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Rochester calendar 4-10

TODAY

Social Rhythm Dancing, Northrop gym, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 328-4000. 7 p.m.-midnight. Learn the basic steps of East Coast swing (1950s dancing), rumba and cha-cha. Class meets Thursdays through May 1. Class fee: $25. Class code: 9060.221 Preregistration is necessary by phone or online.

Do You Want to Buy a Townhome or Condominium? Northrop Education Center room 319, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 328-4000. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. A Rochester Community Education class taught by Jim Miner. Class code: 8251.222. Class fee: $12. Preregistration is necessary. Call or register online.

Easier-living modifications, Rochester Senior Citizens Center, 121 N. Broadway. 287-1404. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Olmsted County Genealogical Society, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 W. Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 7 p.m. Speaker Tom Rice presents "Did Your Ancestors Have Their Day in Court? Researching Court Records." Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Survivors of Suicide Loss, Evangel United Methodist Church, 2645 N. Broadway, Rochester. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. For information, call Karen at 288-5605.

High Heels, Beer and Hurricane: American Poetry, Northrop Community Education Center Room 318, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 328-4000. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Class code: 7343.231 Fee: $26; seniors: $20. Learn about contemporary writers and get a primer on form. Instructor: Sea Stachura. Call or go online to register.

Drumming, Northrop Community Center room 306, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 328-4000. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Class code: 8156.231. Fee: $7; seniors: $5. Learn history and health benefits of drumming. No experience necessary. If you have drums, bring them. Some drums will be on loan from Drums by Gus (Glaser). Instructor: Kathy Donahoe. Call to register.

Medicare Basics — The ABCDs, Northrop Community Center, room 201, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 328-4000. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Class code: 7204.231. Fee: $5. If you are turning 65 or going on Medicare, this will help you understand the choices. Three sessions. The instructor is a certified state health insurance program counselor with the Senior LinkAge Line. Call to register.

Women’s Wellness Class — Ceasing the Leaking, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, 1200 W. Grant Blvd., Wabasha. (651) 565-5596. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Work on muscles that support bladder control with certified exercise instructor Christina Mroz. To register, e-mail info@semcwabasha.org.

Sons of Norway business meeting, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 7 p.m. Speaker: Erik Gundersen from Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse, Wis. Public is welcome.

Rochester Area Freethinkers meeting, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E., Rochester. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. RAFT is a friendship and discussion group for atheists, agnostics and humanists.

FRIDAY

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New-member luncheon, Rochester Senior Citizens Center, 121 N. Broadway. 287-1404. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Rochester Radio Theatre Guild will perform. Public welcome; call at least one day in advance for lunch reservations.

Presentations by Sami Rasouli, University Center Rochester, Memorial Hall Auditorium, 851 30th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 10 a.m. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W., Rochester. 282-5209. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sami Rasouli, a citizen of Iraq and the U.S., will report on conditions in Iraq. He has worked with groups dedicated to nonviolence.

High Heels, Beer and Hurricane: American Poetry, Northrop Community Education Center room 318, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 328-4000. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Class code: 7343.231 Fee: $26; seniors: $20. Learn about contemporary writers and get a primer on form. Instructor: Sea Stachura. Call or go online to register.

Fly-Fishing for Beginners, Whitewater State Park, St. Charles. (507) 328-4000. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Class code: 8699.231, through May 2. Fee: $25. Four-session class. Participants need equipment by the third session. Some equipment is available for loan. Fishing license and trout stamp required. Instructor: Andy Buggs. Call to register.

AARP driver safety program, Charter House, Rochester. 266-7533. 1 p.m. Four-hour refresher course. Fee: $10; call to register.

SATURDAY

Luau for the Lord, Weaver United Methodist Church, Weaver. Proceeds to benefit area food shelves and the Weaver UMC building fund.

Awards ceremony and program, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 W. Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 10 a.m.-noon. Hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Speaker is Tom Ostrom, "Perspectives on the Revolutionary War." Free.

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Elder Network Caregiver Day of Care, Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 Third Ave. S.W., Rochester. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For caregivers 55 and older. On-site respite. RSVP to 285-5272 by Friday. Free.

Old Time Rock-n-Roll Bingo, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway. 7 p.m. Live music by LP and the 45s. More than $500 in cash prizes to be given away.

Spring Expo, Holy Family Catholic Church, 1904 Mantorville Ave. N., Kasson. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Area home-business vendors. Shopping, refreshments and door prizes.

Healthy Kids Day, Rochester Area Family Y, 709 First Ave. S.W. 287-2260. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free swimming lesson assessments, tours, bingo and other activities.

Get Checking class, Olmsted Community Action, 2116 Campus Drive, Rochester. 1-888-577-2227. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Get Checking is for people who want to open a checking account or who need help straightening out problems. Preregistration required. Cost: $40 individual/$60 couple.

World Festival, Mayo High School, 1420 11th Ave. S.E. Rochester. 280-8319. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Rochester International Association presents its 33rd World Festival. Parade of Nations, cultural displays, buffet of ethnic food, marketplace, performances and children’s activities. Free admission; nominal charge for food.

Chicken and biscuit supper, Byron United Methodist Church, 503 First Ave. N.W., Byron. 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. The Women’s Group will serve chicken gravy on biscuits, salads, cranberry sauce, applesauce, pies, angel food cake and beverage. Tickets at the door: adults, $7; children 6-12, $3; younger than 6, free.

Rummage sale, PEACE United Methodist Church, 52497 275th Avenue, Elgin. (507) 876-2651. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Morning coffee, bake sale and noon lunch.

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Rummage sale, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 2815 57th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-0092. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fundraiser for the youth service trip to Maine in July. Bag sale begins at 1 p.m.

College Bootcamp, Century High School, 2525 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 287-1498. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Covering what college admissions offices look for in an application. Register an additional family member for $30. Instructor: Jason Lum.

Aluminum can collection, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5455 50th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 280-0638. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Supports high school mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico.

The Dakota Indian Internment at Fort Snelling, Northrop room 201, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 328-4000. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lecture with Corinne Marz, author of "The Dakota Indian Internment at Fort Snelling 1862-1864." Class fee: $6. Preregistration is necessary; call or register online.

Rochester Winter Farmer’s Market, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Building 41, Rochester. 273-8232. 9 a.m.-noon. Locally grown produce, local musicians, drawings, complimentary coffee and tea. Master gardeners how-to session: "Noxious Weeds and Crabgrass Control."

Presentations by Sami Rasouli, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 200 Kenilworth Ave., Lanesboro. 10 a.m. Oak Center General Store, U.S. 63, 25 miles north of Rochester. 4:30 p.m. Sami Rasouli, a citizen of Iraq and the U.S., will report on conditions in Iraq. He has worked with groups dedicated to nonviolence.

SE Minnesota Chapter of the National Church Library Association meeting, Madonna Towers, 4001 19th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 9 a.m. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Open to the public.

Spring Fling, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mazeppa. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Crafts, bake sale and luncheon. Adults: $7; children ages 6-12, $2.50; children younger than 6, $1.

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Asthma screening, Chateau Theatres, 3450 E. Circle Drive N.E., Rochester. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For children and adults. Free. For more information, call 266-0751.

SUNDAY

Luau for the Lord, Weaver United Methodist Church, Weaver. Proceeds to benefit area food shelves and the Weaver UMC building fund.

Aluminum can collection fundraiser, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5455 50th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 280-0638. Fundraiser for high school mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico. 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Dover United Methodist BBQ chicken dinner, Dover Fire Hall, Dover. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. BBQ chicken, rolls, cole slaw, potato salad, dessert and drink. Carryouts available.

Harmony Area Cancer Support Group, Greenfield Lutheran Church, dining room, Harmony. 4 p.m. With Warren Harmon, director of media productions at Mayo Clinic.

Volunteer opportunity fair, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 9 a.m.-noon. More than 20 agencies and organizations in Rochester will present information about volunteer opportunities. Open to the public.

Omelet breakfast, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1900 E. Sixth St., St. Charles. (507) 932-3294. 8 a.m.-noon. By Youth Work Camp. Omelets made to order, sausage, fresh cinnamon rolls, milk, juice and coffee. Adults, $6; $4 elementary school children; 5 and younger, free. Proceeds go to the youth mission trip to Owego, N.Y.

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Faithbooking, Rochester Assembly of God Church, Rochester. 261-4109. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Scrapbooking on God’s work in your life. Three groups: new, digital and experienced. Open to anyone 12 and older, no child care provided. Meets the second Sunday of each month. Call or e-mail for supply lists or more information.

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