Your Lake Crystal Happenings
from the Lake Crystal Area Chamber of Commerce
Lake Crystal Pharmacy OPEN!
From MCHC:
We are excited to announce that the doors to the Lake Crystal Pharmacy are now open! We are still in the process of getting some insurances set up, stocking the shelves, etc. Delays in opening have been triggered by the COVID19 pandemic, and we are still somewhat limited in the transactions that we can make. But, stop by to say "Hello!" and to meet our staff. If you bring in your insurance information, we will put your name in a drawing to win a free one-hour massage in the Physical Therapy Department at MCHC. We are looking forward to serving your pharmacy needs in Lake Crystal! 
Cruz 'IN Lake Crystal - Thursday!
June 25th   
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Downtown Lake Crystal
in and around Marston Park
Join us every other Thursday for
good food, fun and some beautiful wheels!

This weeks major sponsor: LC Car Care

Remember to register on the corner of
Humphrey and Main Street to get your FREE
Cruz 'IN tee shirt, this year AFTER only 4 visits!
Two fun "VIRTUAL" events planned from the Blue Earth County Historical Society
BECHS Virtual Pub Crawl

Grab a bite to eat and a drink and join us for a Virtual Pub Crawl. Discover some pub history as well as connect with fellow pub enthusiasts.
This month we will be exploring pubs from the past. While this wouldn’t normally be possible for our walking tour format (as they no longer exist), it works great in a virtual world. Throughout the program, there will be times to break-out into smaller groups to discuss these places as well as your favorite places.
This program is brought to you through Zoom;
Registration is $10/household and will open on June 12.

To register for any BECHS Event - Just CLick HERE
BECHS Invites you to the Mankato Street Car Presentation

June 25 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BECHS is excited to continue bringing online programs through Zoom Video Communications. Join us each week for a new program! The June 25 at 4 p.m. topic is “Mankato’s Streetcars.” 
Mankato’s Streetcar System has two different phases, Horse-drawn and Electric that ran at different times through Mankato’s history. Hear from Tim Pulis about the research he has done about these two systems as well as why they died out. 
Each presentation will be led by a BECHS staff person or historian and include time for Q&A. The cost is $7/adults, Free for BECHS Members. Registration is required and will open one week before each program is scheduled.
COVID-19 and BECHS History Center Update
The Blue Earth County Historical Society Board of Trustees is
announcing August 1, 2020 as a tentative re-open date for the Blue Earth County History Museum at 424 Warren Street, Mankato. 
Kevin's Market has some great bargains this week - Check 'em out!
Click HERE to see the entire ad
Tuesday-Friday 10-5

If you wish to donate, you must make an appointment for Saturday, June 27th.
Only five spots will be available
Call 507-317-5593 to be on their list.
Jolly Pops are back - Virtually!
Summer Reading Program Event!
Get ready to sing and dance along with The Jolly Pops! It's great kids' music performed by three happy dads.
Watch as many times as you want to from through July 30th.
Volleyball Camp - Don't miss the June 30th deadline!
Request YOUR Absentee Ballot by clicking HERE
Updates from the Rec Center
We are so excited to offer ALL AGES open swim times started June 22nd!
(As always, children under 7 still need to be with an adult 18 or older, parents must be in the pool with children 4 and under)
Monday 1-4pm w/slide, and 7-8:30pm w/slide (deep end area is closed during this time) 
Tuesday 1-4pm w/slide 
Wednesday 1-4pm w/slide, and 7-8:30pm (no large waterslide during this time) 
Thursday 1-4pm w/slide
Friday 1-4pm w/slide and 6-8:30pm w/slide
Saturday 1-5pm w/slide
*Please remember to continue to social distance. 
*Our capacity for the pool at this time is 80 people.
*ALL swimmers must exit the pool during break periods. (Even adult lap swimmers during ALL AGES swim times).
Community Picnic Fundraiser
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
4 PM – 6:30 PM

Help support youth programming
at this fun picnic!
On our menu:
Hot Dog Meal
Walking Tacos
Root beer Floats
Community Garden is seeking help!
MCH Foundation 5K Run/1M Walk CANCELLED
The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation is sorry to announce the cancellation of their upcoming 5K Run/1M Walk that was scheduled for July 11 th . Any advance registrations will be refunded. Due to COVID19 concerns, it is just not feasible to have the race this year. We hope to be back again next year.
We are excited to announce that we will again be offering FREE sports physicals to area athletes through August 27, 2020! Athletes that will be entering grade 7 through 12 and attend Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School, Madelia High School, St. James High School, or Truman High School are eligible for the free physicals. Sports physicals will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.
“The cost of equipment and activities can sometimes be a barrier to students that would like to participate in sports,” said Jeff Mengenhausen, MCHC Chief Executive Officer. “This is just one way that we can help the families in our rural communities.”
Athletes that need a sports physical are invited to call MCHC at 507.642.5200 to set up an appointment. Prior to coming for the appointment, athletes should print, complete, and sign the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Sports Physical Form.
The form is available on the MSHSL website OR JUST CLICK HERE
Fall City Wide Garage Sale is a GO!
Sign Up TODAY!
It’s a perfect time to be getting those closets and garages cleaned
as we are making the best of our staying at home time!
    Get your sale items and location on the map/handout, listed online, in the Free Press and get your sale staked out with balloons all for only $10.00. 
Registration Forms are available HERE
* Note- A minimum of 50 sales will need to be registered or there will not be a map handout this spring. This change is due to the cost of printing and advertising expenses.  
Deadline to register is September 4th
*Sorry—NO late entries will be accepted.
The City Wide Garage Sales ae brought to you by the Lake Crystal Area Chamber of Commerce