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WEDNESDAY

Virtual Walking Tour of Historic Rochester, History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 West Circle Dr. S.W., Rochester . 285-8647. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Alan Calavano from the History Center will take you on a tour through time with vintage photographs of historic Rochester. Fee is $10. To register, call 285-8646.

Well water nitrate testing clinic, East Graham Arena, Booth 315, Rochester. 280-2850. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Zumbro Watershed Partnership will test rural well water samples for nitrate concentrations. Bring a cup-sized, sealed container with fresh water from your tap to the booth. Admission to the Farm Show and testing are free.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife," First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session tour through classic works and ideas. Every Wednesday through May 2. Free.

Faith United Methodist Church of Eyota Lenten Series, Faith United Methodist Church, corner of 4th St. S.W. and LaFayette, Eyota. 6 p.m. "Compassion and Caring for Others." Presenter will be Nancy Whitcomb R.N., a trauma, orthopedic and surgical nurse at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

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Agri News Farm Show, Graham Arenas East and West, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Dodge Fillmore Olmsted (DFO) Community Corrections Advisory Board, Government Center, Conference Room 2 A&B, 151 4th St. S.E., Rochester. Noon-1:30 p.m. Sandwich buffet is available; cost is $5.

Vital Aging Commission, Whitewater/Cascade Conference Room, 2100 Campus Dr. S.E., Rochester. Noon.

Environmental Commission, Whitewater/Cascade Room, 2100 Campus Dr. S.E., Rochester. 7:15 p.m.

Library Board, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 285-8000. 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

Well water nitrate testing clinic, East Graham Arena, Booth 315, Rochester. 280-2850. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Zumbro Watershed Partnership (ZWP) will test rural well water samples for nitrate concentrations. Bring a cup-sized, sealed container with fresh water from your tap. Admission to the Farm Show and testing are free.

Talk on farm chemicals and frogs, Dodge Center Community Center, 35 E. Main Street, Dodge Center. 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Dr. Tyrone Hayes of the University of California-Berkley will talk about his study of how atrazine, a common farm pesticide, affects frogs and humans

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Suzuki Cello Method: Pathway to the Orchestra, Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester. 11:30 a.m. Presented by Rochester Music Guild as part of their "Lunch and Learn" series. Cello instructor Carolyn Mead and students will discuss the Suzuki Method. Bring lunch.

Catholic Charities Adoption Information Meeting, Crucifixion Elementary School, 420 S. 2nd St., La Crescent. 5:30 p.m. Learn more about the adoption process. Catholic Charities serves people of all denominations and faiths. For information call the Winona office at (507) 454-2270.

Magazines, Newspapers and Other Online Resources, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 285-8000. 3 p.m. A librarian will demonstrate how to find information using your library card and the library Web site: www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org.

Agri News Farm Show, Graham Arenas East and West, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mission Rummage Sale, Faith Lutheran Church, Hwy. 14 E., St. Charles. 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Fish Fry, Dodge Center American Legion, 401 West Hwy St., Dodge Center. (507) 374-6749. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and free for children 5 and younger. Proceeds go towards the handicapped accessible lift project. Sponsored by the St. Johns Catholic Church Women.

Equinox Ale Tasting & Star Gazing, Quarry Hill Nature Ceneter, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 281-61147. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Snacks, music and a chance to view the spring star highlights are on tap for this adult-only evening. Pre-registration required. $10 per person.

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Fish Fry, Christ the King Catholic Church, 202 4th St. N.W., Byron. 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cost: adults $9, seniors $8, ages 6-12 $5, and family rate of $33.

Mission Rummage Sale, Faith Lutheran Church, Hwy. 14 E., St. Charles. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

School Board Special Session, Edison Building, Room 137, 615 7th St. S.W., Rochester. 8 a.m. The purpose of the session is to review candidate applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Questions? Call 328-3000.

SATURDAY

Rochester Woodcarvers' Woodcarving Show, 4-H Building at Olmsted County Fairgrounds, 1508 Aune Drive S.E., Rochester. 285-1620. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

Easter 4 Kids Crafts & Egg Hunt, Resurrection Lutheran Church, School & Preschool, 4520 19th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 282-8280. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The children, ages 3-10, will move from craft to craft, enjoy a snack, hear the Easter resurrection account and join in an egg hunt.

Preschool Open House, Resurrection Lutheran Church, School & Preschool, 4520 19th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 282-8280. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

A Taste of Italy Benefit for Kelli Wilson, Stewartville Civic Center, Stewartville. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. The daughter of Jim and Darlene Wilson, Kelli suffered a brain injury in a 2006 accident. Sponsored by the Stewartville Morning Lions Club. Tickets: adults, $10 advance/ $12 at the door; ages 5-10, $5 advance/ $7 at the door; children younger than 5, free. For tickets, contact the Stewartville Morning Lions Club; the Stewartville Star (533-4271); or C&F Video (533-8603). A portion of the proceeds will also support other Lions projects.

Citizenship Day, Hawthorne Education Center, 700 4th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Immigration attorneys, paralegals and interpreters will be available to assist in the preparation of naturalization applications. There is a fee of $20 for each application. For more information, visit www.ccwinona.org or www.imaa.net. Sponsored in part by the Minnesota/Dakota Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Shalom Story Time for Kids, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. A program to teach children about peace, love and fairness, for children ages pre-school to grade 5. Open to all. Parents must remain in the library and are welcome to participate. This is a program of the Rochester Mennonite Church, 529-7910.

Family Egg Hunt and Flip Out Pancake Breakfast, Christ Community Church, 4400 55th St. N.W., Rochester. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Families with children ages 2 years through 4th grade are invited. Cost is $2 per person or $8 per family. To register, call 282-5569 ext. 214, or e-mail heatherschuster@cccrochester.org.

Hooray for Saturday! Family Films, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 10:30 a.m. Films: "A Boy, a Dog and a Frog," and "Frog Where Are You?"

Mission Rummage Sale, Faith Lutheran Church, Hwy. 14 E., St. Charles. 8 a.m.-noon.

Samaritan Bethany Foundation Pancake Breakfast, Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 3rd Ave. S.W., Rochester. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: adults $5 ($5.50 at the door), ages 9 and under $2. Proceeds go to complete the purchase of night stands for the bedside of each resident in Samaritan Bethany Care Centers.

Open Forum on Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues, Rochester Area Family Y, 709 1st Ave. S.W., Rochester. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Rochester/Olmsted Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the forum will include a re-cap of a League of American Bicyclists workshop, as well as plans for bike trails, bike lanes and pedestrian improvements. For information, call 280-6862 or e-mail ganske@aol.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

Rochester Woodcarvers' Woodcarving Show, 4-H Building at Olmsted County Fairgrounds, 1508 Aune Drive S.E., Rochester. 285-1620. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Carvings, tools, blanks and wood will be for sale.

Maple syruping, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Rd. N.E., Rochester. 281-6114. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Explore the art of maple syruping. Class will also include a hike or activity. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

"He Lived the Good Life", Hosanna Lutheran Church, 2815 57th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-0092. 8 a.m. Hosanna Lutheran Church's senior choir, youth choirs and youth band, Exodus, will present the musical cantata, "He Lived the Good Life." Written in 1974 by Richard Wilson, it uses words and music from the 1970s to tell the story of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Call the church office at 285-0092 for more information.

"He Lived the Good Life", Hosanna Lutheran Church, 2815 57th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-0092. 10:30 a.m. Hosanna Lutheran Church's senior choir, youth choirs and youth band, Exodus, will present the musical cantata, "He Lived the Good Life." Written in 1974 by Richard Wilson, it uses words and music from the 1970s to tell the story of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Call the church office at 285-0092 for more information.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

St. Baldrick's Day, Whistle Binkie's on the Lake, 247 Woodlake Drive S.E., Rochester, 55904. 529-3659. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Several participants will shave their heads as a symbol of solidarity with children who have cancer and to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Boating Safely for Adults, Northrop Community Services Center, 201 8th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-8647. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Rochester Community Education is cosponsoring the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary public education course on Boating Safely for Adults. Monday/Wednesday class. Fee is $30. To register or more information call or visit the website.

RideAbility Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn South, 1630 S. Broadway, Rochester. 1 p.m. RideAbility is a local, non-profit agency that provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities. No charge to attend; lunch is available for a free-will donation. If you are interested in horses and helping children with disabilities, call Jeanie at 507-356-8154 for details.

"The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe", Century High School Auditorium, 2525 Viola Rd. N.E., Rochester. Presented by Children's Dance Theatre. Showtimes are 1 pm and 4 pm. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door, and are available at Blades to Ballet, ABC Toy Zone, Hunt's Silver Lake Drug, and from cast members.

Rochester Woodcarvers Club 31st Annual Woodcarving Show, 4-H Building, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, 1508 Aune Dr. S.E., Rochester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. An opportunity to see talented carvers displaying their work and demonstrating their skills. Public can also vote for a favorite carving and shop for tools. Admission is free.

March Madness Veterinary Clinic, . A low-cost spay/neuter clinic for area pet or feral cats sponsored by Camp Companion in partnership with the Minnnesota School of Business Globe College Veterinary Technician Program and area veterinarians. Cost is $20; pre-registration required. For information or to register call 507-367-2392 or visit www.campcompanion.org.

Yaggy Colby History Lecture Series, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 2:30 p.m. Presented by the Olmsted County Historical Society in cooperation with Rochester Public Library. Costs underwritten by Yaggy Colby Associates.

5th Annual Vegetarian Taste Extravaganza, Rochester Seventh-day Adventist Church., 1100 37th St. N.W., Rochester. 367-2653. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Participants can sample more than 20 different vegetarian items. Recipes will be available and prizes will be given. Speaker Sue Mundt will give a talk on "Disarming Depression." Free.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

Boating Safely for Adults, Northrop Community Services Center, 201 8th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-8647. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Rochester Community Education is cosponsoring the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary public education course on Boating Safely for Adults. Monday/Wednesday class. Fee is $30. To register or more information call or visit the website.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

Faux Your Treasures Class, Struve Paint, 501 N. Broadway, Rochester. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Part of Struve's 60th Anniversary celebration. Visit www.struvespaint.com.

Lansing Cemetery Association meeting, Methodist Church, Lansing. 437-3389. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

Boating Safely for Adults, Northrop Community Services Center, 201 8th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-8647. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Rochester Community Education is cosponsoring the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary public education course on Boating Safely for Adults. Monday/Wednesday class. Fee is $30. To register or more information call or visit the website.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

Kindergarten Open House, Kingdom Kids , 4400 55th St. N.W., Rochester. 282-5569 x224. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Information, tour and Q&A program.

How to Hang Wallpaper Demonstrations, Struve Paint, 501 N. Broadway, Rochester. Throughout the day. Part of Struve's 60th Anniversary celebration. Visit www.struvespaint.com.

Zumbro Valley Audobon Society Monthly Meeting, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Rd. N.E., Rochester. 7 p.m. "101 Ways to Help Birds" by Laura Erickson. Learn how our actions and choices affect birds and their environment. Cost is free; public is welcome.

Bedtime Stories, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 6:30 p.m. Stories, puppets and films to give you sweet dreams. No registration required.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

Boating Safely for Adults, Northrop Community Services Center, 201 8th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-8647. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Rochester Community Education is cosponsoring the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary public education course on Boating Safely for Adults. Monday/Wednesday class. Fee is $30. To register or more information call or visit the website.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

How to Hang Paper Illusion Demonstrations, Struve Paint, 501 N. Broadway, Rochester. 282-2660. Throughout the day. Part of Struve's 60th Anniversary celebration. Visit www.struvespaint.com.

UCR Faculty Lecture Series, Hill Theater UCR campus, Rochester. 10 a.m. Lori Stoltz will speak on "Beyond Esmeralda: Demystifying the Fictitious Portrayal of Gypsies."

Faith United Church of Eyota Lenten Series, Faith United Methodist Church, corner of 4th St. S.W. and LaFayette, Eyota. 6 p.m. "Compassion and Caring for Others." Presenter will be Mary Feeley, Mayo Clinic chaplain.

Writing Group, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 6:30 p.m. This group meets once a month to read and critique members' writing in a friendly, supportive environment.

"Big River", Triton Middle School, West Concord. 1:30 p.m. A Broadway musical presented by Triton High School. Tickets: adults $5, students $3.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

Women of Substance-Lisa Ling, Northrop Community Education , 201 8th Street N.W., Rochester. 285-8646. 5:30 p.m.-10:45 p.m. Rochester Community Education will take a bus to the O'Shaughnessy Theatre in St. Paul for the Women of Substance series featuring lecturer Lisa Ling. Registration deadline is March 16. For more information, call 285-8646.

Seven Keys to Resume Writing Success, Northrop Community Sevices Center, 201 8th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-8647. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Learn techniques to improve your resume. Instructor is Amy Charland. Fee is $12. For questions or to register, call 285-8647 or visit the website.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

United Way Celebration of Caring and Giving, Rochester International Event Center, Rochester. 287-2004. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. United Way of Olmsted County donors, volunteers and partners celebrate their 2006 campaign and community impact results.

What's New in Window Treatments Demonstration, Struve Paint, 501 N. Broadway, Rochester. 282-2660. Throughout the day. Part of Struve's 60th Anniversary celebration. Visit www.struvespaint.com.

MS Society Fundraiser, Glynner's Pub, 1643 Broadway N., Rochester. 282-4013. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Silent auction and Alan Reed's Game Show Mania.

Rochester Center for Autism Open House, Rochester Center for Autism, 3640 9th St. N.W., Rochester. 507-424-3234. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Parents, professionals and public are all invited.

Sons of Norway Kristiania Lodge 47 New Members Meeting, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Rd. N.E., Rochester. 6 p.m. Public is welcome. Dinner is free with reservations. To RSVP, call Gary Olson at 282-1090 by March 26.

"Big River", Triton Middle School, West Concord. 7:30 p.m. A Broadway musical presented by Triton High School. Tickets: adults $5, students $3.

Free Mental Health Group, House of Hope, 525 West Broadway, Plainview. 7 p.m. This group is for people who care for those suffering from any kind of mental illness and meets for five consecutive Thursdays.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Maple Syrup Moon, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Rd. N.E., Rochester. 281-6114. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Make maple syrup, hike by the light of the moon to Quarry Hill's sweet patch, a grove of box elder, and see if there's any maple dripping. At the Nature Center, see the tools of the trade and enjoy maple syrup treats. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for youth.

Alive Forever, Meadow Park Church of Christ, 1315 6th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 288-3293. 7 p.m. Experience the power of the Easter message through music and drama. Free admission. For more information, email info@meadowparkchurch.com.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

Brown BagóColor Schemes for Your Home , Struve Paint, 501 N. Broadway, Rochester. 282-2660. 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Part of Struve's 60th Anniversary celebration. Visit www.struvespaint.com.

How to Paint a Wall , Struve Paint, 501 N. Broadway, Rochester. 282-2660. Throughout the day. Part of Struve's 60th Anniversary celebration. Visit www.struvespaint.com.

Christ the King Catholic Church Fish Fry, Christ the King Catholic Church, 202 4th St. N.W., Byron. 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All You Can Eat. Includes baked or batter-fried fish, potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, drinks and desserts. Cost: adults $9, seniors $8, ages 6-12 $5, and family rate of $33. Take outs available, call 507-775-6455.

"Big River", Triton Middle School, West Concord. 7:30 p.m. A Broadway musical presented by Triton High School. Tickets: adults $5, students $3.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

American Indian Center Spring Pow Wow, National Guard Armory, 1715 Marion Road S.E., Rochester. 288-3628. 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Contact Melody Hanners, Vice Chairperson, at 288-3628 or melodyhanners@msn.com.

American Indian Center Spring Pow Wow, National Guard Armory, 1715 Marion Road S.E., Rochester. 288-3628. 7 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Contact Melody Hanners, Vice Chairperson, at 288-3628 or melodyhanners@msn.com.

Alive Forever, Meadow Park Church of Christ, 1315 6th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 288-3293. 7 p.m. Experience the power of the Easter message through music and drama. Free admission. For more information, email info@meadowparkchurch.com.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" auditions, Byron Middle School Auditorium, 4th St. N.E., Byron. 287-0741. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Goodman Productions will hold auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Attend anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Auditions also held April 2 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Lots of men are needed, along with women, teenagers and children. Come with a prepared song to sing. Any questions, call Sarah at 287-0741 before 2:30 p.m. or call 775-6794 after 3 p.m.

Sacred Heart Rummage Sale, Sacred Heart School, Highway 56, Adams. 528-3120. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Rummage sale with over 10,000 items and most items will sell for 25 cents. There will also be a $2 bag sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Retired Treasure Sale, Senior Center, 121 North Broadway, Rochester. 287-1469. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Kitchen items, jewelry, books, antiques, bake sale, and much more. For lunch, there will be barbeque sandwiches and pie.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

How to Paint a Wall , Struve Paint, 501 N. Broadway, Rochester. 282-2660. Throughout the day. Part of Struve's 60th Anniversary celebration. Visit www.struvespaint.com.

Douglas Methodist Church Spring Stew, Douglas Methodist Church, . 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Stew, buns, cheese, pie and beverages. Cost: adults $7, ages 6-12 $3, under 5 free.

"Dog", Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 10:30 a.m. Kitty and Harry the Dirty Dog embark on a series of hilarious escapades when they desperately try to avoid getting a bath.

American Indian Center of Rochester Traditional Powwow, National Guard Armory, 1715 Marion Rd. S.E., Rochester. Doors open at 10 am each day. Public is invited. Buttons may be purchased at the door. For information call Mel at 288-3628.

"Big River", Triton Middle School, West Concord. 7:30 p.m. A Broadway musical presented by Triton High School. Tickets: adults $5, students $3.

Antiques Appraisal Fair, History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 W. Circle Dr. S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A fundraiser for the History Center, local antique dealers will evaluate antiques and estimate their replacement value. Verbal appraisals $10 per item; no written appraisals. Items must be at least 50 years old. Bring only what you can comfortably carry.

Kingsland Athletic Booster Club Spring Dinner, Hall of Fame Induction, and Auction, Spring Valley Community Center, Spring Valley. 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 pm catered by Gateway Inn, followed by induction ceremony. Auction begins around 8 pm. Tickets for dinner available at the door. Call John Fenske at 507-251-3232 with questions or if you'd like to donate an item for the auction.

Dodge County Home and Business Expo, Triton High School, 813 W. Highway St., Dodge Center. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The ninth annual event is expected to feature more than 90 area businesses. This year's theme will be "Progress for Our Future." A Farmers' Share breakfast will be served to the first 300 people. Concession will be sold throughout the day.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

American Indian Center Spring Pow Wow, National Guard Armory, 1715 Marion Road S.E., Rochester. 288-3628. 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Contact Melody Hanners, Vice Chairperson, at 288-3628 or melodyhanners@msn.com.

Bird Sunday, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Rd., Rochester. 281-6114. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. We will focus on Nuthatches this month and trapping, netting and releasing birds if weather permits. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Alive Forever, Meadow Park Church of Christ, 1315 6th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 288-3293. 9 a.m. Experience the power of the Easter message through music and drama. Free admission. For more information, email info@meadowparkchurch.com.

Alive Forever, Meadow Park Church of Christ, 1315 6th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 288-3293. 11 a.m. Experience the power of the Easter message through music and drama. Free admission. For more information, email info@meadowparkchurch.com.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

American Indian Center of Rochester Traditional Powwow, National Guard Armory, 1715 Marion Rd. S.E., Rochester. Doors open at 10 am each day. Public is invited. Buttons may be purchased at the door. For information call Mel at 288-3628.

29th Annual Fools Five Road Race, downtown Lewiston, . 1 p.m. Also includes a gathering at Lewiston-Altura High School following the race, with refreshments, entertainment and a speaker. Registration and pledge sheets are available online at www.foolsfive.com or www.active.com. Race day registration begins at 9:30 am at the high school. For information contact Dianne Rislow at 507-523-3484 or Gary Mills at 507-523-2859. Money raised goes to fight cancer.

The Centurion's Accout: An Easter Drama, Valley Christian Ranch, 610 Territorial Rd., Spring Valley. A musical drama presented from the viewpoint of the centurion. Showtimes are 10 am and 7 pm. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. Call 507-346-2101 for directions or questions.

MONDAY, APRIL 2

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" auditions, Byron Middle School Auditorium, 4th St. N.E., Byron. 287-0741. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Goodman Productions will hold auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Attend anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Lots of men are needed, along with women, teenagers and children. Come with a prepared song to sing. Any questions, call Sarah at 287-0741 before 2:30 p.m. or call 775-6794 after 3 p.m.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

Family Film: "The Cat in the Hat", Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 10:30 a.m. An animated film based on the classic tale by Dr. Seuss.

"The Cat in the Hat", Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 285-8000. 10:30 a.m. The Cat in the Hat romps through the house one day while mother is away. Animated film based on Dr. Seuss tale.

Sit, stay, read, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Read aloud for 20 minutes to a therapy dog. Reading times are 6:30, 6:50 and 7:10. Register online (grades 1-6) and enter name of preferred dog and time in email box. Dogs and times assigned on first come, first serve basis. Only registered child and parent/adult should come.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

Greater Rochester Express Network, Express Personnel Services, 2518 North Broadway, Rochester, Mn. 284-8380. 6:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Michon Rogers will give an overview on Community Education in Rochester and surrounding areas. Come for a delicious breakfast, networking and a great time. Cost is $15. RSVP on the website or call Barb Brown at 536-3157 or email at barbbrown39@hotmail.com.

"Images of Gods and the Afterlife", First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. A seven-session guided tour through classic works and ideas. Great presentation by Peter Erspamer, Ph.D. Every Wednesday from March 21 through May 2. Free.

Family Film Program: Silly Stories about Bikes, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 10:30 a.m. Two films: "Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle," and "Curious George Rides a Bike."

Bedtime Stories, Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 507-285-8000. 6:30 p.m. Stories, puppets and films to give you sweet dreams. No registration required.

Marshall Lutheran Church Annual Meatball Supper, Marshall Lutheran Church, rural Adams. 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Adults $7, ages 12 and under $3, pre-schoolers free.

Silly stories about bikes, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 285-8000. 10:30 a.m. Watch "Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle" about the adventures of a runaway tricycle and "Curious George Rides a Bike."

Bedtime stories, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. S.E., Rochester. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m. Stories, puppets and films to give you sweet dreams. No registration required. Parents invited to stay with children.

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