• Smokey Bear program Thursday July 31 at 1 p.m. at the Upsala Public Library has been cancelled.

"Golden Age of Radio" with Prudence Johnson, Dan Chouinard in Paynesville Saturday at 2 PM

"Golden Age of Radio" with Prudence Johnson, Dan Chouinard in Paynesville Saturday at 2 PM

 This Saturday, Oct. 2, promises to be a beautiful day to go out and enjoy the fall colors. Take a drive on Highway 23, where the yellow, gold and red leaves are reflected by roadside lakes and rivers, then stop in at the  Paynesville High School Auditorium  to enjoy "The Golden Age of Radio," a program featuring classic tunes from the 1930s. Produced by musicians Dan Chouinard and Prudence Johnson (pictured, of "Prairie Home Companion" radio fame) in conjunction with the Minnesota Historical Society, the concert will feature vintage photos (projected onto the big screen at the auditorium) from the era, along with the sweet-voiced songs from Johnson and the lively stride-piano accompaniment by Chouinard.

The Paynesville High School Auditorium is easily handicapped accessible, and has room for wheelchairs and walkers. The concert is for all ages, and would make a perfect 'after picnic' entertainment for everyone in the family, from the kids up to the grandparents. The concert is free, courtesy of Legacy Funds, and begins at 2 p.m. at the Paynesville High School (795 State Hwy 25, just past the intersection of 23 and 55).  The beautiful auditorium seats 499, so there's lots of room for everyone. However, you may register in advance if you wish.

This program has been earning rave reviews from across the state - don't miss it!