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Best Bets: Bruins support March of Dimes

Published 10:31am Friday, February 22, 2013

Support local organizations this weekend and have a good time. Sports, outdoors, food, music: it’s all in a weekend in Austin.

Bruins and babies

The hockey season is stretching deep into winter, and Friday night’s Austin Bruins game at Riverside Arena, 501 Second Ave. NE, is extra special. Friday is the kickoff night for March for Babies, the annual event to support the March of Dimes organization. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the puck drops at 7:05. Support babies. Support the Bruins. General admission tickets to the game are $11.

Birders’ banquet

Calling all upland bird hunters, conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts and more. The Mower County Pheasants Forever chapter is holding its 13th annual banquet at the Holiday Inn, 1701 Fourth St. NE, on Saturday.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 6:30, and there are plenty of big announcements and prizes. Tickets, available at Double K Specialty, are $55 for singles, $75 for couples and $25 for 15 and younger.

Flapjacks are back, again

Pancakes. Yes, again. The Knights of Columbus and Pacelli Catholic Schools are holding a pancake fundraiser this Sunday at St. Edward’s Corcoran Center, 2001 Second Ave. NW. Freewill donations are accepted; proceeds go to the Pacelli Catholic Schools choir.

Three Bs at the Paramount

Of course the Paramount always comes through. The Austin Symphony Orchestra will present Blue Jeans, Billy and Beethoven 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paramount, 125 Fourth Ave. NE. Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 for college students. Advance tickets are available from Hy-Vee, Coffee House on Main and the Paramount for $2 off.

Other events

Fight off Monday with all-natural food sampling at Christ Episcopal Church, and have some fun with the kids at Parents United 4 Kids Family Reading Night set for Tuesday at Sumner Elementary.

Look to Reporter Matt Peterson’s column every Friday for more about upcoming events in Austin. For even more, check out the calendar on Page 4 every day in the print edition and the homepage.

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