Community Calendar

Sat., Aug. 11 – Lemonade Social at the Ranch. Broken Roads Ranch. Come visit the ranch, meet the animals and enjoy some refreshments while helping support hands and paws alike! Can’t attend? Consider making a donation online at 19709 155th St., Eden Valley.

Tues., Aug. 14 – Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The American Red Cross will be in Eden Valley from 1-7pm at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Appointments slots available online at or by contacting Bonnie at 320-282-1468 or via email at Remember your identification -- it is required to donate.

Sun., Sept. 16 – St. Wendelin’s Parish of Luxemburg will be serving a “Back to School” All-you-can-eat breakfast in Mary Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Adults $8.00, Children ages 5-10 $4.00, and Children ages 4 and under are free. A bake sale and raffle will also take place. Everyone is welcome!

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Third Monday of each month – The Saint Cloud Area Parkinson's Disease (PD) Support Group meets from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at the St. Cloud Library. There is no cost to attend, and the meetings are open to those diagnosed with PD, their families, caregivers, and the general public. For further information about the group, please call Independent Lifestyles at 320-529-9000.

Tuesdays – Catholic Charities Senior Dining and Health Promotions are offering a Diabetes Self Management Program workshop in Cold Spring at the River of Life Church, 22881 178th Ave, Cold Spring. This workshop meets one time a week for 6 weeks each Tuesday beginning on April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 and 8th from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Minimum of 10 registered for this workshop to be presented. We ask for a Voluntary contribution for the workshop to help cover costs. This workshop falls under the Older Americans Act of 1965, where no one will be denied this service based on ability to pay or not. This workshops is meant for those 60+ in age.

First Tuesday of Each Month – Child Loss Support Group Meetings at St. Boniface School in the adult faith formation room from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Questions contact Kathy – 685-7443 or

First Thursday of Each Month – Cold Spring Home Pride Lions Meeting. 6:00 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Location: Peace Lutheran Church. New members, RSVP to Rita Hennen (320-248-5044).

Second Tuesday of Each Month – Free Blood Pressure Clinic provided by the Assumption Community from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the John Paul Apartments Dining Room.

Second & Fourth Tuesday of Each Month – St. Cloud Support Group for Families. NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in St. Cloud at 7:00-8:30 p.m., on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road. For information, call Mike at 320-259-7101.

River Lakes Arena – Open Public Skating, Sundays 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Open Public Adult Hockey, Sundays 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Both events are consistent all the way through March 4th, 2018. Fees are $4 for students 18 and under and $6 for Adults. For other Open Public Ice events visit the City of Richmond website Or call 320-597- 7522.

American Legion members meetings are held at the Cold Spring American Legion on the second Thursday of each month. A good will offering snack at 6:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp. A cash drawing and refreshments follow the meeting. Members are encouraged to attend.

TOPS “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” meets every Saturday morning at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Weigh-in 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. followed by a 45 minute meeting. More info phone 685-8228.

Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 601 Red River Ave. So., Cold Spring.

MEETING NOTICE - The following meetings are held each week in the Alanon Building in Cold Spring: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. - AA. Sunday, 7 p.m. - Big Book; Monday, 10 a.m. - Women’s AA, 6:30 p.m. - AA; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. - AA & Alanon; Wednesday, 8 p.m. - AA; Friday, 7:30 p.m. - AA.7:30 p.m.Thursday nights fellowship group - 7:30 p.m. - AA & Alanon. Call 685-8257 for more information.

St. Cloud Singles Club offers activities each month and a dance every third Friday at the Waite Park Legion from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Admission to the dance is just $5. All singles are welcome. For more information call Harold at 320-339-4533 or check out our website at

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