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Pa00e 10 Community Calendar Thursday, June 30, 2011 Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN Govern.lent Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m., Special Kimball City Council meeting at City Hall; see notice on page 8. Tuesday, June 28, 7 p.m., Maine Prairie Township meeting at Kim- ball Area Fire Hall; (320) 398-2905. Tuesday, July 5, 7 p.m., Kings- ton Township meeting, at Kings- ton Community Center; (320) 398- 8400. Tuesday, July 5, 7 p.m., South Haven City Council meeting, at Fire Hall. Tuesday, July 5 (NOTE DATE CHANGE), 8 p.m., Fairhaven Township, EH. Town Hall. (320) 251-3425. Tuesday, July 5, 7 p.m., Kimball City Council meeting at City Hall; (320) 398-2725. Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m., Eden Valley City Council meeting at City Hall; (320) 453-5251. Wednesday, July 6, 8 p.m., Wat- kins Planning Commission meet- ing at City Hall; (320) 764-6400. Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m., Maine Prairie Township meeting at Kim- ball Area Fire Hall; (320) 398-2905. Saturday, July 2, 7-10 a.m., Pan- cake breakfast (+ eggs & sausage); see their ad on page 3. Wednesday, July 7, 5-7 p.m., $2 spaghetti dinner at Kimball United Methodist Church; bene- fits youth programs. Saturday-Sunday, July 9-10, Pearl Lake Festival in Marty (Pearl Lake). See full schedule on page 7. Friday, July 15, 6-9 p.m., "Glim- mer of Hope" fundraiser for Shar- ing Gifts Mission in Pacuan Negros Island, Philippines; at Annandale Municipal Park Pavilion. Wine tasting, silent auction, and jazz by Joyce Lyons. Tickets avail, at St. Ignatius Church or In Hot Water. Wednesday, July 21, 5-7 p.m:, $2 spaghetti dinner at Kimball United Methodist Church; bene- fits youth programs. Sunday, July 31; St. Wendelin's Parish Festival in Luxemburg. Saturday, Aug. 13, 7-9 p.m., Kimball Community Playhouse "KCP Revue," at KAHS Cafetorium. Sunday, Sept. 18, St. Anne's Fall Festival in Kimball. Stop Invasive Hitchhikers00 . These simple steps can. helpp. -) i prevent the of,nvasive nts and animals on land. BEFORE leaving..BEFORE returning: v Inspect and remove mud, plants, and animals from equipment and vehides. v Brush seeds and mud from  clothes, boots, gear, and pets. Ii v Burn Iocalor certifiedfiW. v Use local weed-free hay. --  Rinse equ.ipmentore  l N 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 __ 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 us!) Name: Address: City/State/Zip: __ Check enclosed OR Charge my: __ Visa __ MasterCard __ Discover Card #: .... - - exp. / (320) 398-5000 * 70 S Main St., Kimball www.TriC0untyNews.iN Education Thursday, July 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m., "Out of This World" Rocket Program at Kimball Library; regis- ter at (320) 398-3915. (See story on page 3.) Saturday, July 30, EV-W 50 -year- plus reunion. George 453-2656, Alice 764-6968, Tom 693-6411. Friday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m., EV-W Class of '76 35th reunion, at Great Blue Heron in Cold Spring; Nancy (651) 497-7804 or evw76@ Tuesday, Sept. 6, FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Heartsaver CPR, AED Et First Aid Class Learn rescue skills including first aid, CPR and AED use" with victims older than age 8 during a Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid class, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat- urday, July 16, at Buffalo Hospital. This class is recommended for the general public, as well as those required to learn these skills to meet OSHA requirements. Partic- ipants will receive an American Heart Association certification card good for two years. Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid is $65. The class meets at-the Buffalo Hospital Administration and Conference Center, 303 Cat- lin St, Buffalo. Pre-registration is required; minimum enrollment is six, maximum of 10 participants. To register, visit classes, or call (866) 904-9962. For more information, call Buffalo Hospital Community Engagement & Wollnp at (7R) RflA-7f95 Community j Thursday, June 30, noon, Kim- ball Area Chamber meeting at Willow Creek Park; new members are always welcome! Thursday, June 30, noon, Eden Valley Senior Citizens Club, at E.V. Civic Center. -Thursday, 'June 30, 5 p.m., TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensi- bly) meets at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball; (320) 398-6118. Thursday, June 30, 6 p.m., Annandale "Fourth" Carnival begins (and runs through Mon- day). Thursday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., AlcohOlics Anonymous at Watkins Village Hall. Thursday, June 30, 8 p.m., Wat- kins Lions meeting at skating rink. Friday, July 1, 3-6 p.m., Kimball Area Farmers Market, at KUMC parking lot (across from high school). Rootbeer floats for sale! Monday, July 4, 10 a.m., Annan- dale's Fourth of July parade. Monday, July 4, 2 p.m., Maple Lake ]3oat Parade. Monday, July 4, dusk (around 1"0 p.m.), Annandale's Fourth of July fireworks in the park. Tuesday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., Wat- kins American Legion meeting. Tuesday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., Clear Lake Property Owners board meeting, at Watkins American Legion. Thursday, July 7, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Out of This World Rocket Program, at Kimball Pub- lic Library (for ages 7-12); register at (320) 398-3915. Thursday, July 7, 5 p.m., TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensi- bly) meets at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball; (320) 398-6118. Thursday, July 7, 7:30 p.m., Wat- Kim-Valley VFW and Auxiliary meeting. Friday, July 8, 3-6 p.m., Kimball Area Farmers Market, at KUMC parking lot. This week features National Guard Obstacle Course and rootbeer floats; bring the kids! Friday, July 8, 7 p.m., Doug Wood (author and folk musician) performs in Annandale Municipal Park (free!). Saturday-Sunday, July 9-10, Pearl Lake Festival in Marty (Pearl Lake). See their ad on page 12 for a list of events both days. Tuesday, July 12, 8 p.m., Eden Valley Sportsmen's Club meets. Tuesday, July 12, 9 p.m., Wat- kins Sportsmen's Club meets.. Wednesday, July 13, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Storytime at Kimball Public Library (ages 3-8). Wednesday, July 13, 1-2 p.m., Stroke support group at Buffalo Hospital Rehab Center; (763) 684- 3855 or -3888. Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m., Kim- ball Area Friends of the Library meeting, at Kimball City Hall; new members always welcome! Thursday, July 14, 8 p.m., Wat- kins Lions meeting at skating rink. Saturday, July 16, 2 and 4:30 p.m.,. Cullpepper and Mer- riweather Circus at Bendix Elem. School in Annandale; tickets will be sold at the gate. U of M July Starwatch By Deane Morrison All planets are wanderers in the night sky. In fact, the very word "planet" comes from the Greek for "wanderer," and in July, the wanderer of the month is Mars. A "morning star" best seen about two hours before sunrise, the Red Planet glides through the stars of Taurus above the east-northedst- ern horizon. As the month opens, Mars appears just above the V-shaped Hyades star cluster and Aldeba- ran (the eye of the bull) and below the Pleiades cluster. On the morn- ings of the 25th and 26th, Mars, having moved steadily eastward among its starry companions, sails between the points of the bull's horns. If you can get up two hours before daybreak just once in July, do it on the 27th, when a waning crescent moon shines very close to Mars. Saturn still rules the evening sky this month. A beacon in the southwest, it gleams to the upper right of the bright star Spica in Virgo. This is a good time to see its rings through a telescope because from our perspective Saturn is close to 90 degrees from the sun, an especially good position for the rings and globe to cast shadows that enhance its 3-D appearance. Jupiter rises just before 2 a.m. on the 1st, but by the end of the month, it starts appearing before midnight. Its bright yellowish globe will be well up in the south- east at dawn. During the prime viewing hours of late evening, you'll see kite-shaped Bootes, the herds- man, high in the west. East of Boo- tes come, in order, Corona Borea- lis, the Northern Crown; upside- down Hercules; the brilliant star Looking east, 4 a.m.July 27 "" Pleiades Horns of TAURUS /.../tt Aidebaran Mars J Waning moon j-J jJJ ly f Universib/of Minnesota Starwatch July 2011 Vega, in Lyra, the lyre; and lovely Deneb in Cygnus, the swan. South of Vega and Deneb shines Altair, the brightest star in Aquila, the eagle. Together, these three stars are known as the Summer Trian- gle. The full buck moon lights up the night of the 14th-15th. Its name comes from the velvety new ant- lers now sprouting on male deer. Algonquin Indians also called it the full thunder moon, in recog- nition of July's frequent thunder- storms. Earth reaches aphelion, its far- thest point from the sun, at 9:55 a.m. on the 4th. At that moment we'll be 94.5 million miles from our parent star. While we're celebrating our national holiday, we can contem- plate the fact that our planet fol- lows an elliptical orbit, mov- ing faster as we swoop closer to the sun and slowing down as our gravitational leash gets stretched. Earth's slower speed near the time of aphelion means that we spend more days of the year n this part of our orbit, where the sun is north of the equator. To see how this is true, count the days from the March to the September equinox; you'll see there are more days than if you count from the September to the March equinox. If you'd like a first-person intro- duction to the night sky, check out the University of Minnesota Department of Astronomy's sum- mer Universe in the Park program. Each event features a short pub- lic talk and slide show by a Uni- versity astronomer and, if weather permits, viewing the night sky through multiple 8-inch tele- scopes. The program runs June 24-Aug. 27, this year in Minnesota state parks. For more information and a schedule, visit www.astro. umn.eduloutreachluitpl, or con- tact Karl Isensee at isensee@astro., or (612) 626-1841. The Marshall W. Alworth Plan- etarium at the University of Min- nesota, Duluth sponsors free pub- lic shows. For more information, see www. d. Find U of M astronomers and links to the world of astronomy at