CHATFIELD — Reina del Cid opens a new music series Friday at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, 405 Main St. S.

The new concert series, Backstage, will feature an intimate setup, with the audience and artist sharing the 4,000-square-foot stage in Potter Auditorium. Cabaret-style seating will surround an open dance floor, and a food truck will be parked adjacent to the main stage entrance.

Reina del Cid is a Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter who fronts a folk/rock band. Her latest album is “Rerun City.”

Tickets are $18 in advance, $23 at the door; 507-884-7676 and


Another concert sellout at Autumn Ridge?

The Arts Series at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester continues to draw sellout crowds for Christian music concerts.

The latest is a concert by Rend Collective at 7 p.m. June 13, for which only a handful of tickets remain. This will likely be the 11th consecutive sellout in the series, and the 29th overall, according to Jim Maher, producer of the series.

Rend Collective, which formed in 2007 in Bangor, Northern Ireland, previously played at Autumn Ridge as an opener for a 2013 concert by Tenth Avenue North. Two of the band’s songs, “Build Your Kingdom Here” and “My Lighthouse,” have become contemporary worship hymns in American churches.

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‘Driftless’ to be shown in Winona

WINONA — “Decoding the Driftless,” a documentary film about the area where Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois meet, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson St., Winona.

Filmmaker George Howe will be available for a question-and-answer session following the screening of the film. “Decoding the Driftless” explores and deciphers the clues of archaeology, paleontology, geology and biology of the Driftless region.

Admission is $10 for adults, free for students with an ID. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Refuge Headwaters.


Book-signing set for 125 Live

Rochester attorney Raymond L. Hansen will sign copies June 14 of a new book he co-wrote.

The book, “Estate Planning: Grow Your Legacy by Planning for What Matters Most,” is written by Hansen and attorneys Robert Armstrong and Sanford M. Fisch, founders of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

“This book explores estate planning needs and solutions that are relevant in today’s world,” Hansen said.

The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 125 Live, 125 Elton Hills Drive NW, Rochester.

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