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- July 1–31: Where’s Waldo Event • Downtown Alex
Through the rest of July the hunt for Waldo (organized and sponsored by Cherry Street Books) continues in 25 stores all over downtown Alexandria. Stop in to the store with the kids and pick up your passports, get the details, and join in the hunt for the 6” Waldo figure hidden in each of the participating stores. When at least 10 have been found, kids get a Waldo button, postcard and $1 discount coupon to be used at Cherry Street Books by the end of August. If 20 or more Waldos are spotted, the kids get the previously mentioned items plus they will be entered in a drawing for other prizes to be awarded at a little celebration at 5 PM on July 31st. All are welcome to be here for that but kids do not need to be present to win. The grand prize is a boxed set of six Where’s Waldo books; there will be at least ten additional prizes, one of which has been generously donated by the Sugar Shack! During July all of our Where’s Waldo books are 10% off, so now is a good time to pick up a couple of them.
- July 28 – A new book release!
A previously unpublished book by a famous author is coming July 28th……….it’s What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss. If you’re a Seuss fan or have kids that enjoy his books, you’ll want to add this one to your collection. Let us know if we should reserve a copy for you.
- August 1 – booksigning by Author Matthew Krengel
Saturday • noon–2pm
On Saturday August 1st we welcome an author from Sauk Rapids, MN with his fantasy series for adolescent readers. Three books make up The Map Maker series, which is said to have broad appeal for readers from ages 9 or 10 up through teens and even adults. As a child, Matthew Krengel read and re-read fantasies by Tolkien and the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis many times. His hope is that he will one day be a full-time writer. Stop in to meet him between noon and 2 PM on August 1st and pick up a copy or two for any fantasy lovers in your family!
Matthew J. Krengel grew up in rural Minnesota. He attended college in Pensacola, Florida, and returned to the St Cloud area after graduation. With a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and minors in history and English, he is an avid reader of science fiction, history, and fantasy books. He was published on North Star Press in 2012 with The Map Maker. In 2013 the sequel called The Map Maker’s Sister was released and in 2014 the epic conclusion to the series called The Map Maker’s Quest was published.
- August – Festival of the Lakes Concerts
Saturday, August 1 • 7pm
Friday, August 7 • 7pm
Sunday, August 9 • 7pm
Sunday, August 16 • 7pm
One of the greatest events of the year is about to happen in Alexandria! It’s the 23rd annual Festival of the Lakes series of professional chamber music concerts. All concerts will be held at the Alexandria United Methodist Church and all begin at 7 PM. Tickets are available now at the bookstore and are just $15 for adults. They may also be purchased at the door prior to each concert; students are admitted free. Concert dates are Saturday August 1st, Friday the 7th and Sundays August 9th and 16th. The theme this year is music by French composers. Please pick up information at the store or look for all the details about music programming and performers at www.alexfest.org and be sure to get yourself there for at least one of the concerts! You’ll love it. A special addition to the schedule will be a concert at 3 PM on Sunday August 2nd at the Hubbard United Methodist Church in Hubbard, MN (near Park Rapids). This will be a repeat performance of the August 1st event in Alexandria, so let your “up north” friends know about it or take a drive and be there yourself. The Hubbard folks are very excited to host this event and we hope it will become an annual addition to the schedule.
- September 17 – Wine & Art Crawl
Thursday • 4pm to 7pm
Announcing the Wine & Art Crawl in Downtown Alexandria!
The last of three Wine & Art events is coming up on Thursday September 17th from 4–7 PM. To participate in wine tasting, you must start at the AAAA Theatre and purchase a $5 wrist band. Be sure to pick up a map of participating downtown locations too. An artist will be featured at each participating store — look for a sign on the front door or window. This was a very popular event when it was introduced last summer, so we anticipate a good crowd again this year. Find a few friends to come along, and enjoy a nice time downtown!
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- Story Time – Saturday mornings at 10am
We’re pleased to welcome Tori to the Cherry Street Books family; she will be doing story time on Saturday mornings beginning on July 18th. Tori is a recent graduate of U of M at Morris and will be working at Woodland School for the coming year. Bring the kids and grandkids in again on Saturdays at 10 AM for some fun at Cherry Street Books!