From theater, comedy, family events and other entertainment in southeastern Minnesota, here's your weekly roundup highlighting five things to do in the area.
Holiday weekends tend to be quiet in the Med City. Get loud — and get outside —tonight at the History Center of Olmsted County (1195 West Circle Drive SW), where the animated film "Sing" will be shown on an outdoor screen. Do you know all the words? BYO blanket or lawn chair. $5/adults.
Want to bone up on your birds? Get out of the nest and join members of the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society for a bird walk, 9 a.m. Saturday at Quarry Hill Nature Center (2341 Silver Creek Road NE). It’s a casual walk with knowledgeable guides. Bring binoculars if you like. Families are welcome. And, it’s free.
News flash: Plants are edible. And not just the ones you see in the grocery store —the woods and grasslands of our region have a bounty you might not recognize. Curious to know more? Satisfy your hunger for knowledge 3 p.m. Saturday at Quarry Hill Nature Center (2341 Silver Creek Road NE). It’s hosted by the Rochester Public Library and led by knowledgable guides. If you miss this one, there are future foraging meet-ups planned for Oct. 6 and Nov. 3.
Stomping grapes is great fun, but you know you’ve got to pick ‘em before you stomp ‘em. And that’s the deal Saturday morning (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) at Salem Glen Winery (5211 60th Ave. SW). It’s the first of two harvest Saturdays. (Four Daughters, in Spring Valley, has its harvest planned, too, for Sept. 8.) During Salem Glen’s harvest, you’ll learn about growing grapes, checking ripeness and the start of the winemaking process. The pick is followed by appetizers and wine on the deck.
Reenactors stand outside the barn at Historic Forestville in rural Preston in this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo. Historic Forestville and the Minnesota Historical Society's other 25 sites will remain closed through June 30 due to COVID-19.