Last chance for outdoor Sartell Farmers’ Market
The Sartell Farmers’ Market is only open two more weeks – from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 and 14 – to stock up with all the fall goodies including squash, potatoes, onions, meat, eggs, salsa, caramel corn, bread, honey and much more. The market is held at Bernick’s Ice Arena on North Pinecone Road. This is the last two chances until the winter Market inside the Community Center starts Saturday, Nov. 2.
Stearns auction to sell surplus items
Stearns County and Sauk Rapids Police Department will hold a fall auction to sell seized and surplus property on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Stearns County Public Works building, 455 28th Ave. S., Waite Park, three blocks south of Mill’s Fleet Farm. Site opens at 8 a.m.; auction begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information on the auction, a list of what is for sale, and to see some photos, check out the auction flyer on the Stearns County website at midwestauctions.com or auctiondigz.com and click on Benoit Auction Service.
How communities change after police killing will be subject of forum
“Community Transformation after the Police Killing of Philando Castile,” sponsored by the Eugene J. McCarthy Center, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in Gorecki 204B, on the College of St. Benedict campus. On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black American, was killed by a St. Anthony police officer while driving in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. Three years later, the city of Falcon Heights emerged from the tragedy as a model for other communities experiencing rifts in police-community relations. While nothing can bring Castile’s life back, join us for a dialogue on how we can all build stronger communities.
Pumpkin Fest set Oct. 18 at Lake George
The 10th annual Pumpkin Fest, sponsored by St. Cloud Park and Recreation, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Lake George. The event includes a DJ and dance party, trunk or treat stations, a hay maze, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a haunted house, a petting zoo, face painting, inflatables and much more. Don’t forget to wear your costume!