Rochester MN Guide to January Events

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Welcome to January 2017…a fresh, clean start.  The month holds many things to do as you ease back into a routine post holiday hustle and bustle!  You’re certain to find things to keep everyone in the family from getting cabin fever!  We are unrolling a new format for our monthly event guides:  simply click on the plus sign to expand that section of events!  As always, if you would like to add an event to our guide please fill out the form below!

Wednesday January 4th

Wiggle Wednesday | Allegro School of Dance and Music

Allegro’s way of introducing the arts to our littlest friends.  They will dance, sing, read a story and enjoy special time with an adult who loves them.

Address: 2342 Superior Drive NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Cost: FREE, register here.
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Friday January 6th

Parent’s Night Out | YMCA

Evening will include games, crafts, swimming, and fitness fun in a safe and healthy environment. The Y will provide dinner and a snack for participants. Please bring swimsuits and gym clothes & shoes. Participants must be potty-trained.

Address: 709 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, 55902

Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: YMCA Members $7 for first child, $5 for each additional child. Community Members $10 for first child, $7 for each additional child. Please register here.

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Saturday January 7th

Rochester Winter Farmers Market

An indoor market with the best local produce!

Address: Building #35, Olmsted County Fairgrounds
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Free Kids Workshop | Home Depot

A hands-on workshop for you and your child! You get to work on a wood toolbox they can use for keeping anything from art supplies to toys neat and portable. Once the toolbox is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.

Address: 3050 41st St Nw, Rochester, 55901
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Think and Do Free Family Day | Rochester Art Center

Admission to Rochester Art Center is free for everyone. Guests are invited to create original art pieces in the studio classroom, our Grand Lobby and occasionally off-site with a collaborative partner. Please check the website for updates and more information.

Address: 40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Beginning Skiing | Oxbow Park

Join park staff for a beautiful ski through the Oxbow Valley. Bring your own skis or rent skis for $5.00 from Oxbow. If you have never skied, this is the time to start. Our groomed trails make the activity a pleasant and invigorating way to spend a winter afternoon. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Snow permitting.
Address: 5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron, 55920
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: FREE
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The Nutcracker | Cinemagic Hollywood 12

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his army.

Address: 2171 Superior Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 12:45pm
Cost: Tickets available at the theater.
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Sunday January 8th

Bird Banding Program | Quarry Hill Nature Center

Experience the beauty of birds up close as you try your hand at trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds.

Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Cost: $2 adult/$1 children
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Friday January 13th

The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Saturday January 14th

Family Dance Party | Rochester Public Library

Lights, shakers, dance! Put on your dancing shoes for 30 minutes of non-stop dancing fun.

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Cost: FREE
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Sensory Screening | Paragon Chateau Theaters

These screenings are open to children with special needs and their families. The lights are up and the sound is down. You are totally free to move around. The Saturday January 14th movie is Sing.

Address: 3450 East Circle Drive NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 10:00am
Cost: Tickets are available at the theater.
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Kids in the Kitchen | Hy-Vee

Drop your kids off while you shop and they’ll enjoy this fun, interactive class! Children will be making hummus and turkey pinwheels, effortless apple crisp, and homemade snow ball ice cream from scratch!
This class is recommended for children aged 4-10 years.

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $10/child. Registration information can be found here.
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The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Sunday January 15th

The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Tuesday January 17th

Kids Klub: Kids Carnival Kickoff | SCHEELS

Come to the Kids Carnival to kickoff the 2017 SCHEELS Kids Klub events! Enjoy cotton candy, games and more!

Address: 1220 12th St SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Thursday January 19th

The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Friday January 20th

Candlelit Trail | SCHEELS

Join SCHEELS for the ultimate snowshoeing experience! They will have the latest in snowshoe equipment for you to try out on a candlelit trail at Eastwood Park. Feel free to bring your own snowshoes or try some of theirs at no charge! Don’t let winter keep you locked indoors, get outside and enjoy this fun event!

Address: Eastwood Park, 3330 HWY 14 E, Rochester, 55904
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Kids Night Out: LEGO Batman | Color Me Mine

The 3rd Friday of every month is “Kids Night Out”! Starting at 5:30 you may leave your child or children for 2 1/2 hours of painting fun, games,
crafting and dinner. Children must be age 5 or older.

Address: 416 Crossroads Drive SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $35/child. Register here.
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The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Saturday January 21st

Rochester Winter Farmers Market

An indoor market with the best local produce!

Address: Building #35, Olmsted County Fairgrounds
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
Website

 

The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Sunday January 22nd

The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Thursday January 26th

WinterFest

WinterFest serves to promote wintertime activities for all ages while raising awareness and funds for events sponsored by area nonprofit organizations. Rochester WinterFest takes place annually during the first two weeks in February (1/26-2/12). There is a wide variety of activities happening in the Rochester area so all can enjoy the Cabin Fever Days of January and February! There is something for everyone, young or old, indoors or out.

Find the schedule of events here.

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The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Friday January 27th

Lego + Movie | Rochester Public Library

Build with the library’s Lego collection while you watch The Lego Movie! Movie description: A lowly Lego figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy.

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Time: 10:00am-11:45am
Cost: FREE
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The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Saturday January 28th

Family Creation Stations | Rochester Public Library

Discover art, science, and more with your family!

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Cost: FREE
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Beginning Snowshoeing | Oxbow Park

Experience the Park as a winter wonderland! Learn the importance of snowshoes and how some animals have their own version of snowshoes. Bring your own or rent snowshoes for $3.00 from Oxbow. Ages 5 and up. Snow permitting.
Address: 5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron, 55920
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Pine Island Winterfest

Winterfest 2017 is Pine Island’s 4th annual family festival of fun events celebrating winter in Minnesota! Ice Fishing for kids, bonfires, hot soup and chili, movies for the kids, ice skating and snowshoeing, skiing, art activities and more!

Address: City of Pine Island
Time: 10:00am-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Ice Skating on the Oval | Rochester WinterFest

Family ice skating!

Address: Soldiers Field Park, 224 Soldiers Field Drive SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 2:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
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The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Sunday January 29th

The Lion in Winter |  Rochester Civic Theatre

This Tony and Academy Award winning script takes us into the passion driven world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The estranged couple are reunited and joined by their three royal sons during the Christmas season of 1183. Strong characters all, driven by overwhelming ambition, love, lust, and deceit, combine to make one of the most compelling and witty dramas of the 20th century.

Address: 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
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Tuesday January 3rd

Local Creators Night | Forager Brewery

Each Tuesday an artist will lead an interactive class in the Pop Up room at Forager Brewery. Tickets can be purchased in advance. The series is in January, February and March. The instructors are there monthly and each time with a different creative activity.

Tuesday January 3rd: Utilizing Art to Relieve Stress

Address: 1005 6th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $17, purchase tickets here.
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Thursday January 5th

Simple Fix Workshop: Healthy Meals for the New Year | Hy-Vee

Keeping your New Year Resolution is easier than ever with our healthy meals Simple Fix Workshop! Hy-Vee does the shopping, takes care of all the dishes and even takes out the trash! You prepare the meals and take them home to cook at a later date. Bring a cooler or reusable shopping bag to take your meals home.

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: Class fee is $100, which includes all groceries and supplies needed for making the meals. Please register by January 2nd. Registration information can be found here.
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Tuesday January 10th

Local Creators Night | Forager Brewery

Each Tuesday an artist will lead an interactive class in the Pop Up room at Forager Brewery. Tickets can be purchased in advance. The series is in January, February and March. The instructors are there monthly and each time with a different creative activity.

Tuesday January 3rd: Utilizing Art to Relieve Stress

Address: 1005 6th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $17, purchase tickets here.
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Saturday January 14th

Knife Skills 101 | Hy-Vee

Join Chef Megan for this fun, informative and interactive class on knife skills! Participants will learn how to slice, dice, and chop various produce items correctly, safely and with ease. Impress your friends with your new-found skills.

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 2:00pm-2:30pm
Cost: FREE please register here.
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Thursday January 19th

Soup Simple Fix Workshop | Hy-Vee

Perfect for the winter season! Enjoy this special all Soup Simple Fix Workshop. In around two hours at Hy-Vee, you can prepare 5 different soups. Hy-Vee will take care of the shopping & clean up.

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $85/person Please register here.
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Saturday January 28th

Blizzard Bash | Rochester WinterFest

An evening of celebration at the Blizzard Bash as we raise funds to support patients in our community battling blood cancers. The Foundation, an R&B band hailing from the Twin Cities, will lead the evening with live music while guests play blackjack in hopes of wining one of the many prizes awarded throughout the evening. All funds raised go directly to Med City Foundation, in fact, the proceeds from this event will fund programing all year long.

Address: Canadian Honker Events Apache, 1517 16th Street SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $50/person
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