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Best Bets: Needing things to do in November

Published 9:14am Friday, November 1, 2013

The sugar rush is over, Halloween buffs. I hate to say this, but there is more eating to be had. This time, it’s for a good cause. At least we can burn some calories for free and learn how to play hockey. There’s more:

1. Supper for school

4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, Hollandale Christian School, 203 Central Ave. S, Hollandale.

Put down the candy and pick up the fork. It’s OK; it’s for a good cause, a fundraiser for the Hollandale Christian School. It’s the annual fall supper, and donations are by free-will.

2. Ice time

9:45-10:45 a.m. Saturday, Packer Arena, 601 Seventh St. NE, Austin.

Lace up the skates and hit the ice for some free hockey. You may not make the Bruins squad, but you could learn a few tricks during a free hockey outing at Packer arena on Saturday. It’s that time of the year.

3. Rustic radio

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, LeRoy Community Center, LeRoy.

Enjoy some old-time, authentic radio in LeRoy this weekend during Old-Time Radio Theater. Make the trek to the small town, and back in time, for $5, or $3 plus a food donation. Larger families pay $15 maximum.

4. Bowling for a cure

2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, Echo Lanes, 1600 10th Drive SE, Austin.

Strike some pins to strike cancer this Saturday at Echo Lanes. The event is a Relay for Life fundraiser. Tickets are $20 per person or $80 per team. Call 507-438-4220 or email for registration.

5. Migrate or deal with it

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, Jay C. Hormel Nature Center’s Ruby Rupner Auditorium, 1304 21st St. NE, Austin.

We live in harsh conditions, but the critters have it worse. Find out how animals deal with Minnesota’s tough winters during a free presentation at the nature center: “Migrate, Hibernate or Deal with it: How our Northern Critters Survive the Winter.” RSVP by Nov. 3 at 507-437-7519 or

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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