ST. CLOUD — There is no shortage of stuff to do in Central Minnesota this weekend and since we can't fit them all in here are a few highlights. We got Great Theatre opening their season with Sister Act, Jo Dee Messina playing in Albany, running along the Mississippi River with the Mississippi River Run in Sauk Rapids, Catholic Charities Annual Lake Wobegon Trail Ride and an outdoor performance by Blackhawk at Rollies! Read more in The Weekender!

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    Great Theatre's Sister Act

    Paramount Theatre

    One of Broadways more fun and exciting musicals will be performed in St. Cloud this weekend. Great Theatre opens their season tomorrow (Friday) with musical comedy based on the hit film Sister Act, which stared Whoopi Goldberg. The musical is about a Vegas Showgirl who witnesses a crime and hides out with a group of nuns. During her time there the not-so-joyous choir learns how to spread the good news through song. Tickets for the show start at $18. The show runs Friday through Sunday.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Friday, September 9th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, September 10th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, September 11th, 2:00 p.m.

    (Photo: Great Theatre)
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    Jo Dee Messina


    Country Music Star Jo Dee Messina will be in Central Minnesota this weekend. Messina will headline the first every Rock the Prairie concert in Albany on Saturday. The concert is really an all-out country-rock show as it will be performed at the Albany Amphitheater surrounded by small hills, towering trees and a crystal clear creek. Messina broke in the industry in the 1990s and has nine number 1 singles. Three other bands will open up the concert starting at 4:30 p.m. before Messina takes the stage. Tickets are $35 at the gate or available online. Gates open at 4:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Saturday, September 10th, 4:00 p.m.

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    Mississippi River Run

    Sauk Rapids

    Lace up your running shoes and get ready to run at the Graniteman Mississippi River Run this weekend. This Race takes you through Sauk Rapids for either a 1/2 Marathon, 5k, 10k, and kids run!  The course starts and finishes at Municipal Park in Sauk Rapids. After the race you can enjoy live music, deals on your favorite running stuff, great post race recovery food, and free stuff! Plus there should be some gorgeous weather planned. Prices range depending on the race you choose to run, and there is race day registration. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

    Price information is as follows: Half Marathon $70, 10k $50, 5k $35, and kids run $15.

    - Saturday, September 10th, 8:00 a.m.

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    Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride

    St. Joseph

    Don't put those bicycles away for the winter just yet, as another great trail ride is scheduled for this weekend. Catholic Charities is holding their 11th Annual Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride Saturday. The ride begins in St. Joseph and allows you to take one of 5 trails routes that will take you as far as Sauk Centre. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. with the ride beginning at 9:00 a.m. Cost to ride is $35 and the money will to to help fund the St. Cloud Children's Home.


    - Saturday, September 10th, 8:30 a.m.

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    Rollies Redneck's and Longneck's

    Enjoy one of the most exciting bands to perform at Rollie's this weekend. For over 20 years, BlackHawk has shared their unique sense of harmony and songs with fans everywhere. The group has sold over 7 million albums, and still draws tens of thousands of fans. Blackhawk will be performing an outdoor event on Saturday benefiting the Sauk Rapids Fire Department. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with Blackhawk taking the stage around 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 at the gate or $20 through the Value Connection.


    - Saturday, September 10th, 4:00 p.m.

    (Photo: Blackhawk Official Website)