Weekend Planner: Cancer benefit planned at Eagles

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 9, 2003

The Albert Lea Eagles Club gets a head start on raising funds for the Eagles Cancer Telethon Saturday.

The Eagle Lane fourth annual drive-by cash and aluminum can collection will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. near the Eagles Club back door. Anyone who wishes to donate cans but cannot bring them down can call 373-1162 to have theirs picked up.

Inside the Eagles Club, there will be fresh-baked cookies for sale from 9 a.m. on. A Scotch Double Eight-Ball pool tournament beings at 10 a.m. There will be a silent auction with something different every 30-45 minutes from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., a hot beef lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and live entertainment from 1-4 p.m. by Lefty and the Old Timers.

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Supper, featuring ham steak, chicken fried steak or chicken strips will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A live auction will run from 7:30-8 p.m. Malek’s Fishermen will provide music for dancing or listening from 8 p.m. to closing.

The public is invited to take part in any of the events, which help raise money to fund research in the fight against cancer.

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

Friday, Jan. 10

– The All-Member Show continues at the Albert Lea Art Center, 224 S. Broadway Ave., from noon-4 p.m. The show features everything from watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oil paintings to prints pulled from nature and bronze sculptures.

Admission to the galleries is free, but donations are accepted to help defray art center expenses.

Saturday, Jan. 11

– The All-Member Show continues at the Albert Lea Art Center, 224 S. Broadway Ave., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 12

– The Albert Lea Girls’ Basketball Booster Association’s annual pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Albert Lea Elks Club. The menu features Dennis Brue’s famous pancakes with eggs, sausage and potatoes. Proceeds

support all girls’ basketball programs, from elementary to varsity. Tickets are available at the door.

– The AmericInn of Albert Lea, 811 E. Plaza St., will host a qualifying round of the 2003 AmericInn Lodging National Youth Chess Tournament. Registration is at 9 a.m. Up to three qualifiers from each location will move on to the national finals tournament in St. Paul on Feb. 22. For more information, call Kyle Richardson at 888-595-2269, or visit the Website, www.americinn.com.