Elm Street in Rockford. There will be concession items for sale. Bring a chair, a blanket, some bug spray, and enjoy the movie. The Movie rental fee is being sponsored by Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Movie screen and personnel provided by Wright/Sherburne Cable Commission.


Sunday May 22

St. Peter Lutheran Church in Watertown presents a Maifest Celebration on Sunday, May 22. At 9:00AM, come to the German Inspired Worship Service. There will be other events and attractions starting at 11:00AM. From 11:00 until 2 PM, or until gone – Schnitzel Dinner served in the Church Dining Hall. Advanced tickets are available now. Call 952-955-1679. Activities include a silent auction, German beer and wine, children's games and bounce-house extravaganza, polka band, accordionist, karate demonstration, bake sale, root beer floats and more!