Zumbro Land Conservancy will meet at 7 p.m. at Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. Barb Huberty will discuss an assessment of the environmental impact of growth in northwest Marion Township.

MIA Rescue -- Papua New Guinea: The rescue of soldiers "Missing in Action" will be presented by Bryan Moon from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Northrop Community Education Center, 201 Eighth St. N.W., room 201, Rochester. Cost: $7. Registration: 285-7218.

May 8, Wednesday

Tai Chi/Chi-Kung Classes are held each Wednesday and Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. N.E., Austin. Cost: $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Information: 433-2370.

May 10, Friday


Rochester Senior Center Golf will tee off at 7:30 a.m. at Northern Hills, 4805 West Circle Drive, Rochester. Golf is played off the back nine only unless otherwise stated by course staff.

Mayan History will be presented by Boody Werbel from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Rochester Community and Technical College, Heintz Center, Room C105. Cost: $12. Registration required: 285-7218.

May 11, Saturday

Annual rummage sale of the Mower County Humane Society will begin at 8 a.m. at the shelter building parking lot, 1010 10th Drive S.E., Austin. Proceeds support the Humane Society's programs.

Great River Birding Festival will take place within or between 13 Mississippi River Valley communities today and Sunday. Register at one of the headquarter sites and participate in numerous activities and programs, including birding hikes, backwater birding, butterfly walk, bird banding, backyard birding and feeding, birding ethics, live raptors, art exhibits and musical entertainment. Cost: $2. Information: call 1-877-525-3248 or visit

May 13, Monday

Legal Aid Services, provided by a Southern Minnesota Legal Services representative, will be available from 8 a.m. to noon at Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. N.E., Austin. The free service is available to anyone 60 or older. Find help with government benefits, health programs, family law, housing and immigration (real estate, probate and wills, estate planning, criminal or fee-generating cases will not be addressed). Appointments are necessary: 433-2370.

Horseshoe pitching will be held each Monday at 9 a.m. in Central Park. All levels of experience are welcome.


Senior Scene is a weekly calendar of senior-oriented events. Send information by Wednesday prior to Monday publication to Senior Scene, Lifestyle section, 18 First Ave. S.E., Rochester, MN 55904, fax to 285-7772 or e-mail to

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