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Benefits & fundraisers
Friends of Sister Cities plans raffle
Friends of Sister Cities will sponsor a quilt raffle this year with the proceeds going to the Red Wing Sister Cities teacher exchange program.
The quilt will be displayed at River City Days. There will be opportunities to purchase raffle tickets and information about the Sister Cities program at an information booth.
The raffle drawing will take place Nov. 21 at the Sheldon Theatre during the performance of the Church Basement Ladies.
This will be the sixth year a quilt will be offered. The raffle has been an important part of fundraising efforts for Sister Cities. The Frontenac Quilting Club donated the quilt, which will be displayed at several venues including River City Days.
It will be on display at the diversity festival, the Anderson Center’s September event and the October arts festival.
Class of ’98 reunion planned
Red Wing High School Class of 1998 reunion and River City Days will coincide.
Classmates are invited to mingle Aug. 1 at Bay Point, play golf at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at Red Wing Golf Club (cost is $40) and attend the “main event” at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Elks Club; the $30 cost includes food, beverages and music. For information, contact Jinny Rietmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 301-2008.
Minnesota People invited to share Minnesota State Fair stories
The Minnesota State Fair Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota State Historical Society, has launched the Share Your Minnesota State Fair Story Web site to collect stories.
Stories can be creative writing, personal narratives, memories, observations or comments about State Fair experiences. Submitted material will become part of an interactive on-line library of State Fair memories.
To submit a story, read other contributions and view photos, go online to www.msffoundation.org. People also may e-mail stories to email@example.com or call (651) 632-2621.
Kenyon area band will be featured at Medina event
Ray Sands and the Polka Dots, based in Kenyon, will be taped this weekend performing in Medina, Minn. Their hour-long performance will be featured this fall on “The Big Joe Polka Show,” seen in more than 40 million homes four times each week on the RFD-TV network.
A total of 32 bands will perform at the Polka Fest July 24-27 in Medina. Each will play 15 polkas and waltzes. Eight bands are scheduled each day between noon and 9 to 10 p.m. The Polka Dots are on the schedule at 7 p.m. July 25.
The public is invited to come and dance to the “Happy Music for Happy People” — and possibly see themselves on television in the fall. Admission is $17.50 at the door, $15 in advance.
It will be the local band’s third appearance on the “Big Joe Polka Show.”
For more information, go online to www.polkacatalog.com and click on Medina.
Jordan Towers are located are located in the 400 block of West Fifth Street in downtown Red Wing. All events listed are held at Jordan Tower I or Jordan Tower II unless otherwise noted.
Here’s the schedule of games to be played in the bingo area:
Bingo - 1 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Nickels - 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Polish poker - 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Euchre - 7 p.m. Fridays.
Help make cards
The craft group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays to make recycled greeting cards. Donations of old greeting cards and volunteers to assemble them are welcomed. Recycled cards are for sale from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every day at the Sailstad Room.
Movies planned in the Sailstad Room
Movies are shown in the Sailstad Room at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month and at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Movies are free.
Join the weekday exercise class
Exercise class takes place at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Sailstad Room. Everyone is encouraged to only do the exercises that they feel comfortable doing.
Red Wing Area Seniors
The Red Wing Area Senior Center is located in the Fairview Red Wing Professional Building and Community Center. Phone number is (651) 267-3599.
Here’s the schedule of games to be played at the Senior Center 1 to 4 p.m.: 500 - July 28.
Get a massage
Massage therapist Allison Wesch will provide massages Mondays and Tuesdays in July. Cost is $40 for one hour, $30 for half hour. Call the senior center to schedule an appointment.