Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM
St. Cloud Petsmart Adoption Day Event
Ruff Start Rescue – Come meet some of our adoptable foster animals!
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Paint N Party HOP Sartell-Cheery Snowman
House Of Pizza – Your evening includes two hours of class and instruction time, 2 adult beverages and a shared appetizer. Supplies are included. You will go home with a canvas painting that you made! be the artist you never knew you could be. No experience painting? No worries! Your instructor will guide you through, to help you create your very own masterpiece, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. It's a fun night out with your girl friends and even a fun date night! This event will take place at House of Pizza, Sartell
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 8:00 AM
Bernick's Family Fitness Series Wishbone 5K
Camp Ripley – Central Minnesota’s premiere Thanksgiving running event! The CentraCare Wishbone Walk/Run is the last event in the Bernick’s Family Fitness Series and we’re planning on ending the series on a healthy note! Bring the whole family and get Thanksgiving started with the right kind of burn! **There is a huge volume of people at this event, so note it will be packed. In the past we have had issues with dogs and tangled leashes, etc. so we do discourage people bringing their dogs. If you feel you can keep your dog safe while ensuring it will not interfere with other runners, then we can say yes (with caution). Just want to make sure your pup stays safe as well!
    Thursday Nov 30 @ 5:30 PM
Parent and Me Painting! with Holdingford Com Ed
Art Bar 39 Kids – Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa or special friend bring your child for an evening of painting fun! ArtBar 39 will bring all of the supplies needed for this partner project and guide you with step by step instructions. Your paintings will be the perfect seasonal décor for your home. There is not an age requirement for this class but your child should be able to follow along with the guided painting instructions. Each person will paint their own canvas. Paintings pictured in event cover photo. Snacks will be provided. Date: Thursday, November 30th Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: Student Lounge Holdingford High School 900 5th St. Holdingford MN 56340 Fee: $49/pair Deadline: November 20- Sign up with Community Education to reserve your spots. Minimum: 10 pair Maximum: 20 pair Instructor: ArtBar 39
    Thursday Nov 30 @ 11:58 PM
Adopt Apparel Fundraiser
Tri-County Humane Society – BUY MEOW! Help us raise funds for homeless pets in need in serious style. Now through November 30th shop our online adopt apparel fundraiser! Items will be available for pick-up at the shelter mid-December otherwise you may get them shipped directly to you for an extra $6 once the fundraiser ends.
    Friday Dec 1 - Dec 3 @ 8:00 AM
Spiritual Retreat: Companions in the Journey
Saint John's University Alumni Association – The Saint John's University Alumni Association Board of Directors is offering a Benedictine Way Retreat entitled, "Companions in the Journey" beginning on the evening of Friday, December 1 at 4 p.m. through the morning of Sunday December 3, 2017. The retreat will focus on individual growth and spiritual formation with plenty of time for group discussion and individual reflection. We all recognize there are many ways of spirituality but we must all understand our spiritual style on the way to picking our spiritual path. We will draw off of the Benedictine and other spiritual traditions such as Lectio Divina , contemplative Christian prayer, as well as continue to integrate with the work of Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Peter Koestenbaum, and others who have masterfully characterized our phases of spiritual growth. There will be time for individual reflection, enjoying the beauty of Saint John's and connections with other Johnnies and friends who are on the same journey as you. Bill Schmelzer '88, Dick Howard ’72, and Br. David Paul Lange, OSB, are experienced retreat leaders and they will co-facilitate the retreat. Many past retreat attendees have already indicated a desire to join and we can accommodate many additional new participants. The retreat will be held at the Abbey Guesthouse (2380 Water Tower Rd, Collegeville, MN 56321), a beautiful retreat center on the main campus of Saint John's University next to the Abbey Church. Registration is $200/person and includes all meals and the two nights lodging. Scholarships are available if needed. Register at: or contact Leila Utsch at 320-363-3654.
    Friday Dec 1 @ 5:00 PM
Youth Night and Math Club
Promise Neighborhood of Central MN – Please join Promise Neighborhood for Math Club & Youth Night! Friday, December 1st from 5-7pm! We will have Math Club, Reading Club, History, Arts, Activities, Games, Food, Mentoring and More! If you'd like to volunteer please call 320-251-0571. You can make a difference in as little as 30 minutes mentoring and tutoring! We can use volunteers from 4:45-7:15! See you there!
    Monday Dec 4 @ 3:30 PM
St Cloud Express 2017!
Fare For All – Fare For All Express will be at Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Dr SE in St Cloud, on Monday, December 4th from 3:30-5:30pm. There is no need to pre-order, displays will be set up showing what is in the packs that day. We will have our Mega Meat packs ($25), Mini Meat packs ($11), Produce Packs ($10), and Combo Packs ($20). Fare For All Express accepts Cash, Credit, Debit and EBT at all of our sites, please no paper checks. Fare For All is open to everyone, there are no income or residential restrictions. Visit our FB page for more information or go to our website and sign up for email reminders.
    Friday Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Fine Arts Programming – Get set to jive, jingle and swing at Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party! The contemporary kings of swing and multi-platinum selling artists will join us to bring some joy to your world with their top-selling holiday show. Toes will be tapping, fingers will be snapping and all will be merry and bright when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy puts a big-band spin on holiday favorites like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch and All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth). TICKETS: Regular: $32, Senior: $29, Faculty/Staff: $25, Youth/Student ID: $15, CSB/SJU: $10 Proudly sponsored by Bernick's, St. Cloud Othopedics, and Plaza Park Bank.
    Saturday Dec 9 @ 5:30 PM
Cabaret 2017: A Very Modern Christmas!
Minnesota Center Chorale – It's our most wonderful event of the year! Beginning with social hour, wine pull, and a silent auction, we follow with dinner and a concert in the beautiful Great Hall at St. John's University. Featuring choral music by living composers in addition to a sing-along of favorite, traditional carols. Works by Abbie Betinis, Matthew Culloton, Joan Szymko, and Z. Randall Stroope adorn a program that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Join us for an evening of food, festivities, and music! 5:30 PM - social hour, wine pull, & silent auction 6:30 PM - dinner ?7:30 PM - concert Tickets: $45, includes dinner, concert, and festivities Tickets available online or at 320-428-0622. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.
    Monday Jan 22 - Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM
Northwestern Building Products Expo
Northwestern Lumber Association – Over 100 building product and services booths, prizes to sign up for, contests to participate in, celebrity appearances, break services, and beer. Please note, this is not a public event. The NLA conventions are designed specifically for the retail segment of the lumber and building material industry. LBM professionals (dealers & suppliers), educators, students, architects, contractors, and members of affiliated organizations are invited to attend. Everyone must have a badge and pay the appropriate fees to attend events within the convention.
    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 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!
    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.
    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! 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! Calling all bars and restaurants! Do you have the best Bloody Mary in town? How about your Chili? Find out more here: 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!
    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.
    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.
    Friday Feb 16 - Feb 17 @ 7:30 PM
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.
    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
    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
    Friday Mar 16 @ 8:00 PM
The Rose Ensemble: Welcome the Stranger
Fine Arts Programming – Welcome the Stranger, set in 17th century Italy, honors the lives of twin Saints Benedict and Scholastica. The Rose Ensemble will showcase 500 years of music celebrating the unconditional hospitality of the Benedictines – much of it preserved in the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. The Rose Ensemble’s vocal artistry invites exploration of hospitality as a community value exemplified in music, story, community practice, and spirituality in the Benedictine tradition. This timely new program highlights the call of Benedict’s rule: “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.” Deepen the Experience: Enhance this beautiful performance. The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is offering two intimate pre-performance programs, followed by appetizers and a glass of wine. Seeing package pricing to the right. Choose between the following programs: The Benedictine Scriptorium - Ancient and New Tim Ternes, Director of The Saint John's Bible In the Middle Ages, Benedictine monasteries were centers of culture and learning which kept the tradition fo the written word alive for the whole world. For decades, scholars have speculated about the processes and challenges involved in creating a great manuscript. This presentation gives new insights into The Saint John's Bible in the context of giant medieval Bibles. Benedictines and Building Community Through Books Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman, Curator for the Austria/Germany Study Center; Curator for Rare Books and Manuscripts Ever since Benedict first gave his Rule to his sixth-century monastic community, the Benedictines have been associated with books through reading, copying, collecting and disseminating. This session will provide an opportunity to experience a selection of these books, dating from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. Along the way, we will consider ways in which books bring together and reinforce community, while also prompting us to look at our world in new ways. PERFORMANCE TICKETS ONLY: Regular: $28, Senior: $25, Faculty/Staff: $21, Youth/Student ID: $15, CSB/SJU: $10 HMML SPECIAL EVENTS & APPETIZERS + PERFORMANCE TICKET PRICES - BEGINS AT 6 PM Regular: $58, Senior: $55, Faculty/Staff: $51, Youth/Student ID: $45, CSB/SJU: $40