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Alert: you might catch a fever in Lanesboro on Memorial Day!


Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Visitors to Lanesboro on Memorial Day have a chance of catching a highly contagious fever going around, one that hasn't gotten much coverage by the news media.

The culprit is called Honor Flight Fever. The people who are most highly susceptible to catching it are the ones who come into contact with World War II veterans who have traveled on an Honor Flight to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. It can also be caught from volunteer guardians who have traveled along with the veterans on those flights, who are also guaranteed to have it! The only symptom: an extreme enthusiasm for supporting Honor Flights. Those are the all-volunteer flights which take our WWII veterans-for free-to Washington as a thank you for being part of "The Greatest Generation."

There will be a fairly large concentration of both kinds of "fever carriers" at the Lanesboro War Memorial Community Center on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. The first opportunity for contact is by eating at the Honor Flight Fundraiser Breakfast on the lower level of the center, starting at 7 a.m. The menu will be French toast, sausages, orange juice, coffee, and milk, all for $5 per person, or a home-baked muffin and beverage for $2 per person. There will also be a home-baked goodies sale during the breakfast hours. All proceeds go to Southeast Minnesota Honor Flights and will help to pay for the next Honor Flight leaving from Rochester in October.

Another opportunity to catch the fever will be at the annual traditional Memorial Day service, on the main level of the same building, starting at 10:00 a.m. A short parade proceeds from the school down Parkway Avenue to the center at 9:45 a.m. to get the program started. The service includes music, special speakers, and an honor guard rifle salute and taps.

There will be an Honor Flight display complete with pictures and other information: everything you ever wanted to know about Honor Flights!

Late sleepers who may have missed an early breakfast can still eat, as it will be served from 7 a.m. until 12 noon.

The event is sponsored by the Lanesboro American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary with supplemental funds from East Fillmore Chapter of Thrivent. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Call Mary Stream at 507-467-3457.

SEMAC awards arts & cultural heritage grants

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

On May 18, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 20 grants in the new Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant category for a total of $159,876 in funding to arts organizations in southeastern Minnesota. ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company offers summer conservatory for high school students

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company of Lanesboro will offer an intensive two-week training program to all high school students with an interest in performing from July 14 - 28, 2010.

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Take Note! spring concert

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Take Note! (Southeastern Minnesota's Showtune Choir) will present their spring concert on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the Rushford-Peterson High School Auditorium. The program will feature hit songs from many of your favorite musicals incl ..... 
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Call for artists

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota, announces a Call for Artists for the Lanesboro Residency Program. Applications are due annually on June 30 (postmark deadline) for residencies scheduled October-April.

The Lanesboro Residency P ..... 
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New Exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center: "The Magic Hours" Landscapes by Sara Lubinski June 5 - August 8, 2010

Wed, May 12th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota will present a new exhibit, "The Magic Hours" June 5 - August 8, 2010. Free to the public, the exhibit will feature oil and pastel landscapes by Sara Lubinski. The public is invited to meet the artist at ..... 
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"Friends of the St. Mane Theatre" to Host Bar-b-que Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 26 in Lanesboro, Minn.

Wed, May 12th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minnesota: "Friends of the St. Mane Theatre" will host a bar-b-que fundraiser to be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, from 5-9 p.m. at Green Gables Inn, 303 Sheridan Street West in Lanesboro. The public is welcome to come and enjoy burgers, ..... 
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Commonweal offers free tickets to Fillmore and Houston County employees and residents

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company announces five performances of its 2010 productions that are free to employees and residents of Fillmore and Houston counties. Anyone living and/or working in those counties may attend Ibsen's classic drama, John Gabri ..... 
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Whalan Standstill Parade

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Looking for a fun family day? If so, Whalan is the place to be on Saturday, May 15, for their 15th Annual Standstill Parade... the one where the parade stands still and the spectators parade around it! The parade runs (sorry, I mean stands) from 11 ..... 
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