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Best Bets: On the hunt for spring treasures

Published 10:23am Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring has brought plenty of treasures — finally — for this weekend, including those material, musical and gratifying.

It’s time to get outside and get moving.

1. Riches of rummaging

Before getting too amped up, though, check out Faith Evangelical Free Church’s rummage sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and help the youth of Faith Church. The rummage sale will be at the Faith Youth Building on 12th Street Southwest.

2. Just a little jazz

Slide into Friday easily with a little jazz 7 p.m. at the Austin High School. The AHS jazz show will be in Christgau Hall, and tickets are $7 for adults or $5 for students and seniors, available at the door.

3. Pick up the pace

Lace up tight, folks, stretch, and get loose. The second annual Darren Dash is set for 8 a.m. Saturday with an 8 a.m. half marathon or 8:15 5K run. For the shorter legs, there’s also an 11 a.m. kiddie run. The event all starts at the Veterans Pavilion, 800 South Main Street. For more information, go to

4. The simplest food drive ever

OK, Austin, this one’s easy. Put some nonperishable food items out by the mailbox or drop them off at the Post Office, and you’re done. That’s it. It’s the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday. Simply have the food out by the mailbox by 9 a.m. Saturday, and you’re set. Mail carriers will collect the food. Can Austin collect more than Albert Lea this year?

5. Big-time benefit

Get ready for a benefit of different sorts. While Richard Peterson is gone, he won’t be forgotten on Saturday at the Eagles Club, 107 11th St. NE, from 4 p.m. to midnight. The benefit for Peterson will help offset medical bills accumulated while Peterson fought cancer. So throw some money down on the silent auction and raffle, and have a good time.

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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