Editor’s Mailbag

Free Community Breakfast

NEW ULM — A Free Community Breakfast is being held Saturday, July 27 at First United Methodist Church on the corner of Center and Broadway in New Ulm.

Come from 8 to 10 a.m. for pancakes, eggs, sausage, and coffee. Bring family, friends, and the grandkids. All are welcome!

Be-Mobile Backpack Giveaway

NEW ULM — Everyone is invited to BeMobile’s 6th Annual Backpack Giveaway being hosted in each of their 55 locations across Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin from July 30 to August 2.

That includes the Verizon store at 1609 S. Broadway in New Ulm.

Parents can bring their children to the store to receive FREE backpacks filled with school supplies, best suited for preschool to the 6th grade. There is no purchase necessary; get one while supplies last.

Stargazing Party on Aug. 2

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library, New Ulm Park and Recreation, and Martin Luther College invite all to a Stargazing Party with WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch on Friday, Aug. 2 from 9-11 p.m. at the Martin Luther College athletic fields (219 Hollywood Avenue). Come view constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and learn the great stories behind them. Lynch will also aim giant telescopes at Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters, galaxies, and other great celestial treasures and use a telescope astronomical camera system to view distant celestial targets on a video screen. This program is best-suited for adults and older children.

Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for over 48 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book, “Stars: A Month by Month Tour of the Constellations.”