Kwik Trip: Karuba Gold Drinks for 99¢ – Daily from 3-7 pm Through 1/17

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Swing by Kwik Trip for Karuba Gold Happy Hour from 3-7 pm each day now through Thursday, 1/17. You’ll be able to get any size Karuba Gold Genuine Espresso beverage for just $0.99!

Note that you’ll need to swipe your Kwik Rewards Card to redeem this offer (it’s free to join).

Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon – Save Over 50%!

In the mood for dinner out? Grab this Groupon deal to help you save at Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon! You’ll pay $15 for $25 worth of food and drink (valid any day), or $12 for $25 worth of food and drink (valid Sunday – Thursday).

Plus, use the coupon code SAVE through 1/12 to drop the price to $12 or $9.60!

Choose from six different Wild Bill’s locations across the state (and North Dakota, too): Apple Valley, Blaine, Fargo, Grand Forks, Rochester, and Woodbury.

Note that your Groupon expires 90 days after purchase and is not valid on their weekday lunch burger special. Limit 1 per person and 1 per table. Valid for dine-in only. Not valid with other offers or promotions, including happy hour specials.

Step into any of the six Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon locations and you’re likely to find a similar scene: a Vikings or Wild game on the wall-to-wall TVs, servers toting ice-cold beers, and a slew of happy customers feasting on the saloon’s pub food.

The menu here features burgers stuffed with cheese, wings coated in nearly 30 different sauces and rubs, and indulgent dishes dubbed Cowboy Favorites, which have a Tex-Mex vibe. Slow-roasted ribs rubbed with select spices and slow-roasted to fall-off-the-bone perfection basted with your choice of Wild Bill’s homemade BBQ sauces. Throughout the week, Wild Bill’s keeps its atmosphere festive with live music, food and drink specials, and even games of bingo.

Get your Groupon HERE.

Outdoor Winter Play at Tanadoona

Located just on the edge of the metro area is Tanadoona.  Perhaps you’ve heard of it or maybe not.  Located near Excelsior, many are familiar with it as a summer camp for kids and families.   January 19th they are hosting an Outdoor Winter Play at Tanadoona.  

Activities include: snowshoeing, sledding, winter animal tracking, broom ball, kayak racing on the lake, plus indoor crafts and campfire s’mores.

The admission fee is per carload so bring the whole family or find a group of friends for some winter fun.

Advance Purchase (by 1/17): $40/car
Gate Purchase: $50/car

Free Family Day at Minneapolis Institute of Art: Pompom Palooza – Sunday, January 13th

Swing by the Minneapolis Institute of Art the second Sunday of every month for Family Day at Mia, a FREE day of fun at the museum designed for the young and the young-at-heart. This Sunday’s theme is Pompom Palooza with activities taking place from 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday, January 13th.

Weave through the museum on a gallery hunt to find fuzzy works of art, make your own soft sculptures in the studios, and more at this month’s Family Day at Mia!

Art-making: Pompom Palooza with StephenBe
Craft colorful pompoms with the yarn experts from StephenBe.

Art-making: Woven Wonders
Make your own soft sculptures in the studios.

Art-making: Shapescapes
Create a temporary textile pattern using colorful felt.

Gallery Hunt: In a Stitch
Weave through the museum on a gallery hunt to find fiber arts of all kinds.

Preschool Tour: Patterns
11:30AM & 12:30PM
Explore patterns in art on a tour designed especially for little ones.

Artist Demonstration: Hand-spun Yarn
See how a wool straight from the sheep is transformed into yarn with weaver and fiber artist Juan Pablo Pizarro.

Music: Ina Yukka
12:30, 1:30 & 2:30PM
Delight in the sounds of indigenous music from South America.

Mini-Performances and Workshops: BRKFST
Noon, 1 & 2PM
Join breakdancers from BRKFST for a five-minute performance, and then learn some moves of your own!

Art Cart: African Art

Art Cart: Modern Art

Art Cart: Art of the Americas

Tour: Highlights of Mia’s Collection
1, 2 & 3:30PM

Bold & Cold Snow Sculpture Competition in Owatonna

Although the annual Bold and Snow Sculpture Competition in Owatonna isn’t until Jan 17-20, we are sharing the info just in case you would like to enter.  The team registration deadline is January 11th.  Put your thinking caps on, gather some friends or family and sign up.

Or maybe you aren’t quite THAT creative but want to enjoy the fun, put the dates on the calendar to head to Owatonna for other winter fun! It’s a fun event and hopefully the weather will cooperate  If you would like more information on registering, click here.

Check out all the other great things happening during the Owatonna Winter Weekend Out.  Some of the activities include:

  • Icicle Dive
  • Fat Bike Demo
  • Sled Dogs
  • Rock on Ice
  • Family Fishing
  • Ice Bocce Ball.

Click here for the FB event page and additional information on all of the fun to be had at the Winter Weekend.


Free MN Sinfonia Concerts This Weekend in St. Paul & Minneapolis

The Minnesota Sinfonia is offering six free admission programs in the Twin Cities from October 2018 until April 2019!

This weekend, January 12 & 13, enjoy two performances of Violin Magician featuring Ilya Kaler,violin::

Jan 12 (Sat) 7:30 pm | Temple of Aaron, 616 Mississippi River Blvd, St. Paul

Jan 13 (Sun) 3 pm  | Temple Israel, 2323 Freemont Ave S, Minneapolis

The Minnesota Sinfonia is a Minnesota-based non-profit dedicated to serving the musical needs of Minnesotans, focusing on children, seniors and those with limited financial means.

For more information about other upcoming concerts, visit the MN Sinfonia website.

Winter Fete in Bloomington

It’s time for the the 15th annual Bloomington Winter Fete.  A family friendly winter celebration filled with a variety of activities.  It begins January 19 and goes through the 27th.

  • Skiing activities
  • Biking events
  • Ice Skating
  • Winter Kite Festival
  • History Festival

Check out the website for all the details.


Kids Get FREE Admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota for Science Fusion

The Science Museum of Minnesota is kicking off its annual Science Fusion series this Saturday! At this four-part series, families can connect with the diverse community of scientific professionals from the Twin Cities through science experiments and activities.

Plus, you’ll get four free kids admissions (ages 17 and under) with each full-priced adult admission. Their website states that you can purchase tickets by calling 651.221.9444, but I’m pretty sure that you can also just purchase tickets at the box office once you get there. Regular admission is $18.95/adult, and those with limited income may qualify for $3/adult admission with proper documentation.

Dates and topics are as follows:

Saturday, January 12: African Americans in Science

Saturday, January 19: Latinx Americans in Science

Saturday, January 26: Native Americans in Science

Saturday, February 2: Asian Americans in Science

Each event runs from 12 – 4 pm. They do have a parking ramp available (cost is around $10 for as long as you’ll be there, most likely), otherwise Metro Transit serves downtown St. Paul and the Science Museum, too.

Powderhorn Art Sled Rally

Perhaps you’ve heard of the famous May Day parade that takes place in Minneapolis?  Well the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally is held in the same area.  It too is full of fabulous art but is obviously held in the winter and not May.  We happened upon this event last year when we were nearby.  It was so fun to watch!

This year the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally takes place January 26th from 2-4pm.

Perhaps you have some hidden creativity and want to enter your sled?  There are a few things you need to know to make that happen.  Click here to learn the process.  You have a few makes to create that awesome sled or just mark the date on your calendar so you can be there to watch others.


Twin Cities Bridal Show Discount Tickets

Attention brides to be! Get ready and grab your Twin Cities Bridal Show Discount Tickets before it arrives at Saint Paul RiverCentre on Sunday, January 27th! If you’re determined to make your dream wedding a reality, skip all the nightmarish running around and spend a fun afternoon enjoying the Twin Cities Bridal Show.

See your Pinterest boards come to life at this all-encompassing expo, which includes an award-winning fashion show, a free Wedding Trend Look Book, and the Inspiration Station, spotlighting the latest design trends. You can also enter for a chance to win $25,000 cash for your wedding! More than 150 companies are planning to be on hand with samples, previews and planning advice, from caterers and photographers to DJs, florists, lighting experts and beyond.

Buy your tickets now and you can snag Twin Cities Bridal Show Discount Tickets for only $9 (regular price is $15). Pay a few bucks more and you’ll get a seat at the fashion show starting at 3 pm!

Another option: Use the coupon code BOGO at to get your tickets buy one, get one free! This code also works for the general admission + fashion show tickets.

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