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Arts Underground

Every Thursday (starting on September 21st) 6:00-9:00pm

Paramount Center for the Arts, 913 West St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301

A great way to experiment with a variety of mediums. Staff/volunteers will be there to offer hints and tips in ceramics, handbuilding, painting & drawing, woodturning, and fused & stained glass studios.  All materials are including in ceramics (clay, glazes, firing) and painting & drawing (paints, brushed, paper, pencils).  Fused Glass artists are asked to pay $1 per pedant they make to help with glass expenses.

No registration required.
Adults (21+) - $10
Youth (20 and under) - $5


Friday, October 20th, 4:00-7:00pm at Lake George

This event includes trick or treat stations, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and so much more!

New this year: Alan Jackson, Comedy Juggler Extraordinaire will perform at 4:30pm and 6:00pm.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch this comedy juggling act with some surprise circus stunts. 

Free, safe, family-friendly event!

Gingerbread Arts and Crafts Show

Friday, October 20th 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday, October 21st 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday, October 22nd 11:00am-6:00pm
Crossroads Mall
4101 West Division St, St. Cloud, MN 56301
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Kids and Parents Expo

Saturday, October 28th, 9:30am-2:00pm

St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center, 10 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Provides parents with information about businesses and products in our community that will be resourceful for their growing children and family.
This year will showcase a "Spooky Theme" with Halloween right around the corner. Dress the kids up in their favorite Halloween costumes and get them ready for a day of fun! Filled with exhibitor trick-or-treating, bounce houses, laser tag, Halloween art, and more spooky surprises!

Fall Make & Take

September 1st-October 31st

Waite Park Public Library, 253 5th Ave N Waite Park, MN 56387

Join us in making a fall craft - supplies available during open hours. For ages 3-12 while supplies last. Sponsored by the Waite Park Friends of the Library

Live United Essay Contest

Share what you do to make a positive impact in your community!

Submissions must: Incorporate the LIVE UNITED theme, be no more than 100 words, youth must be in 5th grade and live within the United Way of Central MN service area, include youth's full name, parent's full name, address, phone number, email, school and teacher.

Prizes: 1st place winner will receive a $200 Visa gift card! 14 runners-up will receive a $75 Visa gift card!

Submit essays to
United Way of Central MN, Essay Contest
921 1st St N, Suite 200
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Deadline is November 17, 2017!!

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Tech Savvy Introduces STEM Careers to Girls, Grades5-9, at SCSU Saturday, November 4, 2017!

Tech Savvy, a daylong conference for Central Minnesota girls, was initially developed by the AAUW Buffalo NY branch and then supported by the AAUW national organization. AAUW's mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. In 2016, 22 Tech Savvy conferences (including St. Cloud) were sponsored across the country as part of a national initiative to ensure that all middle school girls become aware of STEM careers.

More information and registration options are available on the activity website. 

Surgery Unit Open House

Thursday, November 9th, 6:00-8:00pm

St. Cloud Hospital

Give your family a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the St. Cloud Hospital operating rooms. Explore surgical careers and learn about the latest surgery procedures and technology. The evening includes hands-on activities and refreshments.

Tours begin in the new Surgery Entrance. Park in the South Ramp. Take the South Ramp Elevator to Floor A. FREE. No RSVP needed. Come and go as you please. Call 320-251-2700, ext. 54468 with questions.

Granite City Train Show

Saturday, November 11th, 9:00am-3:00pm

St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center, 10 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Buy, sell, trade, or just view hundreds of trains under on roof. Vendors will be selling and buying trains, accessories, books, videos, railroad collectibles & memorabilia, antique trains & toys, hobby items, and more! Kids can help build a wooden trail layout and run a model train

Register to win door prizes! Test track on site. Food & refreshments available. Wheelchair accessible.

Good for all ages - Adults: $6 Kids 10 & Under: FREE