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The Spirit of the Flute: Mid Summer Concert by Jonny Lipford

Assisi Heights Spirituality Center

August 7, 2016

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | 507-282-7441

Assisi Heights

1001 14th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: Enjoy a Sunday evening concert by listening to the sounds of the flute. Jonny's music will touch your soul and lift your spirit. It is sure to soothe your day! Jonny Lipford is an award winning instrumentalist specializing in music produced with bamboo and wood flutes crafted by Native Americans and other cultures.

Introduction to Plein Air Painting

Assisi Heights Spirituality Center

August 13, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | 507-282-7441

Assisi Heights

1001 14th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: Find new dimensions in your art experience by learning to pain on location. Also called plein air, painting outdoors helps you see things in a new way. This class is suitable for novice and intermediate oil painters. You should already have basic drawing skills and basic experience with oil paints. You will learn: materials, equipment and preparation to paint outdoors, selecting potential subjects and locations, planning and composition of your painting, using a minimal palette, sighting and measurement techniques for outdoors, seeing values outdoors, adding visual depth in your paintings, knife techniques, finishing touches and transporting your wet painting. In the afternoon the class will practice painting on location. The instructor will provide individualized coaching and advice.
Please bring your own supplies.
Class Instructor, Brian Cragun.
Registration required by August 8, 2016.

River City Rhapsody-Rochester (Drum and Bugle Corps Show)

Gary Tollers

July 15, 2016

Time: Gates open at 5:00 PM, Main event goes from 7:00 - 10:00 PM | 507-269-8280

Mayo High School Stadium

1420 11th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: River City Rhapsody, in its 4th year, will bring seven (7) drum and bugle corps to Southeast Minnesota for a day of inspiring and exciting family friendly entertaining. Drum and Bugle Corps participating this year include:
Blue Stars - La Crosse WI,
Blue Knights - Denver CO,
Madison Scouts - Madison WI,
Pioneer - Milwaukee WI,
Genesis - Austin TX,
River City Rhythm - Anoka MN, and
Minnesota Brass - Saint Paul MN.

During the morning and early afternoon on Friday July 15 many of these corps separately rehearse in different area schools. People are welcome to come on out and take a look at what it takes to develop and perfect a world class marching arts performance. These are free open rehearsals for people to observe. (Rehearsal locations for each of the corps will be posted at a few days before the event.)

Friday evening, at Mayo High School Stadium, the seven drum and bugle corps will perform their individual themed productions in full pageantry and grandeur. All seats are reserved seating. Ticket prices are $15, $22, & $29 when purchased in advance; and $18, $25, $32 on the day of the event.

For more information or to order tickets go to:
or call a ticket agent at 507-269-8280

This is an event you will not want to miss.

UMR CONNECTS: The Art of Social Dance

University of MN Rochester

June 28, 2016

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm | 507-258-8090

Peace Plaza stage

1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: April Dahl & Dahl Dance Studio will present and demonstrate on the significance of social dance in the past 100 years and how it has evolved in the US based on music trends and cultural contributions. We will be showcasing costuming styles, music and connection through dance.

Diversity Council Annual Celebration: Many Voices, One Future

Diversity Council

August 4, 2016

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM | 507-282-9951

Rochester Art Center

40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Join the Diversity Council in celebrating the accomplishments of a wonderful year! FREE food, drink, music, and poetry!