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  • "The Root Beer Lady" at the History Theatre (Southwest)

    1986. The story of the indomitable Dorothy Molter, the last legal non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters. The story reflects the beauty and hardships of Molter’s solitary yet satisfying life beginning in 1934. The play, funny and passionate, explores her independence, fortitude, and love of nature. and pushes back against the premise that her time in the North Woods made her the “Loneliest Woman in America,” as the Saturday Evening Post claimed in 1952. Dorothy Molter’s story will delight all, young and old. Production held in downtown St. Paul at the History Theatre. Tickets are on the Main Floor, Section C, Rows H & J. Register online or call 612.668.3100.
  • Backyard Maple Syruping: BACKYARD VISIT - IN-PERSON (Southwest)

    Do you know how many gallons of sap it takes to make a gallon of pure maple syrup? Only Mother Nature can answer that question, but Amy Perkins of the Come On Over Sugar Bush can share her experiences setting up and running her own backyard maple syruping operation. Join us for a backyard visit to see Amy's evaporator operation in full swing. NOTE: Date may be adjusted due to weather and sap flow.
  • Backyard Maple Syruping: HOW TO - IN-PERSON (Southwest)

    Do you know how many gallons of sap it takes to make a gallon of pure maple syrup? Only Mother Nature can answer that question, but Amy Perkins of the Come On Over Sugar Bush can share her experiences setting up and running her own backyard maple syruping operation. Learn the basics of making your own maple syrup from tree to table. Class held at Bremer Bank Community Room, 4278 Sheridan Ave. S., Mpls, NOTE: Sign up separately for for Backyard Maple Syruping Visit.
  • Backyard Maple Syruping: HOW TO - ONLINE (Southwest)

    Do you know how many gallons of sap it takes to make a gallon of pure maple syrup? Only Mother Nature can answer that question, but Amy Perkins of the Come On Over Sugar Bush can share her experiences setting up and running her own backyard maple syruping operation. Learn the basics of making your own maple syrup from tree to table. This session will be held on Zoom. NOTE: Sign up separately for for Backyard Maple Syruping Visit.
  • Basecamp Challenge (Southwest)

    Challenge yourself in the skills of rock climbing, ropes courses and archery. Trained facilitators will guide you in proper techniques. Then we'll divide into teams for some friendly competition. Option to join a team or cheer them on! Bring your best game. Event held at Northern Star, Scout BSA Base Camp Address: 6202 Bloomington Rd, St Paul, MN 55111. Age 18+ If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Bold North: Breathwork, Workout, Ice Therapy & Sauna (Southwest)

    Embrace North & Built To Breathe are partnering to bring you this 3-hour experience. We'll cycle through a workout that will be a combination of high intensity movements, mobility and breathwork in the gym space owned by Built To Breathe. Then we'll go to the outdoor saunas and cold therapy tubs owned by Embrace North Sauna Club. Class meets at 4420 Drew Ave. S., Mpls. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Bus Tour: "The Last Ride" Gangster Tour (Southwest)

    Join Marie “Mickey” Comforti as she searches for her boyfriend Homer, the last surviving member of the Dillinger Gang, killed in St. Paul. Take the lesser known Crooks’ Tour through the redistillation center in the heart of the city as she makes her way to the final stop on Homer’s last ride through the not-so-saintly-city. Along the way, you’ll learn about how the over-world and the underworld worked together as an economic force in a city that was famously safe for criminals hiding out in the open. Optional visit to Clutch Brewing at the Keg and Case Market afterwards (beverages not included). Our coach bus picks you up at Keg and Case Market (old Schmidt Brewery site). Address: 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102 If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if spots open.
  • Bus Tour: Historic Faribault - February 20th (President's Day) (Southwest)

    Alexander Faribault was the son of a French fur trader and a Dakota woman. Discover the history of his namesake city...from it's Native American roots to today. Our day starts with a guided tour of Faribo Woolen Mills with time to shop. Next our local guide will join us on the bus and narrate a historic city tour where we'll learn about the Native Americans who lived here first, see gems such as Shattuck-St.Mary's Prep School (think Hogwarts!), and learn about the Tilt-A-Whirl (yes, it originated here in 1926!). We will enjoy lunch together at the Historic Depot restaurant. Following lunch we'll visit the Rice County Historical Society Museum. You will have an afternoon option to tour the Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior (first Episcopal Church in the US led by Bishop Whipple, known as "Straight Tongue" by the Dakota and Ojibwe) OR 10,000 Drops Distillery tour and tasting ($15 extra paid directly to the distillery). Price includes coach bus transportation, coffee/treats on the bus, lunch at The Depot and all tour admissions (except distillery). Ages 21+. Hope you can join us! Coach bus boards Southwest High School at 8:00 am and returns at 4:30 pm. If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitist. We will contact you if a spot becomes available.
  • Bus Tour: Native American Culture: Yesterday & Today (Southwest)

    Join us as we explore Minnesota's Native American history and culture while meeting local community members. At our first stop, Pow Wow Grounds Coffee and All My Relations Gallery. Angela Two Stars, Executive Director, will share information about their current mural exhibit by Native artists. After a stop for our Indigenous foods lunch, we'll travel to the new Hocokata Ti Cultural Center in Shakopee for a guided tour of the exhibit Mdewakanton: Dwellers of Spirit Lake. Our last stop will be a presentation and shopping at local gem, Birchbark Books & Native Arts, operated by a spirited collection of people who believe in the power of good writing, the beauty of handmade art, the strength of Native culture, and the importance of small and intimate bookstores. Coach bus boards Southwest High School at 8:15 am and returns at 4:30 pm. Price includes transportation, lunch and all tour admissions. Ages 16+. If tour is full, please add your name to our waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens up.
  • Compassion Museum - Youmanity Immersive Art Experience at Mia (Southwest)

    Join us at Mia (The Minneapolis Institute of Art) for a tour with a twist. Created for those who long for a more compassionate world and the curious soul, the Youmanity Immersive Art Experience looks at some of Mia’s most fascinating objects through the lens of kindness, empathy, and compassion. Travel with us across time, geography, and culture in this 75-minute interactive experience. Come as you are - this tour is for art aficionados and novices alike!
  • Don Giovanni - MN Opera (Southwest)

    So hot, he’ll burn. Don Giovanni is an egotistical and infamous womanizer, brazen in his shameless seductions. But his betrayals soon catch up to him when divine retribution exacts the ultimate price. Mozart’s sharp and otherworldly opera seamlessly blends dark comedy with biting social commentary, all set to some of opera’s most stirring music. Sung in Italian with English captions projected above the stage.. Optional educational lecture one hour before the performance, Performance held at The Ordway. Register online or call 612.668.3100.
  • Ice Fishing with Kao, DNR Naturalist - Fort Snelling State Park (Southwest)

    Come try your hand at ice fishing at Fort Snelling State Park with DNR Naturalist Kao Thao. Fishing poles and bait provided. Place: Fort Snelling State Park, Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center and trails. Meet at the Visitor Center Amphitheater. We will walk 1-1.5 miles.. Address: 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul MN 55111. **The entrance to Fort Snelling State Park is on highway 5 and Post Road (Adjacent to the MSP International Airport). DO NOT go to the Historic Fort Snelling (Bloomington Road). Keep in mind that it will take at least 10-15 minutes to drive from the park’s entrance building (Contact Station) to the Visitor Center. NOTE: State Park pass not included. Daily pass is $7 per vehicle. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Live from Dublin: Irish Myths & Legends - ONLINE (Southwest)

    The Cattle Raid at Cooley, Finn Mac Cool, Benandonner, the Giant's Causeway and Newgrange. Mythology and the Irish landscape-so many historical places, names, legends. Which are real and which are ficticious? Join Jillian Geraghty, live from her home in Dublin, Ireland, as she shares her passion of Irish mythology, legends and folklore.
  • Native American: Hocokata Ti Cultural Center (Southwest)

    Join us at the new Hocokata Ti Cultural Center in Shakopee for a guided tour of their exhibit Mdewakanton: Dwellers of Spirit Lake, building and a tour of their private collections area. 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: Owamni by The Sioux Chef - 5-Course Tasting Dinner (Southwest)

    Join us for a 5-course tasting dinner at Owamni. Angela Two Stars of All My Relations Gallery will be joining us as a special guest. Private events at Owamni are special because the culinary team curates a menu specifically for our group based on seasonality of ingredients, sourcing and any dietary preferences. Most of the items that are served are exclusive to our group and are not served in the upstairs dining room on the regular menu. "At Owamni, we like to use foods that are from this region, such as bison, venison, rabbit, wild rice, and corn. Foods we do not use in our establishment are wheat flour, dairy, refined sugars, or any foods that are not native to North America. Not only is this a clean and healthy way to eat, it is also a learning experience about how our Ancestors ate before we were colonized. One of the main parts of the mission at Owamni is the revitalization of our culture and our Indigenous food practices and how we can show our guests what it feels like to eat a full meal and leave feeling energized and whole." Includes dinner and gratuity. (House red /white wine and iced tea available to purchase directly from restaurant). Owamni is located at 420 1st St S, Minneapolis, MN 55401. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • 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 $200/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.
  • Travel For Less (North High) ONLINE

    This is a opportunity for you to learn some tips and tricks when it comes to saving money while vacationing. This one hour in person class will be amazing. Melissa will give you many tips and tricks that you can use to help navigate fun travel experiences. Sign up now spots will feel quickly.
  • Valentine's Day Snowshoe Walk with Kao, DNR Naturalist - Fort Snelling State Park (Southwest)

    Fall in love with Fort Snelling State Park! Join DNR Naturalist Kao Thao for a Valentine's Day Showshoe Walk in the Park! Kao will discuss plant species found within the park, history, geology, wildlife and share stories past and present. All equipment provided at the park or bring your own showshoes. Place: Fort Snelling State Park, Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center and trails. Meet at the Visitor Center Amphitheater. Our walk will be 1-1.5 miles. Address: 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul MN 55111. **The entrance to Fort Snelling State Park is on highway 5 and Post Road (Adjacent to the MSP International Airport). DO NOT go to the Historic Fort Snelling (Bloomington Road). Keep in mind that it will take at least 10-15 minutes to drive from the park’s entrance building (Contact Station) to the Visitor Center. NOTE: State Park pass not included. Daily pass is $7 per vehicle. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.