Events

August 20 - 26, 2017

Sunday, August 20

SEMBA Bluegrass Festival

Shows at 1:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, gospel show at 9 a.m. SUnday, full show at noon Sunday. Camping at site.

Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush

Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, Oronoco, MN, since 1972, the largest non-profit antique show and market in the Midwest.

Gold Rush Antique/Vintage Flea Market

This is an indoor/outdoor antique and vintage flea market covering 52 acres. Gold Rush, which started in 1972, is one of the best antique and vintage markets in the US.

Seed School at Seed Savers Exchange

Learn how to grow, harvest, store, and save seed while discussing the importance of preserving crop diversity in your own backyard. Discover how to engage your community in seed stewardship through...

Mayowood Mansion Tours

We are pleased to once again offer tours of this beautiful piece of Olmsted County history. Tours begin at ‘The Big House,’ 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902.

Historic Heritage House Victorian Museum tours

Heritage House Victorian Museum was built in 1875 for Timothy and Eliza Whiting. It was severely damaged in 1883 by the famous tornado that would lead to the founding of Mayo Clinic. Additionally,...

Kinstone 1-Hour Guided Tour

On every Sunday, our tour features the large Stone Circle, the thatched cordwood Chapel, the Stargazer Circle and the Three Witnesses sculpture. Learn about the setting of the standing stones in...

Ice Cream Social

7th Annual Ice Cream Social Hosted by the St. Olaf Heritage AssociationBring your old cars and tractors to display, please have displays in place by 1:30 p.m. Program at 2 p.m. with music by Don...

Lyra Baroque Presents "Redemption: Bach & Vivaldi

Lyra Baroque opens their 33rd season with a repertoire led by baritone and bassoon.

Chamber Music in the Chosen Valley: Tiffany Strande

Potter Auditorium Doors open 4:30pm, Concert at 5pm Free admission, all ages welcome Concessions available for purchase Tiffany (Curtis) Strande was born and raised in the heartland of America,...

Monday, August 21

Radoslav Lorkovic

12:10 pm. to 1 p.m. Harmony for Mayo series. Free.

Senior Advocate Outreach at 125 Live

Olmsted County Senior Advocate will be available to provide information and assistance.

Computer & eBook Drop-In

Bring your computer and eBook reader questions to this drop-in class. Librarians will be there to answer your basic questions.

Exhibit by Julia Crozier and Becky Jokela

Opening July 31 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota an exhibit of work by Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Both artists’ work emerges from a deep affinity with nature and...

Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Join us in learning about oil paint handling, brush vs palette knives, color mixing and the basics of painting color and light. This is a beginning level class, and open to all all levels. Look...

BookBike & ArtCart at Silver Lake Park (Three Links Shelter)

Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike and brand-new ArtCart to explore an art activity, get a free library card, or check out some amazing reads.

Boomwhacker Camp

Boomwhacker Boot Camp is an music class designed for individuals Grades 6-12 who have an interest in music. Boomwhackers are plastic tuned percussion tubes that are lightweight, hollow,...

BookBike & ArtCart at Slatterly Park

Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike and brand-new ArtCart to explore an art activity, get a free library card, or check out some amazing reads.

T'ai Chi Easy

A class of qigong and tai chi movements. Benefits may include stress reduction, increased creativity, heightened energy and improved physical and emotional well-being. Taught by certified Tai Chi...

T'ai Chi Chih - Advanced

A class learning additional basic Tai Chi Chih movements - moving meditation practice, gentle and easy to learn. Benefits may include stress reduction, increased creativity, heightened energy and...

Harry Potter Alliance

HPA works to change the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Our HPA is open to wizards and muggles of all ages who believe in our mission and want to get involved to...

American Business Women's Association Meeting

Our Vision is to support, mentor and encourage each other personally and professionally throughout our community. Our members are a diverse group of women of all ages from a variety of businesses.

FREE Zumba® on the Plaza!

Zumba® isn't your traditional workout, it's a workout celebration! Zumba® combines upbeat rhythms with easy-to-follow, instructor led, choreography.

CHIP Information Session

Learn all about the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) offered at Rochester Clinic from our team of trained facilitators and medical professionals! Appetizers will be served.

Sing With the Symphony!

Auditions to sing in the Chorale with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra will be held Monday, August 21st as well as Thursday, August 24th. More information and an application for an audition can be...

Trivia

Trivia is hosted each Monday night from 7-9 p.m. Four rounds and winners win crowlers of Forager beer!

Tuesday, August 22

Ruff Summer? Donate to Drink Ft. Camp Companion

The Commission invites you to Ruff Summer? Donate to Drink featuring Camp Companion Animal Shelter! Donate to Drink is an incentive based fundraiser to gather essential items for local...

Summer High Ropes Challenge

Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota!

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Anyone 60+ with arthritis, chronic pain, or wishes to begin a low impact program. No registration necessary.

Weathered & Rusty Market

A fall Market Featuring Chippy, Rusty, Repurposed, and Handmade Items. You won't want to Miss This! Free Admission

Exhibit by Julia Crozier and Becky Jokela

Opening July 31 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota an exhibit of work by Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Both artists’ work emerges from a deep affinity with nature and...

BookBike & ArtCart at Homestead Park

Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike and brand-new ArtCart to explore an art activity, get a free library card, or check out some amazing reads.

Historic Heritage House Victorian Museum tours

Heritage House Victorian Museum was built in 1875 for Timothy and Eliza Whiting. It was severely damaged in 1883 by the famous tornado that would lead to the founding of Mayo Clinic. Additionally,...

Mixed Media Painting

Create colorful mixed media paintings incorporating elements of collage. Some collage elements will be provided and you may bring your own personal mementos to incorporate into your art. Be...

Boys Becoming Men!

The Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, along with positive role models from our community, will attempt to explain and discuss some of the more important aspects of being a successful young man in...

Beginner Group Rock Guitar

Maybe you have always dreamed of picking up an electric guitar and rocking out like Van Halen, but have never had the opportunity or time to learn. Maybe you have learned a few tricks, but are...

Nerf Nite

Throw, toss, and hit the target in this fun family Nerf event.

Woman Stands Shining

90 minute presentation from Pat McCabe 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 125 Live

Riverland Polka Band

Join us for our final concert for 2017 and enjoy the wonderful musical talents of "Riverland Polka Band". Let Jim and Craig entertain you and during intermission enjoy pie, ice cream and beverages.

Trivia Tuesday

Four rounds, 10 questions per round, all focused on the weekly theme. Questions will be read aloud by Trivia Master or you will be given an image. Win a round and get 10 percent off; overall...

UMR CONNECTS: The Spirit of Teddy Roosevelt and our American National Park Legacy

Teddy Roosevelt is arguably our most colorful President. There are not many who can put on their resume: Author, Cowboy, Naturalist, Statesman, Soldier, Governor, Vice- President, Policeman, Nobel...

Bridge Chamber Music Festival

American music 1920-1950. Artaria String Quartet, Dave Hagedorn Trio.

Wednesday, August 23

Break of Day Toastmaster's

A group to help improve public speaking and leadership skills. Meets every Wednesday morning 7:00 am to 7:50 am, drop in as a guest anytime.

Weathered & Rusty Market

A fall Market Featuring Chippy, Rusty, Repurposed, and Handmade Items. You won't want to Miss This! Free Admission

Master Class in Permaculture Teacher Training

This is an immersion course based on practice and independent work with guidance and input from other students and the instructor. Students will work on curriculums, content, and personal...

Woman Stands Shining Speaks: A day with Pat McCabe

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Dr. Lanesboro.

Exhibit by Julia Crozier and Becky Jokela

Opening July 31 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota an exhibit of work by Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Both artists’ work emerges from a deep affinity with nature and...

Summer Fun at the Library! Schiffelly Puppets

The Schiffelly Puppets present Cinder-Freckle-Frog-Faced-Ella a wacky fairy tale that is sure to tickle your funny bone!

Summer Schoolhouse Summer Day Camp

Camps run from 10am-2pm. Please bring a sack lunch and wear appropriate clothing. Space is limited to 12 per camp, so be sure to make your reservations today! Pre-registration and pre-payment are...

Mayowood Mansion Tours

We are pleased to once again offer tours of this beautiful piece of Olmsted County history. Tours begin at ‘The Big House,’ 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902.

Cookbook Club

Join us for a lot of fun in our "test kitchen" as we pursue new and exciting ways to cook familiar, and wild cuisine with a healthy twist. Class participants play an active role in the creation of...

Historic Heritage House Victorian Museum tours

Heritage House Victorian Museum was built in 1875 for Timothy and Eliza Whiting. It was severely damaged in 1883 by the famous tornado that would lead to the founding of Mayo Clinic. Additionally,...

Genealogy One on One Help

A librarian will assist you in using our genealogical databases, or refer to other sources of information for finding out more about your ancestors. Register online or by calling 507.328.2309.

Homeless Outreach Worker Available

Staff from Zumbro Valley Health Center will be available to answer questions and provide information on homelessness, mental health and chemical dependency issues.

Computer & eBook Drop-In

Bring your computer and eBook reader questions to this drop-in class. Librarians will be there to answer your basic questions.

MCA Fall Open House & Art Giveaway

4-7 pm Meet MCA faculty, Second Chance Dance Sale, shoe fittings, register for classes, play on our 8-foot floor piano, coloring contest, win prizes and enjoy treats.

Hair of the Dog/Sweet Revenge @ Berne Wood-Fired Pizza

Enjoy wood-fired pizza between 5-8 PM while listening to great music. Hair of the Dog performs at 5:15 PM followed by Sweet Revenge at 6:30 PM. Concert and pizza rain or shine. For more...

Beginner Group Guitar Class: Level 2

This beginner guitar class is a continuation of previous guitar class and will build upon concepts taught in the previous segment of courses. The class has learned chords in the key of C, basic...

Community Dialogue

Let's Have a Conversation! Please join us for a conversation about the health of your neighborhood!

Inside-Out Concert: Smash and Grab

Smash and Grab are "an acoustic pop trio playing your favorite pop and rock tunes from the '70s to today." Bring your favorite lawn chair or use our folding chairs. In case of inclement weather,...

Missy Anderson

Andersen’s appeal isn’t due to disappearing outfits or a bad-girl reputation. Missy doesn’t need to blast you or flash you, or cram twenty inflections into a single note to impress you. She and her...

Austin Outdoor Yoga

Urban Yoga is offering free one-hour courses open to all ages. The courses are for beginners, thus no experience is necessary. Participants should bring their own yoga mats, but it can be done on...

Beginner Group Guitar

Maybe you have always dreamed of picking up a guitar and playing your favorite song, but have never had the opportunity or time to learn. Maybe you have learned a few chords, but are unsure what...

Thursday, August 24

11th annual Tee It Up for the Troops

Tee It Up for the Troops is a golf event and ceremony that honors those who've served in the military. Proceeds from the event go toward funding national veterans organizations.

D'Sievers Duo @ The Redwood Room Aug. 24th

Eric Straubmuller (keys) and John Sievers (bone) will be at it again in the cozy Redwood Room on Thursday Aug. 24th We'll bring the jazz, but you should bring your appetite and your thirst.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Anyone 60+ with arthritis, chronic pain, or wishes to begin a low impact program. No registration necessary.

Master Class in Permaculture Teacher Training

This is an immersion course based on practice and independent work with guidance and input from other students and the instructor. Students will work on curriculums, content, and personal...

Exhibit by Julia Crozier and Becky Jokela

Opening July 31 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota an exhibit of work by Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Both artists’ work emerges from a deep affinity with nature and...

Farewell to Bethany Nursery School Public Sale

Public Sale of Bethany Nursery School's inventory. All proceeds go to the Rochester Area Foundation Kris Brown Memorial Fund. HUGE INVENTORY includes all indoor/outdoor preschool toys, learning...

Mayowood Mansion Tours

We are pleased to once again offer tours of this beautiful piece of Olmsted County history. Tours begin at ‘The Big House,’ 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902.

Thursdays on First & 3rd

A weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer.

The Lost Faculties

The Lost Faculties performing classic rock with a touch of country and swing playing at Thursdays on 1st. Peace Plaza

The Rotary Club of Rochester Meeting

Join us on Thursdays for The Rotary Club of Rochester weekly meeting- Find more information at our club's website: portal.clubrunner.ca/5636/

BookBike & ArtCart at Goose Egg Park

Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike and brand-new ArtCart to explore an art activity, get a free library card, or check out some amazing reads.

Computer & eBook Drop-In

Bring your computer and eBook reader questions to this drop-in class. Librarians will be there to answer your basic questions.

Historic Heritage House Victorian Museum tours

Heritage House Victorian Museum was built in 1875 for Timothy and Eliza Whiting. It was severely damaged in 1883 by the famous tornado that would lead to the founding of Mayo Clinic. Additionally,...

Art W/AJ

Learn basic drawing techniques and style. Everything from watercolor, oil, and graphite to acrylic in a semi-structured, comfortable, and casual learning environment. Bring your own project ideas...

Living Well With Chronic Pain

Living Well With Chronic Pain is a group workshop designed to help you manage your chronic pain symptoms.

Living Well With Chronic Pain Workshop

A FREE 6 week group workshop designed to increase self-management skills and address specific concerns and goals for people with ongoing health problems. Register online or by calling 507.328.2309.

Zine*O*Cide

Collaborate with other Rochester teens to make a zine to share your passions and interests! Bring your ideas and creativity - we'll provide the supplies and snacks.

Beginner Group Ukulele Class

Ukulele is the perfect instrument for new musicians and the perfect new hobby to indulge in this summer! This group class for adults is designed for to meet beginner ukulele players where they are...

English Conversation Group

Practice your English in an informal, relaxed group setting. Just drop in; no registration required.

Our Rights: Justice for All

Join the MN Department of Human Rights for a screening of Our Rights: Justice for all which celebrates their 50th anniversary. A panel Q&A session will follow the film.

Rooftop Patio Summer Concert Series

Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm June - August Kathy's Pub presents live music on the Rooftop Patio!

Friday, August 25

Onion Fest

Music by Maritza 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., "Vang: A Drama About Recent Immigrant Farmers" at 8:30 p.m. Wood-fired pizza 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Master Class in Permaculture Teacher Training

This is an immersion course based on practice and independent work with guidance and input from other students and the instructor. Students will work on curriculums, content, and personal...

Exhibit by Julia Crozier and Becky Jokela

Opening July 31 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota an exhibit of work by Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Both artists’ work emerges from a deep affinity with nature and...

BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field Park

Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike and brand-new ArtCart to explore an art activity, get a free library card, or check out some amazing reads.

Homeless Outreach Worker Available

Staff from Zumbro Valley Health Center will be available to answer questions and provide information on homelessness, mental health and chemical dependency issues.

Tiny Tunes: Early Childhood Music Class

Tiny Tunes is an early childhood music class for children (ages 5 and under) and their caregivers led by a board-certified music therapist. Classes are designed to address skills such as fine and...

What's in Your Future?

Change is inevitable in life. Yet, for many of us, it is very uncomfortable. We might even feel lost or stuck. Come and learn about a simple yet powerful tool to help you manage change in your...

Jane Austen Program

Have an interest in learning about Jane Austen and her novels? Join Antonella Dahlstrom-Afcha and Zoey Temesgen as they share why the books are so special, the historical context and societal...

Apollo Music Festival

"Franz Schubert: The Man, the Music," by Ruth Marshall. Free.

Comedy Improv

Come to two special nights of Comedy Improv presented by Greg, Jerry, and Nick. Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26 at the Olde Pine Theatre. Cost of tickets are $15 for adullts and $10 for...

Free jam

Bluegrass, country, old-time music. All-acoustic. Beginner to advanced players welcome.

Apollo Music Festival concert

Schubert "8 Variations," Faure Piano Quintet No. 2, Dvorak Piano Quintet. Free.

Blue Moon Mix - dance

Variety dance for all levels. A beginner lesson to start the event, and then dance the night away.

  Justin Ploof and The Throwbacks: Stuck on You! We Remember Elvis

It has been 40 years since Elvis left the building… Join Justin Ploof and The Throwbacks for one very special night of remembering the King of Rock n' Roll - Elvis Presley! Be part of the...

CBB Jazz Combo

CBB Jazz Combo will be playing at Riverside on The Root - Lanesboro. We'll have the combo, please. They are offshoots with good looks and great standards, performing enjoyable music. And all that...

Movies Under the Stars

Fri, Aug. 25 2017 / 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM / Cost: $5.00 for 13-65, Seniors and kids 12 & under get in free! Tonight’s featured movie: Captain America Civil War! Movie will begin on Schmitt Field at...

Tim Dallman

Acoustic guitarist and vocalist Tim Dallman performs a mix of classic and contemporary rock and pop music, as well as his own songs.

Tim Dallman Plays at HIgh Court Pub, Lanesboro

Tim Dallman is a Rochester, Minnesota guitarist and vocalist who writes and performs his own material.

A Live Band @ Kathy's Pub

Kathy's Pub features the very best live music in Rochester MN every weekend night at 9:45 pm.

Saturday, August 26

Apollo Music Festival master classes and student recital

Piano class 1 p.m., violin class 2 p.m., cello class 4 p.m. Student recital 6 p.m. Free.

Summer High Ropes Challenge

Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota!

BookBike & ArtCart at Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike and brand-new ArtCart to explore an art activity, get a free library card, or check out some amazing reads.

Master Class in Permaculture Teacher Training

This is an immersion course based on practice and independent work with guidance and input from other students and the instructor. Students will work on curriculums, content, and personal...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support...

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and caring citizens how to help...

Haitian Hustle 5k or 1 Mile Fun Run

Your whole family is invited to join the 5k or 1 mile run/walk for education! All funds raised will go toward furthering the education of children and young adults at Jesus in Haiti Ministries.

Hosanna's Pantry

Hosanna's Pantry is a satellite food shelf of Channel One in Rochester open the fourth Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Photo ID is required. Coffee and treats served.

Hosanna's Pantry

A satellite food shelf of Channel One in Rochester open the 4th Saturday of every month.

Auditions for Dance Repertory Company II, “MOVIE MANIA”

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ Dance Repertory Company II (DRC II) will be holding auditions for Movie Mania. This exciting dance concert will feature ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern and...

Exhibit by Julia Crozier and Becky Jokela

Opening July 31 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota an exhibit of work by Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Both artists’ work emerges from a deep affinity with nature and...

Jane Austen Program

Have an interest in learning about Jane Austen and her novels? Join Antonella Dahlstrom-Afcha and Zoey Temesgen as they share why the books are so special, the historical context and societal...

Cooking with Heirlooms

Savor the diversity of heirloom fruits and vegetables in this culinary workshop. Participants will taste family heirloom recipes and forgotten culinary traditions, all with fresh vegetables from...

Mayowood Mansion Tours

We are pleased to once again offer tours of this beautiful piece of Olmsted County history. Tours begin at ‘The Big House,’ 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902.

ROCHESTER FOOD TOURS

Come enjoy the delicious food and sites of downtown Rochester. Our leisurely three hour walking food and cultural tour will feature five tastings, while exploring what makes Rochester Minnesota one...

Salem Glen Fiber and Art Fest 2017

Join Salem Glen Winery for the 3rd Annual Salem Glen Fiber and Art Fest! Free Admission to over a dozen artesian and fiber displays, live demonstrations, Marketplace, and fiber animals. Homemade...

Bend and Bloom Outdoor Yoga

Yoga at Sekapps Orchard in Rochester! Hosted by Urban Yoga MN, starting July 1!

The D'Sievers Trio at Art Blitz

The D'Sievers trio will be opening up a very musical day at Cooke Park for Art Blitz 2017. This is a must-attend event! There will be music all afternoon and evening and lots of awesome art...

Capstone Art & Poetry Presentation with Annie Hejny

Join community members and artist resident Annie Hejny for a Capstone Art & Poetry Presentation on the Lanesboro Museum’s outdoor porch, overlooking the Root River.

Tim Dallman

Acoustic guitarist and vocalist Tim Dallman performs a mix of classic and contemporary rock and pop music, as well as his own songs.

Comedy Improv

Come to two special nights of Comedy Improv presented by Greg, Jerry, and Nick. Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26 at the Olde Pine Theatre. Cost of tickets are $15 for adullts and $10 for...

Brad Paisley

With Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, Lindsey Ell. Outdoor show.

Christian Concert

EncouragementCorp presents the annual Christian Concert on Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 pm at Central Park in Charles City, Iowa. Opening band is “Bread of Stone” with special appearance by Skyler...

Michael Walsh // Sarah Howe LIVE at Cafe Steam

Michael Walsh and special guest Sarah Howe perform a live set for the guests of Cafe Steam.

Mid West Music Store: Robinson & Rohe (Folk Duo)

Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson met a decade ago through their love of American folk song. Their cowritten songs are inspired by the traditions they hold dear and shine with elegant vocal harmonies and...

Music at Charlie's Eatery & Pub

Jukebox Cruisin' with Paul Miller & Crew will be playing classic rock, swing, and pop music for your listening pleasure on Saturday, August 26th. The popular group performs the music of your life,...

Fred The Bear on HCP stage, Lanesboro

60s, Original & Current music from the alternative music scene

Fred the Bear- 60’s, Original, & Current Artists on the Alt Music scene @ High Court Pub

You’ll love this band! Alternative Adult music with rich harmonies, tempo changes and driving rhythms. Along with original material Fred the Bear play a wide range of music from the 1960s to...

A Live Band @ Kathy's Pub

Kathy's Pub features the very best live music in Rochester MN every weekend night at 9:45 pm.

August 20 - 26, 2017