EVENTS

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Wonders of Winter

Description: Embrace and celebrate all things winter at Maple Grove's Wonders of Winter event. Located in the city's Central Park, families can bundle up and come out to see impressive ice-skating performances, participate in outdoor activities and make warm, yummy s'mores. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit maplegrovemn.gov.

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12000 Central Park Way
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Call: (763) 566-7722
Minneapolis / St Paul  

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Rumours & Dreams - The Music of Fleetwood Mac

Description: For fans of Fleetwood Mac or anyone who simply loves melodic rock 'n' roll, this remarkable show returns to CDT after numerous sold-out engagements is an absolute must-see. Singer-songwriter Pamela McNeill has compiled a song list of Fleetwood Mac's most well-loved songs delivered impeccably by a nine-piece ensemble of gifted musicians that is truly inspired. Soak up hits including: "Rhiannon," "You Make Lovin' Fun," Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow," "Gypsy," "Tusk," "Little Lies," "Sara" and many, many more.

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501 W 78th St
PO Box 100
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Call: (952) 934-1525
Minneapolis / St Paul  

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Full Moon Snowshoe, Sip, and Sample

Description: Enjoy the park on snowshoes lit with luminaries, then move indoors for local beer, wine, food samples, and vintage board games.  

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4444 Hadley Ave
Oakdale, MN 55128
Call: (651) 280-7299
Minneapolis / St Paul  

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Movie Night: The Potters of Buur Heybe, Somalia

Description: Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening of The Potters of Buur Heybe, Somalia. This 25-minute video, filmed in the late 1980s, details the archeological finds of the area and the pre-civil war pottery culture of Buur Heybe. Learn more about this major Somalian pottery center during the event and find out why “clay makes the food taste better.”  

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2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Call: (612) 339-8007
Minneapolis / St Paul  

Date: February 26 

Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm  

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Ham Lake Snowbowl

Winter festival that showcases Minnesota fun: Broomball tournament, snow sculpting, ice fishing contest, dog pull, fat tire bike race, vendor expo, food and beverages, contests and more. New for 2019 - Oval Track Snowmobile Racing.  

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1843 153rd Ave NE

Ham Lake, MN 55304
Call: (763) 434-3011
Minneapolis / St Paul  

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16th Annual WinterFest

Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 16th annual WinterFest celebration! Hunt for the WinterFest Medallion for a prize package worth hundreds! Enjoy many good ol'fashoned family friendly activities on Friday and Saturday!  

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Crosslake, MN 56642
Call: (800) 450-2838
Call: (218) 692-4027   

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Fairmont Lakes Foundation Ice Fishing Tournament

Got a soft spot for hardwater fishing? Come try your hand at the Fairmont Lakes Foundation's Annual Ice Fishing Tournament!  

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Fairmont, MN 56031
Call: (507) 235-5225
Southern  

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Magical Christmas in Glenwood

FREE FAMILY EVENTS weekly. Some of the free family events include: Horse Drawn Trolley Rides, Sleigh Rides with Santa's Reindeer, Lighted Holiday Parade, Free Community Supper, Christmas Bazaar, Business merchant holiday sales and open houses, a Living Nativity with live animals and the Camels, Community Movie Night, and more!  

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7 First Street NW
Glenwood, MN 56334
Call: (320) 634-3636
Central  

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A New Year Celebration: Vanska Conducts Bernstein, Copland and Gershwin

From Gershwin's Tin Pan Alley and F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age to Aaron Copland's folk music- inflected ballet, this concert celebrates the dynamic voices, vision, and talents of iconic American composers. And it wouldn't be New Year's Eve without a party: after the concert, we'll have some fun in the lobby and you can help us count down to midnight!  

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1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Call: (612) 371-5656
Minneapolis / St Paul  

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Chubb House Christmas Tea

On December first, Come to 209 Lake Ave Fairmont, MN 56031 to enjoy Christmas Tea at the historic Chubb House in Fairmont, MN!  This is a wonderful way to indulge in the holiday spirit!

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Secrets of Glensheen

Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, will showcase various objects from the Glensheen collection that have been hidden out-of-sight to visitors.

Milissa is responsible for the proper care and preservation of the objects in the mansion. Therefore, she sees all of the cool and interesting objects in Glensheen’s collection every day. More often than not, these are objects the public rarely has the opportunity to see.  Milissa will give an in-depth history of each object and perhaps even why the Congdon family acquired the item.  Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and get up close to these rarely-seen objects.  Guests will enter at the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.  Come enjoy this wonderful free event on November 28th from 7:00-8:00 PM!

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Artist's Holiday Sale and Festivities

The Winona Arts Center announces its 25th annual Holiday Sale and festivities on Saturday, December 1st from 9am-4pm at 228 East 5th Street in Winona. The gallery upstairs will include fine arts and crafts for sale by eight area artists. Activities downstairs include Christmas themed readings and holiday music, and offerings by Renaissance Breads & Pastries Coffeehouse. The entertainment is free and open to the public.

The artists include: Margarita Baumann; Knitted and crocheted fiber works; wearable items, quilts & toys, Kenneth Critzman; Turned wood bowls, Gary Flynn; Lighted, carved found wood sculptures, Marilyn Klinkner; Earthenware cups & bowls, tile boxes, fabric collages, Michelle Maslowski; Stoneware pottery; plates, mugs, soup & serving bowls, baking dishes, John Meyer; Watercolors, Bob & Jackie Onsrud; Handcrafted wooden cribbage boards, locks, keepsake boxes, music stands & more, Linda Riddle; Jewelry

Renaissance Breads & Pastries Coffeehouse Morning menu includes: scones, coffee, tea, juice & soda, Lunch includes: vegetarian soup, assorted breads, cookies, coffee, tea, juice & soda.

The performance schedule: 10:00-10:20am: Reading by Ray Felton of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. A special Christmas adventure story he shares with a beloved cousin before they part company. 11:00-11:30am: The Winona Fiddlers directed by Betsy Neil. Noon-12:45pm: The Tri-State Accordion Club directed by Ron Reimer. 1:15-2:00pm: The Cheezland Uke Band. 2:30-3:15pm: Reading by Taff Roberts of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas. A short story about the recollection of a boy’s memories about Christmas day. All are welcome to come and celebrate the season with us.  

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Isle of the Dead

​​Mississippi Valley Orchestra is a civic orchestra with over 60 talented musicians. We perform concerts in several locations in the Twin Cities.  Come watch this peformance directed by Ho Yin Kwok in Inver Grove Heights on October 24th!

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The Great Candy Run

Get ready for some sweet fun! October 14th, we're bringing The Great Candy Run to Lake Phalen. The Great Candy Run Minneapolis features candy-themed nostalgia and fun for grown-ups, and sweet, fit memory-making for kids. There's prize money and awards for costumes, too!  Come enjoy this sweet filled event on October 14th!

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I Outran the Hairy Man-Vergas

Come out to Vergas, MN to enjoy a great time for the whole family! We will have pumpkin painting, a hayride, local music, delicious food and a 5K race!  Come and enjoy this fun event on October 6th!

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Gardening at Loring Park

If you are a fan of gardening, then gardening at a park can be a fun learning experience, and a chance to meet other passionate gardeners.  Come garden at Loring Park on October 13th for a great time, supplies will be provided!

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Sever's Fall Festival

Since 1997, thousands of people have enjoyed our Corn Mazes. We hope that your family gets as much enjoyment out of this year's Corn Maze as we did building it! Come out and visit us at this year's Scuba Sever Corn Maze.  Come enjoy this fun family friendly event from September 21st-October 28th!

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Scream Town

Scream Town is a haunted attraction located in Chaska. Secluded outside the lights of the city in a remote corn field surrounded by huge 200 year old FOREST. One compliment we often get is "This atmosphere is amazing". Over 400,000 Squarefeet and 8 different attractions you can go in and out, we don't want you to visit us just once, we hope you make Scream Town a tradition for years to come.  Come enjoy this scary event from September 28th-November 3rd! 

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Rock and Rockets

Mystic Lake's Rock and Rockets Fourth of July celebration returns this year with a spectacular fireworks display and live music by local stars Kat Perkins and Jesse Larson. The free, all-ages event will take place outside Mystic Lake beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.  

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Art in the Park

This popular arts festival is held in Alexandria's City Park. It features over 150 booths of fine art, quality hand made crafts along with musicians and a wide array of festival food vendors. Alexandria Area Arts Association sponsors the event.  Come check out this unique event from July 28th-July 29th!

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RoVival in Roseville

Our first annual event will feature a timed 5k, 1-mile Fun Run (dogs welcome!), yoga, a local maker market, and block party with music from The Purple Xperience (Prince Tribute) and Kat Perkins (The Voice season 6 semifinalist).  Come check out this amazing event from July 22nd-July 29th!

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