51st annual gun show to be held in Wells

Published 10:10 am Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Wells Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting its 51st annual gun show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Modern and antique guns, knives, coins and other collectibles will fill more than 300 tables at United South Central High School in Wells.

In addition to the display of guns and antiques, breakfast and lunch will be available, along with pie and coffee.

Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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Check out several other events taking place throughout Freeborn County this weekend, as well, including:


• Enjoy student art at the Elementary/Secondary Art Show, on exhibit at the Albert Lea Art Center through April 2. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

• Everyone’s invited to attend the Home Based Business show from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Northbridge Mall.

• Geneva Bar & Grill is hosting a five-person pool tournament all day Friday and Saturday.

• Alden-Conger drama department will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Alden-Conger school gymnasium. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

• Tiger’s Roar, a variety show put on by students at Albert Lea High School, is slated for 7 p.m. at the Albert Lea High School auditorium.

• The Austin Big Band is slated to perform at 7 p.m. in the El Parral ballroom in Austin. Admission is $10.

• The New Richland Sportsmen’s Club is having a fish fry starting at 5 p.m. at New Richland City Hall. Proceeds will go to repair damages to the clubhouse along Highway 13.

• The Eagles Club in Albert Lea will host a karaoke and dance with music by Tom Minehart starting at 7:30 p.m.


• The 30th annual Home and Recreation Show is slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Skyline Plaza.

• Moscow Lutheran Church will hold a soup and pie supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Four kinds of soup and homemade pies will be served. Donations will be collected at the door.

• Southern Gateway Chapter of Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association will hold a fish fry and 15-gun raffle at the Leo Carey American Legion Post 56. The raffle is slated for 6 p.m., followed by the fish fry at 8 p.m. Admission is $8 per person and tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will be used on local projects.

• The Eagles Club in Albert Lea will host a dance with music by Larry/J starting at 7:30 p.m.

• The Albert Lea Moose Lodge will host the Moose softball team burger basket fundraiser starting at noon, followed by KB Karaoke at 7 p.m.

• Tiger’s Roar, a variety show put on by students at Albert Lea High School, is slated for 7 p.m. at the ALHS auditorium.


• A build-your-own omelet breakfast to benefit Morin Lake Days will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alden-Conger School cafeteria. Admission is $6 for adults (second omelet is $3), $3 for children ages 6 to 12, and children under the age of 5 eat free. Take-outs will be available upon request.

• An Amaranth pancake breakfast will be held at the Masonic Lodge from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Wait staff will be students in the Albert Lea High School music department.

• The Freeborn County Historical Museum’s photo presentation open house is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum.

• St. Olaf College presents the “Norseman Concert” at 3 p.m. at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.