Best Bets: A hunt for homes and health

Published 10:35 am Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall has crept in with cold, wet chills. But don’t let that keep you at home. There are plenty of area choices this weekend for both the in- and outdoorsy types.

1. And now showing…

Friday, Saturday and Oct. 9-12, 7:30 p.m., 1900 Eighth Ave. NW

The anticipation is over; the curtains have been pulled. The Rocky Horror Show, open at Riverland’s Frank W. Bridges Theatre, has hit the stage. The first showing was Thursday night, and there are plenty more opportunities to see Frank ‘n’ Furter and the risque cast. Tickets are $16.

2. Fundraising with pheasants

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Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m. banquet, 78590 125th St. LeRoy.

Here’s another way to raise money for breast cancer research: Polish up the shotguns and hit the fields for some upland game birds. Three Arrows Hunting preserve just northeast of LeRoy is holding Hunting for a Cure this Saturday.

Tickets are $100 for the hunt and $20 for the banquet, which will be held afterward at Travel Lanes in LeRoy. For more information, call 507-437-9601.

3. Golfing for good

Saturday, Oct. 5, noon, 25238 540th Ave., Austin.

Hold on weather; we need another benefit to come through. The golf benefit for William Wagner, who was injured in a nearly tragic shotgun accident, will be held this Saturday at Meadow Greens Golf Course north of Austin. Tickets are $60 per person for four-person teams. In the event of bad weather, guests will head inside and still celebrate and have fun.

4. Festivals are for fall

Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rose Pedaler, 16931 Highway 56, Rose Creek.

The Shooting Star Byway/Rose Pedaler Fall Festival is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Rose Creek. Check out the horse-drawn wagon rides, open house, vendors, free stuff and plenty of pumpkins.

5. Oh, the homes

Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-5 p.m., Austin and rural area tour.

Take a relaxing tour of some elegant homes this Sunday. The American Association of University Women’s annual tour of homes is set for Sunday with fancy homes in Austin and Rose Creek. Tickets and pricing are available at the Coffee House on Main, from AAUW members, at each of the homes the day of the sale, and from Sue Grove: 433-5464.

Other events

Of course, check the Herald’s community calendar, as fall church dinner season is crawling out of the woodwork.