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Minnesota Seniors Community Events and Entertainment Online is dedicated to keeping you connected to all the fun things to do around town!  Whether it's a couples' night out for yourselves or you're looking for something to do with your kids and grandkids, you'll find it all right here!

If you know of, or you are on the planning committee of an event, we would love to hear about it!  Please contact us with all the particulars of the event and we will post it here.

 

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Experience FlyOver America & Lunch at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar - See America like never before! FlyOver America is an amusement ride that involves motion, darkness, artificial scents, mist and wind to simulate a realistic flight.  With FlyOver America you’ll feel like you’re truly flying. Soar over spectacular landscapes and experience the USA from a birds-eye view - all in 10 minutes! There’s no faster, or more amazing, way to see what America has to offer.  Then lunch at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar at Radisson Blu Mall of America.  This package is available Monday – Friday from 11AM – 2PM and much be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.  Total cost is $23.99/per person and includes Admission to FlyOver America and Lunch at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar.  Souvenir Photo add on options are available.  Located at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America.  Book your Group Flights & Lunch Reservations at 952-853-6000 www.FlyOver-America.com.  Restrictions/Exclusions may apply.  See attached flyer for more information and lunch menu options.   

Now Playing – The Guthrie Presents:  Native Gardens - You can’t choose your neighbors. In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate dispute over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.  Running now through August 20th Click Here For Tickets or Call The Box Office at 612-377-2224.

Now Playing - The Looney Lutherans in: Livin' La Vida Lutheran - The Looney Lutherans are a trio of wacky gals on tour promoting their new cookbook and "lifestyle guide", USE YOUR FOOD. A GUIDE TO A HEALTHY HOLIDAY, FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS, EAT LIKE A LUTHERAN! Using music, comedy, and some help from the audience, these gals share some age-old wisdom for healthy living, the Lutheran way. (But you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ‘em!) Segments include the Lutherans food wheel (all roads lead to hotdish), an exercise routine, and Lutherans Beauty Tips (using items from your own kitchen you, too, can be a Sexy Lutheran.)  Running now through October 21st.  Click Here for Tickets or call the box office at (763) 553-1600 x1.

Now Playing – GREASE - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) most popular show, returns to the Main Stage for the first time in a decade. The original Rock ‘n’ Roll musical, GREASE, opens to a week of preview performances from March 3rd through 9th with opening night festivities on Friday, March 10.  Join Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 1950's.  Don't miss the unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”  It’s a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!  Running March 3rd thru October 28th Click Here for Tickets or call the box office at 952-934-1525.

August 17 – 20, 2017 - GO, Go, Go, Joe! - The RLC Theater Company presents:  JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHICOLOR DREAM COAT.  August 17, 18, 19 @ 7:30 p.m., August 20 @ 2:00 p.m.  Tickets:  $15/adults $12/seniors $8/students and children, Group discount for over 10 people.  BOX OFFICE: 612 861 2265 x3.  The RLC Community Theater, 8 West 60th Street, Minneapolis MN  55419.

August 19, 2017 – IndiaFest - IndiaFest celebrates the rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture of India. A FREE event open to all, this year’s festival is bigger and better than ever with internationally acclaimed Asian Indian dance and theater groups based in Minnesota including Ragamala, Ananya, and Katha Dance Theatre—as well as delectable Indian cuisine from eight local restaurants, foot-tapping live Bollywood music, exhibits, cultural displays, and an Indian bazaar.  Saturday, August 19th, Time: 11 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds, Saint Paul.  Admission: Free  http://www.iamn.org/en/

August 22, 2017 - An Evening with Joni Harms - Once upon a time, Country Music was known as “Country & Western,” it was called this for a reason. That’s where listeners found songs by such greats as Marty Robbins, Patsy Montana, Tex Ritter and Gene Autry — artists who favored the “western” sounds and values. Somewhere along the way, the “Western” was dropped. Over the past decade the Country Music Industry has increasingly focused on more 70s and 80s pop flavored sounds, in an effort to attract a younger audience.  “I personally can’t live without Western music,” says Joni Harms. “I like a lot of today’s country music, but the truth of the matter is that I’m very serious about keeping the western side of country music alive.” The sincerity in her voice is clear.  Joni has been given a wonderful gift from God and represents it well in her music. With less frequently used words like "God" and even "Cowboy," Joni is not afraid to sing about what she truly believes in.  7:30pm show, for tickets go to www.lemusiqueroom.com or call the box office at 612-314-9199.

August 23, 2017 - THAT’LL BE THE DAY The Music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt and Gene Pitney - Colleen Raye Productions presents this NEW SHOW featuring the talented Wayne Luchau, Colleen Raye and Debbie O’Keefe with The Echoes Rock and Roll Band. They will be performing the dynamic music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, and Gene Pitney.  You’ll hear your favorites from Roy Orbison including “Pretty Woman”, “You Got It,”  “Crying,”  Gene Pitney “Town Without Pity,” “24 Hours From Tulsa,”  and Linda Ronstadt “Blue Bayou,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “When Will I Be Loved” and more.  Filled with stories and humor as well as masterful musicianship and impressive vocals, the show will take you on an emotional, energetic and nostalgic journey you won’t forget.  2:00pm & 7:30pm shows at Le Musique Room.  Call the Box Office 612-314-9199 or www.lemusiqueroom.com for tickets.

August 26, 2017 - Mick Sterling Presents:  A Billy Joel State of Mind -    A Billy Joel State of Mind.  Kinda says it all doesn't it?  Mick Sterling and his amazing band will take you to a "Billy Joel State of Mind" right here at Le Musique Room, Saturday, Aug 26th at 8pm.  Visit our website for tickets at www.lemusiqueroom.com or call the box office at 612-314-9199.

August 29, 2017 - Understanding Medicare - Going on Medicare –or just interested in how it works?  Join the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging to learn about aspects of Medicare parts A, B, C & D - as well as information on supplemental Medicare insurance, and how to report Medicare fraud and abuse. Tuesday, August 29th, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Margaret Place Senior Apartments, 1555 118th Lane NW, C oon Rapids, MN 55448.  Seminar sponsored by Mary T. Hospice.    Light snacks will be provided. RSVP to Sarah Anderson at saraha@marytinc.com or (763) 760-0315.  www.marytinc.com.

August 30, 2017 - The Aging Brain: Insights From a Neuropsychologist & Memory Loss Specialists - Speaker, Dr. Terry Barclay, will discuss what “normal” brain aging and cognitive health looks like as we get older and contrast this with early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. He will explain what a gold standard memory work-up looks like, review current treatment options for dementia, and highlight what research has in store for the future. Dr. Barclay will also outline ways to support brain health and reduce one’s chances of developing dementia. Bring your questions for a lively discussion!  To register, call Jacob Frankel at 952-381-3446 and leave a message with your name and contact information.  Sabes JCC , 4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd , Minneapolis, MN 55416.  www.sabesjcc.org.

   

September 6, 2017 – Catholic Eldercare’s 4th annual Fall Festival/Senior Resource Fair  - Stop out at RiverVillage East, Wednesday, Sept 6th from 4-6pm.  In addition to our Senior Resource Fair with approximately 20-30 vendors, we will be offering free food -bratwurst, hot dogs, chips, cookies, cider and root beer.  We will also have our Read and Recycle- Green Book fair (where all books are free and they will recycle the books you would like to donate), live music and a wellness clinic (offering free blood pressure, glucose, BMI and flu/pneumonia vaccines will be available).  We will also be collecting donations for the NE Senior Food Shelf.  Anyone who donates nonperishable food or money can enter a drawing for a $50 gift card!!  Free and open to the public, bring your friends!  RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph St., Minneapolis, MN.  For more information, contact Robin Haenze at 612-605-2515 or rhaenze@catholiceldercare.org.  

September 8, 2017 - “An Evening with Martin Zellar” - Martin Zellar is one of the finest singer songwriters and one of Minnesota's own.  Martin had the very first regular show at Le Musique Room way back in December of 2015.  We can't wait to bring back this great show as Martin does what he does best, sing and tell stories.  Friday, September 8th, 8:00pm.  For tickets go to www.lemusiqueroom.com or call the box office at 612-314-9199.

September 9, 2017 - Deuces Wild Present: What a Wonderful World.  2pm Matinee, this wonderful matinee is perfect for mom, dad, the kids, any and all who love a good time.  Ted and Dave really make all smile, sing laugh and enjoy life by reflection through music.  This is a must see show tailored to seniors including a great solute to veterans.   For tickets go to www.lemusiqueroom.com GROUP RATES AVAILABLE by calling 612-314-9199.

September 9, 2017 - The Page Education Foundation will mark its 30th anniversary during its annual All-Star Gala - Founded by Diane and Alan Page, Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Alan served from 1992 until his retirement in 2015. Page is widely known for his former career as a professional football player. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988, he is best known for his defensive efforts with the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s. He attended law school at the University of Minnesota at the height of his football career. Both Alan and Diane are ardent defenders of equal education for children. Minneapolis’ Ramsey Middle School has been renamed to Justice Page Middle School in his honor.   7:00pm – 11:00pm at the Hyundai Club at U.S. Bank Stadium, 511 11th Ave. S, Minneapolis.  All proceeds from this event directly benefit Page Scholars in the form of Page Grants.  Click Here for more information and tickets or call 612-332-0406.

September 16, 2017 - 2nd Annual Seeds of Recovery, Fundraiser to Support Sobriety - Featuring keynote speaker, former WCCO TV news anchor – Don Shelby, who will share his personal story of recovery.  $50 includes appetizers, dinner and live music.  Saturday, September 16 from 5-8pm at Boutwells Landing, 5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082.  About Silver Sobriety: Silver Sobriety provides older adults with affordable, non-residential recovery services for alcohol and drug addiction. Our innovative and accessible recovery model helps seniors connect with their peers and focus on issues unique to their age group.  https://www.silversobriety.org/

September 16, 2017 - Lakewood Cemetery's 3rd Annual Lantern Lighting Celebration – the event offers an opportunity for people and their families to honor deceased loved ones by decorating a floating lantern in their memory. The event is celebratory in nature with live music, food trucks and other activities. At dusk, in a nondenominational ceremony, attendees gather to release their candlelit lanterns onto Lakewood’s eight-acre lake, while the names of loved ones are read aloud.  5:00pm – 8:00pm at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.  https://www.lakewoodcemetery.org/

September 20, 2017 – A Guide to Cremation Planning Seminar - Each Free Informational Workshop start with coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM and will end at Noon with a light lunch to follow. Door prizes will be drawn. These workshops will be hosted by and held at Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home/ Choice Cremation; 640 West Seventh Street; St. Paul, MN 55102.  http://www.kesslermaguire.com.

September 22, 2017 – Sweetwater Revival’s Annual Hallelujah Homecoming Concert – Great gospel music with uplifting testimonies.  Featuring the award winning, nationally acclaimed Gospel Artists, The Whisnants, outstanding pianists and MC, Michael Fischer.  Friday, Sept. 22nd, 7:00pm at Trinity Church, 10658 – 210th St. W, Lakeville, MN.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.sweetwaterrevival.com or by phone at 651-638-6333.  Group rates available.  Click Here For Flyer.

September 23, 2017 - 2nd Annual White Bear Area Housing Awareness Day - Educational Event Series, Senior Housing and Services.  A wide range of classes and events for seniors and their families.  11:00am - 4:00pm Senior Housing & Services Resource Room/Memory Care Corner.  Elder Resource Specialists available to help navigate choices.  1:00pm - 3:30pm Newtrax Bus Shuttle Service to Senior Center Open Houses.  For a full list of Open House and Educational Events contact the White Bear Area Senior Program. 

September 26, 2017 - Understanding Reverse Mortgages and Its Uses (which now includes purchases) - This course is NOT a sales pitch.  It is a course that will go over the pros and cons of Reverse Mortgages and will provide a better understanding about Reverse Mortgage and clarify the myths and truths.  During class there will be a Realtor and Financial Advisor available to answer questions attendees may have.  Free event.  Join us Tuesday, Sept. 26th at 9:00am - 10:30am at Normandy Park Education Center, 157 Senior Center Library, 2482 County Rd. F East, White Bear Lake Mn. 

September 27, 2017 – Stand Up Comedy with Mary Mack - Folk Humorist Mary Mack performs her sometimes-musical comedy at festivals, colleges, clubs, casinos and anywhere you can find a llama or a buffet line.  She has acted in cartoons, weird student films, and commercials that urge you to buy food for your hamster.  (Mary is totally FOR feeding your hamster.) A favorite on radio shows and podcasts around the country, including Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, The Bob and Tom Show, and American Public Media's WITS, Mary played the leading character Dylan on Fox's new late night cartoon Golan the Insatiable, season one.  Her voice has also been heard in the cult favorite Aqua Teen Hunger Force on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.  Mack’s comedy (spotted with occasional mandolin or clarinet outbursts) has been seen in the Vancouver Comedy Fest, The Andy Kaufman Awards, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, and the San Francisco Sketch Fest as one of "The Dozen" up and coming headliners designated by the festival.  She had her national TV debut on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and NBC's Last Comic Standing.  7:30pm show.  For Tickets go to www.lemusiqueroom.com  or call the box office at 612-314-9199.

September 29, 2017 - Senior Housing - Where Do I Begin? - Minnesota is a leader in housing options for seniors.  Get a broad overview of services and amenities associated with the various types of senior housing options.  Then learn how you can advocate for housing options in your community.  Presenters are Laura Mazzocco from Twin Cities Care and John Slade from MICAH.  Friday, Sept. 29th, 10:00am - Noon.  Located at Gladstone Community Center, 1945 Manton St., Maplewood, MN. 

October 4, 2017 – AARP Drivers’ Safety Class  - Reserve a spot at our AARP Drivers' Safety Class (50 yrs+) Wednesday, October 4th from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village (1/2 hour supper break, bring your own) $15/AARP Member, $20/Non-Member * Contact us today!  P 651-779-6639, 1355 Phalen Blvd., St Paul MN 55106, Email: realifecoopphalen@gmail.com

October 9, 2017 - Understanding Medicare - Going on Medicare –or just interested in how it works?Join the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging to learn about aspects of Medicare parts A, B, C & D - as well as information on supplemental Medicare insurance, and how to report Medicare fraud and abuse.  Monday, October 9th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the Coon Rapids Senior Center, 11155 Robinson Dr Co on Rapids, MN 55433.  Seminar sponsored by Mary T. Hospice.  Light snacks will be provided. RSVP to Sarah Anderson at saraha@marytinc.com or (763) 760-0315.  www.marytinc.com.

October 9, 2017 - Elder Financial Abuse Prevention Seminar for Seniors and the Families - Elder finanical abuse, also know as financial exploitation, is the illegal or unauthorized use of an older adult's funds or resources for the benefit of someone other than the older adult.  This includes fraud, theft, and acts of deception to gain control over a senior's money or property.  Come and learn about common types of financial abuse, indicators and signs, and how to report and get help.  Monday, Oct. 9th, 10:00am - 11:00am at Normandy Park Education Center, 157 Senior Center Library, 2482 County Rd. F East, White Bear Lake Mn. 

October 18, 2017 – Veteran's Issues & Benefits Seminar - Each Free Informational Workshop start with coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM and will end at Noon with a light lunch to follow. Door prizes will be drawn. These workshops will be hosted by and held at Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home/ Choice Cremation; 640 West Seventh Street; St. Paul, MN 55102.  http://www.kesslermaguire.com

October 20, 2017 - Pat Donohue (from A Prairie Home Companion) - Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. Chet Atkins called Pat one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing “haunting.”  Friday, October 20th, 8:00pm.  For tickets go to www.lemusiqueroom.com or call the box office at 612-314-9199.

October 21, 2017 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  SUNDAY 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC), 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

October 25, 2017 - New! AARP Class Offering * Smart DriverTek * - FREE Wednesday, October 25th at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.  AARP Driver Safety has teamed up with The Hartford to develop a workshop to provide drivers with the necessary tools to navigate modern vehicle technology.   WHAT IS SMART DRIVERTEK? Smart DriverTEK is a new educational program that helps drivers to understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies, how to use them and to recognize how these technologies might enhance their driving safety and extend their safe driving years.  Contact us today!  P 651-779-6639, 1355 Phalen Blvd., St Paul MN 55106, Email: realifecoopphalen@gmail.com

October 31, 2017 - Margaret Place Senior Living Halloween Party & Scarecrow Contest - Come and visit Margaret Place Senior Apartments and see all the scarecrow creations on display for your viewing enjoyment.  Register, create and enter your own scarecrow in our Fall contest.  Finished scarecrows will be set up the last week of September in the assigned area.  Signs will be provided for your company, organization, business or family and placed in front of your scarecrow entry.  All scarecrows must be in good taste and represent you.  Vote for your favorite scarecrow by emailing or faxing your vote to Lucia at luciaf@marytinc.com or fax 763-754-0332.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded at our Halloween Party, Tuesday, October 31st at 2:30pm.  RSVP's are required to participate to Lucia 763-710-1498 or luciaf@marytinc.comSee attached registration form

November 2 through December 23, 2017 - The Looney Lutherans in:  HOLD THE LUTEFISK! - You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…” Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New Year’s resolutions with exciting new exercise tips (the 12 Days of Housework); hear the Loonies extol the virtues of their new Cuisinart 12 speed mixers; and learn the secret to getting on Santa’s “nice list” (hotdish, anyone?)  Whether your in-laws have overstayed their welcome, or the furnace is acting up, take a break from the stress of the season by celebrating the holidays with the Looney Lutherans. (And, of course, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em.)  Running November 2nd thru December 23rd.  Click Here for Tickets or call the box office at (763) 553-1600 x1.

November 4, 2017 - Lord of Life Church Holiday Bazaar - Join us for a great holiday event from 9:00am - 2pm at Lord of Life Church in Ramsey.  Get some early Christmas shopping done.  Up to 80 vendors/crafters, artists, and more.  14501 Nowthen Blvd., Ramsey, MN.   http://www.lol.org

November 4 - 5, 2017 ~ Healthy LIFE EXPO™ - Sat and Sun 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center – Hall D - 1301 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN – 55403.  Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and success in all areas of life! Featuring 3 Stages of on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and live entertainment. Free product sampling, hourly drawings and health information, tips, and ideas. New this year is the Yoga Stage with on-going seminars and demonstrations. The Smart place to get the free tips information to start living a healthier life. See the latest in men’s & women’s health, weight loss, living well, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long!  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food ShelfSee all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 11, 2017 - CrestView Senior Community - Columbia Heights Open House & Craft Fair.  Join us from 9:00am - 12:30pm and tour our beautiful community.  Also check out the craft/vendor fair.    4444 Reservoir Blvd. NE, Columbia Heights, MN.  763-782-1601.  www.crestviewcares.org.

November 11, 2017 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at the National Sports Center in Blaine Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 18, 2017 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Maple Grove Community Center Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 25 thru December 31, 2017 - A Taxing Christmas - A musical comedy by Patti J. Hynes-McCarthy.  Join us at The Seasons Dinner Theater at Majestic Oaks Golf Club for our dinner show.  Matinee shows also available.  Ticket prices include dinner & show (tax & gratuity are not included).  Tickets can by purchased online at www.majesticoaksgolfclub.com or call 763-755-2140.

November 29, 2017 - Billy McLaughlin's SimpleGifts Holiday Christmastide Tour 2017 - With little media attention, SimpleGifts is arguably the most successful MN holiday-themed project celebrating exclusively traditional hymns and carols interpreted in modern arrangements. Fueled by grassroots fans since 2001, the 16th Annual SimpleGifts 2017 Holiday "Christmastide" Tour includes close to 20 concerts between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve in the Twin Cities metro or close proximity. Music from the group's most recent CD  "This Christmastide" and previous five critically acclaimed releases will be featured. The ensemble's previous CD, Wintergrace, is characterized by local music critic Jim Walsh:  "…one of the most elegant and listenable Christmas collections of this or any year — "WinterGrace" from the Billy McLaughlin-led local collective SimpleGifts" – MinnPost.  With exceptional set and lighting design and an impeccable sound-system, SimpleGifts puts community celebration ahead of commercialization - pulling the audience into the sublime side of traditional repertoire in a truly meaningful Christmas event. Expect modern arrangements with an "Old-world" feel highlighting Billy's signature acoustic-guitar, angelic three-part harmony vocals, bagpipes, Celtic whistles, violin, piano and tasty atmospheric percussion.  Wednesday November 29th  2pm matinee and 7:30pm.  For tickets call the Box Office 612-314-9199 or www.lemusiqueroom.com 

December 2, 2017 - Feast Local Food Festival - This is an event where local farmers and foodmakers showcase, sample and sell their products at over 100 exhibit booths. Also during the event we have chef demonstrations, a children's activity area, and beer and wine tasting. It is great event for learning about local food in the area as well as purchasing food gifts for the holiday season!  Located at the Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN.  Cost is $5 to attend. A beer/wine wristband is an additional $20, but we can offer a discounted price for these to larger groups.  You can see more about the event on ourwebsite, or from this article from City Pages.

December 8, 2017 -  Church of Cash Present: A Johnny Cash Christmas - Jay and the guys always bring a fantastic Johnny Cash Tribute show to us and now we add the Christmas show to our line-up.  Come celebrate Christmas and Cash in style with the Church of Cash.  Group rates available by calling the box office at 612-314-9199.  2pm and 8pm shows.  More information at www.lemusiqueroom.com   Free parking, easy in and out, buses welcome

January 23, 2018 – What A Girl Wants Girls Night Out – Women’s Expo - Mark You Calendars! You won't want to miss our 13th Annual What a Girl Wants, Girl's Night Out... Women's Expo! Tuesday, Jan. 23rd from 4 to 9 PM!!! $3 at the Door! Green Haven Golf Course -2800 Greenhaven Road Anoka 55304.  New!!! Free Valet Parking from 4:30 to 8:30 PM by Unparalleled Parking Don't miss out on $5 eyebrow waxing by Salon Ciry!!! Free Flowers to First 200 women by Forever Floral! Free bags by Suburban Imaging!!! Free Mini Board Projects by Bee artsy, $5 Mini Canvas Painting, by Wine and Canvas Minneapolis! Free Make and Take cards, by Sandy McManus ! Plus many other wonderful vendors! Food and cocktails available for additional cost! Stop in for a little time for yourself or stay all night with your girlfriends! All Proceeds will go to Women Worth Celebrating - Random Acts of Hope & Encouragement for Women in Anoka County! Thankful for our Partnership with All Event Party Rental & Supplies, LLC and Lori Wawers.

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Free Computer/Smartphone/Tablet Classes Available at George Latimer Central Library, 90 W 4th St., Ecolab Training Center on the 4th floor, St Paul, MN 55102.  Call 651-266-7000 or go to http://www.sppl.org/computer-classes to register. 

Now Playing - Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret - in The Playhouse and continuing... Stevie Ray's Comedy Troupe will keep you laughing with comedy sketches, music and improv based on suggestions taken from the audience!  Shows are Thursday-Sunday. Tickets are $20 for Thursday & Sunday, Tickets are $25 for Friday & Saturday, Show is at 8p (Thursday-Saturday) and at 7p on Sunday, Reservations recommended at 952-934-1525 or order online at www.ChanhassenDT.com.

MovementWise is a dance movement experience where older adults are encouraged to take chances and empowered to become visible. Through adaptive, modifiable movement classes with Cowles Teaching Artists, participants will:  Dance, Explore their creativity, Engage their minds, Socialize with like-minded people.  MovementWise is for dance and art enthusiasts, curious thinkers looking to try something new, newcomers to dance, former dancers, and everyone in between. Designed as a dance community for adults 55+, participants in MovementWise classes receive a variety of benefits including discounted tickets to all Sunday matinee performances at The Cowles Center.  Please look for more information about the next series of classes.  Click Here for information on classes. Contact Jessi Fett to learn more about MovementWise opportunities at jfett@thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3640.  Click Here for more details:  MovementWise

FREE Fitness Classes for Seniors - Live 2 B Healthy® conducts FREE senior fitness classes, led by Certified Personal Trainers, at over 100 different Minnesota-area senior communities, senior centers and churches.  These classes are free and open to the public.  To locate a class in your area, please visit:  https://franchise.live2bhealthy.com/class-schedule/ and enter your zip code.  All ability levels are welcome.  Please call the listed Organizer for more information about the class you are interested in. 

Margaret Place Senior Apartments is Now Offering Senior Fitness Classes.  Margaret Place Senior Apartmentsis proud to partner with Live 2B Healthy to provide professional quality, Certified Personal Trainer led senior fitness classes.  We will be holding classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from 1:30pm - 2:15pm.  Come join our group and experience improved strength, balance and and mind/body connection.  Classes are free with insurance from SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit, UCare, Humana, BCBS, Medica, Cigna, Aetna, United Health & Health Partners.  For more information or to sign up for classes, contact Lucia Frost at luciaf@marytinc.com. or call (763) 710-1498.  1555 118th Lane NW, Coon Rapid, MN 55448.  Click Here for Flyer www.marytinc.com/senior_apartments.php

Minnesota Theater Alliance compiles discounts from theaters for seniors. To see their latest listing, visit http://mntheateralliance.org/discounts/seniors

55+ Driver Improvement Program - 8 hour initial course and 4 hour refresher courses available.  Participants who are age 55 and older will earn a 10% discount on their automobile insurance premium by taking the initial 8 hour course. The 10% discount can be retained be taking a 4 hour refresher course every three years.  This is an approved accident prevention course with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and is similar in content to the nationally recognized 55 Alive or 55 plus course.  Cost:  The 8 hour course fee is $24.  The 4 hour course fee is $20.  For class times and locations and to register call toll free at 1-888-234-1294 or Click Here.

Anoka Senior Center:  Enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch Monday through Friday for a suggested donation of $3.50, including milk, coffee, and dessert.  For more information, call 763-427-6646 or Click Here For More Details
For all up coming events at the Anoka Senior Center Click Below:
Click Here for the monthly "Anoka Senior Times" Newsletter

Coon Rapids Senior Center - Click Here for information on senior services and the monthly newsletter offering a list of day trips and activities for seniors.

Spring Lake Park Recreation Older Adult Program - In this age of fast pace technology, we find ourselves running to keep up with the daily demands on our time. Take this opportunity to find something to enjoy, to rejuvenate your spirit, to allow you to take on another day.  Call a friend and join a class or tour. Explore the many enrichment opportunities available to adults of all ages.  Sports, crafts, home and garden, hobbies, tours, day trips, whatever your interest, do something just for you.  Check out our special interest classes and sports & fitness offerings on the menu to the left.  http://www.slprec.org

FREE Breast Cancer Screening available for qualifying women who are over 40, meet income requirements, and are either under-insured or have no insurance to cover the cost of testing. For more info, call MN Dept of Health Sage Program, 1-888-643-2584

Anoka Women of Today - Get involved with your community! For more info, Click here

American Legion

VFW

FREE ART CLASSES - Hennepin County Library, through a grant from the "Friends of the Library", are offering free art classes for the first 15 registrants.  Take a class with a friend or family member!  Click Here for a list of classes, dates, times and locations.  Visit www.ArtsySmartsyClass.com for more information. 

FREE YOGA CLASSES - Union Depot in downtown St. Paul has added another free yoga opportunity to its weekly schedule of classes open to the public.  The new class, Yoga Sculpt done with no weights, will be held weekly on Mondays beginning April 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and will be taught by skilled instructors from Studio925 by CorePower Yoga & Spa in Woodbury.  No advance registration is required.  Yoga Sculpt with no weights is a total body workout designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group.  This class will increase the heart rate with an easy-to-follow program and complements regular yoga practice by increasing overall strength.  Union Depot also offers free yoga classes on Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  The Tuesday classes are at Intermediate level and the Saturday classes are at a variety of skill levels, with the first Saturday of the month focused on Beginner level. Classes are held in the Waiting Room and guests are asked to bring their own towel, water and yoga mat.  If the Waiting Room is closed for a private event, classes take place in the Head House under the East clock unless otherwise noted.  For more information about the classes, visit http://www.uniondepot.org/events/eventcalendar/.

Let's Go Fishing with Seniors:  If you enjoy the outdoors and you're looking for a fabulous volunteer opportunity, here's your chance!  LGF is a network of members, volunteers and chapters with a passion for the outdoors and who come together as one team, to serve seniors and advance the mission of LGF. Our unique program serves to improve the quality of life for seniors and build stronger communities. With chapters located throughout Minnesota LGF is able to reach thousands of individuals each year. All the fishing rods, bait, and life jackets are provided.  The pontoons  are handicap accessible.  The only thing the individual needs to provide is a fishing license! (Minnesota DNR).  Chapters are looking for help with fund-raising, planning, and taking Seniors out fishing and boating.  Call toll free at 888-235-8448 or Click Here For More Details & Make Your Reservation

Events by day of the week (click the day): 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

MONDAY'S

3rd Monday of every month - Lewy Body Dementia Support Group.  This is a great group for anyone who is struggling with a loved one who has been diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia.   Join us at 6:30pm at Ecumen Lakeview Commons, 1200 Lakewood Dr. N, Maplewood, MN.  Our facilitators are amazing and know of the disease first-hand. Anyone who is interested can call Maryann Schaefer at 651-773-7150 or email maryannschaefer@ecumen.org

3rd Monday of every month - Senior Writers Group - A new writers group for seniors who love to write and/or have written books or poetry, meeting every third Monday of the month.  10:00 am, Burnsville Senior Community Center, Suite 102.  Call 952-707-4120 or email watchmenoftheking@yahoo.com for more information. 

4th Monday of the month BINGO - Join us 12:30pm - 2:30pm for Bingo at the Heritage Park Senior Services Center, 1015 4th Ave. N, Minneapolis.  Special guest caller, great prizes and refreshments.  612-344-2221.

TUESDAY'S

Crooners Tuesday Date Nights - Two three-course dinners and a bottle of wine for $50. Three options for different tastes and diets. The best in local and national music daily. Crooners opens at 4pm and is located at 6161 Highway 65 NE, Fridley, MN. - 763-571-9020http://www.croonersloungemn.com.

Every Tuesday 9:00 AM:  New Knitting & Crocheting Group meeting every Tuesday morning at the Anoka Senior Center, 1500 6th Ave., Anoka, MN.. 

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month - Science Museum of Minnesota Senior Tuesdays- Special discount pricing: $11.00 for seniors ages 60+.  $9.00 for senior groups of 15 or more.  For more information, call 651-221-9444.

3rd Tuesday of the month - Movie Matinee - Join us at Heritage Park Senior Services Center, 1015 4th Ave N, Minneapolis from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  You pick the movie!  612-344-2221. 

Last Tuesday of each month – The Homestead’s Memory Café – This is a place for individuals with early memory loss, their caregivers and their families to find support and fellowship with peers. Coffee, treats, and enjoyable activities are offered at no charge.  The Homestead’s Memory Café meets on the last Tuesday of each month at The Homestead at Maplewood, 1890 Sherren Avenue East Maplewood, MN 55109, from 1pm to 2:30pm.  Questions? Please contact Dana Rossbach at 651-770-3959 or by email at drossbach@voa.org

WEDNESDAY'S

Every Wednesday - Silver Sneakers Flex Program at Body In Motion Pilates Studio, 11452 Martin St. NW., Coon Rapids, MN. 10:00am class.  Call 763-213-5181 for more information or visit our website, www.bodyinmotionmn.com 

Every Wednesday UCare Skyway Senior Center Walking Club - This is open to everyone.  10:00am-11:00am the walking club follows paths through the downtown Minneapolis skyways and around downtown.  All fitness levels are welcome.  Beginning at UCare Skyway Senior Center.  Cost is FREE.  Call 612-370-3869 or visit www.Minneapolismn.gov for more information. 

1st Wednesday of each month - FREE Blood Pressure Checks - 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Southdale Center, 1st Floor, Center Court.  Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care of Edina For more information call 952-929-5695.

1st Wednesday of each month - Parkinson’s Support Group - Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month 3:00 pm.—4:00 p.m.  For more information call Jane Hubbard, LSW, 952-898-8728.  Augustana Regent at Burnsville, 14500 Regent Lane, Burnsville, MN. 55306

1st Wednesday of each month - Senior Dance at the Savage American Legion, Post 643 Dan Patch, 12375 Princeton S, Savage, MN.  Music by the Hi Hats Band 1:30 pm - 4:30pm, with a light meal at 4:30, Cost is $5.00 per person.

2nd Wednesday of each month 1:30 PM:  Senior Dance at the Prior lake VFW Post 6208.  Downtown Prior Lake on Main St. and Pleasant.  Music by the Hi Hats Band starts at 1:30pm with a light meal at the end of the dance.  Cost is $5.00 per person.

2nd Wednesday of each month - The MN Alzheimer’s Association will offer a support group for family members with loved ones suffering from memory loss.  2:00pm - 3:00pm at St. Hedwig Church, 129 29th Ave NE, Mpls. Teri Brustad, RN will be the facilitator. The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month. All are welcome, no cost. Call 612-362-2463 for more information.  In collaboration with RiverVillage a Catholic Eldercare Community

2nd Wednesday of each month - Parkinson's Support & Education - 4:00pm at Catholic Eldercare MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living, 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis.  Contact 612-379-1370 for more information. 

2nd & 3rd Wednesday of each month - Senior Dances at the Coon Rapids American Legion1:00 to 4:00 pm. $4.00/person For more info, call 763-421-6260

3rd Wednesday of each month Senior Dance at the Lakeville Senior Center - 20110 Holyoke, Lakeville, MN.  Music by the Hi Hats Band starts at 1:30pm with a light meal at the end of the dance.  Cost is $5.00 per person.

4th Wednesday of each month Senior Dance at the Apple Valley American Legion, 14521 Granada Dr, Apple Valley, MN.  Music by the Hi Hats Band 1:30 pm - 4:30pm, with a light meal at 4:30, Cost is $5.00 per person.

Last  Wednesday of each month - Memory Care Support Group - Memory ‘Café’ - Meets the last Wednesday of each month , 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.  For more information call Jane Hubbard, LSW, 952-898-8728.  Augustana Regent at Burnsville, 14500 Regent Lane, Burnsville, MN. 55306.

THURSDAY'S

Every Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM: Come by for a few bags of FREE Groceries. Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Kingswood Church, 1264 109th Ave. NE in Blaine.  For more information, call 763-757-4266 or Click Here For More Details

1st Thursday of each month - Come play cribbage with Augustana Regent.  9 – 11:30 a.m., *Rotate partners after each game.*  Augustana Regent 14500 Regent Lane Burnsville, MN R.S.V.P. to Beth at 952-898-8722.  (Limited to 24 players)  Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7

1st and 3rd Thursday - Singles All Together - Offering activities for single people, in a non-threatening environment for social and personal growth.  Located at the Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way - Edina Time:  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.   Click Here for the schedule of all events.

FRIDAY'S

1st Friday of every month:  Fabulous First Fridays! - Join us from 10:30am - 12:00pm for our fun day filled with games, laughter and of course fun!  Heritage Park Senior Services Center, 1015 4th Ave N., Minneapolis, MN.  612-344-2221

1st Friday of every month:  Senior Dance at the East Bethel Senior Center 2241 221st Ave NE, East Bethel.  Call 763-434-6179 for more information.

SATURDAY'S

Every Saturday - Listen Live to "Aging But Dangerous" Radio Show on AM 1220 KLBB every Saturday morning 9:30AM - 10:00AM.  Click Here to listen to Podcast Aging BUT DANGEROUS.com® inspires, empowers and challenges women over 50 to self-fulfill, self-actualize and live their lives to the absolute fullest.

 

Deals & Discounts - Not Affiliated with Minnesota Seniors

Student Theatre Camp Experience Rises To Top
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ renowned summer theatre camp program, CHAN DT MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP, returns this summer with exciting new themes for youths and teens.  Since 1994, over 11,000 kids and teens have learned about the magic of musical theatre as only Chanhassen can do it. This educational camp program is also terrific summertime fun. Kids and teens, ages eight to eighteen, are given opportunities to explore a wide spectrum of musical theatre components including voice, movement, costumes, scenery, stage combat, improv and more -- all taught by professional members of the Chanhassen acting company, designers and choreographers making the CDT student theatre experience rise above other offered theatre camp programs.  Camp sessions are available throughout the summer months for both half and full day, week-long sessions. This makes the perfect gift for grandchildren who love musical theatre or are looking to make new friends and boost confidence. To register or receive more info, call the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ box office at 952-934-1525 or go online to www.chanhassendt.com to watch a video and learn more.

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