Knights’ free-throw set Saturday, Jan. 18
All girls and boys ages 9-14 in the Sartell/St. Stephen community are invited to the local level of competition for the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship. The local competition will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in St. Francis Xavier School, 219 Second St. N. This event is sponsored annually by the Knights of Columbus with winners from the local level advancing to district, region and state competitions. All contestants from the local level are recognized for their participation in the event and the winners at each level receive a trophy. Participants register at the event and must have written consent and age verification from a parent or guardian. Contact Jake Schneider at 320-761-7143 with any questions.
Baseball, softball program planned for St. Joseph
The city of St. Joseph will host a meet and greet on starting a community ball program for the coming summer. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Government Center, 75 Callaway St. E. Former Minnesota Twins player Al Newman will be at the meeting. Planners want to start a community T-ball, baseball and softball program. Call John at 320-290-0235 for more information.
Sexual assault advocate volunteers needed
Volunteers at Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center provide services for sexual assault victims at medical facilities, law- enforcement centers and during court and legal proceedings. Volunteers also answer phones, provide crisis intervention, information, referral and guidance to victims. Volunteers must be 18 or older, complete the state-mandated 40-hour training, sign up for a minimum of two crisis-line shifts a month and attend monthly advocate meetings as part of continuing education. Contact Bree, 320-251-4357.
Be a coffee buddy
Coffee buddies provide one-to-one social time with WACOSA clients. They will introduce you to clients that share your common interests and hobbies. Typical activities include putting a puzzle together, participating in arts and crafts, chatting about a favorite sports team or discussing weekends. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday at all their sites. Contact Lyn, at 320-257-5188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Assumption Community Faith in Action program covers most of Stearns County as well as the St. Cloud Metro area. Volunteers are essential to the program and provide such services as driving to appointments, light housekeeping and/or cooking, and friendly visiting. They are currently in need of drivers. Contact Assumption Faith in Action at 320-348-2316.