Friday, Sept. 27
>American Red Cross Blood Drive
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at New Hope Community Church in Isanti (114 Dahlin Ave. NE) from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
>Third annual Princess Prom
Your little princess and a special man in her life can dance the night away at this fun event hosted by the Cambridge Ambassador Program. Registration begins at 6 p.m. with a Grand March at 6:15 p.m. Party Patrol DJ will play dance music from 6:30-8 p.m., and a snack buffet will be served at 7 p.m. The cost is $42/couple ($10/extra princess) at the door. All ages are welcome! Questions, 612-991-1687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 28
>Matthew 25 Food Distribution
Matthew 25 Food Distribution will be held at 9 a.m. at Isanti Middle School, 201 Centennial Drive. Each person who attends receives two free bags of food, regardless of age.
>Cambridge High School Class of 1958 Luncheon
The Cambridge High School Class of 1958 will meet for a luncheon at noon at Wintergreen’s in Isanti, 306 Credit Union Drive Northeast.
>South Isanti Baptist Fall Fest
South Isanti Baptist Church (3367 County Road 5 NE, Isanti) is once again hosting their Fall Fest. This event for the entire family will be held from 1-4 p.m. There will be food, games, a bounce-house for kids, pony rides, and, best of all, a great opportunity to meet people in our extended neighborhood. It’s all free! Come and enjoy!
>East Central MN Friends of the NRA
The East Central Minnesota Friends of the NRA will hold its annual fundraiser at 5 p.m. at Lent Town Hall, Hemingway Avenue, Stacy. Join for dinner, raffles, auctions and fun with a chance to win exclusive NRA guns, gear, decor and collectibles. Individual tickets are $40, with table packages available. For tickets visit friendsofnra.org/events or call Brian O’Donnell at 651-253-2875 or email email@example.com.
>Outdoor showing of ‘Sing’ in North Branch
An outdoor showing of the movie “Sing” will be held at Central Park in North Branch at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Sunday, Sept. 29
>St. Gregory’s annual BOOYA and Fall Festival
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church’s 38th annual BOOYA and Fall Festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be BOOYA, hot dogs, sloppy joes, children and adult games, silent auction, variety booth, cash prize raffle and more. Located at 38725 Forest Blvd., North Branch.
>Sweet Tooth Poetry
Sweet Tooth Poetry will meet at 4 p.m. at Scout and Morgan Books in Cambridge, 114 Buchanan St. N. Constructive critique and open sharing. Bring a few copies of a poem you would like feedback on. For more information call Don at 612-810-4803.
Monday, Sept. 30
>Open House for New Local Attorney
R.C. Roby Law is pleased to welcome new associate attorney, Eduardo I. Aburto. All are invited to join for an open house from 4-6 p.m. located at R.C. Roby, Esquire, 237 SW Second Ave. Ste. 222, Cambridge.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
>History of Rush City Fire Department
The North Chisago Historical Society program will be, “The History of the Rush City Fire Department,” presented by Dave Schroeder, a longtime fireman. He will discuss changes that have occurred through the years, including equipment updates, modes of operation, firemen skills and types of fires. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos and stories of fires in their residences and businesses, along with how this affected their lives. In year’s past the Fireman’s Auxiliary was also important part of the Rush City community. This meeting will be held at 7 p.m., at Rushseba Town Hall, on old Highway 61, just north of Rush City.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
>Cambridge Class of 1961 Luncheon
The Cambridge Class of 1961’s annual luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Wintergreen’s in Isanti. Let Janet From Hanson know by Sept. 28 if you are able to join by calling 952-944-2368 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
>We R Able Meeting Welcomes Guest Singer
Marie Grundberg will entertain at “Everyone’s Birthday Party” at the We R Able meeting at 1 p.m. at the Chisago County Senior Center in North Branch. All are welcome, need not be a member. $1 suggested donation. Questions, 651-674-4642.
Thursday, Oct. 3
>Introduction to Windows
A free computer class, Introduction to 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.
>Joint Meeting of Library Friends Groups
The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library will host a joint meeting of Friends from Isanti, Braham, Mora and Milaca at 4 p.m. in the lower level of the Cambridge Public Library, 244 Birch St. S. All are welcome. Questions, call 763-689-5388.
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
>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.
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.