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Community Bulletin Board

                                                     Wednesday, June 28, 2017 


Every Tuesday and Friday  at the Annandale Library, you can get help setting up an email account, doing a basic web search, using Word or Excel on your PC and more. An experienced volunteer is willing to help between 9-11AM. every Tuesday and Friday. 
Walk in or call ahead (320) 274-8448. For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320) 274- 8448.

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

 

Step up to the plate and save lives! Memorial Blood centers is teaming up with the Minnesota Twins to give blood donors a chance to win premium baseball tickets. All presenting donors in June are automatically entered into weekly drawings for a pair of tickets to a Minnesota Twins game. Blood drives are being held all across the state in the month of June. To find a community sponsor or location to register at near you this June visit MBC.org or call 1-888-GIVE-BLD.

June 29th

Do you know...that every 2 seconds...someone in the U.S. needs blood? Please, give now....so no one's family has to wait. The Plato Community Blood Drive will be on Thursday, June 29, from 12PM until 6, at the Lighthouse Church, at 10478 Bell Avenue. For an appointment, please call Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370. or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Sponsored by: Plato Lions Club. 

July 

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.

July 6th

The Hamel Rodeo is more than entertainment. It is also a community fundraiser.. This year's Hamel Rodeo, held at Corcoran Lion's Park, runs July 6-9. The dollars that are raised by the rodeo are given back in dozens of ways, through the five charities that the Hamel Rodeo supports. The rodeo money doesn't come without a bit of commitment. All five groups are asked to provide volunteer labor for the many tasks related to the rodeo. Performances are at 7:30PM each night, with a Family Day matinee at 1PM on July 8. The annual Hamel Parade kicks off at 2PM on July 9. Tickets start at $10. Visit online at hamelrodeo.org for more details, or call 763-478-6611. 

July 8th

Attention...everyone with a heart! It is time, once again, and it is always time, to give help and hope to Alzheimers patients and their families. Yes, it's time for the 3rd Annual Silent Auction for Alzheimers, on Saturday, July 8th, from noon until 4:00, at the Delano Legion Club. The selection of incredible items up for bid include many golf packages at various area golf courses, several hotel room packages, a 2-night stay at Shady Hollow resort in Brainerd, Terry Redlin wall plates, many area dining certificates and various gift cards, and much more. To see everything that we have, stop by the Delano Legion and put in a bid. If you can't come, but would like to bid, please search via Facebook for our Silent Auction for Alzheimers. The event is sponsored for the 3rd year by Sandy's supporters of Delano. 100% of proceeds go to the Alzheimers Association. Remember...this event happens on Saturday, July 8th, at the Delano Legion Club...........and remember to give help and hope to Alzheimer's. 

July 11th

The Diabetes Self-Management Program workshop is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 11, and will be held for six weeks, from 9-11:30AM at the Buffalo Community Center. The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud invites those living with Type 2 Diabetes to participate in this specifically designed Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop. You will learn the skills needed in the day-to-day management of diabetes and other ongoing health conditions to improve an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Caregivers are also welcome! Snacks and workshop materials are provided. This workshop is free, but a free will donation is suggested. To register, call 320-229-4591, or Buffalo Community Center, at 763-682-6036.

July 13th

RIVERFEST is coming to Monticello for 4 Big Days...Thursday, through Sunday, July 13-16th. Be a part of this premiere music experience...plus food, fireworks, and more!. The opening Celebration will be on Thursday at Pioneer Park from 5:30-8PM. Go on-line for specific information of events and opportunities...including the car show,....the kids Fun Run, the pie-eating contest, street Dance, community talent show....the parade and more! Monticelloriverfest.com. FREE Park and Ride service will be available on Saturday and Sunday...and two shuttle buses will be provided from parade time, until the park events end. Register early. T-shirts guaranteed to first 300 registered in the 5K. Don't forget Shane Martin's upcoming festival. It's RIVERFEST in Monticello. July 13-16th.

The 17th Annual Community Health Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, July 13th beginning at 12:30PM at the Wild Marsh Golf Course in Buffalo. Registration for the event begins at 11:30AM or online at www.lakesideoasis.org. A social hour will be held at 5:30PM and a dinner at 6. The tournament benefits Lakeside Oasis and the end-of-life comfort care wing. Putting contests, games, and a silent auction are just a few of the fun activities happening along with the tournament.

July 15th

FISHING FOREVER is there for everyone who needs them...now they are asking your help. BISON FISHING FOREVER announces their First Annual Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, July 15, at the Buffalo American Legion. There are many special prizes, including a Kayak....many beautiful handmade quilts....a Phillips Air Fryer...a 50 caliber black powder rifle.... and a pellet rifle and scope. There are many other prizes and general raffle items. Ticket prices vary by packages. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Buffalo Community Center, at 763-682-6036. That's the First Annual Fundraising Banquet for BISON FISHING FOREVER at the Buffalo American Legion, 304 10th Avenue South. Doors open at 4:30. Dinner at 6:00. There will be a cash bar.

July 21st

Mary Poppins and friends will be arriving in Buffalo, on July 21st! 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 have begun rehearsing for 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 21-23 and 26-29 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. 

 

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 Servies 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/.

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.

 

Rockford Public Library

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing: Register your child to read 1,000 Books before kindergarten and earn prizes. Sign up any time during library hours.

Clearwater Public Library

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – ongoing: We have new and simplified record-keeping available for both new and current program members. These are incentives to help your young reader reach the goal of 1,000 books. Supported by your High $5 donations. Sign up any time during open hours.

Annandale Public Library

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage every parent to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus, there are prizes! This program is ongoing, so you can sign up any time. No limit; please come to the library to register. Sponsored by the Annandale Area 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 every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9-11 a.m. Walk in the Annandale Library or call ahead at 320-274-8448.

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

 

Buffalo Public 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.

Kick off the Summer Reading Program with the Wonder Weavers – June 12

4-3-2-1-Blast off! Come hear stories of intergalactic magic and out of this world adventures on Monday, June 12 from 1-1:45 p.m. For all ages. A Legacy event. at the Buffalo Library.

Buffalo Royalty and candidates will be signing up kids for the Summer Reading Program and serving ice cream treats. Don’t miss out on Monday, June 12 from 2-4 p.m. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Buffalo Days Book Sale – June 12-17

Hundreds of books and media items will be sold at rock bottom prices. Scope out the collection starting on Monday, June 12 through Saturday, June 17, during open hours. For all ages. This Buffalo Library fundraiser is sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing

Register your child to read 1,000 Books before kindergarten. Sign up any time during open hours at the Buffalo Library.

Fun Friday- ongoing

Kids’ Movie Night – June 22

Join us for a big screen movie with treats provided. Check at the desk for upcoming titles. Next showing – Thursday, June 22 from 6:15-8 p.m. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Teen game night – June 23

Everyone is welcome at our after- hours teen game night. Gather your friends and bring your own favorite game or try a new one from our collection. Snacks will be provided. Our next get-together is Friday, June 23, 6:30-8 p.m. Limit 25. 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

Summer Storytime: Reading By Design – June 21

Join us for stories, games, and 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, including June 16 and 23, 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.