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                                                     Monday, August 21, 2017 

 

The Cokato Museum and Historical Society recently opened its latest temporary exhibition, 'Pedal Power'! 'Pedal Power' displays many bicycles, tricycles, and related vehicles from across the decades. Photographs show how area residents used them for sport, recreation, and basic transportation. Catalog pages show how much styles and prices have changed over the years, as well. 'Pedal Power' runs through the end of September. Check them out online at; www.cokatomuseum.org or call 320-286-2427 for more information.

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.

Memorial Blood Centers are currently facing an urgent need for blood. Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and there is no substitute. Only volunteer donors can help save lives, and you can be the one to save a life....to save a family..... the heartache and grief of losing a loved one. During the month of August, all presenting blood donors at donor centers and blood drives will be entered in weekly drawings to win tickets to one of three great events: a Minnesota Vikings game, the Minnesota State Fair, or the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. To register for a blood drive, contact Memorial Blood Centers directly, or visit online at MBC.ORG, or you can always call 1-800-RED CROSS. Please care...and please plan to give blood now.

 

The Wright County Public Health Wellness On Wheels Program of services includes: Immunization of all ages, Screening for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Pregnancy, Hemoglobin, and much more. The following schedule is the same each month:

            1st Thursday....Monticello High School

            2nd Tuesday....Delano Senior Center

            3rd Thursday....Annandale City Hall

            4th Tuesday....Cokato Library

Appointments are recommended for the WOW Program. For more detailed information about services and addresses, or to make an appointment, call 763-682-7516...or 1-800-362-3667...or visit the website at www.co.wright.mn.us

Attention; If there is a baby in your future, you'll want to learn and be ready. The Buffalo Hospital is providing the community classes and tools to help improve their health and wellness. Programs vary on pricing and start date. For more information, call the hospital's Community Engagement and Wellness department, at 763-684-7025. To register, call Allina Health Class registration line at 866-904-9962.

 

August 23rd

The General Federated Women's Club of Delano is pleased to present the 2017 concerts in the Park series. The concerts are held at the gazebo in Delano Central Park. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Delano City Hall/ Delano Senior center. All programs are free. Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy the fantastic music! The summer schedule is as follows:  August 23rd 6:30PM The Prairie Rose Band.

 

August 26th

Everyone is welcome to the Church of Saint Henry's Fun Festival in Monticello on August 26th and 27th. This year's festival features a bilingual mass followed by an authentic fiesta dinner, and a Sunday morning polka mass. Enjoy free live entertainment, including: the high energy dance music of High Brow and the Shades, your polka favorites with the Rod Cerar Band, and the Toby Kid Clown Show. The Fun Fest features delicious food such as pork chop on-a-stick, kettle corn, authentic Mexican dishes and more! It's fun for the whole family, on Saturday from 4-9PM, and Sunday 10:30 to 5PM. The Church of Saint Henry is located on 7th Street in Monticello, next to the Home Depot store. For more information, www.sthenrycatholic.info or call 763-295-2402.

Everyone is invited to the Crow River Thunder 5th Annual Benefit Ride. This year, they honor Jennifer Kurth and her family of Buffalo, and are coming together to support them in their time of need. Proceeds raised will be donated to help pay for Jennifer's medical bills and the ongoing fight against a paralyzing disease. This benefit ride happens on Saturday, August 26th, with dinner and silent auction from 5PM until 7, for $12 per person at the Buffalo Legion Post #270 . Register at 10AM....Ride from 11AM-5PM, with live music from 8PM until midnight. Registration fee per rider: $20/ $25 per passenger this fee includes dinner. If you can't join in on the ride, join in at Buffalo Legion. Information Online at crowriverthunder@gmail.com.

September 9th

The Albertville Lions Club Presents the 1st annual Cruisin' and Rockin'. This event will be held Saturday, September 9th from 3PM until 11PM in Albertville at Lions Park off Main Street. The event is free for spectators and cruisers! Cars, trucks, motorcycles, old and new are welcome. Show off your ride and enjoy great food and live music. For more information you can email albertvillelions@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook.

September 17th

St. Albert's Catholic Church Fall Festival will be held Sunday, September 17th from 10:30AM-4PM. Join them at 11400 57th St. NE in Albertville. A chicken dinner serving will be from 10:30-2:30PM. Live entertainment by a local artist, kids games, cake walk, country store, raffle, bingo and silent auction are just a few of the many activities happening this day. For more information visit www.churchofstalbert.org.

October 7th

The 8th annual Timberdash 5K Trail Run, Walk, and Kids K will be held Saturday, October 7th at Bertram Chain of Lakes in Monticello. This event will be held at a new location this year (9910 Briarwood Ave NE, Monticello). Check-in and registration for the race begins at 8AM and goes until 9:15. At 9:30 events kick off with the Kids' K and Fun Run, followed by the 5K Run and walk at 10AM. Proceeds help the nonprofit, Crisis Nursery, provide emergency support services and childcare to families experiencing a crisis situation in Wright County.

Be a part of the 6th Annual Disabled Veterans Duck Hunt on Saturday, October 7th! This event will include a morning waterfowl hunt at Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve followed by a luncheon, dog demonstration, and a trap shoot at the Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club. All applicable veterans are encouraged to apply. You can apply online at www.co.wright.mn.us/vetserv. The application deadline is September 22nd. For more information please call 763-682-7325.

October 14th

The Word: "OCTOBERFEST' always brings a smile, with the memories of FUN at a special German Festival featuring German music...food...games and more. The Monticello VFW Post 8731 will be presenting the Best of the Best Authentic German favorites ..... the food...the beer...the music and the Action on Saturday, October 14, at 713 So. Cedar St. Beer will be starting at 8AM, and you can enjoy the Oktoberfest Breakfast from 8-11AM. The Authentic German Menu will be available from 11AM until 9PM. A regular menu will also be available. Wear your Best German outfit, and you may win a prize for the most authentic German costume! Other events for the day include a Silent Auction; a Meat Raffle; and games! Proceeds of the event to help benefit various Veteran and Local Charities. Mark your calendar for all-day FUN..... OCTOBERFEST, on Saturday, October 14, at the Monticello VFW Post 8731. 

 

 

If you, or someone in your family, is struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you can now access a list of valuable resources online. The online directory is designed to empower individuals to find the services that fit their unique needs. This new directory has been developed by Attention Deficit Awareness of Minnesota , Inc. (A-D-A-M), serving Central Minnesota since 1995, and is a non-profit organization. Check out the new website at www.adaminc@charter.net., or write to: A-D-A-M, PO Box 6233, St. Cloud, MN, 56302-6233.

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 Services 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/.

 

Area Public Library Events

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.

Annandale Public Library

Basic computer & internet help Aug. 18, 22, 25 & 29. 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.

Fun Friday- ongoing. Create an easy make-and-take craft at the library every Friday between 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For ages 3 to12. 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

Join us for stories, games, 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 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation and Celebration Aug. 23

All participants welcome to celebrate this annual event for graduates of the program. Enjoy songs and stories, with ice cream served by the Howard Lake Dairy Princess. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For graduates and family members. Limited to 30. Call the Library at 320-543-2020 to pre-register. Sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library.

For additional information on library services, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at (320) 543-2020.

Clearwater Public Library

Zentangle Quilting - ongoing. Decorate a square at the library and help create a wall quilt designed by library customers. Supplies provided. Add yours any time during open hours. Sponsored by the Clearwater Area Friends of the Library.

For additional information on library services, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Rockford Public Library

Snap Circuit Aug. 24

Have fun learning about electronics with snap circuits. Design circuits to motor a fan and light a bulb. This program takes place on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 4-5 p.m. For ages 8 and up. Limit 10. Registration required.

For additional information on library services, contact the Rockford Public Library at (763) 477-4216.