08MASTER CALENDAR ROCH NMR
"Oh La La Moms Are Magnificent," Mayo Civic Center, Rochester. (309) 828-MOMS. 6 p.m.-5:30 p.m. North Central conference. Speakers include Ken Davis, Jill Savage and Cheri Keaggy.
Friends of Zumbro Valley Boutique, Zumbro Valley Golf Course, 61923 252nd Ave., Mantorville. (507) 251-7930. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Antiques, collectibles, country, shabby chic, gifts and baked goods. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Country Crafts of Rochester Holiday Marketplace, Holiday Inn South, 1630 S. Broadway, Rochester. (507) 876-2276. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring items by local artisans. Free admission. Daily door prizes.
"Healing the Heart of Justice: The Spirit of Diversity Leadership," Willow Creek Middle School auditorium, Rochester. 282-9951. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Workshops, discussions, information booths on race. Lunch provided. Free. Preregistration requested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft sale, High Pointe Senior Living, 1830 High Pointe Lane N.W., Rochester. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Craft and bake sale, American Legion, Main Street, Millville, (507) 798-2433. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fundraiser for the new parish center. Chicken noodle and potato soup, BBQ and pie available for lunch.
Lunch and bazaar, United Methodist Church, 20 First St. N.E., Dodge Center. (507) 374-6885. 9 a.m. coffee and rolls; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Turkey casserole, BBQ plate, pie/carrot cake.
Benefit for Jerry Doucette, Greendoor, 119 S. Center Ave., Eyota. (507) 545-9949. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Jerry was hurt in a motorcycle accident and has no insurance. The event is sponsored by James Gang Leather Works.
Harvest buffet, Byron United Methodist Church, 507 First Ave. N.W., Byron. 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Roast turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, salads and pie. Adults: $9; ages 4-12, $5; younger than 4, free. Tickets available at the door.
Aldrich Ageless Art Benefit, Aldrich Memorial Nursery School, 855 Essex Parkway N.W., Rochester, 288-2828. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Bid on art during live and silent auctions. Guest auctioneers are Gil Gutknecht and KROC personality Tracy McCray. Admission is $18, including appetizers, wine, beer and desserts.
Arts and craft market, VFW, Main Street, Zumbrota. (507) 732-7960. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Forty booths of handcrafted items; lunch served by VFW.
Veterans Memorial 8-mile run, Community Center, 115 Second St. N.W., Oronoco. (507) 269-3591. 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The run through town starts and finishes at Oronoco’s city hall.
Katie Ferden cancer benefit, Legion, Main Street, Elgin. (507) 534-3274. 4 p.m.-midnight. Katie, 12, a seventh-grader at Plainview Elgin Millville School, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (a rare and rapidly progressing cancer of the muscle).
Auction, Lourdes High School, 621 W. Center St., Rochester. 424-1817. Noon-10:30 p.m. Silent auction, noon-3 p.m. Dinner and live auction begin at 6 p.m. Tickets: silent auction only, $5; all-day pass, $25 in advance, $50 at the door.
Turkey supper, Douglas United Methodist Church, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Adults $9; ages 5-12, $4; children 4 and younger free. Includes quilt raffle. Call 281-3526 for takeouts.
Taste of PEM Cultures, Community Center, Plainview. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. An all-you-can-eat, multicultural event with foods from around the world. Donations support Active Aging of Plainview, Elgin and Millville.
Family Getaway Weekend, Eagle Bluff ELC, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro. Two days of outdoor survival, star gazing, rock climbing and a tree tops course. Cost is $90 for adults, $75 for children 18. Make reservations by calling (507) 467-2437 or e-mail email@example.com.
Friends of Zumbro Valley Boutique, Zumbro Valley Golf Course, 61923 252nd Ave., Mantorville. 251-7930. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
All Nations Sunday, Rochester Pentecostal Church, 3657 Sheffield Lane S.E., Rochester. 288-4342. 10 a.m.-noon. Presentation of flags from many nations, scripture and songs translated into different languages. Free, open to the public. Call to be an ambassador to represent a foreign country.
Terrific Turtles, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 281-6114. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Preregistration is recommended; space is limited. Cost $2, adults; $1, kids.
Chicken and biscuit dinner, American Legion Hall, East Main Street, West Concord. (507) 527-2841. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. In honor of Veterans Day. Adults: $8; children 6-10, $4; 5 and younger, free
Faithbooking, Rochester Assembly of God Church, Rochester. 261-4109. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Scrapbooking on God. Three groups: new, digital and experienced. Open to anyone 12 and older. Meets the second Sunday of each month. Call or e-mail for supply lists or more information.
Potato pancake supper, St. John Lutheran Church, 44389 Eighth Ave. S.E., Claremont. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Potato and buttermilk pancakes, eggs, sausage, applesauce, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $8; younger than 5, free.
Women On Wheels, Rochester Chapter meeting, Mr. Pizza North, 4040 28th St. N.W., Rochester. 272-2469. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. For women motorcycle enthusiasts. 6:30 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. meeting.
Scott Hosier World War II Roundtable, Assembly of God Church, 4240 18th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 287-1021. 7 p.m. A B-17 Ball-Turret Gunner and Stalag IV POW camp. Speaker: Earl Joswick. Music at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $3.
Flu, pneumonia, tetanus shot clinics, Kmart Advanced Practice Pharmacy, 201 Ninth St. S.E., Rochester. 281-3532. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Flu shot is free with Medicare Part B card; otherwise, $25. Pneumonia shot is $45. Tetanus booster is $30. Flu shots available for children 4 and older; children younger than 18 require parent or legal guardian be present.
Open house, Friedell Middle School, 1200 S. Broadway, Rochester. 328-5650. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Information and registration night for families interested in attending Friedell next school year.
Simplify My Life event, Wood Lake Meeting Center, Oak Room, 210 Wood Lake Drive S.E., Rochester. 1-866-690-SIMPLE. 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Author and professional organizer Pam Woods will discuss decluttering your space, schedule and life. Light meal, prizes.
Holly Dazzle sale, Bethesda Upscale Resale Store, 1550 Third Ave. S.E., Rochester, 292-0851. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 percent off storewide. Profits from store go to help people with developmental disabilities.
Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department, conference room A/B, 2122 Campus Drive S.E., Rochester. Noon.
Rochester School Board meeting, Edison Building, Room 137, 615 Seventh St. S.W., Rochester. 10 a.m. Public comment session at 9:30 a.m. For information, contact superintendent’s office at 328-4224.
Tip night, Pizza Ranch, 1580 Second Ave. NW, Stewartville. (507) 378-2049. All tips and 10 percent of sales will go toward Stewartville Morning Lions projects.
Rochester Astronomy Club, Rochester Community and Technical College, Charter Room, fourth floor, College Center, 855 30th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 250-2947. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Rochester Astronomy Club will present information on home observatories. Check Web site for directions.
Rochester Area Women’s Connection luncheon, Holiday Inn South, 1630 S. Broadway, Rochester. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Food, music, decoration demonstrations and speaker Sandy Carlson. Cost is $10. For reservations, call Sandy at 529-3672 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental science information meeting, Rochester Community and Technical College, 851 30th Ave. S.E. 285-7210. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Learn about the new environmental science program and discuss environmental issues and research topics. Contact Jennifer.email@example.com or Cory.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation, Learning, Support, Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Clinic, Gonda Building, street level, Rochester. 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. An overview of cancer, terminology, risk factors, treatment options and resources.
Suits To self-sufficiency, Salvation Army Thrift Store, 201 Ninth St. S.E., Rochester. 281-1561. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Business clothing for men and women available. Rochester Community and Technical College retail students will help customers create an interview outfit, develop a business wardrobe, provide professional image sessions and do informal modeling. Nova Academy students will give professional hair and make-up ideas. Workforce Development will provide resume writing and interviewing tips.
Support our Soldiers chili feed, Byron American Legion, West Frontage Road, Byron. (507) 775-6272. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. All-you-can-eat chili, rolls, corn bread and root beer floats. Adults, $6; children 10 and under, $3; under 3, free.
Learning about Memory Loss, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Sister Gerina Room, 1200 W. Grant Blvd., Wabasha. (651) 565-2754, extension 215. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Speaker is Gerise Thompson, director of the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND. Basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and resources.
Rochester Area Civil War Roundtable, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 W. Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 282-0340. 7 p.m. "Col. Sanders of the Fourth Minnesota" by Michael Eckers.
Coffee at the Princess Cafe, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 W. Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 9 a.m. "The History of the Franklin Heating Plant" by Tom DeBoer. Free for OCHC member; $2 for non-members.
Community Social Services Advisory Board, Library Room, 2116 Campus Drive S.E., Rochester. 7 a.m.
Community Housing Partnership Board, 2122 Campus Drive S.E., Rochester. Noon.
Charter Commission meeting, city hall, Room 104, 201 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 4:30 p.m.
Rochester Planning & Zoning Commission, Government Center, Council/Board Chambers, 151 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 7 p.m.
Shorewood Holiday Boutique, Shorewood Senior Campus, 2205 Second St. S.W., Rochester. 536-3211. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Approximately 20 vendors, featuring crafts, baked goods, jewelry, holiday gift items.
"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood," Century High School auditorium, 2525 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 328-5116. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. A Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic.
Customize Your Blog, Rochester MN Bloggers, Crosswinds Church, 8106 31st Ave. N.W., Oronoco. (507) 358-5983. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Blogging techniques, enhancing a blog, how to earn money from a blog. Q&A, tips.
Grandparents class, Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital, Rochester. 266-7473. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Topics include grandparenting, effective communication, safety reminders, long-distance grandparenting. Call to register; $5 per couple.
Samaritan Bethany Auxiliary Christmas sale, Samaritan Bethany Home Chapel, 24 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 289-4031. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rochester Area Freethinkers, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. A friendship and discussion group for atheists, agnostics and humanists.
Rochester 1908, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 W. Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 7 p.m. Speaker Paul Koeller presents Rochester 1908, 100 Years of Difference. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Business meeting, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 7 p.m. Sons of Norway Kristiania Lodge 47 meeting; speaker is JoAnn Lower presenting "Growing Up Norwegian." Open to the public.
Italian dinner and theater evening, 4-H Building, Graham Park, Rochester. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fundraiser for Civic League Day Nursery, catered by Victoria’s, performances by the Masque. Silent auction, raffle. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.
Kidney screening, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway. 1-800-596-7943. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Free screening for people with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease.
Rochester Public Utilities Finance Committee, RPU Board Room, 4000 E. River Road N.E., Rochester. 3:30 p.m.
Giving Thanks, Sharing God’s Gifts’ Concert, Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 Third Ave. S.E., Rochester. 7:30 p.m. An evening of music to support the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Rochester.
"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood," Century High School Auditorium, 2525 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 328-5116. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. A Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic.
Kidney screening, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway. 1-800-596-7943. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Blood and urine tests to measure kidney function will be performed. Physicians will be on-site to review results. Call for an appointment.
Fundraiser dinner, American Legion, Pine Island. (507) 356-2999. 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Pine Island Area Home Services, helping older people in Pine Island and Oronoco remain independent in their homes through volunteer and professional services.
OMC Auxiliary fall bazaar & bake sale, Olmsted Medical Center Hospital, 1650 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Baked goods, crafts, holiday shop, 50-cent grab bags. Proceeds go toward new equipment for the hospital.
Samaritan Bethany Auxiliary Christmas sale, Samaritan Bethany Home Chapel, 24 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 289-4031. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dessert and Drama, Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road, Rochester. 288-8880. 7 p.m. "The Woman Jesus Called Mother," a one-woman dramatic presentation portraying Mary in 14 scenes during her life. Cost is $12 and includes dessert; call to register.
SATURDAY, NOV. 15
Rummage sale, Ronald Mc Donald House, 850 Second St. S.W., Rochester. 282-9632. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. New and gently used items, Christmas trees, decorations, Santa Bears, collectible holiday Barbie Dolls, toys, books, puzzles, movies, linens, household items, furniture; no clothing.
Holiday open house, Pine Island Area History Center, 314 N. Main, Pine Island. (507) 356-4322. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tours, Ronning doll collection, lefse-making demonstrations, refreshments. Holiday gift items and handmade tree decorations for sale.
Rochester Gamers’ community fourth quarter games day, Godfather’s Pizza, 1611 16th St. N.W., Rochester. Noon-10 p.m. Video games, board games, role-playing games and miniature games. For more information, visit www.rochestergamers.com. Free.
Super Market Saturday, Oasis Church, 1815 38th St. N.W., Rochester. 289-8596. 10 a.m.-noon. If you are not registered with Channel One, please arrive by 10 a.m. to fill out an application.
Songwriting basics class, 11 Ninth St. N.E., Rochester. 951-2066. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Cost for the class is $20. Learn how to write good lyrics, use proper verse development and what the common mistakes are that most writers make.
Vocal basics class, 11 Ninth St. N.E., Rochester. 951-2066. 11 a.m.-noon. Cost for the class is $20. Learn breathing techniques, vocal exercises and how to sing your style of music.
Catholic Charities Adoption Day celebration, Pax Christi Church, 4135 18th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 287-2047, extension 32. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. Magician Jeff at 1 p.m. Family activities at 1:30 p.m. RSVP with number attending.
Rochester Woodcarvers monthly meeting, A History of the Festival of Trees, Redeemer Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (enter the door from the parking lot), 869 Seventh Ave. S.E., Rochester. 285-1620. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn about the Hiawatha Homes Festival of Trees and how Rochester Woodcarvers has supported the event since 1991. Visitors welcome.
Nature Detectives, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 281-6114. 10:30 a.m.-noon. The class is for 6- to 7-year-olds with an adult partner. Animal survival game trail, craft and a snack. $10 per parent-child pair. Pre-registration required.
"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood," Century High School auditorium, 2525 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 328-5116. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. A Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic.
Book Discussion: "The Secret of Love," Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E., Rochester. 285-8000. 11 a.m. The book, by Harold Klemp, is based on Eckankar, the religion of the light and sound of God. For information call 1-800-717-0371.
Snowmobile Safety Training, Dover Eyota High School commons, (507) 545-2614. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Must be 11 or older to participate. Cost is $10; call to pre-register.
Winter farmers market, Building 41, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester. 273-8232. 9 a.m.-noon. Local produce, baked goods, meats and dairy, plus live music. For information, contact the market manager at 273-8232 or visit www.rochesterdowntownfarmersmarket.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 16
Holiday bazaar and pancake breakfast, St. Felix Gymnasium, 100 Third St. E., Wabasha. (651) 565-5596. 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and milk will be served. There will be an arts and crafts sale, bake and candy sale, bingo, raffles and silent auctions. Adults: $6; children 2-10, $4; under 2, free. Your donation will help fund the surgery expansion/renovation project at St. Elizabeth’s.
Holiday open house, Pine Island Area History Center, 314 N. Main, Pine Island. (507) 356-4322. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tours, Ronning doll collection, lefse-making demonstrations, refreshments. Holiday gift items and handmade tree decorations for sale.
Cave tour, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 281-6114. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Learn about the park’s rock loading landing, which is now used as a rock climbing area, followed by a hike to tour the cave and an optional hike to the rock loading landing. Cost: $2 for adults and $1 for youths. Registration required.
Pancake breakfast, Pax Christi Catholic Church, 4135 18th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 8 a.m.-noon. All you can eat at a reasonable price.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving potluck, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1100 37th St. N.W., Rochester. 254-8349. 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Sponsored by Vegetarian Information Group of Rochester. Bring a side dish, salad, dessert or $5. Open to public, but seating is limited; call to RSVP.
Elvis concert for Channel One, Dover Eyota High School auditorium, 615 South Ave., Eyota. (507) 545-2641. 4:30 p.m. Elvis impersonator Brad Boice. Donations and nonperishable food items benefit Channel One.
TUESDAY, NOV. 18
St. Paul Lutheran School fundraiser, Homestyle Pizza, Chatfield. 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The school will receive 10 percent of all sales, plus all money placed in tip jars. For information, contact Jo at 867-3583.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19
Red Cross Bloodmobile stop, VFW, 138 Second St., Wabasha. 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Donors need to be at least 17 (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Call for more information or to make an appointment.
American Association of University Women general meeting, Charter House, Northview Room, Rochester. 292-0062. 6 p.m. Kristin Meisner Limburg will presenting "Women Suffrage: The day the suffrage battle was won." Buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., cost is $15. Silent auction to follow.
THURSDAY, NOV. 20
Rochester Garden and Flower Club meeting, Rochester Community and Technical College Heintz Center Auditorium, 1929 Collegeview Drive S.E., Rochester. 288-6730. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Speaker: Susan Davis Price, "Ethnic Gardens of Minnesota" Visitors welcome.
Aged to Perfection, Elder Network, 1130 1/2 Seventh St. N.W., Suite 205, Rochester. 285-5272. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Aged to Perfection: Building self-esteem in aging. Hosted by Elder Network.
Seasons Hospice Lunch and Learn, St. John’s Catholic Church, 11 Fourth Ave. S.W., Rochester. 11:30 a.m. "Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully." Speakers, live music, beverages and dessert. B.Y.O. lunch. To register, call 285-1930, ext. 201, or e-mail email@example.com. Free.
Youth United, 1530 Greenview Drive SW, Suite 107, Rochester. 252-0849, ext. 4. 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity program for youth, meets the first and third Thursdays of the month.
FRIDAY, NOV. 21
Deer hunter supper, Community Center, Bellechester. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for kids ages 5-9, and free for kids under 5. All are welcome.
SATURDAY, NOV. 22
Rochester Exchange Club Travel and Adventure Series, Rochester Assembly of God Church, 4240 18th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 2 p.m. Featured program is "Inside the Tuscan Hills." Cost is $7, payable at the door.
Norwegian bake sale, Chatfield Lutheran Church, 304 Fillmore St. S.E., Chatfield. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Variety of Norwegian treats plus a quilt drawing.
Christmas bake sale and bazaar, Faith Lutheran Church, U.S. 14 E., St. Charles. 9 a.m.-11:59 a.m. With baked goods, Christmas items and crafts, and a lefse-making demonstration.
Tundra swan field trip, Rochester Community and Technical College Heintz Center, Rochester. 8 a.m. Join the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society on a trip to Whitewater State Park and the Mississippi River to see tundra swans and other waterfowl. For information, contact trip leaders Joyce and Terry Grier at 289-5662.
Bake and craft sale, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sons of Norway Kristiania Lodge 47 bake and craft sale with soup and sandwich lunch. Public welcome to attend.