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Published 6:20 am Friday, January 3, 2020

The area is still finding its 2020 legs, but while there aren’t any real big named events this weekend, there are still a few things that will get you out of the house for a little recreation as well as to maybe make a difference.

These events include a blood drive in LeRoy on Friday.

Kick off your Saturday with some quality food by attending the Masonic All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feed, with proceeds going to LIFE Mower County.

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And if some of those things don’t appeal to you, simply get out and go for a walk. Temperatures this weekend will range from the mid-20s to the high 30s beneath partly sunny skies this weekend. Perfect conditions to enjoy outside.

Schedule of events


• American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m. at the LeRoy Community Center in LeRoy. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

• Public Skating, 4-5:30 p.m. at Packer Arena. For more information, visit /


• Masonic All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feed, 9 a.m. to noon at the Austin Masonic Lodge. All you can eat pancakes, with bacon, sausage, juice, milk and coffee, all for only $5. Proceeds from this month’s event go to LIFE Mower County.