Heart of America CALENDAR

18th annual Spamtown USA presents Heart of America 2003


5 p.m. -- 7 p.m.: Austin Area Art Center special reception, awards at Oak Park Mall.

7 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m.: Entertainment by singer Jennifer Johnson at the Paramount Theatre.

9:45 p.m.: Outdoor movie "Man from Snowy River" at Bandshell Park.



9:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m.: Downtown Family Day -- food concessions, pedestal joust, moonwalk, mini-golf, ring toss challenge, mini-train rides, balloons, petting zoo, bingo and more on Main Street.

9:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m.: Historic Paramount Theatre Open House.

11 a.m. -- noon: Movies, make-it-and-take-it crafts, face painting, tattoos, stories, at Austin Public Library.

1:30 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m.: Hormel Historic Home Ice Cream Social.

10 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.: Kiddie Parade and awards on Main Street.

10:30 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.: Entertainment by Margo Bissen and Family on Main Street stage.

11 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.: Entertainment by Taylor Carlson on Main Street stage.


11:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.: Entertainment by 2003 Miss Austin contestants; special performances by Ellie Ramseth and Miss Austin 2002, AnnMarie Wagner, on Main Street stage.

12:30 p.m. -- 1 p.m.: Entertainment by Mayor Bonnie Rietz on Main Street stage.

1 p.m. -- 2 p.m.: Entertainment by Cornerstone Assembly of God Church on Main Street stage.

2 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.: Demonstration by Martial Arts Fitness Center of Austin on Main Street stage.

2:30 p.m. -- 3 p.m.: Entertainment by Jane Taylor Dancers on Main Street stage.

3 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m.: Entertainment by Bridget's Dance Conservatory on Main Street stage.

3:30 p.m. -- 4 p.m.: Austin's Singer's on Main Street stage.

4 p.m.: Heart of America Poster Display, People's Choice Awards on Main Street stage.


7 p.m.: Ecumenical Bell Choir at First United Methodist Church, 204 1st Ave. N.W.

6 p.m. -- midnight: 8th Annual Heart of America Street Dance with Sophisticated Swing Band, Paco, Wayne Renn, Panoramic Blue and Incognito. Tickets are $5 at the gates, children 10 and younger get in free with a paid adult.

11 p.m.: Northwest Airlines prize drawing.

11:10 p.m.: Festival button drawing.

For event and registration information, call (507) 437-3448.

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