Announcements

Isanti Family Farmers Market
Fridays: The Isanti Family Farmers Market will be held every Friday through Sept. 25 at 18 Broadway St. SW. in Isanti (Eagle Park) from 2:30-6:30 p.m. More info at isantifamilyfarmersmarket.org.

Cambridge Farmers Market
Saturdays: The Cambridge Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 31 at the City Center Market parking lot in Cambridge from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free Lessons for Pickleball
Sept. 3 and Sept. 9: Free lessons for pickleball will be offered by the Isanti County Club at Pioneer Park, 2240 Bridgewater Blvd. South in Cambridge. The free lessons will be Thursday, Sept. 3 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. To secure a space for a free lesson, call Gary at 763-689-2314 or Dick at 763-689-4767. Pickleball is a new sport in Cambridge which is fun for the old and young.
Community Dinner & Bread Distribution
Thursday, Sept. 3: A Free Community Dinner & Bread Distribution hosted by The Journey New Life Church at 145 Second Ave. SE, Cambridge, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. For questions, or need a ride, call Pastor David L. Willis at 651-674-8842. Bread Distributions are held the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, Sept. 3: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old North 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.

First Friday Watermedia Class
Friday, Sept. 4: A relaxed way to learn more about your favorite watermedia art. Students may use watercolor, acrylic or gouche paints and work on their own project using their own supplies. Specific aspects of painting with these mediums will be taught each session with time for individual help. Class will be held 9 a.m. to noon. Set-up begins at 8:45 a.m. Members are $35; Non-Members are $40. Instructor is Kate Salverda. Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., 763-552-0320. Register online at cambridgecenterforthearts.org or stop into the gallery.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, Sept. 4: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anytime Fitness, 113 Main St. S., 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.

Adult Coloring Event at Senior Activity Center
Tuesday, Sept. 8: An adult coloring event will be held at the SAC’s Enrichment Center, 140 N. Buchanan St., Cambridge, at 10 a.m. Bring along a friend or two and get into your coloring “mojo.” They plan to decorate the walls with your works of arts.

Open Studio
Wednesday, Sept. 9: Join fellow artists in a non-competitive, relaxed atmosphere to work on your own art with your own supplies from 9 a.m. to noon. No instruction. All mediums. If using oils, use odorless turpentine and bring a tablecover. Snacks are welcome. This is a great way to meet other artists. Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge. Call 763-552-0320 for more info. No registration necessary and event is free of charge.

Free Yoga in Central Green Park
Beginning Sept. 9: Free yoga classes will be offered in Central Green Park in Cambridge on Wednesdays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 14 from 5-5:45 p.m. The park is located in the Heritage Greens neighborhood just north of the Isanti County Government Center, 1455 Fern St. S. (In case of rain, the class will be held in the Government Center, 555 18th Ave SW.) For more information contact Cambridge City Hall at 763-552-3207.

Free Presentation on Planting Flower Bulbs
Thursday, Sept. 10: Isanti County Master Gardeners will host a Free Presentation on Planting Flower Bulbs at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Government Center in Cambridge, lower level. This is a free to the public presentation, although reservations are required by calling 763-689-1810.

Long Lake Lutheran annual Youth Garage Sale
Sept. 10-12: Long Lake Lutheran annual Youth Garage Sale will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Long Lake Lutheran Church, 3921 277th Ave. NW, Isanti. (Highway 47 and County Road 59).

OktoberFest at Historic St. John’s of Bradford
Saturday, Sept. 12: The eighth-annual OktoberFest will be held from 4-8 p.m. at Historic St. John’s Lutheran Church of Bradford, 900 County Road 5 Northwest, Isanti. An authentic German Bavarian Dinner will be served buffet style and musical entertainment provided by Kris and The Riverbend Dutchmen. Tickets are $17 per person by calling 763-444-9320 or at the gate.

PFLAG Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 13: The East Central Minnesota Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (including also transgender and bisexual) will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Common Ground (United Methodist Church) 409 North Cypress St., Cambridge. They welcome anyone looking for support or who wishes to support or has questions concerning the LGBT community. If you have questions, call 320-396-3128, 320-272-0069 or 763-552-0084.