Best Bets: Events at the Senior Center, Hormel Home
Published 6:47 am Thursday, December 19, 2019
UPDATE: Davina and the Vagabonds show at the Hormel Historic Home is sold out.
Christmas is just around the corner, but there are still things to do this weekend.
The Mower County Senior Center will host a holiday bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday. You’ll find cookies, candies, bars, pies, and more at this year’s bake sale. Pie orders were due on Friday, Dec. 13 and can be picked up at the scheduled times.
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The Senior Center will also host a Christmas open house from 1-3 p.m. on Friday. Residents are cordially invited to the Senior Center for Christmas treats and lots of Christmas spirit with appetizers and hot drinks in the dining room. Instructors and craft groups will have displays and information.
For more information on either event, call 507-433-2370.
The Hormel Historic Home will host Davina and the Vagabonds on Saturday.
Take a break from the holiday frenzy and enjoy a night exploring the Hormel Historic Home and enjoying the unique musical talent of Davina and the Vagabonds. Lounge snacks and a cash bar will be available.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the music will start at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for members of the Hormel Historic Home, $15 for non-members.
For tickets or more information, go to www.hormelhistorichome.org or call 507-433-4243.
St. Olaf hosting annual Christmas Day Dinner
St. Olaf Lutheran Church will be holding its 22nd annual Christmas Day Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 25.
The menu will include a traditional Christmas Dinner with ham, turkey, and all the trimmings – free of charge! Transportation is available upon request.
The meal is provided by family and friends of Peter Klein and sponsored by Klein Family and anonymous donations.
Please sign up at St. Olaf Church or call 507-219-1151 to make reservations.
Schedule of Events
• Leadership Reads – Read, Discuss, Grow, 7:15 a.m. at South Central Athlete. December’s book for discussion is “It’s Not About the Coffee” by Howard Behar – available at Sweet Reads and the Austin Public Library. Complimentary for members of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce; $5 cash per session for non-members. Sponsored by the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce and Mary Holtorf of Leadership Development Resources. For more information, call 507-437-4561.
• Kay Sea Club Bingo, 5:30 p.m. at the Mower County Senior Center. 15 games will be played, $12 per packet. For more information, call 507-219-2884.
• “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 7 p.m. at the Historic Paramount Theatre. A Matchbox Children’s Theatre production. The audience will catch the Christmas spirit as the six children in the notorious, horrible Herdman family volunteer to star in their town’s Sunday school Christmas pageant, and end up teaching everyone the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets $10 for adults, $6 for children. For tickets or more information, go to www.austinareaarts.org or www.matchboxchildrenstheatre.org, or call 507-434-0934.
Saturday, Dec. 21
• Kids’ Studio (Clay) – Holiday Ornaments, 10:30 a.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center. With Laura Brandenburg. For kids ages 5-10. Cost: $5. To sign up or for more information, go to www.austinareaarts.org or call 507-434-0934.
• Author Visit – Julie Bronson, 1 p.m. at Sweet Reads. Meet Julie Bronson, who will talk about her book Abandoned Southern Minnesota, featuring local abandoned places. For more information, call 507-396-8660.
• “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 7 p.m. at the Historic Paramount Theatre. For tickets or more information, go to www.austinareaarts.org or www.matchboxchildrenstheatre.org, or call 507-434-0934.
• “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 2 p.m. at the Historic Paramount Theatre. For tickets or more information, go to www.austinareaarts.org or www.matchboxchildrenstheatre.org, or call 507-434-0934.
• Kay Sea Club Bingo, 1:30 p.m. at the Mower County Senior Center. 15 games will be played, $12 per packet. For more information, call 507-219-2884.
• Blue Christmas Service, 5 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. This is a service of reflection, remembrance, and peace for those who have experienced a loss of a loved one over this past year. A light meal of soup and bread will be served afterwards. For more information, call 507-433-3258.