1 – Education Minnesota - Redwood Falls is hosting a book drive Friday during the RVHS boys and girls basketball doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. in the Redwood Valley schools gym. Books donated will be distributed through the Redwood Area Food Shelf.

2 – The Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a hot dish supper Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. All are encouraged to attend.

3 – A benefit for Jon Ceplecha is being held Saturday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Red-wood Falls from 5-7:30 p.m. with a spaghetti meal, silent auction and bake sale. Proceeds are being used to help Ceplecha whose house was destroyed by a fire.

4 – The Redwood County Republican convention is being held Saturday at the Redwood Area Community Center in Redwood Falls. The convention is set to start at 1:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

5 – There are many different animals living all around us but it can be tough to see them. Looking for tracks is a great way to discover who some of these animals might be. Come out to Fort Ridgely State Park this Saturday at 2 p.m. for a guided snowshoe hike through both forested and prairie sections. This will be a fun chance at trying to identify 15 different animal tracks. We will be out for around an hour and half walking up or down a couple of steeper hills covering about two miles. If there isn’t enough snow, the event will become a hike. Meet at the Chalet (Golf Course Clubhouse) parking lot.

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society