LESS THAN 1 HOUR
Saxon Lutheran Memorial, Frohna, Mo.
The start of a new season is finally here. Saturday is the first day the Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Frohna, Mo., is open for the 2008 season. Visitors are welcome to come back from their winter break to once again explore history and experience life in the 18th century by touring through the log cabin village and living history museum. The Concordia Historical Institute of St. Louis owns the not-for-profit site, which has log cabins that are more than 100 years old and other buildings that make up the 15-building village. Events for the opening day will go on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.saxonlutheranmemorial.com or call 824-5404 for more information.
LESS THAN 2 HOURS
Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, Mo.
Country singer Dierks Bentley rolls into Farmington, with his Throttle Wide Open tour Friday at 8 p.m. Bucky Covington and Luke Bryan join him for the concert. Bentley is currently promoting his third CD "Long Trip Alone," which was nominated for a Grammy this year, as was the like-titled track from the CD. "American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington released his self-titled debut this year and Luke Bryan was named one of Billboard's new faces to watch in 2007. Tickets range from $34.75 to $39.75, and available at the Farmington Civic Center sustomer service desk, Ticketmaster locations, at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 866-646-8849.
LESS THAN 3 HOURS
FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn.
The popular country music group Rascal Flatts is coming to FedEx Forum as part of its "Still Feels Good Tour 2008" on Friday. Kellie Pickler will also perfrom. Rascal Flatts is one of the most popular acts in the country music today and is the reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year. Ticket prices are $49.75 and $65. Visit www.fedexforum.com for ticket information.