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1. Mine, mine, mine

Rochester's annual Gold Rush event is a treasure-hunter's dream. Described by its organizers as one of the top antique destinations in the U.S., the flea-market event, in its 46th year, fills tents and buildings across Graham Park, the Olmsted County Fairgrounds. Free admission, $5 parking. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Mark your calendar, too, for the fall Gold Rush, Aug. 17-18.


2. Bottomless bucket

Sunday is for Mom; Saturday is for Pop — that is, free refills of popcorn at Rochester's CineMagic Hollywood 12. Get a magic bucket and you can have it filled as many times as you want, free of charge. Might make a rainy Saturday a little sunnier.


3. Get your wings

Is your kid mesmerized by airplanes? On Saturday morning, members of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Rochester chapter are offering free, 20-minute rides to kids ages 8-17. Come out to the Rochester International Airport between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. It's first-come, first-served. More info here: www.facebook.com/events/173473773309185.


Artistic equipment in a artist studio: empty artist canvas on wooden easel and paint brushes Retro toned photo.

4. Brush with fame

What's better than seeing an art display? Seeing art being made. And since we love a competition, this is even better still. See local artists square off in a Paint Off, 5 p.m. Saturday at Gallery 24, 324 First Ave. SW. Six artists will create works of art on a 3-foot by 4-foot canvas on a given theme in two hours. Info: 507-319-4038.

5. Music for moms

SEMYOSoutheastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras — puts on its annual Mother's Day concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Century High School. This year's concert features the world premiere of student composer Lucas Sanner's work, "Thunderstorm." $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, $35 family. Info: 507-696-2023.

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Life Editor

Jeff has been with the Post Bulletin since 2001, and life editor since 2012. He’s a graduate of Valparaiso University. Jeff is an avid reader, music listener and Wisconsin sports fan.