Cats, choirs and coachman in Albert Lea this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 26, 2001

The third-annual senior citizen’s prom will be held Saturday from 2 to 4:30 p.

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The third-annual senior citizen’s prom will be held Saturday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Skyline Mall by the Senior Center. The event is free, and all senior citizens are invited. Dress is casual or formal and refreshments will be served. A promenade will be at 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Albert Lea High School Student Council.

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Friday, April 27

The Minnesota State Coachman Association will hold its District 11 rally at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday. Organizers expect 30-50 Coachman recreational vehicle owners from trohought Midwest to meet.

The Albert Lea Area Youth Choir will present a Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1101 Highway 69 South. The concert is open to the public.


Saturday, April 28

The Minnesota State Coachmen Association rally continues.

A bake sale, car wash and silent auction benefit for the Mark Blake family will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Albert Lea United Methodist Church.

Blake has a terminal disease, neurodystrophy, which has resulted in a loss of income and some benefits. The public is invited to attend the benefit.

The Humane Society of Freeborn County will hold a cat and kitten adoption at Gayle’s Grooming and Pet Supplies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adult cats and 7-week-old kittens are ready to go. Any questions, call HSFC at 377-8501.

The Carpenter Family will perform a public concert at 7 p.m. at the Ellendale Middle School gym. A freewill offering will be received.

The Carpenters are a family of nine performing a variety of music with a Christ-centered focus. The children range in age from 26 to 8 and they all play instruments and sing. Instruments include hammer dulcimer, guitars, keyboards, fiddle, harmonicas, drums, flute and banjo. The parents round out the presentation with words of wisdom and testimony.


Sunday, April 29

The Coachmen rally continues.

A benefit for the Klunder family will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the United South Central Middle School, Kiester.

Roast pork loin sandwiches, salads, desserts, coffee and milk will be served. Donations of $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 10 and under will be appreciated. The meal is free for children 4 and under.

Steve Klunder underwent surgery for a brain tumor. He still suffers seizures and has been unable to return to work. His wife, Kristen, teaches at Albert Lea High School.

The event is sponsored by Lutheran Brotherhood with help from Farming of Yesteryear, Kee Women Lions and Trinity Lutheran Church. Disaster relief matching funds up to $500 will be provided by the East Faribault County Branch 8328 of Lutheran Brotherhood.

Cash donations may be sent to the Klunder Family Fund in care of the First National Bank, Kiester.

The Albert Lea Community Band will perform a spring concert at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Northbridge Mall food court. The concert will feature Disney themes, Irish songs, marches and show tunes.

The Children’s House Montessori Preschool, 1424 W. Main St., will be having its annual open house from 2-4 p.m. Children’s House parents and staff welcome the public, as well as parents of young children, to the open house. Enrollment applications for the fall of 2001 will be available.

This fall the Children’s House will be expanding its program offerings to include two afternoon Montessori sessions. The new sessions will give children the option of attending either two or three days weekly. The Children’s House will continue to offer its five-day morning session, and limited child care.

Anyone with an interest in early childhood learning is invited to the open house. The phone number is 373-5204.

A doll, teddy bear and toy show benefiting the House of Hope will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northbridge Mall, featuring antique to modern collectible dolls, bears, toys and related items. Free doll appraisals will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. There is no admission fee. The event is sponsored by the Woman-in-the-Shoe Doll Club. For more information, call 377-3791 or 377-3185.