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Children in Discovery Hour classes from First Covenant Church in Red Wing raised $3,109.07 for "Project Blue." The project was launched in 2015 in partnership with Covenant World Relief and strives to provide clean water and sanitation throughout the world by raising awareness. Throughout the year, children participated in hands-on lessons to become aware of what some children and their families must endure to obtain clean water.
Daily Depot Gallery "The Figure" features 33 works of art created by 31 artists from the Red Wing area and beyond. The exhibit runs through June 18. Where: Red Wing Arts Association, 418 Levee St. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Cost: Free More info: www.redwingartsassociation.org class='pullout'>Crossings Gallery
Parents, are you looking for something for your 9- or 10-year-old child to do? Dawnbreakers Kiwanis is having its annual all-day Safety Camp on June 14 at Minnesota State College Southeast. Kids visit various stations where they learn to be safe around fire, water, poison, electricity, pets and wild animals. Other stations are bike and skate safety and personal safety. Campers receive T-shirts, certificates, helmets, smoke alarms and a bag of miscellaneous items. We also have drawings for prizes including four bicycles.
Benji Kohn, coordinator for the Minnesota Trout Unlimited Watershed education program and the Trout in the Classroom Project, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Red Wing Conservation Club. He will address the Red Wing Chapter of the Audubon Society. Kohn has had a varied background in environmental education for over 20 years. He grew up in Red Wing and is a past participant in the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center Board. The meeting is open to the public.
A free educational program on wolves is coming to the area soon. Representatives from the International Wolf Center will be at Frontenac State Park on Saturday, June 17, to discuss wolf biology, behavior and perceptions of wolves in an engaging and unbiased program called Wolves at Our Door. The event will be noon to 1:30 p.m. The park is located at 29223 County 28 Blvd. between Frontenac Station and Old Frontenac. The program will help attendees better understand the complicated issues surrounding wolves.
The Nature Conservancy and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership announced an upcoming field day 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 17, at the property of Phil Maring, 40764 County 14 Blvd., Kenyon. The Little Cannon River runs through the length of this property, located south of Cannon Falls. Its landowners have improved buffers along the stream and have been using managed grazing in a circular corral for cattle management. A spring-fed pond in the pasture includes a designed cattle drinking area.
Amazing rock 'n' roll artists from the '70s and '80s, Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will electrify the outdoor concert stage Sunday, July 23, at The Island. Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer, Steve Miller, started his career by absorbing valuable music lessons from his jazz aficionado parents and Les Paul, his godfather, which shaped his successful career.
Repairs to preserve the G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln on the east side of Barn Bluff are nearly completed, and the public is invited to check out the progress. The Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission is sponsoring a program on the lime kiln project Wednesday evening at the Red Wing Conservation Club's Jim Isensee Event Center. Formerly known as the Izaak Walton League clubhouse, the facility is a short walk from the kiln.
Goodhue County Adoptive Parents will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Fernbrook Family Center, 419 Bush St. The support group provides confidential environmental where adults can learn from each other, celebrate their families' successes, brainstorm solutions to challenges and receive information on resources and training opportunities. The group is part of the North American Council on Adoptive Children and funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Demolition work is scheduled to begin June 13 on a Cannon Falls building acquired by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The former restaurant building east of Highway 52 in south Cannon Falls was acquired several years ago by MnDOT and the demolition is taking place for safety reasons. Work is expected to be completed mid-July.