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  • Legally Blonde: Minneapolis Community Education Summer Musical

    Save the date for Minneapolis Community Education's citywide summer production, Get a VIP experience at Minneapolis Community Education's citywide summer production, Legally Blonde The Musical! A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. After wildly popular productions of the Wizard of Oz, Addams Family and Matilda the Musical, you won't want to miss this annual summer tradition. Audition and rehearsal dates announced in March. Tickets available June 1 at Ticketleap.com. Performances July 14-23. More info at commed.mpls.k12.mn.us/summermusical.
  • Midnight-to-Dawn Metro Bike Tour #43 (Southwest)

    Insomniacs and bicycling lovers unite. Enjoy a 42- or 28-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 and Cuppa Java or bike straight through the night to the sunrise finish. A gourmet breakfast will follow the ride. Registration by July 1. Cost includes breakfast and t-shirt. Cancellation for partial refund must be made by July 8.
  • Minneapolis Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery Walking Tour (South)

    Get a historic overview and hear stories about the fascinating people buried in Minneapolis Pioneers & Soldiers (formerly Layman's) Cemetery, the oldest existing cemetery in Minneapolis and one of the few cemeteries in Minnesota listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. Class held at Minneapolis Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery, 2945 Cedar Ave.
  • Namekagon River Canoe & Kayak Trip (Southwest)

    Join us for a great weekend canoeing or kayaking the Namekagon River, one of Wisconsin's most scenic rivers. Arrive Friday afternoon/or night, set up camp and enjoy a special late night snack. After breakfast Saturday we will paddle 13 miles before enjoying a gourmet dinner. Canoe or kayak a shorter leg of the river on Sunday with only your lunch and water in tow. The trip fee is based on two people per canoe or one person per kayak. You must attend an informational meeting from 7–8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Cost is per person and includes all meals, canoe/kayak rental, shuttle service to/from the drop points, two nights camping fees and communal supplies. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Jack's Campground in Trego, WI (a 1.5 hour drive). If trip has filled, please add yourself to the waitlist as we are likely able to add more spaces.
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  • Tour - The Quietest Place on the Planet & The World's First Digital Recording Studio (Southwest)

    Orfield Laboratories built an anechoic chamber that is so quiet that no-one can bear to be inside for more than 45 minutes. Join us as we tour the room that the Guinness Book Of World Records deemed the quietest place on earth – tests measured background noise in the chamber as -9.4 dBA. This space is also home to Sound 80, the world's first digital recording studio and the site for recordings by artists such as • Bob Dylan • Dave Brubeck • Flamin' Ohs • Michael Johnson • Leo Kottke • Lipps Inc., Funkytown • Prince, demos • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra • Cat Stevens, Izitso, 1977. (Regular tour price is $125/person). Meet at Orfield Labs located at 2709 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN. Masks optional if you have been vaccinated. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Tour-Bus: Amish Country, Niagara Cave, Lanesboro on Sept. 24th (Southwest)

    FALL DATE: Saturday, September 24th - Design your own day exploring Southeast Minnesota! Choose from one of these itineraries: 1) Both Amish Country & Niagara Cave Tours. 2) Amish Country Tour then Lanesboro 3) Lanesboro then Niagara Cave Tour or 4) Lanesboro - Spend the entire day exploring Lanesboro & the Root River. AMISH COUNTRY TOUR: Our guide from Amish Tours of Harmony will share culture and history throughout our 2.5-hour tour. We will stop at three Amish farms where you can shop for hand-made baskets, furniture and baked goods. NIAGARA CAVE TOUR: 1-hour guided tour (NOTE: @ 1 mile including @ 275 steps down & back up). Named one of the top caves in the US. LANESBORO: Enjoy the vibrant downtown shops, check out the many restaurants, Lanesboro Arts, Crown Trout Jewelers, the Lanesboro Museum and explore the scenic Root River by foot or on bike (rent or bring your own bike). Bike 5 miles along the scenic Root River to the World Famous Aroma Pie Shoppe in Whalen! Coach bus boards from Southwest High School. Price includes transportation, treats on the bus, private Amish guide and cave tour. Lunch is on your own (Boxed lunch option). Ages 21+. Bus boards Southwest High School at 7:30 am and returns at 6:45 pm. (NOTE: Time will not allow participants to fit all three-- Amish Tour, Niagara Cave Tour AND explore Lanesboro--into the day.)
  • Tour-Bus: Ely Harvest Moon Festival, Int'l Wolf Center & No. American Bear Center - Sept 10-11 (Southwest)

    Come to Ely and experience the wonders of autumn in northern Minnesota. We will make one stop at Tobies in Hinkley then on to the 28th Ely Harvest Moon Festival filled with live music, food, shopping plus art & crafts by over 125 local artists. Next we'll visit the International Wolf Center featuring interactive exhibits and spectacular views of the resident ambassador wolves. We will stay overnight at the Adventure Inn in downtown Ely. You'll have plenty of time on your own for dinner and to explore the town. After our Sunday morning continental breakfast, we will tour the Dorothy Molter Museum with cabins that bring to life the history of Dorothy, the last non-indigenous resident in the BWCAW (and famous for her Isles of Pine Root Beer. Pick a new spot for lunch before our private tour of the North American Bear Center. We'll head back to Mpls after the Bear museum. with a stop along the way. Coach bus boards from Southwest High School. Price includes transportation and room, treats on the bus, admission to the Wolf Center, Dorothy Molter Museum & No. American Bear Center. All other food is additional. Room rate based on 2 people and 2 Queen beds. Other room configurations possible for an adjusted fee - all subject to price & availability on a first come, first served basis. Mark your preferred accommodations when registering. Ages 21+.
  • Tour-Walking: Guide to the Gilded Age (Formerly Gardens and The Gilded Age) (Southwest)

    Join Sister Celeste on this historic walking tour as she goes “off campus” to explore the vast homes and singular landscapes on Summit Avenue and the Hill District’s southern edge. Learn about the conventions that shaped the Gilded Age and forever changed St. Paul’s cityscape. A product of the Victorian Era who was “in the world but not of it”, Sister Celeste reveals the concealed messages that were hiding out in the open in the palatial homes and beautifully maintained gardens of some of the city’s earliest and most prestigious citizens. This tour unveils how the hidden languages of flowers, fans, and gems conveyed secret messages in a society that demanded buttoned-down decorum over uncovered passion in polite society. But all that glitters is not gold for everyone in the Gilded Age! Learn how first wave immigrants often worked behind the scenes to present a seamless image for the elite and were mindful to protect their Master's jealously guarded reputations. Explore the lasting influence of a host of noted architects who left their calling cards on the nation's longest Victorian Boulevard. View the handiwork of Master Builders and celebrated architects including Cass Gilbert, J. K. Taylor, A. Gauger, Clarence Johnston, Thomas Holyoke and landscape architect Horace Cleveland . Tour starts and finishes at Summit Avenue and Ramsey Hill's Overlook Park (aka Lookout Park) in St. Paul. How Long: 90 Minutes Length: 1.3 Mile Meeting Location: Summit Avenue and Ramsey Hill's Overlook Park (aka Lookout Park) in St. Paul If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Tour-Walking: Historic Linden Hills (Southwest) OUTDOOR

    Stroll the streets of Linden Hills and you will see historic locations, many that date from the nineteenth century, as well as buildings in a variety of architectural styles. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Tour-Walking: Historic Tangletown & Minnehaha Creek (Southwest) OUTDOOR

    Join neighborhood historian Tom Balcom as we explore the winding streets, impressive homes, and creek environment of the neighborhood originally known as Washburn Park. Learn about landmark sites such as the Washburn Water Tower, the Harry Wild Jones House, Washburn Memorial Orphan Asylum (where Justice Alan Page Middle School now stands), and the Minnehaha Creek, parkway, bridges, woods, and trails. The start and end of the tour is the Washburn Library at 53rd and Lyndale. Parking is available on 53rd Street just south of the library. The tour route is 1.5 miles, involves some hilly terrain, and is not ADA accessible. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Tour-Walking: St. Peter St. Paul Tour (Southwest)

    A colorful walking tour led by the inimitable know-it-all, Sister Celeste. Learn how St. Paul went from it’s reputation as a Dead Tough Town to being the historically vital Capitol City it is today. A tour filled with both the sacred and the profane, and featuring inside stories and lore, as told by one of the city’s earliest residents! Sister Celeste explains “what was and is and shall be” as she wends her way from the beautiful Celeste of St. Paul: Hotel + Bar (her former convent home) and along the length of St. Peter Street. Notable sites include views of the Capitol and Cathedral, Mickey’s Diner, Assumption Church, St. Louis the King Church the ‘Dirty Thirties’ gangster hangout, the Green Lantern, the Fitzgerald Theatre, and best of all Celeste St. Paul Hotel !The tour begins and ends at the Celeste of St. Paul Hotel + Bar located at 26 E Exchange St, St Paul, MN 55101. Moderate walking is involved. (NOTE: By signing up for this tour you must agree to read and sign the liability waiver.) If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Tour-Walking: True Confessions Gangster Tour (Southwest)

    Sister Celestine has been in Heaven for nearly a century but she graciously returns to tell the tales that both enlighten and put the fear of God in her listeners! In the Middle Ages people learned about Good and Evil by watching Morality Plays. During Prohibition people in St. Paul learned about Good and Evil by watching their shamelessly corrupt elected officials …and the parade of convicted felons they cordially invited to “layover for a little while”. A tour that explores the lesser known chapter of the city’s history when America’s Most Wanted lived and died on the streets of St. Paul. Notable sites include the Lowry Hotel, Mickey's Diner, the Hamm’s Casino, Patrick’s Novelty, the Green Lantern, Rice Park, Hotel St. Francis, the Palace Theatre, the Old Police Station and more. These are stories that were not easily offered up in any confessional! Tour begins and ends at the Celeste of St. Paul Hotel + Bar located at 26 E Exchange St, St Paul, MN 55101. (NOTE: By signing up for this tour you must agree to read and sign the liability waiver.) If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Tour-Walking: Winning the Vote (Southwest)

    Celebrate Women's Equality Day! (Aug. 26) Historian Jacqui deVries will lead a 2-mile walking tour of women’s suffrages sites in downtown Minneapolis. Walk in the footsteps of local activists and reformers of a century ago. You will see glimpses of their world, their challenges, and their values. You will also explore how the suffrage movement fell short in the quest for full inclusivity. Presented in collaboration with the Hennepin History Museum. Meet at the Mary Tyler Moore statue at 700 Nicollet Mall. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Tour: 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+. 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.
  • Tour: 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+ register with an adult. Cost of Tour is $19. Register online or call 612.668.3100. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. If there is enough interest, we will add additional sections.
  • Tour: Karmel Mall (South)

    Discover a piece of Somalia right in Minneapolis. Our tour will take you through the sprawling array of stores selling traditional clothing, jewelry, prayer rugs, perfume and fabric. Discover the dozens of small businesses that include everything from tax preparation to barber shops to henna application. We will finish at a café where you can purchase Somali tea and snacks. Meet at the front entrance of the mall, located at 2848 Pleasant Ave. Register online or call 614-596-7110. No discounts.
  • Tour: Troll Tales for Kids at the Wabasha Street Caves (Southwest)

    Wsbasha's most popular Historic Cave Tour can now be shared with those young and old! Included in this special tour: An hour long walk through, and hands on tour of the caves, guided by one of the lovable and kind Trolls that resides here A special craft to take home and share with family Photo and meet and greet opportunities Tour is especially geared for ages 8 and under but all ages are welcome! Register everyone 2 and up. (Kids under 2 are free.) Caves are handicap accessible with ramps and bathrooms. Transportation to the caves is on your own.Register online or call 612.668.3100. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. If there is enough interest, we will add additional tours.
  • Wabasha Street Cave: Tour (Washburn 55+)

    See the only remaining restored Gangster Era site. Historic Tour of extensive caves carved into the hillside in long abandoned mining ventures in 1800's. Later, was a mushroom farm, and then developed as a Restaurant Casino and Gangsters' Hotspot during the 1930's prohibition era. Newspapers reported of an unsolved gangland murder at the casino. Tour guides point out the bullet holes. Some believe the caves are haunted by the murdered mobsters whose bodies were never found. Weekly "Down in History" Tours of the caves, plus Seasonal themes thru out the year, such as Gangster Bus Tours, Haunted Halloween, Ghosts & Graves, and special group tours.