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SATURDAY

Rochester Woodcarvers, 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. Monthly club meeting with special presentation, "Knowing Your Carving Woods" by John Krantz. Visitors are welcome.

Bethesda Upscale Resale Sale, 1550 Third Ave. S.E., Rochester. 292-0851. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All children’s and teen’s clothing will be 50 percent off. All proceeds benefit individuals with developmental disabilities.

Lourdes rummage sale, Lourdes High School, Sixth Avenue and Center Street Northwest, Rochester. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Survivor — Animal Style, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 281-6114. 10:30 a.m.-noon. For parents with children ages 6 and 7. Learn about animal survival. Hike and play a game trying to survive as an animal. Preregistration required. Cost: $10/pair. Call Quarry Hill at 281-6114 for more information.

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Flu, pneumonia, tetanus shot clinics, Kmart, 201 Ninth St. S.E., Rochester. 281-3532. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Flu shot is free for those with a Medicare Part B card, otherwise $25. Pneumonia shot is $45. Tetanus booster is $30. Ages 4 to 8 require a doctor’s order; ages 17 and younger require a parent be present.

Chatfield community playground build, Chatfield City Park. 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Volunteers needed; all ages welcome. No skills required; tools provided. Free child care and meals. Rain or shine.

The Dream Girl, Classic American Illustration, Red Wing Framing Gallery, 419 Main St., Red Wing. (651) 385-0500. Thirty original illustration art paintings from 1900-1950 from the collection of Grapefruit Moon Gallery, owned by Dan Murphy. Artists include Rolf Armstrong, Henry Clive, Billy DeVorss, Earl Moran and Alberto Vargas.

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, Rochester. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Produce, meats, cheeses, honey, preserves, salsa, baked goods. For information, call the market manager at 273-8232. Open every Saturday until Oct. 27.

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Craft Show, half-mile north of Kenyon, on Minnesota Highway 56. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission.

Feed the Otters, Oxbow Park, 5731 Olmsted County Road 105 N.W., Byron. (507) 775-2451. 1 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Rushford arts and crafts fair, Rushford-Peterson High School gymnasium, 102 N. Mill St., Rushford. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Handmade items and crafts, lunch and refreshments. Proceeds support community projects. Free admission.

Fall hobby and craft fair, Rochester Senior Center, Fred Reed Hall, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, quilt materials, ceramics, jewelry. Proceeds go to the senior center. Free admission.

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Olmsted County Genealogical Society, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 West Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 9 a.m.-noon. Harold Hinds Jr. presents "Capturing and Bringing to Life Your U.S. Farm Ancestor" and "A Historian’s Perspective on Transforming Your Genealogy into a Family History." Register through Community Education.

Hooray for Saturday: Family Film, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 10:30 a.m. "Rip Van Winkle."

SUNDAY

Wisconsin Style Fishboil, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stewartville. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A fundraiser for the Orphan Grain Train, which provides assistance for people in need and relief during disasters. Sponsored by Lutheran Laymen’s League.

Pax Christi Pancake Breakfast, Pax Christi Catholic Church, 4135 18th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 8 a.m.-noon. Pancakes, french toast and sausage in the church hall. All-you-can-eat. Third Sunday of each month.

Chatfield community playground build, Chatfield City Park. 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Volunteers needed; all ages welcome. No skills required; tools provided. Free child care and meals. Rain or shine. Grand opening is at 5 p.m. Community potluck will follow; bring a dish to pass.

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Craft Show, half-mile north of Kenyon, on Minnesota Highway 56. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Scarecrow contest, seasonal decorations, baskets, woodworking, other handmade crafts. Free admission.

Cave and quarry hike, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 218-6114. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. $2, adults; $1, children.

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Special worship, Lenora United Methodist Church. 3 p.m. Gather in thanks of the support provided to those affected by the August flooding. For information, call the Rev. Mark Woodward, (507) 545-2641.

Fall Fest, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Lanesboro. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Includes a meal of barbecue beef sandwiches, hot dogs and sides, a bake sale, Turn Around Treasure Shoppe, and Big Ticket raffle. To place a bid in the gift basket silent auction, call (507) 467-2480.

Coffeehouse Author Program: Vincent Wyckoff, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 2 p.m. Wyckoff, a letter carrier in south Minneapolis, will discuss his book, "Beware of Cat and Other Encounters of a Letter Carrier." Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Belgian waffle breakfast, Community Center, Wykoff. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults, $6; ages 6-10, $3; ages 5 and younger, free. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church. Matching funds provided by Thrivent Financial.

The Dream Girl, Classic American Illustration, Red Wing Framing Gallery, 419 Main St., Red Wing. (651) 385-0500. Thirty original illustration art paintings from 1900-1950 from the collection of Grapefruit Moon Gallery, owned by Dan Murphy. Artists include Rolf Armstrong, Henry Clive, Billy DeVorss, Earl Moran and Alberto Vargas.

MONDAY

Tree planting, Meet at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street Southeast, Slatterly Park Neighborhood, Rochester. 281-8637. 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. RNeighborWoods long sleeve T-shirts will be handed out to the first that come, along with granola bars. Certificates for kids that help. E-mail wflock@hga.com to confirm you will be there and the names of any children who will help. Participants should bring shovels, gloves and wire cutters.

Committee of the Whole, City Hall, Room 104, 201 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 4 p.m. Tentative. Call 285-8082 to confirm.

Minnesota Humanities Center’s Authors in Communities, Houston Public Library, 202 E. Cedar, Houston. 7 p.m. Joseph Amato will discuss "Making Home a Place and a Place a Home-Through Writing." Amato is a professor emeritus of history and rural and regional studies at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. He has written 15 books and has been nominated for Minnesota Book Awards.

Homebuyer class, Rochester/Olmsted Community Housing Partnership, 2122 Campus Drive S.E., suite 100, Rochester. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee is $25. Advanced registration required; call 328-7170. Second session is Oct. 29.

Sit-Stay-Read, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Children in grades one to six are welcome to read aloud with a therapy dog. Registration required. Only registered child and accompanying adult should attend.

The Dream Girl, Classic American Illustration, Red Wing Framing Gallery, 419 Main St., Red Wing. (651) 385-0500. Thirty original illustration art paintings from 1900-1950 from the collection of Grapefruit Moon Gallery, owned by Dan Murphy. Artists include Rolf Armstrong, Henry Clive, Billy DeVorss, Earl Moran and Alberto Vargas.

TUESDAY

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day open house, 19th Street Business Park, 3270 19th St. N.W., suite 101, Rochester. 280-0300. 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Learn about traditional Chinese medicine with licensed acupuncturist Deah Kinion.

The Dream Girl, Classic American Illustration, Red Wing Framing Gallery, 419 Main St., Red Wing. (651) 385-0500. Thirty original illustration art paintings from 1900-1950 from the collection of Grapefruit Moon Gallery, owned by Dan Murphy. Artists include Rolf Armstrong, Henry Clive, Billy DeVorss, Earl Moran and Alberto Vargas.

Bingo 101, Flamingo Bingo, 2828 U.S.. 52 E. Frontage Road N.W., Rochester. 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday in October. Learn the ins and outs of bingo. Costs vary depending upon games played. Must be 18 or older. Call 282-0988 for information.

Zumbro Valley Audubon Society program, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 7 p.m. "Common Birds in Decline," presented by Mark Martell, director of Bird Conservation Audubon Minnesota. Free and open to the public.

Bedtime Stories, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m. Stories, puppets and films. No registration required.

Bingo, Elks Lodge, Hillcrest Shopping Center, Rochester. 282-6702. 6:50 p.m. Every Tuesday and Friday evening. Proceeds benefit local youth activities.

Olmsted County Board at Olmsted County Employee Recognition Breakfast, Riverview Greens, 309 20th St. N.E., Stewartville. (507) 533-9393.

8 a.m.

Administrative Committee, Government Center, Administration Conference Room, 151 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 1 p.m.

Public Works Committee, Government Center, Conference Room 3, 151 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester.

1 p.m.

Olmsted County Board at Olmsted County Employee Recognition Breakfast, Government Center, Council/Board Chambers, 151 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 2 p.m.

Rochester School Board closed session, Edison Building, Room 126, 615 Seventh St. S.W., Rochester. 7 p.m. For the purpose of discussing negotiations. Questions may be directed to the office of the superintendent at 328-3000.

WEDNESDAY

BPO Does rummage and bake sale, Elks Lodge 1091, Hillcrest Shopping Center, 1652 U.S. 52 N., Rochester. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All are welcome.

Writing Group, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Helen Chen will help facilitate the meeting.

Ancestry Plus and Heritagequest Online, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 2 p.m. An exploration of the two genealogical databases offered at the library. Register online, at the library or by calling 285-8002.

eBay, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 7 p.m. An experienced eBay user will share tips on buying, selling and bidding at the online auction site. Register online, at the library, or by calling 285-8002.

UCR Learning Center and Think Academic Extravaganza, UCR Learning Center, Coffman 202, 851 30th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 285-7182. 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. "Is there a Supercomputer in your Future?" With Harold Rodakowski, software project engineer of Blue Gene at IBM.

Soup and sandwich, United Church of Christ, St. Charles. 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. All-you-can-eat chicken dumpling soup, plus sandwich, pie and drink. Adults, $5; ages 6-10, $2.50.

Olmsted County Human Rights Commission, City Hall, Room 104, 201 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester.

7 p.m.

City Planning & Zoning Commission, Government Center, Council/Board Chambers, 151 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 7 p.m.

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