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Friday, August 1, 2014

 

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of July 28th :

Saturday: County Fair Howard Lake

Van hours are from 2-6 pm on weekdays. Services provided include adult and child immunizations, child car seat safety checks, screening for high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, information about pregnancy, family planning, healthy lifestyles and more. There is a $35 charge for cholesterol testing. To schedule an appointment in advance, telephone 763-682-7717 or toll free 1-800-362-3667 ext. 7717. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

It's your favorite time of the year, the 2014 Wright County Fair, going on now through Sunday, August 3rd at the fairgrounds in Howard Lake. The Mega Jump Bicycling Stunt Show, Friday at 3, 5 and 7 PM and Saturday at noon, 3 and 6 PM. Demo Derby in the grandstand, Friday, August 1st at 7 PM with emcee KRWC's Dave Larcom and Sunday, August 3rd at 5:30 PM with emcee KRWC's Ron Larson. Senior Citizens day, Friday, August 1st with lunch at 11 AM and program at 1 PM. The KRWC Roadshow, Friday from 5 to 7 PM by the fair office. Take part in the 2014 Mud Spectacular, Saturday, August 2nd at 1 PM and Sunday, August 3rd at 11 AM. For more information visit online at www.wrightcountyfair.org.

Attend the 2014 Hanover Harvest Festival, Saturday, August 2nd in Hanover. The day starts with the 5K Race and the Kid's Fun Run, registration begins at 7 AM, kids run at 10 AM. The 10th Annual Parade starts at 11 AM. Demonstrations include belly dancing and the Wright County K-9 unit at Settler's Park following the parade. A memorial blood drive in the city hall parking lot from 10 AM to 2 PM. Other events include an antique and classic vehicle show from 9 AM to 3 PM, just north of the fire station, awards at 2 PM. The KRWC Roadshow at Settler's Park at 2 PM and the North Memorial Air Helicopter also at 2 PM. The day ends with a spectacular fireworks show at 10 PM. For more information, visit online at www.hanoverharvestfestival.com.

Adults, teens, and children 8 and older are invited to Make a Community Mosaic, a creative craft workshop at the Howard Lake Public Library on Saturday, August 2nd from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Each participant will use stained glass and ceramic tile to create a small mosaic to take home and also collaborate on a big community mosaic to be displayed at the library. Registration is required and the attendance limit is 25. The workshop instructor will be artist Lisa Arnold. It is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, or to register, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Adults, teens, and children 8 and older are invited to Make a Community Mosaic, a creative craft workshop at the Howard Lake Public Library on Saturday, August 2nd from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Each participant will use stained glass and ceramic tile to create a small mosaic to take home and also collaborate on a big community mosaic to be displayed at the library. Registration is required and the attendance limit is 25. The workshop instructor will be artist Lisa Arnold. It is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, or to register, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of August 4th :

Monday: Clearwater Coborn's

Tuesday: Albertville DJ's

Wednesday: Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo

Thursday: Monticello Cub Foods

Van hours are from 2-6 pm on weekdays. Services provided include adult and child immunizations, child car seat safety checks, screening for high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, information about pregnancy, family planning, healthy lifestyles and more. There is a $35 charge for cholesterol testing. To schedule an appointment in advance, telephone 763-682-7717 or toll free 1-800-362-3667 ext. 7717. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

The Delano Public Library’s Bit of Culture Book Club for adults will meet on Monday, August 4th from 7 to 8:30 PM. Adults are invited to expand their literary horizons and join this fun book group. Call the library for titles and details at 763-972-3467.

Attend a workshop for seniors & for those caring for a senior loved one called "Age in Place" , Monday, August 4th from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Monticello Community Center, Bridge Room, 505 Walnut Street, Monticello. There is a $5 fee, which includes lunch. Tips will be given: to strengthen your mind and memory; strengthen your body to prevent falls and keep moving; and in-home technology to help maintain independence. Respite Care available upon request. With questions, phone Faith in Action at 763-263-4277. This event sponsored by Guardian Angels, Faith in Action, Guardian Angels & Elim Home Care & Hospice, Elk River Activity Center, and Monticello Senior Center.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, Tuesday, August 5th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. The Rockford Walnut Place Apartments are located at 8830 Walnut Place, Rockford. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to a Captain America Meets Fancy Nancy story time at the Clearwater Public Library on Tuesday, August 5th from 11 to 11:45 AM. Costumes are encouraged for this story time about favorite storybook characters. Attendance is limited and registration is required. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Learn about Raptors through stories at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, August 5th from 1 to 2 PM. Staff from the Audubon Center of the North Woods will read stories about and introduce you to three live birds of prey. This event is open to all ages. It is sponsored by the Delano Friends of the Library. For more information, contact the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Help celebrate 31 years of National Night Out in your community, Tuesday, August 5th. Join the over 37.8 million neighbors across the United States in celebration of safe communities. Join KRWC Radio at the Montrose National Night Out celebration from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, August 5th.. To find out more about your communities participation, or if you are interested in helping to form an event, visit online at www.natw.org, or phone 1-800-NITE-OUT.

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to a program presented by Bruce the Bug Guy at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesday, August 6th from 10:30 to 11:15 AM. Bruce enjoys teaching children about insects in ways that are fun and non-threatening. His library programs are very popular, and include displays of unusual and spectacular insects from around the world as well as a variety of live insects, spiders and other bugs. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi will perform at the St. Michael Public Library on Wednesday, August 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. People of all ages are invited to enjoy the beauty of classical guitar playing. Bianchi is a native of New York state and began performing in his teens. From 2005 to 2007 he toured nationally as a guitar player with country music acts before returning to his roots as a classical musician. His 2014 concert schedule includes performances in Alabama, Mississippi, Wyoming and other states. He will play a variety of compositions including music from the 17th century as well as pieces for guitar by contemporary composers. This concert is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998.

Photographers of all ages are invited to a discussion program on Digital Photography at the Clearwater Public Library on Wednesday, August 6th from 6:30 to 8 PM. No experience is necessary, and discussion leader Ken Bachofer encourages participants to bring their cameras. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Adults and teens are invited to Coffee with a Master Gardener at the Clearwater Public Library on Thursday, August 7th from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. Bring your questions and learn the secrets of successful gardening from Jeanne, a Master Gardener. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Children ages 8 to 13 are invited to a Battle of the Books trivia game at the Rockford Public Library on Thursday, August 7th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Battle of the Books requires participants to answer questions taken from a short list of books provided by the library. Registration ends Wednesday, August 6th and attendance is limited. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Enjoy the 2014 Concerts in the Park, Thursday evenings at 7 PM at Sturges Park, Buffalo. Thursday, August 7th, enjoy the bluegrass music of The High 48's, sponsored by Inside Bluegrass, The Radio Show, KRWC AM1360. Bring chairs, blankets, even a picnic dinner and enjoy the show!

Attend at Pork Chop Dinner, Friday, August 8th from 4 to 8 PM at the Kingston Community Center. Pork chops are by the Wright County Pork Producers. Dinner also includes potato salad, beans, bread, brownie, and homemade ice cream. Cost is $7 for adults, tickets at the door $8. $4 for a kids hot dog meal for kids age 6 and under. Extra pork chop - $3. Proceeds will go to the Grace Lutheran Church, South Haven.

Children of all ages are invited to visit the Clearwater Public Library on Saturday, August 9th from 10 to 11 AM to see a Clearwater Fire Truck at the library. Children will be allowed to explore the truck and they will also hear stories about the life of a fireman. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

In conjunction with St. Michael Daze & Knights, the St. Michael City Center Summer Celebration is sponsoring a Pork Chop Supper at the American Legion, Saturday, August 9th from 4:30 to 7 PM held under the big tent. Price is $10 for adults, $12 two pork chops, kids under 12 accompanied buy an adult, $6.

In celebration of the 28th Anniversary of the New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run, the Kingston Lions Club will host a Pork Sandwich & Sweet Corn lunch from 10 AM to 12:30 PM , Saturday, August 9th at the Kingston Lions Club. Special guest is Wally Pickal and his Trumpets.

kids ages 3 to 12 are invited to attend Vacation Bible School, Sunday, August 10th through Thursday, August 14th from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Hanover United Methodist Church, 1010 River Road NE, Hanover. This year's theme, Workshop of Wonders! Discover how to imagine and build with God. Register now online at http://2014.cokesaburyvbs.com/HanoverUMC, or by phoning 763-497-1086. Attend the Closing Celebration Program Sunday, Aug 17th at 11 AM at the Hanover UMC. Other upcoming events include Campfire/Games for young adults and up, 6PM at the church, Saturday, August 23rd. A Clown show fundraiser with balloon animals, popcorn and juice, Free-will offering, Thursday, September 18th.

Would you like to get rid of some of your leftover clothes and help the community at the same time? Clothing and shoe donations are being accepted Sunday, August 10th from 8 AM to 12 PM and Monday, August 11th and Wednesday, August 13th from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Buffalo Covenant Church, located just north of Walmart in Buffalo, please enter through the south doors, those facing Walmart. Accepting only gently used clothing and shoes, no holes or stains, infant to adult sizes. The Buffalo Community Clothing drive will be held Thursday, August 14th from 10 AM to 8 PM and Friday, August 15th from 8 AM to 12 PM at the Buffalo Covenant Church. Only clothing and shoes accepted, please do not bring other items.

The Plato Lions Golf Tournament will be held Monday, August 11th at the Glencoe Country Club. Registration begins at 11 AM, 1 PM shot gun start. Cost is $50 per person for Glencoe club members, $60 per person for non-members. $40 per person for Glencoe club member and your own cart. Four person scramble. Entry fee includes cart, dinner and prizes. Registration fees after Monday, August 4th will be $10 more per foursome. To register, contact Ron at 320-238-2285 or email kmfranke@embarqmail.com. If not interested in golfing, please consider becoming a hole sponsor at $25 per hole or donating a door prize. This event sponsored by the Plato Lions, all proceeds will go toward local projects.

Attend the Annual Cokato Corn Carnival Book Sale, Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 2 to 6 PM in the Centennial Room at the Cokato Library Building. Hundreds of books for sale at great prices!

Learn the "Nurtured Heart Approach", a method of relating to children that focuses on relationships and helps them to use their energy and intensity in a positive way. This approach has been shown to create positive changes in children with ADHA, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and other behavioral, emotional and anxiety related disorders. This training is for parents, daycare providers and staff who work with children. Certificate of attendance will be available for daycare providers upon completion of the course. This two session course will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the Art Room of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School. The cost is $10 per person or $15 per family couple. To register phone 320-543-3600. Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 5th .

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Cokato Edgewood Gables Apartments, Tuesday, August 12th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. The Cokato Edgewood Gables Apartments are located at 600 - 3rd St. SE, Cokato. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

Join the Ukulele Club of Wright County the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM at Bison Creek Bar & Dining, 1207 Highway 25, Buffalo. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 12th. Parking and entrance in the rear of Huikko's Bowling Center. Bring a friend and a Ukulele. Good times are guaranteed, no talent needed. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged. For more information, phone 763-682-5599.

Attend an organizational meeting, Tues, August 12th at 6:30 PM at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School to discuss raising funds locally for a community program to help bring nutrition to our local children outside of school. In partnership with Nutra Blend and Munson Lakes Nutrition of Howard Lake, the staff at the Howard Lake-Wavery-Winsted Public Schools, St. James School and the Holy Trinity School, would like to raise funds locally for children outside of school for a weekend backpack program. This program would order, package and deliver food to children in kindergarten through grade 4, every Friday, to take home, so they do not go hungry over the weekend. For more information, contact John Zander at Munson Lakes Nutrition at 320-543-2561.

All women are invited to an evening of fun and relaxation on Tuesday, August 12th at 6:30 PM at Huikko’s Bowling & Event Center,1207 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo. The evening’s special feature is "Swingin’ Styles", which is a fun 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s style show. Go down memory lane with styles from each decade. Special speaker is "Groovin’ Along" with Kris Roberts of Brandon, SD. She will share how she repaired her broken dreams and moved forward with purpose. The menu will be Chicken Alfredo, Caesar Salad, Watermelon, Bread Sticks, and Monster Cookies. The cost is only $10 and is all inclusive. For reservations and cancellations, contact Jewell Malerich at 763-682-1780 by Sunday, August 10th.