Saturday, September 21, 5 PM to 10 PM 
Watson Town Hall in Watson, MN 
5 PM Social Hour 

6 PM Potluck Supper
7 PM Music, Readings, Inspirational Stories, Sing-a long and maybe a little dancing.

Bring a dish to pass and bring your own beverage. You may want your own lawn chair. This event is free and open to the public.

co-sponsored by 
Recap blog post by Sally Jo Sorenson of last Sunday's event.


Speaking to over 200 people gathered in the sanctuary of Granite Falls Lutheran Church for a forum on "Clean Energy, Climate and Health," polar explorer Will Steger paused before a slide of a magnificent polar bear standing on an ice floe.


"I believe it's a moral issue,"  he said, "As a Christian, I believe that these creatures are God's creation and we need to care for them." Read more from our blog by clicking here. Check out a photo album of the event by clicking here.


122 comments were collected during the evening for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) open comment period about the future of the Sherco coal-burning power plant. Learn more and contact the PUC on a  page that Fresh Energy has prepared for commenting. Click here, then scroll down the page to fill out your contact information and provide an optional comment. When you are done entering in your information, click "send". Thank you for taking action!
The Meander Art Crawl is right around the corner
Weekend of October 4th through the 6th through the Upper Minnesota River Valley
The award winning Meander is a free self-guided tour of artist studios featuring 45 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. This event has more than 33 individual studios in and near the Western Minnesota Communities of Ortonville, Appleton, Madison, Milan, Dawson, Montevideo and Granite Falls. For more information about the artists or to view and download a map and brochure, click here.
Meander Opening Night on Friday, October 4th, Downtown Granite Falls, MN
  • 4 PM: Poetry reading by students from the Montevideo Schools under the direction of author and poet Florence Dacey of Cottonwood, Minnesota. 
  • 5:30 PM: Florence Dacey will read poetry and tell tales of her recent visit to Ireland. Sponsored by Clean Up the River Environment (CURE).
  • 1 PM to 10 PM: Granite Area Arts Council will host an exhibit in the K.K. Berge Gallery that features a variety of Meander Artists. Visitors to the Gallery will see a representative sample of work from 20 of the 45 artists who are involved in the Meander Arts Crawl. Reception is sponsored by Clean Up the River Environment (CURE).
  • 7 PM: Put on your poodle skirts! PlaceBase Productions will create an original, interactive "walking theater" production in downtown Granite Falls, highlighting the history of Main Street and the community's revered 'Saturday Nights' of the 1940s and 50s. 
  • 8 PM: A twenty-one piece big band, as well as a few other surprises! 
Jobs within our network....
CURE's Events & Adventure's Program

Experience the Upper Minnesota River Watershed with guides from our CURE members and board members by paddling, biking, fishing, birding, hiking or all of the above! Click on the link below to learn more about our last summer trip including details on special costs for our CURE members. - Advanced registration required for selected adventures. More events and adventures to be added to our fall schedule!


on Saturday, Sept. 21st
5 PM to 10 PM, Watson, MN

on Saturday, Sept. 28.
10 AM to 12 PM, Memorial Park, Granite Falls
Meander Opening Night
Co-sponsorship with the Granite Area Arts Council featuring 
Florence Dacey
& Children's River Poetry
on Friday, October 4th
Granite Falls, MN

More to come!
More to come!


Want to become a CURE Member? 
Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) is supported in part by your annual membership. Your membership provides funding for our Events and Adventures Program, our kayak and canoe fleet, and projects and campaigns that further our work in Watershed Sustainability, Climate and Energy, Leadership and Community Engagement. Click here to become a CURE member.


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