South news briefs: Two books featured in readings for kids

  • Updated: February 18, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Scott County

Two books featured in readings for kids

Two books about kids on the prairie are being featured this winter in events at the Scott County Historical Society.

“Winter on the Farm,” by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Jody Wheeler, is on tap at a reading and crafts event for younger kids on Saturday.

The craft is snowflake printmaking.

The free event is from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Registration is required for supplies. The event is for kids aged 4 to 8. To register, call 952-445-0378 or e-mail

Then, in March, author Joel Arnold will read from his novel for young adults called “Ox Cart Angel.”

The book is set against the history of long journeys across the Upper Midwest on ox cart trails following the Red River and other arteries.

That event is 7 to 8 p.m. March 20. It is free with museum admission ($4 for adults, $2 for students, free for members).

The historical society is located at 235 S. Fuller St., Shakopee, and online at

Exhibition showcases Hmong folk art

Next week, the Scott County Historical Society stages a lecture and exhibition of wearable folk art traditions among the Southeast Asian Hmong people.

The event is 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27.

It seeks to celebrates Hmong culture through textile arts such as embroidery, ethnic garments and dance costumes.

Designs have changed over time, with modern elements joining the traditional ones. The presentation is free with museum admission.


Homemade meatballs for local causes

Farmington’s Knights of Columbus are hosting a spaghetti and bingo dinner this week to support the group’s charitable and service projects.

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