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

What's Happening

Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  – Watab Township Cleanup Day. Pines Edge Grocery-south parking lot, 1490 110th St. N.W., Rice.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Eighth annual Bizarre Bazaar. Household items and more, bake sale, plant and produce sale. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1111 Cooper Ave., St. Cloud. Presale admission from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 13 with small fee. Proceeds will be used for upgrades and resurfacing the parking lot.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to noon – 2019 Fall for All: Apple Growing Workshop. Hosted by the University of Minnesota and Sapsucker Farms. Learn about site selection, soil preparation, varieties, planting and spacing, pest management, pruning, winter protection and more. Activities for children 6 and older of attendees available. Sapsucker Farms, 2752 215th Ave., Mora. Free but register early by contacting 320-679-6440 or johl5147@umn.edu.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2:30-4:45 p.m. – Dine and Dialogue: Creating a Better Minnesota. Join community leaders in a discussion about how our American values transcend religion and race. Enjoy Somali tea and snacks while listening to a discussion about how diversity makes us stronger. Come with an open mind. For teens and adults, though the event is open to all ages. Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to noon – Sons of the American Legion Breakfast. American Legion Post 298, 131 Fourth Ave. N., Foley.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Camp Ripley Open House. Featuring a dedication to the U.S. Air Force, vehicles and aircrafts displays, noon ceremony with artist Charles Kapsner, live music and more. Camp Ripley, 15000 Highway 115, Little Falls.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 3:45-6 p.m. – The Great Storm’n Sabres Grillout. Open ice from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Food, fun and games outside until 6 p.m. Bernick’s Arena, 1109 First St. S., Sartell.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m. – Explorer’s Program Informational Meeting. Hosted by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office for youth ages 15-21 interested in law enforcement careers. Accepted Explorer’s Program members will learn response tactics, report writing, defensive tactics, arrest protocol and more, and the skills will be put to the test against others in the program across the state. The group will meet from 5:30-9:15 p.m. Sundays. Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, 807 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud. Interested applicants should attend with a parent or guardian. RSVP to Deputy Eric Schultz at eric.schultz@co.stearns.mn.us.

Monday, Sept. 16, 5:30-9:30 p.m. – 55+ Driving Improvement Refresher Course. Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. For more information or to register, visit http://www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294.

Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30-8 p.m. – Aging, Dementia, Caregiving Oh My! Presented by Foley Area C.A.R.E. All attendees will receive a free support guide compliments of the Central MN Council on Aging. Sacred Heart Church, 2875 10th Ave. N.E., Sauk Rapids.

Monday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. – Foley Public Schools Board Meeting. Foley Intermediate School media center, 840 Norman Ave. N., Foley.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. — Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting. Benton County Administration Building, 531 Dewey St., Foley.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m. – Foley City Council Meeting. Preliminary levy adoption. Foley City Hall, 251 Fourth Ave. N., Foley.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. – Senior Art Classes. Presented by Foley Area C.A.R.E. Featuring fall wooden heart signs. Class is free and limited to advance registration. Register by calling 320-968-7848. Dewey Place, 455 Dewey St., Foley.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:30 a.m.  – Foley Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting. Foley City Hall, 251 Fourth Ave. N., Foley.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Bridging the Gap between Person Centered Care and the Human Experience. Presented by Foley Area C.A.R.E. Fee covers lunch, materials and eight continuing education credits. The Gardens at Foley, 253 Pine St., Foley. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y2w9thkc.

Thursday, Sept. 19, noon to 4 p.m. – 55+ Driving Improvement Refresher Course. Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Dr. S.E., St. Cloud. For more information or to register, visit http://www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 3-6 p.m.– Sauk Rapids Market. Coborn’s parking lot, 110 First St. S., Sauk Rapids.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. – First-time Homebuyer Class. Presented by Heather Juetten and Gary Scott. Learn the ins and outs of purchasing a home, learn how to improve your credit rating, meet with an insurance agent and lender. RSVP by

Friday, Sept. 13. Frandsen Bank and Trust, 341 Fourth Ave., Foley.

Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 a.m. – 2019 Rice Area Chamber Golf Extravaganza. Includes golf, lunch and prizes. Open to the public. All teams welcome. Four person teams can register with Angela Norgren at Pine Country Bank or Cheryl Scapanski at Benton Cooperative. Oak Hill Golf Club, 8852 Indian Road N.W., Rice.

Friday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. – Living Waters Fall Festival Early Bird Rummage Sale. Small monetary donation required to shop. Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1911 Fourth Ave. N., Sauk Rapids.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Living Waters Fall Festival. Rummage and bake sale. 1K at 9:30 a.m., 5K at 10 a.m., Bingo at 11 a.m. Food served throughout. Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1911 Fourth Ave. N., Sauk Rapids. Details at http://www.lwlcmn.org or call 320-255-1135.

Saturday, Sept. 21, noon to 6 p.m. – Oktoberfest. Hosted by Quality of Life Task Force. Lions Park, 550 Pine St., Foley.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. – Spaghetti Dinner benefitting Gus Bemboom’s Cancer Treatment. Meal, meat raffle, silent auction and more. Tickets available at the door. Sauk Rapids VFW Post No. 6992, 901 N. Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids.

Monday, Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m.  – Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board Meeting. Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, 1835 Osauka Road N.E., Sauk Rapids.

Monday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. – Sauk Rapids City Council Meeting. Sauk Rapids Government Center, 250 Summit Ave. N., Sauk Rapids.

Monday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. – Sauk Rapids-Rice Homecoming Coronation. Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, 1835 Osauka Road N.E., Sauk Rapids. Use door No. 6.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. – 55+ Driver Discount Refresher Course. St. Cloud Life, 2409 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud. For more information or to register, visit http://www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-800-234-1294.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9-11 a.m. – Fraud and Scams for 50+. Hosted by Foley Police Chief Katie McMillin and Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck. Learn about popular scams, how to prevent becoming a victim and how to report if you receive a scam. Foley City Hall, 251 Fourth Ave. N., Foley Register through Foley Community Education at 320-968-8619.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 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, Sept. 25, 4:30-7:30 p.m. – Free Prostrate Cancer Screening Night. Men ages 45-70 with no history of prostrate cancer are eligible to receive a free test and exam. Coborn Cancer Center, 1900 CentraCare Circle Suite 1600, St. Cloud. Walk ins welcome. Pre-registration recommended. Call 320-229-5100 to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.  – Sauk Rapids-Rice Homecoming Powder Puff Game. Sauk-Rapids-Rice Middle School, 901 First St. S., Sauk Rapids.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 3-6 p.m.– Sauk Rapids Market. Coborn’s parking lot, 110 First St. S., Sauk Rapids.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Perler Power. Spark your creativity as you design with fusible beads. All supplies provided. Registration began Sept. 12. For ages 8-12. Limit 20. Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud.

Friday, Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m. – Sauk Rapids-Rice Homecoming Parade. First Street South from Bob Cross Park to Eighth Avenue South, Sauk Rapids.

Friday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. – Sauk Rapids-Rice Homecoming Football Game. Versus Hutchinson. Hall of Fame inductees introduced at halftime.  Sauk-Rapids-Rice Middle School, 901 First St. S., Sauk Rapids.

Friday, Sept. 27, 9 p.m. – Sauk Rapids-Rice Alumni and Hall of Fame Social. Molitor’s Quarry Grill and Bar, 3517 Fifth Ave. N.E., Sauk Rapids.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. – Pleasantview Second annual 5K and Kids 1K. Pleasantview Elementary School, 1009 Sixth Ave. N., Sauk Rapids.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – Sauk Rapids-Rice Hall of Fame Brunch and Induction Ceremony. Tickets available until Sept. 18 at the high school activities office. Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, 1835 Osauka Road N.E., Sauk Rapids.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 4:30-7:30 p.m. – Fourth annual Camp Bliss Steak Dinner and Raffle. Meat raffle, 50/50 drawings, mystery bags and Guns and Goods Raffle. Proceeds support 100 veteran getaways to Camp Bliss. Sauk Rapids VFW Post No. 6992, 901 N. Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Walkathon. Remembering our martyrs the Rev. John Kaiser and Sister Adelaide Koetter. Prayer service at the beginning and end of the 6 mile walk from Freeport to Albany. Wobegon Trail. For more information call the Rev. Jerry Nordick at 320-223-1685.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fourth annual Mid Minnesota Coin Expo. Kelly Inn-Grand Ballroom, 100 Fourth Ave. S., St. Cloud. Free admission and parking.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Millstream Art Festival. St. Joseph.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m. – St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. Season preview for seniors. Free. Call to reserve a seat at 320-259-5463. Paramount Center for the Arts, 913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. For more information visit http://www.paramountarts.org or call 320-259-5463.