‘Beauty and the Beast’ to show June 15
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” live-action movie is the June 15 selection for Movies Under the Stars, hosted by St. Cloud Park & Recreation and sponsored by Capital One. The free event begins at dusk at Field C-3 in Whitney Memorial Park. Concessions are available. Rain site is Whitney Rec Center. Star Wars: the Last Jedi shows July 20. The Aug. 10 movie is to be determined by community vote. Check out Facebook for community vote @cityofstcloudmnparkandrec. For more information, visit ci.stcloud.mn.us or call 320-255-7277.
Fare for All set June 18
Fare for All’s next distribution will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, June 18 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. Fare for All is a budget-stretching program that allows people to save up to 40 percent off fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meats. Distribution is once a month. This event is open to everyone who wants to stretch their grocery dollar. Cash, credit, debit cards and EBT cards are accepted. For more information please visit our website at fareforall.org or call 1-800-582-4291.
Volunteer to take care of flower beds
St. Scholastica Convent is looking for several volunteers to help with weeding and watering the flower beds around the dining room. This is an opportunity to spend time outdoors with flowers and beautifying the convent. Contact Marina Schlangen, Saint Scholastica volunteer coordinator, at 320-251-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
37 reading, math tutors needed
The St. Cloud area needs 37 literacy and math tutors for the 2018-2019 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Both full- and part-time tutors are being recruited to begin a year of paid service this fall. Kennedy Community School is one of the schools that have been awarded a tutor position.
Tutors commit to 11 months of service, during which they earn a biweekly living allowance of $597 (full-time) and an education award of up to $5,920 to help pay for further education. Full-time tutors also receive health insurance.
Anyone interested in learning more about Reading Corps or Math Corps, or ready to apply to serve, should visit readingandmath.net or contact 866-859-2825.
Help your neighbors
Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services program has several weekly opportunities for volunteers. Check-out person 4-6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday; clothing support person 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 12:45-4 p.m. Thursday; donation door assistant 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-4:15 p.m. Thursday; and food shelf guide 3:45-7 p.m. Wednesday. These opportunities are at 157 Roosevelt Road, Suite 100, St. Cloud, and is on a bus line. Go to http://ccstcloud.org/services/emergency/how-you-can-help/ to download a Volunteer Registration form. Contact Michelle at 320-229-4586.
Provide support to families
Lutheran Social Service/St. Cloud Area Crisis Nursery is in need of volunteers to staff the crisis line from home (cell phone) between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Volunteers will receive personal training on working the crisis line and working with families in crisis. Volunteer schedule is flexible. Crisis Nursery is 24/7 care for children and support for families and a nonprofit organization that has served Stearns and Benton counties for more than 19 years. Contact Conni Orth, LSS Crisis Nursery, at 320-654-1090 or email@example.com.
Help with activities
The Independence Center Inc. needs volunteers to complete activities with consumers who have special needs. These volunteers must enjoy having fun and completing leisure activities on a one-on-one basis or with a small group. Activities consumers enjoy completing include reading stories, baking activities, arts and crafts, painting nails, playing cards and accompanying our staff on community outings. Contact Angela Davis, The Independence Center at 320-252-4146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way Community Drive – Back to the Basics
United Way is encouraging groups (employers, service clubs, youth groups, etc) to host a Back to the Basics Drive to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. Suggested items include: travel size body wash, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, combs, brushes, deodorant, q-tips, hand sanitizer, band aids, lip balm, wet wipes, bug repellant, hand warmers, wash cloths, toothpaste, tooth brushes, ointment, small packs facial tissues, disposable razors, comb/brush, new underwear and socks. Deliver items to United Way of Central Minnesota, 921 First St., N., St. Cloud, before 11 a.m. on June 21. Volunteers will package items to be donated to community programs. Contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement coordinator, at 320-223-7991.
Do you enjoy visiting with other people? Volunteers are needed to provide companionship to hospice patients in central Minnesota. St. Croix Hospice companion volunteers visit patients and families and offer emotional support as a part of their hospice team. Visiting may include talking with patients and families, reading to patients or participating in activities with them. Visiting times are flexible and are individualized to our patients and volunteers’ schedules. Training is provided as well as ongoing support. Contact Caitlin Majchrzak, St. Croix Hospice, at 320-252-2803 or email@example.com.
Help with light housekeeping
Assumption Community Faith In Action serves communities by making connections between those who need some assistance and those who are able to provide the services. Volunteers assist individuals 60 and older with a wide variety of activities from transportation to homemaking. A woman in south St. Cloud suffering from debilitating chronic pain is seeking help with light housekeeping. Tasks would include changing linens, vacuuming and cleaning kitchen and bathroom. Contact Cherise, Rural Stearns Faith in Action, at 320-290-3428.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.