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Vietnam veterans family picnic is Sunday at park in Northwood

Published 11:24am Thursday, June 6, 2013

NORTHWOOD — The 12th annual family picnic for Vietnam veterans, era veterans and their families will be this Sunday in Northwood.

Serving begins at 1 p.m., and burgers, brats and lemonade will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring side dishes to share.

The event will be at Northwood’s Swensrud Park. Call 641-909-4579 with questions.

In Albert Lea, Eddie Cochran Weekend will be celebrated. Turn to Page 2 for more information. Also this weekend is Glenville Days. Look above for a story and schedule of events.



• Eddie Cochran Weekend starts. Turn to Page 2 for more information and a cruise map.

• City Wide Rummage Sales will be taking place all weekend in Albert Lea.

• The Friends of the Albert Lea Public Library will host a book sale from noon to 6 p.m.

• The Alden American Legion will host a pork chop supper from 5 to 8 p.m. The Freeborn County Pork Producers will grill. Cost is $9 per person. A flag retirement ceremony will be at 7 p.m.

• The 112 on Broadway hosts country artist Rachel Rhodes at 9:30 p.m. Rhodes recently released “Heartland” after recording it in Nashville. Opening for Rhodes is Riptide at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.



• The Albert Lea Art Center is hosting its annual Unique Junque sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1206 W. Richway Drive. Profits go toward the art center’s operating expenses.

• Take-A-Kid Fishing will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Albert Lea’s Edgewater Park. Children receive bait and fishing pole.

• The Land Between the Lakes Triathlon for children will begin at 9 a.m. at the Albert Lea city pool.

• The Albert Lea Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon at the North Broadway parking lot.

• The Friends of the Albert Lea Public Library’s book sale continues from 9 a.m. to noon.

• The Lighthouse Event Center will host a flea market/rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



• The Lions annual flight breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Menu includes pancakes, ham, eggs, milk and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger. Music will be by Luverne’s Concertina and local police and fire departments will have equipment there for Touch a Truck.

• United Methodist Church will host a rock ’n’ roll service at 10 a.m.

• The 12th annual Vietnam veterans picnic will be at 1 p.m. at Northwood’s Swensrud Park.

• First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea will host a spring music recital at 2 p.m.