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Customer Appreciation Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 13: The final meeting for the planning of the Cambridge Customer Appreciation meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Minnco Center in Cambridge. All are welcome to assist in the planning of the Sept. 14 event.

Sarah McQuaid performs

Thursday, Sept. 13: Sarah McQuaid will perform in Cambridge at the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. McQuaid is a gifted, captivating performer. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25. Buy tickets online at www.hardycenter.com, by phone at 763-689-6189 or at the door.

The Shadows Tribute Band performs

Saturday, Sept. 15: Jeff Boxell as a tribute to Buddy Holly and Wayne Luchau as a tribute to Roy Orbison will perform in Cambridge at the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. There will also be tributes to others. Buy tickets for $25 each online at www.hardycenter.com, by phone at 763-689-6189 or at the door.

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. 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).

Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution

Saturday, Sept. 15: Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution will be held at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti from 8 -9:30 a.m. $15 donation.

Mens Garage Sale

Saturday, Sept. 15: A Garage Sale featuring men’s items only will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church south parking lot, 370 S. Main St., Cambridge. All proceeds go to the Men’s Ministry of New Hope Community Church for scholarships to the Men’s Retreat this winter. Join first for breakfast at The Gathering Place, 145 2nd St. SE, Cambridge, from 7:30-9 a.m. If you have items to donate, contact Paul Blom at 763-444-7974.

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.

Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Food distribution is the third Tuesday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Isanti County Fairgrounds. Food will be distributed to one person only per address. You must bring an ID with your current address on it. If you do not have an ID with your current address, you must bring two pieces of mail addressed to you with your current address.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Parkinson’s Support Group will hold their regular monthly meeting from 10-11:30 a.m., at Grace Pointe Crossing, Commons Bldg., 1545 River Hills Parkway, Cambridge. Representative from Allina Medical Equipment will be present to inform us of items available to aid us in every day living. Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, their families, friends, and caregivers are invited to attend.

Isanti County Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 19: The Isanti County Boosters of the Seven County Senior Federation will meet at SAC’s on Third, 332 3rd Ave. NW, in Cambridge, at 12:30 p.m. Members are welcome, as well as new members.

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. The instructor is Dave Larson.

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 and get together for a celebratory breakfast Saturday morning at Cambridge Middle School. Register by contacting Yvonne Steinbring at: [email protected] or call Betty Pittman Olson at 651-407-0966 or Ione Larson Olund at 763-389-4572. Registration forms also available at Isanti County News office (234 S. Main, Cambridge).

Annual Fundraiser Auction

Saturday, Sept. 22: The DFL (Democrat Farm Labor) Senate Districts 31 and 32 are holding their annual fundraiser auction and Smorgasbord at the Cambridge Catholic Church Parish Hall (305 N. Fern St.). Bring donated items at 3 p.m. The Smorgasbord is at 5:30 p.m. with the auction at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call Howie at 763-213-5555 with questions.

Step into Africa Exhibit

Sept. 22-30: The Step into Africa interactive exhibit will be coming to the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge Sept. 22-30. Free admission. The exhibit runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 22-29, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 30. More information and reservations recommended by visiting www.worldvisionexperience.org/ourresponse.

Princess Zulu of Zambia comes to Cambridge

Sept. 22-23: “Having lost both parents, a sister, and a brother to the AIDS pandemic, Princess Kasune Zulu of Zambia knows all too well the heartbreak of the disease. But even a personal diagnosis of HIV has not dampened her passion to fight HIV/AIDS and become a voice for those “whose voice cannot be heard.” Princess will share her inspiring message at The Gathering Place (145 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge) on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Cambridge First Baptist Church (304 Main St. So., Cambridge) on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 9:45 a.m. Princess will be available for a short meet and greet following each appearance.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, Sept. 25: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Elim Baptist Church, 114 Dahlin Ave., Isanti. 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.

Cambridge Senior Dance

Wednesday, Sept. 26: A Cambridge Senior Dance will be held at the American Legion in Cambridge from 1-4 p.m. with Dick Szyplinski playing. Cost is $5.