Practice yoga with puppies, solve a mystery at the library all this week – Post Bulletin

Practice yoga with puppies, solve a mystery at the library all this week – Post Bulletin

ROCHESTER — How’s your downward dog pose? Probably not as perfect as a puppy’s. Forever Fido Rescue and Rehabilitation is teaming up with Rise Above Baking Co. for a free yoga with puppies event at The Workshop Food Hall and Bar.

People are invited to bring their mat to do some yoga and meet some of the puppies available for adoption through Forever Fido. Yoga will be led by Diane Gray even if some of the dogs are showing good form.

This is an event to introduce people to dogs up for adoption through Forever Fido, so organizers ask people to leave their family pooches at home. The event will be outdoors so people should dress for cool weather and for being around some furry friends.

Yoga with puppies

When: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Doors open at 4 p.m., yoga starts at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Workshop Food Hall and Bar, 1232 Third Ave. SE.

How much: Free.

Solve mysteries at the Rochester Public Library

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“The Science of Agatha Christie”, the sixth book in the “Science of…” series that Rochester horror author and podcaster Meg Hafdahl has co-written with Kelly Florence, will hit shelves in September 2023.


The Rochester Public Library is hosting a pair of events for mystery lovers. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the library is hosting a kids’ spy school. Kids will learn how to transcribe secret messages, crack codes, and other fun spy skills. The event is open to all ages.

The next day, fans of prolific best-selling mystery writer Agatha Christie can delve into the science behind her mysteries.

Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence,

authors of “The Science of Stephen King”

and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast present their new project looking at Christie’s mysteries.

Discover the science behind the poisons used to commit murders in many of Christie’s stories. Learn how crime investigation evolved in the time periods set in some of her novels.

Spy School 

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Where: Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. SE.

How much: Free.

The science of Agatha Christie

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19.

Where: Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. SE.

How much: Free.

2. Fall in

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The History Center of Olmsted County is hosting its annual Fall Fest. The event features food, crafts and educational presentations. People can paint pumpkins, learn about the rules of baseball in the 1860s and more. The event is part of Minnesota Educator Academy weekend and sponsored in part by Rochester Community Bankers Association.

When: Noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19.

Where: History Center of Olmsted County, 1189 W. Circle Drive SW.

How much: Adults are free, $5 per child.

Voice of Shadows movie premier

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A promo picture for the film “Voice of Shadows”


LANESBORO, Minn. — A horror movie filmed in Lanesboro, Minnesota, makes its premier in the scenic bluff city. “Voice of Shadows” was directed and written by Nick Bain. Much of the movie was filmed at the Thompson House Bed and Breakfast and in the area surrounding Lanesboro. The St. Mane Theatre is hosting the premier.

Voice of Shadows movie premier

When: 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20.

Where: The St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro.

How much: $20 General Admission, $15 for Lanesboro Arts Members

Make yourself a gnome at 125 Live

ROCHESTER — Gnomes are a symbol of good luck and protection. So why not have one at your home or in your garden? Carolyn Real is holding a pair of gnome-making workshops at 125 Live. In the first session, people can build their clay gnome. In the second session people will give their gnomes a custom paint and glaze.

Make your own gnomes

When: Session one: 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18; Nov. 1; Session two: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25; Nov. 8.

Where: 125 Live, 125 Elton Hills Drive NW.

How much: $60 for 125 Live social members; $73 public.

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Willow Gentile stands in her studio Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in front of a collection of paintings she made outdoors in 2021.

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LAKE CITY, Minn. — Artist Willow Gentile is hosting a series of enchanted markets through the holiday season at her new studio in Lake City, Minnesota. The front half of the Willow Gentile Studio & Gallery will temporarily transform into a market featuring works by artists and makers from around the region.

Willow Gentile Studio & Gallery Enchanted Markets

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 21-22, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 25, Dec. 2; 2 p.m. 7 p.m., Nov. 3.

Where: Willow Gentile Studio & Gallery, Lake City.

How much: Free.