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Get your tickets now for the Masque Theatre’s production of "The BFG" (Big Friendly Giant), adapted from Roald Dahl’s book of the same name. Next Friday’s performance kicks off the Masque’s 2007-08 Mainstage Productions season (check out their Web site for information on the four other productions). This all-ages production runs an hour and a half and features 15 area actors ranging in age from 9 to 16. Tickets for "The BFG" are $12 for adults and $9 for youth and seniors. Seating is limited, so although tickets may be available at the door; it’s recommended to call ahead and make reservations.

If you go

What: Live performance of "The BFG." 

Where: The Masque Theatre, 14 Fourth St. S.W.

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When: Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Phone: 287-0704

On the Web: www.masque.org

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A Sunday drive

Follow the winding roads to Theilman this Sunday for Saint Joseph Catholic Church’s Annual Fall Dinner. The event features a roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings (eat it at the church or take it over to the banks of the Zumbro River and enjoy a picnic lunch), tours of the recently remodeled 100-year-old church, a country store with baked goods for purchase, a raffle and a kiddie pond (throw your line over the wall, see what prize you reel in). Cost for the dinner is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages four to 10 and free for children 3 and under. Small fee for the kiddie pond. 

Family hasn’t been to Theilman? Well it’s about time you go. From Rochester, it’s a 45-minute drive, just north of Plainview on Wabasha County Road 4. 

If you go

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What: Saint Joseph Catholic Church Annual Fall Dinner

When: Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 419 W. Lyon Ave., Theilman 

Phone: 269-6577

On the Web: www.dow.org/parishes/details.aspx?pid=336

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Campfire tales

School has started. Halloween is right around the corner. And before you know it, snow will fly and then we’ll be ringing in the new year. So before the beautiful season of fall fades away, Chester Woods invites you to stop by for a little fall appreciation — campfire style. Guests will enjoy hot cocoa as they snuggle around an open campfire listening to campfire tales (last year’s featured folktales and puppetry — you’ll have to stop by to see what’s in store this year).

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There is no event fee, but park entry fees ($5 daily or $25 annually) do apply. Meet at Shelter #6. This event is suitable for elementary age on up. Make sure you dress for the weather and feel free to bring a blanket and lawn chairs. Call if the weather looks questionable.

If you go

What: Campfire Tales

Where: Chester Woods Park, 8378 Highway 14 E., Eyota

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.

Phone: 285-7050

On the Web: www.co.olmsted.mn.us/parks/cw_park_programs.asp

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Raise your glass to Y Mentors

Has it been a while since you and your honey had a date night? Then it’s time to find a babysitter and make plans to attend Andy’s Liquor’s 17th Annual Pre-Holiday Wine Tasting. In addition to wine, this adults-only event features Dan Rengstorf at the piano and a small silent auction. The event also includes hot and cold appetizers along with some friendly expert advice from Radisson Plaza staff as to what wines pair best with what appetizers.

All proceeds benefit the Rochester Area Family Y’s Y Mentors program — an ongoing program that currently matches 125 kids throughout Olmsted County with adult volunteer mentors. Tickets for next Thursday’s event are $25 per person and can be purchased at all three Andy’s locations, at the Y or at the door. All wines tasted at the event will be available for purchase — a chance to stock up for holiday parties or do a little early holiday shopping. 

If you go

What: Andy’s Liquor’s 17th Annual Pre-Holiday Wine Tasting

When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Radisson Plaza Hotel, 150 S. Broadway

Phone: 287-2260 ext. 327, Teresa

On the Web: www.rochfamy.org

The Family Calendar is a weekly calendar of family-oriented events compiled by Lindy Lange, editor of www.ROCHESTERfamilies.com. Do you know of an upcoming event? E-mail details to Post-Bulletin by Tuesday each week.

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