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Rochester calendar 2-22 tks

TODAY

Parent information night and spring juried art show, Studio Academy High School, 415 16th St. S.W., Rochester. 529-1662. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Open house for interested parents and students who will be in grades 7-12 next year. Learn about the emphasis on art, academics and community and tour the school. Art show will be judged by Judy Onofrio, Scott Stulen and Denise Sorom.

Introduction to eBay, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 7 p.m. A library staffer and experienced eBay seller will share tips on how to use eBay safely and successfully. Register at the library or by calling 285-8002.

Olmsted Community Action Program, Whitewater Room, 2100 Campus Drive S.E., Rochester. 5:45 p.m.

FRIDAY

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Teen MOPS spaghetti supper and silent auction, Christ Community Church, 4400 55th St. N.W., Rochester. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. A benefit for Teen MOPS, a support group for teenagers who are pregnant or have children. Meals are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 12, and free for ages 2 and younger. Sign up by Feb. 21. Call 202-9992 or e-mail teenmops@cccrochester.org.

SATURDAY

Coffee and Conversation, RCTC Heintz Center room HB 117, Rochester. 287-7141. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Health care: Reform, transform or status quo? A panel with four perspectives on health care will be followed by a small-group discussion.

Having Fun Strengthening Families, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1002 16th St. S.E., Rochester. 284-5569. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

World War II progam — Iwo Jima, Charter House, 211 Second St. N.W., Rochester. 287-1021. 10 a.m. Iwo Jima veterans talk about their experiences. $2 suggested donation.

A Chair Affair, Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Drive S.W., Rochester. A benefit for the Rochester Boys & Girls Club. An auction of hand-crafted chairs, designed by local artists. Tickets are $75 per person; $600 per table of eight. For information call, 287-2317 or 288-4263.

Hope Lodge benefit concert, Stewartville United Methodist Church, 900 John Wesley Ave., Stewartville. 261-4163. 7 p.m. Music and giving. Donations accepted.

Shalom Story Time for Kids, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Features books with peace and justice themes for children ages preschool through grade 5. Parents must remain in the library. A program of Rochester Mennonite Church.

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Rochester Tour de Cure kick-off, Outback Steakhouse, 1201 S. Broadway, Rochester. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch served at noon. RSVP by Feb. 20 to Tracy at 1-888-342-2383 ext. 6784. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

Eagle Bluff firearms safety training, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Class is Feb. 24 and March 10. Participants must attend both sessions to complete the course. Cost for FAS certification plus lunch and dinner is $45; certification only is $10. Call (507) 467-2437 to register.

Bird-banding demonstration, Whitewater State Park, on Minnesota Highway 74, two miles north of Elba. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. See how birds are caught and banded.

SUNDAY

Life Under the Ice, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 SIlver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 281-6114. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Explore the microscopic life under the ice of Quarry Hill pond. Cost $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Adams Lions Club pancake breakfast, Adams Fire Hall, east side of town on Minnesota Highway 56, Adams. 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Pancakes, sausages, milk and coffee. Donations accepted.

Yaggy Colby History Lecture Series, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 2:30 p.m. "Mayo’s Institute Hills Farm," presented by Dr. Paul Zollman Presented by Olmsted County Historical Society in cooperation with Rochester Public Library. Costs underwritten by Yaggy Colby Associates.

Humble Man’s Feast, United Methodist Church, Lanesboro. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Baked beans, brown bread, scalloped potatoes, carrots, rolls, cake, coffee and milk. Tickets $6 adults, $3 ages 4-10, preschoolers free. Carryouts are available. Call (507) 467-2646.

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MONDAY

Dark Side of the Internet, Century High School, 2525 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 282-1447. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Eric Szatkowski, an expert in the online exploitation of children, will speak. There will be examples, advice, discussions and demonstration of chat rooms. The presentation is for adults only.

Sit, Stay, Read, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Read aloud for 20 minutes with a therapy dog. Only registered children (grades 1-6) and accompanying adult should attend.

TUESDAY

Teen MOPS meeting, Christ Community Church, 4400 55th St. N.W., Rochester. 202-9992. 5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Teen MOPS is a support group for teenagers who are pregnant or have children. A free meal and childcare are provided. Olive Juice Studios will show how to take pictures of kids. Teen MOPS is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jessica at 202-9992 or e-mail teenmops@cccrochester.org.

Seussical Story Time Celebration, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m. Join the library’s children’s staff as they celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with puppets, stories and films. Sponsored by Community Education and Rochester Public Library.

WEDNESDAY

AARP Driver Safety Refresher, Stewartville Senior Citizens Center, 120 City Center, Stewartville. 533-4787. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Driver safety class for people 50 and older. Cost is $10. Auto insurance discount might apply.

Writing Group, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m. The group meets periodically to critique members’ writing.

"All I Have is a Voice," room CC200 quiet lounge, University Center Rochester, Rochester. 8 p.m. Artwork, reading and photography from the RCTC student publication. Free.

MARCH 1

Rochester/Olmsted Community Housing Partnership monthly class series, 2122 Campus Drive S.E., Rochester. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Information about buyiing a house and special assistance programs. Fee is $25. Advance registration required; call 281-7396.

MARCH 2

Full Moon Ski, Snowshoe and Hike, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 281-6114. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Ski, snowshoe or hike and have hot cocoa and snacks by the fire. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for youths. Ski/snowshoe equipment available to rent for $5.

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