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Best Bets: Events continue despite weather

Published 10:42am Friday, April 19, 2013

Nobody wants to step outside right now. I get that. But come on, Minnesotans; there’s a few reasons to do so this weekend. Tough it out.

Stepping for a cause

Step outside, yes, I said it again. Supporters of a good cause are “Stepping Out for Autism,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mill Pond on North Main Street. Registration is $10 per individual and $25 per family. Show your support, and your grit.

Swiss goodness

Who can resist the call of a Swiss steak? For those who can’t, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away in Grand Meadow at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5.50 for children 4 to 12, and younger get in free. The church is located at 115 First St. NE.

Mood music

3.) If the weather has ruined the mood, pick it back up with some music: a collaboration between the Northwestern Singers and the Austin Big Band. The groups will perform “In the Mood” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. NE. What’s that? Could it be the Chatanooga Choo Choo? Yes, it is. Tickets to the music celebration are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

Rembering Red

4.) Get back outside folks, and say goodbye to a tough, old bird. Red the hawk’s memorial tree planting celebration will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St. NE. Then it’s an Earth Day celebration with Douglas Wood and the Wild Spirit Band at 2 p.m.

Kicking cancer for Kenneth

5.) Head back indoors again Sunday for a Kenneth Stahl cancer benefit at the Eagles Club in Austin, 107 11th St. NE. The benefit is from 3 to 10 p.m.

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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