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Jillian Jones

Mount Carmel concert

Jillian Jones, a vocalist, pianist, and worship leader from southern Minnesota, will share her story through music at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Mount Carmel Ministries Camp and Conference Center, 800 Mount Carmel Drive NE in Alexandria. Pastor Carl Billings will also speak.

Jones's newest album, "He is Everything," will be released in September.

Western barbecue

Shalom Lutheran Church of Alexandria will sponsor its 33rd annual Western Barbecue on Wednesday, July 18, from 4:30-7 p.m. at its location at County Road 22 and Voyager Drive.

Last year's event drew more than 1000 people, the church said. The menu again features barbecued chicken and pork chops and will be served indoors as well as in a large tent. Music and a bake sale will also be included.

The public is invited and tickets are available in advance from Shalom members, at the church office and at the door the night of the barbecue. Easy parking for elderly and handicapped is available close to the church.

Tickets cost $10 in advance or $11 at the door for adults; and $4 in advance or $5 at the door for children ages 5-12. Children under age 5 can eat for free.