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Coloring Contest

Two designs - age 6 and under or age 7-14 Directions: Download and color. PUT NAME ON BACK. Turn into Austin ArtWorks Center at 300 N Main St by 3 p.m. on Fri, Aug 17. Ribbons awarded on stage on Sat Aug 24 at 4 p.m.

Instrucciones: Descargar y colorear. PONGA EL NOMBRE EN LA PARTE POSTERIOR. Gire en Austin ArtWorks Center en 300 N Main St a las 3 p.m. el viernes, 17 de agosto. Las cintas se entregaron en el escenario el sábado 24 de agosto a las 4 p.m.

Download age 6 and under here.

Download age 7-14 here.


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Yankee Doodle

Fri-Sat-Sun Aug 16-17-18

Historic Paramount Theatre

Matchbox Childrens Theatre presents this musical review


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Nature Art Show

Sat Aug 17 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - FREE

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center


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Mon Aug 19

Austin Country Club

To benefit pediatric cancer research


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Minnesota Community Sing

Tue Aug 20 at 6:30 p.m. - FREE

Veteran’s Pavilion

Led by Bret Hesla and Mary Preus with special guest Miguel Garate, followed by ice cream treats courtesy of the Mower County American Dairy Association.

Sponsored by Stephen and Adam Palen, Pinnacle Private Wealth Group


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Open Air Poet's Open Mic

Tue Aug 20 at 7 p.m.- FREE

SPAM® Museum Plaza

Presented by Sweet Reads


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Stones in His Pockets

Wed Aug 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Co at the Historic Paramount Theatre

A rural Irish village is turned on its head by the arrival of a film crew from the United States. When Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn are cast as extras in the film, they realize that Hollywood's romanticized Ireland stands in stark contrast to the reality of their day-to-day lives. Stones in His Pockets features Commonweal ensemble members Hal Cropp and Josiah Laubenstein playing all fifteen characters in a delightful theatrical feat. Tickets are on sale now.


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A Tribute to Blair Lawhead

Wed Aug 21 at 7 p.m. - Free will offering to benefit AHS Music Department

Hormel Historic Home

The concert will feature performances by Brock Lawhead, Austin High School’s first AAA Award winner, Brandon Lawhead, Donaldson Lawhead and special guest Bobby Z. As drummer for Prince & the Revolution, Bobby Z rose to world fame, culminating in a Grammy Award for Purple Rain. Bobby Z will engage in a discussion of his journey to superstardom with Prince, in addition to offering a special performance. Guests will have an opportunity to view an art display including Andy Warhol’s portrait of Prince and a Louise Fishman abstract expressionism painting, which was inspired by Blair’s violin playing.


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Good Morning Miss America


Thur Aug 22 at 7 p.m.

Historic Paramount Theatre

Summerset Theatre Presents: a staged reading Good Morning Miss America, a play about the aging process written by Austin native Phyllis Yes. The reading will be followed by a brief panel discussion with the playwright, Dr. Cory Ingram and the cast.

Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System Austin Foundation.

Because sponsorship covers production expenses, tickets are just $5 and 100% of ticket proceeds benefit Austin Area Arts and Summerset Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.


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Author Chat & Writing Workshop with Curt Brown

Fri Aug 23 at 10 a.m. - FREE but registration is required

Riverland Community College, Room C107

Register with Sue Grove at sue.grove@riverland.edu by August 16.


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Alley Party with Farewell Milwaukee

Fri Aug 23 at 8 p.m.

Behind Dusty's

With a rich blend of Americana and Alt-Country, Farewell Milwaukee adds color to the midwestern landscape.