Best Bets: Events continue despite weatherPublished 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.
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.
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.
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 AustinDailyHerald.com homepage.