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Cambridge Customer Appreciation Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 30: The Cambridge Customer Appreciation Event planning committee will meet at 2 p.m. at the Minnco Center in Cambridge. All are welcome to assist in the planning of this annual event scheduled for Sept. 14.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 30: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church, 905 W. Central Drive, Braham. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Twin Cities Collectors Car Show & Swap Meet

Sunday, Sept. 2: The 45th Annual Twin Cities Collectors Car Show & Swap Meet will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aquators Park (NW corner of US 10 & Hwy. 65) Blaine. Rain or Shine. Call 612-963-7690 or 763-370-6012 for questions/info.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, Sept. 6: Donate Blood at the Cambridge Community Blood Drive at Cambridge Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For an appointment or more info call Konnie at 763-689-3653 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Picture ID or Donor Card are required.

5th Annual Art Festival

Saturday, Sept. 8: City Center Market will be sponsoring their 5th Annual Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twenty or so local artists will be on hand with their pottery, jewelry, wood art, paintings, photography, rag rugs and much more for you to choose from. The Co-op’s Deli will offer a lunch special, and there will be music to entertain you all day. Watch their Facebook page and website (www.citycentermarket.coop) for more information.

Gerdin Cemetery Association

Saturday, Sept. 8: The Gerdin Cemetery Association will hold its fall meeting at the Creamery Crossing in Isanti. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the 2 p.m. meeting. Questions? Call Barbara Ann Erickson at 763-444-4762.

Christ the King Pork Chop Dinner

Sunday, Sept. 9: Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge, 305 Fern St. N., will have its annual “Pork Chop Dinner” from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Catholic Parish Hall. The public is invited to enjoy a delicious dinner at an affordable price. Tickets are $9/adults, $6/ages 6-12 with five and under free. There will also be a bake sale, kids carnival and a silent auction that ends at 1:15 p.m.

Respectful Conversation on Marriage Amendment

Sunday, Sept. 9: Common Ground — A United Methodist Community and the Minnesota Council of Churches — invite the community to attend A Respectful Conversation on the Marriage Amendment from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 404 Cypress St. North, Cambridge. Pre-registration is required. Call 763-689-2071 or register online at www.mnchurches.org. Dinner will be provided.

East Central MN PFLAG Meeting

Sunday, Sept. 9: The East Central MN Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 3 p.m. at the ARC Retreat Center, 1680 373rd Ave NE, Stanchfield – west of Grandy.  Please note, this is one hour earlier than usual. Questions about PFLAG or how to get to ARC? Call 320-396-3128 or 763-464-0079.

Norway Presentation at East Terrace Coffee Talk

Wednesday, Sept. 12: Sons of Norway member, Leonard Worth, is coming to East Terrace Cooperative to show photos of the Norwegian land and culture. The public is invited to join in on the coffee and presentation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 2155 6th Lane SE, Cambridge.

Anderson County Park Fall Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 15: The public is invited to a fall event celebrating National Public Lands Day. At the Anderson County Park Fall Celebration there will be free and cool things to see and do for kids and families: 9-10:30 a.m. Volunteer Work on the Playground; 11 a.m.-noon. Live Amphibian Program; noon-1 p.m. Free Apple Pie and Ice Cream; noon-2 p.m. Live Music, Hay Rides, Disc Golf, Geocaching. The park is located at 27241 Furman Ave., North Branch (on Co Rd 18, ¼ mile North of Co Rd 9). Call 763-689-8220 for more information.

Radio Personality Jon Engen To Visit Church

Sunday, Sept. 16: Radio Personality Jon Engen from BOB FM & SPIRIT 95.9, will be coming to New Beginnings Community Church at 10 a.m. There will be free lunch and games following the service. The entire community is invited. NBCC is located behind Perkins off of Hwy. 95 in Cambridge.

Free Computer Class

Sept. 20-21: There will be a free computer class held at the Joy Lutheran Church just south of Cambridge. To register call Vicki at 763-689-5912. The class will be held Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a beginning computer class, but will benefit people at all skill levels. Topics include: computer terminology, the parts inside the computer, tips for buying one, should you buy a laptop, pros and cons of different stores and plenty of time for questions. The instructor is Dave Larson.