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Invasive Species Workshop August, 1 / 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Community
The PEBC will be hosting an Invasive Species Workshop at Sparks County Park, Lakefield. This even is made possible through a Cooperative Weed Management Area grant funded by MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. The workshops are intended for weed inspectors, government agency personnel, parks department staff, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, transportation departments, landowners, school districts, and community memebers. Pre-registration is required. Free...

2012 Relay for Life August, 3 / 4:00 PM Community
2012 American Cancer Society Relay for Life @ the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Please join us for a night to celebrate, remember, and fight back! 4pm-Team registration, 4-6 pm-Survivor Registration, 5-7:30pm Burger Feed, 5-7:45pm Local Entertainment, 4-10pm Silent Auction, 4-10pm Smart Shop, 8pm Opening Ceremony.

Plant Press Make 'n Take August, 4 / 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Community
Summer is filled with profusion of colors in nature. Lucky for us, there is a way we can keep the memories of those colors. You'll learn how to preserve flowers and leves using various pressing methods for different plant types. Participants will make their own wooden plant press and practice using available plant materials to get started. Plus, using pressed flowers already dried, you'll make an art peice to take home for inspiration. All materials provided. Cost: $20 non-members/ $15 PEBC members. Pre-registration is required, Contact the Prairie Ecology Bus Center.

Windom Street Fair August, 4 / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Community
Chamber Street Fair, Flea Market, Farmers Market, Live Entertainment in the square all day. Come shop craft/art and home distributor vendors. Windom Courthouse Square.

Pillar's Dance August, 4 / 8:00 PM Community
Pillar's Pub and Eatery will be hosting a dance in their parking lot on August 4th. The Nectorines will be performing

Ice Cream Social August, 5 / 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Community
The Belmont Lutheran Church will host its annual Ice Cream Social from 4:30-7pm. Barbecues, ice cream and homemade pies will be served. A Freewill offering will be taken.

WIC Clinic August, 6 / 12:00 AM Community
Jackson WIC clinic held at Jackson County Resource Center, Community Room (lower level by Veterans Service entrance) at 402 White Street.

5th Annual Steak Fry August, 6 / 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Community
The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) and the Jackson/Cottonwood County Cattlemen’s Association are proud to present the Fifth Annual “Prairie Steak Fry” on Monday, August 6th in Heron Lake, MN from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. A full steak dinner grilled by the Cattlemen’s Association, dessert provided by the Jackson County Dairy Association, and dinner help by LaCrosse 4-H Group, will be followed by a short PEBC program. Topping off the evening will be an entertaining presentation featuring award winning humorist and storyteller Al Batt.

Fall Sports Meeting August, 6 / 7:00 PM School
All fall sports meeting for all athletes (7-12) and 1 parent at the HS auditorium.

WIC Clinic August, 7 / 12:00 AM Community
Jackson WIC clinic held at Jackson County Resource Center, Community Room (lower level by Veterans Service entrance) at 402 White Street.

Classical Memories Celebration August, 7 / 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community
4th annual Classical Memories Celebration and Vehicle Show. 5-7pm @Rosewood Villas and Doman-Rose Place, parking lot at 220 Milwaukee St, Lakefield. Free meal of hot dogs, beans, chips and beverage will be served until gone. Fish Pond and Face painting for the little ones. 5:30 pm competition for kids and entertainment for the adults to watch 'Surprise Sunday'. Entertainment @ 6:00 pm Sean Benz on Windom.

Annual Eyewear Show August, 9 / 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community
Dr. David Kruse, optometrist, is celebrating his 30th year in Jackson. On Thursday, the annual eyewear show will take place from 3-7pm, with representatives from several eyewear manufacturers on hand to show the latest styles. There will be discounts on frames and lenses beginning on Aug. 9th.

12th grade Orientation August, 9 / 7:30 PM School
Seniors are encouraged to attend 12th grade orientation at the HS auditorium.

Rock the Lot August, 10 / 5:00 PM Community
Free outdoor concert at First United Methodist Church 974 6th Street, Windom. 5pm- food and snack available. 6pm-Destined 2 Win, FUMC Praise Band 7pm-Callie Syverson, 8pm-Boiling Point. Bring your own lawn chairs.

Good Times Dance August, 11 / 8:00 AM Community
Good Times Singles Dance Saturday, August 11th, 2012. Brewster, MN Legion Hall 6 miles N of Worthington on 60, just off I-90 east. Music by Mylan Ray. Dance is from 8:00-12:00 pm. NO LINE DANCING PERMITTED. Snacks are welcome. Contact Sharon at 507-227-5584. PSA

New Teacher Workshop August, 14 / 12:00 AM School
New Teacher Workshop

Primary Election August, 14 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Community
Primary elections held at local polling places

Crazy Science August, 14 / 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Community
Crazy Science Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Who: Youth Grades 3rd-7th Put on your mad scientist lab coat and mess up your hair because we have a laboratory of lunacy for you! From an experiment in a bottle to unnatural goo, science will never be the same. Wear clothes that can get dirty and join us if you dare... Pre-registration is required Please call 507-662-5064 Or email

9th grade Orientation August, 14 / 7:30 PM School
9th grade orientation is at 7:30 at the HS auditorium.

Steve Gilliland August, 15 / 1:00 PM Community
Nationally known speaker, Steve Gilliland will be in Jackson on Wednesday, August 15th at 1:00 pm in the JCC Performing Arts Center at JCC High School. There is no cost to attend this dynamic motivational speaker as JCC Schools is partnering with Mountain Lake Schools, Windom Area Schools, and Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Jackson to bring him to town.

Riverside Elem-Back to School Night August, 15 / 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Community
Riverside will host is Back to School Night on Wednesday August 15th from 4:00pm-5:30pm, students and parents are invited to come to Riverside where they can visit their classrooms, bring supplies, and take care of any paperwork. Subway will be serving in the cafeteria.

Pleasantview-Back to School Night August, 15 / 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School
Pleasantview will host its Back to School Night from 4pm-5:30pm, students and parents are invited to come and visit their classrooms, bring their supplies, and take care of any paperwork. Subway will be serving in the back parking lot. Everyone is invited to join us for food and fun!

6th grade orientation August, 15 / 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM School
6th grade orientation will be taking place at the auditorium. Come ask questions, meet your teachers and get familiar with your new school. 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend but please do not come until after 6:30 unless you have a sibling in 6th grade.

Corn Cob Open August, 16 / 6:00 AM Community
Thursday, August 16th, the 30th Annual Minnesota State Corn Cob Open will be held at the Jackson Golf Club, Emerald Valley Golf Course in Lakefield, and Loon Lake Golf Course. Golfing will begin at 6 am and go throughout the day. There will be a pork burger & sweet corn feed from 10:30 – 3:00 at the Jackson Golf Club & Emerald Valley Golf Course in Lakefield. Cost is $5. There will be a ribeye dinner served from 6:00 – 8:00 at the Jackson Golf Club, and the cost is $15. For more info or to register for golfing, please call 507-847-3010 and ask for Molly Hurley or email Website:

Storybook Science August, 19 / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Community
Storybook Science: Life Under Your Feet! Sunday, August 19 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Who: Ages 4-6 with Caregiver Head underground in this fun program. We'll read a storybook and learn all about the animals hiding under the surface through hands-on activities. Don't miss this chance to touch real furs and make your own underground animal to bring home! Pre-registration is required Please call 507-662-5064 Or email

First day of School August, 20 / 12:00 AM Community
First day of school starts for JCC.

Wild Wednesday Walks August, 22 / 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Community
The Prairie Ecology Bus Center, holding a Wild Wednesday Walk, 7pm-8pm. Join them for a casual, fun exploration of Sparks Park's various animal hide-outs, and see what animals and plants call this habitat home. Free for Adults and Families. Pre-registration is required. Call 504-662-5064, or email For more information check out their website at

Lakefield Citywide Garage sales August, 24 / 12:00 AM Community
Fall Citywide Garage Sales

No School August, 24 / 12:00 AM Sports
No school

Lakefield Citywide Garage sales August, 25 / 12:00 AM Community
Fall Citywide Garage Sales

No School August, 27 / 12:00 AM School
No school

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