Happy Wednesday! Everyone should come to the 2012 Pet Walk Fundraiser this Saturday at Cooke Park to enjoy the theme "RESCUED IS MY FAVORITE BREED". The 19th annual JAYCEES Circus will be at Graham Park on Saturday and free passes for Children are available at local merchants. Have a great week!


Wednesday May 02, 2012

Comics Against Cancer! A Night of Comedy Benefitting the American Cancer Society

A night of great food and lots of laughs at Goonie’s Comedy Club! Includes a buffet dinner with excellent food from McGoon's and drinks available at the bar for purchase and an incredible night of comedy featuring: John Russell (www.johnrussellcomedy.com),  Michael Callahan(www.michael-callahan.com), and Mike Brody! (www.mikebrody.com).  Doors at 5:30pm, Dinner served at 6pm, Show begins at 7pm. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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

RCTC LIFE (Learning Is ForEver) Globalization

Instructor: Stephen Troutman First we will define "globalization." We will look at the history of globalization and we will review the pros and cons in globalization theory. We will review the different perspectives inherent in the globalization (i.e. the globalizer and the globalizee).

Spring 2012 Band and Choir Concert

 Hill Theatre.You are cordially invited to an evening of beautiful music from the RCTC Concert Band and Concert Choir.  They have prepared a wide variety of music that's sure to please!  Refreshments served at intermission.  Tickets cash or check only, no refunds, reserved seating.

Bob Miller Magician

O'Neill's Pizza. Watch Bob perform table-side magic and make balloon animals..

Rochester Moms On The Run

John Withers Sports Complex. ROCHESTER MOMS ON THE RUN Fitness, Fun & Friendship! Learn to Run ~ Improve your Time Hundreds of women have gone from walking to running their very first race. You can too! Programs for intermediates and boot camps are also available. Have a blast getting in shape and make new friends with a great group of women from around the area! This cardio interval training program will focus on fat-burning. Choose walking, running or both! Women of all ages, stages and fitness levels are welcome.


Thursday May 03, 2012


 Peace Plaza Downtown. Spend a night alone, or with a group, enjoying local art and entertainment in downtown Rochester on the ARTWALK route for an exciting arts experience. At each venue, register for your chance to win a downtown prize package… the more stops you visit, the more chances you have to win! For refueling along the route: stop and grab a bite to eat, or a beverage, at one of the participating ARTWALK restaurants! 

Leon Joseph Littlebird

 Crossings at Carnegie. Colorado musician Leon Littlebird combines acoustic guitar, Native American flutes and storytelling into a powerful, energy-filled show.

Project Birdhouse Fund Raiser

Rochester International Event Center. Come join the fun and help support the History Center of Olmsted County!  You will be the envy of your neighborhood when you purchase a beautiful birdhouse or bird feeder built and donated by local craftsmen and artisans. Plus, you will be giving our fine feathered friends a new cozy home or feeding station.  5:00 pm Doors Open, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Social Hour with appetizers, Silent Auction - Viewing of entries (birdhouses and bird feeders) Zumbro Valley Audubon Society Informational ... 


 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.

Bachata - Beginner Lesson

Blue Moon Ballroom. 5 Thursdays, May 3-31.  Bachata is a slow to medium paced Latin dance that can be romantic or lively with basic steps, turns, and patterns that are easy to learn and fun to dance.

Friday May 04, 2012

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry

 Three Crowns Dining. Stop down to the Clarion Inn (formerly Holiday Inn South) and try our All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry every Friday!

Cinco de Mayo - Dance

 Blue Moon Ballroom. Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, ChaChaCha 7:30pm Salsa lesson Dance 8-11pm Cash Bar.

CUMC Documentary Club

Christ United Methodist Church presents A Documentary Film Series. Join us the first Friday of each month for a new showing.  See the church web site for the movie playing each month.

Lost Highway

Wicked Moose Bar & Grill. Live country band.

Saturday May 05, 2012

"Harmony Collage" Presented by Zumbro Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines

 Trinity Lutheran Church. Come listen to a cappella music and enjoy refreshments at the Spring Tea. Families are welcome.

2012 Pet Walk Fundraiser

 Cooke Park. Pet Walk 2012 has become one of the must attend events of the spring social season! The excitement will take place on Saturday, May 5th at Cooke Park in Rochester. Our theme this year is "RESCUED IS MY FAVORITE BREED!"

Jonathan Edwards

 Zumbrota State Theatre. Edwards’ first big hit was the Vietnam War-era protest song, “Sunshine,” earning him a gold record in 1971. These days Edwards, who was born in Minnesota but has lived in various spots in the U.S. and Canada, is a barefoot troubadour preparing for the next stage of his journey.

Kickoff for May Bike Month at Cannon River Winery

May is National Bike Month! Cannon River Winery will host a Bike Month kickoff event on Saturday, May 5th from 11 am to 5 pm. All Cannon Valley Trail pass holders* will receive $1 off a glass of wine when they visit us during the day. We will have complimentary healthy snacks (while supplies last) and pitchers of water available. There will aslo be live music by The DitchLilies (1-4 pm) and Jagged Ease (5-8 pm). *Must show a valid pass.

Live Music: Jagged Ease

 Cannon River Winery. Jagged Ease is a five piece acoustic group that plays original music ranging from a lounge feel to a blues driven sound. 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!

Music at Salem Glen- Miles Johnson Trio

Miles Johnston on cornet, Larry Price on keys and Mike Sloane on upright. The Trio will play a variety of Jazz and vocal standards.

NAMI SE MN Walk for Research & Education

 University Center Rochester - Regional Sports Center. Stick around for Post Walk refreshments and program.

Shorewood Garage Sale

Neighborhood Garage Sale! Multiple couches, chairs, desks, lamps, kitchen tables, coffee tables, books, jewelry, electronics, kitchen items, home décor, holiday décor, crafts, games/puzzles. Everything must go!

CF Great Strides

 Silver Lake Park. Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause…to help find a cure for CF.

Barnes and Noble @ the Apache Mall 10th Anniversary Party

Barnes and Noble @ the Apache Mall is celebrating their 10th Anniversary all weekend.  Please join us for a party in the store.

Choral Arts Ensemble: An American Spring

 Zumbro Lutheran Church. Choral Arts Ensemble’s concert season will close with music for the springtime from some of America’s favorite composers and folk traditions. Guest conductor Matthew Culloton will lead the singers in a program that includes traditional concert works.

Rochester JAYCEES Circus

 Graham Park. 19th Annual Circus. Free passes for Children available at local merchants.


Sunday May 06, 2012

A Festival of Music

A Festival of Music.  First Presbyterian Church presents the final performance of its 21st season concert series. Featured will be The Svyati Duo, an internationally acclaimed UK organ-cello duo. The talent and rapport of organist Julian Collings and cellist Rebecca Hewes provides an innovative concert with colorful musical playing. Free will offering.

Bella Voce Young Women's Choir presents To Life We Sing

Bethel Lutheran Church. Tickets: www.singoutloud.org or call 507.269.7114 Bella Voce brings a slice of Americana to you, joined by a group of precious young singers "The Bellettes" and the All-American classic Dixieland Turkey River All-Stars band. The program features American composers, spirituals and classics such as "Bye, Bye Blackbird" and "What'll I Do?" Continuing Bella's 5-year tradition of community outreach, this concert will benefit Ronald McDonald House.

Live Music: Daniel Switch

Cannon River Winery. Daniel Switch is a fantastic and engaging acoustic artist who plays a large variety of well-known covers! 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!

Walk MS- Rochester

 Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial. Walk MS helps raise funds for research, as well as comprehensive programs and services for people affected by the disease, to move us closer to a world free of MS. Sponsored by the National MS Society, Walk MS is a simple but incredibly powerful way for you to share in the hope for the future. It's a day to come together, to be together, to celebrate the movement together. Walkers can choose a 1 or 5 mile route.

National Eagle Center & Mississippi River Valley Tour

Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty and unique culture of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, rated among the top scenic drives in America. We'll journey through picturesque "Bluff Country" on your way to the mighty river where we'll visit wildlife refuges, apple orchards, a magical toy shop that is the largest in the country, the National Eagle Center, a marina along magnificant Lake Pepin, and scenic overlooks that provide spectucaular views of the broad river valley.

Johnny Mango Sunday Brunch

 Barlow Event Center. Every Sunday | 10 am - 2 pm | $14.95 per person | discount for kids | Live Music. Johnny will be serving up his Sunday Brunch Menu, Every Sunday, along with a Full cash bar that includes Fresh Squeezed drinks! Visit barlowplaza.com to view Johnny's spectacular menu and to view the live music lineup for Sunday brunches.


Monday May 07, 2012

RCTC LIFE (Learning Is ForEver) The American Revolution: Part 1 - The Origins of the American Revol

Instructor: Bennett Smith, MA The American Founding was forged in the battles of the American Revolution and in the spirit of those colonists who loved the mother country of Great Britain, but who loved self-government more. They embedded their cherished ideals in the Declaration of Independence and in the United States Constitution, which created an innovative approach to the control of absolute and arbitrary power that has sustained our Republic for over 200 years.

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program

 Mayo Clinic - Hage Atrium. Choral Arts Ensemble, choral music.  Hage Atrium. .


 Rochester Public Library. Kids in grades K to 4 are invited to practice their reading skills with a certified therapy dog. Pre-register for a 15 minute reading session. Registrations open 30 days prior to each session. For a positive reading experience, only the child and accompanying adult should attend.

Tuesday May 08, 2012

Hed2Head3 Tour! Brought to you by Redline Entertainment, LLC!

 Wicked Moose Bar & Grill. (Hed)pe and Mushroomhead have announced they will join forces with American Head Charge, Corvus, and Tenafly Viper for the “Hed2Head” co-headlining tour. 21+ show.  Don't miss out this is the ONLY Minnesota stop on the Tour!!!

Inside Cirrus


Signature Aviation (KRST). Your exclusive invitation to see what Flying magazine calls the "most sophisticated single...ever." The All New 2012 Cirrus: Now Seating 5 The Cirrus Vision SF50 is scheduled to fly at 6:00 pm. Hors d'oerves, beverages and brief presentations by Cirrus Executive staff members will round out the evening.

Instrumental and Voice Recital

 Hill Theatre. Hear vocal and instrumental performances by the Applied Music Classes.

RCTC LIFE (Learning Is ForEver) Pulse on Health

Instructor: Jeff Hansel A discussion with Post-Bulletin columnist and health reporter Jeff Hansel. What disease does this journalist with a decade of health-reporting experience think is on the cusp of a cure or effective treatment? Of what should people treated for Parkinson's disease be aware? Which Mayo Clinic researchers should we keep our eyes on? Why did Saint Marys Hospital originally open before it was supposed to? What were some of Jeff's favorite assignments?