Renaissance Festival tickets available

The Sleepy Eye School Board has decided to provide complimentary passes for senior citizens 60 years and older for athletic events at Sleepy Eye High School. The details were arrived at last week and include:

Reside within the Sleepy Eye School DistrictFree admission to Tomahawk Conference athletic eventsDoes not include playoff gamesDoes not include tournaments run by Booster Clubs, plays, or concertsCan be picked up in the Community Education office beginning Aug. 19 

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Advance tickets for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival are available in this office. Food discount books are also for sale. The event begins Aug. 17, and goes through Sept. 29, mostly on weekends. Time is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Each weekend has a different theme such as:

Italian Carnivale – Aug. 17-18Royal Ale Fest – Aug. 24-25Silk Road: Discover the Riches – Aug. 31-Sept. 2Highland Fling – Sept. 7-8Wine, Chocolate & Romance – Sept. 14-15Oktoberfest – Sept. 21-22Festival Friday on Sept. 27Shamrocks & Shenanigans – Sept. 28-29 

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Time is approaching for a count to Plymouth Playhouse to see the Church Basement Ladies in “The Last (Potluck) Supper” on Thursday, September 5. It is 1979, the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration, and past parishioners have gathered to share hot dish, bars, and stories from the last 100 years. As the women work in the kitchen, these shared memories burst into life through a series of flashbacks. Travel back to 1897 and meet Vivian’s grandmother, one of the founding members of the church; see Karin as a newlywed, cautiously navigating her way through the politics of the kitchen; and be there on that day, in 1944, when Mavis first barreled her way through the swinging door. As they time-jump thru a Century, these ladies manage to serve up a rib-tickling panorama of the changes in the kitchen, without spilling a drop of their egg coffee!

Reservations are requested by Aug. 15 and what tickets remain will be given up. In talking with the staff at the Plymouth Playhouse, every matinee is sold out so it will be difficult to reschedule unless they extend the run. Leave us a message if you are interested in attending.

A motorcoach has been reserved for Monday, Aug. 26 to attend the Minnesota State Fair. It is kids and senior citizen day with discounted tickets available. We would leave at 7 a.m. and return by 9 p.m.

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In-service for staff at Sleepy Eye School will be held Aug. 12-15 with open houses on Thursday, Aug. 15. St. Mary’s staff will be returning Aug. 19 for inservice. Sleepy Eye Public students begin classes on Aug. 19 and St. John’s and St. Mary’s students return to school on Aug. 26.

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The Community Education office is located in Room 109 of the Sleepy Eye High School. Summer office hours are generally 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Since staff is part-time, they may not always be in the building. You can call and leave a message on voice mail, 507-794-7873, and we will get back to you with more information. Another option is to e-mail staff with questions and to sign-up. Addresses are on the school website.