The Free Press, Mankato, MN


October 17, 2013

The SideBar: BECHS' Ghosts from the Past, MSU Performance Series concerts, MSU Common Read discussions

BECHS' Ghosts from the Past

MANKATO -- The Blue Earth County Historical Society's annual Ghosts from the Past will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 150 Stadium Court.

Experience six costumed historical interpreters as they take guests through Mankato's slough, located near Rasmussen Woods, for glimpses into1900s Tinckomville, a failed attempt at a West Mankato golf course and to the Vietnam War.

Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for children. Space is limited and only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

To reserve a ticket, call 507-345-5566. For more information, visit

Upcoming Bella Ruse, MSU ensemble performances

MANKATO -- The Minnesota State University Department of Music's Performance Series will host indie musicians Bella Ruse at 7:30 p.m. today in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

Bella Ruse performs a mixture of folk and pop. They have opened for Sarah Mclachlan, Heart and Kate Nash.

Admission is $12, or $11 for MSU students.

For more information, call 507-389-5549.

Also, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, the Symphonic Band and Concert Wind Ensemble will perform a three-movement work fusing three styles of music making and closing with an animated adventure starring superheroes.

Tickets to the concert are $9 for general tickets and $7 for current MSU students.

For more information, Call 507-389-5549.

Common Read discussions Tuesday

NORTH MANKATO -- There will be community book discussions at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the conference room at the North Mankato Taylor Library, 1001 Belgrade Ave.

Join other community members in sharing discussing Minnesota State University's 2013 Common Read selection, "Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder.

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