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Back to the 50s and 60s Day at the Whalan Stand Still Parade


Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

On Saturday May, 18th at 11:00 a.m., the Whalan Stand Still Parade will once again be standing in position for its eighteenth year. This year’s theme Back to the 50s and 60s should bring back some great memories for the more mature visitor, and no doubt start some new memories for the younger set.

Those of us who grew up in that era remember drive-in movies and car hops at our favorite cruising destination along with music from the likes of the Beach Boys and Elvis. We hope to refresh those memories and encourage you to talk about the good old days while you enjoy all the festivities of the day.

At 10:55 a.m. emcee Phil Dybing will introduce Jean Halverson, Grand Marshal, and long time resident of our area. At 11:00 a.m. the Parade commences and stands still until 12:00 noon. We are anticipating a number of antique and classic cars along with farm tractors and other interesting entries for you. Walter Bradley will be providing some toe tapping music while you enjoy the parade.

Back by popular demand “The Solid Gold Band” returns to the Whalan stage to provide us with some of those classic songs from the 50s and 60s. They promise to provide us with music that makes it hard for you to resist getting up and showing off some of those dance moves from way back.

New this year is the “Duck Pluck.” No it’s not your grandmother’s preparation for a duck dinner. Make a donation of 1 dollar and ducks will be “plucked” from the duck pond, giving you a chance to win cash and other prizes.

We will also be having the ever popular pie eating contest sponsored by our own Aroma Pie Shop.

Who can forget the ever popular Hula Hoop? You will be given a chance to give the hips a workout during the Hula Hoop contest. Ben-Gay will be provided! Don’t forget the bed races, those that do the Hula Hoop may need a rest!

For the kids, there are free rides on the “Lit’ Blue Choo” , sponsored by Ace Communication and Tri-County Electric, some games for a chance to win prizes and the petting zoo. Test your knowledge of bike safety by spinning the wheel and correctly answering a question. Everyone is a winner.

A must is a visit to Stan’s Still at the Parade. Stan is always looking to make new “Friends.” Vincent the Gypsy horse will be looking to make some new friends as well. Look for the 1855 Hi-Wheeler and make sure you pay a visit to Ernie’s .....
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Bluff Country Gathering 2013

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Mark these dates on your calendar...May 16-19 is the fifteenth annual Bluff Country Gathering in Lanesboro, MN, a festival to celebrate our old time music heritage and pass on the playing skills and tunes of master musicians from around the country. ..... 
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SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL SEEKS YOUNG ACTORS FOR 2013 SEASON

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota, is seeking young male actors between the ages of 10 and 14 to play the role of Young Sebastian in its 2013, 10th Anniversary season of Twelfth Night. Auditions will be held at 10:00 AM, Satu ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering 2013

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Mark the dates on your calendar. May 16-19 is the fifteenth annual Bluff Country Gathering in Lanesboro, MN, a festival to celebrate our old time music heritage and pass on the playing skills and tunes of master musicians from around the country. The ..... 
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High Tea for High Waters

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

“High Tea for High Waters” a special experience hosted by the women of Lanesboro United Methodist Church will be held on Sunday May 12, at 3pm. The event features fine china, creative table presentations, and a wide variety of teas, European infl ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company Presents Blithe Spirit Pay-It-Forward Night

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Residents and employees of Fillmore and Houston Counties receive free admission to see Commonweal Theatre’s classic comedy, Blithe Spirit, on Thursday, May 16th at 7:30 pm for the Pay-It-Forward Night. Commonweal requests that anyone taking advanta ..... 
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Chasing Ice’ Documentary Film to be shown at the St. Mane Theatre

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The Third Friday Film Series will kick off the 2013 season with the documentary film ‘Chasing Ice’ on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center, the Third Friday Film Series will ..... 
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Call for Artists

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Artists are invited to apply for a residency with the Lanesboro Residency Program. Applications are due annually on June 30 (postmark and online submission deadline) for residencies scheduled November 1 – May 31. The Lanesbo ..... 
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HBC launches new agenda in Bluff Country

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford, MN - “SE MN Historic Bluff Country (“HBC”) will be different in 2013,” says its new Board President, Valencia Gaddis, a web designer and owner of SonSations Business Services in Rushford. “We can’t attract visitors today the sa ..... 
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