People and Events

Early Risers set Wednesday meeting

Early Risers Kiwanis Club of Fairmont will meet 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Ranch Restaurant, Fairmont. Featured speaker will be Laura Tjomsland, Lt. Governor of Kiwanis. She will be here for officer installation for the 2023-2024 year. Our new officers will be Betsy Tino – President, Jacob Wurster – 1st Vice President, Jerry Jorgenson – Treasurer, Keith Kearney – Secretary and Eric Johnson – Past President. We are also installing a new member and awarding the Kiwanis of the Year. The public is invited.

Library plans Thursday events

Martin County Library in Fairmont will hold two events on Thursday. First, join library staff for Books and Brews: Morning Edition 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Fairmont Library, 110 N. Park St. in Fairmont. Bring your coffee and listen to the staff talk about horror novels. There is no cost to attend the event. This is open to the public. Next, the Martin County Library will host movie trivia beginning 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Fairmont Brewing Company. Work solo or in pairs to see who knows the most. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. Drinks are available for purchase at the event.

For questions, call the library at (507) 238-4207.

Church offering fresh apple pies

Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont will hold its 2023 Apple Pie Bake for Missions fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the church located at 300 S. Grant St. in Fairmont. Volunteers make the pies in the morning and pre-ordered pies may be picked at the church from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday or 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 24. Pies are available for a donation of $15 for one or $40 for three. To pre-order pies or for further information, call the church office at (507) 238-4418.

Apply by October 1 to become Master Gardner volunteer

The application period to become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteer is open through Oct. 1, 2023. Training will be all online and spread out over 14 weeks, making the program more student-friendly than ever. To become a Master Gardener, individuals commit to complete online training and 50 hours of volunteering in their county of residence during the first (intern) year. After the first year, they commit 25 hours to annual volunteer work, along with continuing education hours. Extension Master Gardeners bring science-based horticulture knowledge and practices to Minnesotans, promoting healthy landscapes and building communities through volunteer efforts.

Master Gardeners come from all ages and backgrounds. Check out the “Master Gardeners of Martin County, MN Group” Facebook page for educational information on gardening-related topics. To learn more about the program and apply, visit z.umn.edu/MG_info or call (612) 625-9864.


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