5 things to do this weekend

Published 9:21 pm Wednesday, October 25, 2017

1. Paint a pumpkin

Children who want to paint a pumpkin can head to MarketPlace Foods between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday. Each child will receive a free pumpkin and a treat bag.

2. Murder mystery dinner

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For a night of whodunnit, it’s a trip to Wedgewood Cove Golf Club. The evening will feature an Italian buffet with a side of murder.

Expect to see actors from Albert Lea featured in the plot, and be prepared to solve the mystery — there’s a prize on the line. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Saturday.

3. Halloween carnival

Break out your Halloween costume a little early. Friday night, Unlimited Possibilities Dance Studio is hosting a Halloween carnival that includes games, snacks, dancing and prizes.

Children between pre-kindergarten and fifth grade can attend from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and fourth- through eighth-graders will be in the studio from 7:15-8:45 p.m.

There will be prizes for the costume contest.

4. “Indigenous” reception

The Freeborn County Arts Initiative gallery exhibit featuring regional artists Marlena Myles, Holly Young and Hilary Abe closes Friday with an artist reception from 7 to 9 p.m.

Attendees can take in the show and talk to the three artists featured, who plan to be in attendance. “Indigenous” expresses themes of innovation within native art through time and includes ledger drawings, photography and graphic illustrations.

5. Life Patterns by Barb

Albert Lea artist Barb Butler is celebrating her birthday a little early this year with an 80-painting show. Attendees can expect treats, conversation and a lot of paintings to peruse. You can attend the reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday or from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. It will take place at 331 Willamor Circle.

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