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11/17 Annie the Musical, Bemidji - Visit Paul Bunyan  - Seats available

 
11/21 Phantom of the Opera - filled

12/8 Rittenhouse Wassail Holiday Lunch & Concert - filled

And CHECK OUT THE TRIPS FOR 2020 so far - eight of them are now open for registration.

New birthday special:  If your birthday is within one week of a trip (before or after) then you get $5 off. 
Good for trips Jan-June 2020.  





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Neighbor-Made Dec 14 at Concordia Lutheran Church


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Sat. Nov 09 Get Great Stuff Local Art & Gift Fair
Get Great Stuff Local Art & Gift Fair
Visit the main Art & Gift Fairs Page

It's the season and this event is a great place to pick up locally-made items right from the people who make them.

Nov 09, Sat.,
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Duluth Congregational Church, 3833 E. Superior St.
Sun. Nov 17 Day trip to Annie the Musical in Bemidji
Day trip to Annie the Musical in Bemidji

We'll stop at the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues as we arrive in Bemidji. After, we'll go for lunch at the Harmony Co-op (great soups, salad bar, deli). Lunch not included. Then, it's showtime at the historic Chief Theatre.

Nov 17, Sun.,
9:15 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Thu. Nov 21 FILLED - WAITING LIST ONLY Day trip to Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
FILLED - WAITING LIST ONLY Day trip to Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis

Andrew Lloyd Weber has had major contributions to theater performance and this top Broadway musical is not to be missed. We will have great seats (note- reduced price by $10 for seats further back). We will stop for lunch on the way down - meal included. Come singalong (in your mind) and feel the emotions of the performance.

Nov 21, Thu.,
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Sat. Dec 07 Get It Local Gift Fair
Get It Local Gift Fair
Visit the main Art & Gift Fairs Page

Duluth and Superior artisans and organizations. A really local fair with cool items - and a variety of things for sale.

Dec 07, Sat.,
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Av. E, Duluth
Sun. Dec 08 WAITING LIST Day trip to Rittenhouse Wassail Holiday Concert & Lunch
WAITING LIST Day trip to Rittenhouse Wassail Holiday Concert & Lunch

THIS TRIP IS FILLED. Beautiful historic setting decorated for the holidays, lively music surrounds you, delicious multi-course meal, and time with old friends and new. Bayfield's Rittenhouse is a special place for the holiday time.

Dec 08, Sun.,
8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Sat. Dec 14 Neighbor-Made
Neighbor-Made
Visit the main Art & Gift Fairs Page

Local-made items make the best gifts. Jewelry, sewn items, books, soap, pottery, and more.

Dec 14, Sat.,
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Concordia Lutheran Church, 2501 Woodland Ave.
Sat. Jan 11 Day Trip to Swans on the Mississippi and Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post
Day Trip to Swans on the Mississippi and Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post

Leave Perkins West 7:30 a.m. Return 4:30 p.m. Bundle up. View thousands of trumpeter swans on the Mississippi River in Monticello and then we’ll go to the Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post. Historical Society. Art made by >100 Native Indians Lunch at local cafe included.

Jan 11, Sat.,
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Sign up early. Be sure to bundle up as we observe the swans.
Sun. Feb 09 Day trip to Healthy Life Expo
Day trip to Healthy Life Expo

Learn from speakers and vendors information on health, fitness, longevity, and nutrition. Great start to the new year. Leave Perkins West at 9 a.m. Return 6 p.m. Three and a half hours at the event. Midwest's largest wellness event.

Feb 09, Sun.,
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Over 150 vendors.
Sat. Mar 07 Day trip to Music Man at the Chanhassen Theater
Day trip to Music Man at the Chanhassen Theater

Get warmed up with lively music. Enjoy a meal eating in style. Leave Perkins West at 8 a.m. and return 7 p.m. Fun thing to do on a late winter Saturday.

Mar 07, Sat.,
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Sing along. Whether you've seen this before or it's your first time, you will love the show.
Sun. Mar 29 Day trip to Spring Fest - Arts and Craft Fair. Shakopee
Day trip to Spring Fest - Arts and Craft Fair. Shakopee

We will be at this extensive art fair for a bit over 3 hours. Hundreds of artists. Music. Prize drawings. Admission included. This event at Canterbury Park (indoors) is a great cabin fever reliever - and a time to welcome spring that will come sometime.

Mar 29, Sun.,
9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Bring bags if you wish.
Sun. Apr 05 Day trip to Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - Theater in the Round, Minneapolis
Day trip to Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - Theater in the Round, Minneapolis

Feel like you are part of the show. Step back in time. Listen to the story and get to know the characters. We will stop for a brunch buffet at Grand Casino in Hinckley (included). Show included. A seat is open for you. Call early to reserve a spot.

Apr 05, Sun.,
9:15 a.m.-7:15 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
A classic performed live.
Sat. Apr 18 Day trip to MN History Center and Cool Mystery Stop
Day trip to MN History Center and Cool Mystery Stop

Browse through the many exhibits at this museum. It's one of my favorites. The Prince exhibit and one on Native American history should still be up plus many more. On the way back up to Duluth we will stop at a mystery stop for a bit to add more to the day's experience. Admission included to the museum. These trips support arts, music, history, and nature.

Apr 18, Sat.,
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Bring paper for notes if you wish. Bring your camera/take photos with your cell phone.
Sun. May 10 Day trip to Shepherd's Harvest - a festival of wool and fiber, Lake Elmo Fairgrounds
Day trip to Shepherd's Harvest - a festival of wool and fiber, Lake Elmo Fairgrounds

For hours you can wander the barns and get to know assorted wool animals, watch demos, browse vendors and listen to music. This event is a must for knitters, weavers and the fine folk who crochet. Fest admission included.

May 10, Sun.,
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Great learning opportunity and place to pick up materials for projects.
Fri. Jun 05 Day trip : Fish, Fish, Fish
Day trip : Fish, Fish, Fish

We'll go to lovely Bayfield and stop at the Les Voigt State fish hatchery, Bodin fish house (and meet fisherman), and go to the Marine Museum nearby filled with artifacts and displays on fishing. What else will we do? Have lunch - fish. Whitefish lunch included. Great Father's Day gift.

Jun 05, Fri.,
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Perkins West, 4005 W Michigan St
Maybe we will see some apple blossoms. Pick up smoked fish to take home. The price is right. Fresh fish from Lake Superior.
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