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Community Bulletin Board

                                                Sunday, July 22, 2018 

 

July 22

There's one more day of great events today at the 2018 Wright County Fair. The Sunday calendar includes a final armband day on the midway, the Fairest of the Fair Farewell, a truck and tractor pull in the grandstand at 12 noon, and in the entertainment tent, a karaoke contest from 5 to 9 PM. The Wright County Fair is located on the fairgrounds, just north of Highway 12 on County Road 6 in Howard Lake.

August 10

Buffalo Wrestling Club will be hosting their 8th Annual Golf Tournament, Silent Auction and Dinner at Wild Marsh Golf Club on Friday, August 10th! Come out to support the BHM wrestlers. We will be accepting scholarships for holes, silent auction donations, and golfer swag bag donations. Funds raised will help defray the cost of tournaments, camps, and gear for our wrestlers. Come enjoy the day with us at Wild Marsh...sign-in begins at 11AM with a shotgun start beginning at 1PM. This event is a 4 person scramble with prizes for the longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one...also a grand prize for the winning team! Tickets are $100 and include the Green Fee for 18 holes of golf, cart fees, practice area, baggage handling, door prizes, dinner and lots of fun! Dinner and silent auction begin at approximately 6PM. Come out to support the wrestlers Friday, August 10th. 

August 11

The 32nd Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run will happen on August 11th. They are planning for about 60 cars! At the stop in Kingston visitors can see the cars and enjoy sloppy joes, chips, cookie, and a drink. Join them for the fun in Kingston from 10AM-12:30PM. This event is sponsored by the Kingston Lions Club. 

August 15

U of M Extension, Sustainable Farming Association, Wright Soil and Water Conservation District and NRCS are sponsoring a pasture field day at Living Song Farm, 7616 25th Street SW in Howard Lake, on August 15th from 1-4PM. Jerry Ford will be your host and Tom Gervais, Kent Solberg, and Rod Greder will be guest speakers. Animal productivity and farm economics can be enhanced by improved pasture management. Intensive grazing management is a more sustainable and profitable practice. Several measurement tools exist and will be demonstrated and explained. Speakers will cover rotational grazing best practices and demonstrate them. There will be pasture management tools demonstrated that work for all pasture sizes and budgets. Registration and the program will begin at 1PM with workshop activities ending at 4PM. Registration is preferred but not required. For registration go to www.z.umn.edu/Field_Day or contact Wright County Extension Office at 763-682-7394.

 

Ongoing Events 

GFWC of Delano presents 2018 Concerts in the Park beginning Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30PM. Concerts will be held at Delano Central Park at the gazebo. Concerts in the park are FREE, just bring a blanket or chair. If inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Delano City Hall. Events continue throughout the summer as follows: 
July 11th--6:30PM; Bend in the River Big Band.
July 18th--6:00PM; Jack & Kitty.
July 25th--6:30PM; Jim's Brewers.
August 8th--6:30PM; West Highway Band.
August 15th--6:30PM; Roe Family Singers
August 22nd--6:30PM; Just Us

Don't miss the 2018 Concerts in the Park presented by the City of Buffalo. Concerts in the park are held every Thursday evening beginning at 7PM. Bring your family and friends and come for the great music and entertainment. Concert schedules for the rest of the summer are as follows:

  • July 12—Leadfoot Larry sponsored by the Buffalo Lions Club and Friends of the Library **concert moved inside to the Buffalo Civic Center

  • July 19—Church of Cash sponsored by the St. John's Lutheran Church

  • July 26—Rockin' Hollywoods sponsored by Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW

  • August 2—The Everett Smithson Band

  • August 9—Whitesidewalls sponsored by Buffalo American Legion

  • August 16—Hornucopia sponsored by Lake Ridge Care Center

  • August 23—Heart Strings

  • August 30—Butch Automatic and the Four Speeds sponsored by Bolton & Menk, Inc.

For more information please visit https://www.ci.buffalo.mn.us/concerts-in-the-park/2018-concerts-in-the-park-4/.

The Buffalo Community Center is looking for volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels for the month of July. There are four routes available...each route takes approximately one hour. For more information please call the Buffalo Community Center at 763-682-6036.

Now is a great opportunity to show your children how much you love them, and want to keep them safe by making sure they are in the correct child safety seat. An estimated 9 out of 10 child safety seats are misused. In Minnesota, a child needs to be in a child safety seat until they reach age 8 or 4’9 inches in height. Wright County Public Health has several child passenger safety technicians who perform child safety seat appointments, most often conducted in the parking lot of the Wright County Health and Human Services. Each appointment is scheduled for 45 minutes, per child safety seat. In 2017, Wright County Public Health received $2,500 in grant dollars to help provide child safety seats . Some health insurance companies also provide child safety seats. To schedule a child passenger safety seat check, contact Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516.The Wright County Wellness on Wheels Program offers tips for your family's safety and well-being: Each year more than 400 people are silently killed from carbon monoxide poisoning, known as CO. It's called the "silent killer" because it doesn't sting your eyes, make you cough, or produce a visible or malodorous vapor. If a CO alarm sounds, or you have ANY symptoms of CO poisoning----don't ignore it! . Leave the house or area immediately. Call 911 or the fire department as soon as you are outside the home. And here is another timely reminder.....Flu Shots are still available through the WOW Program. Call 763-682-7516.

The blood supply is very critical during this time of the year with accident victims in addition to the every day surgery patients. To donate blood, simply call 1-800 RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit: www.redcrossblood.org, Give the Gift of Life! All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with signed parental permission form) weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. A new system called RAPID PASS is available to anyone to complete the pre-reading and donation questions online. Just visit www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. This must be done the day of the donation.

Attention! Seniors with a song in your heart, and a bounce in your step...Let's Dance!!! There's an Afternoon Senior Dance almost every week, right here in Wright County. Some locations include The "V" in Maple Lake; Huikko's Bison Creek in Buffalo; the Monticello VFW, and the Buffalo Legion. These afternoon events are from 1PM until 4. A small cover charge includes lunch. Age doesn't matter. It's the bounce that counts!! Whether you dance or not, you are invited to come for the fun!! For dates, location and information, call Mike Elsenpeter, at 320-963-3662.

AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS

 

ANNANDALE LIBRARY

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

Basic Computer & Internet Help – ongoing

Do you need help setting up an email account, doing a basic web search, 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 from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

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. 

Reading Takes You Everywhere in Minnesota! – June through August

Minnesota has many interesting and unusual tourist attractions. Let’s see if you can figure out where each week’s attraction is located. Submit your guess each week to the posted clue to win a weekly prize. Ages 6th grade to 17. Every week from June 11 through August 11.

  • 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. 9-12

 

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'

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 or call the library.

Adult Book Club - ongoing

Our adult book club is flourishing! Stop at the circulation desk to join our group. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library. Check our online events calendar for dates and times or call the library.

 

  • For more information on library services, contact the Buffalo Library at 763-682-2753.

  • Buffalo Public Library • Hours: M 10-8; T 10-8; W 10-8; Th 12-8; F 11-5; S 10-2

 

 

CLEARWATER LIBRARY

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

Computer Tech Help – Ongoing

By appointment or just walk in. Tuesdays, Noon to 1 PM.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – Ongoing

Sign up for this program at any time of the year. New and simplified record keeping available for both new and current program members. Incentives to help your young reader reach the goal of 1,000 books.

 

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

  • Clearwater Public Library • Hours
    Mon. closed; Tues. 10-1 & 3-6;  Wed. 3-8;  Thur. 10-1;  Fri. 3-6;  Sat. 10-1

 

HOWARD LAKE LIBRARY

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

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 for those who've completed the program and this 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.

 

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

  • Howard Lake Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 2-8, Tue. 1-6, Wed. 2-8, Thur. 10-6, Fri. 3-6, Sat. 10-1.

 

ROCKFORD LIBRARY

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

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing

Register your child to read 1,000 Books before kindergarten. Sign up anytime during open hours.

 

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

  • Rockford Public Library Hours:                                                                                       Mon. 2-8, Tues. 2-8, Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 3-8, Fri. 3-6, Sat. 10-1