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Financial Planning for Middle Age


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Once careers and families are established, many consider making the largest purchase of their lives: buying a home. In this busy time of balancing your needs with those of partners, children, and employers, it’s also essential to stay on top of your financial situation.


Creating a “Both/And” Life: An alternative to the elusive work/life balance

Balance is so overused,” sighs Chris Cohen, a national executive recruiter and partner at CohenTaylor Executive Search Services, a local firm serving nonprofit organizations. In working with many high-profile female professionals, Cohen understands the struggle of finding a middle ground between the roles of mother and employee. Between expectations at home and at work, balance can seem like an elusive goal. In reality, it’s a feeling that requires constant adjustment.

Part of what Cohen believes challenges women from successfully combining the two are long held beliefs about home and work that have spawned structural inequities. Cases in point: If a husband and wife both work full-time, the mother will complete about 40 percent more childcare and 30 percent more housework than the father; depending on the industry, a woman may be paid nearly a quarter less than her equally qualified male counterpart (the gap is even greater for women of color); childcare costs have increased 168 percent in the past 25 years, a figure that has likely contributed to the 6 percent increase in the number of women staying at home full-time today compared to 1999.

To counteract these barriers to work/life balance, Cohen advises women to work on communicating what they want and need at any given time, so they can get closer to what Cohen calls a “both/and life.” As an alternative to “balance,” this idea acknowledges the ever-changing nature of work and life. Living a both/and life, says Cohen, means restructuring the way you approach work and figuring out what is good enough at any given point. 

Cohen recommends women create large-scale goals that are conducive to the lifestyle they desire and then make smaller decisions with those goals in mind. If
employees want to spend dinnertime at home or take three-day weekends with family, they should communicate those goals to their employer and commit to making them happen. Then, missing one soccer game for a meeting or skipping one business trip for a school play doesn’t feel like a failure because the sacrifices have a purpose within the larger goals.

Cohen suggests that the eternal give and take of a both/and life means that along with committing to goals, women have to commit to continuous evolution in practical decisions and mental framework. With today’s busy schedules, it’s unrealistic to give 100 percent in every sphere—doing a great job doesn’t have to mean doing a perfect one. “It took me decades to figure out what’s good enough,” Cohen says.


A Career Restart: Tips for re-entering the workforce after time away

Workplaces can change a lot in just a few years. Staying up-to-date, researching, and networking can help with re-entry.

Stay up-to-date
Anne Pryor, a LinkedIn visibility coach and career planner at Minneapolis-based Meaningful Connections Consulting, suggests that while you are away from work, take time to stay updated in your industry by reading and researching new or changing trends, meeting with former colleagues, and becoming familiar with new technology needed in day-to-day office tasks. That way, when it’s time to return, you’ll have an arsenal of information to ease the transition. Pryor also recommends taking advantage of educational resources from community centers, local colleges, the Science Museum of Minnesota, online learning sites, and even YouTube videos.

Highlight core competencies
Pryor stresses that stay-at-home mothers have more workplace skills than they might realize. “They get stuff done,” she says. “They’re self starters, they’re flexible, they have great attitudes, and all of that is transferable.” The key is to change the language moms use to describe their daily duties. Chris Cohen, an executive recruiter, recommends scrolling through the “Skills” section on LinkedIn and comparing each of them to day-to-day motherhood duties to find workplace terms that articulate those strengths. “If you managed many schedules at home, that can translate into project management at work,” she says.

Prepare materials
Applicants should assemble a LinkedIn profile, résumé, cover letters, and an understanding of positions and companies before starting to reach out or apply. This preparation ensures a less hectic job search process and demonstrates forethought. Many recruiters use LinkedIn to search for job candidates based on keywords, so Pryor encourages women to fill out their profile completely and interact with their connections who will garner them endorsements and recommendations necessary to boost their visibility to employers or recruiters. 

Leverage connections
Once it’s time to apply for a position, Pryor suggests reviewing personal networks to figure out a connection point to each specific company. Odds are you know someone who knows someone else who works there, and a personal connection to a current employee helps your résumé to stand out among those of unknown applicants.


Financial Confidential: I left my executive job to raise two children and now I’m struggling to fit back into the workforce

"I was a buyer for Bergdorf Goodman’s in New York City before I moved to Minneapolis where I was a buyer for Dayton-Hudson/Marshall Field’s. Eventually, I became the women’s fashion and trend director for clothing, shoes, and accessories. I was traveling about 22 weeks a year, both in the states and internationally. But then I became a new parent, and every time I got on a plane, I was heartbroken."

"I was gone a lot for the first two years of my daughter’s life because I was so caught up in the excitement and fast pace of my career. Since my husband was traveling and working full-time as well, we enlisted the help of a nanny. But I missed out on an opportunity that I didn’t even know I was missing. I didn’t slow down enough to really get to know my daughter until I took 10 days off for a family vacation. When it was just the three of us, I realized that I really didn’t know my own kid and I was really saddened by that. When I had that time to relax and enjoy her, it was clear to me how much I wanted to be with her. I decided I was going to be a full-time stay-at-home mom. I went back to work and turned in my two months notice."

"Eventually, I got another job where I was the PR and marketing manager for a small start-up company—it was run by women, one of whom was also a mother. Even with supportive colleagues, a part time schedule, and minimal travel, I found it really hard to balance. When you’re invested in doing a good job, you can’t ever shut off work when you go home, and I think that’s a real struggle for women who work part-time. You never feel like you’re doing an outstanding job either at home or at work. So I decided to leave that job and ever since then, I’ve been at home with my daughter and my son."

"Still, I love working, being creative, and being with other adults. And when that went away, I lost a lot of who I am. Now, with my daughter going to college, I’m figuring out how to get back to me. Being a mom has been completely rewarding, and I have no regrets about stepping out of the workplace, but it’s going to take a lot of time to find a job that I can contribute to, that is meaningful, lucrative, and allows me to have time to focus on my family."

"I don’t even know where to begin. With the résumé, what am I going to say? That I’m really good at making family dinners on-the-go? I’m on LinkedIn and looking at people who I used to work with and trying to take bits from what they’ve written. I’m trying to put my name in conversations, but it feels like a comedy show. I went to business school, I ran businesses. I knew how to work Excel, but it has changed. So I’m on YouTube trying to figure out how to apply new Excel techniques and feeling completely overwhelmed." –As told to Maxine Whitely


Making a Home: Buying a house is the largest purchase most people make—and preparation can ensure it’s a decision made wisely.

Before the passage of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) in 1974, it was difficult for women to get a credit card—let alone a mortgage—in their own names. But by 1981, single women made up a resounding 11 percent of homeowners in the United States. By 2006, it was 22 percent. After a dip in homeownership during the recession, women homeowners now make up the second largest market segment, behind married couples. Even so, conventional considerations for home buying aren’t necessarily sufficient for this group, says Karen Keljik, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Burnet who focuses on single women clients. 

Finance first
Before even beginning to look at houses, the first step is to understand your financial situation. Keljik recommends shopping aggressively for mortgage and loan options and carefully considering renting versus buying. “Especially this year, increasing rents have been driving single people to buy,” she says. “I can think of multiple instances where a client’s mortgage payment is less than what she was paying for rent.” Beyond the monthly cost of renting versus buying, keep in mind the possibility of a work transfer, meeting a partner, retirement, saleability, and income stability when deciding which way to go.

When shopping for homes, Keljik advises clients to buy less house than they can afford. “If a client is going to be single her whole life, it’s nice to get a house paid off so that when she retires, her house is paid off,” Keljik notes. It’s also vital to think of upkeep costs. Maintaining a home can cost anywhere from 1 to 3 percent of a home’s price each year, so budget for repairs and maintenance along with a mortgage payment.

Consider amenities
Whether it’s easy access to restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping, or space for a yard or garden, location plays a central role in deciding where many choose to settle. When assessing neighborhoods, Keljik suggests checking crime-mapping reports such as CrimeReports and SpotCrime and also tells clients to consider a property’s options for secure places to park a car. 

Ensure longevity
​Keljik says many of her older clients also consider ways to make their home an investment that will work for them as they age. One-story condos or units in buildings with an elevator are easier to navigate when mobility decreases. “They say 70 is the new 60, and it’s true,” notes Keljik. The average age of admittance into an assisted living home is 79, so those buying slightly below their means often manage to pay off their home around retirement, creating many years of low-cost living and independence.


Kids and Cash: How to educate children about financial responsibility, from allowance to college affordability.

Start early
“No age is too young to start,” says Kara McGuire, author of The Teen Money Manual. “Parents don’t get into the habit of talking about money soon enough, and families can get used to the idea that money is a topic to be swept aside.” McGuire recommends extrapolating lessons from children’s books. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, for example, can be used as a platform to discuss financial values such as altruism, recognizing resources available, and necessity versus excess. 

Discuss what matters
In order to conduct meaningful conversations about your family’s finances, McGuire advises that parents should decide on the financial values they want to instill in their children, and then mirror those priorities in their own saving and spending habits. For instance, if parents value giving to charitable organizations, they may encourage their children to donate a portion of their earnings or allowance. 

Figure out financials
Due largely to living through a recession, today’s kids and teens are more practical with money than many might expect. “They’re growing up with a mindset that things aren’t free, that nothing is guaranteed, and that they might have to make sacrifices,” says McGuire. But she still encourages parents to decide what is realistic in terms of spending money on clothes, presents, etc. “Most kids will understand limitations as long as they are clear.”

Be consistent
To enforce accountability, McGuire advises parents to “make sure you can be consistent if the kids are being consistent.” If an allowance is tied to chores, then funds for the allowance have to be available if the tasks are done. That stability, McGuire says, impresses reasonable standards of work and reward. 

Promote hard work
Modeling diligence and financial responsibility while encouraging industriousness is a great way to embed those core values. That said, McGuire explains that it’s important not to promote American attitudes about “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps” without noting that hard work is only one factor in success and that there can be barriers to it beyond one’s control. Establishing this reality  is a great starting point for a financial conversation.


Cultivating Financial Independence: In romantic partnerships, finances are still a joint responsibility

While partners may pledge perpetual cooperation, in some cases, responsibilities become divided such that one party is left out of the financial loop. Should that relationship end—whether by way of death or divorce—the other party can be unprepared for financial independence.

“Good financial practices while being married are also helpful in the case of divorce,” says Susan Gallagher, an attorney at Gallagher Law Office and member of Minnesota Women Lawyers. This includes adequate documentation, joint responsibility and understanding of finances, and full disclosure—regardless of relationship status. Gallagher says starting conversations about money early on in relationships can ease a lot of the fear that comes along with finance, and suggests simulating the process of creating a prenuptial agreement, even if a couple does not want to contractually decide how monetary assets would be divided should the marriage fail. The exercise of identifying and disclosing all financial interests on both sides and knowing who has what helps establish a feeling of openness, Gallagher says. 

From there, the best way to stay on top of your finances is to do it yourself. “No matter how seductive it might be, avoid the temptation to abdicate,” says Timothy LaPean, financial planner and owner of Minneapolis-based Thoughtful Financial Planning. “It’s a recipe for resentment and poor planning.” When choosing a financial planner to discuss financial matters small and large, this point persists. Instead of handing off all the work to a professional, LaPean says a more cost-effective way to get advice and stay in the know is to find a professional who accepts hourly payments, prepare documents and inquiries, and then take an hour or two to go over questions. 

When working with couples, LaPean has his clients set individual financial goals before creating joint goals so that each partner learns to manage their money with their own best interest in mind. This creates the best financial situation for both parties as individuals and partners. For married people, this rule applies especially to non-marital assets (those acquired before marriage, individual gifts or inheritances), which Gallagher recommends keeping in their own traceable accounts. She stresses the importance of also keeping good records of all shared accounts, gifts, loans, mortgages, payments, and transactions. In the case of death or divorce, the ability to locate all money, property, and equity is vital to ensure fairness.

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Financial Confidential: After getting divorced, I transitioned to financial self-sufficiency 

"When I got a divorce, I learned very quickly that, in court, lawyers can create the appearance that money isn’t necessarily marital—that possessions acquired before the marriage or an inheritance bequeathed to one person aren’t considered joint assets."

"So in court, I advocated for my independence and to be able to work without losing what I was getting from him. I also advocated that the children’s lifestyle was not supposed to change. I had child support until the last child turned 18, but once that happened, I was absolutely on my own."

"When I was married, he made the money, but I paid the bills. He did the big things like taxes and annual insurance, so those were learning moments for me, but because I had done the checkbook the whole time, when I had to go through the exercise with my lawyer during divorce of asking how much I needed, I knew how to add up the different buckets of my life."

"The day I got divorced, I made a diagram that showed my personal income and the money I was getting from the settlement. The settlement dwindled down to zero over the course of 15 years, and so I knew that I had to get my income up over the course of those 15 years."

"I had no idea how I was going to budget, but I was very meticulous. I paid all the bills in the house, I knew where the money had to come from, and once I became a solo earner after a period of not working and going to graduate school, I knew that I had to live within my means and guard my savings."

"The first time I went to the grocery store after the divorce, I was very conscious and frugal. I bought a chicken, a quart of milk, and a bag of carrots, hoping it would feed the family for one week—it sure didn’t."

"Later, when my youngest graduated from high school, it was time to give up my house. I built a graph of how much money I was going to sell the house for, how much money I was going to buy a townhouse for, and I kept track of every dollar when I sold something. I kept track of everything I bought as well."

"I had a very empowering female boss when I moved into the corporate world. Once, on a business trip, she asked me, 'How much do you think that you can make this year?' I gave her a figure and she said, 'No. You can make more.' I looked at her thinking, 'Really?' And then I did want to do that. I wanted to do that for my pride. I thought if I could make it to a certain income, it meant I had made it for myself."

"Today, I would rather live with the belief that quality of life is better than quantity of money, but I’m still proud of being financially independent." –As told to Maxine Whitely


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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Have breakfast with the Catalyst Arts team and dream about the future! Catalyst Arts will hold its first breakfast fundraiser onMonday, August 20, 10 - 11am. Music by local favorite, Mayda, and...

Cost: $50-100

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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What: The Blizzard Foundation is hosting the Third Annual Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament. All funds raised will go to support the mission of the Blizzard Foundation. The Blizzard...

Cost: http://www.theblizzardfoundation.org/golftournament/

Where:
Legend’s Golf Club
8670 Credit River Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: (763) 242-2125
Contact Name: Jeff Huth
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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
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Try your hand with sewing! We’ll learn to use a sewing machine to create zippered pouches for holding your most treasured things. Pin fabric, learn different stitches, and see how a 2D pattern...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262

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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Explore the winding streets, impressive homes, and creek environment of the neighborhood originally known as Washburn Park. Learn about landmark sites such as the Washburn Water Tower, the Harry...

Cost: $10

Where:
Washburn Library
5244 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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August 17th at 7:00pm Ft. Live Music by Ameet August 18th at 12:00pm Pre-show Bollywood Brunch available for purchase August 19th at 2:00pm Ft. Poets of Minneapolis August 24th at 7:00pm Ft....

Cost: $10, $18, $50

Where:
Anne Simley Theatre
1530 W Taylor Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Contact Name: Bollywood Dance Scene
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Homewood Studios
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Join us for Teen Time at Sawdust Savvy, a DIY workshop for your 11-16 year olds! Teen Time includes: a special teen/tween-friendly Sawdust Savvy craft and a healthy snack. Participants will make...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
Website »

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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Take a journey through the late Betty Woodman’s studio and explore her world of influence in this evening viewing of two videos. Everyone is welcome to join as Northern Clay Center celebrates the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
Website »

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Lieder recital with Maria Jette, soprano, Dan Dressen, tenor, Christina Baldwin, mezzo-soprano, Jake Endres, baritone, Sonja Thompson, piano and Nicola Melville, piano.Works by Bernstein, Gunnar De...

Cost: Tickets will be available for $5 at the door!

Where:
Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College
320 3rd St. E
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Bridge Chamber Music Festival
Telephone: 208-293-5421
Contact Name: Joel Rinckwald
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

More information

Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
View map »


Sponsor: Homewood Studios
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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WHAT:                                 Business Matters Safety Matters Goes to the Dogs WHO:                                  ...

Cost: Admission is free but pre-registration is appreciated

Where:
Bloomington Civic Plaza
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington , MN  55431
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Sponsor: Hosted by the Bloomington Chamber in partnership with the Bloomington Police Department.
Telephone: 612-370-9123
Contact Name: Anna Stinson

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Digital Summit Minneapolis brings * Amazing Content - 45+ sessions on the latest digital trends & best practices from industry educators, plus keynotes from The Onion Founder, Scott Dikkers and...

Cost: $295 - $995 (lowest price with earlybird pricing)

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center, Main Auditorium
1301 Second Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

First organized in 1967, the original Barbary Coast Band performed at Jimmy's on the Levee for about five years, after which they spread their talents to performing at the Minnesota State Fair,...

Cost: $25–$28

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
Website »

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Join us in celebrating diversity within the brewing community by attending one (or more!) of our partnering fundraisers being held to support the new PRIDE In Brewing Scholarship. Each of the...

Cost: 0

Where:
612 Brew
945 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 651-528-8752

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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

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The Women's Association of the Boys & Girls Clubs invites you to join us for Happy Hour at the Lake.  Enjoy an evening of live music, appetizers, drinks and a silent auction.  This fundraising...

Cost: $60 per person and & $110 per couple

Where:
Lafayette Club
2800 Northview Road
Minnetonka Beach, MN  55361
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Sponsor: Women's Association of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
Telephone: 651-200-4102
Contact Name: Alexandra Westman
Website »

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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

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Online Wildlife class August 22th 1. unique wildlife in United States.2. courtship and behavior3. learn how to identify wildlife4. learn how to identify wildlife by their habitat5. Learn about...

Cost: $40.00 per adult, $10.00 per child $55.00 per family or group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, GLENSHEEN IS INTRODUCING WINE WEDNESDAYS! Sample wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, GLENSHEEN IS INTRODUCING WINE WEDNESDAYS! Drink wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the...

Cost: Free entry, wine available for purchase at cash bad

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
View map »


Telephone: 218-726-8910

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Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
Website »

More information

Aida Shahghasemi / minneapolisAida Shahghasemi studied Psychology and Anthropology at University of Minnesota with a focus on the restrictions of the voices of female vocalists in Iran, where she...

Cost: $8

Where:
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

More information

Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
View map »


Sponsor: Homewood Studios
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Digital Summit Minneapolis brings * Amazing Content - 45+ sessions on the latest digital trends & best practices from industry educators, plus keynotes from The Onion Founder, Scott Dikkers and...

Cost: $295 - $995 (lowest price with earlybird pricing)

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center, Main Auditorium
1301 Second Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

Discover the magic of making movies together! You and your young engineer will work together to become stop-motion filmmakers.  Design a set, pick out characters, and create a story that's...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
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August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
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Culture is a fact yet how we define and capitalize on it at work is continually socially constructed. Cultural competence starts with self. This seminar focuses on the personal self, relative to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Online
, MN


Sponsor: AON
Telephone: 612-849-2057
Contact Name: Austin Crossman

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About: Speaking is one of the most important skills you need to market your message, engage an audience, and consistently grow your business. If you're up to your eyeballs with coffee networking...

Cost: $25-$45

Where:
Media Relations, Inc.
350 W. Burnsville Parkway, Suite 350
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Contact Name: Jenn Pollard
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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24th ANNUAL Karitos Worship & Arts Conference '18 “FRESH OIL, NEW WINE”   Parklawn Assembly of God 3725 N Sherman Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53216   Thursday August 23rd at 1:00PM - Saturday...

Cost: $150 - $200

Where:
Parklawn Assembly of God
3725 N Sherman Blvd
Milwaukee, WI  53216
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Telephone: 847-925-8018

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Online Wildlife class August 22th 1. unique wildlife in United States.2. courtship and behavior3. learn how to identify wildlife4. learn how to identify wildlife by their habitat5. Learn about...

Cost: $40.00 per adult, $10.00 per child $55.00 per family or group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join us for a class sampler. 20 minute Bootcamp Class, 20 minute Pilates Class, 20 minute Barre Class and a 20 min Cycle Class. Cocktails will be served after classes. A great way to work out, meet...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Ave
St Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-255-4737
Contact Name: Sara Greenberg
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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August 17th at 7:00pm Ft. Live Music by Ameet August 18th at 12:00pm Pre-show Bollywood Brunch available for purchase August 19th at 2:00pm Ft. Poets of Minneapolis August 24th at 7:00pm Ft....

Cost: $10, $18, $50

Where:
Anne Simley Theatre
1530 W Taylor Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Contact Name: Bollywood Dance Scene
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Renown St. Olaf faculty present works by Schumann, Brahms and Dvorak. This performance will feature Francesca Anderegg, violin, Charles Gray, viola, David Carter, cello, and Esther Wang, piano.  

Cost: Tickets will be available for $5 at the door!

Where:
Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College
1500 St. Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Bridge Chamber Music Festival
Telephone: 208-293-5421
Contact Name: Joel Rinckwald
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Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Sunday, August 19th at 6:00pm Thursday, August 23rd at 9:00pm BollyProv is a Bollywood-inspired improv comedy group that will be bringing a flavor of Bollywood movies to improv. Like any...

Cost: $10

Where:
HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S
Minnepolis, MN  55408
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Contact Name: Bollywood Dance Scene
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Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Homewood Studios
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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WHAT:                                 Good Morning Minneapolis: The Future Workforce WHO:                                   Hosted...

Cost: Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required

Where:
Minneapolis College
1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hosted by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber in partnership with the minneapolis downtown council and Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

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24th ANNUAL Karitos Worship & Arts Conference '18 “FRESH OIL, NEW WINE”   Parklawn Assembly of God 3725 N Sherman Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53216   Thursday August 23rd at 1:00PM - Saturday...

Cost: $150 - $200

Where:
Parklawn Assembly of God
3725 N Sherman Blvd
Milwaukee, WI  53216
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Telephone: 847-925-8018

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
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A summer tradition since 1963 that gets better with age. Come and experience legendary Greek hospitality (philoxenia), at the 55th annual Original Rochester Greek Fest. Join us for great food,...

Cost: free

Where:
Holy Anargyroi Church Grounds
703 West Center Street
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Sts. Kosmas & Damianos Greek Orthodox Church
Telephone: 507-282-1529
Contact Name: Church Office
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Gather your friends, We've got the tools! Join us for a 3 hour instructor led workshop where you get the chance to use power tools, stain and stencil your own DIY project. Choose from: Planked...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Nick Kosevich and his team at Bittercube Hand-Crafted Bitters will join Hewing to continue their four-part summer cocktail series. The evening will feature a specialty cocktail menu with brandy old...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hewing Hotel
300 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 651-468-0400
Contact Name: Alexandra Dorn
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

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Online Wildlife class August 22th 1. unique wildlife in United States.2. courtship and behavior3. learn how to identify wildlife4. learn how to identify wildlife by their habitat5. Learn about...

Cost: $40.00 per adult, $10.00 per child $55.00 per family or group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Grand Rapids, MN native Sam Miltich fills the hall with the lush sounds of string-based jazz from the 1930's - 1950's with a tribute to the music of Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club of France.  

Cost: Tickets will be available for $5 at the door!

Where:
Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College
1500 St. Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Bridge Chamber Music Festival
Telephone: 208-293-5421
Contact Name: Joel Rinckwald
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Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
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Growing up in an environment where everybody wanted to get into the music industry, Kevin Craft wasn’t passionate about singing or rapping, on the other hand, he did realize that he was a natural...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

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Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
View map »


Sponsor: Homewood Studios
Website »

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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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MMAF is proud to present its 14th annual Say Thanks Day 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling. The site is easily accessible from Highway 62/55. Participants will run...

Cost: 20-25

Where:
Boy Scout Base Camp
, MN

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Our purpose is to have FUN, and our goal is to raise awareness and funds for Kidney Cancer Research.  We do this by climbing, running, walking the stairs at TCF Bank Stadium.  Not into stairs,...

Cost: $45.00/$20.00

Where:
TCF Bank Stadium
420 SE 23rd Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Team8, Inc.
Telephone: 612-804-7655
Contact Name: Julie Card
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

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The Walk to Defeat ALS is the #1 way to unite and fundraise for those living with ALS. Each year, fundraising through the Walk drives bold and urgent innovation as we march together toward a cure...

Cost: free

Where:
Silver Lake Park East
705 E Silver Lake Drive
Rochester, MN  55906
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Sponsor: ALS Association of MN/ND/SD
Telephone: 612-672-0484
Contact Name: Ashley
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MINNESOTANS’ MILITARY APPRECIATION FUND CELEBRATES ‘SAY THANKS DAY’ Aug. 25 event shows appreciation for troops, includes 5K run/walk, live music, and family fun...

Cost: 20

Where:
Boy Scout Base Camp Fort Snelling
, MN

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30th Annual The Summer Spectacular Car show with shopping in 2 barns! The first 100 shoppers in building 19 will get a FREE shopping bag and 8 of those bags contain a MYSTERY PRIZE! Event is $5...

Cost: 5.00

Where:
Dakota County Fairgrounds
4008 220th St W, Farmington, MN 55024
Farmington, MN  55024
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

More information

August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Learn about the unique tapestry of people, cultures, and events on the “The Northside” as you are guided on a bus journey by a historian and story teller who has lived and taught in the...

Cost: $25

Where:
Utepils Brewing
225 Thomas Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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Learn about the unique tapestry of people, cultures, and events on the “The Northside” as you are guided on a bus journey by a historian and story teller who has lived and taught in the...

Cost: $25

Where:
Utepils Brewing
225 Thomas Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Tour Coordinator
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Gather your friends, We've got the tools! Join us for an instructor led workshop where you get to use power tools, stain and stencil your DIY project. In beautiful downtown Stillwater. Sawdust...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

24th ANNUAL Karitos Worship & Arts Conference '18 “FRESH OIL, NEW WINE”   Parklawn Assembly of God 3725 N Sherman Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53216   Thursday August 23rd at 1:00PM - Saturday...

Cost: $150 - $200

Where:
Parklawn Assembly of God
3725 N Sherman Blvd
Milwaukee, WI  53216
View map »


Telephone: 847-925-8018

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Join Tangletown staff at our August workshop where you’ll mount your very own Staghorn Fern onto a rustic wooden board while enjoying a complimentary beverage. We’ll teach you the proper method...

Cost: $49.00

Where:
Tangletown Gardens
5353 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Tangletown Gardens
Telephone: 612-822-4769
Contact Name: Erin Kjar
Website »

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
Website »

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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The Summer Beer Dabbler returns to CHS Field on August 25 to bring you fun, sun, and, most importantly, beer from more than 140 local and national craft breweries.   The Summer Beer Dabbler will...

Cost: 50

Where:
CHS Field
360 N. Broadway St.
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-528-8752

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Gather your friends, We've got the tools. Join us for our 3 hour instructor led DIY workshop. Where you can pick your project, use power tools, stain and stencil all while making memories. Your...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Spirit enthusiasts unite as you embark on a journey to warm up your taste buds in the great season of summer. Get ready for a fun filled event with an opportunity to taste a variety of spirits!...

Cost: $20 – $80

Where:
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Be Social Scene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: William Holderman

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A summer tradition since 1963 that gets better with age. Come and experience legendary Greek hospitality (philoxenia), at the 55th annual Original Rochester Greek Fest. Join us for great food,...

Cost: free

Where:
Holy Anargyroi Church Grounds
703 West Center Street
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Sts. Kosmas & Damianos Greek Orthodox Church
Telephone: 507-282-1529
Contact Name: Church Office
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Online Wildlife class August 22th 1. unique wildlife in United States.2. courtship and behavior3. learn how to identify wildlife4. learn how to identify wildlife by their habitat5. Learn about...

Cost: $40.00 per adult, $10.00 per child $55.00 per family or group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Puddles Pity Party takes the fifth annual Schindler Celebration concert to emotional heights and depths on ​Saturday, August 25​ at the Paramount Theatre​ in Austin. The show is the...

Cost: $25, $30 day-of

Where:
Paramount Theatre
125 Fourth Ave. NE
Austin, MN
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Sponsor: Austin Area Commission for the Arts and Mayo Clinic Health Systems
Contact Name: Laura Helle
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High Brow and the Shades provide high energy dance music from the last five decades. High Brow and the Shades entertains everyone in your audience, young, old, and everyone in-between and engages...

Cost: Food and Beverage

Where:
Saint Henry's Catholic Church
1001 East 7th Street
Monticello, MN  55362
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Sponsor: Saint Henry's Catholic Church
Telephone: 763 295 2402
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
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ARTIST: The Talbott Brothers  VENUE: The Warming House ADDRESS: 4001 Bryant Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55409 DATE: Saturday, August 25, 2018 DOORS: 7:30pm SHOW: 8:00pm AGES: All Ages TICKET...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Growing up in an environment where everybody wanted to get into the music industry, Kevin Craft wasn’t passionate about singing or rapping, on the other hand, he did realize that he was a natural...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Event Charity: Special Olympics of Minnesota For more information, please visit https://mnruns.com/thegloruntwincities.

Cost: $70

Where:
Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 W 84th St
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
Contact Name: Peter Starykowicz
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Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Homewood Studios
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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