Wednesday, January 14, 9am-10am • “The Next Level” For twenty years, Foley Elementary teacher Rick Rassier traveled around the country as a “one man volleyball team” competing alone against six person teams. He then used this experience to develop motivational speeches that inspired student athletes and encouraged a positive message. But his work did not end there. At age fifty, he took up freestyle kayaking in order to go through another challenging process both physically and mentally. Come hear this motivating story. Wednesday,

Wednesday, February 11, 9am-10am • “Waters Like the Sky” Local Stearns County author Nikki Rajala steps into the past with her historical fiction novel It’s a story about an unlikely young voyageur named Andre who winters with a seasoned fur brigade in what would become Minnesota’s northern border country. Set in the early 1800s, Waters Like the Sky illuminates the culture and traditions of these French-Canadians during their time in the forest. Please join us for an engaging presentation about Rajala’s background research that went into writing this well-received piece of fiction.

Quick Facts:


Date: Every second Wednesday of the month

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free to members/non-members $7

Location: Stearns History Museum

Questions? Contact Sarah Warmka, Archivist (320) 253-8424 or email

Stearns History Museum • 235 33rd Avenue South • St. Cloud, MN  56301   

(320) 253-8424 • Toll free 866-253-8424