Free Community Dinner & Bread Distribution
Thursday, Oct. 3: A Free Community Dinner & Bread Distribution hosted by Cambridge UPC Church at 210 10th Ave. SW, Cambridge (Renting the Seventh Day Adventists Church) will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. For questions, or if you need a ride, call Pastor David L. Willis at 651-674-8842. Bread Distributions are held the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pop-cans for Vets Drive at Clarence’s Recycling
Saturday, Oct. 5: Clarence’s Recycling in Isanti is teaming with Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network to help veterans. Come on in and help local vets and their families. Bring and get paid for your pop-cans. They will donate all their profits from the pop-Cans to the Isanti County Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Network. All steel brought in that day will also be donated. So clean out the corners of your house and garage for a great cause. Clarence’s Recycling, 27973 Hwy. 65 NE, Isanti.
Enchanted Masquerade Ball
Saturday, Oct. 5: An Enchanted Masquerade Ball to benefit the Beautiful You program at the Harbor Room Cancer Resource Center at Cambridge Medical Center will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight at American Jane’s Bar & Grill in Cambridge, 200 Second Ave. E. (former American Legion). Tickets are $30 and the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, photographs and entertainment. For ticket information call Sherri at 612-221-5497.
Together in Recovery
Sunday, Oct. 6: 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). All are welcome.
Breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace
Tuesday, Oct. 8: 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.
Informational Meeting on C-I Bond Referendum
Wednesday, Oct. 9: An informational meeting on the Cambridge-Isanti School District bond referendum will be hosted by Superintendent Dr. Raymond Queener at Herman’s Bakery in Cambridge at 7 a.m. All are welcome.
Wednesday, Oct. 9: Spirit River Community Church will hold a Prayer Gathering at 1:30 p.m. at Rendezvous Coffee in Isanti, 310 Dahlin Ave.
Spirit River Community Dinner
Wednesday, Oct. 9: A free Community Dinner will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. at Spirit River Community Center, 1320 Co. Rd. 5 NE, Isanti. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a great meal.
Benefit for Kathy Jensen-Bohman
Saturday, Oct. 12: A benefit for Kathy Jensen-Bohman will be held from 2-6 p.m. at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, Community Building. It will consist of a silent auction, live auction, pulled pork dinner and live music by “Watching Planes.” Kathy, daughter of Einer and Lois Jensen, was diagnosed with Uterine & Colon Cancer in 2008, and shortly after diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome. In March 2012, a non-cancerous tumor was removed from the bottom of her left foot. The tumor has returned and doctors have concluded an amputation of half of her foot is necessary so the tumor doesn’t turn to cancer. This event is an effort to raise funds to offset rising medical expenses. For more information or to make a donation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-868-2031. A benefit account has also been set up at Minnco Credit Union, 235 First Ave. W in Cambridge, “Kathy Bohman Benefit.”
Grandy Lions Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, Oct. 13: The Grandy Lions will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Grandy Community Center, with all proceeds benefitting community projects. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee will be served, featuring the famous Grandy Lions pork sausage.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, Oct. 13: The Isanti County Humane Society is hosting a Blessing of the Animals Ceremony in honor of the Feast of St. Francis at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge, 230 N. Fern St. All are invited to come and bring your pet(s). All animals must be under control of the owner and safe to be around. If you are unable to bring your animal, an article representing them can be blessed on their behalf. If possible, bring an unopened small bag or can of animal food for the local food shelf.
Hayride 4 Food Drive
Sunday, Oct. 13: The 4th annual Hayride 4 Food Drive will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Bloomgren Frams, 2675 337th Ave. NE, Cambridge (north of Cub Foods, follow signs day of event). The hayride will be from 1-5 p.m., with petting zoo and face painting from 1-4 p.m. Hot apple cider, cookies and bars will be served. All proceeds benefit Cambridge Food Shelf. Bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation and receive a hayride.
Other Upcoming Events
Word of Life welcomes speaker
Word of Life Ministries welcomes special speaker, Dr. Pete Wurdemann, to discuss “Cancer Killers” at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at Word of Life Ministries, 6888 Hwy. 95 NW, Princeton.
Find out what cancer really is, and how your body is naturally programmed to kill it. This is a free event open to the community. Visit www.WordofLifeMN.org or call 763-689-5880 for more information.
Animal blessing at Spring Lake Luth.
All animals (and their owners) are invited to receive a special blessing at Spring Lake Lutheran Church. They will gather at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, in the church parking lot. Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome.
All are welcome to join for worship at 9 a.m. The Education Hour begins at 9:50 a.m. and the Fellowship Hour is at 10 a.m., following the worship service. Spring Lake Lutheran is located 9 miles east of Cambridge on Highway 95, then one block north on Erickson Road.
Captive Free at Calvary Ev.
Captive Free, a relational music ministry team sponsored by Youth Encounter, will perform at Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church in Rush Point at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
Everyone is invited to come and share inspirational music, personal stories, skits and more with this energetic team.
Harvest Supper at Calvary Ev.
The annual Harvest Supper and Bake Sale will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church of Rush Point.
The bake sale will begin at 4 p.m. The supper menu features meatballs, potatoes, gravy, rolls, baked squash, vegetable, pickles, cole slaw, dessert and beverages. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and under are free. Bake sale proceeds will go to the Caring for Kathy Bohman benefit. Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church is 5.5 miles east of Grandy at County Road 6.
Swedish Meatball Dinner Oct. 12
The St. John Lutheran-Weber Cemetery Board will host a Swedish Meatball Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
Advance ticket prices are $7/adults, $4/ages 6-12 and 5 and under are free. Tickets at the door will cost $1 more. The church is located at 28168 Jodrell St. NE, North Branch.
Advance tickets will be sold before and after church Oct. 6. The last day to buy advance tickets is Oct. 6.
Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Lawn and Maintenance Care Fund for the Weber and Bradford Cemeteries. Call 763-444-5988 with questions or advance tickets.
Guest speaker at North Isanti Baptist
Hanna Hall will tell her dramatic story at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at North Isanti Baptist Church in Cambridge.
As a teenager of 16, her life was spared four times as she fled Russian troops during World War II. Hall, a German refugee, fled advancing communists in 1945 and walked 15 months on her flight to freedom.
Through these unusual true experiences, she brings a message of hope and an expression of appreciation for the freedom she finds here in the United States. Refreshments follow.