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Comedy Show to Benefit At-Risk Youth

Comedy Show to Benefit At-Risk Youth

There are still tickets available for the Dinner and Comedy Benefit the LINK program is hosting May 14th at Goonies Comedy Club in downtown Rochester. Doors open at 6 PM, dinner served at 6:30 and comedy is from 7:30 to 9 PM. All of the proceeds raised from this benefit will go to Lutheran Social Service LINK Program and Street Outreach Program to serve a youth in our community.  Tickets are 30 dollars and must be bought by May 10th.  For ticket information please contact Josh Hameister at 507-226-3811 or via email Josh.Hameister@lssmn.org.   The two comics performing are Mark Poolos and Michael Callahan (Please see below for bios).

Headliner:  Mark Poolos

RCTC Fine Arts Workshops and Student Art Exhibition

RCTC Fine Arts Workshops and Student Art Exhibition

Rochester Community and Technical College is is hosting Fine Arts Workshops and a Student Art Exhibition at the University Rochester Center from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 27th.  RCTC faculty from four Fine Arts Departments – Art + Design, Dance, Music and Theatre – will present an afternoon of workshops culminating in a public reception.

Workshops are open to local high school students (grades 9-12), parents and college age students.  All workshops and events are free and open to the general Rochester community.  Registration for the workshops will begin at 12 noon and be ongoing throughout the event.   Tours of RCTC’s Fine Arts facilities and workshops will be available from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Comedy Show to Benefit Homeless Youth

Comedy Show to Benefit Homeless Youth

The Lutheran Social Service LINK Program, which helps homeless and at-risk youth, is hosting a Comedy and Dinner Benefit show May 14th from 6 to 9 PM.  Doors open at 6 PM, dinner served at 6:30 and comedy is from 7:30 to 9 PM. All of the proceeds raised from this benefit will go to Lutheran Social Service LINK Program and Street Outreach Program to serve a youth of our program.  Tickets are 30 dollars and must be bought by May 10th.  For ticket information please contact Josh Hameister at 507-226-3811 or via email Josh.Hameister@lssmn.org.

Healthy Kids Days

Healthy Kids Days

On Saturday, April 27, the Rochester Area Family YMCA and Olmsted Medical Center are celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event that encourages kids in Rochester to get moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys and kick-starts healthier behaviors now and throughout the summer, a critical out-of-school time for children’s health. For more information, go to http://www.ymca.net/healthy-kids-day

RPS Program Receives Highest Rating Possible

RPS Program Receives Highest Rating Possible

Rochester Public Schools' School Readiness Program has received the highest rating possible, four out of four stars, from the Parent Aware orgnization. The School Readiness Program is an effort between RPS and Child Care Resource and Referral serving children from three years old to kindergarten age. According to the district, the program works to make sure young children enter school with the necessary skills and behaviors to progress and flourish.

Parent Aware helps parents in Minnesota find child care and early education providers focused on high quality early learning and kindergarten readiness. Their one- to four-star ratings system – a free service – measures best practices identified by research that help children succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

There will be an easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30th. It'll be held at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church in Rochester. The church is located at 800 E Silver Lake Drive. The event is scheduled rain or shine. Everyone is invited to attend. 

AHS Jazz Band Awards

AHS Jazz Band Awards

The 21 members of the AHS Jazz Band recently traveled to Duluth for the 40th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival.  The event featured nearly 20 ensembles from throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin; Austin was participating in the festival for the first time.  Three Austin students were recognized with Outstanding Soloist Awards: Will Bjorndal and Jacob Burkhart for their solos on "Tiger of San Pedro," and Matt Tylutki for solo trumpet improvisation on "Panic Button."