Deadline for all Community Calendar items is 11 a.m. on Thursday. Meeting and open house announcements will be printed twice at no charge
SATURDAY, MAY 12
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MORRIS COMMENCEMENT at 1:30 p.m. on the campus mall. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the P.E. Center, with seating limited to five guest tickets per graduate. Accommodations for non ticketed guests to view the ceremony will be available in Humanities Fine Arts, Recital Hall. Commencement also will be streamed online, beginning at 1 p.m. To learn more, visit morris.umn.edu/commencement.
LETTER CARRIERS' STAMPOUTHUNGER® FOOD DRIVE: place non-perishable food items in a bag by your mailbox, and your local letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to a local food shelf like the Stevens County Food Shelf.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 5039 will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Old No. 1 in Morris. Officers will be installed.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
SPRING LAWN CARE is this month's Come grow with us! presentation from 5:15 to 6 p.m. at the Horticulture Display Garden at the WCROC. Stephanie Rutten-Ramos, Douglas County Master Gardener, will demonstrate principles on establishment of and maintenance of healthy lawns.
LITTLE MISS HANCOCK INFORMATION MEETING at 5:30 p.m. in Mrs.Christianson's classroom at the Hancock Public School. Girls who are ages 8-10 by July 3 and live in Hancock or attend the Hancock Public School are eligible. If you are unable to attend please contact Ashley Christianson @ 392-4735. Pageant will be on July 3.
THURSDAY, MAY 17
PARENTING GROUP FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Go Set Ready Coffee in Benson. The May topic is "Celebrating our role as parents of a child with special needs." This group is sponsored by The Resource Center Program of WCI. For more information and to RSVP, call 320-805-0097.
SYTTENDE MAI BRUNCH 10 to 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Some menu itmes are Hverdagvaffer, Aebleskivers, Norwegian muffins and Brunkake. Tickets are $12 at the door. The brunch is sponsored by the Morris Sons of Norway Norskfodt Lodge #1-590.
SATURDAY, MAY 19
POMME DE TERRE GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at East Side Park in Morris. Mums, perennials, annuals, succulents, sprengeri (asparagus fern), vinca vines, houseplants, and miscellaneous garden items. Come early for best selection. Proceeds benefit community projects.
CELEBRATE SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE at the Stevens County Historical Society and Museum. View the New Land, New Life exhibit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., attend the Syttende Mai Mingle from 9 to noon; and hear the reading of Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass at 2 p.m.
MINNEWASKA SINGLES will meet for game night at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Glenwood (186 Hwy 55). Bring a snack to share. For more information call 320-283-5612.
THURSDAY, MAY 24
VFW POST 5039 AND LEGION POST 29 MEMBERS will place flags on graves of veterans at Calvary and Summit Cemeteries in Morris starting at 5 p.m. Meet at the corner of 7th St. and College Ave.