Market Monday moves to Riverside Plaza
Due to construction Market Monday, Sartell’s Farmers’ Market, is relocating to Riverside Plaza, 101 7th St. N., in front of Hardware Hank. Open from 3-6:30 p.m. every Monday, starting July 13; same great vendors, near trail system, MetroBus route 32 stop 6, easy auto access, available restrooms, and as always, the best water stop in town.
No Newsleader published July 17
The Newsleader office will be closed July 13-17. A July 17 edition will not be published. The office will reopen on Monday, July 20 and will resume weekly publications beginning July 24.
Newsleader website under construction
The Newsleader website, thenewsleaders.com, will be under construction on and off during the month of July. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Police encourage neighbors celebrate National Night Out
On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Sartell Police Department is encouraging neighborhoods throughout the city to lock their doors and spend an evening outside with neighbors, Sartell police and firefighters. National Night Out is intended to promote involvement in police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Thirteen neighborhoods participated in 2014, police are seeking to beat that number in 2015. Please contact Officer Lyon at 320-258-7360 or email@example.com, if your neighborhood would like to host a gathering in this national annual celebration.
Singing Slovenes serenade St. Stephen
The St. Stephen Catholic Church, 103 Central Ave. S., will host a polka mass at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Music will be provided by the Singing Slovenes, an ethnic non-profit singing group from Duluth who promotes the Slovenian heritage through native costume, language and music. Refreshments will be available after the mass, and the Singing Slovenes will be available for a meet-and-greet.
Mental Health Summit planned for July 21
To promote awareness and to address the mental health-care needs of veterans and their family members, community mental health provider organizations, advocates, veterans and their family members are invited to attend this year’s Community Mental Health Summit from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 at the Holiday Inn, 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud.
The summit will promote awareness and use of VA mental health resources, help veterans gain access to local services, and build healthy communities for veterans and their families by providing a forum for participants to exchange information.
Several special breakout sessions will be held in conjunction with the summit, including the following: identifying collaborative opportunities, homeless programing/services and veterans family issues.
To register or learn more about the 2015 Mental Health Summit contact Julie Wolf at Julie.Wolf@va.gov.
Holdingford Daze set July 10-11
Holdingford Daze, celebrating “The Great Outdoors,” will be held July 10-11. The event will feature the following: a classic/antique car/motorcycle show, a cancer walk, a 500 tournament, softball, volleyball, inflatables, a parade, a tractor pull, a street dance and more. For more information, visit holdingforddaze.com.
United Way volunteer opportunities
Pet lovers sought to visit senior centers
Tri-County Humane Society is looking for people to bring a shelter animal or one of your own that is approved, to visit residents of various senior care centers. This is generally a once-a-month commitment and hours are variable depending on the facility. Contact Tri-County Humane Society at 320-252-0896 or visit www.tricountyhumanesociety.org.
Walk with a purpose ~ Be a beauty shop escort
One of the highlights of the week for residents at Country Manor Campus is getting their trips to the beauty shop on campus. Country Manor is looking for a volunteer to escort residents to their beauty appointments located right within their facility. It’s a great way to get exercise and give back to your community at the same time. This volunteer position is open from 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This is a fun way to get to know new people and make new friendships as well. Contact Caitlin Tierney, volunteer coordinator, at 320-253-1920.
RSVP…Your invitation to serve
RSVP assists men and women ages 55 years and better in finding successful and meaningful volunteer opportunities. Why should you contact RSVP? RSVP staff will take the time to meet with you to learn more about your personal interests and to discuss volunteer options. We place volunteers with both on-going volunteer opportunities or with one-time special events. RSVP partners with 200 human service agencies in the St. Cloud area that utilize volunteers. This is a great opportunity to be involved with a wide variety of one-time community events. For example: greeting for a Summer Garden Tour, ushering at the Paramount Theater, judging for elementary school science/inventors fairs, registration for fundraising walks and much more. Optional mileage reimbursement, insurance and recognition are provided to those enrolled with RSVP. RSVP promotes social engagement, wellness and a positive image of aging. Contact Jennifer Wucherer, program coordinator, at 320-255-7295.
Urgency Center – CentraCare Health Plaza
Volunteers are a much needed extra pair of hands. They help create a warm, inviting and caring environment for patients. Volunteers help guide visitors, run errands, restock exam rooms, complete clerical projects and push patients in wheelchairs within the facility. Volunteers are needed from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday or Friday, noon-4 p.m. or 4-8 p.m. Saturday or Sunday. Contact CentraCare Volunteer Services at 320-255-5638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help with events to support Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers to help with the ColorVibe 5K on Saturday, July 18 from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. handing out water to the runners. The 5K will take place at the Granite City Speedway. They are also looking for volunteers for their Golf Fore Kids’ Sake event on Monday, Aug. 17. Volunteers will be on the course from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and help with various activities throughout the day. Contact Rachel, Big Brothers Big Sisters, at 320-258.4537 or email@example.com.
Reading Buddy at Roosevelt Boys and Girls Club
Help a child read and volunteer in our Super Readers program. Volunteers are needed to listen to children read on a one-to-one basis, spending 10 minutes per child. Volunteers must be patient and comfortable working in an active environment; however reading does take place in a quiet space. Reading takes place Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. during the summer months (busiest time 3-4 p.m.) and 4-6 p.m. during the academic year. Volunteers must be able to relate well with children in a group environment, participate as an active team member with staff and other volunteers, and abide by volunteer policies. To volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, a minimum commitment of 20 hours during a three-month period is required. If you are unable to make that commitment, other arrangements may be able to be made. Volunteers will need to go through an enrollment process. All volunteers are asked to complete a criminal background check before their first volunteer experience. Contact Bethany Theisen at 320-257-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org or apply on their website at www.bgcmn.org.
Adopt a Meal at Place of Hope
Place of Hope feeds three meals a day, 365 days out of the year. Your group, family, business, restaurant, church group, small group study or by yourself can help with a whole meal or any part of one at Place of Hope. You can choose breakfast, lunch or supper. Contact Place of Hope at 320-203-7881.
No veteran dies alone
St. Cloud Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center is looking for adult volunteers with an open heart and true desire to help veterans and their families through a very difficult time. Volunteers who are caring, compassionate people who are emotionally comfortable with topics of death and dying are needed. Volunteers are asked to commit to a regular assignment of approximately two to four hours per week. All volunteers must complete an application, participate in an interview and successfully pass a background check. Orientation and formal training provided. Contact Dawn Marker, St. Cloud Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center Voluntary Services at 320-255-6480 ext. 6709 or email@example.com.
Weekend friends at camp.
Respite weekends at camp give children and adults with disabilities (developmental, physical and learning) the chance to socialize with a variety of new people year round. Respite is a community of friends, family and fun. Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, games, rock-climbing and other camp-based excitement. There are often day trips to Twins games, the Science Museum, parks and more. Campers return to Respite again and again and have built a great relationship with our respite staff. We want you to be a part of the community. As a volunteer, you will be a new friend to campers, and will also assist staff in providing the best care and most fun possible in order to make campers’ weekends away from home the best they can be. One weekend at Respite will change your life. Volunteers can be as young as 16, Choose Camp Friendship in Annandale or Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie, from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday. e-Training is provided, as well as food and on-site shared housing, Pick the weekend that works best with your schedule, All programs meet educational institutions’ service learning requirements and references will be supplied upon request. Sign up with a friend. To apply/for more information: www.truefriends.org/volunteer. Contact Amanda Sorell, volunteer services coordinator, at 952-852-0101 ext. 399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement coordinator, at 320-223-7991 or Mkrippner@unitedwayhelps.org.