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  • *NEW* Al & Alma's Lake Minnetonka Boat Cruise and Lunch

    Join us for a 1.5 hour lunch cruise on Lake Minnetonka. We will be cruising with Al and Alma's. The first dinner cruise from Al and Alma's took place in 1973, after the supper club started back in 1956. Al and Alma's is a true Lake Minnetonka institution. Your trip will include lunch (a sandwich, salad, chips, and dessert). Coffee or tea included, other beverages will be available for purchase. On our way home, we'll make a stop for a treat at Honey & Mackies Ice Cream in Plymouth. With a list of homemade ice cream a mile long, you'll have a tough decision to make. Ice Cream is on your own. Fee includes transportation, boat trip and lunch. To receive this great price for the boat and lunch, we do have an early registration deadline of May 20. No refunds after May 20. Please register early to secure your spot. 
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  • *NEW* Centennial Hiking Club: Brown’s Creek Trail Hike

    We’ll start at the eastern end of Stillwater and head up and away from the scenic St. Croix River and travel along the picturesque route of Brown’s Creek westward nearing the Gateway Trail. The route up is a gentle uphill hike with a return trip working our way back the same trail back into Stillwater. Much of the trail travels through wooded areas on a paved trail. Come enjoy the views! Instructions for meeting location near the hike’s starting point emailed prior to hike.Hike:  Saturday, May 4, 9 - 11 am (approx.), plus time at the Oasis Cafe' afterwards for those interested.
  • *NEW* Duluth Getaway

    You will start the day in Duluth with a waterfront tour aboard the Vista Fleet. This fully narrated 75-minute tour will give you insider information on Duluth's regional landmarks. There is a cash bar and concessions available on the boat. Next you'll head to Canal Park for a couple hours where you can walk, have lunch (on your own), shop, visit the Maritime Museum, and hopefully catch a ship under the Ariel Lift Bridge. There's lots to see and do in Canal Park, and you'll be visiting before the craziness of summer hits. Your delightful day will end with a self-guided tour at Glensheen Mansion. At 4 pm get back on the bus to head for home. Register by May 8. No refunds thereafter. Trip includes transportation, boat cruise, and Glensheen tour. Trip departs from Lino Lakes YMCA at 7:15 am and returns approximately 6:45 pm.
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  • *NEW* Family Birding

    Come learn about our magnificent feathered friends. We will start this family-friendly program indoors looking at some of the features that make birds so unique. Afterwards we will head outside to look for birds around the nature center, including Kira, our resident red-tailed hawk. Binoculars available for use. 
  • *NEW* Lake Harriet Streetcar and Cathedral

    Welcome to the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line!  Step back to the days when the streetcar was king - when Twin Citians went to work, school and play by trolley. Visit the displays in our station, shop our unique gifts and souvenirs, then take a nostalgic ride on one of our historic streetcars along a scenic route between the lakes. Your Motorman will provide interesting information about the car and Minnesota streetcar history. After our 30-minute ride, you'll have time for lunch on your own, or you're welcome to bring your own picnic lunch. Bread and Pickle is located at Lake Harriet and has a large menu, with most items around $10. There's also time to make a quick walk to the rose garden if you like. Our last stop is the St. Paul Cathedral for a guided tour. Please register by July 2. No refunds thereafter.Bus will depart from the YMCA in Lino Lakes at 8:40 a.m. and return approximately 3:15 p.m.
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  • *NEW* Lindstrom Walking Tour & Picket Fence Gals Occasional Sale

    Lindström, MN “America’s Little Sweden”. Join us for a tour of this picturesque small town settled by Swedish Immigrants in the mid-1800s. We will begin the day visiting the Picket Fence Gals for their monthly sale that hosts unique treasures from over 30 creative vendors. The sale is staged in and around a large Victorian home built in 1885 by Samuel Hallberg, a local druggist. After dropping our purchased treasures back at the vans we’ll begin our walking tour which includes a number of historic homes and businesses in the area. Some points of interest are: the Dinnerbell Restaurant, which stands on the site of Daniel Lindstrom’s first log home and was once the Peninsula Hotel built in 1889. We will stop by the Lindstrom Bakery where you can purchase Scandinavian and Swedish-inspired baked goods. The walking tour routes along the main street catching nice views of Lindstrom Lake and along portions of the north end of town.On our way back home well lunch (on our own) at the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant known for over 50 years serving authentic German food in the Stillwater area. Don’t worry if Schnitzel is not up your alley there are burger and salad options as well. Transportation is provided using our district mini vans. Meet at Centennial District Offices (we will park near the visitor parking). Return time is approximate.
  • *NEW* Owatonna Museum and Fair

    Do you love the MN State Fair, but hate the crowds and walking? Or maybe you've never been. Well, we have a great option for you. The Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna, MN is an amazing fair. It has everything the MN State Fair has to offer in a much smaller, less crazy environment. Senior Day is August 15. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy food, vendors, animals, music, shows, and tons more! We'll get you to the fair by noon so you can have plenty of time to eat! Before the fair we'll make a stop at the MN State Pubic School Orphanage Museum for a guided tour. The museum was founded to "Remember the Children" who lived there. Between 1886 and 1945, 10,635 children that were orphaned, abandoned or abused were sent to Owatonna, once the third largest institution of its kind in the nation. Fee includes transportation and guided tour. Register by August 1. No refunds thereafter. Transportation will depart from the Lino Lakes YMCA at 8:15 am and return approximately 5:45 pm.
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  • *NEW* Quilt Shop Hop: Destination Southeastern MN & Fabric Wall Hanging Express Class

    Join us as we visit 4 South Eastern Minnesota quilt shops. We’ll begin the day at Eagle Creek Quilt Shop in Shakopee within an enchanting railroad depot. Then travel to nearby New Prague named for its immigrant founders where we’ll join Anne Tuma, owner of Down Under Quilting, for a personal class where we will create a beautiful fabric wall hanging using a fat quarter and iron on transfer technique. Anne will also serve coffee, tea and a treat. Then enjoy lunch on your own in the homey, lodge-like atmosphere at Fishtale Bar & Grill. From there we’ll meander our way back north stopping along the way at Quilter’s Dream in Montgomery, and Quilting by the Hearth in Lonsdale. Each quilt stop will allow approximately 45 minutes of shopping. District mini vans will transport you on the hop. Meet at the Centennial District Offices (we will park near the visitor parking). Kathy Johnson, coming along as our Resident Quilting Expert to assist with questions you may have along the way.
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  • *NEW* Quilt Shop Hop: Iron Range Area

    Join us as we head towards Minnesota’s Iron Range area. First stop, the city of Floodwood, a bedroom community to Duluth, Cloquet, Grand Rapids and Hibbing and “The Catfish Capital of the World”. We will visit the Hingeley Road Quilt Shop, one of the largest shops in northern MN. From there we will head north to Hibbing to see what is new at Quilts Around the Corner. We will find a nice spot to enjoy our box lunch from the Sunrise Bakery, a fourth generation Italian bakery. As we head back south we cannot resist a stop at Quarry Quilts and Yarns in Sandstone. Box lunch provided with water. Make your selection at check out:Turkey BLT: Turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato served with house mayoItalian Club: Capocollo, turkey, salami, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, garlic sauce on a baguetteHam or Turkey: with cheese of choice (cheddar, American, pepper-jack, swiss), lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, sauce on a baguetteCaesar Wrap: chicken, lettuce, Italian dressing, cheese in a wrapVeggie Sub: cheddar, swiss, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, garlic sauce on a baguette