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Red Wing Minnesota 2760 North Service Drive / P.O. Box 15 55066

The Little Log House Pioneer Village is a site to see for anyone who enjoys stepping back in time.

With their passion for preservation, Steve and Sylvia Bauer created a pioneer village to display some of southern Minnesota's historical artifacts. The site was a part of their 160-acre farm.

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The village began in 1987 when Bauer was helping a neighbor tear down a home in the Hastings area. During the demolition process, he discovered logs under the siding that dated to 1856-57. Bauer saved the cabin and moved it to his farm.

His talent in restoring buildings and her passion for decorating and collecting antiques, transformed the cabin and it was named the Little Log House, hence the name Little Log House Pioneer Village.

From that point forward the Bauers' began their journey in collecting and restoring buildings and artifacts that would have been destroyed, burned down or demolished had they not preserved them as a part of the village.

In 1988, the Bauers hosted an old-time threshing bee, where friends, family and neighbors came together on a Sunday afternoon.

The event allowed people to tour the log cabin, display their farm equipment, watch threshing and plowing demonstrations and enjoy a meal. Today, what was neighborhood event attracts people from throughout the United States.

The village has some 45 restored buildings, a replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge, a flower garden that spans 40,000 square feet and a dirt track for tractor and truck pulls.

This is the only time during the year that the village is open to the public.

Activities include living history demonstrations, re-enactments by Cannon Old West Society, flea market, threshing demonstrations, Pioneer Village, gardens with thousands of flowers, tractor pulls, daily parade at 11 a.m., pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., and more.

When: July 29-31 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: 21889 Michael Ave., Hastings

Cost: Daily admission $10, weekend pass $20

More info: 651-437-2693 or info@littleloghouseshow.com

Thursday, July 21

Family Fun Night

All families in the community are invited to come to the Y for a night of fun. Play in the gyms, try racquetball, swim and slide in the Rec Pool and play on the Yellow Submarine in the Lap Pool.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: YMCA, 434 Main Street, Red Wing

Cost: Free

More info: 651-388-4724

Vino in the Valley

Tom Bentz will play live music.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: W3826 450th Ave., Maiden Rock

More info: www.vinointhevalley.com or 715-639-6677

Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center

In collaboration with Citizens for Energy Awareness, Pathways Into the Future, a mini-film festival focusing on sustainability and hope will show "How to Boil a Frog." Eco-comedy goes beyond the world's problems and suggests five ways we can make our lives and those of others around the world better

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 29847 County 2 Blvd., Frontenac

Cost: $5

More info: 651-345-4582 or villamaria_retreats@yahoo.com

Sheldon Theatre

Red Wing's community theater troupe will present the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music." Jillynne Raymond directs a cast of all ages telling the story of the Von Trapp family in Austria as World War II looms.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Sheldon Theatre, 443 W. Third St.

Cost: $16 adults, $10 students

More info: 651-388-8700 or 800-899-5759, or www.sheldontheatre.org.

Friday, July 22

Lounge music

Sassy Magoo entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Cost: Free

More info: 877-849-1640 or www.ticasino.com

Crossings at Carnegie

An innovative and versatile performer and composer, Billy McLaughlin astounds audiences with the breadth of sound he draws from an acoustic guitar.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: 320 East Ave.

Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

Saturday, July 23

Farm Market Music

Voice guitarist Chris Herriges will perform.

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: 418 Levee St.

More info: www.redwingfarmersmarket.org

Mississippi National's Hawaiian Open

Lots of fun games, prizes and contests including cart decoration and best-dressed golfer. Live music by Danger Rangers at 5 p.m. with free beer. Luau will happen rain or shine.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., registration at 10 a.m.

Where: Mississippi National Golf Club, Red Wing

Cost: $35, 12 and under $10, prepayment required

Voices of the Valley

Brenda Owens will play guitar and sing. Joel Dunnette, with the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society, will give a wild flower talk.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Welch Station Access

Cost: Free

Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Resort

Join Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Resort for the first-ever Pedal and Paddle, for a day of outdoor fun. Meet at the ski area and take part in several activities including canoeing, tubing and kayaking on the Cannon River, or go for a bike ride on the Cannon Valley Trail. Welch Mill Canoe & Tube will have shuttles.

When: All day

Where: Welch

More info: 651-258-4567

Widespot PAC

The opening reception for photographer Chris Faust followed Michael Hauser and Friends' concert of story, music and dance.

When: Noon-1:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.

Where: Widespot Performing Arts and Community Center, second story of N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: Concert $10

More info: 715-307-8941 or www.widespotperformingarts.org

Friends of Parker Benefit

The Phantoms Car Show will be part of the Friends of Parker Benefit, which raises money for the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.

When: 4:30 p.m.

Where: Red Wing Country Club, 1311 W. Sixth St,

More info: 651-380-7647 or fkitzmann@nmblife.org

Vino in the Valley

Steve, Russ & Stacie will play live music.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: W3826 450th Ave., Maiden Rock

More info: www.vinointhevalley.com or 715-639-6677

Sheldon Theatre

The Phoenix Theatre presents "The Sound of Music."

When: 7 p.m.

Details: See July 21

Lounge music

Sassy Magoo entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Cost: Free

More info: 877-849-1640 or www.ticasino.com

Mike's Bay Town

Silent auction, raffles and an hourly karaoke contest to raise money for the Moxie Mamas, Den Anderson-Lexvold and Leah Nesbitt-Miller, as they participate in the 2011 Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day for the Cure, August 19-21.

When: 8 p.m.-midnight

Where: W6454 Highway 35, Bay City

More info: 715-594-3888

Sunday, July 24

Beldenville Old Car Club Show

Northwest Wisconsin's largest one-day car show, the event features antique and collector cars, motorcycles, tractors, parts, tools and more.

When: All day

Where: Pierce County Fairgrounds, Ellsworth

Vino in the Valley

Ken Arneson will play live music.

When: 1-4 p.m.

Where: W3826 450th Ave., Maiden Rock

More info: www.vinointhevalley.com or 715-639-6677

Sheldon Theatre

The Phoenix Theatre presents "The Sound of Music."

When: 2 p.m.

Details: See July 21

Treasure Island

Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, comes to Treasure Island. Newton has been captivating audiences since he was a precocious, big-voiced 6-year-old.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Event Center, Treasure Island

Cost: $30, $40

More info: 877-849-1640 or www.ticasino.com

Falconer Vineyards

Music in the Vines Concert presents Charlie Parr, who will play blues/bluegrass music.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 3572 Old Tyler Road, Red Wing

Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

More info: 651-388-8849 or www.falconervineyards.com

Wednesday, July 27

Concert in the Park

The Dang-Its will play country western music.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Central Park Band Shell, Red Wing

Cost: Free

Thursday, July 28

Vino in the Valley

Don & Doreen will play music.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: W3826 450th Ave., Maiden Rock

More info: www.vinointhevalley.com or 715-639-6677

Lake City Thursday Night Market

Karl Burke will play contemporary folk music.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Swimming beach on Lake Pepin

Cost: Free

Friday, July 29

Quilt show

Featuring quilts, wearables and fiber arts on display, the quilt show includes demonstrations and fabric challenge competitions.

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

Where: St. Felix School Gym, Wabasha

Cost: $3, with chance to win a quilt

Riverboat Days Festival<.B>

Today's activities include fireman's chicken feed; food vendors; art show; horse and carriage rides; Music on the Patio from Glen Irvin 5 to 7 p.m.; music from Lost Faculties 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and boat parade at dusk.

When: 11 a.m.-dusk

Where: Heritage Park, Wabasha

More info: 651-565-4158 or travelinfo@wabasha.net

Elmwood UFO Days

UFO Days are held annually in late July. Join your crazy neighbor for food, fun, and festivities while keeping an eye toward the sky. Today's activities include the Miss Elmwood coronation at 7:30 p.m. Clues for the UFO medallion hunt will be posted on souvenir stand at 7 p.m.; street dance with music by Bennett Valley Gray Band begins at 9 p.m.

When: All day

Where: Elmwood, Wis.

Little Log House Antique Power Show

Activities include living history demonstrations, re-enactments by Cannon Old West Society, flea market, threshing demonstrations, Pioneer Village, gardens with thousands of flowers, tractor pulls, daily parade at 11 a.m. and pancake breakfast. The Squires Band plays from noon to 4 p.m.

Details: See Spotlight

Lounge music

Westside entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Cost: Free

More info: 877-849-1640 or www.ticasino.com

Saturday, July 30

Riverboat Days Festival

Today activities include the Grumpy Old Men fishing tournament at 7 a.m., 5K/10K River Run and Walk, 8 a.m.; quilt show; kiddie and pet parade, 11:30 a.m.; bicycle stunt show, 2 p.m.; grand parade, 6 p.m.; and dance to Incongito from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Details: See July 29

Crazy Days

Check out discounts, steals and deals citywide in Red Wing.

When: July 30

Where: Red Wing

Quilt Show

The event features quilts, wearables and fiber arts.

Details See July 29

Elmwood UFO Days

Today's activities the kids carnival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with inflatables, face painting, henna tattoos, rock climbing wall and silly string war zone.

Details: See July 29

Little Log House Antique Power Show

Live music from the Average Jane's from noon to 4 p.m. and tractor/truck pull at 4:30 p.m.

Details: See Spotlight

Farm Market Music

Harland and Jane Schultz will perform with accordion organ and vocals.

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: 418 Levee St.

More info: www.redwingfarmersmarket.org

Red Wing Arts Association

The garden art silent auction will be held at the Depot Gallery for the artwork created by the garden tour artists.

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Depot Gallery, 418 Levee St.

More info: 651-388-7569 or www.redwingartsassociation.org

Reggae Fest

Live reggae.

When: Noon - midnight

Where: Harbor Bar, Hager City

More info: 715-792-2417

Cannon River Winery

Lance Larson will play live music.

When: 2-5 p.m.

Where: 421 Mill St., Cannon Falls

More info: 507-263-7400 or www.cannonriverwinery.com

Vino in the Valley

Mare Lennon will play music. Horse-drawn wagon vineyard tours will be available.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: W3826 450th Ave., Maiden Rock

More info: www.vinointhevalley.com or 715-639-6677

Crossings at Carnegie

Tribute to The Guess Who comes to the Zumbrota State Theatre. Stacy Bauer and Muggsy Lauer spearhead the group of musicians performing the show, which is sponsored by Crossings at Carnegie.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: State Theatre, 88 E. Fourth St., Zumbrota

Cost: $24 in advance, $28 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

Lounge music

Westside entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Cost: Free

More info: 877-849-1640 or www.ticasino.com

Sunday, July 31

Elmwood UFO Days

Today's activities include kiddie parade at 1 p.m.; grand parade, 2 p.m.; music from the Bear Creek Band, 3 to 7 p.m.; and greased pig contest, 4:30 p.m..

Details: See July 29

Cannon River Winery

Jill Holly will play live music.

When: 1-4 p.m.

Where: 421 Mill St., Cannon Falls

More info: 507-263-7400 or www.cannonriverwinery.com

Little Log House Antique Power Show

Live music from the Average Jane from noon to 4 p.m.

Details: See Spotlight

- compiled by Stacy Bengs, staff writer

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