Many people grew up watching “The Sound of Music” on TV each year, but the play was popular on the stage even before the movie starring Julie Andrews was made.
The many talents of the Kenyon-Wanamingo Music Department were on full display Dec. 10 at the high school band and choir concert. Playing to a full house, the band and choirs featured a number of soloists and a program of music from around the world.
Seven Kenyon-Wanamingo band students and eight K-W choir students took the stage with other youth standouts during the Hiawatha Valley League Honors Band and Honors Choir on Nov. 5 at Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School in Zumbrota. The Pine Island Orchestra lent its talent to the evening’s perform…
Come celebrate Halloween at the family-friendly, Bats, Bones and Bonfires on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2-6 p.m. at River Bend Nature Center in Faribault.
ZUMBROTA — Crossings is pleased to announce its award for Best Art Gallery in the 2018 Best of Southern Minn Scene Magazine and for runner up as Best Arts Organization.
Celebrity Chef Guy Klinzing brought his new “Unleashed” cooking venue to the auditorium stage at Faribault High School on Thursday evening, and the Let’s Get Cooking! show was full of of fabulous food, musical fun and cooking traditions.
ST. PAUL, Minn., October 16, 2018 – Classical MPR is gearing up for its ninth annual Minnesota Varsity, a showcase in which instrumentalists, vocalists and composers, ages 14 to 18, from the region are featured.
On Nov. 3, from 12 — 3 p.m. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls’ Day, a holiday that the Spanish brought to Mexico starting in the early 1500s. The holiday, which is mostly celebrated in November, is like a family reu…
(Red Wing, MN) – Let the Sheldon Theatre grand re-opening begin! Red Wing’s beloved Sheldon Theatre, closed from May-September 2018, opens at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a community procession and re-dedication ceremony featuring Don Shelby legendary Minnesota broadcast journalist, …
Driving through a 10-mile radius of the township known as Cherry Grove, one probably wouldn’t expect it to be the scene of a story, much less a picture book.
On Saturday, Sept. 22 come down to Wakondiota Park in old Frontenac to witness friendly competition in 1860's baseball between the Crescents baseball club of Red Wing, the Northfield Silver Stars and St. Croix baseball club of Stillwater. Matches will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Ad…
Learn about local programs and groups at the family-centered K-W Cares Services Fair when you come out to Wanamingo Riverside Park on Tuesday, Sept. 4. This brand-new event runs from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., so enjoy some family time at the park and have a hot dog with the kids.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (August 23, 2018) — Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns will return to Rochester on Sept. 10 as Twin Cities PBS and KSMQ Public Television host the full-length premiere of his new documentary, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science.” The documentary will air Sept. 25 on PBS, wit…
Wondering what you’re going to do to fill the void when all of the July 4 events are through? Come on over to Masonic/West River Park in Hutchinson for a fun-filled weekend outdoors to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RiverSong Music Festival.
On Wednesday, June 27 the Goodhue County Historical Society and Red Wing Environmental Learning Center invite you to canoe the Vermillion River! Meet at the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center at 2 p.m. for a brief presentation on the history of pearl button factories in Goodhue County. E…
In honor of their 50th year the Sons of Norway have procured the North Star Boys Choir, one of the principal boys choirs in the world, to give a concert May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Kenyon-Wanamingo High School auditorium.
Second only to the fourth of July events, the Syttende Mai Celebration in Wanamingo offers citywide activities under the theme of the Norwegian Constitution Day. The annual event is sponsored by the Wanamingo Commercial Club.
The Northfield Arts Guild will host the Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester for a choir country concert on May 6 at 3 p.m. This celebration of rich choral traditions will be held at St. John’s Hall, 500 Third Street West, Northfield.
If you’re wondering what to do on Earth Day to teach your children about caring for the environment, don’t worry. Corissa Kern has that covered.
(Updated to reflect start time change) Enjoy a fabulous concert by the renowned Copper Street Brass when they perform at the Kenyon-Wanamingo Middle/High School auditorium on Friday, March 23 at 2:05 p.m.
Join K-W Community Education on Wednesday, April 4 to see "Guys and Dolls" at the Old Log Theater. Set in a mythical New York City, "Guys and Dolls" tells the tale of one Nathan Detroit—a guy who needs a venue for his “permanently established floating craps game.”
Everyone has a wish. This weekend, Kenyon-Wanamingo drama students explore the inter-related consequences of wishes granted when they present the popular musical, “Into the Woods.”
While an impending winter storm managed to shorten the day’s activities, those who attended the 39th annual Kenyon Carriage & Cutter Day enjoyed fun winter activities during the early part of the day.
The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra is pleased to announce that it awarded soloist positions to three accomplished area high school students, all of whom will perform with the orchestra in CVRO’s Youth Soloist Concert on March 11.
Lesson number one: a donkey does as a donkey wants. If you’re going to play donkey basketball, that’s an important fact to know. Sometimes it takes a buck to make a buck.
Building Bridges for a Bold Dream: 28th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast, Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors, 240 Harrison St (adjacent to the Pottery Museum), Jan. 15, 7-9:30 a.m.
Christmas in Kenyon is this Saturday, kicking off the local holiday season with a day full of activities for everyone in the family. Readers can reference the full listing of events on the back page of this week’s Leader.
Following a dress rehearsal performance for the middle and high school students, the Kenyon-Wanamingo drama group presented two open performances of the fall play, “EXPOSED!” on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Join the Goodhue County Historical Society for a festive trip to the Gunderson House in Kenyon. Learn about the Gunderson family, Christmas traditions rooted in the family’s Norwegian heritage, and enjoy holiday food and activities.
Zumbrota - Collective Unconscious returns to Zumbrota to perform their tribute concert to The Band, "The Last Waltz," Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Zumbrota State Theatre.
ZUMBROTA - The exhibit of work by Marie Rose Adams and Lisa Arnold will be on display at Crossings until Nov. 25, with an artist’s reception to take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6-7:15 p.m. The public is invited to this free event which will include an opportunity to view the art, meet the…
ZUMBROTA – The Irish Soul songwriting genius of Van Morrison is celebrated in grand form with Beautiful Vision - The Essential Songs of Van Morrison. See this tribute performance led by Twin Cities soul and blues man Mick Sterling on Sat., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre.
Kenyon, MN – The Kenyon Area Historical Society, Kenyon Public Library, Goodhue County Historical Society and the Red Wing Shoe Company Foundation invite the public to a book talk on the World War I pride and prejudice that divided people across Minnesota, particularly the counties of Goodhu…
On Saturday, June 10, explore the history and buildings of Old Frontenac with the Goodhue County Historical Society. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Wakondiota Park in Frontenac and last approximately two hours.
SAINT PAUL — Today, Secretary of State Steve Simon called the passage of a new reform to special elections in Minnesota “a win for Minnesota voters who want to make their voice heard in all elections," noting it will improve the clarity and consistency around participation in special elections.
From 12-4 p.m. on June 4, visit the Goodhue County History Center for an afternoon of 1960s music and opportunities to play with 1960s toys and games, and to explore the museum’s exhibits free of charge.