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Committee Against Domestic Abuse is the host to a celebration of friendships Feb. 22 at The Capitol Room in St. Peter, 419 S. Minnesota Ave.
The third annual Galentine’s Day is a fundraiser to support CADA’s mission and survivors of abuse and trauma.
Activities include floral crafts, signature cocktails and mocktails, appetizers, a silent auction and a gift card grab.
Ticket prices start at $55 and may be ordered online at: http://tinyurl.com/3efmavhb.
Contest aimed at young artists, writers
Registration is open for The Deep Valley Young Writer and Artist competition.
The contest seeks to encourage young people to express themselves through writing or art. It offers award certificates, cash prizes and opportunities to have work published in the 2024 YWAC Anthology.
April 30 is the deadline for entries.
Awards will be presented Oct. 5 during the 2024 Deep Valley Book Festival.
To download entry forms and for more information, go to:
Celebration includes North Mankato trivia
History-related contests are part of North Mankato’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Teams of up to six members may compete in History Trivia Night 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the warming house at Spring Lake Park. The activity is free.
Charlie from MN 100 is the event’s guest host.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
The city also is sponsoring a historical photo contest. To enter the competition, participants submit copies of their favorite old photos of North Mankato.
To register, go to:
For more information, call 625-4141.
Input requested on Capitol’s mall
The Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board is seeking input from Minnesotans about the creation of a plan to better connect, preserve, activate and grow the Minnesota Capitol Mall.
The Capitol Mall Design Framework is a process that will build upon the 2040 Comprehensive Plan for the Minnesota State Capitol Area (adopted in 2021) and the prior Capitol Mall Redesign Plan (originating in the mid-1980s) to shape, guide and manage the State Capitol campus.
An engagement website has been launched at: https://mncapitolmall.engage.sasaki.com/. The website is a hub for Minnesotans to learn about the project, sign up for email updates and provide input via online surveys. The first survey is open now and will close midnight Feb. 10.
Multiple online surveys will be released as development continues through May.
The design team also will be engaging in person with communities around the state.
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