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The Weekender: Sartell Fire Relief Concert, Neil Diamond Tribute, Woodstock and More!


ST. CLOUD — Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean you still can’t find some great fun things to do around Central Minnesota. Make your way to Sartell to enjoy the Sartell Fire Relief Concert, check out woodworkers at work at the Hairy Mosquito Trading Company, enjoy the sound of Neil Diamond at the Paramount Theatre, take in some family fun at the Church of St. Peter’s outdoor concert and travel back through time and listen to the sounds of the 40s and 50s with Mikko Cowdery. Read more in The Weekender!


Grab the family and make your way out to Sartell this weekend for a great outdoor event. The Sartell Fire Department Relief Association is holding their 2nd Annual Summer Concert. The concert will take place in the House of Pizza parking lot in Sartell. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with music to follow. The bands performing is the Chris Hawkey Band and Lost Highway. The event is fun for all ages. Tickets for the show are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free.

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– Saturday, August 26th, 5:30 p.m.

Chris Hawkey Music



Woodworkers, crafters and carvers will be showcasing their talents in Milaca this weekend. The crew at the Hairy Mosquito Trading Company is holding their Woodstock “It’s All About the Wood” Show Saturday and Sunday. There will be live demos and projects on site for you to view. There will also be competitions and cash prizes. The event runs from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. both day and is free to attend.


– Saturday, August 26th, 10:00 a.m.
– Sunday, August 27th, 10:00 a.m.

Oberammergau Woodcarvers Create Christmas Masterpieces
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The classic songs of Neil Diamond will be ringing throughout the Paramount Theatre for the next few days. Matt Vee along with his cousins Jeff and Tommy are joining forces to celebrate the music of Neil Diamond. This is not a tribute show but instead of celebration of a musical icon. Diamond has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Tickets for the show are $25. There will be four opportunities to catch the show with performances at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. both days.

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– Thursday, August 24th, 1:30 p.m.
– Friday, Auguat 25th, 1:30 p.m.

(Photo: Paramount Theatre)
(Photo: Paramount Theatre)


Art and Soul

Church of St. Peter’s



Grab a lawn chair, blanket and the family and enjoy a free outdoor concert this Sunday. The Church of St. Peter and Paul are holding an outdoor concert event featuring the Full Deck Band. The event also include kids activities like inflatables, face painting, cake walk, fishing pond and more. There will also be hamburgers, hotdogs and brats available for purchase. The concert runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the church of St. Peters.


– Sunday, August 27th, 5:30 p.m.



Mikko Cowdery Concert

Whitney Senior Center



Travel back in time on a musical adventure at the Whitney Senior Center Friday. Mikko Cowdery will take you down memory lane with classic pop and country songs from the 40s and 50s. You’ll enjoy an hour of not only great music but stories and familiar and forgotten favorites from the days gone by. This is a free show and will take place at Clemens Hall at the Whitney Senior Center. Music starts at 10:00 a.m.


– Friday, August 25th, 10:00 a.m.

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