5 things to do this weekend

Published 9:58 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1. Power boat drag races

The Upper Midwest Power Boat Association will host a power boat drag race from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday on Edgewater Bay of Fountain Lake.

The event in the past has included racers from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Nebraska, to name a few. Participation is not limited to UMPBA members.

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Bring a lawn chair and watch from the shore.

2. “A Night at the Museum”

The Freeborn County Historical Museum will host “A Night at the Museum,” a group event for the Stars Mentoring Program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

There will be a hot dog roast for supper along with roasting marshmallows for s’mores. Activities include a scavenger hunt and exploring the buildings.

People interested in coming should contact program coordinator Mary Volkman at starsforkids@yahoo.com or at 383-5272.

3. Healthy Kids Running Series

The Healthy Kids Running Series will continue at Southwest Middle School from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Points are based on finishing the race. Runners with the most points after the final race will win trophies.

T-shirts and race bags will be given to all participants who complete the full series, and all runners will be given a medal at the end of the fifth week.

Cost is $25 for the full series or $10 per race.

For more information, contact Katie Pestorious at 383-6858.

4. “A Night in Nashville”

“A Night in Nashville,” the eighth annual Celebrating the Arts & Artists for The Albert Lea Art Center, will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club.

The evening will include a meal, dancing, a silent auction and a demonstration from barn wood artist Shane Taylor. There will also be a raffle and door prizes.

Cost is $20 a person. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The event is one of the largest fundraisers for The Albert Lea Art Center each year.

5. “Indigenous”

A new exhibit celebrating Indigenous art through the ages will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Freeborn County Arts Initiative, 224 S. Broadway. 

It features the work of Marlena Myles, Holly Young and Hilary Abe.

The show opened Sept. 14 and will continue through Oct. 29.