Local events and meetings for the day.

Events are subject to change without notice. If inclement weather please check ahead with events for delays, cancellations or postponements. 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 8:30 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:

Wed., April 18: Culture Shock - Ninth annual SMSU Culture Shock from 6-7:45 p.m. in the Student Center, upper level. A number of entertaining events highlighting various cultures will be included in the program, which is free and open the public. Culture Shock is sponsored by Access, Opportunity, Success and Diversity and Inclusion offices; Karen Community, International Student Organization, Club Latino and UGLYS. For more information, contact Jalisa.Ross@my.SMSU.edu or call 507-537-6169