11 2nd Ave N, Unit 103  |  Sauk Rapids, MN  56379  |  320.251.1971

What's Happening

Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Summerfest. Parish festival hosted by the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Outdoor Mass with music by Slew Foot Band at 10 a.m. Roast pork dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, corn and homemade pie from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pedal tractor pull at 12:30 p.m., and food court, activities, music and more beginning at noon. Grand raffle at 5 p.m. Church of the Immaculate Conception, 145 Second Ave. N.E., Rice.

Sunday, July 21, 2-6 p.m. — Music in the Gardens and Butterfly Release. Featuring Dennis Warner and the D’s. Butterfly release is in collaboration with Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Butterflies can be purchased at https://www.quietoakshospicehouse.org/events/butterfly. Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society, 1515 Riverside Drive S.E., St. Cloud.

Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, 5-9 p.m. — 55+ Driver Improvement First Time Course. Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave. N., St. Cloud. For more information or to register, visit http://www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294.

Monday, July 22, 12:30-6:30 p.m. — American Red Cross Blood Donations. Receive a 1 1/3 pound ground beef from Grand Champion Meats for a 1 pint donation. First Presbyterian Church, 306 Norway Drive, Foley.

Monday, July 22, 1-7 p.m. — American Red Cross Blood Donations. St. Michaels Church, 1036 County Road 4, St. Cloud.

Monday, July 22, 6 p.m. — Sauk Rapids City Council Meeting. Sauk Rapids Government Center, 250 Summit Ave. N., Sauk Rapids.

Monday, July 22, 7 p.m. — Foley School Board Meeting. Foley Intermediate School media center, 840 Norman Ave. N., Foley.

Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — 55+ Driver Improvement Refresher Course. St. Cloud Life, 2409 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud. For more information or to register, visit http://www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294.

Tuesday, July 23, 4-6 p.m. — Rice Area Farmers Market. Hosted by the Rice Women of Today. Corner of Division Street North and West Main Street, Rice.

Wednesday, July 24, 5-9 p.m. — Summertime by George. Featuring Blimp and SFO. Lake George, Seventh Street South, St. Cloud.

Thursday, July 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m. — Gorecki Guest House 10 Years Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy refreshments, tours and a chance to win door prizes. Since 2009, more than 28,500 guests have stayed in the home while their loved ones are cared for nearby. Gorecki Guest House, 1309 Sixth Ave. N., St. Cloud. 

Thursday, July 25, 3-6 p.m. — Sauk Rapids Market. Coborn’s parking lot, 110 First St. S., Sauk Rapids.

Thursday, July 25, 6-7:30 p.m. — Police Activities League. For children ages 5-15. Hosted by the Rice Police Department, Foley Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Children will participate in activities such as baseball, kickball, dodgeball and crafts. Westside Park, Fourth Avenue N.W., Rice.

Thursday, July 25, 7:30 p.m. — “Beautiful Vision: The essential songs of Van Morrison. Featuring Mick Sterling. Paramount Center for the Arts, 913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. For tickets and information, visit https://www.paramountarts.org or call 320-259-5463.

Friday, July 26, 1-4 p.m. — 29th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration. Featuring Rebecca Lucero, Minnesota Department of Human Rights commissioner, deputy commissioner Claire Wilson and violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea. RSVPs are not required to attend. For more information or to request an accommodation contact Cindy Tarshish at cindyt@mcil-mn.org or 651-603-2015 by July 17. Anderson Center at Hamline University, 774 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul.

Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. — Little Rock Lake Association Annual Picnic and Meeting. Annual meeting and elections, drawdown information and silent auction. Chicken lunch served at noon. Paid membership includes two lunch tickets and one raffle ticket per family. Benton Beach Campground, 96 125th St. N.W., Rice.

Tuesday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 4 — Benton County Fair. Benton County Fairgrounds, 1410 Third Ave. S., Sauk Rapids.

Tuesday, July 30, 4-6 p.m. — Rice Area Farmers Market. Hosted by the Rice Women of Today. Corner of Division Street North and West Main Street, Rice.

Wednesday, July 31, 2-7 p.m. — American Red Cross Blood Donations. St. Stephen Catholic Church Annex, 103 Central Ave. S., St. Stephen.

Wednesday, July 31, 5-7 p.m. — Tending for a Cause. Featuring celebrity bartender Jerry Carlson and the Little Rock Lake Association. One dollar of each pint sold and all tips benefit the drawdown of Little Rock Lake, Harris Channel and the Sartell Pool of the Mississippi River. Beaver Island Brewing Company, 216 Sixth Ave. S., St. Cloud.

Wednesday, July 31, 5-9 p.m. — Summertime by George. Featuring Collective Unconscious with opening act Sawyer’s Dream. Lake George, 1101 Seventh St. S., St. Cloud.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m. — Sauk Rapids Legion Post No. 254 Monthly Meeting. Sauk Rapids VFW Post No. 6992, 901 N. Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m. — Rise Above Seizures Walk. Hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. Lake George, 1101 Seventh St. S., St. Cloud. Visit https://www.efmn.org/walk for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 3-6 p.m. — Sauk Rapids Market. Coborn’s parking lot, 110 First St. S., Sauk Rapids.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 6-7:30 p.m. — Police Activities League. For children ages 5-15. Hosted by the Rice Police Department, Foley Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Children will participate in activities such as baseball, kickball, dodgeball and crafts. Westside Park, Fourth Avenue N.W., Rice.

Sunday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Flea Market. Benton County Fairgrounds – pit area, 1410 Third Ave. S., Sauk Rapids.