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December 26, 2013

Briefs: Arts Center of St. Peter fundraiser; Waseca miniatures exhibit extended

Arts Center of St. Peter fundraiser

ST. PETER — The Arts Center of St. Peter is hosting a fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Patrick's on Third.

The Bass Brand Brass Band takes the stage at 8 p.m. while City Mouse follows at 9 p.m.

The former is a large, St. Peter-based brass ensemble that is wrapping an interesting year. In addition to its usual circuit of parades and outdoor events, the Bass Brand Brass Band also provided entertainment during such diverse events as a Mankato M.A.D. Girls roller derby match and a St. Clair High School band concert. Two weeks ago, the ensemble anchored the musical lineup for the Ugly X-Mas Sweater party at the What's Up Lounge.

As for City Mouse, two members of the perennial area favorites (plus, Mankato guitar master Jim McGuire) recently released an instrumental Christmas tune on Facebook. Recorded at Tricky Pony Studio in North Mankato, the video is available by visiting www.city-mouse.com.

Miniatures exhibit extended in Waseca

WASECA — The Waseca County Historical Society has extended its "Visions of Sugar Plums" exhibit of miniature Christmas scenes.

The exhibit will now remain on display through Jan. 10. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. The Historical Society will be open until noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and closed on Christmas and New Year's days.

“Visions of Sugar Plum” is an exhibit of miniature Christmas vignettes created by guest miniaturists John Elsner, Lois Chaffin and Kathy Rosenthal. Elsner is a former Nordstrom’s display designer who created a miniature 1845 Merriman Park townhouse decorated for the holidays. Elsner has been featured in several international magazines on the topic of miniatures.

Joining in the exhibit are local miniaturists Lois Chaffin of Waseca, who will exhibit her “Christmas Tree Room” with tiny toys, including a working tiny toy train; and Kathy Rosenthal of Janesville, who is creating “Christmas in a Keg!” Also on display are full-size Christmas vignettes by Tami Collins of Zinnia’s and Justine Meyers of Pearl Button Primitives.

For more information, visit www.historical.waseca.mn.us.

Photo: John Elsner's Merriman Park mansion.

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