Upcoming community, church events (posted July 25)

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. 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. Call 651-674-7624 for more information.

Last weekend for Fiddler

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.

Overeaters Anonymous 

Overeaters Anonymous meetings held every Friday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 5459 E. Viking Blvd., Wyoming. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Call Anne at 651-674-1729.

Tour the Birthplace

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, the staff in The Birthplace at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming invites you to join them for a night of education and fun from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Call 612-672-7272 to schedule your tour time and to register for this free event.

Concert with Pat Schonhardt 

A performer with wide versatility will be 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.

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.

Juggling duo at Rush City library

Come to the Rush City Public Library Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. where the comedy juggling duo, In Capable Hands, performs.  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.”  For more information call 320-396-4956 or visit www.pieday.com and also on Facebook.

Isanti church hosts Polka Mass Aug. 5

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church of Isanti will host a Polka Mass Sunday, Aug. 5, at 10:30 a.m. featuring the Singing Slovenes, who will also perform later during the event. The 18th annual Seton Fest will include a pork dinner, games for all ages, outdoor grilling, a raffle, silent auction, bingo and country store. The church is located in Isanti on county roads 5 and 23.

VBS One Day Camp at Living Branch church

Put on the full armor of God! Ephesians 6:11. Saturday, Aug 11, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 pm, one day only vacation Bible school. Come and enjoy lessons, skits, crafts, and games. Lunch will be served. Families and friends are invited. The day will end with a cookout supper. For more information call 651-674-5567.

VBS at Fish Lake Lutheran

Vacation Bible School: Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure— will take place Sunday, Aug. 5 through Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5:30-8 p.m. (Supper served at  5:30 p.m.) Cost is $8 per child or $15. Fish Lake Lutheran Church is located at 43353 Cedarcrest Trail in Harris (one-quarter mile south of Stark on Chisago Co. Rd. 8). For more information, visit www.fishlakelutheran.org or call 651-674-4252.

Sing along and have dessert July 28

Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church at Rush Point invites everyone to an old-time singalong with a dessert buffet Saturday, July 28, 5 – 6 p.m. Held outdoors, it will be emceed by Jon Ekstrom. Bring a lawn chair and a friend for a good time of fellowship, singing and treats. There is a Rainbow playground for the children to enjoy. The church is located 5.5 miles east of Grandy or 6 miles west of Rush City. Need more information, call 320-358-4829.

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