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  • Slayton Kiwanis Meeting

    Slayton Kiwanis Meeting

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    03-04-20

    3020 20th St #2 Slayton, MN 56172

    3020 20th St #2 Slayton, MN 56172

    Kiwanis is a global service organization with a primary focus towards children. Some of the activities supported by the local club include Cub Scouts, After Prom Party, MCC Scholarships, Camp Love’s Embrace, Wonder World, Punt-Pass & Kick, Jr. Achievement, Imagination Library, Head Start, MC Christmas Project, Children’s Miracle Network, ECFE, ECI, Hearts & Hands of Murray County, Youth Soccer, Slayton Fireman & much more.

    The name “Kiwanis” was coined from a Native American expression, “Nunc Kee-wanis,” which means, “We trade.” All our club members have a trade that they bring to the club. We are always looking for new ideas, trades, and members to our club.

    If our service and mission interests you, please consider joining our club. We would love to have you! Contact Membership Chair Jakob Etrheim at endoline@co.murray.mn.us, 605-929-7695, or any member of our club. Or, feel free to be our guest at one of our weekly Kiwanis meetings on Wednesdays at noon at the Country Host Diner. 

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  • Library Book Club

    Library Book Club

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    03-05-20

    The book club meets in the Community Room at 1:30.  The book discussion for this meeting is ‘The Flood Girls’ by Richard Fifield.  (Everyone is welcome.)

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  • Movie Monday at the Slayton Library

    Movie Monday at the Slayton Library

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    03-09-20

    Kids of all ages, join us at the Slayton Public Library for ‘Movie Monday’.  Snacks will be provided.  

    For more information contact the Library at 836-8778. 

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  • Friends of Slayton Library Meeting

    Friends of Slayton Library Meeting

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    03-10-20

    The next Friends of Slayton Library meeting will be on Tuesday, March 10th, at noon in the Library’s Community Room.  
     
     
     
    • Bring your sack lunch and we will provide beverages. 
    • The meeting will last one hour.
    • We will be finalizing plans for the Spring Tea to be held in May.
    • We need YOUR help to make these events successful! 
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  • Slayton Kiwanis Meeting

    Slayton Kiwanis Meeting

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    03-11-20

    3020 20th St #2 Slayton, MN 56172

    3020 20th St #2 Slayton, MN 56172

    Kiwanis is a global service organization with a primary focus towards children. Some of the activities supported by the local club include Cub Scouts, After Prom Party, MCC Scholarships, Camp Love’s Embrace, Wonder World, Punt-Pass & Kick, Jr. Achievement, Imagination Library, Head Start, MC Christmas Project, Children’s Miracle Network, ECFE, ECI, Hearts & Hands of Murray County, Youth Soccer, Slayton Fireman & much more.

    The name “Kiwanis” was coined from a Native American expression, “Nunc Kee-wanis,” which means, “We trade.” All our club members have a trade that they bring to the club. We are always looking for new ideas, trades, and members to our club.

    If our service and mission interests you, please consider joining our club. We would love to have you! Contact Membership Chair Jakob Etrheim at endoline@co.murray.mn.us, 605-929-7695, or any member of our club. Or, feel free to be our guest at one of our weekly Kiwanis meetings on Wednesdays at noon at the Country Host Diner. 

  • Have trouble reading print?

    Have trouble reading print?

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    03-11-20

    2451 Broadway Ave, Slayton, MN 56172, USA

    2451 Broadway Ave, Slayton, MN 56172, USA

    Free braille and audio services are available for those with visual, physical or reading disabilities.

    Learn more at a free informational session with Catherine Durivage, Head Librarian of the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library.

    Wednesday, March 11th at 2:00 p.m.

    Slayton Public Library Community Room

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  • The KKK in SW MN in the 1920s

    The KKK in SW MN in the 1920s

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    03-12-20

    3048 Broadway Ave, Slayton, MN 56172, USA

    3048 Broadway Ave, Slayton, MN 56172, USA

    The Murray County Historical Society Lunchbox Lecture will host presenter Dr. Anita Talsma Gaul on Thursday, March 12 at noon in the Murray County 4-H building on the Fairgrounds. In an effort to accommodate all schedules, a second presentation will be held at 6:30 PM the same day at the Slayton Public Library.  Gaul’s topic on the KKK in SW Minnesota will shed light on a little-known era of local history bringing new knowledge to bear on the topic. There will be no charge for these presentations but donations are gladly accepted.

    Dr. Talsma Gaul is a professor of History at Minnesota West Technical College.  She served as the Curator for End O Line Park from 2013 through 2018 and as adjunct professor of history at Southwest Minnesota State University.  Her publications include “The Women of Southwest Minnesota in the Great War” and “Homely Girls and Ugly Babies: History of the Murray County Fair” both publications from the Society for the Study of Local and Regional History. Gaul has produced six on-line articles for the history website MNopedia.

    For more information about this program and others from the Murray County Historical Society, please contact Janet Timmerman at jtimmerman@co.murray.mn.us or call 507-836-6533

  • Slayton Library Teen Book Club

    Slayton Library Teen Book Club

    3:45 PM-4:45 PM
    03-12-20

    Teen Book Club at the Public Library
    6th – 8th Graders

    The Library’s Teen Book Club will meet the second Thursday of every month (October thru April) from 3:45 – 4:45 in the teen area of the Slayton Public Library.  The book being disussed on March 12th will be Summerlost by Ally Condie.  

     We understand that you are busy and won’t be able to attend every time, so come when it works for you.  (Call to find out what book we’re reading if you plan to attend upcoming meetings.)

     You will need a library card in order to participate.  You must be willing to read and discuss the books.

    If you have any questions please contact Trish at the Library, 836-8778.

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  • PreSchool Story Time

    PreSchool Story Time

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    03-13-20

    StoriesSongsFingerplaysGamesActivitiesLearningFun

    Families with Pre-Schoolers are invited to join us at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room at the Slayton Public Library for Pre-School Story Time hosted by the Slayton Friends of the Library.  Contact the Library at 836-8778 for more information.

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  • Murray Co. Historical Society Trivia Night

    Murray Co. Historical Society Trivia Night

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    03-14-20

    150 S Main St Hadley, MN 56151

    150 S Main St Hadley, MN 56151

    Put on your thinking caps and join the Murray County Historical Society for a friendly history trivia competition! No history degree necessary! The trivia will take place on Saturday, March 14 at the Hadley Community Center (150 S Main St., Hadley) starting at 7pm. Registration for teams is $25 for 3-6 people per team. Advanced registration is required. First prize is half the pot after expenses, but no less than $50. Drinks available by the Hadley Liquor Store Bar. Proceeds go towards the Murray County Historical Society’s preservation efforts for the historic Dinehart-Holt House and Murray County History Museum. Bring a group or come alone to enjoy snacks, drinks, and the chance to win money. Deadline to sign up a team is March 6. Be sure to have a team name in mind when you sign up! Registration of teams or questions can be directed to the Murray County Historical Museum at 507-836-6533 or museum@co.murray.mn.us.

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  • Slayton Kiwanis Meeting

    Slayton Kiwanis Meeting

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    03-18-20

    3020 20th St #2 Slayton, MN 56172

    3020 20th St #2 Slayton, MN 56172

    Kiwanis is a global service organization with a primary focus towards children. Some of the activities supported by the local club include Cub Scouts, After Prom Party, MCC Scholarships, Camp Love’s Embrace, Wonder World, Punt-Pass & Kick, Jr. Achievement, Imagination Library, Head Start, MC Christmas Project, Children’s Miracle Network, ECFE, ECI, Hearts & Hands of Murray County, Youth Soccer, Slayton Fireman & much more.

    The name “Kiwanis” was coined from a Native American expression, “Nunc Kee-wanis,” which means, “We trade.” All our club members have a trade that they bring to the club. We are always looking for new ideas, trades, and members to our club.

    If our service and mission interests you, please consider joining our club. We would love to have you! Contact Membership Chair Jakob Etrheim at endoline@co.murray.mn.us, 605-929-7695, or any member of our club. Or, feel free to be our guest at one of our weekly Kiwanis meetings on Wednesdays at noon at the Country Host Diner. 

  • SKYWARN Severe Weather Awareness Spotter Workshop

    SKYWARN Severe Weather Awareness Spotter Workshop

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    03-18-20

    2420 28th St, Slayton, MN 56172, USA

    2420 28th St, Slayton, MN 56172, USA

    In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages.  To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

    Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the focus is reporting on severe local thunderstorms. In an average year, the United States experiences more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes.

    Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. SKYWARN® storm spotters form the nation’s first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that your efforts have given your family and neighbors the precious gift of time–minutes that can help save lives.

    Who is eligible and how do I get started?

    NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches and nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are encouraged to become a spotter. Training is free and typically lasts about 2 hours. You’ll learn:

    • Basics of thunderstorm development
    • Fundamentals of storm structure
    • Identifying potential severe weather features
    • Information to report
    • How to report information
    • Basic severe weather safety

     

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  • Legos/Duplos at Slayton Public Library

    Legos/Duplos at Slayton Public Library

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    03-21-20

    Stop by from 10-12 and build with Legos/Duplos.  Open to all ages. 

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  • Slayton Kiwanis Meeting

    Slayton Kiwanis Meeting

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    03-25-20

    3020 20th St #2 Slayton, MN 56172

    3020 20th St #2 Slayton, MN 56172

    Kiwanis is a global service organization with a primary focus towards children. Some of the activities supported by the local club include Cub Scouts, After Prom Party, MCC Scholarships, Camp Love’s Embrace, Wonder World, Punt-Pass & Kick, Jr. Achievement, Imagination Library, Head Start, MC Christmas Project, Children’s Miracle Network, ECFE, ECI, Hearts & Hands of Murray County, Youth Soccer, Slayton Fireman & much more.

    The name “Kiwanis” was coined from a Native American expression, “Nunc Kee-wanis,” which means, “We trade.” All our club members have a trade that they bring to the club. We are always looking for new ideas, trades, and members to our club.

    If our service and mission interests you, please consider joining our club. We would love to have you! Contact Membership Chair Jakob Etrheim at endoline@co.murray.mn.us, 605-929-7695, or any member of our club. Or, feel free to be our guest at one of our weekly Kiwanis meetings on Wednesdays at noon at the Country Host Diner. 

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  • Murray Co. Historical Society Brownie Bake-Off Fundraiser

    Murray Co. Historical Society Brownie Bake-Off Fundraiser

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    03-28-20

    2604 28th St, Slayton, MN 56172, USA

    2604 28th St, Slayton, MN 56172, USA

    Do you have an amazing brownie recipe? The Murray County Historical Society is hosting a Brownie Bake-Off Fundraiser! Contact the Murray County Museum to sign up your best brownie recipe to be entered into the competition. Competitors pay a $20.00 entrance fee. Bake two 9 x 13 pans of brownies cut into 48 pieces each. Brownies will be judged based on: Appearance, Texture, and Flavor. The winner of the Brownie Bake-Off will receive a $30.00 cash prize and a “brownie” gift bag! Competitors must register by March 24. To register stop into the Murray County museum or call 507-836-6533.

    The bake-off tasting will be held at the Dinehart Holt House in Slayton on Saturday, March 28 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Cost is $5.00 for a plate. Plates will contain a small sample of each of the brownies and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    All proceeds go to help the Murray County Historical Society return the “Dinehart Bears” to the Dinehart Holt House.

    The Dinehart Holt House is located at 2812 Linden Ave, Slayton MN 56172.

    Bring your appetite!

    Event Information on FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/572211546969726/

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