If you’re busy dodging raindrops this weekend (or, worse, lightning bolts), never fear – there are a handful of things to keep you busy around the North Wright County area that have entertainment inside and out.
Here’s a look at the top four:
FYCC presents its Second Open Streets Event in the St. Michael Bike Rodeo
Hit the St. Michael City Center parking lot between 9 a.m. and noon, and be sure to bring your child’s bike, as the Open Streets series returns courtesy of Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC) and sponsors InFit, North Wright County Today, HealthSource and LIVEWright.
The event will include several local businesses, including Allina Clinic, the aforementioned sponsors, a couple of local banks, Edward Jones and Nick Shultz working on bike tune ups, just to name a few.
There will be a bike obstacle course, bike parade and soccer on the grounds to keep the kids active, too.
Did I mention free (yes, FREE) bike helmets for the kids? Thanks to Allina, FYCC and the STMA Rotary, hundreds of helmets will be handed out Saturday morning.
For more, check out the FYCC/Open Streets Facebook Page.
Holy Spirit School Fit for Life 5K
The area’s newest Catholic school and high school will host its first-ever 5K in Monticello Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. with a Mass service at St. Henry’s, 1001 7th St. E in Monticello, where the run also starts and ends.
From the organizers: “Being Fit for Life takes more than just being physically active. It takes continuous enrichment of a person’s entire being: Mind, Body and Soul. It takes Community, it takes Family, it takes Faith.”
8:00am – (Optional) Mass
8:30 – 10:00am – Registration (Light refreshments available during this time.)
9:30 – 1k Kid’s Run
10:00 – Chip Timed 5k Run
11:15 – Awards
10:15 – 11:30 – Music
All ages and abilities welcome. All funds raised will go towards bridging the gap in student tuition costs.
Shelley Timmerman Meat Raffle
Swing into Ditto’s Bar in downtown St. Michael between 1:30 and 5 p.m. and raise funds for a remarkable woman as she battles cancer.
Shelley is a big friend of the crowd over at Ditto’s. Meat is being collected from Dehmer’s and Coborn’s, and features plenty of prime cuts. All proceeds from the raffle will help Shelley offset the medical bills she’s facing as she continues her cancer fight.
Front Porch’s “Fiddler on the Roof
Front Porch Musical Theater will present its production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” the classic, Jewish musical, this weekend. Performances at Park Center High, and you can click on this link for tickets and times.
Student actors come from Maple Grove, Rogers, Otsego, Albertville and St Michael, including
Anna Welter (as Yente the Matchmaker) and Maria Welter (as a bottle dancer), Teresa O’Sullivan (Mama) and Kyla Schnell (Golde).