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PUBLISHED JAN. 30

Friday, Jan. 30
Boundary Waters Canoe Area begins accepting online reservations, recreation.gov.

Saturday, Jan. 31
Kid’s ice fishing clinic, 9 a.m.-noon, registration will be from 8:30-9 a.m., American Legion, 101 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph. stjoerodandgunclub.org.
Paws to read, read with a furry friend, 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
Skating rink now closed, Memorial Park, 28 3rd Ave. N.W., St. Joseph. cityofstjoseph.com.
Creative cloud workshop, participants will explore creative writing, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Bremer Room, St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
Blazers host “St. Joe Day”, St. Joseph residents get in free with driver’s license or another form of ID, 3 p.m., Claire Lynch Hall, Haehn Campus Center, College of St. Benedict, 37 S. College Ave., St. Joseph.
Big Sing, 5 p.m., Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall, St. Cloud State University, 702 1st Ave. S., St. Cloud. stcloudstate.edu.

Sunday, Feb. 1
Child Care Provider of the Year, Stearns and Benton counties, nomination now open until Feb. 20. SBCCAofMN.com.
Summer Youth Baseball, registration for 1st-9th grade opens Feb. 1. sartellbaseball.com. 320-252-5743.
Minnesota Vikings seek artwork for new stadium, submission accepted now-March 31. newminnesotastadium.com.

Monday, Feb. 2
Sartell Lions Club, 7 p.m., upstairs of Blue Line Sports Bar andGrill, 1101 2nd St. S., Sartell. 248-3240.
Library Game Nights, for ages 13 and up, 7-8:30 p.m., Room 208, St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 3
Toddler Time, for ages 18 months-3 years, registration required, 10:15-10:35 a.m. & 11-11:20 a.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
Learn to play chess like a champ, taught by a champion chess player, once a week for three weeks with a tournament on the fourth week, 7-8 p.m., Room 208, St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
Blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Atonement Lutheran Church, 1144 29th Ave. N., St. Cloud. 1-800-733-2767. redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
Toddler Time, for ages 18 months-3 years, registration required, 10:15-10:35 a.m. & 11-11:20 a.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
St. Stephen City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 2 6th Ave SE. 251-0964.
St. Joseph Area Historical Society, 7 p.m., Old City Hall, 25 1st Ave NW. stjosephhistoricalmn.org.

Thursday, Feb. 5
Coffee and Conversation, a senior discussion group, 9 a.m., Country Manor, 520 1st St. NE, Sartell.
Great River Regional Coin Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Miller Auto Marine Sports Plaza, 2930 2nd St. S., St. Cloud.
Teen battle of the books, Jeopardy style, 7-8 p.m., Mississippi Room, St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.

 

PUBLISHED JAN. 23

Friday, Jan. 23
Visual arts series: Sean Connaughty, uses the medium of water to display living artworks in a series of aquariums, M-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m., now-March 20, Gorecki Gallery & Gallery Lounge, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, 37 S. College Ave., St. Joseph. 363-5777. csbsju.edu/fine-arts/visual-arts.
St. Joseph Lions ‘Chicken and Ham Dinner’, 5-8 p.m., El Paso, 200 N.W. 2nd Ave., St. Joseph.

Saturday, Jan. 24
Teen open mic night, share your poetry, short story or other writing, 4-4:45 p.m., Mississippi Room, St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.

Sunday, Jan. 25
Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m., Celebration Lutheran Church, 1500 Pinecone Road N., Sartell. mntc.org. 1-218-833-8760.
8th Annual Sons of Norway Barnelopet, children’s Nordic fun ski event, ages 3-13, 1 p.m., registration begins at 11:30 a.m., Riverside Park, 1800 Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud. 763-232-4921. stcloud@mysl.org. nordicskiclubcentralmn.org.

Monday, Jan. 26
Kennedy Registration and Open House, Middle Level, 6-7 p.m., Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St. Joseph. isd742.org.
Kennedy Welcome Center open, for those who cannot attend open house, now through Feb. 6, Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St. Joseph. isd742.org.
Sartell City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. 320-253-2171.
Trevor Paglen, artist combines science, journalism and other disciplines to change how we see the world, 7 p.m., Atwood Little Theatre, St. Cloud State University, 651 1st Ave. S., St. Cloud. 320-308-3093.

Tuesday, Jan. 27
Toddler Time, for ages 18 months-3 years, registration required, 10:15-10:35 a.m. & 11-11:20 a.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 28
Toddler Time, for ages 18 months-3 years, registration required, 10:15-10:35 a.m. & 11-11:20 a.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
Faculty voice recital, 8 p.m., Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, St. John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville. 363-5777. csbsju.edu/music.

Thursday, Jan. 29
Coffee and Conversation, a senior discussion group, 9 a.m., Country Manor, 520 1st St. NE, Sartell.
Kennedy Registration and Open House, Kindergarten, 4:30-6 p.m., Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St. Joseph. isd742.org.
St. Joseph Community Facility Needs Task Force, 6 p.m., Community Fire Hall, 323 4th Ave. NE, St. Joseph.

 

PUBLISHED JAN. 16

Friday, Jan. 16
Tiny Tots Play Workshop, for ages 0-3, 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
St. Joseph Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 610 CR 2.
St. Cloud Singles Club Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, American Legion, 17 2nd Ave. S., Waite Park. 320-339-4533. stcloudsingles.net.

Saturday, Jan. 17
55+ Driver Improvement program (four-hour refresher course), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Miller Auto Plaza – Community Room, 2930 2nd St. S, St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294. Optional online courses: mnsafetycenter.org.

Sunday, Jan. 18
Build-your-own omelette breakfast, proceeds support programs for veterans, 8 a.m.-noon, American Legion, 17 2nd Ave. S., Waite Park. 320-251-5498.

Monday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MLK Breakfast Event & Day of Service, keynote address featuring Vernon Jordon and Yolanda Adams, 7-10 a.m., Atwood Ballroom, St. Cloud State University, 651 1st Ave. S., St. Cloud. 320-308-2214. scsu.mn.1GzBcDp.
St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club, 7 p.m., American Legion, 101 W Minnesota St., St. Joseph.

Tuesday, Jan. 20
Toddler Time, for ages 18 months-3 years, registration required, 10:15-10:35 a.m. & 11-11:20 a.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
Toddler Time featuring Moo!, for ages 18 months-3 years, registration required, 10:30-11 a.m., Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 N. 5th Ave., Waite Park. 320-253-9359. griver.org.
Teen Tech Tuesdays, volunteers help you navigate the internet, noon-1:30 p.m., Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 N. 5th Ave., Waite Park. 320-253-9359. griver.org.
Blood drive, 1-7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier gym, 308 2nd St. N., Sartell. 320-252-8150. redcrossblood.org.
St. Cloud Area Genealogists Meeting, focusing on ‘the old country’ and how to research, 7 p.m., Stearns History Museum, 235 S. 33rd Ave., Saint Cloud. stearns-museum.org. 320-253-8424.

Wednesday, Jan. 21
Toddler Time, for ages 18 months-3 years, registration required, 10:15-10:35 a.m. & 11-11:20 a.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.

Thursday, Jan. 22
Coffee and Conversation, a senior discussion group, 9 a.m., Country Manor, 520 1st St. NE, Sartell.
55+ Driver Improvement program (four-hour refresher course), 5-9 p.m., Gilleland Chevrolet, 3019 Division St., St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294. Optional online courses: mnsafetycenter.org.
Frozen, the party!, for ages 4-8, registration required, 6-7 p.m., St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.
Introduction to Minecraft, for teens and adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bremer Room, St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 320-650-2500. griver.org.

 

PUBLISHED JAN. 9

Friday, Jan. 9
City of Sartell Christmas tree drop-off, open to all city residents, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., site located on 30th Ave. N., near CR 4. 320-253-2171.
Moonlight Ski Event, 6-10 p.m., Quarry Park, 1802 CR 137, Waite Park. 320-255-6172. parkinfo@co.stearns.mn.us

Saturday, Jan. 10
Winter Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. marketmonday.org.

Sunday, Jan. 11
Minnesota permit-to-carry courses, 9 a.m., Holiday Inn, 75 37th Ave. S., St. Cloud. 320-247-2877.

Monday, Jan. 12
St. Joseph Community Facility Needs Task Force, 6 p.m., Community Fire Hall, 323 4th Ave. NE, St. Joseph.
Local authors roundtable, adults and teens 16 years and older, registration is required at the library or by phone, 6-8 p.m., Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 5th Ave. N., Waite Park. 253-9359.
Get Set Training, for parents of children who are receiving special education services, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Watab Room, Sartell-St. Stephen District Service Center, 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell.
Sartell City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. 320-253-2171.
St. Cloud Lacrosse Association Information Meetings, for girls grades 7-12 and boys grades 4-12, 7 p.m., LeSauk Room #129, Sartell High School District Service Center, 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell. stcloudlax.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 13
55+ Driver Improvement program (four-hour refresher course), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Life Assembly of God, 100 44th Ave. N., St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294. Optional online courses: mnsafetycenter.org.
Basic computer and internet help, registration is required at the library or by phone, 11 a.m.-noon, Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 5th Ave. N., Waite Park. 253-9359.
Sartell Chamber of Commerce, 11:45 a.m., City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. 320-253-2171.
Holistic Moms Network, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Earth Co-op, 2010 Veterans Drive, St. Cloud. 320-252-2489.
History Film Series, ‘Minnesota: A History of the Land’, 7-8:30 p.m., Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls. 320-616-5421.

Wednesday, Jan. 14
St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m., Community Fire Hall, 323 4th Ave. NE. stjosephchamber.com.

Thursday, Jan. 15
City of St. Joseph tree collection, trees will be collected curb-side.
Coffee and Conversation, a senior discussion group, 9 a.m., Country Manor, 520 1st St. NE, Sartell.
55+ Driver Improvement program (four-hour refresher course), noon-4 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Dr. SE, St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294. Optional online courses: mnsafetycenter.org.
Evening book club, the January book is The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd, no registration required, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 5th Ave. N., Waite Park. 253-9359.
St. Cloud Lacrosse Association Information Meetings, for girls grades 7-12 and boys grades 4-12, 7 p.m., LeSauk Room #129, Sartell High School District Service Center, 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell. stcloudlax.com.

 

PUBLISHED JAN. 2

Monday, Jan. 5
St. Joseph City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall, 25 College Ave. N. 320-363-7201.
Sartell Lions Club, 7 p.m., upstairs of Blue Line Sports Bar andGrill, 1101 2nd St. S., Sartell. 248-3240.

Tuesday, Jan. 6
Blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Atonement Lutheran Church, 1144 29th Ave. N, St. Cloud. 1-800-733-2767. redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 7
55+ Driver Improvement program (four-hour refresher course)
, 5-9 p.m., Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Rd., St. Joseph. 1-888-234-1294. Optional online courses: mnsafetycenter.org.
St. Stephen City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 2 6th Ave SE. 251-0964.
St. Joseph Area Historical Society, 7 p.m., Old City Hall, 25 1st Ave NW. stjosephhistoricalmn.org.

Thursday, Jan. 8
City of St. Joseph tree collection, trees will be collected curb-side.
Coffee and Conversation, a senior discussion group, 9 a.m., Country Manor, 520 1st St. NE, Sartell.
St. Joseph Senior Citizens, 1:30 p.m., Community Fire Hall, 323 4th Ave. NE, St. Joseph.
St. Joseph Action Group annual meeting, 7 p.m., St. Joseph American Legion, 101 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph. 363-7666.

 

PUBLISHED DEC. 19

Friday, Dec. 19
Holiday Sing-a-Long, 10-11 a.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. 320-255-7245.
Art History: “How to look at and understand great art,” 1-2 p.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. 320-255-7245.
St. Joseph Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 610 CR 2.
St. Cloud Singles Club Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, American Legion, 17 2nd Avenue North, Waite Park. 320-339-4533. stcloudsingles.net.

Saturday, Dec. 20
Winter Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. marketmonday.org.

Sunday, Dec. 21
Build-your-own omelette breakfast, proceeds support programs for veterans, 8 a.m.-noon, American Legion, 17 2nd Ave. S., Waite Park. 320-251-5498.
Theisen family benefit to help recovery efforts from Nov. 22 barn and business fire. Brunch, silent auction, bake sale, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Drive SE, St. Cloud. www.jumpinsites.com/apollo84/theisen.html.
Joe Town Table, free meals, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., American Legion, 101 W Minnesota St., St. Joseph.

Tuesday, Dec. 23
Blood drive, noon-6 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1300 3rd St. N., Waite Park. 1-800-733-2767. redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Dec. 25
Merry Christmas!
City trash and recycling collection, rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 26.

Monday, Dec. 29
Blood drive, noon-6 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 N. CR 2, Sartell. 1-800-733-2767. redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 30
Blood drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Miller Auto Plaza, 2930 2nd St. S., St. Cloud. 1-800-733-2767. redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Family Fun Fest, 5-10 p.m., Halenbeck Hall, Husky Dome and Herb Brooks National Hockey Center at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud. 320-308-3325.

Thursday, Jan. 1
Happy New Year!
Coffee and Conversation, a senior discussion group, 9 a.m., Country Manor, 520 1st St. NE, Sartell.
Great River Regional Coin Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Miller Auto Marine Sports Plaza, 2930 2nd St. S., St. Cloud.

 

PUBLISHED DEC. 12

Friday, Dec. 12
Holiday open house, cookies, hot chocolate, cider being served all day, Central Minnesota Credit Union, 1300 Elm St. E., St. Joseph. 1-888-330-8482. mycmcu.org
Learn more about depression and seasonal affective disorder, 10-11 a.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. 320-255-7245.
Downtown St. Joseph Winterwalk, 5-8 p.m., shops open late, 6 p.m. tree lighting at Bello Cucina, 6:30 p.m. craft making and treats in Heritage Hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Town hall meeting, city issues, planning, concerns, 5-6 p.m., St. Joseph Fire Hall, 323 4th Ave. NE, St. Joseph.
Member and volunteer open house sponsored by St. John’s Outdoor University, enjoy food, entertainment, conversation and a silent auction, 5:30-8 p.m., Great Hall, SJU. csbsju.edu/outdooru.

Saturday, Dec. 13
Craft-vendor show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., VFW 4847, 104 Franklin Ave. NE, St. Cloud.
Winter Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. marketmonday.org.
55+ Driver Improvement program (four-hour refresher course), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Miller Auto Plaza, 2930 2nd St. S., St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294.
Kwanzaa, an international celebration honoring the culture and heritage of people of African descent, 6-9 p.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. 320-255-7245.
Christmas with the Steeles, 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 913 W. St. Germain Street, St. Cloud. 320-259-5463. paramountarts.org.

Monday, Dec. 15
St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club meeting, 7 p.m., American Legion, 101 W Minnesota St., St. Joseph.

Tuesday, Dec. 16
55+ Driver Improvement program (four-hour refresher course), 5-9 p.m., Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave. N., St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294.

Thursday, Dec. 18
Coffee and Conversation, a senior discussion group, 9 a.m., Country Manor, 520 1st St. NE, Sartell.
55+ Driver Improvement program (four-hour refresher course), noon-4 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Drive SE, St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294.
St. Joseph City Council, tentative date, 6 p.m., City Hall, 25 College Ave N. 320-363-7201.

Friday, Dec. 19
St. Joseph Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 610 CR 2.

Saturday, Dec. 20
Winter Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. marketmonday.org.

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