Try Hockey for Free Day – Saturday, February 23rd

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Try Hockey for Free Day is Saturday, February 23, 2019! USA Hockey and over 350 local programs across the country will encourage kids ages 4 to 9 to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey as part of Hockey Week Across America. All locations have a limited amount of equipment available for use.

To find the closest location to you, visit the Minnesota Hockey website and scroll down to see the map of participating locations. Click the link to find time/location information and to register.

Cantus Vocal Ensemble – 50% Off Tickets to Concerts in Stillwater and Edina

I am a HUGE choir nerd. I was in choir all four years of college (at UWEC – “Wisconsin’s Singing University,” thankyouverymuch) and I still absolutely love all things choral music.

I remember seeing Cantus in concert as an undergrad, and right now there are discount tickets available via Goldstar for two upcoming Cantus concerts! Tickets are $16 (50% off), plus service fees for the following two concerts:

Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm

Colonial Church of Edina on Thursday, March 21st at 11 am

If these dates don’t work for you, Cantus has other shows available with this same theme, albeit they won’t be at a discount.

“What kind of person do I want to be? How do I find someone to share my life with? What happens when I make mistakes?” When I Grow Up explores the path of self-realization. From childhood through adulthood, Cantus reflects on the cycle of life. Exploring themes of adolescence, companionship, parenthood, masculinity, and morality, When I Grow Up considers how we come who we are.

 

 

First Saturday Science at Metropolitan State University

The colleges in Minnesota are a great resource for Science events.  The First Saturday Science at Metropolitan State University is for sure something to check out.  It’s free and geared towards kids of all ages, although kids 18 and under need to have an adult with them.

Each month has a different theme.  The theme for March 2nd is Beyond the Universe.

About First Saturday Science: Beyond the Universe:

March’s science theme is Beyond the Universe. Join the out of this world exploration of the universe, featuring “Mad Science.” Attendees will learn about planets, stars, galaxies and dust clouds.

The goal of this program is to demonstrate the accessibility of science: that it is for everyone to discover and experience and that it encompasses many diverse and realistic options for future careers.

No RSVP needed; simply show up at the venue at the right time. The event is free for kids of all ages (youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

 

NBC’s THE VILLAGE Advance Screening – You’re Invited!

NBC The Village

NBC has a brand new show, The Village, premiering on March 19th! You can have a chance to see it EARLY at a special advance screening (complete with refreshments) next week!

About NBC’s The Village:

Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own.

These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.

The cast of The Village includes Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien.

NBC’s THE VILLAGE Advance Screening:

You’re invited to a special advance screening of NBC’s The Village Wednesday, March 6 at Showplace ICON at 7:00pm. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Click on the link below to RSVP.

RSVP Link: https://usscpromotions.com/people/thevillage_screening/

Minneapolis Institute of Art Third Thursday – February 21st

Need a cheap date night? Mark your calendars for Third Thursday events at the Minneapolis Institute of Art! Admission to Mia is always free, but on the third Thursday of every month, you can visit from 6 – 9 pm to experience Mia’s diverse art collection along with unique programs, drinks, and live music.

Upcoming Third Thursday events include:

February 21 – Third Thursday: Afrofuturism
Join us for an evening curated by theater artist Junauda Alma Petrus featuring performances, visual art, and art-making activities focused on Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens. (Read more about it here.)

If you’d like to experience “Egypt’s Sunken Cities,” presented by U.S. Bank, during this event, we strongly recommend you reserve your tickets in advance. During this specific Third Thursday, free My Mia tickets are available online and a small number will be held for on-site visitors as well. These will sell out quickly. Not a My Mia member? Not a problem! You can join at any level – including FREE – online to receive access to this special Third Thursday offer, or give us a call at 612.870.3000 to join and reserve your tickets today!

March 21 – Thursday Thursday: Women in Music and Art
This March, join in a celebration of women in art and music. Experience pop-up performances and a live DJ spinning tunes throughout the museum. Craft your own cassette tape or album cover. Tour the galleries for music-inspired artworks and women artists in Mia’s collection.

Hyland Hills Ski Area Discount Lift Tickets – As Low As $27.25/Person

You live in Minnesota…why not embrace the winter weather? Hit the slopes at Hyland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington and save up to 28% when you purchase discount lift tickets through Groupon!

Options include:

  • $30 for one person
  • $59 for two people ($29.50/person)
  • $109 for four people ($27.25/person)

Hyland Hills Ski Area is open Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 9 pm and Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 9 pm. Daily lift tickets are normally priced at $35.34/adult and $31.62/child ages 5-11, not including tax, so you’re definitely saving with this offer. Equipment rental is not included.

Please note: The Groupon expires 3/10/19 and is final sale; refundable only on the day of purchase. You must purchase at least 24 hours in advance of when you plan to use it. There is a limit of 1 per person.

Located in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington, Hyland Hills invites winter sports enthusiasts for downhill skiing and snowboarding in the Twin Cities metro area. The terrain park has many progressive and innovative features and Hyland Hills is known for snowmaking and grooming in the Midwest. For those who have never hit the slopes or want to freshen up their skills, Three Rivers also offers lessons through the SnowSports Academy.

Hyland Hills Ski Area Discounts

Other ways to save at Hyland Hills:

Visit after 3 pm for slightly discounted rates: $32.55/adult and $28.83/child ages 5-11, not including tax.

Go at night and pay $18.60 per lift ticket. Offer is valid Monday – Friday 7 – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 6 – 9 pm.

Visit before 3 pm Monday – Thursday between 9:30 am – 3 pm and pay $23.30 per lift ticket for all ages, or add on ski/snowboard rental and pay $37.28. (Not valid January 21st or February 18th.)

If you have an Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area season pass, you’ll receive a daily rate of $10 at Hyland Hills.

Don’t forget that Minnesota 4th graders can ski for free with the 4th Grade Passport Program!

Get your Groupon HERE.

Sheep Shearing at Gale Woods Farm

Spring is my favorite time of year.  Spring means it’s time for Sheep Shearing at Gale Woods Farm.  This event means you’ll learn how a sweater becomes a sweater! You can watch the annual sheep shearing and learn about wool processing. Then meet the sheep and make a craft!

The event takes place March 2rd with a small admission fee of $6 per person.  Registration can be done here on the Three Rivers Park District Website.

Gale Woods Farm

Outdoor fun on a real working farm. Located on picturesque Whaletail Lake in Minnetrista, Gale Woods Farm features a unique educational opportunity where visitors of all ages gain an understanding of agriculture, food production and land stewardship.

Mamma Mia! at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres – FREE Dinner with Any Performance

Mamma Mia! opens March 1st at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and right now you can get your dinner FREE at any performance!

Use the coupon code PREDINNER19 to get dinner free when you order online by 3/8/19 at 11:59 pm.

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

It’s sequins, spandex and feather boas on a Greek Island paradise! Get ready to have the time of your life with Mamma Mia!

A daughter planning her wedding longs to discover the identity of her father. She brings three men from her mother’s secret past back to the Greek island they’d all visited 20 years ago. This sunny, funny tale is a guaranteed get-happy hit. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless popular songs propel this delightful story of love, laughter and friendship. Don’t miss the theatrical sensation that’s been enjoyed by over 60 million people across the globe. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit that’ll have you dancing in the aisles!

Limit 12 tickets. Not valid with offers/discounts or on previously purchased tickets. Other restrictions may apply.

The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets

Attention brides to be! Get ready and grab your The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets before it arrives at Minneapolis Convention Center on Sunday, March 31st! If you’re determined to make your dream wedding a reality, skip all the nightmarish running around and spend a fun few hours enjoying The Wedding Fair.

Your ticket includes expert advice from nearly 200 trusted vendors, an award-winning fashion show at 12:30 pm and 3 pm, and a free planning guide. The event is open from 11 am – 4 pm.

Dresses, caterers, venues, flowers, invitations … oh my. There are so many decisions to make when planning your wedding that the average couple works with at least eight different vendors — and in many cases, it’s far more than that. The Wedding Fair helps you plan the best wedding possible, with the best vendors possible, helping you plan a day that’s unique, personal and perfect for your needs. Between an amazing fashion show (included with your ticket), stellar one-on-one time with vendors and so many samples, swag and deals, this is a can’t-miss show for anyone planning a wedding. All attendees will receive a free copy of the Minnesota Wedding Guide at this event at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Buy your tickets now and you can snag The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets for only $24 for 2 or $40 for 4, including admission to the 3 pm fashion show. (Regular price is $15 in advance, $20 at the door).

Plus, use the coupon code SAVE through 2/20 to take an extra 20% off, dropping the price to $19.20 for two or $32 for four!

Minnesota Parent Camp Fair

Minnesota Parent Camp Fair

Summer, is it really just around the corner?  Okay well maybe not quite around the corner, but close. If you look at the school calendar you will see that most kids have about three months left, until summer vacation starts.

If you are staring at that summer calendar, and bit worried, don’t be. You can attend the upcoming Minnesota Parent Camp Fair and find some amazing ideas for the kids.  Day camps, overnight camps or if you want to send them away for the whole summer, yup there are those too.

The Camp Fair takes place Saturday, March 2nd.  From 10am-2pm at Como Zoo is where you you’ll find loads of camp info. It’s free to attend and it’s a great opportunity to gather information and talk to representatives from various camps.

Sure summer is fun but what on earth will those kids do with all those days? Do you struggle to fill up all those days with activities? Our girls are getting older, which means it’s sort of easier to figure out summer activities.

We have now moved on to some overnight camps and then fill in the rest of summer with other camps and classes. We still leave gaps to just enjoy the summer days with swimming and spur of the moment wandering as well.  The Camp Fair offers so many great ideas, you might find new ideas!

Minnesota Parent Camp Fair

Join Minnesota Parent for the 13th Annual Camp Fair. This FREE event gives parents a chance to meet one-on-one with dozens of camp representatives, who will be sharing information about their camps for kids.

Early spring is the best time to get started planning children’s summer camp adventures. Popular camps can fill up quickly!

Summer camps and activities help kids thrive with opportunities to explore their interests (and discover new ones) while making friends and developing new skills, too.

Camps range from all-season sleep-a-way camps to weeklong day camps, including art and performance programs; science, technology and academic activities; sports, horseback riding and more.

When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2nd
Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul
Cost: FREE Admission, FREE Parking, and FREE Entertainment!