FESTIVALS CALENDAR Friday through Sunday

Pine Island Cheese Fest with fireworks Friday night, street dances, carnival rides, food, games, antiques and crafts show and parade at 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: (507) 356-8103.

Founder's Day Celebration in Caledonia with Model T Show.


St. Charles Tour of Homes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eight homes will be toured. Tickets may be purchased at the St. Charles Community Center. Proceeds benefit the St. Charles Resource Center. Information: (507) 932-4929.



Laura Ingalls Wilder Day in Burr Oak, Iowa, begins with a polka band church service at 10 a.m and includes a parade at noon, an auction of homemade pies at 2 p.m. and a prize drawing at 4 p.m. All events in the city park. Information: (563) 735-5916.

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