ABC Kinder Olympix
Explore letters and numbers while being active with your children! ABC Kinder Olympix will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9 at Whitney Recreation Center, 1529 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. The morning will be filled with fun activities for improved reading skills and healthy lifestyles! Events include the following: inflatables, arts and crafts, obstacle course, alphabet games, healthy snacks and much more! This event is for ages 6 and under and their families. A nominal fee will be charged.
Evening of Hope set March 9
An Evening of Hope, sponsored by What Would Bri Do, will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at The Grands at Mulligans, 601 Pinecone Road N., Sartell. The sixth annual event includes a dinner, acoustic music by Levi Pelzer, a silent auction, games of chance, a cash bar and more. Advanced tickets available at wwbdinc.org or Mackenzie’s, 1091 Second St. S., Sartell. Proceeds will be used to build a grief lodge in central Minnesota.
SYHA Raffle: $41,00 in prizes
Sartell Youth Hockey is now conducting its annual Scheels raffle with a grand prize of $1,499.99; 100 prizes in total; 1:20 odds.
Winners can choose the awarded firearm, with proper credentials, or a gift card for the awarded value. The gift card is redeemable for any merchandise in the St. Cloud store. Tickets may be purchased at both Blue Line Bar & Grill locations, the Firing Line Indoor Range & Gun Shop, during varsity hockey games at Bernick’s Arena or from SYHA members.
For more information, visit sartellhockeyraffle.com.
Task force talk focuses on opioid addiction
The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force will present a free seminar entitled “Drugs in Central Minnesota/Opioid Addiction” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the St. Joseph Government Center, 75 Callaway St. E. The seminar’s intent is to raise the community’s level of awareness of illegal drugs in Central Minnesota with a focus on opioid addiction. The seminar is open to the public (15 years and older) and sponsored by the St. Joseph Lions Club.
Share your talent with women and children
Journey Home, a residential facility providing primary chemical dependency programming and housing for chemically dependent women and their children, needs volunteers to help with group sessions or be a quest speaker. Topics could vary from budgeting to staying positive while recovering. They would also consider fun topics like magic shows, singing programs or a variety of fun events. Contact Deb Vander Eyk at 320-259-9149, Ext. 22339.
Become a volunteer advocate
Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center is looking for volunteers to attend its upcoming volunteer advocate training. Volunteer advocates are required by the state of Minnesota to complete training to provide support counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence on a 24-hour phone line, at local law enforcement centers and at area hospitals. Call 320- 251-4357 or visit www.cmsac.org.
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.