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Red Wing park naturalists continue to lead programs during September. The list this month includes: 'Bark Naturalist' hike When: 6 p.m. Sept. 12 Where: Memorial Park, Lower Quarry What: A dog-friendly hike through the prairies of Memorial Park. Bring along your own dog to join in the fun. Don't forget your leash and poop bags. All dogs participating must be on-leash and very friendly towards other dogs and people. 'Nature Art' When: 6 p.m. Sept. 18 Where: Memorial Park, Upper Quarry
WABASHA — The National Eagle Center's Watershed Gallery is showing the work of southern Minnesota artist Foxfeather R. Zenkova in an exhibition titled "Animal Totem: Exploring the Human-Animal Connection." The exhibit, on display through January, includes a variety of original nature and culture-inspired works, including tribal-style drums, theatrical masks, themed totem prints, and more. Zenkova's art features bright colors, bold stylings, and rich detail.
Goodhue County Horticultural Society will present "Anything But Green Foliage" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 503 W. Sixth St., Red Wing. Michelle Riedel will provide many plant ideas to create gardens with colorful foliage. These plants will provide nonstop interest in your garden even after the flowers have bloomed. Riedel is an 18-year Master Gardener, holds a BA in Speech Communications, and is a writer and photographer for 'Northern Gardener' magazine. When she's not teaching, she is a professional photographer specializing in weddings, high school seniors, families, kids, and babies.
On Monday, Sept. 10, the City of Red Wing will begin sealing some of the cracks in the City's streets. Work will begin on North Service Drive from Tyler Road to Withers Harbor Drive. When that section is completed, crews will work on West Fourth Street from West Avenue to 6th Street. Other roads throughout the city will also be sealed by crews. This process will take approximately two weeks, depending on weather. Roads will not be closed but there may be a restriction in parking and traffic control will be needed in some locations.
Hispanic Heritage month kicks off with a great celebration! The Hispanic Heritage Festival, organized by Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County, will take place noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Central Park in Red Wing. This amazing event will start with a mariachi band performance followed by Aztec and Colombian dancers, Puerto Rican Bomba Show, and the incredible Caribbean band Rumba Eterna. We will have cultural kids activities and a piñata making be part of this fun-filled event. Authentic Mexican, Central American foods and drinks will be sold at the event.
Q: I am a single parent and I have to be at work before my child leaves home for school. I worry at my desk if my child made it safely to school or not. Do you have any safety tips for my child who walks to school every day? A: You are not alone in your concern, being a single parent has many challenges and I want to thank you for raising awareness on this particular issue and giving me the opportunity to share a few safety tips and community resources.
Continuing statewide work to shift local water planning to a more coordinated approach, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources approved nine new planning grants for the One Watershed, One Plan program, allocating up to $2,200,000 in Clean Water Fund grants to address water issues on a watershed basis. This includes the Zumbro River.
First Choice Clinic will hold its annual fundraiser banquet Thursday, Sept. 20, at Cornerstone Community Church on the second-floor banquet hall. The event will feature a catered meal from Liberty's, an overview of programs and services offered and the impact First Choice Clinic is having in the community. Christian comedian Mike Williams will entertain. The same program will be offered twice. A lunch program will be held noon to 2 p.m., doors will open at 11:30 a.m.; the dinner program will be 6:30-8:30 p.m., doors will open at 6 p.m.
The Goodhue County Historical Society History Break about Eugenie Anderson has been rescheduled for noon Aug. 29, featuring Chris Stout, professor at Minnesota State College Southeast.
A severe storm went through Red Wing around 5:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. This story is developing. Check back for details.