5 things to do this week: Music, magic, carnival and more

Published 9:07 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022

By Marissa Hanson


A little night music with the Ditch Creek Dixies

This Friday, small town Minnesota sisters will sing country, rock and pop cover songs with a few originals in the mix as well. The event will be hosted at the Freeborn County Historical Museum starting at 7 p.m. The performance is free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. 


Magic with Jim Jayes

Performing at 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Albert Lea Public Library, Jim Jayes will feature magic, puppets and comedy. The performance will last 45 minutes and is free to attend. 


UFO Days

Unfinished Object Days will be hosted by A-Best Sew and Vac from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. It is a place to share your craft with others and work on half-finished projects while getting help and tips from others. A space to work and socialize will be provided but you do need to bring your own equipment to complete your project such as a sewing machine. 


Kids Summer Carnival 

From 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Troy-Hammer park, Albert Lea Parks and Recreation will host the Kids Summer Carnival, an evening of art and carnival games. There will be a sidewalk chalk mural contest with prizes. The chalk will be provided and you can decorate your mural anytime from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Judging begins at 5:30 p.m. The entertainment will begin at 4:45 p.m.


Ice Cream social

Albert Lea Parks and Recreation will host an ice cream social at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeview Park. There will be ice cream, a bouncy house and crafts.