5 things to do this weekend

Published 8:04 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019

1. Pancake breakfast

Work up an appetite shoveling, then feed it into subservience at the American Legion’s pancake breakfast in Albert Lea. For every ticket purchased, $1 goes to the Alden-Conger music department. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs with diced ham, sausage, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and juice and coffee. Breakfast is served between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.


2. Business and craft event

Check out over 25 vendors featuring wares from their home-based businesses. Vendors will come together Friday through Sunday at Northbridge Mall.


3. Bring new life to old furniture

Ready to start freshening up for spring? Junktion Market will host a workshop on the basics of prepping, painting and finishing with various products. Bring your own piece (it has to fit in the front seat of your car, and you have to be able to carry it yourself), and wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little (or a lot) of paint on. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage, but light refreshments are included. The class runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Junktion Market. It costs $65.


4. Gun raffle

Freeborn County Ducks Unlimited is ready to provide you with the firepower you need for your next duck hunt — if you can win it. Raffle prizes are exclusively guns, with an approximately one in 65 chance to win. The raffle runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Albert Lea Moose Lodge.


5. “The Mousetrap”

Murder, strangers and snow combine for the perfect storm of intrigue and second-guessing on stage at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, where Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” presented by Albert Lea Community Theatre runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

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