People and Events

Appreciation open house today

Groomingdale’s Pet Salon will have an open house customer appreciation event from noon to 2 p.m. today at 420 Downtown Plaza in Fairmont. Meet your new groomer. All furry boys and girls are welcome.

Red Cross blood drives coming

There will be two blood donation opportunities next week in our local area. First, they will hold a blood drive from 12-6 p.m. Monday at Hope United Methodist Church, 129080 380th Ave. in Blue Earth. They will also hold a blood drive from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Truman Community Center, 313 N. 1st Ave. West in Truman. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make a resolution to give blood to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply as donations historically decline throughout the summer months. Blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with AB negative, O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more or make an appointment to give blood, call 1-800-733-2767, visit redcrossblood.org, or download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Valley Quilters set meeting

Blue Earth Valley Quilters will hold its June meeting 7 p.m. Monday in the Blue Earth Area High School choir room. Enter through door “V” on the south side of the building. Masks are required for those not vaccinated and social distancing will be observed. There will be a report on the My Small World quilt-along and announcements of other quilting events in the area, as well as discussions about the Faribault County Fair and the Blue Earth Quilt EXPO planned Aug. 13-15. The program will feature Justine from the Welcome Stitchery in Blue Earth. Anyone interested in this quilting group may attend. For more information, contact Jan Shaffer at (507) 526-3979.

Historical Society offers program

A PowerPoint program entitled “The Story of Interlaken Park” will be shown 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pioneer Museum in Fairmont. There is no charge. The public is invited to attend.

City Band to hold concert

Fairmont City Band will perform their second summer concert 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sylvania Park band shell in Fairmont. The band will perform marches, show tunes and standard concert band literature. There will be no intermission entertainment. IHD committee will operate the concession stand, with proceeds going toward Interlaken Heritage Days. Band rehearsal will be held 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the band shell. City Band is always looking for new adult or student (10th grade and older) members. No auditions, no try-outs. For more information, call Bev Tenney at (507) 235-3479 or Dianne Bittenbinder at (507) 238-2805.


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