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<strong>October</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Connections</strong><br />

Inside<br />

This Issue<br />

Page 2 - President Update-<br />

Making a Difference<br />

Page 3- Making a<br />

Difference, Membership<br />

Page 4 - Business Briefs<br />

Ambassador Scholarship Awarded<br />

The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

Ambassador Committee has awarded<br />

a $1,000 Scholarship to Kambria Steinhaus.<br />

Kambria is a student at St. Norbert College in<br />

De Pere, Wisconsin.<br />

The Ambassadors Scholarship is offered<br />

annually to a Martin County student who is<br />

in a business related field anf is entering their<br />

junior or senior year at a four year college or<br />

in their final year in a technical college. The<br />

recipient is also required to confirm achievemnet<br />

of a 3.0 GPA or greater on a 4.0 GPA Scale.<br />

The Ambassadors and the Fairmont<br />

Area Chamber of Commerce would like to<br />

congratulate Kambria and wish her the best of<br />

luck in her future endeavors!<br />

Page 5 - Business Briefs,<br />

Junior Achievement<br />

Page 6 -New Teachers<br />

Banquet<br />

Page 7- Glows Parade<br />

Page 8 - <strong>Community</strong><br />

Education Recreation<br />

(CER)<br />

The Ambassadors<br />

meet monthly at 3:00p.m.<br />

on the third Monday of the<br />

month at the Chamber office.<br />

After their meeting<br />

they make 3 business visits. Duties of an<br />

Ambassador are to represent the Chamber<br />

at all ground breakings, ribbon cuttings,<br />

and grand openings, assist with the annual<br />

Pork Masters Golf Outing, assist with<br />

Membership Drives and continue contact<br />

with Chamber members encouraging them<br />

to become active in the<br />

Chamber. We are always<br />

looking for more Ambassadors<br />

to represent the<br />

Chamber of Commerce.<br />

If you are interested in becoming an<br />

Ambassador or, if you know a business the<br />

Ambassadors should visit due to relocation,<br />

change of ownership/management, major<br />

remodeling, etc., call us at (507)235-5547<br />

or email info@fairmontchamber.com<br />

323 East Blue Earth Avenue • Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-5547 • www.FairmontChamber.org • FairmontChamber

Board of Directors Officers:<br />

Chair<br />

Joe Evans<br />

Mayo Clinic Health<br />

Systems<br />

Vice Chair<br />

Aaron Speltz<br />

Hy-Vee<br />

Board of Directors:<br />

Rick Ash<br />

United Hospital<br />

District<br />

John Christ<br />

Kahler Automation<br />

Mike Christians<br />

Green Mill<br />

Sara Cyphers<br />

D & S Trophies<br />

Nicole Johnston<br />

Visit Fairmont<br />

Staff:<br />

Mission Statement: The Fairmont Area Vision Chamber Statement: of Commerce The Fairmont is an advocate Area for Chamber promoting of a healthy Commerce business will climb<br />

Past Chair<br />

Keith Hoye<br />

KSUM and KFMC<br />

Radio<br />

Treasurer<br />

Vonnie Cone<br />

ReMax Total Realty<br />

Marsha Leschefske<br />

Booj Boutique<br />

Jeff Militello<br />

Militello Motors<br />

Blake Potthoff<br />

Fairmont Opera<br />

House, Inc.<br />

Jeff Rouse<br />

Destination Small<br />

Town<br />

Kandi Menne<br />

President<br />

president@fairmontchamber.org<br />

Rachel Manwarren<br />

Finance Director<br />

finance@fairmontchamber.org<br />

Sydney Andrews<br />

Office Manager<br />

info@fairmontchamber.org<br />

Contact Information:<br />

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

323 East Blue Earth Avenue<br />

P.O. Box 826<br />

Fairmont, MN 56031<br />

Phone: (507) 235-5547<br />

www.FairmontChamber.org<br />

Fairmont Chamber Making a Difference!<br />

Kandi Menne: President, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

The change of seasons also<br />

initiates a shift in the efforts<br />

of the Chamber.<br />

As I write we are wrapping up<br />

preparations for the first Sip n<br />

Shop in Fairmont! We are excited<br />

to bring something new to our<br />

community! I know everyone will have enjoyed<br />

the shopping experience and tasting a variety of<br />

fall beverages! We will share pictures in the next<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Connections</strong> and on our FB pages.<br />

Thank you the 17 businesses that participated and all<br />

the "Sip n Shoppers" !<br />

It is the weekend of Fairmont's homecoming<br />

and festivities are under way. Go Cardinals!<br />

Bureau 14 began in September<br />

with a great group of members<br />

in attendance at the recently<br />

remodeled Interlaken Golf<br />

Club! We meet again <strong>October</strong><br />

11 with Michael Hunter Chief of Police as<br />

our guest speaker. He will update us on<br />

how they are dealing with some of the new<br />

laws passed at the capital that are in effect<br />

now<br />

<strong>October</strong> :<br />

We are bringing Cindra Kamphoff to<br />

Fairmont on Tuesday <strong>October</strong> 10th at the Fairmont<br />

Opera House! Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., CMPC,<br />

PCC, is an award-winning keynote speaker and<br />

certified professional coach for leaders, professional<br />

athletes, and championship teams. She is the author<br />

of Amazon best-seller Beyond Grit and Beyond Grit<br />

for Business:. Her podcast, The High-Performance<br />

Mind-set podcast, has over 3 million downloads<br />

and is ranked in the top 100 podcasts where she<br />

interviews thought leaders about mind-set. She is<br />

a proud Minnesotan and lives in Mankato with her<br />

husband and two teenage boys.<br />

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and you can<br />

gather in the footlight lounge before you find your<br />

seat in the auditorium to hear Cindra starting at 6:30<br />

p.m. After, the lounge will be open for 1 hour.<br />

This event is FREE to the public – in<br />

thanks to our sponsor Sweet Financial Partners.<br />

Freewill donations will be accepted or bring a toy<br />

to support the newly formed and LOCAL Martin<br />

County “Toys for Tots” Toys and books must be new<br />

and unwrapped. We are excited to support this local<br />

effort in their kick off month!<br />

• School has begun and students and parents<br />

are getting back into a routine. We are actively<br />

looking for volunteer teachers for the Junior<br />

Achievement curriculum in the schools. Through<br />

the generosity of our business<br />

sponsors we purchase and<br />

provide the classroom teaching<br />

kits for grades Kindergarten<br />

thru grade 6th. Junior<br />

Achievement is in SJV, St. Paul’s<br />

and the Fairmont elementary schools<br />

as well as 8th grade! To date are JA kit<br />

sponsors are the American Legion, Kahler<br />

Automation and The Early Risers Kiwanis<br />

If you are looking to volunteer – consider<br />

being a JA volunteer teacher. Call Sydney<br />

at 235.5547 or e-mail info@fairmontchamber.org<br />

• We are also planning our annual banquet to<br />

welcome new teachers to our schools. The evening<br />

is scheduled for Monday <strong>October</strong> 23. We invite local<br />

businesses to attend and sponsor a teacher’s dinner.<br />

Each new teacher will get a welcome bag. If you<br />

have an item you would like to include in the bags –<br />

give us a call – we will let you know how many new<br />

teachers we will have and what it costs to sponsor a<br />

teacher!<br />

• In <strong>October</strong> we also begin our Membership<br />

campaign. When you join the Chamber in <strong>October</strong><br />

and pay 2024 membership dues you get the rest of<br />

<strong>2023</strong> membership for FREE! If you are not already a<br />


ate e recognized by facilitating as access the leader to leaders, in assisting communication area and businesses education through to prosper. programs and services for its members.<br />

Making a Difference (Continued )<br />

Chamber member there is no better time to join!<br />

To coincide with our membership drive we have exciting news<br />

for our current members and potential members. We listened to what<br />

you want, and, what you wanted is a clear understanding and answer to<br />

the question “What do I get for my membership”? We are changing our<br />

dues structure from employee count based to a Tiered base<br />

membership system. There are five levels of membership.<br />

Supporter, Believer, Champion, Partners and Visionary.<br />

Where do you fall? You'll find out soon!<br />

You will receive information on the structure<br />

of tiered dues works and how it will benefit you. It will<br />

make membership simple and easy and provide a clear<br />

understanding of what you can expect! Many Chambers<br />

that have moved to a tiered dues membership have<br />

witnessed better engagement with members and we are confident we will<br />

see a positive impact too!<br />

As always we will continue to provide our members with the<br />

latest information on local state and national business news. We will<br />

continue to advocate, suppport and help you promote your buisinesses.<br />

We are also in the process of putting together next years<br />

Fairmont Area Life Guide. It is jammed packed with local information<br />

and events and features many of our local businesses. Advertising space<br />

will be available soon.<br />

The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for<br />

promoting a healthy business climate by facilitating access to<br />

leaders, communication and education through programs and<br />

services for its members.”<br />

Remember to shop local, support our Martin County<br />

businesses, get out, enjoy our great communities and<br />

amities we are fortunate to have.<br />

If you would like to learn more about the Fairmont Area<br />

Chamber of Commerce, call us at (507) 235-5547 or e-mail me at<br />

president@fairmontchamber.org.<br />

How to Get the Most Out of Your Chamber Membership<br />

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• Identify what you hope to gain from your Membership<br />

• Include Your entire staff in your membership<br />

• Connect with other Chamber members<br />

• Get involved in Chamber events and seminars<br />

• Join a Committee<br />

• Use the Chamber as a marketing tool<br />

• Let people know you are a member and display your<br />

membership decal<br />

• Read your Monday eNews and Chambers <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Connections</strong> insert<br />

• Use the membership directory & do business with Chamber<br />

Members<br />

• Make Sure the Chamber has your correct information on file<br />

• Provide us with feedback<br />

• Let us know when you have a new manager/owner, have remodeled<br />

or moved. We want to celebrate with you!<br />

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Exciting news from Sweet Financial and<br />

the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce!<br />

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 10th, as together, we<br />

bring you an incredible opportunity. Join us at the Fairmont Opera<br />

House at 6:30 PM to hear from Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, a top-notch<br />

speaker and coach. With experience mentally training the Minnesota<br />

Vikings, she knows how to drive success. Get ready for an<br />

energizing evening packed with practical strategies to boost your<br />

personal and professional life.<br />

Martin County Historical Society<br />

(507)235-5178<br />

The book entitled “Martin County –<br />

Merchants and Innovators, Creators<br />

and Risk Takers” is now available<br />

at the Pioneer Museum, the Photo Press, and The<br />

Good News Bookstore.<br />

This book documents the history of those Martin<br />

County businesses, nonprofits, and professional organizations<br />

that submitted their stories to the Martin County Historical<br />

Society for the purpose of being included in this project. This<br />

book, authored by Lenny Tvedten, includes 74 submissions as well<br />

as an additional 34 Northrop businesses submitted by Tom Koeritz.<br />

Fluorescent Bulb Recycling<br />

Fluorescent bulb recycling will be held on<br />

Thursday <strong>October</strong> 5, <strong>2023</strong> from 9:00 a.m.<br />

to 1:00 p.m. in the Tractor Supply Parking<br />

Lot.There is a charge at the time of disposal.<br />

Straight Fluorescent lamps 4' and under are $.50. Over 4' are<br />

$.90. High Intensity Discharge Lamps (HID) are $5.00. Fairmont<br />

Public Utilities Customers are eligable for a total reimbursement<br />

for the bulb recycling. Ask for a rebate coupon and keep your receipt.<br />

Turn in both to the Fairmont Public Utilities for reimbursement<br />

of the Recycling cost.<br />

Business Briefs are one of the<br />

many benefits of being a Chamber<br />

member. Deadline for the May<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Connections</strong> insert is<br />

Aptil 24, <strong>2023</strong>. Please limit to 100<br />

Fairmont Opera House<br />

(507)238-4900<br />

Fairmont Opera House to host Minnesota Sings<br />

Statewide Finals for 60 contestants who have qualified at City Sings<br />

events this summer to compete for some awesome prizes.Public is<br />

welcome to attend. Grand Finale is Sunday at 5 PM featuring the<br />

top 16 singers from the 2 round competition.Visit our Facebook<br />

Page for more information and ticket prices.<br />

United Hospital District<br />

(507) 238-1287<br />

United Hospital District (UHD) is named one<br />

of America’s Best Small Hospitals Under 25<br />

Beds by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s<br />

trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies<br />

that UHD is in the top six percent of 566 U.S. hospitals under 25<br />

beds offering a broad selection of medical services and high patient<br />

recommendation scores. The methodology used to select UHD as<br />

one of the Best Small Hospitals Under 25 Beds is unique. Qualifying<br />

hospitals must offer Emergency Department services and at least<br />

three of the following services (Cardiac Rehab, CT scan, Diagnostic<br />

Mammography, Dialysis, Helipad, ICU, Inpatient Surgery, Joint<br />

Replacement, MRI, Obstetrics, Physical Therapy, Trauma, Wound<br />

Care). UHD provides 12 qualifying services. Hospitals were then<br />

ranked by their patient recommendation rating from the Hospital<br />

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.<br />

Red Rock Center<br />

(507)235-9262<br />

Red Rock Center for the Arts welcomes Melissa<br />

Hamsmith of Ringsted as the new Creative<br />

Arts Specialist and Allison Cobb and<br />

Bill Gonnsen to the Martin County Preservation Association Board<br />

of Directors. The MCPA is a 501c3 nonprofit managing the Red<br />

Rock Center for the Arts and the Chubb House.<br />

words or less. Lengthy submitted briefs may be included, but on a space available<br />

only. A photo or business logo can also be included. No pricing allowed.<br />

Examples are: open houses, expansion, new managers/employees, new product,<br />

Milestone anniversaries, events, awards, etc. .<br />

Email to info@fairmontchamber.org

Chamber Member Business Briefs Continued<br />

Burtis Chiropractic<br />

(507)235-5551<br />

Dr. Scott Burtis recently passed the necessary exams<br />

to become board-certified as a Diplomate of the American<br />

Clinical Board of Nutrition. This post-grad designation is one of the<br />

highest levels of certification one can receive in nutrition healthcare<br />

services. There are currently less than a dozen DACBN practitioners<br />

in the state of Minnesota, including only one other outside the<br />

Twin Cities metro area. Dr. Burtis is eager to continue providing<br />

the Fairmont area and beyond with an even higher level of nutritional<br />

consulting.<br />

Heritage Acres<br />

Sunday <strong>October</strong> 15, <strong>2023</strong> 10 am to 4pm<br />

Enjoy the last of our great fall weather at the Heritage<br />

Acres Harvest Festival. FREE and fun for the<br />

whole family! Blacksmith demonstrations, food, live music with<br />

Steve Lang and Bob Petrowiak, train rides, horse-plowing, apple<br />

pressing, corn shelling and more! Come tour our historical buildings<br />

and see what life and farming was like 100 years ago!<br />

At 10am, there's an ecumenical church service in the chapel, and<br />

then all other events begin at 11am.<br />

Pizza Ranch- Fairmont<br />

(507)235-8822<br />

All Fall - Get Double Points on Wednesdays! Get<br />

two points for every dollar spent.<br />

Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed<br />

Sterling Drug<br />

(507)238-2797<br />

“The flu and cold season is here. Sterling<br />

Fairmont now provides rapid testing AND<br />

treatment for strep throat, RSV, flu, and COVID-19 for patients<br />

five years and older. We are available for testing Monday through<br />

Friday from 11am to 4pm. Tests are $75 per person.<br />

For some shopping fun, pharmacy customers are invited to join us<br />

on Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 26 for our Pharmacy Customer Appreciation<br />

event! We want to thank our patients with 50% off five gift<br />

or toy items, 40% off four items storewide, special treats, refreshments,<br />

and giveaways. Stop on by—you are sure to have a fabulous<br />

time!”<br />

Visit Fairmont<br />

(507)235-8585<br />

Visit Fairmont now had 3 moveable<br />

structures that would go great at any event. These letters serve as a<br />

fun visual and reminder of the 5 Lakes Fairmont has to offer! Call<br />

us at 507-235-8585 or email director@visitfairmont.com if you<br />

would like these at your event.<br />

US Bank<br />

507-238-8329<br />

US Bank in Fairmont is proud to announce<br />

our new branch hours. To better serve our customers we are now<br />

open 9AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday.<br />

Junior Achievement in our schools starts in <strong>October</strong> <strong>2023</strong>and continues through April <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Nearly 1200 students from 55 classrooms grades K-sixth and 8th grade will benefit from the JA<br />

Curriculum. A volunteer is needed for each classroom to teach five 45 minute sessions with a<br />

provided materials kit and instruction manual. Enrich your life by volunteering or sponsoring a classroom!<br />

The annual cost for all the classroom teaching kits averages $12,000. Our ability to continue to offer Junior Achievement<br />

in our public and private schools depends on the generosity of our community through you, the volunteers and donations.<br />

If you would like to support Junior Achievement by volunteering or a donation, contact Kandi at the Fairmont Area Chamber<br />

of Commerce at 507.235.5547 or info@fairmontchamber.org.<br />

You can mail a donation to Fairmont Chamber of Commerce: PO Box 826, Fairmont, MN 56031 or stop by our office<br />

at 323 E Blue Earth Avenue to learn more!<br />


Core Values: We value for our members, employees and community: integrity in all we do, collaboration with all our stakeholders, growth and develop<br />

Chamber Events<br />

<strong>October</strong> 10<br />

Speaker- Dr. Cindra Kamphoff<br />

<strong>October</strong> 11<br />

Bureau 14 Meets<br />

<strong>October</strong> 18<br />

Ambassadors Meeting- Ribbon Cutting<br />

<strong>October</strong> 23<br />

New Teachers Banquet<br />






Call 235.5547<br />

to learn the benfits of being a<br />

chamber member<br />

New Teachers Banquet<br />

Each year the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce plans<br />

a Banquet to welcome new teacher and teachers celebrating 25<br />

years with their school. Teachers and principals of the Fairmont<br />

public and private schools, and Arise Academy/Southern Plains<br />

are in attendance. The date is set for <strong>October</strong> 23rd and will be at<br />

the Best Western.<br />

We are looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor one or more new teachers<br />

at the banquet.<br />

Each new teacher is given a "welcome bag" filled with information about Fairmont<br />

and Martin County. Area businesses may contribute a promotional item or store coupon<br />

to the welcome bags<br />

If you are interested in being a sponsor or contributing to the welcome bag please<br />

call Sydney at (507)235-5547 or email info@fairmontchamber.org<br />

New Law Changes<br />

There are many new employment law changes that have come out in <strong>2023</strong> that are a reality for<br />

your business. Here is a overview of all the laws that have been changed along with a couple that will be<br />

in affect soon. These laws are affective to all employers whether you have 1 employee or 1000.<br />

• CROWN Act<br />

• Nursing Mother and Pregnancy Accommodations<br />

• Drug & Alcohol Policy and Testing Changes after the Legalization of Marijuana<br />

• Employee Sick and Safe Leave (coming January 2024)<br />

• Non-competition Agreements<br />

• Paid Family and Medical Leave (coming in 2026)<br />

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, Minnesota’s earned sick and safe time law requires employers to provide<br />

paid leave to employees who work in the state. Minnesota’s current sick and safe leave law remains in<br />

effect until Dec. 31, <strong>2023</strong> and will be replaced by the new earned sick and safe time law on Jan. 1, 2024.<br />

Sick and safe time is paid leave employers must provide to employees in Minnesota that can be used for<br />

certain reasons, including when an employee is sick, to care for a sick family member or to seek<br />

assistance if an employee or their family member has experienced domestic abuse.<br />

Chamber Bucks<br />

Promote shopping local. They may be spent in Martin<br />

County at most businesses. If you have that hard to buy<br />

for person - consider Chamber Bucks.<br />

The Chamber of Commerce is located at<br />

323 E. Blue Earth Ave in Fairmont.<br />

We are open Monday - Friday - 8-5<br />


ment for our members, recognition of accomplishments, effective communication, and doing all things efficiently and in a fiscally responsible manner.<br />

Get ready for the Glows Parade<br />

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The Annual Glows Parade and Santa Fly-In will be<br />

Friday November 17, <strong>2023</strong>. Santa will fly into the Fairmont<br />

Municipal Airport at approximately 4:15 and the parade<br />

starts at 6:00p.m. starting on Downtown Plaza and ends<br />

at Lincoln Park. We encourage Clubs, Organizations, and<br />

businesses to participate as this time-honored Martin<br />

County Tradition. Get creative and let your lights shine!<br />

Call us at (507) 235-5547<br />

33 rd Glows<br />

The Tradition Continues<br />

Kicking off the 2022 holidays with the<br />

Parade<br />

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, <strong>2023</strong><br />

5:15 p.m. Lineup - 6:00 p.m. Parade starts<br />

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, NOVEMBER 11, 2022<br />

Let’s make Fairmont “GLOW”!<br />

We encourage all units to have lights and signage. Santa will be part of the parade courtesy of<br />

the Glows Committee. To avoid confusion among the younger audience, we discourage other<br />

Santa appearances. For safety reasons please do not throw candy from your ‘float’<br />

Return registration form by November 10 - Glows Parade, P.O. Box 826, Fairmont, MN 56031<br />

Or email it to Rachel at finance@fairmontchamber.org<br />

Where to Find <strong>Community</strong> Events<br />

To view upcoming <strong>Community</strong><br />

events visit www.fairmontareacalendar.com<br />

or the Fairmont Area Life Facebook page. Did<br />

you know you can post your own events on the calendar? Go to the<br />

website, scroll down to the orange button that says submit events! If<br />

you have questions about updating your events to the Fairmont Area<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Calendar please contact us at info@fairmontchamber.<br />

org. Calendar Funding Partners: Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce,<br />

Visit Fairmont, City of Fairmont, Fairmont Area Schools, and<br />

Blandin <strong>Community</strong> Broadband Grand. Other Partners: Fairmont<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Education and Recreation.<br />

3 - $50 Chamber Gift Certificates awarded in the following categories:<br />

Commercial, Non-Commercial/Churches, and Glowing Parade Float<br />

Entry Fees offset ongoing expenses<br />

Non-Chamber Business: $30.00<br />

Chamber Member Business: $20.00<br />

Non-Profit: $10.00<br />


BUSINESS NAME _____________________________________________________________________<br />

ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________________________<br />

PHONE _______________________________ CELL PHONE ___________________________________<br />

EMAIL ADDRESS ______________________________________________________________________<br />

CONTACT PERSON _______________________________________ $ Enclosed ___________________<br />

TYPE OF FLOAT_________________________ LENGTH _______________________________________<br />

MUSIC? ___ YES ____NO LIGHTS? ____YES ____NO<br />

You will receive line up # confirmation via email<br />

For more information, contact the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-235-5547.<br />

Email Rachel at finance@fairmontchamber.org .<br />

We hope you can join us!<br />

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and Recreation<br />

<strong>October</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

“Lifelong Learning and Leisure<br />

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Top ten estate planning mistakes to avoid will focus on the tools and<br />

the process of creating effective estate plans that work on disability and<br />

death. Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, Cassandra Lustfield, will<br />

teach you how to control your assets while you are alive and well. Trusts,<br />

wills, powers of attorney, health care directives and their best uses will all<br />

be discussed. Free! Please pre-register to ensure class is held.<br />

Thank you to our Flag Football Sponsors: Becker Financial, Sterling<br />

Drug, Land Services, ADS, Taco Johns, Hy-Vee,<br />

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Grab your friends, family and your creative spirit! This Sip N’Paint class<br />

will walk you through the process, from mixing paint colors to what sort<br />

of brush strokes to use. Beginners welcome! <strong>October</strong> 17<br />

A Sampling of Upcoming Activities<br />

The Art of De-Aging: Peel Years Off Your Biological Age Virtual Class<br />

Oct 2<br />

First Timers 55 Defensive Driving Oct 2<br />

Posture, Get is Straight Virtual Class Oct 3<br />

Hips, Thighs & Otherwise Virtual Class Oct 4<br />

Upholstery/Caned Chair Restoration Oct 5<br />

Microsoft Word: Basic Oct 7<br />

Soothe Those Achy Joints- Virtual Class Oct 9<br />

Refresher- 55 Defensive Driving Oct 9<br />

Afterschool STEM Activities Oct 9<br />

Women Weight & Hormones Virtual Class Oct 10<br />

Microsoft Word: Intermediate Oct 14<br />

Is Your Waistband Too Tight Today? Virtual Class Oct 16<br />

Avoid The Pitfalls Of Perimenopause & Menopause Virtual Class Oct 17<br />

Sip N Paint with Designs by Kandvas Oct 17<br />

Microsoft Word: Basic Oct 18<br />

Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes Oct 19<br />

Microsoft PowerPoint: Basic Oct 21<br />

Thyroid Things You Need To Know Virtual Class Oct 23<br />

Archery I and Archery II Oct 23<br />

Posture & Osteoporosis Workshop Virtual Class Oct 24<br />

Microsoft Excel: Basic Oct 24<br />

De-Age Your Brain Virtual Class Oct 30<br />

Vitamins & Herbs: Facts and Fallacies Virtual Class Nov 1<br />

Child & Babysitting Safety Nov 4<br />

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate Nov 4<br />

Overcome Your Carbohydrate Cravings Virtual Class Nov 6<br />

Card Making-Stampin' Up Nov 7<br />

Just Breathe! Techniques to Calm, Center & Balance Virtual Class Nov 8<br />

Microsoft Excel: Basic Nov 8<br />

National <strong>Community</strong> Education Day Nov 9<br />

…and much more!<br />

For an up-to date list of activities, visit the CER Web Store<br />

www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/o/cer<br />

(Register online with your MasterCard/Visa.)<br />

For more information contact the CER Office:<br />

507-235-3141 or Email sbusiahn@fairmont.k12.mn.us<br />

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