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People & Events

Church on the Lawn in East Chain

“Church on the Lawn” services will start up again beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16, at East Chain Evangelical Free Church, located three miles east of the village of East Chain. The speaker will be Ben Fox, Pastor of East Chain Ev. Free Church. The service includes live band worship, bible teaching and wonderful kids program. Prior to the service, donuts and coffee will be served at 10 a.m. Bring your lawn chair and a friend. The public is welcome. In case of inclement weather, they will meet inside the church.

Master gardeners present Monday at library

Join library staff for a master gardener presentation beginning 6 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Fairmont Library, 110 N. Park St. in Fairmont. Learn about garden maintenance, including tools and tips for pests, disease and weed control. There is no cost to attend this event, and no registration is required.

Valley Quilters set Monday meeting

The ninth meeting of the Blue Earth Valley Quilter’s 2023-2024 year will be held 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, in the media center at Blue Earth Area High School. Please enter through Door C. They will start the meeting with introductions and show-and-tell. They will discuss the upcoming Blue Earth Quilt EXPO (August 16-18) and distribute bookmarks for the show to be handed out to area quilt shops, libraries, etc. The program will be a quilting game. Plans for the County Fair and the August Quilt EXPO will be worked on. Blue Earth Valley Quilters is organized under the auspices of the Blue Earth Area School District’s Community Education Program. They meet the third Monday of the month at BEA High School, with no meetings in December or July. The quilting group is open to everyone who enjoys quilts or quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact Jan Shaffer at (507) 526-3979.

City Band to perform Tuesday concert

The Fairmont City Band will perform their 2nd summer concert of the season beginning 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the band shell in Sylvania Park in Fairmont. The band will perform marches, show tunes and standard concert band literature. Intermission entertainment will be provided by Thomas Hamlet, who will be performing his speech from this past school year. Interlaken Heritage Days Committee will again be operating the concession stand on concert nights. A variety of items will be for sale with proceeds going toward expenses for IHD activities. City Band is always looking for new members. If you have completed the 10th grade please consider joining them. There are no tryouts or auditions. For more information contact Bev Tenney at (507) 235-3479 or Dianne Bittenbinder at (507) 238-2805. All rehearsals will be held at the Sylvania Park Band Shell. Rehearsals begin at 6 p.m. In case of rain both rehearsal and concert will be cancelled. For cancellation, listen to local radio stations or check the Fairmont City Band Facebook page after 5 p.m. on concert nights.

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