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                                        Community Bulletin Board

                                                                 Tuesday, September 17, 2019


September 17th

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, email, or call 763-684-6800.  

September 19th

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 by 
Tuesday the 17th.

September 21st

The Buffalo Demo Derby will be on Saturday, September 21st at the Buffalo Rodeo Grounds. Come for a fun night of 
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 or email

The 3rd Annual Delano Oktoberfest will be on Saturday, September 21st from noon to 11 PM at North River Street and
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 763-913-2281.

The 5th Annual "We Ride For Cody" Bike Run will be held on Saturday, September 21st, at the Kimball American Legion
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 320-398-5785/

The Nobel Shaddock Fall Festival will be on Saturday, September 21st from 11 AM to 3 PM at Minnesota Pioneer 
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 or call 763-682-5171.  

September 22nd

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

September 25th

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 with sponsor code "KNIGHTS".

September 26th

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

September 28th

The 2019 "Day of the Dozers" will be on Saturday, September 28th from 9 AM to 4 PM at ERX Motor Park, 21591 US 
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

October 6th

The Rogers Fire Department is hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 6th from 10 AM to 1 PM. This fun, family-
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.

October 9th

The Second Annual Women Helping Women Vendor Event will be on Wednesday, October 9th from 11 AM to 2 PM at 
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.

October 10th

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 Crown Room 
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 website.

October 12th

The 2019 Rivers of Hope "Rockstar" Gala IV will be held on Saturday, October 12th at the Monticello Community Center.
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 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  

The Stearns History Museum is hosting "Halloween Historia" on Saturday, October 12th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Witches
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

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 
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.

October 13th

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 763-682-2550.

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

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.  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.

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.

Ongoing Events

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
ext. 7468.


Though the demand for blood is constant, the supply is not.  Memorial Blood Centers are hosting many blood 
drives throughout the month of September. 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 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.

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,  Sept.  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. 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.

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. 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 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 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. 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, 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,  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. 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 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.