Upcoming events (as of May 16)

Meet Midsummer candidates at dessert social

Come and meet the Midsummer Ambassador candidates at their annual Dessert Social, Wednesday, May 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Maple Commons in North Branch.  There is no charge for this events.  All of the desserts are made by the candidates, you can also buy chances to win a dessert to bring home with all proceeds being donated to Maple Commons.

RC garden club plant sale

The Rush City Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be Thursday, May 17, 7 to 9 a.m. at Rushseba Town Hall, on Forest Blvd. north of Rush City near the airport.

RC community clean-up this Saturday

Rush City Community Clean-up Day is Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Chisago County Fairgrounds. In case of rain it will be at the city public works garage. Items that can be brought include appliances, televisions, tires, sofas, bed springs, mattresses, computer items, florescent bulbs, etc. No household or hazardous water accepted. Questions, call city hall at 320-358-4743. Check your March/April Dateline for complete list and fees.

Center City concert May 20

For 70 years the South Saint Paul Male Chorus has established a tradition of excellence in the music world.  On Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m., the chorus will entertain at a concert at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, Center City. The audience may wish to show its appreciation with a free-will offering.

Legislators to hold town hall meetings

State Representative Bob Barrett (R-Shafer) and State Senator Sean Nienow (R-Cambridge) will host District 17 town hall meetings on Wednesday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 22. They will give an overview of the 2012 Legislative session and will take questions as time allows.

“We are honored to represent the people of District 17 at the State Capitol, and we look forward to hearing about the issues that are important to our constituents,” said Rep. Barrett.

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday, May 16, 6- 7:30 p.m. at Chisago Lakes Library, 11754 302nd Street,Chisago City.

Tuesday, May 22, 6- 7:30 p.m. at North Branch Library, 6355 379th Street, North Branch.

For more information, contact Representative Bob Barrett’s office at (651) 296-5377 or Senator Nienow’s office at (651) 296-5419.

RC Legion and Auxiliary members to hand out poppies

Over 500 crepe Poppy flowers handmade by disabled military veterans will be distributed during “Poppy Days” this Friday and Saturday by members of the Rush City American Legion and Auxiliary Post 93. Local volunteers will be handing out poppies at Rush City Foods, the Post Office, and the Holiday store. Donations will be accepted, and all proceeds will benefit local veterans’ programs and their families.

The poppy, which grew on the battlefields of Flanders, Belgium, during World War I, was adopted by the American Legion Auxiliary as its memorial flower in 1921. More than 1 million are distributed each year during Poppy Day activities.The Poppy serves as a tribute to the lives lost in all wars and honors the living Veteran as well. Wearing a Poppy is a personal statement that says, “I remember.”

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