The Midwest’s premier bluegrass and gospel quintet, Monroe Crossing, will be in concert at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center in Cokato with “A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor-sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States, Canada and Europe.
The Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center is located at the D-C High School, 4852 Reardon Avenue SW in Cokato. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 18 and younger) and are available at the Dassel-Cokato Community Education office, by calling (320) 286-4120, or order online at www.dc.k12.mn.us/pac.
Monroe Crossing is touring in support of their brand new CD, “The Road Has No End.” This, their 12th CD, features the songwriting talents of band members Derek Johnson, Mark Anderson and Lisa Fuglie. While the evening’s program will include songs from this latest recording, “A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing” prominently features selections from their seasonal sampler “The Happy Holidays.”
Breakfast Club, 9 a.m. Nov. 13
Laura Becker-Pallister’s son Shawn joined the Marines and during his first deployment to Afghanistan she began to understand the full scope of being a military parent. After his deployment, Shawn returned to his base in North Carolina, but 17 Marine families were not so lucky. When St. Cloud lost one son, a young man who had attended Shawn’s high school, it was then that Laura’s idea began to take shape. A “Museum for the Fallen” is Laura’s dream to honor those who died in service to our country and to ensure they would never be forgotten. The museum would provide communities with a living history of heroes, and in addition to learning the names of those who gave their lives; visitors would get to know them through visuals, stories, and memorabilia.
Come to the Stearns History Museum for Breakfast Club, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, to hear presenter Laura Becker-Pallister’s dream to create a Museum for the Fallen to memorialize the service and sacrifice of Minnesota’s military. This event is free to members, non-members $5.
The regular meeting of the Frederick A. Metcalf Unit 261 will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 13, at the Kimball Legion Post 261.
Public Relations Officer,
Kurt Meyer, St. Ansgar, Iowa, a collector of art with themes of the Midwest, will speak about some of his collection on loan to the
Dassel Area Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m. The subject for the artwork is corn, and it is exhibited on level four of the museum. “Meyer is engaging, enthusiastic and enlightening,” states Carolyn Holje, museum director. He is a consultant to non-profits. There is no admission charge.
The risks that our troops take,
Guarding our great nation,
For we know what is at stake!
Our warriors work around the clock,
Whether here or miles away,
And their mission is the same,
To protect the U.S.A.!