St. John’s Boys’ Choir returns with “A Ceremony of Carols”
This annual treasure returns with two performances on Saturday, Dec. 18 with concerts at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, downtown St. Cloud. Join the Choirboys in celebrating the season with Christmas music, audience carols and the SJBC Orchestra. A new addition this year is the Missa Carolae by James Whitbourn featuring Kaye Schimnich, organist. To order tickets and learn more, visit sjbchoir.org or call 320-363-2558.
Sartell Farmers’ Market open Saturday, Dec. 4
Sartell Farmers’ Market is open from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Come enjoy the Festival of lights and shop for great presents and meal ideas for the upcoming holidays. Some of the great items you will find include the following: eggs, beef, chicken, potatoes, squash, onions, garlic, canned goods, honey, caramel corn, cookies, baked goods, many craft items and much more.
Free Christmas meal set Dec. 18 at RLC
A Community Christmas meal, take-out or delivery only, will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Resurrection Lutheran Church. For delivery, call 320-363-4232. The church welcomes referrals for shut ins. If you know of someone who needs a meal, let them know!
Share the Spirit seeks support
For many households throughout Central Minnesota, the holidays can be an incredibly challenging time of year, and this remains true now more than ever. The goal of Share the Spirit 2021 is to provide a wonderful holiday experience for households in need. Catholic Charities does this by matching individuals and families who are referred to them by area social workers, medical providers and education professionals with individuals groups and organizations that wish to provide gifts for a memorable holiday experience. The also accept financial donation for those who are not able to sponsor a household and they will do the shopping for you. Visit https://www.ccstcloud.org/share-the-spirit to learn more to Share the Spirit.
Food shelf needs volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help in the food shelf. Volunteers will assist clients in selecting their food choices using an independent choice food shelf model. Volunteers will help keep the shopping area neat and orderly and occasionally clean up shopping carts abandoned on the program floor. Volunteers help 12-16 hours per month. Mondays 12:45pm to 4:15pm Wednesdays, 2:45pm to 7:15pm OR 2:45pm to 5:15pm/5:00pm to 7:15pm Fridays 8:45am to 12:15pm. Visit www.ccstcloud.org/volunteer to learn more about their program and complete an application.
Socks, undies drive
United Way is collecting undergarments! Collect and donate new, unopened packages of socks and underwear in all sizes for all ages. Items will be donated to families in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. Drop off donations between 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday, at United Way of Central Minnesota, 921 1st Street North, St. Cloud 56303. Contact Mary Krippner, Director of Volunteer Engagement at (320) 223-7991 or email@example.com.