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Community Bulletin Board

Thursday, March 26, 2015 

     

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of March 23rd :

Thursday: Rockford Bank West

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 763-682-7516 or toll free 1-800-362-3667 ext. 7516. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club's 5th Annual Rotary Art Auction, Thursday, March 26th from 4 to 9 PM at the Albertville City Hall, 5959 Main Ave. NE, Albertville. This family-friendly event will begin with an auction preview, appetizers and soft drinks served from 4 to 7 PM, the auction will run from 7 to 9 PM. The art auction will exclusively feature artwork by STMA students and professional artists from the local area. Proceeds will go to provide scholarships, ISD #885 art programs and STMA Rotary projects. Admission is free, for more information, visit www.stmarotary.org.

Attend the Montrose Lions Smelt Fry, Friday, March 27th from 3 to 7 PM at the Montrose Community Center. All-you-can-eat smelt, cole slaw, breadsticks, scalloped potatoes and beverage. The Lionesses will be selling brownies and ice cream. Cost $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 5 to 11, ages 4 and under eat free. Purchase raffle tickets for only $5. Proceeds will go to purchase new playground equipment for the Montrose Elementary School.

The St. Michael Lions and Cashwise Liquor invite you to attend their 4th Annual Wine and Beer Tasting, Friday, March 27th from 7 to 9 PM at the St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive NE, St. Michael. There will be a variety of wine and beer to sample plus delicious hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost is $20 per person, get your tickets at Cashwise Liquor in St. Michael, Dehmer’s Meats, from any St. Michael Lion member or at the door in limited quantities. Purchase a ticket and you will be entered into a door prize drawing for many different prizes including Minnesota Wild tickets, a cart full of liquor and many other gift cards or gift baskets. You must be over 21 to participate in this event. For more information call Mark Gardner at 612-810-9674.

Wright County residents thinking about purchasing a home for the first time are invited to attend a one-day, informative workshop called Homestretch on Saturday, March 28th from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Lions Park Pavillion, 1100 Co. Rd. 75, Clearwater. Class participants will review some of the basics of home ownership and maintenance. They will also hear from industry professionals on how to choose and work with a real estate agent, lender and other housing professionals. For more Information, or to register, phone Wright County Community Action at (320) 963-6500, ext 238. There is a class fee of $30 per household.

Have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Saturday, March 28th from 8 AM to noon at the Lake Ridge Care Center Campus, 310 Lake Blvd. South, Buffalo. For breakfast, pancakes, sausage, milk, orange juice and coffee, a free-will offering will be collected. Games for the kids, bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bakes goods for sale too! This is a community wide event, everyone is welcome. Please park at the back of the building near the Friendship Center entrance, watch for the signs. For more information, phone Lori at 763-404-4648.

Attend a Rummage and Bake Sale at the United Methodist Church in South Haven, Saturday, March 28th from 8 AM to 12 PM at the church.

Adults, teens and children age 8 and older are invited to a Zentangle Workshop at the Clearwater Public Library at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 28th. A Zentangle is an abstract, patterned drawing created in a focused, meditative way. All supplies will be provided. Attendance is limited and registration is required. This program is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, phone the Clearwater Library at 320-558-6001.

Lake Maria State Park will present its annual maple-syruping demonstrations on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th from 11 AM to 2 PM, both days at the nature center. Tree tapping techniques will be described, followed by a hike into the woods to identify maple trees, tap a tree and collect the sap. The cooking process and syrup preparation will also be examined. This event is free, however, a $5 vehicle park entry fee is required for those without an annual permit. Purchase your permit at the park office for $25, which applies to all state parks. For more information, call the park office at 763-878-2325 or visit www.mnstateparks.info

The Rockford Friends of the Library will have a book sale at the library during open hours Monday, March 30th through Saturday, April 4th. Funds raised will be used to support library services. Book donations for the sale are accepted year round. For more information, phone the Rockford Library at 763-477-4216.

The 11th Annual Central Minnesota Area Job Fair, Tuesday, March 31st from 2 to 7 PM at the Monticello High School, 5225 School Blvd., Monticello. Admission is free. Prospective employees, dress for on the spot interviews and bring copies of your resume. For more information, phone Tim at 763-271-3722 or email tzipy@cmjts.org.

The Rockford Public Library is offering a preschool story time on Wednesday, April 1st from 11:15 AM to 12 PM. Children will enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs based on "Moo!" which received the 2014 Minnesota Book Award in children’s literature. For more information, phone the Rockford Library at 763-477-4216.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Almost everyone has known someone affected by this disease. Thursday, April 2nd the Annandale Improvement Club is hosting Dr. Elizabeth Maloney, MD as she speaks about "What Every Minnesotan Should Know About Lyme Disease" at Saint John's Lutheran Church, starting at 10 AM. There will be a short business meeting followed by the presentation and a catered lunch. Cost is $13, reservations are required by noon, March 27th, phone Ardis at 320-274-5339.

Wright County Community Action-Head Start has openings at multiple centers throughout the Wright County and Western Hennepin County areas for the 2014-2015 program year. Head Start offers an entirely free comprehensive preschool programs for children ages 3-5. There are several different program options to suit your family’s needs. Currently, our Howard Lake and Annandale centers have the most positions available. Head Start is able to provide services to children with all developmental abilities, including any special needs/disabilities, special health needs, and special diet concerns. Please call the WCCA Head Start office at 320-963-6500 x243, or visit us at www.wccaweb.com/head-start for more information.

In Community Outreach with the Plato Lions Club, Lighthouse Church presents the Easter Extravaganza, Saturday, April 4th from noon to 2 PM at 10478 Bell Ave., Plato, off highway 212. Enjoy a bounce house, relay race, cake walk, fun kid's games, food and prizes, 6 new bikes will be given away, community welcome! For more information, phone 320-310-2117.

Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown invites the community to attend their Easter Sunday worship service, Sunday, April 5th at 9 AM with communion. Fellowship at 10:15 AM. Come early for their Easter Sunday Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 AM, a free-will offering will be accepted, presented by the youth program. April 2nd , Maunday Thurday service at 7 PM, Good Friday Service at 7 PM April 3rd. Peace Lutheran Church is located at 600 Kristi Lane East, on County Road 20, Watertown.

Buffalo Evangelical Free Church invites you and your family and friends to join them for their Easter morning worship, Sunday, April 5th at 9:30AM at the church on Highway 25, North of Buffalo. Celebrate and share how the same power that overcame the grave has changed your life; hope to see you there! For more information, phone 763-682-6846 or visit www.buffalofree.org.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of April 6th :

Monday: Not Out

Tuesday: Albertville DJ's

Wednesday: Buffalo Zion Lutheran Church

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 763-682-7516 or toll free 1-800-362-3667 ext. 7516. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinics will be at the Rockford Walnut Place Apartments on Tuesday, April 7th from 9:30 to 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.

Author and illustrator Gary Harbo will present a program on Animal Cartooning for ages 9 to 15 at the St. Michael Public Library on Tuesday, April 7th at 3 PM. Harbo will provide a step-by-step process for bringing cartoon characters from the imagination onto paper. He is the author and illustrator of more than 20 children’s books as well as a cartooning text titled "How To Draw 104 Cartoons." Attendance is limited and registration is required. This program is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

Attend the Connect Retreat for Women Cancer Survivors, Wednesday, April 8th through Friday, April 10th at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 - 1st Ave. S., Buffalo. Enjoy two full days of abundant opportunities to relax, reflect, refresh and rejoice. For more information on the retreat contact Brenda Christensen at 763-684-7025 or visit www.wellness.alinaheath.org.

The Friends of the Delano Public Library are holding their annual Used Book Sale, Thursday, April 9th from 1 to 8 PM and Friday, April 10th from 1 to 6 PM at the Delano Public Library. 5,000 children and adult books for 50 cents each or less! Matching funds donated by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Chapter 30106. Phone 763-972-6274 for more information.

Attend the Christen Women's Club's Annual Guest Night Dinner, Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. Punch starts at 6:30 PM with dinner and a program at 7 PM. Guest speaker is Wright County Deputy Rescue Diver, Jeff Fox. There will be music from Dave Nelson of Annandale and a message from Doug Clark of Nisland, South Dakota called "On Eagle's Wings". Both men and women are invited to attend. Cost is $13 per person, reservations must be made by Thursday, April 2nd. Phone Bev at 320-274-8271 to reserve your spot!

Attend the Plato City Wide Garage Sales, Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th starting at 8 AM. Great quality, many locations, watch for the signs!

Attend KRWC Radio's 29th Annual Wright County Home & Garden Show, Friday, April 10th from 3 to 9 PM and Saturday, April 11th from 9 AM to 6 PM at the Buffalo Civic Center. Free admission and parking. Enjoy live broadcasts and garden trivia, Saturday from 12:30 to 2 PM. Visit display booths and register for prizes!