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Community Bulletin Board

Friday, October 9, 2015 


The Rockford Friends of the Library will have its Fall Book and Bake Sale through Saturday, Oct. 10 during library open hours. Stop by the Rockford Public Library to get great deals on books and baked treats. Funds raised are used to support library services.

Loretto Fire Dept is hosting an Open House Saturday October 10th from 4- 8 PM. 
There will be a pig roast, as well as hot dogs for the kids, fire truck rides, face painting, Gonzo the Clown, and more.

Buffalo Fire Dept is hosting an Open House Saturday October 10. The event is from 8:00am-12:00pm. There will be a $5 all you can eat Pancake breakfast. Free  activities including fire truck rides, squirt house and fire safety information. 

Bethlehem United Church of Christ, on East County Road 37, in Maple Lake invites everyone to their annual bazaar and bake sale, Saturday October 10 from 9:30 to 1:00. Crafts, baked goods, produce, direct sale vendors, raffle items, white elephants and much more. A baked potato bar, pie and beverage will also be served.

Adults, teens and children ages 10 and up are invited to a craft program with an acorn/leaf theme at the Delano Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Participants will make a craft, card, and treat with an acorn/leaf theme. Food will be served. Attendance is limited and registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Delano Friends of the Library.

The Clearwater Public Library will have a graduation ceremony for its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program on Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 11:00 a.m. This graduation ceremony is for the young readers that have reached the goal of reading 1,000 books. Preschoolers may join this program any day of the year. It is supported with High $5 funds and sponsored by Clearwater Area Friends of the Library.


Dassel Saddle Club is sponsoring a Fall Harvest and Scavenger Hunt on Sat. Oct. 10 from 12 noon to 4 PM at Darwin- Dassel County Park ( hwy 12 West of Dassel ). Follow our Map through obstacles as you search for scavenger items. Cost is $15 per horse or $15 per family of walkers. There will also be drawings for door prizes. Come join us for a family day of fun! Any questions contact: Teresa at 320-493-6335


The Montrose United Methodist Church, will host its annual hotdish supper on Saturday,  October 10th from 4:30 to 7 PM. Features include appetizers, hotdish, salads and beverages. $10 for Adults, $5 for kids 5 to 10 years, kids 4 and under eat free. Dessert available for $1 more. Supper will be held in the Church Fellowship hall, which is handicap accessible.


Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown presents the Lumbar River Quartet featuring Southern Gospel Music from North Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7 PM. The address is 600 Kristie Lane. Tickets are available from a member or at the door for $10. Call Sharon at 952-955-2400 with any questions.


St. Albert's Catholic Church in Albertville celebrates its Fall Festival on Sunday, October 11th from 11 AM to 4 PM. A chicken dinner, live music from regional favorite Shane Martin, kids' games, a cake walk, country store, bingo, silent auction and the "Wall of Wine" are all a part of the planned activities.


The St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake invites everyone to enjoy the LWML baked chicken dinner with all the fixings on Sunday, October 11th. Serving will be from 11 AM to 1 PM in the St. James School fellowship hall. Tickets are 12 dollars for adults, 8 dollars for kids in grades K through 6. Pre-schoolers are 1 dollar. Everyone is also invited to shop the craft and bake sale.

Women register by Sunday October 11th, to attend an evening of fun and relaxation on at the Huikko’s Bowling & Event Center in Buffalo.  This  annual fall fundraiser on will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.  "Refresh Your Life".  You will want to "Share Your Treasures" with others by donating to the silent and live auction. Your donations can be homemade canned goods, baked goods, craft items, fun baskets or new in the box items. Please no white elephants!  The bidding starts at 5:45 p.m. So come early to get your bids on your favorite items.  Speaker, Paula Zukowski, from Maple Grove, Mn will tell how you can "Rebuild and Restore". The menu is broasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, oriental cabbage salad, buns and brownies.   The cost is only $10.00 all inclusive.   For reservations and cancellations, please contact Jewell Malerich at 763-682-1780 by Sunday, October 11, 2015.  We look forward to seeing you and bring a guest!  If you wish to donate an item, but can’t bring it to the program early enough, items can be dropped off with Tara Munsterteiger at The Insurance Center of Buffalo, 1200 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo MN,  prior to that evening’s program.

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.

The Clearwater Public Library hosts a preschool storytime series titled "Fall Into Storytime" on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:30 AM. This storytime focuses on Every Child Ready to Read literacy goals, based on the five simple practices of singing, playing, talking, writing and reading. "Fall Into Storytimes" continue through  October 27th.

Historian and songwriter Bill Jamerson will be at the Buffalo Public Library on Tuesday, 
Oct. 13, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. to present a program about the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. Titled "Dollar-A-Day Boys," the presentation is a musical tribute to the program that recruited unemployed young men and put them to work planting trees, building roads, and helping develop America’s growing network of state parks. Jamerson’s television documentary "Camp Forgotten – The Civilian Conservation Corps in Michigan" aired on 58 PBS stations nationwide. His live program includes songs and sometimes audience interaction and video clips. The attendance limit is 30 and registration is required.


Adults are invited to bring a bag lunch to Lunch with a Master Gardener at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. University of Minnesota – Wright County Master Gardener Deb DeBeer will conduct an informal session about gardening. This lunch event is an opportunity to share and exchange ideas on a variety of garden topics.


Preteens ages 8 to 13 are invited to celebrate Teen Read Week and National Pizza Month by attending the Delano Public Library’s Eighth Annual Pizza Taste-Off on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Share your favorite book and help pick the best tasting pizza in Delano. Attendance limit is 15.


The Buffalo Public Library is offering a Tech Tutors: eBook Help class for adults on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Register for help with your iPad, Kindle, Nook or other device and learn about downloading the library’s digital books free of charge. Please remember to bring your device.


Bring your children to the Delano Public Library to read stories to Boone on Friday,
Oct. 16, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Boone is a registered Reading Education Assistance Dog. Reading to Boone in a fun, relaxing environment helps improve reading and communication skills. Sessions are 15 minutes long. Registration is required at the library.


The St. Michael Friends of the Library book sale will take place in the St. Michael City Hall Council Chambers on Saturday, Oct. 17, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check out the bargains on books and media. Proceeds go to the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Friends of the Library.


The Johnson-Kelly American Legion Post #483 in Kingston, and the Kingston Lions will host their annual turkey dinner on Sunday, October 18th at the Kingston Community Center. Serving will be from 11 AM to 2 PM. Adults are 10 dollars, kids ages 6 to 10 are 5 dollars, and pre-schoolers are free. Take-out will be available as well. Visitors are also encouraged to bring in used eyeglasses and hearing aids.


Teens are invited to take the Buffalo Public Library’s Teen Read Week Challenge the week of October 18-24. Can you read in a tree, or during a storm? See how many reading challenges can you check off during Teen Read Week. There are prizes, so stop at the library desk and ask for details.


The Harvest of Hands team at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo is now collecting sweaters in good condition. Please place sweaters in the collection box in the lobby / Narthex by October 21st. Volunteers will clean and store the sweaters for re-sale at the annual Harvest of Hands sale in November. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo Food Shelf and world hunger.



Children ages 18 months to 6 years are invited to a Superhero Family Storytime at the St. Michael Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Discover the superhero in all of us. Bring an adult sized T-shirt with a plain back (no text or graphics) to be used in a craft. (The T-shirt will be cut apart.) Snack included. Attendance is limited and registration is required.


Children, teens and adults can learn how to create a mono print with the use of a Gelli printing plate at the Buffalo Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 22. Use a variety of textures and a variety of colored acrylic paints to create a unique piece of art. The program for children ages 8 to 12 is from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The program for teens and adults is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The attendance limit for each program is 12 and registration is required.


Cokato American Legion Post & Unit 209 is serving a delicious turkey supper on Friday, October 23, from 4:30-7:00 at the Cokato City Hall, adult $9.00, and child, only $5.00.


Historian and songwriter Bill Jamerson will be at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 24, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, to present a program about the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. Titled "Dollar-A-Day Boys," it is a musical tribute to the program that recruited unemployed young men and put them to work planting trees, building roads, and helping develop America’s growing network of state parks. Jamerson’s program includes songs and sometimes audience interaction and video clips. This event is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Respect Life Family Dinner Saturday, October 24th  at the St. Albert’s Parish Center, corner of 57th St. and Main Ave., Albertville.  There is a social at 6 p.m., chicken dinner at 6:30 followed by music and featured speaker, Angela Erickson.  Angela  graduated Magna Cum Laude  from St. Cloud State University where she lead SCSU for Life.  She  was the first Northern Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America.   Recently she became the Director of Options for Women/Cornerstone, a pregnancy resource center in St. Michael.    The children will be entertained by  the award winning Brodini Comedy Magic Show.   Reservations are required.  Please call Jim at (763) 497-3909, or Marlene at (763) 497-2265 to reserve tickets by Oct. 19th. Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $7 for students or $40 for a family.


The Buffalo Lions Club will hold its 70-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 24th at the Tavern at Wild Marsh. A social hour at 5 PM with DJ music will be followed by a turkey and ham buffet dinner at 6, and guest speaker, Lion Debra Wasserman at 7 PM. Tickets are available from Lions members.