Almelund ‘Nights on the Town’
Meet up with your friends and neighbors on Friday evenings Aug. 2 and Aug. 30 for an old-fashioned community get-together. Celebrate Summer with “Music In Triangle Park” provided by Inter State Band from 6-7 p.m. (In case of rain, concert will be in the Amador Town Hall - next to the Mercantile). Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic supper. Don’t want to cook? Order fresh-made pizza or subs from Rod’s Country Corner, or - “Sausage on a Stick” meal-deals are available at the Almelund Mercantile. Come early to check out the Farmers Market, located at Rod’s held Fridays from 3-6 p.m. during the summer months. Take a stroll through the Amador Heritage Center grounds. The museum will be open from 5-7 p.m. Stop and enjoy a trip back in local history. Family Fun Nights are held at Triangle Park, Almelund. Almelund is located on Highway 95 between North Branch and Taylors Falls.
Wednesdays, through Aug. 28
>Summer Food Backpack Program
Trinity Lutheran Church of North Branch is distributing free bags of food every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at Stacy Lions Park as well as from the church at 38460 Lincoln Trail North Branch. Each bag contains enough food to feed a child a minimum of three lunches. Each child receives their own bag. Free books are also available. Stop by any Wednesday through Aug. 28.
Saturdays, through Oct. 26
>Cambridge Farmers Market
The Cambridge Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Center Market parking lot in Cambridge (122 N. Buchanan St.).
Tuesday, July 16
>Alzheimer’s Support Group
Alzheimer’s Support Group will hold its monthly meeting every Third Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at GracePointe Crossing Town Center, 1545 Riverhills Parkway NW, Cambridge. Meetings are facilitated by Molly Carlson of GracePointe Crossing and will provide education, information and support. Refreshments served. This is a joint venture with GracePointe Crossing and Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer’s. All welcome. For more information contact Julie Tooker at 763-691-6166.
>Free Concert in the Park in North Branch
A free concert at Central Park in North Branch will be held at 7 p.m. featuring Andy Spofford, which is acoustic rock, country and pop. There will be a story time at 6:45 p.m. and the book, “Moosetache,” will be given to the first 50 families. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled by 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17
>Parkinson’s Support Group
A Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held at Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old Main Street N., Cambridge, from 10-11:30 a.m. Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, their families, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. Come and enjoy fellowship with others who are living with Parkinson’s.
>Guest Speaker at We R Able Meeting
Paul Smith, director of Chisago-Isanti Heartland Express, will speak at the We R Able Support Group meeting at 1 p.m. at the Chisago County Senior Center in North Branch, 38790 Sixth Ave. Everyone is welcome to attend; $1 suggested donation.
Saturday, July 20
>Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry
Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry will be held at New Hope Community Church-Isanti Campus, 114 Dahlin Ave., Isanti, from 9-10:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Everyone who wants to save on grocery expenses is welcome. In return for a $20 donation, participants receive an abundance of grocery items. Bring boxes or baskets to carry home the food. There are no income or residency requirements. In other words you do not have to live in Isanti County to come to Ruby’s. Everyone is welcome. Look for them on Facebook at Ruby’s Pantry IsantiMN. Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry is at this site every third Saturday of the month. Questions, contact Ruby’s Pantry site coordinator Joyce at 612-760-4179.
>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.
Monday, July 22
>Summer Park Days
Common Ground: A United Methodist Community, will host an Engineering Day from 10 a.m. to noon at Cambridge City Park, 810 Second Ave. SW, Cambridge. This is a free event designed for kids fifth-grade and under.
Tuesday, July 23
>Free Concert in the Park in North Branch
A free concert at Central Park in North Branch will be held at 7 p.m. featuring Sweethearts Dinner Band, which is rock, pop and alternative. There will be a story time at 6:45 p.m. and the book, “Big Red Barn,” will be given to the first 50 families. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled by 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 25
>Memory Cafe in Isanti
The Isanti Memory Cafe will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Spirit River Community Center, 1321 Heritage Blvd., Isanti. Come with your loved one or care companion. Share your stories and socialize with others who are concerned about memory loss in a relaxed setting. Sponsored by Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer’s, Spirit River Community Center and funds from a grant from Allina Health. Registration or questions, call Julie Tooker at 763-691-6192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge to attend.
Sunday, July 28
>Johnny Rogers, History of Rock n’ Roll
Tickets on sale now, $15 in advance at www.brahamcenter.org or $20 at the door for The Johnny Rogers Show - The History of Rock-n-Roll. This show will pay tribute to such artists as Buddy Holly, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and more. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the concert beginning at 4 p.m. Event at the Braham Event Center, 655 Eighth St. SW, Braham.