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Twelve Baskets to have free winter wear

FREE coats and winter wear in front of Twelve Baskets 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m Saturday, Oct. 23rd. This event is sponsored by Martin/Faribault County Disability Provider Network and Twelve Baskets. If you have gently used winter wear to donate or have any questions, please call Pat Kietzer at (507) 848-5017.

CREST To Host “A Matter of Balance” Class in Fairmont

CREST will be presenting the class “A Matte of Balance” 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 26 and concluding on Dec. 14 at the CREST offices, located at 820 Winnebago Avenue in Fairmont. This eight session class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes an exercise program and identifies our fears & finding options for overcoming them. We also check our homes for safety/falling issues. This curriculum is good for planning ahead to still do the things we like to do. Anyone having concerns about falling or wanting to improve their balance, flexibility, and strength is encouraged to attend. Registration is required in order to provide the needed materials and a $10 donation is suggested to help cover the costs. Registration deadline is October 22nd. If you have questions or would like to register for this class, please call the CREST office at 235-3833.

BEVQ to hold meeting

Blue Earth Valley Quilters will hold its second meeting of the 2021-2022 program year 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2021 in the Blue Earth Area High School Choir Room. Please enter through Door V on the south side of the building. Dues of $5 will be collected from those who have not yet paid. After introductions, we will begin with show-and-tell. Our program for this meeting is Kathy Jacobson from Mankato. She will be demonstrating her method of sewing curved seams. Challenge packets for the 2022 EXPO are still available for $15.

The Blue Earth Valley Quilters meet on the third Monday of each month (no meeting in July or December) under the umbrella of Blue Earth Area Community Education. Each meeting consists of a brief welcome and introductions, a quilt related demonstration, show and tell, a question and answer session and a time to talk with other quilters. The Blue Earth Valley Quilters has been referred to as a guild without all the rules, a quilt discussion group, or a mini-class in quilting – it is open to everyone who enjoys quilts or quilting – quilters of all skill levels are welcome! Dues for the 2021-2022 year are $5. Announcements and photos can be found on Facebook under the group name Blue Earth Valley Quilters. For more information contact Jan Shaffer at 526-3979.

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