Local Farmers’ Markets
Ongoing: Cambridge Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Center Market’s parking lot. Master Gardeners join us again this year to answer any questions. Isanti Farmers’ Market is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Riverside Market Grocery Store parking lot.
Fundraiser for Mann Field
Aug. 12-13: A huge garage sale fundraiser for Mann Field stadium lights will be held Aug. 12-13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by to support the kids and find some great deals. The sale will be held at Athens Town Hall, 883 261st Ave. N.E. (Co. Rd. 56) 1/2 mile west of Hwy. 65. Taking donations of sale items. Call 612-968-0124 for more information.
Benefit for Brian Markel
Saturday, Aug. 13: A benefit for Brian Markel will be held from 1-7 p.m. at the American Legion in North Branch. Sloppy Joe Dinner; Door Prizes; Silent Auction; Bake Sale, 1-5:30 p.m.; and Live Music by The Fuzzy Dice, 5:30-7 p.m. Adults $10, Kids $5.
Raven’s Outdoor Party & ALS Benefit
Saturday, Aug. 13: Raven’s is hosting an ALS benefit for Ryan Mossengren from 2-7 p.m. Pig Roast will be $10 per plate. There will be tons of silent auction items, door prizes, kids games, a huge blowup obstacle course for children & adults, dunk tank, and more. All proceeds go to Ryan Mossengren & Family. The Cole Allen Band will play from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Ladies two for ones from 8-9 p.m. Coors Light Specials. $1 Jello Shots. Check out the Cole Allen Band at www.coleallen.net.
Sunday, Aug. 14: East Central Minn. PFLAG (parents, family, and friends of lesbians and gays) will hold their monthly meeting at 4 p.m. at the ARC Retreat Center, 1680 373rd Ave. NE, Stanchfield. Call 612-390-6122 for further info.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, Aug. 15: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1-6 p.m. at Wintergreens Golf & Grill, 306 Credit Union Drive, Isanti. To reserve a time to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins also welcome. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Wintergreens gift certificate, good anytime. Wintergreens is having an extended happy hour for everyone to enjoy that day from noon-7 p.m., which includes $2 off appetizers, and buy one get one free drinks.
Men’s Cancer Support Group
Tuesday, Aug. 16: A support group for men dealing with cancer will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Men can discuss anything about their cancer journey or the journey of someone in their life. Facilitator, Jim Donahue, will lead the group in discussion. All men dealing with any cancer, in any way, are encouraged to attend. Refreshments provided. For more information call Bonnie at 763-688-8415.
Public welcome to film screening on Lyme disease
Tuesday, Aug. 16: Minnesota Lyme Association North Branch Chapter invites you to attend the film screening of “Under Our Skin” that is a dramatic tale of microbes, medicine and money. This updated film investigates the untold story of Lyme disease, and reflects stories of patients and physicians as they battle for their lives and livelihoods. The event will be held at the North Branch Library Community Room, 6355 379th St., from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sons of Norway Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 16: The local chapter of Sons of Norway will meet at 7 p.m. at SAC’s on Third, 332 3rd Ave. N.W., Cambridge. All are welcome, and the organization encourages new members. For more information visit www.sofn.com.
Customer Appreciation Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 17: The Cambridge Customer Appreciation planning committee will meet at 10 a.m. at the Minnco Center. The Customer Appreciation Event will be held Friday, Sept. 16. All businesses are invited to attend and participate.
Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Parkinson’s Support Group will hold their regular monthly meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. at Grace Pointe Crossing (formerly Grandview), 1545 River Hills Parkway, Cambridge. Kelly Lillemoen will be the guest. Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, their families, friends, and caregivers are invited to attend.
Happiness Happens at GracePointe Crossing
Thursday, Aug. 18: Join the senior living community at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge for an afternoon of fun at a carnival setting from 4-7 p.m. Games, prizes, cotton candy and more. Singing contest at 5:30 p.m. (pre-register by calling 763-689-1474). GracePointe Crossing, 135 Fern. St. N.
Free Community Dinner
Thursday, Aug. 18: A free Community Dinner will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Use the downstairs entrance. Everyone is welcome to join for a time of fellowship and a meal. Call the church office at 763-444-9201 with questions.
Retirement Party for Fran Strodtman
Saturday, Aug. 20: Fran Strodtman is retiring after 30 years as the director of the Senior Activity Center Services (SACS). A retirement party will be held at the Senior Center form 1-4 p.m. at 332 3rd Ave. NW in Cambridge. Everyone is invited to come and say farewell to Fran. No gifts please.