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United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties will begin accepting Community Impact Grant applications on Monday, Nov. 6. These grants will focus on the goal area of economic mobility and basic needs.
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Volunteers and new committee members are needed to help plan, prepare, promote and execute the Red Wing walk on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
Martha Henrickson will present "The Marriage of Figaro" to the Red Wing Opera Study Group at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at First Presbyterian Church. All are invited to come learn about this classic opera by Mozart. The Minnesota Opera will stage "The Marriage of Figaro" on Nov. 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 19 at the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.
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."