5 things to do this weekend

Published 7:16 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

1. Tiger Trot and Fountain Lake 5

A “celebration of health and wellness” will take place Saturday with the annual Tiger Trot and Fountain Lake 5 events, sponsored by Albert Lea Family Y and Southwest Middle School. The Tiger Trot is a 5k run or walk, while the Fountain Lake 5 is a 5-mile run or walk. The Tiger Trot starts and finishes at Brookside Education Center, going through residential neighborhoods and following the lake for part of the course. The Fountain Lake 5 starts at the Brookside boat landing, wraps around Fountain Lake and ends at Brookside Education Center. Both events start at 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration done after April 1 is $35 for the Fountain Lake 5 and $30 for the Tiger Trot, and can be done up to 8:30 a.m. the day of the events.


2. Justin Kohn Cancer Benefit

There will be a benefit for Justin Kohn from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Fairlane Building at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. A meal will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. with drinks served by Geneva Bar & Grill. There will also be a bake sale, live music and silent and live auctions. Kohn was terminally diagnosed in January with Stage 4 adenocarcinoma lung cancer with metastasis to his brain and some bones. A benefit account has been set up at Produce State Bank for Kohn and his family.


3. Comedy show

Direct from Branson, the comedic styling of Harley Worthit will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Alden-Conger High School gym. Sponsored by the Alden American Legion, general admission is $15, with tickets available at Security Bank in Alden, through Alden American Legion members, by calling 507-383-9956 or at the door. There will be cash drawings of $25, $50 and $75 at the show, and all proceeds will benefit the Alden American Legion kitchen remodeling.


4. ‘The House at Pooh Corner’

Normally the home of the Tigers, Albert Lea High School will temporarily be the home of one silly old bear this weekend as high schoolers bring Winnie the Pooh to the stage. Students will perform “The House on Pooh Corner” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.


5. Community meals

Albert Lea Noon Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a breakfast this weekend with all proceeds going toward student education scholarships. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 in Albert Lea, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, breakfast potatoes, milk, orange juice and coffee will be served with donations accepted.

Also on Sunday, there will be a breakfast benefitting Conger volunteer firefighters from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Conger Community Center. All-you-can-eat pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be available for $7, or $5 for children 6 to 12.


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Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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