Happy Wednesday! Hopefully everyone is ready to wrap up the month of May and start preparing for summer. There is so many events to go to as the weather gets nicer. Any day this week, go to the Rochester Repertory Theatre to see South Pacific. The flee market is also at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds so stop by Sunday. Have a great week!

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Garden of Note Voucher Sale: Rochester Music Guild

Join our Friends from the Rochester Music Guild in a celebration of spring.with the Guilds Garden of Note Sargent's Nursery Voucher Sale. Bury as many $25.00 voucher's as you will spend, Sargent's donates 20% of each $25.00 voucher to the Rochester Music Guild. Contact information above. Exclusion's are grills, weddings and landscaping design.

Burger Nite

American Legion Post 92. Bring you family along to enjoy one of Virgil's burger creations

Ivan Whillock, Harold Grabitske exhibit

Crossings at Carnegie. Longtime friends and notable artists Harold Grabitske and Ivan Whillock, who often showed work together in the early days of their art careers, found each other again through a class at Crossings. Now, an exhibit of their retrospective and current works will be at the art gallery May 1-31.

Mayo Clinic Gift Shop 10-year Anniversary Sale

Mayo Clinic Gift Shop in the Gonda Subway is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Since 2002, they have provided over $1.5 million in net proceeds to support Mayo Clinic medical education and research. To celebrate these milestones, they are offering a storewide 10% discount on all items as well as store giveaways. Online purchase will also receive 10% discounts through May 31 at http://giftshop.mayoclinic.com.

Bob Miller Magician

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

Mayo Historical Trolley Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off)

Purchase Trolley Tickets online at www.rochestermntours.com

 

Thursday May 24, 2012

South Pacific

Rochester Repertory Theatre. This musical set on an island paradise during World War II, sensitively and candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice through the telling of two parallel love stories.

Garden of Note Voucher Sale: Rochester Music Guild

Join our Friends from the Rochester Music Guild in a celebration of spring.with the Guilds Garden of Note Sargent's Nursery Voucher Sale. Bury as many $25.00 voucher's as you will spend, Sargent's donates 20% of each $25.00 voucher to the Rochester Music Guild. Contact information above. Exclusion's are grills, weddings and landscaping design.

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.

Red Cross Margarita Tasting and Silent Auction

Are you ready for a new twist on a fun evening with friends? Then put down that wine glass and come to the Red Cross Margarita Tasting and Silent Auction! Thursday, May 24, 5:30 until 8:00 p.m.; sample a variety of margarita flavors, enjoy delicious Mexican food, and an awesome silent auction. Sponsored by Eastwood Bank and hosted by Canadian Honker Events at the Ramada. Tickets are available at the American Red Cross office, 310 14th Street SE, Rochester, or at redcrossmn.org

 

Friday May 25, 2012

Blue Moon Mix

Blue Moon Mix Friday, May 25 Swing, Latin, Soft-rock, Blues, R&B, Pop, Ballroom 7:30pm Lesson Dance 8-11pm

Minnesota Frog and Toad Survey

Whitewater State Park. Join Master Naturalist volunteer during this citizen science project. Learn all about native frogs and toads, then go into the field to listen for and document calls for the Minnesota Frog and Toad Calling Survey.

Pieta Brown with Bo Ramsey in Concert

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Pieta Brown brings her poetic style, steeped in folk and blues, to the Crossings stage. Joining her will be guitarist Bo Ramsey. Brown’s latest release, “Mercury,” has topped the Roots Music Report’s folk chart, and Bill Bentley opines in The Morton Report, “In a just universe this woman would be a household word.”

RCTC LIFE (Learning Is ForEver) Imagining History

Instructor: Gerald Anderson This class will be built on the imagination of the participants. The instructor will present historical situations and the members of the class will be asked how they would respond or react if they had lived at the time of the event. There is no right or wrong to this, of course, but only an opportunity to react, as the old television program declared, as though "You Are There."
 

Saturday May 26, 2012

Ghost Town Cemetary Visit
 Whitewater State Park. Discover the ghost town of Beaver, MN, abandoned after repeated flooding in the 1930s. Learn more about the history of Whitewater Valley, and read from local conservationist Richard Dorer’s book of poems titled, “The Ghost Tree Speaks” at his final resting place.

Live Music: Lingua Luna

 Cannon River Winery. Lingua Luna is a Minneapolis-based contemporary folk trio who began their musical collaboration after years of friendship. Their music stems from their classical training as well as improvisation and often includes beautiful acoustic 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!

Live Music: Reno Sweeney

Cannon River Winery. Reno Sweeney is a six-piece, Minneapolis based ‘30s and 40’s revival band that performs a mix of jazz standards and original tunes. 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-John Paulson & Eric Heukeshoven Jazz Duo

John Paulson (sax & flute) and Eric Heukeshoven (piano) have been performing together for over 25 years and they are both on the music faculty at Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN. They will be playing their usual superb blend of recognizable jazz standards, light bossa novas and blues.

Rochester Public Library Presents: Saturday Story Time

Please join us for family story time fun presented by Children's Librarian, Heather Acerrol

Wine Tasting at Post Town Winery

Looking for an enjoyable Saturay 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. You will be welcomed with a keepsake engraved wine glass for your tasting pleasure, followed by a relaxing tasting experence with coffehouse style music, cheese and crackers and good conversation. 

Civic Live: Elton Hills Drive in Concert

Live music event featuring: Elton Hills Drive The Laurels String Quartet Brandon Sampson (Six Mile Grove) Alison Scott Ashleigh Still Fresh off their inaugural performance before a capacity crowd in St. Paul’s popular new Amsterdam Hall on Valentine’s Day, the Rochester five-piece tribute band Elton Hills Drive brings their crowd pleasing and musically ambitious tribute to the very best music of Elton John to the Rochester Civic Theatre

Historic Mayowood Mansion Tours

Experience the historic home of three generations of the Mayo family. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of tour. Purchase admission at the main entrance. Special Nooks and Crannies Tours ($20/person) will be offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3:00pm. These special tours do include going up and down numberous flights of stairs, numbers are limited.

 

Sunday May 27, 2012

Biking to Save the Turtles

Whitewater State Park. Come help the rare Blanding's Turtle cross a busy road to their nesting site! Space is limited, call for reservations.

Live Music: The Average Janes

The Average Janes are back by popular demand. They sing a wide variety of music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. They also perform a little Country...without the twang! 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!

Med-City Marathon

Byron Middle School - Start of Race. Med City 2012, May 27th. Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 20 Miler. May 27, 5K, Kids Run. Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 26th at the Mayo Civic Center- Exhibit Hall. 2012 Special Guest Jeff Galloway (U.S. Olympian & the Nation's Leading Running Coach)

Flea Market at Olmsted County Fairgrounds

Flea market at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds every Sunday through mid-October.

 

Monday May 28, 2012

Snakes of the Blufflands

 Whitewater State Park. Learn about the snakes of the Whitewater area. See and touch a live snake. Bring your cameras!

Memorial Day Service

The Memorial Day Service begins with a parade that departs at Central Park (2nd St. & 1st Ave NW) and ends at Soldier's Field Park. Following the parade, there will be a 10:30am program at Soldier's Field Veteran's Memorial. Following the program a "Memorial Day Bash" at the VFW located at 16 6th St SW including entertainment and food (for purchase) all day (until dark) in tents.

 
 

Tuesday May 29, 2012