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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.

Dec. 4

• American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin. Located in Classroom 3 (south elevators, third floor). For appointments, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Austin Mayo (Austin). For more information, call 507-434-1307 or email hall.kari@mayo.edu.

Dec. 5

• Santa’s Visit to Austin, 4-8 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. Santa is coming to town! Drive through the Mower County Fairgrounds and wave to Santa. Each vehicle will receive candy canes and a bag of goodies. Free event – no sign-up required.

• Elves off the Shelf, 4-8 p.m. at the Mower County Historical Society. Come look for the “Elves off the Shelf,” direct form the North Pole and Matchbox Children’s Theater, who will be frolicking amongst the lighted Christmas displays at the Mower County Historical Society.

Dec. 11

• Christmas in the County Drive Thru Christmas Bake Sale, 2-5 p.m. at the Mower County Historical Society. Items must be pre-ordered by Nov. 20. Visit www.mowercountyhistory.org or call 507-437-6082 for an order form.

Dec. 12

• Christmas in the County Drive Thru Christmas Bake Sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mower County Historical Society. Items must be pre-ordered by Nov. 20. Visit www.mowercountyhistory.org or call 507-437-6082 for an order form.

• Christmas in the County Raffle Drawing, 2 p.m. on Facebook Live. Tickets available from any MCHS board member or by contacting the MCHS Office at 507-437-6082 or director@mowercountyhistory.org. Tickets are $1 per chance. Grand prize is an 80″ x 95″ handcrafted quilt, “Feedsack Reproductions,” made by Virginia Bissen.

• Drive Thru Nativity, 6-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Church.

Dec. 13

• Drive Thru Nativity, 6-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Church.

Dec. 14

• Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m. at the Ruby Rupner Auditorium, Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.

• History Happy Hour – History and Adaptation of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” 5:30 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. Free for members of the HHH, Mower County Historical Society, and Friends of the Library. $5 for non-members. Register by calling 507-433-4243 as attendance will be limited.

• Social Justice Book Club – “Good Economics for Hard Times,” 7 p.m. on Zoom. The Austin Human Rights Commission invites you to join in the discussion of the book “Good Economics for Hard Times” by Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo. Participants can connect on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86757568975?pwd=RG1OUDlsY0N0MFhsQXhjR0J2bklvdz09. Meeting ID: 867 5756 8975, Passcode: 935736.