Weekly Heartbeat 4/11- 4/17
Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is excided for the Showcase of Homes this weekend! From noon to 5 on Saturday and Sunday April 14th and 15th and 21st and 22nd, you can find the home of your dreams of all styles and prices. Maps are available at Showcase homes. Have a great week!
Wednesday Apr 11, 2012
RCTC LIFE (Learning is Forever) Early Spring Wildflower and Bird Identification
Prepare for the miracles of a Minnesota Springtime by learning a little more about our returning migrant birds just in time for their arrival. We’ll also introduce participants to the magical beauty of early spring wildflowers, and share tips about where to go to see them in all of their splendor. Instructor: Tom Ryan.
Rochester Civil War Round Table
History Center of Olmsted County. Tom Ostrom, a noted historian and radio celebrity, will do a presentation on "The Voyage of the CSS Shenandoah".
RCTC LIFE (Learning is Forever) The Mississippi River: yesterday, today, tomorrow
This prominent feature of our landscape has been central in our nations history, culture, commerce, and both the exploitation and conservation of natural resources. Our illustrated river voyage will travel through the times of Indians, explorers, fur trappers, steamboats, wars, timber rafts, mussel harvests, floods, competition between railroads and river boats, and much more as we meander our way into the 21st century. April 8 class will meet in HA123. Instructor: Jim Eckblad
Mayo Historical Trolley Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off)
Purchase Trolley Tickets online at www.rochestermntours.com.
Bob Miller Magician
Thursday Apr 12, 2012
Daughters of the American Revolution - Rochester Chapter
RCTC LIFE (Learning is Forever) Decorah Eagle Cam
This class will consist of a Power point presentation on raptor conservation and Bird Cams. Instructor: Robert Anderson
RCTC LIFE (Learning is Forever) The Ancient Middle East to c. 1700 BC
This class is the first of a series of three classes on the ancient middle east before the conquests of Alexander the Great. Beginning with the Sumerian Civilization in present day southern Iraq, we will follow the development of civilization in that area to the reign of King Hammurabi.
Wine to Wate
We invite you to participate in our goal to raise money for clean water in Nicaraguan villages. Without clean water sources, many people become sick and die every year from preventable illnesses. In order to raise this money, we are hosting a premier wine tasting with Apollo's and food provided by Chef Johnny Mango. Live music by local Fair Trade band. 100% of the profits will go towards providing clean water systems in Nicaragua!
Merengue: Beginner Latin Dance Lessons
West Coast Swing: Beginner Lessons
Friday Apr 13, 2012
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry
Juke Box Heroes
Live Music: Michael Loonan
RCTC LIFE (Learning is Forever) Allemansrätt
This notion is literally translated as “everyone’s right.” It refers to cultural practice and legal protections for universal access to the landscape, on both private and public property.
RCTC LIFE (Learning is Forever) FRILUFTSLIV
FRILUFTSLIV & ALLEMANSRÄTT - the culture of outdoor experience in Scandinavia. Many of us in Minnesota love to explore our Scandinavian heritage via genealogy, traditional crafts, foods, and travel.
Shalo Lee and the Rush River Band
Rochester World Festival
Rochester Civic Theatre. Premiering in 1975 and the hit of the 1997 Broadway season in a production that originated at City Center’s Encore! series, Chicago won six Tony Awards including Best Revival and later the Academy Award as Best Picture of the Year. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap... until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie.
Saturday Apr 14, 2012
Ann Reed’s “Heroes: A Celebration of Women Who Changed History and Our Lives”
Book Reading and Signing for Foster Fox, A 10,000 Lakes Tale
Compassionate Communication Workshop
Dancing for the Arts
Hooray for Saturday! Children's Event
King-Townsend Trio at Salem Glen Winery
The King-Townsend Trio features saxophonist/clarinetist David Townsend and guitarist Michael King playing jazz and blues standards. The trio this week will include Michael Sloane on double bass.
Les Fields Dixieland Trio
Live Music: David Severson "A Taste of Bread"
Cannon River Winery. David Severson is a solo tribute artist who reproduces the great sounds of David Gates and BREAD using a fully orchestrated background soundtrack including backup vocals and harmonies. We offer wine tastings daily during all of our regular hours. You may choose a full wine tasting, a flight of three or a glass of your favorite. Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff guide you through your tasting experience while you enjoy the music!
Meet and Greet with Rochester's Superintendent Mr. Munoz
Rochester Music Expo
Sena Ehrhardt, Boom Boom Steve V. & Trent Rommens
Straight No Chaser
Wine Tasting at Post Town Winery
Looking for an enjoyable Saturday afternoon event? Post Town Winery proudly opens it's doors to visitors the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. This boutique winery will charm you the moment you step through the door.
Sunday Apr 15, 2012
2012 Annual Spring Southern Minnesota Coin, Stamp, & Currency Show
Light: a Play
Rochester Public Library. Light: a play commissioned by the Rochester Public Library, written and directed by Rochester Civic Theatre Executive Director, Gregory Stavrou, and featuring local actors. Light explores the resonant injustice of racism through the eyes of a witty and spirited young “local” girl as she reaches toward understanding of her experiences, the actions of her peers, community and her parents.
Live Music: Daniel Switch
Minnesota Alpaca Expo
Rochester Music Guild Scholarship Competition Winners' Recitals
Rochester Area Builders Spring Showcase of Homes
See the latest in new home design and innovation at the Rochester Area Builders Spring Showcase of Homes, from Noon to 5 on Saturday and Sunday April 14th and 15th and 21st and 22nd. With interest rates at near record lows, what better time to attend the Spring Showcase and find the home of your dreams! The 2012 Showcase features new homes of all prices and styles that are move in ready, or ready to customize. Admission is free. Maps are available at Showcase homes.
Monday Apr 16, 2012
Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program
Tango: Beginner Dance Lessons
RCTC Art Portfolio Exhibition
A Thousand Words, the 2012 RCTC Art Portfolio Exhibition at the University Center Rochester Art Gallery. Reception on Tuesday, April 17 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. This exhibit is made possible with the support of the Rochester Community and Technical College Art + Design Department and RCTC Student Life.
Tuesday Apr 17, 2012
Home Instead Virtual Dementia Presentation
RCTC LIFE (Learning is Forever) Reading Vergil’s Aeneid
As C.S. Lewis said, “With Vergil, European poetry grows up.” The Aeneid is pivotal in the history of literature in that it encapsulates the best of Greek epic, drama, and mythology, and is itself more influential on subsequent literature than any other poem.