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  • "Dinner for One" at The Jungle Theater (Southwest)

    Inspired by an iconic slapstick comedy sketch and New Year’s Eve tradition in Europe for over 60 years, DINNER FOR ONE tells the story of a butler helping his employer celebrate her annual dinner party. Unpredictable mishaps and a little too much wine result in a hilarious evening full of physical comedy, music, and human connection. Returning for a second year, this production is a hilarious and heartfelt celebration of love, loss, found family, and live music. The play is created in collaboration with local theater stars Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Jim Lichtscheidl, and musician Emilia Mettenbrink. Meet Minneapolis Community Ed Staff at Will Call to pick up your tickets. Location: The Jungle Theater is located at 2951 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. NOTE: After Nov 15th you can transfer your tickets but no refunds or cancelations are available. If event is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • "Little Mermaid" COMPANY COURSE

    This is the company course for those that are part of the announced cast, crew and pit for "Disney's "The Little Mermaid." In order to ensure that our high-quality programs are accessible to all families, Minneapolis Community Education is now offering fees on a sliding scale. Fees cover production royalties, tech costs, staffing, marketing and scholarships. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay or select the no-cost option. When families participate as they are able, in all levels of our sliding scale, the whole program becomes self-sustaining.
  • "White Christmas - The Musical" at Chanhassen Dinner Theater (Southwest)

    Join us at Chanhassen Dinner Theater for the matinee of Irving Berlin's classic holiday show "White Chrismas". Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages. Your ticket includes Sit-Down Lunch, Show, Tax & Gratuity. Appetizers and drinks available to purchase at the table directly with your wait staff. Lunch Seating begins at 11:00 am. "White Christmas" Performance begins at 1:00 pm Meet Minneapolis Community Ed Staff at Will Call to pick up your tickets. Location: The Chanhassen Dinner Theater is located at 501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317 NOTE: After Oct 1st you can transfer your tickets but no refunds or cancelations are available. If event is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • 1,000 Nesting Dolls at The Museum of Russian Art (Southwest)

    Join us for a unique, interactive guided tour experience at The Museum of Russian Art. Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the epic exhibition featuring Russia's most famous toy. You'll hear from our curator and explore three floors of art spanning several hundred years of history and culture. Free parking is available in the lot across the street (Diamond Lake Road), next to Mayflower Church. Street parking is also available. Meet in the main lobby of the museum located at 5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419 If event is full, please add your name to the waitlist. We will notify you if a spot becomes available.
  • Bus Tour - Thoreau in Wild Minnesota with Jim Walsh - May 31, 2025 (Southwest)

    In the spring of 1861, writer/philosopher/poet/naturalist Henry David Thoreau traveled to Minnesota for the first and only time. Seven years prior, Thoreau published his landmark book “Walden,” which championed nature, the woods, and the act of staring at a body of water for internal and spiritual self-awareness. The next year, Thoreau would die from his lifelong bout with tuberculosis, at 44 years old. Other than botanical notes, Thoreau never had a chance to write about his Minnesota visit. What would he have had to say about our great lakes and big river? Thoreau fan and writer/songwriter/author Jim Walsh has long wondered as much; now in the spring of 2024, join Walsh as he leads a tour of Twin Cities landmarks visited by naturalist/writer/poet Henry David Thoreau during his trek to Minnesota in the spring of 1861. Stops include Nicollet and Hennepin Islands and Bde Maka Ska. 12:45 pm Board Coach Bus 1:00 pm Bus Departs 4:00 pm Return to Southwest High School PICK UP LOCATION: Southwest High School - 3414 W. 47th Street, Mpls, MN 55410 Park & meet in the Chowen Ave. lot on the West side of the school between 46th & 47th Streets. NOTE: The correct price for this 3-hour bus our is $69. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will let you know if space becomes available.
  • Bus Tour: Cranberry Festival in Warrens, WI (Southwest)

    Enjoy the roads of central Wisconsin, full of scarlet maples, yellow birch, and deep red sumac as we travel to Warrens, Wisconsin. Warrens Cranberry Festival is the world's largest cranberry festival. There is something for everyone - 2024 will mark the festival’s 52nd year! The festival boasts over 850 arts and crafts booths, 350 flea market booths, and 100 farm market vendors. The festival also has over 100 food vendors. We will tour the cranberry museum and have a delicious cranberry ice cream cone at the museum. A tour of a cranberry bog is also included. If interested, you’ll have a chance to watch the grande parade, with Wisconsin’s largest collection of high school bands. Our motorcoach bus will have plenty of space underneath to store any purchases. NOTE: Lunch is on your own at the festival as well as a fast food stop on the way home. TIME: 7:45 am Board Bus 8:00 am Bus Departs Southwest High School 8:30 pm @ Return to Southwest High School PICK UP LOCATION: Southwest High School - 3414 W. 47th Street, Mpls, MN 55410 NOTE: Only transfer of registration available after August 29th. No refunds. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will notify you is a spot becomes available.
  • Bus Tour: Duluth - Cool & Unique w/ Dave Bredemus (Southwest)

    Many of us have been to Duluth before, but on this trip we'll visit historic locations and special interest stops, rarely visited before -- all during the 'air conditioned' Duluth summer. On this full-day tour we'll... • See a Frank Lloyd Wright, design, gas station. • Tour the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, where we will tour the first church built for Ojibwe people in Minnesota • Travel through one of Minnesota’s most scenic parks, Jay Cooke State Park • Explore many of Duluth neighborhoods with stops at scenic overlooks known only to locals • Tour Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, full of historical manuscripts all displayed in a historic church • Enjoy a short walk through a neighborhood that is Duluth’s answer to Saint Paul's Summit Avenue • Visit a church that has the largest collection of Tiffany windows in the Upper Midwest * See many other attractions and historic sites on our motorcoach tour throughout the city * Enjoy lunch at one of the more unique restaurants in Minnesota * Includes all admissions, tours, lunch & a bakery stop. NOTE: Fast food dinner stop on the way home is on your own. TIME: 7:15 am Board Bus 7:30 am Bus Departs Southwest High School 8:30 pm @ Return to Southwest High School PICK UP LOCATION: Southwest High School - 3414 W. 47th Street, Mpls, MN 55410 NOTE: Only transfer of registration available after June 13th. No refunds. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. If there is enough interest, we will move to a bigger bus.
  • Bus Tour: Mason City & Surf Ballroom w/ Dave Bredemus (Southwest)

    Travel down interstate 35 south a little over 2 hours. We’ll cross the border into Iowa and spend a fascinating day touring a different “Twin Cities”: Mason City and Clear Lake Iowa. In Mason City we will partake in a walking tour of the Rock Glen neighborhood which is full of prairie-style architecture. Mason City has some Frank Lloyd Wright structures. We will tour two of them: the Stockman House and the Park Inn Hotel -- the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotel. We will tour the Meredith Wilson home and neighborhood, as well as, the nearby YWCA that is being restored at an arts venue and artist residence. Enjoy time on your own for lunch and to explore downtown Mason City. In Clear Lake we will visit rock ‘n’ roll icon the Surf Ballroom. This ballroom has been an important historic landmark since the 1930s. Created to resemble an ocean beach club, murals were hand-painted to depict pounding surf, swaying palm, trees, sail boats, and lighthouses. Buddy Holly played his last concert here before his fatal plane crash in 1959, forever known as the day the music died. Learn the story of major recording stars that have visited the Surf Ballroom, or played a concert here at some point during their career. Includes Motorcoach tours of Mason City and Clear Lake, all museums, tours, and attractions plus a bakery stop. Lunch in Mason City is on your own. TIME:- 7:15 am Board Bus 7:30 am Bus Departs Southwest High School 6:30 pm @ Return to Southwest High School Pick-Up & Drop Off Location: Southwest High School - 3414 W. 47th Street, Mpls, MN 55410 NOTE: Only transfer of registration available after May 22nd. No refunds. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. If there is enough interest, we will move to a bigger bus.
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    Bus Tour: St. Paul's Ethnic Progressive Dinner with Dave Bredemus (Southwest)

    The Twin Cities, one of the most racially diverse urban areas, is a smorgasbord of ethnic delicacies and foreign cuisine with food from many nations and ethnic groups. Enjoy a multi course, progressive dinner of delectable, finger foods, appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts at the best and most unique ethnic restaurants covering Cambodian, El Salvadorian, Palestinian, and Kurdish cuisines. The tour will take you to the crossroads of the world, presenting unique spices, international flavors, and specialty foods shaped by each country’s geography, plant lore, and agricultural customs and eating preferences. Don’t miss this chance to fill your curiosity, as well as your stomach! Ages 21+. TIME: 1:45 pm Board Bus 2:00 pm Bus Departs Southwest High School 6:30 pm @ Return to Southwest High School PICK UP LOCATION: Southwest High School - 3414 W. 47th Street, Mpls, MN 55410 NOTE: After September 15th, only transfer of registration is available. If tour is full, please add your name to the wait list. We will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Carlson's Llovable Llama Farm (Southwest)

    Carlson's Llovable Llama Farm boasts over 90 personable and curious llamas. Come learn about all their sweet and unique characteristics, see baby llamas and even take a llama on a trail walk. There is also a gift shop for llama yarn and toys. Carlson's Farm is located at 8380 Cty Rd 10 E. near Waconia. Transportation is on your own. Ages 16+.(Ages 5+ can register with an accompanying adult.) Register online or call 612.668.3100. NOTE: If class is full please add your name to the wait list. If there is enough interest, we will set up another class. Thank you.
  • Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Minneapolis Community Education Summer Musical

    Save the date for Minneapolis Community Education's citywide summer production. Tickets available starting June 1. Details at: ce.mpschools.org/adults/summer-musical
  • Gai Noi Private Tasting Dinner & Stories with Chef Ann Ahmed - Sept. 30 (Southwest)

    Inspired by her travels and the culinary tradition and landscape of her ancestors, Chef Ann Ahmed invites you to join her on a culinary tour of Laos, by way of story and meal, on the enclosed, tropical inspired Rooftop at Gai Noi. This communal, family-style dining experience will feature an immersive, multi-dish, three-course menu that captures the essence and vibrancy of Laotian cuisine, and will be accompanied by conversation and story with Chef Ann. Please note that to maintain the cultural integrity and authenticity of the cuisine, we regretfully cannot accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies. Beverages will be available for purchase. Includes dinner and gratuity. NOTE: Ann is nominated for James Beard Award - Best Chef Midwest. Gai Noi is located at 1610 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403. If event is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Historic Nicollet Island Walking Tour (Southwest)

    Nicollet Island may be most widely known as home to the Grain Belt Beer sign, re-lit in 2017. But the island's greatest claim to fame is as the site of the first bridge anywhere to cross the Mississippi River, in 1865. The following year, a referendum that would have made the island a public park failed. Instead the island developed as a microcosm of the city, with its own industrial, commercial and residential zones. Then in the 1970s and 1980s, the city succeeded in making much of the island into parkland after all. The tour takes in the entire 40-acre island, from the south tip overlooking St. Anthony Falls to the intact 19th century neighborhood at the north tip. Meet at . NOTE: This tour is @ 1 mile. There is one set of steps (just a few) and a gravel path that might be hard for a wheelchair on part of it, otherwise the route is accessible If event is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Historic Wabasha Street Caves (Southwest)

    Come hear and see the history of these sandstone caves. You will explore the original mined caves and see the finished caves (once a romantic night club called The Castle Royal). Hear the legends of the mobster massacres and ghostly lore in the most unique setting from Chicago to San Francisco. Caves are handicap accessible with ramps and bathrooms. Transportation to the caves is on your own. Ages 16+ . The Wabasha Street Caves are located at 215 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107. Register online or call 612.668-3000. If event is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Midnight-to-Dawn Metro Bike Tour #45 (Southwest)

    Insomniacs and bicycling lovers unite. Enjoy a 45- or 36-mile ride through the metro on the "Midsummer's Night Dream-of-a-Ride." Make a stop at late-night shops like Mel-O-Glaze Bakery on your way to the sunrise finish and gourmet breakfast. Registration by July 10. Cost includes breakfast and t-shirt. Cancellation for partial refund must be made by July 10.
  • Minnehaha Falls Walking Tour (Southwest)

    Creation of Minnehaha Falls, the Dakotas, explorers, soldiers, tourists, celebrities, neighbors, poets, millers, politicians, celebrants, artists, musicians, wild animals, carnivals, children, Scandinavians, foodies, churches, activists, governors, runners, a hermit and even more will be revealed on this ¾ mile walk through Minnehaha Falls Park. Maureen Trepp, long time resident and Mpls. historian, will share the history of the land, culture, and people who have lived in and enjoyed this unique and much visited public park. Group will meet at the bridge over the top of Minnehaha Falls at 6:30 for a 1 ½ hour tour. There are 2 Blue light rail line stops near the park and parking in a pay lot on the north end of the park. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Mississippi River Scenic Boat Cruise - July 27 (Southwest)

    The elegant Minneapolis Queen paddle-wheeler is a perfect way to experience the history of beautiful downtown Minneapolis. Join us for this narrated cruise along the Mississippi River. Beverages will be available to purchase on board the boat. 1:30 PM-Boarding 2:00 PM-Departure from Bohemian Flats Park 3:30 PM-Approximate Return Time Meet at Bohemian Flats Park. Address: 2150 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55454 . Pay parking lot is available. If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitist. We will contact you if a spot becomes available.
  • Mississippi River Scenic Boat Cruise - Sept 15 (Southwest)

    The elegant Minneapolis Queen paddle-wheeler is a perfect way to experience the history of beautiful downtown Minneapolis. Join us for this narrated cruise along the Mississippi River. Beverages will be available to purchase on board the boat. 1:30 PM-Boarding 2:00 PM-Departure from Bohemian Flats Park 3:30 PM-Approximate Return Time Meet at Bohemian Flats Park. Address: 2150 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55454 . Pay parking lot is available. If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitist. We will contact you if a spot becomes available.
  • Moon River Cruise on the Mississippi (Southwest)

    Come experience the romance of the Mississippi on a singular cruise featuring a fabulous combo that brings all of the classic love songs in the Great American songbook to life. As you drift along the river you can relax and enjoy the music and watch the moon from the deck. There may even be an opportunity to perform a number yourself! Plus, you'll learn about the history and lore of some the nations most cherished songs sung by some of the most legendary crooners. Meet at the Watergate Marina, 2500 Crosby Farm Road, Saint Paul Minnesota, 55116. Crosby Farm Road is at the intersection of Shepherd Road and Gannon Road. Transportation to the Watergate Marina is on your own. Beverages will be available to purchase on board the boat. You may bring your own food. Note: There is a ramp down to boat. Lower level of boat is enclosed and accessible to all. Ages 21+. If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitlist. If enough interest, we will try to schedule a second cruise.
  • Native American Weaving: Introduction to Dakota Weaving Plants w/ Fern Naomi Renville (Southwest)

    Introduction to Dakota Weaving Plants With Fern Naomi Renville (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Omaha, Seneca Cayuga) ENGLISH NAME: Common Stinging Nettle / Urtica Dioica SISSETON DAKOTA NAME: Hosbe [hosh-BAY] OTHER DAKOTA NAMES FOR UTICA DIOICA: Chanicahpehu and pazipa are two other names for nettle used by Dakota communities. DAKOTA NAME FOR STRING OR CORDAGE: Wikan [WEE-KAHN]… derived from the root words for ‘sun’ and ‘braid’. DAKOTA WORD FOR WEAVING: Opazan (to weave something) Not so very long ago, in the Dakota homelands of Imnizaska (St Paul), Sisseton Tribal people relied on our knowledge of and ancestral relationships with native plants - including stinging nettle, bulrush, cattail, willow, basswood, cedar, ash, elm, and spruce root - to create cordage, rope, nets, woven textiles, and shelter. Please join us for a learning journey of reconnecting with our plant relatives. All participants will learn about Dakota weaving plants and traditions, how to twine fibers into cordage, and how to apply what you learned to exploring oth local plant fibers. Fern is a 2022-2023 Native Artist in Residence at the Minnesota Historical Society, where she has been researching the role of nettles in Dakota material culture. Fern Naomi Renville is a storyteller, artist, playwright, and enrolled citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Meet at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge & Visitor Center lcoated at 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425. NOTE: Subject to weather conditions. If necessary, we will reschedule the walk. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Native American: Augmented Reality Experience with Digital Artist Marlena Myles - July 7 (Southwest)

    Join Native American artist Marlena Myles for The Dakota Spirit Walk. Located in St Paul, MN The Dakota Spirit Walk is a permanent augmented reality public art installation that honors, educates and connects visitors to Dakota history, culture and significance of land through the art and storytelling. The artist will be present to lead the group through the walk, explaining how Dakota stories and culture is embedded in the land at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. Group meets at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary located at Commercial Street and 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55106. Transportation is on your own. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Native American: Dakota & Ojibwe Friendship Cruise on the Mississippi River (Southwest)

    NOTE: This cruise departs from Watergate Marina. Cruise time is 5:00-8:00 pm. Join us for a summer cruise on board the Magnolia Blossom Riverboat with Dakota guide Fern Renville and her Ojibwe friends as we explore the relationship between these two important groups Indigenous to Minnesota. Take in views of the scenic Mississippi River as you listen to their stories--weaving a bond between the past and present. 5:00 pm Board Magnolia Blossom 5:30 pm Boat Departs Marina 8:00 pm @ Return to Marina Meet at the Watergate Marina, 2500 Crosby Farm Road, Saint Paul Minnesota, 55116. Crosby Farm Road is at the intersection of Shepherd Road and Gannon Road. Transportation to the Watergate Marina is on your own. Beverages will be available to purchase on board the boat. You may bring your own food. Ages 21+. If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitist. We will let you know if spots become available.
  • Native American: Hocokata Ti Cultural Center- Tours of Public Exhibit and Private Collection (Southwest)

    Join us at Hocokata Ti Cultural Center in Shakopee for a guided tour of their exhibit Mdewakanton: Dwellers of Spirit Lake and a tour of their private collections area. Private collections tour is not available to the general public. You will also have a chance to view the "We Are Water" Exhibit . This traveling exhibit examines water issues statewide and in local communities through personal stories, histories, and scientific information. It strengthens Minnesotans’ relationships with water, exposes visitors to new perspectives, and increases participation in water stewardship activities. * 9:00 am Doors Open for opportunity to view the "We Are Water" traveling exhibit * 10:00 am Guided Tour Begins Tour meets at Hocokata Ti Cultural Center located at 2300 Tiwahe Cir, Shakopee, MN 55379. Transportation is on your own. Ages 16+. If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitlist. We will notify you if a spot opens.
  • Native American: Navigating Dakota Legacy - A Cruise Through Time & Culture Along the Mississippi River (Southwest)

    LINK TO NEW CRUISE DATE ADDED: 9/10 Navigating Dakota Legacy - A Cruise Through Time & Culture Along the Mississippi River Led by Dakota people, this cultural cruise along the Mississippi River takes you on a transformative voyage through time connecting the past and present of Dakota life. With each stop at cultural landmarks and sacred sites, we will listen to ancestral teachings and stories that have lasted through the ages, gaining a deeper appreciation for the Dakota people's profound relationships with the river, land and the stars above. As we navigate the mighty waters of the Mississippi River, our journey will help others see the river through Dakota eyes. From ancient legends to pivotal moments in history, the boat becomes a floating classroom where captivating stories come to life. We will return to shore with new understandings of the harmony between the Dakota people and the rivers and lands they call home. Dakota guides will include Marlena Myles, Fern Renville, Tanagidan To Win (Blue Hummingbird Woman) Meet at the Watergate Marina, 2500 Crosby Farm Road, Saint Paul Minnesota, 55116. Crosby Farm Road is at the intersection of Shepherd Road and Gannon Road. Transportation to the Watergate Marina is on your own. Beverages will be available to purchase on board the boat. You may bring your own food. Ages 21+. If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitist. We will let you know if spots become available.