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Blood drive in Glenwood

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at American Legion Post 187, 186 Highway 55 in Glenwood.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross says blood donors help kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 15,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. Childhood cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

Donors should bring their donor card or identification, be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

To schedule an appointment, download the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

The Salty Dogs perform in Evansville

The Salty Dogs will play the First Friday Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Evansville Art Center, 111 Main St.

With guitar, fiddle, keyboard, percussion and vocals, the Salty Dogs specialize in light rock, blues, bluegrass, Cajun and a little jazz.

Guitarist Erik Schultz favors blues, bluegrass and music from the South, while Elbow Lake pianist Annie O'Flynn took up the accordion in 2008 to create an Irish sound. Greg Donahue, a classically trained violinist in west-central Minnesota, has also performed as a jazz, blues, rock and folk fiddle player. Vocalist Tom Mulder has performed in barbershop quartets and also plays percussion for the band.

The First Friday concert is free, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The art center supplies beverages and encourages concert-goers to bring a treat to share. Monetary donations are accepted.

Runestone offers free tickets

The Runestone Museum is offering people free tickets Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of Smithsonian magazine's national Museum Day promotion.

This year's Museum Day theme, Women Making History, will feature the Clara Kinkaid diaries.

Kinkaid, the sister-in-law of Alexander Kinkaid (Alexandria's namesake), was one of the first European American settlers in the area, and her experiences and observations have been brought to life on film.

The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people per one email address. Tickets are available to download at smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018.

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