Friday, Aug. 23

6:30 p.m. “Praying for Rain,” Fire Pit Productions Outdoor Stage Play, Lakes Area Theatre, 2214 Geneva Rd., Alexandria

Saturday, Aug. 24

8:30-11:30 a.m. Holmes City Farmers Market & Community Breakfast (8:30-10:30 a.m.), Trinity Lutheran Church, 5760 County Rd. 4W SW

9 a.m.-Noon Alexandria Farmers Market, Big Ole Central Park

9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Douglas County Car Care Program's Tow Truck Pull, 6th Avenue between Broadway and Irving, Alexandria

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Carnegie Book Auction, Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore St., Alexandria

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Amelia-Villard-Leven Lakes Association Annual Picnic, Villard Methodist Church Social Room

Noon-1:30 p.m. Book Signing by Julie Holmes, Cherry Street Books, 503 Broadway St., Alexandria

6:30 p.m. “Praying for Rain,” Firepit Productions Play, 2214 Geneva Rd. NE, Alexandria

Sunday, Aug. 25

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Viking Sportsmen Youth Outdoor Activity Day, Alexandria Shooting Park, 6533 County Road 87 SE

2-4 p.m. Music of Terry Nelson, Alexandria Senior Center, 414 Hawthorne Street

Monday, Aug. 26

10 a.m. Mindfulness Monday, Nelson Gables, 1220 Nokomis St., Alexandria

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Carnegie Book Auction, Douglas County Library, Alexandria

Tuesday, Aug. 27

9 a.m.-Noon Alexandria Farmers Market, Big Ole Central Park

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Carnegie Book Auction, Douglas County Library, Alexandria

Wednesday, Aug. 28

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Carnegie Book Auction, Douglas County Library, Alexandria

6:30 p.m. Enterprise Duo Band, Knute Nelson Garden Concert Series, 420 12th Ave. E., Alexandria

Thursday, Aug. 29

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Carnegie Book Auction, Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore St., Alexandria

3-6 p.m. Alexandria Farmers Market, Big Ole Central Park

4-5:30 p.m. Book Signing by William Kent Krueger, Cherry Street Books, 503 Broadway St., Alexandria

7 p.m. Pure Country, Douglas County Courthouse Lawn Concert Series, Alexandria

Friday, Aug. 30

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Carnegie Book Auction, Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore St., Alexandria

Noon-6 p.m. Kids Bowl Free, Garden Center Lanes, 115 30th Ave. E., Alexandria

6:30 p.m. “Praying for Rain,” Firepit Productions Play, 2214 Geneva Rd. NE, Alexandria

Send event information to echo@echopress.com, or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.