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  • Entrepreneurs Exhibit 1850-1880s

    January 1st, 2015 thru December 31st, 2015
    Learn of challenges and resources our earliest entrepreneurs found in Steele County.
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  • Coming of Age 1968

    January 1st, 2015 thru December 31st, 2015
    A traveling exhibit looking at social forces that swirled through the 1960s and crested in 1968.
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  • Vietnam War Exhibit

    January 23rd, 2015 thru December 31st, 2015
    Features an overview of the Vietnam War and Steele County veteran’s experiences.
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  • Hometown Sampler

    March 6th, 2015 thru March 8th, 2015
    Join us for great local music to support the Steele County Food Shelf.
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  • Science Museum Trip

    March 6th, 2015 at 8:30 AM
    Cost is $15. Kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration begins February 10th.
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  • OCS 17th Annual Fundraising Auction

    March 7th, 2015
    Silent Auction at 9am. Live Auction at 10am. Located at Grace Baptist Church.
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  • Cabela's Aquarium Fish Scavenger Hunt

    March 7th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    Pick up and return your worksheet to Customer Service for your FREE prize!
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  • Capture the Hunt: Go Pros

    March 7th, 2015 at 10:00 AM thru March 8th, 2015
    Are you ready for spring turkey season? Remember the hunt like never before with the GoPro!
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  • Practice Makes Perfect: Turkey Calling Tips

    March 7th, 2015 at 10:00 AM thru March 8th, 2015
    Before heading out for the hunt, be sure to stop in and practice a few calls.
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  • Sharpie Art: Spring Colors on Scarves

    March 7th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    Create a beautiful one-of-a-kind scarf to wear this spring.
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  • Food & Hunger Film Festival

    March 10th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    "Food Chains" showing at the Owatonna Public Library.
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  • Sharpie Art: Watercolor Effect Pillows

    March 13th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
    Add a SPLASH of color to your bed or sofa by creating a Watercolor Effect on a 20”x20” throw pillow.
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  • Splash of Vine Gogh

    March 13th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
    We provide everything you'll need: canvas, paint, brushes, easel, and apron.
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  • Turkey Classic

    March 14th, 2015 at 10:00 AM thru March 15th, 2015
    Check out all the activities going on this weekend at Cabela's!
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  • 2nd Annual Parks & Recreation Bowling Tournament

    March 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    At Spare Time. Register at Park & Rec, SeniorPlace or Spare Time.
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  • BBBS Evening for Kids' Sake

    March 14th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
    At Steele County History Center. Be part of changing the lives of children for the better.
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  • Round-Up Supper

    March 14th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
    $10-BBQ ribs, beans, potatoes, coleslaw &dinner roll. Kid $4-chicken strips or mac & cheese.
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  • Dessert Tasting for Teens

    March 14th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    Tickets are $5 per person or $4 if you bring a non perishable food item. Available at OAC or at door
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  • Jack Pearson Concert

    March 15th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
    American Folk music and stories at Owatonna Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
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  • Reception for the Artists

    March 17th, 2015 at 4:30 PM
    Reception for the Artist that are showing at Owatonna Hospital Allina.
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  • Food & Hunger Film Festival

    March 17th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    "The Harvest" showing at the Owatonna Public Library.
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  • North American Farm and Power Show

    March 19th, 2015 thru March 21st, 2015
    Array of indoor and outdoor agricultural exhibits. Admission and parking are free.
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  • National Women's History Month Speakers

    March 20th, 2015
    Barb Porwit and Katy Tessman Stanoch will be speaking at the Owatonna Arts Center.
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  • Gopher State Archaeological Society of Minnesota Show

    March 21st, 2015
    At Steele County History Center.
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  • Spring Turkey Gear Guide

    March 21st, 2015 at 10:00 AM thru March 22nd, 2015
    Check out the latest in hunting gear.
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  • Kids Animal Print Identification Activity

    March 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
    What native animal prints look like, and what to look for when out hiking this spring!
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  • Picking the Hunt & Guide with Expert Al Heidebrink

    March 21st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    Will discuss what you need to know before booking your next trip!
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  • Jose Cole Circus

    March 23rd, 2015
    Kids (3-12) $7.00. Adults (13 & older) $10.00. Kids 2 & under are Free with paid adult.
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  • Food & Hunger Film Festival

    March 24th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    "Ripe for Change" showing at the Owatonna Public Library.
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  • KOWZ Home and Recreation Show

    March 27th, 2015 thru March 29th, 2015
    At Four Seasons. Fun for everyone. Free admission & parking! Contact 507-444-9224.
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  • Spring Great Outdoor Days

    March 28th, 2015 at 10:00 AM thru March 29th, 2015
    Check out Turkey hunting demonstrations, kids scavenger hunt, tractor demos and more!
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  • Boat & Water Safety

    April 14th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    Register for this free class by March 26 at 444-4321.
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  • Color Dash

    April 14th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
    Packet pick up at Noon. Color Dash at 2:00pm. For more information, contact Hamid 507-676-2531.
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  • Professional MMA Fight Night

    April 18th, 2015
    At Four Seasons Center. Call Anthony 363-1089 for tickets or more information.
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  • BBBS Bowl for Kids Sake

    April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    At Spare Time. The nation's largest fundraising bowling event.
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  • Young Life Cake Auction

    April 18th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    Doors open at 10 am. For more information,contact Chuck Jamison at 451-9401.
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  • Night of Knights Auction

    April 18th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
    Must be 21 to attend. Proceeds will go to benefit St Mary's School.
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  • Bark and Rec Pet Expo

    April 25th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    At Four Seasons Center. Bring your dog and get supplies & information about pets. Call 444-4321.
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  • Spring Style Show

    April 25th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
    See the latest fashions from local businesses.
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  • Munchkin Market

    April 25th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    At 4 Seasons Center. Children selling their gently used items. Call 444-4321.
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  • Dancing with Our Steele County Stars

    April 25th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
    At Medford High School Auditorium. Tickets are $20 per person.
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  • Corky's Early Bird Softball Tournament

    May 1st, 2015 thru May 3rd, 2015
    160 teams from the nation’s top teams from 10 states. Contact Loren at 507-456-2618.
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  • From the Heart Half Marathon/Relay 5K Walk/Run

    May 2nd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
    Starts at Lake Kohlmier. Held in honor of families experiencing cancer.
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  • OHS Prom

    May 9th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    Held at Four Seasons Center.
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  • Saint Paul Saints Brainstorming Game

    May 16th, 2015
    Attend the game against the Southern Minnesota All Star Team at Dartts Park.
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  • Just 4 Kix Dance

    May 17th, 2015
    Held at Four Seasons Center at 2:00 and 4:30.
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  • Memorial Day Program

    May 25th, 2015
    Parade starts at 9:30am & travels to Four Seasons Centre where the program will take place at 10:30

  • Smokin' In Steele 2015

    May 29th, 2015 thru May 31st, 2015
    BBQ and Blues Festival held at the Steele County Fairgrounds
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Discover Our Faces & Places! Where history & attractions make it worth the trip every time! Located just 1 hour south of Minnesota's Twin Cities on I-35. Enjoy shopping at Cabela's World's Foremost Outfitters and the Medford Outlet Center. Visit the only Orphanage Museum in Minnesota and our other famous historical sites & attractions! Shop, dine, & stay in Owatonna!

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