Best Bets: Off and running for Pacelli Shamrockin’ Run held this weekend

Published 8:48 am Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pacelli Catholic Schools will host its fourth annual Shamrockin’ 5K and 1 Mile Runs this weekend. The races, which help raise funds for the schools, are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Pacelli.

The event was originally scheduled for April 7, but was postponed to April 14.

The race times will be posted online and awards will be given to the top three finishers in the male and female categories immediately following the conclusion of the races.

B&J Bar and Grill will host a post-race party. Participants will be given one free beverage if they provide a racing BIB.

Registration costs $35 for adults, $25 for youth/students ages 18 and under, or $100 for a family of three or more in the same household. Registration forms are available at the Pacelli High School Office (311 Fourth St. NW) or online at www.pacellischools.org. Please make checks payable to Pacelli Boosters. Registration packets will be available for pick-up from 4:30-6 p.m. at Pacelli High School or at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday before the race.

For more information, call 507-437-3278 or visit www.pacellischools.org.

Schedule of Events

Friday

• Austin Community Playgroup – Parent/Caregiver Day (Open Gym for Kids), 10 a.m. at Austin Congregational UCC. Come and meet other parents, caregivers, and children in an informal, friendly, and fun environment. Please bring your own snacks. All dates are subject to cancellation for church needs – notice will be sent out as soon as possible. For more information, call Sheila at 507-399-1924, or go to   https://www.facebook.com/austincongoucc/?fref=ts.

• An Evening With the Arts – Jim Wegner, 6:30 p.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center. Join James Wegner on an artistic journey, “Exploring Creativity with Matisse and Picasso.” This is a lecture-based class. For more information or to register, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.

• Annual Austinaires Show – “Dance the Night Away,” 7 p.m. at Christgau Hall, Austin High School. Show includes the Austinaires and Choralaires ensembles. Each night features a different group of seniors so attending more than one concert is highly encouraged. Tickets available at Hy-Vee Foods and the AHS cashier for $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are $1 more at the door.

• “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7 p.m. at the Historic Paramount Theatre. A Matchbox Children’s Theatre production. Tickets are $6 for youth 14 and under, $10 for adults. For more information, call 507-433-1931 or go to www.matchboxchildrenstheatre.org.

• Edible Book Festival, at the Austin Public Library. For more information, call 507-433-2391.

Saturday

• Kids’ Studio – Canvas Bird Painting, 10:30 a.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Beth Hamilton. For kids ages 4 to 14; cost is $5. To sign up or for more information, call 507-434-0934 or go to www.austinareaarts.org.

• Open Art Hour, 10:30 a.m. at the Austin Public Library. Stop in to create a masterpiece. For more information, call 507-433-2391.

• Human Trafficking Awareness Class, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. Free workshop led by educators from Mission 21 of Rochester. Provides an overview of human trafficking with a focused emphases on sex trafficking. Refreshments provided. For ages 12 and up.

• Fourth Annual Shamrockin’ Run – 5K and 1 Mile Run, 2 p.m. at Pacelli Catholic Schools. Annual fundraising run, fun for the whole family to participate in. Packet pick-up/registration on day of race at 12:30 pm; race begins at 2 pm. Early registration up to Mar 23 – youth/student (up to 18) $20, adult $25, family (3 or more in same family) $75; after Mar 23 to race day, youth/student $25, adult $30, family $100. Registration forms at Pacelli Catholic Schools or go to www.pacellischools.org.

• Annual Austinaires Show – “Dance the Night Away,” 7 p.m. at Christgau Hall, Austin High School. Show includes the Austinaires and Choralaires ensembles. Each night features a different group of seniors so attending more than one concert is highly encouraged. Tickets available at HyVee Foods and the AHS cashier for $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are $1 more at the door.

• “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7 p.m. at the Historic Paramount Theatre. A Matchbox Children’s Theatre production. Tickets are $6 for youth 14 and under, $10 for adults. For more information, call 507-433-1931 or go to www.matchboxchildrenstheatre.org.

Sunday

• All You Can Eat Pancakes, 9 a.m. at the American Legion Club Room. For more information, call 507-437-1151.

• Wonder Days, 2 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. For tweens and teens – intern Jessica will be leading conversations and activities based on the book “Wonder.” Meet in the Austin Public Library programming room. For more information, call 507-433-2391.

• “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 2 p.m. at the Historic Paramount Theatre. A Matchbox Children’s Theatre production. Tickets are $6 for youth 14 and under, $10 for adults. For more information, call 507-433-1931 or go to www.matchboxchildrenstheatre.org.