5 things to do this weekend
Published 9:38 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1. Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Freeborn County citizens are stepping into the fight against Alzheimer’s this weekend. The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held nationwide, but locals can join the two-mile walk Sunday starting at Frank Hall Park in Albert Lea. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A short ceremony will occur at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:20 a.m. The event is open to all ages and abilities. Participants are invited to wear purple.
2. Fall on the farm
Herfindahl Hens is leaning into the fall season with a two-day event. Guests who registered with Community Education can attend painting and yoga classes. Paula Diaz will provide mini family photo shoots Saturday (no appointment needed). Attendees can also find their perfect pumpkins, check out fall crafts and nosh on food. Fall on the farm runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 73707 150th St. in Glenville.
3. Albert Lea boat drags
If you have a need for speed, live vicariously through boat racers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Edgewater Bay. Spectators are encouraged to view the races from Edgewater Drive on the north side of the lake. Drivers can register at 9 a.m. — there are sections for several speeds and types of vehicles — and the driver’s meeting begins at 10 a.m.
4. Live music
Step back a few decades for rock with Rook at Bend in the Road in Manchester Saturday night. The band plays ’70s, ’80s and ’90s rock. Music begins at 8 p.m.
5. PARK(ing) Day
A parking lot by any other name is not still for parking Friday as the city transforms the Fountain Street lot underneath the water tower into a temporary public space. Albert Lea Parks and Recreation will bring in activities for the whole family from 4 to 7 p.m., including yard games, face painting, mini golf, a bouncy obstacle course and more. There will also be food for purchase. According to a press release, the event’s mission is to call attention to the need for more urban open space.