5 things to do this weekend

Published 10:28 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1. Summer Wine Festival

Three Oak Vineyards and Winery will host a summer wine festival from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday as part of the Fourth of July festivities in Albert Lea. Participants will be able to tour the establishment and take in the winery’s grounds while enjoying wine by the glass or bottle. There will be live entertainment as well so guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to sit back, relax, sip wine and enjoy the music. The vineyard is at 73505 225th St. in Albert Lea. For more information, call 507-383-1273.

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2. Candlelight Night Walk

The city of Albert Lea’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a candlelit night walk at Bancroft Bay Park from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to come and see what Bancroft looks like when the lights go out. Stay warm afterward with a bonfire and s’mores.

The event is free and open to the public.

Those with questions should direct them to Jennifer Davis with Parks and Recreation at 507-377-4370.

3. Live Music at The Interchange

The Interchange Wine and Coffee Bistro will host live entertainment from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The Angie Kelly Band will provide music for the night. The event is free and open to the public.

The Interchange is located in historic downtown Albert Lea at 211 South Broadway Ave.

4. Fourth of July festivities in Northwood

Northwood will host its annual Fourth of July festivities Friday through Sunday and also Tuesday this year.

The beer garden will be open on Central Avenue throughout the weekend with street dances, and there will also be a root beer garden with children’s activities at the community center.

The TUNE run and walk will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, with registration at 8:30 a.m.

A parade will start at 11 a.m. on the Fourth followed by food, inflatables and Miss Northwood at the Worth County Fairgrounds. There will also be a dunk pond and beanbag and horseshoe tournaments that day, before fireworks finish off the festivities at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Look to page 52 of the Albert Lea Tribune’s edition of Summer Times for more information on Northwood’s Independence Day festivities.

5. Watercolor artist at The Art Center

Steele County watercolor artist Sandy Dinse will share her collection of farm-inspired paintings again this weekend at The Albert Lea Art Center.

Dinse grew up on a farm in Pratt, a small community south of Owatonna. In her youth, she attended a one-room schoolhouse. This humble beginning has become a source of inspiration for her love of the family farm.

Original works, prints and cards will be available for purchase at the art center for the duration of the exhibit. Her gallery will run through July 22 in Albert Lea.

The Art Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday.

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Evelyn Seffinga covers education and arts and culture for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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