Editor’s Mailbag

‘The Accidental Hero’ in Fairfax

FAIRFAX — The Friends of Fairfax Public Library are hosting a performance of “The Accidental Hero” by Patrick Dewane on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m., at Fairfax Community Center.

“The Accidental Hero” is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It’s a true story, written and performed by his grandson. Patrick Dewane’s grandfather refused to talk about his service in the war. Yet when he died, his basement yielded a treasure trove of typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage. Dewane brings this archival material to glowing life as an enthralling, humorous and heartwarming tale of miraculous escapes and astonishing coincidences. Dewane takes on a dozen different roles as he powerfully recounts his grandfather’s journey from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and the end of WWII.

Appropriate for ages 10 and older. Seating is limited. To get free tickets, contact Elizabeth (507-381-8722) or Fairfax Public Library (507-426-7269)

This event is made possible by Friends of Fairfax Library and the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment.

Musicians wanted for Municipal Band

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Municipal Band is looking for players for the Summer Band Season. Membership is made up of musicians of all ages, from players in their teens to players in their 90s. The Band plays show tunes, German music, marches and much more. They have concerts every Wednesday night in German park in June and July and participate in community celebrations like Thunder in the Valley, Bavarian Blast, and Hermannfest. This is a great way for Band Students to keep up their musicianship during the summer. Interested? Give Don Jirak a call at 507-794-7913 for more information and to be a part of New Ulm’s rich musical history.

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