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Best Bets: A taste of Mower this weekend

Published 10:12am Friday, April 4, 2014

It’s another wonderful weekend in Austin and there’s plenty to see and do. Check out some of these events while you’re out and about over the next few days.

1. Mmmm … pancakes

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 5. Masonic Pancake Feed. Austin Masonic Lodge.

Get your pancakes on Saturday morning with a quick stop at the Austin Masonic Lodge, 303A North Main St. There are pancakes, sausages, orange juice and more at the all you can eat event.

2. Just a taste

5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5. Fourth annual Taste of Mower County. Holiday Inn in Austin.

The fourth annual Mower County cooking spectacular is set for this Saturday. Wine tasting, cash bar, live and silent auction, door prizes and entertainment are available. Contact Jamey Helgeson at 507-433-8994 or visit for more information.

3. Take me out to the ballgame

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. Annual spring baseball clinic, Austin High School gyms.

Parents, get your children ready for baseball season with a little practice at the annual spring baseball clinic. There’s no preregistration for the ages 9-14 event, but children should provide their own gloves. The event is free.

4. Open for art

1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 6. Open house for “Recent Paintings and Drawings.” Austin ArtWorks Center temporary location, Oak Park Mall.

An open house for the Austin ArtWorks Center’s latest exhibit, “Recent Paintings and Drawings,” will feature artist Tim Jones’s work. Stop by and visit with the artist and other ArtWorks volunteers Sunday afternoon.

Looking ahead

There’s plenty of things to look forward to next week, as residents get ready for the Austinaires shows starting Thursday, as well as “After the Rain King,” the latest Matchbox Children’s Theatre play, next weekend.


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