Community Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Halloween in Monticello is 'Twice the Fun for Everyone' with 2 Spooky Fun Events. The Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry's 2016 Downtown Trick or Treat event is scheduled from 4 PM to 7 PM, on Thursday, October 27th. Happy kids in costumes, with a bag in hand, is the heart of the Halloween tradition! Orange pumpkin posters will mark participating businesses, and framed scarecrows will decorate city poles and trees in the downtown area. And...the Monticello Community Center's annual Halloween Kiddie Parade will take place from 10 AM to Noon, on Saturday, October 29th. Each year, kids in costume, and their parents, line up between Third and Fourth Streets and Parade towards the Community Center...where they go inside for Trick-or-Treating, and activities, and free family fun. There will be a costume contest with kids doing addition Trick-or-Treating down the halls....for everyone to enjoy!! For more information, visit the chamber's website....www.monticellocommunitycenter.com Halloween in Monticello is Twice the fun for Everyone" with two Spooky Fun Events.....Thursday, October 27, AND Saturday, October 29th.
The St. Michael Public Library will provide supplies for a fun Halloween Make & Take craft on Friday, October 28th, during library open hours, Noon to 5PM Make & Take will be available while supplies last. It is sponsored by the St. Michael Friends of the Library.
The Cokato American Legion Post 209....announces...IT'S BACK! The always delicious...ever popular....Annual Turkey Supper is back !Mark your calendar, for Friday, October 28, at the Cokato City Hall from 4:30 to 7 PM. Adults...$9, and Children...$5.And of course.....everyone is welcome! Bring your family...with an appetite. Good Food to enjoy with friends, always a good time, at the Cokato American Legion Post 209...Annual Turkey Supper at Cokato City Hall, on Friday, October 28th.
Teens and adults are invited to ColorRama, a coloring event, at the
Clearwater Public Library on Friday, October 28th, 3 to 6PM.. Set aside sometime for this stress reducing activity, Fridays after school. Coloring sheets
and pencils provided.
The Trinity Fall Boutique invites everyone to the Craft and Vendor Fair, hosted by the Trinity Lutheran Church, 449 W. Broadway in Monticello., on Saturday, October 29th, from 9 AM to 3 PM. So many beautiful and interesting handmade crafts include jewlery, mittens, soaps, lotions, clothing and much more .....plus, visit the variety of offerings from the direct sales vendors. You'll find this beautiful array of gift items for you to give...or for you to keep, at the Monticello Trinity Fall Boutique, on Saturday, October 29th.
Monticello Chamber of Commerce. Kiddie Parade down Walnut Street. Start in the parking lot behind Cornerstone Cafe & Belde Chiropractic and parade to the community center. Kids come dressed in costume. Costume contest at the community center and kids Trick or Treat down the halls of the community center. Local businesses set up tables and have treats for the kids to take (approximately 400 kids). Finish the day off in the gymnasium as there are kids holiday activities. Great activity for kids of all ages.
Enjoy the 'Festival with a Purpose', as the Silver Creek Community Church, invites everyone to their Silver Creek Harvest Festival, on Saturday, October 29th. The Church is partnering this event, with Mission EvangelicalDel Ecuador in La Concordia, Ecuador, to help 'raise the roof' in Ecuador. Join church members for a turkey dinner, county store, silent auction, and live music by the Kingery Family. Events start at 3:30 PM. Adults, $10....and kids, 12 and under, are $6. Remember, the 'Festival With a Purpose', at the Silver Creek Community Church, 4282, 114th St. N.W., Maple Lake, present their Harvest Festival, on Saturday, October 29th.
Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate Halloween Spooktacular at Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale on Saturday, October 29,
from 5-8PM. Chills, thrills, and plenty of trick-or-treat candy for the kids in the Haunted Village. Fun games is $10 per vehicle.
Come one...come all, to the Fall Family Festival, on Sunday, October 30th, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The Reformation Church Service begins at 9:30 AM, sharing and Celebrating Lutheran Heritage. Enjoy a FREE Sloppy Joe Lunch, and Family Fun Activities from Noon until 2 PM. Play games – try bobbing for apples – and create your own pumpkin centerpiece. If you are new to the area, in search of a new church, you are invited to visit Immanuel's website at www.myimmanuel.org or call for more information...763-682-1878. Learn about the - ministry resources and activities Immanuel has to offer. Located 4 miles east of Buffalo on County Road 35.
The Waverly Fire Department is sponsoring their annual Spaghetti Dinner on
Sunday, October 30 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Waverly Village Hall. Adults-$8.00
advance/$10.00 at the door. Kids 6-12-$5.00 advance/$7.00 at the door. Kids 5
and under /free. Advance sale tickets are available at the Waverly City Office
and the Waverly Café. There will be a kitchen fire demonstration also several
times during the dinner.
You are cordially invited to enjoy the ever-popular L W M L baked chicken dinner with all the fixings at St. James Lutheran Church, in Howard Lake, on Sunday, October 30. The suggested donation is $12 per adult. The dinner will be served from 11AM to 1PM in the School Fellowship Hall, at 1000 Sixth Avenue. The Lutheran Women's Missionary League welcomes you, and hopes that you will also enjoy shopping the Craft and Bake Sale for some goodies and hand-crafted items. Remember, their L W M Lbaked chicken dinner on Sunday, October 30, at St. John's Lutheran Church, in Howard Lake.
Toddlers 18 months to 3 years, together with their parents/caregivers, are invited to Snuggle Up and Read, an interactive storytime at the Delano Public Library on Monday, 10:30 to 10:50AM. Enjoy singing, clapping and fun stories together, and a new literacy tip each week. The limit is 10 toddlers. Registration is required.
The Rockford Public Library is offering a Tech Tutor for adults and teens on Mondays, from 3 to 5PM. If you need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, Smartphone or other device, or you don't have a computer and don't know where to begin, drop by the library for individual help. Pre-registration suggested.
The St. Michael Public Library has adjusted its library open hours. The new open hours are 10 AM - 6 PM. Monday through Thursday. For more information, and for all daily schedules, please call the St. Michael Library at 763-497-1998.
A Suicide Prevention Workshop will be presented in Buffalo, at the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, on Mondays at 7 PM. They are hosting a Suicide Prevention Workshop facilitated by a staff member from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Just like learning the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, everyone can learn the early warning for people thinking about suicide. This Workshop is appropriate for those 16 and older.
Gardeners of all ages are invited to Lunch with a Master Gardener at the Delano Public Library Tuesdays, from Noon to 1PM. Bring your lunch and join University of Minnesota Wright County Master Gardener Deb DeBeer for an informal session on gardening. Share and exchange ideas on a variety of garden topics. For more information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Adults with questions can get computer and Internet assistance at the Clearwater Public Library Tuesdays, from Noon to 1PM. Staff will answer questions about basic computer operations and navigating the Internet. Reservations for assistance are appreciated. For more information, call the library, at 320-558-6001.
Babies up to 18 months together with their caregivers are invited to Baby Bounce at the Buffalo Public Library. Baby Bounce takes place Tuesdays from 3 to 3:20PM. Parents will explore songs, stories and finger plays to help babies develop pre-literacy skills. Attendance is limited and registration is required. Baby Bounce is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.
Teens and school age children are invited to a Snap Circuits program at the Clearwater Public Library Tuesdays 3 to 6PM. Discover the creative ways to use the modular snap together circuits to build electrical experiments.
Teens are invited to Teen Game Night at the Delano Public Library every Tuesday, from 6 to 8PM. Hang out with your friends on this teen run game night. Learn new card and board games. Snacks and beverages are provided, and books to sharpen your gaming skills will be available. For more information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
If you, or anyone you know, is 60 or under, and has been diagnosed with
Parkinson's Disease, you are welcome to attend our group meeting on the 3rd
Tuesday of each
The Celebrate Recovery Group in Monticello, meets at the Covenant Church at 8585 Highway 25 N.E. Meetings are held every Tuesday evening from 7 PM to 9 PM. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for people with all kinds of hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Examples include: unhealthy eating habits, spending habits, fear, grief, sexual temptations divorce, anger, depression, family and relationship issues, codependency, and alcohol or drug additions. There can be help for you, too, every Tuesday, from 7 PM to 9 PM, at the Monticello Covenant Church.
Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to Preschool Storytime at the Buffalo Public Library, Wednesday, from 10 to 10:45AM . This event involves stories, songs and crafts to build kindergarten readiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.
Toddler and preschool children are invited to the Rockford Public Library for a Storytime on Wednesday, October 26th, 11:15AM. to Noon. Enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs. Come in costume and get a treat!
Babies 0 to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers are invited to Baby Bounce at the Buffalo Public Library on Tuesday, October 25, 3 to 3:20PM.. Explore songs, stories and finger plays to help your baby learn pre-literacy skills. The attendance limit is 10 parent/child pairs, and registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.
Learn about some of Minnesota’s spirits at the Buffalo Public Library on Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 to 7:20PM. Robert Halbrook will present stories, legends and tales about Minnesota’s most haunted places for ages 12 and up.
Bison Fishing Forever (BFF) is a new local program that will be replacing the Buffalo chapter of an organization that took seniors and others fishing. The mission of BFF is to provide totally free fishing and boating opportunities, on Lake Pulaski, to those in Buffalo and surrounding communities that can no longer enjoy these activities on their own; Bison Fishing Forever. Our guests include seniors from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, independent seniors, and adult day cares, veterans, vulnerable youth and adults, and children. We average approximately 900 guests per season of which approximately 50 percent are either veterans or spouses of veterans. BFF is being conducted as a program under the Buffalo Community Center and performed in partnership with the City of Buffalo. BFF will be purchasing a new handicap accessible pontoon, new trailer and motor at a cost of approximately $50,000. To order the new pontoon, BFF must provide a $5,000 down payment. A $5,000 donation has been received from the Buffalo American Legion and will be used for this down payment. A donation of $1,500 has also been received from the Buffalo Rotary. Our goal is to order the new pontoon in October 2016 for an April 2017 delivery. All our expenses are funded through donations from people like you. Please consider donating your gift today by becoming a partner, as a memorial gift or to honor someone in your life. We are a 501(c) (3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. If you would like more information regarding this program we have representatives who would speak to your organization. For more information you may also call Laura Jones at 320-963-6837 or Suzanne Kolbinger, Director of the Buffalo Community Center, at 763-682-6036.
Do you want to take a refresher course or learn more about computers? Come into the ABE Computer LAB at the Monticello Work Force Center to learn keyboarding, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office 2013; Word Processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and databases. All services are open to the public and provided free of cost. You do not have to be unemployed to use these services. To get started, call 763-271-3768.
Wright County Public Health announces the 60+ and
Healthy Clinics schedule for September and October: All sites are 9:30 –
11:30AM, and all dates are Tuesdays.
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 are invited to Fall Morning Stories at the Delano Public Library Tuesdays, from 10:30 to 11AM. Help your child get ready to read in an interactive storytime. Be ready to clap, sing, read and enjoy stories. The attendance limit is 25 and registration is requested. For more information, call the library, at 763-972-3467.
Preschoolers and their families are invited to the Clearwater Public Library for a Once Upon a Reader storytime Tuesdays, from 11AM. to Noon. For more information, call the library, at 320-558-6001.
Adults with questions can get computer and Internet assistance at the Clearwater Public Library on Tuesday, Noon to 1PM Staff will answer questions about basic computer operations and navigating the Internet. Reservations for assistance are appreciated.
Teens that enjoy writing are invited to join the Teen Writers Club meeting at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30PM. Share ideas, get suggestions, and explore new ways to write. For more information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Teens, 12 and older, are invited to a program titled Miss Peregrine: The Wonder of Found Art, at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30PM. Make whimsical art from found objects and interesting supplies. The attendance limit is 10. Sponsored by the Gwen Kittock Memorial Fund and the Delano Friends of the Library. For more information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Teens are invited to join the Teen Writers Club at the Delano Public Library meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 3:30 to 4:30PM. The Teen Writers Club is for all teens that enjoy writing and would like to share ideas, get suggestions and explore new ways to write.
Teens are invited to a creative storytelling program at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, October 26, 3:30 to 4:30PM. The program is titled "Miss Peregrine: A Peculiar Story." Teens 12 and older get to be part of a group effort where each person will tell part of the story in a secretive, creative way. The attendance limit is 10 and registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Gwen Kittock Memorial Fund and the Delano Friends of the Library.
Adults, teens and children are invited to a crafting program titled Crafterwork at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, October 26, 5 to 7PM. Share in the joy of making things home-made. Bring a project you are working on or try something new. Limited supplies for simple arts and crafts will be available, and an instructor will be on hand. Sponsored by the Gwen Kittock Memorial Fund.
Adults and teens are invited to Photography with Ken at the Clearwater Public Library Wednesday evening, from 6:30 to 8PM. Photography with Ken is a monthly meeting of photographers sharing ideas, tips and photography that will help photographers of all skill levels.
Children of all ages are invited to a Night Owls Storytime at the Clearwater Public Library Wednesday night, from 6:30 to 7PM. Come to this storytime in your pajamas and enjoy sleepy time stories.
Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to Preschool Storytime at the Buffalo Public Library on Wednesday, October 26, 10 to 10:45AM. Preschool Storytime involves stories, songs and crafts to build kindergarten readiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.
Public Health Nurses provide the Wellness on Wheels services, including immunization for all ages. The WOW Van schedule is available at: www.co.wright.mn.us, Or www.facebook.com/WrightCtyPublicHealth by calling 763-682-7516 (Toll free 1-800-362-3667) with any questions about services/schedules. Wright County Public Health announces the Wellness on Wheels Program.
(WOW Van) schedule:
Thursday, November 3rd at Monticello Cub Foods
The Cokato American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 209, is sponsoring a fundraising Chow Mein Luncheon and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 5th, serving from 11AM to 1PM at the Cokato City Hall, 255 Broadway Ave S, Cokato MN. Tickets are $7. Proceeds are used to support military veterans and their families
Fall is Bazaar Time! And the Community United Methodist Church in Monticello invites everyone to their Community United Bazaar on Saturday, November 5th, from 9 AM to 3 PM, with a chili lunch being served from10:30 until 1:00. Other features of the day include the Pie Shoppe, the