1 ROCHESTER S WEEKLY WHAT-TO-DO GUIDE WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2018 Earthfest 2018 Climate march, expo, and more Q&A with musician Del McCoury An abundance of theater
2 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 15 APRIL 19, 2018 EART HFEST E V E N T S 3 What s the Earth worth? by JOHN SIEVERS Allison Roe, Special Sections Editor apr 19 Spitfire Grill at the Rochester Repertory Theatre (p.6) WINE TRAIL TROLLEY TOURS! Experience Wineries of the Great River Road Wine Trail & Southeast Minnesota s Scenic Bluffcountry! EVERY SUNDAY ~ APRIL 29 thru NOV ~ 10am to 6pm features 3 EARTHFEST There are events through Sunday to celebrate Earth Day 5 Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day. People all around the world will hold events, gatherings, informational sessions, trash pickups, and more to celebrate this great planet we call home. Rochesterites are getting in on the action with the fourth annual EarthFest. Though events began Monday, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved through the weekend. Learn more on page 3. Continuing with the international theme, Rochester s International Film Festival is bigger than ever! Thirty films will be shown over the course of eight days, with several big-name films being screened twice. This week, we challenge you to think bigger than yourself. Whether it s through a film or a climate march, Rochester has you covered. DEL MCCOURY Bluegrass musician Del McCoury channels Woody Guthrie at the Mayo Civic Center 6 ON STAGE Three new plays are now showing on area stages 7 LEAVING IOWA H ow does toilet water taste so great? This is just one of the questions experts will answer at this year s EarthFest. The theme for 2018 is Water every drop counts. Yep, that includes waste water. A seven-day, volunteer-led movement, EarthFest includes more than 24 events spread out all over our city with everything from the grand re-opening of Quarry Hill Nature Center to a tour of an ecofriendly retirement home, and even a 5K and family fun run. The festival leads up to Earth Day on April 22. More than a billion people in 192 different countries will join together to celebrate Earth Day this year, and Rochesterites are no exception: last year, about 1,000 of us participated in the Earth Day Climate March. Four years ago, when Mary and Ivan Idso organized the first EarthFest, they thought their festival might not go beyond that one event. Instead, it has continued to grow each year. we started gathering interested groups together, it was amazing to see everyone working together toward a common goal, says Mary, the EarthFest cochair. She says the goal of the festival is celebrating this Earth we all share and educating folks on how to keep it sustainable for future generations. It s time to answer what might be the most important question: what s the earth worth to you? EarthFest Expo The EarthFest Expo will be one of the highlights of the fest. Held at the Rochester and Technical College Field House on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the expo is free and includes a display of electric vehicles, park-andride bicycling to Quarry Hill Park, sustainability and green building vendors, an appearance by Zumbro Zoe, the Project Learning Tree K-8 workshop, musical performances from Pure Rock Studios, and many other fun opportunities. The expo will feature Minnesota Public Radio s Amy Skoczlas Cole as the keynote speaker at 12:30 p.m. She ll present a talk entitled, Water. Simple. Almost Free, that explores why MPR is focusing on water, how they are tackling the complex topic, and what they ve learned about Minnesotans and water. Marching for Mother Earth On Earth Day, April 22, EarthFest attendees will march for Mother Earth at the Rochester People s Climate March. The march will start at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester at 1 p.m. and end at People s Food Co-op at 3 p.m. Bill Bean is one of the local organizers for the march. The climate is everyone s business, he says. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to attend the event and have fun fighting for the environment. Contributed photos 2017 s Science March, part of EarthFest. A B-Earth-day Party After the Climate March, the party will continue at the Co-op. From 2 to 6 p.m., the Co-op will use its parking lot to host a Block Party and Staff Fair featuring food and drinks available for purchase by the Bleu Duck Kitchen. The party will also include music presented by Positive Tuesday including performances by Social Animals, Hannah von der Hoff, Loud Mouth Brass, and DJ Brian Engel. To see a full listing of EarthFest events, visit earthfestrochestermn. org s EarthFest Expo. Theater regular Jerry Casper directs the new RCTC show Trolley boards in Downtown Rochester at City-County Government Center parking lot, 151 4th St SE, Rochester MN FILM FESTIVAL Rochester s International Film Festival is the longest it s ever been in event history also inside Advance Reservations Required Only 89 per seat! Includes all-wine tastings and scenic trolley tour! Odds and Ends Movie Reviews Calendar of Events Indoor Climbing For more info & to book seats online visit Cover photo by Ken Klotzbach Your outdoor living space... brought to life! Bryan Lund, writer and editor Thank you to our 507 sponsors Brothers Bar & Grill Med City Vapors Charlie s Eatery and Pub Rochester Trolley & Tour Co. SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR Allison Roe MEDIA MARKETING DIRECTOR Kristy Mintz Call Russ at Family Tree to make your landscape dreams a reality! (507) th Annual ILS Fish Fry & Auction Proceeds will go towards curriculum and technology. 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3 EVENTS PAGE 4 Making those icy dreams come true Joe Ahlquist/ Post-Bulletin [ Dream On : 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday : Rochester Recreation Center, 21 Elton Hills Dr. NW Cost: 12 advance, 14 day-of adults; 10 advance, 12 day-of seniors and students. 5 and under are free Rochester s local gold ice-dancers for numbers. Yang is a U.S. figure skating two-time regional champion and three-time sectional medalist who placed eighth in this year s national championships. Burns, who is affiliated with the St. Paul Figure Skating Club, was a British ice dance bronze medalist in his competitive days. He also skated professionally for Holiday on Ice. Burns will partner with gold dancer Elizabeth Thornton from the Rochester Figure Skating Club. Tina Farnberg, also from Rochester, will skate with Yang to celebrate passing her gold moves test. 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His debut single, Take It On Back, made it to number 9 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Hankering for some old-school musical stylings? A few years ago, Del McCoury, a longtime bluegrass musician, received an envelope of song lyrics by the late, great Woody Guthrie. In 2016, he released Del & Woody, a postmortem collaboration between the two folk singers. If you head to the Civic Center this weekend, you ll hear it for yourself. I spoke with McCoury about the concert and his upcoming album, Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass. HOW WAS ADAPTING THE LYRICS DIFFERENT THAN WRITING FOR YOURSELF? It was a lot easier for me to just write the music to the songs, because the words were already right in front of me. Usually, you have to do that also, and so half the work was already done. I started liking this, because it s a lot less work. It was a fun thing to do, it really was. And you know, Nora, she was really tickled with our songs. Of course we do our own shows, but every so often, we ll do a Del and Woody show. YOU HAVE A NEW RECORD COMING OUT SOON AS WELL? It s all done (singing) it s all doooone. I have a music festival in Cumberland Memorial Day week, and that s when it s going to be released. We re gonna release my record and also my sons, you know, the Travelin McCourys. It ll be a big week. YOUR CONCERT ON THE 20TH IS A DEL AND WOODY CONCERT. HOW DID YOU BEGIN ADAPTING WOODY GUTHRIE S LYRICS? I wasn t that familiar with Woody s music, although when I was young, he had songs on the radio, some he had sang and some that were sang by other artists. Woody s daughter Nora had heard me and my band at the Newport Folk Festival. I played that several times. And so she calls my agent or manager and wanted us to come play this tribute show they put on for her dad.... And we were supposed to do Woody s songs, so that s what we did. And at the time, she asked me, Would you be interested in writing music to some songs that we found? They found lyrics, but a lot of times, there was no music to them. So I said, Well, I d like to try that. She sent me a big manila envelope with 26 songs in it. And a lot of them were in his own handwriting. I thought, If I m going to do this, I better get on the ball and get some music down for these songs, you know? I wrote music to 16, and then we put 12 on the record. HOW DID YOU LAND ON THE NAME DEL MCCOURY STILL SINGS BLUEGRASS FOR THE ALBUM? Somebody gave me that name and it wasn t me. And I haven t asked who - it was either my manager or my son, Ronnie. My first record I recorded was in 1967 and it was released in That was the first one I did that my (manager) named it Del McCoury Sings Bluegrass. So Ronnie said, You know what we should do, we should name this one Del McCoury STILL Sings Bluegrass. I said, Well, that sounds okay to me. I F YO U G O What Del & Woody 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 Del McCoury by ALLISON ROE Despite the snow on the ground, area residents should start looking forward to summer. Down by the Riverside is announcing the line-up for their free Sunday concerts. The series kicks off July 8 with 90s night featuring Gin Blossoms with opener Fall Risk. Grammynominated band Gin Blossoms fused rock, pop, folk, and country to create a path for today s modern rock style. They ve had five singles on the Billboard charts, including Follow You Down, Til I Hear It From You, 5 MUSIC by ANNE HALLIWELL by CRAIG SWALBOSKI More than 250 local skaters will perform April in the Rochester Figure Skating Club s 80th annual ice show at the Rochester Recreation Center. This year s theme is Dream On. The show will feature highly choreographed numbers set to musical selections such as Thriller, by Michael Jackson, Dream On, by Aerosmith, and Daydream Believer, by The Monkees. Changing sets and spectacular lighting effects will highlight the numbers. Guest skaters Jonathan Yang and Jamie Burns will partner with two of DEL MCCOURY Contributed photo BLUFF COUNTRY STUDIO ART TOUR OF SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota s Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support provided by the River s Alliance. 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4 6 ON by TOM WEBER The Spitfire Grill is a musical, but if you re expecting something in the order of Oklahoma or South Pacific, guess again. The thing with this musical is it s not (a) Rodgers and Hammerstein-style musical, said Samantha Gibson, director of the show, which opens April 27 at Rochester Repertory Theatre. It s very folksy. The play, set in a small Wisconsin town, follows Percy, a young woman trying to start over after being released from prison. At the same time, the town s favorite restaurant is about to go out of business. There s a bittersweet quality to the show and, unlike some big, extravagant musicals, The Spitfire Grill is smaller scale, with a cast of seven. This is Gibson s directing debut at the theater. She has directed musicals at Century High School the past four years. I got invited to apply to direct (at the Rep), she said, and I said, I ll give it a shot. She submitted The Spitfire Grill because of her own happy memories of being in the show in college. I was thinking of shows I had loved being a part of, Gibson said. The music is so good, the harmonies, the way the voices blend together. Gibson has cast Maggie Hendrickson as Percy, with Blake Hogue as Joe, her love interest. Also in the cast are Denise Ruemping, Anjanette Bandel, Jake Dreher, Karen Masbruch, and Mitch Gibson. They ll be accompanied by a small pit orchestra with keyboards, strings, and percussion. The Midwestern setting of Spitfire Grill adds to the interest, Gibson said. It takes place in a small town and a lot of people in the area know that lifestyle very well, she said. by TOM WEBER THEATER Don t feel like taxing the brain too much? Rochester Civic Theatre has the show for you: Suite Surrender, which opens April 27. You don t have to think too hard, said Laurie Helmers, who is directing the show. Just sit back and laugh. The show by Michael McKeever is loosely based on the longstanding feud between Hollywood divas Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. But where that feud was serious, the play is strictly for laughs. This is just pure, over-the-top farce, Helmers said. It s physical comedy, double entendre, mistaken identities. STAGE Rep s Spitfire Grill a folksy small-town musical Civic surrenders to a suite farce In the play, two Hollywood egos, Athena and Claudia, who really don t like each other, find they ve booked the same suite in the Palm Beach Royale Hotel. Helmers takes the role of Claudia, while Suzie Hansen plays Athena. Helmers and Hansen have been active on regional stages for years. We go way back, Helmers said. But we ve never, in our 30-plus years of doing this, been on stage together. Also in the cast are Rich Dietman, as the hapless hotel manager, Eli Hansen, Sarah Kohn, Olivia Renken, Kelly Schrandt, Stef Stafford, and Emily Watkins. The cast of The Spitfire Grill, opening April 27. If you go What The Spitfire Grill Rochester Repertory Theatre 103 7th St. NW Helmers is anxious to point out that while this is not a musical, it has music. It s a comedy with music. And since the show is set in the 1940s, an era that fascinates Helmers, she was only too happy to dig through the archives for songs to fit the script instruction of insert song. She came up with the chestnuts Stormy Weather and Friendship, the latter ironically sung by Claudia and Athena. The main effort in rehearsals, though, has been on perfecting the finer points of a farce. We re totally focused on the comedy and the timing, she said. April 27 through May 20 Cost 28. rochesterrep.org/tickets Good Person presented by Twin Cities theater company by TOM WEBER Minneapolis-based Ten Thousand Things theater company will present Bertholdt Brecht s The Good Person of Szechwan in three Rochester-area performances April 24 through April 26. The production is the finale for founder/director Michelle Hensley with Ten Thousand Things. It was also the first play Hensley ever staged with the company in 1989 when they were still based in California. Hensley moved the company to Minneapolis in the early 1990s. She received the 2017 Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Twin Cities theater community. Ten Thousand Things is designed to bring professional theater to audiences with little access to the arts. Performances come with minimal sets and costumes, and actors who perform as close to the audience as possible. The Good Person of Szechwan tells of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn as she tries to help all of her struggling friends while taking care of herself at the same time. Free performances are at 7 p.m. April 24 at Wykoff Hall, 226 N Gold St., Wykoff; 7 p.m. April 25 at Rochester & Technical College, th Ave. SE; and at 7 p.m. April 26 at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane SW, in Rochester. Cast members rehearse for Suite Surrender, opening April 27. If you go What Suite Surrender Elizabeth Nida Obert/ Post-Bulletin Rochester Civic Theatre, 20 Civic Center Dr. SE April 27 through May 13 Cost rochestercivictheatre.org Joe Ahlquist/ Post-Bulletin Who s ready to get out of Iowa? by BRYAN LUND By the time rehearsals for any play enter the home stretch, directors have usually stopped laughing at the show s jokes. For Rochester and Technical College s production of the heart-warming comedy Leaving Iowa, that s not the case. I m still laughing at stuff, and trust me, at this point, I kind of don t laugh anymore, because I m going, Ehh, yeah, yeah, we ve seen it, said RCTC drama director Jerry Casper. That s a good sign, since Leaving Iowa is a knee-slapper. It follows a writer who travels from Boston to his hometown of Winterset, Iowa, to visit his family. Three years before the play starts, his father passed away, and the family has yet to do anything with his ashes. The writer convinces his family to allow him to find a final resting place for the remains, then embarks on a journey that retraces the We want everyone to get a good night s sleep East Frontage Road restassuredmattress.com Quality Handmade Mattresses manufactured and sold onsite! Cast members of Leaving Iowa rehearse for their upcoming show at RCTC. steps of family vacations past. It s not as sad as it sounds, said Casper. It is a feel-good show. It s a READERS CHOICE WINNER! FREE dog bed with purchase We know how important your four legged friends can be so we thought we should do something for them! 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This isn t the first time Miller and Casper have worked together: Casper has directed Miller before, and vice-versa. The addition of Miller to the cast, according to Casper, has given everyone reason to exceed expectations. KNOCK SMOKING What Leaving Iowa 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 2 p.m. April 28 RCTC Hill Theater, th Ave. SE, Rochester Cost 10 adults, 8 staff, seniors citizens, kids under 12, and non-rctc students, free for RCTC students What s great about having somebody of his level working with my students is they rise up. They don t want to look stupid against him and it makes the whole show better, said Casper. The better the people are you work with, the better you are. You feed off of each other. So I love having him in this show because I ve seen people who probably would do good work doing exceptional work because of him. Take Control, Make the SMART Switch Our knowledgeable staff can help you get started today! 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5 8 FILM by TOM WEBER MOVIES More films, more days for Rochester film festival The Rochester International Film Festival stretches over two weekends this year for the first time in its 23-year history. The festival opens Friday and continues through April 28 at Marcus Wehrenberg Cinema, 4340 Maine Ave. SE. An opening reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by the first two of 30 films to be shown during the festival. The opening night selections are The Cakemaker (Israel/Germany) and The Gold Seekers (Paraguay). We have more films than ever before, said Alan Hoffman of the Rochester Independent Film Group, which organizes the festival. The additional days of the festival will allow for seven of the films to be shown twice. One of the festival s biggest attractions is A Fantastic Woman (Chile), this year s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, which will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 4:50 p.m. April 24. FESTIVAL WEEKEND BURGER SPECIAL 1/3 lb. Burger + Fries for 4.95 All Day Saturday and Sunday In the Fade (Germany/Turkey), the Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Film, will be shown at 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 4:50 p.m. April 26. Oscar-nominated films to be shown are Loveless (Russia), The Square (Sweden), and The Breadwinner (Canada/ Ireland/Luxembourg). Maya Washington, the director of the Minnesota-made film Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, will host a Q&A session at 7 p.m. April 26 at the screening. The film is about her father, former Michigan State and Vikings receiver Gene Washington, who will also attend. A closing reception will be held at 6 p.m. on April 28, and will include a performance by an improv comedy troupe, as well as an announcement of awards. Admission is 8 for adults, 6.50 for seniors and students with ID, 5.50 for children. A complete schedule of films is at rifg.org. SPONSORED BY ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REVIEWS 9 I Feel Pretty (PG-13, 110 min.) Star-rated reviews by Richard Roeper Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG, 85 min.) The true story of an unlikely war hero. A stray dog adopts an Army Private at the onset of World War I. The two quickly find themselves in trenches of France and on the path to history. Isle of Dogs (PG-13, 101 min.) All canines on Megasaki City are exiled to a trash dump called Trash Island, but one 12-year-old sets off on an adventure to find his dog. So begins an epic journey, directed by Wes Anderson. NEW RELEASES Super Troopers 2 (R, 99 min.) Truth or Dare (PG-13, 100 min.) A group of college friends heads to Mexico for one last party before graduation. A seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with a stranger awakens an evil entity, forcing the friends to share their deepest secrets. The only rules: tell the truth or you die. Do the dare or you die. Keep playing or you die. A Quiet Place (PG-13, 90 min.) H H H H H John Krasinski is the director, co-writer, and co-star (with his wife, Emily Blunt) of this neatly spun and well-crafted thriller about a family that must maintain complete silence to avoid stirring deadly monsters. That s a pretty nifty setup to keep the tension going from moment to moment. Rampage (PG-13, 107 min.) H H H H In this really loud, extremely dumb, and consistently predictable CGI showcase, an evil corporation loses its samples of an experimental growth and aggression serum. It s extremely bad luck for America that these samples are discovered by a wolf, a crocodile, and a silverback gorilla whose human buddy is played by Dwayne Johnson. Chappaquiddick (PG-13, 101 min.) H H H H Thanks to director John Curran and a powerfully effective ensemble cast, this flashback to the night in 1969 when Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove his car off a bridge, killing a young woman (Kate Mara), reminds us the real regret and outrage should be directed toward the privileged scion of an American political dynasty and everyone else who helped him minimize and excuse his unforgivable actions on that fateful night. Sherlock Gnomes (PG, 86 min.) Gnomio and Juliet turn to detective Sherlock Gnome to help them find their missing friends and family who have disappeared in London. Blockers (R, 102 min.) H H H H H On the night of the senior prom, parents of three teens try to thwart the girls vow to lose their virginity. Despite the best efforts of John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz, Blockers becomes less interesting and less funny as the onscreen hijinks grow more outlandish and stupid and demeaning and crotch-oriented. Pacific Rim Uprising (PG-13, 111 min.) H H H H H In the sequel to the outrageously entertaining Pacific Rim (2013), humans are again piloting giant robots to defeat destructive sea monsters. ever there s a chance to do something fresh or unique or original, this clunky and tedious paint-by-the-cgi-numbers actioner passes up the opportunity to embrace the cliché. Ready Player One (PG-13, 140 min.) H H H H In a dystopian future, everyone spends as much time as they can in a virtual-reality universe where events can have lasting and serious real-world consequences. Adapting Ernest Cline s sci-fi novel, Steven Spielberg has created an eye-popping, mind-blowing, candy-colored, fantastically entertaining (albeit slightly exhausting) virtualreality fantasy adventure. Black Panther (PG-13, 140 min.) H H H H H Even if you re not normally into the superhero genre, if you appreciate finely honed storytelling, winning performances, and tons of whiz-bang action sequences and good humor, then you should see Black Panther. It s one of the best times I ve had at the movies this decade. Peter Rabbit (PG, 100 min.) Peter Rabbit, along with his sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-Tail, love spending their time in Mr. McGregor s vegetable garden, but when one of Mr. McGregor s relatives moves in, he wants the rabbits to move out. Peter, however, isn t going out quietly. I Can Only Imagine (PG, 110 min.) As a boy, Bart Millard was physically and emotionally abused by his father. he becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption through his faith and rediscovers his love for Bart. Years later, Bart, the singer in MercyMe, used this broken and mended relationship to write the song I Can Only Imagine. The Miracle Season (PG, 99 min.) After the tragic loss of their star volleyball player, the remaining team members must band together under their tough-love coach in the hopes of winning the state championship. Inspired by a true story. 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6 10 THEATRE Absolute Theatre (Rochester Civic Theatre studio theater) 20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester Sex with Strangers Thursday through Saturday 7 p.m. Cost: The Spitfire Grill Opens April 27 Cost: Rochester Repertory Theatre 103 Seventh St. NE, Rochester Rochester & Technical College Theatre Charles Hill Theatre, th Ave. SE, Rochester Leaving Iowa Thursday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. Cost: 10 adults, 8 staff, seniors, students, children, free for RCTC students Olde Pine Theatre 113 2nd St. SW, Pine Island The Honeymooners: The Really Lost Episodes Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Cost: ONGOING POSTBULLETIN.COM/ YOUR St. Mane Theatre 206 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro Leaves of Grass Illuminated Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. Cost: Suite Surrender Opens April 27 Cost: Frank W. Bridges Theatre th Ave. NW, Austin Avenue Q Thursdays through Saturdays 7 p.m., Sunday, April 29 2 p.m. Cost: Mayo High School th Ave. SE, Rochester Alice in Wonderland Friday and Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m. Cost: Rochester Civic Theatre 20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester Open Mic, Cafe Steam, 325 S Broadway, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. Thursdays. Free. The stage is open to performance art of all kinds, including poetry, spoken word, music, comedy - if it can be performed, you are welcome. The list will fill up, so we recommend showing up a little early Open MIC, High Court Pub, 109 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Come join us for a night of acoustic music, stories, poems, or other art forms. Open to all experience levels and instruments Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic, Goonie's Comedy Club, 2723 Commerce Dr. NW, Rochester. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Free Jam, Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 Second Ave. NE, Rochester. 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass, country, old-time music. All acoustic. Beginner to advanced players welcome. To see a complete and up-to-date list of events. UPCOMING The Honeymooners: The Lost Episodes, Olde Pine Theatre, 113 Second St. SW, Pine Island. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. Sundays. 15, 10 for seniors and students younger than 18. The show is based on original scripts from 1951 episodes of Jackie Gleason s popular television series Cavalcade of Stars. Gleason and his co-stars performed a series of sketches known as The Honeymooners, which eventually evolved into one of the more popular sitcoms of the 1950s Southeast Minnesota Scam Jam, Rochester Golf and Country Club, 3100 Country Club Rd. W, Rochester. 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. Free. Stay a step ahead of the scammers by learning their latest tricks at this year s Southeast Minnesota Scam Jam. Fraud experts will cover exactly what you need to know to protect your savings from current financial crime trends. Free document shredding is available from 7:30-9:00 a.m. In addition to a series of speakers, local organizations will share resources at our mini-expo in the event center lobby Jeremy Messersmith with Dan Rodriguez and Sam Butterfass, Rochester Center, 40 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. Friday, May in advance, 20 day of show, 16 for My Town, My members. Messersmith is an indie-pop singer/songwriter from Minneapolis. He's built a reputation for elegant, literate songcraft. an evening with Leo Kottke in the historic Potter Auditorium Saturday May 7:30pm tickets on sale Also coming to Chatfield Pet Sounds: Beach Boys Tribute by Collective Unconscious April 21 FREE CONCERT with Choral s Ensemble May 4 Greg Brown May 19 JUST ANNOUNCED! The Wailin Jennys September 13 Chatfield Center for the arts 405 Main St S chatfieldarts.org To see a complete and up-to-date list of events. POSTBULLETIN.COM/ 11 THURSDAY, APRIL 19 THURSDAY & FRIDAY Native Plants and Pollinators, Assisi Heights, th St. NW, Rochester. 6:30 p.m. 10. Native plants are ones that occur naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, or habitat with no direct or indirect human intervention. They attract and support bees, butterflies, and pollinators, which are key to our food supply q club, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 4:00 p.m. A safe and welcoming meet-up for LGBTQ teens and allies. For ages 13-18! Hang out, make friends and have fun at this club just for you. Senior Speed-Friending, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 3:00 p.m. Join us for a special speed-friending event for people 50+! If you re looking for new people to socialize with, come down to the library and meet people seeking the same. Parkside Gallery, Charter House, 211 2nd St. NW, Rochester. 4:30 p.m. Free. The public is invited to attend the Parkside Gallery s art exhibit located within Charter House and featuring artists Dawn Sanborn M.A. and Elizabeth Nida Obert B.F.A., M.A. Enjoy this free event with wine, hors d oeuvres, a gallery talk, and music provided by e-cello String Trio Open Mic, High Court Pub, 109 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro. 7:30 p.m. Come join us for a night of acoustic music, stories, poems, or other art forms. Open to all experience levels and instruments Chatfield Brass Band Rehearsals Begin, Chatfield Elementary School, Hillside Dr., Chatfield. 7:00 p.m. The band is a traditional concert band that welcomes instrumentalists high school age to senior citizen Sports & Recreation Stand-Up Comedy: Open Mic, Goonie s Comedy Club, 2723 Commerce Dr. NW, Rochester. 7:30 p.m. Free. Join us for live stand-up comedy Thursday night! Each week a selected list of up-and-coming performers takes the stage. FRIDAY, APRIL 20 2nd Floor Gallery Open House - Tim Rietz and the Cedar River Watershed District, Austin Works Center, 300 N Main April 19-21, riverland.edu/tix Thinkstock St., Austin. 5:00 p.m. Gallery opening featuring the photography of Tim Rietz and photos celebrating the beauty of our Cedar River Watershed District. Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments SE, Rochester. 6:00 p.m. 8 adults, 6.50 seniors/students, 5.50 children. Bringing quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. Opening reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with music by the D Sievers duo. Full schedule on website. Del & Woody, Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall, 30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester. 7:30 p.m. 29, Del McCoury plays songs of Woody Guthrie set to new music Collider Presents: Sterling Haukom, Collider Coworking, 14 4th St. SW, Rochester. 7:30 p.m. 7. Local arts advocate Chad Allen describes Haukom this way: His voice climbs ethereal heights with ease, allowing his stories to rest comfortably with listeners. He has an uncanny ability to connect through his recovery and discovery of life, taking everyone along for an introspective journey. BYOB and snacks Harder than your Traditional Bluegrass: The High 48s, Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota. 7:30 p.m. Hummingbirds in Minnesota Presented by Rochester Garden and Flower Club Don Mitchell will share strategies for turning your yard into a hummingbird haven. He will provide specific recommendations of plants that work to attract hummingbirds and insights into hummer biology to help you understand why some ideas for attracting these birds work while others fail. 6:30 p.m. Thurs., April 19 Admission Free Rochester and Technical College Heintz Center Room HB108, 1926 Collegeview Rd. SE, Rochester 18 in advance, 20 at the door. The High 48s make music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs, and a wide range of influences Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Lourdes High School Auditorium, th St. NW, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. Free. Family preview of our upcoming concert, MLK and the American Dream. Abbreviated for our youngest audiences, Maestro Lantz will tell engaging stories to explain the music and meaning of our best pieces Gaither Vocal Band, Mayo Civic Center auditorium, 30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. 26 to Free jam, Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 Second Ave. NE, Rochester. 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass, country, old-time music. All acoustic. Beginner to advanced players welcome. DitchLilies, Lake City Area s Center, 220 E Chestnut St., Lake City. 7:00 p.m. 10. American roots, international roots, acoustic. Kari Larson plays reso-phonic guitars, tenor guitar, reso-phonic ukulele, mandolin, and vocals, and Lisa Schultz plays guitars, mandolin, clawhammer banjo, ukulele, and vocals. POSTBULLETIN.COM/
7 12 FRIDAY, APRIL 20 A Fantastic Woman Rochester International Film Festival A compassionate portrait of Marina s struggle for the right to be herself and a complex study of the nuances of identity. The film won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. RIFF brings quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 Rochester Galaxy Cine Maine Ave. SE, Rochester Admission , Festivals & Markets Paws & Claws Humane Society 11th Annual Wine Tasting, Rochester Athletic Club, th St. NW, Rochester. 6:00 p.m. 30. The event features more than 70 wines, an appetizer buffet, and more than 80 silent auction items. All attendees will receive an etched paw print wine glass and a single-bottle wine bag Sports & Recreation RED Rochester Ensemble of Dance 2018, Willow Creek Middle School, th Ave. SE, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. Allegro School of Dance and presents its 6th annual production of RED, Rochester Ensemble of Dance. This performance will showcase not only faculty choreography, but student-choreographed and composed works, as well Public Sky Observing, Watson Soccer field, 1000 Essex Pkwy NW, Rochester. 9:00 p.m. Public sky observation of the young moon, planet Venus, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club. Archery, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Goodview Dr., Lanesboro. 1:30 p.m. 40. In this beginner class, you will learn the safety and proper form to shoot both recurve and compound bows. Hands-on target practice and a variety of games will round out this class. Pre-registration required Blue Moon Mix, 2030 Hwy 14 East, Rochester. 7:30 p.m. 10 adults, 5 students. Ballroom, swing, Latin dancing. Bring your favorite appetizers or snacks to share. Rochester Figure Skating Club annual ice show, Rochester Recreation Center, 21 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. Adults 12 advance, 14 day of, seniors and students 10 advance, 12 day of, children under 5 free. Dream On, performances by 250 local and guest skaters. Alan Calavano Lecture Series, History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 W Circle Dr., Rochester. 5:30 p.m. Freewill donation. Al Smith will present Pencil Sketches of the Vietnam War. Shabbat in Israeli, Chabad Lubavitch, 730 2nd St. SW, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. 18 adult, 12 child, 60 max per family. Celebrate Shabbat with family and friends with an Israeli twist. Enjoy delicious food using Israeli classic flavors including pita, hummus, shwarma, and more. Featuring personal encounters from IDF veterans and Israeli trivia. Free Day of Coworking, Collider Coworking, 14 4th St. SW Ste 203, Rochester. Free. Join us for our next free day of coworking. Come for a couple of hours or all day. Get to know Rochester s coworking community. Rummage Sale, Christ United Methodist Church, 400 5th Ave. SW, Rochester. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Adult and children s clothing, household items, kitchenware, and much more. Coffee shop and bake sale on Friday. The proceeds help support missions locally and around the world. SATURDAY, APRIL 21 The Annual Poet-ist Collaboration Reception and Reading, Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota. 6:30 POSTBULLETIN.COM/ FRIDAY & SATURDAY p.m. Read the poems and determine for yourself how the artists were inspired. Poems and the work they inspired are displayed together Beauty in Simple Things ist Reception with Pat Schu, 103 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro. 6:00 p.m. The reception will include wine and hors d oeuvres, as well as live music Dusty Heart, Oak Center General Store, US Highway 63, Oak Center. 8:00 p.m. 15 advance, 18 at the door, lowincome discounts available CBB Jazz Combo, Charlies Eatery & Pub, 1654 Hwy 52 N, Rochester. 8:00 p.m Collective Unconscious presents Pet Sounds live, Chatfield Center for the s, 405 Main St. S, Chatfield. 7:30 p.m. 30 advance, 35 at the door. Collective Unconscious has grown from those humble roots to become one of Minnesota s premiere groups. Through the years, the band has performed not only their own music, but expanded into a new genre: album shows. Enjoy the Beach Boys Pet Sounds Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Lourdes High School Auditorium, th St. NW, Rochester. 7:30 p.m. 30 and 20 adults, 5 youth. MLK and the American Dream. Copland s Lincoln Portrait narrated by George Thompson. We ll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, culminating in the celebration of all that Dr. King hoped for America Drum Circle, Healing Rhythms Therapy, th St. NW #101, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. 10. Join us for an Miss the foreign Oscar noms? Redemtion is here. Contributed photo evening of rhythms and music-making with percussion instruments, facilitated by a board-certified music therapist and health rhythms facilitator Songs of Spring Concert - Rochester Flute Choir, First Presbyterian Church, 512 3rd St. SW, Rochester. 2:00 p.m. Classical, jazz and traditional music to brighten your spring! Composers include Henry Mancini, W. A. Mozart, George Gershwin, Stephen Foster, Edvard Grieg. Presented by Rochester s only music ensemble comprised totally of flutes. Rochester Guild Lunch & Learn: Stan Bann s Big Bone Band, Pure Rock Studios Of Rochester, 515 Rocky Creek Dr. NE, Rochester. 12:00 p.m. Following the critically acclaimed release of Penmanship, Stan Bann s Big Bone Band brings its unique style of high-octane, low-brass jazz to Rochester SEMYO Open House, Century High School, 2525 Viola Rd. NE, Rochester. 10:00 a.m. Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras (SEMYO) is hosting an open house for young musicians with experience on string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments and who are interested in learning more about our organization Live with Vaguely Suede, St James Coffee, th Ave. NW, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. Vaguely Suede is an acoustic group playing gospel, folk, and old time music Food Breakfast and bake sale fundraiser, Douglas United Methodist Church, th St. NW, Oronoco. 8:30 a.m. 7 ages 10 and up, 3 ages 5-10, free 4 and under. Scrambled eggs/ham, pancakes, sausage, and biscuits. To see a complete and up-to-date list of events. POSTBULLETIN.COM/ 13 Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale present: "MLK and the American Dream Copland s Lincoln Portrait narrated by George Thompson. We ll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, culminating in the celebration of all that Dr. King hoped for America. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Lourdes High School Auditorium th St. NW, Rochester Admission adults, 5 youth, SATURDAY & BEYOND SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Food Winter Market - Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, Graham Park Building 35, 35 Fairgrounds Ave. SE, Rochester. 9:00 a.m. Don t miss out on the winter farmers markets! Plenty of vegetables, milk, and meat to keep you warm in this weather. Plus honey, preserves, farm crafts, and coffee each week. Come meet your farmers and get fresh, local groceries! Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Goodview Dr, Lanesboro. 8:30 a.m. 55. Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess, and learn how to bake bread in a wood-fired stove Festivals & Markets Taste of Nations, Austin National Guard Armory, st St. NE, Austin. 11:00 a.m. Free. Celebrating our cultural heritage with free food samples, dance performances, music, and art from all over the world! Springtime Dreamin Junk Sale Redoux, 386 S Main St., Zumbrota. 9:00 a.m. Repurposed, recycled, vintage, antique, salvaged goods for home and garden Sports & Recreation Rochester Figure Skating Club annual ice show, Rochester Recreation Center, 21 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. Adults: 12 advance, 14 at the door; seniors and students 10 advance, 12 at the door; younger than 5 free. Dream On. Performances by 250 local skaters and guest skaters Reservoir Birding Field Trip, RCTC Heintz Center, 1926 Collegeview Rd. East SE, Rochester. 8:00 a.m. The flood control reservoirs around Rochester have created some of the best bird habitat in Olmsted County and are more often than not where local rarities are found. We will visit several to see what we can turn up during migration. Bill Maher, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Sturgeon Lake Rd., Red Wing. 8:00 p.m Hooray for Saturday: Family Storytime, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 10:30 a.m. Free. Books, music, and fun for you and your family. Transforming Families, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 1:00 p.m. Free. Transforming Families is a community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space. Thinkstock Sustainable Home Tour, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Goodview Dr, Lanesboro. 1:00 p.m. 45. Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a more energy efficient home? Are you considering either building a new, more energy-efficient home or remodeling your current home to make it more energy-efficient? If yes, this tour is designed for you Learn about the Knights Templar, Castlerock Museum, 402 S 2nd St., Alma, WI. 2:00 p.m. 6 adults, 4 students. Frank and Jamie LaBreck will discuss the history of the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar were founded in 1119 as a military order to protect pilgrims on their journey to the Holy Land. Learn about the famous personalities in their ranks, the movements they inspired, and how they shaped the history of the time Edible Plants in your Backyard, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 2:00 p.m. Free. Did you know that many of the plants that grow in our yards and gardens are edible? Come learn about urban foraging and harvesting the bounty in your backyard. Sensational Succulents Make & Take SUNDAY, APRIL 22 Succulents: a hot trend, both indoors and out. They are low maintenance, have outstanding colors and textures and when beautifully combined create eye catching focal points. Come learn all about succulents and make and take home your own potted masterpiece. : 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21 : Sargents on 2nd nd St. SW, Rochester Admission: Classic Movie Sunday, State Theatre, 96 E Fourth St., Zumbrota. 2:00 p.m. Riders of Destiny (1933). Free; donations welcome. Rochester International Film Festival, 4340 Maine Ave. SE, Rochester. 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. 8 adults, 6.50 seniors/ students, 5.50 children. Bringing quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. Full schedule on website. Forte Milers: Doo Wop, Barbershop, and Family Harmony, Historic Paramount Theatre, 125 4th Ave. NE, Austin. 3:00 p.m. 12 advance, 15 day of. Featuring classic Doo Wop songs from the 50s and 60s like In the Still of the Night, Come Go with Me, Stand by Me, Under the Boardwalk, and a medley of Beach Boys songs Glorious Trombone Concert, Charter House, 211 2nd St. NW, Rochester. 1:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Two Minnesota trombone choirs join together for this concert. Featuring each group doing some works alone, and then most with the combined ensemble. The music will range from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Jazz Buff Country Singers Spring Concert, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 805 S Broadway, Spring Valley. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m Food Breakfast, VFW Post 1215, 16 6th St. SW, Rochester. 8:00 a.m. 7. Join us for the Last Breakfast at the soon-to-be old home to the VFW Post 1215 before we move to our new location. All proceeds will be put towards supplies for the new kitchen. The menu includes eggs Benedict, pancakes, biscuits and gravy,
8 14 scrambled eggs, and sausage. Coffee, milk, or juice included Spaghetti Feed, Pine Island Fire Department, 315 S Main St., Pine Island. 11:00 a.m. 10 adult, 5 ages 11-17, free 10 and under. Monies raised at the feed go towards equipment purchases at the fire hall Sports and Recreation Rochester Figure Skating Club annual ice show, Rochester Recreation Center, 21 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester. 2:00 p.m. Adults: 12 advance, 14 at the door; seniors and students 10 advance, 12 at the door; younger than 5 free. Dream On. Performances by 250 local skaters and guest skaters Steppin Out for Autism, Hormel Historic Home, 208 4th Ave. NW, Austin. 1:00 p.m. Annual event to raise funds and awareness for autism programming in Austin. Includes silent auction and raffle FCA Night of Champions featuring Adam Thielen, Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Dr. SW, Rochester. 5:00 p.m. 75 adults, 35 students. Silent and live auctions, dinner, and keynote presentation MONDAY, APRIL 23 SE, Rochester. 8 adults, 6.50 seniors/students, 5.50 children. Bringing quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. Full schedule on website. Connor Garvey, Lips Atrium, Charlton Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester. 12:10 p.m. Free. Harmony for Mayo series. Sports and Recreation TerraLoco 5 K Run/Walk, th St. SW, Rochester. 6:00 p.m. 5. All proceeds go to benefit the Resident Therapy Program at Madonna Living. Arrive 10 minutes early to register RCTC LIFE Program presents Our 59 National Parks, RCTC Heintz Center Rm. HA112, 1926 College View Dr. SE, Rochester. 10:00 a.m. 13 members, 21 non-members. A photo overview of our national parks which will include a short history of the national park system, how to plan a visit, and will include park photos from all 59 National Parks Mystery Book Group, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester, 1:00 p.m. Free. Join us at the Mystery Book Group. Improv Workshop for Beginners, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester, 7:00 p.m. Free. Each session we will learn and practice improvisational skills in a fun, supportive, and safe environment for the beginner. We will play improv games and, time permitting, do some scene work. No previous improv experience necessary. TUESDAY, APRIL 24 SE, Rochester. 8 adults, 6.50 seniors/students, 5.50 children. Bringing quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. Full schedule on website. Life Drawing, 125 LIVE, 125 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester. 6:00 p.m. 5 members, 10 non-member. Bring your own charcoals, watercolors or any other materials you like to work POSTBULLETIN.COM/ BEYOND with. The session is untutored. After each session, we informally review each other s work. All are welcome regardless of experience or ability. Advanced registration required Lake City Area s Circle, 220 E Chestnut St., Lake City. 10:00 a.m. Free. All kinds of acoustic music are welcome and everyone will get a chance to pick a tune that they know as we go around the circle. This is open to those who play an instrument (pickers) and also to those who like to listen (grinners). lakecityareaarts.org. Fundraising Event for the Albert Lea Grizzlies features Saving Abel, Wedgewood Cove, 2200 W 9th St., Albert Lea. 6:30 p.m. 15 advance, 20 day of. National rock band Saving Abel headlines a fundraising concert for the Albert Lea Grizzlies. Toggo Ultrarock and Strange Daze will open Sports and Recreation Wolves: What s All the Howl About, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Rd. NE, Rochester. 7:00 p.m. Predator/ prey relationships are incredibly complex and wolves are often times singled out as the reason why people are not seeing deer or moose. We will examine this relationship and some of the reasons why humans may not be seeing deer and moose when they expect to Free English as a Second Language Classes, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2577 Schaeffer Lane NE, Rochester. 9:30 a.m. Free. Friendly informal classes with emphasis on conversation Job & Career Fair, RCTC Sports Center, th Ave. SE, Rochester. 9:00 a.m. Free. Looking for a new job or career? Join us for the 2018 Job & Career Fair to meet with a large variety of businesses who are looking to hire. Bring copies of your resume and be prepared for some companies to offer on-site interviews Unity English, Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Rd. SW, Rochester. 9:15 a.m. Free. A place to learn and practice English. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. gmail.com. RCTC LIFE Program presents 1968, RCTC Heintz Center Rm. HB117, 1926 College View Dr. SE, Rochester. 10:00 a.m. 13 members, 21 non-members was the decade s and perhaps the century s most explosive year with major social movements in the U.S. and many other countries Literature into Film Bookgroup, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester, 1:30 p.m. Free. Join us to read the book and/or watch the film of classic works of literature. Book and film to be discussed: The Ox-Bow Incident, by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Meditation, Assisi Heights, th St. NW, Rochester. 5:15 p.m. Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind to bring forth clarity and positivity while cultivating compassion, forgiveness and love. It has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress and lower blood pressure. All spiritual paths welcome Collider Founder Series: Ari Kolas, Collider Coworking, 14 4th St. SW Ste 203, Rochester. 6:00 p.m. Ari entered the family liquor store business in During the next 29 years, he grew Apollo Enterprises from a single-family liquor store to six liquor stores. He also created three convenience stores and has been involved in multiple hotel projects Mo Willems Party with special guests Elephant and Piggie, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Join us as we celebrate Pigeon, Knufflebunny, and all the books of Mo Willems with activities and a special visit from Elephant and Piggie. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 SE, Rochester. 8 adults, 6.50 seniors/students, 5.50 children. Bringing quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. Full schedule on website. Beginning Pottery Wheel, Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota. 6:30 p.m. 148, with 18 supplies and 3 per piece for firing. Want to learn the art of making functional pottery on the potter s wheel? Pottery Wheel Instructor Emily Wartsbaugh will teach participants to center on the wheel, shape and trim pots, and more during this six-week course Bob Ross Paint Along, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester, 7:00 p.m. Free. Join us for an evening creating happy little accidents. We ll be following along with a Bob Ross video and creating our own masterpieces. All materials will be provided. Register online or by calling Movie Night at the Paramount "The Big Lebowski," Historic Paramount Theatre, 125 4th Ave. NE, Austin. 7:30 p.m. 5. Purchase tickets at concession stand - no advance ticket sales Rochester Flute Choir, First Presbyterian Church, 512 3rd St. SW, Rochester. 7:30 p.m. Our members play piccolos, C flutes, alto flutes, and bass flutes. We give several concerts throughout the year and play upon invitation for special events. Whether you re an accomplished flutist or want to grow and develop with us, we invite you to sit in with us. Food Annual Chicken Pie Supper, Wykoff United Methodist, 232 S Gold St., Wykoff. 4:30 p.m. 9 adults, 3 kids ages Wykoff United Methodist Women s Annual Chicken Pie Supper - 59th year! Homemade biscuits, chicken, Jimmy s coleslaw, potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, dessert, and beverage Preschool Storytime with Elephant & Piggie, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 10:00 a.m. Free. Stories, and songs with superstar special guests Elephant and Piggie. Build It Club, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 4:00 p.m. Free. Work with all kinds of materials to bring your imagination to life. RCTC LIFE Program presents Great Decisions 2018 Topic: Turkey, a Partner in Crisis, RCTC Heintz Center Rm. HA112, 1926 College View Dr. SE, Rochester. 3:15 p.m. 10 members, 15 non-members. Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration Finding Grants with the Foundation Directory Online, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 6:00 p.m. Free. There are thousands of potential funders out there, but how do you find those that would be a good fit for your project? Learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online to sift through all those foundations and find the ones that could work for you. Human Trafficking Awareness Documentary & Discussion I AM JANE DOE, Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester. 6:30 p.m. Free. Narrated by Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, and produced by Mazzio along with Academy Awardnominee, Alec Sokolow, the documentary reveals how, after rescuing their daughters, these mothers filed lawsuits against Backpage. THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Wolf down some tasty info about wolves today! Bus trip to in Bloom at Minneapolis Institute of, Kahler Apache Hotel, th St. SW, Rochester. 8:00 a.m. 30 members, 35 non-members. Rochester Friends of the MIA SE, Rochester. 8 adults, 6.50 seniors/students, 5.50 children. Bringing quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. Full schedule on website. Open Mic, High Court Pub, 109 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro. 7:30 p.m. Come join us for a night of acoustic music, stories, poems, or other art forms. Open to all experience levels and instruments Chatfield Brass Band Rehearsals Begin, Chatfield Elementary School, Hillside Dr., Chatfield. 7:00 p.m. The band is a traditional concert band that welcomes instrumentalists high school age to senior citizen Sports and Recreation Ping Pong Tournament, 125 LIVE, 125 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester. 10:00 a.m. Free members, 10 non-members. Test your table tennis skills in the first ever 125 LIVE three table pingpong tournament. Tournament style will be determined by the number of registered participants for this singles event. Registration required by Tuesday, April Un belay vable: Rock climbing with my daughter by ERIN PAGEL Belay. Bouldering. Carabiner. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew these were climbing terms. But that was about all I knew when my 10-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, asked me to be the adult in an adult and child climbing series at Roca Climbing and Fitness (6071 Rome Circle NW, Rochester). How could I turn down an opportunity to spend time with my girl doing something she wanted? Of course I said yes, and I am so glad I did. We were both complete beginners. Our family has done a few high ropes courses but rock climbing wasn t included in the obstacles. I had no doubt we could do it, but would it be scary or fun? The first class involved getting geared up and watching a safety video before we were told we could go climb until the rest of our class arrived. Brooklyn ran right to the wall, clipped herself into the auto belay, and scrambled halfway up before she looked back at me. I clipped in next to her and hurried to catch up. we got to the top I looked over and saw the biggest smile on her face. We paused there, working through the uncertainty of letting go and trusting the auto belay to carry us down smoothly. A final smile and a countdown 3, 2, 1 GO! And we rappelled down. That is how we started our rock climbing adventure and we haven t looked back yet (or maybe looked down?)! The four sessions of the class introduced us to the world of climbing. We learned technique, how to belay, and played climbing games. The staff was great very knowledgeable and encouraging. We went home each night with wiggly arms and tired legs. Brooklyn couldn t stop talking about climbing, telling anyone who would listen about her adventures on the wall. She loved it and wants to join the climbing team. Getting to the top of the wall and looking back (and down) for the first time was a thrill. Having my favorite little girl next to me, feeling the same excitement I was, made it even better. Roca s next child and adult climbing class begins June 11. They also offer a Learn the Ropes class four times a month. CLIMBING FITNESS 15 Brooklyn learning to climb at Roca. Contributed photos
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