As short as the days are now, it’s great to know the solstice is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate than with your fellow community members and with song, snacks and warmth? The 2019 “Bring the Sing on the Solstice,” will take place Saturday, Dec. 21, at The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park, 1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy. This event is free and open to all ages, and marks the perfect occasion to welcome in winter. The Current and Classical MPR are teaming up to bring this event to life, and have a lineup of special guests including Cameron Kinghorn, Jerry Rubino, Dan Newton, Kith & Kin Chorus and others to kick off the longest night of the year. The event runs 4-8 pm, and will be held inside at the park’s Trailhead. There will be refreshments and activities for all ages, from Classical Kids Story-time to Beer Choir. Last year’s Bring the Sing on the Solstice was the first, and 700 community members came together throughout the night to celebrate the solstice. They’re hoping to continue this fun tradition and extend a warm welcome to the community to join them for this fun evening of song and celebration.
Spend a Saturday strolling through a historic Northeast building, meet local artists and craftspeople and listen to live music, all while getting your holiday shopping done, Saturday, Dec. 14, noon-6 pm. 45-plus local creatives will be featured at Mercury Mosaics, 1620 Central Ave. NE, Ste 125, and selling their wares, including ceramics, jewelry, fine art, clothing, coffee, and metalwork. Tattersall Distilling and akcollective, also located in the historic Thorp Building, will host holiday events, as well. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
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.
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 825, 51st Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, will hold its annual Bake and Craft Sale from 9 am-2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 7. Lunch will also be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. They will have a large variety of baked goods and crafts available, including lefse and krumkake. All are welcome. Any questions call 763-571-9721.
Fiber Works MPLS, 2432 6th St. NE, will have an open studio, 10 am-5 pm, on “Small Business Saturday,” Saturday, Nov. 30. Try your hand at a weaving project. Take a class and get a $5 discount card for checking in, good for any class. Stop in to see what FWM is all about.
Casket Arts presents: Small Business Saturday, Shop Small, Shop Local. Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 am-6 pm, 681 17th Ave. NE. Info: casketArts.com. Join them for their first-ever “Small Business Saturday,” event. Skip ‘Black Friday’ and support small, independent businesses. Jump start your holiday shopping. Local artists and makers throughout the Casket Arts Community will open their doors to help you find those perfect, one-of-a-kind gifts. View and purchase paintings, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, photography, mixed media, and more. Find something for everyone on your gift list at a variety of price points and don’t forget to get something for yourself, too. Live music and Cairo Café food truck.
St. Boniface Council of Catholic Women Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 am-2 pm, 629 2nd St. NE. Enjoy their wonderful bake sale, craft items, wine/spirits wheel, lollipop tree and their rummage sale. Vendors: Avon, Tupperware, Party Lite. They will be having their famous roast beef sandwiches, raffles and much more. Elevator access. Info: 612-670-7145.