Buck Hill Spring Thing

With Spring just around the corner, Buck Hill has decided to host a Spring Fling.  It takes place Saturday-Sunday (March 18-19). With the recent snow and warmer temps on the way, it’ll be a great weekend to have some fun on the hill.   There’ll be deals on skiing, food and drink specials, and a pond skip.

Join us for the Buck Hill Spring Thing! We are celebrating another great season of winter fun at Buck Hill with fun events and specials for the whole family. LET’S PARTY!

• Bring 3 non-perishable food item donations and an all day ski or board ticket is only TEN BUCKS on Saturday March 18th and Sunday March 19th.

• St Patrick’s Day food and drink specials ALL WEEKEND at Black Diamond at Buck Hill

• POND SKIP! Sunday, March 19th at 1pm – All skiers and boarders are welcome (bring dry clothes). Pond skip in a Hawaiian shirt and get a FREE waffle from Malcolm’s. Pond skip registration form

• SNOW TUBING is open from 10am-6pm both Saturday & Sunday!

The Boss Baby Free Advance Screening this Saturday at Showplace ICON

Get a chance to THE BOSS BABY before it hits theaters with a free advance screening this Saturday, March 18 at Showplace ICON (West End) at 10am. Download a family four-pack of passes (while supplies last): http://www.gofobo.com/SYbqI16182

Please note: seats are awarded on a first come, first served basis and are not guaranteed. Arrive early!

 

 

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Maple Syrup Through History at The Landing

What better way to learn about the history of Maple Syrup, than by riding a horse-drawn trolley along the route?  The Landing, located in Shakopee has an event this Saturday called Maple Syrup Through History.  People will be dressed in period clothing, answering questions and explaining about the historical aspects of Maple Syrup in Minnesota.  It takes place this Saturday, March 18th from 10am-4pm.

Ride a horse-drawn trolley and visit with maple syrup makers from the past. Journey to the sugar bush with a naturalist from Richardson Nature Center and discover how the trees of Minnesota helped serve early pioneers. Perfect for scouts working on badge requirements. Last entry at 3 PM. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.

To preregister, call 763.559.6700; drop-ins welcome.

Fees

$8 ages 18-64
$5 ages 2-17 and 65+
Children under 2 free

 

2017 Minnesota City Wide Garage Sales List

2017 Minnesota City Wide Garage Sales List
 

2017 Minnesota City Wide Garage Sales List

 

NOTE: This is a ROUGH DRAFT of the final list. I have only worked my way through about the middle of May and am still waiting for confirmations on many of the dates for sales up through that time. I’ll keep on working on the list over the next few weeks. If you know of any confirmed sale dates that I have not yet listed, please let me know by leaving a comment here or e-mail me (or leave a comment here) and I will get it added to the list.

I have had SO MANY emails and Facebook messages for the last few weeks asking about our annual list of Minnesota City-Wide Garage Sales that I figured it was time that I better get it started. This year marks the SEVENTH annual listing of city-wide, town-wide and neighborhood sales throughout the state of Minnesota! We greatly appreciate all of the people and organizations who come forward to provide us with information each year to help us put together this list.  It is a huge project that takes many hours of work! I’m happy to see so many people using the list and am honored by all your kind comments about it.

All of the sales below are those that I have been able to confirm the dates either via the city hosting the event, a local resident or a reader with information about the sale. If you have confirmed information of additional sales, please e-mail me (or leave a comment here) and I will get it added to the list.

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APRIL

April 7, 8 – Plato

April 21 – Le Center

April 21, 22 – Madison

April 27, 28, 29 – Pierz

April 27, 28, 29 – Braham

April 28, 29 – Blue Earth

April 28, 29 – Dassel

April 28, 29 – Fairfax

April 28, 29 – Nicollet

April 28, 29 – Pine Island

April 29 – Appleton/Holloway

April 29 – Braham

April 29 – Cokato

April 29 -Grand Meadow

April 29 – Janesville

April 29 – Jonathan Neighborhood (Chaska)

Garage Sale TShirt

MAY

May 3, 4, 5, 6 – Oaks of Shenandoah Neighborhood Sale (Coon Rapids)

May 4, 5, 6, 7 – 100 Mile Garage Sale More Info

May 4, 5, 6 – Fairmont

May 4, 5, 6 – Gaylord

May 4, 5, 6 – Melrose

May 4, 5, 6 – Oakdale

May 4, 5, 6 – Sleepy Eye

May 4, 5, 6 – Springfield

May 5, 6 – Amboy

May 5, 6 – Avon

May 5, 6 – Caledonia

May 6 – Annandale

May 6 – Austin

May 6 – Belview (Maps at Cenex, Post Office)

May 6, 7 – Brownsdale

May 6 – Hutchinson

May 6 – Mora

May 6 – North Branch

May 6 – The Wilds of Sartell

May 8, 9 – Proctor (At Fairgrounds)

May 11, 12, 13 – Champlin

May 11, 12, 13, 14 – Osseo More Info and Map

May 11, 12, 13 – Stewartville

May 11, 12, 13 – Woodbury More Info

May 12, 13 – Lake Crystal

May 12, 13 – Mapleton

May 12, 13 -Menahga

May 12, 13 – Sauk Centre

May 12, 13, 14 – Wanamingo

May 12, 13 – Winnebago

May 13 – Albany

May 13 – Blooming Prairie

May 13 – Highview/Oakridge Neighborhood (Sauk Rapids)

May 13 – Johnsonville Neighborhood (Blaine) More Info

May 13 – Lonsdale

May 13 – New Prague

May 13 – Pine City

May 13 – Royalton

May 13 – Rush City

May 18, 19, 20 – Elko New Market

May 18, 19, 20 – St. Joseph

May 19, 20 – Esko

May 19, 20 – Jordan

May 19, 20 – Long Prairie

May 19, 20 – Mankato

May 20 – Clarks Grove

May 20 – Lafayette

May 20 – Lakeville More Info

May 20 – Spring Valley

JUNE

June 1, 2, 3 – Brooklyn Park (More Info/Maps)

June 1, 2 – Freeport

June 2, 3 – Finlayson

June 3 – Hayfield

June 3 – Victory Neighborhood (Minneapolis)

June 7, 8, 9 – Albertville

June 8, 9 – Princeton More Info

June 8, 9, 10 – Spring Lake Park

June 9, 10 – Adams

June 9, 10 – Lamberton

June 9, 10 – LeRoy

June 9, 10 – Shooting Star Scenic Byway (in cities along the Shooting Star Scenic Byway)

June 15, 16, 17 – Hamburg

June 16, 17 – Medford

June 17 – Tracy

June 22, 23, 24, 25 – Lewiston

June 23, 24 – Root River Trail Towns (Harmony, Preston, Fountain, Whalen, Rushford, Rushford Village, Lanesboro, Peterson, Houston) More Info

More Info

JULY

AUGUST

August 3, 4, 5 – Gaylord

August 18, 19 – Long Prairie

SEPTEMBER

September 15, 16 – Blue Earth

September 7, 8, 9 – Sleep Eye

September 29, 30 – LeRoy

OCTOBER

Garage Sale T Shirt Long Sleeves

 

Large Charity Sales:

 

April 21, 22 – 15th Annual Rosemount High School Marching Band Garage Sale – Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 7am-4pm (High School Student Center)

May 4, 5, 6 – Benilde-St. Margaret’s School More Info

September 16, 17 – North Oaks Rummage Sale supporting Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota More Info


Puppet Lab 2017

If you’ve ever been to a Heart of the Beast show, you will know it’s not an ordinary puppet show.  If you’ve never seen one of their shows, it’s really something to add to your must do this year.  They put on a lot of great events and you can read more about them here on their website.   One of their upcoming events is the Puppet Lab.  It takes place over the next two weekends with several shows to choose from. * important to note that these shows are for ages 13 and up.  Tickets can be purchased here on their website.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika Wanduragala, Allison Osberg, Patty Gille, and Madeline Helling. After an intensive fellowship program that paired each artist with a mentor, these works are now ready for the main stage!

The series is broken up into two weekends with two artists featured each weekend. Chamindika Wanduragla and Madeline Helling will showcase their work March 17 – 19. Patty Gille and Allison Osberg will perform the following weekend, March 24 – 26. Tickets are $15 for each performance.

InnerActive in Minnetonka

Well it looks like mother nature decided to show us winter is still here.  Do you have a house full of stir crazy kids. I just learned about a new place in Minnetonka you can add to your list of indoor options. InnerActive is a place where kids can burn off some energy.  The best part about this place, it’s open 365 days a year from 7:30-9pm, plus it’s for kids of all ages.   InnerActive is unstaffed and it’s suggested you purchase your admission ahead of time.  You can read about how it all works here on their website.

What are your hours and prices?
We are open 365 days a year from 7:30am to 9:00pm – Yes, including holidays!  All children ages 1-17 are $9.00 each per day.  We also offer memberships at very affordable rates!  Adult patrons are free with paying child.  Please visit our Buy Now page to purchase your play pass or membership.

How is InnerActive secured?
The outer door to our facility is open from 7:30am-9:00pm every day. The inner door is always locked. To enter our facility you must purchase an entry code.  We suggest you purchase online before you arrive.  There is also a computer in our entry. You must enter your code into the keypad to enter our space.
All activity is monitored by cameras throughout the space.  We will be able to see a live feed at all times.  If you have any concerns/questions, please contact us.

What do you mean by “unstaffed”?
Unstaffed means we do not devote staff resources to accept payment at the door or to monitor children. It allows us to remain open from 7:30am-9:00pm every day of the year!
Many times we will have staff on site to help monitor security, to maintain the facility, and simply to answer any questions you may have!  Please contact us if you have any issues and we are not on-site.

 

March Free Ice Cream Tasting

Are you looking for something to do tomorrow, perhaps to acknowledge that it’s still winter here in MN?  How about an ice cream tasting?  The Free Ice Cream Tasting takes place at Tin Whiskers Brewing Co, and is hosted by Sweet Science Ice Cream. There’ll be 15 different and unique flavors to try.  I suggest the Earl Grey White Chocolate if you’ve never tried it, it’s delicious, or perhaps the honey vanilla.  You can get more specifics on this event here on the fb page.

 

Urban Expedition: Colombia at the Landmark Center

We would all love a vacation to somewhere far away, but perhaps it’s the cost or the time that makes it difficult.  The Landmark Center in St. Paul has a way to help us vacation without leaving the state.  This Sunday you can join the Urban Expedition and learn about Colombia.  A free event with activities for the whole family.  It takes place from 1-3pm, with music, dancing, and even live animals.  If you can’t make it this Sunday, mark your calendar for April 9th (Togo) and April 23rd (Karen/Burma).

Landmark Center’s popular Urban Expedition program, which provides families with an opportunity to learn about the world right here in Saint Paul’s backyard, returns for the 13th year.  The five individual programs provide authentic cultural experiences that include music, dance, crafts and traditions from different destination countries.

All programs are from 1 to 3 pm and are FREE and open to the public.  Children and adults alike receive a travel “passport” that will be stamped for each country in the series. Along with music and dance, each Urban Expedition features live animals native to the featured country, and language lessons.

The Bakken Museum Celebrates The Talented Women In Science, Technology, Engineering and Math on Saturday March 11th

The Saturday March 11th the Bakken Museum is hosting one of their Discovery Days.  A day where they have extra activities and learning going on.  This Saturday they will celebrate the Talented Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  The day will include a panel discussion with Neuroscientist Dr. Jennifer Marlo-Triemstra, Rebiotix Program Program Manager Courtney Jones, Analytical chemist Dr. Rachel Loeber, and Conservationist Tara Harris of the Minnesota Zoo.  There will be some great interactive and hands on activities throughout the day as well.  Everything is included in the regular price of admission. *Kids who wear their Scout uniforms get 1/2-off regular price admission for the day.

Visit the museum for an in-depth exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and math topics with hands-on activities and partner demonstrations.

The Bakken Museum celebrates the talented Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math this month at Discovery Days on Saturday, March 11! Check out some of the cool featured activities:
  • Tiger Conservation the Minnesota Zoo, 
  • Human Biome with female scientists from Rebiotix 
  • Marble computing machines in The Bakken workshop
  • Sticky Science activities from H.B. Fuller
  • All-girl robotics team FTC Rubies
The day also includes a panel discussion with Neuroscientist Dr. Jennifer Marlo-Triemstra, Rebiotix Program Manager Courtney Jones, Analytical chemist Dr. Rachel Loeber, and Conservationist Tara Harris of the Minnesota Zoo.
Kids who wear their Scout uniforms get 1/2-off regular price admission!

This family-focused event features interactive learning stations, make-and-take activities, and experts from the STEM field in Minnesota who will share their experiences and insight as women in science. Discovery Day activities run from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm and are included in the cost of admission. Members get in FREE!

 

Maple Syrup Time at Richardson Nature Center

Saturday is Maple Syrup Time at Richardson Nature Center.  A time to learn about Maple Syrup and the start to finish of how sap becomes syrup.   The Richardson Nature Center is located in Bloomington, and the Maple Syrup Time event takes place from 2-3:30.  If you can’t make this Saturday, there will be another event on March 25th.  You can find more information about the event and register in advance here on the website.