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Community Calendar

Published 11:15 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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 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.

• 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).

July 18

• Canvas and Cookies Kids Painting – “Aloha,” 1 p.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Krystal Lennie. Geared towards ages 5-10. Kids will be guided step-by-step to create a canvas painting in this hour and a half session. Cookies and beverage will be provided while the projects dry. The canvas will be ready to take home at the end of the class. For more information or to register for this class, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• Racine Lions Chicken Feed 2020, 4 p.m. to midnight at the Racine City Hall and Community Center. Please join the Racine Lions for their annual Chicken Feed with live band Redemption Road. Rural Rookies 4-H club will have brats. Raffle drawing will be at 9 p.m. Proceeds go towards scholarships for Racine youth.

July 19

• Austin Greyhounds vs. Wanamingo, 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 20

• 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 @ the Mansion – JT Thompson, 7 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. In a solo show, JT will stick to his roots performing southern rock, otherwise known as Hillbilly Rock. JT is native to Rochester, served in the military and now shares his musical talent around the country. 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.

July 21

• Ukulele 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.

Fused Glass Suncatcher, 6:30 p.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Geralyn Thelen. Geared towards ages 12 +. For more information or to register for this class, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

July 22

• American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Austin Utilities. For appointments, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Austin MN. For more information, call Kari at 507-434-1307 or email her at hall.kari@mayo.edu.

• 2020 Summer Reading Club – Virtual Art Club, 1-3 p.m. pickup at the Austin Public Library. Pick up your take-home art kits every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the front of the 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 23

• 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.