Roads close due to Apple
Apple Duathlon is Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23. The Kids Apple will be held Friday evening at Pine Meadow Elementary School, 1029 Fifth St. N. Road closures will be: Fifth Street from Pine Meadow entrance to Ninth Avenue and Ninth Avenue to Second-and-a-half Street. The adult race is held Saturday morning at Sartell Middle School. Closures involved will be Seventh Street and Pinecone Road from 15th-40th streets. Please be aware of these closures. “Thank you for your cooperation and for helping make the Apple a safe race for both kids and adults,” said Apple spokesperson Adam Konczewski.
Great River Arts seeks artists for juried show
Artists in all mediums from across Minnesota are being sought for the upcoming Juried Exhibition which will be on display during July and August in the Great River Arts Main Gallery at 122 SE First St., Little Falls. Entries must be original works not previously exhibited at Great River Arts. Submissions will be received electronically and by mail until midnight Monday, May 25.
The exhibition will be juried by St. Cloud abstract painter R.C. McCoy and St. Joseph Letterpress Printer Mary C. Bruno. Both artists bring a fresh perspective and qualified skill set to the selection process, promising for an outstanding collection of works for the exhibition.
Interested artists are encourage to view full details and dates online at www.greatart.org/juried-exhibition. Artists can submit up to 3 pieces for consideration at various fee levels. There will be two cash awards given to the jurors “Top Picks.”
Great River Arts is located at 122 SE 1st Street in historic downtown Little Falls and funded in part by the Five Wings Arts Council and Legacy Amendment. Gallery & gift shop hours are Wednesday-Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Visit our website at www.greatart.org or “like” us on Facebook to be notified of other upcoming events.
Memorial Day services set for St. Joseph vets
American Legion Post 328 of St. Joseph will once again provide Memorial Day Services at three cemeteries – St. Joseph Cemetery, St. John’s Cemetery (Collegeville) and the Yankee Cemetery south of St. Joseph. The ceremonies will be held Monday, May 25 at 9:45 a.m. in the St. Joseph Cemetery, 11:15 a.m. at the St. John’s Cemetery and 11:55 a.m. at the Yankee Cemetery. At each cemetery there will be short comments and prayer, a firing squad, bugler and the reading of the names of the veterans buried in that cemetery.
Athletic games event seeks volunteers
The Minnesota Senior Games are looking for energetic, dedicated individuals who will volunteer for the 2015 Minnesota Senior Games May 28-31 in St. Cloud. St. Cloud will host approximately 500 athletes 50 years of age and older who will compete in 21 different sports. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older. Each volunteer will receive a 2015 Minnesota Senior Games T-shirt and be entered to win a $100 gift card if you sign up for two or more volunteer shifts.
Great River Chorale sets auditions May 26, 27, June 10
The Great River Chorale, a select, auditioned 55-voice choral ensemble based in St. Cloud, will hold auditions for the 2015-16 concert season from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 and June 10 at Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Drive SE, St. Cloud. The chorale rehearses Sunday nights and holds extra rehearsals prior to concerts. Members are skilled professional and avocational musicians and choral enthusiasts who desire to sing high-quality repertoire at the highest level of excellence. For more information or to schedule an audition, call GRC business manager Deb Ferrell at 320-515-4472 or visit email@example.com.
Those who audition must prepare one vocal solo (classical art song, hymn, or folksongs only; memorization not required). An accompanist will be provided (prospective members must bring music for the accompanist). The audition will also include sight reading and tonal memory exercises.
Students can register now for Red Cross summer scholarship program
This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31.
The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply during the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.
“The Leaders Save Lives program is a great way for students to learn valuable leadership skills while helping hospital patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions,” said Red Cross North Central Blood Services CEO Geoff Kaufman. “Summer can be a challenging time to maintain a sufficient blood supply. With this program, students are helping the community by recruiting their friends and family to donate during this crucial season.
A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100 percent of their blood drive collections goal. All students who achieve the designated blood drive goal will receive an electronic gift card to giftcertificates.com
For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.