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Rochester calendar 7-30

TODAY

L.A.D.I.E.S Night Out, Sontes, 4 Third St. S.W., Rochester. 288-4703. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Join other women for socializing and information about how to get involved with Girl Scouts. Free appetizers, $3 wine tasting, door prizes.

Wabasha Farmers Market, under the bridge, Wabasha. 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Produce, meats, baked items, canned items, jams, jellies, walnuts, perennials and bedding plants. Every Thursday through October.

FRIDAY

Fish dinner, American Legion Post 92, 315 First Ave. N.W., Rochester. 282-1322. 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat baked cod, fried pollock and chicken.

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Stewartville Farmers Market, behind Hanson’s Country Store, Stewartville. 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Every Friday through October.

Rebecca Wilt/Mark Clodfelter concert, Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony. 7 p.m. The couple has just returned from Thailand. They will play piano and trumpet.

Art show opening, RJAC’s Down By The River Gallery, 119 Main St. E., Wabasha. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Art of the River Valley Arts Guild will be on display. Wine and appetizers. Show is free and open noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Aug. 1-23.

Meet Me Under The Bridge concert, Heritage Park, Main Street, Wabasha. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free concert featuring the music of the Floorbirds and the False Hearts. Sponsored by River Junctions Arts Council.

Dodge County Relay For Life, Dodge County Fairgrounds, Kasson. (507) 634-4183. 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Tree Huggers concert, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.treehuggersmusic.com.

SATURDAY

Eat a Brat, Save a Cat, Silver Lake Foods, 1402 N. Broadway, Rochester. 281-1667. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds go to Safe Haven Pet Rescue.

Great Horned Owls of Perkins Valley, Houston Nature Center, 215 W. Plum St., Houston. (507) 896-4668. 7 p.m. Free.

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Free family day, Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Drive S.E. 282-8629. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Backyard Ponds: Signs of a Healthy Ecosystem, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro. 1-888-800-9558. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. For adults and youths older than 15. Cost: $5 per person. Reservations required.

Classic Cars Cruise-In, Main Street, Pine Island. 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue Southeast. 273-8232. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Produce, meats, plants and flowers, baked goods, eggs, preserves and specialty items. More information at rochesterdowntownfarmersmarket.org.

Bus trip to air show, Oshkosh, Wis. 282-4760. Round trip and admission: $70 per person. For more information, go to www.eaa100.org.

SUNDAY

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University free preview, Oak Hills Wesleyan Church, 410 28th St. S.W., Rochester. 288-6053. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Learn to make the decisions with investments, insurance, retirement, real estate, college planning, careers, debt collectors and credit reports.

Homemade ice cream social, United Methodist Church, Dexter. (507) 584-6431. 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Featuring BBQ, potato salad and pies.

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Sundays at Mayowood, 3720 Mayowood Road S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Activity: fairy houses. Free.

Ice cream social, Wilmington Lutheran Church, rural Caledonia. 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Barbecue, hot dog, coney dog, potato salad, baked beans, pie, ice cream coffee, milk and pop. Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

MONDAY

Rochester City Council meeting, Government Center council chambers, 201 Fourth St. S.E., Rochester. 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

TUESDAY

Citywide Night Out, City Park, Elgin. 6 p.m. Door prizes and children’s goody bags. Bring a dish to pass, lawn chairs and beverages. Paper plates, eating utensils and napkins will be supplied. Free root beer floats. Also, fundraiser for Operation Hometown Gratitude at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Faith United Methodist Church, Fourth Street and Lafayette. Popcorn and refreshments. Bring a lawn chair, listen to Danny Dee. In the event of bad weather, event will be in the church santuary.

First Tuesday Stamp Club, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1212 12th Ave. N.W., Rochester. 6:30 p.m. Park and enter in the rear. For information, call John at 288-3913.

WEDNESDAY

CROP Hunger Walk open house, Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 Second Ave. N.E., Rochester. 269-2380. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Hunger Walk will be Oct. 4. Contact Kathy at 269-2380 for more information.

THURSDAY, AUG. 6

Eat a Brat Save a Cat, Silver Lake Foods, 1402 N. Broadway, Rochester. 281-1667. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds go to Save Haven Pet Rescue.

Walk by the Moonlight, Assisi Heights, 1001 14th St. N.W., Rochester. 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. See the world by the light of the full moon. $5 a person, rain or shine. Register by Aug. 3 with Carol Marie at 280-2195 or carolmarie.hemish@myclearwave.net.

Peace lantern floating ceremony, Silver Lake Park, east picnic shelter, Rochester. 7 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 9.

FRIDAY, AUG. 7

"Tom Sawyer," Dover-Eyota High School Auditorium, 610 South Ave., Eyota. (507) 254-2159. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Presented by local youth, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre and the Eyota Days Committee.

Festival in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Seventh Street Northwest, Kasson. (507) 634-4307. 8 a.m.-midnight. Car and motorcycle show, food and crafts, parade, big screen family movie ("Bolt"), street dance, fireworks. Contests: corn hole toss, bellyflop, eating, obstacle course, 3-on-3 basketball, pedal pull, rib cookoff, volleyball, softball, 10K and 2K fun run/walk.

Meet Me Under The Bridge concert, under the bridge at Heritage Park, Main Street, Wabasha. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free concert featuring the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen. Sponsored by River Junctions Arts Council.

Fish dinner, American Legion Post 92, 315 First Ave. N.W., Rochester. 282-1322. 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. All you can eat.

Stewartville Farmers Market, behind Hanson’s Country Store, Stewartville. 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Every Friday through October.

SATURDAY, AUG. 8

Parenting class, Bluestem Center, 124 Elton Hills Lane, NW, Rochester. 282-1009. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: one parent/caregiver, $80; two parents/caregivers, $90. Register at 282-1009.

Massage therapy program sampler, Massage & Spa Professional Academy, 17 13 1/2 St. N.W., Rochester. (507) 536-4076. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free course for anyone thinking about becoming a certified massage therapist. Call to register at least one week in advance.

"Tom Sawyer," Dover-Eyota High School Auditorium, 610 South Ave. S.W., Eyota. (507) 254-2159. 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Presented by local youth, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre and the Eyota Days Committee.

Festival in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Seventh Street Northwest, Kasson. (507) 634-4307.

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue Southeast. 273-8232. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Produce, meats, plants and flowers, baked goods, eggs, preserves and specialty items. More information at rochesterdowntownfarmersmarket.org.

ATV youth safety training class, VFW hall, 104 S. Broadway, Spring Valley. 8:30 a.m. Must be 11 years old by Aug. 8 to be eligible. For registration, call Dave at (507) 280-0160.

SUNDAY, AUG. 9

Festival in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Seventh Street Northwest, Kasson. (507) 634-4307.

Western Days car and truck show, behind Root River State Bank, Fillmore Street, Chatfield. (507) 867-6530. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 22 classes, $10 entry. Registration 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free admission, entertainment, door prizes, food, carnival.

Sundays at Mayowood, Mayowood Mansion, 3720 Mayowood Road S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Activity: Monarch magic. Free.

MONDAY, AUG. 10

Bethesda Lutheran Services August sale, Bethesda Thrift Shop, 1550 Third Ave. S.E., Rochester. 292-0851. Most items half-off.

Women On Wheels, Rochester chapter meeting, Mr. Pizza North, 4040 28th St. N.W., Rochester. 272-2469. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Meet and ride with other women motorcycle riders; all levels of experience.

Salebration, Community Clothesline, 814 11th Ave. N.E., Rochester. 282-8050. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Big spender sale, featuring DJ David Parisi from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 11

Rochester Astronomy Club, RCTC fourth floor, College Center, 851 30th Ave. S.E., Rochester. 250-2947. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Professor Kris Davidson, UMN astronomy department, "Cosmic Giantism: The Most Powerful Stars." www.rochesterskies.org.

Rochester Area Women’s Connection luncheon, Holiday Inn South, 1630 S. Broadway, Rochester. 11:45 a.m. "New Beginnings." Special feature, "Flax seed and its benefits," by Ron and Phyllis Peal of Western, Minn. Cost is $10. For reservations, call Sandi at 529-3672 or e-mail cwc_rochester@hotmail.com.

iQ Academy Minnesota open house, Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 1517 16th St. S.W., Rochester. 1-877-994-4766. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Learn about the open enrollment process and online education. Teachers and students will host the open house, allowing parents and prospective students to ask questions and learn more about the virtual school.

Community Celebration of Research, Mayo Clinic, Siebens Building, Phillips Hall, Rochester. 293-3769. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. A celebration of the ways medical research improves our community. Refreshments and door prizes.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12

Aktion Club car wash, Ability Building Center, 1911 14th St. N.W., Rochester. 281-6262. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For $5, the Aktion Club will hand-wash and towel dry your car.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Oak Hills Wesleyan Church, 410 28th St. S.W., Rochester. 288-6053. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Learn to make the right decisions with investments, insurance, retirement, real estate, college planning and careers. Pre-registration is required.

Oronoco food shelf, Presbyterian Church of Oronoco, Minnesota Avenue, Oronoco. (507) 367-4799. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The food shelf is open the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Operated in cooperation with Channel One.

Rochester Spanish conversation group, Rochester Public Library meeting room A, 101 Second St. S.E. 288-6333. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free; all skill levels are welcome. Free. E-mail for more information, spangrp@gmail.com or call Dave at 288-6333.

Coffee at the Princess Cafe, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 W. Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. 282-9447. 9 a.m. "Alaska Far Away," documentary about Midwest farm families forming a colony in Alaska in 1935.

THURSDAY, AUG. 13

Rochester Area Freethinkers, Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E. 328-2300. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Room A. A friendship group for atheists, agnostics and humanists.

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