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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!

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Experience FlyOver America & FlyOver Canada - A must see attraction for locals and visitors alike, FlyOver America is a ride unlike anything Minnesota has ever seen.  Riders are suspended in the air with feet dangling 10-40 feet above the ground immersed in a giant half-spherical dome screen.  Special effects including, wind, scents and  mist make you feel like you are truly flying.  FlyOver America began a limited engagement of FlyOver Canada. Come soar over Canada at FlyOver America! Get whisked away on an exhilarating journey across Canada, from east to west. You’ll dip into deep valleys, glide over magnificent prairies, gaze at snow-capped mountains, and experience the thrill of buzzing urban environments. By the journey’s end, you will find yourself in awe of the breathtaking elegance of Canada!  FlyOver America and FlyOver Canada will alternate rides running approximately every 15 minutes. The price for experiencing FlyOver America and FlyOver Canada; Adult:  $23.95 + sales tax; children 12 and under $17.95 + sales tax.  www.FlyOver-America.com.  Restrictions/Exclusions may apply.  See attached flyer for more information on special events!  FlyOver America offers discounted group rates beginning at a 15+ person minimum.  Call 952-853-6000 or email:  info@flyover-america.com for more information.  FlyOver America is open standard Mall of America hours.  It’s always a good idea to check flyover-america.com or call ahead for information regarding extended or restricted hours. 

Now Playing - Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Presents "Sister Act" - Featuring the acclaimed original cast from when it last played a little more than two years ago, tickets are now on sale. Starring Regina Marie Williams and Norah Long, SISTER ACT is the ultimate uplifting and inspiring night at the theatre. Running now through February 24, 2018. Click Here for Tickets or call the box office at 952-934-1525. 

Now Playing – The Bucket Brigade Presents “Til Death” A Marriage Musical - The hit Valentine’s musical returns! It’ll have you elbowing your date in the ribs, laughing ’til you cry and/or crying ’til you laugh.  Ethan and Olivia are stuck in marital midlife crisis and in a tiny cabin with a honeymooning couple who are perfectly perfect for each other. Will their marriages last… the weekend? The hit musical that’s ridiculous, heart-wrenching, squirm-inducing and lovely… just like marriage.  “A charming, silly, and at times poignant musical about love and relationships… with catchy songs and great performances.” – Cherry and Spoon.  Running now through February 24th, Playing at Art House North, 793 Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102.  Call 612-547-9839 or  Click Here for more information and tickets.

Now Playing - TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE  - Based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom and adapted for the stage by Albom and renowned playwright and screen writer Jeffrey Hatcher (Mr. Holmes, Casanova, Stage Beauty), TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the hilarious and heart-warming story of the relationship between sportswriter Mitch, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch re-connects with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a delightful and moving last class in the meaning of life.  TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE runs Feb. 8 – 25, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. All performances are at the Sabes JCC (4330 Cedar Lake Road, St Louis Park). All tickets are just $20. For tickets, call 800-838-3006 or go to brownpapertickets.com.

Now Playing – Yellowtree Theatre Presents “The Royale” - Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, an African American boxer whose quick rise to stardom made him a world-wide phenomenon. But at the height of the Jim Crow era, victory for a black man over a white man posed untold dangers and Jay quickly finds himself fighting for more than just a title. Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), Yellow Tree is thrilled to host the regional premiere of this extraordinary new play!  Running February 2nd through March 4th Click Here for tickets or call our box office at 763-493-8733.

February 23, 2018 - Catholic Elder Care Friday Fish Fry Lunch - Come for Lunch & Stay for Entertainment - February 23rd entertainment by Rebecca Kuehl - Rebecca received her Master's degree and Performing Artist's Diploma in Flute Performance from Mannes Conservatory in New York City.  Menu is Fried Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw , Dinner Roll, Dessert &  Beverage.  $10.00 per person.  12 - 1 pm Lunch, 1 - 2 pm Entertainment, Reservations Requested, Please call 612-605-2500.  Located at RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.  www.catholiceldercare.org.

February 26, 2018 - Tea Tasting and Demonstration - Marissa with Loving Cup Teas will bring along several samples and will discuss loose leaf teas. Event sponsored by Mary T. Hospice.  10:30am-11:30am at Emma B Howe YMCA, 8950 Springbrook Dr. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.  For more information, contact Sarah Anderson at SarahA@marytinc.com or call 763-760-0315.  www.lovingcupteas.com/ 

February 27, 2018 - Elder Financial Abuse Prevention Seminar - Elder financial abuse, also known 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, how to report and get help. Tuesday at 10:00am at District 622 Community Ed, 1945 Manton St., Maplewood, MN.  Call Cheryl at 651-748-7252 to register

February 25, 2018 – Teen Challenge Choir - Please join us Sunday, February 25th at 10am as the MN Teen Challenge Choir ministers at CrossFire Assembly. They will be sharing inspiring testimonies of how God has transformed and changed their lives and ministering in song. You will not want to miss it!  We are located at 3700 Coon Rapids Blvd, just 2 blocks south of Mercy Hospital.  Please contact us with questions at info@cfassembly.com or call the church office at (763) 710-7600.

February 27, 2018 – St. Louis Park Mayor, Jake Spano - Sholom Academy Education Series presents: St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano talking about what is happening in St. Louis Park.  Date:  Tuesday, February 27, Time:  1:00-2:00 pm.  Place:  Knollwood Place Apartments Auditorium, 3630 Phillips Parkway, St. Louis Park.  RSVP:   952-939-1601  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!

February 27, 2018 - For the Love of Nature Art Show - The Photographic Art of Diana - Diana Oleskow Lubich took an interest in nature photography when she discovered double-stick tape. A pretty photo, some card stock, and that magical double-stick tape made a personalized, unique, and inexpensive note card.   The goal of this free event is to show how art can enhance your quality of life.  Where: Margaret Place Senior Apartments in Cafe Margaret, 1555 118th Lane NW, Coon Rapids, When: Tuesday, February 27th from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.  Who: ALL are welcome - and 2 lucky guests will win an 8x10 framed photograph!  No RSVPS are necessary. For questions or more information contact Angela 763-862-5432 or angelao@marytinc.com

March 1 – 3, 2018 - Pink Floyd’s The Wall: A Rock Ballet - Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to announce the World Premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet, The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell! This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local artists­: choreographers, dancers, painter, and musicians, and demonstrates TCB’s artistic vision and its dancers’ versatility.  With TCB interpreting the original Pink Floyd rock opera’s music, themes, and lyrics through the prism of contemporary events, societal fears, and social media, this show will resonate with modern audiences and prove to be both relevant and accessible.   Adding the combination of great dancing and amazing live music, this show is one of the must-see events of the year!  Showtime is 7:30pm at The Cowles Center,  528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.  Tickets are $30 - $38.  Call 612.206.3636 or Click Here for Tickets. 

March 2 2018 - Catholic Elder Care Friday Fish Fry Lunch - Come for Lunch & Stay for Entertainment - March 2nd entertainment by Tim Patrick - A world-class Sinatra-style singer. Tim Patrick sings songs by all the old crooners: Sinatra, Bennett, Darin, Martin, Cole, and many others.  Menu is Fried Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw , Dinner Roll, Dessert &  Beverage.  $10.00 per person.  12 - 1 pm Lunch, 1 - 2 pm Entertainment, Reservations Requested, Please call 612-605-2500.  Located at RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.  www.catholiceldercare.org.

March 2, 2018 – Abbasolutely Fab - Remember all the hits by ABBA??!!??   Abbasolutely Fab does.  Hear all the hits done to perfection transporting you back in time.  This group features an all star lineup of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and British musicians.  8:00pm show at LeMusique Room in St. Michael.  Please call the box office for tickets at 612-314-9199 or www.goexit205.com 

March 2, 2018 – Guys and Dolls Previews at Old Log Theatre - Directed by R. Kent Knutson, Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.  Previews March 2nd and Opens March 10thCall the box office at 952-474-5951 or visit www.oldlog.com for tickets.

March 2 thru September 29, 2018 - Newsies - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is thrilled to bring its audiences the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, Disney’s Newsies! With astounding choreography, unforgettable songs and inspirational storytelling, Newsies is a not-to-be-missed, high-energy show for all ages.  Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly hawks the headlines day-in and day-out with countless other newsboys trying to save enough to make his dreams a reality.  New York World publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, realizes he can maximize profits by raising the price of the “papes” and does so without a word to the “Newsies.” Upon seeing Pulitzer’s greed, the newsboys protest and declare a strike against all the publishing giants.  Realizing it will take more than his friends to make a difference, Jack rallies all the “Newsies” in New York City. Through courage, determination, and friendship the “Newsies” are ready to seize the day and take a stand.  Coupled with dazzling choreography, the unforgettable songs are from Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas), and include: “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York,” “Santa Fe” and “Seize the Day.”  Don’t miss this ultimate crowd-pleaser, a Minnesota Regional Premiere, nominated for 8 Tony Awards – Including Best Musical!  Running March 2 through September 29, 2018.  Click Here for tickets or call the box office at 952-934-1525.

March 3, 2018 - Mick Sterling presents:  Reason to Believe - a Rod Stewart tribute.  This will be the second time Mick has brought this show to us.  AMAZING!  So much fun.  Who knew there were so many hits?  They just keep on coming one after another.  8:00pm show at LeMusique Room in St. Michael.  Please call the box office for tickets at 612-314-9199 or www.goexit205.com 

March 3, 2018 - Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference - The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic’s Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference unites people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early dementia, friends and professionals for a day of education, information and support. Each year 1,100 attendees participate in this innovative and insightful conference.  Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102. COST  GENERAL Early-Bird (12/18/17-1/26/18) - $80 - Standard (1/27/18-2/26/18) - $100.  PROFESSIONALS Early-Bird (12/18/17-1/26/18) - $165 - Standard (1/27/18-2/26/18) - $185.  EVENT SPONSOR AND CONTACT INFORMATION:  Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, Bridget Rissmann, brissmann@alz.org 952-857-0553.
Website: https://alz.org/mnnd/in_my_community_13666.asp

March 3 & 4, 2018 - HealthyLife Expo - The LARGEST health, wellness, and fitness show in the upper Midwest returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sat & Sun, March 3 & 4! It’s the Minneapolis Healthy Life Expo.  Whether you’re an experienced fitness enthusiast or just beginning your health and wellness journey, the Healthy Life Expo is your one place to find the products, services, and information that you’re looking for.  See up to 200 local and national exhibitors showcasing everything to help you look, feel, and be your very best including: doctors, clinics, nutritionists, healthy cooking chefs, in-home fitness products, authors, women’s & men’s health, yoga, martial arts, and more!   Featuring 3 stages of speakers, seminars, and demonstrations running every hour on the hour. All stages are absolutely FREE to attend with admittance into the Healthy Life Expo.  Tons of shopping and free product sampling!  Goodie Bags will be given to the first 100 people in line on both Saturday and Sunday of the show! Located at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 10AM – 5PM both days.  Tickets are $6 at the door, without a ticket or coupon. Bring a non-perishable food item to get in completely free!  More information at http://www.mediamaxevents.com/

March 5, 2018 - Catholic Eldercare Elder Enrichment Series:  Fascinating Falcon Heights - Full of famous places and fascinating stories, Falcon Heights is perched on the northern edge of St. Paul, right between Roseville and Lauderdale.  Beginning with the Dakota, we'll move forward in history toward a contemporary view of this small suburb.  Get to know the people and places of Falcon Heights in this fully illustrated presentation.  Monday, March 5th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.  Presented by Kristin Anderson at Catholic Eldercare - MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis.   

March 7, 2018 - Understanding Reverse Mortgages - Join speaker Vaughn C. Kavlie of LeaderOne Financial Corporation to learn the ins and outs of Reverse Mortgages.  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 that attendees may have.  Wednesday at 11:00am at the Blaine Senior Center, 9150 Central Ave. NE, Blaine, MN.  Call Shelly at 763-786-9375 to register

March 8, 2018 - Elder Financial Abuse Prevention Seminar - Elder financial abuse, also known 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, how to report and get help. Thursday at 6:30pm at District 622 Community Ed, 1945 Manton St., Maplewood, MN.  Call Cheryl at 651-748-7252 to register

March 9 2018 - Catholic Elder Care Friday Fish Fry Lunch - Come for Lunch & Stay for Entertainment - March 9th entertainment by Green Books- Green Books, A Read and Recycle Initiative, collects donated books, brings them to senior residences, and becomes a free bookstore for a day. Over 1,000 books are brought to each event. You can take as many books as they like for free. No need to return the books. To date over 100,000 books given away!    Menu is Fried Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw , Dinner Roll, Dessert &  Beverage.  $10.00 per person.  12 - 1 pm Lunch, 1 - 2 pm Entertainment, Reservations Requested, Please call 612-605-2500.  Located at RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.  www.catholiceldercare.org.

March 9, 2018 - Lakes Area Radio Theatre is all laughs – 2 Shows.  March comes in like a lion, and you won't want to miss the roaring good time you will have at the Lakes Area Radio Theatre this month with two stupendous shows. First, stop by the Kolaser household where Dave and Mary hash it out over the noise in the car, the upcoming dinner party, and who had the worst day.  But, really, what is making that horrible noise in the car?  Find out in "Wedded Bliss".  Next; Community Ed classes are a great way for people to gain exposure to many worldly forms of expressing their ideas in art.  At least that’s what Millie VanderrSkoggen thought when she volunteered to teach a class, “The Wonderful World of Art”.  However she soon learns that things don’t always go as planned.  Her students are eager to learn, but have many ideas of their own.  It’s a hilarious journey as you follow the antics of all involved …  ART 101. Both radio plays by Alexandria playwright, Bob Sievers.  No need to look any further for the perfect date than an evening at the Lakes Area Radio Theatre. Lakes Area Radio Theatre presents these two stories on stage on Friday March 9th at 7 pm.  2214 Geneva Road, Alexandria.  On the frozen shores of Lake Geneva.  Tickets available at Lakes Area Theatre – 2214 Geneva Road NE, Alexandria – 320-815-7664. $8 admission. www.lakesareatheatre.com

March 9, 2018 – Hitchville Songs of Joy & Healing - Hitchville is a country super group from Minneapolis featuring amazing vocals filled with passion and rich harmonies.  This is a special show unlike all other performances by Hitchville as they will be all stripped down and unplugged.  Le Musique Room and Hitchville and you.   What a great night it will be.   8:00pm show at LeMusique Room in St. Michael.  Please call the box office for tickets at 612-314-9199 or www.goexit205.com.

March 10, 2018 ~ 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 Ames Arena, Lakeville Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

March 10, 2018 - North Suburban Home Improvement Show - This is the 20th anniversary of the North Suburban Home Improvement show!  Join us at the Andover YMCA Community Center, Saturday, March 10th from 8:00am - 2:00pm.  Visit over 100 vendors including construction, decorating, electrical, landscaping, mechanical, financing and more!  Get questions answered from sponsoring cities' representatives.  Admission is FREE.  Bring a non-perishable food item for the ACBC Food Shelf.  For more details, visit www.northsuburbanhomeshow.com

March 10, 2018 - The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience - This is a rare newcomer to traditional pop...fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge...at once more risky than Buble, more modern than Sinatra. Shaun, an Emmy award-winning crooner (and lead singer of the internationally known vocal group, Tonic Sol-fa) indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch - to the delight of both traditionalists and newcomers - emerging as an original voice in the continuing tradition of the American singer. 8:00pm Show, For tickets call the box office at 612-314-9199 or online at  www.goexit205.com.

March 10, 2018 – Guys and Dolls at Old Log Theatre - Directed by R. Kent Knutson, Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.  Running March 10 thru June 16thCall the box office at 952-474-5951 or visit www.oldlog.com for tickets.

March 13, 2018 - Understanding Reverse Mortgages - Join speaker Vaughn C. Kavlie of LeaderOne Financial Corporation to learn the ins and outs of Reverse Mortgages.  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 that attendees may have.  Tuesday at 6:30pm at District 622 Community Ed, 1945 Manton St., Maplewood, MN.  Call Cheryl at 651-748-7252 to register.

March 15, 2018 - The Dairy Daughters - Raised on dairy farms and country music, Shelby Dressel and Megan Gertken form the Nashville-based country duo, the Dairy Daughters. Shelby grew up in Avon FL and was a Top 40s finalist from season 9 of American Idol. This led to a performance and interview on Ellen. Originally from Albany MN, Megan Gertken has played the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and performed across the US, Canada and Europe during the 2013 America’s Got Talent tour. They met in Nashville, onstage at the world famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Farm-raised old souls with country roots, Dairy Daughters blend a sound of sisterly harmony, acoustic strings and warm fiddle. The music is broken down, feel-good, back-porchy songs that are relatable and ring true to their morals and who they are, using simple truth and endearing lyrics. The Dairy Daughters sound is inspired by the vocal bluegrass tones of Patty Loveless and classic melodies of George Strait. It’s easy listening grass fed organic country gold! Listen for their new single “Tomboy,” at radio and digital outlets now.  8:00pm show at LeMusique Room in St. Michael.  Please call the box office for tickets at 612-314-9199 or www.goexit205.com.

March 17, 2018 ~ 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.

March 22, 2018 – Alaska Cruise Informational Meeting - Join representatives from Mayflower Tours and Hart Travel as we present our Alaska Adventure Cruise. This trip features the Alaska Railroad, Denali National Park, and the Inside Passage. During this meeting we will also have information available for our 2020 trip to the Passion Play in Oberammergau.  Meeting at Hart Travel, 416 N Otter Ave., Parkers Prairie, MN, 5:30pm – 6:30pm.  Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for planning:  jillharttravel@gmail.com or 1-877-250-8857 (toll free).  Full brochure with pricing is available at www.harttravel.net.  Trip departs June 20, 2019, Includes: 12 days and 28 meals, round trip airport transfers, 7-day Inside Passage Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's "Norwegian Jewel".

March 22, 2018 – Danube River Cruise Informational Meeting -  Join representatives from Mayflower Tours and Hart Travel as we present our Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise. This trip features the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. During this meeting we will also have information available for our 2020 trip to the Passion Play in Oberammergau.  Meeting at Hart Travel, 416 N Otter Ave., Parkers Prairie, MN, 6:30pm – 7:30pm.  Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for planning:  jillharttravel@gmail.com or 1-877-250-8857 (toll free).  Full brochure with pricing is available at www.harttravel.net.  Trip departs September 5, 2019, Includes: 11 days and 22 meals, 2-night stay and touring in Prague and escorted shore excursions in five cities with English-speaking guides.

March 22, 2018 – Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond - With songs like Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, and Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide, and produced musical hits spanning five decades. As a Tin Pan Alley song writer in the mid 60s, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, I’m A Believer. Join Matt, Jeff, and Tommy Vee (nephew and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee), for a celebration of this amazing music icon. After performing to 23,000 fans at Joetown Rocks, this wonderful show is making its way to the intimate stage at Le MUSIQUE ROOM.  7:30pm show at LeMusique Room in St. Michael.  Please call the box office for tickets with no service fees at 612-314-9199 or www.goexit205.com.   Please do not leave single seats when purchasing.

March 23, 2018 - Lakes Area Radio Theatre returns with two amazing productions -  In the first, "Silo to Sorghum", we discover the secrets of a normal local guy.  To his neighbors, Mike Whimpers is just another ordinary farmer.  To the citizens of Durum County, Utah, Mike Whimpers is just another ordinary farmer.  Come to think of it, everyone who has ever met or come in contact with him, thinks Mike Whimpers is just another farmer.  The fact of the matter is, however, Mike Whimpers is NOT just another ordinary farmer.  He is a farmer with a secret … a big secret. Discover his secret at the Lakes Area Radio Theater.  Sam Spade's latest case is a bit out of the ordinary.  He's hired to attend a rich socialite's engagement party to blend in as a detective since it's a costume party.  Nothing too out of the ordinary except for the witch hired to raise the demons of hell and a fiancé who spends the party sleeping.  Nothing out of the ordinary, that is, until shots are fired, and the guest of honor ends up dead.   No need to look any further for the perfect date than an evening at the Lakes Area Radio Theatre. Lakes Area Radio Theatre presents these two stories on stage on Friday March 23rd at 7 pm.  2214 Geneva Road, Alexandria.  On the frozen shores of Lake Geneva.  Tickets available at Lakes Area Theatre – 2214 Geneva Road NE, Alexandria – 320-815-7664. $8 admission. www.lakesareatheatre.com

March 24, 2018 - Anoka Women of Today Annual Bunny Brunch Party/Egg Hunt - Come join us for our annual egg hunt/party.  Egg hunt starts at 10am sharp.  Then come inside and play games and have a snack.  When: March 24th, 2018 10am-12:00pm, Where: Anoka Senior Center 1500 6th Ave.

March 24, 2018 – Home Improvement & Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiasts! The Home Improvement and Design Expo returns to the National Sports Center on Saturday, March 24th for the premier spring home show in Blaine!  See up to 120 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services to help you turn your dream home into a REALITY!  Featuring local and national exhibitors. The SMART place to start your home improvement project! Bring your ideas and blueprints. This show features everything home improvement related, including: remodelers, landscapers, architects, interior designers, contractors, decks, kitchens, bathrooms, entertainment rooms, roofing, window, siding, financing, and much more! PLUS: Don’t miss the speaker stage with free speakers giving tips, ideas, and advice – every hour, on the hour! Where: National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449.  When: March 24, 2018 | 10am-5pm, Cost: $6.00 for adults or FREE with a non-perishable food item donation! (All food donations given to MN local charity, Moms and Neighbors).  More information at http://www.mediamaxevents.com/

March 24, 2018 – Lowertown Pop Minnesota Maker Market - The 2018 Lowertown Pop Minnesota Makers' Market will be held Saturday, March 24 at Union Depot, 10:00am – 4:00pm. More than 50 local artisans and craftspeople will exhibit and sell their wares at the event, which will benefit "Walk Talk Connect" and one lucky Minnesota maker. Vendor offerings will include food, jewelry, apparel, apothecary, toys, decorative objects, and much more. There will also be live demonstrations on the stage throughout the event, and a DJ spinning tunes.  Advance tickets are $8 each, with free admission for children ages five and under. Tickets are $10 at the door. All ticket sales benefit our nonprofit partner and one Minnesota maker. Fifty percent of event ticket sales will be donated to Walk Talk Connect, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of rare brain and spinal cord tumors affecting the central nervous system, and 50 percent will be given to one lucky Minnesota Maker. Half of the ticket price is tax-deductible. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.uniondepot.org/events/lowertownpop/.   For information about Walk Talk Connect, visit http://www.walktalkconnect.org/.

March 24, 2018 - Transit Authority - A Premier Tribute to the Music of CHICAGO - These guys are the real deal playing the music of CHICAGO spot on.  This is a must see show.  Full horn section and killer vocals will put this show on your top 10 list.  8:00pm show at LeMusique Room in St. Michael.  Please call the box office for tickets at 612-314-9199 or www.goexit205.com.

March 25, 2018 ~ 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 Bielenberg Sports Center, Woodbury Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

March 26, 2018 - Alexandra House presentation on their Elderly Services - Jenna with Alexandra House will share information on the services that Alexandra House provides for seniors.  10:30am-11:30am, at Emma B Howe YMCA, , 8950 Springbrook Dr. NW, Coon Rapids.  Event sponsored by Mary T. Hospice . For more information, contact Sarah Anderson at SarahA@marytinc.com or call 763-760-0315.  www.alexandrahouse.org/

March 28, 2018 - Girl Singers of the Hit Parade - Featuring The Music of Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Peggy Lee, “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade” is a truly entertaining show jam-packed with hit after hit from some of the best-loved female vocalists of all-time.  You’ll not only hear fantastic music performed by an outstanding cast, Colleen Raye, Jennifer Grimm, and Debbie O’Keefe,but also take a nostalgic trip back to a simpler time. 2pm Senior Matinee Show.  Box office 612-314-9199  www.goexit205.com

March 30, 2018 - Daisy Dillman Acoustic sing Crosby, Stills, Nash - Daisy Dillman has a rich heritage of playing, writing, creating music for over 40 years.  In this rare show, the guys are coming together to celebrate music they love that they didn't write,- the music of Crosby, Stills and Nash.  Rich harmonies and perfect melody combined with the mood of an era that is iconic in music history.  Don't miss this highly anticipated show.  8:00pm show at LeMusique Room in St. Michael.  Please call the box office for tickets and to waive the service fees at 612-314-9199 or www.goexit205.com.  Please do not leave single seats when purchasing. 

March 31, 2018 – Pebble Creek Golf Club Open House -  Stop by and renew or sign up for a season pass, talk with members of the Men's and Women's Club and sign up to participate in their leagues this summer.  Scheduled for Saturday, March 31st, 10am to 3pm.  It's a great way to kick of the new season!   www.pebblecreekgolf.com

March 31, 2018 - An Evening with Lamont Cranston Featuring Pat Hayes and Bruce McCabe.  This legendary Minneapolis based blues band has been at it since 1969. After 14 releases and many show stopping performances, the band is still going strong and turning out new material all the time. Besides leading the Cranstons through all the years of popularity they've enjoyed, Pat "Lamont" Hayes has solo ventures to his credit, touring with Bonnie Raitt as a member of her band on her 1999 "Nick of Time" tour and blowing harmonica duets with Charlie Musselwhite in Minneapolis and Hollywood at good buddy Dan Aykroyd's House of Blues Grand Opening Bash. Pat was Dan's special guest at the opening where he jammed with Musselwhite and the Blues Brothers. Pat has been hailed by Bonnnie, Dan and many others as being one of the best harmonica players around.   For tickets call the Box office at 612-314-9199 or go online: www.goexit205.com

April 3, 2018 - Safe and Secure Online Training - The Safe and Secure Online Training by Jim Neuswanger, MS, CISSP will empower you to incorporate safe online habits that will help you enjoy the Internet safely while connecting with family and friends in this digital age.  You will learn about:  • Online shopping and banking • Downloads and streaming • Computer protection • Data and picture backups • Safe passwords • Avoiding scams.  Join us Friday, April 3rd, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the Coon Rapids Senior Center, 11155 Robinson Dr., Coon RapidsThere is no cost to attend but please reserve a spot by calling the Coon Rapids Senior Center at 763-767-6473.  Presented by Jim Neuswanger, MS, CISSP.  Jim has worked with Mary T. since 1996. He manages the Information Technology and Information Security infrastructures for the Mary T. Inc and Camilia Rose organizations, and has been an Information Security consultant and educator for the local community for over 10 years. 

April 6 & 7, 2018 - "A Salute to the Music of PRINCE! *LIVE!*" - with Chase & Ovation is the World's Premier Prince Tribute Show based out of Prince's beloved hometown of Minneapolis, MN. The only one of its kind, Chase & Ovation has been performing exclusively the music of Prince (live in concert) for the past 11 years including their Monthly Residency at the world famous Bunkers Music Bar in Minneapolis, and at venues all across North America. Fans of the show include even some of Prince's former bandmates and family members who give Chase & Ovation the highest marks for reproducing Prince's music 'the way it is meant to be played, heard, and felt'. This high-energy, "Spot On", audio and visually captivating production brings you the very best of Prince throughout his expansive career in this one of a kind arena-caliber concert experience. Performing hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and beyond, Chase & Ovation delivers one of the greatest live music performances and shows to represent a generation of music... of all time!     ...."A Real Must See!"  8:00pm show at LeMusique Room in St. Michael.  Please call the box office for tickets and to waive the service fees at 612-314-9199 or www.goexit205.com.  Please do not leave single seats when purchasing. 

April 7, 2018 - Longevity Expo - The famous Longevity Expo returns to the Maple Grove Community Center on Saturday, April 7, 2018!  If you’re passionate about extending your health and happiness as long as you can, than the Longevity Expo is the event for you! Produced each spring, the Longevity Expo will bring you the latest products, services, and information to help you look, feel, and be your very best – at any age!  Maple Grove Community Center 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369 When: April 7, 2018 | 10am-5pm, Cost: $6.00 for adults or FREE with a non-perishable food item donation! (All food items donated to MN local charity, Moms and Neighbors.) FREE GOODIE BAGS FOR THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE IN LINE! More information at http://www.mediamaxevents.com/

April 7, 2018 – Houston Ballet Production of Swan Lake - Enjoy a Saturday afternoon with friends and family lost in the beauty of glorious ballet and live orchestra music!  Northrop Presents Houston Ballet, Sat, Apr 7, 7:30 pm & Sun, Apr 8, 1:30 pm on the Carlson Family Stage, Swan Lake, with live orchestra.  Houston Ballet, one of America’s most highly-regarded ballet companies, has long been a Northrop audience favorite. They will return with Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake, performed with a live orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s emotionally-charged score. Created especially for the company, Welch’s choreography imbues his characters with psychological complexity and gives the work a 21st century pace. One of the greatest love stories in all of classical ballet, Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight, and the Prince who swears his eternal love to her.  “Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake…is a fresh read on the classical story…This is an emotionally-rich, visually stunning, uplifting production.” –Dance Magazine Reserve your seats today! Groups of 10 or more people receive 25% off tickets. Contact Bridget Reddan // 612-625-1578 //bsreddan@umn.edu.

April 9, 2018 - Catholic Eldercare Elder Enrichment Series: Poetry - Light Verse - Light Verse is written to amuse.  Prominent types include limericks, epigrams, and nonsense verse.  This presentation is illustrated by examples, with opportunity for discussion (and laughter).  Monday, April 9th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.  Presented by Professor Lawrence Moe at Catholic Eldercare - MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis.   

April 11, 2018 - Sinatra and Company - Presented by Collen Raye - 2:00 PM Matinee at Le Musique Room.  Music of the Rat Pack era.  Colleen Raye Productions presents Sinatra and Company - Music From The Rat Pack Era featuring Tim Patrick, Colleen Raye and Debbie O'Keefe with The 10-piece Blue Eyes Band.  Please call the box office for group sales. 612-314-9199  www.goexit205.com

April 13 through May 13, 2018 – Yellowtree Theatre Presents “Still Dance The Stars” - We are beyond excited to host the world premiere of this  touching and highly theatrical new play! A powerful love story with extraordinary heart, Still Dance the Stars follows the journey of James and Anne, a married couple facing unthinkable loss. Desperate to heal, they discover an old box of stuffed animals, and the magic unfolds. Whimsical and heart-warming, this brand new play is truly a breathtaking gem! Running February 2nd through March 4th Click Here for tickets or call our box office at 763-493-8733.  www.yellowtreetheatre.com

April 14, 2018 ~ 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 Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights. $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

April 18, 2018 - Patsy Cline Musical Tribute by Colleen Raye  -  Colleen Raye and her country band bring the music of Patsy Cline to life with souful vocals and warm personality. Sing or even yodel along as Colleen involves the audiance in this musical journey.  All special needs seating (row D) available ONLY through box office sales at 612-314-9199.  2PM Show, Group sales available.  www.goexit205.com

April 23, 2018 - Jewelry Making with Z from Chema Malu - Z will instruct you how to make a custom jewelry piece. All materials are supplied. Chema Malu is a boutique in downtown Anoka that supports over 70 local artists.  10:30am-11:30am , at Emma B Howe YMCA, 8950 Springbrook Dr. NW, Coon Rapids.  Event sponsored by Mary T. Hospice  . For more information, contact Sarah Anderson at SarahA@marytinc.com or call 763-760-0315.  www.chemamalu.com

April 26, 2018 - The Fabulous Armadillos Present: Singer/Songwriters - Singers Who Wrote Their Own Songs and Made Them Into Hits - The connection between a singer and the song they wrote themselves is a deep one. Their story is often times told more clearly in a song than they can speak in words. This theme will take a look at some of the best artists of that genre. From yesterday to today, country, folk, pop and rock…artists like Hank Williams and Buddy Holly to Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Tom Petty, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Don Henley, and many, many more. With special guests that have their own story to tell, the Armadillos will explore these songs and artists, and you are sure to find a connection to many of these treasured songs. Many of these songs will continue to live on for years past the singer that wrote them in our hearts and minds. Their songs find a way to connect to us all, with not just a hook or an ear worm, but a message, either subtle or distinct that finds it’s way into our DNA. Come join the Fabulous Armadillos and our many special guests for SINGER/SONGWRITERS. Thu, Apr 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM at Le Musique Room, 4300 O'Day Ave, St. Michael, Tickets at www.lemusiqueroom.com or at 612-314-9199.

May 4, 2018 - Deuces Wild Dueling Piano Show Present "What a Wonderful World"  - 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. Please do not leave empty seats when purchasing. 2pm Show, GROUP RATES AVAILABLE by calling 612-314-9199.  www.goexit205.com

May 7, 2018 - Catholic Eldercare Elder Enrichment Series: Holy Ground - Historic Cemeteries of the Twin Cities - Whether military, religious, or non-denominational, cemeteries large and small dot the local landscape.  Learn about the evolution of cemeteries in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul, from private family plots, through the beautiful Victorian garden cemeteries of the nineteenth century, to contemporary designs and settings.  Monday, May 7th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.  Presented by Kristin Anderson at Catholic Eldercare - MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis.   

May 9, 2018 - 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. 2pm Matinee.  For tickets call the Box office 612-314-9199 or go online at: www.exit205.com.

May 16, 2018 - Monroe Crossing  - Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe. Based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Monroe Crossing plays an average of 150 shows a year in intimate rooms, at major venues, and outdoor festivals. They are favorites among bluegrass connoisseurs and non-bluegrass audiences alike. They love introducing newcomers to bluegrass music!  Special 2pm Matinee.  For tickets call the Box office 612-314-9199 or go online at: www.exit205.com.

May 17, 2018 - Gospel Country with the Floras – Join us at 2pm for The Old Rugged Cross, How Great Thou Art, I Saw The Light, Far Side Banks of Jordan, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, and MANY MORE classic Americana hymns and Country Gospel songs. Brought to you live in full harmony by husband/wife duo, Mark & Lisa Flora ~ also known as The Floras.   This talented couple has performed together since 1989, bringing Country Gospel to thousands of music loving folks in the Upper Midwest. The Floras have sung in churches, state and county fairs, festivals...and are now proud to present a one-of-a-kind Country Gospel Show at the highly regarded Le Musique Room.  Prepare to be transported to a treasured Golden Era of American Music. You'll hear wonderful songs, moving stories and history...all in a first-class theater. Songs by Johnny and June, Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, The Whites, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, The Louvin Brothers and many more will be performed.  Call the Box Office 612-314-9199 for details and group bookings r go online at: www.exit205.com..

May 18, 2018 - Church of Cash - a fantastic Johnny Cash Tribute.  We love this show and so will you!  It's time for a lil Johnny!   Close your eyes and you would swear that Johnny was right there singing to you.  The Church of Cash bring Johnny Cash to life in the most authentic form possible.  It's Johnny approved for sure.  2pm Matinee.  For tickets call the Box office 612-314-9199 or go online at: www.exit205.com.

May 21, 2018 -  Massage & Music - Stop in to receive a relaxing massage while you listen to live music.  10:30am-11:30am , at Emma B Howe YMCA, 8950 Springbrook Dr. NW, Coon Rapids.  Therapies provided by Mary T Hospice. For more information, contact Sarah Anderson at SarahA@marytinc.com or call 763-760-0315. 

June 4, 2018 - Catholic Eldercare Elder Enrichment Series: Apollo - Why We Went To The Moon - July of 1969 will be remembered for centuries to come as the first time that mankind ventured beyond earth's boundaries and explored a new world.  There were many forces, political, social, and fiscal, at work that led us to the moon.  Join David Jones for non-technical discussion about mankind's greatest technological achievement.  Monday, June 4th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.  Presented by David Jones at Catholic Eldercare - MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis.   

June 20 & 21, 2018 - Fabulous Armadillo's Present: Flying Solo - Superstars Who Left Their Successful Groups And Made A Career On Their Own.  For one reason or another, artists sometimes find themselves breaking apart from the group that catapulted them to fame and venturing out on their own. Sometimes these artists find even greater fame after leaving their group and carving out a new career. The list is long of hit songs and artists to cover…from all four of the Beatles, to Sting, Paul Simon, Micheal Jackson, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Nicks, Diana Ross, Glenn Frey, Neil Young, Rod Stewart, George Michael, Lionel Richie, Steve Winwood and many more. See if you can guess the artists we will highlight from these musicians who made it big, both with their original group and FLYING SOLO!  Fabulous Armadillo Season Tickets on sale now!!!  Or single show tickets on sale 1 month prior to the show.  Tickets at www.lemusiqueroom.com or at 612-314-9199.

July 9, 2018 - Catholic Eldercare Elder Enrichment Series: Arts and the Reformation - How did the Protestant Reformation affect art and artists, and how did art help to shape the Reformation?  In books, posters, pamphlets, and paintings, we will see new types o art and new uses for old forms.  From portraits of the reformers to propaganda pieces, this presentation includes many images from the lively visual arts of Marin Luther's time.  Monday, July 9th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.  Presented by David Jones at Catholic Eldercare - MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis.   

August 6, 2018 - Catholic Eldercare Elder Enrichment Series: The Washington Monument - Centerpiece of the National Mall - The 555-foot Washington Monument stands proudly in the center of the National Mall in Washington DC.  Building the Monument involved disagreements about the design, political infighting, inability to raise money and a 22-year interruption in the building phase.  Join us as we explore this fascinating story.  Monday, August 6th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.  Presented by David Jones at Catholic Eldercare - MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis.   

 

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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

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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.

 

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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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