People and Events

Lunch & Learn event planned in Blue Earth

An event, Lunch & Learn-The Low Vision Low-Down, a discussion about the aging eye, will be held noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hope United Methodist Church, 12080 380th Ave., Blue Earth. This event will be helpful for those who may suffer vision loss due to macular degeneration, glaucoma, or other age-related eye conditions. Meghan Kern from the State Services for the Blind will share tools, techniques and training to help stay mentally and physically active and independent. A lunch that includes Italian soup, salad and dessert will be served for a suggested donation of $4.

Free beekeeping seminar offered Wednesday

A free beekeeping basics seminar for anyone interested in bee keeping will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fleet & Farm Supply Ace Hardware in Fairmont. All attendees will receive a free gift and special pricing on select items from the beekeeping department.

Library to host teen Read-a-Latte event

All teens are invited to join Amber for a Read-a-Latte event 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Graffiti Corner in Fairmont. Come enjoy a free fro-yo and coffee and share with other teens what you’re reading, watching or listening to. For questions, call the library at (507) 238-4207.

Watonwan Sheriff to offer safety class

Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a snowmobile safety class from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Watonwan Human Services Building, 715 2nd Ave. S., in St. James. Youth must be 11 years of age prior to the class start date to be eligible to take the class. Preregistration is required before Thursday afternoon by calling (507) 375-2579. Class size is limited, so register early. For further information, contact Sgt. Barry Gulden at (507) 375-2579 or email


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