Rochester calendar 4-27


Working on the Dream, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 2815 57th St. N.W., Rochester. 285-0092. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Pastor Rich Melheim, founder of Faith Inkubators, will speak as part of a six-week national experiment in intentional parent/child communication.


Relay for Life kickoff, BB’s Pizzeria, 3456 E. Circle Drive N.E., Rochester. (507) 424-4601. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Pick up team packets. Pizza and pop for $3; a portion of the profits benefits the relay. Teams can register online. For information,

Rochester horseshoe pitching club, East Park horseshoe courts. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome, flexible format, need not be present every week. Call Bill at 288-5280 or Ken at 269-8946 with questions.


United Methodist Women brown bag lunch, Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. S.W., Rochester. Noon-12:45 p.m. Delphine Nelson will discuss "My Special Hobby — Woodcarving." BYO lunch. For information, call 289-4019.

Mothers and More meeting, Quarry Ridge Apartments clubhouse, 1823 Quarry Ridge Place N.W., Rochester. 288-1186. 7 p.m. Learn how one Rochester family goes green and share earth-friendly tips.

Crime Scene Investigation in the Real World, John Adams Middle School, Rochester. 206-0320. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Local criminal justice professionals will discuss the realities of forensic evidence.

Prayer for the Earth meeting, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, 1001 14th St. N.W., Rochester. 282-7441. 7 a.m.-8 a.m. Presented by Sister Joy Barth, Assisi Heights "resident ecologist." $7.50 for breakfast. Preregistration required. Call or e-mail

Collapsing honey bee colonies, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Rd. N.E., Rochester. 328-3950. 7 p.m. Presented by Marla Spivak. Learn what is being done to keep bee colonies healthy. Free, open to the public. Sponsored by Zumbro Valley Audubon Society.


Wykoff United Methodist Women’s chicken pie supper, Community Center, Wykoff. (507) 352-4685. 4:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12.

Economic and Geographic Morocco, Rochester Community and Technical College, Hill Theatre, Rochester. 10 a.m. Presented by Laurel Panser and Darlene Voeltz on their Fulbright-Hays fellowships to travel to Morocco. Followed by a reception.


Appalachian Treasures, First Presbyterian Church , 512 Third St. S.W., Rochester. 282-1618. 6:30 p.m. A presentation on the dangers of mountaintop removal coal mining. Free.

Olmsted County Board, State Transportation Building cafeteria, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul. 7:30 a.m. Meeting with area legislators.


WSU-Rochester Elementary Education Teaching Admissions meeting, University Center Rochester EA 239-241, 851 30th Ave. S.E. 285-7581. 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Admissions meeting 3 p.m.-4 p.m., writing proficiency exam at 4 p.m. Exam cost is $20. Call or e-mail for more information and reservations.

Write Your Own Obituary, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway. 287-1404. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Speaker: Michael Hohberger from the Post-Bulletin. Free, open to the public.

Lutheran college fair, Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 Third Ave. S.E., Rochester. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Visit with college representatives; financial aid presentation by Thrivent Financial. Families attending receive four application fee waivers.

Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club open house, Mayo Support Center, 4001 41st St. N.W., Rochester. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Food and beverages provided. For information, contact Abby at 284-4874. Free.

Christian Heritage High School open house, 304 Bartlet St. E., Wykoff. (507) 352-2150. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Refreshments, exhibitions and a student program. Meet teachers and members of the school board. Call for more information.


Rummage sale, First Presbyterian Church, 512 Third St. S.W., Rochester. 282-1618. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Proceeds support mission projects.

Bark for Life volunteer meeting, ACS Office, 2900 43rd St. N.W., Rochester. (507) 424-4601. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The American Cancer Society Bark for Life Mini Relay is a full fundraising event that honors the contribution of our Canine Caregivers.

Art in Bloom bus trip, Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 1517 16th St. S.W., Rochester. 8 a.m. Rochester Friends of Minneapolis Institute of Arts bus trip to see "Art in Bloom." $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 288-8114 by April 27.


Fairview Auxiliary Spring Fling, Fairview Care Center, 702 10th Ave. N.W., Dodge Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Food, goods, crafts and cards for sale. Proceeds support care center residents.

Christianity and Culture Conference, Grace Evangelical Church, 702 E. First St., Stewartville. (507) 533-4704. 6 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Understanding a Biblical world view and competing world views. For people 13 and older. $20 per person, early registration; $25 at the door; $70 per family of four or more.

Citywide garage sale, Harmony. (507) 886-2484. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Maps available at the Harmony Visitors Center and Harmony Foods on April 30.

Poppy Days, American Legion Post No. 92, 315 First Ave. N.W., Rochester. 282-1322. Donations are used for veterans/family programs.


Rummage sale, First Presbyterian Church, 512 Third St. S.W., Rochester. 282-1618. 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds support mission projects.

Poppy Day meal, American Legion, 315 First Ave. N.W., Rochester. 282-1322. 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $5 admission. Proceeds benefit veteran/family programs.

Garage sale, Oasis Church, 1815 38th St. N.W., Rochester. 289-8596. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Includes a bake sale. Proceeds benefit local mission projects.


Our Way Into the Future, Rochester Public Library, meeting room A, 101 Second St. S.E. 328-2320. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Watch and discuss the video "The Awakening Universe."

Class on safety and framing, Lowes, Rochester. 252-0849 extension 4. 6:30 p.m. Free, part of Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week. Call or e-mail to register.


Girl Scout Camp open house, Edith Mayo Day Camp, 4228 Eighth St. S.W., Rochester. 288.4703. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Information session on the opportunities available at Girl Scout camp.


Rochester Area Foundation report, Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Drive S.E. 282-0203. 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Appetizers and cash bar. Program by Chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle of the University of Minnesota Rochester. RSVP by May 1; call or e-mail

Class on safety and framing, Lowes, Rochester. 252-0849 extension 4. 6:30 p.m. Free, part of Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week. Call or e-mail to register.

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