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Taste of Isanti County

Thursday, April 11: Come and enjoy food, art and music at the Taste of Isanti County/Rotary Club of Cambridge-Isanti annual fundraiser. The event will be held at Spectacular Events Banquet Center in Isanti from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Knit Night in Isanti

Thursday, April 11: Knit Night is held every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rendezvous Coffee Shop in Isanti for knit/craft night.

Presentation on the Creation of New Food Systems

Thursday, April 11: Jacquelyn Zita, educator and farmer (a semi-retired U of M professor and co-founder of the Women’s Environmental Institute) will speak on “Multiplying the Local: Farming/Gardening for the New Food System” at the Isanti County Government Center in Cambridge at 7 p.m. She will discuss how we can feed our communities and feed the world through the creation of new food systems—bringing healing nutrition and growing power from the local soil to the local fork. She now serves as the Director of Operations and Education and Farm Manager at WEI. This free presentation is sponsored by the Isanti County Master Gardeners. For more information call 763-689-8254.

Spring Craft and Bake Sale

Saturday, April 13: A Spring Craft and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Joy Lutheran Church, 1155 Joy Circle, Cambridge. Questions? Call Vicki 763-689-5912.

Local Author, Jim Hove, Book Signing

Saturday, April 13: Isanti author, Jim Hove, will read and discuss his new book, “Exploring an Alien Culture: What can we learn from the Viking, Scandinavian Immigrants and Nordic People Today?” at Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge at 2 p.m. For more information call 763-689-2474. Free and open to the public.

Tusen Tack Bag Sale

Saturday, April 13: Tusen Tack thrift store in Braham will host a $5 bag sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Matthew 25 Food Distribution Ministry

Saturday, April 13: Matthew 25 Food Distribution Ministry will be held at Isanti Middle School, 201 Centennial Drive. Food will be distributed beginning at 9:30 a.m. Every person, no matter the age, receives two free grocery bags of food.

Learn to Draw classes

Saturday, April 13 & 20: This two day workshop is designed to encourage and inveigle the student to develop the habit of drawing. Beginners and experienced drawers alike will use drawing exercises that sharpen the “eye” and loosen the hand motion. Drawing from a live clothed model, you will capture the “gesture” of the figure. $60 Nonmembers, $50 members. Price includes materials and model fee. Bring a 9×12 wire bound notebook for notes and homework. Located at Cambridge Center for the Arts, 144 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge. Call 763-691-9679 for more information.

PFLAG Meeting

Sunday, April 14: The East Central MN Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Common Ground, the Cambridge United Methodist Church, at 404 North Cypress in Cambridge. (Please use the SW entrance.) We welcome attendance by and input from members of the LGBT community at our meetings. If you have questions concerning PFLAG, call 320-396-3128 or 763-464-0079.

Together in Recovery Group

Sunday, April 14: The Christian-based recovery group, Together in Recovery, will meet from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Spirit River Community Center, 1320 Co. Rd., 5 NE, Isanti (Spectacular Events). Use the entrance on the north side of the building to maintain confidentiality (look for the sign). Coffee and pastries will be served. All are welcome.

Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution

Tuesday, April 16: The Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution will be held at the Isanti County Fairgrounds. Registration and food distribution will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. There will not be any preregistration. Do not arrive before 1 p.m. Food will be distributed to one person only per address. You must bring an ID with your current address on it or two pieces of mail addressed to you with your current address. For more information, call 763-691-9035.

Join for Breakfast

Tuesday, April 16: Join your friends for breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace, 235 Fern St. N. in Cambridge, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Good food, friendly service and great prices. Complimentary coffee. For more information call 763-689-1474.

The Artist’s Way Class

Beginning April 17: Study and complete the assignments listed in each chapter of Julia Cameron’s best international selling book “The Artist’s Way: Workbook.” This 12-week class, held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., helps cultivate the artist within, and is recommended for anyone interested in discovering how to be more creative, in art or in life in general. Sign up Cambridge Center for the Arts, 144 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge, or call 763-691-9679.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, April 17: Parkinson’s Support Group will hold its monthly meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at GracePointe Crossing, Commons Bldg., 1545 River Hills Parkway, Cambridge. Dr. Achenbach will be the guest speaker. 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 Club

Wednesday, April 17: The 7 County Isanti Boosters Club will meet at SAC’s on Third, 332 3rd Ave. NW, Cambridge. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Youth Groups at Spirit River

Wednesday, April 17: 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 at 1320 Co. Rd., 5 NE, Isanti (Spectacular Events). A Lenten Service will be held at 7:15 p.m.

Prayer Gathering

Thursday, April 18: Spirit River Community Church will hold a Prayer Gathering at noon at Rendezvous Coffee in Isanti, 310 Dahlin Ave.

Free Community Dinner at Faith Lutheran

Thursday, April 18: 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. Call 763-444-9201 with questions.

Earth Friendly Fair at Cambridge Campus

Saturday, April 20: Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus will host the 3rd annual Earth Friendly Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme this year is “Something Greater Than Yourself.” There will be vendors and exhibitors, presenters on organic gardening and alternative energy, as well as numerous events and children’s activities, including a scavenger hunt at 9 a.m. and a 100 meter dash. Everyone is invited and admission is free.

Ruby’s Food Pantry Distribution

Saturday, April 20: Ruby’s Food Pantry Distribution will be held at Elim Baptist Church, 114 Dahlin Ave., Isanti, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. $15 donation requested.

Pat Dennis Book Signing at Scout & Morgan

Saturday, April 20: Pat Dennis, author of “Murder by Chance” will host a book signing at Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast to benefit St. Scholastica School

Sunday, April 21: The Christ the King Knights of Columbus Council 12813 in Cambridge will hold a Pancake Breakfast at the Catholic Parish Hall from 8 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will be given to St. Scholastica School. Cost of the delicious all-you-can eat breakfast is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, with children 5 and under free. There will also be a silent auction.

Mamacita’s Parent Group

Sunday, April 21: Mamacita’s Parenting Strategy Class, facilitated Elva Bustios Huss, will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at Spirit River Community Center, 1320 Co. Rd., 5 NE, Isanti (Spectacular Events). Are you a single parent, a couple, grandparents, foster parents, male, or female? Are you a new parent or are you just having a new child in your home or maybe your kids are just driving you crazy? All are welcome. A nursery will be provided. Also, at 5:30 p.m., youth group will be held.

Together in Recovery

Sunday, April 21: The Christian-based recovery group, Together in Recovery, will meet from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Spirit River Community Center, 1320 Co. Rd., 5 NE, Isanti (Spectacular Events). Use the entrance on the north side of the building to maintain confidentiality (look for the sign). All are welcome.

Cambridge Senior Dance

Wednesday, April 24: Cambridge Senior Dance will be held at American Jane’s Grill & Bar (formerly American Legion) from 1 to 4 p.m. with Jerry Bierschbach. See you at the dance.

Kenny Krona Concert

Thursday, April 25: Cambridge Center For the Arts welcomes this encore performance at 7:30 p.m. from local singer and guitarist Kenny Krona in our Concert Hall, located next to the gallery at 144 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge. Enjoy a night of good music and people in your community. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 763-691-9679 or at the door.

Minnesota Mediation Services Open House

Thursday, April 25: Minnesota Mediation Services, LLC invites the community to an Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy yourself with some snacks and beverages. All are welcome. Located at Courthouse Square, 237 2nd Ave. SW, Suite 222, Cambridge.

Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive, Isanti

Thursday, April 25: Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive will be held at the Isanti Community Center (1 block west of railroad tracks, turn south off Co. Rd. 5, follow signs) from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or you can call 651-332-7170 for an appointment. Blood is needed every few seconds, so every donation is so appreciated.

Drama Department presents ‘Pride and Prejudice’

April 26-27: St. Francis Christian School’s Drama Department presents “Pride and Prejudice” April 26 at 7 p.m. and April 27 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call the 1st Baptist Church office to reserve tickets at 763-753-1230.

Braham Early Childhood Garage Sale

Saturday, April 27: The Braham Early Childhood Garage Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Braham Area Elementary School. They will have new and gently used kids items. They will also be collecting non-perishable items for the local Braham Food Shelf and asking $1 person with all proceeds going to the Early Childhood program. Sellers still wanted. Rental space is $10. Call early to reserve your spot at 320-396-5219.

Choir Concert to benefit Li’l Farm

Sunday, April 28: The East Central Minnesota Children’s Chorus, together with the PrimeTime Singers, will give a concert at Cambridge Lutheran Church (621 Old N. Main St.) at 3 p.m. The program will include an enjoyable mix of sacred and secular choral music, including two anthems for the two choirs combined. The Celestial Bells hand bell choir will also perform. The concert is a benefit for the Li’l Farm Children’s Home. Tickets at the door for $5. Children admitted free.

Long Lake Garage Sale

Thursday, May 2: A Garage Sale will be held at Long Lake Lutheran Church, Hwy. 47& 277th Ave., Isanti, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

MS Walk Cambridge and Surrounding Area

Sunday, May 5: MS Walk Cambridge and surrounding area will be held beginning from 10 to 11 a.m. There is a 1.5 mile or 3.5 mile route. Register at www.myMSwalk.org or call 1-800-582-5296. It will starting at Cambridge Community College and end at Cambridge City Park. There will be food, water, snacks, entertainment, face painting and drawing for prizes. Come as 1 or make a team and walk for a world free of MS.

Helios Masonic Lodge Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 5: Helios Masonic Lodge will host a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. $6 donation. Under 6 years is free. Located at 2nd & Cypress St. SW, Cambridge.

Long Lake Garage Sale

Friday, May 17: Long Lake Lutheran Church (Hwy. 47 & 277th Ave., Isanti) will hold a Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults, $5; 6-12, $3 and under 6 are free. Includes spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and beverage.