UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 4:00 PM
Free FAFSA Workshops at St. Cloud State University
SCSU Library – Get FREE professional assistance completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Free Financial Aid Workshops will take place in Miller Center 206 and 207 on Monday, January 22, 4 - 7:30 p.m. Event is free, open to the public, and intended for anyone planning to attend any higher education institution next year. Please bring: -Last year's tax information or current tax returns for student and parent(s) -Information on savings, investments, and business and farm assets for student and parent(s) -Social Security number -Alien registration number, if not a U.S. citizen. Campus map available at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/campusmap/documents/buildings.pdf Parking: 4th Avenue Parking Ramp @ $1.50/hour Miller Center Pay Lot @ $1.50/hour Event offered in collaboration with Minnesota College Goal, a statewide program that provides FREE assistance to students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Student participants can register to win a $500 educational award!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 26 @ 7:30 PM
The Reminders
Fine Arts Programming – Find your groove as The Reminders, DJ Man-O-Wax and Amirah Sackett deliver an inspiring performance that transcends expectations. The Reminders’ visionary hip-hop is infused with roots, soul and Colorado sunshine! Their razor sharp rhymes, soulful vocals and reggae-tinged hip-hop form the backbone of the evening as DJ Man-O-Wax spins funky global-fusion beats and internationally recognized dancer Amirah Sackett redefines hip-hop dance. TICKETS: Regular: $22. Senior: $19, Faculty/Staff: $15, Youth/Student ID: $15 CSB/SJU: $10 Proudly sponsored by Gearbox Functional Creative and Wilkie Sanderson.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 8:00 AM
Stuck in Motion 2018
UCP of Central Minnesota – UCP has recently been awarded grants from the Centracare Foundation and the Benton Telecommunication Foundation for our Assistive Technology Mobile Experience Center. These grant funds will allow UCP to purchase, customize and staff a travel trailer that will provide assistive technology demonstrations and education, in a real-life environment, across Central MN. The Assistive Technology Mobile Experience Center will allow those with disabilities easy access to cutting edge assistive technology and will also provide opportunities to test the technology, experiment with various combinations and ind solutions with case managers and health care professionals in real time. For many people, these person-centered, real time, real life solutions have been completely out of reach and now, through the Mobile Center, these solutions will become reality. All this project needs in order to be 100% complete is funding to purchase the assistive technology equipment that will be placed in the Mobile Experience Center. So this year, the funds raised through Stuck In Motion will be used to purchase that assistive technology. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $20,000 and the Mobile Experience Center will be 100% complete and on the road in the Spring of 2018. To donate to a team or rider click here: https://ucpcentralmn.org/stuck-in-motion-teams/
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 2:00 PM
Bloody Mary & Chili Contest to benefit animals!
Tri-County Humane Society – Who makes the best Bloody Mary in the area? How about the best chili? Help us find out! #bestbloodymarybestchili Area bars and restaurants will compete in a few categories, including “Best in Show” for the overall winner. Come to the Red Carpet Event Center to place your vote, and be a hero for the animals at the same time! Tasting will occur between 2-4pm with awards and ceremonies to follow! http://tricountyhumanesociety.org/bloodymarychilicontest/ Calling all bars and restaurants! Do you have the best Bloody Mary in town? How about your Chili? Find out more here: http://tricountyhumanesociety.org/bloodymarychilicontest/ Special thanks to Rick Gaetz with The Red Carpet for inviting us to partner with them to raise funds for Tri-County Humane Society. All ticket proceeds from this contest benefit the animals!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 29 @ 4:00 PM
Kindergarten Registration Night
STRIDE Academy - Elementary and Middle Schools – STRIDE Academy is hosting a Kindergarten Registration Night on Monday, January 29th from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. STRIDE Academy is a tuition free public school offering a challenging curriculum, smaller class sizes, and a nurturing environment. Please join us to get your child registered for the 2018-2019 school year and be a part of the big things that are happening at STRIDE Academy!
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 30 @ 6:00 PM
Alum Admission Card Writing Event
Saint John's University Alumni Association – You are invited to help us recruit prospective Bennies and Johnnies to our community by attending one of our Admission Card Writing events. Sign-up for an event by filling out the form at https://www.csbsju.edu/forms/VYRXX7OXKY
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 31 @ 5:00 PM
St. Cloud 'Wolf Pack' Meeting
Howling For Wolves – If you plan to attend, or are interested in learning more, please fill out this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/NstKNVcyorDr4ab12 Howling For Wolves is looking across Minnesota for people willing to join together to stand up for the wolf! As a part of this effort, we are working to establish supporter and volunteer groups called 'Wolf Packs' around the state. Meetings will be held every other month in Wolf Pack locations such as St. Cloud, Duluth, and the Twin Cities. Meetings will be an opportunity for us to band together, get to know each other, and learn about the current state of the wolf, things happening at the legislative level, Wolf Day 2018, current projects, and opportunities to get involved in outreach, education, and advocacy. Members will be able to walk away from each meeting equipped with new knowledge, skills, and opportunities to help protect the wolf for future generations. In between meetings, you may receive email communications about further action plans, legislative developments, or other related communications. For more information, email our Projects Manager at devon@howlingforwolves.org.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Feb 2 @ 7:30 PM
Jessica Lang Dance
Fine Arts Programming – Hailed as a “master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang Dance seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet into luscious choreography that highlights her gifted dancers. As one of today's most talked-about contemporary choreographers, Jessica immerses the audience in her inventive vision and emotionally spellbinding works. Her company’s repertoire captivates with stunning movement and dynamic multimedia – interacting innovatively with visual art. Plan on lingering to join in a post-performance conversation with Jessica and the dancers. TICKETS: Regular: $26, Senior: $23, Faculty/Staff: $19, Youth/student ID: $15, CSB/SJU: $10 Proudly sponsored by Bernick's, Gearbox Functional Creative and Coborns.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 10 @ 11:00 AM
Basketball Alumni Day
Saint John's University Alumni Association – Johnnie Basketball alumni and guests are invited to come back to Collegeville on Saturday, February 10 for the annual Basketball Alumni Day. Return to Saint John's to reconnect with former teammates and cheer on the Johnnies as they host Augsburg. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP. A free pass to the game will be provided to all alumni and their guests who RSVP. Schedule for the day: 11 a.m. Lunch - Brother Willie's Pub (purchase on your own at Sexton Dining and cash bar in the Pub) 1 p.m. SJU vs. Augsburg - Sexton Arena 3-5 p.m. Happy Hour Reception - Brother Willie's Pub (complimentary pizza and cash bar) Registration: http://sjualum.csbsju.edu/BasketballAlumDay2018
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 10 @ 7:30 PM
Syndee Winters in LENA: A Moment with a Lady
Fine Arts Programming – Celebrate the incomparable Lena Horne! Audiences are transported back in time with Broadway star Syndee Winters (Hamilton, The Lion King, Pippin). Lena: A Moment with a Lady uses powerful vocals and a rich storyline to share the most pivotal moments in Lena Horne’s life. In the 1940s and 50s, Ms. Horne topped the charts with hit songs like Stormy Weather and The Lady Is a Tramp, as well starred in numerous films. Recognized as an influential African-American pioneer in entertainment, she broke new ground when she signed with MGM studios and became one of the first artists to break the color line. TICKETS: Regular: $25, Senior: $22, Faculty/Staff: $18, Youth/Student ID: $15, CSB/SJU Student: $10 Proudly sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, CentraCare Health and Dr. Jerry and Patty Wetterling.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Feb 16 - Feb 17 @ 7:30 PM
Baskerville!
Fine Arts Programming – Quickly Watson, the game is afoot! Gather the entire family for Ken Ludwig’s acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Five talented actors play 40 quirky characters in this hilarious mystery. The heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Join in as these intrepid detectives follow leads, unravel clues, hit dead-ends and zigzag with the story until the shockingly funny conclusion. TICKETS: Regular: $28, Senior: $25, Faculty/Staff: $21, Youth/Student ID: $15, CSB/SJU Student: $10 Proudly sponsored by St. Cloud Orthopedics, Palmer and Stinson Leonard Street.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 17 @ 8:00 AM
Scaled & Intermediate Throwdown
Granite Games – The Granite Games is far more than a fitness competition - it’s a global community dedicated to encouraging athletes at all stages of the fitness journey to achieve personal greatness. The Granite Games Throwdown is tailored to offer athletes new to competition an opportunity to challenge themselves and have a blast doing it! It’s designed to be accessible and fun, while at once providing a platform upon which athletes can test their limits. Check out our list of hosts to find a Throwdown near you! Locations: https://thegranitegames.com/throwdown-compete/#locations
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 17 @ 8:00 AM
Granite Games Throwdown at The Fast Factory
Granite Games – The Granite Games is far more than a fitness competition - it’s a global community dedicated to encouraging athletes at all stages of the fitness journey to achieve personal greatness. The Granite Games Throwdown is tailored to offer athletes new to competition an opportunity to challenge themselves and have a blast doing it! It’s designed to be accessible and fun, while at once providing a platform upon which athletes can test their limits. Check out our list of hosts to find a Throwdown near you! Locations: https://thegranitegames.com/throwdown-compete/#locations
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 17 @ 8:00 AM
Gardening Knowledge for Free
University of Minnesota Extension - Horticulture Stearns & Benton Counties – Join the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Stearns County at their Gardening Knowledge For Free event on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud. This is a great opportunity to learn about various gardening topics and get excited for spring and summer. Gardening Knowledge For Free is a morning, half-day event for beginner or any gardener interested in learning more. We ask people to please pre-register. Registration information will be available in early 2018.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 17 @ 12:00 PM
St. Cloud Polar Plunge
Special Olympics Minnesota – It's cool to be cool. Minnesota's coolest winter event is coming to St. Cloud. Get bold in the cold for a great cause and join us for the Polar Plunge! The Polar Plunge, presented by Minnesota law enforcement, is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support more than 8,000 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes by jumping into Minnesota's frigid waters. For more info and to register, visit plungemn.org. See you on the ice ?
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 17 @ 2:00 PM
Johnnie Hockey Alumni Game & Social
Saint John's University Alumni Association – Johnnie Hockey alumni are invited back for the Johnnie Hockey Alumni Game, Social and the MIAC conference game featuring the Johnnies vs. Gustavus. As a hockey alum you have the option to play in the alumni game and join us for the dinner and social, or you can register for the dinner only. $20 includes two game passes, alumni hockey game, social and dinner. There will be a cash bar. Alumni Game 2:00 – 3:30 PM Social and Dinner 4:00 – 7:00 PM Varsity Game – Johnnies vs Gustavus 7:00 PM Registration: http://sjualum.csbsju.edu/2018HockeyAlumGame For more information on the alumni hockey game, please contact Andrew Commers '16 at 952-826-9161 or andrew.commers@cushwake.com. Hotel Recommendations: Courtyard by Marriott 404 W. St. Germain St St. Cloud MN 56301 320-654-1661 Best Western Plus Kelly Inn 100 4th Avenue S St. Cloud MN 56301 855-516-1090
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 24 @ 9:00 AM
Sartell's Red Carpet
Sartell Chamber & Hospitality and Visitors Service – Sartell Community Showcase Event February 24th 9am-1pm at the Sartell Community Center. PineCone Vision Center is Title Sponsor. Free admission. 70+ vendor booths with kids games and prizes.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM
Know-It-All History Trivia Challenge
Stearns History Museum – Come and show everyone how much you know at the Stearns History Museum's Know-It-All History Trivia Challenge. We will provide hot chocolate and popcorn to keep your brain agile. And, of course, there will be prizes for the top teams. Sign up your team (2-6 people) by calling SHM at 320-352-8424.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Feb 25 @ 2:00 PM
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Fine Arts Programming – They have trained their whole lives. In June 2017, exceptional rising stars displayed technical mastery and deep passion as they competde to be the world’s finest young pianist. Widely recognized as the world’s most important, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition brings together 30 competitors (ages 18-30) from 16 different nations once every four years, and is dedicated to the discovery of the finest players in the world . This performance will feature the recently announced gold medal winner – Yekwon Sonwoo! Gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-year-old pianist Yekwon Sunwoo has been hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner). A powerful and virtuosic performer, he also, in his own words, “strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music,” and hopes to convey those fundamental emotions to audiences. Born in Anyang, South Korea, Mr. Sunwoo began learning piano at age 8. He gave both his recital and orchestra debuts in 2004 in Seoul before moving to the United States in 2005 to study with Seymour Lipkin at the Curtis Institute of Music. He earned his bachelor’s degree there, his master’s at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald, and his artist diploma at the Mannes School of Music with Richard Goode. He currently studies under Bernd Goetzke in Hannover. Mr. Sunwoo credits each for their guidance in his artistic development and approach, and honored the late Mr. Lipkin by performing his cadenza during his Semifinal Round performance of the Mozart Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 467. TICKETS: Regular: $22, Senior: $19, Faculty/Staff: $15, Youth/Student ID: $15, CSB/SJU: $10 Proudly sponsored by Gearbox Functional Creative
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Mar 9 - Mar 11 @ 12:00 PM
CMBA HomeShow
Central Minnesota Builders Association – Pictures might be worth a thousand words, and videos could be worth a million words. But an up-close and in-person look… that’s priceless. Despite the significant advancements in technology and information sharing, most companies will agree there’s a huge advantage to giving consumers an old-school, first-hand look at their product. That’s why the CMBA HomeShow is a huge success. Brought to you by Liberty Bank Minnesota and Premier Real Estate Services