Support the downtown hanging flower baskets
Purchase/donate for the project. Contact Carol at 320-249-7676 or Margy at 320-249-6779. Also support the Y2K Lions Brat Sale on May 24-25 at the St. Joseph Meat Market; profits to benefit the hanging-flower-baskets project.
More Than Pink
More Than Pink, a program designed just for girls in third through sixth grade led by women, promotes positive self-esteem, body image, relationships with friends and parents and begins June 10. Participants will also train for the Back to School 5k that will take place in September. Sign up at Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education at www.sartellststephencommunityed.com. For more information or if you’d like to volunteer to teach a lesson or lead a workout session, call Ann at 320-253-4036.
Market Monday open Memorial Day
Market Monday will be open from 3-6:30 p.m. Monday, Memorial Day in the Sartell City Hall parking lot. Products available include pork, beef, chicken, eggs, greens, garden plants, canned and baked goods pottery and more. Come for the great perennial give away! www.marketmmonday.org
American Legion sets Memorial Day service
Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 27 starting with Mass at 9 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph. The American Legion Post 328 of St. Joseph will hold a ceremony at the old cemetery starting at 9:35 a.m.
Bachmann to host cybersecurity seminar
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will host a cybersecurity seminar, “Safeguarding U.S. Technology and Information in an Era of Globalization,” from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 28 at the Stearns History Museum, 235 S. 33rd Ave., St. Cloud. The seminar will feature agents from the FBI Minneapolis Field Office and is for business owners, government officials and others who are looking to learn more about the threat of cybercrime and present practical tools and ways to best protect themselves and their businesses online.
According to Symantec’s 2011 State of Security report, 71 percent of companies experienced some form of cyber attack in that year and, on the consumer side, the 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report estimates that globally, there are 18 victims of cybercrime per second.
“Without question, cybercrime affects everyone and cybersecurity is critical for any business with an online presence,” Bachmann said. “As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I feel strongly about this issue and want to ensure individuals and businesses in Minnesota are informed and well-equipped to deal with cyber attacks.”
For inquires and to RSVP, call Congresswoman Bachmann’s Anoka office at 763-323-8922 or email RSVPtoCybersecurity@mail.house.gov.
First Ever ‘I Dairy’ou to Cook!’ Recipe Contest Seeks Entries
Celebrate June Dairy Month by entering the “I Dairy’ou to Cook!” recipe contest. Enter an original recipe that includes your favorite dairy products including milk, cheese, yogurt and/or ice cream. The three categories include main dish, snack/appetizer and dessert. Contestants can enter in a maximum of two categories and must include the recipe and a photo with each entry. Short video entries are also allowed, but not required. The entry form is online at the event organizer’s blog – Put A Fork In It, www.a4kinit.blogspot.com. Photos and videos should be sent to email@example.com. Three finalists will be chosen from each category to compete in the live championship tasting round to be hosted at the St. Cloud Area Farmer’s Market on June 8. Their prepared recipes will be judged by a panel of area celebrity judges. There will also be a ‘virtual’ People’s Choice championship round hosted online for those who do not live near the St. Cloud area but wish to enter. Winner of the People’s Choice round will be announced June 30. Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each category at the live tasting event. An over-all champion will also be chosen for the grand prize.
Discussion to focus on eating gluten-free
Gastroenterologist Paul Dorsher, MD, CentraCare Digestive Center, will speak about the possible signs of celiac disease such as gas, bloating and abdominal pain and how to live a gluten-free life from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 30 in the Hughes Mathews Room at CentraCare Health Plaza, 1900 CentraCare Circle. Early diagnosis and treatment can help one avoid the long-term effects of celiac disease. The free event is sponsored by St. Cloud Hospital Women and Children’s Center and CentraCare Digestive Center. For more information or to register, call 320-229-5139.