History meets mall this weekend

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 9, 2001

Tour a teepee and see craft people creating items Saturday and Sunday, Feb.

Friday, February 09, 2001

Tour a teepee and see craft people creating items Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11, at Northbridge Mall.

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More than 50 tables featuring crafters from three states will be selling colonial and early American items such as pottery, clothing, jewelry, blankets, woodworking, artwork, and books. The Albert Lea Art Center will be sketching participants for a portrait competition. Kettle Korn will also be available at the front door of Northbridge Mall.

This event is free to the public and it is a chance to visit some of the people who regularly exhibit at the Big Island Rendezvous in October each year.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these other local events:

Saturday, Feb. 10

— The annual meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota will be held at the First Baptist Church of Clarks Grove. The theme is &uot;How to Succeed at Sustainable Farming.&uot; The public is invited to attend. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The annual business meeting will start at 9 a.m. Featured speakers Dick and Sharon

Thompson will speak at 9:30 followed by the panel discussion, which will run from 10:30 to noon. Annual membership is $15. The meeting is free to those who pay their membership fee. Non-members will be asked to pay $5 at the door for the meeting and a noon meal.

— The 4-H Favorite Food Fair will be held at Skyline Mall beginning at 10 a.m. See food displays created by local 4-H’ers.

— The Albert Lea Art Center’s Quilt Show can be viewed at the Art Center, 224 S. Broadway, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is $1. The show is being sponsored by the Freeborn County Quilter’s Club, the Calico Hutch and the Art Center.

— An antique show continues at Skyline Mall from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

— The Thorne Crest Auxiliary annual dessert social runs from 2-3:30 p.m. at Thorne Crest. Proceeds go toward items needed at Thorne Crest.

— The St. Theodore School Seventh Annual Benefit Auction and Extravaganza will be held in Marian Hall at St. Theodore’s Parish. There will be a silent auction from 4 -7:15 p.m. with many valuable items to bid on.

A live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. and a raffle at 8 p.m. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased that evening.

There will be a $200 door prize to be given away between 7 and 9 p.m. There will also be live musical entertainment.

Food booths feature tacos and nachos, pizza and breadsticks, and hotdogs and brats.

There will also be a dessert booth.

The event will also have a country store, an area where homemade crafts, food items and penny candy are sold.

Admission is free.

Sunday, Feb. 11

— The Albert Lea Art Center’s Quilt Show continues with an open house from noon-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Quilting books and other items will be presented for sale by the Calico Hutch at Hayward. Admission to the show is $1.

The public is also invited to visit the quilt show during open hours, Tuesday- Friday from noon-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Art Center.

— An antique show continues at Skyline Mall from noon-5 p.m.

— Members of Heartland Storytellers Inc. will host a storytelling program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

This program will kick off the 16th annual Stories From the Heartland Storytelling Festival that will take place in Albert Lea and Austin the weekend of Feb. 23-25. There will be no admission charged for the guild concert, and a free will offering will be taken to help to support the annual storytelling festival. The program will feature local guild members with folk music and stories reflecting personal experiences, humor, and history.