Program at nature center looks into water quality

Published 9:47 am Saturday, October 14, 2017

On Tuesday, join Julie Westerlund at 7 p.m. at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center to learn about the Water Legacy Program.

Julie manages the One Watershed, One Plan program for the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. Through this program, partnerships of local governments develop Comprehensive Watershed Management Plans at the major watershed scale. Her work involves developing program policy, guidance, and supporting information in partnership with BWSR staff.

This presentation will help us understand the work the Cedar River Watershed District is doing here in Austin.

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We are taking registration for our kindergarten to sixth-grade basketball will begin Oct. 24 at Banfield Elementary School. Register at the Parks and Recreation Office.

This is a non-traveling league played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with those in second-sixth grade practicing skills on Tuesday and playing games on Thursday. The kindergarten and first grade participants will practice skills with games being introduced later in the program.

Grab your racket for some Wednesday evening open gym pickleball fun at Ellis Middle School.  Pickleball nets will be in the auxiliary gym 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 1, 8 and 15 from 6:30 to 8 PM.  The cost is $2 per person at the door.

Nature center

There are still three dates for you to check out some Nature Yoga at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center lead by Kay Middlebrook at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:  Oct. 16, 23 and 30.

Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely, and bring a yoga mat (if you have one), and an open, curious mind and heart. This is for ages 12 and up, a great way to involve family members.

Sola Fide Observatory

The next viewing of the stars at the Sola Fide Observatory is at 8 p.m. on Oct. 28

Fall yard and garden clean

The city has opened the Cook Farm for your leaves, grass and plants from gardens and flowers.

The site will remain open until Nov. 26, seven days a week from dawn to dusk. Please remove all waste from any bags that it is transported in. Please dispose of the bags in the receptacle or take them with you. Compost from previous years yard waste will be available to the public.

Riverside Arena

Rent the arena for a skating party, call our office for details at 507-433-1881. Make sure to like us on Facebook so you receive up to date information.

Riverside Figure Skate Club: Sunday’s from 1-5 p.m. There will be no class on Oct. 22.

Adult Open Hockey: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays until Oct. 25 when the time will change from 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Public skate: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Packer Arena opens on Nov. 4. More information to come.

Stick time: 5-6:30 p.m., Monday; 5-6:30 p.m., Oct. 25.

Austin Bruins: Oct. 20 and 21 hosting Aberdeen.  Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 25 against Brookings for Healthy Habits Day.