Special Events

Friends of the OAC luncheon


Thursday, October 11, noon

You are invited to the Friends’ Fall Luncheon on Thursday, October 11, at noon.


The young and talented Burke couple will sing love songs following a lunch of champagne chicken, red roasted potatoes, garden salad with grapes and pumpkin seeds, and for dessert, spice cake with cream cheese frosting. Catered by Gar Olson of Spare Time.

Tickets are $20 for OAC members and $25 for non-members. Cash bar is available. Tickets may be purchased at Kottke’s and the Arts Center. There is limited seating and tickets must be purchased by October 4.

Honoring Choices

Thursday, October 11, 6 pm

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most?

Join us for a free screening and community discussion of Being Mortal, the PBS
FRONTLINE-film based on the best-seller by Dr. Atul Gawande Gather with friends, neighbors and family to explore what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. After the film, stay for a guided conversation about next steps to identify, communicate and document your own end-of-life wishes and goal. We are hosting this as part of our partnership with the Healing Arts project at the hospital.

Made possible by Faribault Area Hospice Foundation, Allina Health Owatonna Hospital Foundation, and Federated Insurance.

Mid-century Architectural Tour

saturday, October 13, 1 PM

Learn what are the elements of mid-century architecture and tour homes and see that variations on the theme. The tour will begin at the Arts Center with a brief talk about the design elements of mid-century architecture. Then you will drive to the homes on the tour, where design elements will be pointed out and historic information about the structures shared. The tour begins at the Arts Center. Contact the Center to register for the tour. Please note the number of guests is limited.

The tour fee is $15 per person and one must register by September 28.

Pastimes Art and Craft Show

November 1, 2 & 3

9 am-3 pm each day

The Arts Center will host Pastimes November 1, 2 & 3. Artists interested in showing and selling their creations should contact the Arts Center for an application.

Annual wine tasting event

November 8, 6-9 pm

Come for our great annual Wine Tasting Event at the OAC. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.