Farmers’ Market hosts Harvest Fest
The St. Joseph Farmers’ Market will host its 14th annual Harvest Festival from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at their usual location, north on CR 2 next to the Wobegon Trail under the water tower. The event will include live music, Scarlette the Firedancer, pottery and spinning demonstrations, children’s activities, petting zoo and more. Bring your chair and stay awhile.
Senior Connection hosts local author
Local author Dennis Herschbach will present “Writing a Book: a Novel from Beginning to End” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Sartell Senior Center, 212 3rd Ave. N. (in the District 748 Center). He will focus on the steps in writing a book and what the requirements are for a book to be considered a novel. Herschbach will read excerpts from his latest mystery novel “Seven Graves, Two Harbors” and discuss it. Refreshments will be served.
Foster grandparent volunteers needed
The Foster Grandparent Program is seeking volunteers to mentor children in the classrooms for the 2013-14 school year at St. Francis Xavier School. Volunteers might help first-grade students with a reading assignment, work with preschoolers on crafts or give 1-to-1 help to a child who needs extra help in math. Adults age 55 and older can receive a tax-free stipend for volunteering 15 hours per week (or more) helping children with activities, reinforcing learning, helping with art projects and more. For more information, call Emily at Catholic Charities at 320-229-4597.
Bromenschenkel to meet with constituents
Stearns County Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel will host an informal public meeting with constituents from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Blue Line Bar and Grill, 1101 2nd St. S., Sartell.
Residents may stop in at any time during the one-hour meeting to raise concerns, ask questions, talk about county issues or just meet Bromenschenkel, who represents Stearns County District 2, which includes the cities of Sartell, St. Joseph and Waite Park; and the townships of LeSauk, St. Joseph and St. Wendel. Bromenschenkel hosts his public meetings twice a month at various venues throughout District 2.
“These coffee meetings have been extremely beneficial for me to better serve the residents of District 2,” Bromenschenkel said. “They allow me to hear directly from citizens the issues that matter to them, as not everyone is comfortable bringing those issues before the entire board of commissioners. It’s imperative they know I’m available to listen to their concerns and they know they’re being heard.”
Those who cannot make that meeting can contact Bromenschenkel in three ways: His address is P.O. Box 190, Sartell, MN 56377. His phone number is 493-9180. His email is email@example.com.
St. Cloud Hospital Student Serve and Learn Volunteer Program, Fall and Winter Volunteer Program, needs your help. This is a great opportunity for students to gain work experience, explore career opportunities and make lasting friendships. Volunteer eight hours a week, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 8 a.m.-noon or noon-4 p.m. or another shift for a total of 100 volunteer hours during the session. Volunteers can apply for more than one session. Students must be self-motivated, work independently, care about others and have a desire to learn. There are three learning tracks: Patient/Guest Experience, Administrative Assistance and Retail. Visit their website to learn more. Contact St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer Services at 320-255-5638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Place of Hope
Place of Hope is seeking volunteers in a variety of areas: front-desk help, meal preparation, serving and cleanup, clothing-room organizer, general cleaning, paperwork and children’s activity assistants. Help someone in need and volunteer at Place of Hope. Visit www.placeofhopeministries.org to complete a volunteer application or call 320-203-7881.