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May 2020

CentraCare Earth Day Virtual Race

May 17

The CentraCare Earth Day Run is launching a new virtual run to take place April 24-May 20 for runners in Central Minnesota and beyond! The virtual race features a half marathon, 10K and 5K.   In the virtual run, participants will run a route of their choosing and track their distances via GPS. They will then submit their results to Earth Day Run planners for a chance to receive prizes. All 5K registrants will receive a wicking long sleeve shirt…

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Ridin’ The Rails, Sharing Her Experience

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In 2019, local resident Marly Keller traveled more than 6,500 miles on an Amtrak across America on a seven day journey. From St. Cloud, Minnesota to Seattle, from Newport, OR to Los Angeles, from New Orleans to Chicago, and finally back home to St. Cloud again. Marly is ready to share her experiences in a presentation that you’re sure to enjoy the sights on a cross-country train adventure! Her presentation is on Thursday, May 21st at the Whitney Senior Center…

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June 2020

Great River Regional Library Summer Reading Program

June 2 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 9:00 pm

The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) kicked off the annual Summer Reading Program and it runs through Friday, July 31st. Readers can register using  the Beanstack app, or by visiting your local library during Curbside Pickup hours. In the summer reading program participants can track their reading and will be eligible for prize drawings at the end of the program. Each library  branch offers a unique assortment of prizes! This year’s Summer Reading Program, with a theme of  "Dig Deeper: Read,…

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Exploring Ojibwe Genealogy, Online Event by Morrison County Historical Society

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you interested in tracing your Ojibwe ancestry? Join Ojibwe authors David MacArthur and Mona Marshall in uncovering your Native heritage through “Exploring Ojibwe Genealogy.” David MacArthur is author of “The Day the Watertower Froze” and “His Name Was David Sam,” two books filled with stories about his time working with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. MacArthur is enrolled in the Minnesota White Earth Ojibwe tribe. Mona Marshall, whose Ojibwe name is Wemitigoozhikwezens (Little French Girl), is a self-taught…

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Granite City Radio Theatre with Michael Shynes

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

KVSC’s 8th season of Granite City Radio Theatre features local, and now internationally known, musician Michael Shynes. He grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota but has performed at global events–we’re thrilled have his music round out Granite City Radio Theatre! The Shades Brigade crew returns with new twists and turns as hired mercenaries… on your radio. Jay Terry is revved up to bring you laughs and poignant observations of life in the Midwest. Heather, McKenzie, Dan Barth’s trivia challenge and…

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July 2020

Pop Art: A Piece of Cake with Laura Ruprecht (Virtual Class)

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Paramount Center for the Arts invites you to explore the exciting world of pop art as artist Laura Ruprecht. This is a virtual class and she will take students through creating three dimensional images on paper. Students will learn basic drawing skills and a little about the pop art movement; how using bold colors, unique shapes, and of course, your imagination. After practice, students will collect all the skills explored and create a fun cake picture in the style…

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Drive by Art Show in St. Cloud in July

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Local artist, the Silent Kah, is organizing a second drive by art show and invites other artists and musicians in St. Cloud to join her and display their art in their own front yards, or play music for people driving or walking by. The Drive By Art Show was conceived to celebrate art, even in a pandemic that has us staying apart. Silent Kah noted we can't gather but we still can drive and go on walks in St. Cloud and…

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Race and the Arts in Central Minnesota Conversation

July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Central Minnesota Arts Board is hosting a community conversation on race and the arts in Central Minnesota. The virtual conversations are taking place monthly, and are for artists, nonprofit leaders and any other community members who wish to engage in further discussions around race and equity in our communities and the arts field. The first evening of discussion will begin with an introduction to some common terms. The remaining time reserved for questions and discussion. Come as you are, stay as…

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Michael Shynes with Summer Sessions LIVE with Paramount Center

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Paramount Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce a new summer concert series. The concert series, called “Summer Sessions LIVE!,” features artists familiar to Central Minnesota audiences and the Paramount stage. On Thursday, July 23rd Michael Shynes and Friends will be performing. Joining Michael are Peter John on piano and Cicely Parnas on cello. The concerts will be live-streamed from the Paramount stage to their YouTube channel. Fans can go to the Paramount’s website or Facebook page to link in,…

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August 2020

‘Come as You Are’ Artists Huddle

August 6 @ 4:00 pm

The Central Minnesota Arts Board is hosting a 'Come as You Are' Arts Huddle online. Artists, grant applicants and community organizations are invited to share how you have continued to adapt during this time of disruption, or what you haven't figured out yet. They will offer some examples of what we are seeing, and save plenty of space for participants to share. On Thursday, August 6th you can get an update on changes to the CMAB's grant programs and services…

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