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Spirit River Youth Happenings

Wednesday, Sept. 5: Kid’s Klub (Grades 1-3) and 456 Fellowship (Grades 4-6) will be held from 5:30–7 p.m. at Spirit River Community Center, 1320 Co. Rd. 5 NE, Isanti. Meals will be provided for the families that attend.

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.

Hisgivers offering free clothing and household goods

Thursday, Sept. 6: Hisgivers offering free clothing and household goods hosted by Cambridge UPC Church, located at 210 10th Ave. SW, Cambridge. (Renting the Seventh Day Adventists Church). Event will be held 5:30-7 p.m. For questions or a ride contact Pastor David L. Willis at 651-674-8842.

Cambridge Customer Appreciation Planning Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 6: A planning meeting for the Cambridge Customer Appreciation Event will be held at 2 p.m. at the MinnCo Center in Cambridge. All are welcome to assist in the planning of this annual event set for Sept. 14.

Matthew 25 Food Distribution Ministry

Saturday, Sept. 8: The Matthew 25 Food Distribution will be held at the Isanti Middle School from 9-11 a.m.

Fall Kick-Off at Spirit River

Sunday, Sept. 9: The Fall Kick-Off Church Service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Spirit River Community Center. Youth Group BIFFER starts at 3 p.m. and meets at the Spirit River Community Center, 1320 Co. Rd. 5 NE, Isanti.

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. Artists will be on hand with their pottery, jewelry, wood art, paintings, photography, rag rugs and much more for you to choose from.

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. 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.

Isanti County Handicap Group

Tuesday, Sept. 11: Isanti County Handicap Group will be going to the Pine Tree Apple Orchard by White Bear Lake.

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 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 2155 6th Lane SE, Cambridge.

Men’s Cancer Support Group Luncheon

Wednesday, Sept. 12: Join the Harbor Room Men’s Cancer Support Group from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for a brat lunch fundraiser. Included in the meal will be a brat w/all the fixins, potato salad, baked beans and lemonade. The event will be held at the Cambridge Medical Center on the deck behind the cafeteria (or near the cafeteria in case of rain).  Donations accepted. All proceeds go to the Harbor Room, Cancer and Chronic Condition Resource Center.

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.