Editor’s Mailbag

Stargazing Party with Mike Lynch Friday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Library, New Ulm Park and Recreation, and Martin Luther College are teaming up to host a Stargazing Party with WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch on Friday, August 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,” which will be available for purchase, along with super cool glow-in-the-dark star shirts.

Call the library at 507-359-8331 for more information on this free public program.

Better Breathers Club of New Ulm

NEW ULM — The next Better Breathers Club of New Ulm meeting will feature Sue Schommer, RD, LD, discussing a variety of patient selected topics about nutrition and lung health. Attendees will learn about possible nutrition concerns for someone with lung disease, learn about nutrients that can help improve health, how to read a food label, and how to reduce, gain, or maintain healthy weight.

The meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 3:30 pm at the New Ulm Medical Center in the Hospital’s Auditorium on the third floor. For closest entry, park on the 3rd floor parking lot at rear of hospital off North 5th Street or enter main hospital or clinic entrances and request wheelchair assistance if needed.

If you or your family member has COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, or another lung disease, please attend this free support group to learn the skills to help manage your condition and improve your quality of life. For more information, contact Sandy Kistner, RRT at 507-217-5956 or at sandra.f.kistner@allina.com.