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 and books 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 also available. Stop by any Wednesday through Aug. 28.

Fridays, through Sept. 27

>Isanti Family Farmers Market

The Isanti Family Farmers Market will be held every Friday through Sept. 27, from 2-6 p.m. at 400 West Dual Blvd., near the Isanti Liquor Store.

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.).

>North Branch Farmers Market

The North Branch Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Members Cooperative Credit Union parking lot in North Branch (on Eighth Avenue and Main Street).

Thursday, Aug. 1

>American Red Cross Blood Drive

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at First Baptist Church in Cambridge (304 S. Main St., Cambridge), from noon to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

>Friends of Cambridge Public Library

Friends of the Cambridge Public Library will meet at 4 p.m. in the lower level of the Cambridge Public Library, 244 S. Birch St. All are welcome. Questions, call 763-689-5388.

>Free Concert at Cambridge City Park

A free show at Cambridge City Park (810 Second Ave. SW) will be held at 6 p.m. featuring Chad Filley and Sonny Winberg. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food trucks will be on site.

Friday, Aug. 2

>American Red Cross Blood Drive

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming (5200 Fairview Blvd., Wyoming), from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

Saturday, Aug. 3

>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.

>Neil Diamond Tribute Concert

All are invited to a Neil Diamond Tribute Concert by Matt Vee at the Braham Event Center, 655 Eighth St. SW, Braham. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. for this free event, made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council. Come early for a summer picnic meal, serving from noon to 5:30 p.m., $7.50 per ticket for the meal, with cash bar available.

Sunday, Aug. 4

>First Lutheran of Harris Outdoor Service

First Lutheran Church of Harris (located at the intersection of Gates Avenue and 438th Street) will hold its annual outdoor service at 10 a.m. Music will be provided by the First Lutheran Church Praize Band with Larry and Bev Rose. Enjoy a free picnic lunch. There will also be a quilt raffle and silent auction, beginning at 9 a.m. Free-will offering will be taken. Special thanks to Thrivent for donations.

Monday, Aug. 5

>Unity Group AA

Unity Group AA meets weekly at 7 p.m. every Monday at First Baptist Church in Cambridge, 304 Main St. S.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

>Night to Unite at Walker Methodist Levande

All are invited to join for a Night to Unite event from 4-6 p.m. at Walker Methodist Levande, 2011 Sixth Lane SE, Cambridge. Wander through a showcase of classic cars while enjoying complimentary food and beverages. Live dancing music will be provided by the Rose Family Band. If you own a classic car, feel free to bring it and share it with the crowd. RSVPs appreciated, but not required, by calling Victoria at 763-325-0102 or emailing

>Free Concert in the Park in North Branch

A free concert at Central Park (6250 Main St.) in North Branch will be held at 7 p.m. featuring a DJ in honor of Night to Unite. Following the music, the movie “Trolls” will be shown at dusk. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., there will be food trucks, a bounce house, portable splash pad features and yard games.

History of Rush City Hospital Auxiliary

Maureen Sybrant will provide a program about the Rush City Hospital Auxiliary at the Rushseba Town Hall (51533 Forest Blvd.) at 7 p.m. This is a monthly meeting of the North Chisago Historical Society. The public is invited to attend and if you have artifacts or photos, bring them along to share.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

>Enjoy a Minnesota Twins Game

The SAC’s Enrichment Center in Cambridge is offering a trip to a Minnesota Twins Game. Guests will leave from the Senior Center (140 Buchanan St. N., Suite 164, Cambridge) at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $40; which includes transportation and ticket. Call 763-689-6555 to reserve a seat on the bus.

>American Red Cross Blood Drive

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Anytime Fitness in North Branch (38873 14th Ave., North Branch), from noon to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

>W R Able Support Group Meeting

Jenni Thyng will entertain at the 1 p.m. meeting of the We R Able Support Group at the Chisago County Senior Center in North Branch (38790 Sixth Ave., North Branch). Suggested donation of $1. Questions, call 651-674-7347.

Thursday, Aug. 8

>Free Food Preservation Educational Program

The public is invited to an Isanti County Master Gardeners Food Preservation educational presentation by Isanti County Master Gardener Julie Annis. In this presentation, Annis will talk about general food preservation concepts and how to keep your garden produce safely stored for future use. She will provide information about dehydrating, canning, freezing, fermentation and pickling along with jams and jelly making. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Isanti County Government Center in Cambridge. Reservations are recommended but not required by calling the extension office at 763-689-1810.

Saturday, Aug. 10

>Fish Fry in Cambridge

The public is invited to an All You Can Eat Fish Fry at Helio’s Masonic Lodge No. 273, 343 Second Ave. SW, Cambridge. Tickets are $12 and the fish fry will be served from noon until 3 p.m.

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