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).

July 25-July 28

>Isanti County 4-H Pie Shoppe-Shake

All are invited to come and enjoy fresh baked pie at the Isanti County 4-H Pie Shoppe during the Isanti County Fair. The Pie Shoppe will be open Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. until the Grandstand events end. It will be open on Sunday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Check out their specialty pie of the day and see their new remodeled eatery.

Thursday, July 25

>Free Concert at Cambridge City Park

A free concert at Cambridge City Park (810 Second Ave. SW) will be held at 6 p.m. featuring Boogie Wonderland. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food trucks will be on site.

Friday, July 26

>North Branch Red Cross Blood Drive

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the American Legion in North Branch (6439 Elm St., North Branch), from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but you will be better served if you call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. They will be showing movies and the usual treats will be served. Blood supplies are low, so consider making a donation.

Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27

>Viking Age Club during Isanti County Fair

The Isanti County Fair, the Isanti County Historical Society and the Sons of Norway are hosting the Viking Age Club on July 26 and July 27 at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, near the Isanti County Historical Society building. Viking kids activities offered on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Viking ship, encampment and activities all day Friday and Saturday. Welcome to all.

Saturday, July 27

>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 bags of food, regardless of age.

>Free Transportation to the Isanti County Fair

The Chisago-Isanti County Heartland Express public transit is providing free transportation to fairgoers on July 27. Pickup will be hourly at SAC’s, near the Cambridge Police Department parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., except noon. The return trip is between 30-45 minutes past the hour, from 9:30-11:45 a.m. After that time, you can call the Heartland dispatch at 651-213-5790 for a scheduled pickup.

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.

>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, July 29

>Red Cross Blood Drive

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Howard McCarty American Legion Post 290 in Cambridge (220 S. Main St., Cambridge), from noon to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

Tuesday, July 30

>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 Good Timin’, which is country and rock. There will be a story time at 6:45 p.m. and the book, “Hedgehugs,” will be given to the first 50 families. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled by 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31

>Move Forward, Both Mind and Body

All are invited to a Move Forward-Both Mind and Body event from 11 a.m. to noon at Walker Methodist Levande, 2011 Sixth Lane SE, Cambridge. Be part of a safe and comfortable environment that is active, upbeat and supportive, while also enjoying exercise. Join to learn about their senior living options and their fitness center. Enjoy light and healthy refreshments. RSVPs appreciated, but not required, by calling Victoria at 763-325-0102 or emailing vsvoboda@walkermethodist.org.

Thursday, Aug. 1

>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.

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.

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