5 things to do this weekend

Published 10:42 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2017

1. Free family mystery movie

If you’re up for two mysteries on Sunday, the city of Albert Lea is hosting a free family movie  from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. It will be a mystery movie, but the film itself is also a mystery: the selection will be a surprise the day of. The movie will be PG. Because food is not allowed in the theater, eat your popcorn beforehand.

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2. Gobble Wobble 5k

The Albert Lea Education Association’s second annual Gobble Wobble will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday at Brookside Education Center. The 5k raises money for local scholarships. Participants are free to walk, run or wobble.

3. Kidney transplant benefit

A burger basket meal, silent auction, bake sale and entertainment featuring Uptown Sound mark a benefit to support the recipient and donor of an upcoming kidney transplant. Benefits from the fundraiser at Moose Lodge will be split between the recipient and donor. The benefit runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

4. Holiday tour of homes

This year’s Christmas tour of homes features four stops: the Freeborn County Historical Museum, two Park Avenue homes and intellicents. The museum has free coffee and cookies, one of the homes is celebrating its 100th birthday next year and intellicents is celebrating the historic architecture of downtown Albert Lea. Join the tour from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

5. Todd Utpadel and the Snowy River Band

Todd Utpadel and the Snowy River Band are hitting the stage at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center with a classic country music performance. In a show that purports to take you straight to Nashville, it’s a salute to the Grand Ole Opry itself. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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