Saturday, Oct. 5
>Peace Walk in Cambridge
The bi-monthly peace walk in Cambridge will take place at 9 a.m. The group meets in the parking lot at Highway 95 and Birch Street, and the walk takes about half an hour. They try to keep their messages positive, supporting equal rights and justice for all, protection of our environment and an end to violence. Anyone is welcome to join. They walk on the first and third Saturdays of every month.
>Rush City Garden Club’s Octoberfest
All are welcome to join the fun at the Rush City Garden Club Octoberfest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rushseba Town Hall, 51445 Forest Blvd., Rush City. Guests will find dried flowers, painted pumpkins, gourds, garden produce and chili for lunch.
Sunday, Oct. 6
>First Lutheran Church Turkey Dinner
The First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rush City (1000 South Jay Avenue) will hold its annual Turkey Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are adults, $10 ($11 at the door); children ages 5-11, $4; and children 4 and under are free. Carryout meals are available. Advance tickets are available at the church office (320-358-4076), Fabric Fashions and More and at Hair Do or Dye. A gospel music service begins at 9 a.m. and the Silent Auction is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bargains are available at the Dollar Store and home-baked goods are available at the Bake Shop. All are welcome.
>Bowling for a Cure
Bowling for a Cure, an event to raise money for cancer research and Isanti County cancer survivors, will be held at Junction Bowl in Isanti from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for two games and shoe rental. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and a 50-50 drawing. For more information or to sign up call Debbie at 763-444-7250 or visit the Isanti County Cancer Crusaders Facebook page. Advance registration preferred, but not necessary.
>Blessing of the Animals
The Isanti County Humane Society is hosting a Blessing of the Animals Ceremony in honor of the Feast of St. Francis in front of Christ the King Catholic Church, 230 N. Fern St., Cambridge. Meet at 12:15 p.m. If possible, bring an unopened small bag or can of animal food for the local food shelf.
Monday, Oct. 7
>Fundraiser for Cambridge Lutheran Mission Team
Culver’s in Cambridge will host a fundraiser for the Cambridge Lutheran Mission Jamaica team from 4-8 p.m. A portion of the sales will support the team.
>55-plus Driver Improvement Program
An age 55-plus four-hour Driver Improvement Program four-hour course will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Rush City High School Media Center. The Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center at St. Cloud University developed this program specifically for senior drivers. It consists of four hours of lecture, discussion, review and educational videos. There are no written or behind the wheel tests. Upon completion of this four-hour course, drivers over the age of 55 are eligible for a 10% discount on their auto insurance. A state certified instructor performs all training. Pre-register by calling 1-888-234-1294 or Rush City High School, 320-358-4795.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
>Showing of ‘Beautiful Boy’
The Isanti County Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Coalition presents a public viewing of “Beautiful Boy” from 6-9 p.m. at the Braham Event Center, 655 Eighth St. SW, Braham. Based on the best-selling pair of memories from father and son, David and Nic Sheff, “Beautiful Boy” chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction for many years. Local resources will be available. “Beautiful Boy” is rated R.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
>Trainee-Corrections Officer Hiring Event
The Minnesota Department of Corrections is holding a Trainee-Corrections Officer Hiring Event at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City, 7600 525th St., Rush City, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There are current openings at several correctional facility locations. Go to mn.gov/careers. Apply to JOB ID No. 32886 at least 24 hours in advance. Schedule your onsite assessment and interview.
>Community Social at Braham Event Center
Do you know when the Heartland Express is available, what it costs, what other services are available, etc.? Alyssa Dehn from Heartland Express will be at the Community Social at the Braham Event Center (655 Eighth St. SW) at 3:30 p.m. to answer those questions and more. Learn how this can provide assistance to you and-or others. This is a free program with refreshments provided.
Thursday, Oct. 10
>Forcing Bulbs Master Gardeners Presentation
Plant bulbs in the fall so you can enjoy early spring flowers such as crocus, daffodils and tulips. Spring flowering bulbs are easy to grow. Bulbs can also be planted in containers and timed to flower indoors during the dreary winter months. This class will teach you a bit of bulb history, identify varieties for your growing zone, along with how to plant, grow and divide the bulbs. Presented by Sue Kirchner, Chisago County Master Gardeners, this educational presentation will be held on the lower level of the Isanti County Government Center in Cambridge at 7 p.m. Reservations are recommended but not required by calling the extension office at 763-689-1810.
Friday, Oct. 11
>American Red Cross Blood Drive
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Coborn’s Marketplace in Isanti (209 Sixth Ave. NE) from 1-7 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 12
>Frankensteiner’s Ball 14 in Cambridge
Frankensteiner’s Ball 14 will be held at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, 3101 Highway 95, Cambridge. Gates open at 9 a.m. with trophies presented at 4 p.m. All pre-registered cars receive a dash plaque. $10 per-registration forms available at frankensteiners.com or $15 day of show (no plaque). Food and merchandise vendors, door prizes, cash prizes, costume parade, coloring contest and trick or treating for the kids. Food donations or cash appreciated to benefit Family Pathways Food Shelf. Open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles. No dogs allowed. For more info visit frankensteiners.com.
Sunday, Oct. 13
The next meeting of the East Central MN Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will be held at 2 p.m. at Common Ground, Cambridge United Methodist Church, 404 N. Cypress. If you are in need of support, or wish to support or have questions on LGBT issues, they encourage you to attend. Questions about the organization or meetings call 320-272-0069. You can also visit ecmnpflag.org.
>Sons of Norway Membership Event
The Sons of Norway Rumelva Lodge Membership Event (open to the public)
featuring “The Way North,” will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Braham Event Center, 655 Eighth St. SW. It’s a WWII story of resilience, family and celebration. Scandinavian dinner and program, $20. Tickets must be pre-purchased. For more information call Pam at 763-639-5930.
Thursday, Oct. 17
>Free Computer Class
A free computer class, Intermediate Windows, taught by Dave Larson, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joy Lutheran Church, 1155 Joy Circle, Cambridge. To register call 763-689-5912.
Thursday, Oct. 24
>Isanti Community Blood Drive
A Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive will be held at the Isanti Community Center, 208.5 First Ave. NW, Isanti, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit MBC.ORG.
Friday, Oct. 25
>GracePointe Crossing Annual Craft, Bake Sale
GracePointe Crossing will hold its annual craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1545 RiverHills Pkwy. NW, Cambridge. Tables can be reserved for $10 and you keep the proceeds from your sales. Call 763-691-2117 for more information on table reservations.
Sunday, Oct. 27
>Monroe Crossing coming to Braham Event Center
Monroe Crossing will be performing at the Braham Event Center (655 Eighth St. SW.) at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available online at www.brahamcenter.org or by calling 320-396-3177.