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Datebook: August 3 – Jungfrau climbed 200 years ago

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The Jungfrau is one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps, situated between the cantons of Valais and Bern in Switzerland. Together with the Eiger and Mönch, the Jungfrau forms a massive wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland and is considered one of the most emblematic sights of the Swiss Alps. The summit was first reached on August 3, 1811 by the Meyer brothers of Aarau and two chamois hunters from Valais. The ascent followed a long expedition over the glaciers and high passes of the Bernese Alps.

It’s Wednesday, August 3

Saturday brings the “Bomber Back to School Bash” to Ballard County. Along with academic activities, a health and resource fair at Ballard Memorial High School Gym in Barlow goes from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, at which the Purchase District Health Department offers required immunizations for entering 6th graders, and parents and students can meet with post-secondary schools and prospective employers.

Reed Conder Gymnasium at Marshall County High in Draffenville opens its doors at 5 p.m. Saturday for the 37th annual CFSB Watermelon bust featuring two thousand pounds of cold watermelon, kids games and photos with SpongeBob and Elmo. At 5:45 a concert begins featuring three southern gospel groups. It’s all free.

The Hummingbird Festival is back at LBL’s Nature Station this weekend, while migration is at its peak. There are hummingbird programs from 9 to 4 Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday. There’s a $20 per person Dinner with the Hummingbirds Friday at 6 for which reservations are needed. Call 270-924-2020.

See more activities at wkms.org. Thanks for listening.

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