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Community Bulletin Board

Thursday, April 17, 2014

 

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of April 14th :

Thursday: Annandale Marketplace

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. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

Visit the St. Michael Public Library on Thursday, April 17th from 2 to 4 PM to enjoy the Disney version of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen." This matinee is for ages 3 to 17. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

Adults and teens (12 and older) are invited to a Knitting Night at the Rockford Public Library on Thursday, April 17th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Join other knitters of all levels for fellowship and fun. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

While at the St. Michael Public Library on Thursday, April 17th, teens and children ages 3 to 17 are invited to take part in a Make and Take crafting activity. Check at the library desk for more information. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

Children may read to Taurus, a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog, at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, April 19th between 10:30 AM and 12 PM. Children in kindergarten and first grade only are invited to register for 15 minute one-on-one sessions. Taurus is trained to listen patiently. This activity improves children's confidence in their reading skills. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

"Live Wright", is inviting all schools in Wright County to join them for "School Garden 101", an opportunity for area schools to start their own school garden, learn how to maintain it and incorporate the produce into their school lunch program. The 2014 edition of School Garden 101 will be held Saturday, April 19th and Saturday, April 26th from 9 AM to 2 PM at Discovery School, Buffalo. Cost is $20 per person. Grant money in available for schools to help start their own gardens. To register, or for questions, contact Joel Torkelson at 763-682-7909.

All ages are invited to enjoy a movie at the Clearwater Public Library on Saturday, April 19th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. For more information, phone the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The Buffalo Evangelical Free Church's Praise Choir presents a concert entitled, "Redeemed .... The Gospel Changes Everything", Saturday, April 19th from 5 to 6 PM. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the concert. You're also invited to attend their Easter Cantata, Sunday, April 20th at 9:30 AM. Buffalo Evangelical Free Church is located at 2051 - 50th Avenue NE, Buffalo. For more information, phone 763-682-6846. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of April 21st :

Monday: Monticello Walmart

Tuesday: Montrose Clark Station

Wednesday: St. Michael Marketplace

Thursday: Cokato Marketplace

Saturday: Buffalo 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. For immunizations, please bring past immunization records to the van, if they are available.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinic will be at the Monticello Senior Center, Tuesday, April 22nd from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. The Monticello Senior Center is located at 505 Walnut Street, Suite 3, Monticello. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

The Delano Public Library is beginning a Spring Morning Stories series for preschoolers on Tuesday, April 22nd from 10:30 to 11:00 AM. The series will continue on April 29th, May 6th and May 13th. These interactive story times for children 3 to 5 will help prepare them for reading. Registration is required and the attendance limit is 25. For more information, or to register, phone the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

Take part in the Plato Blood Drive, Tuesday, April 22nd from 1 to 7 PM at Cross Roads West, formerly the Oakview Community Church. Give the gift of blood, the American Red Cross. For an appointment, call Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370.  

Wright County Community Action is offering a one-day first time home buyers event, Wednesday, April 23rd from 8 AM to 5 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 449 West Broadway, Monticello. Area lenders, real estate agents and other housing professionals will instruct the workshop. There is a class fee of $30 per household. For more information, call Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500, ext. 231.

The Rockford Public Library is offering a preschool story time with a Bunnies theme on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11:15 AM to 12 PM. Preschool children will enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs. No registration requirement. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Adults and teens are invited to an Intro to the Digital Library program at the Clearwater Public Library on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Learn about the digital library, including how to search, request items and check them out. Basic computer knowledge is required. Attendees can use a provided laptop or their own tablet computer. (No technical support will be provided.) The attendance limit is 10 and registration is required. For more information or to register, phone the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

The Maple Lake Flea Market will be open again this spring! Vendors can purchase a season pass for just $75 for the season or $10 for each Friday, noon until dusk, at the old Wright Hennepin location in Maple Lake. The first flea market planned for Friday, May 2nd. For more information, phone John at 320-963-3322 or 612-819-4225.

Attend the Biennial Garage Sale at St. John's Church, Howard Lake, Thursday and Friday, April 24th & 25th from 7 AM to 6 PM and Saturday, April 26th from 7 AM to 12 PM. Items for sale include books, videos/ DVD's, jewelry, purses, toys, plants, collectibles, household, linens, sports equipment, holiday and home décor, appliances, electronics and furniture. All proceeds will go to support the needs of the church and community of St. John's Church, Howard Lake.

Adults and Teens are invited to join the Memory Writers meeting at the Clearwater Public Library on Thursday, April 24th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Local author Linda Marie will facilitate this informal gathering intended to help individuals record their life stories. No writing experience necessary. For more information, phone the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

School age children are invited to Read with Boone at the Delano Public Library on Friday, April 25th from 3 to 5 PM. Boone is a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog. Children may sign up for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time. This activity is particularly helpful in helping young readers develop confidence reading aloud. For more information, or to register, phone the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467.

The next Buffalo Fare For All food distribution will held Saturday, April 26th from 9:45 – 11:00 AM at the North side of Zion Lutheran Church, Highway 25 South, Buffalo. Fare For All provides nutritious food at below-retail prices to help local families stretch their monthly food budgets. This food distribution is open to anyone; there are no income-based requirements for participation, phone 763-682-4864 for more information.

School age children are invited to Read to a Dog at the Rockford Public Library on Saturday, April 26th from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. Kirk, a Farm Collie, has received his AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and enjoys having young children read to him. Bring your favorite book or pick one out when you get to the library. No registration requirement. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Singleton Street, a popular local bluegrass trio, will be performing in concert, Saturday, April 26th at 7 PM at the Buffalo United Methodist Church. Their music is a lively blend of bluegrass and old-time gospel. Everyone is invited to attend an evening of uplifting music. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The Buffalo United Methodist Church is located at 609 - 8th St. NW, just 6 blocks west of Perkins. A free-will offering will be collected. For more information, phone 763-682-3538.

Families with school age children are invited to enjoy a movie at the Clearwater Public Library on Saturday, April 26th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Contact the Clearwater Public Library for movie title information at 320-558-6001.

Bring your friends and family to Pioneer Park's 37th Annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 27th from 9 AM to 1 PM at Minnesota Pioneer Park, just east of Annandale on highway 55. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes served with real maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, home made donuts (limited quantity!), juice, coffee or milk. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, 3 years or younger eat free. For more information, visit www.pioneerpark.org or call 320-274-8489.

The Buffalo Figure Skating Club invites you to "Skating Around the World" Spring Show & Family Skate, Sunday, April 27th at 2 PM at the Buffalo Civic Center. Tickets are $5 at the door. Open skate with skate rental for $2 after the show or from approximately 3:30 to 4 PM. There will also be concessions and a silent auction.

Participate in the Monticello Lions Fisherman's Fun Night, Monday, April 28th from 5 to 8 PM at River City Extreme, 3875 School Blvd., Monticello.

Delano Cub Scout Pack 273 will be hosting its annual Cub Scout Cake Auction, Monday, April 28th from 6 to 8 PM at the Delano High School Cafeteria. The scouts invite the community to bid on cakes baked and decorated by the scouts. Proceeds from this event will go to fund the Delano Cub Scouts season activities. For more information, contact Scot at pack273delano@gmail.com.

The Waverly Gun Club will host a Youth Trap League beginning Monday, April 28th at 6:30 PM. To participate, youth, age 12 through senior high school, must have completed gun safety training. For more information visit www.waverlygunclub.com.

The Clearwater Public Library will have a Spring Story Time for preschool children and their families on Tuesday, April 29th from 11 to 11:30 AM. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Rockford Public Library's book club for adults will meet on Tuesday, April 29th from 2 to 3 PM. The book for discussion is "American Wife" by Curtis Sittenfeld. New members are welcome. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

The Rockford Public Library is offering a preschool story time with a Northwoods theme on Wednesday, April 30th from 11:15 AM to 12 PM. Preschoolers will enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs. No registration requirement. For more information, phone the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.