The Arctic Plunge will kick off the 38th annual Fishing Derby at 10:30 a. m. and continue until all participants have plunged. The derby and “Take a Kid Fishing” will take place from 1 to 3 p. m., with an ice auger drilling conteset and awards presentation to follow. “Naked Cowboys” will provide music starting at 4:30 p. m.
The Wright County Tea Party Patriots will host Sheriff Joe Hagerty as featured speaker at their monthly meeting at 7 p. m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Buffalo Airport meeting room, located at 1309 County Road 134, north of Menards. The meeting is open to the public and there will be a question-and-answer time with Sheriff Hagerty.
Lake Maria State Park’s annual candlelight showshoe and hike will be from 6 to 9 p. m. Saturday, Feb. 9. A one-mile snowshoe and hike trail will be open, lighted by candles and lanterns. There will be a lighted skating pond and supervised bonfire next to the nature center. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Lake Maria. Snowshoe rentals are available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. For trail conditions and directions, call the park at 763-878-2325 or visit www.mnstateparks.info.
Marriage Encounter Weekend will be Feb. 9 and 10 in St. Cloud.
Call 320-252-3220 or visit http://stcloudme.orgfor more information.
The Maple Lake Fire Relief Association’s annual pancake breakfast will be from 7:30 a. m. to noon Sunda, y Feb. 10, at the American Legion Club.
Buffalo Community Theater will present “Harvey” at 7:30 p. m. Feb. 8 and 9, 2 p. m. Feb 10, and 7:30 p. m. Feb. 14-16. The story is about a good-natured man who, along with his invisible, larger-than-life rabbit friend, seems to win over everyone he meets.
Ladies are invited to the “Be My Valentine” brunch at 9:30 a. m. Feb. 14. Maple Lake vocalist Don Marquette will provide music and Renee Logeais will share about senior opportunities in the community. Guidepost Magazine writer Connie Lounsbury, of Monticello, will be the keynote speaker with a theme of “Who is controlling your life?” Reservations may be made by calling Sheree before 8 p. m. at 320-963-6625 or email at bruce. email@example.com.Stonecraft Ministries is the sponsor for the event.
The Monticello Camera Club is accepting submissions for the 10th annual Monticello Photo Show on March 23-24 at River City Extreme in Monticello. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter by the March 1 deadline. More information may be found at www.monticellocameraclub.comor by calling Bob Somerville at 763-295-3179.