Upcoming Activities

IMAGE Art Show opening Oct. 14

The East Central Regional Arts Council (East Central RAC) is hosting the 25th Annual IMAGE 2011 Regional Art Show. This is a judged art exhibition featuring the work of artists who live in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties. Over 100 artists from these counties have entered the show. A variety of art work such as photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, and mixed media will be on display.

This exhibition is open to the public and is free of charge.  The show will be open for viewing: Friday, Oct. 14, from  7 to 9 p.m. (the opening of the show); Monday through Friday Oct. 17 – 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day; and  Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. This will also be the open house for the new East Central RAC. The location is 112 Main St. South in Braham.

This event is made possible with funding provided by the East Central Arts Council and the East Central Regional Development Commission through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and The McKnight Foundation. For more information contact the East Central RAC at 320-396-2337, by email at [email protected], or at the website: www.ecrac.org 


Pancake Breakfast at Masonic Lodge

A Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Helios Masonic Lodge in Cambridge on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pancakes, sausage, eggs and beverages will be served. A donation of $6 is requested, and under 6 are free.

The Lodge is located at 2nd and Cypress St. SW in Cambridge.


Public Health Commission Meeting

The Isanti County Public Health Commission will meet Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Public Health office on the Lower Level of the Isanti County Government Center, 555 18th Avenue SW, Cambridge.

Call Isanti County Public Health at 763-689-4071 if you would like to attend the Public Health Commission meeting.


Cambridge Business Expo Oct. 22

The 3rd annual Cambridge Area Community & Business Expo will be held at the AFRC-Community Center in Cambridge on Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event is hosted by the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce and over 65 businesses/organizations will be in attendance.

In conjunction with the Expo, the Isanti County Historical Society will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast to benefit their on-going efforts to rebuild what was lost in a fire a few months ago.

The planning for the Expo is underway and the committee is looking for businesses and organizations to participate. Contact the Cambridge Chamber for more information or visit www.cambridge-chamber.com.

The public is invited to attend and admission is free. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door. There will also be a fashion show beginning at 11 a.m., highlighting many fall and winter fashions available at our local retailers.

The Cambridge Area Community & Business Expo will be filled with local information about Cambridge businesses, educational opportunities and fun. Look for more information about this event coming soon.

For more information call the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce at 763-689-2505 or visit the website at www.cambridge-chamber.com.


Gathering Oct. 25 for artists, supporters

The Cambridge Humanities and Education Foundation, as well as local artists and arts supporters, are invited to a gathering sponsored by The Cambridge Center for the Arts.

The gathering will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Minnco Center in Cambridge, 236 2nd Ave S.W. You are welcome to join anytime between 7 to 9 p.m. for a social gathering of artists and arts supporters. This relaxed evening will provide time to learn about upcoming opportunities, see other artists’ work, and network with other artists. Bring a work of art to share if you would like. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The Cambridge Humanities &  Education Foundation of Minnesota (CHEF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing services and support for communities in Minnesota and around the world.

The Cambridge Center For The Arts (CCFA) aims to make the arts  available to all in the community. CCFA offers a variety of art and music lessons for all ages as well as summer theater through Play, Inc. and a selection of concerts, field trips, and exhibitions. For more information call 763-691-9679 or visit cambridgecenterforthearts.org.


Harbor Room offers free yoga class

The Harbor Room Cancer and Chronic Conditions Resource Center is offering a free seven-week series of gentle yoga instruction.

The “Breathe, Stretch, Relax” class will be held Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 27, and continuing through Dec. 15. (Seven sessions, no class on Nov. 24).

The class will be held at WillowBridge Center in Cambridge.  WillowBridge Center/Haven DayCenter for seniors is generously donating the space for the class and the instructor, Amy Jensen, is donating her time.

“Breathe, Stretch, Relax” is appropriate for all levels of students. The class begins with a 10-15 minute centering practice which allows the student to slow down and prepare for the rest of the class. The middle part of the class consists of stretching and gently strengthening the body with an emphasis on using the breath as a guide. The last 15 minutes include a restorative practice that allows the body and mind to become quiet and to focus on healing.

Anyone affected by cancer, in any way, is invited to attend—whether a patient or a family member or supportive friend of someone with cancer. There are a limited number of openings for this class so early registration is recommended.

To register, call Bonnie at the Harbor Room at 763-688-8415.