Happy Wednesday! I know its going to be a good week because the calendar is packed with concerts, tours and exhibits! Each Wednesday this summer, you can go to Fisherman’s inn and see the SkiDox Water Ski Show. Also, Friday June 8th, go to the Lakewood Neighborhood to buy new one-of-a-kind quilted and fabric items, craft jewelry and hard cover books to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Have a Great Week!


Wednesday June 06, 2012

Bob Miller Magician

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

SkiDox Water Ski Show

At Fisherman's Inn on Lake Zumbro. The SkiDox Water Ski Team (formerly known as the Rochester Water Ski Team) is great family entertainment. Performing each Wednesday throughout the summer.

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

Purchase Trolley Tickets online at www.rochestermntours.com.

Richard Dison, Dan Petrov art exhibit

Dan Petrov works in the medium abandoned by fellow artist Richard Dison, but their oil and watercolor paintings are the perfect complement to each other on the walls at Crossings during the month of June. The exhibit will be on display June 1-30, and an artists reception is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., June 16. The reception is concurrent with Art in East Park, just down the street from Crossings.

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 numerous flights of stairs, numbers are limited.

Plummer House Tour

Tours are scheduled every Wednesday during the months of June, July, and August from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 p.m. Self-guided tour. 49-room mansion with many innovations built far advanced for its time by Dr. Henry S. Plummer. This Tudor-style mansion sits on 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, consisting of formal gardens, bird trail, quarry and water tower.

Rochester Moms On The Run

At the 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.


Thursday June 07, 2012

Concert in the Park

Located at Chatfield City Park Bandshell. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy beautiful summer evenings of music with friends and family. Note: In case of rain, concerts will be cancelled.

Farewell Milwaukee and Ipso Facto: Live at Thursdays on first & 3rd!

Go Rochester Direct Peace Plaza Stage: The Careys: 4:30pm-5:30pm Farewell Milwaukee: 6:30pm-8:30pm Coca-Cola 1st Ave Stage: The Fortuitous: 4pm-5:30pm Ipso Facto: 6:30pm-8:30pm Farewell Milwaukee: On May 17th, Minneapolis based Farewell Milwaukee released their sophomore album, When It Sinks In.

RCTC LIFE (Learning Is ForEver) Religion in Social Movements

Instructor: Sarah Johnson Ruble Religion has been involved in numerous social movements in the United States. This session will look at some significant examples of that involvement including abolition, Civil Rights and the New Right. We will consider some of the accomplishments of religious people in social movements as well as some of the questions religiously inspired social action presents in a pluralistic country. Fee includes box lunch.

Throw the Fight

At the Wicked Moose Bar & Grill. Bullet Tooth Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Minneapolis Minnesota's, Throw The Fight. For the past three decades, Minneapolis has had it's finger on the pulse of the musical world. There's something about the Northern Midwest crowds that demand passion and energy from their musical acts. Throw The Fight continues that tradition, bringing an authentic display of metal-edged, hard rock.

Thursdays on First and Third

At the Peace Plaza Downtown. Summer Market & Music Festival

Four Plays for Coarse Actors

Rochester Civic Theatre. Four short plays are mounted by a small theater company with disastrous results. Hilariously, everything which can go wrong in a production does so. II Fornicazione is a "grim" tale of operatic adultery, poison and mayhem. Streuth is the crime story Agatha Christie would never have dared to write.

Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival

Thursdays on First & 3rd features a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors, and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Grab some lunch and sit back and relax with friends and family as live dance, music and performing arts are featured from 11:30am-12:30pm. Plus, don't miss great live music in the evenings from 4 to 8:30pm on the Coca-Cola 1st Ave stage and from 4:30-8:30pm on the Go Rochester Direct Peace Plaza stage.

Growers Market

Located at Chatfield City Park. Fresh produce, baked goods, jams, jellies, flowers & more!


Friday June 8, 2012

Wine Tasting at Post Town Winery

Looking for an enjoyable weekend event? Post Town Winery, a family run business, proudly opens it's doors to visitors. 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 experience, with coffehouse style music, cheese and crackers and good conversation.

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

In the Lakewood Neighborhood NW (437 Lakewood Lane NW, ROCHESTER, MN, MN 55901). New one-of-a-kind quilted and fabric items, craft jewelry and hard cover books are available for nominal donations to Breast Cancer Education and Research.

Free Friday concerts on the patio: Dianna Parks and Kevin Kleist

Free Friday concerts on the patio: Dianna Parks and Kevin Kleist June 8 at 5pm Free Friday concerts at the Civic Theatre, featuring Dianna Parks and Kevin Kleist! Dianna and Kevin’s song selection will take you back to forgotten favorites, and introduce you to new ones. They share equally in taking the lead on tunes, each adding harmony and instrumental support to give songs a unique quality and make them their own.

Rochester Public Library Presents Baby Time and Toddler Time

Baby Time Ages: Birth to 18 Months-Bring in your baby for fingerplays, rhymes, songs and stories jus: right for little ones. Toddler Time: Ages 18 months to 3 years. Special stories and songs for active toddlers

Sid Wilson of Slipknot

At the Wicked Moose Bar & Grill. Also appearing: American Head Charge, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Nuisance


Saturday June 9, 2012

Monroe Crossing in Concert

At the Zumbrota State Theatre. Celebrating their 12th year together in 2012, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Audiences will delight in their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport. Crossings is bringing the five-member band back by popular demand.

Music at Salem Glen- King-Townsend Trio

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.

Wheels & Heels of Fire 10k Event

At Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch. A 10K race from Stewartville to Ironwood Springs.  All are welcome.  Participants include wheelers, hand cyclists, bikers, rollerbladers, runners, walkers, strollers, and more!  Race Begins at  8:30am at the Pizza Ranch in Stewartville (call 507-533-4315 for directions),  race ends at the Miracle Lodge in Ironwood Springs.  All proceeds will go to the National Wheelchair Sports & Recreation Camp, Wheelchairs for Haiti, and Channel One. 

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

The main outdoor Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October.  All of the RDFM's 100 vendors are local growers who live and farm/garden within 50 miles of Rochester, MN.  No pets are allowed in the Market vending areas (except service animals).


Sunday June 10, 2012

Deb Callahan Band

At the Wicked Moose Bar & Grill. Deb Callahan was born and raised in the Boston area and can't remember a time when she didn't love to sing and dance to music. She always had her ear to the radio and stereo and was a regular participant in theater, choruses and choirs growing up. When she was eight years old, she had the unique opportunity to study at the Elma Lewis School for Black Cultural Arts in Roxbury, MA.

Diocese of Winona Pilgrim Choir

In Assisi Heights Spirituality Center. The Diocese of Winona Pilgrim Choir has performed throughout the Midwest and western Europe, including Italy and Germany. Their founder and director, Jim Ballard, has been the Director of Liturgical Music at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, Minnesota, since 1982. The Choir and their director look forward to sharing their love of music in an upcoming tour of Ireland in June, 2012. This performance will include classical works from past to present.

Free Live Music: Lingua Luna

At 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!

Honkers Baseball

At the Mayo Field. Rochester Honkers vs. Mankato MoonDogs. Bark in the Park Presented by Leashes & Leads. Bring your Dog on a leash and you both get in Free. The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club is a member of the Northwoods League, the country's premier summer collegiate baseball league.

Johnny Mango Sunday Brunch

At the 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.

Sunday After Hours-Lanesboro

Downtown Lanesboro. Activities and deals will change weekly to include things like discounted shopping & dining, art experiences, chair massages, history talks, music and more> Look for the orange & white balloons outside the 20+ participating businesses.  

Flea Market at Olmsted County Fairgrounds

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


Monday June 11, 2012

Amish Tours of Harmony

Located at Shorewood Place Lakeside Lounge. Drucella Milne will be presenting on beliefs, church, home life, and school of our Amish neighbors. She will bring visuals such as clothing and books used in the Amish community. This will truly be an amazing learning experience for many!

Scott Hosier World War II Roundtable

In the Assembly of God Church. Airborne Operations in France with Paul Pearson, Al Larson and Dale Hursh.  Program at 7 pm, 40s music at 6:30 pm. A different program will be presented each month on the 2nd Monday evening of each month, September through June, starting at 7 PM.


Tuesday June 12, 2012

Rochester Public Has A Special Library

This program for diabled adults is an opportunity for participants to enjoy reading books, watching films, making crafts and other fun activities

Rochester Public Library Presents Movie @Your Library

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large.---Professor Moriarty--and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Rated PG-13 

Rochester Public Library: Writing Group

Stuck on your first draft? Not sure about your plot? Let's get together and help each other out. Once a month we will meet to read and critique member's writing. The goal is to improve our writing in a friendly, supportive environment, Mike Kalmbach will help facilitate this meeting. Mike is a freelance writer and editor, and manages online writing community http://writanon.com/.

Lindy Hop Swing - Dance Lessons

Blue Moon Ballroom. 4 Tuesdays, June 5-26. Lindy is an energetic, fun, social dance sometimes called the Jitterbug that is a fusion of jazz, swing, and Charleston.

Triity Lutheran Church Downtown Organ Recitals

In Trinity Lutheran Church. Those preforming are as follows: Catherine  Rodland, June 5th. Katie Burk June 12th. Maggie Burk, June 19th, Trevor W. Carolan, June 26th. Ruth Benning, July 10. John Schultz, July17th. Chad Fothergill, July 24th. Robert Hachmeister,July 31st. Willie Gotmer, August 7th. Matthew Lehman, Aug 14th. Ryan Hulshizer, August 21st. Merrill N. Davis III, August 28.