Spring Into Pahl’s Open House

It might not look like spring and it might not feel like spring, but it is.  This Saturday April 21st you can Spring Into Pahl’s Open House, a chance to smell fresh flowers and if nothing else pretend there’s not snow on the ground.  Pahl’s is located in Apple Valley and a favorite for our kids, they almost always have free popcorn.

Pahl’s Market Spring Open House

Saturday, April 21st 9am – 5pm 

Come and celebrate Spring’s arrival with a fun-filled day of cheerful seminars, blooming greenhouse tours and super savings!
Enjoy 20% OFF almost everything at Pahl’s during our Spring Open House!
(excludes gift cards, landscape services, bulk material and delivery charges)

Join Us for a TULLY Advance Screening

Tully quote

Starring Charlize Theron, TULLY is an honest comedy about a parent stretched to her limit, the bonds of female friendship and how we can embrace the messiness of life. It’s written by Diablo Cody, who has local ties having spent part of her life in the Twin Cities and setting her Academy Award-winning screenplay for JUNO in a fictional Minnesota town.



About the movie:

A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis)

Tully Movie Still Charlize Theron

TULLY opens in theaters on May 4th but you could see a special advance screening on April 25th at Southdale! Follow the link below to download a screening pass while supplies last. Please note that guests are advised to arrive early as seating is first come, first served. http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/TullyThrifty

tully movie poster

*UPDATED* Twin Cities Spring Babies Festival 2018

Twin Cities Spring Babies Festival Updated Dates and Times

Hugging babies just feels good – especially when they’re baby animals! For the second year in a row, Twin Cities Festival is hosting a spring baby animals event in which visitors can hold and/or pet baby goats, sheep, bunnies, ducklings, chicks, and ponies!

Additional activities include a kids’ corn pit, a straw bale maze, a hayride, and a kids’ play area. For a little extra you can enjoy pony rides, inflatables, a gunny sack slide, food vendors, and more. Most of the fun is fully enclosed, so the event is open rain or shine.

Plus, on the very first day they’re open (Saturday, April 14), the first 400 children through the gate will receive a free stuffed toy bunny!

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm / April 14 & 15 (closed due to snow), April 21 & 22, April 28 & 29 and May 5 & 6 (added due to snow)

Where: Twin Cities Festival – 8001 109th Ave N in Brooklyn Park, MN

Tickets are $9 if purchased online or $10 at the gate for ages 2+. If purchasing online, use the coupon code T350 to save an extra $1, dropping the price to just $8! Kids under 24 months are free. Concessions and some activities are not included in the ticket price (see above). Be sure to dress appropriately for spring on the farm! Dogs/pets are not allowed.

Exhibit Opening: Central MN Remembers Vietnam

Central MN Remembers Vietnam

The Morrison County Historical Society is hosting a new exhibit and it opens this coming Saturday, April 21st.  It was supposed to open this past weekend but the weather had other plans.  The Exhibit Opening: Central MN Remembers Vietnam will be from 2-4pm at the Weyerhaeuser Museum in Little Falls.  If you are unable to attend the opening event, the exhibit will run through the end of 2018 so plenty of opportunity to check it out.  Plus it’s a free exhibit, no admission to view it.

Central Minnesota Vietnam Exhibit

The Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS), is hosting an opening of the exhibit “Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam” to showcase multiple perspectives on the Vietnam War. The exhibit was created using items loaned from members of the public and features artifacts, photos and stories from veterans, protesters, and refugees, along with glimpses of what was occurring here in Central Minnesota at the time.

The exhibit opens with a free public event on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 2-4 pm at the Weyerhaeuser Museum in Little Falls, MN.

During the opening, there will be assistance available to help people learn how to share their Vietnam-related stories on the digital story wall on PBS’s “The Vietnam War” website. “The Vietnam War” is a 10-part documentary produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

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 a very special advance screening of I FEEL PRETTY on April 18 at Showplace ICON at 7pm, including a photo booth and a chance to win a Sigma Beauty gift bag! 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!

Richfield Outdoor Pool Season Passes – Up to 49% Off

Richfield Pool Discount Passes

OK, so I know a large part of the state of Minnesota just got DUMPED on with snow (especially in the Twin Cities), but spring and summer will get here eventually, I promise! Here’s a deal that will help you and your family keep cool on hot summer days: save up to 49% on season passes at Richfield Outdoor Pool when you go through Groupon!

Options include:

  • $77 for Two Season Pool Passes with Two Totes ($38.50/pass)
  • $113 for Three Season Pool Passes with Three Totes ($37.67/pass)
  • $149 for Four Season Pool Passes with Four Totes ($37.25/pass)
  • $180 for Five Season Pool Passes with Five Totes ($36/pass)
  • $216 for Six Season Pool Passes with Six Totes ($36/pass)

Richfield Outdoor Pool

The Richfield Outdoor Pool has been cooling off its swimmers since 1961. The pool stretches 50 meters, inviting customers to swim laps in the two 25-yard lap lanes, play a few bouts of water volleyball, or reenact the adventures of the Venetian merchant traveler Marco Polo. There’s even a diving board and a double water slide. And the main pool is just one of the highlights. A children’s wading pool with a zero-depth entry awaits youngsters, and a concession stand complete with umbrella-covered tables gives folks a place to refuel.

The pool will be open June 8 – August 26, 2018. Infants under 1 year are free. You can pick up your pass and tote from May 29 – June 7. Get your Groupon HERE!

Gardening for Native Pollinators at the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center

Gardening for Native Pollinators

Do you enjoy gardening?  We attempt some sort of garden each year, although this year we are wondering when we will actually see the dirt!  Spring and Summer always come, it’s just a matter of when.

I don’t use chemicals on my garden and we compost all year.  Usually we end up with a large amount of tomatoes and then anything else that grows is a bonus.  If gardening is something you enjoy or perhaps want to try for the first time, check out the Gardening for Native Pollinators at the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center.  The informational session coming up on April 21st from 10-11:15, would be a great tool for all of us.  There is a small admission of $5 per person and registration is required.  Call the Nature Center to register.

We are thrilled to host Heather Holm, an award winning author and national speaker, who will teach us during this presentation about native pollinators and how to attract them to our gardens. Heather’s publications Bees (2017) and Pollinators of Native Plants (2014), have established her as a resource on the interactions between native bees and native plants.

Tech Dump’s 2nd annual ROBOT FASHION SHOW

Earth Day is coming up April 22nd, that means we are seeing some fun, and educational events.  The Tech Dump’s 2nd annual ROBOT FASHION SHOW is a free event taking place from 6-8pm on the 22nd.  Not only is the show fun, but it’s held at Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul, a very unique mini golf venue.  Registration can be done in advance here on the event site.  Registration means you’ll be there to vote for your favorite bot.  if you want to form a team to participate, email tech dump to get more information. robotfashionshow@techdump.org

Are you into robots, fashion AND recycling? You’re in luck! Join us for Tech Dump’s 2nd annual ROBOT FASHION SHOW this Earth Day!

Each team will be creating and modeling their own unique robot look incorporating repurposed electronic items. The audience will vote LIVE for their favorite bots to win fabulous prizes!




Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Pre-Earth Day Sale on April 21 – Save 35%!

Did you know that Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore outlets divert 940 tons of building materials from the landfill every year through donations and store recycling efforts? That’s a lot of quality goods being reused that would’ve otherwise been thrown in the trash!

In case you’re not familiar with these outlets, Twin Cities Habitat ReStore locations offer quality, affordable building supplies, home furnishings, and appliances. By saving, redistributing and upcycling items that have a lot of life left in them, they’re able to eliminate unnecessary waste and help our environment. Plus, sales from local ReStore outlets help build Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity homes for families!

Later this month, Twin Cities Habitat ReStore home improvement outlets will be hosting a pre-Earth Day sale at their Minneapolis (2700 Minnehaha Avenue) and New Brighton (510 County Rd D West) locations. During the one-day sale, you can save 30% OFF everything in the stores! This sale will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 10 am – 4 pm.

Plus, you can use this coupon to save an extra 5% for a total of 35% off! You can print it or just show it on your phone at checkout.

You can celebrate Earth Day just about every day (they’re open Tues-Sat) by shopping at Twin Cities Habitat ReStore locations. Inventory is always changing, so it’s worth making regular visits.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible. One hundred percent of proceeds from the home improvement outlets go to support their local mission of affordable housing.

Free Family Fun Fest in Lakeville

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to Friday, May 4 due to the weather

Spring isn’t acting quite like it’s supposed to and I think we are all going stir crazy waiting for it to finally arrive.

We found a fun, family friendly indoor event this Saturday (April 14th).  Free Family Fun Fest is an event taking place in Lakeville at the Ames Arena starting at 5pm.  At 7pm you can end the evening by watching a movie on the turf, the fun favorite Despicable Me 3.  

  • Open ice skating (rental skates available)
  • Inflatables
  • Movie on the turf – Despicable Me 3
  • Parks & Recreation booths
  • Local summer activity booths