Upcoming Events

DOGS & more: The Great Adoption Event

Sat, Sep. 30 2017 / 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Close your eyes and imagine…tails waggin’, furry snouts sniffin’, big and little paws dancin’…so much energy and hope in the air. Can you see it, can you feel it? This is pure bliss for the animal lover.

As nice as it sounds, it is far from perfect without you. All the adorable animals in this image have been neglected, unwanted and/or homeless. But on this day, BACB Unleashed, Rescued Coalition of SE MN and our partners hope to change that.

This is a day when SE MN rescue groups and humane societies to come together in one location to highlight and showcase animals looking for their forever homes. It is also a day to learn about the mission and the work of each organization.

Is your heart open to fill it with love from a furry companion? This fun-filled event is your day – you can make a difference in the life of a rescued animal. Come join the celebration.

Note: Each participating rescue group/shelter has its own adoption process and sets its own fees. Often times groups will not allow you to adopt on the spot, but you are encouraged to fill out an application prior to the event. Please contact your interested rescue group/shelter directly for their application.

Helpful items to bring to the event include your driver’s licenses, references (excluding family members), a letter from landlord if you are a renter.
Other family pets are welcome to come the day of the event, however it is mandatory that they are current on their vaccinations.
All animals need to be on a leash or in a crate.

Non-profit rescue groups and humane societies are welcome to attend at no charge.
For-profit: Please visit, http://bacbunleashed.com/event/great-adoption-event-17/ on how you can get involved. BACB Unleashed has the right to excuse a vendor from the event based on a non-compete agreement. Please contact us with any questions, bacbunleashed@me.com or 612.816.7366.

Beer… and the Rest is History

Sat, Sep. 30 2017 / 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM / Cost: $20.00 for advance tickets, $25 at the door, $10 for designated drivers.

Join The History Center of Olmsted County in a celebration of our favorite beverage… beer. We are excited to welcome Minnesota Beer Historian Doug Hoverson, as he discusses the history of brewing in Minnesota. Local breweries will also be joining us and pouring craft ales and lagers.

Thank you to Grand Rounds Brew Pub, Kinney Creek Brewing, and LTS Brewery for your participation and support!

Live music from local band Light45 AND trolley tours from Rochester Trolley & Tour Co. – Bring your brew along for the ride!

Ticket includes beer tasting, food, trolley rides, live music, and admission to the lectures.

Advance Tickets: $20
At the Door: $25
Designated Driver Tickets: $10

Tickets can be purchased at: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/beer-and-the-rest-is-history-2138900399

Princess Cafe

Wed, Oct. 11 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Andrew Chafoulias
“History of Family and Philanthropic Involvement in Rochester, MN”

Andrew Chafoulias is the owner and CEO of Titan Development & Investments. This is a locally based real estate development, investment, and management company. Andrew is passionate about giving back to the community to make a difference and build a better tomorrow.
Admission: $2.00 for non-members, free for members.
Coffee and cookies are provided courtesy of Hy-vee!

Harvest Moon Fall Festival

Thu, Oct. 19 2017 / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM / Cost: $5.00 for children. Parents with children are free!

Join us for a scarecrow decorating contest, pumpkin painting, tours of the log cabin and schoolhouse, apple juice squeezing, rope and broom making, hayrides and more! Only $5 per child!

Adult Scavenger Hunt

Sat, Oct. 28 2017 / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM / Cost: $40 for teams

Teams of 4 people will follow clues across Rochester while discovering local food, drink, and history! Afterward, join your competitors for an awards ceremony at the History Center. Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams to finish!

The 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt is scheduled for October 28th 2016. Teams will start from the History Center, chasing leads to restaurants, bars, and other area attractions.

Pre-registration is required, return the registration form to the History Center in person or via e-mail. The cost is $40 per team.

Princess Cafe

Wed, Nov. 8 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Jane Bisel and Nicole Pierson
“The Adolph Biermann House”
Jane and Nicole worked on presenting the history of the Biermann house. It is a house dating back to the 1870’s and bought by Dr. Charlie H. Mayo. It stands at the end of the long driveway at Mayowood Mansion and is near Ivy Lodge.

Admission: $2.00 for non-members, free for members.
Coffee and cookies are provided courtesy of Hy-vee!

Princess Cafe

Wed, Dec. 13 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Chuck Potter
“The Mayo Foundation House: Inside the Home of Dr. William Mayo”
Chuck Potter, manager of Mayo Clinic historic properties, oversees operations of the Foundation House and Mayowood Mansion.

Admission: $2.00 for non-members, free for members.
Coffee and cookies are provided courtesy of Hy-vee!