Tours and Dancing at the Wabasha Street Caves

Wabasha Caves

Even though it is winter, there are still unique places to tour.  Open all year round, during select times for tours and swing dancing is the Wabasha Street Caves, Located in Saint Paul.  The website has a wealth of information, including the calendar, tour information, & swing dancing times.  There are different options for tours and special events with all information found on their here.

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As seen on the History Channel, Down In History Tours offers a unique alternative to the typical tour. Our theme tours are narrated by knowledgeable and talented guides who make history fascinating and thrilling. Our historically dressed character guides converse and interact with the group members. Choose us and enjoy our unusual, fun-filled blast from the past tours!


Michael Monroe live for the “Frozen Apple” Free Concert Series,

Michael Monroe

For all of you Michael Monroe fans, he will be in concert.  Apple Valley has a free event in the winter called the “Frozen Apple” concert series.  This Saturday March 7th, will be Michael Monroe, a well known Minnesota Musician from the North Shore area.  Also if you can’t make this event to see him, he will be back in the summer. Starting in June, Apple Valley has a weekly event called Music in Kelly Park.  If you are someone who likes to plan ahead you can see the schedule, at the bottom of this page. 

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March is finally here, which means Spring is on the way! Our LAST Frozen Apple concert is coming up this Saturday, March 7th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Valleywood Golf Course Clubhouse. Our featured performer is Michael Monroe, acoustic performing artist. Check out his website:

Also, the menu options for the Valleywood concerts have changed. You can check out the menu below. Food and beverage service starts at 5:00, and the music starts at 6:00. Come out and hear some great music, and don’t forget to enter to win a prize!

2015 March Concert Menu

EXTRA 20% Off Local Groupons – Restaurants, Spa, Big 10 Hockey Tournament Tickets, More!


I love these Groupon discount sales! They already have such great deals, but again for TWO DAYS ONLY you can take an EXTRA 20% off all local deals when you use coupon code TRIPLE at checkout.

They currently have restaurant deals for lots of local favorites like Pizza Nea, Eddington’s, My Burger and lots more. Plus there are lots of winter activities deals like bowling, roller skating, art classes, etc. They even have tickets to the Big 10 Men’s Hockey Tournament right now. With the deal you’ll pay only $15.20 PLUS get a free t-shirt! There are, of course all the spa and massage deals too.

Besides the local deals, you can also save on 10% on Goods or Getaways deals using that same TRIPLE code. You can use the code up to 3 times in each category. Browse all the Groupons here!

Choo Choo Bob’s Store Expansion Celebration

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For the train lovers in your life… or you:) The Choo Choo Bob Store has expanded and is celebrating this Saturday March 7th.  The event will be from 8:30 am-8pm. Looks like a great event with prizes, cookies, balloons and even a coloring contest.  Of course if this event doesn’t work in your schedule, there will be plenty of time in the future to check out the expansion, during their regular business hours. Or perhaps story time is more your style, and that is held on Tuesdays at 10 am.



Free Cathedral of Saint Paul Weekday Tour

Cathedral of Saint PaulDo you have a love of history or an interest in Minnesota historical landmarks and architecture? Cathedral of Saint Paul would be a great place to tour. Guided Tours are offered on weekdays and begin at 1pm. There is no charge for the tour, however free will donations are gratefully received.

Inside of Cathedral

Each year, the Cathedral of Saint Paul welcomes over 200,000 guests and visitors. The Cathedral is recognized as a historical landmark, one of the most prominent buildings in the city and as a center of spiritual worship. Guided tours are available to the public Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. (except holy days and civil holidays). Free will donations are gratefully received. Please gather in the front pew of the center aisle of the Cathedral. No appointment is necessary, but larger groups are requested to call our office in advance. To arrange for a private group tour, contact Mary Connelly at 651.228.1766.

Timberwolves Game With Returning Star Kevin Garnett + Team Yearbook 50% Off

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Goldstar has some awesome deals on tickets for upcoming Timberwolves games. Even though Kevin Garnett is now back in Minnesota, there are still good tickets available. Regular price for these seats is $10.00 – $91.00, but Goldstar has them for $5.00 – $55.00. Available games are vs:

Denver Nuggets
Portland Trail Blazers
Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets
L.A. Lakers
Orlando Magic
Oklahoma Thunder

All tickets have limited availability, so the earlier you look the better choice you’ll have. Get tickets HERE.

Target Free Family Music Event March 7th

targetfreefamilymusic      Start the Music! Serenading Strings: Meet the String Family will be held March 7th, in downtown St. Paul. There are two time slots and although it is free, you should register ahead of time here.  If the March 7th concert does not fit in your schedule check out other events including one on April 11th.


Start the Music! is an exciting way to introduce a young listener to classical music. Before each 30-minute concert, crafts and games abound! Small hands and big imaginations will engage and delight in this program, specifically designed for families with children ages 3-6.
These concerts have general admission seating.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s popular Start the Music!, xplorchestra! and Family Concerts are FREE, thanks to generous support from Target.

The 7 Dwarfs, University of Minnesota

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When I saw two well known names associated with this production, Kevin Kling and also Michael Sommers, I really felt the need to share this.  With these names, it is likely to be a unique rendition of a well known story.  It is however important to note, it is suggested for ages 13 and up. The first couple of performances have already passed by, there are still five chances to see it, so I thought it was still worthy of sharing the information. Performances began Feb 26th and go through March 6th. Tickets are reasonably priced $6-$16 a person.  This is at the University of Minnesota and you can find information and purchase tickets here.

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Playwright Kevin Kling creates a whimsical world brimming with invented language and fantastic antics, while musing on the wonders of community. Set in a “post-Snow White” era, this quirky comic tale invites you to see life from a new perspective. Appropriate for ages 13+.   Come celebrate imagination with the talented ensemble cast of U of M students directed by Michael Sommers!

“…witty, offbeat and unpretentious,” layered with poignant charm “unlike anything you’ll find in Disney or the Brothers Grimm.” (Pioneer Press)

“Kling deals with the essences of the world’s complexity through a story of utter simplicity… so much imagination at work…triumphs through brave reach.” (StarTribune)

“[A] sequel of sorts to the classic fairy tale…more than a children’s story.”
American Theatre Magazine).




Babe,The Sheep Pig at Saint John’s University


This looks like a fun play and one for all ages. It is on the campus of Saint Johns University in Collegeville. Dates for the production are Feb 28th -March 8th. This is not a free event but the tickets are reasonably priced from $12-$19.  Tickets and more information can be found here.

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 The hilarious children’s storybook by Dick King-Smith was the basis for the Academy Award nominated movie Babe. Babe is a piglet won by Farmer Hoggett, a sheep farmer. Hoggett’s dog Fly fills in for Babe’s lost mother, and Babe surprises everyone when he displays an astounding ability to get the sheep to do as he directs. The ever-polite pig wins the trust of Hoggett’s sheep through consideration and bravery, eventually becoming a contestant in a major sheep-herding competition. A heartwarming tale of friendship, courage and one pig’s determination to save his bacon!

Water Park of America All-Day Pass Only $19.98 (Reg. $39.95)

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So, we were hunting around for deals to go to the Waterpark of America this weekend and it was hard to find great deals like we have seen in the past, but then good ‘ol Goldstar came through again with this deal for discount Waterpark of America passes at only $19.98. There is also a $5.25 service fee for each order, so the more tickets you buy at once, the better. (So, if you’re planning to go with extended family or with friends, have one person buy the tickets for everyone!) If you buy your tickets now, they are good all the way through July.