Annual Chicken Dinner, sponsored by St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in St. Charles, will be served at 5 p.m. The menu also includes dressing, potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, cranberry salad, pie and beverage. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and under. Tickets on sale at 3 p.m. Take-outs available.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, by Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The menu also includes lefse, rutabagas, mashed potatoes and gravy, pastries and beverage. Prices: $14, or $4 for ages under 12. There will also be a bazaar at 9:30 a.m., and pastries and coffee at 9 a.m.

The Rochester Senior Center will host an unveiling party at 3 p.m. for its First Class Coupon Book in Fred Reed Hall. There will be refreshments and a short program. If you plan to attend, call 287-1404. The book contains more than 350 coupons that can be used at restaurants, golf courses, entertainment venues, professional services and automotive services in southeastern Minnesota with an emphasis on Rochester and the surrounding communities. The coupon book is on sale now for $25 per book. The center is at 121 North Broadway.

Harvest Feast Fall Supper and Scandinavian Bake Sale, sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center, will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes Swedish meatballs, ham, corn, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, homemade pie and beverage. Take outs will be available. Tickets: $7 in advance, $7.50 at the door, $3.50 for ages under 10, free for preschool. Tickets may be purchased at John's Super Value, True Value, McNeilus Steel and Faith Lutheran Church.


Thursday, Nov. 4

Dance to the music of Ray Sands from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Senior Center, 121 North Broadway. Admission is $4 per person or $3.50 if a center member.

Today is the deadline to sign-up for the all-you-can-eat chicken dinner held at the Rochester Senior Center at 6 p.m. Nov. 9. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Reservations: 287-1404.

Friday, Nov. 5

Tours of Mayowood Mansion, the historic Mayo family home decorated for the holiday season, get under way today through Nov. 21. Daytime tours are at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Fridays, hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 15 and younger. Evening tours are at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. Admission is $25. Tickets are available at the Olmsted County History Center, 1195 West Circle Drive S.W. (507) 282-9447.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Monroe Crossing, one of the most active bluegrass bands in the Upper Midwest, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Oak Center General Store. The band takes its name from Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music. Tickets are $5 to $10; patrons pay what they can afford. For reservations, send a check: Oak Center General Store, Route 1 Box 52BB, Lake City, MN 55041. Information: (507) 753-2080.

Sunday, Nov. 7


Dance to the Rhythm Playboys from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Crystal Ballroom in Chatfield. Information: (507) 867-3066

The Coffee House Author Program, featuring Dave Kenney, will be held at 2 p.m. in the Rochester Public Library Auditorium. Kenny is the author of "Northern LIghts: The Stories of Minnesota's Past" and "Minnesota Goes to War: The Home Front During World War II."

Monday, Nov. 8

AARP Hiawatha Chapter No. 766 will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester. The guest speaker, Dick Klobuchar, will speak on Pearl Harbor. Reservations: 289-6975 by Nov. 4.

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