Upcoming events (as of June 6)

Almelund seniors meet June 8

The Almelund Seniors will meet at the Amador Town Hall Friday, June 8 at 1 p.m. for cards and social time. Everyone is welcome.

Birding at Wild River State Park June 9

An Audubon expert will lead a bird walk at Wild River State Park on Saturday, June 9. Meet at the boat landing at 7:30 a.m. Great birds are guaranteed. Other activities will take place thoughout the day, including a native plant sale, wildflower walk, digital scavenger hunt, campfire and more. Check the park’s website for detailed information. Entry to Wild River State Park is free on June 9.

Flag burning ceremony in RC June 14

The Rush City American Legion Post #93 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14 at 1 p.m.  The ceremony will be held at Triangle Park (downtown Rush City).  Anyone who has a flag to dispose of should bring it to the park that day, give it to a Legion member, or drop it off at City Hall prior to June 14.  Everyone is invited to watch the ceremony that day.

Used Book Sale June 14-16

The Used Book Sale at the Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St, Chisago City, will be Friday, June 15, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  In addition to hard cover and paperback books, there will be DVD’s and audio books for purchase.  Prices are from 25 cents to a couple of bucks.  Proceeds fund activities not provided by the East Central Regional Library System. The next meeting of the Friends of the Library group will be Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m. at the Library.

Willow Grove picnic June 16

All former students, their families and friends of the Willow Grove School are invited to the annual picnic on June 16 at noon at the Harris Legion Hall for a potluck. Bring a dish to share, beverages, plates and silverware provided. See you there.

Disc golf offered by We ‘R Able, June 18

The first of a series of Disc Golf evenings will be offered at the Dennis Frandsen Park on June 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Bob Fisk of Braham is the leader.  He was instrumental in establishing the course at the county park. To play the game participants throw discs and aim for metal baskets spread around the course.  Even if the discs don’t hit the mark, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors on a summer evening. Pre-registration is recommended by June 11 and there is a modest fee to participate.  The park is located on the north end of Rush Lake, five miles west of Rush City on County Road 1 and then two miles west on County Road 2. For more information or registration call 320-358-1220.

Local sculptor to speak at CL library

East Central Regional Library presents an evening with local sculptor Ian Dudley at the Chisago Lakes Area Library on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. Listen to local artist talk about his Swedish experiences and how they have influenced his art. The Chisago Lakes Area Library will also be making a special announcement regarding an ongoing Legacy Project. This program is free and open to the public.

Harris Legion, Auxiliary meets June 19

Harris American Legion Post #139 and Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris American Legion Hall.  Marie Carlson and Bev Schmidt will be serving.

Healthy Lifestyles lecture June 19 

Did you know that exercise can give your metabolism a boost?  Learn more when Fairview’s free “Healthy Lifestyles” lecture series continues at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd., Wyoming.

Clinical Exercise Physiologist Dan Halvorson, PhD, of University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, speaks on “Exercise is Good Medicine – How to Boost Your Metabolism and Get Healthy” in Conference Room A/D. No advance registration is necessary. For more information on lifestyle medicine, contact Sue Nielsen, MD, at Fairview Clinics – Wyoming, 651-982-7600.

Sweetgrass barn dance June 23

Join the fun at a barn dance at Sweetgrass Farm on Saturday, June 23, 7 – 10 p.m.  Moonlight Madness will perform for your dancing and listening pleasure. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for teens 13-17, and free for children under 13. This is a smoke and alcohol-free event. Sweetgrass Farm is located five miles northwest of Dalbo at 38775 Llama St. NW, Dalbo, Minnesota. For more information, contact Amy at 763-389-1536 or amy@amysabrina.com.

Green Acres Country Care Center reunion June 23

There will be a get-together 1-5 p.m. at Central Park in North Branch June 23 for anyone who worked at Green Acres Country Care Center. It will be a time to catchup with fellow co-workers. Bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. If you have questions, call June Plessel at 651-308-6306 or email Plessel_june@yahoo.com or Liz Schwab at 507-459-8091 or email jlttks@mwt.net.

N. Chisago Historical Society celebrates sesquicentennial

On Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Rushseba Town Hall, the North Chisago Historical Society will hold a program celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War/Dakota Uprising. Guest speaker is Dean Urdahl, currently state representative on the Governor’s committee for this celebration. This is a joint venture of history societies in East Central Minnesota. Books will be available to purchase.

Century presents Summer Shakespeare starting June 30

The 37th season of Shakespeare & Company, Minnesota’s longest-running outdoor classical repertory theatre, begins June 30 at Century College and runs through Aug. 5. This year’s productions are The Merry Wives of Windsor, Tartuffe and Cymbeline.

All performances are held at Century’s Outdoor Theatre Complex on the college’s West Campus, 3300 Century Ave. N., White Bear Lake. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for children under 12. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m., and Sundays are at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the ticket booth prior to the performance. For information, please call 651-779-5818.

Art & Craft Show is a big feature of Braham Pie Day August 3

One great place to shop while at Braham Pie Day is the art and craft show in the park, on Friday, August 3 in Freedom Park adjacent to Hwy 107. Crafters will sell their colorful array of original crafts, pie designs and folk art items in the south part of the park between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  For more information call 320-396-4956. Pre-registration is required. The show does not accept registrations on festival day.

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