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Best Bets: Find a refurbished bargain; run for a cause

Antiques. Spices. Jewelry. Unique treasures will be sold by hordes of vendors this weekend.

The 14th annual Three Rivers Days Antiques and Flea Market returns Friday through Sunday at the Mower County Fairgrounds.

This year’s market promises several new vendors.

“We have someone who makes needle points, someone who does hand-embroidered towels,” said Flea Market Coordinator Tessa Smith. “We have someone who handcrafts patio furniture sets. They are high quality items.”

Along with the aforementioned items, shoppers can also find collectibles, sports memorabilia, crafts, handmade soaps and refurbished items, among other things.

Smith encourages people to attend, both to help promote recycle items and to find a good deal.

“I believe in reusing items,” she said. “It helps keep history alive. There is something for every price range.”

The flea market will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during set-up on Friday. The market will also be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

For more information, call 507-433-1868 or email yllwdrgnfly13@yahoo.com.

Sixth Annual Darren Dash

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to run, because the Darren Dash is this weekend.

Now in its sixth year, the Darren Dash was started to honor Austin native and running enthusiast Darren Lewis, who passed away in 2011. Proceeds from the race help fund programs that benefit physical and mental health and scholarships for Austin cross country runners.

This year’s event will feature three races: a half marathon, 5K and kiddie run. The races will begin at 8, 8:15 and 11 a.m., respectively, on Sunday. All races will begin and end at Lafayette Park.

You can register online at www.darrendash.org, at Lewis Physical Therapy and Fitness Center before June 2, at the Eagles from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 3 or at Lafayette Park from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. on June 4.

For more information, visit www.darrendash.org or email minnekmlewis@yahoo.com.

Weekend at a glance

See the full calendar at www.austindailyherald.com/community-calendar/

June 2

•Mower County Humane Society Annual Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1403 18th St. SW. For more information, call 507-437-9262 or message on Facebook.

•Three Rivers Days Antiques and Flea Market – Set -up, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. For more information, see above or call 507-433-1868.

•Chateau Raceway Points Night, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing. Hot laps at 6:30 pm, race follows.  Chateau Raceway is a 1/3 mile semi-banked racetrack made of clay/gumbo mix. We offer 7 different classes on a weekly basis: Chateau Raceway Hornets and Pure Stocks, Wissota Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and USRA A & B Modifieds. For more information, call 507-272-8906.

June 3

•Mower County Humane Society Annual Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to noon at 1403 18th St. SW. Not accepting clothes, magazines, encyclopedias, TVs, computers or electronics. For more information, call 507-437-9262 or message on Facebook.

•Three Rivers Days Antiques and Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. For more information, see above or call 507-433-1868.

•Hayfield City-Wide Garage Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hayfield.

•Masonic Pancake Feed, 9 a.m. to noon at the Austin Masonic Lodge. The Austin Masons host an all-you-can-eat pancake feed for $5 per person. Come and enjoy pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

June 4

•Sixth Annual Darren Dash, 7:30 a.m. to noon at Lafayette Park. For more information, see above or email minnekmlewis@yahoo.com.

•Three Rivers Days Antiques and Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. For more information, see above or call 507-433-1868.

•Austin Blue Sox vs. Rochester Roadrunners, 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Lafayette Park. Go Blue Sox! For more information, go to www.austinbluesox.com.