Weekend planner: Corn maze, corn fest top corn-filled weekend
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 21, 2003
The North Star Corn Maze, located near Northwood, Iowa, opens this weekend. This year’s theme is &uot;Wild, Wild West 2003.&uot;
The maze is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. through Nov. 2, or weekdays by appointment (call (641) 324-1435).
Admission is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Concessions, a gift shop and toilets are available on the grounds.
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To get to the corn maze, travel south on Highway 65 and watch for the signs.
Following is a roundup of other events happening in the area this weekend.
Friday, Aug. 22
-The works of Jim and Judith Miller of Blue House Pottery in Clear Lake, Iowa, and watercolor artist Kathy Mullins of Hutch-inson are on exhibit the Albert Lea Art Center, 224 S. Broadway Ave., from noon-4 p.m. Admission is free.
-Kernel Days activities in Wells includes the carnival, which opens at 5 p.m., and a
teen dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at Thompson park.
-The Pelican Breeze will hold a pizza cruise at 6 p.m. Reservations are required before 4 p.m. Friday. Call 383-2630.
Saturday, Aug. 23
-The Albert Lea Farmers’ Market is open in the parking lot at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Water Street from 9 a.m.-noon.
-Kernel Days activities in Wells include a pedal pull at 11 a.m. on South Broadway Ave., the carnival opening at noon, a performance by the Spotlight Dancers at 7 p.m. at Thompson Park, and the firemen’s street dance at the municipal parking lot from 8:30 p.m. until the music stops.
-The works of Jim and Judith Miller of Blue House Pottery in Clear Lake, Iowa, and watercolor artist Kathy Mullins of Hutchinson are on exhibit the Albert Lea Art Center, 224 S. Broadway Ave., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free.
-The Pelican Breeze will hold a public cruise at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24
-Kernel Days activities in Wells include a VFW pancake breakfast, a parade at noon, free sweet corn at Thompson park after the parade, and the carnival opening at 1 p.m.
-Luverne’s Concertina Band will present the final weekly free program of live music of the season in Edgewater Park at 1:30 p.m. The band plays old-time waltzes and polkas.
-The Pelican Breeze will hold a special event cruise with the Luke Rye Bluegrass Band at 2 p.m. Call for reservations, 383-2630.
-The Albert Lea Audubon Society is taking a walk in a natural setting near Glenville.
All are invited.
The group will meet behind ShopKo at 2 p.m. People may bring a light lunch if they desire. There is no charge to attend.
(Contact Geri McShane at email@example.com or call 379-3436.)