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Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Bratwurst & Sauerkraut Supper, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 30450 570th Ave., Waltham. 567-2474. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. All-you-can-eat bratwurst, kraut, "German kniffles,’’ green beans and mushrooms, baked potatoes, bread and butter, apple crisp and whip and coffee and Kool-aid. $8 for adults and $4 for ages 6 to 12. Children under 5 are free. Take-outs are available.

Rummage Sale, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 802 Fourth St. S.W., Austin. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Supper served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..

SATURDAY

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Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Harvest Supper, Grace Lutheran Church, 2001 Sixth Ave. S.E., Austin. 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12 and free for kids younger than 6. Meal will include stuffed meatballs.

Rummage Sale, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 802 Fourth St. S.W., Austin. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon from 11 a.m. to noon; bag sales from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Health & Wellness Fair, Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. N.E., Austin. 433-2370. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by Mower County Senior Services Advisory Council, Mower County Senior Center and UCare Minnesota. Flu shots available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; bring insurance cards or $25 cash/check.

SUNDAY

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Hearts and Hands Alliance Breakfast for Flood Relief, LeRoy Community Center, LeRoy. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Pancakes and sausage. Donations.

Hearts and Hands Alliance Breakfast for Flood Relief, Grand Meadow School Cafeteria, Grand Meadow. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Biscuits and gravy, french toast and sausage. Donations.

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Celebration of Life benefit concert for Rachel's Hope, Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1800 12th St. S.W., Austin. 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted to benefit Rachel’s Hope, a nonprofit crisis pregnancy center in Austin that also provides other help for families.

MONDAY

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Austin Area Farmers’ Market, Oak Park Mall, Austin. Seasonal vegetables, pumpkins, apples, baked goods. Each Monday in October.

Will Advice Clinic, Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. N.E., Austin. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Appointments are required to participate and can be made by calling 433-2370 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. It’s free to all senior citizens.

TUESDAY

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Big Arts in the Big Apple Informational Meeting, Riverland Community College, 1600 Eighth Ave. N.W., Austin. 433-0600. 7 p.m. Big Arts in the Big Apple, March 18 through 22, 2008, is a study trip to New York City. Led by Riverland faculty members Jerry Girton and Scott Blankenbaker; it will feature theater, art, music and sight-seeing. Open to anyone. Participants will experience Chinatown, the Metropolitan Opera, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway shows. Lodging is provided in the heart of Times Square. Attend an informational meeting or contact Girton or Blankenbaker.

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La Leche League of Southeast Minnesota, Austin. 10 a.m. Encouragement, information and support for women interested in breastfeeding. Babies are welcome. For directions call Beth at 434-9141. Free.

WEDNESDAY

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Big Arts in the Big Apple Informational Meeting, Riverland Community College, 1600 Eighth Ave. N.W., Austin. 433-0600. 7 p.m. Big Arts in the Big Apple, March 18 through 22, 2008, is a study trip to New York City. Led by Riverland faculty members Jerry Girton and Scott Blankenbaker; it will feature theater, art, music and sight-seeing. Open to anyone. Participants will experience Chinatown, the Metropolitan Opera, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway shows. Lodging is provided in the heart of Times Square. Attend an informational meeting or contact Girton or Blankenbaker.

Izaak Walton League’s final steak fry, Izaak Walton Cabin, Todd Park, North end of 14th Street Northeast, Austin. 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for a 10-ounce sirloin steak, baked potato, coleslaw, bun and fresh vegetables. Money raised will go to conservation projects and environmental education for area students.

Golden Age Club, Moose Lodge, Austin. 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anyone age 55 or older is welcome. Includes games of 500. For information call club president Shirley DeYoung at 433-7648.

THURSDAY

My Favorite Things Cooking Seminar, Blue Belle Inn B&B and Teahouse, 513 W. Fourth St., St. Ansgar, Iowa. (641) 713-3113. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Each participant may request one or two recipes from our menu and we’ll fix and feast on the results together. We’ll start by fixing some of our favorites — Copenhagen cream with raspberries, seasoned pork and parmesan stuffed pumpkins, and Swedish fruit soup. Cost $40.

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Downtown Austin Farmers Market, Main Street, Austin. Seasonal vegetables, pumpkins, apples and baked goods. Each Thursday in October.

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Tonic Sol-fa concert, Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. 7:30 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for students. In Synque, an a cappella group from Austin, will open the concert.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Sons of Norway Silent Auction, Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. NE, Austin. 433-2370. 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Southeastern Minnesota Flood Relief Fund.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

SEMCAC Senior Dining Sunday Brunch, Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. N.E., Austin. 9 a.m.-noon. Featuring hungry man’s egg bake, fruit, muffins and beverages. Tickets are $5 and are available from MCSC or by calling 433-3120. All proceeds will support the Senior Nutrition Program. All are welcome.

MONDAY, OCT. 15

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Austin Area Farmers’ Market, Oak Park Mall, Austin. Seasonal vegetables, pumpkins, apples and baked goods. Each Monday in October.

Storting Singers, Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. NE, Austin. 433-2370. 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

Social Concerns: Investing for Retirement and Beyond, Hormel Historic Home, 208 Fourth Ave. N.W., Austin. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. How to choose, monitor and measure the success of your investments. Free lunch. RSVP by Oct. 12 to 433-4243 or e-mail hormelhh@smig.net. Funded in part by United Way of Mower County.

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

Key Ingredients: America by Food Exhibit, Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave. N.E., Austin. (507) 433-2391. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores why we eat the way we do.

Golden Age Club, Moose Lodge , Austin. 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anyone age 55 or older is welcome. Includes games of 500. For information call club president Shirley DeYoung at 433-7648.

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