St. Charles Borromeo Women’s Council invites women of all ages to a special “Lenten Morning of Reflection,” on Saturday, March 14. Renowned author and speaker Liz Kelly will inspire those in attendance with “An Introduction to Blessed Benedetta Bianchi Porro,” touching upon this new Blessed’s connection to healing. Find out more about Liz at LizK.org. They will pray the Rosary at 7:30 am, with Mass at 8 am. Breakfast begins at 8:45 am in Doran Hall, followed by Liz’s presentation. There will be a free-will offering for this event. Please call St. Charles Parish Office at 612-781-6529 to register. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2739 Stinson Boulevard, Minneapolis.
Sauerkraut Supper and Mardi Gras Dance at Holy Cross Catholic Church Kolbe Hall, 1621 University Ave. NE, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4-8 pm. This year’s menu includes homemade sauerkraut, Polish sausage, pork loin, potatoes, rye bread, paczki, coffee/milk. Tickets are sold at the door. Adult, $15, child (under 12) $6. Take-out is available. After dinner, enjoy dancing to live music by Craig Ebel and DyVersaCo. Don’t miss the crowning of Sauerkraut King and Queen at 6:30 pm in Kolbe Hall.
IC Music Presents: “A Night in Las Vegas,” dinner and variety show at Immaculate Conception Church, Columbia Heights. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by a music show featuring hits of the Vegas headliners, 6 pm, Saturday, Feb 8, 4030 Jackson St. NE. Reserved seat tickets required, $35. Buy a table of 8 in one transaction and get one seat free. Proceeds benefit the IC Liturgy Ministry. Info: 763-788-9062, ICCSonline.org.
Open House at Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Columbia Heights, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 5:30-7 pm. Tour the award-winning preschool-grade 8 school, meet teachers and learn about “Personalized Learning.” Special presentation by Principal Jane Bona at 6 pm. Tuition assistance is available. All are welcome at ICS, 4030 Jackson St. NE. Info: Mary Beth, 763-788-9062 ext. 203, ICCSonline.org.
Spaghetti Dinner and Book Fair at Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Columbia Heights. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students. Friday, Jan. 24, 4-7 pm. To go meals available. Scholastic Book Fair in the school auditorium, Jan. 24-31. Call or check website for hours. Info: 4030 Jackson St. NE, ICCSonline.org, 763-788-9065.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 5:30 pm, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1621 University Ave., organist Samuel Backman will present a 45 minute Advent-themed organ recital and meditation based on the “O Antiphons.” The program will consist of organ works by Flor Peeters, Jehan Alain, Johannes Brahms, J.S. Bach, Alexander Guilmant, Andrew Carter, and Gerard Bunk. Admission is free and there is ample parking. Info: ourholycross.org, facebook.com/holycrossNEMPLS.
It’s time for Community United Methodist Church’s annual Christmas Cookie Walk, Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 am-12 pm. They also have a Santa Shoppe for all children of the community and shoppers at the Cookie Walk. The kids will be allowed to choose one item for each parent/guardian for free, and kids are invited to decorate a cookie and make a Christmas ornament. 950 Gould Ave. NE, Columbia Heights.
Christmas Craft and Bake Sale presented by the Holy Cross Council of Catholic Women, Kolbe Hall, 17th and 4th St. NE. Event features delicious treats, handmade crafts and refreshments. Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 am-6 pm: sloppy joes, hot dogs, and cookies. Sunday, Dec. 8, 8 am-1 pm: rolls and coffee. Also featured: St. Nicholas Square Christmas Village Display and Knights of Columbus Christmas Cards. All are welcome.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish invites you to the annual Bake, Craft, and Pierogi sale Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 am-1 pm. The event will take place at the Pulaski Auditorium, 2114, 5th St. NE. All are invited and welcome.