A lunch buffet fund-raiser for the Rochester Rowing Club All City High School Rowing Club will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Outback Steak House in Rochester. Ticket prices are $15, with a $9 tax donation per ticket. All tickets must be purchased in advance. For ticket information, call Joyce at 286-9215 or Cindy at 285-9885.

The 25th annual Ronald McDonald House Swing Your Birdie Golf Tournament will be at Willow Creek Golf Course in Rochester. For more information, call 282-3955.

The Knights of Columbus, Council 1201, of Austin will have a barbecue pork rib meal from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Austin. The meal includes the choice of honey barbecue ribs or herb-roasted boneless chicken breast, parsley buttered potatoes, glazed carrots, dinner roll and coffee for $8 per person.


The ROCK, Rochester's Own Club Keystone, will have a car wash, Krispy Kreme doughnut sale, and sale of hot dogs, chips and pop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sam's Club parking lot in Rochester. All proceeds will go to programs at the Boys &; Girls Club of Rochester. Sam's Club is a sponsor of the fund-raiser.


The Rochester Centurion Bike Ride, to benefit Arc Southeastern Minnesota, will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Bear Creek Park in Rochester. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. Two bike routes are available, 68 miles and 95 miles. The cost is $20, and snacks are provided. For more information, call 287-2032 or 1-888-732-8520. Arc is a nonprofit group providing advocacy and support to people with developmental disabilities and to their families.


The Rochester Harley Owners Group will have its annual motorcycle ride to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon at Regional Sports Center at Rochester Community and Technical College. The ride will be 130 miles and includes six stops. Registration fee is $10 per rider. There will be door prizes, a silent auction and a live auction with U.S. Rep. Gil Gutknecht as the auctioneer. At 5:45 p.m., a fire truck will lead the riders on a police-escorted parade through Rochester to the Ronald McDonald House. The Rochester Shriners motorcycle parade unit will participate and perform their parade program in front of the house. In addition, the Rochester Drifters car club will have several classic cars in the parade.

Aug. 1

The Southern Minnesota Chapter of the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association will conduct a 1950s-60s dance at the Eagles Club in Rochester. Dance lessons will be taught from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by Fred Astaire Dance instructors. The dance will be from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Admission prices, which include the lesson, are $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Proceeds will be given to Bear Creek Services. For more information call 281-1034.

Aug. 3

There will be a pancake breakfast, silent auction and bake sale to benefit Nancy Dailey Brand of Lewiston from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lewiston Community Center. Proceeds raised will be used to help with medical expenses she has incurred since being diagnosed with cancer. Thrivent Financial West Winona Branch is supporting the event. Donations of auction and bake sale items are welcome. For more information, call 534-3415.

Fund-raising programs


Rochester Youth for Christ is taking orders for Colorado peaches that will be delivered in mid-August. The fruit will arrive four days from the time it is handpicked and packed in the orchard. An 18-pound box (35-40 peaches) costs $22. To place an order, call Rochester Youth for Christ at 288-4567 or e-mail your order to:

SORA (Special Olympics Rochester) will have two car washes. The first will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Econo South in Rochester. The second will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at Econo North in Rochester. For more information, call 287-6700.

Brunch with a Naturalist will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Sunday of the month through Sept. 7. An optional bat presentation will be offered at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The menu includes carved ham and roast beef, made-to-order omelets, baked goods and pastries, salads and side dishes, potatoes and casseroles, and homemade desserts. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children younger than 5. Proceeds from the brunch will support Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro. Reservations are recommended by calling (507) 467-2437.

The American Cancer Society Midwest Golf Pass, being offered for sale, allows the pass holder to play free or discounted rounds on some of the most challenging and beautiful courses in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Cost for the pass is $35. Proceeds help support American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient services to eliminate cancer. For more information, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit

Does your organization have an upcoming fund-raiser? Send the details to the City Desk, Post-Bulletin, P.O. Box 6118, Rochester, MN 55903, or send a fax to 285-7772.

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