by Playwright Kathy Ray

Friday, September 19 • 2:00pm and
Saturday, September 20 • 7:30pm

(see below)

Theater production "Playing with Memories" • Sept 19 @2pm • Sept 20 @ 7:30pm
Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
The original school building
Central Square front entrance
The Promenade
Art deco features of the building
Second Floor Gallery
The historic auditorium
M. Sahlberg/J. Benson art exhibit • Aug. 27–Sep. 29 • Second Floor Gallery
M. Sahlberg/J. Benson art exhibit • Aug. 27–Sep. 29 • Second Floor Gallery
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Show • Friday, October 10 • 7pm
Michael Graves Magic Show • Saturday, October 18 • 7pm
The BriTins Concert • Saturday, October 25 • 7:30pm
Sleepy Beauty • Continental Ballet Co • Saturday, November 16 • 2pm matinee
A Pope County Christmas • Saturday, December 13 • 7:30pm



Check out our new website page listing shows that will be coming this fall! FALL SHOWS is listed under events in the menu above. So far we have some amazing performances of dance and magic that will grace our Lee Paulson Stage at Central Square. Watch for our posters and notices!


Check out our {featured artist} website page about our featured artists. Famed Alexandria talents of Myron Sahlberg who specializes in portrait painting, and Jewett Benson who has wonderful still life and landscapes of rural Minnesota, have their exhibit in our Second Floor Gallery from August 27th through September 29th. Their reception show will be September 20th, 5:30–7:30pm, before Playing with Memories play which will include free hors d’oeuvres and beverage! You are welcome to view their exhibit now M–Th, 10am–4pm.


Friday, September 19 at 2:00pm, and Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 at the door, $18 advanced sale, or included in our season pass (see above). “Playing With Memories” is an original play that dramatizes stories of growing up in West Central Minnesota during earlier times. The scenes and songs are rooted in the reminiscences of childhood by a core group of elders living in the Minnewaska Lutheran Home, Lakeview Good Samaritan, and the Glenwood Retirement Village, and created collaboratively under the artistic direction of local Playwright Kathy Ray and Singer/Songwriter, Patty Kakac. It will be performed by an inter-generational cast of Pope County people along with the residents who created the production. This activity was made possible by an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund.


Friday, October 24 through Saturday, October 25, from 9am–3:30pm each day. Cost of class $75. Call the office at 320-634-0400 to register. Students will work with soft pastels. Bring your own photo to use as reference—whatever it is that you enjoy drawing or painting. Paper will be available, but you can bring your own to use if you wish. There will be a lunch break (meal not provided). Pastel kits will be available for use during class. Supply list provided. For more information on Jean, see our Education/Art Class webpage.

We welcome you to Central Square!

The old Glenwood High School is a restored, historic landmark and under the care of Central Square Cultural and Civic Center, a non-profit organization. We are the home to concerts, events, galleries, exhibitions, art classes, individual businesses, and more. Central Square is dedicated to fostering the arts in our community, by hosting world-renowned musicians and artists.