Sometimes senior citizens dread the thought of another heating season because of its high costs. Seniors Saving Energy at Home is a program to improve energy efficiency by making simple changes that can add up to savings. The Red Wing Sustainability Commission with support from Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy is offering a free seminar and luncheon about the Home Energy Squad 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 18 at Pier 55.
It was not easy for Goodhue County to achieve the $500,000 federal grant to establish a drug treatment court. One of the most important criteria was community involvement. That involvement included a unique partnership between the County Board, the city of Red Wing, the Republican Eagle, the Duff Endowment, and the experts and the citizens of Red Wing who were involved or concerned with addiction.
I was deeply disappointed by the tone and misinformation in Jason Majerus' viewpoint (RE, Sept. 29, 2018: "Three commissioners put mural over real Issue." Not so. Majerus's scornful tone and public sarcasm aimed at his colleagues is unprofessional and does not reflect their thoughtful contributions to discussing the preliminary budget and levy presented by Scott Arneson, Goodhue County Administrator, at the Sept. 18 County Board meeting.
Explore the Whos, Whats, and Whys of Red Wing. Join the Red Wing native and historian Frederick Johnson for an interactive history seminar at the Goodhue County History Center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 9 through Nov. 30. Explore the history of Red Wing from territorial days to present through a series of six 90-minute seminars — 45-minute lecture and 45-minute discussion. Topics will include: • Territorial days and settlement, 1849-1860 • Civil War: Red Wing's distinguished record, 1861-1965
Many volunteers and city crews came to help with the Cannon Falls cleanup event Saturday, Sept. 29. There were over 75 volunteers and over 25 personnel from area communities including Inver Grove Heights, Hastings, Pine Island and Red Wing, in addition to 20 city of Cannon Falls staff. Cannon Falls also is grateful to the Salvation Army, who provided a canteen vehicle to serve breakfast, snacks and lunch for all, and the many businesses and organizations that provided donations or assistance.
Workshops based on improv games taught by Stevie Ray's Improv Troupe of Chanhassen are being offered to help improve communication, resolve conflict and build trust, self confidence, teamwork and leadership skills noon to 1 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 8, 15 and 22 at the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room.
Gullixson to perform at the Humane Society fundraiser It's an annual event — the Gala Dinner to benefit the River Bluff Humane Society. It's time to get your tickets. This year the event includes a performance by Esther Gullixson. An average of 700 animals each year come to the Humane Society. The most important source of funds for medical treatments, medications, daily care and ... yes, food are fundraising events and contributions from individuals and businesses.
Everyone is welcome to come learn about Minnesota Opera's production of "La Rondine" by Giacomo Puccini when Red Wing Opera Study Group meets 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at First Presbyterian Church. The presenter will be Martha Hendrickson. "La Rondine" will be staged at the Ordway Theatre in St Paul Oct. 6, 9,11,13 & 14. For more information, see " target="_blank">www.mnopera.org.
Mary Anne Wise, of rural Maiden Rock, and her co-author Cheryl Conway Daly of Cato, New York, offer a poignant memoir of their eight-year long journey working with Maya women in the highlands of Guatemala. "Rug Money: How A Group Of Maya Women Changed Their Lives Through Art and Innovation" describes their journey.