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Savor “Taste of the Trail” on the Root River Trail System


Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the nine towns comprising the Preston/Harmony Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during a series of trail-wide events – Taste of the Trail.

Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of…” events in towns all over the Midwest. In this case, the towns along the trail system are focusing attention on food and much more on each of the first three Saturdays in September.

Each weekend will celebrate three communities with offerings of food, games, music, and more. Enjoy what is special while you pedal your way through the beauty of Bluff County along the Root River. The towns will participate according to this schedule:

Bike or hike your way through the Root River State Trail System and enjoy all of the wonderful features of each community on the trail! Food, games, prizes, music, and celebrations will occur in three communities on each of these weekends! Enjoy what is special about each community while you pedal your way through the beauty of Bluff Country along the Root River. The towns will participate according to this schedule:

•September 6: Fountain, Harmony, Preston

•September 13: Houston Rushford, Rushford Village

•September 20: Lanesboro, Peterson, Whalan

The hours on each Saturday are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sampling will take place at participating businesses and/or at a central location in each town.

From trout spread to lefse and homemade pies, trail enthusiasts will find a diverse variety of delightful, palate-pleasing tastes. Local talent and entertainers will showcase how to have a good time in our nine communities!

For more information on specific food vendors and activities, please go to www.rootrivertrail.org.

Taste of the Trail is sponsored by Root River Trail Towns, an association of communities situated on the Root River Trail System, working together for the promotion and betterment of the trail.

Austin ArtWorks! Festival this weekend

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Austin ArtWorks Festival takes over downtown Austin this weekend to showcase a wide range of arts activities and events on Saturday the 23 and Sunday the 24. The two day event will be centered at the Historic Downtown Power Plant at 501 4th Aven ..... 
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Feast on Onion Fest at DreamAcres Farm

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative welcomes all to Onion Fest, celebrating our diverse, multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. It is an evening layered with food, music and performance at DreamAcres farm on Friday, August 22. M ..... 
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Vesterheim showcases Norwegian “Mid-Century Modern” Enamel

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — “Mid-Century Modern” is the hot buzzword in today’s retro-design trend. Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will turn its spotlight on Norway’s contributions to mid-century design in the ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance coming up

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will present another chance to kick up your heels on Saturday August 16 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8 p.m. and admission is $7 at the door. Located on Parkway Ave. next to Sylvan Park, the ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre’s student matinee series in place

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - The Commonweal Theatre Company announces the Student Matinee Series for the upcoming 2014 fall school semester. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers a year as part of Commonweal Theatre’s goal that ..... 
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Artist Spotlight features Jeweler Johanna Berge

Thu, Aug 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Artist Johanna Berge looks to nature and what the earth produces as she creates each piece of jewelry for the upcoming Cornucopia Artist Spotlight show at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Spotlight opens on Saturday, August 30 with a ..... 
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Second annual Chamber Music Festival in Houston

Thu, Aug 7th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Houston, Minn. is playing host to the second Annual Classical Chamber Music Festival, free to the public, August 22-29 featuring four concerts at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 210 South Chase Street, in Houston MN and one concert at Prince of Pea ..... 
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Our town! Our authors!

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Jim Ruen In the play Our Town, Thornton Wilder told the story of average citizens in the imaginary town of Groveland Corners. In our very real town, Lanesboro, a wide variety of people who would likely describe themselves as average citizens hav ..... 
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