HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS Free Advance Screening

1409086762 Where do we find happiness? You’re invited to an advance screening of HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS, starring Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike on September 24 at 7pm at ShowPlace ICON in St. Louis Park. Go to www.relativityscreenings.com/redeem and enter the code HAPPYMSP to download a pair of free passes (while supplies last). Please note that seating is on a first come, first served basis so it is recommended to arrive early to grab a seat.

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has been increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Deciding to break out of his deluded routine, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive formula for true happiness… and so begins his larger-than-life adventure with riotously funny results.

Free Admission for Museum Day Live! at various Minnesota locations – Saturday, September 27

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This Saturday, September 27th, receive free admission for two people to a select museum as part of the the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! event. There are a number of Minnesota museums participating including the Minnesota History Center,

The Museum Day Live! Ticket provides free admission for two people. You must go to their website to select and download the tickets (depending on limited availability – tickets are sent to your email address).

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

Twin Cities Ukrainian Heritage Festival in Minneapolis – Sunday, Sept. 21

ukrainianfestivalThe Twin Cities Ukrainian Heritage Festival is in Minneapolis this Sunday, September 21st from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

It’s located at the Ukrainian Center at 301 Main St NE Mpls, MN, 55413.

Live Ukrainian performers, carnival games, beer garden, crafts, and Ukrainian food!

 

Bloomington Heritage Days Parade and Festival – Saturday, September 20

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The Bloomington Heritage Days Parade and Festival are on Saturday, September 20th.

Parade starts at 10:30am on 95th Street between 3rd Ave. and Garfield Ave. (see specific details).

The FREE Festival begins at 11:30am and ends at midnight. Take part in the Youth/Teen Zone with music, dancing, robotic demonstrations and a dance-off. Be on the lookout for the Sumo wrestling, arts & crafts area, FREE inflatables, car show, BMX show, games, bingo and the Bloomington Historical Society with pumpkin and face painting.

Bark & Rec Day Dog-Friendly Event in St. Paul – September 21

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St. Paul’s Bark and Rec Day featuring Midwest Animal Rescue & Service’s Wiggle Butt 5K Run is Sunday, September 21 on Harriet Island. The fun begins at 10:00 AM and continues until 2:00 PM. This is an outdoor event for dogs and the people who love them. The run starts at 8:00am.
Dog friendly events, lots of activities for the kids including a bouncy house, action packed demonstrations, a wide array of vendors, an off leash area and much more.

FREE Breakfast Burrito Tomorrow at Taco John’s

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Visit your local Taco John’s tomorrow morning, September 18th, before 10am and get a FREE Meat and Potato Breakfast Burrito.  Visit TacoJohns.com for details.

 

Taste of Romania 2014 Festival in St. Paul – September 20 – 21

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The 2014 Taste of Romania Festival is this Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st at St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church, 854 Woodbridge St., St. Paul, MN.

This is the only Romanian festival in the Twin Cities. Food, dances and music (learn the hora), plus play your chance to win a lovely iPad mini and meet some interesting people.

Featured food:

CÂRNAŢI LA GRĂTAR (GRILLED ROMANIAN SAUSAGE)
PUI LA GRĂTAR (GRILLED CHICKEN)
MICI (GRILLED ROMANIAN SAUSAGE LINKS )
SARMALE CU MĂMĂLIGĂ (CABBAGE ROLLS & POLENTA)
SIDES: SALATĂ (SALAD) FRIES & MORE
COZONAC, PRĂJITURI, SAVARINE (NUT ROLL, LAYERED & SAVARIN CAKES)

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Block Party in Mahtomedi – September 19

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St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi is hosting a block party this Friday, September 19th from 4:00 – 7:00pm. All are invited and it’s free! It takes place outside the Great Hall and features:

• Free family entertainment
• Free food
• Outdoor music
• Human hamster balls
• Family games
• Horse-drawn hay wagon
• Arts and crafts
• and much more!

Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association Parade of Stables Event – Saturday, September 20t

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This Saturday, September 20th, the Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association (MSHA) is hosting its annual Parade of Stables, an event that welcomes the local community to spend the day at one of many stables in the metro area for fun and activities.

WHAT: MSHA’s Parade of Stables

DATE: Saturday, September 20th

TIME: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

WHERE:

• Centre Pointe Stables – Delano, MN
• Cornerstone Stables – New Prague, MN
• Valiant Stables, Stillwater, MN
• Flying E. Stables – Stillwatter, MN
• Lear Stables, Rosemount, MN
• Manahan Stables, St. Francis, MN
• Stables at Greenfield Farm – Maple Lake, MN

KEY ACTIVITIES:

· Horse and pony rides
· Demonstrations by local professionals and students
· Kids games and activities
· Refreshments
· Start riding! Lessons available at all stables for all ages

For a teaser at what you’ll see at each event, follow this link to see footage from competitions around the country: http://www.asha.net/video/.

Minnesota Orchestra: Free Concert for the Community – Sunday, Sept. 14

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FREE Minnesota Orchestra community concert “A Russian Delight” at Lake Harriet this Sunday, September 14th at 3:00pm.

Pack a picnic basket and bring the family to south Minneapolis for a late summer afternoon of glorious music to celebrate the start of their 2014-15 season.

The program:

GLINKA
Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila

STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

TCHAIKOVSKY
Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture

BORODIN
Polovtsian Dances, from Prince Igor