April 6 Town criers

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Senior Connection hosts monarch butterflies talk

The Sartell Senior Connection will host a talk on monarch butterflies at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Sartell Community Center, 850-19th St. S. Kirsten Boehne has been a butterfly enthusiast since she was a young girl. She raised her first monarchs when she was in elementary school. Now, decades later, she has raised several hundred. Kirsten has become an advocate and teacher sharing her love of monarchs and butterflies with local community groups and organizations. She will be talking about the life of a monarch butterfly and show how to raise them in order to increase the survival of these beautiful creatures.

Sartell Winter Market set Saturday at city hall

The Sartell Winter Market will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 inside Sartell City Hall. Welcome spring with great items for the grill. Some items available this month include: meat, eggs, popcorn, treats and much more. Learn about what is new for the 2018 summer season including  the opening dates and the exciting new vendors we have for the 2018 season.

Become a friendly visitor

Develop a special friendship with a resident or multiple residents at Country Manor Campus. Visit with them on a regular basis, preferably once a week. Establish a friendship with residents and let them know you’re interested in them. Help the residents maintain or regain a positive self-image. Chat about everyday affairs, write letters, play games, encourage participation in activities, take them outside to see the bird aviary or duck pond. Take some time to listen to a piece of their history and life experiences. Contact Casaundra Heinen, Country Manor Campus, at 320-258-8936 or cheinen@countrymanorcampus.org.

Share your love of music

Opportunity Matters is looking for volunteers who play an instrument to share their passion for music with individuals with physical and/or cognitive challenges. Volunteers usually play for 30 minutes to one hour. Days, evenings, weekday or weekend times available. Open to all ages. Contact Brenda Eggerth, volunteer and communications manager, at 320-240-1900 ex. 205.

Office assistant needed

St. Benedict’s Monastery is looking for office assistants to help with inventory of cards and other items for the Whitby Gift Shop. Sisters of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica are a monastic community of women who seek God in their daily lives according to the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict. Contact SisterJean Schwartz OSB, volunteer coordinator, at 320-363-7105.

Tutors sought at St. Cloud area schools

Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps will train 20 literacy and math tutors to begin 11 months of service in August. Tutors receive a living allowance, an education award of up to $5,920 and the reward of making a lasting impact in the community. Tutors who are 55 or older may transfer the education award to a child or grandchild. Volunteers need to be available at least three days a week. To apply or find more information, visit www.readingandmath.net . Contact Abby Fragodt, Minnesota Reading Corps & Minnesota Math Corps, at 320-247-5516 or abby.fragodt@servetogrow.org.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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