Garth Brooks is coming to Minnesota for the first time in more than 16 years. The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood will hit the stage at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 at the Target Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 3. There will be an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at www.axs.com/garth or charge by phone 855-411-4849. There will be no sales at the venue box office on Oct.
CLC Cultural Thursday: Hepokoski experience in Chile Bob Hepokoski and his wife Giselle will present Central Lakes College's second Cultural Thursday event of the 2014-15 season at noon Oct. 2 at the Brainerd Campus in room E471. They will take the audience to South America and share their experience of working with the Mapuche natives in present day Chile. The Hepokoskis lived in the country of Chile in South America for 15 years. They will speak on the theme of traditional cultures in transition. They spent most of the time doing mission work among the Mapuche people.
NISSWA - Germaine Gemberling and Rich Mattson, the "first couple" of the Iron Range music scene, are the next performers in the Grassroots Concerts series. The lifelong musicians will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa. Their musical sensibilities have evolved along the same wavelength, bringing the two together in collaboration. They play "classic country music, the kind that Johnny and June made," said Tony Bennett of the Duluth News Tribune. Gemberling is a singer-songwriter born and raised in St. Paul.
LITTLE FALLS - Ride for Health will be Oct. 11 in Little Falls. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Entry fee is $20 before Friday or $25 after. There are three loops: 10, 19 or 20 miles. Proceeds go to St. Gabriel's Hospital Auxiliary to fund hospital items. To register or for questions call 320-631-5601.
WADENA - Lauren Bengtson and Alex Nelson won their No. 1 doubles match against Wadena-Deer Creek in helping Bengtson reach her 100th career victory and helping Pequot to a 5-2 Mid-State Conference win Tuesday. Bengtson, a five-year varsity letterwinner, improves to 100-34 for her career. "Right from the get-go she was pretty nervous," said Pequot head coach Monica Sergent. "Her head was pounding. She just wanted to get the win and make it happen." The junior has worked her way up through the ranks playing No. 3 and No. 2 doubles, No. 4 singles and now No.
WADENA - A suicide prevention presentation was held at Wadena-Deer Creek High School, and focused on helping raise awareness that it's all right to seek help. Each student received an orange booklet from the Crisis Line and Referral Service called, "Youth Pages." This is a directory filled with phone numbers of who to call for help on a number of issues affecting teens such as abuse, addiction, cultural diversity, eating disorders, grief, harassment, peer pressure, pregnancy, stress and anxiety and youth violence. The book provides information on the signs and symptoms of any of these issues
"Until there's a Cure-Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment" will be presented on Tuesday evenings in October as part of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's (CRMC) monthly Well Woman lecture series by obstetrician/gynecologists and other providers. At 6 p.m. on Oct. 7, Dr. Leigh Bauer will speak at Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby. At 6 p.m. on Oct. 21, Dr.
PINE RIVER - The second evening in the fall series of Feast, Film and Forum will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) campus in Pine River. Co-sponsored by Happy Dancing Turtle and the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, this session will cover alternative methods of food preservation. Presenters Lorna Koestner and Barbara Kaufman will discuss techniques ranging from drying to fermentation. There will be demonstrations and samples to taste.
CROSBY - A benefit will be held for Sandy Blood, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer, from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Hallet Community Center, Crosby. There will be a silent auction and dinner. Cash donations can be sent to the designated account at Wells Fargo. Auction donation items can be brought to the event or call Maurice at 218-546-2616.
HACKENSACK - Faith in Action for Cass County is offering a new volunteer training from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 1, at the Faith in Action office, 120 Whipple Ave. E, in Hackensack. Potential volunteers will learn about the program policies and procedures, dealing with diversity and emergencies. Volunteers are able to choose how and when they want to volunteer. Faith in Action provides coordination services, liability insurance, mileage reimbursement, and ongoing training and support for all registered volunteers.