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    Community Bulletin Board

                                                     September 27, 2016

Help your 3-5 year old get ready to read in Fall Morning Stories at the Delano Public Library, 10:30AM to 11AM on Tuesdays, Sept.  27. This Interactive storytime includes stories, songs and other activities. The attendance limit is 25 and registration is requested.

Antiques expert Mark Moran will be at the St. Michael Public Library on today 1 to 4PM. Moran has written more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has appeared on the PBS "Antiques Roadshow." He will appraise one item per person, with a limit of 40 items. Moran is able to appraise a broad variety of objects. Excluded items are weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; and Beanie Babies. People who want to learn more about the history and value of their objects may register for a time slot by calling the library. Others are welcome to observe. This event is sponsored by the library and funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


If you are unable to attend, or miss a clinic in your area, please feel free to attend a clinic 
in any other community. For information about services provided, and for all other Wright County Public Health questions, please call 763-682-7456, or toll free at
1-800-362-3667, extension 7456.

Babies up to 18 months together with their caregivers are invited to Baby Bounce at the Buffalo Public Library. Baby Bounce takes place today 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 tonight  3 to 6PM. Discover the creative ways to use the modular snap together circuits to build electrical experiments.


The Buffalo Presbyterian Church Community Garden is hosting "Preserving Your Harvest", on tonight from 6 until 8PM, at the church, at 507 County Rd 134. Jeff and Mary Sue will share their knowledge and tips for preserving your harvest. All are welcome. You do not have to have a plot in the Community Garden to attend. 


Guitarist Kevin Sherwin will perform a program of classical guitar music at the Buffalo Public Library on Tonight from 7 to 8PM.  Sherwin graduated from Yale University and studied guitar at the Julliard School. He performs extensively in the New England region and also across the United States. This concert is recommended for adults and teens, and it is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Attention, all gardeners: Applications are due on October 1st,  as the University of Minnesota Extension, Wright County, is inviting gardeners who are interested in becoming a Master Gardener to apply to their internship program. Master gardener volunteers are eager to share best practices in gardening with their community that promotes healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives. They also have contributed many hours of teaching research-based horticulture practices in their communities. For more information about becoming a UME Extension Master Gardener, contact Rod Greder, Wright County Extension (763-682-7381) or
  Alice Dahl (763-682-7393).


September 28

Antiques expert Mark Moran will be at the Delano Senior Center on Wednesday, September 28th, 9AM to Noon. Moran has written more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has appeared on the PBS "Antiques Roadshow." He will appraise one item per person, with a limit of 40 items. Moran is able to appraise a broad variety of objects. Excluded items are weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; and Beanie Babies. People who want to learn more about the history and value of their objects may register for a time slot by calling the library. This event is sponsored by the library and funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to Preschool Storytime at the Buffalo Public Library from 10AM to 10:45AM on Wednesday, September  28th. Storytime includes stories, songs and crafts to build kindergarten readiness. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.


The Delano Public Library’s Teen Writing Club will meet on Wednesday, September 28th, 3:30 to 4:30PM.  This club is for all teens that enjoy writing and would like to share ideas, get suggestions, and explore new ways to write.


Adults and teens are invited to the Howard Lake Public Library to learn the skill of Arm Knitting in a program on Wednesday, September 28th, 5:45 to 7:45PM. Arm knitting employs the basic stitches of needle knitting. The class will cover techniques, supplies and project options, and the special thick yarn that accompanies this artform. Each participant will make an eternity scarf using the yarn in class. Attendance is limited and registration is required. This event is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


The Clearwater Public Library’s Book Club for adults and teens will meet at the library on Wednesday, September 27th, 6:30 to 7:30PM. This is an open group of readers that likes to share their thoughts on the read of the month. Call the library 320-558-6001 for more information.


Each year, Lions Clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The theme for the 2016-17 contest is "A Celebration of Peace". Students ages 
11 to 13 years of age by November 15th are eligible to participate. Buffalo students may pick up official drawing paper and rules at the Buffalo Library through October 3rd. Entries must be returned by October 10th. Posters will be judged by the Buffalo Lions Club. There will be 3 cash prizes, and an opportunity to compete in the next level. Information and rules about this Art Contest can be found at



September 29

The St. Michael Public Library is adjusting its library open hours. The new open hours for Thursday, will be 10AM to 6PM. This adjustment will extend Thursday open hours by one hour, and make10 AM the consistent opening time Monday through Thursday. For more information, and for all daily schedules, please call the St. Michael Library at 763-497-1998

The Albertville Lions are sponsoring a Farmers Market in downtown Albertville, open every Thursday through September 29th from 3PM to 7PM. The Lions are this sponsoring a Concert in the Park featuring The Castaways, after the market this Thursday, Sept. 29th from 6 until 9PM. For this special event, the Lions will also offer brats, hotdogs, pizza, grilled corn ,..... chips and refreshments. Mark your calendar, and bring the family, and bring some lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy some FREE music. Anyone interested in renting booth space, call LeRoy at 763-443-5621,l or by E-Mail 
The Farmers Market is located at the Lions Shelter in Central Park, just off Main Avenue in downtown Albertville.



October 1

The Monticello American Legion Auxiliary Unit 260 will host its annual Fall Luncheon and style Show at the American Legion on October 1st. This years' fashions are provided by Christopher and Banks, CJ Banks of Albertville.l Also a silent auction, a boutique by Hartfelt Gifts and a program with Guest Speaker, Judy Misener, also known as the "Hat Lady". Doors open at 11AM, with lunch at noon. Tickets are $15 per person, call Cheryl at 320-493-2105. All proceeds go to support programs for veterans in our local community. That's Saturday, October 1st, in Monticello

Now is the time of year again when Boy Scouts from Troop 358 in Buffalo, will be selling Christmas wreaths and other decorations. They will be coming now to your neighborhood to take your order for Mid-November delivery. If the Boy Scouts don't get to your area, you can contact them at their website,, and hit the "contact us" button. Provide your information, and they will call you.

October 2

The Crow River Chapter of MCCI, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, issponsoring it's annual ... Respect Life Breakfast on Sunday, October 2nd, at the
St. Albert's Parish Center, corner of 57th Street and Main Ave., in Albertville. The delicious breakfast of smoked sausage, egg-bake-, and caramel rolls will be served from 8 AM to 12:30 PM. Takeouts are available. This will be a free-will donation breakafast, and it is open to everyone. If you have any questions, please call Marlene, at 763-497-2265. Remember, breakfast in Albertville at St. Albert's Parish Center on Sunday, October 2nd, from 8AM to 12:30PM.

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. 
October 4th at Rockford Walnut Place Apartments
October 11th at Cokato Edgewood Gable Apartments
October 18th at Maple Lake, Maple Manor
October 25th at Monticello Senior Center.

October 6

Wright County Public Health announces the September and October Wellness on Wheels Program (WOW Van) schedule:. . All sites are 2-6 PM:.: …

Thursday, October 6th, the WOW van will be at the Pink Street Party in Buffalo

Tuesday, October 11th at Delano Coborns

Thursday, October 20th at Cokato Marketplace

Tuesday, . October 25th at Annandale Marketplace

Public Health Nurses provide the Wellness on Wheels services, including immunization for all ages. The WOW Van schedule is available at:;. Or by calling 763-682-7516 (Toll free 1-800-362-3667) with any questions about services/schedules.



The Allina Health Buffalo Hospital Foundation invites everyone to their 8th Annual Pink Street Party, on October 6, from 4 to 9 PM. Spend an evening in downtown Buffalo, honoring and remembering those who have experienced cancer at this downtown 'party with a purpose'. Come and enjoy music, street vendors, food, wine and beer. Gift bags will be given to the first 300 guests. Most retail shops will be open. Learn how to honor someone with pink lights, or to be an event sponsor or vendor. Visit;, or call 763-684-6800. That's the 8th Annual Pink Street Party, on Thursday, October 6, from 4 to 9 PM in downtown Buffalo.   Visit, or call 763-684-6800. That's the 8th Annual Pink Street Party, on Thursday, October 6, from 4:00-9:00PM in downtown Buffalo.


October 8

In her new book, Planks of History, local author Mary Coons takes us on a historical journey of Hanover's iconic bridge, and stories of the North Crow River at Hanover. Join in commemorating Hanover's 125th Anniversary on Saturday, October 8th, from 10AM until 10PM, at the historic bridge in downtown Hanover. Mary will be selling and signing her book from 3:30 – 5 PM. The price is $12. If you cannot attend that day, beginning October 11th, the public can purchase unsigned books from The River Inn, Bankwest in Hanover, and Hanover City Hall. Through writing, Mary also helps others who want to leave a legacy, by documenting their family stories and histories.

Wright County residents thinking about buying a home are invited to attend a one day informative workshop designed to help them learn the basics of home ownership.
Wright County Community Action (WCCA) offers a first-time home buyer’s seminar (Home Stretch) which will cover a variety of topics related to the home buying process. Area lenders, real estate agents, and other housing professionals will instruct the workshop. In addition, they will enjoy hearing from industry professionals on how to choose and work with a real estate agent, a lender, and other housing professionals in the Wright County area. Home Stretch will be offered on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 8AM – 5PM at Annandale City Hall, 30 Cedar Street East, Annandale, MN 55302 To register, call Wright County Community Action (WCCA) at (320) 963-6500, ext 238 .There is a Class fee of $30.00 per household..


October 9

The St. Albert's Catholic Church Fall Festival on Sunday, October 9th, will be fun for everyone from 11AM-4PM. The first feature of the day, will be a delicious chicken dinner, served from 11AM – 2:30PM. Then comes the live entertainment by local artist Shane Martin-- Country Rock. For the and an inflatable! Enjoy the Cake Walk, Raffle, the Theme Baskets, play Bingo, visit the Country Store,,,,the Wall of Wine.....Split the Pot.... and don't miss the Silent Auction.! It all happens on Sunday, October 8th, at 
St. Albert's Catholic Church Fall Festival, at 11400- 57th St. N.E. In Albertville. For more information, call Sharon, 612-325-5854

Your entire family will enjoy the Heritage Celebration hosted by St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Watertown, on Sunday, October 9th, from 11:30 to 5PM. Church services, at 8AM and 10:30AM. Feast on a family-style Sunday Chicken on a treasure in the Silent Auction...Take home some homemade cookies, ..while the music makes it all more fun for everyone! That's the Heritage Celebration, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Watertown,
at 505 Westminister Ave. SW, on Sunday, Oct. 9th., from 11:30 until 5:00.

Get ready for Dazzling Ball Handling Tricks, High -Flying Slam Dunks, and Hilarious Family Comedy. Join the Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show on Sunday, October 9th, at 4PM at the Annandale High School Gymnasium as they take on the Annandale Area All-Stars. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Annandale Community ED., at Home High School Sporting Events, or at the door the night of the event. All proceeds benefit the Annandale Area Recreation Park. For more information, contact the Cardinal Athletic Foundation at:  The Harlem's NOT your Grandfather's Basketball Show

The River City Theater Company of Watertown announces a fun and exciting play,
  "The Wizard of Oz". Performances will be October 12th through the 15th

Come volunteer at Wright County Community Action's Family Service Center in Waverly, Minnesota. The Family Service center hosts a thrift shop and Wright County's only county-wide emergency food shelf. There are opportunities for all ages and abilities, including sorting food and thrift shop donations, client assistance, and more.

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.

Ladies, you won't want to miss the "Bountiful Harvest" silent auction and brunch held on October 13th at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. You can bring your donations of garden produce, canned and baked goods, plants, crafts and gifts after 8AM. The silent auction will start at 9AM and the brunch, program and live auction at 9:30AM There will also be an inspirational speaker to round out the morning. Invite your friends for this fun morning and make reservations by calling Ardelle at
320-274-8336, Betsy at 320-274-5419 or email


The Holy Spirit Academy in Monticello invites everyone to attend their Open House on Thursday, October 13th from 7-9PM. The Presentation begins at 7:30PM. Refreshments will be served. Holy Spirit Academy is a private, classical high school in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The school features a Christ-centered, integrated curriculum with daily prayer and liturgy as a school community;;, offering small class sizes to high school students grades 9-12. Families are welcomed from the Northwest Metro area to the school campus at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Monticello. The Holy Spirit Academy Open House will be Thursday, October 13th from 7-9PM in Monticello. Visit the website or call 763-220-2402.

There is a new Farmers Market in downtown Maple Lake under the water tower, open Fridays from 3 to 7 PM. A fun place to buy fresh, quality, local grown produce, eggs, meats, honey, jams & jellies, baked goods, flowers, pottery, local arts and crafts. Ask about featured samples. New vendors are added weekly. Grilled Pork Chop Dinner $5 every Friday. Musical entertainment 4:30 - 6:30PM. That's every Friday at the Maple Lake Farmers Market. Open from 3 to 7 PM.

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 month. The meeting is in Big Lake at the Saron Lutheran Church, from 6:30-8PM Questions, please call Camille Johnson at 763-350-7401.

If looking for bargains is your goal, the new Thrift Store in Maple Lake, is the place to go. All proceeds from this 'LOVE, INC.' non-profit store involving area church members will go directly back to the Wright County communities and the people they serve. 'LOVE, INC', or Love In The Name of Christ, serves Buffalo, Hanover, Maple Lake and Annandale. The store is located in the old Costume Shop location at 57 Birch Avenue South in Maple Lake, and is open Thursdays from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 AM to 
5 PM. Find quality bargains the new Maple Lake Thrift Store.

The Waverly Gun Club, (a non-profit organization) will be sponsoring their annual riflesight-in on the following dates: October, 15th and 16th ,...22nd, and 23rd....
and 29th and 30th. The hours are 9AM to 4PM. There is a charge of $10 per gun. More informatiion on the web-site If you have questions, please call: Anita Duske, 612-716-1438

Montrose Methodist Church is hosting its annual fall hotdish supper on Saturday October 15th. The supper will take place at the church located at 230 Center Ave (next to the Community Center) from 4:30 to 7PM, featuring appetizers, salads, hotdish & beverage. Cost is $10 for adults $5 for ages 5 to 10,  Age 4 and under are free. Dessert available for an additional dollar. Proceeds will benefit various mission programs.


It's Turkey Time in Kingston! The Johnson Kelly American Legion Post 483 and the Kingston Lions Club invites everyone to their Annual Turkey Dinner on October 16th at the Kingston Community Center from 11AM to 2PM.. Adults are $10, ages 6-10, only $5, and preschoolers are FREE. Take outs available at the side door with a 10 minute wait. Enjoy Kingston's Annual Turkey Dinner, on Sunday, October 16th, at the Kingston Community Center.. Please bring used Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids to help others.