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                                                         Friday, July 29, 2016

The 2016 Wright County Fair moves into the weekend today. Friday is senior citizens day at the fair, and seniors will be honored and recognized throughout the day.  Also at the fair today, it's an armband day on the midway from 1 to 5 PM, the KRWC Road Show begins at 5 PM, and in the grandstand tonight at 7 PM, the first of two weekend demolition derbies. Tonight in the entertainment tent from 8 to midnight is rock and roll from local favorites, Red Dot Garage. The Wright County Fair runs daily through Sunday on the fairgrounds, just north of Highway 12 on County Road 6 in Howard Lake.

The Howard Lake Public Library is offering a Summer Storytime for children ages 3 to 6 and family members on Friday, July 29, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Storytime features books, rhymes, interactive library activities and crafts. Preschoolers have fun while improving their pre-literacy skills. Attendance is limited to 16. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Summer Storytime is sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library.

Infants, up to 18 Months, together with their parent/caregive, are invited to the Monticello Public Library for a Baby Bounce program on Friday, July 29, from 11:00 to 11:20 AM. The attendance is limited to 10, and registration is reqired. Baby Bounce is sponsored by the city of Monticello.


Teens and adults are invited to bring their tech questions to Tech Help at the Delano 
Public Library on Friday, July 29, 2 to 3PM. If you have questions about using a laptop, 
iPad or eReader, or if you need assistance using email, doing an Internet search or using the library’s online resources, bring your device. Registration preferred but walk-ins are welcome.


The Dassel-Cokato Community Theater's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" continues today and will feature 3 more performances next weekend. The ever-popular musical at the Dassel-Cokato High School Performing Arts Center and will continue this week, Friday and Saturday July 29th and 30th at 7 PM, and Sunday, July 31st at 2 PM. Tickets are available online at; www.dc.k12.mn.us/pac, or by calling (320) 286-4120.

Music and comedy  of the Buffalo Community Theater production of "The Addams Family" continues. The musical stage production is based on the 1960s TV series, and two successful feature films from the 1990s. Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch, Grandma and even Uncle Fester are among the familiar characters, with a few new characters that audiences will love. Performances will be at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center.  at 7:30 PM July 28th, 29th and 30th. Tickets are available online at;
www.bctmn.org, or at the door. BCT reminds everyone to allow a little extra time to follow the detour to the high school due to road construction in the area.

The SOAR Regional Arts production of "Seussical the Musical." The Dr. Seuss story of "Horton Hears a Who" is back on stage in musical form with dozens of cast members and behind-the-scenes crew members for 5 shows this weekend at the St. Michael-Albertville High School Performing Arts Center. Show times will be 7:30 PM on Thursday and Friday nights, July 28th and 29th, a 2 PM and 7:30 PM show on Saturday July 30th, and a final 2 PM performance on Sunday, July 31st. Tickets are available online at; www.SOARarts.com, or at the door. Visitors are invited to bring a new book for the book drive and get 2 dollars off your ticket price.


Come volunteer at Wright County Community Action's Family Service Center in Waverly, Minnesota. The Family Service center hosts a thrift shop and Wright County's only county-wide emergency food shelf. There are opportunities for all ages and abilities, including sorting food and thrift shop donations, client assistance, and more.

There is a new Farmers Market in downtown Maple Lake under the water tower, a fun place to buy fresh, quality, local grown produce, eggs, meats, honey, jams & jellies, baked goods, flowers, pottery, local arts and crafts. Ask about featured samples. New vendors are added weekly. Grilled Pork Chop Dinner $5 every Friday. Musical Entertainment 4:30 - 6:30PM, featuring Sue Davies - Popular and Irish music. That's every Friday at the Maple Lake Farmers Market.

July 30

Today several events continue at the Wright county Fair. The day begins with lots of 4H judging at 8AM followed by a Dog Demonstration at 9. Buildings then open to the public and the Classic Car and Truck Show begin at 10AM. Several other events continue on into the afternoon; Mud Spectacular, Pinewood Derby Car and Tractor Races, Mud Racing Ultimate Trucks, Diaper Derby, Garden Tractor Pull, Pie Eating Contest and so much more. For a full listing of today's events visit wrightcountyfair.org. 

Families can enjoy the FREE 20th Annual All Star Clown Show coming to the Buffalo Civic Center on Saturday, July 30, at 6:30 PM, with FREE face painting beginning at 6:00PM. About 100 funny clowns are performing magic and circus acts for children of all ages. Concessions and souvenirs will be available to purchase. For more information call the Mooseburger Clown Camp at 320-963-6277, or visit http:/mooseburger.com/moosecamp/all-star-clown-show.

July 31

The 2016 Wright County Fair wraps up Sunday. Start off the last day at the fair by attending the Church Service at 10AM. Buildings continue to open at 10AM, today, followed by the Lumberjack Championship at noon and again at 4PM, Demolition Derby at the Grandstand at 5:30, Pie Eating Championship also at 5:30, Karaoke contest from 6-10PM, and Cash Drawings begin after 8PM. For a complete schedule of Sunday's fair events go to wrightcountyfair.org. 

The Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake will be hosting its annual Country Music Festival on Sunday, July 31st. The Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30, with a bake sale before and after the service, and a silent auction. Later, a pork chop dinner will be served from 5-7:00PM, with tickets sold at the door. Following the dinner, will be a free country-gospel music concert held in the air conditioned sanctuary. The community is invited to attend. Holy Cross Lutheran Church is located at County Road 8 in Maple Lake, just one mile north of the stoplights at Hwy. 55. For information call 763-463-9447.


Families with children of all ages are invited to a Rockford Royalty Storytime at the Rockford Public Library on Monday, August 1, 4 to 4:45PM. Rockford Royalty ambassadors will share stories, songs and crafts in this annual community event. Feel free to dress as your favorite prince or princess.

The Delano Public Library’s book club for adults will meet on Monday, August 1, 7 to 8:30PM. Expand your reading horizons and join this fun book group. It meets each month and reads a variety of genres and authors. Contact the library for details.

August 1

Buffalo Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday at 6:30PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 Highway 25 South, in Buffalo. E-Mail any questions to:buffalooa630@yahoo.com.

Parents and student-athletes entering grades 9-12 at Buffalo High School this fall, are encouraged to attend the MSHSL Fall Athletics Parent and Participation Meeting at 7:00PM, on Monday, August 1, in the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center. Parents and students can register on-line, collect information, and meet fall coaches for football; volleyball; girl's tennis; girls' swimming and diving; and boys' and girls' soccer and cross country.

August 2

TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) weight loss support group meets every Tuesday night at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church basement 1st Ave NW Buffalo, Mn. weigh in 5 to 5:30PM and meeting 5:30 to 6:30PM. contact Norma at 763-682-1294 or Jan 763-682-1435.

Teens are invited to enjoy Teen Crafty Fun at the Buffalo Public Library on Tuesday, 
August 2nd, 6:30 to 7:30PM. Have fun at three stations: toss paint balloons at paper, make and enjoy a no-bake snack, and create a DIY lanyard or key chain. The attendance limit is 15. Registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

The Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center offers a support group for women who have been victims of assault or abuse. This group meets at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Monticello, at 9300 Jason Ave. N.E., the first and third Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00PM. This is a non-religious affiliated group.. All support groups are free and confidential. For more information, please call 320-251-4357.

Adults, teens and children of all ages are invited to Professor Marvel’s Magic of the Olympics, a program at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, August 2, 1 to 1:45PM. Enjoy a highly energetic magic show that includes storytelling and comedy to inspire natural creativity. The attendance limit is 75 and registration is required. Sponsored by the Delano Friends of the Library.

All ages are invited to take part in the 4-H Craft Time at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, August 2, 2 to 2:30PM. Wright County 4-H will partner with the library for a snack and craft time immediately following Tuesday programs. Registration is required.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to a program about Animal Tracks at the Howard Lake Public Library on Tuesday, August 2, 2:30 to 3:30PM. The program includes storytelling, activities and creating a personal field guide of Minnesota animal tracks to take home. It will be presented by staff from St. John’s Outdoor University. Attendance is limited to 20 and pre-registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library.

If your family enjoys a Night of Action....be in Watertown on T uesday, August 2, as the St. Paul's Lutheran Church invites everyone to their National NIGHT OUT, on the back lawn, at 505 Westminister Ave. S.W. This is a FREE Family Event. Mix and Mingle; feast on the food and snow cones. Laugh and play together at the Bounce House, and compete and show your skills at the many games. Don't miss out on this one! A FREE 'Night Out' for the family, Tuesday, August 2nd, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

The Celebrate Recovery group in Monticello meets in the Covenant Church at 8585 Highway 25 N.E. Meetings are held Tuesday evenings from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for people with all kinds of hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Examples include fear, grief, depression, anger, relationships and many other personal challenges. That's Celebrate Recovery in Monticello on Tuesday evenings, at the Covenant Church.

August
3

Preschoolers ages 0 to 5 are invited to sing, play and learn with MacPhail Music at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesday, August 3, 10 to 10:45AM. Engage your child in early music play which encourages early literacy skills. Caregivers must attend with children. The attendance limit is 20 children. Call the library to pre-register. This event is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Monticello American Legion Post, Auxiliary Unit, and American Legion Riders meet monthly at the Legion located at 304 Elm St. All meetings are at 7:00PM. The Riders meet on the 1st Wednesday, The Post and Auxiliary groups meet on the third Wednesday. Any questions: Refer to Post Commander Ted Farnham, Auxiliary President Cheryl Latham, or Ride Director Jeff Grimm.

If looking for bargains is your goal, the new Thrift Store in Maple Lake, is the place to go. All proceeds from this 'LOVE, INC.' non-profit store involving area church members will go directly back to the Wright County communities and the people they serve. 'LOVE, INC', or Love In The Name of Christ, serves Buffalo, Hanover, Maple Lake and Annandale. The store is located in the old Costume Shop location at 57 Birch Avenue South in Maple Lake, and is open Thursdays from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 AM to 
5 PM. Find quality bargains galore...at the new Maple Lake Thrift Store.


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 8 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. 


August
4

Experienced and novice adult quilters are invited to Calico Quilters, a quilting group at the Delano Public Library. The group will meet Thursday, August 4, 9AM to 1PM. Work on your own projects in a group setting.

The Delano Public Library’s knitting and needlework group for adults will meet on Thursday, August 4, 6:30 to 8PM. Bring your projects to work in a group setting. Questions are welcome and help is available.

August 5

The Howard Lake Public Library is offering a Summer Story time for children ages 3 to 6 and family members on Friday, August 5, 10:30 to 11:15AM. Story time features books, rhymes, interactive library activities and crafts. Preschoolers have fun while improving their pre-literacy skills. Attendance is limited to 16. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Summer Storytime is sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library.

Teens and adults are invited to bring their tech questions to Tech Help at the Delano Public Library on Friday, August 5, 2 to 3PM. If you have questions about using a laptop, iPad or eReader, or if you need assistance using email, doing an Internet search or using the library’s online resources, bring your device. Registration preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

August
6

12th Annual Hanover Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, August 6th. The day starts off with a 5K race at 8:30AM which begins at the Hanover Fire Hall. Cost for the race is $25, runners are encouraged to register on-line. The Antique and Classic Vehicle Show begins at 9AM, with awards presented at 2PM. This show will be located at the Hanover Elementary Parking Lot. From 9AM-3PM the Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at the City Hall Parking Lot. Then at 10AM the Kids Fun Run kicks off, located in the grass area next to Bankwest, cost is $10. The 12th Annual Hanover Harvest Festival Parade starts at 11am,
Miss Hanover Royalty Program and Coronation is held at Settlers Park near the main stage starting at 3 pm, the Lawn Mower Tractor Pull will be located behind the Settler's Main Stage from 4:30 - 7:30pm, and finally the Fireworks Display begins at 10PM. For more information on the festival or a full listing of events visit hanoverharvestfestival.com. 


August
8

An Alzheimer's fundraising event will be held on Sunday, August 8, from 2:00-5:00PM in Buffalo. There will be a 'Diva Afternoon' at Lillilans' in Buffalo at their new location under Yesterday's Charms. Lillian's will be donating a portion of the sales to the Alzheimer's Association. They are also announcing a co-ed softball tournament at Carver Field in Montrose on September 10th and 11th with 12 teams. If you have a team or want to play, please call Eddie Carver at 763-972-2493. Entry fee is $100 with a 4-game guarantee. This is also an Alzheimer's Fundraising Event.

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center is offering "55+ Driver Improvement classes" locally onThursday on August 4, in Buffalo and Delano. Other local classes will be: August 8 in Elk River; August 9 in Buffalo, and August 13 in Rogers.

August 13

If.... 'thinking about antique cars'.... starts YOUR engine, you'll want to be a part of the Antique Car Run on Saturday, August 13 in Kingston. Get 'geared up' to celebrate the 30th Anniversary......starting from New London to New Brighton. They are planning for about 60 Plus cars! Enjoy the music of Special Guest Wally Pikal and his Trumpets. Pork Sandwich and Sweet Corn will be served from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. This unique and exciting Antique Car Run is sponsored by the Kingston Lions Club. You'll find the action on the road, right in the center of Kingston, on Saturday, August 13. 

The 30th Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is Saturday, August 13th, with pre-tours in the New London area August 9-12. Spectators will see over 70 veteran cars from 1908 and earlier and one and two cylinder cars through 1915. They will be touring over 120 miles recreating the prestigious London to Brighton Commemorative Run held annually in England. This year promises some special vehicles to pique the interest of old car enthusiasts. The tour will begin on Saturday, August 13th at 7:00 am from New London and proceed through 5 rest stops before ending in New Brighton at Long Lake Regional Park, 1500 Old Hwy 8 NW. The finish line is 3:00 to 6:30 pm. on’t miss an opportunity to see these brass-era cars making their run through beautiful Minnesota in August at the New London-New Brighton Run. For more information, contact Judy Goepel, 651-636-7777, judygoepel@gmail.com, or one of the Board members listed on the left. Further information about the tour, including route information, is available at www.antiquecarrun.org.

August 16

If you, or anyone you know, is 60 or under, and has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, you are welcome to attend our group meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. e meeting is in Big Lake at the Saron Lutheran Church, from 6:30-8:00PM Questions, please call Camille Johnson at 763-350-7401.


August 19

35th MONTROSE DAYS will be August 19th-21st. The 35th ANNUAL MONTROSE DAYS celebration is fast approaching and we welcome you to join us for the Family Fun for Everyone that we have planned. Medallion Hunt begins August 15th until found. Clues at City Hall daily at 3:30PM and on the Montrose Lions Facebook page. Join us for Fireworks, Men's Slow Pitch Softball Tournament, music, parade on Sunday at 1PM, Bake Sale, Car Show, Beanbag and Horseshoe tournaments, food and much more! 2016 Montrose Days, August 19th-21st.

August 20

The 3rd annual SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) Emotions In Motion 5K fun run/walk will take place at Sturges Park in Buffalo on August 20th at 9 AM. Registration is available now online, or the day of event starting at 8 AM. In addition to the 5K, there will be a speaker, resource fair with many local businesses/organizations, silent auction, and food. We encourage people who have lost loved ones to suicide to bring photos and written memories of those lost to place on the memory wall. Register as a team or an individual--each registered participant will receive an event t-shirt. Pets are welcome. Even if you choose not to register for the 5K, all are welcome to attend. The purpose of this event is to raise funds and awareness to support SAVE and their mission. For more information about SAVE, or to register for this event, go to www.save.org, or call 952-946-7998.  

August 25

If you have lost someone to suicide, you are not alone. There are people who care and want to help you. Facilitators are survivors, not therapists, and know the unique circumstances suicide presents. This group meets at the Buffalo Community Center every fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:00PM. There is no charge. For information, call Mary at 763-267-7041. Parking is available in the back.

August 29

Wright County Parks is working with a number of local area partners to provide the 2016 Disabled Veterans Duck Hunt at Robert Ney Regional Park on October 8th. The Veterans Duck Hunt originated 5 years ago with collaboration from Wright County Parks and Pheasants Forever. We are proud to offer this event to people that have given a part of themselves to this country. Anyone interested in this event must submit an application to Wright County Veterans Services. The application deadline is August 29th. For information, call Debbie Ernst with Wright County Veterans Services.