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Community Calendar

Submit your calendar event by emailing Mike Stoll at mike.stoll@austindailyherald.com

NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

July 2

• Austin Farmers’ Market LLC, 4-6 p.m. at Main Street and Third Avenue Northeast. For those interested in being vendors, call 507-438-4213 of message Facebook.com/farmersmarketplacellc.

• LeRoy Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m. at 111 Main Street in LeRoy. For more information, visit www.farmersmarket.leroymn.com, email farmersmarket@leroymn.com or call 612-701-0381.

• Keepsake Quilter’s Guild Meeting, 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Monthly get-together of quilting fans young and old. The Keepsake Quilter’s Guild’s goal is to encourage and inspire new and experienced quilters, and to share the love of our craft. Gatherings include opportunities to work on your own pieces as well as special programs with guest speakers presenting ideas, techniques, samples. For more information, email penne_lee@hotmail.com.

July 3

• 2020 Pillars of the City Unveiling, 3 p.m. at the North Main Street Flood Wall. Find out who will be the newest Pillars of the City. The unveiling can be seen beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/events/927796137660853.

• Chateau Speedway Opening Night, 5 p.m. at Chateau Speedway in Lansing. The Season Opener also includes recognition of several inductees in the 2nd annual Hall of Fame induction. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. and races follow at 7:15 p.m. Adults $10, children 6 – 12 $5, under 5 are free. Speedway will follow state safety precautions, including occupancy no greater than 25 percent, not to exceed 250, virtual or on-line service as much as possible for food, drink and clothing, advanced registration/purchases with few to no walk-ins, and household groups collectively gathering in pods, with pods assigned to areas and separated from other pods to maintain social distancing. The Speedway will advertise these and other safety protocols to ensure patrons are aware of changes and encourages people in “high risk” categories to consider postponing attendance at events. The Speedway will also ensure all workers will take precautions, including wearing a mask and gloves when deemed necessary.  For more information, call 507-440-8238 (track) or 507-440-8237 (business).

• Never Boering Minnesota Boer Goat Association Show, at the Mower County Fairgrounds. The Minnesota Boer Goat Association is a non-profit organization of boer goat and meat goat enthusiasts, exhibitors and producers who have come together to serve, support, and advance the boer goat and meat goat industry in Minnesota. For more information, go to http://www.neverboering.org or email mnboergoat@gmail.com.

July 4

• Never Boering Minnesota Boer Goat Association Show, at the Mower County Fairgrounds. The Minnesota Boer Goat Association is a non-profit organization of boer goat and meat goat enthusiasts, exhibitors and producers who have come together to serve, support, and advance the boer goat and meat goat industry in Minnesota. For more information, go to http://www.neverboering.org or email mnboergoat@gmail.com.

July 5

• Never Boering Minnesota Boer Goat Association Show, at the Mower County Fairgrounds. The Minnesota Boer Goat Association is a non-profit organization of boer goat and meat goat enthusiasts, exhibitors and producers who have come together to serve, support, and advance the boer goat and meat goat industry in Minnesota. For more information, go to http://www.neverboering.org or email mnboergoat@gmail.com.

July 6

• Austin Farmers’ Market LLC, 4-6 p.m. at Main Street and Third Avenue Northeast. For those interested in being vendors, call 507-438-4213 of message Facebook.com/farmersmarketplacellc.

• Garden Spot Market, 4-7 p.m. at First Farmers and Merchants Bank Lot in Brownsdale. For more information, email brownsdalemarket@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/gardenspotmarket/.

• Music at the Mansion – Patchouli, 7 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. Enjoy the soulful fusion of blazing Spanish and world guitar instrumentals, emotional lyrics, lush vocal harmonies, and epic rock anthems performed by this internationally-touring guitar duo. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, then sit back and enjoy this free concert in the Peace Garden. For more information, call 507-433-4243 or go to www.hormelhistorichome.org. Social distancing guidelines will be practiced regarding entering, exiting, and seating/guest capacity. The HHH will not provide chairs and bar service will be determined. Inclement weather may impact ability to host the concert.

July 7

• Ukelele Club, 4 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. Fun opportunity to learn how to play the ukulele and practice with other interested musicians. Bring your ukulele and a lawn chair (club meets outside the library on west side). For more information, call Julie at 507-433-2391.

July 8

• 2020 Summer Reading Club – Virtual Art Club, 1-3 p.m. We can’t meet in person but we can still create together. Pick up your take-home art kits every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the front of the Austin Public Library, until kits are gone, weather permitting. May change as summer progresses. For more information, go to www.aplmn.org or call 507-433-2391.

July 9

• Austin Farmers’ Market LLC, 4-6 p.m. at Main Street and Third Avenue Northeast. For those interested in being vendors, call 507-438-4213 of message Facebook.com/farmersmarketplacellc.

• LeRoy Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m. at 111 Main Street in LeRoy. For more information, visit www.farmersmarket.leroymn.com, email farmersmarket@leroymn.com or call 612-701-0381.

July 10

• Bumble Bee Survey Workshop, 9-11 a.m. at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Join Luke Reese as he guides participants in the identification and surveying of local bumble bees. Please RSVP by July 9; space is limited. To RSVP/register, or for more information, go to www.hormelnaturecenter.org or call 507-437-7519.

• Chateau Speedway Regular Mid Season Championship/Kids Rides, 5 p.m. at Chateau Speedway in Lansing. The Season Opener also includes recognition of several inductees in the 2nd annual Hall of Fame induction. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. and races follow at 7:15 p.m. Adults $10, children 6 – 12 $5, under 5 are free. Speedway will follow state safety precautions, including occupancy no greater than 25 percent, not to exceed 250, virtual or on-line service as much as possible for food, drink and clothing, advanced registration/purchases with few to no walk-ins, and household groups collectively gathering in pods, with pods assigned to areas and separated from other pods to maintain social distancing. The Speedway will advertise these and other safety protocols to ensure patrons are aware of changes and encourages people in “high risk” categories to consider postponing attendance at events. The Speedway will also ensure all workers will take precautions, including wearing a mask and gloves when deemed necessary.  For more information, call 507-440-8238 (track) or 507-440-8237 (business).

July 11

• 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar River Archery Club. Come out for a fun, family sporting event. $10 for members, $15 for non-members (family and child rates available). For more information, go to www.cedarriverarcheryclub.com or call 507-208-5698.

July 12

• 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar River Archery Club. Come out for a fun, family sporting event. $10 for members, $15 for non-members (family and child rates available). For more information, go to www.cedarriverarcheryclub.com or call 507-208-5698.

July 13

• Austin Farmers’ Market LLC, 4-6 p.m. at Main Street and Third Avenue Northeast. For those interested in being vendors, call 507-438-4213 of message Facebook.com/farmersmarketplacellc.

• Garden Spot Market, 4-7 p.m. at First Farmers and Merchants Bank Lot in Brownsdale. For more information, email brownsdalemarket@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/gardenspotmarket/.

• Music at the Mansion – Jeff Humphress, 7 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. After decades of playing hard rock on stages throughout the Midwest, this two-time Emmy Award winner is going back to where it all began. “Just me, my acoustic and some coffee. It’s more of a laid back vibe, but definitely still a lot of fun!” Bring your lawn chair or blanket, then sit back and enjoy this free concert in the Peace Garden. For more information, call 507-433-4243 or go to www.hormelhistorichome.org. Social distancing guidelines will be practiced regarding entering, exiting, and seating/guest capacity. The HHH will not provide chairs and bar service will be determined. Inclement weather may impact ability to host the concert.

July 14

• Kids Camp – Art History, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Beth Hamilton. Geared towards ages 5-10. This art history lesson is on Viennese portrait artist Gustav Klimt, with a pen and acrylic paint exercise that will focus on linework, repetitive patterns, and paint techniques. Sign your kids up soon. For more information or to register, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• Ukelele Club, 4 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. Fun opportunity to learn how to play the ukulele and practice with other interested musicians. Bring your ukulele and a lawn chair (club meets outside the library on west side). For more information, call Julie at 507-433-2391.

• 27th Annual Ag Appreciation Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. Organized by the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize the contributions of and show appreciation for agriculture to our community with a delicious dinner of Windsor pork chop and sides, plus ice cream and beverage refreshment. Tickets $10 in advance (available at the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce) and $12 at the door. Proceeds from the tickets go towards a variety of activities, including sponsorship of the 4-H Ribbon auction, Mower County Dairy Corn and Soy Bean Association, and Pork Producers. For more information, call 507-437-4561.

July 15

• Kids Camp – Art History, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Beth Hamilton.  Geared towards ages 5-10. Today’s lesson focuses on American contemporary painter/installation artist, Kara Walker, who takes imagery from our recent American past, and installs large scale silhouette drawing stories. Sign up to learn how to create your own fantastical story page. Sign your kids up soon. For more information or to register, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• 2020 Summer Reading Club – Virtual Art Club, 1-3 p.m. We can’t meet in person but we can still create together. Pick up your take-home art kits every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the front of the Austin Public Library, until kits are gone, weather permitting. May change as summer progresses. For more information, go to www.aplmn.org or call 507-433-2391.