Fight cancer, start shopping and tour homes
Published 11:07 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Freeborn is pulling together to help find a cure for cancer.
Freeborn’s TB3’s and Freeborn’s Pride Builders are sponsoring a benefit for the Eagles Cancer Telethon on Saturday at TB3’s. There will be a live auction by Holland Auction Co. starting at noon and continuing until all items are gone. Items to be auctioned include two 40-inch flat-screen televisions, tires, John Deere toys, decorative items, pork, baked goods, jams and salsa.
The evening entertainment begins at 8 p.m. provided by Boss Grant and the Johnny Cash Revue. Donations will be accepted for the entertainment.
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Pink Harper brooms will also be sold. Harper Co. manufactures these brooms specifically to help fight cancer with a donation for each broom sold. There will also be hometown cookbooks for sale.
Food will be available from noon to midnight.
Following is a roundup of other events happening in the area this weekend.
Friday, Nov. 28
– Santa arrives at 9 a.m. at Northbridge Mall.
– The Heart of the City Holiday Stroll takes place in downtown Albert Lea. People can vote for their favorite decorated window downtown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be holiday music from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the Albert Lea High School Caroliers strolling from shop to shop from 2 to 4 p.m. Santa Claus will be visiting with boys and girls and plans to attend the tree-light ceremony at 6 p.m. at the end of North Broadway Avenue. In addition, Destination: Albert Lea will host a chili supper at the American Legion from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5.50 per person.
– Rick Mammel’s exhibit, “Life in the Mississippi,” will be open at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway Ave., from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Story Lady Doll & Toy Museum, 131 N. Broadway Ave., will hold a holiday open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission to the museum will be free. There will be door prizes and refreshments will be served. Call 377-1820 for more information.
– The Albert Lea Art Center will hold a wine and cheese reception from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in honor of its Festival of Trees. There will be music by Neil and Barb Lang and Norrine Jensen.
Youth for Christ Mini Golf will be open at Northbridge Mall from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person.
Saturday, Nov. 29
– The Albert Lea Art Center’s Festival of Trees will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Youth for Christ Mini Golf will be open at Northbridge Mall from noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per person.
– Rick Mammel’s exhibit, “Life in the Mississippi,” will be open at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center from 1 to 4 p.m.
– The Walters Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual oyster stew and chili feed from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Walters Fire Hall. Oyster stew, chili, bread, cheese and homemade bars and beverages will be served. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for ages 10 and younger.
Sunday, Nov. 30
– The Glenville-Emmons Post-Prom Committee will hold its Christmas tour of homes from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. There are four homes on the tour, all in or near Albert Lea. – Tickets are available at Citizen’s State Bank of Glenville and Twin Lakes, the Shortstop, Addie’s Floral & Gifts, Doyle’s Hallmark, Sterling Drug and Mainstreet Hair.
– The Joyce Matthies Dance Ensemble will present its annual concert at 3 p.m. at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway Ave. Tickets are available at Plymouth Shoes, the Joyce Matthies Dance Centre and at the door.