Weekend Planner: Shinefest to continue with projects

Published 9:01 am Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shinefest will continue this weekend with a number of programs for the community.

Rocking the Block will continue with the mission of completing seven houses this week. This project is similar to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” according to Shinefest organizer Jim Troe. Anyone is welcome to help and can contact Troe at 507-402-3410 to get involved.

Shinefest activities come to a head on Saturday with a school clothes giveaway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, oil changes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dave Syverson Auto Center and a block party beginning at 4 p.m. at Morin Park.

The clothes giveaway and oil changes are designed for families in need. For those who don’t want to give blood, volunteers are welcome. To help with the blood drive, call Dale Grotsun at 507-383-2766.

Shinefest’s final project will be Community Sew Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Fairlane Building.

 

Friday

• A blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church.

• These are a Few of my Favorite Things art show will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albert Lea Art Center. The show features original works of art, objects and family heirlooms.

• Heart of the Heartland art show is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Freeborn County Arts Initiative.

• The Nation of Patriots Tour fundraiser basket night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Albert Lea American Legion. All of the money raised will be donated to combat wounded soldiers and their families. The Harley Owner’s Group Albert Lea chapter members are teaming up with American Legion members for the Nation of Patriots tour Sept. 1 and 2.

• Mrs. Gerry’s Summer Sizzler pickleball tournament will be at 5:30 p.m. at Frank Hall Park.

• The Pelican Breeze II pizza cruise leaves at 6 p.m. from Frank Hall Park. Cost is $20. Ten reservations are needed for the Breeze to leave. Call 507-383-7273 to reserve your spot.

 

Saturday

• The Albert Lea Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon at Northbridge Mall. Homemade breads, baked goods, honey and more will be available for purchase.

• Mrs. Gerry’s Summer Sizzler pickleball tournament will be at 9 a.m. at Frank Hall Park.

• A low cost spay/neuter clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ranch & Pet Supply. Call 612-720-8236 or visit mnsnap.org to register. Space is limited.

• These are a Few of my Favorite Things art show will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albert Lea Art Center. The show features original works of art, objects and family heirlooms.

• Heart of the Heartland art show is open from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Freeborn County Arts Initiative.

• An Everly Brothers tribute will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.

 

Sunday

• Enjoy Sunday breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Albert Lea American Legion. Pancakes, potatoes, scrambled eggs with or without ham, sausage, fruit cups, juice, milk and coffee will be served. Cost is $7.

• The Pelican Breeze II cruise leave at 1:30 p.m. from Frank Hall Park. Cost is $10 per person. There needs to be at least 10 people for the boat to sail. Reserve your spot by calling 507-383-7273.

 

Movie listings

• Friday, Saturday and Sunday: “American Ultra,” “Fantastic Four,” “Hitman: Agent 47,” “Ricki and the Flash,” “Sinister 2,” “Straight Outta Compton” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”