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Rochester calendar 5-15 tks

TODAY

NAMI mental health presentation, Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. S.W., Rochester. 287-1692. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. Dr. Amy Brown will discuss anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. For more information, call 287-1692.

First Aid Basics, American Red Cross, Rochester. 287-1476. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Cost is $40. For more information or to register, call 285-8646 or visit the Web site.

Rochester Area Girls Choir auditions, Lourdes High School Auditorium, 621 W. Center St., Rochester. 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Auditions and registration for 2007-2008 season; no preparation necessary. For more information, contact director Diane Toogood at 289-6644 or Lorie Leske at 286-8598.

Live basket auction, Pine Haven Care Center, 210 Third St. N.W., Pine Island. 356-8304. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dessert buffet. Proceeds to be used for building renovations project.

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Rochester Senior Center chicken dinner, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. No reservations required.

Olmsted County Parks Commission, conference room A&B, 2122 Campus Drive S.E., Rochester. 5:30 p.m.

Rochester School Board meeting, Edison Building, room 137, 615 Seventh St. S.W. 7 p.m. Comments from the public at 6:30 p.m. Questions: call the superintendent’s office at 328-3000.

Charitable Bingo, Elks Lodge, Hillcrest Shopping Center, Rochester. 7:15 p.m. Early Bird begins at 6:50 p.m. Public is welcome.

WEDNESDAY

Eagles Classic Car Drive-in, Eagles Club, 917 15th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 282-0470, Carol Hanson. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Every Wednesday night until Oct. 3.

Plant sale, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Horticulture Building, Rochester. 288-6730. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Plants grown by area gardeners. A Rochester Garden and Flower Club event. Also 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.

Women and Wealth, First Presbyterian Church, Third Street and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Rochester. 6:30 p.m. Presented by a financial consultant as part of the church’s Wednesday evening programs. Dinner served at 5:45 p.m.

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Rochester Library Board, library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 4:30 p.m.

Vital Aging Commission, Whitewater/Cascade Conference Room, 2100 Campus Drive S.E., Rochester. 12 p.m.

DFO Community Corrections Advisory Board, Rochester City Hall, room 104, 201 Fourth St. S.E. Noon

Environmental Commission, Whitewater/Cascade Conference Room, 2100 Campus Drive S.E., Rochester. 7:15 p.m.

THURSDAY

Plant sale, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Horticulture Building, Rochester. 288-6730. 8 a.m.-noon. Plants grown by area gardeners. A Rochester Garden and Flower Club event.

Wine tasting and benefit auction, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Rochester. 358-0958. 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. To benefit Camp Jornada, a foundation for kids affected by cancer. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and are available at Andy’s Liquor or on the Web site. Sponsored by Radisson Hotel and Andy’s Liquor.

Beginning Rollerblading, Northrop Community Education, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 287-1476. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Three sessions. Instructor is Claudia Campos. Cost is $38. For more information or to register, call 285-8646 or visit the Web site.

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Senior Summit, Mower County Senior Center , 400 Third Ave. N.E., Austin. 433-2370. 2:30 p.m. Reservations required but the sessions are free. Another session will be at 6:30 p.m. at the center.

Hungry Heroes, Rochester. Eat at the following restaurants to support the Red Cross: Culvers, John Hardy’s BBQ, Perkins from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Denny’s and Glynner’s Pub between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity & Youth United, Habitat for Humanity Office, 2200 Second St. S.W., Rochester. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Local youths (ages 5-25) work together to fund and build a house. Interested youths and adults interested in becoming Youth United mentors are invited.

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Spring Fling craft sale, Curt and Marlene Morrow residence, Highway 56, Kenyon. 789-6223. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admittance. Also 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Lutefisk and meatball supper, Lands Lutheran Church, 16640 Highway 60 Blvd., Zumbrota. (507) 732-5482. Two sittings: 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 and may be purchased at the church, the Whatkins shop in Wanamingo (507-824-2490), or Security State Bank of Wanamingo (507-824-2265).

BPO Does rummage and bake sale, Elks Lodge 1091, 1652 U.S. 52 N., Rochester. Noon-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Also 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.

St. Isidore Health Center rummage sale, St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, 900 W. Broadway, Plainview. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. BBQ lunch may be purchased from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Syttende Mai celebration, Wanamingo. Norwegian Flag Ceremony, 10 a.m., Community Center. Lutefisk supper 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m, Lands Lutheran Church, (507) 732-5482.

Crossroads Adoption information meeting, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 7 p.m. Couples and singles may learn more about adoption. Crossroads Adoption Services is a nonprofit, nonsectarian adoption agency licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. For information or to register, call (507) 932-0055, or visit www.crossroadsadoption.com.

Elder Network’s Exploring Choices about Living Arrangements and Financial and Legal Issues of Aging, Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. S.W., Rochester. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $5 fee for handouts. For information contact Elder Network at 285-5272.

Planning Advisory Commission, Government Center, board chambers, 151 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Warbler Walk, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road N.E., Rochester. 6:30 a.m.-8 a.m. Join members of the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society for a bird hike. Come for as long as you would like.

Teen MOPS garage sale, North Park, 3917 Cobblestone Lane N.W., Rochester. 202-9992. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, pop and water will also be sold. Teen MOPS is a nonprofit group for teens who are pregnant or have children. For more information about the group, call Jessica at 202-9992 or e-mail teenmops@

cccrochester.org. Also 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Bethel Lutheran Church plant sale, 810 Third Ave. S.E., Rochester. 288-6430. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Also 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Frozen Heroes, Rochester Recreation Center. 287-2200. 6 p.m.-11 a.m. Skaters will collect pledges to ice skate for 1,000 minutes. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.

Car wash, Home Federal Savings Bank, 1016 Civic Center Drive, Rochester. Gift baskets will also be raffeled off to those who donate. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. Also Saturday.

Charitable Bingo, Elks Lodge, Hillcrest Shopping Center, Rochester. 7:15 p.m. Early Bird begins at 6:50 p.m. Public is welcome.

Out of the Sun Run, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5455 50th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 6:30 p.m. 10K run and 5K run/walk. Registration $20; on-site $25. Fees and donations go to melanoma research and education at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. For registration information, e-mail susan@outofthesunrun.org or tim@outofthesunrun.org, or call 282-4576.

BPO Does rummage and bake sale, Elks Lodge 1091, 1652 U.S. 52 N., Rochester. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. $2 bag sale on remaining merchandise. Everyone is welcome.

St. Isidore Health Center rummage sale, St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, 900 W. Broadway, Plainview. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Spring Fling craft sale, Curt and Marlene Morrow residence, Highway 56, Kenyon. 789-6223. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admittance.

SATURDAY

Hosta sale, Olmsted County Fair Grounds, Horticulture Building, Rochester. 288-6730. 8 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by Shades of Green Hosta Society of Southeast Minnesota. Companion plants are also available.

Growing for Grace plant sale, Grace United Church of Christ, Millville. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Teen MOPS garage sale, North Park, 3917 Cobblestone Lane N.W., Rochester. 202-9992. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Teen MOPS is a nonprofit group for teens who are pregnant or have children. For more information about the group, call Jessica at 202-9992 or e-mail teenmops@cccrochester.org.

Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games, Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington. 1-866-343-6300. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Scottish music, dancing, bagpipers, food, vendors, dogs, sheepherding demonstrations and family activities. Tickets are $5-$15, children 5 and younger free.

Finding the Right Hairstyle, Northrop Community Education, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 287-1476. 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Instructor is Deb Peitso. Fee is $43. For more information or to register, call 285-8646.

Transportation Fair, Goose Egg Park, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 285-8033. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Big trucks, construction equipment, race cars. Sit in the driver’s seat and learn about the vehicles from the people who drive them. Free.

Super Adoption Day, PetSmart, 3845 Marketplace Drive N.W., Rochester. 535-7600. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Camp Companion, Paws & Claws Humane Society, Safe Haven Pet Rescue and Golden Retriever Rescue all under one roof.

Bethel Lutheran Church plant sale, Church Narthex, 810 Third Ave. S.E., Rochester. 288-6430. 9 a.m.-noon.

Springfest, St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Charles. 5 p.m. Bingo, pizza, hot dogs and beverages in the commons area of the new church. Also Sunday.

Frozen Heroes, Rochester Recreation Center. 287-2200. 6 p.m.-11 a.m. Skaters will collect pledges to ice skate for 1,000 minutes. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.

Whalan Standstill Parade, Whalan. 11 a.m.-noon. Other activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including demonstrations, pony rides, petting zoo, lefse, games, music, canoe races, cow-milking contest, milking contest and bed races.

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Spring Fling craft sale, Curt and Marlene Morrow residence, Highway 56, Kenyon. 789-6223. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admittance.

Porch & Garden Tour, Lake City. Noon-4 p.m. Nine historic homes will be featured, with vintage costumes, live music, specialty items for sale and a chocolate buffet. Tickets are $10 and are available at Rhythm & Brew Coffeehouse, Kennedy Snyder Drug or Chickadee Cottage. Sponsored by the Downtown Holiday Initiative to raise money for holiday lights and decorations downtown.

Transportation Fair, Goose Egg Park, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Trucks, race cars, tractors and more. Sit in the driver’s seat and learn about the vehicles from the people who drive them. Special guests: Maya and Miguel from PBS Kids. Sponsored by PAIIR, School Readiness and Rochester Public Works. Free; rain or shine. For information, call PAIIR at 285-8033.

Adult Foster Care Month, Hy-Vee Barlows & Hy-Vee North, Rochester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Providers will hand out information about adult foster care.

Garden of the Month Club, Nature’s Way Landscaping, 1770 75th St. N.E., Rochester. 289-3039. 10 a.m. May topic: "An English Garden in an American Yard." Participants will learn about appropriate plants, planting techniques and accessories to help northern gardeners create a cottage garden. No registration required. Free.

Hooray for Saturday! Family Film Program, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Curious George films.

Rochester Arthritis Walk, Silver Lake Park, Rochester. 7:30 a.m. One- and three-mile routes. To register, go to the Web site or call 1-800-333-1380. Registration also taken the day of the walk, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.

Syttende Mai celebration, Wanamingo. Numerous events at the Community Center, including a pancake breakfast, with crowning of King Ole and Queen Lena, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; auction of Red Wing stoneware beater jars, 9 a.m.; entertainment by the Rochester Area Accordion Band and Norsk Singers; and Uff Da Parade at 2:30 p.m.

Sons of Norway Kristiania Lodge 47 Syttende Mai celebration, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. 5 p.m. A potluck and steak fry with entertainment by the Cedar Valley Blue Grass Band. Bring a dish to share and your own dishes, utensils and beverages. Cost for steak is $9. Public is welcome.

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