Amy Schumer’s I FEEL PRETTY Free Advance Screening Passes

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Amy Schumer’s new movie I FEEL PRETTY comes to theaters everywhere on April 20th, but you and a guest are invited to an advance screening of I FEEL PRETTY on March 27 at AMC Southdale at 7pm. To download a pair of passes click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served bases, so it’s recommended to arrive early.

Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, and Amy Schumer star in I FEEL PRETTY

About the Movie:

In I FEEL PRETTY an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Rory Scovel and Amy Schumer I FEEL PRETTY

Download your passes HERE while supplies last. Don’t forget to arrive early!

March 20th is Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen

Spring is coming and celebrating with FREE Ice Cream seems like the perfect idea!  Dairy Queen (*participating locations and non-mall locations) will be giving away free small vanilla cones on Tuesday March 20th.  I’ve taken our kids to do this other years and it’s now something they look forward to.  A great way to usher in the spring season, not just on the calendar but with a special treat.


Discount Tickets to The Illusionists: Live from Broadway at the Orpheum

The Illusionists: Live from Broadway will be coming to The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis next weekend! Tickets are regularly priced from $48.50 – $73.50, but right now when you buy through Goldstar you can get them for $20 – $36.75 plus fees.

Prepare to be thrilled, mystified, shocked and delighted as five of the most incredible magic-wielders on Earth band together for The Illusionists — Live From Broadway, an evening of hilarious tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder. Each member of this crew of magical characters has their own personality and style with which to amaze you, from the near-psychic powers of the Deductionist to the elegant mystery of the Manipulator. Whichever is your favorite, The Illusionists are sure to dazzle audiences of all ages and make a believer out of you. This critically acclaimed production has shattered box office records across the globe and stunned thousands with some of the most outrageous and miraculous acts ever to be seen on stage. Now you can witness their illusions, mind-reading, levitation and more at The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

Purchase discount tickets to The Illusionists: Live from Broadway at the Orpheum HERE.

Maple Syrup Events at MN State State Parks

This weekend is the start of maple syrup events at the MN State Parks.  The begin tomorrow March 17th and continue until April 7th.  There’s workshops, family events, demonstrations and more.  All with a maple syrup theme.  Check out the full schedule here on their website.  Hopefully you can find an event close by or take a road trip on a nice spring day.

It’s quite a process to get delicious maple syrup from the tree to your table each spring. Come to a maple syruping event and check it out for yourself. You’ll enjoy some hands-on experience, and we know you’ll enjoy your sample of the fresh syrup!

When does the sap run?

Maple sap runs best when daytime temperatures are in the high 30s to mid-40s and overnight temperatures are below freezing. This cycle of above-freezing days and below-freezing nights needs to continue for several days, although nature occasionally has been known to provide a good run under less perfect conditions.

Sometimes sap flows as early as January or as late as May, but in Minnesota, sap usually runs from about March 15 to April 20.


Family Friendly Irish Fun at the Landmark Center

I was recently reminded that kids enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, however it’s not always easy to find kid friendly activities.  Lucky for those of with kids, the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul has two days of family friendly fun:

  • Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration – Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • An Irish Day of Dance – Sunday, March 18, 2018

Both days are packed full of fun inside the Landmark.  Check out the schedule here.  Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and seniors 65 and over and may be purchased at the door on either day.  Kids 5 and under are free.

Irish attractions include:

  • Local and regional Irish music throughout the day on four stages.
  • Traditional Irish dancers from area dance schools and adult groups performing high-spirited exhibition style Irish dance.
  • Traditional Irish music along with tea and scones in our Irish Tea Room.
  • The Irish Marketplace with authentic Irish merchants, artisans and informational resources.
  • Traditional Irish food and American style sandwiches, along with local and Irish beer.
  • Children’s crafts with an Irish theme, offered free of charge.
  • Children’s stage with special entertainment just for the ‘wee ones.’
  • Seminars on Irish topics, including Irish music and language.


Maple Syrup Open House at the River Bend Nature Center

The River Bend Nature Center, is hosting a Maple Syrup Open House this coming Saturday (March 17th).  The event is free with activities taking place from 1-3pm.  Fun for all ages! 

Get a chance to see (and help with) every step of the syruping process– from identifying trees, collecting sap, boiling, and even tasting!  They would appreciate advance registration and you can do that here on their website

Bachman’s Spring Ideas House

Spring is a great time to update a few things.  If you need ideas, the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House starts this week and offers countless ideas (March 14-April 15).  The home is located next door to the flagship Bachman’s store in south Minneapolis.  The small admission fee of $5 allows a self-guided tour and are booked in 30 minute increments on the half hour. (Each ticket includes a coupon for $5 off a $25+ Bachman’s purchase).  The theme for this year’s event is Country Weekend.

Fresh décor ideas spring to life this season! Schedule a self-guided tour of Bachman’s Spring Ideas House to welcome a new season with bright hues, inviting florals, and a refreshing array of green and blooming plants. Find inspiring ideas for revitalizing your own home’s décor and incorporating nature’s vibrant beauty throughout.

20% of Ideas House admission proceeds benefit Friends of the Institute – a volunteer organization of members of the Minneapolis Institute of Art dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the MIA

Randolph Railroad Days 2018

It’s almost time for the 13th Annual Randolph Railroad Days.  The fun event with all things railroad, will take place March 24th & 25th  Randolph is located just 20 minutes south of the twin cities and 45 minutes north of Rochester.  The event is sponsored by the Randolph Area Historical Society, an impressive event for all ages to enjoy.

The show will again be at the Randolph school with several NEW layouts, the railroad flea market and railroad slide shows.  Some of the layouts are interactive in that children and parents control the operating trains.  Other layouts will have large trains running at floor level so that small children can see the train close up.  CHOO CHOO BOB’S entertainer Engineer Paul will be back and there will be several new artifacts to explore at the Randolph museum.

March 24th: 9am-3pm

March 25th: 10am-2pm

Cost: Adults $6/day, children 10 & under FREE with paid adult.

Any questions about the event contact:  Wade at (507) 841-1683,, or RRRD Train Show, P.O. Box 84, Randolph, MN 55065

Glow in One Mini Golf

I love when friends share ideas of places they’ve discovered. Although we don’t live super close to Blaine, this spot is now on our  bucket list for when we get up that way.  We always love road trip ideas.

The Glow in One Mini Golf, looks like a great place for a date night or a fun time with the kids. Playing mini golf with black-lights and music, really what could be more fun?  We love to save money, who doesn’t right? They offer a great deal on Monday/Tuesdays: Free child golf with full price adult (each additional child 1/2 off)

This 18 hole course is illuminated by black-lights and features bright colors and simple yet challenging holes. With upbeat music playing in the background while you golf, it is sure to be a good time. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

It’s fun for all ages! We offer parties, snacks, refreshments, and arcade games as well.

We are located in the Blaine Town Center
12579 Central Ave Ne
Blaine, MN 55434

AuSM Book Club at the Wescott Library

Even if you don’t have a child on the spectrum, it’s likely you know at least one person that does.  I personally have several close friends that do.  I love to hear about programs and events that focus on inclusion.  The AuSM Book Club at the Wescott Library is on of those such programs.  The AuSM Book Club meets monthly and is for individuals with autism, other disabilities, and neurotypical individuals ages 14+.  The book club is free to attend, although they do ask for advance registration and that can be done here on their website.

AuSM Book Club at the Dakota County Library Dates:

Wednesday, March 21 from 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, April 26 from 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22 from 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, June 21 from 6-7 p.m.

AuSM is pleased to partner with the Dakota County Library in Eagan to offer a monthly AuSM Book Club for individuals with autism, other disabilities, and neurotypical individuals ages 14+. Share the joy of reading with others by joining this book club. This book club is offered free of charge due to the Dakota and Ramsey Counties Autism Grant.

We would love to share other events that focus on inclusion.  If you know of things please let us know by commenting on this post or sending us a private message on FB.