SENIOR COLUMN Wednesday, Aug. 7

Ceramic groups at Rochester Senior Center meet at 8:30 a.m. and noon. All levels of ability are welcome. Groups also meet Thursday and Friday at same times. Information: 287-1044.

Thursday, August 8

Senior Citizens Day will be celebrated at Mower County Fair, Austin.

Dancing Music with Dick Hagadorn will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Cost: $3.50.

Hiroshima Day -- Rochester Peace Lantern Floating Ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Silver Lake East picnic shelter. Rain date Aug. 11.


"Godspell," the musical based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 10 in Potter Auditorium of Chatfield Elementary School. Free pre-show entertainment by Les Fields and the Turkey River All-Stars will begin at 7 p.m. each night in front of the auditorium. Tickets: $10, available at Chatfield's Root River State Bank, First State Bank of Fountain, at the door beginning at 6 p.m. or by calling (507) 867-4120.

Saturday, August 10

Music of the Big Band Era, with the Jerry O'Hagen Orchestra and vocalist Charmin Michelle, will be performed in two shows at Tavern on the Green in Plainview. A dinner show will begin at 7 p.m. ($29.95) and a beverages-only show at 9 p.m. ($15). Dancing at both shows. Reservations: (507) 534-3746 or 1-800-419-8695.

Annual Downtown Business Association Blues Fest will be from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Rochester's Central Park. Featured musicians will include Paul Holland and the Supafuzz, Cold Front, Hamilton Blues Band and Joe Juliano. Free. Bring own lawn chairs. No coolers allowed. Food available for purchase from Famous Dave's. Beer, pop and candy available. Paws &; Claws will bring pets available for adoption.

Monday, August 12

Horseshoe pitching begins at 9 a.m. each Monday at Central Park, Rochester. All levels of experience welcome.

Macular Degeneration Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Rochester Senior Center. Group meets second Monday of every month.

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services will hold office hours from 8 a.m. to noon in the Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. N.E., Austin. A legal representative will be available to help with issues relating to government programs, family law, housing, immigration and some consumer matters. Appointments required: 433-2370. Free to anyone 60 or older.


Bingo played at 1:30 p.m. at the Rochester Senior Center. New members welcome. Information: 287-1404.

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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