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Pa00e 14 Communit;y Calendar TnTCounty ThursdaY,News October Kimball,28&apos;2010 MN U of M November Starwatch By Deane Morrison Let's hope this November is as clear and beautiful as last year's, especially when the annual Leo- hid meteor shower comes around. Whether it turns out to be spectac- ular or not, this year we'll have to rise early to get the best view of it. The Leonids radiate from the head of Leo, the lion, peaking this year the night of the 17th-18th. A waxing moon will interfere until it sets around 4 a.m.; still, that leaves a couple of hours before sunrise to watch for meteors as they shoot out of the eastern sky. The Leo- nids are typically very fast and bright, and more than half can be expected to leave persistent trails. Also in the morning, watch Venus pop up over the eastern horizon, rising steadily farther ahead of the sun. The queen of planets will be invisible during the first few days of November, since it's just emerging from a swing between Earth and the sun. But by month's end the brilliant "morn- ing star" will be rising more than three hours before the sun. Above Venus, look for the bright star Spica, in Virgo, and then above Spica to see Saturn. The best mornings will be the 3rd and 4th, when a waning sliver of moon joins the planet and star. Algonquin tribes called Novem- ber's full moon the beaver moon because late fall is when the busy beavers went into overdrive, pre- paring their lodges for winter, and it was also time to lay in a supply of pelts. To see the beaver moon at its roundest before it sets, look to the west by about 7 a.m. the morning of the 21st. Jupiter rules the evening sky, a bright beacon in the south below the Circlet of Pisces and the high, dominant Great Square of Pega- sus. Between the Great Square and W-shaped Cassiopeia, you may spot the oval smudge of light that marks the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest big galaxy to our Milky Way. Best viewing will come in the first week of the month, when the evening sky will be moonless. Late in the evening, look high in the east to find Perseus, nearly overhead and just southeast of Cassiopeia. Pointing toward Cas- siopeia is the hero's helmet, and just beyond its tip lies a beautiful double star cluster. To find it, wait for a moonless night and use bin- oculars or a small telescope. Also in Perseus is a star that fascinated ancient astrono- mers, who named it Algol, or "the demon star." It represents the eye of Medusa, the snake-haired Gor- gon, whose head Perseus carries. Algol earned its sinister reputa- tion by dimming its brightness for a 10-hour period every two days, 20 hours and 49 minutes. Today, astronomers know that Algol is a three-star system, with a big, bright main star and two dimmer ones. Algol "winks" - that is, its brightness dips - when one of the dimmer stars eclipses the main star. Standard time resumes at 2 a.m. on Nov. 7. Set your clocks back one hour. The University of Minnesota offers public viewings of the night sky at its Morris, Duluth, and Twin Cities campuses. For more infor- mation and viewing schedules, see: Morris, UMN 16-inch tele- scope schedule: <cda.mrs.umn. edu/-kearnsk/Telescope/PubObs. htm>; 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>. High. n the east. 10 p.m., early in November . . -. "  Pleiades Friday, Oct. 29, 4-9 p.m., Holy Cross Parish 47th annual Fish Fry in Marty (Pearl Lake); see their ad on page 3. Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-noon, 7th annual Clothing Giveaway, at Kimball Church of Christ. Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 22nd annual Pre-Holiday Craft Sale and Luncheon, at Watkins Elementary School; sponsored by Watkins Lioness. See their ad on page 3. Saturday, Oct. 30, 5-9 p.m., Minnesota Pioneer Park (Annan- dale) Halloween Fundraiser; $10 per carload; Trick-or-Treating, games/prizes, and more. Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.-mid- night, Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Dance, at Generations Ballroom in Kimball. DJ, drinks, dancing, costume con- test (judging at 10). Tickets avail, at the door, or at State Bank of Kim- ball, Triple R, or Tri-County News. Proceeds go to future Kimball Days activities. See ad on page 3. Government Monday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., (NOTE DATE CHANGE) Kimball City Council. Monday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., (NOTE DATE CHANGE) Kingston Town- ship meeting, at Kingston Com- munity Center; (320) 398-3800. Tuesday, Nov. 2, ELECTION; see page 22 for information on Kim- ball city council candidates. Education Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Infor- mation and early application night at St. ]ohn's Prep (for 6th- to 8th- grade program). Friday, Oct. 29, Early Child- hood Screening at KES; call Becca Morgan at (320) 398-5425 ext. 5 to schedule. Friday, Oct. 29, 3-5 p.m., After- school Halloween Bash at KES gym; must be registered through Community Ed; $5. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m., "Bruce the Bug Guy" pro- gram at Annandale Public Library; pre-registration required at (320) 274-8448; see story on page 6. Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Doug Ohman program at Kimball Public Library; author/ photographer of "Minnesota Byways," "Barns of Minnesota," and "Churches of Minnesota." See story on page 3. Friday, Nov. 5, End of first quar- ter (Kimball Schools). Monday, Nov. 8, NO SCHOOL www.tricountynews.MN Thursday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Blaze Orange Harvest Festival at Lake Union Covenant Church in rural South Haven; Crow Creek Gos- pel Band concert followed by light lunch; see their ad on page 3. Friday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., "King Chemo" benefit performance by the Kimball Performing Arts Club, at KAHS cafetorium; $1 tickets will benefit Kate Stewart-James family. Saturday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m., "Sloppy Joe" dinner; 7 p.m., turkey and cash/certificate bingo; at St. Anthony Social Hall (school base- ment); Proceeds to food shelves in Eden Valley and Kimball. Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, "Many Gifts One Spirit," free items for those who need them, at Kim- ball United Methodist Church. Saturday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, "Many Gifts One Spirit," free items for those who need them, at Kim- ball United Methodist Church. Communi00 Thursday, Oct. 28, 12 noon, Kimball Area Chamber of Com- merce meeting, at Triple R in Kim- ball. Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., "Dark Tales of Mystery and Intrigue" program at Kimball Pub- lic Library; see story on page 3. Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., "East Meets West" Dryland Dogsled Race at Warner Lake Park Nature Center in Clearwater; $8 dinner is 5-7 p.m., followed by talk by Dr. Jerry Vanek on "Serum Run in Alaska;" talk is free and open to the public. Saturday, Oct. 30, 12-4 p.m., Halloween Historia at Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud; see story on page 6. (320) 253-8424. Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Trick-or-Treat photos at Images By Marguerite in down- town Kimball; kids and adults; see their ad on page 16. Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.-mid- night, Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Dance, at Generations Ballroom in Kimball. D], drinks, dancing, costume con- test (judging at 10). Tickets avail, at the door, or at State Bank of Kim- ball, Triple R, or Tri-County News. Proceeds go to future Kimball Days activities. See ad on page 3. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Methodist Church; $2 sug- gested donation. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m., "Native American Experience" presentation by Ken Perrault at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in For- est City; see story on page 6. Free and open to all. Thursday, Nov. 4, 5 p.rn., TOPS meets at St Anne's Church in ICunbalL Monday, Nov. 8, 6:30-8 p.m., "Mobility and Movement" pro- gram at CentraCare Health Plaza; see story on page 6. Register at (320) 229-5139. Monday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Kimball Legion Auxiliary meeting. Monday, Nov. 15, Kimball Senior Citizens meeting. Tuesday, Nov. 16. 6:30-8 p.m., Kimball Area Historical Society Holiday Potluck. Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 6th annual Holiday Stop-N-Shop craft and vendor sale, at Kimball United Methodist Church. Sloppy Joe lunch avail. Wednesday, Nov. 1Z 5-7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Methodist Church; $2 sug- gested donation. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Methodist Church; $2 sug- gested donation. Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, Kimball Santa Day at Kimball City Hall; watch for details. Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 6th annual Holiday Stop-N-Shop craft and vendor sale, at Kimball United Methodist Church. Sloppy Joe lunch avail. Monday, Dec. 13, 9 p.m., Holi- day Train to stop in Kimball. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Methodist Church; $2 sug- gested donation. 00Rubber stamps You can now order00 rubber stamps, seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball l 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 HI for Kimball students. o I .. ! County News l I Tri-County News Subscription Form: Nw RENEW^L! (, e d9  I I ears i I i ox,o owco,,! 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