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The Nov. 11-12 weekend edition of the Republican Eagle will be delivered to homes Monday, Nov. 13, instead of Saturday. This is due to Veterans Day, when the U.S. Postal Service does not deliver first-class mail. Newspapers will be in stores and racks, however. For more information, call 651-301-7800.
East Avenue will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of East Avenue and West Fifth Street beginning Thursday, Nov. 2, according to the city of Red Wing Public Works Department. A portion of East Avenue will be reduced to a single lane with traffic detoured onto eastbound Fifth Street. West Fifth Street also will be closed to through traffic at the East Avenue intersection.
Alan Anderson, a member of Citizens' Climate Lobby — Northfield, will speak on the science of climate change at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Church of St Joseph. This presentation is hosted by the Knights of Columbus, and will be followed by a discussion on, "What should the Christian response to the challenges of climate change be?"
Caravan du Nord and the Sheldon Theatre introduce you to the next big thing on the music scene. It's a day of artist workshops, music industry networking and performances by spacious electro-pop vocalist Aby Wolf, neo-soul artist PaviElle and Red Wing's own Tony Cuchetti at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.
Join the Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity for designer purse bingo at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the American Legion, 218 Fourth St. W. Many local businesses have donated either monetary donations or door prizes. All proceeds stay with the Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity. Last year just over $5,000 was raised. Linda Kelly and Kristine Roberts co-chaired this event last year and have teamed up again this year to make this event a fun afternoon. Cost is $30 for 10 games of bingo. Must be 18 years old to play.
East Fourth Street will be closed between Bluff Street and Sanderson Street starting around 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. The closure is needed to pave utility patches in East Fourth Street related to the Mississippi River Bridge project. A detour will not be posted, though local traffic is encouraged to use Bluff Street, East Fifth Street and Sanderson Street to navigate around the closure area. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the day Friday, Nov. 3, at which time the road will be reopened, according to the city Engineering Department.
Money collected by the Red Wing Lions Club at its annual White Cane Days fundraiser has helped the club purchase 32 pairs of eyeglasses for local children since 2012. The 2017 White Cane Days fundraiser in September collected $1,570.25 at three locations: Wal-Mart, Econofoods downtown and Hanisch Bakery; 24 Lions participated this year. Sight has been an important project area for Lions since 1925, when Helen Keller asked the Lions to become "Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."
Fred Johnson, author and historian, will talk about his new book, "Patriot Hearts: World War I Pride and Prejudice in a Minnesota County," from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library. The war years produced bloody conflict abroad, but it also created divisive ethnic and political tensions at home as well.
Numerous public events and programs are planned during a weeklong residency in Red Wing by Sofi and the Baladis, an Israeli music ensemble that is participating in the Arts Midwest World Fest. The group consists of vocalist Sofi Tsedaka and four musicians who perform on unique instruments including the "oud" and the "qanun," as well as flute and percussion. Everyone is invited to meet them at the following free events: • Welcome reception, 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Sheldon Theatre. Light appetizers will be served in the lobby.
The Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Auxiliary Volunteer Services, will be hosting its annual Lunch Break on Thursday, Nov. 2. This annual fundraiser supports their scholarship program, the Childbirth Education program and other outreach endeavors. Three kinds of soup — including gluten free — will be offered. In addition to the lunch, there will be a bake sale, a gift shop, a style show and prize drawings.