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5 things to do this weekend

1. Benefits for Arik Matson

Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill will host a benefit for injured Waseca Officer Arik Matson at 5 p.m. Saturday. Beer will be sold at $2 per glass, with an open donation. All proceeds benefit the Matson family.

A benefit auction for Matson will also be on Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1642 in Waseca. The event will include a chilli feed beginning at 5 p.m. and a live and silent auction at 7 p.m., featuring cash, gift certificates and various merchandise. For donations, call 507-835-1811 or 507-339-1272. All proceeds from the event will go to the Matson family.

 

2. Bingo

The Geneva Cancer Run will host its first annual designer purse and Harley-Davidson bingo Saturday at Geneva Community Center. Tickets are available for $30 pre-sale from Geneva Bar & Grill or $40 at the door. Geneva Bar & Grill also will offer paninis, bloody Marys and apparel.

 

3. Scottish music

Northfield native Laura MacKenzie will present a program of traditional Scottish music inspired by a modern series of novels from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the City Council Chambers, 211 E. Clark St. The celebrated multi-instrumentalist will perform with an impressive collection of instruments to include concertina and different varieties of wooden flute, whistle and bagpipe, in addition to her voice.

 

Sergey Skorokhodov performs as Erck and Anja Kampe as Senta in Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman.” – Photo by Ken Howard/Met Opera

4. The Met: Live in HD

This Saturday, the Metropolitan Opera presents Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. The opera, which depicts the tale of a cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity, will begin at 11:55 a.m. and runs approximately two and a half hours. Tickets may be purchased at the box office one hour prior to the opera for $20. Students showing a current school ID will be given a ticket by the opera committee. 

 

5. Instant pot basics cooking class

Learn how to use your instant pot from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Northbridge Mall. Stop by the cooking class to prepare your Sunday night dinner and sample prepared meals.

 

About Karlee Steffanni

Karlee Steffanni is a news clerk with the Albert Lea Tribune.

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