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Best Bets: Holiday trends and helping hands

Published 10:23am Friday, November 22, 2013

Get those turkeys and fixings in the freezer before it’s all too late next week, and head out for the weekend and enjoy the season. Here are a few festive, decorative and heartfelt, helpful events to attend this time around before cranking up the oven.

1. Tea’s the season

1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, Holiday English Tea, Hormel Historic Home, 208 Fourth Ave. NW, Austin.

How about a little tea? Relax in elegant fashion during Hormel Historic Home’s annual Holiday English Tea. The home will be fully decorated for the season and open for tours. Tickets are $15; call 507-433-4243 for more information.

2. Now approaching our destination

7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23; 2 p.m. Nov. 24, “Boeing Boeing,” Frank W. Bridges Theatre, Riverland Community College, 1900 Eighth Ave. NW, Austin.

There are still three chances to see the fast-pace comedy “Boeing Boeing” at Riverland. The six-member cast is caught in Bernard’s commotion as he tries to juggle his three flight attendant fiancées while keeping it hush hush. Can he do it? Find out at the show. Tickets are $13 or free for Riverland students.

3. Help Hallman

11 a.m. until done, Saturday, Nov. 23, Hallman benefit, Austin VFW, 300 Fourth Ave. NE.

Bill Hallman and his family could use a hand. Bill — diagnosed with diverticulitis, a common bowel disease — has had further complications, surgeries and too much time in intensive care. His family will hold a benefit at the Austin VFW Saturday with a pool tournament (sign-up at 11 a.m.), DJ, silent auction, food, and plenty of fun. Show some support.

4. ‘Sumthing’ seasonal at Sumner

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, holiday craft sale, Sumner Elementary School, 805 Eighth Ave. NW, Austin.

Sumner Elementary is once again holding it’s holiday craft sale at the school, this Saturday. Hunt for unique treasures before the real hustle and bustle of the holidays hit.

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

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