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February 2019 News and Updates
Science Museum and Omnitheater - Saturday January 5, 2019
Members enjoyed checking out all of the exhibits at the Science Museum.  They also watched the National Parks Adventure film in the Omnitheater.
Arc/4-H Adventure Club - Monday, January 7, 2019
Members learned how to make fake snow.
Weekend Ventures - Friday, January 11 - Saturday, January 12, 2019
Members spent part of their weekend shopping, swimming, relaxing, and seeing a movie in Rochester.
Listen to KAUS 1480 AM on the first Monday of the month
at 10:30 AM for The Arc Mower County Radio Show!
23rd Annual Rose Sale
February 18 - March 22, 2019
Delivery/Pick-Up:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 10:00am-6:00pm

Rose Sale Volunteers are needed throughout Austin and the surrounding communities to coordinate rose sales at local churches, businesses, etc.  If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering to help sell roses, please call 507-433-8994 or email

Order forms will be available online at, at The Arc Mower County office, at businesses throughout the community and in this newsletter.
Mark Your Calendars - Save The Date!!!
9th Annual Taste of Mower County
Sunday, April 28, 2019  |  4:00pm-7:00pm

Enjoy unlimited tastings of signature items from the finest home and ​restaurant chefs in Mower County and the surrounding area.  Food Tastings by Area Home and Restaurant Chefs, Wine & Craft Beer Tastings, Live and Silent Auctions, Entertainment, Door Prizes and Cash Bar. 

Become a sponsor or donate to the live/silent auction at

Tickets Go On Sale March 1 at 12:00 am at
Use this promo code “TOMC2019” to receive 10% off per ticket.
Discount available for the first 100 tickets.
The Arc Mower County is always looking for instructors (Yoga, Zumba, Music, Cooking, Special Olympics Coaches) and new activity ideas.  Do you have a talent to share, or an idea for an activity you would like to see in an upcoming activity guide?  Send an email to or call 507-433-8994.
Dawn’s 30th Anniversary Open House
Monday, March 18, 2019  |  4:00pm-6:00pm

Dawn started working at The Arc Mower County on March 7, 1989 as the Bookkeeper/Office Manager and became the Executive Director in 1995.  Join us to celebrate Dawn’s 30th Anniversary and have some cake and light refreshments.
  • Monster Energy AMA Supercross at US Bank Stadium - Saturday, February 9
  • Date Night - Saturday, February 23
  • Josh Turner at Mystic Lake - Saturday, March 1
  • Dawn's 30th Anniversary Open House - Date To Be Determined
  • LeRoy Community Theater - Saturday, March 23
  • Harlem Globetrotters - Friday, March 29
  • Minnesota Twins Game - Saturday, May 11
  • Rapid City South Dakota Spring Vacation - Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16
  • Rochester Honkers - Saturday, July 7
  • Roots and Boots Tour (Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye) at the Freeborn County Fair - Wednesday, July 31
  • Dining To Donate at Applebee's - Tuesday, August 6
  • Brindley's Harbor Resort Fall Vacation - Tuesday, September 3 - Saturday, September 7
Click here to see the complete calendar.
67th Annual Meeting and Awards
Monday, May 20, 2019  from 6:30pm-8:00pm  |  FREE

RSVP by Thursday, May 16, 2019 by contacting The Arc Mower County at 
507-433-8994 or

This meeting is open to all members, donors, volunteers and supporters of The Arc.  Celebrate our accomplishments from 2018 and see what The Arc Mower County has planned next.
Do you know someone who is making a difference for our community?  The Arc’s awards are a  special way to recognize exceptional people in our community who have given of themselves to make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and/or assisted the families and organizations that serve them.  Contact The Arc Mower County for a nomination form.
We Need Your Help To Get To The Minnesota Twins Game!

We need your help to raise $700.00 to rent a Coach Bus to get to the Minnesota Twins Game on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

With the convenience of a coach bus, we will be dropped off right at Target Field and we don't have to worry about securing a seat on the return train trip back to the Mall of America.  We have 25 people attending the game and we need your help.

If you can help, please mail your donation to:  The Arc Mower County, 401 2nd Avenue NE, Austin, MN 55912 with Twins 2019 in the subject line or you can visit for other ways to make a donation.

If you have any questions, please call 507-433-8994 or email
Does the winter weather have you feeling blue?  Turn that frown upside down and take a sneak peek at the Spring 2019 VISIONS Newsletter and Activity Guide by visiting  The Spring 2019 VISIONS Newsletter and Activity Guide will be mailed out soon.  

Spring Registration begins February 15, 2019 at 9:00am

Public Policy

Here you'll find the information you’ll need to advocate on all issues that are critical to the intellectual and developmental disability community:
Activity Guide & Newsletter
Wish List

Volunteers Matter 
at The Arc

If you are interested in volunteering, please email,  
call 507-433-8994 or visit 
for more information.
  • 02/07/19, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM, Newsletter Folding And Assembly
    02/08/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, Valentine's Party                     
  • 02/12/19, 04:00 PM-05:00 PM, Sweetheart Dance, SET-UP AND DECORATE IF NEEDED
  • 02/12/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, Sweetheart Dance, ACTIVITY ASSISTANT
  • 02/15/19, 06:00 PM-08:00 PM, Open Center                           
  • 02/21/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, * Date Change * Bingo            
  • 02/26/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, FUN With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)     
  • 02/28/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, Creative Arts: Austin Artworks Center
The Arc Mower County is  a United Way funded agency and
affiliated with The Arc of the United States.

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