Meetings & Events 3/21/13

Sue Melchior exhibit opens March 28 The Scott County Historical Society welcomes people to attend an evening of art and conversation at the opening reception for Paintings by Sue Melchior from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 28. The exhibit includes 20 watercolor and pastel paintings by local artist Sue Melchior, who will be in attendance. There is free admission with refreshments provided. The exhibit runs through Saturday, April 27.

Melchior will demonstrate and teach the basics of watercolor painting from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11. For details call 952-445-0378 or

The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller St. S, Shakopee, three blocks south of the intersection of Co. Rd. 101 and Fuller St.

MN Conservation banquet is April 6 The 2013 Minnesota Conservation Federation Regional Banquet will be held Saturday, April 6, at the Prior Lake VFW. The Fish Lake, Belle Plaine, New Market and Prior Lake Sportsmen’s Clubs cosponsor the banquet to raise funds for educational and outdoor projects.

Tickets are available and include a steak dinner, raffles, door prizes and a live auction. The MC will be Dick Jonckowski, Golden Gopher announcer and sports celebrity. Support conservation and have a great dinner and a great time.

Tickets are available from all sportsmen’s club members or by calling Jamie at 952- 292-3284. The Minnesota Conservation is the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation and publisher of the youth magazine Walk on the Wildside.

Barten Breakfast on Sunday, April 7 The Sixth Annual Roman Barten Memorial Benefit Breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the New Prague KC Hall. The breakfast will benefit Emma German, a 6-year-old who has neurblastoma. Pancakes, sausages and rolls will be served. This is a free will donation.

‘English Tea’ luncheon April 13 Women are welcome to an "English Tea" Luncheon, a country gathering for Christian women, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, at St. Catherine’s Church (along Co. Rd. 70 or Highway 8) of Spring Lake Township.

The speaker will be Gaye Lindfors, author of the book "God, Girlfriends, and Chocolate." She will speak on "Living A Faith Filled Life."

Those attending can design and wear a "home-made" hat that may reflect humor, a recycled theme, or an English tea. Hats will be judged and prizes awarded. For tickets contact 952-461- 2214.

Living History Summer Camp in June The 2013 History Camp will be held at the Rice County Historical Society June 10 – 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., except on Thursday when the time will be extended until 3 p.m. for a field trip.

There is a fee for members and for non-members. Participants must be entering fourth through sixth grade in the fall of 2013.

Campers will learn about the lives of the early Rice County Native Americans, get a glimpse of a day in the life of a Minnesota Pioneer, spend a morning in a one room school, and visit the sites of early mills in Morristown, Dundas, and Northfield. The field trip activities include observing flour being ground by waterpower at Morristown, picnicking at the Archibald Mill Park in Dundas, viewing Northfield’s Ames Mill and visiting the site of the James- Younger Raid on the First National Bank. The week will conclude with the camp participants compiling a family history booklet and then sharing some of their camp experiences with their guests. I f interested in signing up for the History Camp, applications are available at the Rice County Historical Society, 1814 NW Second Ave., Faribault. Questions contact the Rice County Historical Society at 507-332-2121 or email at

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