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Community Bulletin Board

Saturday, November 28, 2015 


At Maynard’s Restaurant Monday, Nov. 30 – 100% of food and beverage sales from open to close will be donated to CROSS Services. Maynard’s is located at 21415 136th Avenue North in Rogers. Reservations are encouraged, takeout orders and included! Call 763-428-0700 for reservations. CROSS Services is a nonprofit organization helping families and individuals living in Rogers, Maple Grove, Osseo, west Champlin, Corcoran, and Dayton. For more information about CROSS, visit or call 763-428-0700.


Centra Care Health in Monticello invites you to participate in the annual Remembrance Tree Lighting Ceremony to honor and remember those we have loved and lost in our lives. Refreshments will accompany the tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 1, 
at 6:30 PM in the Hospital Board Room. All are welcome at this ceremony of remembrance. For more information or to RSVP for the Remembrance Tree Lighting Ceremony, at Centra Care Health at the Monticello Hospital. Please call 763-27l-2485

The Council of Catholic Women invite all area women to our annual Deanery Advent Day 
of Prayer to be held on Thursday, Dec 3. at Christ the King Retreat Center, 62l First Ave. So., in Buffalo.  The day begins at 9 AM and ends at 3 PM. The topic for the day will be "Day of Prayer". The cost for the retreat is $35.  For reservations, call Nancy at 763-682-1394. 

Children from 18 months to 8 years are invited to a Grinch Family Storytime at the St. Michael Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 - 7:30PM All activities will have a 
Grinch theme. Attendance is limited and registration is required


The Delano Friends of the Library are hosting mini book sales at the Delano Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 3, 1- 8PM ; Friday, Dec. 4, 1- 6PM, and Saturday, Dec. 5, 10AM-1PM  Books will be offered for sale for a free will donation.

Everyone is invited to the St. Ignatius CCW Annual Christ Child Luncheon on Friday, 
Dec. 4, from 10:45AM -1:30PM at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale. Cookies and Candy will be available at Santa's Sweet Shoppe. Proceeds will go to Birthline of St. Cloud, Birthright of Monticello, Dakota Woodlands and MCCL. Enjoy "Lunch out with a friend", at this popular annual holiday benefit luncheon. Adults are $7, children ages 12-6 are $3,.....under 6 are FREE.. Tickets will be available at the door, on Dec. 4, at St. Ignatious Catholic Church in Annandale

The TREE OF HOPE provides Christmas toys to children in over 35 Minnesota hospitals by the aviation community including the EAA chapters, Flying Clubs, Minnesota 99s and the Zuhrah Shrine Flyers. All expenses are covered by volunteers, so all donations go toward toys for the children. The collection site for TREE OF HOPE will be at the Maple- Lake Municipal Airport, 7 miles west of Buffalo, on Saturday, December  5th from 9AM to 1PM.   A snow date, if necessary, will be Sunday, December 6th. You can help by collecting unwrapped new toys, donate money to purchase gifts, or volunteering to help collect, packages. And deliver the toys. For more information, call 952-955-2802. That's 952-955-2802. Save Saturday., December  5th for TREE OF HOPE, at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport. Refreshments are provided.


The Minnesota PIONEER PARK in Annandale invites everyone to the Village Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Photographer will provide FREE 5 x 7 photos for the children with Santa and Mrs. Clause from 9-l0 AM only, and there will be free candy for the children. FREE WAGON RIDES, and roasting marshmallows. See the antique toy collection, our railroad depot, Finnish Church, Log Home, and Trapper's Cabin. There will be an admission charge, as Pioneer Park is non-profit, and receives no government funding. Old fashioned stew, fry bread and bake sale for purchase. Enjoy the Village Christmas, Dec. 5, at Pioneer Park in Annandale.

The Friends of the Howard Lake Library will be hosting their annual
Book-tique fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 5, and Monday, Dec. 7. All proceeds stay local and benefit the Howard Lake Library. The library will be offering nearly new books, gift items and book thongs. The sale will be held Sat., Dec 5 from 10 AM to l PM, and on Mon., Dec 7 from 2 PM to 5 PM. In the Howard Lake Library. Any questions? Please call 763-658-4278.


Celebrate an "old Fashioned Holiday" at the Delano Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 5, 10AM - 1PM.  Join Jill Woodward to create a hand crafted snow-suit child, gingerbread person or star to decorate your holiday tree. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Paul Imholte, the Musical Stringman, will set the mood with music using many instruments, including guitar, hammered dulcimer and violin. View an amazing display of Delano High School artwork. Refreshments will be served. This event is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Delano Friends of the Library, and High $5 funds.

The KINGSTON LIONS present the KINGERY FAMILY CONCERT on Saturday, December 5th, at 7PM at the Kingston Community Center. There will be a freewill donation for admission, with refreshments to follow the concert. Proceeds go to the Meeker County Food Shelf. Remember, the KINGERY FAMILY CONCERT, on Saturday., December 5th, 
at the Kingston Community Center.

Celebrate the Christmas Concert at the Montrose United Methodist Church, at 230 Center Ave, on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 PM. The concert will feature two bell choirs, Chancel Choir and Contemporary Choir. This musical program will be followed by a soup or Chili meal, only $5 with a food shelf item. Children 5 and under are free. That's Sun.,
Dec 6 at 4 PM, at the Montrose United Methodist Church.

The Monticello Lions Club invites everyone to their 41st Annual Holiday Breakfast Benefit on Sunday, Dec 6 at the Monticello
American Legion at 304 Elm St. Bring the family to enjoy this "Buffet Style" All-You-Can-Eat breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, fresh fruit, muffins, milk, coffee and juice. Adults $8, kids 5-12 only $4, Preschoolers are FREE. The Lions Wellness Van will provide FREE cholesterol and diabetes testing, and the benefit proceeds will go toward Christmas food baskets for needy families in the Monticello area. Remember, Sunday, Dec. 6...the All You Can Eat Monticello Lions Club Holiday Breakfast Benefit, starting at 8:30 AM, at the Monticello American Legion.


People of all ages are invited to enjoy holiday music from classical guitarist David Malmberg at the St. Michael Public Library on Monday, Dec. 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This musical event coincides with the City of St. Michael’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. It is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.


The St. Michael/Albertville ROTARY AND SHOP St. Michael/Albertville invites everyone for a festive evening of caroling and music, free photos with Santa, crafts, and much more, at the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, at the St. Michael City Center, at 11800 Town Center Drive, on December 7 from 6-8 PM. Enjoy free sandwiches, chips, cookies and beverages while supplies last. Brighten a child's holiday by bringing a new unwrapped toy or children's book for the Hanover Area Food Shelf. Remember the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on December 7th at the St. Michael City Center.


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 eight 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.


Do you want to take a refresher course or learn more about computers? The Monticello Workforce Center invites you to come into the ABE Computer Lab to learn keyboarding, Quick Books, and Microsoft Office 2013, Word Processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and databases. They also offer preparation for the Special Boiler's License Examination and GED preparation. All services are open to the public and provided Free of Cost. You do not have to be unemployed to use these services. Call 763-271-3768. That's the Monticello Workforce Center, at 763-271-3768.


Save the 3rd Tuesday of every month for Ukulele Fun at Huikko's Bowling Center in Buffalo. The Ukulele Club of Wright County invites you from 7 – 9PM , 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. That's the 3rd Tuesday of each month ….parking and entrance in the rear of Huikko's Bowling Center. For more information, call 763-682-5599. That's 763-682-5599.

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


The Monticello Community Center offers Faith in Action to families concerned about compassion and care of their loved ones. Several support group meetings are offered including Memory Loss, on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3. For Parkinson' Support, meet the first Tuesday of each month from 1:30 - 3, and the Grief Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3. Together, the Monticello Community Center and Faith in Action offers compassion, help, and always HOPE. For more information, contact Great River Faith in Action, 763-263-4277.


Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to enjoy Holiday Stories at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 10:30 to 11AM This interactive storytime will be plum full of holiday cheer and fun. Attendance is limited and registration is required.

Hang out with friends at the Teen Game Night at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6 - 8PM. Learn some of the newest card and board games teens are playing. Munchies and beverages provided. Books to sharpen your gaming skills will be available. This event is sponsored by the Delano Friends of the Library. 


You are invited to the Santa Lucia Supper at the Fellowship Hall at the Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 6-7 PM, sponsored by Women of Zion for women and their famililes and friends. Guest speakers and musicians will bring remembrances of Swedish traditions from the past and present to commemorate Zion's Swedish heritage during the 150th anniversary year. Cost is $4 per person, or $l5 per family. Enjoy soups, breads, cheeses, and many Scandinavian specialties and desserts. Child care will be provided if requested, but supper is not available in the nursery, at the Santa Lucia Supper on Dec. 8 at the Zion Lutheran Church in ;Buffalo.

The Christmas Train is coming to Annandale! So, ladies, come to the "Christmas Train Brunch", and hear all about this fun and exciting event, and how it helps the local food shelf on Thursday, Dec. l0, at 9:30 am, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. You'll enjoy a great meal, you'll get into the Christmas spirit with special music by Culynn Curtis, and hear speaker Heidi Studer talk on "The Greatest Gift of All is Love". For reservations, call 320-274-5460, or 6l2-723-3905. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministeries.

The Wright County Community Action offers a first-time home buyer's seminar to Wright County residents thinking about buying a home. This Seminar , known at Home Stretch, 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. "Home Stretch" will be offered Wednesday and Thursday. Dec. 9 and 10, from 4PM to 8PM in Buffalo at the Wright Technical Center, l405 - 3rd Ave. N. E. Class fee of $30 per household. To register, call Wright County Community Action, at 320-963-6500, Ext. 238


Caring for Kids is a local toy drive sponsored by the Hanover Food Shelf and Guardian Angels Engel Haus. All donations will be given to families that live in the area. You may drop off new, unwrapped toys, mittens and hats for children ages birth to l8. Engel Haus will be happy to accept your donations at 5101 Kassel Avenue N.E. In Albertville. For more information, please call 763-498-4594. The final date for donations is Dec. l7, by 8 pm. That's the Hanover Caring for Kids local toy drive. Questions? Call 763-498-4594.

If you have lost someone to suicide, you are not alone. The Buffalo Community Center offers the Suicide Support Group of Facilitators who are survivors, people who care and want to help, and who know the unique circumstances that suicide presents. Help each other at this meeting the fourth Thursday of every month from 7 pm to 8 pm at the Buffalo Community Center. There is no charge.  Parking is available in the back lot. For more information,  please call Mary at 763-267-7041. That's 763-267-7041.