Fun on the road and in Austin

Published 11:11 am Friday, July 26, 2013

Get off the couches and out of town this weekend, but make sure to be back for more fun next week. Albert Lea and Hayfield are set for a good time, but Austin is, too. Stick around for Saturday, though, and walk until the sun comes up. No, really.

1. Be a guest at “The Visit”

Hop on Interstate 90 this Friday and take a “visit” to Albert Lea. “The Visit,” an event featuring six professional performers from the Guthrie, Children’s Theater and Ten Thousand Things, along with local musical acts, will be at the Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Friday and again beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults. The Freeborn County Historical Museum is located on Bridge Avenue, just south of Interstate 90 off exit 157 in Albert Lea.

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2. Who’s the boss?

Hop on your hogs for successful students. The 13th annual Bikers of Student Success ride will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Riverland Community College, 1900 Eighth Ave. NW. There is a minimum donation of $25 per rider.

3. Just keep walking

The annual Relay for Life that raises money and awareness to fight cancer will return to Bandshell Community Park beginning this Saturday. Fun activities this year include a noon car show and entertainment at 3 p.m. The opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and continues until the sun comes up on Sunday.

4. Remember the homefront

World War II history will return to Austin with the Minnesota Historical Society’s traveling exhibit, “Minnesota Homefront, World War II.” The exhibit opens Tuesday at the Mower County Historical Society, which will add its own flair to the exhibit. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays until Sept. 27.

5. A funny spin on Spam

Prepare to laugh next Thursday, when “Monty Python’s Spamalot” opens at 7:30 p.m. at Frank W. Bridges Theatre at Riverland — it’s Spamtown debut. Among the Spam, of course, there must be flying cows and killer rabbits. Admission is $15, and more showings will be Aug. 2 through 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Other events

Don’t forget, Hayfield’s Hey Days begins tonight and runs through Sunday. Tuesdays on Main returns next week with some hard rock/grunge from the group A Band Since Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Also, check out Austin resident Eric Shoals’ new book and discussion Thursday at Gymocha.