Events

October 16 - 22, 2017

Monday, October 16

37th Annual Rushford Arts & Crafts Fair

Handmade items and crafts of all kinds to please and delight. Saturday October 21 9AM-3PM New Rushford Peterson school Elem/MS Gym

The Belle Hollows

Bluegrass/folk. Harmony for Mayo concert. 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

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.

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

The exhibit will be on display at Crossings until October 21, with an artist’s reception to take place on Saturday, September 16 from 6:00-7:15. The public is invited to this free event which will...

Play Mah Jongg

Come have fun with Mah Jongg! Four people sit around a table, each with card of various numbers and colors, arranged like a secret code and tiles are exchanged in a pattern used for almost 100...

RCTC Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Presents Wright’s Right Hand – John Howe with Ken Allsen

John Howe was only 19 when he became a charter member of Frank Lloyd Wright’s new Taliesin Fellowship. The class will also cover Howe’s later independent practice in Minnesota after 1959, and...

Community Flu Clinic

Flu shots will be available for anyone age 6 mos. and up with or without health insurance. Call 651-385-6114 if questions.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This evidence-based educational program offers self-care tools and resources for family and caregivers. Each class gives students tools to develop skills and confidence to better care for...

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.

FCA Youth Flag Football League

The Rochester Area FCA Youth Flag Football League is for boys and girls in grades 1-8 (Fall 2017) who want to develop their football skills, grow as an athlete through teamwork, and build their...

American Sign Language

Expressive and receptive skills will be developed in vocabulary, fingerspelling, and number concepts.

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Panel Discussion: New Dyslexia Laws and how they effect you!

Join us and our guests: Senate Education Chair, Senator Carla Nelson, and others as we discuss new legislation related to dyslexia and how this may impact your student.

Auditions: A Washington Irving Christmas

Once and Future Classics, a new theatre company in Rochester, is auditioning for their second musical. A Washington Irving Christmas needs 6 men, 6 women, 2 boys, and 2 girls. Come on out and be...

Your Vigil Story

Have you ever sat with someone who is dying—a friend, parent, sibling or child? What was it like? How did you feel? What did you appreciate most? What would you rather not have to do again? Come...

No Pressure Book Club

Didn't finish the book club pick? Can't find a book club to fit you? Then check out the No Pressure Book Club. Read a book of your choosing on a shared theme and meet to discuss. For October: read...

Trivia

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

Veterans and Emergency Services Museum Roundtable

"History of the Vietnam War" presented by Tom Ostrom and "Combat Search and Rescue in Vietnam" presented by Joe Connell.

Tuesday, October 17

37th Annual Rushford Arts & Crafts Fair

Handmade items and crafts of all kinds to please and delight. Saturday October 21 9AM-3PM New Rushford Peterson school Elem/MS Gym

Beginning T'ai Chi Chih

Are you looking for calm in your daily routine? Consider circulating and balancing your inner energy of “chi” in the peaceful and serene space at Assisi Heights.

Rochester Public Schools Public Hearing

The School Board Chair of Independent School District #535 is calling a School Board Public hearing for the purpose of establishing fees charged for Field Trips taken by students of Rochester...

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

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

BookBike at Bravo Espresso (University Square, Skyway Level)

Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike get a free library card or check out some amazing reads.

Continuing T'ai Chi Chih

This course continues the practice of 19 slow meditative movements and the one pose learned in the beginning class.

Health Screening

Drop in for blood pressure check, height/weight measurements, or foot checks. Ask questions on health related topics. Open to anyone. Conducted by Winona State University Nursing Students

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Adults of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take advantage of this evidence-based fall prevention exercise program. Facilitated by MJ Moravec. To learn about fees and registration, call...

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

The exhibit will be on display at Crossings until October 21, with an artist’s reception to take place on Saturday, September 16 from 6:00-7:15. The public is invited to this free event which will...

RCTC Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Presents Can we Still Teach Western Civilization? with Thomas Emmert PhD, Smithsonian Historian

We will consider the main elements that characterize a history of Western Civilization, the critiques of those elements, and the status of the debate today. Fee includes box lunch.

Autumn Landscape

Join this colorful fall inspired 2-day class! We will go over perspective, color, values, and brush strokes to achieve a nice holistic painting. Class will be instructed the first 30 mins then will...

Plain Readers

Join us to read books set in the Midwest or by Midwestern authors. Book to be discussed - Across the Deep Blue Sea The Saga of Early Norwegian Immigrants by Odd S. Lovoll

Stepping On

Building confident to reduce older adult falls

Play Mah Jongg

Come have fun with Mah Jongg! Four people sit around a table, each with card of various numbers and colors, arranged like a secret code and tiles are exchanged in a pattern used for almost 100...

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

A class designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. This class takes place on Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. September 12-October 31. Adults of all...

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.

Fall Cooking

Join Hy-Vee Dietitian Caity for a fall cooking class, where you will prepare and enjoy a healthy meal, and even take home some leftovers! Menu includes Apple Pork Chops, Roasted Fall Vegetables and...

Cuentos y Canciones

Join RPL, Gage and Riverside Elementary Schools, and Listos Preschool for a Spanish Immersion storytime for the whole family.

FCA Youth Flag Football League

The Rochester Area FCA Youth Flag Football League is for boys and girls in grades 1-8 (Fall 2017) who want to develop their football skills, grow as an athlete through teamwork, and build their...

Quick Class: Apple Cider Vinegar

Stop by Natural Grocers for this free class to learn all about the amazing benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

RPS Public Hearing

Rochester Public Schools Public Hearing. The School Board Chair of Independent School District #535 is calling a School Board Public Hearing for the purpose of establishing fees charge for Field...

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Day of the Dead Mosiac Sugar Skull

Create a mosaic Sugar Skull, a traditional symbol used in Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. Deb D’Souza teaches this four-week class starting Tues., Oct. 3, 6-9pm.

Person to Person English Conversation

Practice your English skills through conversation with English speakers. Offering writing review as well. Open to adult, non-native English speakers

Red Wing Social Singles

6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, Bierstube R W's, 233 Wither's Harbor Dr, Red Wing. All singles welcome.

Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for you and your family!

Night Owl Book Group

This monthly book group will be reading page turning books you just can't put down. Book to be discussed - In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

Parents Empower Pride

Meet with other parents of LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual)kids to talk about how to support your kids on their journey. Refreshments will be provided.

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 Leaf Artist: My Mom's Dementia’s Journey of Creativity, Courage and Joy

“The Leaf Artist" tells a different story about dementia—not the familiar one of fear and loss but instead of continually expanding awareness and a deepening creativity, sensitivity, intimacy and...

Wanted: Women for the Chorus

Zumbro Valley Chorus is looking for women to sing with them. Come and join us.

Wednesday, October 18

37th Annual Rushford Arts & Crafts Fair

Handmade items and crafts of all kinds to please and delight. Saturday October 21 9AM-3PM New Rushford Peterson school Elem/MS Gym

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.

The Peaceful Path of Yoga:  Deepening Your Practice

In this class, we will combine a gentle yoga practice with reflection and meditation on these core yogic principles, Please bring your own yoga mat. This is a six-session series.

WEE WEDNESDAY KIDS CLASS

Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Go apple picking with your very own “apple print” tote bag. Be sure to wear an old shirt or paint...

Caregiver Support Group

If you are caring for an older adult such as a spouse, partner, family member, friend or neighbor, this is an opportunity to meet with other caregivers to exchange helpful tips, give and receive...

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

The exhibit will be on display at Crossings until October 21, with an artist’s reception to take place on Saturday, September 16 from 6:00-7:15. The public is invited to this free event which will...

Preschool Storytime

Join us for 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, early literacy activities, and fun for you and your 3-5 year-old child!

RCTC Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Presents Charles De Gaulle:  a towering figure of French history with Damien Sadrant

War hero, father of Frances’ current Veme République political system, and controversial President and leader, Charles De Gaulle continues to shape contemporary French politics.

"Monky Business" at the DayTrippers Theatre in Bloomington

he Monks of St. Bernard's Monastery learn they have only a few hours to raise $250,000 dollars to save their home from a real estate developer who wants to turn it into a casino. They brainstorm...

Senior Advocate Available

An Olmsted County Senior Advocate, familiar with the long-term care system, will be available to help complete forms, answer questions on medicare, provide assistance to accessing services, and...

Senior Advocate Outreach

Monthly outreach in the Wellness Corner the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Senior Advocates provide information and assistance to those 55 and older and their family caregivers.

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.

"Smoke gets in your eyes..." Book Discussion

This young mortician gives you a behind-the-scenes view of funeral practices across cultures and uses humor to help us discuss death in our society. Call 507.328.2309 or email...

Play Mah Jongg

Come have fun with Mah Jongg! Four people sit around a table, each with card of various numbers and colors, arranged like a secret code and tiles are exchanged in a pattern used for almost 100...

Health Screening

Drop in for blood pressure check, height/weight measurements, or foot checks. Ask questions on health related topics. Open to anyone. Conducted by Winona State University Nursing Students

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.

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.

Art Club

Come to Art Club to try out creative supplies and techniques.

Three Broom Workout

Master broomsman, Chris Nibbe from Sweet Corn Brooms will assist you in making THREE brooms; simple drumstick, turkey wing and cobwebber. Hand strength and dexterity along with a sturdy back will...

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Make-N-Take: Scrapbooking

This month Brittany Strelow will be leading everyone as they make two scrapbook pages. Participants can come anytime between 6-8 PM.

Art Showcase: RAW Minneapolis presents SAVOR

This one-night arts festival features music, hair, makeup, fashion, performance, photography, visual art, and accessories. For full event line-up and details visit:...

International Day of the Girl Film - Wadjda

Join Girl Up for a film screening to celebrate International Day of the Girl. Wadjda is a story of an enterprising Saudi girl who signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to...

Vintage Living Lessons at The Root Cellar

Vintage Living Lessons from The Root Cellar at Forager Brewery. Learn to do your own pickles, pressure canning, kombucha, jam and so much more.

American Tribal Style Belly Dancing-Level 1

This beginning course will teach the basics of the dance, including dance posture and body consciousness, level one ATS® movements, formations, and improvisation.

Movie Night at the Paramount - Poltergeist (PG)

Only $5 for a ticket! Purchase tickets at the concession stand on the night of the show; no advance ticket sales. For more information or to request your favorite film for future shows, email...

Thursday, October 19

37th Annual Rushford Arts & Crafts Fair

Handmade items and crafts of all kinds to please and delight. Saturday October 21 9AM-3PM New Rushford Peterson school Elem/MS Gym

Thrive! Family Support

Thrive! Family Support Group brings help, hope and healing to families affected by Substance Use Disorder

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

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

Together Separately: Respite Wellness

Caring for a loved one and caring for yourself can be an overwhelming challenge; do not let your responsibilities negatively influence your own wellness. 125 LIVE is offering meaningful and...

Together Separately: Respite Wellness

Caring for a loved one and caring for yourself can be overwhelming challenge; do not let your responsibilities negatively influence your own wellness. 125 LIVE is offering meaningful and engaging...

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Adults of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take advantage of this evidence-based fall prevention exercise program. Facilitated by MJ Moravec. To learn about fees and registration, call...

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Craft Sale - 2017

Handmade arts and crafts for fall and Christmas decorating and gifts. Local artists. Indoors. Enjoy a nice fall drive and judge the scarecrow contest!

Baby Time

Bring in your baby for rhymes, songs and stories just right for little ones (birth to 18 months).

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

The exhibit will be on display at Crossings until October 21, with an artist’s reception to take place on Saturday, September 16 from 6:00-7:15. The public is invited to this free event which will...

Toddler Time

Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years).

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.

Toddler Time

Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years).

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Elder Network staff will give you insight to living well with conditions like high blood pressure, chronic pain, diabetes, COPD, heart disease, arthritis, depression, anxiety, residuals from a...

Rochester Connection Lunch Bunch

Join us for a family-friendly lunch. This month we will be meeting at HuHot Mongolian Grill

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/

Willow's Keep Farm: Fall Fun

WILLOW'S KEEP FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE (OPENING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23) PUMPKINS FOR SALE (50 cents per pound) CORN MAZE ($5 per person) PUMPKIN/GOURD SLINGS TARGET SHOOTING ($5 for 8...

Play Mah Jongg

Come have fun with Mah Jongg! Four people sit around a table, each with card of various numbers and colors, arranged like a secret code and tiles are exchanged in a pattern used for almost 100...

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.

Harvest Moon Fall Festival

Harvest Moon Fall Festival Thursday, October 19th 1-4 pm History Center of Olmsted County

Lego+ Lego Batman

Build with the library's Lego collection while you watch The Lego Batman Movie (PG, 104 minutes) In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described...

Person to Person English Conversation

Practice your English skills through conversation with English speakers. Offering writing review as well. Open to adult, non-native English speakers

q club

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.

Continuing T'ai Chi Chih

This course continues the practice of 19 slow meditative movements and the one pose learned in the beginning class.

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Decorate Sugar Skulls for dia de los Muertos

Come join us to learn about Diá De Los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday, through decorating sugar skulls. This family-friendly activity is lead by Heather Freidli.

Kinstone Women’s Circle – October New Moon Gathering

Calling all women to join in a circle to celebrate ourselves on a regular basis in sync with the new moon. We will join together in the large Stone Circle, Three Witnesses circle, Circle of Mystery...

Spanish-1

Emphasis will be on good pronunciation, learning basic vocabulary, grammar, and conversation.

Wheel or Handbuilding Open Studio Time

Our Clay Studio is offering an Open Studio Night for people who want to work within the studio, with our equipment and tools. Instructors Maria Poliszuk and Karen Flynn will be available to advise...

Haunted Rochester Trolley Tour

The Haunted Rochester Trolley Tour runs from 6:30 to 10pm and includes visits to unmarked graves, eerie former hospitals and morgues, and many more historically haunted sites located all throughout...

P-B Dialogues: Rochester Sales Tax Distribution

Post-Bulletin Dialogues are one-hour, informal question-and-answer sessions with newsmakers about local and area issues.

Rochester Garden and Flower Club Presents:  After the Garden Goes to Sleep

Ginni Cormack will present on what to do before bringing plants and/or containers indoors and learn a few tips on plant propagation. Hear about low maintenance houseplant varieties that give...

Chess Club

Anyone interested in playing chess is invited to meet each week. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced played, all are welcome.

FRIGHT at the FARM

"HAUNTING SOUTHERN MINNESOTA" Come visit Southern Minnesota's most horrifying haunted attraction located at the Willow’s Keep Farm (HWY 52, Zumbrota). With over 10,000 square feet of indoor haunts...

Improv Workshop for Beginners

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.

Stand-Up Comedy: OPEN MIC

Free comedy show every Thursday night at 7:30 PM. Come eat, drink and laugh.

Friday, October 20

"Nevermore: The Imaginary Lie and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe"

Mantorville Theatre Company production. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Dinner theater. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

37th Annual Rushford Arts & Crafts Fair

Handmade items and crafts of all kinds to please and delight. Saturday October 21 9AM-3PM New Rushford Peterson school Elem/MS Gym

A-MAZE-ING QUILTS 2017 QUILT SHOW

Part of Raffle quilt and Small quilt auction proceeds will be donated to the Gage East project-housing and education for homeless teens and families. Every two years a quilt show is held to benefit...

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Craft Sale - 2017

Handmade arts and crafts for fall and Christmas decorating and gifts. Local artists. Indoors. Enjoy a nice fall drive and judge the scarecrow contest!

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

The exhibit will be on display at Crossings until October 21, with an artist’s reception to take place on Saturday, September 16 from 6:00-7:15. The public is invited to this free event which will...

MEA Movie: Sing!

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla,...

Tiny Tunes: Early Childhood Music Classes

Tiny Tunes is an early childhood music class for children (ages 5 and under) and their caregivers. Classes are designed to address skills such as fine and gross motor movement, language skills,...

Willow's Keep Farm: Fall Fun

WILLOW'S KEEP FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE (OPENING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23) PUMPKINS FOR SALE (50 cents per pound) CORN MAZE ($5 per person) PUMPKIN/GOURD SLINGS TARGET SHOOTING ($5 for 8...

Play Mah Jongg

Come have fun with Mah Jongg! Four people sit around a table, each with card of various numbers and colors, arranged like a secret code and tiles are exchanged in a pattern used for almost 100...

Clay Hand-Building: Coils

Have you been looking for an introduction to pottery? Than this clay hand-building class is for you! You will be taught how to make clay pots using the coil method.

Handbuilt Serving/Cookie Platter

During this one session class, you will learn the basics of slab work to create and decorate a custom serving platter for all of your holiday cookie needs. No previous knowledge is needed and fee...

Bookworms Homeschool Book Club

Bookworms is a homeschooling book club for ages nine and under that meets once a month throughout the school year. We welcome you to join us for book discussion and activities.

What's Your Genre Homeschool Book Club

What's Your Genre is a homeschooling book club for ages 10 and above that meets once a month throughout the school year. We welcome you to join us for book discussion and activities.

Tech Team

Work on different tech-based projects with your friends. This season we will be exploring what we can do with an Arduino microcontroller. Register online or by calling 507.328.2303.

Creatures of the Night

Meet the nocturnal animals of Quarry Hill during this non-scary (and sometimes humorous!) family evening in the forest. On a guided hike of the woods and cave, you will encounter the "Creatures of...

Fish and Chicken Dinner

All you can eat fish and chicken dinner from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the American Legion.

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

The Whiskey Experience

Supreme whiskey tasting featuring over 40 distilleries with multiple selections, complimentary Glencairn glass, world renowned Scotch whiskey expert (Simon Brooking), great food, and more.

Free jam

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

Davy Knowles

Blues, Rock and Roots musician Davy Knowles brings the State Theatre stage to life on Friday, October 20. His music is reminiscent of old-time blues and made brilliant by Knowles himself. He lights...

Stand-up Comedy:  John Conroy and Ben Jones

Live stand-up comedy every Friday and Saturday (7:30 PM and 10:00 PM) with nationally touring comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and late night talk shows.

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.

Stand-up Comedy:  John Conroy and Ben Jones

Live stand-up comedy every Friday and Saturday (7:30 PM and 10:00 PM) with nationally touring comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and late night talk shows.

Saturday, October 21

"Nevermore: The Imaginary Lie and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe"

Mantorville Theatre Company production. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Dinner theater. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

37th Annual Rushford Arts & Crafts Fair

Handmade items and crafts of all kinds to please and delight. Saturday October 21 9AM-3PM New Rushford Peterson school Elem/MS Gym

A Real Breakfast part 6

A breakfast including scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, cheesy potatoes, biscuits and gravy, apple and orange juice, coffee, milk, and cream puffs.

Caledonia Balloon Rally and Wild Turkey Fest

Fun Filled Day for all Ages Hot Air Balloon Launch at 7:30am and 4:30pm (weather permitting) Activities for Kids 5K Race Turkey Calling Fall Craft & Vendor Fair Airplane Rides

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

FALL Markets outdoors until October 28, 2017 - food with great value grown right here at home

A-MAZE-ING QUILTS 2017 QUILT SHOW

Part of Raffle quilt and Small quilt auction proceeds will be donated to the Gage East project-housing and education for homeless teens and families. Every two years a quilt show is held to benefit...

Experiencing Animal Fibers

Blue Face Leicester, Merino, Gotland, Huacaya – if you don’t know what these words mean, you will after this class! Get ready to learn all about animal fibers.

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Workshop

Join us for a hands-on, 2 day workshop for singer/songwriters. You will begin class with a ‘song circle’ where you will perform a recent composition or two. Instructor and artist Steven will...

The Fine Art of Oil Painting

You will find this a great opportunity to take your painting to the next level. Working with Joni will allow you to get the personal help you need with your art. Focus on developing your own...

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Craft Sale - 2017

Handmade arts and crafts for fall and Christmas decorating and gifts. Local artists. Indoors. Enjoy a nice fall drive and judge the scarecrow contest!

Austin PD Fall Auction

2017 Austin Police Department Fall Auction, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Packer Arena Lot

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

The exhibit will be on display at Crossings until October 21, with an artist’s reception to take place on Saturday, September 16 from 6:00-7:15. The public is invited to this free event which will...

Futsal Clinic

What if we tell you that one of the reference, well-known Futsal coach who coached in several countries some of the best players in the world will do a clinic in your city, and better, for $20!...

Introduction to Weaving

If you have wondered about frame looms, inkle looms, rigid heddle looms, tapestry looms, 4 harness looms and others, this is your chance to try them out.

Kids build workshop

Kids build a birdhouse workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 21, at Children's Museum of La Crosse, Wis.

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...

Practice ACT

Take a free, proctored practice test to help identify your strengths and weaknesses before the real thing! Sylvan will provide analyzed results. Bring two #2 sharpened pencils and an approved...

Willow's Keep Farm: Fall Fun

WILLOW'S KEEP FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE (OPENING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23) PUMPKINS FOR SALE (50 cents per pound) CORN MAZE ($5 per person) PUMPKIN/GOURD SLINGS TARGET SHOOTING ($5 for 8...

Play Mah Jongg

Come have fun with Mah Jongg! Four people sit around a table, each with card of various numbers and colors, arranged like a secret code and tiles are exchanged in a pattern used for almost 100...

NaNoWriMo Prep - Write a Novel in a Month!

November is National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of writers attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in just thirty days. This course will help you develop the skills needed to...

Transforming Families

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. Families meet...

Creatures of the Night

Meet the nocturnal animals of Quarry Hill during this non-scary (and sometimes humorous!) family evening in the forest. On a guided hike of the woods and cave, you will encounter the "Creatures of...

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Austin Police Officers Assn Fall Country Western Show - Collin Raye and Special Guests, The Larkins

Annual country western concert sponsored by the Austin Police Officers Association. Featured country artist Collin Raye is one of the great voices of our time, with hits such as “Love, Me,” “In...

Community Drum Circle

Join us for an evening of rhythms and music-making with percussion instruments, facilitated by a board-certified music therapist & Health Rhythms(R) facilitator. People who have attended our drum...

Dances of Universal Peace

Become an Instrument of Peace. Take time from this chaotic world to pray thru meditation and body movement.

FRIGHT at the FARM

"HAUNTING SOUTHERN MINNESOTA" Come visit Southern Minnesota's most horrifying haunted attraction located at the Willow’s Keep Farm (HWY 52, Zumbrota). With over 10,000 square feet of indoor haunts...

Fall Country Western Spectacular - Collin Raye and the Larkins

Annual country western sponsored by the Austin Police Officers Association. Featuring country artist Collin Raye is on of the great voices of our time, with hits such as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,”...

Bat Out of Hell: The Music of Meat Loaf

On October 21st, 1977, an album was released that changed Rock and Roll music forever, Bat Out of Hell! On October 21st, 2017, Grant Haake & the Fifth Avenue Revue takes the stage to play that...

Choral Arts Ensemble presents Speaking Truth to Power

Five hundred years ago this fall, Martin Luther risked his life to speak truth to power. Through readings and images and choral works by Bach, Britten, Brahms and Paulus, Choral Arts Ensemble will...

Concert: The Lowland Lakers, The Home Fires

Some bands bash their songs against the rocks through over-complication. The Lowland Lakers, on the other hand, let the subtle complexities speak for themselves, allowing their folk-pop songs to...

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Guest artist: Violinist Yevgeny Kutik perfomring Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1.

One Night In Memphis

Tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Rockabilly, country, gospel, and pure 1950's rock and roll. Main floor advanced:...

Stand-up Comedy:  John Conroy and Ben Jones

Live stand-up comedy every Friday and Saturday (7:30 PM and 10:00 PM) with nationally touring comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and late night talk shows.

RavensFire at the Acoustic Cafe in Winona

The RavensFire band, a Southeast Minnesota band known for their unique collection of lively traditional Irish, Scottish, Folk, Americana, World and original music, will be at the Acoustic Café in...

Steven Schmidt in Concert

Join us for an evening of musical artistry by Steven Schmidt. Steven is ​recipient of the 2017 Sally Irvine Ordway award for Commitment, recognizing lifetime achievement, contribution and...

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.

Stand-up Comedy:  John Conroy and Ben Jones

Live stand-up comedy every Friday and Saturday (7:30 PM and 10:00 PM) with nationally touring comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and late night talk shows.

Sunday, October 22

"Nevermore: The Imaginary Lie and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe"

Mantorville Theatre Company production. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Dinner theater. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Workshop

Join us for a hands-on, 2 day workshop for singer/songwriters. You will begin class with a ‘song circle’ where you will perform a recent composition or two. Instructor and artist Steven will...

100 Ladies and Gentlemen Craft Sale - 2017

Handmade arts and crafts for fall and Christmas decorating and gifts. Local artists. Indoors. Enjoy a nice fall drive and judge the scarecrow contest!

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Great River Road "North" Wine Trail Trolley Tour

Experience the Mississippi River Valley Wine Country by Trolley! Only $89 per person! Includes All FOUR Wine-tastings & Mississippi River Valley Trolley Tour!

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.

Whimsy Vintage Clothing Pop-Up Market

Free Pop-Up Market featuring the thirfted clothing selections of Whimsy Vintage

Women's Self Defense Class at Mario Roberto Jiu-Jitsu Acadamy

You have asked for it, and we are delivering! The MRJJA is proud to offer you Rochester's weekly female-only realistic self defense courses. Try it for FREE!

Play Mah Jongg

Come have fun with Mah Jongg! Four people sit around a table, each with card of various numbers and colors, arranged like a secret code and tiles are exchanged in a pattern used for almost 100...

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...

Journey of Peace VIII:  Weaving Compassion

The Journey of Peace is an invitation to peoples of all cultures and faiths to experience the power practicing of compassion for the sole purpose of weaving healing in our fractured world. The...

Choral Arts Ensemble presents Speaking Truth to Power

Five hundred years ago this fall, Martin Luther risked his life to speak truth to power. Through readings and images and choral works by Bach, Britten, Brahms and Paulus, Choral Arts Ensemble will...

Rochester Pops Orchestra

"At the Movies II." Music from "Indiana Jones," "Driving Miss Daisy," "La La Land," others.

Rochester Pops Orchestra

The Rochester Pops Orchestra presents "At The Movies II" 3 p.m. Sunday, October 22, at Rochester Lourdes High School Auditorium, 2800 19th St. NW, in Rochester. Tickets are 14 for adults, $12 for...

Light of UNITY Festival: 200th Anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah

The Bahá’ís of Rochester mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’í Faith

Collin Raye

Rochester Police Benevolent Association concert. Opening: The Larkins.

Create a Stained Glass Window

Create your leaded stained glass in this five week series using the easy-to-use Morton System of assembly.

Jazz Jam with the D'Sievers at Forager Sun Oct 22

Once again its time for the Jazz Jam. Join in with The D'Sievers rhythm section to play a jazz standard. Bring your fan club and sign up to sing or play a few songs with the live rhythm section....

Dustin Bogue

Opening: Josh Keas. Country music. Proceeds benefit Make a Wish Foundation.

FRIGHT at the FARM

"HAUNTING SOUTHERN MINNESOTA" Come visit Southern Minnesota's most horrifying haunted attraction located at the Willow’s Keep Farm (HWY 52, Zumbrota). With over 10,000 square feet of indoor haunts...

October 16 - 22, 2017