Upcoming events (posted July 18, 2012)

Concerts in the Park continue

Concerts in the Park: a Hometown Celebration, are held Thursday evenings in Central Park, North Branch. It starts at 6:45 p.m. with Story Time, where a guest readers highlights a favorite selection while parents and children follow along, a free book for the first 50 families. This week’s readers are Martelle Sherman and Jordyn Berg sharing “The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog.”  Following at 7 p.m., join Good Timin’ with a variety of music including country, rock, classic rock, easy listening, blues, polka and even disco. These concerts are smoke- and alcohol-free and concessions are available.

North Branch Farmers’ Market 

North Branch Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays July through October, 8 a.m. to noon. The North Branch Farmers’ Market is located at the Lake State Federal Credit Union parking lot on 8th ave & Main St. You’ll find fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, jams, salsas, chickens, eggs, straw bales, corn shocks, pumpkins, cashmere, honey and more. Call 651-674-7624 for more information.

Fiddler now playing in Forest Lake

Take a break from the heat and attend Forest Lake’s Masquers Theatre’s Summer production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Forest Lake High School auditorium at 7 p.m. There are 14 performances July 6 – 29.  For ticket information, visit masquerstheatre.org or call (651) 464-5823.

Relay For Life

Chisago County Relay For Life is set for Friday, July 20 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Almelund Threshing Grounds. Bring the family for supper and an evening of fun to include food, games, silent auction and music.

Car show in North Branch

JJ’s Bowl and Lounge will host a car show Thursday, July 19 at their parking lot. Old cars, old music, lots of fun reminiscing.

Mobile office

Members of the Representative Chip Cravaack’s staff will be available to meet with constituents Thursday, July 19 at Royal Wilcox Community Center, 41275 Oak St. Sunrise Township 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

NB Garden Club tour/party

The North Branch Garden Club invites members and the public to join them for their annual garden tour/party. They will meet at Carol Clarin’s home at 6659 335th St. Stacy at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22. After spending some time enjoying her gardens they will car pool to three more gardens: Dan Forschler, Katherine Salverda,  Dale Schmidt. The final stop will be at the new Anderson Park in Isanti.  After a brief history of the park and an opportunity to hike the trail they will have a light supper. $10 will cover the evening and a membership in the club for 2012-2013.  NB Garden Club meetings are held at the Senior Center in Maple Commons at 7 p.m. on the 4th Monday of the month beginning in August.  Contact Linda Prince, 651-674-5127.

We ‘R Able sponsors evening concert with Pat Schonhardt 

A performer with wide versatility will perform at North Country Coffee at the North Branch Outlets on Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Pat Schonhardt of Braham, will sing and play his guitar.  The concert is sponsored by We R Able.  A meal served by North Country Coffee, begins the evening at 5 p.m.  Pre-registration is required by July 19 to obtain a meal count.  For more information call 320-358-1220.

Explore your family history at the North Branch Area Library

Reference staff from East Central Regional Library will present a class for the public about basic genealogy using the AncestryPlus Library genealogical database and more.  The class will be held at the North Branch Area Library on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.  Class size is limited to the first 15 people. Basic computer experience is a must. To register for the class, stop by the library or call 651-674-8443. You must call or stop by no later than Thursday, July 19 to register.

DFL Barb-B-Que

Meet local and state DFL members and candidates Saturday, July 28, noon to 3 p.m. at Central Park in North Branch. $10 adults, $5 children, $25 max for family.

Comedy juggling duo coming to Rush City library

The Dream Big-Read summer library program is coming to an end and it’s time to celebrate.  Come to the Rush City Public Library Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. where the comedy juggling duo, In Capable Hands, performs.  This exciting duo will amaze the audience with their eye-catching skills and off-center comic flair. They will also be at the Chisago Lakes Area Library on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 3:30 p.m.

2012 Braham Pie Day set for Aug. 3

Braham, the “Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota,” will hold its one-day pie festival Friday, Aug. 3 in Freedom Park. The day includes pies in the park, crafters, a quilt show and performing artists, essentially all things “pie.”

Guests can enjoy their first piece of pie at 10 a.m. The Berry Fairy, the Queen of Tarts, and Mr. Pastry will serve as hosts for the stage where everyone can listen to music from Café Accordion, Ross & MacKenzie, the St. Anthony Brass Band, and the Pie-Alluia Chorus.  For more information call 320-396-4956 or visit www.pieday.com and also on Facebook.

Explore your family history at the Rush City library

Reference staff from East Central Regional Library will be presenting a class about basic genealogy using the AncestryPlus Library genealogical database at the Rush City Public Library on Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m.   Class is limited to 15 people, so register early.  Basic computer experience is a must. Register for the class at the library or call 320-358-3948 no later than Friday, Aug. 3.

Summer Tips Promenad at Frandsen Park in August

We R Able has organized two August dates to play Tips Promenad, a type of scavenger hunt that originally comes from Sweden.  On Monday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. and again on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Kriste Ericsson will meet prospective participants at the Frandsen County Park west of Rush City. There is a modest fee and pre-registration is needed one week before each event.

For more information and pre-registration call 320-358-1220. All are welcome.

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