Best Bets: Pizza, magic and humbling honors

Published 8:11 am Friday, May 17, 2013

The county has plenty in store for this weekend, whether people are into magic, music, comedy, running or a heartwarming moment. It’s all here.

1. Big-time bowling and bash

Consider jutting down to LeRoy this weekend, on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Travel Lanes & Supper Club is holding its 10th anniversary party with magic and a pizza party from 6-9 p.m. Friday, country music of Luke and Bob Texas from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and dinner and a comedy show from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Travel Lanes is located on Main Street in LeRoy.

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2. Running for a reason

Fight through the leg cramps and windedness this Saturday; it’s for a cure for breast cancer, folks. The Austin High School is holding its third annual Strides for a Cure 5K run/walk. The event kicks off at 8:40 a.m. with a 9 a.m. at Todd Park, 11th Street NE. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 and younger.

3. Veterans and V8s

A tradition of classics continues this Saturday in Austin. The eighth annual VFW Armed Forces Day Classic Car Show is set at the Austin VFW, 300 Fourth Ave. NE. Car registration, $10, will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. with the show running from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy classic rides, along with music, food, prizes and more.

4. Good Ol’ country

Remember the women of the Grand Ol’ Opry? Well, if you can’t remember them all, perhaps the Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. NE. will spark your memory this Saturday, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Check out Millie Kittleson, Billy Jane Kruse, the D.C. Drifters and more. Tickets are $14 in advance or $16 at the door.

5. Honor a hero

Memorial Day isn’t here yet, but many are thinking about in advance, including those at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. The church’s members and guests will continue a longtime tradition of honoring veterans at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, 2001 Sixth Ave. SE. Hear about flag and military branch traditions, sing along and honor some heroes. Food and fellowship will follow the service.

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.