1 – The Renville County Historical Society is hosting a presentation on UFO sightings in the area Sept. 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. The program will be held in the heritage building at the Renville County Museum in Morton.

2 – The Redwood Falls Farmers Market is open Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. until noon in the parking lot at Bridge and Washington streets in Redwood Falls.

3 – An open house featuring the art work of Mary Schroepfer is being held Sept. 30 at the Redwood Falls Public Library from 12-2 p.m.

4 – Fort Ridgely State Park will host a fall festival and seed collection event Sept. 30. Volunteers are needed to collect seeds from native grasses and wildflower species.  The seed collection event will begin at the upper picnic area of the park at 1:30 p.m. and should run approximately two hours. An evening of outdoor fun is also on tap Saturday at Fort Ridgely State Park during its fall festival. The festival will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the upper picnic area. The events are free, but a vehicle permit ($7 for a one-day permit or $35 for a year-round permit) is required to enter the park.

5 – The Harkin Store is hosting a presentation on sheep, wool and quilts Oct. 1 from 1-4 p.m. Alexander Harkin came to Minnesota and West Newton to raise sheep on the hillside and to farm. He did that for years and was noted for having very good quality wool. The program will honor the wool industry. Come and see the displays of the wool, spinning wheel, carders and wool items and quilts, new and old. For more information, call (507) 354-8666.

6 – The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra will present a concert, “An All-American Celebration — SMSU at 50” Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High School.

If you have an event you would like to submit for future publication send the information, including the time, date, location and a brief description, to tkrause@redwoodfallsgazette.com

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society