The Kingston Johnson Kelly American Legion Post #483 and Post Auxiliary members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Kingston American Legion Hall.
Frederick A. Metcalf American Legion Post 261 and Auxiliary will hold a service to put to rest old faded or torn flags of the United States of America and also POW/MIA flags.
The public is invited to this service in Kimball at Willow Creek Park near the Veterans’ Memorial at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Bring any flags no longer serviceable to the Legion Club. Members should meet by 12:30 p.m. at the club to prepare.
Remember to fly your flag Flag Day June 14.
The Stearns History Museum is proud to host a traveling art exhibition by several prestigious South Dakota artists, June 5-Aug. 18. The artist collective known as “Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux” consists of the collaborative work of noted South Dakota artists Jerry Fogg, Ihanktonwan Nakota Oyate, mixed-media artist; Chad Nelson, printmaker and art educator; Angela Behrends, mixed-media sculptor, installation artist, and arts educator; impressionist oil painter Nancyjane Huehl; and Chris Francis, who works with a mixed-media appreciation, constantly skirting a line between painting and assemblage, with an emphasis on exploring mechanical elements. Cost is free formembers, non-members are $7.
The traveling art exhibition will be at the Stearns History Museum for three months. The majority of the exhibit features unique collaborative pieces that all five artists completed together. In addition, each artist contributed several individual original works. All of the art on display is also for sale. A closing reception featuring a gallery talk by all five artists is scheduled for August. Please visit the Museum website for details as the date gets closer.
Five members of the Luxemburg Lions put their talents to work “sprucing up Spruce,” their adopted cabin at Camp Friendship in Annandale. Camp Friendship is a part of True Friends, which provides camp services and other opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Supporters for many years, the Luxemburg Lions volunteered an entire Sunday to make sure the cabin is at its best for summer campers. The group stained the exterior, replaced rotten boards and fascia and also hopes to paint the interior before camp starts. The Lions donate or use proceeds from meat raffles to purchase most of the needed supplies.
Today Stearns History Museum announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.
The Stearns History Museum will officially launch the program with a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 31st, from
10 a.m.-5 p.m.. On this day, all veterans and their families, as well as all active duty military and their families, are offered free admission to the Stearns History Museum’s exhibit galleries, children’s play room, and research center. The Stearns History Museum thanks you for your service.