5 things to do this weekend

Published 8:49 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018

1. Looney Lutheran Christmas

It’s not a Scandinavian holiday until something smells of fish. The Looney Lutherans are here to rectify that. At 3 p.m. Sunday at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, the trio of comedic women will promote a fictional new cookbook and lifestyle guide in their show, “Looney Lutheran Christmas — Hold the Lutefisk!” With music and audience interaction, the show is intended for Lutherans and non-Lutherans alike.


2. Yoga at the brewery

Down a beer following downward dog at 5 Alarm Brewing Co. Participate in an hour-long class, then enjoy a beer at the Lake Mills brewery. Those under 21 who would like to participate are welcome to root beer. The class begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at 5 Alarm Brewing Co.


3. Make-and-take class

Why relegate the gnomes in your life to your summer garden? If you’d like a bearded friend in your life this winter, look no further. Junktion Market and Auntie’s What-Knot Shoppe will host a gnome-making no-sew class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Junktion Market. The $20 fee includes materials as well as hot chocolate, cider and cookies.


4. Drive-thru live Nativity

Celebrate 25 years of New Life Christian Church’s live Nativity this weekend. If you’re up for a real-life still life that includes camels, goats, sheep, cows, angels, shepherds and wise men, the Nativity will give you all that and more. The drive-thru live Nativity runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday night behind the church.


5. ARC Nativity

Nativity tradition continues as well for the ARC of Freeborn County, which will put on its annual Nativity pageant. The pageant has occurred for over 40 years, ARC Program Director Jessica Walters said. Participants come back — many for the same parts — and the pageant features community members of all ages with disabilities. “The joy on their faces always melts my heart when they sing and perform,” ARC recreational assistant Jo Lowe said. The Nativity begins at 7 p.m. Friday at 335 W. Clark St. and is followed by a reception.

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