Give a man a fish, he eats for a day…
The Sartell Senior Connection will host Steve Scepaniak and his Predator Guide Service on Mille Lacs Lake at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16 at the District Service Center, 212 3rd Ave N., Sartell. Scepaniak will give tips on how to catch muskie, northern pike and walleye. He has given seminars to fishing clubs, through community education, and has several DVDs and TV ads out. For more information head to predatorguideservice.com.
Whitney Senior Center seeks volunteers for advisory board
Whitney Senior Center is seeking interested individuals to serve on the volunteer Advisory Board. Whitney Senior Center provides educational, recreational, health/fitness, daily noon meals and meeting space to community members who are 55 and older. The advisory board provides advice to Whitney Staff and supports programming guidance for the Whitney Senior Center. Please submit an application online through the City of St. Cloud website ci.stcloud.mn.us. Click on the Government tab and then click on Boards and Commissions or call the office of the mayor at 320-255-7201 to obtain an application.
Hope for Recovery Workshop to be held in Sartell
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota will hold a free six-hour interactive workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall, 219 2nd St. N., Sartell. The workshop provides families and individuals with information on mental illnesses, practical coping strategies and hope for recovery. For information or to register, call 651-645-2948 or go to namihelps.org.
DNR offers outdoor programs for women and families
Women and families wanting to learn how to hunt, fish and develop skills in other outdoor recreational activities can find a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities in the 2015 Becoming an Outdoors Woman catalog. Program offerings this year include a sturgeon fishing trip, grouse and pheasant hunts, kayaking and canoeing. For more information about upcoming classes, visit www.mndnr.gov/bow or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 and request a copy of the BOW 2015 spring, summer and fall catalog of events.
Free food for seniors available in Sartell
Second Harvest Heartland has a distribution location for the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors in Sartell. NAPS provides a 30- to 35-pound box of wholesome food – low in salt and sugar content – that may include canned fruits and vegetables, juice, dry and shelf-stable milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter or dried beans, cereal, rice or pasta.
This food is available to eligible seniors once a month. Eligibility is based on age (60 years and older), household size and income.
NAPS is a USDA program that is funded through the Farm Bill. Even though there is plenty of food available, the NAPS program is currently under-used in Minnesota.
All seniors who are interested are encouraged to apply for NAPS. Contact Second Harvest Heartland at 1-800-365-0270 and leave a message that includes your name, phone number and the best time to return the call. A NAPS representative will contact you to assist in completing an application, check program eligibility and provide additional information.