The moon gets up to some mischief this month, but aside from that, there’s plenty to enjoy in November’s darkening sky.
Night falls behind a still-brilliant Venus blazing away low in the southwest. On Nov. 1, the planet reaches its greatest elongation from the sun. This doesn’t necessarily mean Venus is highest, just that it has put the maximum amount of sky between it and the sun for this apparition. A young crescent moon glides past – though not closely – on the 6th. By month’s end our sister planet will still be up for almost three hours after sunset.
On the other side of the sky, Jupiter is now rising before midnight and ends the month coming up in early evening, close to the Gemini twins Pollux and Castor. Jupiter is brightening as Earth gains on it in the orbital race, while Venus will soon be as bright as it ever gets, even as it prepares to lap Earth in that same race.
A Veterans Day program will be presented in honor of veterans at the Kimball Area High School from 10-11 a.m. Monday,
Nov. 11. If anyone has photos of veterans that can be included in the slide show for that day, please call Tammy Konz at (320) 398-5011, by Friday, Nov. 8.
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.