Millstream Arts Festival set
Sunday in St. Joseph
Millstream Arts Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 in downtown St. Joseph. Experience more than 60 juried artists and authors, live music, fantastic foods, children’s art, historical exhibits, trolley rides, street performances and much more. Even get holiday shopping done – art is the perfect gift for the person who has everything.
hosts rummage sale
The Sartell Senior Connection hosts what they say is the best rummage sale – books, furniture, décor, jewelry and much more –of the year, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 26 at the Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. All proceeds go to benefit senior programming in the Sartell area. Make this your first stop.
event, ground-breaking Sept. 26
Come celebrate the new St. Cloud and YMCA Community and Aquatic Center ground-breaking family event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Whitney Park, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Fun for all ages includes inflatables, AirMaxx Launch Pad, face painting, Kids Zumba, clowns and more.
St. Scholastica Convent hosts
walk-in interviews Sept. 30
St. Scholastica Convent is hosting walk-in interviews from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 at St. Scholastica Convent, 1845 20th Ave. SE, St. Cloud. The convent is hiring for various part-time positions, with many shift times available. St. Scholastica Convent is an assisted-living community for Benedictine Sisters located on the southeast side of St. Cloud. Call to set up an interview time at 320-251-2225.
Fall clean-up scheduled
for Oct. 1, 8 and 10
Customers who are enrolled in the city refuse program can place additional refuse on the curbside for collection at no extra charge by 6 a.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 1 and 8. Items which cannot be placed for collection include but are not limited to: appliances, tires, pollutants, yard waste, computer monitors and televisions. On Oct. 10, the city will hold an appliance and electronic collection in the city offices parking lot, at 25 College Ave. N. This is limited to any combination of two appliances or electronic items per household.
Hydrant flushing set Sept. 29-Oct. 2
The St. Joseph Public Works Department will flush fire hydrants Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2. During this maintenance process, property owners may experience discolored water and pressure differentials. It’s not uncommon to see discoloration after the fire hydrants are flushed in your area. If you notice discoloration, please bypass your water softener and open all your cold water faucets in the home. After the water clears up in a short period of time, shut all faucets off and put the water softener back in service. Maintenance staff flush the fire hydrants spring and fall of each calendar year. Flushing of hydrants helps remove stale water and natural sediment from the system. During this process fire hydrants are exercised to help ensure the proper operation for emergency use.
Living Waters Lutheran Church will hold a family fun day from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the church at 1911 Fourth Ave. N., Sauk Rapids. The event includes a huge rummage sale, silent auction with many unique quality items, bake sale featuring lefse, money raffle, classic car show, kids games with live music and food, which will be available throughout the day. It will also include a kids’ 1k run/walk, a 5k run/walk starting at 9 a.m. at the church, an arts-and-craft sale, a money raffle, inflatables and “train” rides for kids, live music, food and a car show. Details of the event as well as registration for the runs/walks are available at www.lwlcmn.org or call 320-255-1135 for more information.
ACT on Alzheimer’s hosts speaker Sept. 29
ACT on Alzheimer’s-Sauk Rapids will host a free community education event at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Sauk Rapids Government Center, 250 Summit Ave. N., Sauk Rapids.
Mark Reese, MA, LMFT, a counselor for the Families and Long-Term-Care Research Projects at the University of Minnesota, will present at this event. He has spent the past seven years counseling, educating and researching family caregivers of people with memory loss and dementia. He also has more than 12 years of experience as a primary caregiver, providing palliative and hospice care for family members with cognitive impairment.
The community education will consist of two presentations. The public is welcome to attend one or both of the presentations.
10 a.m. – Alzheimer’s Disease – What It Is and What Can Be Done will focus on historical information, review the 10 warning signs and diagnosis, summarize the risk factors and possible pathways to prevention and review current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment approaches.
11 a.m. – Caregiver Stress – Sprint or Marathon will focus on who are caregivers and what is the impact of caregiving, caregiver statistics, sources of stress. and ideas and options to relieve stress.
About ACT on Alzheimer’s – Sauk Rapids:
ACT on Alzheimer’s is a volunteer-driven statewide collaboration preparing Minnesota for the personal, social and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Sauk Rapids is one of 33 communities in Minnesota that was awarded grant funding to work toward becoming a dementia-friendly community, a community that is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with the disease, their families and caregivers, and provides supportive options that foster quality of life.
For more information, contact Jodi Speicher – ACT on Alzheimer’s Action Team Member, vice president of sales and marketing, at 320- 259-9364 direct or 320-290-6813 cell or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATF seeks nominees for ‘Inspiration Award’
The disAbility Awareness Task Force is seeking nominations of someone who has a disability of any kind, which inspires you or others….not because they have a disability, but because of whom they are and the contributions they make in the lives of others. All submissions will be honored and four will be chosen to receive an “Inspiration Award” which will be given in person at the Celebration of Abilities from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud. This is a free event and all are welcome. Deadline for nomination is Friday, Oct. 2.
Please include the following information: name of person you are nominating; what they do and/or their experiences/talents/skills; how they inspire you or others in the community; and your name and phone number.
Submission can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Cara Ruff, disAbility Awareness Task Force, 215 N. Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379. If you require more information, contact Ruff at 320-529-9000.