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Entertainment briefs - Dec. 22

Laura Jane Musser music scholarships announced LITTLE FALLS--St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls recently held auditions for the 2016-2017 Laura Jane Musser Merit Scholarships. Thirty-nine students were nominated by their teachers to partici...

Laura Jane Musser music scholarships announced

LITTLE FALLS-St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls recently held auditions for the 2016-2017 Laura Jane Musser Merit Scholarships. Thirty-nine students were nominated by their teachers to participate in the auditions. Each student performed two contrasting pieces for an independent judge. Students were judged on their ability at their level of study, so students of all ages were able to compete.

There were 10 students, who were awarded a $100 scholarship to be used towards their 2016-17 tuition. They are Claire Breitenfeldt, Long Prairie; Sylvia Erwin, Fort Ripley; Ava Haggerty, Flensburg; Jakob Hyatt, Pierz; Peter Knopik, Collin Kray and Bailey Stalmer, all of Little Falls; Mason Langner, Royalton; Nicholas Mettler, Burtrum; and Lorraine Mrosla, Bowlus.

The judges were impressed by all the students who auditioned. The auditions were open to all instruments. This year piano, violin, guitar, cello, flute and voice students participated.

The Merit Scholarship Program is funded by the Laura Jane Musser Trust for the purpose of

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rewarding and assisting highly dedicated and talented music students to continue their studies. St. Francis Music Center is a community school for the arts located in Little Falls. All their programs are open to everyone.

For more information, visit www.sfmusiccenter.org or call 320-632-0637.

Minnesota Historical Society upcoming events

ONAMIA-The Minnesota Historical Society will offer several upcoming events in the new year at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in Onamia.

An Ojibwe Mitter two-day workshop will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 7-8. Participants will learn techniques of leatherworking to make a pair of Ojibwe-style mittens to take home. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Beading 101 two day workshop will be noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22. People will learn basic beading styles and techniques by creating a project, like a necklace or bracelet to take home.

A minimum of five people per class is required and people can register for these classes by emailing millelacs@mnhs.org or calling 320-532-3632.

Outside of classes, there will be a storybook time from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 7 of American Indian tales at the museum and from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 7, children can make a corn husk doll made out of an ear of corn. Recommended for children 8 and up.

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