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Where there were games, there is food

Meet the new guy

The bar formerly known as the Sand Trap is now Billy Mac’s. The bar recently underwent a face lift, removing the golf simulator games and bringing in food, hence the new name.

To celebrate, a grand opening for Billy Mac’s will run Friday through Saturday.

Friday night’s events include a Laser "5:01 Party," a Rock, Paper, Scissors competition with a $200 grand prize and a DJ from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

A $200 poker shoot-out will start the festivities at 3 p.m. Saturday. That night’s events also include live music by the G-Monkeys from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a Halloween costume contest with a $250 top prize. There also will be free shuttle rides home from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Billy Mac’s is also the start and stop point for the pub crawl.

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Sunday’s events include two poker league games and a $200 poker shoot out at 7 p.m.

Billy Mac’s is at 3342 19th St. N.W. in Rochester.

Hungry for more

The third annual Empty Bowls event, which took place Oct. 18 at the Rochester Art Center, brought in $36,584 to support the work of Channel One. That’s a significant increase over the nearly $20,000 raised last year. The number of people attending the event also grew from 500 last year to 1,200 this year.

During the event, which raises awareness about hunger through art, more than 100 gallons of soup were served and about 850 handcrafted bowls were given away. Then, right around 6 p.m., two hours before the dinner ended, they ran out of souvenir bowls that had been handmade by local artists and students. The surge of support, however, was appreciated, said Charla Irwin-Buncher, of Channel One, who is working with the Federal Medical Center and local art educators to create an additional hundred or so bowls for anyone who didn’t receive one.

A Wayne Eddy Affair

Wayne Eddy, host of "The Wayne Eddy Affair" heard weekday mornings in KYMN AM in Northfield, will be inducted into the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame Saturday. Eddy, a long-time voice heard on the air in Northfield, is also the former owner of the station.

The ceremony, to be held at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, will also honor 10 other inductees including Gary Eichten of Minnesota Public Radio, Verne Gagne of All-Star Wrestling, legendary sportscaster Ray Scott and Don Shelby of WCCO TV and WCCO Radio.

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To celebrate his achievements, a reception will also be given in Eddy’s honor Nov. 1 at the Grand of Northfield.

Out & About is a weekly look at the entertainment scene. Pass along tips or comments by e-mail to Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN or call 285-7744.

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