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‘Difference’-makers sought

Nominations are sought for the annual 10 Who Make a Difference awards, sponsored by KTTC-TV in partnership with United Way.

Volunteers from anywhere in the KTTC-TV viewing area are eligible.

The nomination deadline is May 5.

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April is a time for Tea

A 1950s Springtime Tea is being held April 27 at the Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St. in Minneapolis.

The activity is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum invites families to an afternoon tea featuring recipes and tips from the Betty Crocker Hostess Cookbook. Visitors can see a small display of advertisements from the 1950s and ’60s and enjoy a performance by History Player Ruth Andre Krause, also known as "Ann Pillsbury."

Children can make a craft to take home. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, $4 for children age 6-17 and free for children 5 and under and MHS members.

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Schools host PTSA Forum

There will be a PTSA Forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the John Marshall High School Rocket Center in Rochester.

The featured speaker will be Pete Feigal, presenting "How Harley-Davidson Saved Me from the Asylum."


The talk will detail Feigal’s journey through living with mental illness and Multiple Sclerosis.

There is no admission charge, and all interested community members are welcome.

The event is sponsored in conjunction with the PTSA from Mayo, Century, and John Marshall high schools, along with Olmsted County Public Health Services.

Building on a celebration

Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity will host several events to celebrate National Women Build Week, May 4-10.

The groundbreaking of the newest Habitat Women Build home will be at 2 p.m. May 4 at 3906 Strathmore Lane S.E. in Rochester.

The Rochester Lowe’s will host construction classes on house framing May 5-8. Call Patricia at 252-0849, ext. 9, to reserve a place.

Lowe’s will also offer a Women Build Business Networking Event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 9. The event will feature prizes, food and networking opportunities.


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A reader suggests that teaching your dog the "wait" command is the most important training it can receive, saying "I never let my dog out of the car until she is told ‘OK,’ so she knows to wait for that permission. Same for going through exterior doors at home." For more hints, go to Page E2.

Get on the bus

They call it a walking school bus. Learn about an effort in Rochester to organize students who walk home from school and how you might get involved.

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