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10 Days Out: Dec. 2-13

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SPOTLIGHT:

Holiday Train

The CP Rail Holiday Train makes two stops in the area on Dec. 11. From approximately 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., it's scheduled to stop in Wabasha at the Gambia Avenue crossing near Bruegger Park.

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From 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the train should be at Hearth & Home Technologies, 800 W. Jefferson St., Lake City.

The train brings with it live entertainment and Santa. Everyone is asked to bring a cash or nonperishable food donation, which will go to local food shelves.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Wanamingo Christmas

Craft sale will be part of Christmas in Wanamingo.

When: Evening

More info: www. wanamingo.com

Lights of Love

The annual Lights of Love ceremony is tonight at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $4 per light

Winter Wine Tasting

The Winter Wine Tasting put on by West End Liquors and the St. James Hotel will benefit Fairview Red Wing Home Care and Hospice this year. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. A silent auction also is planned.

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Summit at St. James

Cost: $25

More info: (651) 388-9425

'Christmas Carol'

River Falls Community Theater is staging an adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" today through Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 3-5; 2 p.m. Dec. 6

Where: North Hall

Cost: $9 adults, $6 children under 12

More info: (715) 220-3385

'House of Yes'

Masquers student theater group is presenting "The House of Yes," a black comedy by Wendy MacLeod, Dec. 3-5 and 10-12 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Building

Friday

Ovation Choir

The Ovation Choir from Red Wing High School, directed by Mikkel Gardner, will perform for the Sheldon at Fairview‚ Arts for Your Health series at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

Where: Garden View Cafe

Cost: Free

Holiday boutique

The Cozy Christmas Holiday Boutique is this weekend in Red Wing.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 601 Danielson Drive

Crossings at Carnegie

A public reception is planned today for artists participating in the juried exhibition "Fabrications Six," which is on display through Dec. 31 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota.

When: 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: 320 East Ave.

More info: Call (507) 732-7616 or go online to www.crossingsatcarnegie. com

Veeder art show

Red Wing artist Larry Veeder will have a Christmas art show at his home.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 905 Hawthorne St.

More info: (651) 388-3270

Jimmy's Pub

Slippery Elm will entertain tonight in Jimmy's Pub.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Fifth floor of St. James Hotel

Oak Center

John Williams performs Irish music at Oak Center General Store, rural Lake City.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Highway 63

Cost: $5-$15 based on ability to pay

More info: Call (507) 753-2080 or go online to www.oakcentergeneralstore.com

Lounge music

Power Play entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Saturday

Wabasha Christmas

An Old-Fashioned Christmas kickoff is planned in Wabasha. Events will include a cookie walk and bazaar in the morning. From 1 to 3 p.m. there'll be Toys for Tots drive, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating,horse-drawn wagon rides and carolers.

When: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

More info: www. wabashamn.org

Deck the Falls

Deck the Falls kicks off the holiday season in Cannon Falls. Craft and bake sales start at 9 a.m.; Santa and Mrs. Claus will be downtown from 2 to 4 p.m.; the lighted parade will start at 4 p.m. and conclude with the lighting of the community tree.

When: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

More info: (507) 263-2289 or www.cannonfalls. org/events

Red Wing

Arts Association

The Red Wing Arts Association will present a demonstration by watercolor artist Dan Wiemer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Depot Gallery. From 1 to 4 p.m., the depot will feature Marti Phillips, author of "The Floating Boathouses on the Upper Mississippi River: Their History, Their Stories."

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 418 Levee St.

More info: Call (651) 388-7569 or go to www.redwingartsassociation.org

Goodhue Christmas

Goodhue Community Christmas will include bake, craft and produce sales; prizes; photos with Santa from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; cookies and milk; sleigh rides, and a visit from Miss Goodhue Royalty.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Goodhue Lions Community Center

More info: www.goodhue.net

Holiday boutique

The Cozy Christmas Holiday Boutique is this weekend in Red Wing.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 601 Danielson Drive

Goranowski studio tour

Chuck Goranowski is holding an open studio at Goranowski Glassworks in downtown Welch. There will be glass blowing demonstrations and art glass to purchase.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 26231 County 7 Blvd.

More info: (651) 388-2913

Veeder art show

Red Wing artist Larry Veeder will have a Christmas art show at his home.

Details: See Dec. 4 listing

Maiden Rock Christmas

Christmas in the Country is celebrated in Maiden Rock. Hiawatha Bank elves will have stockings for kids , plus there'll be pictures with Santa at Maiden Rock Creamery and horse-drawn cart rides.

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Pepin Christmas

Hometown Holidays are celebrated in Pepin. The Lake Pepin Art & Design Center will have ornament making and crafts for families.

More info: www.pepinwisconsin.com

National Eagle Center

Harriet the resident eagle is holiding a Holiday Open House today at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. Admission is free to anyone bringing a non-perishable food item or new, unwrapped gift for those in financial difficulty.

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 50 Pembroke Ave.

More info: (651) 565-4989 or (877) 332-4537

Christmas Tour of Homes

The Zumbrota Area Historical Society is holding its 10th annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

When: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Four Zumbrota homes

Cost: $8

Stockholm Christmas

The annual Stockholm Country Christmas gets under way with sleigh rides, Santa, carolers and more. The Wassailing of the Trees and Medieval Feast will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery; call (715) 448-3502 for reservations.

When: All day

Christmas

Parade of Homes

Wanamingo will hold its annual Christmas Parade of Homes. Proceeds this year will help provide lighting for a new ice rink. Tickets are sold at Buckstop Grocery.

When: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Four Wanamingo homes

Cost: $8

Victorian Holiday Dinner

Kenyon Area Historical Society presents its annual Victorian Holiday Dinner at the historic Gunderson House. The event begins with a bonfire and horse-drawn ride, followed by a buffet dinner.

When: 6:30 p.m./7:15 p.m.

Where: Kenyon

More info: (507) 789-5204

Christmas concert

A "People's Choice" Christmas concert will be performed by the Adult Community Choir and Children's Choir of Spring Valley, Wis.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Spring Valley Theatre

Cost: $5

More info: (715) 778-5583

Crossings at Carnegie

Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group will perform in Zumbrota.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: State Theatre

Cost: $24 in advance, $26 at the door

More info: Call (507) 732-7616 or go online to www.crossingsatcarnegie. com

Oak Center

The Scottie Miller Blues Band plays at Oak Center General Store.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Highway 63, rural Lake City

Cost: $5-$15 based on ability to pay

More info: Call (507) 753-2080 or go online to www.oakcentergeneralstore.com

Lounge music

Power Play entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Sunday

Goranowski studio tour

Glass artist Chuck Goranowski is holding an open studio at Goranowski Glassworks in downtown Welch.

Details: See Dec. 5 listing

Holiday boutique

The Cozy Christmas Holiday Boutique concludes.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 601 Danielson Drive

Pepin Christmas

Hometown Holidays continue in Pepin.

Details: See Dec. 5 listing

B&B Tour

The ninth annual Holiday Bed & Breakfast Tour, a benefit for Habitat for Humanity, is today at Red Wing area B&Bs. The inns are all decked out for the season. Participating are the Candlelight Inn, Golden Lantern Inn, Pratt Taber Inn, The Octagon House, Round Barn Farm and Hungry Point Farm in Welch. Advance tickets are available at participating inns and several Red Wing businesses.

When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Bluegrass Sundays

The High 48's will play for a Bluegrass Sundays event at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota.

When: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 320 East Ave.

Cost: $10

More info: Call (507) 732-7616 or go online to www.crossingsatcarnegie. com

Added Touch Singers

The Added Touch Singers will present their annual Christmas concert in Wanamingo.

Guest performers will be Luke Davidson, Sidney Poquette, Adam Moe and Leif Underdahl. The ensemble's Christmas CD will be for sale.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church

Christmas concert

The "People's Choice" concert is performed again.

When: 2 p.m.

Details: See Dec. 5 listing

Victorian Holiday Dinner

Today's Victorian Holiday Dinner will begin with a buffet dinner at 2:30 p.m., followed by a horse-drawn ride and bonfire.

Details: See Dec. 5 listing

Stockholm Christmas

Stockholm's celebration continues.

Details: See Dec. 5 listing

Red Wing Singers

The Red Wing Singers will present their annual Christmas Concert with Gretchen Anderson and the Burnside School fourth-graders.

This year's holiday theme is "Some Children See Him."

When: 4 p.m.

Where: St. Joseph's Church

Wednesday, Dec. 9

'Little Women'

Phoenix Theatre presents "Little Women," based on the classic stories by Louisa May Alcott, as its holiday production at the Sheldon Theatre. Tonight is preview night, with tickets at half price.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 443 W. Third St.

Cost: $8 adults, $5 students

More info: Call (651) 388-8700 or (800) 899-5759, or go online to www.sheldontheatre.org.

Thursday, Dec. 10

'Little Women'

Phoenix Theatre presents "Little Women" at the Sheldon.

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: $16 adults, $10 students

Details: See Dec. 9 listing

Symphony concert

The Symphony Band and University Band will present a variety of selections under the batons of Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj and Dr. Gary Bird at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Chuck Waznowski, tuba, will be the featured performer.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Building

Cost: $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students

'House of Yes'

Masquers present "The House of Yes" tonight, Friday and Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Building

Friday,

Dec. 11

Veeder show

Larry Veeder will have a Christmas art show at his home in Red Wing.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 905 Hawthorne St.

More info: (651) 388-3270

Lounge music

Sassy Magoo entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge, Treasure Island

Cost: Free

More info: (800) 222-7077 or www.treasureislandcasino.com

Crossings at Carnegie

Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin will perform at Crossings in Zumbrota.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: 320 East Ave.

Cost: $26 advance, $28 at the door

More info: Call (507) 732-7616 or go online to www.crossingsatcarnegie.

com

Jimmy's Pub

Patchouli will entertain tonight in Jimmy's Pub.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: St. James Hotel fifth floors

'Little Women'

Phoenix Theatre presents "Little Women" at the Sheldon.

When: 7 p.m.

Details: See Dec. 9 listing

Victorian dinner

Kenyon Area Historical Society presents its annual Victorian Holiday Dinner in the historic Gunderson House. The event begins with a bonfire and horse-drawn ride, followed by a buffet dinner.

When: 6:30/7:15 p.m.

Where: Kenyon

More info: (507) 789-5204

Lounge music

Sassy Magoo entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge, Treasure Island

Cost: Free

More info: (800) 222-7077 or www.treasureislandcasino.com

Saturday,

Dec. 12

Veeder show

Larry Veeder holds a Christmas art show.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Details: See Dec. 11 listing

Bake sale

A Holiday Bake Sale will be today at Potter Ridge in Red Wing.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 1971 Neal St.

More info: (651) 388-1546

Goranowski studio tour

Chuck Goranowski is holding an open studio at Goranowski Glassworks in downtown Welch.

There will be glass blowing demonstrations and art glass to purchase.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 26231 County 7 Blvd.

Red Wing

Arts Association

Children are invited to come and make ornaments or do holiday art work at the Depot Gallery.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 418 Levee St.

Cost: Free

More info: Call (651) 388-7569 or go to www. redwingartsassociation.org

Anderson Center

The 10th annual Holiday Celebration of the Arts takes place at the Anderson Center at Tower View. More than 50 artists, writers and musicians will be featured at the event, which includes open studios, tours, artist demonstrations, readings and entertainment, plus food and a cash bar.

When: Noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Highway 61 at Highway 19

More info: Call (651) 388-2009 or go online to www.andersoncenter.org

Smithsonian exhibit

"Between Fences," an exhibit that is part of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Program, opens at the Zumbrota Area Historical Museum in Zumbrota. A "barb wire" cutting and grand opening is today.

When: 1 p.m.

Where: 55 E. Third St.

More info: www.zumbrotahistory.org

'Little Women'

Phoenix Theatre presents "Little Women" at the Sheldon.

When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Details: See Dec. 9

Holiday matinee

A Holiday Movie Matinee for children and families and the Second Saturday screening will take place today at the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center, Pepin.

The matinee features will be "Varmints" by Marc Craste and Sue Goffe, a short animated fable; and "Christmas Story," a Christmas film from Finland that reveals Santa's childhood and tells how he came to be Santa. The evening film will be a Flyway Film Festival feature, "The Other Side of Paradise," written and directed by Justin Hilliard.

It's a comedy about a girl on a journey of self-discovery. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

When: 5 p.m./8 p.m.

Where: Second and Main streets

Cost: Donation

Holiday concert

A concert featuring Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, Jailhouse Payback and The Floorbirds is planned in the Broadway Theater in Wabasha.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: former middle school

Cost: $5 at the door

More info: (651) 564-0569

Victorian dinner

Kenyon Area Historical Society presents its annual Victorian Holiday Dinner.

When: 6:30/7:15 p.m.

Details: See Dec. 11

Peter Mayer

Singer/songwriter Peter Mayer will present a public concert at First Congregational Church in Lake City. Tim Fast, a guitarist and vocalist, will be the opening act.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: 220 W. Lyon Ave.

Cost: $12

Oak Center

Charlie Parr performs at Oak Center General Store in rural Lake City.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Highway 63

Cost: $5-$15 based on ability to pay

More info: Call (507) 753-2080

Senior dance

A Holiday Dinner Dance for Red Wing area seniors will be held at the Red Wing Elks Lodge. The Key Notes will provide music for dancing. Reservations are due by Dec. 8.

When: 4 p.m. social, 5 p.m. dinner, 6 p.m. dance

Where: 306 W. Fourth St.

Cost: $15; dance only $7

More info: (651) 267-3599

Lounge music

Sassy Magoo entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge, Treasure Island

Sunday,

Dec. 13

Goranowski studio tour

Chuck Goranowski is holding an open studio at Goranowski Glassworks in downtown Welch.

Details: See Dec. 12 listing

'Little Women'

Phoenix Theatre presents "Little Women" at the Sheldon.

When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Details: See Dec. 9

Skate with Santa

Everyone is invited to Prairie Island Arena to Skate with Santa, meet Mrs. Claus and have cookies and cocoa. Pictures with Santa are $5. Skate rentals are available.

When: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bake sale

The annual Open House and Bake Sale at Villa Maria Retreat Center in Frontenac is planned. Holiday treats will be available.

When: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 29847 Count 2 Blvd.

More info: (651) 345-4582

Victorian dinner

Kenyon Area Historical Society presents its annual Victorian Holiday Dinner.

When: 2:30 p.m., bonfire following

Details: See Dec. 11

Open mic

A country open mic jam, hosted by Gary Meyers and Craig Wronski, will be held at the Woodshed. All styles of music are welcome.

When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Hager City

'Girl Singers'

Colleen Raye and family will present their "Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Christmas Show" at Grandpa's Event Center in Cannon Falls.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 31846 65th Ave.

Cost: $24 advance, $26 at the door

More info: (507) 263-2240

Compiled by Ruth Nerhaugen, (651) 301-7877, rnerhaugen@republican-eagle.com

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