Sartell-St. Stephen School District calendars were delivered this week to households that have children attending schools within the district. Calendars also are available to community members at District buildings and throughout the cities of Sartell and St. Stephen, including both City Halls and Liquid Assets.
The district calendar has been a primary source of school-based information to families. A printable version of the district calendar is also available on the district’s website.
‘Jam The Stands’
promotes cleaner biofuels
Fans can enjoy a free evening of high octane stock-car racing and learn about cleaner-burning biofuels at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids Sunday, July 28. Gates open at 2 p.m., racing begins at 5:30 p.m. The Biofuel Mobile Education Center will be at the Speedway giving folks the opportunity to learn more about ethanol fuels.
Household hazardous waste collection set Aug. 3 in St. Stephen
Stearns County’s Household Hazardous Waste truck will be at the St. Stephen City Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3.
Items accepted include the following: paints, ag pesticides, cleaners, poisons, ink/toner cartridges, roofing tar, fuels, automotive chemicals, sealers, garden chemicals, pool chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, adhesives, aerosols, solvents, mothballs and mercury. There is no charge.
Items not accepted include the following: used motor oil, antifreeze, explosives, furniture, household garbage, tires, medical waste, appliances or any other unknown products. Also not accepted is business waste.
For those who cannot make this collection time, the Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 3601 5th St. S. in Waite Park, accepts products year-round. Visit www.co.stearns.mn.us for more info.
Waite Park Library offers two programs
The Waite Park Public Library is offering the following programs.
“Sing, Play, Learn” for children 5 and younger will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. Early childhood music specialists will explore the magic of music and play through hands-on activities. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The attendance limit is 20 children and advanced registration is required.
“Soil Rocks! Can You Dig It?” for children 3-12 will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. The attendance limit is 25 and advanced registration is required. For more information, call the library at 320-253-9359.
MN Bluegrass Fest set Aug. 8-11
The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival is a four-day music and camping festival Aug. 8-11 at El Rancho Mañana, Richmond. The event includes 30 hours of live concerts; contests, crafts and games; 20 hands-on workshops; new groups on the Young Talent Stage; and dozens of food and merchant booths in the Marketplace Area.
The festival will feature the IBMA Entertainers of the Year, the Gibson Brothers. Other award-winning acts include Darin and Brooke Aldridge (emerging artist nominees), Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice (album of the year, song of the year, male vocalist nominee) and the Claire Lynch Band (female vocalist nominee).
Mainstage showtimes are 6-11:30 p.m. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A large portion of the 4,000 plus people that attend are amateur musicians who bring their instruments and join in the many impromptu jam sessions that go on day and night. For more information, visit www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org.