'Back Fence' show is Friday in Lanesboro

LANESBORO — "The 1970s" is the theme of the "Over the Back Fence" variety show at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro.

Host Damon Prestemon will oversee the proceedings, which will include musical hits of the '70s — "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," "Stayin' Alive" and "At Seventeen" — and as well skits, jokes and trivia.

The Rutabaga Brothers, an eight-piece blues/rock band, will perform, while the acoustic duo the Dubious Cowgirls will provide pre-show music at 7:10 p.m.

Tickets are $8, available at the Lanesboro Arts gallery, 103 Parkway Ave. N, online at, and at the door.

Also coming up in Lanesboro, an opening reception for "Story Wood: Combining Nature & Rural History," an exhibit of original woodwork by Tim Blanski, of Spring Grove, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 16 at the Lanesboro Arts gallery. The majority of wood used in the exhibit is more than 100 years old, and is collected from Blanski's own woodland or from his travels through the country. The exhibit continues through June 12.

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