Nov. 2 Town criers

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Turn clocks back Sunday morning

Daylight saving time, which started in March, ends Sunday, Nov. 4. At 2 a.m. Sunday, or before retiring Saturday night, residents should turn clocks back one hour to reflect the ending of daylight saving time.

CSB/SJU to host Festival of Cultures

A free Festival of Cultures, celebrating the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University community through food, fashion and performances, will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Haehn Campus Center, 37 S. College Ave., on the CSB campus. Doors open at 5 p.m. All ages welcome.

Fare for All set Nov. 12

Fare for All’s next distribution will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. Holiday packs, including an 8- to 10-pound turkey, a Hormel pork tenderloin, chicken breasts, sage pork sausage, turkey breast strips, pork sausage patties, two bags of green beans and an 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.

Realities of Aging forum set Nov. 6

The second part of the Realities of Aging series will take place from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the St. Francis Xavier Church Gathering Place in Sartell. The free event, open to all, is sponsored by the St. Francis Xavier Health and Wellness team. Part II will cover the topics of staying safe in one’s home, hospice/palliative care and health directives, nutrition for aging and driving safely. RSVP to or call Rose or Bev at 320-259-5794 or email to or call Don at 320-253-5935.

Food-packaging event needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the sixth annual We Are Thankful food-packaging event on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the River’s Edge Convention Center, 10 Fourth Ave. S., St. Cloud. Three volunteer shifts are available from 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Donations are needed to pay for ingredients. Recommended donation is $20/per adult, $15/per student, $10/per child. United Way of Central Minnesota 320-223-7991.

Animal therapy for youth

The Youth at Catholic Charities Young Learners Program provides intensive outpatient day treatment to 3- to 7-year-olds. Participants would enjoy playing with a therapy animal you bring in once or twice a month. The program is open weekdays from 8:15-11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call Catholic Charities at 320-229-6060.

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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