Editor’s Mailbag

Rich and the Resistors, Teddy Bear Band coming to GFW schools on Friday

Rich and the Resistors plus Eddie Hughes as Elvis, and the Teddy Bear Band are coming to GFW schools on Friday, June 1st. In the evening at 7pm, T-Bird community arts council is sponsoring Rich and the Resistors–including Eddie Hughes as Elvis–in a Back to the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s concert at the high school in Winthrop. The Resistors play a variety of blues to country to rock and are well known for playing prior to the Vikings games at US Bank Stadium at the iconic “Viking’s Ship.”

Eddie Hughes — who plays Elvis — performs all eras of Elvis. Eddie’s life is dedicated to the authentic representation of the music and legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley. He’s an intricate study of 1950’s, GI & movie era, the ’68 comeback & the 70’s with all the outfits, moves mannerisms. People regularly comment that Eddie is the best Elvis they have ever seen or heard anywhere!

To purchase tickets for the Back to the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s show contact Jennifer Thompson at jennifer.thompson@gfwschools.org, stop by any of the three GFW schools, or call 507-834-6501. There are dinner and show tickets available for $25 and $22 (children and senior citizens) which include preferential seating for the performance. Dinner is a buffet at Hahn’s in Winthrop prior to the show. The show follows starting at 7 p.m. at GFW High School. There are also show only tickets available for $12 and $10 (children and senior citizens). Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the performance and seating is general admission.

The band will start out their day by making a stop at GFW elementary where they will perform as The Teddy Bear Band for pre K-1st grade students and their families. Their theme at the elementary school will focus on being respectful, responsible, and safe–GFW’s T-Bird Way. They will also remind students to keep reading throughout the summer.

For the 2nd-4th grade GFW Elementary students, the Teddy Bear Band becomes “Rich and the Resistors” for a second concert at the elementary school focusing on music history and reminding students to continue to be live out the T-Bird Way throughout the summer months.

BBC Leadership Workshop

SLEEPY EYE — Bridging Brown County has scheduled its summer leadership workshop.

BBC will offer a five-hour workshop on Leading with Cultural Competence on Wednesday, July 25 at the Best Western Plus, 2101 S Broadway St, New Ulm.

People who make up Minnesota’s rural communities are diversifying. Having the skills to work across differences is essential to creating thriving, welcoming places. Building these skills requires awareness, understanding and capacity for working in and communicating across cultures.

Prior to the workshop, participants will take an online assessment called the Intercultural Development In-ventory (IDI). The IDI assesses intercultural competence — the capability to shift cultural perspective and ap-propriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities.

During the workshop, participants will receive their personalized IDI profile. They will have the opportunity to review and consider their own cultural backgrounds and influences; understand different cultural styles of communication; how these styles affect their preferred approaches to decision-making and communication; and devise a personal plan using tools and techniques to increase cultural competency.

Registration will be $95 for the full day of training — this fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and IDI assessment. Registration deadline is July 6, so that the participants have time to complete their online assessment. This useful tool will be discussed and reviewed during the training and yours to keep for future reference.

Facilitator will be Tobias Spanier, Extension Associate Professor, Leadership & Civic Engagement

To register: BBC will need name and email address for each participant. It can invoice employers or accept checks with the registrations.

By Email: bbc@sleepyeyetel.net with the names of attendees and address to invoice

By mail: Mail check and list of participants to:

Bridging Brown County, 115 Second Ave NE, Sleepy Eye MN 56085

By Phone: Call 507-794-4733 and leave name and number and Clarice will contact you.

Free Twins tickets

NEW ULM — Health Community Healthy Youth still has free Tickets for young Twins fans and their parents. Healthy Community Healthy Youth of Brown County has received 50 tickets, from Twins Care for Kids, for the Twins 7:10 game on Friday, June 8 vs. the Los Angeles Angels. The only cost is $10 per person to cover the cost of the bus. If you are interested in going call Healthy Communities Healthy Youth of Brown County at 354-8632 or 276-8628.