Saturday, October 7

"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.


Play based on Karl Capek's book about robots. 7 p.m. Oct. 4-7, 2 p.m. Oct. 8.

Art Exhibit: ‘Homage to the Home Town’ by Betsy Bowen

Betsy Bowen is an illustrator of both the wildlife and domestic life that takes place around her longtime home near Grand Marais on Minnesota’s North Shore. “Homage to the Home Town” is a compiled...

Hormel Historic Home hurricane relief event

Live music from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Peace Garden. Proceeds to Red Cross.

Mosaic Basics

In this two-day workshop, you will create your very own stained glass mosaic! No prior art experience necessary, just the openness to learn and have fun.

Audubon Sparrow Field Trip

Early October is a great time to look for migrating sparrows. We should see white-crowned, Lincoln's, white-throated, savannah, and vesper sparrows, and with a little luck we may pick up Nelson's...

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

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

Share the Heat 5K and 1M Run/Walk

A local run for a local cause! Proceeds raised support the HeatShare heating assistance program administered by the Salvation Army. When you give to HeatShare, you are helping warm the lives of...

11th Annual Fair Trade Market

The 2017 market will feature high quality hand-made crafts and foods from around the world. No pricing markups are made by our team. All proceeds return to those producing the products and their...

2nd Annual SPAM-azing Race

$30 for a team of two people to participate. The event is a competition similar to the TV show, The Amazing Race, in which teams of two people compete in a variety of challenges. Packet pick-up at...

Master Class in Permaculture Design – Autumn 2017

Enhance your understanding of the Permaculture ethics and principles and practice applying them to property designs with input and guidance from experienced Permaculture consultant and designer,...

36th Annual Harvest Bazaar

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Bellechester Community Center

5K Color Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention

5K Color Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention. Benefits AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Sign up sheets are in the High School Office at Triton Public Schools and are online under Cobra...

Basket Weaving

Everyone needs a good bread basket! What could be more impressive to your family and friends, than if you made this basket yourself?!

Finding Our True Refuge

Are you seeking freedom from anxiety, worry, conflicts and confusion?

Hand Tied Corn Brooms

Join self-taught broom artist, Chris Nibbe for a half-day full of broom making!

Harvest Market Junk Sale by Junk Devotion & Friends

Repurposed JUNK decor for your home and garden. Specializing in painted furniture, farm and industrial items, seasonal decorating and good old raw junk. 8th annual sale.

Quarry Hill Bird Walk

Join us on a casual walk through Quarry Hill Park. Dress for the weather. Families and children are welcome. Stay for any length of time. Walks usually last about one hour. Free and open to the...

St Francis Fun Run

St. Francis Fun Run 5K or 1 Mile Walk will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9am. Come join us before the race for games! After the race, stay and listen to music from Pure Rock Studios...

Turned Christmas Ornaments for Beginners

Learn how to turn Christmas ornaments. Examples of ornament designs that may be turned during class include a snowman icicle, an old fashion Christmas light bulb, a small Christmas tree and a small...

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...

Fresh Art Tour: Autumn 2017

Seventeen sites featuring dozens of artists with a range of work from pottery to textiles, painting, photography, metal, jewelry and more. This event, always held on the first three day weekend of...

H.O.P.E Ranch Rendezvous & Carnival

Games, prizes, costumed characters, horse grooming, petting zoo, bake sale, Twisted Barrel Pizza, K9 demonstration, EAGALA model equine demos and silent auction.

Introduction to Spey Casting

Join Steve Sobieniak, owner of the Root River Rod Co. a fly-fishing outfitter located in downtown Lanesboro, as he teaches you the basics of spey casting.

Bluestem Center Walk to Stop Bullying

Walkers to meet at Bluestem Center for Child and Family Development. Participants will circle Silver Lake, then return to Bluestem. Informational material will be available.

Applefest Lunch

11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, Harmony United Methodist Church dining room, 60 Main Ave. South, Harmony

Ferndale Market's Fall Open House

Come celebrate our store’s 9th anniversary on October 7th! We will be commemorating this occasion with delicious samples, lively music, bushels of apples, and a complimentary lunch! Come discover...

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.

Purely Paleo

Nutrition class focused on the Paleo Diet- a diet based upon the foods consumed by early humans consistently mainly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy, grain, and processed...


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...

Willow's Keep Farm: Fall Fun


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...

Fall Colors Hike

Take guided hike through Oxbow Park and make your own leaf print!

Fall Colors Wagon Ride

Wagon ride through Chester Woods prairies and woodlands.

Oktoberfest!/Concert for a Cause

Celebrate Oktoberfest season with music, food, and beer (wine and mixed drinks also available) at the Hormel Historic Home. Featuring live music by JT Thompson and Ventura Highway. Proceeds will...

Harvest Home Dinner

HARVEST HOME DINNER BAZAAR AND SILENT AUCTION Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Create a Stained Glass Window

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

Blithe Spirit

Absolute Theatre's production of Blithe Spirit opens October 5, 2017 at the Rochester Civic Theatre's Studio Theatre and runs October 5,6, 7 and October 12, 13 and 14.


"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 Show

One-word suggestions from the audience lead to improvised scenes.

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

In a factory that makes artificial people from synthetic organic material, "robots" may be mistaken for humans and can think for themselves. You need to be powerful to control the robots and the...

Comedy Sportz

Interactive improv comedy. ComedySportz is light-hearted insanity that appeals to people from every walk of life. Expect clean, positive entertainment that is guaranteed to please even the...

Greg Boerner

Blues, Folk, Country and Roots Rock & Roll

Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience Swings into Zumbrota

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience takes the big band style and fuses it with modern day mixes of all genres. The performance was created for intelligent music lovers worldwide who wish to be a...

Stand-up Comedy: Bill Bushart and Gabe Kea

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.

Winona Symphony Orchestra

Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. Frederick the Great Symphony No. 4, Verdi Symphony for Strings, Rutter Suite Antique.

Chris Holm - One Man Country Blues Band

Chris Holm is an acoustic folk blues and country musician based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fingerstyle guitar picker and harmonica player, Chris channels the high-spirited liveliness of Charley...

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: Bill Bushart and Gabe Kea

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 7