Almelund ‘Nights on the Town’

Meet up with your friends and neighbors on Friday, 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. 22

>Sons of Norway Meeting

The Sons of Norway Rumelva Lodge will meet at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Historical Society building located at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge. They are pleased to have a presentation by local author, Jim Hove, about his books on Scandinavian culture. Coffee and treats provided. Questions, call Barb 763-742-8614 or Kent 763-439-0318.

Friday, Aug. 23

>American Red Cross Blood Drive

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in Cambridge (1990 Second Ave. SE, Cambridge), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

>American Red Cross Blood Drive

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Chisago County Senior Center in North Branch (38790 Sixth 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.

>Cambridge Hosts Movie in the Park

The city of Cambridge invites the community to a showing of “Grease” at City Park, 810 Second Ave. SW. Free popcorn will be served. Bring blankets or chairs. Movie will be shown at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 25

>Sweeth 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

>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 the Pierre Jacques Pleau-Kids Violin Concert featuring Bluegrass, Celtic and Scandinavian music. Following the music, the movie “Sing!” 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.

Saturday, Sept. 7

>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.

>Oktoberfest at St. John’s German Lutheran Church

The 11th annual Oktoberfest, an annual fundraiser and community recognition event, will be held from 4-8 p.m. at the Historic St. John’s German Lutheran Church of Bradford, 900 County Road 5 NW, Isanti. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. All proceeds go toward the upkeep and maintenance of the church. The event will feature Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen and an Old Time Bavarian Dinner, Dance and Bierstube. For tickets call 763-444-4261 or email

Monday, Sept. 9

>Unity Group AA

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




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