On the Go upcoming events

Spirit River Community Dinner

Wednesday, Sept. 11: A free Community Dinner will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Spirit River Community Center, 1320 Co. Rd. 5 NE, Isanti.

Youth Groups beginning at Common Ground

Sept. 11 & Sept. 15: Common Ground: A United Methodist Community, invites middle-schoolers to Middle School Youth Group beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6-7:15 p.m. All youth grades 5-8 are welcome. Senior High Youth Group begins Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10:45 a.m. to noon. All senior high students are welcome. The church is located at 404 Cypress St. N, Cambridge, and can be reached at 763-689-2071.

Open House at Heavenly Sunshine Preschool

Thursday, Sept. 12: A strong preschool foundation is one of the best presents you can give your child. If you have not registered for preschool, visit Heavenly Sunshine Preschool from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see its science and art curriculum in action. They still have openings in their Tuesday/Thursday day program and their kindergarten bound afternoon class. Call Erika Zdon for more details at 763-444-7527. Heavenly Sunshine is located at 109 2nd Ave. N., Isanti.

Special Presentation on Lands and Waters

Thursday, Sept. 12: Laura Durenberger-Grunow, volunteer manager for Great River Greening will speak on, “Securing the Legacy of Minnesota Lands and Waters.” Great River Greening has ecological expertise in natural resource and water quality management and focuses on volunteer activities that offer conservation impact, ecosystem services and community benefits. Projects include native planting design, restoration and stabilization of shore lands, planting of native trees and wildflowers and exotic species removal. This free presentation at the Isanti County Government Center in Cambridge is at 7 p.m. and sponsored by the Isanti County Master Gardeners. For more information call 763-689-8254.

Fundraiser to benefit people in Haiti

Friday, Sept. 13: Factory Outlet Sale – 80 percent off the retail price of nightshirts made entirely of cotton. The location will be the lobby of Minnco, Highway 95, one block west of Main Street in Cambridge between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All money collected will benefit the poor in Haiti. To place an order, call Mary at 1-561-222-3347.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, Sept. 13: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at East Terrace Cooperative, 2155 Sixth Lane SE, Cambridge. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

Enjoy a trip to Duluth through Community Ed

Saturday, Sept. 14: Cambridge-Isanti Community Education will be hosting a trip to Duluth. The bus will leave Cambridge-Isanti High School at 8:30 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $24 for the trip or $39 for the trip and tour. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Your first stop will be at Tobies in Hinckley. Then, you will spend the day at Canal Park where you can watch the lift bridge, walk the pier, browse shops and enjoy some ice cream. You can also choose to travel to the Glensheen Mansion for a tour. Call Community Education at 763-689-6189 to register.

Matthew 25 Food Distribution Ministry

Saturday, Sept. 14:  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 receives two free grocery bags of food.

Athens Township Annual Picnic

Saturday, Sept. 14: Athens Township annual Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Athens Town Hall.

Breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Join your friends for breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace, 235 Fern St. N. in Cambridge, on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Good food, friendly service and great prices. For more information call 763-689-1474.

Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution

Tuesday, Sept. 17: 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.

Free Computer Class

Sept. 19-20: An Overview of Computers taught by Dave Larson will be offered Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joy Lutheran Church in Cambridge. To register call Vicki at 763-689-5912.

WinterGreen’s to host Benefit for Batten Disease

Saturday, Sept. 21: WinterGreen’s in Isanti will hold a 70s 5K Walk/Run or Disco to benefit Batten Disease Support & Research Association. The Race/Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a Band Party/Beer Bust from 6 p.m. to close. Entry fee (includes free drink & bracelet) is $25/person by Sept. 14 or $30/person Sept. 15 to event day. Kids 12 & under are free. Register at WinterGreen’s, 306 Credit Union Dr. Raid your parents or grandparents closets or dig in the attics and find something groovy to wear.