Upcoming Events

Kids’ Carnival offers free family fun in North Branch

The 15th annual North Branch Community Kids’ Carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Central Park in North Branch.

Kids and their families will enjoy a day of fun with plenty of free activities including games and prizes, ponies and animals, a dunk tank, free food, music, face painting and more. Members of the North Branch police and fire departments will be present and a fire truck will be on location. Drawings and prizes will occur throughout the event, with the grand prize being a $100 gift certificate.

The Kids’ Carnival is a free event for area kids in grade six and under. It is sponsored by Living Branch Lutheran Church and supported by many area businesses. For more information, contact Living Branch Lutheran Church at 651-674-5576.

Gospel Jamboree at North Isanti Baptist

A Gospel Jamboree will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at North Isanti Baptist Church, 2248 313th Ave. NE (County Road 43), Cambridge. As always, coffee and refreshments following the concert.

55+ Driver Improvement Program offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at John Hirsch’s Cambridge Motors, 700 Garfield Ave, Cambridge.

They will be offering a 4-hour refresher course for those 55 and older. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is required.

A Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology.  The fee for the four hour refresher course is $20. For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294

Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law.

First time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent discount.