Wright County Parks & Recreation, 4-H
Extension and Surveyor’s Open House
The public is invited to an Open House on June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wright County Public Works building located at 3500 Braddock Avenue NE for a peek into what goes on with Wright County Parks and Recreation, University of Minnesota Extension, and the surveyor’s department.
Highway building Open House is Friday,
The Wright County Highway Department will host a public Open House at the new highway department building on Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please plan on attending the open house at its new address, 3600 Braddock Avenue NE, Buffalo.There will be tours of the new building, highway department vehicles/equipment on display, and staff available to answer questions on everything highway department related.
Maple Lake Farmers Market Opens Friday, June 16
It is almost time for friendly, healthy, outdoor shopping and fun at the Maple Lake farmers market. Friday, June 16, is the kickoff for the market. The market is open every Friday, 3-7 p.m., downtown at the City Square on Division Street and Birch Avenue, under the water tower. The market has new exciting programs this year such as EBT, credit/debit cards, SNAP, Market Bucks, Power of Produce Kids Club, frequent buyers club. The market has great vendors already signed up, but is still accepting vendors. For fun become a market volunteer. If you are interested in being a vendor or a volunteer, please call Diane Rethke 320-963-5040, or John Northenscold, Sr., 320-401-1088.
For information and to view pictures of the Maple Lake Farmers Market, visit: http://www.facebook.com/MapleLakeFarmersMarket/ and www.maplelakefarmersmarket.com
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County auction is Thursday, June 22
The Wright County Auction will be held on Thursday, June 22. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with the auction commencing at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at the sheriff’s impound lot, across from the Law Enforcement Center.
MLPOA Dock party June 24
MLPOA (Maple Lake Property Owner’s Association) Dock party at Carlson’s 9:00 AM. 2619 62nd St NW.
1961, 1962 and 1963 class reunion at The V by HH July 6
The class of 1961, 1962 and 1963 get together at the V, 12:00 will be held July 6.
Overeaters Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 State Highway 25, Buffalo. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Everyone is welcome who wants to stop eating compulsively. Contact Julie at 612-616-0453 www.oa.org.
Maple Lake Library’s Book Club
This book club for adult readers meets on the second Thursday of each month from June 12th through August 14th at 11 a.m. at Irish Blessings Coffeehouse in Maple Lake. Most books are supplied in book club kits, so it is easy to borrow a copy. This activity is free, but registration is requested. Visit or contact the Maple Lake Library.
Short-call substitute teacher program
People who want to teach but don’t have the full credentials will have an opportunity to become certified as short-call substitute teachers under the Minnesota Limited, Short-Call Substitute program. A 4-year bachelor degree is required to qualify.
Resource Training & Solutions in St. Cloud has announced that it has coordinated a two-day program on June 7 and 8 to prepare individuals to apply to become limited, short-call substitute teachers. Under Minnesota law, limited, short-call substitute teachers licenses are granted only if teachers who hold regular teaching licenses are not available or if a district is experiencing a hardship in securing a sufficient number of regularly licensed teachers to meet the district’s need for limited, short-call substitute teachers. The district superintendent may request that a limited, short-call substitute license be granted to an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree from a college or university that is accredited by the regional association for the accreditation of colleges and secondary schools. Licensure is good for two years and must be renewed bi-annually. Training will cover topics such as the substitute teacher’s role in the classroom and district, basics of classroom management and instruction, basics of child development, and communication skills.
Registration for the training can be made by contacting Deb Thomes at Resource Training & Solutions, 137 23rd Street South, Sartell, phone 320-255-3236, or toll-free 844-335-3276, website www.resourcetraining.com.