Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Events

Here are some events coming up in September.  We'd love to see you!

United Way Campaign Kick-off Pancake Cook-off
September 15, 2012
7am – 10am
Old Central School, Grand Rapids

This event features a pancake breakfast (short stack of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee), team challenges and activities for kids.  Breakfast is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for those 5 and younger.  In-town delivery is available.

2012 Minnesota TRIAD Conference
September 18 – 20, 2012
Arrowhead Lodge at Brainerd Lakes

Crow Wing TRIAD is hosting the state MN TRIAD conference.  Registration is $40 and includes meals.  If you would like more information, please contact Anna Cass at the Itasca County Sheriff’s Department.

RSVP Recognition Picnic
September 20, 2012
12:30 – 2:30pm
Gunn Park Pavilion

ElderCircle RSVP members who met the “healthy volunteering threshold” of serving 50 or more hours from July 2011 - June2012 and all new RSVP members who enrolled during the past year are invited to attend the 31st Annual RSVP Volunteer Recognition Event.  ElderCircle RSVP would like to recognize and thank all of the volunteers for their service.  RSVP members are free; guests are $10.00 per person, pre-paid in advance.  You MUST call RSVP at 218-999-5441 or email Deb at deb@eldercircle.org by Friday, September 14, 2012 to make your reservation and guarantee your meal(s).  There will be volunteer gifts, a picnic buffet, award certificates, prize drawings and more!

Memory Walk
September 26, 2012
11am walk
4pm walk

ElderCircle is coordinating a local memory walk at the end of September to benefit the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Many of us work, live and love people with memory loss, and this would be a way to honor them and raise funds to help those individuals.  More than 116,000 people in Minnesota and North Dakota have Alzheimer’s disease.  Funds raised support programs and services for those individuals facing Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, as well as programs and services for their families and care partners.  In addition, funds support advocacy for better care and research toward treatments and a cure.  If you are interested in participating in the walk or donating, please contact Mindy Nuhring at 218-999-9233.

MACV StandDown
September 27, 2012
8:00am – 2:00pm
National Guard Armory
930 NE 1st Avenue, Grand Rapids

All veterans are welcome to attend this event where there will be free services such as meals, clothing, VA benefits-claims and services, federal and state tax assistance, haircuts, housing, employment assistance, chaplaincy and more available to veterans.  For more information, call MACV at 218-722-8763.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Harvest Dinner 2012!

The Harvest Dinner was another success! Although we were worried about the weather for most of the week, it turned out to be a wonderful evening.  Ralph and Amy Fideldy of Timbersweet Farm were the hosts and the farm looked wonderful.  Guests got to walk around the farm and ask Ralph and Amy questions.  Madelen and Dennis Schuemann donated homemade wine for sampling, and Boreal Brewers donated local beer and cider for sampling.  In fact, the brewers from Boreal served hard cider that they had made out of Fideldy's apples picked from the year before.  During social hour, students from the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program played classical music.

After a brief word from Kristi Kane, Executive Director of ElderCircle, Ralph and Amy gave a brief history of Timbersweet Farm.  Renee Perrington of Wylde Thyme Catering (who catered the dinner) also said a few words about what they were serving and where they purchased the food from locally. For example, they served apple crisp for dessert with apples from Timberweet and garnished with maple syrup candies made from Timbersweet's maple syrup.

The weather was fabulous, the food was fantastic and everyone enjoyed good company!  We are excited to begin planning of next year's Harvest Dinner!

Enjoy the photos

Valerie Cromell and Mindy Nuhring of ElderCircle at the Registration Table.

Wylde Thyme Catering

Amy and Ralph Fideldy giving a brief history of Timbersweet Farm.

Madelen and Dennis Schuemann

The delicious menu