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www.tricountynews.mn PAGE 5 October 17, 2013 i ii r Holiday Train/From page 1 Each year, the Holiday Trains in Canada and the U.S. travel about 6,000 miles and stop in more than 150 communities. They raise money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues. Since 1999, the Holiday Trains have raised nearly $7.4 million and 3 million pounds of food for North America food banks. Everything raised in each community stays in that commu- nity, with CP Rail making addi- tional donations. Oct. 18: Chris Gustafson sculpture exhibit The public is invited to Chris Gustafson's first solo sculpture exhibition. Chris has been mak- ing metal sculptures for more than a decade. After receiving a developing artist grant from SMAHC, he is happy to welcome you to come view his new body of work, snack on refreshments and talk with him about his new creations. The exhibit is 5-8 p.m. Fri- day, Oct. 18, in garage number 14, along St. Anthony Blvd. in Watkins. Contact(: (320) 764-3909. Oct. 21: Rock hunting in Central Minnesota The family of Kyle Patrick Becker would like to thank all who had phoned, sent cards, flowers, gifts, brought food, came to visit, extended their sympa- thy and prayers, and helpedus through this difficult time. A special thank you to the Dingmann Funeral Home, and Assumption parish, to Fr. Jerome, and Fr. Ron Dockendorf, for their comforting words and prayers. Also to the musicians, the guitar group, and all who helped with the service, and to those who prepared and served food after the service. Everyone's time, talent, and effort is very much appreciated. Your special love for Kyle has been shown through all that you have done for us. God bless you all for being there for us. The family of Kyle Becker Join us at the Stearns History hound." The Museum Store has Museum at 6:30 p.m. on Mon- Johnson's book and small agates Eden Valle,, day, Oct. 21, to hear Lyndon D.available for purchase. This event ~ JLIL ~ Johnson tell stories of rock col- is free to members, non-members Area.,.u j~mrar-, lecting, the history of agates, and $5. receive tips for the beginner "rock Oct. 22: Trick or Treat Storytime at Ann. Lib. Children ages 3-12 are invited stories, songs and a Halloween to the Annandale Public Library treat. The attendance limit is 24 for a Trick or Treat Storytime and preregistration is required. from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Contact: (320) 274-8448. Children will enjoy fun, spooky Oct. 26: Halloween Historia, family fun event Looking for a fun and safe Halloween event to enjoy with your family? The Stearns History Museum presents Halloween His- toria, the biggest Halloween fam- ily event in St. Cloud. Halloween Historia is a non-scary event that will bring smiles to your family member's faces. Go on a Hallow- een scavenger hunt in the exhibit gallery, take a hayride in the park, ride the pony carousel, trick-or- treat, visit the candy witch, and much more. Join us at the Stearns History Museum at 235 33rd Ave South in Heritage Regional Park from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The building is decorated for Hal- loween so wear your costumes and bring your camera for great family photos. Concessions will be available at an additional cost and the event is peanut-free. Hal- loween Historia will not be can- celled because of rain or snow, please wear appropriate attire for outdoor activities. This event is sponsored by: Ameriprise Financial (Johnson, Carriar, Kruchten, Anderson & Associates) and Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. Oct. 26: Jr. Auxiliary Halloween party The Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion will have their annual Kids Halloween Party at 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. This will be at the Kimball American Legion Post 261. Tim Diffley will provide music. There will be games, tattoos, prizes, candy, refreshments and snacks. This if free of charge, and there will be drawings for prizes and fun for all: Wear your costumes. to close temporarily Because of construction and the lack of a sidewalk, for patron- and volunteer-safety concerns, Eden Valley Area Library will be closed until the new sidewalk is in place. We appreciate every- thing you all have gone through to visit us through the construc- tion period. Hope to see you in a few weeks. If you have materials due, please enjoy them until we re-open. Future library business Sunday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m., we will celebrate our library's first-year anniversary with a visiting author and local artist fair. We are looking for local artists to display, demon- strate, and/or sell their items. Included but not limited to; jew- elry makers, sketching, spin- ning, painting, pottery, poets, etc., $10 per space. Please contact Friends of the Eden Valley Area Library leader Marilyn Peterson by Wednesday, Oct. 30; to sign up at Impeterson@meltel.net, or (320) 290-1011. Sunday, Oct. 20 Community Center Kingston Serving 11 am to 2 pm bringused Ages 6-10:. $5 eyeglasses Friday & Satu Workshop on hopelessness and suicide St. John's Lutheran in Kimball Nov. 2 Very few of us have not been touched by the tragedy of sui- cide. Too often, despair and hope- !lessness lead people to take their lives. But even those who have never contemplated suicide expe- rience feelings of despair and hopelessness. Many suffer from depression. St. John's Lutheran Church of Kimball is hosting a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 2, which will address these difficult issues. The Rev. Peter Preus will lead a work- shop titled: "Speaking of Hope- lessness: When Believers Consider Suicide." Rev. Preus, pastor of The Lutheran Church of the Triune God in Maple Grove, Minn., is the author of "And She Was a Chris- tian - Why Do Believers Com- mit Suicide?" Pastor Preus' first wife, Jean, committed suicide in 1994. The workshop will address such question as: "Why do peo- ple commit suicide?" "Are there different kinds of hopelessness?" "What does it mean to despair?" "What may we say to the despair- ing and those who have thoughts of suicide? .... What if this per.son is a Christian? .... What shall I do if I have reason to believe that a loved one will attempt to end his or her life?" The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, until 4:30 p.m. Lunch and breaks (with snacks) are included. The cost of registration is $10 for indi- viduals, $15 for couples. Regis- tration forms are available from St. John's. Call the church office at (320) 398-7151. The deadline for registration is Oct. 23. Copies of Pastor Preus's book will be available at the workshop. If you have any questions, please contact the St. John's church office (320) 398-7151, or the St. John's Parish Nurse, Carla Scheffert, at (320) 808-6164. Saturday, Oct. 26 9 a.m.-tp:m. Watkins Elementary School David Stang, FIC (320) 469-4735 dstang@catholicunited.org catholicunited.org/reps/david-stan9 Ca: holic United F nanc al -*For (hildren m]e 15 days to 15 year~ Pa~t~ts must be bengide~ies, Convutible to up to $50,000 in permanent ~vtrage before expiration without furthtr oviduct of fasumbitity. See ~les gepRseatetive for ltmi~ on total Youth Termcoverao~ FormsOSYT-l & OSSPYT-L HomeOffke:S~ Pau/,Minn, 2013 (etbelicUnitedginandel