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    Community Bulletin Board

                                                    Thursday, March 30, 2017

Join the quilting gathering at Delano Public Library on Thursday, March 30th, 9-1PM to work on your own projects in a group setting. The group welcomes both experienced and novice quilters. For more information, call the Delano Library at 763-972-3467.

All women are invited to the Northwest Deanery Lenten Day of Prayer at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Avenue South, in Buffalo, on Thursday, March 30. The day begins with registration at 9, and ends at 3PM. This year's theme is "Reawakening Hope". The cost for the day is $35. For reservations, call Nancy at 763-682-1394.

You're invited to the Rockford Public Library on Thursday, March 30, 4-5PM. You'll learn about, visit with, and maybe touch some fascinating reptiles and amphibians, including frogs, a salamander, turtles, lizards, snakes, and a small crocodilian. For school age children and their families.

The knitting and needlework group meets at the Delano Public Library on Thursday, March 30th, 6:30 to 8PM. to work on projects in a group setting. Questions are welcome and help is available.

Celebrate the seasons and win prizes by playing J-I-N-G-O which is similar to Bingo! Come to the Buffalo Public Library on Thursday, March 30, 6:30-7:30PM. Create a simple spring decoration to bring home, too. Parents are encouraged to attend for a fun family event. For school aged children. Limit 20. Preregistration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library. For more information call the Buffalo Library at 763-682-2753.  

The Buffalo Community Center, and Bison Fishing Forever, with donations from many generous sources, is announcing another summer season, providing totally free fishing and boating outings on Lake Pulaski. So many worthy and appreciative groups and individuals, gratefully enjoy a day on the lake, provided by Bison Fishing Forever, that's BFF, four days per week, June through September. The groups include:- veterans, senior citizens, hospice patients, social service agencies.....adult, youth and church groups, disabled adults, individuals, and so many more. The outings are totally FREE, even tackle and bait is provided. To help make this possible, the BFF will be having a benefit dinner, and also a garage sale. More information about these events will be available later. For questions or more information, call the Buffalo Community Center, at 763-682-6036. We all need to help...to help those in need.

 

March 31st, 2017

Join in for "Appy Hour" on Friday, March 31, 2-3PM. at the Delano Public Library. Have questions about your laptop, iPad or eReader? Want to use Email, do a basic Internet search or use the library’s online resources? Bring your device and your questions. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

What excites the ladies more than jewelry? The SPRING BLING Jewelry Sale Event, that's what!...... ..offering a collection of new; vintage; and re-purposed jewelry and accessories. This beautiful Spring Bling Jewelry Sale event is sponsored by the St. Henry's Council of Catholic Women on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 3lst, and April 1-2, at St. Henry's Catholic Church Social Hall, 1001 East 7th St., in Monticello. They invite you to come and enjoy light refreshments, ...... and to shop their unique, and original assortment of sure-to-please styles and stones, that you'll be proud to wear for any occasion. That's the Spring Bling Jewelry Sale in Monticello.

The Rotary Club of St. Michael-Albertville will be hosting a fish fry on Friday, March 31st at the Liberty Restaurant & Bar (25 Central Ave. E., St. Michael) from 4:30 - 8PM. Cost is $11 for Ages 11 and up, $5 for Ages 6-10 and 5 and under are free. Proceeds support the Rotary scholarships for STMA students and the STMA School's WEB Program. For more information: www.stmarotary.org or 763-428-2921

Rehearsals are now underway for Buffalo Community Theater's spring comedy presentation of "Hot Flashes", a fast-paced, highly original production about menopause. Performances are scheduled for April 21-23, and 28-30th. Backstage and ushering help is needed, so BCT invites volunteers to help. For more information, visit the BCT website, bctmn.org, or by emailing buffaloct@gmailcom. Be sure to mark your calendar for this one......sure to be fun....for everyone!

Learn More about Tech Week with Snap Circuit at the Clearwater Public Library during open hours this week. Snap Circuit kit will be available to challenge your "techie" side. 
Call the library with questions:320-558-6001.

The Buffalo Community Center has a group of quilters who are making "fidget quilts"; a fidget quilt is a small lap quilt decorated with items designed to occupy the restless hands of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Materials for the quilts have been donated, and the quilts are free to anyone who can use one. The group currently has several quilts completed…if you would like a quilt or would like more information, please contact the Buffalo Community Center at 763-682-6036.

 

April 1st, 2017

Attention, all quilters,...would-be quilters....and anyone who appreciates the amazing beauty and designs that quilting offers. You are invited to the Peace By Piece Quilt Event on Saturday, April 1st, from 10AM-3PM. The Buffalo United Methodist Church at 609 8th St. N.W., proudly hosts this presentation by the Peace By Piece Quilt Group Members. Registration begins at 10AM, and at 10:15, enjoy the Quilt-Related Demonstrations in the classrooms. A bag lunch will follow at 11:30, and at 12:30,.. the presentation of Quilts in the Sanctuary. Prize drawings will follow at 2:00. Tickets for the show with bag lunch are $15, and must be purchased in advance. Call Char Drews, at 763-370-0221 or Patrice Brown, 763-458-8708

Join in at the Delano Public Library on Saturday, April 1, 10:30-NOON. Participants will make a card, craft and treat with a "little boxes" theme. For ages 10 to adult. Limit 20. Please register. Sponsored by the Gwen Kittock Memorial Fund.

Rockford will be Rockin' at the 35th Annual Rockford Masonic Star Lodge #62 HOG ROAST FUNDRAISER, on Saturday, April 1st, from 4-10PM , at the Rockford Township Hall. The good time starts with a Social Hour at 4, dinner at 5, and a DJ will be following raffle drawings. $20 per person, for all you can eat and drink. Kids under 12 are FREE. Everyone will have fun trying to win a raffle or. a door prize! All funds raised from the event will be donated to Masonic Cancer Research, scholarships, the local food shelf, and maintenance and repairs to our nearly 150 year old historic lodge building in Rockford. For information or tickets, call Erik Sorenson, 763-477-3300. That's Saturday, April 1st, at the Rockford Township Hall, located at 3039 Dague Ave SE, Buffalo, MN.

April 2nd, 2017

Spring has sprung, with lots of fun in Plato, at the 34th Annual Spring Brunch, on Sunday, April 2nd, presented by the Plato Lions Club. Serving of this All You Can Eat event will be at the Plato Hall from 9:30AM-12:30PM. Your family will enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast and beverage. Free-will donations will be accepted, with proceeds going to the Community Project Fund. That's Sunday, April 2nd, in Plato.

If antiques peak your interest, you'll want to mark your calendar for the special opportunity at the Howard Lake Public Library Community Room on Sunday, April 2nd, 1:30-4:30PM . Mark Moran is the author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has been a guest expert on the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow. Get an appraisal of your antiques, heirlooms and collectible items, or simply be part of the audience for this interesting event. Limited to 40 items. Registration required, at. Howard Lake Community Room above the library. This event is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

April 3rd, 2017

Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to Preschool Toddler Time at the Saint Michael Public Library today, Monday, April 3rd, 10:05-10:35AM. For ages: 18 months to 
3 years. Registration required. Limit 20. Sponsored by St. Michael Friends of the Library.

Join in at the Delano Public Library today, Monday, April 3rd, 10:30 to 10:50AM to Snuggle Up and Read! They have designed an interactive story time just for your toddler. Join in for some singing, clapping, and fun stories. Learn a new literacy tip. Limited to 10 participants 18 month to 3 years with their caregivers. To register Call 763-972-3467.

Children ages 18 months to 3 years old with their caregivers are invited to come to the Delano Public Library today, Monday, April 3rd, 10:30-10:50AM. They designed an interactive story time just for your toddler. Join in for some singing, clapping, and fun stories. Learn a new literacy tip each week. Limited to 10 participants 18 month to 3 years with their caregivers. Please register.

Join in at the Saint Michael Public Library today, Monday, April 3rd, 11-11:45AM. The Preschool Storytime color theme will be "RED". For ages: 3 to 5 years. Registration required.  Limit 20. Sponsored by St. Michael Friends of the Library.

Join in at the Rockford Public Library today, Monday, April 3rd, 2-3PM . for our Adult Book Club. Contact the Book Club for the current title

Need help with your laptop, iPad or Kindle? Don’t know where to start? Come to the Saint Michael Public Library tonight, Monday, April 3rd, 5-7PM for individual help from a GRRL librarian. Up to 30 minutes per session. Call the library to register  763-497-1998.

Wright County Public Health announces the 60+ and Healthy Clinics schedule for March.
All clinic times are from 9:30-11:30AM.

Services provided include:

Education through handouts related to topics on nutrition, exercise, prevention, safety, and more. Toenails are trimmed and filed to meet the needs of those seniors who have a special health risk or are unable to do this themselves. Feet are massaged with lotion.
Blood pressure and pulse are monitored upon request.
Referrals to services in the community if needed.

Questions related to health are addressed.
There is a $15 fee for foot care. However, if you are unable to pay the $15 fee, you will not be turned away.   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 more information, call Wright County Public Health 763-682-7456 or toll free at 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7456.

The Wright County Wellness on Wheels Van, has been replaced with a more compact, versatile vehicle. The Program will remain the same, but instead of providing services inside the van, the many available services will be provided inside the buildings of our new locations by registered nurses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please note this new schedule:

1st Thursday, of the month: Monticello High School, from 3-7PM
2nd Tuesday of the month, at Delano Senior Center, from 2-6PM
3rd Thursday of the month: Annandale City Hall, from 2-6PM.
4th Tuesday of the month: Cokato Library, from 2-6PM

For more detailed information about services and addresses, or to make an appointment, call 763-682-7516. or 1-800-362-3667, or visit their website at www.co.wright.mn.us.

Wright County Public Health announces the Wellness On Wheels (WOW) Program of services which include:

  • Immunizations for all ages
  • Screening and individual consultations for:
    • Blood pressure
    • Fasting Lipid panel cholesterol
    • Fasting glucose
    • Non-fasting Hemoglobin A1C
    • Pregnancy
    • Hemoglobin
    • Tuberculosis
  • Home radon and well water test kits
  • Child car seat safety checks
  • Dental health and fluoride application
  • General health and community resource information

Fees and eligibility vary based on services. The WOW Program schedule is available at www.co.wright.mn.us.   Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WrightCtyPublicHealth.

Appointments are recommended by calling 763-682-7516 or toll free at 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516.

 

April 6th, 2017

Join in at the Buffalo Public Library on Wednesday, April 6th, 10-10:45AM for Preschool Storytime. Storytime involves stories, songs and crafts to build Kindergarten readiness. For ages 3 to 6.

Preschoolers are invited to a Storytime at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesday,
 April 6th, 11:15AM-NOON. Children will enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs.

The Clearwater Book Club Readers can join in on Wednesday, April 6th, at 6:30PM.
Call 320-558-6001 for this month’s adult read.

 

April 7th, 2017

It's Garage Sale Time...So, let's go to Plato's City-Wide Garage Sales on Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th, starting at 8AM. You'll find many locations...and great quality. Watch for the balloons, and get ready for the absolute joy of finding that special treasure! ...and the sociability of shoppers on the hunt, makes the day even more fun! You'll find the action at the Plato City-Wide Garage Sales, on Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th

April 8th, 2017

The 26th Annual Spring Howard Lake Waveky Winsted ECFE Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 9 AM to Noon at the HLWW High School. The school is located at 8700 County Road 6 SW. 20+ spaces of families selling children’s clothes size 0-14, maternity clothes, accessories, books, toys. One stop shopping for your fast growing children. No admission fee to shop. For seller space call 320-543-4670. Sponsored by HLWW ECFE.

There will be a fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 8, from 4-7PM at the Montrose Community Center, The funds will help fire victims of the Rosehaven Apartments to clean up, after a recent fire. One apartment was destroyed, causing smoke damage to the other 17 apartments. All residents were evacuated without injury, but all needed to find alternative living arrangements. A sloppy Joe dinner plate will be $4, and a hotdog dinner plate will be $2. Both meals include chips and a drink. There will also be a bake sale. One hundred percent of the sales will go to Rosehaven residents. Donations can be another way to help fire victims on Saturday, April 8, at the Montrose Community Center.

April 29th, 2017

A Family Fair means Family Fun, and it all happens in Buffalo, at the Discovery Center Gym on Saturday, April 29, from 10AM-1PM. See Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade....also Reptiles and Amphibians at the RAD. Zoo. At 11:30AM, enjoy the Family Music Concert. Be there for the Book Drawing, and a Fish Pond and Hair Decorating display....plus Dance and Karate demonstrations. Try for a Win...at the Silent Auction, for Family Fun Baskets. The Family Fair will feature Booths and Displays with activities for children... low cost lunch and popcorn....and more! Admission is FREE, but cash donations to Crisis Nursery will be appreciated. That's Saturday, April 29th .

There is help for homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Wright County Community Action (WCCA), a non-profit organization, offers confidential foreclosure counseling at no charge, and if applicable, will work with the lender to come to a reasonable solution. For more information, call Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500, ext. 238.

April 30th, 2017

What could possibly be more fun for your little ones..... than the Baby Animal Fair? Yes...see Baby Animals Up-Close...on Sunday, April 30th, at the Wright County Baby Animal Fair 2017, at the Buffalo Civic Center, from noon until 4:00. Besides the animals, there is more Great Family Fun!.... Live Entertainment, Tasty Ethnic Foods, Fish Pond Prizes, Crafts and Games, and more. Admission: a gift of food or money for local food shelves. The theme for the day is "Ending World Hunger"...locally and globally. Sponsored by Heifer International Fundraiser. For more information, visit www.babyanimalfair.com . For Family Fun....the Wright County Baby Animal Fair...and so much more!, on Sunday, April 30, at the Buffalo Civic Center.