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Community Bulletin Board

                                                     Thursday, July 27, 2017 


There is help for homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Wright County Community Action (WCCA), a non-profit organization, offers confidential foreclosure counseling at no charge, and if applicable, will work with the lender to come to a reasonable solution. For more information, call Wright County Community Action at 320-963-6500, ext. 238.

The Wright County Wellness on Wheels Van, has been replaced with a more compact, versatile vehicle. The Program will remain the same, but instead of providing services inside the van, the many available services will be provided inside the buildings of our new locations by registered nurses on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Fees and eligibility vary based on services. The WOW Program schedule is available at www.co.wright.mn.us.   Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WrightCtyPublicHealth.  Appointments are recommended by calling 763-682-7516 or toll free at 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516.For more detailed information about services and addresses, or to make an appointment, call 763-682-7516. or 1-800-362-3667, or visit their website at www.co.wright.mn.us.

Please Note the New Schedule:

1st Thursday, of the month: Monticello High School, from 3-7PM
2nd Tuesday of the month, at Delano Senior Center, from 2-6PM
3rd Thursday of the month: Annandale City Hall, from 2-6PM.
4th Tuesday of the month: Cokato Library, from 2-6PM

Wright County Public Health announces the Wellness On Wheels (WOW) Program of services which include:

  • Immunizations for all ages
  • Screening and individual consultations for:
    • Blood pressure
    • Fasting Lipid panel cholesterol
    • Fasting glucose
    • Non-fasting Hemoglobin A1C
    • Pregnancy
    • Hemoglobin
    • Tuberculosis
  • Home radon and well water test kits
  • Child car seat safety checks
  • Dental health and fluoride application
  • General health and community resource information

 

The Buffalo Community Center has taken over the Meals on Wheels program. They are in need of volunteer drivers for the month of July. There are 3 routes per day, Monday through Friday; each route is 30-60 minutes, depending upon the number of clients. Meal pick up time for volunteer drivers is 11:30AM at the Buffalo Community Center.
For more information and to sign up to be a driver, contact the Buffalo Community Center at 763-682-6036.

The General Federated Women's Club of Delano is pleased to present the 2017 concerts in the Park series. The concerts are held at the gazebo in Delano Central Park. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Delano City Hall/ Delano Senior center. All programs are free. Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy the fantastic music! The summer schedule is as follows:  July 26th – 6:30PM – The West Metro Big Band, August 9th – 6:30PM – Paul Imholte – at Delano City Hall, August 16th – 6:30PM – Chuck Thiel and His Jolly Ramblers, August 23rd – 6:30PM – The Prairie Rose Band.

The Cokato Museum and Historical Society recently opened its latest temporary exhibition, 'Pedal Power'! 'Pedal Power' displays many bicycles, tricycles, and related vehicles from across the decades. Photographs show how area residents used them for sport, recreation, and basic transportation. Catalog pages show how much styles and prices have changed over the years, as well. 'Pedal Power' runs through the end of September. Check them out online at; www.cokatomuseum.org or call 320-286-2427 for more information.

Mary Poppins and friends have arrived in Buffalo! Yes...the large and varied cast of "Mary Poppins" will set the stage for fun in Buffalo Community Theater's summer musical production. Nearly 40 volunteer actors are apart of the show.....to bring life to this tale of magic and adventure, woven with common sense lessons, showing that "anything can happen, if you let it". "Mary Poppins" will run July 26th-29th at 7:30 PM at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $8 to $15. For more information, log onto www.bctmn.org and follow Buffalo Community Theater on Facebook. 

July 27th

Flowers bring beauty to every day, and you'll want to see the flowers on display, at the Dassel Flower Show, Thursday, July 27, at the Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N. Arrangements and horticulture will be judged, awarded and displayed. The show theme this year is, "Here Comes The Bride". The show will be open to the public from 2-4PM. Enjoy the flower arranging demonstration and live music...plus dessert and coffee. There is no admission charge. Donations are welcome. Area residents are invited to enter their horticulture, and/or their arrangements. For more information, call the History Center staff at 320-275-3077, or email dahs@dassel.com

July 29th

Attention Buffalo High School Class of 1977! The 40th class reunion will be held July 29th at the Buffalo American Legion. For more information or to register please contact Margaret Nelson at 612-702-3774.

Attend the Mooseburger Clown Camp! Come see the only show of its kind in North America as all sorts of clowns perform their classis circus routines, hilarious magic illusions, and amazing juggling skills. Don't miss their 21st annual performance this year—held at the Buffalo Civic Center; 1306 County Road 134 Buffalo, MN. Admission for this event is free. The All Star Clown Show will be on Saturday July 29th. 6PM kicks off the pre-show with free face-painting and other activities, then at 6:30 it is show time! Don't miss this big event on Saturday, July 29th at the Buffalo Civic Center. 

August 1st

Join us for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st from 5 to 8PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Buffalo. This free event will have activities for all ages, free food, WOW van and live music. National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community and get to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. Enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

The Wright County Historical Society will host a workshop series and exhibition of artist books, taught by Jennifer Schultz, fiber and fabric artist of Minneapolis. The "Where We Come From" workshop dates and times are: Aug. 1, 6-8PM, and Aug. 5, 1-4PM, at the Wright County Heritage Center, 2001 Highway 25 N. in Buffalo. The exhibit is planned from Oct. 24th, to Nov. 24th. Pre-registration is required. Contact Sally Stevens at 763-682-7323. 

August 2nd

Join the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce for the 10th Anniversary Taste of Delano on Wednesday, August 2nd. This event will be held at Central Park from 5 until 8PM. Ten years ago, the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce Task Force started the Taste of Delano during highway 12 road construction as a reminder to residents and non-residents alike that Delano was and remains open for business! Please plan now to join us in commemorating our tenth anniversary of this terrific community event. Advance ticket sales begin the week of July 17th and continue through Tuesday, August 1st. Advance tickets will be available at Coborn's, State Bank of Delano, Minnesota Lakes Bank, and the Delano City Hall.

 August 4th

Come to Clearwater August 4th and 5th for their 'Clearwater Heritage Days'! There are many fun events to fill the days, including: square dancing, a parade, ambassador presentation, family fun night, fireworks, 5K run/walk, beanbag tournament, bingo, and so much more. For a complete listing of all the events you can visit their Facebook page, 'Clearwater Heritage Days', or send an email to info@clearwaterheritagedays.com with any questions.

Come for Burger Night at the Kingston Mini Mart on Friday, August 4th from 5-7:30PM. Burgers are $3.50, pop and chips are $1, and a full meal deal is only $5! This event benefits the Kingston Lions, so stop by on Friday starting at 5PM!

 August 5th

It's Hanover Harvest Festival time, on Saturday, August 5. This One-Day Celebration is filled with so many festivities that your family won't believe it! The day starts at 7AM at the Fire Station for Race registration and Packet Pickup, or you may pre-register on the HHF website. The 5K Race starts at 8AM. Enjoy the Trailblazer Transit Shuttle from 8 until 3PM, and the Hayride Shuttle Stop is available after the 11AM Parade, until 5PM. All activities are held in Hanover City Hall and Settler's Park, unless otherwise stated. For more information, check out the Hanover Harvest Festival website. Every hour offers a variety of events, right through the 10PM Fireworks spectacular on Saturday, August 5. Be there...and Bring a chair!

 August 7th

The 68th Annual Cokato Corn Carnival will be held August 7-9th this year! Since 1950, the Cokato Corn Carnival has been providing fun and entertainment for all, and this year is no different. A few of the exciting events include: parade, bingo, Midway and carnival rides, book sale, cash prize drawing, games, music, and free corn-on-the-cob which will be sold on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. For a full listing of all events for the carnival this year go to their website or visit their Facebook page, 'Official Corn Carnival'. Don't forget the Cokato Corn Carnival this year, August 7th through August 9th.

August 11th

Another town celebration is right around the corner this year; Rockford River Days will be held August 11-13th. If you're in town, don't miss out on any of their fun and exciting events. Friday kicks off the weekend with the 'Floats by Floats' fundraiser at 6:30 and a live band under the big tent from 8-midnight. Saturday starts off with the 5K/10K River run; volleyball, beanbag and cribbage tournaments; midway rides and games; duck drop; and the Fire Fighters Water Ball at 4PM. Then on Sunday come back for more of the Midway, grand parade and coronation. Come for great entertainment, food, games and much more this year at Rockford River Days, August 11-13th. For a full listing of events for this year's River Days visit their website at www.rockfordriverdays.weebly.com/.

August 14th

A Special Movie Screening of "A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy" will be held Monday, August 14th at 6:30PM at the Emagine Theatre in Monticello. Viewers will hear about the ideas that sparked the Reformation, embedded in a fast-paced film that's packed with political intrigue, surprise kidnappings, secret hideouts, and life-or-death showdowns. All tickets for this event must be purchased in advance through a special website: http://luthermovie.link/monticello.

August 19th

Join Immanuel Lutheran Church's Vacation Bible School-One Day-All Day "Gone Fishing—Jesus makes fishers of men" event on Saturday, August 19th. The event will be held from 9Am until 3PM. "Gone Fishing" offers a great day of fun that teaches us about fishing for help, fishing for forgiveness, fishing for the Word of God, fishing for love and fishing for people. Enjoy a day of rest and relaxin' down by the creek bank. Mark your calendar and plan to attend, invite your friends and neighbors, as well!

August 26th

Everyone is welcome to the Church of Saint Henry's Fun Festival in Monticello on August 26th and 27th. This year's festival features a bilingual mass followed by an authentic fiesta dinner, and a Sunday morning polka mass. Enjoy free live entertainment, including: the high energy dance music of High Brow and the Shades, your polka favorites with the Rod Cerar Band, and the Toby Kid Clown Show. The Fun Fest features delicious food such as pork chop on-a-stick, kettle corn, authentic Mexican dishes and more! It's fun for the whole family, on Saturday from 4-9PM, and Sunday 10:30 to 5PM. The Church of Saint Henry is located on 7th Street in Monticello, next to the Home Depot store. For more information, www.sthenrycatholic.info or call 763-295-2402.

September 9th

The Albertville Lions Club Presents the 1st annual Cruisin' and Rockin'. This event will be held Saturday, September 9th from 3PM until 11PM in Albertville at Lions Park off Main Street. The event is free for spectators and cruisers! Cars, trucks, motorcycles, old and new are welcome. Show off your ride and enjoy great food and live music. For more information you can email albertvillelions@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook.

September 17th

St. Albert's Catholic Church Fall Festival will be held Sunday, September 17th from 10:30AM-4PM. Join them at 11400 57th St. NE in Albertville. A chicken dinner serving will be from 10:30-2:30PM. Live entertainment by a local artist, kids games, cake walk, country store, raffle, bingo and silent auction are just a few of the many activities happening this day. For more information visit www.churchofstalbert.org.

October 7th

The 8th annual Timberdash 5K Trail Run, Walk, and Kids K will be held Saturday, October 7th at Bertram Chain of Lakes in Monticello. This event will be held at a new location this year (9910 Briarwood Ave NE, Monticello). Check-in and registration for the race begins at 8AM and goes until 9:15. At 9:30 events kick off with the Kids' K and Fun Run, followed by the 5K Run and walk at 10AM. Proceeds help the nonprofit, Crisis Nursery, provide emergency support services and childcare to families experiencing a crisis situation in Wright County.

Be a part of the 6th Annual Disabled Veterans Duck Hunt on Saturday, October 7th! This event will include a morning waterfowl hunt at Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve followed by a luncheon, dog demonstration, and a trap shoot at the Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club. All applicable veterans are encouraged to apply. You can apply online at www.co.wright.mn.us/vetserv. The application deadline is September 22nd. For more information please call 763-682-7325.

 

 

If you, or someone in your family, is struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you can now access a list of valuable resources online. The online directory is designed to empower individuals to find the services that fit their unique needs. This new directory has been developed by Attention Deficit Awareness of Minnesota , Inc. (A-D-A-M), serving Central Minnesota since 1995, and is a non-profit organization. Check out the new website at www.adaminc@charter.net., or write to: A-D-A-M, PO Box 6233, St. Cloud, MN, 56302-6233.

Project Pencils is a local school supply drive being held for local children and families who cannot afford school supplies for the up coming school year. Project Pencils has been going on for six years now. Last year they were able to help 279 Wright County children begin school with all of their needed supplies. The generosity of our community is the only way we are able to help these students. If you are willing to help us by donating funds, please contact Brady Vollbrecht from Wright County Health and Human Services or send a check to Wright Country Health and Human Services Attn: Accounting 1004 Commercial Drive Buffalo, MN 5513. You can also join our Facebook page and invite others to join, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/238533719871652/.

 

Area Public Library Events

The Annandale, Clearwater, Howard Lake and Rockford public libraries present: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Participants have a chance to win prizes. This program is ongoing, so you can sign up any time! No limit; please come to the library to register. Sponsored by the Area Friends of the Library and Great River Regional Library.

Annandale Public Library

Basic computer & internet help – Aug. 1, 4, 8 and 11.    Do you need help setting up an email account, doing a basic web search, or using Word or Excel on your PC? An experienced volunteer is willing to help every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9-11 a.m. Walk in the Annandale Library or call ahead at 320-274-8448.

Sunshine storytime – Aug. 1    Come to story time for tales, songs and a fun craft! Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually read and write. Our next activity is Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 10-11 a.m. For ages 3-8. Limit 24. Pre-registration is preferred; if space is available, walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the Annandale Area Friends of the Library.

Oh, Snap Circuit! – Aug. 12.    Have fun learning about electronics with snap circuits. Start out with easy projects and work your way up to WOW! This program will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10-11 a.m. For ages 8-15. Limit 12. Pre-registration required.

For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320) 274-8448.

 

Buffalo Public Library

Join us for a big screen movie with treats provided. Check at the desk for upcoming titles. Next showing – Monday, July 17 from 6:15-8PM. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

University students will teach us to explore some of the world’s most talented architects-animals! Read a story, play some games and have some fun. For ages 3 to 12. This special event will be held on Wednesday, July 19 from 10:30-11:30AM. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Teen book club - ongoing: Join the Buffalo Library Teen Book Club, an ongoing event for grades 6-9. Stop by the desk to leave your contact information. Read the book and join us for pizza and a rousing discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library. Check our online events calendar for dates and times.

Question of the Week – ongoing Each week, for eight weeks (June 17-August 11,) a mystery question will be posted somewhere in the library. Have fun finding the question, answering it and learning others’ answers! Participants will be entered into a weekly prize drawing! For ages 3 to 18 during open hours in Buffalo.

Fun Friday- ongoing. Create an easy make-and-take craft at the library every Friday between 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For ages 3 to12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

For more information on library services, contact the Buffalo Library at 763-682-2753.

 

Howard Lake Public Library

Professor Marvel engages kids through magic and storytelling, providing fuel for imaginations. This show will be filled with non-stop action and magic, and an interactive play-scape that will also demonstrate the magic to be found in books! Join us in the Howard Lake Community Room (above the library) on Wednesday, July 19 from 2:30-3:15PM. For ages 4 to 12. No registration required. A Legacy event.

Learn the elements of design when creating a sculpture. Using wire and clay, create a sculpture from start to finish. This fun activity will take place on Thursday, July 20 from 4-5PM. For ages 8 and up. Limit 12. Registration required. A Legacy event at the Howard Lake Library.

Join us for stories, games, songs, fun activities, and crafts with Carol Sideen. This is an excellent opportunity for 3-6 year olds and their families to strengthen pre-literacy skills while having a great time! No registration required. We gather every Friday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library.

Each week, for 8 weeks (June 17-August 11), a mystery question will be posted somewhere in the Howard Lake library. Have fun finding the question, answering it and learning others' answers! Participants will be entered into a weekly prize drawing! For ages 3 to 18 during open hours. 

For additional information on library services, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at (320) 543-2020.

Clearwater Public Library

Sidewalk fun – June 13-August 12. Draw you favorite picture on the library’s sidewalk to celebrate the Reading by Design Summer Reading Program. The fun lasts all summer during open hours. Sponsored by the Clearwater Area Friends of the Library.

Zentangle Quilting - ongoing. Decorate a square at the library and help create a wall quilt designed by library customers. Supplies provided. Add yours any time during open hours. Sponsored by the Clearwater Area Friends of the Library.

Rhythm and Blue Jays – Aug. 1.    Explore animal communication through games, storytelling, hands-on activities and learn how to imitate animal calls. This program will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. For ages 3 to 12. Limit 10. Sponsored by the Clearwater Area Friends of the Library.

Photography with Ken – Aug. 2.    Beginners are encouraged to attend this group of amateur photographers. This class will help you take better pictures. Join us on Wednesday, Aug 2. Open discussion starts at 6 p.m. For teens and adults at the Clearwater Library.           

Garden Harvest Recipes – Aug. 5.    Need new ideas for recipes using the vegetables you’ve grown or found at the Farmer’s Market? This program will inspire you to try something new, healthy and delicious. This program will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. For all ages, at the Clearwater Library.     

KidPower with Rachael – Aug. 8.    Rachael returns to Clearwater to inspire the KidPower in all of us. Join in the fun as Rachael shares her stories, songs, puppets and her favorite animals. KidPower is our reward for a successful Summer Reading Program. Don’t miss it on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. For all ages. A Legacy event.

Memory Writers – Aug. 10.    Join this lively, informal writing group with Linda Marie that will inspire you to record your life stories. Our next session is Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. Writing experience not required at the Clearwater Library.          

Tree Shakers in Clearwater Area – Aug. 12.    This monthly genealogy group meets to access Ancestry Library Edition. We’ll have a discussion on tips and ideas for the amateur genealogist. Beginner to advanced experience welcome. For ages 16 and up. Next meeting is Saturday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Library.  

For additional information on library services, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Rockford Public Library

Battle of the Books – Aug. 3 and Aug. 10.    Are you up for the challenge of the Battle of the Books? This is the day for trivia and fun. Open to two age groups this year. Sign up for the Battle of the Books Challenge through August 10 and pick up the reading list. Registration required. Limit 20 each round. ·Round 1 for ages 13-15: Thursday, Aug. 3 from 5- 6 p.m. ·Round 2 for ages 9-12: Thursday, Aug. 10 from 5-6 p.m. at the Rockford Public Library.