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                                        Community Bulletin Board

                                                                 Wednesday, August 21, 2019


August 21

The Pasture Management Field Day will be Wednesday, August 21st at the Living Song Farm, owned by Jerry Ford
and Marienne Kreitlow, located at 7616 25th Street SW in Howard Lake. from 1 to 4 PM.  Learn the best practices 
for rotational grazing from other graziers and grazing experts, learn about pasture measurement tolls and using them
to improve profitability and get your questions answered.  There will be several speakers at this event.  It is free to 
attend, but you must RSVP to Ron Greder at, by calling 763-689-8254, or online at

August 22

The Blessing Closet School Supplies and Backpack event will be on Thursday, August 22nd from 10 AM to 5:30 PM
at the Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  The Blessing Closet will provide free children's clothing to all families with 
children ages infant through 18 years of age.  School supply kits are offered for children in kindergarten through
12th grade.  Backpacks are bought and distributed by the Wright County Salvation Army.  An ID form, such as a 
medical card, SS card, birth certificate, etc. is required for each child.  For more information, please call Sandy or
Roger Brenny at 763-682-2979.  Help a child start the school year off right!

Enjoy and observe nature through the sport of birding at one of three Junior Adventure Sessions at the Stearns 
History Museum from 10 AM till noon on Tuesday, August 20th, Wednesday, August 21st, and Thursday, August 
22nd . The program is for children ages 7-13 and will take them on a journey through Heritage Park to search for 
birds, looking for movement and color and listening for different bird calls and sounds. After the hike, the kids will 
return to the Museum to make bird feeders to take home. Cost is $10 and includes the materials for the bird 
feeders. Payment is due the day of the event. Contact the Museum at 320-253-8424 to register or for more 
information. Space is limited to 15 junior adventurers each day.

August 29

The St. Ignatius CCW sponsored Rummage Sale will be Thursday and Friday, August 29th and 30th from 8 AM to 6 
PM and Saturday the 31st from 8 to noon. There are no prices, you choose the donation amount! Proceeds will go
to the Senior Scholarship and CCW sponsored events. The event will be at 35 Birch Street East in Annandale.

August 31

The 60th Annual Red Rooster Days in Dassel will be Labor Day Weekend, August 31st through Labor Day 
Monday the 2nd.  Red Rooster Days features the Largest Chicken BBQ in the State. There will also be a Fine 
Arts show, bike ride, the 39th Annual Red Rooster Run, and a parade. The cost is only $10 in advance or at the 
gate, advance tickets are available at Red Rooster Foods, Perennial Bank, and Dassel City Hall. Visit for a full list of events and times.

September 3

The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, "Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II," opens Tuesday, 
September 3, at the Stearns History Museum. The exhibition examines the complicated history and impact of 
Executive Order 9066, the reaction of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, that directed the incarceration of Japanese 
Americans into camps for the remainder of the war. For more information, please contact Eric Cheever at or call 320-253-8424.

September 7

The Family Youth Community Connections of Albertville is hosting Open Streets STMA on Saturday, September 7th 
from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Experience your streets in a whole way, and enjoy several free family activities.  For more
information, please visit, email, or call 763-496-6820. 

The St. Mary's Fall Festival will be held on September 7th and 8th in Waverly. Some of the events include a grilled 
pork chop dinner, face painting, a beer tent, live music, a polka mass, car and cash raffles, lots of food, and other 
events. The event is on, rain or shine. For more information, contact Maureen Decker at 612-978-9548.

The Rock & Roll to Support Military Families Event will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 2:30 PM to midnight 
at the Delano American Legion Post 240. The event will support Project EverGreen's GreenCare for Troops. There
will be live music and games, as well as a raffle for a variety of lawn equipment from Toro. Advanced tickets cost $10
and can be purchased from CorTrust Bank and the Legion. Tickets will cost $15 at the door. For more information, 
please call Ron at 612-916-1639 or email or contact Den Gardner at the legion.

The Delano City Hall will be hosting "Dad's" Belgian Waffles on Saturday, September 7th from 7:30 to 11:30 AM. They will 
also be serving sausage, and there will be different flavored syrups and drinks. The cost is $8 in advance or $9 at the door,
and all proceeds will benefit the Delano Fire Relief Association and the Delano Senior Center. Tickets can be 
purchased from the senior center or from a Delano firefighter. Takeout is also available.

 September 8

The St. John's Lutheran Church Family Fun Fest and Rally Sunday Kickoff will be on Sunday, September 8th from
8 AM to 2:30 PM at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  The event kicks off with a worship service from 
8 to 10:30, an education hour at 9:10, and the Fun Fest beginning at 11:30.  There will be drawings for free prizes,
live music from Dave Herzog's "Island Steel Drums and the Island Time Band", free games, as well as free hot 
dogs and burgers.  For more information, please visit or call 763-682-1883.    

September 10

Thinking of buying a home? Wright County Community Action invites you to attend a two-evening workshop entitled 
"Home Stretch", offered Tuesday, September 10th through Wednesday the 11th from 4 to 8 PM at the Wright Technical
Center in Buffalo. The workshop will cover a variety of topics in the home buying process, and participants will receive
a certificate after completion of the workshop. There is a class fee of $30 per household. To register, call WCCA at
 320-963-6500 ext. 238.

September 12

Help illuminate downtown Buffalo with colorful lights at the 11th Annual Street Party of Hope, which will be held 
Thursday, September 12th from 4 to 9 PM. The event is to honor anyone who has experienced any sort of cancer.
The first 300 guests to check in will receive a Street Party of Hope "Swag Bag" filled with items supplied by 
participating businesses. The event will happen on 1st Ave. south of Division St. East in Buffalo.  There will also be 
a raffle, with several prizes including the grand prize of a 2019 Honda Metropolitan Scooter.  Second prize is $500,
and third prize is $250.  Raffle tickets will be $10 each, and can be purchased at the Buffalo Hospital Gift Shop, 
sponsored businesses, at the party, or by calling 763-684-6800.  Drawings will happen at the party.   

A Christian Women's Connection Brunch will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 9:30 AM at St. John's Lutheran 
Church in Annandale. The theme is "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend". Special speakers include Jim Miller from 
Miller's Jewelry in Annandale, Karen Anderson of Minnetonka who will share her story, as well as music from musician 
Shannon Kotila of Cokato. Make your reservation for only $9 by calling Betsy at 320-274-5419 or Kathy at 320-963-

September 21

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 763-913-2281.

September 22

The Mary Queen of Peace Parish Festival will be held on Sunday, September 22nd from 10 AM to 2 PM at St. Martin
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 email

Ongoing Events

Though the demand for blood is constant, the supply is not – and summer is an especially difficult time
to maintain a steady blood supply, with schools on break, families on vacation, and donors missing their
regular appointments. Memorial Blood Centers are hosting many blood drives throughout the month of
August. 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 drives.


The Wright County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several programs to get people outside 
this summer. Registration is required for each program and to do so, call 763-682-7894. For more 
visit Below is a list of what and when programs are offered:

Paddle the North Fork        8/24                                                           $100/person




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.


Ceramic Leaves

Ceramic Leaves is a 2-part class to make small leaf clay leaf containers/decorations.
Class 1: Learn the techniques in hand building with clay.
Class 2: Paint leaf projects.
Participants must be present for both classes and will need to return to the library later to collect their fired leaves.

For ages 13 to adult. Preregistration required. Limit 10. A Legacy event.

Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and 11

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.


Author Visit – Jerry Schum

After fulfilling his life-long dream to canoe the length of the Mississippi River, Jerry Schumm (aka The Paddling Pastor)
documented his experience in his book "Pass the Paddle: Mississippi Dreamin’ Come Hell or High Water." Learn
how he prepared for this adventure and the memories he has created for himself. Come enjoy the ride! All ages

Friday, Sept. 6

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.


Raptors of Minnesota

Learn about the different raptors found in Minnesota and their role in the environment. Learn the three key features of all raptors, 
why they are different from other birds and how The Raptor Center protects them. An educational specialist from the University of 
MN will present four raptors, including a bald eagle. For families. Limited space. No pre-registration. Sponsored by the Annandale 
Friends of the Library.

Saturday, Aug. 24

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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.

Tech Tutors

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) 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 

Thursdays, August 22 & 29,  Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26

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.

Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 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 Library.

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.



Adult Book Club

Join the Buffalo Library Adult Book Club for our monthly discussions. Stop at the desk to leave your contact information 
and pick up the book of the month. For adults. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Thursday, Sept. 5

6:30 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 County 
Commissioner. She will discuss her books and will have copies to autograph after the program. For adults.

Limit 25. Preregistration 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 dedicated members!

Tuesday, Sept. 24

7:00 p.m.

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 Alzheimers, SHIP Statewide Health Improvement Partnership and Great 
River Regional Library. For adults. Limit 25. Preregistration 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.

Friends of the Buffalo Library at the Farmer’s Market

The Friends will bring books to sell about gardening, healthy eating, cookbooks and books for children, too! For all 
ages. The Farmer’s Market is held at the Buffalo Theater parking lot.

Saturday, Sept. 14

8:00 a.m. to Noon



  • 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.

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, Aug. 21

6:30 p.m.

Photography Workshop

Have you always wanted to take better pictures with your camera? Attend this workshop of amateur photographers
and learn the basics as well as advanced techniques. Bring your laptop or flash drive and connect with the large 
screen. Open discussion starts at 6:00 p.m. For teens and adults.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tracing Your Roots with Steve Barthel

This presentation will focus on how to use, highlighting Family Tree, FamilySearch Wiki, the Catalog,
and more., which is a premium website available at no cost at family history centers, will also be touched
on. Key websites, designed for Minnesota researchers, will be included. For adults and teens. A Legacy event.

Saturday, Sept. 7

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Clearwater Area Friends of the Library

Join this group that cares about their local library. Help us raise awareness of library programs and literacy. A great 
opportunity to volunteer and support your library. For teens and adults.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

6:30 p.m.

Memory Writers

An informal writing group with Linda Marie to inspire you to record your life stories. Writing experience not required
For teens and adults.

Thursday, Sept. 12

10:00 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, Sept. 18

6:30 p.m.

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 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

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, Aug. 27, Tuesday, Sept. 24

12:00 to 1:00 p.m


  • 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



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 
details and to pick up your materials! For ages 1 month to Kindergarten. Sponsored by the
 Howard Lake Friends of the Library. This program is ongoing throughout the year.



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. 6,13, 20 & 27

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Introduction to Macramé!

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.

Mystery Lovers Book Club

A monthly gathering to share your thoughts, appreciations and/or criticisms for a variety of mystery titles. Titles selected by members 
by voting or consensus, with room for both long-time favorites and new voices. For teens and adults.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Lorna Landvik Author Visit

Join Minnesota bestselling 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! 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.

Building Challenge

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

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. For all ages.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.