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                                        Community Bulletin Board

                                                           Thursday, October 17, 2019



October 19th

The Bi-Annual Buffalo Ladies Night Out will be on Saturday, October 19th. Spend the day and visit the many shops Buffalo 
has to offer! There will be prizes and drawings as well! For more information, please contact the Buffalo Chamber of 
Commerce by calling 763-682-4902 or emailing

Back by popular demand: An Evening with Chris August will be on Saturday, October 19th at 6:30 PM at St. John's Lutheran
Church Family Life Center.  Chris is a rising young Christian artist who, in 2011, was nominated for five Dove awards
and subsequently won "New Artist of the Year", "Male Vocalist of the Year", and "Contemporary Album of the Year".  
The two hour concert will have a brief intermission with time to meet Chris as well as purchase his albums.  Tickets
are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  They can be purchased at Setterberg Jewelers in Buffalo, the church office, 
or at  Children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult.  For more information, please visit or, or call the church office at 763-682-1883 during normal business

St. John's Lutheran Church of Kimball's 9th Annual Grilled Pork Chop Dinner and Silent Auction will be on Saturday, October 
19th from 4 to 7 PM. They will be serving pork chops from Knaus' Sausage House, Idaho baked potatoes, baked beans, rolls, 
pickles, homemade deserts, coffee, and milk. Hot dogs are also available for younger children. Adults are $10, children 4-10 
are $5, and 3 and younger are free. The church is located at 8871 135th Street in Kimball. For more information, please call 

October 20th

The Kingston Community Center's Annual Turkey Dinner will be on Sunday, October 20th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Johnson Kelly
American Legion Post 483. Adults will be $10, kids aged 6 to 10 are $5, and pre-school age are free. Take-out is also available.

October 24th

The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, October 24th from 11:45 AM
to 1 PM at the Delano Heritage Center. The topics of the meeting will be Delano History, hear some area history with Halloween 
flare, and also the Board of Directors Election. Four two-year positions and one one-year position are up for election. Please 
email nominations to by October 18th. Catering will be provided by Dave's Town Club, and will cost 
$10. Please RSVP by the 22nd to

October 25th

The Cokato American Legion Post #209's Turkey Supper will be on Friday, October 25th from 4:30 to 7 PM at the First Baptist 
Church in Cokato. Cost will be $10 for adults, and children under 12 are free. The church is located at 395 Broadway Ave N in 

October 26th

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce invites you to Trick or Treat at local, participating businesses on Saturday, October
26th. Everyone in costume will receive a free treat. Check ahead to see if your favorite business is participating in this 
trick or treat event!

Crafters and Vendors are wanted for the Fall Craft, Vendor, and Baker Sale on Saturday, October 26th from 9 AM to
2 PM at the Rogers Community Center. This event is a fundraiser for the Rogers-Hassan Senior Group.  To register, please
call 320-212-3466.

The Knights of Columbus Council 4174 are hosting a Respect Life Family Dinner on Saturday, October 26th at St. Albert's 
Parish Center in Albertville. There is a social at 6 PM, chicken dinner at 6:30, followed by speaker Representative Joe McDonald,
 District 29A. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children, or $40 for a family. Reservations are required, and can be made by 
763-497-3909 or 763-497-2265 by October 20th.

The Rogers-Hassan Seniors Group is hosting a Fall Vendor, Craft, and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 26th from 9 AM to 2 PM
at the Rogers Community Room. The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and what better place to start than at 
this craft sale, where you can find that unique gift for that special someone, or something for yourself. Door prizes will be given out 
throughout the day, and there will also be lunch served from 11 to 1. For more information, please call 763-657-7848, 773-203-6557,
 or email

The Kingery Family will be in concert at the Annandale United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM.  The
Kingery's are well-known central Minnesota performers and have enjoyed singing together for the past sixteen years.
They perform primarily bluegrass gospel music while also incorporating fiddle, patriotic, Americana, and a Capella songs.
They seek to glorify God with their messages.  A free will offering will be collected for the performers.  For more 
information, please cal the church at 320-274-5127.  

October 27th

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Buffalo's Fall Family Festival will be on Sunday, October 27th. A church service will be at 
9:30 AM, followed by Sunday School and Bible Study at 10:30, then from noon to 2:30 PM there will be a free lunch and 
family fun activities. A perfect fall day for the whole family. For more information, call 763-682-4573 or email

October 29th

Project Connect will be on Tuesday, October 29th from 10 AM to 3 PM at River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Project 
Connect is an event that offers people within the community the opportunity to access services offered by governmental, non-profit, 
and other agencies. A free lunch begins at noon, and there will be door prizes and lots of giveaways. They are also accepting 
donations, some of the items needed include: socks, underwear, haircut coupons, deodorant, tooth brushes/paste, mouthwash (alcohol 
free), shoelaces, and other essential similar items. All donations should be sent in by October 24th. For more information, please contact or

October 31st

Many local Annandale businesses will be participating in a Trick or Treat event on Thursday, October 31st , Halloween. 
Main Street will be blocked off from traffic to ensure the safety of trick or treating children. The Queen's Royalty will 
also be on hand, so be sure to say "Hi" and have your picture taken with them. Participating businesses will display an 
orange pumpkin sign in their window.

Maple Lake will also be hosting a business Trick or Treat event, from 3 to 5 PM, at participating local Maple Lake businesses.

Participating Delano Area Chamber of Commerce businesses will be open to Trick or Treaters on Halloween from 4 to 6 PM. 
Businesses participating will have a sign in their window; for a list of businesses, please visit, and, for 
everyone's safety, please always follow traffic and pedestrian laws.

November 1st

The Wright County Historical Society will be hosting it's Festival of Trees from November 26th through January 10th, 2020.
Community decorating will begin on Friday, November 1st and run through the 15th.  All requests to decorate must
be sent in online, and are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis by the WCHS staff.  To complete the online form,
please visit 

November 2nd

The 32nd Annual Monticello Women of Today Fall Craft Show will be on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 AM to 3 PM
at the Monticello Community Center.  The event draws new and exciting vendors each and every year.  In addition, 
the Senior Citizens Center is also hosting a free lunch and craft show.  For more information, please call 763-295-0038
or visit

November 9th

The Annual Blue Star Mothers of America Wright County Area Craft and Vendor Sale will be on Saturday, November 9th 
from 9 AM to 3 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Many quality crafters and vendors will be on hand selling their goods. 
There will also be a bake sale and silent auction. This annual fundraiser is for the yearly Christmas Stocking to Deployed 
Troops Project; they have 250 stockings that need to be filled and shipped. For more information, please contact Lori 
Saunders at 320-282-5093.

November 14th

The Blessing Closet will be hosting Coats for Kids Event on Thursday, November 14th from 10 AM to 6 PM at Zion
Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  The Blessing Closet will provide free children's clothing to all families with children ages
infant through 18, also any adults that want to shop for themselves.  Coats for Kids will be offered for children up to
age 18.  Adults picking up coats for absent children must bring some form of ID for each child.  For more information
call 763-682-2979 or email    

Ongoing Events

Wright County Public Health announces the 60+ and Healthy Clinics schedule for October 2019. They will be on: 
        Tuesday, October 22nd at the Senior Center in Monticello. 

All clinic times are 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Some of the services include educational handouts related to topics of 
nutrition, exercise, prevention, safety, and more, blood pressure and pulse reading, and health questions will be 
addressed. For more information, call Wright County Public Health at 763-682-7468 or toll free at 1-800-362-3667
ext. 7468.


Though the demand for blood is constant, the supply is not.  Memorial Blood Centers are hosting many blood 
drives throughout the months of September and October. New and repeat donors are urgently needed to make 
a donation and help save a life. Visit or call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) for a list of 
upcoming blood drives or to make an appointment today at your local donor center or any of the upcoming blood 




The Annandale Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities:

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. Plus there are prizes! This program is ongoing, so you can sign up 
anytime! No limit, please come to the library to register. Sponsored by the Annandale Friends of the Library and Great River 
Regional Library.

Basic Computer & Internet Help

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! Walk in or call ahead 320-274-8448.

Tuesday and Friday mornings

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


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

  • Annandale Area Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 2-5, Tue. 9-1 & 2-5, Wed. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 & 2-5, Sat. 9-1



The Buffalo Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Give your child the gifts of reading and literacy. Track the progress with your child’s special booklet and earn prizes along the way
For ages birth to Kindergarten. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Ongoing.

Ms. Sherrin’s Storytime

Join Ms. Sherrin for stories, crafts and songs for ages 8 and under. Social time starts at 12:30 p.m. with crafts and games. 
Storytime is at 1:00 p.m. with dancing, singing and storytelling. All kids are welcome and Ms. Sherrin is aware of sensory issues 
and special learning challenges and incorporates this into her storytime approach. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo 

Thursday,  Oct. 17, 24 & 31

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime

Storytime involves stories, songs and crafts to build Kindergarten readiness. For ages 3-6. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the
Buffalo Library.

Wednesday,  Oct.  23 & 30

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.


Lorna Landvik Author Visit

Join Minnesota best selling author Lorna Landvik for a talk/reading/Q&A about her twelfth novel, "Chronicles of a Radical 
Hag (with Recipes.)" You won’t want to miss this fun, illuminating, and entertaining event! For teens and adults. A Legacy 
event. Event at Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center, 877 Bison Blvd., Buffalo MN 55313.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.

Music with Rob Newton

Join us for music in the library with local musician and teacher Rob Newton. Rob will provide background music and 
some of his original pieces. For all ages. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library

Saturday, Oct. 19

11:00 a.m. to Noon

Tech Help with a Librarian

Drop in to this session with your Smartphone, e-reader, or any portable device with your technical questions.

Monday, Oct. 21

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


During open hours.

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Buffalo Public Library at (763) 682-2753.

  • Buffalo Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 10-8; Tues. 10-8;  Wed. 10-8;  Thur. 12-8;  Fri. 11-5;  Sat. 10-2



The Clearwater Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities:

Preschool Storytime

Fall is the time for Storytime. Let us help your child explore the world of many stories. To help build kindergarten 
readiness, we will read stories, sing songs and do crafts. For ages 0-6.

Tuesday,  Oct.  22 & 29

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Spooky Storytime

Time to get into your costume and join us for a not too scary story at your library. Fun games and crafts for all ages.
Sponsored by the Clearwater Area Friends of the Library.

Saturday, Oct. 26

11:00 a.m.


History of Clearwater

Learn about local history of Clearwater and surrounding areas at this informative gathering. Get help with researching 
facts and trivia. For teens and adults.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

6:30 p.m.

Lorna Landvik Author Visit

Join Minnesota best selling author Lorna Landvik for a talk/reading/Q&A about her twelfth novel, "Chronicles of a Radical 
Hag (with Recipes)." You won’t want to miss this fun, illuminating, and entertaining event! For teens and adults. A Legacy 

Saturday, Oct. 19

11:00 a.m.

September Library Card Sign-Up Month

Celebrate your passion for reading and libraries. Come into the library to participate in three activities and then enter 
the drawing for a very literate prize! Sponsored by the Clearwater Area Friends of the Library.

During library hours

Tech Time

Need help with your laptop, smart phone, e-reader or other device? Don’t know where to start? Drop by the library for 
individual help from a librarian.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

10:30 a.m. to Noon

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Clearwater Public Library at (320) 588-6001

  • Clearwater Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 1-4; Tues. 10-1 & 3-6;  Wed. 3-8;  Thur. 10-1;  Fri. 3-6;  Sat. 10-1



The Howard Lake Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities:


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – ongoing