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Best Bets: Who will stop the rain? Austin will

Published 11:13am Friday, May 31, 2013

Perhaps weekends haven’t gone nearly as planned this spring for most people, but let’s keep our fingers crossed. After receiving more rain than ever (that’s literally true), it’s Main Street’s turn in Austin.

1.) Kicking off summer with music

So it’s not officially summer yet, but Austin is kicking off summer anyway with a summer kickoff concert on downtown Main Street, featuring music by Six Mile Grove at 7 p.m. Friday night. The entire event runs from 5 to 9 p.m., so get out, and stay dry.

2.) Providing aid from miles away

Put everything aside for a second, and lend some thoughts to those who suffered through last week’s horrendous tornado in Oklahoma. They had it much worse than we have recently.

Folks, there is something you can do in Austin: Head down to the Mill Pond parking lot in the 500 block of Main Street North at noon Saturday, and give. The Austin Jaycees are collecting toiletries, pet food, money and other supplies to provide relief for those stricken so hard by nature.

3.) A big treasure hunt

The Three River Days Antiques Flea Market is back at the Mower County Fairgrounds, 700 12th St. SW, and it has already begun. The flea market opened at 10 a.m. today and runs through 4 p.m. It’s also open from 10 to 4 on Saturday. The event runs rain or shine.

4.) U of M comes to Austin

Who wants to meet University of Minnesota athletic geniuses? U of M coaches and athletic director Norwood Teague be at the Hormel Historic Home, 208 Fourth Ave. NW, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Coaches from almost every team and Goldy will be present, and Gopher gear will be available. The event is open to public, but registration is required at Space is limited to 200.

5.) Talkin’ bout Tuesday

That time of the year has finally come, when Tuesdays are fun. Tuesdays on Main returns to Austin for the second year next Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. with the Parks & Kleist Band, food vendors and plenty of mingling.

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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