St. John’s Prep to hold open house
St. John’s Prep School will hold its fall open house to learn about programming for grades 6-12 at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. For more information, call Jennine at 320-363-3315 or email email@example.com.
Senior Connection to host author/speaker Brinkman
The Sartell Senior Connection presents author Marilyn Salzl Brinkman who will speak on how electricity shaped our lives at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the District Service Center, 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell. Refreshments will be served.
Sabres football photos sought
The Sartell Sabres state quarter-final football game will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Husky Stadium on the campus of St. Cloud State University. The Sartell Newsleader will publish a follow-up story of the state game(s) including the reactions from the coaches, players and Sartell residents. We would also like to feature a salute to the team and coaches with a collage of photos for the edition following their final state performance. We ask those who have photographed the team during the season to submit photos to be include in this salute. Please include the names of people in photos in front-to-back, left-to-right order. No posed photos please; action shots only. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, Nov. 12. Email all photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Day events planned Nov. 9, 11
The eighth annual Veterans Day Parade to honor the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. The parade begins on the west side of the VA Medical Center and proceeds east across 44th Avenue, concluding on the north side of Apollo High School. Immediately after the parade there will be a “thank you” open house in the Apollo Commons, at which the public can thank veterans in person. Light snacks will be provided.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the St. Cloud Metropolitan Veterans Council is sponsoring a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. in Building 8 (the Auditorium) at the St. Cloud VA. Jeremy Wolfsteller, a U.S. Army veteran and assistant service officer for the American Legion, Department of Minnesota, will provide the keynote address. Parking is available to the north and east of Building 8. Veterans, their families and members of the public are invited to attend.
Avon Area Arts to hold celebration of arts, crafts
Avon Area Arts sponsors the Celebration of the Arts and Crafts from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Avon Community Church, 204 Avon Ave. N. Artists and crafters will be there with jewelry, cards, photography and much more. There will also be a silent auction, live music and a bear raffle. For more info, visit avonareaarts.org.
Fare For All makes Thanksgiving more affordable
Fare For All, a local food program created to make fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable will sell Holiday Packs from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. Each Holiday Pack includes an 8- to 12-pound turkey, a pork roast, boneless-skinless chicken breasts, a pork sausage roll, green beans, and a 9-inch apple pie. There is no need to register in advance.
Thanksgiving concert to help stock food drive
Help stock the food shelves of local food banks by celebrating Thanksgiving with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, St. Cloud Singing Saints Barbershop, Mormon Chorale and St. Benedict’s Monastery Schola at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Cathedral of St. Mary, 25 8th Ave. S., St Cloud. Suggested admission is a canned food item.
Cradling Literacy set Nov. 12
Cradling Literacy: The Powerful Role of Stories in Supporting Early Language and Literacy, sponsored by United Way of Central Minnesota, Child Care Choices and other community partners, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12. Attendees can choose one two-hour session: 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Sessions will take place at United Way of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud. Free childcare and an evening meal will be provided for attendees who register in advance. The sessions will explore the importance of stories (both oral and written) that nurture young children’s early language and literacy. For more information, call United Way of Central Minnesota at 320-229-3515 or visit thenewsleaders.com and click on Nov. 7 Criers.
The presenter, Kristen Wheeler Highland, has taught with several Minnesota Technical Colleges. Wheeler has experience as a nanny, a family childcare provider and many positions within child-care facilities. She has also worked as a consultant for families and childcare providers concerning children with social/emotional, behavioral and mental-health concerns. Wheeler is completing her master’s degree in liberal studies in early childhood mental health at the University of Minnesota. She earned her bachelor’s degree in child psychology/early childhood education from the U of M.
The presentation is geared to parents of young children (ages birth to five), child care providers, early childhood educators, human service providers, students, foster parents, adoptive parents, grandparents, expectant parents and other caring family members.
The sessions will explore the importance of stories (both oral and written) that nurture young children’s early language and literacy. You will also reflect on the impact of stories on your personal lives as well as their powerful and professional role in building positive stories with the children in your care. It will also complement the Read. Talk. Play. Together Everyday. Initiative through United Way’s Early Learning/Early Literacy focus. This effort brings awareness of the importance of simple activities with your child to help with social and emotional development.
Those who would like to attend are asked to register in advance by calling United Way of Central Minnesota at 320-229-3515. Visit www.unitedwayhelps.org for a registration form.
GREAT to hold auditions for Peter Pan
The Great River Educational Arts Theatre will hold open auditions for the musical adaptation of Peter Pan on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16 at GREAT Studios, 919 St. Germain St. W., downtown St. Cloud. There are 40 roles for a multicultural cast, ages 7 through adult; no experience necessary.
Anyone interested in auditioning should sign up online for an audition time. Materials to prepare for the audition and a video on what to expect during audition are available at www.GreatTheatre.org/audition. Participants are asked to choose one monologue to perform, one song to sing, and should dress for movement. All roles are available and cast through this open audition. Peter Pan will be performed from Jan. 9-18 at Escher Auditorium, College of St. Benedict.
Surgery Open House set Nov. 13
Give your family a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the St. Cloud Hospital operating rooms from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. Explore surgical careers and learn about the latest surgery procedures and technology. The evening includes hands-on children’s activities and refreshments.
New this year, the event will include a display of medical texts and artifacts donated by David Van Nostrand, MD, who was a surgeon at St. Cloud Hospital from 1968-96. The display also will contain items from R.N. Jones, MD, a physician and friend to the Van Nostrand family, including parts of the beautifully illustrated, three-volume set of John Deaver’s Surgical Anatomy. Jones joined the medical staff in St. Cloud around 1927, newly specialized in surgery.
Tours begin in the new Surgery Entrance at St. Cloud Hospital. Park in the South Ramp. Take the South Ramp Elevator to Floor A.
The event is free and no RSVP is needed. Come and go as you please. Call 320-251-2700, ext. 54468, with questions.