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  Tuesday July 29th, 2014    

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 Wednesday 09/04/2013 
4:00 pm Fall Semester Open House
Join the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts' faculty and staff to register your children for our fall programming! You'll have the opportunity to meet your child's instructor, receive a tour of the facility, and get answers to any questions you might have. See you there!


 Thursday 09/05/2013 
10:00 am Senior University - Life in Running Waters: River
This course provides an overview of basic ecological and chemical processes that influence the biology of flowing waters in temperate North America - with emphasis on nutrients and invasive species. We will also learn about organisms living in local streams and rivers - with a focus on invertebrates (e.g., bugs, etc.). One field trip will be to a local stream to see up close and in person what lives under rocks, stumps, and drifts in the water column. Another field trip will be to the US Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center in La Crosse for a tour and discussion of research currently underway that addresses problems affecting the Upper Mississippi River and regional streams and watersheds.


5:00 pm DRC II Auditions
The Dance Repertory Company II will present a Winter Dance Concert, December 6–7, 2013. Roles are available for beginning and intermediate level dance students ages 5 to 13. Auditions are free and open to the public. DRC II members are required to enroll in at least one dance class at MCA. A $50.00 performance fee is required.


7:30 pm Page Series: Second City Comedy
Tickets: $27 Adults, $24 Seniors & Students America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is coming to town with The Best of The Second City. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation.


 Friday 09/06/2013 
7:00 pm Pat Wolfe 's New Art Opening Reception
An Opening Reception for Patrick Wolfe's New Art will be held at The Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City Friday September 6 from 7 p.m until 9 p.m. in the Evening. Refreshments will be served. For more information go to RedHorseGallery.com


 Saturday 09/07/2013 
10:00 am Family Art Day Extravaganza
Family Art Day is an interactive art adventure that is FREE & OPEN TO ALL AGES. We celebrate the arts through fun family art activities which promote arts in the community through hands-on activities and experiential learning while having FUN!!!


 Thursday 09/12/2013 
2:30 pm Senior University - Music of Coutries and Cultures
Each class will focus in turn on the music of China, Africa, India, and the Carribbean/South America. Following class, we will hear excellent live performances by representative artists from these cultures at the International Music Series Concerts, 6 p.m. in the East Cafeteria of Kryszko Commons on the same Thursdays classes meet. Each class will present background information on the music of the culture featured in that evening’s concert, plus basic understanding of the unique instruments, musical ideas, and cultural context of the music.


 Friday 09/13/2013 
12:00 am 'Great Dakota Gathering


7:00 pm Drum Making Retreat
The beat of the drum brings an awareness of the sacred and powerful beat of all of creation. Creating this sacred instrument of peace will help you to hear and feel the rhythms that connect the earth, its diverse peoples, and all creatures. This year, the retreat will also include making a rattle. Drum maker and storyteller Wayne Manthey returns this fall to bring his gift and experience of creating and living with drums. Wayne writes, "The drum symbolizes the heartbeat of life, the heartbeat of the community. It is not simply an art form, but a tool for cleansing, centering, and focusing one's intentions for health and happiness." Starting Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. through Sunday, September 15 at noon $95 includes retreat and lunch on Saturday. Overnight accommodations are available for $42.00 per night. Please call the Front Desk at 608-791-5295 to check availability. Materials for Drum (choose one): 16" is $125 13" is $100 Rattle is $20 (optional)


 Saturday 09/14/2013 
12:00 am 'Great Dakota Gathering


7:00 am Pickwick Mill Day
The one day a year that everyone can enjoy the pancake breakfast, silent auction, live music, pioneer arts and craft demonstrations tour the mill in full operation, kids soft ball, bake sale, full midday meals served, by all means buy raffle tickets to support the mill. See ya there!


8:00 am Drum Making Retreat
The beat of the drum brings an awareness of the sacred and powerful beat of all of creation. Creating this sacred instrument of peace will help you to hear and feel the rhythms that connect the earth, its diverse peoples, and all creatures. This year, the retreat will also include making a rattle. Drum maker and storyteller Wayne Manthey returns this fall to bring his gift and experience of creating and living with drums. Wayne writes, "The drum symbolizes the heartbeat of life, the heartbeat of the community. It is not simply an art form, but a tool for cleansing, centering, and focusing one's intentions for health and happiness." Starting Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. through Sunday, September 15 at noon $95 includes retreat and lunch on Saturday. Overnight accommodations are available for $42.00 per night. Please call the Front Desk at 608-791-5295 to check availability. Materials for Drum (choose one): 16" is $125 13" is $100 Rattle is $20 (optional)


10:30 am Semcac Clinic's Get Talkin' 1/2k Walk
The Semcac Clinic is hosting its first-ever “Get Talkin’ 1/2k” walk on September 14th at the Winona State University Gazebo. The purpose of this event is to encourage conversations with the people in your life—family, friends, etc. In our fast-paced, smartphone centered world, it’s easy to lose that personal touch that face-to-face communication provides. There will be volunteers holding up signs along the route with fun conversation starters on them. Entry Fee is $20 (includes long-sleeve shirt; early registration guarantees a shirt). Registration is available online at www.semcac.org. Check-in begins at 10:30am on the day of the event with the walk starting at 11am. All proceeds will go to Semcac Clinic’s education and outreach in Fillmore, Houston, and Winona Counties. All participants will be entered in a raffle to win prizes from local business such as Third Eye Tatu, GQ, DIBS and more! So, grab a friend and make the trek to the Get Talkin’ 1/2 k!


12:00 pm Second Saturdays with Sen. Schmit
State Sen. Matt Schmit will host mobile office hours to visit with residents in his district. Attendees can have individual conversations with Sen. Schmit to share pointed concerns, ask specific questions, or seek constituent service assistance from Sen. Schmit and his office.


 Sunday 09/15/2013 
8:00 am Drum Making Retreat
The beat of the drum brings an awareness of the sacred and powerful beat of all of creation. Creating this sacred instrument of peace will help you to hear and feel the rhythms that connect the earth, its diverse peoples, and all creatures. This year, the retreat will also include making a rattle. Drum maker and storyteller Wayne Manthey returns this fall to bring his gift and experience of creating and living with drums. Wayne writes, "The drum symbolizes the heartbeat of life, the heartbeat of the community. It is not simply an art form, but a tool for cleansing, centering, and focusing one's intentions for health and happiness." Starting Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. through Sunday, September 15 at noon $95 includes retreat and lunch on Saturday. Overnight accommodations are available for $42.00 per night. Please call the Front Desk at 608-791-5295 to check availability. Materials for Drum (choose one): 16" is $125 13" is $100 Rattle is $20 (optional)


 Tuesday 09/17/2013 
7:30 pm Page Series: Christopher O'Riley
Tickets: $24 Adults, $22 Seniors & Students NPR's most famous pianist From his groundbreaking transcriptions of Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake to his unforgettably sublime interpretations of the Classical canon, pianist Christopher O'Riley has stretched the piano beyond conventional boundaries. For his visit to Winona he will interpret contemporary popular music including the Cocteau Twins, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd.


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