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Pa00e 14 Bulletin Board Calendar Thursday, April28,2011 l.l, MN Saturday, April 30, Watkins Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m., Lions Bean Bag Tournament, Soup Maine Prairie Cemetery clean-up; & Chili Cookoff, and Silent Auction see notice on page 3. (to benefit skating rink). (See story Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m.- and ad on page 3.) 1 p.m., Kingston City and Town- Saturday, April 30, 6:30 p.m., ship clean-up day, at Kingston "An evening with The KING" Dol- Community Center; see ad on lars for Scholars annual fund- page6. raising gala and scholarships Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m.- announcement, with "Elvis" 2 p.m., Spring Stop-N-Shop at Kim- impersonator; see ad on page 9. ball United Methodist Church; see Sunday, May 1, 12-4 p.m., Baby ad on page 3. Animal Fair at Buffalo Civic Cen- Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.- ter. Bring a non-perishable food 4 p.m., Granite City Train Show item as admission (for local food at National Guard Armory in shelves). Hosted byWright County St. Cloud (1710 Veterans Dr.); (320) Wellspring. www.babyanimalfair. 255-0033 or www.granitecitytrain org. show.com. Sunday, May 1, 2-4 p.m., Camp , dUCf[ti0/ Friendship open house; see story on page 3. (952) 852-0101, (800) 450-8376 or www.friendship Saturday, April30, KimballArea ventures.org. Dollars for Scholars annual Gala, Friday, May 6, 6:30 p.m., Lake at KAHS; Maureen, 398-2539. Union Covenant Women's Spring Friday, May 6, 2 p.m., "Free- Fling, at Kingston Community dom Day" at KES, with Rep. Dean Center. RSVP required by May 1: Urdahl and Kimball Legion; sixth- (320) 894-8434 or (320) 236-7702. graders will learn about the con- Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.-noon, stitutionandmakinglaws. Kimball Clean-up Day, at A.M. Monday, May 9, 7 p.m., Kimball Maus & Son parking lot; see ad on Sports Booster Club meeting in Jr. page 3. high commons of KAHS. Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.- Monday, May 23 (NOTE date 5 p.m., "Mom's Day Off" at Kimball change), 7:30 p.m., KAHS Band Legion Club, a day of pampering spring concert, and shopping; see ad on page 16. Monday, May 30, NO SCHOOL Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., Kim- (Memorial Day). ball Legion Auxiliary pot-luck sup- Thursday, June 2, Last day of per and meeting (see notice on school (Kimball Schools). page 3). Thursday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 6 p.m., Com- KAHS graduation, munity electronic sign large- Friday, June 3, Kimball teacher group discussion and meeting, at checkout day. Willow Creek Lions Park Shelter in Kimball. Anyone interested may attend. Saturday, May 14, Kimball All-City Garage Sale; sign up by May 6 at Images by Marguerite or Government State Bank of Kimball; $8 fee cov- ers advertising. Sunday, May 29, 1 p.m., Belated Sweet-Sixteen/Survivor Party for Kate Stewart-James, at Fair Haven Park shelter; hog roast, pot-luck supper. Everyone is invited to cele- brate Kate being cancer-free! Friday, June 17, 3-6 p.m., Kim- ball Area Farmers' Market, at KUMC parking lot. Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m., Kingston Township special meet- ing re: fire levy; (320) 398-8400. Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m., Kimball City Council meeting at City Hall; (320) 398-2725. Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m., Wat- kins City Council meeting at City Hall; call Deb Kramer at (320) 764- 6400. Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m., Kim- ball City Council meeting at City Hall; (320) 398-2725. ff reliable reporting local news & events coupon savings special sections valuable advertising classifieds conversation starters Your complete source for local news in your community. Renew by mail (P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353) or on-line at.www.TriCountyNews.MN __ FREE 2-month trial (new sub's only) __ FREE active military subscription one-year Minnesota subscription, $36 m one-year out-of-state subscription, $46 SENIOR* Minnesota subscription, $26 SENIOR* out-of-state subscription, $36 (* Seniors are 62 and older) (3-, 6- and 9-month subscriptions are available; ask ust) Name: Address: City/State/Zip: __ Check enclosed OR Charge my: __ Visa __ MasterCard __ Discover Card #: - - - exp. / (320) 398-5000 * 70 S Main St., Kimball, www.TriCountyNews.MN U of M Starwatch for May By Deane Morrison During May the sun climbs almost as high as it will get, bring- ing balmy but shorter evenings to watch the heavens. This year, stars get most of the attention, since all but one of the bright planets are now clustered in the predawn sky. Luckily, the lone bright eve- ning planet is Saturn. Coming out in the east after sundown, the majestic orb traverses the night sky above the bright star Spica, in Virgo. Its rings are tilted only about eight degrees from horizon- tal, but through a telescope the planet's golden color never fails to delight. Two other bright stars accom- pany Saturn in its journey. To the northwest, Regulus, the heart of Leo, anchors the Sickle of stars around the lion's head. And to the northeast, brilliant Arcturus leads its kite-shaped constellation, Boo- tes the ploughman (or herdsman), across the sky. Just east of Bootes hangs Corona Borealis, the northern crown. Its brightest star, Alph- ecca, also called Gemma, sets off this celestial tiara. Moving east once more, we come to the upside- down form of Hercules with its sig- nature hourglass of stars. Looking to the north, the Big Dipper "spills its water" down toward the Little Dipper. On the other side of the Big Dipper (between its bowl and Leo) see if you can find three evenly spaced pairs of stars known as the Three Leaps of the Gazelle. If each pair of stars is a landing spot, it appears the lion-leery gazelle leapt along a line heading northwest from a spot just above Leo's hindquar- ters. In the morning sky, Venus is slowly sinking, Mars and Jupiter are ascending and Mercury pops in for a short visit. All four planets will be up by about half an hour before sunrise, but besides tak- ing place at an unearthly hour, the spectacle unfolds so close to the horizon that it will be hard to v \\; --.n \\; CORONA  AIphecca \\;.. BOREALIS / /, / \\;\ Z.. ;' " \\;HE,Cus/ \\; \\;, ".:4 Arcturus 1 BOOTES ..... High in the southeast late May evenings University oT M'innesota Starwatch May 201t see any of the players. By the end of the month, however, Jupiter will have climbed high enough to see and Mars, ascending in Jupiter's wake, may be marginally visible. Mercury's foray into the pre- dawn sky may not dazzle us, but new images of the tiny planet from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft are making a splash. They show the planet's heavily cratered sur- face and mysterious deposits near its north pole. Among other ques- tions, astrophysicists hope MES- SENGER will shed light on how Mercury, which has a large, metal- rich core, came to be the dens- est planet and why Mercury and Earth possess magnetic fields while neighbors Venus and Mars do not. The Milky Way hugs the hori- zon during evenings in May. But if you stay up and watch until 1 or 2 a.m., you'll see it lift up in the east and move westward behind the spring constellations. Algonquin Indians knew May's full moon as the flower moon, the corn planting moon or the milk moon. It shines the night of the 16th-17th and will be closest to perfect fullness when it sets at 5:24 a.m. The University of Minnesota offers public viewings of the night sky at its Duluth and Twin Cities campuses. For more information and viewing schedules, see: Duluth, Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium: www.d.umn.edu/ planet. Twin Cities, Department of Astronomy (during fall and spring semesters): www.astro.umn.edu/ outreach/pubnight. New Hutchinson Arts Center Public invited to explore new Hutchinson Arts Center The curtain is about to rise on the new Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Individual arts entities have joined forces to share resources with the goal of making Hutchin- son an arts destination for south- west Minnesota. Partner mem- bers in the new collaboration include Hutchinson Theatre, Riv- erSong, Crow River Arts, Historic Hutchinson, CRAYO (Crow River Area Youth Orchestra), Crow River Singers, Hutchinson Parks, Recre- ation and Community Education and the McLeod County Agricul- tural Society. The art gallery will be officially unveiled to the public Saturday, April 30. Members of the commu- nity are invited to stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to explore the gallery at 28 Main St. N. HCA has hired a new director, Kathy Wnoroski, who already has several special events planned for the year. Wnoroski plans to host a new You may view AND enter calendar items on-line at www.tricountynews.MN SPO SCHDULS 4 Kimball Cubs EV-Watkins Eagles Baseball TI]D., APRIL 28, 4 PM, V. BBE (DBL-HEADER) Thu., April 28.4 & 6 pm, at Howard MON, MAY 2, 4:30 PM, V. ROCKFORD Lake-Waverly-Win sted. Thu., May 5, 4 pro. at Pierz (double-header) FRL, APRIL 29, 4 PM, V. ROYALTON. on., May 9, 4:30 pm, at Maple Lake Mon. May 2, 4 pm. at Pierz. Softball Fhu., April 28, 4 pm, at BBE (double-header) THU., APRIL 28, 4 & 5:30 PM, V. HL-W-W. Mon., May 2, 4:30 pm, at Rockford Mon., May 2, 4 pm, at Pierz. TI]D., MAY S, 4 PM, V. PIERZ (DBL-HEADER) Tue., May 3, 4 & 5:30 pm, at Rockford. Fri., May 6, 4:30 pm, at Lester Prairie MON., MAY 9, 4 PM, V. HOLDINGFORD. (V at Winsted, IV at Lester Prairie) THU., MAY 12, 4 & 5:30 PM, V. MAPLE LAKE. Boys' Kimball-EV-W Golf THU.,APRIL 28, 10 PMV. PIERZ AND ANNANDALE FRI., APRIL 29, 9:30 AM,V. LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE Mon., May 9, 2 pm, at Annandale Wed, May 25, 12 noon, at Dassel-Cokato Girls' Kimball-EV-W Golf THU., APRIL 28,10 AM, V. ANNANDALE THU., MAY 5, 4:15 PM, V. BBE Tue., May 10, at Sauk Centre Girls' EV-W-Kimball Track Thu., April 28, 4 pm, at Maple Lake Tue., May 3, 4 pm, at BBE Fri., May 6, 4:15 pm, at St. John's Prep Bgys' EV-W-Kimball Track Ttiu., April 28, 4 pm, at Maple Lake Tue., May 3, 4 pro, at BBE Fri., May 6, 4:15 pm, at St. John's Prep show every month, including sev- eral juried shows for amatuer artists from grade school age to adults. Students from all McLeod County schools, as well as home schooled students, will be invited to submit work. "We will also host several themed showings including a show in August to coincide with the McLeod County Relay for Life," she said. The show will feature artwork by patients who had, or currently have cancer. Families are also invited to display work from loved ones who have lost their battle to cancer. To submit work for this show, email Wnoroski at the cen- ter. Anyone with an idea for an art program, class or event, is urged to e-mail the arts center at info@ hutchinsonarts.org. The first fund-raiser for the new organization is Night of the Arts set for June 11 at the fair- grounds. Tickets will be for sale at the art center and online at www. HutchinsonArts.org. Volunteers are needed to help plan events and work in the gal- lery. If interested, download a vol- unteer form online, e-mail info@ hutchinsonarts.org, or call the gal- lery at (320) 587-7278. "Whether you can volunteer four hours or 40 hours, we'd love to have you join our committees. Consider joining us," she said.