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                                        Community Bulletin Board

                                                                 Wednesday, July 17, 2019

 

July 17

The second annual Hanover Historical Society's Summer Ice Cream Social will be Wednesday, July 17th from
5 to 7 PM at the Hanover Area History Center.  There will be a bounce house, face painting, and clowns making
balloons for children.  Music will be performed by The Accordion  Fun Club, and historical displays will be located
downstairs.  Sloppy joes, hot dogs, pies, ice cream, and root beer floats will be served.  

July 18

The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting/ State of the City will be Thursday, July
18th from 11:45 AM to 1 PM at the Delano City Hall. Hear from city officials on current happenings and plans with
in the city. Lunch will be provided by Dave's Town Club for $10. Please RSVP by the end of the business day 
Tuesday, July 16th at
dacc@delanochamber.com

Be a Health Warrior at CentraCare- Monticello's Picnic in the Park,  Thursday, July 18th from 3 to 7 PM in Ellison 
Park, Monticello.  Test your warrior skills on the Ninjas United course or tackle a kid-friendly obstacle course, 
customize your own frisbee, grab a bite to eat, explore an ambulance, and enjoy live music.  All participants on the 
Ninjas United course must sign a waiver at www.smartwaiver.com/v/ninjas prior to the event. 

July 19

The Buffalo Community Theater presents Meredith Willson's "The Music Man". The six time Tony Award winning 
musical comedy is a story to be shared with every generation! Friday, July 19th, Saturday the 20th, and Wednesday
the 24th through 27th at 7:30 PM and a final performance on July 21st at 2 PM at the Buffalo High School Performing 
Arts Center, 877 Bison BLVD in Buffalo.

Watertown invites you to the 27th Anniversary Rails to Trails Festival beginning Friday July 19th. Friday events include
the Gary Burke Memorial Golf Tournament, a book sale at the library, a history exhibit, kiddie and pet parade, a magic
show, food court, bingo, a kids fun show, a play at 5:30 and 6:30 PM, a Red Devils baseball game at 7:30 PM, music
at 9 PM by Butch Automatic, and fireworks at 10:15. Activities will continue through Saturday. For a full list of events, 
please visit
www.railstotrailswatertown.com

July 20

The 6th Annual Minnesota Pioneer Park Bluegrass Picker's Festival "Pickin' in the Big Woods" will begin Saturday, July
20th at Pioneer Park in Annandale. Come out and enjoy the old time bluegrass music being performed throughout
the grounds of the park, and possibly join in on the bluegrass picking. A special event will be held from 6 to 7:30 PM
and food will be available on site. Admission for pickers is $5 per day, and general admission is $6 for adults, $5 for
seniors, $3 for kids 6-12,and kids 5 and under are free. For more information, you can contact Pioneer Park at 320-
274-8489, email
pioneerp@lakedalelink.net, or visit their website www.pioneerpark.org, or you can call Ron Blade at
612-889-2004. Pioneer Park is located on Highway 55 in Annandale.

July 23

Thinking about buying a home within the next year? You are invited to attend The Wright County Community Action's
one day Informative Workshop entitled "Home Stretch", designed to help you learn the basic steps to owning a home.  
It will be offered on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 8 am to 5 pm at Otsego Prairie Center, 8899 Nashua Avenue, Otsego, 
MN 55330. A variety of topics in the home buying process will be covered. Experienced area mortgage lenders
real estate agents, home inspectors and other housing professionals will instruct the workshop. Class 
participants will 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, and discuss 
how to obtain a mortgage loan, the purchase agreement, loan closing and review basic maintenance of their 
home. Participants will receive a certificate after completion of the workshop, which may assist the participants
with a requirement of specialized mortgages, down payment assistance or other programs that could make 
home ownership more affordable. To register, call Wright County Community Action at (320) 963-6500, ext 
238. There is a class fee of $30.00 per household.

July 25

Thursday, July 25th is Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day!  For the 14th year, on the 25th, Dairy Queen will donate one
dollar or more from every Blizzard treat sold at participating DQ locations is donated to the Children's Miracle Network
Hospitals.  The funds raised are used to bring happiness and healing to local children's hospitals across the US
and Canada.  To find a participating, independently owned DQ location, visit www.miracletreatday.com 

July 29

The Blue Star Mothers Ice Cream Social Open House will be on Monday, July 29th from 6 to 8 pm at Sturges Park in 
Buffalo. Meet other military families and learn about the organization and how they serve the military community.
Everyone is welcome. Ice cream will be provided by "What's The Scoop?". The event is hosted by the Wright 
County Area Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. For more information, call Jen at 612-849-0698

Minnesota native and award-winning author Peter Geye will be having a Q&A session on Monday, July 29th at 7 PM at the
Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Maple Lake.  Peter will be discussing his latest books: "Wintering", "The
Lighthouse Road", and "Safe From the Sea".  Peter's anticipated book is titled "Northernmost" and is set for release
in February of 2020.  The event is free and open to the public.

August 4

The Minneapolis Psychic Fair hosted by National Enquirer Astrologer Columnist Maria Shaw will be on Sunday, August 
4th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Radisson Blu Mall of America Conference Center. Popular readers will be available
for readings, costing $20 each. Admission is $10 for the day, and includes a free gift. More more info, visit 
www.mariashaw.com or call 810-631-6887.

August 5

The University of Minnesota Extension will be holding the Wright County Dairy Field Day on Monday, August 5th at Krause
Holsteins, Inc. near Buffalo. Field Days allow UMN Extension to team up with successful dairy operations to 
showcase their farm to other local producers and agribusinesses that work with them. This field day will feature
a tour of the Krauses’ operation. It will give an opportunity to ask questions and experience some modern 
equipment and tactics that are used by the Krause family. The event is free of charge, but it is requested that 
you RSVP to Adam Austing at
aausting@umn.edu or by calling 763-682-7381

Salem Lutheran Church and School of Greenfield is hosting a free Vacation Bible School from Monday, August 5th
through Friday the 9th from 9 AM to noon for ages three years old through fifth grade.  This year's theme is "To
Mars and Beyond: Explore Where God's Power Can Take You".  The VBS students will be sharing songs learned
during the week at the 9 AM service on Sunday the 11th.  To register, please visit www.salemwels.org before July 31st.

August 6

A Summer Reading Wrap Up Event will take place on Tuesday, August 6th from 11 AM to noon at the Clearwater
Library. You have done the reading; now, it’s time for some fun with fellow readers. Have fun with indoor and 
outdoor activities related to literacy. Be prepared to get wet at the water balloon toss! The event is for all ages. 
For more information, please call the library at 320-558-6001.

August 7

A Photography Workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 7th from 6 to 8 PM at the Clearwater Library. 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 only! For more information, please call the library at 320-558-6001.

August 8

The Memory Writers will meet on Thursday, August 8th at 10 AM. Join this informal writing group with Linda Marie
to inspire you to record your life stories. Writing experience is not required. The event is for teens and adults. 
For more information, please call the library at 320-558-6001.

August 12

The 70th Annual Cokato Corn Carnival will be held Monday, August 12 through Wednesday the 14th at 
Peterson Park, Cokato Minnesota. Since 1950, the Cokato Corn Carnival has provided fun and entertainment 
for the entire family. There are rides and games, including corn bingo, and many concessions available in the 
park. Stipe Shows has been providing the rides and midway for over 30 years! Admission, parking and entertainment
are all free! For the complete list of events, visit
http://www.cokatocorncarnival.com

August 14

Delano Citywide Garage Sale Days are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. 
To advertise your sale, contact the Delano Herald Journal at (763) 972-1028

The Clearwater Friends of the Library will meet on Wednesday August 14th at 6:30 PM at the Clearwater Library.
Join this group that cares about the Clearwater, and help raise awareness of library programs and literacy. It's
a great opportunity to volunteer and support the library. For more information, please call the library at 
320-558-6001.

August 16

The 38th Montrose Days Celebration will be Friday, August 16th through Sunday the 18th. The celebration 
committee has held various fundraisers over the past year, but additional funds are still needed to cover the 
costs of the activities and entertainment planned. You can donate to the cause by mailing your donation to:

Montrose Days Celebration
231 Buffalo Ave N
Montrose, MN 55363-0427

Thank you in advanced for your consideration. Your donations will help ensure a successful and fun weekend. 
If you'd like to participate in the parade, or have additional questions, please email: 

MontroseDaysCelebration@gmail.com

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 gred0014@umn.edu, by calling 763-689-8254, or online at 
https://z.umn.edu/SARE-FIELD-DAYS-2019 

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!

Ongoing Events

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 
information, 
visit co.wright.mn.us/parks. Below is a list of what and when programs are offered:

Paddle the North Fork     7/27, 8/24                                                   $100/person

Big Canoe                        7/13, 8/3                   10 AM, 11 AM          $10/person

Bertram Blast Triathlon   7/20

Youth Fishing Clinic         8/3                             10 AM – 12 PM       No charge

The Wright County 4-H will be hosting numerous summer camps and events this summer for 
kids all ages. Beyond the day and residence camps, there will also be shooting sports, dog training, 
horse clinics and so much more. To learn more about these events, call the Wright County Extension 
at 763-682-7394 and visit z.umn.edu/wrightcounty.

 

AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS

ANNANDALE LIBRARY

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

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing

  • 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

 

BUFFALO LIBRARY

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

1,000 Books before Kindergarten - ongoing

Give your child the gift 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

  • 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

 

CLEARWATER LIBRARY

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

  • 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

 

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 
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.