SENIOR CALENDAR -- Tuesday, April 30

Fine Arts Showcase will be held at 7 p.m. in Frank W. Bridges Theatre at Riverland Community College, Austin. Artwork will be on display in the theater lobby with theatrical and musical performances in the theater. Free and open to the public.

Friday, May 3

May Friendship Day, sponsored by Church Women United-Rochester Unit, will begin at noon with a a potluck salad luncheon at First Presbyterian Church, Rochester. Theme of the program is "Sharing Our Stories, Healing Our Hearts, Celebrating God's Love." There will also be a shower for the Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Mississippi Valley Partners 85-Mile Garage Sale will be held Friday through Sunday by residents and stores from 13 historic river towns including Lake City, Red Wing, Frontenac, Wabasha, Nelson, Pepin and Maiden Rock. Information: 1-888-999-2619.

Ballroom dances, sponsored by southern Minnesota chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, will be held at the Eagles Club, Rochester. Free dance lessons with admission will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., followed by dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Smoke-free ballroom. Information: 281-1034.


Saturday, May 4

"Paws on Parade," the annual pet walk sponsored by Paws and Claws Humane Society, will begin at 10 a.m. at Cooke Park Pavilion on Seventh Street Northwest, Rochester (registration from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.). Proceeds got to PCHS. Cookout will follow. Information: 288-7226 or visit

Sunday, May 5

Annual salad luncheon, by Pilot Mound WELCA, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pilot Mound Lutheran Church in rural Chatfield. Menu includes scalloped potatoes with ham, assorted salads, rolls, bars and beverage. Cost: $5 adults, $3 children and free for ages younger than 6.

Pork barbecue dinner, by United Lutheran Church in Chester, Iowa, will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a quilt raffle and other items.

Senior Scene is a weekly calendar of senior-oriented events. Send information by Wednesday prior to Monday publication to Senior Scene, Lifestyle section, 18 First Ave. S.E., Rochester, MN 55904, fax to 285-7772 or e-mail to

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