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Lanesboro Arts Gallery
Free

Lanesboro Arts is proud to present “Spitting Image,” a juried exhibition showcasing the self-portraits of forty-one artists working in a variety of mediums, such as painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media. The exhibit runs through April 6th, 2019. Always free and open to the public, …

Rochester Public Library - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN - Auditorium

Bring in your baby for rhymes, songs and stories just right for the little ones (birth to 18 months).

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Austin ArtWorks Center
Free

Austin is hosting this first ever exhibit of the art of Minnesota artists who identify as Black, African, or African American, in collaboration with Obsidian Arts out of Minneapolis. After showing for nine weeks in Austin, the show will continue around the state and be on view in Duluth, St.…

Rochester Public Library - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN - Auditorium

Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years).

Rochester Public Library - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN - Auditorium

Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years).

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Pappy's Place

Join Rochester Newcomers Connection for a family-friendly lunch! Whether your new to Rochester or have been here for awhile, your welcome to come and meet new friends.

Rochester Public Library - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN - Computer Lab

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume.

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Free

Mary Franklin is an in-training pharmacist who is being mentored by Erin Barreto, PharmD, a clinical pharmacist and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Ms. Franklin is from the Twin Cities and attends pharmacy school at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. She is currently rotating in an outpatient cl…

Rochester Public Library - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN - Mtg Rm A

A safe and welcoming meet-up for LGBTQIA teens and allies ages 13-18! Hang out, make friends and have fun at this club just for you.

Rochester Public Library - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN - Group Study

Practice your Italian conversation skills with other Italian language learners. Best for those at an intermediate level.

contributedfor teensseniors21 and overfree
Calvary Episcopal Church
Free

 Art-making is a contemplative practice that affects us internally, through our thoughts and emotions, as well as externally, through the creation of objects and images that can serve as sources of inspiration and healing.

contributedseniors21 and overdate night
$125, with $18 supplies and $3/piece for firing

Want to learn the art of making functional pottery on the potter’s wheel? Pottery Wheel Instructor Maria Poliszuk will teach participants to center on the wheel, shape and trim pots, and more. The classes are suitable for beginners as well as for advanced beginners, those who have some exper…

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Rochester Community and Technical College, Heintz Center Room HB117
Free

Donahue's Greenhouse is a family owned and operated business in Faribault, Minnesota, that specializes in propagating and growing clematis.  Kathy Donahue Nass, second generation owner of the family business, will present information on selecting, planting, care and growing beautiful clemati…

Rochester Public Library - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN - Mtg Rm B

Join a group of intermediate to advanced improv actors as we develop improv skills through games and exercises.

contributedfor teens21 and overrsvp requireddate night
Chatfield Center for the Arts
$24-$28

As a singer and mandolinist, Sierra Hull boasts a resume more noteworthy than most accomplish in a lifetime. The former child prodigy signed with Rounder at 13 and has traveled around the world sharing her music, playing rooms such as the White House, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. B…

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Lanesboro Arts Gallery
Free

Lanesboro Arts is proud to present “Spitting Image,” a juried exhibition showcasing the self-portraits of forty-one artists working in a variety of mediums, such as painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media. The exhibit runs through April 6th, 2019. Always free and open to the public, …

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Collider Coworking
Free

Join us for our next Free Day of Coworking at Collider Coworking. Everyone is welcome to work at Collider for free during Collider's office hours on January 18th. Stop by and work for an hour or a whole day on us. Get to know our amazing community and enjoy free snacks and drinks all day lon…

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Austin ArtWorks Center
Free

Austin is hosting this first ever exhibit of the art of Minnesota artists who identify as Black, African, or African American, in collaboration with Obsidian Arts out of Minneapolis. After showing for nine weeks in Austin, the show will continue around the state and be on view in Duluth, St.…

contributed21 and overdate nightfree
Free

We had so much fun at the last Bingo! If you missed that one, we will have another BINGO night on the 22nd.   Feel free to come early, but the BINGO games will start promptly at 7pm.  Don't forget your good luck charms as there will be prizes awarded for each game.

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Peace United Church of Christ
Free

Bluegrass, country, old-time music. All acoustic. Beginner to advanced players welcome.

Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
$35 general public, $31.75 members

Taiko performing arts ensemble. Riverside Live! concert series.

Mantorville Opera House
$18 standard, $15 reduced

Mantorville Theatre Company production. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 24.

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Lanesboro Arts Gallery
Free

Lanesboro Arts is proud to present “Spitting Image,” a juried exhibition showcasing the self-portraits of forty-one artists working in a variety of mediums, such as painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media. The exhibit runs through April 6th, 2019. Always free and open to the public, …

contributed21 and over
$50 - includes $5 materials fee

In this introductory class to the ancient art form of taxidermy, you’ll learn basic techniques of preparing, stuffing, and mounting animal skins. A brief introduction will set the stage for you to create your very own mouse rug or stuffed mouse in an action setting of your choice. All equipm…

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Austin ArtWorks Center
Free

Austin is hosting this first ever exhibit of the art of Minnesota artists who identify as Black, African, or African American, in collaboration with Obsidian Arts out of Minneapolis. After showing for nine weeks in Austin, the show will continue around the state and be on view in Duluth, St.…

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Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Free

Sons of Norway Kristiania 1-47, located at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Rd NE, Rochester, MN will hold its monthly meeting at 7:00 pm on February 14, 2019.  The speaker for this evening will be Jasper Bond from Mankato.  The topic he will speak on is “Iditarod Dog Sled Experience.”

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Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Free

Sons of Norway Kristiania 1-47, located at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Rd NE, Rochester, MN will hold its monthly social meeting at 12:00 noon on February 23, 2019.  This will be our Social Event for the month.  This is a potluck so please bring a dish to pass and your own table…

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Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
Free

Join this workshop to take a deep dive into the issue of climate change, discover your own personal climate story, and learn how to use it as a tool to inspire solutions. We are all eyewitnesses! Free program. Refreshments will be served. For more information, go to www.hormelnaturecenter.or…

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125 LIVE Center for Active Adults
$10 Member/$15

This is a perfect opportunity for you and your grandchild (ages 3+) to do something fun together, building two bowls using your hands.