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Events in January 2023

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January 1, 2023
January 2, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: Sartell Lions Club


January 2, 2023

Sartell Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Blue Line Sports Bar and Grill, 1101 Second St. S., Sartell. Stewart Giffin, 651-261-4272.

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January 3, 2023(4 events)

10:00 am: Memory Writers


January 3, 2023

Memory Writers Group, develops topics and turns in stories, 10 a.m, Stearns History Museum, 235 33rd Ave. S, St. Cloud. Contact Jan Sorell, jsorrell97@gmail.com. Free for museum members and nominal fee for non-members. https://www.stearnshistorymuseum.org/.

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10:30 am: Meaningful Conversation Cafe (CANCELLED)


January 3, 2023

Meaningful Conversation Cafe, 10:30 a.m., Caribou Cafe at Crossroads Center, 4135 W Division St., St Cloud. Join us for friendship, elevated conversation about The Power of Kindness and help us continue the work of building a vibrant community in Central Minnesota.  

6:00 pm: Open Gym


January 3, 2023

Open Gym, 6-8 p.m., Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St. Joseph. Come play basketball, volleyball and soccer. Bring your own equipment.

7:00 pm: St. Joseph Lions Club


January 3, 2023

St. Joseph Lions Club, 7 p.m., Millstream Park Pavilion 101 Fifth Ave. NW., St Joseph.

Millstream Park Pavilion
101 5th Ave NW
St. Joseph, MN 56374

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January 4, 2023(1 event)

2:00 pm: Advocates for Independence


January 4, 2023

Independent Lifestyles meeting virtually, contact Michelle at 320-529-9000 for registration details.

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January 5, 2023(2 events)

9:00 am: Coffee and Conversation


January 5, 2023

Coffee and Conversation, Cake with a Side of Conversation, 9 a.m., Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S.

6:30 pm: Tree Shakers Genealogy Club


January 5, 2023

Tree Shakers Genealogy Club, an event of the Great River Regional Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Monthly genealogy club featuring an educational topic and discussion between members to share tips and ideas for the informal amateur genealogist. Beginner to advanced experience welcome. For ages 16 to adult.

January 6, 2023
January 7, 2023(1 event)

1:00 pm: Learn to Skate


January 7, 2023

Learn to Skate, 1 p.m., rink next to Schneider Field, 28 Third Ave. NW, St. Joseph. Join us for some skating tips and a quick lesson with coaches from the St. Cloud Figure Skating Club. All ages and skating levels are welcome. Bring your skates and let's learn to skate. Please register for this free event so we can be ready to help everyone. https://www.cityofstjoseph.com/FormCenter

January 8, 2023(2 events)

8:30 am: Monthly breakfast


January 8, 2023

Monthly breakfast, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #7057, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Heritage Hall, Church of St. Joseph, 12 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph. Sunday Mass will be at 10 a.m.

11:00 am: Open Gym


January 8, 2023

Open Gym, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St Joseph. Come play basketball, volleyball and soccer. Bring your own equipment.

January 9, 2023(3 events)

2:00 pm: Tech Help Time


January 9, 2023

Tech Help Time, an event of the Great River Regional Library, 2-3 p.m., 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Trouble understanding your laptop, tablet, e-reader or other electronic device? Would you like to download books from the library website or use our online resources? Register with library staff for a 30-minute, one-on-one session. 

3:30 pm: Fare For All


January 9, 2023

Fare For All, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. Fare For All is a pop-up grocery store. We sell packs of fresh produce and frozen meat at up to 40 percent off of retail prices.

6:30 pm: St. Joseph Women of Today


January 9, 2023

St. Joseph Women of Today, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Fire Hall, 323 Fourth Ave. NE. Join other women to do charitable projects and have fun at social events. For more info call Frances at 320-271-3155

January 10, 2023(3 events)

8:30 am: 55+ Driver Discount Refresher Course


January 10, 2023

55+ Driver Discount Refresher Course, offered by the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 pm, Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. Register by calling MHSRC at 320-308-1406.

5:30 pm: Sartell Senior Connection membership event


January 10, 2023

Sartell Senior Connection membership event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment by Upbeat Quartet at 6 p.m. Call Ann by Jan. 3 at 258-7324 to RSVP.

7:00 pm: National Alliance on Mental Illness


January 10, 2023

Currently meeting via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each monthThis group is for family and friends of a person dealing with a mental illness, any diagnosis, any age. Learn coping and problem solving skills. Questions, call 320-654-1259, or email fsnamistcloud@gmail.com.

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January 11, 2023(2 events)

9:00 am: Breakfast Club


January 11, 2023

Breakfast Club, 9-10 a.m., Stearns History Museum, 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud. Free for members, nominal fee for non-members.

6:30 pm: St. Joseph Y2K Lions Club


January 11, 2023

St. Joseph Community Fire Hall
323 4th Ave NE
St. Joseph, MN 56374

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January 12, 2023(6 events)

9:00 am: Coffee and Conversation


January 12, 2023

Coffee and Conversation, cake with a side of conversation, 9 a.m., Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. Join local immigration attorney Laura Tripiciano for an informative conversation about asylum, green cards and U.S. Naturalization.

10:00 am: Sartell-Sauk Rapids Moms Club Monthly Social


January 12, 2023

Location varies each month. Contact Tanya at ssrmoms@gmail.com for questions or to join the group.

10:30 am: Preschoolers Play & Learn Workshop


January 12, 2023

Preschoolers Play & Learn Workshop, an event of the Great River Regional Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Encourage a love of learning as you and your child play, explore, discover, count and create. Join us anytime during the hour for this open-ended play session. Activities designed for ages 1 to 5. No registration, but room limits may be enforced. 

1:30 pm: St. Joseph Senior Citizens


January 12, 2023

St. Joseph Senior Citizens, 1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Fire Hall, 323 Fourth Ave. NE.

6:00 pm: Fairytale STEM Challenge


January 12, 2023

Fairytale STEM Challenge, an event of the Great River Regional Library, 6-7 p.m., 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. We will be using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to help solve this fairytale problem: Three Billy Goats Gruff - Can you get the Billy Goats safely to the other side of the river? All materials included. For ages 7 to 12. Limit 20. Registration begins two weeks before the program.

7:00 pm: Rainbow Support Evening (Virtual event)


January 12, 2023

Rainbow Support Evening (Virtual event),  7- 9 p.m. Parents/allies/friends and LGBTQ+ persons gather to pray, share stories, and support each other. Confidentiality is maintained. Registration Link: https://sbm.osb.org/event/rainbow-support-evening-virtual/

January 13, 2023
January 14, 2023(1 event)

10:30 am: Meaningful Conversation Cafe


January 14, 2023

Meaningful Conversation Cafe, 10:30 a.m., Caribou Cafe at Crossroads Center, 4135 W Division St., St Cloud. Join us for friendship, elevated conversation about The Power of Kindness and help us continue the work of building a vibrant community in Central Minnesota.  

January 15, 2023
January 16, 2023
January 17, 2023(6 events)

9:00 am: Book Lovers Circle


January 17, 2023

Book Lovers Circle, 9 - 11:15 a.m., Saint Benedict's Monastery, 104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph. Each person will have 15–30 minutes to talk about their book and what it means to them. Free will offering accepted. Registration Link: https://sbm.osb.org/event/book-lovers-circle/

10:00 am: Memory Writers


January 17, 2023

Memory Writers is a writing group that meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays at 10:00 am.  The group develop topics to write about and in turn shares those stories. This program is free to Museum members (non-members $7). Join the Memory Writers as they explore our past and develop skills as writers. No RSVP is required. Questions? Contact Jan Sorell for more information: jsorrell97@gmail.com

Stearns History Museum
235 33rd Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56304

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10:15 am: Winter Storytime!


January 17, 2023

Winter Storytime!, an event of the Great River Regional Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m. & 11-11:30 a.m., 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join us for stories, songs and fun. Books are geared to 3 to 6 year olds, but younger and older friends are welcome! Limit 20 children per session. No advanced registration, please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival.

11:00 am: Winter Storytime!


January 17, 2023

Winter Storytime!, an event of the Great River Regional Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m. & 11-11:30 a.m., 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join us for stories, songs and fun. Books are geared to 3 to 6 year olds, but younger and older friends are welcome! Limit 20 children per session. No advanced registration, please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival.

6:30 pm: “Top Twenty Native Plants”


January 17, 2023

“Top Twenty Native Plants,” with speaker Adam Hjelm, Stearns County Master Gardener, 6:30-7:30 p.m., via ZOOM, scflowerandgarden@gmail.com.

7:00 pm: St. Joseph Lions Club


January 17, 2023

St. Joseph Lions Club, 7 p.m., Millstream Park Pavilion 101 Fifth Ave. NW., St Joseph.

Millstream Park Pavilion
101 5th Ave NW
St. Joseph, MN 56374

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January 18, 2023(2 events)

2:00 pm: Advocates for Independence


January 18, 2023

Independent Lifestyles meeting virtually, contact Michelle at 320-529-9000 for registration details.

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7:00 pm: Tech Help Time


January 18, 2023

Tech Help Time, an event of the Great River Regional Library, 7-8 p.m., 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Trouble understanding your laptop, tablet, e-reader or other electronic device? Would you like to download books from the library website or use our online resources? Register with library staff for a 30-minute, one-on-one session. 

January 19, 2023(4 events)

9:00 am: Coffee and Conversation


January 19, 2023

Coffee and Conversation, cake with a side of conversation, 9 a.m., Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. Volunteer Lee Meyer will describe Whitney Senior Center's wide offering of Wellness Workshops designed to minimize social isolation and maximize health and wellness. The interactive workshops promote lifestyle change and are delivered by trained, certified coaches. There are no workshop fees and are offered in-person or via Zoom for your convenience.

9:00 am: Spiritual R & R Day


January 19, 2023

Spiritual R & R Day, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.., Saint Benedict's Monastery, 104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph. This day offers time and space for quiet prayer, reflection, reading, resting and meeting with a spiritual director if desired. Free will offering accepted. Optional meal at the monastery is $11. Limit: 10 participants. Registration Link: https://sbm.osb.org/event/spiritual-r-r-day/

6:00 pm: D&D Adventures


January 19, 2023

D&D Adventures, an event of the Great River Regional Library, 6-8 p.m., 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Grab a character sheet and join us for a night of fantasy adventuring. Impromptu storytelling at its best! For ages 18 and up. Limit 10 per session.

6:00 pm: Sartell American Legion


January 19, 2023

Sartell Community Center
850 19th Street South
Sartell, MN 56377

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January 20, 2023
January 21, 2023(4 events)

10:00 am: Snowshoeing Club


January 21, 2023

Snowshoeing Club, 10 a.m., Millstream Park, 725 CR 75 W. www.cityofstjoseph.com

10:00 am: Whippersnapper Hour: Fur Trade Frenzy


January 21, 2023

Whippersnapper Hour: Fur Trade Frenzy for kids ages 7-13, 10 a.m., Stearns History Museum, 235 33rd Ave. S, St. Cloud. Kids will get a little taste of what it was like to be involved in the American Fur Trade during the 19th century here in Minnesota. They will get to touch real furs, barter for goods and make their own Bandolier bag to take home! Members are free; nominal fee for non-members. Call to register! 320-253-8424

11:30 am: Community Meal


January 21, 2023

The Community Meal will be served in a "drive by and pick up" style until it is safe to gather again.

First United Methodist Church
1107 Pinecone Road S
Sartell, MN 56377

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2:00 pm: Skateboard Art


January 21, 2023

Skateboard Art, 2-4 p.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join us in a creative space for an engaging program that will grab your attention and harness your creativity using skateboards as a canvas. Students will make their own art with guidance and support from artist Mark Rivard. For ages 12 to 18. Limit 10. 320-650-2500

January 22, 2023(1 event)

1:00 pm: Historski: A History Ski Tour of Riverside Park


January 22, 2023

Historski: A History Ski Tour of Riverside Park, sponsored by Stearns History Museum, 1 p.m., Riverside Park, St. Cloud. Check your knowledge while doing a scavenger hunt along some of Riverside Park's great ski trails. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. This self-guided, free event is open to all ages. 320-253-8424. info@stearns-museum.org

January 23, 2023(2 events)

7:00 pm: Art of Conversation


January 23, 2023

Art of Conversation, 7-8:30 p.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join local artists Vatsalaa Jha and Sarah Drake (herARTS in Action) on Zoom. Learn to use art to open conversations about sensitive topics in a safer place.

7:00 pm: Between the Covers Book Discussion


January 23, 2023

Between the Covers Book Discussion, for adults and teens, 7-8 p.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. We’ll be discussing the book “No Gods No Monsters” by Cadwell Turnbull.

January 24, 2023(3 events)

10:15 am: Winter Storytime!


January 24, 2023

Winter Storytime!, for 3- to 6-year-olds, 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join us for stories, songs and fun! No advanced registration; please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival.

11:00 am: Winter Storytime!


January 24, 2023

Winter Storytime!, for 3- to 6-year-olds, 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join us for stories, songs and fun! No advanced registration; please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival.

7:00 pm: National Alliance on Mental Illness


January 24, 2023

Currently meeting via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each monthThis group is for family and friends of a person dealing with a mental illness, any diagnosis, any age. Learn coping and problem solving skills. Questions, call 320-654-1259, or email fsnamistcloud@gmail.com.

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January 25, 2023(1 event)

6:00 pm: Family Fun Night


January 25, 2023

Family Fun Night, 6-7 p.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join us for this monthly program where you can enjoy spending time with your whole family! We will start with a read-aloud story followed by unstructured family time where you can explore art, science, crafts and more! 

January 26, 2023(1 event)

9:00 am: Coffee and Conversation


January 26, 2023

Coffee and Conversation, cake with a side of conversation, 9 a.m., Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. Volunteer Denise Rosin, Deerwood Bank, will discuss frauds and scams. Learn about the ever-changing types of financial fraud and steps you can take to prevent loss.

January 27, 2023
January 28, 2023(5 events)

10:00 am: Snowshoeing Club


January 28, 2023

Snowshoeing Club, 10 a.m., Memorial Park, 33 Second Ave. NW. www.cityofstjoseph.com 

10:30 am: Paws to Read


January 28, 2023

Paws to Read, for ages 4 to 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Read with a furry friend! Certified therapy animals (including a dog or two) will be on hand to listen as you read a story. It is lots of fun to read when a friendly animal is your audience.

11:00 am: Snowfest


January 28, 2023

Snowfest, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Park, 5005 Frederick Ave. Suite B, St Joseph. Events include ice skating, sledding, hot cocoa, cookies, snow shoeing, face painting, snow sculptures/painting.

1:00 pm: Snowfest


January 28, 2023

Snowfest, 1-4 p.m., Millstream Park, 725 Co Rd 75 W, St Joseph. Events include a dog training demo, rescue dogs, silent run dog sled rides, food truck, Wag on Wheel Mobile (nail clipping, grooming).

3:00 pm: Snowfest


January 28, 2023

Snowfest, 3-6 p.m., St. Joseph downtown area. Events include a game crawl with ring toss at Jupiter Moon (15 E. Minnesota St. Suite 108), Jenga at The Middy (21 W. Minnesota St.), Guess Who at the La Playette (19 College Ave. N.), and Yard Pong at Sal’s (109 W. Minnesota St.). All four locations will also have Hammer-Schlagen available to play.

January 29, 2023(1 event)

1:00 pm: Snowfest


January 29, 2023

Snowfest, 1-4 p.m., open field east of the St. Joseph Government Center, 75 Callaway St. E. Events include dog training demo, rescues dog, silent run dog sled rides for a fee, Wag on Wheels Mobile (nail clipping, grooming)

January 30, 2023
January 31, 2023(3 events)

8:00 am: Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit


January 31, 2023

Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit, Stearns History Museum 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud and Morrison County Historical Society, 2151 Lindbergh Drive S., Little Falls.

10:15 am: Winter Storytime!


January 31, 2023

Winter Storytime!, for 3 to 6-year-olds, 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join us for stories, songs and fun! No advanced registration; please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival.

11:00 am: Winter Storytime!


January 31, 2023

Winter Storytime!, for 3 to 6-year-olds, 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Join us for stories, songs and fun! No advanced registration; please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival.

February 1, 2023(4 events)

8:00 am: Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit


February 1, 2023

Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit, Stearns History Museum 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud and Morrison County Historical Society, 2151 Lindbergh Drive S., Little Falls.

2:00 pm: Advocates for Independence


February 1, 2023

Independent Lifestyles meeting virtually, contact Michelle at 320-529-9000 for registration details.

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4:30 pm: Kindergarten Enrollment & Preschool Packet Pick-Up


February 1, 2023

Kindergarten Enrollment & Preschool Packet Pick-Up, 4:30-6 p.m., Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St. Joseph.

6:00 pm: Estate Planning Workshop


February 1, 2023

Estate Planning Workshop, provided by Catholic United Financial, 6-7 p.m., St. Joseph Government Center, 75 Callaway St. E. Cookies, cocoa and water will be available.

February 2, 2023(3 events)

8:00 am: Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit


February 2, 2023

Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit, Stearns History Museum 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud and Morrison County Historical Society, 2151 Lindbergh Drive S., Little Falls.

9:00 am: Coffee and Conversation


February 2, 2023

Coffee and Conversation, cake with a side of conversation, 9 a.m., Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. Local author Bill Vossler will tell stories of discovering a real live Neanderthal, Tyrannosaurus Rex bones, attempting to shirk work to play baseball in the real-life stadium he created, delivering newspapers, spending time outside all day and reading, all of which nurtured in him a joy of being alive, and will exhibit the rich tapestry of his zest for life.

6:30 pm: Tree Shakers Genealogy Club


February 2, 2023

Tree Shakers Genealogy Club, for ages 16 to adult, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Monthly genealogy club featuring an educational topic and discussion between members to share tips and ideas for the informal amateur genealogist. Beginner to advanced experience welcome.

February 3, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit


February 3, 2023

Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit, Stearns History Museum 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud and Morrison County Historical Society, 2151 Lindbergh Drive S., Little Falls.

February 4, 2023