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Churches Around the Park to conclude Lenten series on Friday A host of pastors will participate in ecumenical Good Friday worship noon March 30 at United Lutheran Church. The service of readings and prayers will be the capstone to the Churches of the Park Lenten series. Throughout the season leading up to Easter, Christ Episcopal, Church Church of St. Joseph, First Lutheran, First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, St. Paul's Lutheran and United Lutheran churches have taken turns providing preachers and sanctuary space for Wednesday evening worship.
On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Minnesota State College Southeast's Band Instrument Repair program hosted a visit from two members of the Atelier staff from Yamaha. They are repair and design specialists that Yamaha has working in California, New York, Europe and Asia.
"Living Well" is the focus of University of Minnesota Family and Consumer Science Extension Educators across Minnesota. The Living Well campaign is celebrated in March and promoted by the Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, both at the national level and in Minnesota. Kathleen Olson of Red Wing has helped families "live well" for 45 years. As a family and consumer science professional and family relations Extension educator her educational efforts focus on parenting education and partnering for school success.
Christ Episcopal Church of Red Wing and Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony present Johann Sebastian Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" as re-imagined by Felix Mendelssohn and conducted by Dr. John A. Schultz. In 1829, Mendelssohn presented Bach's masterwork to a Berlin audience after almost a hundred years of silence. Audiences in those times expected to hear contemporary music and rarely listened to music from previous generations. Mendelssohn presented his musical ideas that re-created Bach's work for audiences of his day, without losing its original impact and narrative.
Classes at Red Wing High School proceeded as normal with an increased police presence Wednesday, March 21, after authorities investigated a concerning social media post overnight. The school agreed with a police determination that there is no credible threat from the post, which told the recipient not to come to school and references a weapon, according to a news release Wednesday from Red Wing Public Schools Supt. Karsten Anderson. High school students reported a thread posted on the social media platform Snapchat to police.
Red Wing Arts is holding its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Depot Gallery. Red Wing Arts seeks the opinions and ideas of the public for programming including: the annual Fall Art Fair, the Plein Air Festival, Concerts in the Park, Depot Gallery shows, student art shows and support for local artists.
Repairs at Red Wing Public Library were completed about a month after a vehicle struck the building and daged a stone wall. Repair of the library's external wall was completed on March 3.
The next great bald eagle ambassador has landed at the National Eagle Center. On March 4, the National Eagle Center publicly announced the name of their newest eagle ambassador to an enthusiastic crowd gathered in Wabasha.
Q: I'm elderly, and the sun's glare interferes with visibility. Can I tint the windows of my car to reduce the glare from the sun?
The theater department at Pine Island High School is one of 50 recipients of a $10,000 grant from the R.I.S.E. America Project, Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression. The program is a partnership between NBC and the nonprofit Educational Theatre Foundation. It is inspired by NBC's new drama "Rise" about a high school theater department. Schools submitted a video and essay explaining why they should be awarded the grant and how it would be used. Pine Island was the only Minnesota school selected for a grant. Hudson High School in Wisconsin also was selected.