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Youth Groups at Spirit River

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Spirit River Kid’s Klub (Grades 1-3) & 456 Fellowship (Grades 4-6) will meet at Spirit River Community Center at 5:30 p.m. Meals will be provided to all families, and a nursery will be available. Spirit River is located at 1320 Co. Rd., 5 NE, Isanti (Spectacular Events).

Free Community Dinner at Faith Lutheran

Thursday, Jan. 17: A free Community Dinner will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Use the downstairs entrance. Everyone is welcome to join for a time of fellowship and a meal.

Local Photography Group Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 17: Anyone interested in photography, experienced or beginner, is invited to come to a meeting to learn about Cambridge Center For the Arts and discuss the formation of a Photography group. Located at 144 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution

Saturday, Jan. 19: Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution will be held at Elim Baptist Church, 114 Dahlin Ave., Isanti, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. $15 donation.

Lorraine Fischer’s 90th Birthday

Saturday, Jan. 19: Lorraine Fischer’s 90th Birthday Celebration will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 109 2nd Ave. N, Isanti, from 2 to 5 p.m. with a program at 3 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend.

Drawing with Conte Crayon

Saturdays, Jan. 19 & Jan. 26: In this two day workshop, the basics will be covered. Students will be using just one-two shades of conte to create a monochromatic drawing on toned paper. There will be a review the basics of drawing: values, composition and design, notan, papers/surfaces, techniques and more from instructor MaryAnn Cleary. Cleary will review the tools used, do a demonstration and then the class will practice the techniques and begin a drawing. A simple still life is available for reference for the class or if one wants to use a photograph as reference, this is permissible as long as the photo is good one (no flash, not too small, good lighting). Materials for the class will be provided. The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cambridge Center for the Arts, 144 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge. Cost is $40, members $35. Call 763-691-9679 to register.

Free Computer Classes

Tuesday, Jan. 22-Friday, Jan. 25: There are free computer classes held at the

Joy Lutheran Church just south of Cambridge. There are four days to choose from: Tuesday, Jan. 22, Wednesday, Jan. 23, Thursday, Jan. 24 or Friday, Jan. 25. All classes run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call Vicki at 763-689-5912. 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.

Cambridge Senior Dance

Wednesday, Jan. 23: The Cambridge Senior Dance will be held at the Cambridge American Legion on from 1 to 4 p.m. with Tony Jambor. Dancemoves with Woody and Bonita at 12:15 p.m. See you at the dance.

Free Community Dinner at Spirit River

Wednesday, Jan. 23: Spirit River Community Church will hold a free Community Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Spirit River is located at 1320 Co. Rd., 5 NE, Isanti (Spectacular Events).

Artist Group Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 24: An Artist Group will meet to discuss, critique and brainstorm new projects with other artists in a relaxed environment. Located at Cambridge Center For the Arts, 144 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Pat Schonhardt in Concert 

Thursday, Jan. 24: Pat Schonhardt will be covering some old favorites from the likes of John Prine, David Bromberg and Billy Joel with his signature soulful blues with the help of his Fender guitar. This collaborative concert, through Cambridge Center for the Arts, will encourage audience members to write a word or phrase at the beginning of the show for use in creating a unique song for the second set. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at cambridgecenterforthearts.org or stop by 144 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge. Concert begins at 7 p.m. at CCFA.

Isanti Community Blood Drive 

Friday, Jan. 25: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti (109 2nd Ave. S.) from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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. Walk-ins are welcome.

Open Studio at Cambridge Center for the Arts

Saturday, Feb. 2: Bring your supplies to paint/draw/write/edit photos/ sculpt. Coffee and snacks will be offered. Located at Cambridge Center For the Arts, 144 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.