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Pa00e 10 Community Calend, ra" 00hurs00ay August4 00011 ....... L__'_ ........... Tri-County News Kimball, MN ]3enef Government CO[Nt Thursday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., 4-9 p.m. See their ad on page 3. '/'l" Wat-Kim-Valley VFW & Auxiliary Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m., Eden .,,..  meeting. Valley Sportsmen's Club at Browns _ Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 4-7, Lake. Saturday, Aug. 6, 8:30-11:30 Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Maine Wednesday, Aug. 3, 12-6 p.m., Meeker County Fair in Litchfield. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 9 p.m., Watkins a.m., Pancake/French toast break- Prairie Township meeting at Kim- Red Cross blood drive at KAHS; Thursday: Demo Derby at 7 p.m.. Sportsmen's Club. fast at Zion United Methodist ball Area Fire Hall. LuAnn (320) 398-7282. Notice on Friday: Halls of Magic Show at 8 Wednesday, Aug. 10, 10:30- Church in South Haven; see their Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Eden page3, p.m. Saturday: Demo Derby at 5 11:30 a.m., Storytime at Kimball ad on page 3. Lake Township meeting at E.V. Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30- p.m. Sunday: Church service; car- Public Library (ages 3-8). Saturday, Aug. 6, noon, Meeker Fire Hall. 11:30 a.m., Make and "Fake Unity nival rides end at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. I 1, 10:30- County 4-H Blue Ribbon Dairy Thursday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Wit- Wreath, at Kimball Public Library Thursday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m., International Game Cattle Auction, at Fair Grounds. kins City Council meeting at Vil- (ages 7-12); register at (320) 398- (6:00 social hour, 6:30 dinner), Day at Kimball Public Library (ages Friday, Aug. 12, 5-8 p.m., Sup- lage Hall. 3915. Opening night of Nunsensations: 7-12); register at (320) 398-3915. per in the Park with the Kimball Thursday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, 5-9 p.m., A Nunsense Vegas Reuiew by Great Thursday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Wit- Area Historical Society (hot roast CRWD board of managers meet- Meeker Cooperative Member Northern Theatre Company; at kinsLions Clubboard meeting. beef sandwiches and more), at ing, at Annandale Middle School. Appreciation day at the Meeker River Station in Richmond. See Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 11-14, Wiltow Creek Park. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Kim- County Fair; members received a story on page 4. Minnesota Bluegrass & Old- ball City Council meeting to Friday, Aug. 5, 3-6 p.m., Kimball Time Music Festival, at E1 Ran- Saturday, Aug. 13, 7-9 p.m., day pass with their July bills. Kimball Community Playhouse review budget. Area Farmers Market, in KUMC cho Mafiana in Richmond. www. "KCPRevue,"atKAHSCafetorium. Saturday, Aug. 20, 7:30 a.m., /r . c/ti0 H parkinglot(acrossfromKAHS). MinnesotaBluegrass.org. Friday, Sunday, Aug. 14, 7:30 a.m.- CRWDtourofdistrictprojects. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-7, Kraut Aug. 12, 3-6 p.m., Corn boil at noon, Lions Pancake & Sausage Monday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., Pub- 'N Wurst Festival in Watkins. 7:30 Kimball Area Farmers Market, in Breakfast, at Willow Creek Park. lic hearing on proposed utility p.m. Friday, Little MissWatkins Pig- KUMC parking lot. Sunday, Aug. 14, 8 a.m.- improvement project in Kimball, Monday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., cant; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Parade Friday-Sunday, Aug. 12-14, 30th 1 p.m., Classic Car &Antique Trac- at Kimball City Hall; open to all KAHS Activities Meeting at KAHS Monday, Aug. 8, 7-9 p.m., "Liv- annual Kimball Days. See ad on tor'Show (during Kimball Days); interested parties. See notice on cafetorium. All student athletes ing Well with Chronic Conditions" page 3 for a preview; watch for full sponsored by Kimball FLA. See page 8. and their parents should attend, workshop at Buffalo Community ad next week. ad on page 2 for details and entry (See notice on page 2) Center; (866) 904-9962 or www. Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m., Little Monday, Aug. 15, Kimball fall alina.com/classes. Miss Kimball coronation at KAHS information, sports practices begin. Monday, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Eden cafetorium. Sunday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., WWW, Monday, Aug. 29, FIRST DAY OF Valley American Legion & Auxil- Saturday, Aug. 13, 7-9 p.m., St. Anthony's Picnic in the Park n SCHOOL (Eden Valley-Watkins). iary meeting. Kimball Community Playhouse (parish festival), at McCarthy Park fricoun4" WS Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4-7 p.m., KES Monday-Wednesday, Aug. "KCP Revue," at KAHS Cafeto- in Watkins. Watch for ad in Aug. 18 Open House. 8-10, 62nd annual Cokato Corn rium. Tri-CountyNews. . Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4-7 p.m., Carnival. Parade is 6 p.m. Mon- Sunday, Aug. 14,2p.m.,Kimball Sunday, Sept. 18, St. Anne's Fall Festival in Kimball. Watch for KAHS Open House. day; Queen coronation is 8 p.m. Days Grande Day Parade (same details! Tuesday, Sept. 6, FIRST DAY OF Tuesday; free corn (with carni- route as last year, starting at St. SCHOOL (Kimball). vii button) Tuesday & Wednesday, Anne's Church). HOST AN EXCHANGE U of M Starwatch for August STUDENT TODAY! By Deane Morrison (for 3, 5 or 10 months) The end of summer brings the Looking e.ast, 5a,m. August 25 / " Patrick from France, 17yrs. Make this year the most exciting, enriching laid-backwater constellations into / .. lves lhe outdoors and plag soccer, year ever for you and your family. Share your the evening sky and gives us our i / Patrick's dream has bern to spend lime -  in America learning about our customs world with a young foreign visitor from abroad, last good look at the stars of Scor- i .j, andangaericanhighschoot Welcome a high school student, 15-18 years pius and Sagittarius. I J/" old, from Italy, France, Norway, Denmark, Those two constellations move l __1_1 " Spain, Germany, Brazil, Thailand or China as from south to southwest during  = ....... -- ......... part of your family for a school year (or less) August. Scorpius, slithering across .-f .. and make an overseas friend for life. the southern horizon, leads Sagit- /" t Mars ...- tarius and its starry Teapot toward Castor,( i GEMINI ..... 1t .... For more information or to select your own their seasonal oblivion. " .. Naning moon exchange student please call: The Summer Triangle soars :  l y/ , Bisa from Italy, 16yrs. Karen at 952-836-5316 in the south. It comprises Deneb 4- ........ i__ ___.f j..' lJlt0playtmnis, swim,10t0dance, in Cygnus, the swan, and Vega in PQllux*  \\; "-, .f" FJisahopes toplayAmerican softball and or Marcy at 1-800-888-9040 (Toll Free) Lyra, the lyre, both very high; and " - ' -\\;. >J learn American 'slan while in the USA. or e-mail us at infoworld-heritage.or Altair in Aquila, the eagle, the low-  "-..:" ermost point of the triangle. Just east of the Triangle, see if you can University of Minneta Starwatch August-September 201t World Heritage is a public benefit, non-profit organization based in Laguna Beach. CA find little Delphinus, the dolphin, as it leaps toward the Great Square of Pegasus, now coming into view up from the eastern horizon along Astronomers think the entire in the east. the sun's path between about Pluto system may have been cre- Below Altair is dim, chevron- one and two hours before sun- ated by a collision between Pluto shaped Capricornus, the sea goat. rise. Called the "false dawn" in the and a planet-sized body when the Moving eastward, we find the spi- "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam, it is solar system was young. The coUP ; ' 7QC()4& reliable reporting = local news dery form of Aquarius, the water caused by sunlight reflecting off sion would have splattered mate- V-- ! coupon savings special sections carrier, and, underneath the Great dust in the plane of the solar sys- rial that coalesced into the moons, NEWS Square, the Circlet of Pisces, the tem. a scenario similar to the way sci- valuable advertising classifieds fish. In the west, brilliant Arc- August's biggest show, the Per- entists believe Earth's moon was conversation starters turus pulls kite-shaped Bootes, seid meteors, will be a flop this formed. Your complete source for local news in your community, the herdsman, down toward the year, thanks to a nearly full moon If you're near the University of horizon, washing out all but the brightest Minnesota's Twin Cities campus Renew by mail (p.o. Box.220, Kimball MN 55353) Saturn also falls in the west. meteors. The shower peaks the in August, check out the Explo- or on-line at www.TriCountyNews.MN By month's end the gorgeous night of the 12th-13th. raDome, a portable mini-plane- planet sets only about 90 minutes That full moon shines the next tarium operated by the Minne- FREE 2-month trial (new sub's only) after the sun. But another bright night. Algonquin Indians called it sota Planetarium Society. It will planet soon comes along. Jupiter, the sturgeon moon, for the iconic be at the Bell Museum of Natural FREE active military subscription a beacon in the east, rises around Great Lakes fish that is most eas- History, 10 Church St. S.E., Min- midnight on the 1st but closer to ily caught this time of year. As the neapolis, for shows at 1, 2, and 3 one-year Minnesota subscription, $36 10 p.m. by the 31st. moon wanes, though, it glides p.m. Aug. 2, 10, 17 and 23. Shows one-year out-of-state subscription, $46 In the predawn sky, Mars through the morning stars. Catch are free with museum admission. appears ever higher in the east, it on the 25th, when it appears For more information, see www. SENIOR* Minnesota subscription, $26 gliding through Gemini en route closet.o Mars. bellmuseum.org. to Cancer. On the 22nd and 23rd, In astronomicalnews, the Hub- The University of Minnesota SENIOR* out-of-state subscription, $36 the Red Planet forms the western- ble Space Telescope has just dis- Duluth offers public viewings of (* Seniors are 62 and older) most point of a thin isosceles tri- covered a fourth planet orbR- the night sky at the Marshall W. (3-, 6- and 9-month subscriptions are available; ask ust) angle with Castor and Pollux, the ing Pluto. Tempo,rarily named P4, Alworth Planetarium. For more brightest stars in Gemini, West it is only 8 to 21 miles in diame- information and viewing sched- Name: of Mars you'll see Orion, Taurus ter, compared to 20 to 70 miles ules, see www.d.umn.edu/planet. Address: and other bright winter constel- for Pluto's moons Nix and Hydra, Contact: Deane Morrison, Uni- City/State/Zip: lations, plus Jupiter riding high in 648 miles for Pluto's major moon, versity Relations, (612) 624-2346, the southeast. Charon, and 1,400 miles for Pluto morriO29@umn.edu. Check enclosed OR Chargemy: Visa MasterCard Discover Moonless mornings in August itself. The sharp-eyed Hubble Find U of M astronomers and Card #: - - exp. [ and September are the times to spotted tiny P4 from a distance of links to the world of astronomy at look for the elusive zodiacal light. 3 billion miles, www.astro.umn.edu. 1320) 398-5000,70 S Main St., Kimball, www.TriOountyNows.MN This broad, fingerlike glow points