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What's Happening
A place to stay informed about upcoming activities, events, and our general press releases.

Twins Bus

When: Saturday, August 5th 4:00-10:00pm

Who: Matches, Waiting Littles, and Families (Littles must be accompanied by an adult)

Where: Target Field (1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403)

Bus will leave Shopko East at 4:00pm. Game time is 6:10pm. We will make a stop in Rogers to pick up attendees.

What: We will take a bus to go watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Texas Rangers!

Cost: $5 per person—needs to be paid ahead of time to hold your spot

Limit: 47 people

RSVP By: July 28th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538

Bowling & Mini Golf

When: Tuesday, July 11th 5:30-7:30pm

Who: Matches, Waiting Littles, and Families (Littles must be accompanied by an adult)

Where: McPete’s Sports Bar and Lanes (590 Humboldt Dr, Big Lake, MN 55309)

What: A fun filled night of bowling and mini golf!

Cost: $3 per person—pay at the event, includes: bowling, bowling shoes and mini golf

Limit: 50 people

RSVP By: July 5th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538

SAFE Night

When: Monday, June 19th 5:30-8:00pm

Who: Matches, Waiting Littles, and Families (Littles must be accompanied by a Big or Parent/Guardian)

Where: Sartell Police Department (310 2nd St. South, Sartell, MN 56377)

What: Learn about what police officers, fire fighters, and other everyday heroes do to keep us safe. Hot dogs and condiments will be provided. We do need attendees to sign up to bring chips, fruit, and dessert to share.

RSVP By: June 12th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538

Duluth College Tours

When: Wednesday, June 14th. We will depart from Shopko East at 6:30 am and stop at Foley High School to pick up attendees on the way. We plan to be back to St. Cloud by 6:30 pm.

Who: Youth 12 and older and their mentor or parent/guardian. This is also open to youth not involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters. Youth under 15 years old and not in our program must be accompanied by an adult.

What: We will be taking a coach bus to Duluth to tour the University of MN Duluth & St.  Scholastica campuses. Lunch will be provided on the UMD campus and we will end our visit at Canal Park.

Cost: $5 per person—needs to be paid ahead of time to hold your spot

Limit: 30 people

RSVP By: June 7th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538


This event is funded by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Employment and Training Programs Division, through an appropriation of the Minnesota Legislature

Nominate a Big or Little of the Year

Each year we have the opportunity to select an Adult Big Brother & Big Sister of the Year (which includes Big Couples & Big Families), a High School Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year and a Little Brother and Little Sister of the Year. We have so many amazing Bigs (mentors) and Littles (mentees) and would love your help in nominating those that you feel are deserving.

We accept nominations year round but ask that they are submitted by November 1st to be selected for the next year. Nominations are reviewed and selected in November/December and announced in January. The winners will receive their awards at our Big Celebration (which typically takes place in March).

To nominate an Adult Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or Big Family:
https://docs.google.com/a/bbbscentralmn.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZamIoOLd_VeLqVP4Gc6JBm3eF-CsTOJkAep0v4aNtGDC-SQ/viewform

To nominate a High School Big Brother or Big Sister:
https://docs.google.com/a/bbbscentralmn.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjthTIIatQ_jXE708K-Suj_WGrJG-qT5E6pc58j2ch1bgWvw/viewform

To nominate a Little Brother or Little Sister:
https://docs.google.com/a/bbbscentralmn.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI9hx27hF94JHgvuyAD1Fjd5eay8KAErPYVs_LdNxaoA9IqA/viewform

Youth Volunteer Opportunities Available at St. Cloud VA

The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is currently seeking young people to participate in their Summer Youth Volunteer Program.

This fulfilling experience is open to anyone 13 years of age and older by June 1, 2017, and who can commit to a recurring schedule this summer. The program enables students to serve Veterans while building new skills, gaining valuable work experience, making new friends and creating a lasting contribution to the community. Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable experience for college and future careers; scholarship potential exists for some volunteers who qualify.

Many different assignments are available in areas including but not limited to: escort service, pharmacy, recreation therapy, adult day health care, Veterans Canteen Service, music therapy, and entertainment and companion services.

To obtain an application package or to ask questions, please contact St. Cloud VA HCS Voluntary Service at 320-255-6365 or email vhastcvavsstaff@va.gov

Applications are due by May 15th

Home Stretch Workshop

Gain the confidence you need to buy a home of your own! Put on by the Central MN Housing Partnership.

Workshops in St. Cloud:
April 6th 8:00am-5:00pm
May 4th 8:00am-5:00pm
June 8th 8:00am-5:00pm

To Register, contact Lee Engnell at 320-258-0681 or lengnell@cmhp.net More information at http://www.cmhp.net

Discover & Decide

Saturday, April 29th 10:00am-1:00pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College (1601 Jefferson St, Alexandria, MN 56308)

Discuss options with a career counselor, visit with instructors and students, meet with financial aid representatives, explore classrooms, shops, and labs, visit with admissions representatives, and get all your PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options) questions answered.

Campus tours will be offered at 10:15am & 11:45am.

Come to learn more about their programs in design, health & education, law enforcement, manufacturing, business, and transportation.

This event is FREE.

For more information visit: http://www.alextech.edu/Discover

The Big Give

Saturday, April 29th 8:00am-1:00pm
Grace United Methodist Church (2615 Clearwater Rd, St. Cloud, MN 56301)

Their wish is to share things that are needed by area individuals and families at no cost. All items are new or gently-used - including clothing, household items and supplies, furniture, etc.

Delivery for larger items is available - speak with a volunteer at the event.

Everyone loves a garage sale, especially when there are no price tags!
Food and beverages will also be available.
Questions? Call Angie at 320-492-1189.

Color Vibe 5k

Get ready St. Cloud for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You'll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you're about to get tagged!

Spots are filling up fast so sign-up today as we have a limited number available. You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5K run. So grab your girlfriends, your bro's, your friends, and your family cause we're bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! Join us for the Color Vibe 5K run and get ready to be tagged with color!

This years run benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota.  More information and registration is available at: http://www.thecolorvibe.com/stcloud.php

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