Community News from Fri. June 20 to Thurs. June 26, 2014

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The Big Lake Public Library is offering the following programs at 790 Minnesota Ave., Big Lake:
For more information about library programs and activities, contact the Big Lake Public Library at 263-6445.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programs and information services.
Big Lake Public Library • Hours: Monday 2-7, Tuesday 10-1, Wednesday 2-6, Thursday 2-6, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-1.
Mark your Calendars for ArtSoup - Sat, June 28 10 to 6pm in Downtown Elk River.  
It's our 10th Anniversary & we are expecting a huge crowd for this regional, community festival!  
We are looking for Vendors, Artists, Sponsors, Food Vendors, & Attendees!   
For more info & registration go towww.elkriverart.org & "like" our "Artsoup" Facebook page for up-to-date info.  
Summer Recharge/ Refresh:
Weds., Now through Aug. 27 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
A video clip, the word of God, fellowship and ice cream! What could be better?
Theme: What is Faith and How Do I Get?
Saron Lutheran Church, 311 Lake St., Big Lake.
Summer Butterfly Tour
Sat. July 5 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet your guide at the Oak Savanna Trail, beginning of the Prairie’s Edge Wildlife Drive on CR 5.
Great River Spine & Sport Blood Drive, American Red Cross Bus 1260 State Hwy 25, Monticello, Mon. July 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For an appointment please visit www.redcrossblood.org and search sponsor keywood: Great River, call 1-800-RED Cross or Maggie @ 763-260-8401.

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Wendy the cockatoo finds her home

A CONSTRUCTION WORKER prepares framing braces during construction on a new home on Truman Drive off Co. Rd. 81. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Special Education Director Nan Records

VISITORS AT THE VETERANS WILDLIFE Management Area Dedication last Wednesday took a wagon tour of the land, with Welby Smith pointing out areas of the landscpe. (Photos by Ken Francis.)