June 27, 2019
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Communities Unite
It's the best party of the summer--and you're invited! The annual Night to Unite event is coming up on Tuesday, August 6.

Night to Unite is an opportunity for neighbors to enjoy an evening of tasty food and games with the kids. Not only that, local police officers and firefighters bring vehicles for the kids to explore. If your neighborhood isn't having a party, consider coordinating one; you'll be the toast of your block.
Night to Unite logo
If you want to...
-learn more, head over to our website.
-host an event for your neighborhood, apply with the RWPD by July 22.
This Saturday! Conversations at Colvill Park
Saturday, June 29 - 2 to 5 p.m.
Colvill Park, Pavilion #2
Come out to Colvill Park this Saturday, June 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. for an afternoon of fun and important community conversations. The Hands for Hope collaborative is hosting a celebration with free, family-friendly activities, food, and prizes. Discuss and learn more about topics crucial to RW's future: Affordable housing, financial literacy, opportunity gaps in education, homelessness, and teen mentorship--all in an informal setting. No RSVP needed. Questions? Call 651-388-6309.
Get Aluminated With Fireworks Display
Come July Fourth, Red Wing will be poppin'--literally. Fireworks displays are a fan favorite when celebrating holidays, and our nation's birthday is no exception. The City of Red Wing is proud to be a partner of Mississippi Alumination, whose volunteers help bring its annual fireworks display to life every year.

When choosing a spot to watch to the show, remember that Levee Park is closed right now, but don't worry, there are lots of other great viewing spots around town, including Bay Point Park.
Want to make the show even bigger?
Friedrich Building Takes First Step
What's the buzz about the Friedrich Building? Located next to the Goodhue County Historical Society, the Friedrich Building began life as a hospital but has had many makeovers since, and it may get another one.

During Monday’s City Council meeting, the Council discussed Suzanne Blue’s proposal for the currently-vacant building. Under Ms. Blue’s proposal, the building would be restored and developed for use by the Goodhue County Historical Society, along with the possibility of providing rental spaces t hat would generate income to address operating costs.  The Council unanimously moved to explore Ms. Blue’s proposal, with options presented at a later meeting.

For the full story, watch the discussion here, and make sure to check back with City Beat for updates on this project's progress.
Arts and Government Join Forces
A community is strong and vibrant when arts of all kinds are available to everyone. That's why folks from the worlds of arts and government are working together to build an Arts and Culture Plan (one major strategy in the 2040 Plan). On Monday, Council approved the formation of an Arts and Culture Task Force to start building that plan. This short-term task force will outline ways for more grassroots collaborations, identify needed policies, create a path for the public and government to connect better on ideas, and look at options for forming a more permanent group that interfaces with government . More to come in future City Beats.
Rain Garden in Bloom
Visit the city's rain garden now in full bloom at Pottery Pond. You'll see native flora such as Blue Wild Indigo, Golden Alexander, and Spiderwort, along with abundant pollinators like monarchs, butterflies, and native bees. (It's also a great place to gather ideas for your own garden.)

Rain gardens trap water run-off and help curb algae blooms and small solids from reaching our lakes, rivers, and groundwater. Rain gardens take lots of hours to maintain properly, so if you see the Goodhue County Master Gardeners volunteering out near Pottery Pond, tell them thank you!
Red Wing Vista Comes Home
Ribbon Cutting | Refreshments | Live Music
If you're like us, you might wonder,
"What exactly is a 'tufted wool montage?'"
Well, picture a beautiful mural featuring iconic scenes of Red Wing culture--but instead of brush strokes, it's made of colorful hand-tied yarn. All 28 feet of it.
Enjoy popcorn and lemonade, live music, and a chance to look at this stunning piece of artwork up close!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
4-5:30 p.m.
Red Wing Public Library
Foot Room (lower level)

Can You Find It?
These pillar structures can be found all over our city, can you find them? Cast from concrete or iron models, they were an essential part of the landscape in 19th century America. The iron versions mostly disappeared in scrap metal drives during World War I and World War II. Take a stroll around our historic neighborhoods and see how many you can find. It may shock you to see how many there are.

Find one of the pillars in these photos and you could win a prize, just click here to tell us your name and answer. We'll report the answer and winner in the next issue of City Beat!
Congratulations to Julie Harnly, who won the last "Can You Find It?" Julie knew this beautiful stained glass skylight is found at the Goodhue County Government Center. Go up the stairs to the second or third level and look up. You'll also find murals by William Peaco depicting the four economic engines of Goodhue County. Don't know what they are? Head down to the Government Center to find out. Try your luck this week; happy hunting!
All in a Day's Work
Meet two of the City's seasonal workers, Ashly Matzek (left), and Hannah Rodgers (right). You may have seen them watering the flower baskets, flower beds, and weeding all around our town. While Ashly is a veteran and Hannah is a newcomer this summer, both agree their favorite parts of the job are working outside every day and helping wayward tourists. Thanks to the dozens of young people who help make our city beautiful all summer long. We couldn't do it without you!
Did You Miss That Meeting?
Now you can watch any City of Red Wing meeting at your convenience on our website. From this page , just select "Archive of City Meetings" and scroll down to find the specific meeting you're looking for, and you can watch it on any device. Or, select the "Channel 6 live stream," and you can watch our government access channel whenever and wherever you wish.
We'll Save You a Seat
Hands for Hope Celebration
Colvill Park, Pavilion #2
Saturday, June 29 from 2-5 p.m.
Harbor Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30 a.m.
Monthly Bridge Update
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, July 2 at Noon
Port Authority Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Public Library Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, July 8 at 4:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m.
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