Free Food, Kid’s Games & Fun on Fourth of July

On the Go–  River of Life Church is giving out 200 hot dog meals, hosting lawn games for children and sand court volleyball for the community this Saturday, July 4 beginning at 6pm. Meal and all activities are free and take place one mile south of Wal-Mart on the corner of Opportunity Boulevard and 16th Ave.

River of Life is a church that enjoys serving the community by providing fun family activities. The property has been vacant since the building was condemned due to structural issues and was removed in 2005. So, bring your family, lawn chairs and enjoy the fun this July 4th. Stay until dark to watch the city fireworks.

For more information go to www.riveroflifehome.com or call 763-689-5115.

ON THE GO around Isanti County

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, July 2: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cambridge Medical Center, 701 S. Dellwood Ave., Cambridge. 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.

Free Bread Distribution

Thursday, July 2: A Free Bread Distribution hosted by The Journey 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 need a ride, call Pastor David L. Willis at 651-674-8842.

Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series

Monday, July 6: The Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series (A.C.T.S.) “Breaking the Bonds of Addiction” meets every Monday from 7-8 p.m. at the Cambridge Family Pathways Conference Room, 1575 East First Ave., Cambridge. All welcome. For more information call Eric at 763-744-7609.

Edward Jones Coffee Club

Tuesday, July 7: All are welcome to join the next Edward Jones Coffee Club hosted by Matt Larson at 10 a.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center, 140 Buchanan St., City Center Mall, Cambridge. Discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting. Coffee and pastries provided. RSVP by calling 763-689-8552 by July 6.

Open Artists Studio

Wednesday, July 8: Open Artists Studio will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., inside City Center Mall. Open Studio is free. Bring your current project and work in a quiet setting with other artists. Use odorless turpentine. Snacks are welcome. More info: 763-552-0320

Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, July 8: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Howard McCarty American Legion Post 290, 220 S. Main St., Cambridge. 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.

Free Presentation on Raspberry Plants

Thursday, July 9: A free presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Government Center in Cambridge, lower level, on “The Care and Cultivation of Raspberry Plants.” This is a free to the public presentation, although reservations are required by calling 763-689-1810.

Paint ‘n Pinot

Thursday, July 16: Paint ‘n Pinot evening of fun from 6:30-9:30 p.m. is back for July. Bring your own bottle of wine or favorite beverage. They add snacks and all the painting supplies. You learn step by step how to complete a beautiful painting that you will take home that evening. No experience necessary. Sign up early. This fills up fast. Registration in advance is mandatory. Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N. No. 178 in City Center Mall. $35 Members, $40 Non-Members. Or sign up online at cambridgecenterforthearts.org. More info: 763-552-0320.