Community Bulletin Board
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The 11th Annual Street Party of Hope has been rescheduled
to Monday, September 16th from 4 to 9 PM. Help
illuminate downtown Buffalo with colorful lights to honor and remember those who
have experienced cancer of any
kind. The first 300 party guests to check in will receive a swag
bag. For more information, please visit
www.streetpartyofhope.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 763-684-6800.
The Delano Chamber of Commerce General
Membership Meeting/ State of the School will be on Thursday, September|
19th from 11:45 AM to 1 PM at Delano City Hall. Hear from the school
administration on current happenings and projects
within the Delano School District. Lunch will also be available for $10. To
RSVP, email email@example.com
Tuesday the 17th.
The Buffalo Demo Derby will be on
Saturday, September 21st at the Buffalo Rodeo Grounds. Come for a fun
destruction and mayhem. There will be 8 destructive classes: full size weld,
light build trucks, chain stock, mighty minis,
compacts, powder puff, youth, and mid-sized. Adult tickets are only $10, kids
6-11 are $5, and kids 5 and under are free.
Pit passes are also available for $25. The gates open at 3:30 PM and the action
starts at 5:30 PM. Tickets must be
purchased at the gate, and for more information, please visit www.buffalodemoderby.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3rd Annual Delano Oktoberfest
will be on Saturday, September 21st from noon to 11 PM at North River
River Front Park in Delano. Pretzels, St. Peter's homemade apfelstrudel,
popcorn, and authentic German fare will be
offered, and Lupine Brewing Company will be offering Oktoberfest and other
beers, and Millner Heritage of Kimball will
be offering wine. Live music will be provided by The Bavarian Musikmeisters, The
Wendinger Band, The Brass Barn
Polka Band, and S.G. Edelweiss Schuhplatters. 2018 brought over 3000 people, and
they're hoping to break that record!
The first 500 people will receive a free Oktoberfest mug. Admission is only $5,
and for more information, visit
The Church of St. Timothy's Fall Festival
will begin on September 21st and run though the 22nd at
the St. Timothy
School Grounds in Maple Lake. A pizza party will kick things off on the 21st
at 5:30 PM after mass. Sunday will
feature a brunch at 9 AM, and the festival itself will run from 9 AM to 5 PM.
There will be live music by Carver
County Country and Country Function, over $4000 in prizes, a beer garden and
burgers, meat raffle, and games
for both kids and adults. For more information, please call Jeff at
The 5th Annual "We Ride For Cody"
Bike Run will be held on Saturday, September 21st, at the Kimball American
Post 261. Money raised will be donated to Jeremy Pallister, who was
diagnosed with adult acute lymphoblastic
leukemia. Registration for the bike run will begin at noon, with
kickstands up at 1 PM. The cost is $20 per person, which
includes a spaghetti and alfredo meal. If you would only like the meal,
the cost is $10. There will also be raffles and
a silent auction until 7 PM. For more information, call the Legion at
The Nobel Shaddock Fall Festival will be
on Saturday, September 21st from 11 AM to 3 PM at Minnesota
Park in Annandale. There will be kids games, face painting, hay rides, and
several other fun activities, plus a chicken
dinner available for only $10 for adults, and $5 for children. Admission for
adults is only $2, and children 12 and under
are admitted free! For more information, call the park at 320-274-8489.
A Critical Conversation/ Positive Community
Dialogue concerning the negative stigma surrounding mental health issues
will be on Saturday, September 21st from 1 to 3 PM at United Faith Community UCC
in Buffalo. Join them to discuss
issues surrounding mental health concerns in a safe environment, where you can
question and better understand things
such as warning signs, how common are they, and others. The goal is to
come together as a community and learn
how to engage in positive conversation about mental health illness and
concerns. Refreshments will be served. For
more information, please contact email@example.com
or call 763-682-5171.
The Mary Queen of Peace Parish Festival
will be held on Sunday, September 22nd from 10 AM to 2 PM at St.
Church Campus in Rogers. There will be food, games, a silent auction, bingo, and
raffles for more than $7000 in
cash prizes! For more information, please contact the church at 763-428-2585 or
The Buffalo Knights of Columbus will host a
community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, September
25th from 1 to 7 PM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.
According to the Red Cross, all blood types are
needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative, and B
negative. For more information or to schedule
an appointment to donate, sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org
with sponsor code "KNIGHTS".
Healthsource of Rogers and the Rogers Lions Club
presents Ladies Night on Thursday, September 26th from 5 to 8
PM at the Rogers Community Room. Join them for a fun, ladies night out. The
first 150 guests will receive grab bags
with coupons and gifts from over 30 different vendors! There will also be free
champagne, appetizers, massages, a DJ,
and so much more. For more information, email LHaugenHS@gmail.com
The 2019 "Day of the Dozers" will
be on Saturday, September 28th from 9 AM to 4 PM at ERX Motor Park,
HWY 169 NW in Elk River. This is a fun event that provides an opportunity to
educate families about the construction
industry, while at the same time raising money for Children's Hospitals and
Clinics of Minnesota. Children can ride inside
a wide variety of construction vehicles alongside a friendly, certified machine
operator, play in the sandpit, and enjoy
delicious food and other fun activities. Pre Event prices are as follows:
Children age 3 to 11 are $20, Spectators/adults are
$10, and 2 and under are free. Those prices are $5 more when purchased at the
door. For more information, email
The Rogers Fire Department is hosting an Open
House on Sunday, October 6th from 10 AM to 1 PM. This fun,
friendly event will include the firefighters, police department, a North
Memorial Ambulance, refreshments, as well as
Sparky the Fire Dog, fire prevention activities, and a opportunity to spray a
real fire hose! The event is free to the public.
The Rogers Fire Station 1 is located at 21201 Memorial Drive in Rogers.
The Crow River Chapter of Minnesota Citizens
Concerned for Life is sponsoring it's annual Respect Life Breakfast
on Sunday, October 6th from 8 AM to 12:30 PM at St. Albert's Parish Center in
Albertville. They will be serving smoked
sausage, egg bake, and caramel rolls. Take out is also available.
This is a free-will donation breakfast and is open
to the public. For more information, please call 763-497-2265.
The Second Annual Women Helping Women Vendor
Event will be on Wednesday, October 9th from 11 AM to 2 PM
11124 183rd Circle NW in Elk River. The event is celebrating
professional women in the community. Guest speaker will
be Bailey Germain. It is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the
local food shelf.
The Christian Women's Connection is hosting a Silent
Auction on October 10th at 9:30 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church
in Annandale. There will also be a brunch, and will feature speaker Marjo Keller
who will share her message "Not Yet", a
journey of many near-death experiences. Reservations are $9 and can be made by
calling Ardelle at 320-274-8336, or
by calling Betsy at 320-274-5419.
The Elk River Area Chamber Presents "Medieval
Mischief" on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 to 9 PM at The
in Rogers. Come for an exciting evening filled with fabulous food, fun games and
activities, a silent auction, and more. Tickets
are $50 a person, and you can register for the event at the Elk River Chamber
The 2019 Rivers of Hope "Rockstar"
Gala IV will be held on Saturday, October 12th at the Monticello
The evening will include a dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, and
honoring the Spirit of Hope awardee. For more
information about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 763-295-8904.
The City of Rockford will be hosting it's
Rocktoberfest on Saturday, October 12th beginning at 4 PM in Riverside
Park, 8220 Elm Street in Rockford. This year's event will feature Shane
Martin, Jesse Larson, GB Leighton, and
Chris Hawkey. The concert is free to attend, and all proceeds from beer,
food, and wristband sales will help support
the Rockford Fire Auxiliary, Rockford Historical Society, and future
Rocktoberfest Events. For more information,
please call 763-634-8770 or email email@example.com
The Stearns History Museum is hosting "Halloween
Historia" on Saturday, October 12th from 10 AM to 1 PM.
and Witchcraft is the theme for this year. Learn what your spirit animal is,
take a hay ride through Heritage Park, enjoy
the petting zoo, and learn more about witches and witchcraft. Families are
encouraged to come dressed in costumes and
be ready to participate in crafts, face painting, and a Halloween Scavenger
Hunt! Admission is only $5, and for more
information, please call 320-253-8424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montrose Methodist Church Annual Fall Hot
Dish Supper will take place on Saturday, October 12th from 4:30
to 7 PM
at the church. The dinner will feature all you can eat hot dishes, appetizers,
salads, desserts, and beverages. Cost is $11
for adults, $6 for kids aged 5 to 10, and kids 4 and under eat free. The church
is located at 230 Center Ave South in Montrose,
next to the Community Center.
Wright County residents thinking about buying a
home within the next year are invited to attend a one-day Informative
Workshop on Saturday, October 12th from 8 AM to 5 PM at Annandale
City Hall. Wright County Community Action offers
the home buyer’s workshop entitled Home Stretch. A variety of topics in the
home buying process will be covered in the
workshop. Experienced area mortgage lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors
and other housing professionals
instruct the workshop. Class participants analyze their current situation to
determine when is the right time for them to buy
a home, learn new ways to budget and save for home ownership, what steps to take
to become a homeowner, discuss how
to obtain a mortgage loan, the purchase agreement, loan closing and review basic
maintenance of their home. Participants
receive a certificate after completion of the workshop. To register, call Wright
County Community Action at (320) 963-6500
ext. 238. There will be a class fee of $30 per household.
Love INC's 10th Annual Fundraising
Gala will be on Sunday, October 13th at the Zion Lutheran Church
in Buffalo. A
silent auction will begin at 4:30 PM, and a dinner and program will begin at 6
PM. Dinner will be catered by Russell's on
the Lake. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door or by calling
The Bi-Annual Buffalo Ladies Night Out
will be on Saturday, October 19th. Spend the day and visit the many
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 email@example.com
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. Cost for an 8' table and chairs is
$35 for crafters and $45 for vendors. This
event is a fundraiser for the Rogers-Hassan Senior Group. To register,
please call 320-212-3466.
Many local Annandale businesses will be
participating in a Trick or Treat event on Thursday, October 31st
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.
Wright County Public Health announces the 60+ and Healthy Clinics
schedule for October 2019. They will be on:
Tuesday, October 1st at
Walnut Place Apartments in Rockford
Tuesday, October 8th at
Edgewood Gables Apartments in Cokato
Tuesday, October 15th at
Maple Manor East in Maple Lake
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
Though the demand for blood is constant, the supply is not. Memorial Blood Centers are hosting many blood
throughout the month of September. New and repeat donors are urgently needed to make a donation and
save a life. Visit www.mbc.org 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
PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS
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
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.
Trouble understanding your laptop, IPad, Kindle
or other electronic devices? Would you like to download books from
the library website, or use Ebooks MN but aren’t sure how to proceed? A Tech
Tutor is here to help! Call ahead or
drop in for individual help from a Great River Regional Librarian.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
6:30 to 7:45 p.m
For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320)
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.
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
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
Sept. 19 & 26
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Storytime involves stories, songs and crafts to
build Kindergarten readiness. For ages 3-6. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of
Wednesdays, Sept. 18 & 25
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Bingo with Dr. Seuss!
Let’s have fun learning amazing facts about the
author Theodor Seuss Geisel. We will play BINGO and earn prizes
with Dr. Seuss character cards. We will also decorate a Dr. Seuss "One
Fish, two Fish" cupcake. For ages 6-10.
Limit 10. Pre registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo
Tuesday, Sept. 17
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Paper Window Stars
How do you brighten your house during the fall
season? Learn how to craft German Paper Window Stars with
Meredith! Reminiscent of kaleidoscopes and cut paper snowflakes, these historic,
stunning, light catchers brighten
your windows even on overcast days! Each student will make and take home several
finished stars made of special
kite paper. For adults and teens. Limit 12. Pre registration required. Sponsored
by Friends of the Buffalo Library.
Thursday, Sept. 26
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Meet Local Author Christine Husom
Join us for a visit from local author Christine
Husom. Christine is a national bestselling author from Buffalo. She has
written the Winnebago County mysteries and the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries where
bad guys demonstrate not
everyone is "Minnesota nice." Husom served with the Wright County
Sheriff's Dept. and is currently a Wright
Commissioner. She will discuss her books and will have copies to autograph after
the program. For adults.
Limit 25. Pre-registration required. Sponsored by
Locally Growin’ funds.
Thursday, Sept. 19
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Friends of the Buffalo Library Meeting
Support the library and meet our friendly and
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Dementia Friends Informational Session
You are invited to become a Dementia Friend by
attending a one hour informational session to learn about living
with Dementia. Learn about the simple things you can do to support someone
living with the disease. Provided by
Dementia Friends Minnesota, ACT on Alzheimer's, SHIP Statewide Health Improvement
Partnership and Great
River Regional Library. For adults. Limit 25. Pre-registration required.
Monday, Sept. 30
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tech Help with a Librarian
Drop in to this session with your Smartphone,
e-reader, or any portable device with your technical questions.
Monday, Sept. 23
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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.
The Clearwater Public Library is pleased to offer the
following programs and activities:
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.
Tuesdays, Sept. 17 & 24
11:00 to 11:30 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, Sept. 18
Minnesota’s Gangster Past
Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps
of America’s most infamous gangsters as they turned Minnesota into
their personal crime vacationland. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive
shootouts, brutal murders, and daring
kidnappings, this presentation from author Chad Lewis lets you discover the
grisly locations where the gangster
history will never die. For teens and adults. A Legacy event.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
September Library Card Sign-Up
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
Computer Tech Help
Need help with your laptop, iPad or Kindle? Don’t
know where to start? Drop by the Clearwater Library for individual
help from a GRRL librarian.
Tuesday, Tuesday, Sept. 24
12:00 to 1:00 p.m
For additional information on
library services, contact the Clearwater Public Library at (320)
Public Library • Hours
Mon. 1-4; Tues. 10-1 & 3-6; Wed. 3-8; Thur. 10-1; Fri.
3-6; Sat. 10-1
HOWARD LAKE LIBRARY
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – ongoing
Fun for parents and children alike! Parents and children spend time reading
together, and children win prizes
for achieving various milestones. This program
includes an annual graduation ceremony for those
who’ve completed the program.
The celebration is open to all participants. Visit the library for more
and to pick up your materials! For ages 1 month to Kindergarten. Sponsored by
Howard Lake Friends of the Library. This program is ongoing throughout the
Join us for great books, songs, rhymes, and fun
activities. For ages 0-6. Sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library.
Fridays, Sept. 20 & 27
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
1970s macramé is making a comeback! Learn the
basic knots of macramé from Jen Anfinson and create a trendy project in class.
This event will take place in the community room above the library. Registration
required. For ages 15+. Limit 15. A Legacy event.
Thursday, Sept. 26
6:00 to 7:30 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
Hag (with Recipes)". You won’t want to miss this fun, illuminating,
and entertaining event! This event will take place in the
community room above the library. For teens and adults. A Legacy event.
Monday, Sept. 16
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Come to the library to build and create with a
variety of materials. A new building challenge will be posted every two
weeks in the library. If you achieve the challenge, you will win a prize! For
all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the
Howard Lake Library.
Shredded Book Challenge
Guess the title of the book by examining the
shreds in a container. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the
Howard Lake Library. Ongoing
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. For all ages.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.