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Fashion Show Returns to Peace Plaza

The Rochester Downtown Alliance along with Nood Reynolds of Rochester Magazine and contributing downtown businesses will bring a fashion runway show to life on the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester on Thursday, September 16th.  The Downtown Fall Fashion Show will start at 7pm with a happy hour before the show starts. 

The show will have many exciting attractions ranging from 2010 trends on clothing, hair, makeup and accessories for men, women and kids.  The event will also showcase the variety of fashionable choices available from locally owned businesses in downtown Rochester.  And don't miss Rochester's own America's Next Top Model contestant, Rae, who is back from months of global runways and campaign shoots and will be featured in the show!

Limited general seating and standing room are available to the public at no charge but, to purchase your VIP ticket or reserved seat call: 1-507-285-2797.

VIP price:$25 (Includes meal,

Laughs for Lupus

Get a few laughs... for a great cause.

The Laughs for Lupus comedy show fundraiser hopes to do just that.  The first-ever event takes the stage at Goonie's Comedy Club, 7 Second Street SW in Rochester, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14.

Kenny Rogers Concert in Rochester Tonight

Kenny Rogers has done a wide veriety of music in his 50 year career.  He is a Grammy award winning artist that is now bringing his 50th Anniversary show to Rochester.  Rogers is playing the Mayo Civic Center tonight at 7:30 with Billy Dean as the opening act.  Tickets are still available: $53.50-$43.50, available at the civic center box office.  Come down and have a great time!

New Life Worship Center Concert

KNLW New Life 98.9 FM Presents Brian Head - Welch (formerly from KORN) with special guests Blank Page Empire and Senseless Beauty, Saturday, September 4th at the New Life Worship Center, Rochester, MN.  507-273-1418 - www.knlw.org.

Prices are $10 in advance - $15 at the door - doors open at 5:30pm

Ticket locations:

Rochester:  Christian Book and Gift, The Printers on Wellner Drive, All three Hy-Vee Grocery Stores

Byron:  Leashes and Leads

Racine:  Vaith Cycle

Albert Lea and Austin:  Hy-Vee Grocery Stores

Mason City, IA:  Hy-Vee Grocery

Adams:  Corkey's Corner

and online at:  www.knlw.org

Opening Up Conversations About Race

A well-known anthropologist hopes to open up discussions about race issues.

Dr. Yolanda Moses spoke with a crowd at Univeristy of Minnesota Rochester Monday night.

She is one of the committee members who put together the race exhibit that's currently on display at the Rochester Public Library.

Dr. Moses hopes her speech and the display spur conversations about diversity.

Greek Festival

The Greek Festival is coming to Rochester. It starts Friday, August 27th and goes through Sunday, August 29th. Activities are happening at Holy Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church. Enjoy food, music, dancing, and a bake sale featuring locally made pastries. There will also be a kids carnival, silent auction, and church tours. Admission is free, and so is parking. For more information go to www.greekfestrochester.com.

Philippine Cultural Club Summer Picnic

Come out this Saturday for the Philippine Cultural Club summer picnic. The 2nd annual event will take place Cooke's Park in Rochesterfrom 11 a.m. until 5.  This year's theme is Fiesta Sa Nayon, so you're asked to wear colorful outfits to the event.  There will also be games for kids and adults, door prizes, even volleyball.

Just bring your favorite dish to share, plus beverages and eating utensils.  Everyone is invited.

For more information, or if you have suggestions call: 281-9203