Best Bets: Catch a show, clean up your neighborhood

Published 10:18 am Thursday, April 28, 2016

Richie Lee, with the Fabulous 50s, performs the first of two sets at the Mower County Fair. Herald file photo

Richie Lee, with the Fabulous 50s, performs the first of two sets at the Mower County Fair. Herald file photo

There are plenty of chances to not only get out and have some fun, but to make your community a better place as well. This coming weekend there are some final opportunities to catch a scary good time as well as clean up the town you live in.

1. Young Frankenstein

April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m., Frank W. Bridges Theatre

If you missed it the first weekend you still have three more chances to view the Riverland Community College Theatre production of “Young Frankenstein.” Join Frederick Frankenstein, Igor and Inga as they and the rest of the cast dance their way through the musical adaption of the 1974 Mel Brooks classic. The show is suggested for ages 13 and up and costs $16.



2. Austin Page Turners author visit: Allen Eskens

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7 p.m. Thursday, Austin Public Library

Author Allen Eskens visits Austin as a culmination of the book club’s City-Wide Reading Event. Eskens will talk about his book, “The Life We Bury,” as well as answer questions. Refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

3. Fourth Annual Power of the Palate

5 p.m. Friday, Austin County Club

Celebrate a Friday of fundraising with the some great food with the fourth annual Power of the Palate. This casual evening will offer sampling of local area cuisine with a cash bar and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available through the United Way of Mower County. Money raised through this event go to benefit the children of Mower County.

4. 10th annual Austin Community Pride Day

9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Take this chance to better the community you live in with a morning of volunteering and cleaning. This event sends volunteers throughout Austin to pick up trash and debris in and effort to make city a cleaner place to reside. Come to the Austin VFW get some coffee or hot chocolate and a donut and then sign up for a designated place for your group to clean. Protective gloves and bags will be available.

Community Pride Day.  Herald file photo

Community Pride Day.
Herald file photo

5. Seventh annual Taste of Nations

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, old El Parral

Take your lunch plans downtown at the old El Parral for this annual taste of other cultures. This is the perfect opportunity to not only taste some great food, but learn about other nations as well. Admission is free for food samples, entertainment and education.

6. Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50’s

7:30 p.m. Saturday, The Historic Paramount Theatre

Richie Lee is going to have you up and moving as he swings into Austin, playing the hits from some of the greatest artists in music ever. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.