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                                                    Friday, February 24, 2017

The annual Italian Dinner Fundraiser for Bravo Strings of Montrose will be on Friday, February 24 from 5-7PM at the Montrose Elementary School. A Silent Auction is planned, and door prizes will be given away. The menu includes: a spaghetti bake; a chicken Alfredo bake; Caesar salad and breadsticks. ....PLUS....desserts and beverages. .$12 for adults... and $8 for students, 12 years old and under. Tickets are sold at the door. Bravo Strings of Montrose is a nonprofit string instruction program at Montrose Elementary School, which provides semi-private lessons, orchestra rehearsals, jam sessions, public performances, and low-cost instrumental rental for interested students, regardless of family income level.

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. Please note this new schedule:

1st Thursday, of the month: Monticello High School, from 3:00-7:00PM

2nd Tuesday of the month, at Delano Senior Center, from 2:00-6:00PM

3rd Thursday of the month: Annandale City Hall, from 2:00-6:00PM.

4th Tuesday of the month: Cokato Library, from 2:00-6:00PM

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.

 

Don't miss the All you can eat Friday Fish Fry.....this Friday and every Friday through April 14th in Monticello. This Fish Fry gives you a CHOICE....of WHAT to eat....and...WHAT to PAY! All of the dinners also include Cook's Choice Alternate Entree, plus Potato, Vegetable, Cole Slaw, Dinner Roll and Dessert. For $11, adults enjoy the Fish Dinner. Children, ten and under, pay $6 Now... here's the choice: For $15, adults can choose the Fish AND Shrimp Dinner. Children, ten and under, pay $10. These delicious Friday Night meals will be served from 4:30-8PM, at the USS Dorchester VFW Post 8731, located at 713 S. Cedar St., in Monticello.

February 25th, 2017

The Haiti Mission invites everyone to their Haiti Mission Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, February 25th, from 8-10AM. The cost is $8 per person, ...ages 2 and under are free. The Pancake Breakfast will be served at the River Inn, in Hanover. The St. Paul's Lutheran Church's Mission Commission is sponsoring the fundraiser to raise funds for their July 2017 trip to Haiti where they will continue to teach English and computer skills.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to Preschool Storytime at the Buffalo Public Library 
10 to 10:45AM Friday's, through the 25th of February. Preschool Storytime involves stories, songs and crafts to build Kindergarten readiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

The six-part Health and Wellness series for adults at Rockford Public Library continues on Saturday, February 25, 11AM-noon. The topic for this free class, provided by Allina Health of Buffalo, is Healthy Cooking / demo with samples. Stay after the program for a healthy snack and all age coloring class. Sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the Library.

Waverly is the place to be, this Saturday, February 25th, starting at 4PM,. at St. Mary's Church of Waverly..., with a delicious ham dinner...plus a meat raffle...followed by Bingo at 7:30. The ham dinner feast includes..., sliced ham, scalloped potatoes, salad, vegetable, rolls, dessert, and a beverage. Adults...$10, 4 to 10 years...$5. Under 4 are FREE. Takeout is also available. Sponsored by the Waverly Knights of Columbus. Proceeds for maintaining the KC Hall as a communiity facility. That's at St. Mary's Church, the place to be, this Saturday, in Waverly.

 

Wright County Public Health announces the Wellness On Wheels (WOW) Program 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

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.

 

February 26th, 2017

St. John's Lutheran Church in Plato, invites your family to an All You Can Eat Pancake Dinner! Yes, this very special Pancake Dinner will be served through the noon hour, serving from 10:30 until 1PM., on Sunday, February 26. The menu includes Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, Dessert and beverages. Adults: $8, children 5-12: $5, and 4 and under are FREE. Take Out is available. The Pancake Dinner is sponsored by St. John's Church Council, at 216 McLeod Ave. North. Proceeds will be used to support: Heifer International and Parochial Education Fund...."Helping others to help themselves." Financial support provided by Thrivent Financial.

The Buffalo Community Center, and Bison Fishing Forever, with donations from many generous sources, is announcing another summer season, providing totally free fishing and boating outings on Lake Pulaski. So many worthy and appreciative groups and individuals, gratefully enjoy a day on the lake, provided by Bison Fishing Forever, that's BFF, four days per week, June through September. The groups include:- veterans, senior citizens, hospice patients, social service agencies.....adult, youth and church groups, disabled adults, individuals, and so many more. The outings are totally FREE, even tackle and bait is provided. To help make this possible, the BFF will be having a benefit dinner, and also a garage sale. More information about these events will be available later. For questions or more information, call the Buffalo Community Center, at 763-682-6036. We all need to help...to help those in need.

The Buffalo Community Center has a group of quilters who are making "fidget quilts"; a fidget quilt is a small lap quilt decorated with items designed to occupy the restless hands of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Materials for the quilts have been donated, and the quilts are free to anyone who can use one. The group currently has several quilts completed…if you would like a quilt or would like more information, please contact the Buffalo Community Center at 763-682-6036.

February 27th, 2017

The Rockford Book Club for adults will meet at the Rockford Public Library on Monday, February. 27th, 2 to 3PM. Join this group if you enjoy reading and discussing a variety of interesting books. Contact the library for more information

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to the Delano Public Library for Winter Morning Stories on Tuesday, February. 28th, 10:30 to 11AM. Help your preschooler get ready to read in an interactive storytime that may include clapping, singing and reading. Attendance is limited and registration is required.

The Buffalo Public Library is offering a Baby Bounce program for infants up to
18 months old and their caregivers. Baby Bounce will take place 3 to 3:20PM.
on Tuesday, February, 28th, Explore songs, stories and fingerplays to help baby learn pre-literacy skills. Baby Bounce is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Teens who enjoy writing are invited to join the Teen Writers Club meeting at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, February, 28th, 3:30 to 5PM. The Teen Writing Club is for all teens who enjoy writing and would like to share ideas, get suggestions, and explore new ways to write.

Adults who need assistance with computer operations are invited to get help from Tech Time Tutors at the Saint Michael Public Library on Mondays, 5-7PM. If you need help with your iPad, laptop or Kindle, get individualized help from a GRRL librarian. Call the library to register for up to 30 minutes of assistance.

Teens are invited to enjoy Game Night at the Delano Public Library on Tuesday, February. 28th, 6 to 8PM.. Hang out with friends and learn some of the newest card and board games. Munchies and beverages are provided. Books to sharpen your gaming skills will be available. Teen Game Night is a regular Tuesday event sponsored by Delano Friends of the Library

 

February 28th, 2017

Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to Preschool Toddler Time at the Saint Michael Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:05 to 10:35AM.. The Toddler Time theme will be Love You. Attendance is limited. Register online or at the checkout desk at the library. Sponsored by the Saint Michael Friends of the Library.

Children ages 3 to 6 with their caregivers are invited to a Winter Morning Stories storytime at the Delano Public Library 10:30-11AM on Tuesday, February 28. Help your preschooler get ready to read in an interactive storytime with clapping, singing, and stories. The attendance limit is 25. Please pre-register.

The Buffalo Public Library is offering a Baby Bounce program for infants up to 18 months old and their caregivers. Baby Bounce will take place 3:20 to 3:40PM . on Tuesdays, February 28, Explore songs, stories and finger plays to help baby learn pre-literacy skills. Attendance is limited to 10 parent/child pairs and registration is required. Baby Bounce is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Teens are invited to a Teen Game Night at the Delano Public Library 8PM on Tuesdays, February 28. Learn some of the newest card and board games. Some game nights will be relaxed; some will include tournaments and prizes. Munchies and beverages provided. Books to sharpen your gaming skills are available. Sponsored by the Delano Friends of the Library.

Wright County Public Health announces the 60+ and Healthy Clinics schedule for February 2017

Date Location

Tuesday, February 28 Monticello - Senior Center

All clinic times are from 9:30-11:30AM.

Services provided include:

Education through handouts related to topics on nutrition, exercise, prevention, safety, and more.

Toenails are trimmed and filed to meet the needs of those seniors who have a special health risk or are unable to do this themselves. Feet are massaged with lotion.

Blood pressure and pulse are monitored upon request.

Referrals to services in the community if needed.

Questions related to health are addressed.

There is a $15 fee for foot care. However, if you are unable to pay the $15 fee, you will not be turned away.

If you are unable to attend, or miss a clinic in your area, please feel free to attend a clinic in any other community.

For more information, call Wright County Public Health 763-682-7456 or toll free at 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7456.

Celebrate ‘I Love to Read’ month at the Buffalo Public Library. Adults get to choose a mystery book wrapped in brown paper to take home today through  February 28th. The only hints you will see about the book are quotations from the inside. Take a chance on something new.

 

March 1st, 2017

 

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to Preschool Storytime at the Buffalo Public Library 10:00 to 10:45AM on Wednesday, March 1st, and on Wednesdays throughout March. Preschool Storytime involves stories, songs and crafts to build Kindergarten readiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Preschoolers are invited to a Storytime at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesday, March 1, 11:15AM to Noon. The storytime theme is "Counting." Storytimes are offered on Wednesdays throughout March, with a different theme each week. Children will enjoy crafts, activities, stories and songs.

Adults, teens and preteens 10 and older are invited to a Painted Pebbles program at the Delano Public Library on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 PM. If you have a special rock you have kept, this is your chance to give it some personality. Stones will also be available to choose from. The group will paint stones with acrylics or make a gratitude stone. All supplies will be provided. Attendance is limited and registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Gwen Kittock Memorial Fund.

Teens in grades 6 through 9 are invited to join the Buffalo Library Teen Book Club, meeting every Wednesday  at 6PM. Stop by the desk to leave your contact information. Read the book of the month and join the group for pizza and a rousing discussion. The Teen Book Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Adults and teens are invited to enjoy Photography with Ken at the Clearwater Public Library Wednesday, March 1st, beginning at 6PM. This is a monthly class to help amateur photographers improve the quality of their photographs. Open discussion begins at 6PM. Please bring your questions and your camera.

March 2nd, 2017

Experienced and novice adult quilters are invited to join Calico Quilters, a quilting group at the Delano Public Library. The group will meet Thursday, March 2, 9AM to 1PM. Work on your own projects in a group setting. Experienced and novice quilters welcome.

The Delano Public Library’s knitting and needlework group for adults will meet on Thursday, March 2, 6:30 to 8PM. Bring your projects to work in a group setting. Questions are welcome and help is available.

March  3rd, 2017

Tweens and teens ages 10 to 18 are invited to a Friday afternoon movie at the Rockford Public Library on Friday, March 3rd, 1to 3PM. Join friends for pizza, popcorn and a movie at the library to celebrate the day off from school. Contact the library for title information. Sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the library.

Adults can receive assistance with basic computer operations at the Delano Public Library on Friday, March 3rd, 2 to 3PM. If you have questions about using a laptop, iPad or eReader, or want to learn how to use email, do a basic Internet search or use the library’s online resources, bring your device and your questions. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Visit the Rockford Public Library on Friday, March 3rd, 3:30 to 4PM, to enjoy Ferdig Friday Music Recitals. Local school-age musicians from Jerald Ferdig’s Rockford School District music classes will perform for your enjoyment.

Fish is the dish...and the All You Can Eat Fish Fry is the family fun! The Waverly Lions will host their Twenty-Fourth Annual All You Can Eat Fish Fry on Friday, March 3rd, from 3:30 to 7:30PM, or...until the fish runs out! This family favorite will be held at the Waverly Village Hall. Adults, $12 for adults, $5 for 12 and under. Carryout is available. That's the Waverly Fish Fry on Friday, March 3rd.

All ages are invited to hear The Music of "Three Worlds" with Tres Mundos at the Delano Public Library on Friday, March 3rd, 6 to 7PM. Tres Mundos features a pianist/vocalist from Cuba, a percussionist from Brazil, and a saxophonist/flutist from the United States. Their music blends salsa, samba and jazz to create an original and authentic sound. This event is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The St Michael American Legion Post 567 is hosting a Fish Fry every Friday starting at 4:30-8PM, March 3rd through April 14th.  The menu is fried pollock, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, cookie, and milk or coffee to drink.  The price is adults $11(+ tax), children 5-11 $5(+ tax) and 4 and under are free. This is a community outreach and a portion of the proceeds will be given to each of the non profit organizations that are hosting the fish fry for each Friday.  The two banks have designated the Hanover Food Shelf as their non profit. Any questions should be directed to either Pam or Ray Golden at 763-497-6926 or email pjgoldjr@gmail.com.

The U of M Extension, Wright County, is seeking nominations for Farm Family of the Year. The family selected will receive recognition at the Wright County Fair, as well as statewide recognition at Farm Fest 2017 in Redwood Falls in August. Nominees should be actively involved with one or more agricultural enterprise, or should have made significant short-term progress with their agricultural endeavors. Nominees should also be involved with their communities and related organizations. To nominate a family to be Wright County Farm Family of 2017, call Rod Greder at U of M Extension, Wright County, at 763-682-7381, or send an e-mail to gred0014@umn.edu, to obtain a nomination form. All nominations must be received by March 24, and a family will be selected by May 31.

March 3rd, 2017

The Rotary Club of Monticello invites everyone to Monticello's Social Event of the Season....the 39th Annual Rotary Fish Fry... AND...Family Fun, with a big Raffle for Prizes. It all happens on Friday March 33rd at Pinewood Elementary School from 4:30-7PM. Tickets for adults: $10, and for Kids under 12: only $5. Advanced sale tickets available at Loch Jewelers, or Best Western Chelsea Inn & Suites/ and from any Monticello Rotarian. Or...online at www.RotaryTasteoftheTown.com/fish-fry.html That's Friday, March 3rd. Proceeds will benefit Community Service Projects.

 

March 4th, 2017

The Howard Lake Public Library is offering a Family Play Date for aged 3 and older on Saturday, March 4, 10:0AM to 12:30PM. Enjoy a couple of hours with a variety of fun programs and activity stations for children and parents to enjoy together.

Music for all ages, will be enjoyed this weekend at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center with two concerts. The Buffalo Community Orchestra is presenting a "Young At Heart" concert, on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30PM. Adult tickets are $12; $10 for seniors; $5 for students; and no charge for children under 6 years old. A conductor's chat is planned for 6:30. For the Young Person's Concert on Sunday, March 5, tickets are $5 for adults and FREE for children. Many favorite musical highlights will include "Peter and the Wolf", and the "Sandpaper Ballet". For more information, see the BCO website: bcomn.org

The Fabulous Del Counts will be back at the Hamel VFW on Saturday, March 4th. In January they played to a large crowd. Folks loved our full ballroom floor. The Del Counts threw in some country and polkas along with great classic Rock & Roll to liven things up. If you missed it you missed a darn fun time. So join us in March for another great evening of dancing. We're putting the fun back in Hamel!

Children ages 3 and up are invited to a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at the Clearwater Public Library on Saturday, March 4, 11AM. to Noon. Children will enjoy a storytime, games and a movie, all about children’s author Dr. Seuss.

 

March 6th, 2017

Spring is coming, along with March garden classes promoting composting.  Eating healthy and locally while enjoying a small garden is a wonderful personal and family activity.  Check out your Community Education Guide for a class in your area and/or go to www.gardeningww.org for more information.  Here is a listing of classes around Wright County:
March 6--- Annandale/Maple Lake
March 7----- Buffalo
March 13--- Monticello
March 14-- St. Michael
March 20 ---- Howard Lake
Sign up today or call Connie 320 963 3690 for more information.

March 8th, 2017

Adults and teens are invited to a meeting of the Mystery Lovers Book Club at the Howard Lake Public Library on Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30 to 7:30PM. This is a monthly gathering to share your thoughts, appreciations and/or criticisms for a variety of mystery titles. Titles are selected by members, with room for both long-time favorites and new voices.

March 9th, 2017

Adults and teens 12 and older are invited to make Bottlecap Flowers at the Buffalo Public Library on Thursday, March 9th, 6 to 7:30PM. Enjoy this fun craft making flowers from colorful metal bottle caps. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Buffalo Library.

March 18th, 2017

The Monticello Camera Club is currently accepting photos for the 14th Annual Monticello Photo Show, to be held Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, in River City Extreme's banquet room. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter. Information and entry forms can be found at www.monticameraclub.comm/photoshow. Entries are due no later than March 1. For more information, visit www.monticameraclub.com, or call Bob Somerville at 763-295-3179 or 612-308-0879.

Wright County residents thinking about buying a home within the year are invited to attend a one day informative workshop designed to help them learn the basic steps to homeownership. Wright County Community Action (WCCA) offers the homebuyer’s workshop (Home Stretch). A variety of topics in the home buying process will be cover 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 homeownership, 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.  Volunteer instructors for the workshop are professionals who work in the Wright County area. Participants receive a certificate after completion of the workshop. The certificate may assist the participants with a requirement of specialized mortgages, down payment assistance or other programs that could make homeownership more affordable.  Home Stretch will be offered on xxxxx, 2017 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Wright Hennepin Electric, 6800 Electric Drive, Rockford   To register, call Wright County Community Action (WCCA) at (320) 963-6500, ext 238. (Class fee of $30.00 per household).

 

Rockford will be Rockin' at the 35th Annual Rockford Masonic Star Lodge #62 HOG ROAST FUNDRAISER, on Saturday, April 1st, from 4-10PM , at the Rockford Township Hall. The good time starts with a Social Hour at 4, dinner at 5, and a DJ will be following raffle drawings. $20 per person, for all you can eat and drink. Kids under 12 are FREE. Everyone will have fun trying to win a raffle or. a door prize! All funds raised from the event will be donated to Masonic Cancer Research, scholarships, the local food shelf, and maintenance and repairs to our nearly 150 year old historic lodge building in Rockford. For information or tickets, call Erik Sorenson, 763-477-3300. That's Saturday, April 1st, at the Rockford Township Hall, located at 3039 Dague Ave SE, Buffalo, MN.

The U of M Extension, Wright County, is seeking nominations for Farm Family of the Year. The family selected will receive recognition at the Wright County Fair, as well as statewide recognition at Farm Fest 2017 in Redwood Falls in August. Nominees should be actively involved with one or more agricultural enterprise, or should have made significant short-term progress with their agricultural endeavors. Nominees should also be involved with their communities and related organizations. To nominate a family to be Wright County Farm Family of 2017, call Rod Greder at U of M Extension, Wright County, at 763-682-7381, or send an e-mail to gred0014@umn.edu, to obtain a nomination form. All nominations must be received by March 24, and a family will be selected by May 31.