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    Community Bulletin Board

                                                    Saturday, January 21, 2017

 

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 3:00-7:00PM

2nd Tuesday of the month, at Delano Senior Center, from 2:00-6:00PM

3rd Thursday of the month: Annandale City Hall, from 2:00-6:00PM.

4th Tuesday of the month: Cokato Library, from 2:00-6:00PM

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.

The Wright County Public Health Announces the 60+ and Healthy Clinics schedule for January , 2017. All clinic times are from 9:30-11:30 AM.  
Tuesday, January 24th, at the St. Michael Senior Center
Thursday, January 26th, at the Delano Senior Center 

Services provided include: Education through Handouts, ..... Toenails trimmed and filed to meet the needs of seniors who are unable to do this themselves. There is a $15 fee for foot care, but no one will be turned away.........Blood pressure and pulse are monitored. If you are unable to attend, or miss a clinic is your area, please feel free to attend a clinic in any other community. For more information, call Wright County Public Health at 763-682-7456 or toll free at 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7456.

 

Teens are invited to enjoy Game Night at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday nights, from 6 to 8PM. Hang out with friends and learn some of the newest card and board games. Munchies and beverages are provided. Books to sharpen your gaming skills will be available. Teen Game Night is a regular Tuesday event. Sponsored by Delano Friends of the Library.

 

Farmers with Private Pesticide Applicator (PPA) Permits that expire on March 1, 2017, should have received a postcard from the MN Department of Agriculture. Farmers can renew permits again this year by attending a "Renewal Workshop" conducted by U of M Extension staff. Renewal workshops in Central Minnesota include:

 

Hutchinson, Thursday, February 9th........Buffalo, Thursday, February 16th........and Foley, Thursday, February 23rd. For times and city locations, or for other information, call 763-682-7381., or call the Farm Information line at 1-800-232-9077  Bring an official picture ID like a driver's license, and your current Permit Card if you have it. Bring a check to pay the $75 permit fee. You must arrive on time, and stay for the whole workshop

 

Teens and adults are invited to register for the Winter Reading Program at the St. Michael and Delano Public Libraries now to Tuesday, February 28th. The program theme is Escape the Ordinary. Keep track of the books you read to qualify for prize drawings. Contact library staff to register or for more information.

 

 

The Delano Public Library has adjusted its Thursday open hours for 2017. Instead of being open from 1 to 8PM, the library will be open 10AM to 6PM The 2017 open hours for Delano Public Library are:

Monday: 10AM to 6PM
Tuesday: 10AM to 8PM
Wednesday: 1 to 8PM
Thursday: 10AM to 6PM
Friday: 1 to 6PM

 

January 21st

 

On Saturday, January 21st, area libraries will host "Escape the Ordinary" trivia, its second annual Winter Reading Program trivia contest. The trivia contest is for 6th grade and older. Play will take place on the library’s website, griver.org. Play begins at 10AM, with new questions posted every 10 minutes until 4:50PM. People play as individuals or as teams to help their branch library receive the Traveling Trivia trophy. Answers to all questions can be found using the library website. Contact your local library for more information.

 

Please join the Friends of Lake Maria for the Annual Winter Fun Day at Lake Maria State Park on Saturday, January 21, from 10 AM to 2 PM . A number of indoor and outdoor events are planned, including a winter camping seminar and demonstration presented by members of the Winter Camping Symposium beginning at 11 AM at the trail center. . Bring a bag lunch and join in for Snow Ranger indoor craft activities for children, including bird feeder construction, and other outdoor fun. Snowshoes will be available to first time users to try at no charge. Birding kits, binoculars and GPS geocaching equipment and instructions will be available for free checkout at the park office. For more information, call Lake Maria State Park, at 763-878-2325. All events are free, but a $5 vehicle park entrance fee will apply, to those with no annual permit. The park is located 5 miles north of Maple Lake on Wright County 111.

Wright County residents thinking about buying a home within the year, 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 the home buyer's workshop (Home Stretch). A variety of topics in the home buying process will be covered in the workshop. Experienced area mortgage lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors, and other housing professionals instruct the workshop. Class participants 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. on January 21, 2017, from 8 AM – 5 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church 449 West Broadway, Monticello, MN. To register, call Wright County Community Action (WCCA) at (320) 963-6500 ext. 238. There is a class fee of $30 per household.


St. John's Lutheran Church of Buffalo invites everyone to join them for a FREE Community Breakfast on Saturday, January 21st from 8:30 – 10:30 AM at the Buffalo Community Center, at 206 Central Avenue, on Highway 25 across from the Post Office. The delicious menu includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, rolls, orange, milk, juice, and coffee. Contributors to this very popular Buffalo community event are : the Buffalo Food Shelf, Cub Foods, Sunny Fresh, Kwik Trip, the Buffalo Community Center, and St. John's Lutheran Church. Other Buffalo Community Sponsors making this event so popular include the Buffalo Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. John's Lutheran Church, Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Buffalo Covenant Church, and Hearts fire. That's the Buffalo Community FREE breakfast on Saturday, January 21st, at the Buffalo Community Center. 

 

Adults and teens ages 15 and up are invited to a Memory Wire Bracelet crafting class at the Howard Lake Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Artist Jen Anfinson will provide instruction on tools, techniques and the beautiful beads that accompany this art form. Create a bracelet from what you learn. All necessary materials will be provided. The attendance limit is 12 and pre-registration is required. This event is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Treat your family to a big, delicious Sunday Breakfast on January 22nd, at the KC Hall in Waverly, served from 8 until 11:30 AM.. Start with a stack of warm, fluffy pancakes, regular or blueberry, or real french toast...or maybe BOTH! Add some special sausage and scrambled eggs. Eat until everyone is smiling and HAPPY.....and you can still go back for more! This breakfast adventure is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The Cost is freewill offering, and proceeds will be for Hall Maintenance. That's Breakfast in Waverly at the KC Hall, on January 22nd, located at 301 5th St. N.

Discovery Elementary does not have an attendance area and therefore uses
a lottery process for student enrollment.  On Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30, Discovery Principal, Dr. Mathew Nelson, will host a Discovery Elementary school informational presentation in Commons A in Discovery Elementary.  During this presentation information regarding the Discovery Elementary school will be presented including the curriculum, philosophy, instructional techniques, and an overview of the school.  At the end of the presentation there will be opportunities for parents/guardians to have questions about the program and school answered. If you have any questions about Discovery Elementary or would like a tour of the school, please call 763-682-8400. 

Attention, all dog sledding enthusiasts! Pre-registration is required for dog sledding sessions on Friday, January 27, and Saturday, January 28, at the Ney Nature Center. Learn more about the exciting sport of dog sledding during five two-hour sessions. Call the Wright County Parks office for more information, and specific times at 763-682-7894. Experience the thrill of being pulled through the woods on a sled by a team of Siberian Huskies. Each session will end with a cup of hot cocoa or cider. It is very important that participants dress for the weather. Ney Nature Center is located 1-1/2 miles north of Maple Lake on County Road 8.

Announcing the popular Rogers Winter Favorite....the Annual Chili/Soup Supper on Sunday, January 29th, from 3:30 until 6:00PM in the Rogers Community Room. Bring your family and friends to join in for a yummy, warm bowl of chili, or creamy chicken wild rice soup. It's the Sunday between playoffs and the Super Bowl, so meet and eat ....visit and play some cards in Rogers. Bowl of soup or chili is $5 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under, and $2 for SECONDS! Tickets can be purchased at the door. Menu is: Chili, or Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Crackers or Corn bread, Cheese, Sour Cream, Dessert, Coffee, and Water. This is a Fundraiser for the Rogers Seniors, and a Fun-Raiser for all! See you at the Rogers Community Room, 21201 Memorial Drive. That's on Sunday, January 29th, from 3:30 until 6PM.

Discovery Elementary is a small school of choice based on the philosophy of multi-age, looping education.  Our mission at DES is to provide community connections and a focus on social, emotional, and intellectual development in a multiage setting that gives our students authentic learning opportunities using creativity and critical thinking to prepare them for a changing world.   Letters and application forms for Discovery Elementary School enrollment will be mailed out in the middle of January to all families who are registered with the district as having a child eligible for kindergarten next fall.  If you did not receive this information, you may contact the Discovery office at 763-682-8400.  All applications are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1st.  The lottery drawing will take place Tuesday, February 7th at 2:35 p.m. in Commons A at Discovery.  Parents are welcome to attend, but it is not required as we will notify all applicants of the results via postal mail after the lottery.

 

Buffalo Community Theater is thrilled to announce the cast of their second all-youth production: Honk! Jr. This humorous and heartfelt re-telling of the ugly duckling story is packed with music, dancing and colorful characters.

The cast of over thirty local youth includes: Abby Urick as Ugly, Emma King as Ida, Drew Elo as Drake, Payton Jesson as Maureen, Brielle McLearen as Grace, Kiley Herbst as The Cat, Kadin Anderson as Greylag, Neve Elo as Dot, Seth Berner as The Bullfrog, Zoe Ellwoods as Penny, Sophia Zupan as Mother Swan, Ingrid Carlson as Bewick, Kumail Akram as The Turkey, Dylan Mart as Jay Bird, Elizabeth Schuette as Snowy, and Elizabeth Bolin as a Blizzard soloist.

The adorable Ducklings include: Sophia Schmutzer, Kaylee Anderson, Evy Mattson, Corbin Meyer, Corrine Farniok, Abigail Bolin, Jocelyn Phillips and Aangel Meyer.

The entertaining ensemble of barnyard fowl, frogs and geese includes: Zanaib Akram, Gloria Armstrong, Madelyn Benzer, Sophia Carlson, Mackenzie Gunderson, Josie Halderson, Kate Hendel. Laryssa Laho, Bailey Meyer, Mackenzie Phillips, Carolyn Rokke, Jada Webb and Samantha Wendt.

Honk! Jr. is supported by a dedicated production team comprised of Director/Choreographer: Zanna Joyce, Music Directors: Joy Swearingen and Jamie Cassidy, Production/Stage Manager: Harry Lantto, Set Designer: Cindy Freet, Technical Director/Props Master: Lydea Laudenbach, Set Painter: Tammy Bryant, Lighting/Sound Designer: Tracy Paulson and Graphic Designer: Diane Paulu.

Honk! Jr. will run February 3 – 5 and 10 - 12 at the Discovery Elementary Auditorium in Buffalo. Showtime for Friday and Saturday performances is at 7:00pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Running time of the production is approximately 70 minutes, with no intermission. Tickets are on sale now and available through the BCT website: www.bctmn.org. It is recommended to order tickets in advance as they sell-out quickly and reserving seats will ensure families will be able to sit together.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? If yes, you'll want to attend the "Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop on Wednesday, February 15th, in Room 120 at the Wright County Government Center, in Buffalo, from 2PM until 5PM. This advanced safe food handling course focuses on aspects of cottage food products, including baked, confectionary, dried, fruit preserves and, .......... acid and acidified fruit and vegetables. This workshop meets the training requirement to register as a Minnesota cottage food producer. Registration materials available at http://www.extension.umn.edu/food/food-safety/courses/cottage-foods/ For more information, contact Karla at (507) 337-2808 or engell14@umn.edu

 

The Monticello Camera Club is currently accepting photos for the 14th Annual Monticello Photo Show, to be held Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, in River City Extreme's banquet room. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter. Information and entry forms can be found at www.monticameraclub.comm/photoshow. Entries are due no later than March 1. For more information, visit www.monticameraclub.com, or call Bob Somerville at 763-295-3179 or 612-308-0879.