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Editorial: Events abound in Albert Lea for the rest of the summer

We are into the dog days of summer, and it’s hard to believe that in a little more than a month school will start again.

Until then, however, there are still plenty of events to take advantage of.

Whether you’re looking for entertainment, socialization, some good food or something else, there’s something for every taste.

This week alone, there is:

• Wind Down Wednesday downtown

• Thursdays on Fountain at Fountain Lake Park

• “Beauty and the Beast” at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

• Bayside Ski Show on Edgewater Bay

• “The Three Stooges” marathon at the Edgewater Park bandshell

• Chapel Con at City Arena

• Shinefest Tractor Ride

On top of that, there are regular events, such as Pelican Breeze cruises, Albert Lea Farmers Market, Lakers baseball games — not to mention loads of activities you can do on the lakes.

Some highlights of the rest of the summer include The Story Show, the Freeborn County Fair, Relay for Life and the Big Island Bar-B-Que.

And we’ve just scratched the surface.

The community has many events to offer, thanks to the efforts of many trying to better the community. Check out the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Albert Lea Parks and Recreation Department, this newspaper and other sources to stay on top of what is happening.

The Tribune’s Summer Times, with details about many of the events happening, can be picked up around town or at the Tribune office.