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Design Ideas to Shrink Your Lawn

Thursday, Aug. 9: A free presentation on “Design Ideas to Shrink Your Lawn” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Isanti County Government Center. Presentation by Evelyn Hadden, author and landscaping expert. Event sponsored by the Isanti County Master Gardeners. For more information call 763-689-8254.

Li’l Farm Children’s Home garage sale

Saturday, Aug. 11: A deck sale (garage sale) for the benefit of the Li’l Farm Children’s Home will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Dolly Fairchild, 549 349th Ave NE, Cambridge. Go west on 95, turn right at stoplight onto 14/Polk St., left on 339th. Then follow the balloons.

Family Candy Bar Bingo

Sunday, Aug. 12: The Cambridge/Isanti Women of Today are Ladies will be offering Family Candy Bar Bingo. Join them from 2 to 3 p.m. at Minnco Center Community Room, one block south of Hwy. 95 on the corner of Birch Street and 2nd Ave SW, Cambridge. Bring one full size candy bar for each member of your family. Candy bars will be used as prizes for each game. Bring the family out for an afternoon of fun.

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 15: 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 in Cambridge. Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, their families, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. Come and enjoy the fellowship, light refreshments, share interests, concerns and more with others who are living with Parkinson’s.

Isanti County Boosters meeting

Thursday, Aug. 16: The Isanti County Boosters, a part of the 7 County Senior Federation, will in Cambridge at SAC’s on 3rd. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and meeting at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Customer Appreciation Planning meeting

Thursday, Aug. 16: The next Cambridge Customer Appreciation Planning meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the MinnCo Center in Cambridge.

Veterans picnic and hot air balloon rides

Saturday, Aug. 18: All veterans and their families are invited to the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge at 3 p.m. until dark for a picnic and hot air balloon ride. Barbecue pork, table service and beverages provided. Bring a dish to pass and lawn chair for your comfort. There is no charge for the picnic POW-MIA (tethered) Hot Air balloon ride (weather permitting). Hosted by the East Central Minnesota Chapter 684 of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Call Janice at 651-485-4432 or Jim at 320-396-2658 for more information.

Free Community Health Fair

Saturday, Aug. 18: A free community health fair open to all will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church, 905 West Central Drive. There will be screenings for blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol, glucose, women’s bone density, as well as complete medication reviews and education about diabetes, smoking cessation, heartburn and fall risk. The event is provided by the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Garden Party

Saturday, Aug. 18: City Center Market & Café invite you to celebrate summer and their new flower and herb gardens on from 3 to 6 p.m. The Market will offer an ice cream sundae bar for $2, and smoothies in the Café will be $1 off the regular price. Local musician Kenny Krona will entertain with song and guitar from 4 to 6 p.m. Bring your family and stop by.

Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution

Saturday, Aug. 18: Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti. A $15 donation is requested.

Benefit for Everett Prifco

Saturday, Aug. 25: A fundraiser benefit will be held at the Cambridge American Legion at 200 2nd Avenue SE for Everett Prifco, who lost his hand in a firework accident in Spencer Brook on July 7. The benefit is to raise money to help him pay for his medical expenses. Dinner will be from 4-7 p.m. with a $10 suggested donation. Keg beer will be served from 4 p.m. until it runs out for a $5 suggested donation for a wristband. A silent auction will be from 4-9 p.m. and Bad Jack will perform for entertainment. For more information or to donate, call Lisa at 715-338-4170.

CHS Class of 1962 Reunion

Sept. 21-22: Class members and faculty from Cambridge High School class of 1962 will gather for a 50th year reunion Sept. 21-22. The group will attend the Homecoming game at the high school Friday night at 7 p.m. and get together for a celebratory breakfast Saturday morning at Cambridge Middle School at 9 a.m. To receive a copy of the registration form contact: [email protected] or call Betty Pittman Olson (651-407-0966) or Yvonne Steinbring (520-399-2523). Registration forms also available at Isanti County News office (234 S. Main, Cambridge). Register by Sept. 1.