Driscoll’s Berry Truck Brings Free Treats and Fun!

I love Strawberries, one of my favorite things about this time of year is that they are super fresh and tasty!   We just had homemade shortcake with fresh berries this past weekend.

The Driscoll’s Berry Truck Brings Free Treats and Fun to several grocery stores and events in the area.  You can enjoy free berry treats, play some games and maybe even win some fun prizes.

You can check the full list of places to find the Berry Together Tour here.

A few of the upcoming stops:

Fri. July 12 – Lunds & Byerlys
12pm – 4pm, Eagan
Sat. July 13 – Lunds & Byerlys
12pm – 4pm, Maple Grove
Sun. July 14 – Saints vs. Winnipeg Game
3pm – 5pm, CHS Field
Fri. July 19 – Lumberjack Days
10am – 10pm, Stillwater St. Croix River
Sat. July 20 – Lumberjack Days
10am – 10pm, Stillwater St. Croix River
Sun. July 21 – Lumberjack Days
10am – 6pm, Stillwater St. Croix River
Thurs. July 25 – Cub Foods
12pm- 4pm, Plymouth Vicksburg
Fri. July 26 – Kowalski’s Market
10am – 1pm, Lyndale
Fri. July 26 – Slice of Shoreview Days
4pm – 10pm, Island Lake County Park
Sat. July 27 – Loring Park Art Festival
10am – 6pm, Loring Park
Sat. July 27 – Aquatennial Fireworks Family Fun Zone
6pm – 10pm, Minneapolis
Sun. July 28 – Loring Park Art Festival
10am – 5pm, Loring Park
You can find the truck coming to stops in MN all the way into October.  Check their website to find a stop close to you!
Gather the family for shareable treats and fun during the Driscoll’s #BerryTogether summer tour! Our can’t-miss Berry Mobile will be touring the Twin Cities, serving up free berry treats and cool prizes. So, come on out and join us for some fun in the sun, because the best moments in life are shared.

JimO’s Songwriting For Kids Events

Do you have a child that has an interest in music, maybe it’s piano or perhaps guitar?  Check out the JimO’s Songwriting For Kids Events.  The free events take place in Richfield, registration is required due to the small class size.

JimO’s Songwriting For Kids is intended to be a fun musical experience for kids. JimO will show them how to use their words and ideas to make a song. We hope this will encourage them to become more involved in music as they grow.

You can select from the following dates, each session begins at 6:30pm: 

July 8th

July 22nd

July 29th



Twin Cities Yoga Cooperative

Do you enjoy yoga or perhaps have wanted to try it but haven’t yet?  Maybe it’s the cost?  Check out the Twin Cities Yoga Cooperative, it’s a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the community affordable access to yoga.  Twin Cities Yoga Cooperative yoga classes are donation based.

Join the meet up group to see all of their locations.  You might find yourself enjoying yoga at the Sculpture Garden, Father Hennepin Park or another local spot.

What the Twin Cities Yoga Cooperate is all about:

Twin Cities Yoga Cooperative is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the community affordable access to yoga. This group integrates community by volunteering for charitable causes, organize fun activities, and practicing yoga on our mats. Twin Cities Yoga Cooperative yoga classes are donation based and will be taught by rising stars aspiring to learn from the teacher in all of you. Occasionally, we organize classes where 100% of proceeds go to charity. Whether you are new to yoga or have several years under your belt. All levels of practice are welcome!

25% Off Flyover America General Admission

Have you been on the FlyOver America ride at Mall of America yet?  I’ve been on it a few of times and have loved it each time.  My only complaint is that I wished it lasted for several hours, I enjoy taking the breathing views and scenery.

This 4th of July, you can Celebrate Independence Day at FlyOver America, you can get 25% off general admission but you do need to go here and show page to them.   ***This deal is only good July 4th 2019.

Celebrate Independence Day at FlyOver America!

July 04 2019
10AM – 7PM

Celebrate the 4th of July at FlyOver America! What better way to celebrate Independence Day than taking in all the beauty that is the USA? Come soar with us across Alaska’s snow-capped mountains to the Florida Keys and everything in between. It’s a 4th of July celebration not to miss!

Plus, if you show this page at the FlyOver America admissions counter you can save 25% on FlyOver America general admission tickets!

Happy Independence Day!

*Offer valid on FlyOver America general admission tickets on July 4, 2019 ONLY. Must show post to receive discount. Not valid with any other offers, combo tickets, dual feature admissions or online.


ReStore Customer Appreciation 30% Off Everything Sale: June 29th

We’ve mentioned the great sales at ReStore a few times and wanted to share there’s another one this Saturday.  The Restore Customer Appreciation Sale, 30% off everything! **(excluding Amazon paint).  If you have plans to remodel, redo or just redecorate, you don’t want to miss this sale.  ReStore carries everything from: appliances, furniture, windows, doors, lighting, tools and much more.  A great place to find new and gently used home improvement products and building materials.

This amazing 30% off sale is one day only, June 29th from 10am-4pm.  ReStore has two locations:

2700 Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis
510 County Road D. West in New Brighton

On the day of the sale, there are some special things to keep in mind, as it will be a busy day for shoppers and staff alike:

Sale Shopping Tips:

  • Arrive early (there could be lines for the register and waiting for parking during peak times).
  • Shop both store locations and make a day of it. Each location has different things.
  • Make a list of what you need for upcoming projects and take measurements.
  • Browse through our Facebook page to get an idea of what we have for inventory. But don’t wait until the sale if you see something you like – odds are it won’t be on the sales floor for long!

If you plan to purchase large items, be sure to have a vehicle to transport them the same day. We can’t hold items from the sale. If you know someone who owns a truck? Make sure you invite them to tag along!


Camp Arbor- Tuesday Mornings in Maple Grove: June-July

Summer is about finding fun activities and of course free is always a bonus. Each Tuesday morning from now until July 23rd, bring the kids to Camp Arbor.

Camp Arbor is a free, fun, and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 11 through July 23, held from 10:30-11:15am.

Each event features:
– An interactive, educational activity for children.
– Complimentary snacks
– Outdoor games
Special offers from participating stores and restaurants at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.

The “When” and “Where” of the Camp Arbor Tuesday Morning events:

WHEN: Tuesdays, June 11-July 23: 10:30- 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Building D, courtyard area in front of Forever 21 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, located off I-94/I-694 at Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

June 18: Plant a flower presented by Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery

June 25: Art Activity*: Color a patriotic windsock! Each child will receive a windsock to color with fabric markers.

July 2: The Teddy Bear Band: This popular local band plays developmentally appropriate children’s music with an emphasis on participation. The kids are a big part of the show. Don’t forget to bring your bear!!

July 9: Art Activity* presented by the Maple Grove Arts Center

July 16: Puppet Show presented by Open Eye Figure

July 23: Carnival Games: Kids will “step right up” and test their skills with fun games! Schedule is tentative and subject to change. *These activities are offered while supplies last. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit the website for updates.



Tour an Amazon Fulfillment Center

Most of us have ordered something from Amazon at least once, if not more times than we can count!  Have you ever wondered what the inside of their fulfillment center looks like and how they get things to where they need to be?  We just discovered you can tour some of their fulfillment centers.  The Shakopee location is the only one listed for MN but if you happen to be on vacation elsewhere you can check for others.  (They have 23 different USA locations listed for tours.).

The tours are free but you need to register in advance, that means they need each persons name and a date picked out as well as the time, all need to part of the reservation.  So it will take a bit of planning but a fun thing to do in the summer with the kids. It is important to note that kids need be over the age of 6.

Go here to register for a tour.  

Important information to know:

In order to attend, each tour participant must be on the guest list before they arrive. For yourself and for each guest you bring, please complete the accurate first name, last name, and birth date here. For individuals above the age of 18, this information must match your government issued ID, which security will verify during check-in.

Another Round of Free Car Seat Recycling at Target

Target Car Seat Trade-In

It’s seems like kids are in car seats forever.  First the infant seats, then one or two other seats beyond that.  Okay well maybe not forever, but it seems like it.  Thankfully there’s another round of Free Car Seat Recycling at Target coming up.

This is a great way to not only recycle any car seats you have but you can also get a coupon for 20% off another seat, stroller or select baby gear. **The coupon is eligible through Saturday, May 11, 2019.

A great way to save the seats from the landfill, plus get an awesome coupon to save some money!  This special deal is available April 22-May 4th.

Target Car Seat Recycling

Target Car Seat Recycling When & Where:

Mark your calendar: Target’s next car seat trade-in event is April 22-May 4, 2019! Most stores, including select small-format stores, are participating in the program. Find a drop-off box at a store near you.

Target will accept and recycle all types of car seats, including infant seats, convertible seats, car seat bases, harness or booster car seats and car seats that are expired or damaged. Materials from the old car seats will be recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management.

You can find additional Free Car Seat Recycling at Target information here.

Textile Center’s Textile Garage Sale

Textile Center's World's Largest Textile Garage Sale

Do you have a job or hobby where you use textiles?  Or perhaps you just have a project that you are looking for something specific? We found the perfect event coming up, the Textile Center’s Textile Garage Sale.  This giant one stop shop for textiles takes place April 11-13th.  The event is taking place in connection with the University of Minnesota’s Reuse it program.  You can find the hours, location and additional information here. 

Some specifics on the sale:

Here’s how it works: Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, patterns, magazines, books, beads, buttons, sewing machines, tools, looms, specialty equipment – filling a warehouse of textile finds! These treasures are then resold at garage sale prices to YOU. Donations are tax deductible and it all benefits Textile Center’s programs.


Fine Forgiveness Week at Dakota County Libraries

If your house is like mine you probably have a special area for library books.  Even with the special area, things happen and fines happen. The fines aren’t big they are still fines and money owed to the library.  For one week, if you are in Dakota County you can have those library fines forgiven.  The Fine Forgiveness Week at Dakota County Libraries takes place April 6-13.

*This does not include fines for lost items.  Also you will need to either log into your account or visit a library to discuss your fines in order for them to be forgiven.