Albia Restoration Days actually started Thursday, Aug. 1 (last night) at the King Opera House with the first of two Follies performances. It continues into Friday with the museum opening from 1-4 p.m. and lunch in the courtyard from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library book sale from noon to 6 p.m., the quilt show at Trinity FLC open Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and the second performance of the Follies.
The Follies begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $9 for adults and $4 for students with the proceeds helping to fund the annual Restoration Days event.
Saturday’s events start with the Lions Club breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and fun run (8 a.m.) with the parade at 10 a.m. The quilt show is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The art show and children’s activities begin at 9 a.m. The library book sale is on 9 a.m. to noon and the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Entertainment begins shortly after the parade with Music Moves, the children’s talent show, Luke Davids and Elvis impersonator Mario Manzini followed by the Slick Valdez and the Exxons reunion concert (4:30 p.m.).
Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50’s will take you back to the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll history wrapped up into a high energy show. From Des Moines, Richie Lee started out performing at a young age and has had the great opportunity in sharing the stage and opening up for many of the original Rock ‘n’ Roll greats.
Richie and his band will headline the Restoration Days evening concert with an outdoor performance. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
On Sunday the fun continues with the quilt show open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the museum from 1-4 p.m.