Weekend Planner: Riders will pedal for a cure

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 2, 2002

The 30th Annual 100-Mile Freeborn County American Cancer Society Bike-A-thon rolls through Freeborn County Saturday. The ride begins from the Sibley warming house, located on West Front Street near the Skyline Mall, at 6 a.m. Participants of all ages will be riding to raise money that goes toward the American Cancer Society programs of service, education and research.

There’s still time to get involved. Riders obtain sponsors by asking friends and neighbors to pledge a specific amount of money to be paid for each mile ridden. Pledge cards must be turned in at the Skyline Mall on May 2 and 3 between the hours of 3 and 9 p.m. No one will be allowed to participate in the Bike-A-thon without a ride card. The ride cards will be stamped at each check point along the route. This will be used as a record to show proof of actual miles the rider completed.

Following is a roundup of other events happening in the area this weekend:

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Friday, May 3

– The monthly Business/Community Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the AmericInn. Coffee and rolls will be served. There is no charge to attend, but a non-perishable item for the food shelf is welcome.

– Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 320 W. College St., Albert Lea, will host a sloppy joes, bars and salad luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $4.50 per person.

Saturday, May 4

– The community of Wells will hold a citywide garage sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Maps are available at Super Valu, Wells Drug and Dairy Queen. The event is sponsored by the Wells Area Chamber of Commerce.

– Northbridge Mall will host the Albert Lea High School prom’s promenade at 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

Sunday, May 5

– Arc Freeborn County and the Sons of Norway will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Lodge. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee. The public is invited. Cost is adults: $4; children 10 and under: $2.50 Arc is a United Way Agency that provides services to people of all ages who have developmental disabilities. All proceeds from the breakfast will be used for Arc’s programs and activities in Freeborn County.

– The Albert Lea Art Center will host an open house reception for its new exhibit, the artwork of the Sweere family of Owatonna, from 2-4 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but freewill donations will be accepted to help defray Art Center expenses. Regular gallery hours are from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

– The Crusaders and the Crusaders Gospel Band will present a concert at 6 p.m. at the Hollandale Reformed Church, 101 E. Park Ave., Hollandale. There is no charge to attend, but a free will offering will be taken. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the concert.