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:

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:

Jan. 19-23: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. events planned at SMSU - A number of events honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Jan. 19-23 at Southwest Minnesota State University. Most events will be held on the campus of SMSU, and are free and open to the public. The events celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. All of the events are sponsored by the SMSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Civic and Community Engagement, Access Opportunity Success, English Program, Theatre Program, Black Student Union, African Student Association, My Sister’s Keepers, Marshall-Lyon County Library, Marshall Public Schools, Hy-Vee, Marshall Area Story Tellers (MAST) and Food4Kids.  For full details of events and times http://www.smsu.edu/administration/diversityinclusion/day-of-service.html For further information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 507-537-7304, or email: Cassie.Williams@smsu.edu.

Wed., Jan. 23: Ed Roberts Day Open House - Take a moment to celebrate Ed Robert’s Day and stop by your local CIL at 109 South 5 th Street in Marshall during an open house from 9am – 1pm, January 23. Demos of assistive technology products available for loan. Learn about Independent living (IL) programs and curriculum library. Meet Independent Living (IL) Specialist, advocates, and peers. Smoke and fragrance-free environment. If you have questions about Independent Living Services in Southwest Minnesota please call the Southwestern Center for Independent Living at 507-532-2221 or visit www.swcil.com.