A meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Kimball City Hall. This gathering is for anyone who would like to put together ideas for the festivities in Kimball for the 14th annual CP Rail Holiday Train. Everyone is invited to this meeting. We want your ideas. The train will stop in Kimball at about 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, (time is approximate). There will be entertainment aboard the Holiday Train, special music and entertainers. The train is about 1,000 feet long with 14 brightly decorated rail cars and a boxcar that also serves as a traveling stage.
The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs made part of the OAA March 22, 1972.
According to Assistant Secretary for Aging, Kathy Greenlee, since 1972, eight billion meals have been served to older Americans. Every day when an older adult participates in either the congregate or home-delivered meal programs, they are able to remain in their communities and homes, maintain their independence and not face the prospect of hospital or nursing home placement because of malnutrition or hunger.
The Litchfield Area Rainbow Singers, a women’s choral group under the direction of Keith Johnson, will present their annual fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 13, at the Historic First Presbyterian Church located at 225 N. Holcombe Avenue in Litchfield. There will be a wide variety of music from sacred to pop. Featured guest artists will be the Green Family of Litchfield, and percussionist Paul Nicholson. We welcome the public to this concert. There will be a free-will offering to help defray expenses. Please note the new location.
Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins held a hog roast and barn dance for their residents in July. The hog was roasted by Calvin and Melissa Fischer. Volunteers Ralph Linn, Roman Huberty and Ed Kuechle helped to cut up the hog. After the hog roast picnic, residents enjoyed listening and dancing to fiddle and piano music by Greta Mergen-Jerrett and Mary Streit.
Artists, interested in learning outdoor painting techniques, may sign up now for an outdoor paint-out instructed by Richard Abraham, president of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota. Artists will meet at the Dassel History Center, Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. Artists will go to a local farm where Abraham will demonstrate and instruct techniques. This class will focus on corn and is open to all artists, beginning to advanced.
The cost of the class is $20 if one has his/her own supplies, or $25 including all supplies needed. The event is sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society and Seven Gables Gallery of Dassel.
For more information and to register for the paint-out, call the Dassel History Center at (320) 275-3077. Registrations are due Friday, Oct. 4, to facilitate supply planning. A minimum of 10 participants is needed to conduct the class.