Eighth Grade Movie Advance Screening Thursday

Eighth Grade Elsie Fisher

You’re invited to a special “Parents Night Out” screening of Eighth Grade this Thursday! (And no, you don’t have to be a parent to attend the screening, but the movies is geared to those 17+, so the screening is not for kids.)

I saw the trailer for Eighth Grade last week and immediately thought four things:

  • I have to see this.
  • It’s going to make me laugh.
  • It’s going to make me cry.
  • This movie is going to be BIG!

Check out the trailer below and you’ll likely think similar thoughts:



About Eighth Grade: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.

Eighth Grade is written and directed by Bo Burnham and stars Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, and Jake Ryan.

Eighth Grade Movie Poster


Advance Screening RSVP:

Click HERE to RSVP for the advance screening of Eighth Grade, Thursday, July 19th, 7pm at AMC Rosedale. Tickets will be issued as available. Please remember that seating is on a first come, first served basis, so get there early!

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day 2018

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day

This Sunday Minneapolis will celebrate over 40 years of participating in the sister city program.  To celebrate they are hosting a free ice cream social and gathering on Nicolett Island Pavilion.  The Sister Cities Day event will take place from 1-5pm on July 22nd.  Some of the activities include:

  • Music
  • Speakers
  • Performances
  • Dancers
  • Children’s Activities

You can find more information as well as the full schedule here on the event website.


Mini Music Fest at Science Museum


Credit: Science Museum of MN

The Science Museum of Minnesota will be a little different venue on Wednesday July 18th.  From 8pm-10pm the Social Science” Mini Music Fest will fill the building with sounds from 14 different bands.   This evening event is for 21 and up, so leave the kids at home and enjoy the exhibits in a different way.

You can purchase tickets in advance here on their website.  The full line up of bands is also on the same link.

At this one-of-a-kind music fest, you can claim your spot under the dinosaurs (or another favorite location around the museum) and let the sweet sounds of your favorite local bands wash over you. From indie to rock to hip-hop, we have something to tickle the ears of every music lover. And you can leave your poncho at home—this music fest will never get rained out!

Adults only Gibbs Farm Evening Tour

Sometimes it’s nice to take in some local history during the evening hours.  The Adults only Gibbs Farm, Evening Tour takes place this coming Thursday, July 19th.  The event is for the 21 and up crowd, so not only is it in the evening, it’s a time without the kids.  There’s a small admission fee of $10-$15 ( depending on if you have a membership to the RCHS) Advance registration is requested either by phone (651-646-8629.) or by clicking here.

21+ Event

Thursday, July 19th

History loving adults are invited to our very first evening tour. Visitors can enjoy a complimentary beverage and light refreshments on the porch before going on a tour of the Gibbs Farmhouse lead by Site Manager Sammy Nelson. This tour will go in-depth on Jane and Heman Gibbs and their life in early Minnesota. Sammy will draw from stories told by Jane and Heman’s children and grandchildren to bring this chapter of Minnesota history to life.

Becky’s Believers Book Sale in Bloomington


Not sure about your house, but our girls think you can never have enough books to read.  We enjoy book sales, especially those that are raising money for a good cause.  The annual Becky’s Believers Book Sale in Bloomington is coming up soon. The money raised goes towards American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge.

This is a great sale and one you don’t want to miss, put it on your calendar!   It takes place in Bloomington at 927 E Old Shakopee Road.

July 21 9-3

July 22 10-2

Games, movies, music and books – prices under $2, with many things 50 cents to $1.  Skip your cup of coffee for the day and buy some books!

Plan to spend some time at this awesome sale because the gym will be full! You’ll find many new donations this year with excellent quality books and media. This is a favorite sale to stock up on books or games for the kids, puzzles and old vinyl records.

Summer Walking Tour Series at Lakewood

During the winter we all wish for beautiful summer days and evenings.  One great way to enjoy a summer evening is the Summer Walking Tour Series at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.  They have some great events coming up and it’s only $5 per event. Not only is it a great thrifty evening, the money helps fund the Lakewood Heritage Foundation.

Wednesday, July 25 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Lakewood Founders

Wednesday, August 8 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Notable Women

Wednesday, August 22 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Early Minneapolis Leaders

You can find out more about each event here as well as register for each one, on their website. 


Movies on the Hill – Back to the Future

Many of us remember the movie “Back to the Future”.  It might be the car you remember, the puffy vest on Michael J. Fox or how far into the future it seemed at the time.  Perhaps you want to see it outdoors or have your kids watch it with you?

Thursday evening July 12th, the Movies on the Hill – Back to the Future  will be showing at the Hyland Hills Sky area in Bloomington.  A fun free event that begins at 6pm.  Not only will be the movie be fun but there will also be a few Delorean cars on hand.

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FREE! Festivities start at 6pm!

Feel free to come hang out before hand. We are going to have:
– Music starting at 6pm   -Lawn games
– Grill and concessions – including popcorn, candy, grilled brats, burgers and hotdogs. Beer and pop.

Movie starts at Dusk (About 9pm, depending on sunset and cloud cover)

Feel free to bring blankets or chairs to sit on as it is grass amphitheater seating.

Maple Grove Days

The 30th annual Maple Grove Days begins July 11th and goes through the 15th.  You can find the full schedule events here on their website.  Events and fun for all ages taking place in and around town.

This year’s events include: Capture the Flag, Duct Tape Fashion Show, a fishing clinic, street dance, inflatables, a petting zoo, silent auction, parade, fireworks and so much more. Get a team together and join one of the many tournaments like basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, bean bag toss or the junior golf tournament




Printable Holiday Gas Coupon – Save 6¢ Per Gallon

It has been a while since we shared one of the printable Holiday Gas coupons, but we have a brand new one just in time for any summer road trips you might be taking (or just to fill the car to get back and forth to work!)  You can fill up at Holiday and save $.06 per gallon with this printable Holiday Gas Coupon. It’s valid for up to 20 gallons and expires 7/26/2018.

If you need something to drink when you stop, there is also a coupon for a 20 oz. hot coffee or cappucino for only 79 cents! If you’re not a coffee drinker, they have let me use this coupon for hot chocolate instead. This coupon is valid through 8/2/2018.

Looking for someplace to drive with that full tank of gas? Check out all the fun Minnesota attractions we have featured here on ThriftyMinnesota.com.

Vintage Base Ball at the Dakota City Heritage Village

It’s fun to see how things have evolved over time.  The game of Base Ball (Baseball) may not be at the top of the list of things with drastic changes but you might be surprised.  Vintage Base Ball at the Dakota City Heritage Village is a chance to see how much things have changed since 1860.  This fun event takes place July 14th from 10-1 at the Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington.

**Admission to the event is 2-bits ($.25). All the proceeds will be split between DCHS and DCHV.

This family-friendly event will entertain and show you how base ball used to be played. During the event, a concession stand will be available, along with a silent auction.