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Heard the bird? Get to know the up-close-and-personal account of how a few Minnesota bands from a small Midwest market made it big. Rick Shefchik will be opening up about his book, "Everybody's Heard about the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock 'N' Roll in Minnesota." Shefchik is a Duluth native and graduate of Dartmouth College. He spent 30 years in journalism, with the majority of it spent at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, before leaving in 2006 to become a novelist and freelance writer. He has written four novels and five works of nonfiction.
Wondering what your collectables, treasures and antiques are worth? The Wabasha County Historical Society is holding an Antique Roadshow-style event 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Reads Landing School Museum. This popular event is back by request. Gregg and Deb Schreck will be available to evaluate items. The fee is $5 per item, three items for $10 with a maximum of three items. Guests are welcome to stay and observe others items. The fee includes the opportunity to tour the museum and the agricultural heritage shed.
The legendary Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers are coming to Cannon Falls for a special concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. The show will be in the Cannon Falls High School auditorium with all proceeds going to Shepherd's Center of the Cannon Valley. The Gatlin Brothers have scored more than a dozen top-40 hits, including the 1979 single of the year, "All the Gold in California!" Other top hits include "Broken Lady," "I Don't Want To Cry," "Houston," "Statues Without Hearts," "Love is Just a Game" and "Night Time Magic."
Matchbox Twenty's "A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017" comes Treasure Island Resort & Casino Saturday, Sept. 16. Counting Crows is the co-headliner for one of the final outdoor concerts in the region. Originally titled Matchbox 20 form a No. 20 softball jersey bearing a patch that had "Matchbox" written on it, the band became Matchbox Twenty after releasing the debut album "Yourself or Someone Like You." Members are Rob Thomas, Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette, Brian Yale and Adam Gaynor.
Red Wing area residents will walk Saturday, Sept. 16, to fight suicide. Called Out of the Darkness, the event will run 9 a.m. to noon at Colvill Park. Local teams are collecting pledges and people may donate that day. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. The foundation has set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. Donations from Out of the Darkness walks will go toward that mission.
ZUMBROTA — Crossings presents Patrick Scully's "Leaves of Grass — Illuminated" 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. This solo performance summons the spirit of America's great poet, Walt Whitman, revealing Whitman's many sides: from the furtive — changing genders to "straighten things up," to the fierce — defying the censors and getting banned in Boston. Whitman is truly an artist for 2017, according to Scully. A poet who loved America, he used his writing to strategically transform what he believed needed to be changed.
Level-3 predatory sex offender Daniel Curtis Duncan, who was originally scheduled to move into Red Wing on Sept. 5, will not be in the area until November. Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman said the department was informed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections that the release of Duncan has been postponed until Nov. 13, 2017.
Boys in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to School Night to Join Scouting from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at all elementary schools. Volunteers will welcome new members at more than 700 schools with registration materials, program calendars and joining gifts. The gifts reflect Scouting's 2017 campaign theme "Heroes Start Here" with glow-in-the-dark "Superhero Shields" (frisbees) and T-shirts for all new members.
Q: My neighbors drive their ATVs in the neighborhood on city streets, is it legal for them to do so? A: Yes, if they meet the following requirements. On Oct. 3, 2016, Red Wing City Council adopted an amended ordinance allowing both Class 1 and Class 2 ATVs/UTVs on city streets if they fit the criteria. 1. The ATV/UTV must be a side-by-side driven with a steering wheel and equipped with operator and passenger seatbelts and a roll-over protective structure.
The first sanctioned ski competition in the country was held at the Aurora Ski Club of Red Wing on Feb. 8, 1887. Baldy125, an olympic ski jump in Mount Frontenac, would continue and build on the sport of skiing in southern Minnesota. On Sept. 5, Rep. Barb Haley hosted the Capital Investment Committee on a tour of the Lake City Marina, the National Eagle Center and Mount Frontenac by looking at proposed capital improvement projects at these locations.