Former Obama aide to speak at SJU
Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough will be interviewed by CSB/SJU history professor Ken Jones at the 12th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at St. John’s Abbey and University Church. McDonough graduated from SJU in 1992 and served as President Obama’s chief of staff from 2013 to 2017. The event is free, but tickets are needed to attend and are available at www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts/performances. Call the box office at 320-363-5777.
Stearns auction to sell surplus items
Stearns County will hold a fall auction to sell seized and surplus property on Saturday, Oct. 13 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. Auction goers will be able to bid on many cars, pickups and trailers; a bucket truck; various construction maintenance and lawn equipment; various office items; tools; a Yamaha electric guitar; and many other miscellaneous items. To get 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.
Market Monday open til Oct. 15
Sartell Market Monday is open until Oct. 15. Come check out the last two outdoor markets of the season. Many great items still available including breads, squash, meat, eggs, apples, raspberries, potatoes, onions, pumpkins, canned goods and much more. We are open on Monday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 15 from 3-6 p.m. in Coborn’s parking lot on Pinecone Road.
‘Stop the Bleed’ workshop scheduled Oct. 15 at Legion
A “Stop the Bleed” hands-on workshop, sponsored by St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club and CentraCare, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at the American Legion, St. Joseph. Contact Bernie Imholte for more information and details at 320-363-4728 or 320-291-2216. The workshop is free to all attendees.
Candidate forum set Oct. 18
A candidate forum featuring House District 13A and Senate District 13 will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Avon City Hall, 140 Stratford St. E. The League of Women Voters, St. Cloud area, has invited candidates running for House District 13A Lisa Demuth and Jim Read, along with candidates running for Senate Disrict 13 Jeff Howe and Joe Perske. The Senate race is a special election to complete two years of a four-year term ending in 2020. District 13A includes St. Joseph, Avon, Cold Spring, Kimball, Paynesville and Rockville.
Pumpkinfest set Oct. 19 at Lake George/Eastman Park
Calling all Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins to join us at Lake George and Eastman Park (1101 Seventh St. S., St Cloud) for the annual spooktacular celebration, Pumpkinfest, from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The spine-tingling event for children ages 12 and under and their families includes trick-or-treat stations, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, face painting, hayrides and so much more. New this year: get lost in the hay maze or bust a move at the screamin’ dance party on the mainstage with DJ Monster Bash Mash. Fun is lurking around every corner during this FREE, safe, family-friendly event!