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    “The Chosen Valley Chamber Music Series will include three concerts that be held in the Legion Room of the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) on Sunday evenings, July 26, August 9 and August 16,” said CCA volunteer Tom Hilgren. “Chamber music is music that is performed by a small number of performers, traditionally in a smaller performance space — a chamber, rather than a concert hall.  It is generally associated with classical music, but a broader definition often includes other genres as well. The July 26 concert, for example, is excerpted from a jazz concert performed in Rochester last February.”


    The 23rd annual Habitat 500 Bike Ride will soon be coming through the Spring Valley area as 120 cyclists and 33 volunteers begin the 500-mile journey through southern Minnesota on July 12.

  • On Sunday, June 28, the Rushford Municipal Airport will be a flurry of activity, as the third annual southeast Minnesota Jumps for Hope skydiving event will take place. More than three-dozen persons have signed up to jump out of a plane at over 10,000 feet for a breath-taking tandem skydiving experience. The first jumps will take place around 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

  • Trail Days committee promises ‘good,  clean fun’ on Saturday night in Fountain

    “Scott Novotny is sponsored by The First State Bank of Fountain and Root River State Bank,” stated First State Bank employee and Fountain Trail Days organizer Julie Gade. “The Fountain Trail Days Committee invites you to join in the fun of Trail Days on the evening of Saturday, June 27, at the community center for a live show by Scott Novotny.”

  • It’s ‘Back to the ‘80s’ for 30th annual  Relay for Life in Chatfield July 10-11

    “We’re ‘Celebrating 30 Years of Relay, ‘80s Style’,” stated Deb Jorgenson, Chatfield co-chair of the 2015 Fillmore County Relay for Life, set for July 10 and 11 in Chatfield’s City Park.  She and co-organizer Wendy Kirchner are excited about everything that’s happening during the 30th annual Fillmore County Relay because they can get out their hair gel, their Cyndi Lauper and Madonna tapes, bangle bracelets and earrings and hit the Relay track in their jelly shoes.  They’re girls who just wanna have fun…with their families.

  • As summer calendars fill up with community celebrations and special events, one will not want to miss checking out Fountain's Trail Days on Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28.

  • “The darkness gives the game of golf a completely different dimension.  It brings out the non-serious golfers, and if you golf regularly, it doesn’t matter. It puts both types of golfers on an equal playing level. On a beautiful night, to see the glow golf balls soar through the air is fun,” said Tammy Neis, of the Chatty Walkers Relay for Life team which will host a moonlight golf game at the Chosen Valley Golf Course on July 3. 

  • Pink Out at Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday, June 27, (rain date Aug. 29) is a day to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness about breast cancer.

  • Once Upon A Reader ‘moo-ves’  into Spring Valley Public Library

    Join author David LaRochelle, illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, and Cow – the star of their book “Moo!” – for a one-of-a-kind show at Spring Valley Public Library at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23.

  • It’s time to ‘Play!’ in the  barn at DreamAcres Farm

    The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative's Play! in the Barn Series welcomes Zaraawar Mistry and his hilarious alter-ego, "Dr. Deep," on Friday, June 12, for a lecture on life, the universe and everything. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. in the DreamAcres barn, rural Wykoff. No tickets will be sold; suggested donation is $10.

  • Annual ice cream social  to feature wedding dresses

    The wedding belles’ dresses will be the “topping on the cake” at the Spring Valley Historical Society’s (SVHS) Methodist Church Museum during the annual pie and ice cream social set for Friday, June 19. 

  • Everybody loves rhubarb!

    Rhubarb can be made into a lot of things — some of which one might never have even thought of before. Lanesboro has definitely taken the ideas to the next level, which many will witness on Saturday, June 6.

  • Friday nights will soon be full of toe tapping music, kids’ activities, food and a craft-farmers market as the city of Spring Valley is once again hosting Friday Night Music and Fun in the Park at Spring Creek Park.

  • The Shooting Stars Relay for Life Team will be hosting a four-person, best-shot golf tournament and fundraiser on Saturday at the Preston Golf Course. In addition, the event will include a silent auction and meal, which are open to the general public.

  • Martial arts tournament  set for Saturday in Wykoff

    Yennie Martial Arts (YMA) is bringing something new to the Wykoff/Spring Valley area as it prepares to host a tournament at the Kingsland Intermediate School in Wykoff on Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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