Presentation set to discuss Eagle Honor Canes
Dale Lesser, who has carved 160 Eagle Honor Canes since 9/11 for fellow veterans who have lost a limb and have received a Purple Heart, will present a slide show and explain the process of carving and applying for a free cane at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Sartell Senior Center, 212 3rd Ave. N. Although Honor Canes are carved all over the United States, Lammers is the only carver in Minnesota. Interested carvers, veterans and general public are welcome. For more information, call Mary Gilbert at 320-492-1691.
Sartell Senior Connection plays Mahjong, dominoes or Rummikub
Everyone is invited to play dominoes or Rummikub at the Sartell Senior Center located at 212 3rd Ave. N. in Sartell. There will be someone to teach if you are new with either game. Currently the groups will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 but times are flexible according to players’ choice. The Mahjong group meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday mornings and is looking for more players. For more information, call Gerri Boser at 320-260-4817.
St. Stephen hosts citywide garage sales
St. Stephen will host its citywide garage sales Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28. Individual sales will be marked.
The Millstream Arts Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in downtown St. Joseph. More than 40 artists will offer a wide variety of paintings, pottery, jewelry, fiber and other fine arts. The event will also include entertainment, kids’ art area, horse-drawn trolley rides, a vintage auto and tractor show and food vendors. Admission is free but food-shelf donations will be accepted at the information booth. For more information, visit www.millstreamartsfestival.org.
VA women vets to host health, wellness event
United Way volunteer opportunities
Prepare meals on weekends for women’s shelter
Anna Marie’s Alliance is looking for small groups of men and women (teenagers welcome if supervised by adult) to prepare meals for residents on the weekends. Volunteers will prepare a menu of their choice or one can be selected for them. Time Commitment is 3 hours on a Saturday or Sunday. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to eat with the residents. They ask that groups try to commit to one shift a month. Anna Marie’s Alliance mission is to provide a safe place for victims of domestic abuse and to achieve systems change that reduces violence. For more information, contact Marj Groseth, Anna Marie’s Alliance volunteer coordinator, at 320-253-6900.
Help with moving
Are you looking for something to do that helps someone and offers group involvement? Great River Area Faith in Action provides assistance to elderly, people with low income or who are disabled, moving from one location to another. Clients provide a truck and a driver. No packing involved. Moves are accomplished in one to three hours once or twice a month. This volunteer opportunity is flexible and ongoing. Contact Cherise Robb, Great River Area Faith in Action, at 320-258-8678.
Help sort merchandise for the For Pets’ Sake Thrift Store
Volunteers will assist staff with sorting and categorizing donated merchandise, store stocking, customer service and helping to maintain an overall presentable environment and pleasant experience for customers. Must be 18+ and have your own transportation. There is a required training prior to volunteering. Volunteers must be able to lift 20 pounds; minimum two-hour shift per week. Proceeds benefit the Tri-County Humane Society. Contact Kim Williams, Tri-County Humane Society volunteer coordinator, at 320-252-0896.
Parent in Action youth activity volunteer
We are looking for flexible and outgoing volunteers to assist children and staff with activities (such as reading, coloring and other fun!) while their parents are attending Parent in Action educational meetings. Volunteers help to support the success of Parent in Action programming by allowing children a safe place to learn and play while their parent(s) build valuable skills and experience. Volunteers are needed for six weeks, starting Sept. 25 Thursdays (Madison Elementary) or Wednesdays (North Junior High) from 5-7:30 p.m. for this six-week course. Contact Sonia Dickrell, St. Cloud Area School District 742, K-12 volunteer coordinator, at 320-529-6500 x6268.
For more information on any United Way volunteer opportunity, contact Mary Krippner, United Way’s community volunteer coordinator, at 320-223-7991 or email@example.com.