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Downtown Update with KROC AM: Monday, April 10

Get the scoop on Rochester's hottest events with our monthly radio show thanks to KROC AM. Click to listen.

In this month's episode, learn more about how to Pay it Forward, receive up to $3,000 in grant funding, and more. Click to listen.

Free Money for New Events with the stART-up grant!

Linda Ronstadt Tribute Event

Have an idea for a new event? The RDA’s stART-up grant program offers up to $3,000 in funding for new events taking place in downtown Rochester.

The application to apply is now open. Click here for more information and to apply.

Discover the Human Library this Thursday, April 13

When: Thursday, April 13
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Rochester Public Library - 101 2nd St SE
Cost: Free

Come to Rochester’s first Human Library event! Check out a “Human Book” and have a meaningful conversation with a person of different beliefs, experiences, and history. Click here for more information.

Save the Date: Grand Opening of The Expanded Mayo Civic Center

When: Thursday, May 4
Time: 5:30-8:45pm
Where: Mayo Civic Center - 30 Civic Center Drive SE
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate the Mayo Civic Center’s major expansion and spectacular transformation! The Grand Opening will feature guided tours, complimentary refreshments, entertainment, fireworks, kids’ activities and more. Click here for more information.

Save the Date: Innovationology: Benefiting MN Children's Museum Rochester

When: Saturday, May 20
Time: 7-11:30pm
Where: Bleu Duck Kitchen - 14 4th St SW
Cost: $106.49-159.24

This evening will highlight notions of innovation, the importance of creativity, and the Power of Play and allow you to use all your senses! This is an adults only event. Click here for more information.