Local events and meetings for the day.

For changes call 320-269-2156, Fax: 320-269-2159 or (non-office hours) e-mail to mbutzin@montenews.com  Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8-5p.m., Fri. 8-3 p.m.

Regular Weekly and Monthly Meetings:

HIV: Living Positive Support Group at Woodland Centers, 1125 SE 6th St., Willmar. First and third Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Call 1-800-992-1716.

Mental Health Local Advisory Council: Third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Montevideo Family Services Building, 719 N 7th St, Montevideo. For more information, call (320) 269-6401.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers): Meets (Third Week Sept. - 1st Week in May ) the first and third Wednesdays of the month, Salem Lutheran Church, 631 North 7th Street, in Montevideo; 9:15-11:30 a.m.; Contact 320-269-7624 for more info. Starts September 18, Registration 9-9:15 a.m.

TOPS: Wednesday mornings 8:15 a.m. at the Montevideo Community Center, 550 S 1st St, Montevideo. (320) 269-5194 for info.

Gluten Intolerance Support Group - For individuals with an intolerance to gluten/wheat or diagnosed with celiac disease. Jan Bartell: (320) 297-1103 or (320) 598-3355 or Anna Landmark: (320) 226-4569.

Sexual Abuse Survivors Support Group: Meets weekly. For more information, call (320) 269-7397 or 888-564-4894.

Women’s Issues Therapy Group: Call (320) 235-5411.

Other Area Events:

Wednesday, May 17: Drip Irrigation for the Backyard Gardener - 5:15-6 p.m. Horticulture Display Garden at WCROC, 46352 State Hwy 329, Morris. If inclement weather class is held in AgCountry Auditorium. Admission is free; donations accepted. Presentation of hands-on showing basic components and options of drip irrigation for flower beds, vegetables gardens, and container plantings. Jerry Wright, retired U of MN Extention Engineer will demonstrate.