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Community Calendar

Submit your calendar event by emailing Mike Stoll at mike.stoll@austindailyherald.com

NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

July 7

• Ukelele Club, 4 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. Fun opportunity to learn how to play the ukulele and practice with other interested musicians. Bring your ukulele and a lawn chair (club meets outside the library on west side). For more information, call Julie at 507-433-2391.

July 8

• Hump Day History – Marcusen Park 2, noon on Facebook Live (Hormel Historic Home or Mower County Historical Society. A history series brought to you by the Mower County Historical Society and Hormel Historic Home. Take a look behind the scenes. To join, visit either Facebook page at noon.

• 2020 Summer Reading Club – Virtual Art Club, 1-3 p.m. We can’t meet in person but we can still create together. Pick up your take-home art kits every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the front of the Austin Public Library, until kits are gone, weather permitting. May change as summer progresses. For more information, go to www.aplmn.org or call 507-433-2391.

July 9

• Austin Farmers’ Market LLC, 4-6 p.m. at Main Street and Third Avenue Northeast. For those interested in being vendors, call 507-438-4213 of message Facebook.com/farmersmarketplacellc.

• LeRoy Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m. at 111 Main Street in LeRoy. For more information, visit www.farmersmarket.leroymn.com, email farmersmarket@leroymn.com or call 612-701-0381.

July 10

• Bumble Bee Survey Workshop, 9-11 a.m. at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Join Luke Reese as he guides participants in the identification and surveying of local bumble bees. Please RSVP by July 9; space is limited. To RSVP/register, or for more information, go to www.hormelnaturecenter.org or call 507-437-7519.

• Truck to Trunk Food Program, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. Free produce, meat and dairy products will be delivered right to your cars by community members. No registration or information required. Courtesy of Channel One Regional Food Bank and the Salvation Army.

• Chateau Speedway Regular Mid Season Championship/Kids Rides, 5 p.m. at Chateau Speedway in Lansing. The Season Opener also includes recognition of several inductees in the 2nd annual Hall of Fame induction. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. and races follow at 7:15 p.m. Adults $10, children 6 – 12 $5, under 5 are free. Speedway will follow state safety precautions, including occupancy no greater than 25 percent, not to exceed 250, virtual or on-line service as much as possible for food, drink and clothing, advanced registration/purchases with few to no walk-ins, and household groups collectively gathering in pods, with pods assigned to areas and separated from other pods to maintain social distancing. The Speedway will advertise these and other safety protocols to ensure patrons are aware of changes and encourages people in “high risk” categories to consider postponing attendance at events. The Speedway will also ensure all workers will take precautions, including wearing a mask and gloves when deemed necessary.  For more information, call 507-440-8238 (track) or 507-440-8237 (business).

July 11

• 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar River Archery Club. Come out for a fun, family sporting event. $10 for members, $15 for non-members (family and child rates available). For more information, go to www.cedarriverarcheryclub.com or call 507-208-5698.

July 12

• 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar River Archery Club. Come out for a fun, family sporting event. $10 for members, $15 for non-members (family and child rates available). For more information, go to www.cedarriverarcheryclub.com or call 507-208-5698.

• Austin Greyhounds vs. Rochester Royals, 6 p.m. at Marcusen Park. Go Greyhounds! Enjoy America’s favorite summer sport in historic Marcusen Park. Free admission. For more information, contact Joe at jaciola@hormel.com.

July 13

• Austin Farmers’ Market LLC, 4-6 p.m. at Main Street and Third Avenue Northeast. For those interested in being vendors, call 507-438-4213 of message Facebook.com/farmersmarketplacellc.

• Garden Spot Market, 4-7 p.m. at First Farmers and Merchants Bank Lot in Brownsdale. For more information, email brownsdalemarket@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/gardenspotmarket/.

• Music at the Mansion – Jeff Humphress, 7 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. After decades of playing hard rock on stages throughout the Midwest, this two-time Emmy Award winner is going back to where it all began. “Just me, my acoustic and some coffee. It’s more of a laid back vibe, but definitely still a lot of fun!” Bring your lawn chair or blanket, then sit back and enjoy this free concert in the Peace Garden. For more information, call 507-433-4243 or go to www.hormelhistorichome.org. Social distancing guidelines will be practiced regarding entering, exiting, and seating/guest capacity. The HHH will not provide chairs and bar service will be determined. Inclement weather may impact ability to host the concert.

July 14

• Kids Camp – Art History, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Beth Hamilton. Geared towards ages 5-10. This art history lesson is on Viennese portrait artist Gustav Klimt, with a pen and acrylic paint exercise that will focus on linework, repetitive patterns, and paint techniques. Sign your kids up soon. For more information or to register, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• Ukelele Club, 4 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. Fun opportunity to learn how to play the ukulele and practice with other interested musicians. Bring your ukulele and a lawn chair (club meets outside the library on west side). For more information, call Julie at 507-433-2391.

• 27th Annual Ag Appreciation Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. Organized by the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize the contributions of and show appreciation for agriculture to our community with a delicious dinner of Windsor pork chop and sides, plus ice cream and beverage refreshment. Tickets $10 in advance (available at the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce) and $12 at the door. Proceeds from the tickets go towards a variety of activities, including sponsorship of the 4-H Ribbon auction, Mower County Dairy Corn and Soy Bean Association, and Pork Producers. For more information, call 507-437-4561.

July 15

• Kids Camp – Art History, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Beth Hamilton.  Geared towards ages 5-10. Today’s lesson focuses on American contemporary painter/installation artist, Kara Walker, who takes imagery from our recent American past, and installs large scale silhouette drawing stories. Sign up to learn how to create your own fantastical story page. Sign your kids up soon. For more information or to register, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• Hump Day History – History of Hickey in Austin/Austin Bruins, noon on Facebook Live (Hormel Historic Home or Mower County Historical Society. A history series brought to you by the Mower County Historical Society and Hormel Historic Home. Take a look behind the scenes. To join, visit either Facebook page at noon.

• 2020 Summer Reading Club – Virtual Art Club, 1-3 p.m. We can’t meet in person but we can still create together. Pick up your take-home art kits every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the front of the Austin Public Library, until kits are gone, weather permitting. May change as summer progresses. For more information, go to www.aplmn.org or call 507-433-2391.

July 16

• Kids Camp – Art History, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Beth Hamilton. Geared towards ages 5-10. Today’s lesson is on pop art sculptor, Claes Oldenburg. Larger than life, Oldenburg’s sculptures are scattered all throughout the world. Students will recreate Claes Oldenburg’s Ice Cream sculpture in a drawing. Sign your kids up soon. For more information or to register, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• Teen Painting – Acrylic Life Painting, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Beth Hamilton. Geared towards ages 14-18. Learn how to capture the essence of the human form in acrylic paint, starting with life drawing exercises, then choose one of the warm up sketches to transform into a canvased, modeled, and vibrant expressionist painting. For more information or to register for this class, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• Austin Farmers’ Market LLC, 4-6 p.m. at Main Street and Third Avenue Northeast. For those interested in being vendors, call 507-438-4213 of message Facebook.com/farmersmarketplacellc.

• LeRoy Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m. at 111 Main Street in LeRoy. For more information, visit www.farmersmarket.leroymn.com, email farmersmarket@leroymn.com or call 612-701-0381.

• Ruby’s Pantry, 4-6:30 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. Ruby’s Pantry is a pop-up food distribution operation that is faith-based and is organized and hosted by a group of volunteers. No income or residency requirements – just bring $20 in cash, plus two boxes, baskets or totes. Registration is at 4 p.m. with distribution from 5-6:30 p.m. Held on every third Thursday of the month. For more information, call 507-433-3445.

• Jammin’ at the Mansion, 7 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. Grab a lawn chair or blanket, then sit back and enjoy. Jammin’ at the Mansion will present a unique live music opportunity in the beautiful garden of the Hormel Historic Home. The Ventura Highway house band hosts this free family-friendly event. For more information, please contact Scott Anderson bassplayer2840@gmail.com 507-219-0667.

July 17

• Kids Camp – Art History, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Beth Hamilton. Geared towards ages 5-10. Today’s lesson focuses on Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, who is best known for his vibrantly colorful cartoonistic large scale drawings and sculptures.  Students will take part in creating a large scale, mixed media group project, to be displayed during the Austin ArtWorks Festival in August of 2020. For more information or to register for this class, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• Chateau Speedway – UMSS Traditional/Non-Wing Sprints, 5 p.m. at Chateau Speedway in Lansing. The Season Opener also includes recognition of several inductees in the 2nd annual Hall of Fame induction. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. and races follow at 7:15 p.m. Adults $10, children 6 – 12 $5, under 5 are free. Speedway will follow state safety precautions, including occupancy no greater than 25 percent, not to exceed 250, virtual or on-line service as much as possible for food, drink and clothing, advanced registration/purchases with few to no walk-ins, and household groups collectively gathering in pods, with pods assigned to areas and separated from other pods to maintain social distancing. The Speedway will advertise these and other safety protocols to ensure patrons are aware of changes and encourages people in “high risk” categories to consider postponing attendance at events. The Speedway will also ensure all workers will take precautions, including wearing a mask and gloves when deemed necessary.  For more information, call 507-440-8238 (track) or 507-440-8237 (business).