Millstream Arts Festset Sunday, Sept. 29
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.
Join Jakin and Nicole Koll for a presentation on the symptoms and effects of Lyme Disease from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District Service Center, Sartell. You will view the dramatic documentary “Under Our Skin,” talk about the struggles of diagnosing this disease and find support from others with the disease. The event is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, call the Community Education office at 320-253-4036.
Caramel Apple Ride set Oct 5 along Wobegon trail
A Caramel Apple Ride will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 along the Lake Wobegon Trail from Sauk Centre to Freeport. The ride is a chance to enjoy the fall colors and some apple refreshments at each rest stop. Freeport has its annual Oktoberfest event this weekend as well. Riders may also ride off the trail to the Whispering Oaks Winery, just south of Melrose, to sample some local award-winning wines. Register online at www.lakewobegontrails.com. Early registration ends Sunday, Sept. 22. For more information, contact Cliff Borgerding at 320-293-9364.
Submit fall photos for county contest
For the fourth consecutive year, Stearns County is asking area photographers to submit their favorite photos for a countywide contest, with this year’s theme being “2013: Fall Favorites.”
The fall photos can include the following subjects: back-to-school, fall harvest, Halloween, hunting, pumpkin patches, home and/or garden projects, leaf colors, apple orchards and Halloween. Photographers, however, do not have to limit themselves only to those topics. The only rule is the photos must be taken within Stearns County.
There is no limit to the number of entries for each person.
The top five winners, including the grand-prize winner, will receive a prize package with a fall theme.
All entries will be featured on the home page of the Stearns County website, and all of them will also be featured in the online Stearns County photo gallery on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Google and Tumblr. In addition, there will be exhibitions of the photos in the entry-ways of the Stearns County Administratioin Center and the Stearns County Services Center.
The contest will be open from now until Friday, Nov. 15. Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 22.
Photographers of any skill level can submit their photos by uploading them on the Stearns County website: www.co.stearns.mn.us. Details and contest rules, as well as past photos and winners, can also be found on that website.
“This is a fun competition that strengthens the connection between Stearns County and its citizens,” said George McClure, the county’s information-services director. “Every year we get some amazing and creative photographs; it makes the judging process very difficult.”