Nov. 30 Town criers

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Winterwalk is tonight in downtown St. Joseph

Winterwalk activities will be held Friday, Nov. 30 at Church of St. Joseph, 12 W. Minnesota St. Come for supper and shop at the craft/vendor sales and bake sale all from 4-8 p.m. Stay for the 25-foot tree lighting at 6 p.m. outside on the church grounds. Visit and take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus starting at 6:30 p.m. The Heritage Hall will also have refreshments, craft-making for the children, as well as a variety of music. Shop downtown for business specials, refreshments and a chance to win prizes. Winterwalk is sponsored by the St. Joseph Y2K Lions, Church of St. Joseph and local sponsors.

Winter Wonderland set Saturday, Dec. 8
Winter Wonderland, for children 12 and under and their families, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Lake George Municipal Complex, 1101 Seventh St. S., St. Cloud. Santa and Mrs. Claus have taken time off from their busy schedule to join you and your family for a winter celebration. Create arts and crafts, decorate a cookie, see the reindeer exhibit, enjoy a hayride around the lake and much more, but don’t forget your camera to capture special moments with Santa. The big trucks will be rolling in again this year for Touch-a-Truck, where children can see, touch and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery.

Sartell Farmers’ Market Dec. 1 at Community Center

Sartell Farmers’ Market will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 inside Sartell’s Community Center, 850 19th St. S. Come enjoy the lights and stop by for great farmers’ market items including: meat, eggs, baked goods, canned goods, caramel corn and many more items that make great gifts.

Fare for All set Dec. 10

Fare for All’s next distribution will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. Holiday packs, including a 9- to 11-pound spiral ham, a whole chicken, chicken drumsticks, mild Italian sausage, frozen mixed vegetables, frozen corn, meatballs and a Dutch apple pie, will be available. 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, visit or call 1-800-582-4291.

Funsingers to kick off holiday season Dec. 11

Join the Sartell Senior Connection as it hosts the St. Cloud Area Funsingers for an afternoon of music and merriment to kick off the holiday season at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Senior space in the Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. This event is free and open to the public.

St. John’s Boys’ Choir to perform Dec. 15
Celebrate the season with one of Central Minnesota’s beloved traditions, “A Ceremony of Carols!”Performances are at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, downtown St. Cloud. Dr. Rachel Brandwein returns for her fifth performance of Benjamin Britten’s Christmas masterpiece with the St. John’s Boys’ Choir. The boys sing new and familiar carols, combining with the talents of the SJBC Orchestra, the Heavenly Metal Handbells of Salem Lutheran Church and a special Alumni Chorus. To order tickets and learn more, visit or call 320.363.2558.

GNTC to hold auditions for “The Spitfire Grill’

Auditions for the Great Northern Theatre Company musical production, “The Spitfire Grill,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 11 and 13 (this is a change from earlier announcements). Dinner theater show dates are Feb. 22, 23, 24 and Feb. 28, March 1, 2 and 3 at the Blue Heron Supper Club in Cold Spring. Audition information is available at or by emailing

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.

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