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  • *NEW* 1st Annual Meat Meander

    It is always good to start the day with coffee. Start by visiting Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co. in Northeast Minneapolis’ art district set in a restored turn-of-the-century brick and timber warehouse. You may want to pick up some coffee roasted on site using fair trade and organic coffees and a baked good to sustain you on the trip. Now, time to stock up, and fill our coolers with delicious meats and other items to prepare for family dinners small and large. Here is a list of our stops: Ready Meats: features world famous Italian sausage, Dale recommends their porketta. Why not pick up some homemade spaghetti sauce and a pizza kit while you are there? Hackenmuellers: The market has been around for over 120 years. They sell between 600 and 700 pounds of bacon alone in a week. They can help with grilling advice and have a wide variety of meats to offer. Kramarczuk Sausage Co.: For over 60 years Kramarczuk’s has offered Eastern European inspired baked goods and meats. This is a great stop to load up on sausages, too many varieties to list made from time honored recipes. Did you know they sell to Target Field, U.S. Bank Stadium, and Allianz Stadium? I plan to pick up a torte from the bakery. Clancey’s Meats & Fish: We will call ahead to order our sandwiches using meats smoked on site and baguettes from the Rose Street Patisserie. This downtown Linden Hills butcher shop features cases and shelves filled with a wide variety of meats sourced from the same local farmers with then since they opened. Everett’s Foods & Meats: Featured on KARE 11 news in celebration of Jack Pflepsen’s 86th birthday and 60 years of ownership. Ribs, chicken, sausages and more are smoked daily in their on-location smokehouses. Morelli’s: Let’s top off our coolers at this family owned business around since 1915. Featuring meat, Italian groceries and spirits. Planning a pasta party? Morelli’s has their own homemade sauces and seasonings. WCCO said they have the best homemade lasagna and Twin Cities Live deemed their take and bake pizzas the best. Morelli's only accepts check and cash, please plan accordingly. District minivans will transport you. Meet at the Centennial District Offices near the visitor parking. We will have a chaser vehicle with us for the day to carry your personal coolers. Please bring a chilled cooler to house your own items purchased. We ask that you keep the cooler size to a traditional size, no extra large coolers please (under 100 quart).
  • *NEW* Centennial Hiking Club: Summit Avenue Walking Tour-West End

    We have held a previous stroll along the eastern end of this historic St. Paul Street in the past. This time we will visit the west end nearer the Mississippi River. Ernest Sandeen described Summit as, "the best-preserved American example of the Victorian monumental boulevard." We will refer to Ernest Sandeen's book St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue as we stroll along this one of a kind famous street. After the hike, for those interested, enjoy time at the French Meadow Bakery & Cafe'.
  • *NEW* Galena ll/Dubuque IA Getaway

    Pack your bags for this fun weekend adventure. We will depart Thursday morning and travel to Marquette, Iowa for a wine tasting and lunch. In Galena we are staying at the historic DeSoto House Hotel, breakfast and luggage service is included. Thursday night we will visit 3 historic homes in Dubuque for a progressive dinner. Friday morning starts with a visit to the National Mississippi Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque. You'll have time for lunch on your own in Dubuque and, if you like, to ride the Fenelon Elevator. Friday afternoon you'll have time to visit the quaint shops of Galena, before heading back to Dubuque for a dinner cruise on the Mississippi. Saturday morning we'll do a trolley tour of Galena and stop at the Ulysses S. Grant home for a tour. Lunch and shopping will be on your own before we board the bus around 2 pm to head for home. Space is limited. Registration Deadline: March 1. Trip Info: Thur, April 30 - Sat, May 2 Price: $585/single occupancy; $450/double occupancy Some hotel info: Once the principal river port of the Upper Mississippi Valley, Galena reached its economic peak during the 1850's. With the coming of Illinois Central Railroad, a group of local investors formed the "Galena Hotel Company" and built a grand hotel to reflect the growing prosperity of this "Metropolis of the Northwest". Named for the discoverer of the Mississippi River, the DeSoto House opened on April 9, 1855 and was billed as the "Largest Hotel in the West".
  • *NEW* Keg and Case Market & MN Science Museum

    We'll start our day with a visit to Keg and Case Market, a culinary and retail marketplace, located on the historic grounds of the iconic Schmidt Brewery. Inside the market you'll find a combination of chef-driven restaurants and a uniquely curated market brimming with an eclectic mix of regional goods. We'll spend 90 minutes at Keg and Case where you can shop, have coffee, lunch, or just some goodies. We'll then head to the MN Science Museum. We are scheduled to see an Omni Theater show at 2 pm. Due to technical changes in the theater the show has not been decided. The possibilities are Superpower Dogs or Ancient Caves. Check back with us in mid December for the title. Shows are approximately 45 minutes. After the show we'll board the bus and return home. Lunch is on your own. Pick up location at Lino Lakes YMCA. Please register by February 3. No refunds after February 3.
  • *NEW* Looney Lutherans in Livin' La Vida Lutheran

    The Looney Lutherans are back with more great music, more looney comedy, and lots of audience interaction in Livin' La Vida Lutheran: Looney Lifestyle Tips for Livelier Life. Using the principles of the "6HHP" (the 6 "Happy Heart" petals), the Loonies share their unique tips for living a livelier life. Segments include the Lutheran "food wheel," the Menopause Medley, Lutheran Yoga, and Do-it-Yourself Beauty Tips. Audience members may also be invited on stage to help demonstrate a Lutheran exercise routine using dishtowels, or to compete for cans of corn in the fast-paced game show POTLUCK. Before the show at the Ames Center in Burnsville, we'll enjoy a lasagna lunch with bread, soup, salad, dessert, and coffee or tea. Price includes transportation, lunch, and play ticket. Register by January 9, no refunds after this date. Pickup at the Lino Lakes YMCA at 11:15 AM, and return at approximately 4:15 PM.
  • *NEW* Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

    Maybe grab mom or grandma to celebrate their special day together. Best known for its beautiful display gardens, award-winning tree collections and natural areas, the Arb features miles of trails. We will take the three-mile walk which “provides an excellent overview of the grounds”. We will be exposed to woods, wetlands and prairies. Enjoy sweeping views of the Red Barn. After the hike, for those interested, enjoy time at the School of the Wise Coffee & Sandwich Shop in Victoria for lunch on your own.
  • *NEW* Music Man at Chanhassen Dinner Theater

    A fun and transformative story, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best! The Music Man follows a fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize - this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Trip includes motor coach, play and lunch. Dessert is on your own. Pick up location at Lino Lakes YMCA. Register by Feb 3. No refunds after Feb 3. Space is limited.
  • *NEW* Quilt Shop Hop: Central Cities

    Thanks to Minnesota’s plentiful options for quilt shops we are off to discover 3 new shops we have not visited on previous hops. Why not start at a shop that also has an in-house coffee shop? We’ll visit the Quilting Grounds, located in the former Palace Drug in Norwood Young America. Next we head to Bird Island to meet the folks at Gathering Friends, tucked inside a quaint 1902 historical building where you will find 3 buildings filled to the brim. As we turn our vans around and start heading back there is still time for one more stop at Quilt Haven in Hutchinson. This welcoming shop lives its mantra of “fun and inspiration.” Bonny and her husband Don fell in love with the building and shop and opened in 2013. We will lunch on your own at Masters Coffee Shop and Bakery in Olivia.
  • *NEW* St. Paul Tour and Lunch

    Come along to St. Paul as we take a guided tour of the James J. Hill House and learn about the life of this famed railroad magnate, his family and his legendary Summit Avenue Mansion. Then enjoy lunch at the City View Grille at St. Paul College. Students in the Culinary Arts program will be making our lunch of bread, salad, and your choice of entree (Pan Seared Chicken Breast, Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding and Carrots, or Roasted Salmon Filet with Wild Rice Pilaf. For dessert, there's citrus cheesecake. We'll also hear from the instructor about the program. Our State Capitol tour will highlight the beautiful architecture at the capitol as well as the decorative art, murals, and paintings dating back to 1905. Our tour guide will also share history and stories. Pick up at Lino Lakes YMCA. Register by March 18, no refund thereafter. Please indicate lunch choice when registering.
  • *NEW* The Snow Queen

    An ancient curse. A heart of ice. A life changing journey of transformation. The Snow Queen rules her magical kingdom with a heart of ice and a grip as cold as steel. When shards of an enchanted mirror fly into Cei's eye he falls under its spell. He becomes cold-hearted and the Snow Queen steals him away to her far-away land. With Cei as her helper, the Snow Queen has a chilling plan: to freeze the hearts of all living things and rule supreme over a world of snow and ice. We have secured a group of tickets for families at a reduced rate - all tickets are just $11! The show will be performed by the Lakeshore Players at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake. Please register by January 13. No refunds after January 13. Performance is Saturday, February 1 at 1pm. Community Education will contact you when tickets are available for pickup.
  • *NEW* Winter Animal Tracking (Ages 12+)

    Join naturalist Eric for a morning of tracking and exploration at Wargo Nature Center. Spend a short time in the classroom to introduce the basics of wildlife tracking, then head out on the trails to see what's going on at Wargo when there are no humans around. Warm clothes are required; bring a snack water bottle and a notebook. Eric is a certified wildlife tracker and active member of the Minnesota Tracking Club.
  • *NEW* Your Life Legacy Matters

    Legacy writing is a wonderful gift to give your loved ones. Write to reminisce, share beliefs and values, heal, pass on wisdom and life lessons, and bestow blessings and hopes for the future. In a relaxed environment learn some simple yet powerful tools and tips to get started. No writing experience necessary.
  • Centennial Community Band (grade 11+)

    Part of the Centennial Community Since 2003. Own a band instrument? Looking for a place to play? Come experience the joy of ensemble music making with a wide variety of symphonic band literature, even if it has been a while since you played. This non-audition band, under the direction of Barry Zumwalde, is comprised of musicians from the Centennial area and surrounding communities. Instrumentalists are welcome in percussion, low brass and horn, double reed and tenor/baritone sax sections. Interested musicians are invited to try up to three rehearsals without obligation. Visit the band website, www.centennialcommunityband.org for further information. Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. in the Centennial High School West Building band room (occasionally in the Middle School band room) during the school year. Concert Dates: Winter concert, Friday, February 21; Spring concert, Friday, May 1. Both are at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Information listed here is for your information only. No online registration.