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Expect a big sound when Generation II Big Band plays an outdoor concert of swinging classics 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, in Red Wing's Central Park. People who swayed to the former Club Sheldon events of a decade ago may want to get up and dance again. Fans of the Concerts in the Park series also will remember Generation II, which specializes in the big band tunes of the 1940s and 1950s. Expect to hear timeless hits made famous by Glenn Miller Orchestra, "King of Swing" Benny Goodman and more.
July 5 "Wine-ing for Red Wing," 6-9 p.m., Pottery Museum of Red Wing July 6 Commemorative unveiled, 8 a.m., Minnesota State College Southeast Keynote panel, 10:30 a.m., college Members-only auction, 4:30 p.m., National Guard Armory July 7 Displays, seminars, children's activities, 10 a.m., college Crock Hop, 5 p.m., Pottery Museum July 8 Show and sale, 9 a.m. members, 10:30 a.m. public, armory Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mount Frontenac Golf Course
Discover how explorers and Native Americans utilized Lake Pepin and the surrounding area during this month's Bluffs & Brews program. Hosted by the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center and the Goodhue County Historical Society, the event will start with a question-and-answer session 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the ELC, followed by kayaking Lake Pepin together. A social hour will end the day at Marie's Underground with an opportunity to win door prizes.
Monday, July 3 Red Wing City Council Agenda Committee, 4 p.m., City Hall Mississippi River Room. Canceled: Red Wing School Board. Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day: Government offices closed Wednesday, July 5 Canceled: Red Wing AIrport Board. Pierce County Law Enforcement Committee, 4 p.m., emergency operations center. Pierce County Land Management Committee, 6 p.m., Courthouse boardroom. Red Wing Advisory Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m., City Hall council chambers at City Hall.
Red Wing pottery and stoneware collectors are going "Back to the Future" at the 40th annual Red Wing Collectors Society convention July 6-8. Because of construction activity at Red Wing High School, the society has moved most convention activities to Minnesota State College Southeast across Highway 58 and to the National Guard Armory on East Seventh Street. Several conventions and auctions were held at those sites during the early years. The third location for activities during convention week will be the Pottery Museum of Red Wing.
In the summer of 2010, Red Wing native Courtney Patao (née Havig) moved to the Middle East to reach Muslims with Cru, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ. After serving there for two years, she moved to San Jose, Calif., with hopes to return to the Middle East after a year. Her staff team introduced her to Kevin Patao, a multilingual Cru volunteer, and encouraged them to launch an international student outreach.
The Minnesota Historical Society has awarded grants to two local entities. Friends of St. Rose of Kenyon will receive $6,265 to create interpretative signage for Church of St. Rose of Lima in Cherry Grove Township. The money will go toward designing, producing and installing a historical marker for the church, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is extending the public comment period for its draft environmental assessment for its Lower Pool 4 dredged material management plan until July 14. The Corps decided to extend the public comment period after listening to community concerns. The new deadline allows more time for the public to understand the document and provide alternative suggestions, the Corps said in a statement this week.
Q: What types of fireworks are legal to have or use in Minnesota? A: Great question and with the Fourth of July coming up, very timely. Minnesota Statute 624.21, states that the sale, possession and use of fireworks are prohibited (exception for engineers licensed by a governmental subdivision (city/county) for the purpose of display or acoustical testing).