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The official “100 mile Garage Sale” is over but it is just the beginning of the bargain shopping season in the small towns and villages around Lake Pepin.

This coming weekend has this in store:

Thursday, May 6th

Fun Fest in Cannon Falls on Mill Street 5 pm to 8 pm

Vino in the Valley in Rural Maiden Rock opens tonight. Emily and Tim entertain.

Carrie Rodriguez at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota 7:30 pm

Friday, May 7th

Bird Days: Mississippi River Flyway & Migratory Bird Day are being celebrated in the region. It’s the peak time to observe warblers, ducks, shorebirds, and amphibian night sounds along the shoreline of the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. More information on the blog.

Jimmy’s Pub has Slippery Elm performing at 8:00 pm (fifth floor of the St. James Hotel) in Red Wing.

Just returned from the annual Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association Conference in Brooklyn Park. Drive back to Red Wing was gorgeous. Trees were just starting to put out leaves on Sunday and they were very bright green when we returned. Tulips are out in front of the B&B. Getting ready for a full house this weekend.

Oak Center General Store has an assortment of talent almost every weekend for the next 3 months. If you stay two nights at the Candlelight Inn, you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for any show (provided it is not sold out).

6 Radoslav Lorkovic 8 PM
12 Paul Mayasich and Andy Dees, also known as the Doughbros 8 PM
14 Prudence Johnson and Laura Caviani 2 PM
19 Dave Moore 8 PM
20 Big Blue Sky 8 PM
27 Joe and Vicki Price 8 PM
28 Bill Staines 2 PM

6 MIles Johnston Quartet 8 PM
13 Barra (Gaelic dance) 8 PM
20 Curtis and Loretta 8 PM
27 Andy White and Rad Lorkovic 8 PM

10 Dan Newton & Cafe Accordian 8 PM
17 Boiled in Lead 8 PM
24 Switchback 8 PM

All shows are $15 Call 507-753-2080 for availability.

There are a lot of events scheduled in Red Wing, MN this weekend. The Red Wing Arts Association has two exhibits opening today at the Depot Gallery. Lost Highway is appearing at the Parlay Lounge at Treasure Island. The Too Guys are appearing at Jimmy’s Pub in the St James Hotel.

Saturday, January 9, the Sheldon Theatre is showing the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Cannon River Winery in Cannon Falls presents the Average Janes. The Sawtooth Bluegrass Band performs at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota.

Sheldon Theatre Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Sheldon Theatre is having a Lord of the Rings Trilogy this weekend – Fellowship of the Rings – 12 p.m., Two Towers 3:30 p.m., Return of the King 7:00 p.m. Each show $5, or buy all three shows for $12. Ticket Info 1-800-899-5759 Stay at the Candlelight Inn and receive two complimentary tickets.