Community Calendar

Submit your calendar event by emailing Eric Johnson at eric.johnson@austindailyherald.com

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

• Austin Chapter 10 Izaak Walton League Windsor Chop Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League Cabin in Todd Park. Tickets are $15 and available at the door. Menus includes Windsor chop, baked potato, baked beans and coleslaw.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

• 2022 Lunchbox History Series, noon at the Pioneer Building at the Mower County Historical Society. Presentation is on native plants and indigenous perspectives at the Grand Meadow Chert Quarry. Will feature Dakota educator Nicky Buck and Tom Trow, project archaeologist at the quarry

• Writers workshop with Diane Wilson, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Mower County Historical Society. To sign up, call the Austin Public Library at 1-507-433-2391 or email ask@apimn.org.

• Friends and Volunteer Appreciation Event: Live eagle program by the National Eagle Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ruby Rupner Auditorium. Friends of the Nature Center and volunteers only. njoy a free presentation by The National Eagle Center. They will bring one of their many eagles with them and talk about the importance of eagle conservation and the work they do. The Nature Center will also be recognizing the fantastic work of our volunteers this year and will be announcing our Volunteer of the Year award winners.

• Austin Page Turners 20th annual City-Wide Book Read lecture, 7 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. Lecture done by featured artists Diane Wilson, author of “The Seed Keeper.” For more information, call the Austin Public Library at 1-507-433-2391.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

• Earth Day Craft: Earth moss balls, 3:30-5:30 p.m. open house in the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center in the Interpretive Center Multipurpose Room. Celebrate our wonderful life-giving planet by creating your very own living Earth ball out of moss.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

• CRFM Winter Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Shop handmade goods from local vendors in the Ruby Rupner Auditorium.

Sola Fide Observatory, 8-10 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

• Disc Golf Tournament. For more information call the Austin Parks and Recreation Department at 1-507-433-1881.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

• Hormel Historic Home Arbor Day Eve, 4-6 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. Celebrating Arbor Day “Eve,” three trees will be planted in honor of George and Lillian Hormel’s grandsons. Free for members of the HHH. RSVP required. For more information and to RSVP call 1-507-433-4243.

• Poet’s Open Mic, 6:30 p.m. at Sweet Reads.

• ArtRocks Open Jam, 7-9 p.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center.

The Actor’s Nightmare and The Audition, 7-8:30 p.m. at Riverland Community College. An actor wanders out onto the stage, only to discover he is now performing in an unknown play. A group of actors present their audition monologues, only to have things descend into chaos and mayhem.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

• Independent Book Store Party, at Sweet Reads

• Mower County Pheasants Forever Banquet, 5-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center. For more information or to volunteer email james.d.surdy@ampf.com or leave a message at 1-507-219-1693.

30th annual Pacelli Benefit Auction, 5:30-9 p.m. at Pacelli Catholic Schools. Tickets are $75 with limited tickets available. Happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. and the live auction at 8 p.m. Register online at https://one.bidpal.net/pacellibenefitauction2021.

The Actor’s Nightmare and The Audition, 7-8:30 p.m. at Riverland Community College. An actor wanders out onto the stage, only to discover he is now performing in an unknown play. A group of actors present their audition monologues, only to have things descend into chaos and mayhem.

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Sola Fide Observatory, 8-10 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 10

• Evening Bird Mike with Austin Audubon, 6:30 p.m. at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

• Live Bird Program, 4 p.m. in the classroom at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Interpretive Center.