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• The Adult Great Books Group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, September through May at the Unitarian Church in Rochester.
• Author Mitch Pearlstein and former governor and congressman Al Quie will present the book "Riding into the Sunrise, Al Quie: A Life of Faith, Service and Civility" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Best of Times Bookstore in Red Wing.
• Author Cathy Wurzer will meet with guests over a three-course tea at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermilion St., in Hastings. Wurzer is the author of the new book "Tales of the Road: Highway 61," and copies will be available for purchase and signing at a discount. The tea is $24.95 per person; to make reservations or for more information call (651) 437-7055.