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Whatcha gonna say now?

Learn the art of improv at next Tuesday’s Young Adult Improv Acting Class. Sponsored by the Rochester Public Library and hosted by the Masque Theatre, the free three-hour class explores the basic techniques of improv and uses games, exercises and skits to help participants improve their improvisational skills (useful both on the stage and in everyday life).

Open to youth ages 12 and older. Snack provided. No acting experience necessary. Call or register online.

If you go

What: Young Adult Improv Acting Class


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

When: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Phone: 285-8006

On the Web: www.rochesterpublic;


Oh, I wish I were a ...

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile roles into town Wednesday for a one-hour tour. Family members of all ages can get their picture taken with the world’s biggest hot dog on wheels and enjoy a hot dog ($1 each).


The big dog’s visit is part of a ongoing effort to show support for the family of Ann Peterson. Ann, the mother of four young children, was recently diagnosed with ALS. All proceeds from Wednesday’s event will benefit the Peterson family. Visit Ann’s Web site to find out more about other upcoming benefits, including the Aug. 2 family-friendly Dinner, Dance & Auction featuring Trouble Shooter.

If you go

What: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Where: Hy-Vee, 500 Crossroads Drive S.W.

When: Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m.

Phone: 261-1410, Anne Lindner

On the Web:;




Really, really old school

The whole family will have some old-fashioned fun at this Saturday’s Roosters Classic Vintage Base Ball Festival. The event features baseball played by 1860 rules (no bunting, no stealing, no swearing) with players wearing period uniforms and using replica equipment. Eight area Vintage Base Ball Association teams (including Rochester’s Roosters and Hens) will play 50-minute matches (yes, that’s the 1860’s word for games) beginning on every hour.

Admission is two bits (25 cents). Concessions available for purchase. Dunk tank, period children’s games and activities and a silent auction. Go online for a complete list of VBBA rules and teams.

If you go

What: Roosters Classic Vintage Base Ball Festival

Where: History Center of Olmsted County, Schmitt Field, 1195 West Circle Drive S.W.

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 282-9447

On the Web:;


Tell me a story

It’s time for a story at Great Harvest. Little ones (and their favorite big ones) are invited to stop in every Tuesday for stories and a free slice of bread.

If you go

What: Story time

Where: Great Harvest, 706 N. Broadway

When: Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Phone: 286-1101

On the Web: www.greatharvest

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

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