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Free dinner for veterans, families

Friday, Nov. 11: A free dinner for Isanti County veterans and their families will be held at South Isanti Baptist Church, 3367 Co. Rd. 5, Isanti, from 6:30-8 p.m. Chicken pot pie and baked apples will be served. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7:15 p.m. Guest Speaker Bob Boone, from Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, will speak at 7:30 p.m.

WillowBridge Center re-opening

Friday, Nov. 11: WillowBridge Center in Cambridge will hold a grand re-opening celebration from 5-8 p.m. with live music, shopping, food and fun. They were closed temporarily following a water main break on Aug. 6. WillowBridge currently offers a full service AVEDA salon, massage therapy, acupuncture, skin care, and waxing. Other services offered include fitness, homeopathy, and naturopathy. Call 763-552-6161, or stop in at 807 Main Street North for more information.

Holiday workshops

Nov. 12, 17 or 21: Green Barn Garden Center in Isanti will be offering holiday workshops. In November, create your own outdoor evergreen planter with spruce tips, greens and accents. Cost: $26.99 includes instruction and supplies. Class offered Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m., or Monday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. Call 763-444-5725 to reserve a place.

Isanti VFW Mens Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, Nov. 12: Isanti VFW Mens Auxiliary will host a Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the Isanti VFW, 410 Railroad Ave South. Cost is $5; children 6 and under eat free. The breakfast will benefit Veterans Programs and Minneapolis MEPS Family Readiness Support Group. Questions, call 763-444-9787.

Free Children’s Movie at Harvest Christian

Saturday, Nov. 12: Harvest Christian Center, on the corner of Hwy. 65 and Co. Rd. 5, in Isanti, will be premiering the newest VeggieTales movie, “The Little Drummer Boy,” at 10 a.m. Parents…Come drop your child off for a free movie and you can head out for a little Christmas shopping at the “Home For the Holidays” event.  Bring in a shoebox gift for Operation Christmas Child.

PFLAG meeting

Sunday, Nov. 13: East Central MN PFLAG (parents, family, and friends of lesbians and gays) will meet at 4 p.m. at the ARC Retreat Center, Grandy. Call 612-390-6122 for directions and information.

Culvers to help Li’l Farm

Monday, Nov. 14: The second annual Culver’s fundraiser for the Li’l Farm will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Ten percent of all sales at Culver’s during that time period will be donated to the Li’l Farm. Sisters Francette and Margaret hopes that the many people that know their need of money to continue their taking care of foster children will come and enjoy a fine meal at Culver’s. The slogan for the fundraiser is “Get ‘Culverized’ at Culver’s and help the Li’l Farm.”

Surplus Food Distribution

Tuesday, Nov. 15: Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution. Registration and food distribution from 3 to 5:30 p.m. (or until food supply is depleted) at the Isanti County Fairgrounds, 3101 Hwy. 95 NE, Cambridge. Food is distributed to one person per address. Volunteers are needed anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to help with various tasks. Call 763-691-9035 for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Group meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 16: Parkinson’s Support Group will hold their regular monthly meeting from 10-11:30 a.m., at GracePointe Crossing, Commons Building, 1545 River Hills Parkway, Cambridge. Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, their families, friends, and caregivers are invited to attend.

Isanti County Booster Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 16: The Isanti County Booster meeting, a branch of the Seven County Senior Federation, will meet at 12:30 p.m. at SAC’s on Third in Cambridge, 332 N.W. 3rd Ave. Delicious desserts will be served.

Job Search and Resource Class

Thursday, Nov. 17: Join for a Job Search and Resource class at 10 a.m. at the Cambridge Public Library. There is no fee for this 90 minute class. Pre-register by Nov. 14 at the library or call 763-689-7390 x15. This class is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Library and Museum Services. It will be taught by staff from Central Minnesota Jobs & Training.

VFW Post 2735 Bake Sale

Friday, Nov. 18: The VFW Post 2735 Auxiliary Bake sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MinnCo Credit Union, 235 1st Ave. W., Cambridge. Proceeds will go toward veterans’ needs in Isanti County.

Turkey & Ham Bingo & Chili Dinner

Sunday, Nov. 20: A Turkey & Ham Bingo & Chili Dinner will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 207 Co. Rd. 23 NW, Isanti. Turkey & Ham Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Chili Dinner $1 per bowl, 5 p.m. until gone. Sponsored by the Isanti Knights of Columbus.