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DUCK! A Children’s Troupe Production

Words Players Theatre

September 8, 2014 – October 25, 2014

Time: 4-5:30pm, performances 6:30pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: DUCK! A Children’s Troupe Production
Scenes and songs from the life of an ugly duckling. An acting class for young performers, culminating in an informal performance.

Ages 6 - 10
Mondays and Thursdays , 4-5:30pm
Sept. 8 - Oct. 23
Performances Oct. 24 & 25 6:30pm

Sign up: sal@wordsplayers.org
$126/$100 members


Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

September 6 – 28, 2014

Time: 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm

info@olmstedhistory.com | 507-282-9447

Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Road SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details:


Experience the historic home of three generations of the Mayo family. 

Purchase tickets at the entrance 20 minutes before your tour time. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. The mansion is closed on all major holidays & specific tours may be filled by group tours.



Buses/Group Tours:  Guided tours are available year-round; advance reservations required.


Saturday Morning Pancake Theatre

Words Players Theatre

September 20, 2014 – November 15, 2014

Time: 9-10:30 am

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Saturday Morning Pancake Theatre
Drama, music & movement. Part workshop, part performance, part breakfast. Hands on acting opportunities for young actors. Parents welcome for the entire time or for the last 15 minutes of performance.

Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15
9-10:30am
Ages 6-10
$5 per workshop or 3 for $12

Pre-register at saturdays@wordsplayers.org


Trivia Night Thursdays at Big Brad's on Broadway

September 4, 2014 – December 31, 1969

Time: 8pm-10pm

info@triviamafia.com | 612-868-4070

Big Brad's on Broadway

309 S Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: After seven years of perfecting their trivia formula in the Twin Cities Trivia Mafia is hitting the road and spreading out to the great city of Rochester! On Thursday January 16 Trivia Mafia will host their inaugural event at Big Brad’s on Broadway.
This event will be hosted by two Rochester locals, Danny Parker & Alex Rick. These gentlemen are both teachers in the Rochester public schools and they are very excited to start sharing their knowledge and guidance in a less meaningful way! Trivia Mafia is equally excited that they have found local hosts who care about bringing great trivia to Rochester.
If you do come on down to play at the first night of trivia there are a couple things you should know:
*There’s no cost to play, it’s totally free!
*Our trivia events are designed for teams of 1-8 people so get together a crew of your brainiest friends and win some great prizes
*Trivia events last about an hour and a half
*Prizes including gift cards, local business prizes and more will be awarded for the first 4 winners
*If you’re looking to eat while you play Bilotti’s will deliver straight to Brad’s if you order from your server or bartender
*You will play 6 rounds of trivia, two are general knowledge and the other 4 are categories about a variety of topics from Movies to Geography to Historical Events. Examples include: Vikings Behaving Badly, Child Actors, Christmas Trees from Movies
*At halftime there will be a sound round which features 5 themed clips from musical selections and players name the artist and the song
*Throughout the night you’ll be working on an Image Round on the back of your sheet
*Trivia Fans can tune in every Tuesday on the Current (88.7 in Rochester) to hear Trivia on the radio and have a chance to win a semi-fabulous prize pack
*If you want a sneak peek at the categories for the week be sure to visit triviamafia.com and sign up for our email list. Every Thursday you’ll find an email in your inbox with a clue, our categories and any updates on times or cancellations for the day.
About Trivia Mafia: Trivia Mafia is the largest trivia provider in Minnesota with over 38 weekly events. The mafia formed when Chuck Terhark and Sean McPherson started running a Sunday trivia night at 331 Club in January of 2007. Trivia Mafia excels in providing the best trivia on earth for bars, corporate functions, bar mitzvahs and more.


RCTC Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Program--LIFE’s “Reading in Retirement”

Patricia Mann

September 5, 2014 – December 5, 2014

Time: 10am-Noon

Chrisanne.pieper@rctc.edu | 507-280-3157

Heintz Center Rm112

851 - 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Sept's book: "Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles Mann; Oct.'s book: "Just My Type" by Simon Garfield; Nov.'s book: "The Cartographer of No Man's Land" by P.S. Duffy; Dec.'s book: "Jobs" by Walter Issacson. Author Penny Duffy will be LIFE's guest at the Nov. 7th meeting.


Live Music at Post Town Winery

September 5, 2014 – November 22, 2014

Time: Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 3pm-7pm

bonita@posttownwinery.com | 507-251-1946

4481 N Frontage Road
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: Listen to live music by local musicians while sipping Minnesota wines paired with a variety of chocolates. For a heartier appetite try one of our gourmet pizzas or cheese & cracker plates. Tastings $10.
For an up-to-date list of weekend performers, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PostTownWinery 

Help us keep local musicians playing at the winery, tips for tunes appreciated... 

Tours available by request. Winery also available for private small gatherings. Located in the Plaza 14 building.


RCTC Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Program--Great Books with Bob Morse M.D.

Patricia Mann

September 4, 2014 – December 4, 2014

Time: 10am-Noon

chrisanne.pieper@rctc.edu | 507-280-3157

Heintz Center Rm HA112

851 - 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Our Great Books class will continue this year meeting monthly: remains one of the best buys at LIFE with Fall registration covering the entire three-quarter, academic year! Our reading selections vary and currently are an assortment of short stories and novels from one of the Great Books' anthologies.


Godspell

Words Players Theatre

November 7 – 15, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Godspell
The Stephen Schwartz musical based on a series of parables from the Gospel of Matthew.

Nov, 7, 8, 14, 15 7pm
Tickets $20 adults/$10 students and seniors.


Karol Wojtyla Theatre

Words Players Theatre

October 22, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Karol Wojtyla Theatre
Oct. 22 7pm St. James Coffee House
Prior to becoming Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla was an esteemed actor, poet and playwright. We’ll present a staged readying of plays written by Karol Wojtyla. Come early for coffee and to hang out. Stay for a discussion afterwards.


War of the Worlds Radio Show

Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company

October 28, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Time: 7pm, 9pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: War of the Worlds Radio Show
A radio play about an alien invasion of Earth. Originally performed on Halloween 1938, its news bulletin broadcast style and dramatic delivery by Orson Welles created a show that some interpreted as a factual broadcast of breaking news. Members of The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company will recreate Welle’s famous broadcast in a dramatized radio show, including a performance on Halloween.


Oct. 28 and Nov. 1 7pm
Oct. 31 9pm
Tickets $5 at the door


The 7th Annual Original Short Play Festival

Words Players Theatre

October 17 – 18, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: The 7th Annual Original Short Play Festival
Short plays from playwrights around the world, performed and directed by local actors. Two performance evenings will feature light comedies and serious pieces and the simplest of set and stage. There will be a talk back with the cast, directors and several playwrights after each show.

October 17 & 18 7pm
Tickets $7 adults/$5 students and seniors at the door


A Story Once Told

Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company

October 3 – 4, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: A Story Once Told
A set of 13 original short plays retelling pieces of an old, old Briar Rose story. Set in a proverbial far-off kingdom, at some point between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries (an Italy or Germany of the Renaissance perhaps?), the comical overarching story is the betrothal, marriage and escape of a beautiful princess. Teeming with floating fish, foolish owls, advice-giving rabbits and unicorns backwards speaking, the plays are part of a larger series of plays inspired by the paintings of James C. Christensen. Presented by The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company.


October 3 & 4 7pm
Tickets $10 adults/$5 students and seniors at the door.


Improv Evenings

Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company

September 16, 2014 – November 22, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Improv Evenings
Theatre created on the spot and inspired by audience suggestions. Performed by members of The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company. Comedy that is creative and clean.

Sept. 16, Oct. 11, Nov. 4 & 22 7pm
Tickets $5 at the door
improv@wordsplayers.org


Encore 2014

Rochester Civic Theatre

September 20, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: ENCORE 2014
September 20 at 7:00pm
Please join us for our dynamic and fun Annual Gala & Fundraiser, in support of your award winning Civic Theatre.
Musical performances, live auction, superb food & cash bar!
Cocktail attire encouraged.
Ticket: $75 per person. $650 for a group of 10. Get your tickets now at 507-282-8481 or www.rochestercivictheatre.org
(Please RSVP no later than Sept 12, 2014.)

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


RENT

Rochester Civic Theatre

September 12, 2014 – October 5, 2014

Time: Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: RENT
September 12 - October 5, 2014
Book, music, lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Winner of 4 Tony Awards in 1996 including the Best Musical!
RENT is the Broadway hit that re-defined the modern American musical. Based on the timeless La bohème, RENT tells the story of young artists, musicians, and romantics struggling to survive, thrive, and love in New York City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Featuring songs like “Rent,” “One Song Glory,” “Over the Moon,” “Light My Candle,” and “Seasons of Love,” RENT is a modern classic not to be missed.

Dates: Sept 12 – Oct 5 (No performances on Sept 20 & 21)
Times: Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Viewing age: Due to the strong language and subject matter, RENT is recommended for audiences ages 16 and older.
On sale now! This show is selling fast. Call 507-282-8481 or visit www.rochestercivictheatre.org to book your tickets!

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


http://www.winonadakotaunityalliance.org/great_dakota_gathering/schedule/

Winona Dakota Unity Alliance

September 12 – 14, 2014

info@winonadakotaunityalliance.org | (507) 457-8258

Unity Park

860 Parks Ave
Winona, MN 55987

Details: Everyone Welcome - We are ALL Related!! Free Camping On Site w/Hot Showers

Friday - September 12, 2014 ~ Youth Education Day for 3rd graders, Legacy Seed Ceremony at WSU Campus.

Saturday - September 13, 2014 ~ Breakfast & Flag Raising, Akicita (Warriors/Veterans) Honoring Ceremony, Dakota Education Exhibits & Demonstrations, Authentic American Indian Crafts & Art Vendors, One Day Traditional Powwow (Wacipi) with Grand Entry at 1:00 pm and 7:00 p.m., Community Talk Circle, Moccasin Game Tournament, Dakota Language Bingo, LaCrosse Tournaments & Creators Game and more.

Sunday - September 14, 2014 ~ Breakfast, Flag Raising, Dakota Education Exhibits and Demonstrations, Authentic American Indian Crafts & Arts Vendors, Akicita (Warriors/Veterans) Honoring Ceremony, Prairie Island Dance Troupe Exhibition, Community Spiritual Service (Dr. A.C. Ross - Guest Speaker), and Unity Feast (Sunday Only) and more.


Sports Movie Audition

Belleville Movie

September 5 – 6, 2014

Time: Friday, September 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 6, from noon to 4 p.m

tedtrent@aol.com | 507-529-1730

Rochester Galaxy 14 Cine

4340 Maine Ave SE
Rochester,, MN 55904

Details: Producers of Belleville to Hold Open Call Auditions at Wehrenberg Theatres
(St. Louis, MO – August 5, 2014) Ted Trent Studios and Circa 87 will hold open call auditions for their new
movie shooting in the Midwest next summer. The film, which is still untitled, will center on the theme of sports.
The auditions will take place at 13 Wehrenberg Theatres during the first two nights of the run of Belleville, the
locally-shot movie about a farmer and his friendship with an out-of-this-world stranger.
“We are so excited to find more talent in the Midwest,” says Ted Trent, the star and producer of Belleville. “We
anticipate lots of people showing up to share with us their passion for sports, acting, or fulfilling a lifelong dream
to be in a movie. Yes, I said sports!”
“We look forward to seeing people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and races,” says director Dan Steadman. “This will
be fun for the community, and a terrific opportunity for my team to scout new talent for next year’s movie.”
The auditions will happen simultaneously, with casting directors on hand in all 13 cities Friday, September 5,
from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 6, from noon to 4 p.m. Participants need not be professional actors.
This event is open to anyone in the community, of any age, who would like to talk about his or her love of sports
– or perform a monologue of their choice. “You can tell an interesting or funny story about playing a sport or
simply make up something to share about the subject,” says Trent. “You might even want to tell us how you
aren’t good at sports. Remember, it’s acting!” adds Trent.
Participants are asked to limit their auditions to 2-3 minutes in time. Auditions will be held largely on a firstcome,
first-seen basis. However, priority may be given (at the casting director’s discretion) to people who have
a ticket for the film Belleville. “We wouldn’t want anyone to miss their audition, or the movie,” explains
Steadman. “The only way we get to make another movie next year is if the community really turns out to see
Belleville.”
The producers and Wehrenberg Theatres are offering “Buy One, Get One Free” coupons to Belleville good for
all screenings except for Friday and Saturday evenings. Coupons are available at the box office or at
//www.BellevilleTheMovie.com
Auditions will take place at all 13 theaters playing Belleville -- Ronnie’s 20 in St Louis, MO, Town Square 12 in
Dardenne Prairie, MO, O’Fallon 15 in O’Fallon, IL, Mid Rivers 14 in St. Peters, MO, Galaxy 14 in Chesterfield,
MO, Arnold 14 in Arnold, MO, St. Charles 18 in St. Charles, MO, Des Peres 14 in Des Peres, MO, Galaxy 14 in
Bloomington, IL, Cape West 14 in Cape Girardeau, MO, Campbell 16 in Springfield, MO, Galaxy 16 in Cedar
Rapids, IA and Galaxy 14 in Rochester, MN.
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For press inquiries, contact publicist Ethan McDaniels at (310) 428-9068 or Ethan@MediaRelationships.com
Website //www.BellevilleTheMovie.com
Facebook //www.facebook.com/bellevillemovie
Twitter //www.twitter.com/bellevillemovie


Belleville Movie

Belleville Movie

September 5 – 11, 2014

Time: All Week

tedtrent@aol.com | 507-529-1730

Rochester Galaxy 14 Cine

4340 Maine Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Award-Winning, Locally-Shot Film Belleville to Play at Wehrenberg Theatres

(St. Louis, MO – July 9, 2014) Ted Trent Studios and Circa 87 announced an exclusive new
distribution deal with Wehrenberg Theatres to showcase their award-winning, local film
Belleville.

Ted Trent Studios and Circa 87, two Los Angeles-based film production companies, have
collaborated to focus future projects on America’s Midwest. “It makes sense,” says producer and
actor Ted Trent. “Writer/director Dan Steadman grew up in Michigan, and I was raised in
Southern Illinois. We started sharing our vision for telling important stories from the Heartland
in modern, contemporary ways and that led to a change in focus for both of our companies.”
The duo was in Palm Springs, launching Hidden Hills, an early 60s homage to Rock Hudson and
Doris Day, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. “I got to talking about my upbringing
in Belleville, Illinois,” explains Trent. “I challenged Dan to go back to my hometown and write a
fictional tale of loss and hopelessness – that eventually leads to redemption and joy that can be
found in community.”

“The fun for me as a writer was to take my comedy background (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jesus
People) and mix it with my Midwestern values and my desire to tell stories that matter,” explains
Steadman. The team got excited about bringing filmmaking to the Midwest and discovering local
actors in the Heartland. Belleville did just that for St. Louis actress Cooper Shaw, who just
discovered she had won the American Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress in this
Midwestern-made indie film.

A full scale publicity campaign was launched in St. Louis, with two articles in the St. Louis Post
Dispatch, radio interviews, in-studio TV interviews on CBS and FOX affiliates, and live red
carpet coverage on NBC. “The excitement in the room was palpable from the moment guests
entered the historic Lincoln Theater, all the way through to the end credits,” writes Bethany Rose
in InFlux magazine. “It’s no surprise that a large round of applause accompanied the film’s end.”
Ronald P. Krueger, Chairman and CEO of Wehrenberg Theatres, said, “Our family and our
business grew up in St. Louis and the Metro-area. A film of this quality which highlights local
communities and talent is something we strongly support. We’re proud to showcase Belleville to
our guests. We know they’ll support these local filmmakers.”

Wehrenberg Theatres to play local film Belleville beginning Sept. 5 – Page 2 of 2
“We are thrilled from the support from Wehrenberg and we are excited about sharing this
redemptive tale of hope and community throughout four states,” says Ted Trent. “We hope to
reach people who seem to yearn for a different type of movie from Hollywood. The positive
feedback we’ve received from the thousands of people who have already attended the film really
indicates we’re on to something here. People have been touched by our little tale of a depressed
farmer whose life is changed by a stranger visiting from another world.”

On September 5, Belleville will open in Ronnie’s 20 in St Louis, MO, Town Square 12 in
Dardenne Prairie, MO, O’Fallon 15 in O’Fallon, IL, Mid Rivers 14 in St. Peters, MO, Galaxy 14
in Chesterfield, MO, Arnold 14 in Arnold, MO, St. Charles 18 in St. Charles, MO, Des Peres 14
in Des Peres, MO, Galaxy 14 in Bloomington, IL, Cape West 14 in Cape Girardeau, MO,
Campbell 16 in Springfield, MO, Galaxy 16 in Cedar Rapids, IA and Galaxy 14 in Rochester,
MN.

Wehrenberg Theatres currently operates sixteen cines in Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa.
Having celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2006, St. Louis-based Wehrenberg Theatres is the
oldest family-owned-and-operated theatre circuit in the U.S. Ronald P. Krueger, 3rd Generation,
Chairman and CEO of Wehrenberg Theatres. William E. Menke, Executive Vice President of
Wehrenberg Theatres.

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For press inquiries, contact publicist Ethan McDaniels at (310) 428-9068 or
Ethan@MediaRelationships.com
Website //www.BellevilleTheMovie.com
Facebook //www.facebook.com/bellevillemovie
Twitter //www.twitter.com/bellevillemovie


Zumbro River Art Splash

Zumbrota Area Arts Council

September 20, 2014

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

info@zaac.org | 507-732-7386

Oronoco to Zumbrota

100 West Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992

Details: 9th Annual Zumbro River Art Splash Art Tour. Saturday September 20, 10 am - 4pm. Meet artists and view their original artwork. www.zaac.org/art-2/art_splash for a map to the venues and more information about the event.


From the Old Country

Rochester Chamber Music Society

September 27, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

rcmsociety@gmail.com | (507) 287-9765

Christ United Methodist Church

400 5th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: The Artaria String Quartet returns to Rochester to perform music "From the Old Country" at Rochester Chamber Music Society’s first concert of the 2014-2015 season. The program will feature Pleyel’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 2 No. 3, Dvorak’s Waltzes, Op. 54 Nos. 1 and 4, and Mozart‘s String Quartet in C Major (Dissonance), K 465. Nationally acclaimed, the Artaria String Quartet’s refined and thoughtful playing has brought them to major venues throughout the United States and Europe. They have been featured on national television and public radio stations, and have appeared at top summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de l’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Founded in Boston in 1986 and mentored by members of the legendary Kolisch and Budapest Quartets and coached by the Cleveland, Emerson, and Juilliard Quartets, the ASQ moved to St. Paul where it directs the Artaria Chamber Music School and the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition. Artaria also directs Stringwood Summer Chamber Music Festival, now celebrating 15 years in southeast Minnesota.


Rochester Walk to Defeat ALS

ALS Association

September 6, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM- 1:00PM

chris@alsmn.org | (612) 672-0484

Soldiers Field Park

244 Soldiers Field Drive SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Get in step with The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter as we Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, September 6 at Soldiers Field Park in Rochester, MN. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the Walk begins at 10am. Walk alongside 400 supporters to help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people in our service area coping with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Funds raised in the Walk to Defeat ALS support local care services, as well as nationally directed research. For more information or to make a donation, call The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter at 888-672-0484 or visit their website at www.alsmn.org
Contact Information: Chris Hinnenkamp, chris@alsmn.org, 612-672-0484