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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department's annual Outdoor Art Installations is Oct. 4-5. The event showcases faculty and student works of art designed to highlight a specific site on the UWRF campus grounds. This year students were asked to explore the theme of interactivity in which the viewer of the work becomes a participant in the work. The theme "Wanna do something ... some time?" was inspired by interactive works created by this year's guest artist, Andy DuCett.
Athletes, coaches, families, sponsors and volunteers of Special Olympics Minnesota gathered to honor the champions of the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards on Sept. 9 at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis. The Distinguished Service Awards recognizes people who have demonstrated incredible support, enthusiasm and time commitment to the organization. Among those honored was Dave Glover, receiving the Spirit Award.
Learn more about today's vehicle technologies and how to use them. AARP Driver Safety teamed up with The Hartford to develop Smart DriverTEK, a workshop to help provide drivers with the proper tools to navigate modern vehicle technology. The next workshop will be offered at Red Wing Community Education at 2451 Eagle Ridge Drive from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, with a second session 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. The 90-minute workshops are led by Arlene Ruth, who is one of five trainers in the state selected for the pilot project.
Lions Club International is 100 years old this year, and this far-sighted organization challenged all of its clubs (20,000 in America alone) to do something important in their communities to celebrate. The rules were simple: Do something to raise the community visibility of Lions, provide a community gift and make an impact on the community.
LAKE CITY — Award-winning journalist, television producer and host, and syndicated radio personality Rudy Maxa will speak here Friday, Oct. 6. Maxa is the host and executive producer of 85 half-hour travel shows are broadcast on public television in the United States and on Travel Channel International overseas, and have won two regional Emmy awards. In addition, Maxa hosts America's most widely syndicated radio travel show, "Rudy Maxa's World."
Janice Neitzel's career journey has come full circle. Neitzel, who was named on July 1 as the manager of the 3M manufacturing facility in Red Wing, started her career in the oil industry as a design engineer climbing distillation towers. She wore the fall protection equipment that is made at the manufacturing facility she now leads.
The Hiawatha Valley Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management will participate in the Recruit & Retain workshop 7:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 5. Members should register by emailing frontdesk30 a.m. The workshop will include information on the current and future candidate pools in Minnesota and will explore how traditional and nontraditional solutions to hiring and keeping employees are working in the region.
Daily Crossings Gallery The soft pastels of Nancy Grist and the watercolors of Kristine Fretheim will hang in a special show through Oct. 21. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota Cost: Free More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com Red Wing Arts Association exhibit
Sixteen Farm Bureau members from across Minnesota met with Congress members during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation's Farmers to Washington, D.C., trip Sept. 12-16. Among the attendees were Goodhue County Farm Bureau members Amanda Carlson of Welch and Katie Winslow of Cannon Falls. Carlson and Winslow are finalists in the 2017 MFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet competition.
Red Wing Youth Outreach will be celebrating Halloween with the Trick-or-Treat Trot, a 5K run and walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Bay Point Park. Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume. Prizes will be awarded for first-place men's and women's runners as well as best costume. Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for students 13 to 18 years old. Kids 12 and under run for free. Registration includes a T-shirt. Use promo code BOO25 for $5 off the registration fee until Oct. 13.