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TODAY

Movies Under the Stars, Historic Stoppel Farmstead at Olmsted County History Center, 1195 West Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 9:30 p.m. The History Center of Olmsted County presents "The Maltese Falcon" (1941). Bring chairs, blankets, etc. In case of rain, screening will be inside. Supported by Charter Communications, Hirmann Insurors and Think Federal Credit Union. Free. Call 282-9447 or visit www.olmstedhistory.com.

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park interpretive programs, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, 21071 County Road 118, Preston. (507) 352-5111. 9 p.m. "Neo-tropical Migrants." Discover the importance of Forestville to migrating birds, which birds are there and the obstacles those birds face.

Whitewater State Park naturalist programs, Whitewater State Park, near Altura. 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. "So How Can You Learn to Trout Fish?" A DNR aquatic education specialist will provide the basics of trout fishing. Free; however, a state park vehicle permit is required.

SATURDAY

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Rochester Community Band concert, Central Park, First Avenue and Second Street Northwest. Rochester. 282-4196. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. Special guest Rochester Male Chorus.

John Marshall Rockettes Competitive Dance Team rummage sale, Bethany United Methodist Church, 1835 19th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. One-day sale.

Exploring the Canoe/Kayak Paddling Routes, Northrop Community Education, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 287-1476. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Instructor is Dave Lind. Fee is $9. For more information or to register, call 285-8646 or visit the Web site.

Paws & Claws fummage, bake and plant sale, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, across from the 4-H Building, Rochester. 288-7226. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Also 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park interpretive programs, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, 21071 County Road 118, Preston. (507) 352-5111. 7:30 a.m. "Bird Walk." Join expert birder Alex to learn how to use sight and song to identify birds. Bring binoculars and bird books if you have them. 3 p.m. "Snakes of the Blufflands." Learn about bluffland snakes. Watch an Eastern timber rattlesnake demonstrate its strike and eat technique. 9:15 p.m. "Calls of the Wild." Learn to identify the calls of past and present animals. Programs are free, however, a state park vehicle permit is required.

Nature walk, Chester Woods Park, U.S. 14 East, between Rochester and Eyota. 9 a.m. Explore the park and see birds, butterflies and flowers. Free and open to public; however, there is a fee to enter the park.

Whitewater State Park naturalist programs, Whitewater State Park, near Altura. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. "Fossil Field Trip." Learn about the area’s fossils and search for your own. Bring transportation for a nine-mile trip to the site. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. "Electrofishing Demonstration." Participants will see how electrofishing equipment is used, learn of its role in research and find out how its use is contributing to the Whitewater Watershed Project. Youngsters get to release the fish. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. "Snakes of the Bluffland." Learn how people can live, work and play in the blufflands and still conserve the habitat. See a live timber rattlesnake, bullsnake and fox snake. Programs are free; however, a state park vehicle permit is required.

Children’s entertainer Randy Christensen, Community Center, Spring Valley. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Presentation with puppets, clowns, magic tricks, songs and stories for children ages 4-12. Free. For information visit www.randysinfo.com.

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Mower County Farm Bureau hosts Breakfast on the Farm, Roger and Lori Read’s dairy farm. 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free shuttle bus running from Mower County Fairgrounds, near the grandstand; use the Fourth Avenue Southwest entrance. First bus at 8 a.m., last bus at 10 a.m. Cost for breakfast is $3 per person, ages 6 and younger free, family rate of $12. For information, call Beth Lecy at Southeast Regional Farm Bureau (507) 545-0112.

Downtown Farmers Market, Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue Southeast, Rochester. 273-8232. 7:30 a.m.-noon Produce, meats, honey, cheeses, baked goods. Master gardeners on site.

Sacred Heart Haiti Missions garage sale, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14th Street and 13th Avenue Northwest, Rochester. 7 a.m.-noon. Bag day.

SUNDAY

Paws & Claws rummage, bake and plant sale, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Across from the 4-H Building, Rochester. 288-7226. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

MONDAY

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

Drew Woodwick Memorial Golf Tournament, Owatonna Country Club, Owatonna, Minn. Noon. Four-person scramble. Cost: $85 for adults, $45 students. Hog roast buffet dinner at 6 p.m.; cost for dinner, $20. Proceeds benefit the Drew Woodwick Culinary Scholarship and Hayfield High School Scholarship Fund. For information contact Tim at (507) 390-2169 or timc@owatonnacc.com.

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Scott Hosier World War II Roundtable, Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. S.W., Rochester. 7 p.m. Ken Axelson, Phil Goplen and Walt Halloran will talk about their experiences on D-Day. $2 donation suggested.

Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo, Centennial Park, West Concord. 527-2031. 6:30 p.m. West Concord Public Library will kick off its summer reading program with this zoo featuring turtles, snakes, lizards and a crocodile.

TUESDAY

Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association, Lourdes High School, 621 W. Center St., Rochester. 7 p.m. Monthly meeting.

Speaker’s Bureau training, United Way Building, 903 W. Center St., Rochester. 287-1692. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. NAMI Speaker’s Bureau delivers programs about mental health to people in Olmsted County. Registration required. Call 287-1692 for more information.

Agricultural Third Crop & Biomass Production Workshop, Ron Dickie farm, 9546 10th St. S.E., Eyota. 280-2850. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Gregg Johnson, associate professor at the University of Minnesota, will discuss research regarding biomass, alternative crops and water quality issues under perennial biomass cropping systems. Ron Dickie will speak on conservation methods. Free.

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

Bedtime Stories, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m. Puppets, stories and songs.

Park Partners ice cream social, Dairy Queen, 311 Main St., Chatfield. 867-3957. 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Rochester Astronomy Club meeting, Rochester Community and Technical College, College Center, Fourth Floor, Rochester. 7 p.m. Drive Alan Cameron will speak about moons. Public welcome. Visit www.rochesterskies.com.

Rochester Area Women’s Connection "Share A Little Sunshine" luncheon, Holiday Inn South, 1640 S. Broadway. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost is $9.50 inclusive. Featuring "Sharing with Volunteering" with Chris Askew of Mayo Clinic; "Sharing With Music" with Anthony Cooke of Rochester; and "Sharing Her Story" with Lisa Schultz of Dalton, Minn. For reservations call Sandi at 529-3672 or e-mail cwc_rochester@hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAY

Speaker’s Bureau training, United Way Building, 903 W. Center St., Rochester. 287-1692. Noon-2 p.m. NAMI Olmsted County Speaker’s Bureau delivers programs to organizations and schools in Olmsted County. Registration required. Call 287-1692.

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 through Oct. 3.

58+ Drivers Refresher Course, Rochester Community Education, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Rochester. 285-8646. Noon-4 p.m. Instructor is Dave Ruzek. Cost is $17. For more information or to register, call 285-8646 or visit the Web site.

Rochester Morning Pride Lions Charity Golf Classic, Riverview Greens Golf Course. 10:30 a.m. This four-person, best shot tournament benefits Rochester Senior Center. Registration at 10:30 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., dinner following play. For more information or to sign up, call 286-8510 or 287-1407.

Ice cream social, Dover Fire Hall, Dover. 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Forage expo, Dan Miller Farm, 1.5 miles east of Spring Valley on Minnesota 16 and 1.5 miles north on 151st Avenue, Spring Valley. 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Learn about the economics of hay and pasture and see new equipment and ways to raise forage.

Free car seat inspections, fire station No. 4, 1875 41st St. N.W., Rochester. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Provided by Mayo Clinic. By appointment only; call 255-5066. Children must be present. Free.

Storyteller and juggler Bob Kann, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

iFilms: International and Independent Films, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6 p.m. "Mother of Mine," a Scandinavian drama about a 9-year-old boy evacuated from Finland to Sweden during World War II. The film is intended for mature adults; provide guidance to children. Free.

Sue & Sandy’s Classic Car Drive-In, Whistle Binkie’s on the Lake, 247 Woodlake Drive S.E., Rochester. 286-1010. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Music, food and prizes. Every Wednesday. Free.

Coffee at the Princess Cafe, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 West Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 9 a.m. "Tilt-A-Whirl: 80 Years and Still Spinning," by Erin Sellner. OCHS Members are free; nonmembers $2. For information call 282-9447.

Rochester Area Civil War Roundtable, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 West Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 7 p.m. Jim Munter will present "West Virginia and Statehood." All are welcome. For information, call 282-0340.

THURSDAY

June open house, Community Clothesline, 814 11th Ave. N.E., Rochester. 282-8050. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Blue Star Mothers of America meeting, House of Hope, 525 W. Broadway, Plainview. 7 p.m. Anyone with a child in the military is invited. Guest will be Dorothy Sills, Blue Star Mothers of America, Minnesota Department president. For information contact Linda Hoiland at 534-0160 or e-mail granny6@myclearwave.net.

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

JUNE 15

Rochester First Church of the Nazarene Teen Focus live charity auction, First Church of the Nazarene, 3343 E. Circle Drive N.E., Rochester. 529-1272. 6:30 p.m. To raise money for a work and witness trip to Santiago, Dominican Republic, June 20-27. If possible, call ahead to reserve your bidding number at 529-1272. $3 fee to acquire a bidding number. Proceeds go to Teen Focus group.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

Water quality survey with Boy Scout Troop 95, Slatterly Park, 10th Street and 11th Avenue Southeast, Rochester. 280-2850. 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn how bugs that live in streams can tell how healthy a stream is. Free.

Rummage sale, Grace Lutheran Church, 800 E. Silver Lake Drive, Rochester. 529-1018. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Money raised will help send Grace Lutheran Church youth to a National Youth Gathering in Florida and to a servant event in New Orleans to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Clothing giveaway, Victory Baptist Church , 606 36th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 289-2966. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Clothing of all sizes will be given away.

Cemetery Walk, Oakwood Cemetery, 41 Seventh Ave. N.E., Rochester. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Guided tour featuring portrayals of past Rochester residents. Cost: $6 in advance, $7 at the gate, $3 for children younger than 12. Adults receive $1 off admission with a Rochesterfest button. Advance tickets available at the History Center of Olmsted County and Oakwood Cemetery office. For information, call 282-9447.

Fossil Collecting Trip, Houston Nature Center, one block north of intersection of Highways 16 and 76, Houston. 7 p.m. Learn about the fossils in the area, then search state forest land between Houston and Rushford. Includes about a half-mile walk. Free. For information call (507) 896-4668 or e-mail nature@acegroup.cc.

Downtown Farmers Market, Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue Southeast, Rochester. 273-8232. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Produce, meats, honey, cheeses, baked goods. Master gardeners on site.

Run, Walk and Wheel fundraiser, middle school, Elgin. 9 a.m. For increased research in spinal cord injuries and dysfunctions. Proceeds go to Mayo Clinic for research.

Bike 4 Fun, Mayo Park, behind Mayo Civic Center, Rochester. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Bike to Mayo Park with friends and family for a free celebration with bicycle workshops, games, prizes and music. Prizes for best decorated bike, most original bike and oldest and youngest bikers.

Rochester Gamers’ Community Picnic Game Day, West Silver Lake picnic shelter, Seventh Street Northeast and West Silver Lake Drive Northeast. 358-1454. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Playing and demonstrating board games, miniature games, role-playing games and card games. Hot dogs, sandwiches, chips and beverages available for purchase. Visit Web site for more information.

Pancake breakfast, Applebee’s, 3794 Marketplace Drive N.W., Rochester. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity is hosting the breakfast. Proceeds benefit the organization’s Youth United Habitat for Humanity house. Tickets cost $5 and must be purchased or reserved in advance. For tickets, call 252-0849 ext. 5.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

Excursion Camp for Youth. Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m.; farewell dinner at 6 p.m. June 20. Cost is $230 per person, includes food, lodging, activities and a T-shirt. Register by calling Eagle Bluff at (507) 467-2437 or 1-888-800-9558, or e-mail camps@eagle-bluff.org.

Festival of Bands, downtown Albert Lea. 2 p.m. A parade of high school marching bands from throughout Minnesota competing for prize money and trophies. For information, visit www.festivalofbands.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

AARP driver safety class, Rochester Covenant Church, 4950 31st Ave. N.W., Rochester. 288-0310. 5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Class for people older than 50. Minimum fee $10. No tests. Auto insurance discount might apply. To register, call 288-0310.

Honors Choir Golf Tournament, Willow Creek Golf Course, Rochester. 1 p.m. Cost is $80 per golfer, includes 18 holes and cart; cost for dinner only is $20. Also includes auction and entertainment by the concert choir. Register by June 14 at www.honorschoirs.org or call the office at 252-0505. Proceeds benefit the Honors Choirs program.

Group Of Advising Teens meeting, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 4 p.m. Join other area youths (ages 12-18) to discuss ideas for youth library programs. Call Lynette at 285-8008 with questions.

Sit, Stay, Read, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m. Read aloud for 20 minutes with a friendly therapy dog. Register ahead of time. Only registered child and accompanying adult should attend.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

Power of the Purse luncheon and silent purse auction, Heritage Hall Kahler Grand Hotel, Rochester. 287-2004. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Speaker is author/columnist Judith Viorst. Hosted by Women of Worth, a United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative. Proceeds support the Imagination Library in Olmsted County. For information and reservations, contact 287-2000 or pamw@uwolmsted.org.

AARP driver safety class, Rochester Covenant Church, 4950 31st Ave. N.W. 288-0310. 5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Class for people older than 50. Minimum fee $10. No tests. Auto insurance discount might apply. To register, call 288-0310.

Bedtime Stories, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 6:30 p.m. Puppets, stories and songs.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Children’s film and guests McGruff and Scruff, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 10 a.m. Police mascots provide summer safety tips.

Rochesterfest Public Library bookmobile garage book sale, Rochester. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Books, DVDs, CDs, audiocassettes, videos and more. Friends of the Library members can begin shopping 30 minutes before the sale opens to the public. Proceeds benefit Rochester Public Library. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unusual and special books on sale in library lobby.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Byron Middle School auditorium, 601 Fourth St. N.W., Byron. 775-6794. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. For tickets, call 775-6794. Goodman Productions presents the play.

Rochester Garden & Flower Club meeting, Rochester Community and Technical College, 1926 Collegeview Drive S.E. , Rochester. 288-6730. 7 p.m. Floral design program with speaker Ardith Beveridge, instructor for Koehler & Dramm’s Institute of Floristry in Minneapolis.

Free adoption information meeting, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 285-8000. 7 p.m. Learn about the adoption process and the U.S. and international programs available. Sponsored by Crossroads Adoption Services. For information or to pre-register call (507) 932-0055 or visit www.crossroadsadoption.com. Free.

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