Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Picnic Sale!

Let’s hope this rainy weather doesn’t stick around too long because it’s time to plan some outdoor meals – Lunds & Byerlys is having a 99¢ Picnic Sale! They have deals on everything you need for a picnic or backyard barbecue with some great prices. These deals are all available with an additional $10 purchase while supplies last through May 24, 2017.

I have to say that my favorite thing on this list are the Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips – the Chipotle Ranch style is amazingly delicious! The rest of the items in the picnic sale include:

Lunds & Byerlys Fresh All-Natural Brats – 99¢ ea.
4 oz. (Save $1 ea.)

Fresh 85% Lean Premium Ground Beef Patties – 99¢ ea.
4 oz. (Save 60¢ ea.)

Ball Park Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns – 99¢
8 count – Limit 2 (Save $2.20)

Bi-Color Sweet Corn – 3/99¢
Limit 6 (Save $1.26 on 3)

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce – 99¢
18 oz. – Limit 2 (Save $1.36)

Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips – 99¢
8 oz. – Limit 4 (Save $2)

Heinz Ketchup – 99¢
20 oz. – Limit 2 (Save $1.50)

With additional $10 purchase. While supplies last. Prices valid May 18-24, 2017 only.

Como Town Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

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We grab this Como Town deal from Star Tribune Steals every year! It’s a great way to plan ahead for a fun summer day at both Como Zoo AND Como Town!  Right now you can get 2 all-day wristbands and 2 temporary tattoos for $25.95 ($51.90 Value)

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Located adjacent to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Como Town Amusement Park is a family-fun amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12. Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions including all-time favorites and new, interactive rides that can’t be found anywhere else in the upper Midwest.

Voucher is good through the end of the 2017 Season. ORDER HERE

Going back to school can be fun with Steve Spangler Science!

Touring the MN State Capitol

How long has it been since you’ve been to the Minnesota State Capitol?  Did you go there on a school field trip many years ago or perhaps you are new to the area, well now is the time to add it to your list and go.  First of all it’s totally free, and it’s also been remodeled recently.  It’s been a three year process to get it to where it is today.  Three years full of renovation, restoration and refurbishing.  There’ll be a grand opening celebration of the three year renovation, it will take place in August.  Don’t wait until August though, it’s something you can do now.  More information on the free guided tours can be found here. you can also do a self-guided tour and more information on that can found here.

Highlights from the 2013-17 restoration

  • Fully restored Senate and House of Representatives chambers and Supreme Court courtroom
  • Restored and repaired exterior marble
  • Restored decorative and fine art throughout the building
  • Professional conservation of 57 paintings
  • Extensive stencil work returning 1905 patterns and colors
  • Newly uncovered and restored skylights, historically-accurate glass front elevators and restored original furnishings
  • Cleaned, repaired and re-gilded Quadriga sculpture
  • Expanded dining in the basement level near the Rathskeller Cafe and a new grab-and-go lunch counter on the second floor (open during legislative session only)
  • Almost 40,000 square feet of new public gathering spaces including meeting rooms, working and relaxing spaces, and gallery space
  • New classrooms and tour center
  • ADA compliance

Some finishing work, as well as the installation and interpretation of some artworks, will continue in 2017, resulting in limited or no access to the roof and Quadriga, the west wing third floor and the north wing ground floor.

 

Rita’s First Day of Spring – FREE Italian Ice

It almost feels like Spring has already been here.  With our fickle weather, it’s been difficult to keep track of what season it actually is.  The first day of Spring on the Calendar is tomorrow and Rita’s is celebrating by giving away FREE Italian Ice.  There are four locations in MN.

A COOL tradition for 25 years and counting!

Rita’s, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 locations, will hold our 25th Annual First Day of Spring FREE Italian Ice Giveaway on Monday, March 20!

From Connecticut to California, Guests across the country who visit Rita’s Italian Ice between noon and 9pm will receive a FREE Italian Ice in the available flavor of their choice.

 

 

 

Dairy Queen Free Cone Day March 20th

It’s time to celebrate Spring.  In Minnesota, we never know if it will be 60 or snowing in March, but when the calendar says spring, we celebrate.  On Monday Dairy Queen is helping us celebrate by giving out free cones.  One per person and at participating non-mall locations.

Half Price Tickets For The Sleeping Beauty — Metropolitan Ballet Performance

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Almost everyone knows the fairytale story of Sleeping Beauty.  Even if you don’t know the full story, now is your chance to see it as a ballet performance.  We found Half Price Tickets For The Sleeping Beauty — Metropolitan Ballet Performance.  It takes place at the The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul.  There are two dates in April to choose from.  Regular price tickets are $39-$49 but if you go here you can get Goldstar tickets for half price, $19.50-$24.50.

Based on the beloved fairy tale by Charles Perrault, The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in this dazzling production from Metropolitan Ballet. After Princess Aurora is cursed at her christening and pricks her finger on a spindle, she falls into a deep 100-year sleep. Aided by a band of fairies, one prince must save the entire kingdom with the magical power of true love’s kiss. First performed by the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty is a heartwarming classic that has enchanted audiences of all ages. Now, this gorgeous spectacle graces the stage of the The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul, starring prima ballerina Anastasiia Fedorova.

Great Deal on Joke Joint Comedy Club Tickets

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Laughter really is the best medicine, and we could also more of it right?  We found a great deal on tickets for the Joke Joint Comedy Club: Laugh It Up With National and Local Stand-Ups.  With nine different dates to choose from, there’s sure to be one that fits into your schedule.  The Joke Joint is located in St. Paul.  Regular price tickets are $14-21 but right now you can get them here for only $10.50.

Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as relevant as it gets, a heady stew of nationally touring headliners and local stand-up stalwarts. A full bar doles out martinis, margaritas and other concoctions, and features a beer list that ranges from domestics to hopped-up microbrews. And the menu of chicken tenders, fried ravioli and other pub-grub fare will ensure that the relentless belly laughs do not exhaust you. Pop on into the Joke Joint in Saint Paul, and feel your spirits lift.

Free How-To Wine, Beer and Cheese Making Classes at Midwest Supplies

Is 2017 is the year you learn a new hobby?  Perhaps you want to learn how to make wine, beer or cheese?  Not sure where to start? We discovered some great free how-to classes at Midwest Supplies in St. Louis Park.  Check out the March schedule here on their website.   Make 2017 about something new, something fun and learn a new hobby.  All of the classes are limited in size so if you see one that interests you, be sure to register.

Tuesday Preschool Playdates at the Science Museum of Minnesota

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I remember when our girls were young, trying to find activities for their age group.  I tried to find things that would not only be fun for them but fun for adults too.  The Tuesday Preschool Playdates at the Science Museum of Minnesota seems like it would be a great option.The best part is that if you purchase an adult ticket, you can get a free child admission for ages 5 and under.

Tuesday Mornings

During Playdates, you’ll receive:

  • Museum admission, packed with hands-on fun.
  • Make & Take creations: Your child will use their imagination to engineer a project we have developed especially for them!
  • Special theater programs and demonstrations designed just for preschoolers.
  • Parents guide to preschool activities and accommodations throughout the museum, including an introduction to our Collectors’ Corner trading post.
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum members receive free Science Museum admission during Playdates.

* Please note that this package price does not combine with other offers or discounts and is not available for groups of 15 or more. If you’d like to attend an Omnitheater film, you can add one for a small fee.

 

Glensheen Mansion $5 Tour Tuesdays

If you’ve never been to the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth now is the time to plan a Tuesday to tour it. Why a Tuesday you may ask?? – –  because from now through the end of April you can tour it for $5 on Tuesdays.  So plan a road trip, or schedule a day off from work. Glensheen is just one of the many historic gems we have in our state.  It was voted Minnesota’s 2016 Visitor Attraction of the Year by Explore Minnesota Tourism.  If you can’t make it on a Tuesday, or need the address and information about the mansion, check out their website.

A Family Affair

Chester and Clara Congdon built Glensheen between 1905 and 1908 as their home. This influential family is known for opening up iron mining in this region and setting aside land for public use, such as the North Shore Scenic Highway and Congdon Park.