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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.

Free Community Dinner, Bread Distribution

Thursday, Sept. 1: A free community dinner and bread distribution, also featuring free clothing and household needs, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. It’s hosted by Cambridge UPC Church, 210 10th Ave SW, Cambridge, (renting the Seventh Day Adventist Church). If you need a ride, contact  Pastor David L. Willis at 651-674-8842.

9-11 Remembrance & Public Servant Day

Sunday, Sept. 11: A 9-11 Remembrance & Public Servant Day Ceremony will be held at the Isanti VFW #2735 beginning at 8:45 a.m. Come meet and thank our public servants and shake the hand of a local fire fighter or police officer. There will also be a Silent Auction, Hot Dogs on the Grill, Face Painting, and more. Show your Civil Service, FD or PD employee ID and get a free hot dog and chips. The VFW is located at 410 Railroad Ave. So., Isanti, and can be reached at 763-444-9787.

Athens Township Picnic

Saturday, Sept. 10: Come on out to the Athens Township Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will have Jurassic Park Survivor and Bouncy Boxing from Game World for kids’ entertainment, plus other attractions. Get a character sketch from Dan, enjoy live music by Doyle Peck, and get to know your neighbors while you enjoy a free picnic lunch in Collin Park located next to the Town Hall, on 261st Ave. N.E. (1/2 mile west of Hwy. 65).

6th Annual North Country Hillbillys Car & Truck Show in Braham

Saturday, Sept. 10: The 6th Annual North Country Hillbillys Car & Truck Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Braham Covenant Church, (Hwys. 4 & 107). Register on-site. Custom Dash Plaques to the first 50 entrants. Prize Drawing throughout the day. Participate in the Valve Cover Race & the Slow Race. Muffler Rap Contest at 3 p.m. Live Bluegrass/Gospel Music hosted by the Braham Covenant Church. No entry fee, however donations of non-perishable items to the local food shelf are requested. Questions regarding the car show, call Les Orvis at 320-492-4579 or Mike Mason at 612-221-4295.

East Central Minnesota PFLAG Monthly Meeting

Sunday, Sept. 11: East Central Minnesota 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. NW in Stanchfield. For directions and more information, call 612-390-6122.

Pork Chop Dinner

Sunday, Sept. 11: The Cambridge Knights of Columbus Christ the King Council 12183 will sponsor the annual “Pork Chop Dinner.” The dinner will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Catholic Parish Hall. Adults are $9, children 6-12 $6, and children 5 and under are free. Besides the dinner, there will be a bake sale, silent auction (concludes at 1:15 p.m.), and Kids Carnival.

Medicare Highlights Workshop

Monday, Sept. 12: A Medicare Highlights workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at GracePointe Crossing in the Gables West chapel, 135 Fern St. N. in Cambridge. Lynda Hayek from East Central Senior Resource Center will present important information about Medicare. Whether you are new to Medicare or in need of more information, you are welcome to participate. Questions? Call Julie Tooker at 763-691-6192.

Isanti VFW Pig Roast Fundraiser

Saturday, Sept. 17: The Isanti VFW #2735 Men’s Auxiliary Fundraiser Pig Roast will be held at 4:30 p.m. $7 per person, and All-U-Can-Eat. The VFW is located at 410 Railroad Ave. So., Isanti, and can be reached at 763-444-9787.