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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Whalan, Peterson & Lanesboro on September 14


Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail.

On September 14, the towns of Peterson, Minn., Whalan, Minn., and Lanesboro, Minn. are teaming together to show off their abundance of food, beverages and entertainment in Southeast Minnesota between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Each town will include its own growers, producers and restaurateurs, offering complimentary samples of their products. Live entertainment will be offered at all three towns.

Taste the wildlife and farm life of the Peterson Valley as well as fall flavors. The Peterson campground park will feature FFA & 4-H animals along with Cody the Buffalo. Watch sheep shearing or purchase products made from llamas and buffalo. Head downtown in an Amish Buggy for sweet corn, Chiggy’s fall beers, Fillmore County Cattlemen’s hamburgers, Burdey’s delights, Geneva’s ice creams, smoked meats by Biggen’s BBQ while listening to Highway 30 sing Country. Much more will be happening, but don’t let your children miss the three short plays by Theatre for the Thirsty sponsored by Thrivent Financial beginning at 2 p.m. back in the park!

Whalan will be featuring many Norwegian treats such as Lefse prepared over a wood burning stove, Rommegrot, Sweet Sup and for the true Norwegian Blood Klob. Also available for tasting will be world famous pies from our own Aroma Pie Shop and some other fine ethnic foods. You will have an opportunity to purchase some locally grown or made products. Children’s activities will be provided. Brats, hot dogs and beverages will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to visit the newly remodeled Whalan Museum.

Continue the celebration in Lanesboro as restaurants and growers offer samples along the Root River Bike Trailhead at the Lanesboro Visitor Center Depot, 100 Milwaukee Road. Join the jam and enjoy the jazzy swing music by the CBB Jazz Combo. Round out your day by experiencing an1860’s vintage Baseball Game at Lanesboro’s Softball Field at 4 p,m., free. The Quicksteps and the Excelsiors will face off using historic rules and uniforms! Music at the game is provided by the Chatfield Brass Band. Dine, enjoy live theatre at the Commonweal or a Movie in the Park, outdoor black and white movies, in Sylvan Park at dusk.

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Lanesboro Up Close

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - ‘Lanesboro Up Close’ features Pastel Paintings by Fred Ginocchio in the Cornucopia Artist Spotlight Aug. 31 – Sept. 29, 2013 at Lanesboro Arts Center ‘Lanesboro Up Close’ features soft pastel and oil pastel paintings b ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre’s Student Matinee Series ready for Fall 2013

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces the Student Matinee Series for the upcoming 2013 fall school semester. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers a year as part of Commonweal Theatre’s goal th ..... 
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Motown theme for “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Motown is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Michelle Lynn will provide pre-show music beginning at 7:10 p.m. Damon Prestem ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance to be held in August

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will present another chance to kick up your heels on Saturday August 10 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8:00 PM and admission is $7 at the door. Although it’s good to know right from left ..... 
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Documentary Film The 11th Hour and Events with Author Shawn Otto

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Author Shawn Otto will be in town for events in conjunction with the upcoming Third Friday Film Series film on Friday, August 16, 2013. Events start at 5 p.m. at the Lanesboro Public Library, where Shawn will do a presentation, ..... 
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Buffalo Bill Days - A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time!

By Sara Pecinovsky

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

By Sara Pecinovsky Well folks, get those cowboy boots out of the closet and saddle up because this weekend is Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn., starting on August 1-3! According to the committee that organized this western-themed celebration, ..... 
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The May North, and author Greg Brick will be guests on "Lanesboro Live!"

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The band The May North will take the stage at the St. Mane Theatre at the upcoming “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” show on Sunday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Host Damon Prestemon will also talk with writer G ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center one of 59 projects selected nationwide

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced 59 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.725 million and reaching 34 states in the Our Town program’s third year of funding. Lanesboro Arts Center (LAC) is one of those grantees ..... 
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