FAMILY TIME CALENDAR Today Whitewater State Park naturalist programs today are: Caving Slide Show and Field Trip from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are required at the visitor center or call (507) 932-3007. Bird Walk from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Go Batty f

Sat.Raptors, a program at Chester Woods Park, will begin at 7 p.m. at the campground. Raptors from Oxbow Park will be there. For all ages. The program is free, but a vehicle pass is required. Registration: 287-2624.

Whitewater State Park naturalist programs today are: Raspberry Jam Making from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Nature Store. Snakes of the Bluffland from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. What's Making that Noise? from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Programs begin at the park office unless otherwise noted. The programs are free, but a state park vehicle permit is required.

Tues.Storytime in Spanish is from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. Free.

Wed.The film "Runaway Ralph" will be shown at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Rochester Public Library auditorium. Free.

Pawprint Day, fun with pets, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. today and Thursday at the Children's Museum of La Crosse, Wis., 207 Fifth Ave. S. Cost is $2 nonmembers, $1 members. Registration: (608) 784-2652.


Mother Goose Time, a 20-minute storytime for children younger than 3, begins at 9:30 a.m. Oliver's Tales, a half-hour storytime for children 3 to 6 years old, led by a mischievous dog, starts at 10 a.m. Family storytime for all ages will be at 4:30 p.m. at Austin Public Library.

Thurs.Pre-school storytime starts at 9:30 a.m. at Austin Public Library.

Fri.Storytime for young children with Shawn Kettlecamp at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble bookstore. Information: 288-3848.

Family Time is a weekly calendar of family-oriented events. For a listing, send information to Family Time, Lifestyle section, Post-Bulletin, 18 First Ave. S.E., Rochester, MN 55904 or fax to 285-7772 or e-mail it to

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