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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life.

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Livestrong Family Fun Run and Walk

The LIVESTRONG® Family Fun Run and Walk is back for its 3rd year at the Rochester Area Family YMCA on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. This event brings the community together to celebrate those who are living beyond cancer diagnosis and to remember those lost to cancer.

Games, inflatables & music
1 mile or 5k
Costume Contest with prizes!
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All proceeds from this event go to support future LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA sessions, a free program in the Rochester community for any adult cancer survivor and their families.

OPENING CEREMONY: The event begins with a National Color Guard and special ceremony celebrating those who live beyond cancer diagnosis and remembering those lost to cancer.
RUN, WALK, bring a stroller or wheelchair and be part of this fun event for all!
ROUTES are in distances of 1 mile and 5k. Registration fee is the same for both.
REGISTRATION is now open for individuals and families, just hit the Register Now button. Registration will be accepted until 12:30pm the day of the event.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register by September 15th and save!
T-SHIRTS: All who are registered by our Early Bird deadline will be guaranteed a race day t-shirt! Registrations after September 15th will include a t-shirt only on a first come – first served basis the day of the race.
COSTUMES are encouraged but not required. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes as determined by popular vote!
CELEBRATION: Family-friendly games and activities, including Inflatables and music, will take place immediately following the run/walk.
RAIN OR SHINE: No refunds will be given, as this event is a fundraiser for the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program.
Registration Fees
Individual Registration $25. After September 15th, the Individual Registration fee is $40.
Family Registration $60. After September 15th, the Family Registration fee is $90.
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Volunteer Information
This event is only possible because YOU join hands with the Y and volunteer! A variety of volunteer opportunities exist for this event and we would love to have you help. Share with friends too…the more the merrier!

Send us an e-mail to Volunteer

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Fall Fest | Rochester Downtown Alliance

The Rochester Downtown Alliance is proud to announce that Fall Fest is back for the second year! Fall Fest celebrates the cool, crisp weather and everything fall right in the heart of our city. Fall Fest will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 10AM to 2PM in the Peace Plaza. There will be pumpkins, activities, fall treats, and much more. Fall Fest offers something for every age.  

New this year is a Pumpkin Carving Contest! There are 16 available spots, with 4 winners each receiving a $50 gift card to a downtown business of their choice. Click here to register and create your own masterpiece!

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Just Between Friends, Rochester – HUGE Community Consignment Sales Event

Just Between Friends, Rochester Event, is part of the Nation’s Leading Children’s and Maternity Community Consignment Sales Event System and will be returning to Rochester, MN Sept 14-16, 2017. Now in it’s 5th year, JBF Rochester is the largest kids and maternity consignment sales event in SE Minnesota. Voted 2015 Best Consignment Sales Event in SE Minnesota, this is an event not to be missed. Have no longer needed, like new, kids items that are taking up space? SELL with JBF and turn those items in to CA$H. Love to find great bargains? You can Save 50-90% off brand names shoppers love. Make your plans today to Shop with JBF. All are Welcome. $2 Admission opening day only. All other days are free. Registration is now open.

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Artistry of Making Fresh Mozzarella

In celebration of Italian Cheese month, the Children’s Museums is excited to welcome Italian cusine expert Pasquale Presa from Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria to teach us the artistry of making fresh mozzarella! You will be able to learn all the secret ingredients and special tips tomake it as good as if it came straight from Italy!
Cooking, whether by yourself or together with you family helps establish healthy self-esteem. Did you know that foundational skills of confidece are curiosity, initiative and persistence?
Ages 2&Up Programs included with admission or membership

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