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Thursday, March 5, 2015 

     

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of March 2nd :

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.

Knit Wits, the Delano Public Library’s knitting and needlework group, will meet on Thursday, March 5th from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Delano Public Library. This group meets twice a month on the first and third Thursdays to work on projects in a group setting. Questions are welcome and help is available. For more information, phone 763-972-3467.

Discovery Elementary's Family Fun Night will be held Friday, March 6th from 5 to 8 PM at the Discovery Elementary School. This is a community wide event, all families are welcome! Events include a silent auction, bingo, carnival and more! Tickets are 50 cents each with games costing an average of 1 to 6 tickets. Tickets may also be used to purchase concessions. Tickets on sale now at the Discovery Elementary School Office, phone 763-682-8400 for more information.

Maple Lake Community Theater presents their second week of performances of "Arsenic and Old Lace", Friday, March 6th at 7 PM and Sunday, March 8th at 2 PM at the Maple Lake High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for those age 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Star Bank, the Costume Shop and from any Maple Lake Community Theater member. For more information, look for Maple Lake Community Theater on Facebook.

Attend Buffalo Community Orchestra's presentation of "Hats Off To Musical Theater", Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 PM at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center, 877 Bison Blvd., Buffalo. The second half of the performance will be dedicated to highlights from the musical Camelot with soloists and performances by a chorus drawn form Buffalo Community Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults, seniors 65+ - $10, and students - $5, children under 5 admitted free. Tickets available at the door or can be purchased in advance at Buffalo Books and Coffee, 6 Division St., Buffalo. Seating is not reserved.

Wright County Community Action is offering a first-time home buyer’s seminar on Saturday, March 7th from 8 AM to 5 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 449 West Broadway, Monticello. Home Stretch will cover a variety of topics related to the home buying process. Class participants will discuss how to obtain a mortgage loan with area professionals and learn about new ways to budget and save. To register, or for more information, contact Wright County Community Action at (320) 963-6500, ext 238. There is a class fee of $30 per household.

University of Minnesota Master Gardeners of Wright County invite gardeners of all skill levels to attend the 12th Annual Spring Days Workshop and Garden Expo, Saturday, March 7th ,from 8 AM to 3:15 PM at the St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West. Attend workshops on rain gardens, frugal, square foot and moonlight gardening. Sessions on herbs, orchids, hibiscus, garden photography, pollinators, and backyard composting will fill the day. Book signings, vendors, a silent auction, and the popular Master Gardener answer booth will give you the tools to succeed in your garden. Cost is $35 the day of the event. Price includes lunch, snacks, and take-home educational materials. E-mail sand0671@umn.edu or call U of MN Extension—Wright County at (763) 682-7394 or visit www.springdays.org.

The Friends of the Rockford Public Library will meet on Saturday, March 7th from 10 to 11 AM. Teens and adults are welcome to this meeting to share their ideas on how the library can grow with the community. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763-477-4216.

Children ages 3 and older are invited to a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at the Clearwater Public Library on Saturday, March 7th at 10:30 AM. Gather for a story time, games and a short movie, all about Dr. Seuss. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Attend a presentation by the Wildlife Science Center called Wolves and Wildlife, Sunday, March 8th from 2 to 3 PM at Robert Ney Regional Park, Maple Lake. This workshop will focus on the grey wolf of the Western Great Lakes States. Skulls, pelts and other artifacts will be available for this presentation, there is no charge to attend.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of March 9th:

Monday: Not Out

Tuesday: Delano Coborn's

Wednesday: Not Out

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

Teens and adults are invited to a Steampunk Bracelet Class at the St. Michael Public Library on Monday, March 9th from 3 to 5 PM. Steampunk combines romantic Victorian, steam driven and clockwork elements. Construct a unique necklace or bracelet using materials provided. Feel free to include old jewelry pieces of your own. This class will be presented by artist Jen Anfinson. The attendance limit is 12 and registration is required. This program is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998.

Learn how to make a New Generation 4' X 4' vegetable garden through your local Community Education Office throughout March in Wright County. Classes will be offered in Buffalo on Monday, March 9th, register by phoning 763-682-8700; in Monticello on Tuesday, March 10th, register by phoning 763-272-2030; in Annandale/ Maple Lake on Monday, March 16th, register by phoning 320-274-3058; in St. Michael on Tuesday, March 17th, register by phoning 763-497-6550 and in Howard Lake on Tuesday, March 23rd , register by phoning 320-543-3600.

The Great River Regional Library is conducting its annual "High $5" fundraising campaign through the month of March. High $5 is a community fundraiser in which the library asks visitors to consider making a $5 donation. Forty percent of all High $5 donations are used at the branch where the donation is made. Those funds may be used to purchase books or other items of local interest, to provide speaker fees for programs, or for other local purposes. The library also accepts donations online at www.griver.org. For more information about donating, contact Julie Henne at 320-650-2532.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinics will be at the Howard Lake Community Center Public Library, 617 - 6th St., Howard Lake on Tuesday, March 10th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

Teens are invited to join the Teen Writers Club meeting at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, March 10th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. This group is for all teens who enjoy writing and would like to share ideas, get suggestions, and explore new ways to write. For more information, phone the Delano Library at 763-972-3467.

All women are invited to an evening of fun and relaxation on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 PM at Huikko’s Bowling & Event Center,1207 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo. Special music and speaker is "Drama Queen" Carol Mohr from Stanley WI. The menu is spaghetti and meatballs, lettuce salad, bread sticks and birthday cake. Join us to celebrate our 35th birthday! The cost is only $10.00 all inclusive. For reservations and cancellations, please contact Jewell Malerich at 763-682-1780 by Sunday, March 8th.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to a Pajama Story Time at the Buffalo Public Library on Wednesday, March 11th from 10 to 10:45 AM. Wear your pajamas to the library for a special story time about going to bed, taking naps, and night time adventures. For more information, contact the Buffalo Public Library at 763-682-2753.

Meet with the Clearwater Area Friends of the Library at the Clearwater Public Library on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM. Join the group and take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer and support your library. For more information, phone the library at 320-558-6001.

All area women are invited to March in to the "Seedlings ARISE...!" brunch at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale on Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 AM. Leslie Koehler & Stephanie Smith from the Rustic Garden Center in Buffalo will set your mind to thinking spring. Flautist, Yvonne Rammel of Cokato will perform and speaker Jan Ostroot of South Haven will teach you how to have peace in any circumstance. Invite your friends and make reservations by calling Amanda at 612-670-4702, Dawn at 612-723-3905 or email lilred.schramm@gmail.com. This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

Adults are invited to join the Memory Writers at Clearwater Public Library on Thursday, March 12th at 10 AM. This informal writing group led by Linda Marie inspires the recording of life stories. Writing experience is not required. For more information, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Celtic music trio Knotted Clover will perform at the St. Michael Public Library on Thursday, March 12th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Knotted Clover are two teens and their father. They play traditional folk songs and tunes from Ireland, performing on fiddle, harp, guitar, mandolin and tin whistle. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998.

Attend the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Maple Lake, Saturday, March 14th! The annual craft sale will be held at the Maple Lake Elementary School Gymnasium from 9 AM to 2 PM. Register for the Irish Scamper at 9 AM in the Maple Lake High School Commons Area, hosted by the Irish Track & Field Team, race starts at 11 AM. Parade begins at 1:30 PM with the coronation of the new Maple Lake ambassadors at 4:30 PM in the Maple Lake High School Gymnasium. Throughout the day the Maple Lake Lions Club will serve Mulligan Stew at the American Legion Club. Other civic organizations, restaurants and businesses in Maple Lake will also be offering St. Patrick's day specials. With questions phone Irene Hudek at 612-270-8586 or Deb Geyen at 320-980-3144 or visit online at www.maplelakechamber.com.

The 12th Annual Monticello Photo Show will take place Saturday, March 14th from 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, March from10 AM to 3 PM in River City Extreme’s banquet room, School Blvd. and Highway 25 in Monticello. This is a free show and will allow you to vote for the Best Photo in each of 12 categories. Sponsored by the Monticello Camera Club and River City Extreme. For more information, visit www.monticameraclub.com or call Bob Somerville at 763-295-3179.

Adults and teens 12 and older are invited to learn the Japanese art of Kumihimo braiding in a program at the Delano Public Library on Saturday, March 14th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Make a bracelet using the Kumihimo techniques from start to finish. 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 Delano Library at 763-972-3467.

Attend Woodworking for Wildlife, a great program for the entire family, Saturday, March 14th from 2 to 3:30 PM at Robert Ney Regional Park, Maple Lake. Kurt Eich, Wright County Parks Naturalist, will show you how to build your own Gilbertson bluebird house and show you how to install and maintain it. Bring your own drill and hammer if you have one. Pre-Registration deadline is Friday, March 6th. Cost is $5 per birdhouse, limit two houses per family. For more information, or to register, phone the Wright County Parks Office at 763-682-7693.

Sunday, March 15th, the Buffalo Lion's Club will host their annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 AM to 12 PM at the Buffalo Community Center. Breakfast includes Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Pancakes, Juice, Coffee, and Milk. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors age 65+, kids age 6 to 12 - $5, children age 5 and under eat free. Come enjoy a great breakfast, proceeds will help support the Buffalo Community Center.

The Plato Lions will be serving their 32nd Annual Spring Brunch, Sunday, March 15th from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Plato Hall. Serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast and beverage. Cost is a free-will donation. Proceeds will go to the Community Project Fund.  

Everyone is invited to a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch & Silent Auction, Sunday March 15th from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Montrose Community Center. Adults $8, ages 6 to 12 $5.50 and children age 5 and under eat free. Carry out available. There will also be silent auction items to bid on. Proceeds will benefit the Montrose United Methodist Church to support mission work.

Select, cut and create your own Buckthorn Hiking Stick at a program, Sunday, March 15th from 2 to 3 PM at Robert Ney Regional Park, Maple Lake. Wright County Parks Naturalist, Kurt Eich, will lead this presentation. Learn about this invasive species, how to identify buckthorn shrubs and why it's important to remove them from the Park District. For more information, or to register, phone 763-682-7693. Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 6th.

The Winsted Arts Council presents the beloved Irish roots band Dervish, Sunday, March 15th at 7:30 PM at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted. This traditional Irish band has appeared on stage for the past twenty five years. Through the generosity of sponsors, and a Legacy grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, ticket prices to see Dervish are only $10. Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.winstedartscouncil.org or phone 320-485-3330.

Everyone is invited to attend the 137th Birthday Celebration of the city of Cokato, Sunday, March 15th during museum open hours! Stop by the Cokato Museum and take a look at the current display, This Won’t Hurt One Bit, a look back on how medicine has progressed over the years. The slide presentation from the Business Expo will also be available. Refreshments will be served. For more information, phone the Cokato Museum at 320-286-2427.

Here's the Wellness on Wheels Van schedule for the week of March 16th :

Monday: Monticello Walmart

Tuesday: Montrose Clark Station

Wednesday: St. Michael Marketplace

Thursday: Buffalo Civic Center

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.

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.

The next 60 plus and healthy clinics will be at the Annandale Senior Center City Hall, 30 Cedar St. East, Annandale on Tuesday, March 17th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Services provided include a toenail trim for $15 and free blood pressure checks. If you would like more information call Wright county Public Health at 763-682-7456.

Adults who enjoy knitting are invited to join other knitters for fellowship and fun at the Rockford Public Library on Thursday, March 19th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Knitting night is sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the Library. For more information, phone 763-477-4216.