Calendar items from Aug. 8 edition

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 music is provided by the “Sweetheart Dinner Band” who will go a little bluesy, including lots of your favorite rock, pop and alternative songs as well. Inspired by a shared love of music, the group performed together for the first time in 2009. The Sweethearts Dinner Band  features tunes from the 70s till now. 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.

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.

Almelund Seniors

Almelund Seniors will meet at the Almelund Town Hall Friday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join thme for an afternoon of cards and social time.

Barn dance

Experience a memorable summer night at a barn dance at Sweetgrass Farm on Saturday, Aug. 11,  from 7 – 10 p.m. with The Mad Cow Band. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for teens 13 – 17, and free for children under 13. 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 [email protected]

PFLAG meeting  

The East Central MN Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet on Sunday, Aug. 12, 4 p.m. at the ARC Retreat Center, 1680 373rd Ave NE, Stanchfield – west of Grandy.  Call 320-396-3128 or 763-464-0079.

Wildlife Science Center coming to the Chisago Lakes library

The Chisago Lakes Area Library welcomes the Wildlife Science Center Thursday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. Animals Nobody Loves is an hour long program including (depending on the availability, health and temperament of the animals) a skunk, a porcupine, a snake and a raptor; live animals and artifacts introduce the natural history of these “unlikeable” animals focusing on identification, adaptations and behavior. There will also be some information about wolves. The program is open to the public.

We R Able sponsors North Branch theater outing

The North Star Theater Company offers its summer show in August and We R Able is organizing an evening out to see the show beginning with some pre-show refreshments at 5:45 p.m. in the commons area of the North Branch High School (NBHS).  The show begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the NBHS Theater. Anyone interested in joining in this summer theater evening should pre-register by Aug. 12 by calling 320-358-1220.

Howl Fest at Wolf Creek

The second Annual Howl Fest Event at Wolf Creek Online High School in Chisago City is set for Thursday, Aug. 16. An ice Cream Social is 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Medallion Hunt, face painting and wacky hair, raffles, and games. Free to public and good for all ages. 651-213-2017

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