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What’s that red thing called?
The red thing above the beak is a "snood," and the one below the beak is a "wattle." Want to learn more turkey facts? Check out Oxbow Park’s Wild Turkeys program. The all-ages interactive presentation starts in the Zollman Zoo’s nature center and showcases the zoo’s four wild turkeys (two hens and two roosters).
Free. Call if weather looks questionable for possible program changes.
If you go
What: Wild Turkeys program
Where: Oxbow Park, 5731 County Road 105 N.W., Byron
When: Saturday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m.
On the Web: www.co.olmsted.mn.us/parks/oxbow_park_&_zoo.asp
Music to your ears
Your kids like music — they say they’d even like to play an instrument. But which one? If you’re wondering what the right instrument might be, check out this Saturday’s SEMYO "Just For Kids" concert.
The SEMYO youth orchestras and ensembles will perform a wide range of popular and classical selections. Afterward, participants will learn more about the various instruments during the "petting zoo" (a chance to get an up-close look at and listen to all the instruments). Tickets are $5 at the door.
Membership in SEMYO is by audition only. Youth in grades 5 through 12 are grouped into four orchestras and ensembles that practice weekly September through May. Saturday’s event is not only a terrific opportunity to check out instruments, it’s a great opportunity to check out SEMYO and see if it’s something your little musician is interested in pursuing.
If you go
What: "Just For Kids" concert
Where: Century High School, 2525 Viola Road N.E.
When: Saturday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m. to noon
On the Web: www.semyo.org
Ho ho ho!
Santa Claus is coming to town — and his first stop is the Apache Mall Food Court on Saturday. And all you good little girls and boys are invited to join him for a tasty breakfast (provided by Subway) with fun entertainment by the Teddy Bear Band. Breakfast is free. No registration.
Santa will be available for photos starting this Saturday and running through Christmas Eve. Visit the mall’s Web site for times, picture-package prices and coupons.
If you go
What: Breakfast with Santa
Where: Apache Mall Food Court
When: Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
On the Web: www.apachemall.com
What are you thankful for?
Family members of all ages will remember what they are thankful for at this weekend’s Hooray for Saturdays program. The library will show Thanksgiving films "Molly’s Pilgrim" and "Giving Thanks."
Open to all ages. Free. Limited seating.
If you go
What: Thanksgiving films
Where: Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E.
When: Saturday, Nov. 22, 10:30 am.
On the Web: www.rochesterpubliclibrary.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, Rochester MN by Friday each week.