Community Calendar

Tues., May 21 – The Saint Boniface Christian Women will hold their Induction Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the Marian Chapel with a meal served after. Please email Andrea at if interested in volunteering.

Fri., May 24 & 31 and Sat., May 25 & June 1 – The St. Joe Y2K Lions will hold a Brat Sale at the St. Joseph Meat Market on Friday, May 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturday, June 1st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ALL TIPS, DONATIONS AND A PORTION OF THE PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO THE ST. JOSEPH FLOWER BASKETS

Fri., May 24 – Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking Seminar. An education and training seminar on sexual exploitation and trafficking will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Paynesville Hospital. Encouraged to attend are community leaders, law enforcement, teachers, counselors, parents or anyone who works with survivors of sexual misconduct. Training will cover definitions and laws, risk-factors, tactics, counseling, support and more. Presenter is Rececca Kotz, Trafficking Services Coordinator from the Central MN Sexual Assault Center. Seminar will be held in the Blakely Conference Room. Please park near the hospital ER and enter door #19.

Sat., June 15 – J.A.K.E.’S DAY. Annual Youth Day Sponsored by The Stearns County Thunderin’ Tom’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Kimball Rod and Gun Club, 9837 Willow Creek Rd., Kimball. 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Register by June 8th by calling Charlie Mueller at 320-398-2801 or email

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays – Chain of Lakes Paddlers, Pickleball at the District Education Facility (DEF) Gymnasium on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & Fridays 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Any questions, call Wendall at 320-428-3311.

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. For further information about the group, please call Independent Lifestyles at 320- 529-9000.

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 – NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides support groups for families of children with mental illness. A parent resource group meets in St. Cloud on the second & fourth Tuesdays of the month, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road. For more information, contact Louise at 320-654-1259.

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; Twisted Sisters, Monday, 7:45 p.m. (women only), 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.

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