Events

February 23 - March 1, 2017

Thursday, February 23

"The Language Archive"

Riverland Community College production. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Art Exhibit featuring Exuberant Colors

In February and March, as we wait impatiently for the coming of spring, Crossings At Carnegie in Zumbrota features the work of Ken Herren and Bob Payton, two Twin Cities artists whose work brings...

Continuing T'ai Chi Chih - Group 2

This practice helps improve the body's natural healing abilities

Donation-Based Yoga Class

Please join our Prana Vinyasa yoga teachers in training as we hold a live teaching lab every Thursday evening. Pay what you can at the door. All experience levels welcome.

BookBike at Bravo Espresso (University Square, Skyway Level)

Visit the award-winning BookBike to check out books, get a library card, or share stories and ideas! Librarian Powered, Community Inspired.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Anyone 60+ with arthritis, chronic pain, or wishes to begin a low impact program. No registration necessary.

Baby Time

Bring in your baby for rhymes, songs and stories just right for little ones (birth to 18 months).

Exhibit:  Currents of Change

Lanesboro Arts presents ‘Currents of Change,’ a companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with...

Exhibit: "Currents of Change"

A companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with artworks interpreting those photos by Mary Solberg, Jamie Heiden, Paul Brokken,...

Go Red for Women Luncheon

Let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke. Learn about heart disease and stroke, participate in complimentary health screenings to know your numbers, and enjoy a heart-healthy lunch featuring...

Toddler Time

Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years)

Together Time

Bring your babies and toddlers to this drop-in play time for the youngest library users. (Birth to 3 years.)

Do You Have What It Takes To Escape?"

UNRAVELED Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to...

Computer & eBook Drop-In

Bring your computer and eBook reader questions to this drop-in class. Librarians will be there to answer your basic questions.

One on One English Conversation

Practice your English skills through conversation with English speakers. Offering writing review as well. Open to adult, non-native English speakers.

RCTC LIFE Program presents “Eugene O'Neill: The Poet of Alcohol” with Sidney F. Parham PhD

We will focus on Long Day's Journey, with some reference to the other two plays The Iceman cometh, Moon for the Misbegotten.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a self-manage program for people living with chronic conditions. The course builds self-confidence to assume an active role in maintaing health and wellness....

Zine*O*Cide

Collaborate with other Rochester teens to make a zine to share your passions and interests! Bring your ideas and creativity - we'll provide the supplies and snacks.

Fit & Strong Program

Fit and Strong is an exercise and health behavior change program for adults with osteoarthritis. Register online or by calling 507.328.2309.

Muslims and Christians in Dialogue: The Quran and The Bible

Join us as we explore the meaning of these two holy texts.

Rochester Connection Ladies Bunco

It's Bunco Time! If you can roll the dice you can play Bunco and we'd love to have you join us!

English Conversation Group

Practice your English in an informal, relaxed group setting. Just drop in; no registration required.

Essential Oils 101

We’ll discuss WHAT essential oils are, HOW to use them, WHAT they are good for, WHY choose Young Living oils, and HOW you can get your hands on them! All attendees will have the opportunity to make...

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - Musical Theater

Century High School Panther Playhouse presents a musical mystery where the audience decides the outcome!

DJ Slipp Live@ Kathy's Pub

DJ SLipp spins some groovin'and funky tunes every Thursday Night at Kathy's Pub

Friday, February 24

"Honk! The Musical"

Mantorville Theatre Company production. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends March 12.

"The Language Archive"

Riverland Community College production. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Art Exhibit featuring Exuberant Colors

In February and March, as we wait impatiently for the coming of spring, Crossings At Carnegie in Zumbrota features the work of Ken Herren and Bob Payton, two Twin Cities artists whose work brings...

Exhibit:  Currents of Change

Lanesboro Arts presents ‘Currents of Change,’ a companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with...

Exhibit: "Currents of Change"

A companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with artworks interpreting those photos by Mary Solberg, Jamie Heiden, Paul Brokken,...

Homeless Outreach Worker Available

Staff from Zumbro Valley Health Center will be available to answer questions and provide information on homelessness, mental health and chemical dependency issues.

Do You Have What It Takes To Escape?"

UNRAVELED Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to...

RCTC LIFE Program presents “Beginning Digital Photography” with Briane Steele, RCTC Art Instructor

Learn to use a digital camera and some techniques for making better digital photographs.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wear your pajamas, bring your stuffed friend and listen to a story. Then, tuck your pal into bed and wish them sweet dreams. Who knows what adventures they will have overnight in the library!

Lunar Prana Vinyasa Master Yoga Class

Join Senior Samudra Yoga Teacher Trainer Monica Mesa to experience the Lunar Natarajasana Prana Vinyasa® Yoga Practice.

Free jam

Bluegrass, country, old-time music. All-acoustic. Beginner to advanced players welcome.

Johnny Holm Band

Enjoy one of the most widely known and traveled bands in America. For more information, call 507-433-8000.

SEMYO Concerto Recital

Students from Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras will perform solo works on a variety of instruments.

St. Paul Ballet "Billy"

Children’s Dance Theatre is delighted to bring the St. Paul Ballet to Rochester for a one night performance at Lourdes High School Theatre at 7 p.m., Fri., Feb. 24.

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - Musical Theater

Century High School Panther Playhouse presents a musical mystery where the audience decides the outcome!

HONK! The Musical at the Mantorville Theatre Company

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Ducking," HONK! is a family-friendly musical showing that that being different is not a bad thing to be!

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

The band freely mixes the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend that is just barely contained.

Saturday, February 25

"Honk! The Musical"

Mantorville Theatre Company production. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends March 12.

"The Language Archive"

Riverland Community College production. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Art Exhibit featuring Exuberant Colors

In February and March, as we wait impatiently for the coming of spring, Crossings At Carnegie in Zumbrota features the work of Ken Herren and Bob Payton, two Twin Cities artists whose work brings...

BikeMS Fundraiser

Enjoy local beer and a great pulled pork dinner. Proceeds support BikeMS team: Cycling for Cindy.

Hosanna's Pantry

Hosanna's Pantry is a satellite food shelf of Channel One in Rochester open the fourth Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Photo ID is required. Coffee and treats served.

Solar Prana Vinyasa Master Yoga Class

This master yoga class will explore Natarajasana (King Dancer) pose. Enjoy indepth instruction and hands on adjustments with Heather Ritnour Sampson.

Austin crafts and vendors extravaganza

Shop from local crafters and home based businesses. *Fishing items * Home and Yard Decor * Food and kitchen *Books *Health and Fitness * Beauty and make up *Jewerly and accesories Different...

Exhibit:  Currents of Change

Lanesboro Arts presents ‘Currents of Change,’ a companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with...

Exhibit: "Currents of Change"

A companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with artworks interpreting those photos by Mary Solberg, Jamie Heiden, Paul Brokken,...

Meet & Greet Dog Play Groups

Join other dogs for a play day! From 10-11 a.m. (small dogs) and 11 a.m. to noon (large dogs) on Sat., Feb. 25 at the Rochester Pet & Country Store. Must bring vaccination papers and must be...

Mizuno Golf Club Demo Day

Join us at Rochester Indoor Golf Center in the Hillcrest Shopping Center for our Mizuno golf club demo day.

Do You Have What It Takes To Escape?"

UNRAVELED Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to...

Old time dance

the new orange blossom special band with new faces will be playing.

Sons of Norway Kristiana 1-47

Sons of Norway Kristiania 1-47, located at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Rd NE, Rochester, MN will hold a potluck at Noon. Mark DeGarmeaux will speak on “West of the Mississippi: The...

Sons of Norway Potluck

Sons of Norway Kristiania 1-47 Potluck will be at noon on February 25, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Mark DeGarmeaux will speak on "West of the Mississippi: The life and work of Ulrik Vilhelm...

Overeaters Anonymous Unity Day Gathering / Newcomer Welcome

We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Come and learn more about Overeaters Anonymous.

Learn about Renaissance Art at Castlerock

Gene Pelowski will host a special program on Renaissance Art at Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin.

Wild Game Feed Fundraiser

The Plainview Area Community & Youth Center is hosting a "Wild Game Feed Fundraiser" at the Plainview American Legion starting with hors d oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. and meal at 6:30 p.m. Funds will be...

Whiskey Wine Dinner Event

A four course dinning experience with a hand-picked whiskey or wine to complement each course. $35 per adult/ $60 per couple

Parks & Kleist at Five West Kitchen and Bar

Live music Saturday night at Five West Kitchen and Bar. Rock, pop, country, folk - great food, tasty beverages, laid-back atmosphere, good friends. Reservations available at Open Table.

Root River Jam

Americana, blues, Celtic and folk

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - Musical Theater

Century High School Panther Playhouse presents a musical mystery where the audience decides the outcome!

Will Jacobsen LIVE

Will Jacobsen album release show for Internal Collaboration. Will has blended his 2 musical personas to create this album-which includes renditions of songs by his favorite artists and artist...

"Sing Me Back Home: The Definitive Merle Haggard Tribute" with Bobby Vandell

Five-time Gold/Platinum record recipient Bobby Vandell steps out from behind the drum set to pay tribute to country great Merle Haggard.

Black History Month Tribute to the Pianist-Composers

Rochester Chamber Music Society presents jazz pianist Mary Marshall along with Richard Rohrbaugh, saxophone, Robert S. P. Gardner, bass, and Terry Gresser, drums, in a tribute to the great...

Blue Moon Mix - dance

Dancing to Blue Moon Mix from 8:30-10:30 p.m., Sat., Feb 25 - lessons from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

HONK! The Musical at the Mantorville Theatre Company

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Ducking," HONK! is a family-friendly musical showing that that being different is not a bad thing to be!

The Sudden Lovelys with Six Mile Grove's Brandon Sampson

The Sudden Lovelys along with Six Mile Grove's Brandon Sampson are coming to the historic Potter Auditorium at the Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN. Just 15 minutes south...

Live Music w/ The Chubs

​The Chubs are back and ready to rock the Muni! Bring your friends and dance the night away to bar dance music and classic rock! See you there!

The Hook Up

Live @Kathy's Pub. A rock & roll band formed in Appleton, WI, The Hook Up plays original music driven with powerful hooks, and lyrical density.

Sunday, February 26

"Honk! The Musical"

Mantorville Theatre Company production. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends March 12.

"The Language Archive"

Riverland Community College production. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Art Exhibit featuring Exuberant Colors

In February and March, as we wait impatiently for the coming of spring, Crossings At Carnegie in Zumbrota features the work of Ken Herren and Bob Payton, two Twin Cities artists whose work brings...

Exhibit:  Currents of Change

Lanesboro Arts presents ‘Currents of Change,’ a companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with...

Exhibit: "Currents of Change"

A companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with artworks interpreting those photos by Mary Solberg, Jamie Heiden, Paul Brokken,...

Austin crafts and vendors extravaganza

Shop from local crafters and home based businesses. *Fishing items * Home and Yard Decor * Food and kitchen *Books *Health and Fitness * Beauty and make up *Jewerly and accesories Different...

Do You Have What It Takes To Escape?"

UNRAVELED Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to...

Austin Symphony Orchestra:  Remembrance

This concert is performed in memory of our orchestral forebearers, with Richard Roberts, the Violin Concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Season tickets available (senior and college...

HONK! The Musical at the Mantorville Theatre Company

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Ducking," HONK! is a family-friendly musical showing that that being different is not a bad thing to be!

Fun and Funds 4 Cy's Place

Benefit to support the vision of Cy's Place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 26 at Autumn Ridge Church.

Honors Choirs presents: Voices, Celebrating Minnesota

A concert featuring four Honors Choirs ensembles: Children's Chorus, Treble Choir, Chorale & Concert Choir

Love Yo Self Women's Yoga Workshop

Join yoga teacher, massage therapist and dancer Marisa Ieva for this women-only workshop to unleash creativity and reclaim your sense of self-love.

Rich and Brandon Ridenour

Father-son trumpet and piano duo. Freewill offering

Monday, February 27

Art Exhibit featuring Exuberant Colors

In February and March, as we wait impatiently for the coming of spring, Crossings At Carnegie in Zumbrota features the work of Ken Herren and Bob Payton, two Twin Cities artists whose work brings...

Bill Staines

12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Harmony for Mayo series. Free.

Computer & eBook Drop-In

Bring your computer and eBook reader questions to this drop-in class. Librarians will be there to answer your basic questions.

Exhibit: "Currents of Change"

A companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with artworks interpreting those photos by Mary Solberg, Jamie Heiden, Paul Brokken,...

Do You Have What It Takes To Escape?"

UNRAVELED Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to...

Mystery Book Group

Join us at the Mystery Book Group. Today we will be discussing - Murder at the Book Club by Maggie King

Kids Plan It! Grades 4-6

Attention: Kids in grades 4 - 6! Be part of an all new, just for you, kids' committee!Hang out. Talk about stuff you like. Share ideas. Help plan awesome library stuff.

Ladies Candlelight Dinner

Join us for good food, company, and encouragement at the 2017 Ladies Candlelight Dinner: Repurpose. Speaker Jess Connolly will be joining us for an evening of fun, entertainment, and friendship.

Sit Stay Read

Kids are invited to practice reading aloud for 15 minutes with a certified therapy animal. For a positive reading experience, only the child should attend. No pre-registraion. In person...

Rochester Connection Dinner Social

New in town or looking for ways to meet new people? Join us! Please RSVP admin@rochesternewcomersconnection.com or call us.

The Importance of Compassion Today

What is the nature of compassion? Can it and should it be taught?

Improv Workshop for Beginners

Each week we will learn and practice improvisational skills in a fun, supportive, and safe environment for the beginner. We will play improv games and, time permitting, do some scene work. Register...

Trivia

Trivia is hosted each Monday night from 7-9 p.m. Four rounds and winners win crowlers of Forager beer!

Open Mic

Open Mic hosted by Tracy Sonnier

Tuesday, February 28

Art Exhibit featuring Exuberant Colors

In February and March, as we wait impatiently for the coming of spring, Crossings At Carnegie in Zumbrota features the work of Ken Herren and Bob Payton, two Twin Cities artists whose work brings...

Auditions for "Treasure Island"

Pine Area People for the Arts. Feb. 28 and March 2. Performance dates: April 21-30.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Anyone 60+ with arthritis, chronic pain, or wishes to begin a low impact program. No registration necessary.

Continuing T'ai Chi Chih - Group 1

This practice helps improve the body's natural healing abilities.

Beginning T'ai Chi Chih

Beginning T'ai Chi Chih practice composed of 19 movements.

Exhibit:  Currents of Change

Lanesboro Arts presents ‘Currents of Change,’ a companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with...

Exhibit: "Currents of Change"

A companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with artworks interpreting those photos by Mary Solberg, Jamie Heiden, Paul Brokken,...

Do You Have What It Takes To Escape?"

UNRAVELED Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to...

Literature into Film Bookgroup

Join us to read the book and/or watch the film of classic works of literature. Book and film to be discussed - Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque

Discover Tuesday for Homeschoolers

We'll provide all the supplies, and you provide the friends and fun! 1st Tuesdays: Legos 2nd Tuesdays: Games 3rd Tuesdays: Art 4th Tuesdays: Mystery! For kids in grades k-6.

Discover Tuesday

We'll provide all the supplies, and you provide the friends and fun! 1st Tuesdays: Legos 2nd Tuesdays: Games 3rd Tuesdays: Art 4th Tuesdays: Mystery! For kids in grades k-6.

Fit & Strong Program

Fit and Strong is an exercise and health behavior change program for adults with osteoarthritis. Register online or by calling 507.328.2309.

Ladies Candlelight Dinner

Join us for good food, company, and encouragement at the 2017 Ladies Candlelight Dinner: Repurpose. Speaker Jess Connolly will be joining us for an evening of fun, entertainment, and friendship.

Local Creator's Night

Each Tuesday an artist will lead an interactive class in the Pop Up room at Forager Brewery. Tickets can be purchased in advance. The series is in January, February and March. The instructors are...

Make-N-Take: Scrapbooking

This month Brittany Rask will be leading everyone as they make two scrapbook pages. Participants can come anytime between 6-8 PM.

One on One English Conversation

Practice your English skills through conversation with English speakers. Offering writing review as well. Open to adult, non-native English speakers.

Beginning Inkle Loom Weaving

Learn to weave narrow bands used as trims and edging with Nancy Ellison.

Slice of Life Series:  A Hunter's Nightmare

Come and hear Dr. Richard Olsen's reflection on life's gift and his interpretation of faith and hope.

 AUDITIONS: Treasure Island (Olde Pine Theatre & PAPA)

Audition Call for “Treasure Island”! 7 p.m., Tues., Feb. 28 and Thurs., Mar. 2 hosted by Olde Pine Theatre and Pine Area People for the Arts. The cast will include 2 females (teen & adult) to play...

Discovering Passion in Health Science

UMR CONNECTS. Karl Freeze will presents on Cycling Through Emotions to Reestablish Stability. Priya Posani will presents on passion Amidst Adversity: The Foundation for Healthcare InnovatiCoLab...

The time to get involved is now!

Each of us can make a tremendous difference! By exercising your power as a citizen and talking with our local elected officials, you can help bring global issues down to the local level. Anna...

Trivia Tuesday

Four rounds, 10 questions per round, all focused on the weekly theme. Questions will be read aloud by Trivia Master or you will be given an image. Win a round and get 10 percent off; overall...

Tuesday Trivia at High Court Pub Lanesboro

Each week at 7:30 p.m. the trivia master brings a new set of questions to baffle the teams.

Wednesday, March 1

Art Exhibit featuring Exuberant Colors

In February and March, as we wait impatiently for the coming of spring, Crossings At Carnegie in Zumbrota features the work of Ken Herren and Bob Payton, two Twin Cities artists whose work brings...

Break of Day Toastmaster's

A group to help improve public speaking and leadership skills. Meets every Wednesday morning 7:00 am to 7:50 am, drop in as a guest anytime.

The Monthly Painter Show

Minnesota/Manhattan abstract painter AJ Atwater Announces Monthly Online Shows at ajatwater.com starting with The Breathtaking Beauty of Blue in January.

1 Million Cups Rochester

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs.

Exhibit:  Currents of Change

Lanesboro Arts presents ‘Currents of Change,’ a companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with...

Exhibit: "Currents of Change"

A companion art exhibit to the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition that pairs historical water photos of Lanesboro with artworks interpreting those photos by Mary Solberg, Jamie Heiden, Paul Brokken,...

Science Storytime

Stories on a science theme, songs, and hands-on fun for you and your preschooler.

Do You Have What It Takes To Escape?"

UNRAVELED Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to...

Rochester Connection Bunco

It's Bunco Time! If you can roll the dice you can play Bunco and we'd love to have you join us!

Genealogy One on One Help

A librarian will assist you in using our genealogical databases, or refer to other sources of information for finding out more about your ancestors. Register online or by calling 507.328.2309.

Happiness - A Book Discussion

Sister Joan Chittister suggests, in her book Happiness, that it is a personal quality to be learned and mastered. This book is meant for both discussion and reflection.

Homeless Outreach Worker Available

Staff from Zumbro Valley Health Center will be available to answer questions and provide information on homelessness, mental health and chemical dependency issues.

Computer & eBook Drop-In

Bring your computer and eBook reader questions to this drop-in class. Librarians will be there to answer your basic questions.

RCTC LIFE Program presents “Great Decisions 2017 Topic: The Future of Europe” with Steve Troutman

The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe.

MyFreeTaxes Clinics

Tax coaches will be available to help with tax filing with online software MyFreeTaxes. Individuals & Families who made $60,000 or less last year can file both federal and state online for free.

Drop in for Career Counseling

Need help with an application? Resume? Job Search? A career counselor will be available for one-on-one assistance with employment issues. No appointment needed.

Rochester Independent Filmmakers

An open group of independent filmmakers, both aspiring and established, who meet weekly to share ideas and collaborate.

February 23 - March 1, 2017