This is the Explore Minnesota events report for Tuesday hosted by the Minnesota Office of Tourism, and brought to you by www.exploreminnesota.com.
The cities of ALBERT LEA and AUSTIN will present STORIES FROM THE HEARTLAND from Friday through Sunday, with nationally-known storytellers performing in both cities. For more information, dial 507/373-4748.
Andes Tower Hills Ski Area in ALEXANDRIA will be the site of a Spring Fling on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11. To learn more, dial 1-800-235-9441.
Buena Vista Ski Area in the city of BEMIDJI will be the site of a Buena Vista Roundup on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4. Featured will be horsedrawn sleigh rides, chuck wagon cookouts and children's races. For further information, dial 1-800-777-7958.
Maplelag Resort in the city of CALLAWAY will be the site of the eighth annual Moosejaw, a dance and folk music weekend, from Friday, March 9, through Sunday, March 11. Featured will be Appalachian Clogging, as well as instruction in Square, Contra and Couples Dancing. The Wild Goose Chase Cloggers will provide some of the live music for this event. To learn more, dial 1-800-654-7711.
The city of DETROIT LAKES will be the site of a Polar Fest from Friday-Sunday, with festivities such as a polar plunge, snowmobile races, snow tubing, a children's fishing contest, golf and hockey tournaments, and a carnival. For further information, dial 1-800-542-3992.
The first St. Patrick's Day Follies will be held on Forest Lake in the city of GRAND RAPIDS on Saturday, March 17, with golf on the ice, children's games, a variety of contests and foods. To learn more, dial 1-800-472-6366.
The annual Don Knopf Carriage and Cutter Parade will take place in the town of KENYON, just east of the city of Faribault, on Saturday. Highlights will include a large animal-drawn parade, free pony and dog cart rides, free stagecoach rides, clowns, indoor and outdoor vendors, a petting zoo, and tours of the Gunderson House. To find out more, dial 507/789-5399.
A Maple Sugar Full Moon Walk will be offered at the Wargo Nature Center in LINO LAKES on Saturday, March 10, with a chance to learn how maple tree sap is turned into syrup. To find out more, dial 651/429-8007.
A Winterfest Celebration will be offered by the city of MANKATO from Friday-Sunday. Festivities include wine tasting, musical entertainment, a children's fun fair, a beer garden, pool tournament, a scavenger hunt, mini-golf between local bars, and a fishing contest. To learn more, dial 1-800-657-4733.
The Bell Museum of Natural History, located in MINNEAPOLIS at the University of Minnesota, will present A Blast From The Past on Saturday, with re-enactments by costumed performers of the days when the university was founded. To find out more, dial 612/624-4112.
Uncovering Scandinavian Collections will be offered by The American Swedish Institute in MINNEAPOLIS at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. Featured will be a lecture regarding the Immigration History Center's collections and resources on immigrants from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. The center is at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus. To find out more, dial 612/871-4907.
The Lafayette Club in the city of MINNETONKA BEACH will be the site of a Mid-Winter Ball on Saturday with a dinner, dancing and a silent auction. To learn more, dial 952/471-0768.
Turner Hall in the city of NEW ULM will be the site of FASCHING on Saturday, with entertainment by the Concord Singers, dancing, crafts, German and American foods. In addition, August Schell Brewery will hold An Outdoor Winter Fest and Bock Beer Festival on Saturday. To learn more, dial 1-888-463-9856.
A Winter Festival will take place in the city of NORTH BRANCH on Saturday and Sunday with sno-cross races, as well as events throughout town. To learn more, dial 651/674-4077.
Elmer's Antique Snowmobile Races will be held on Elephant Lake in the city of ORR on Saturday, March 10. To find out more, dial 1-800-205-9001.
A Winter Bluegrass Weekend will be offered at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in the city of PLYMOUTH from Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4. Highlights will include the Showcase of Bands, a Saturday Night Headline Concert with the award winning Rarely Herd, as well as a dance parlor, instrument exhibitors, workshops, jam sessions around-the-clock, and much more. For further information, dial 1-800-635-3037.
A Live Animal Show will be offered by the Wood Lake Nature Center in RICHFIELD on Sunday, March 4. For more information, dial 612/861-9365.
The Kroc Home And Vacation Show will take place at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in the city of ROCHESTER from Thursday, March 15, through Sunday, March 18. To learn more, dial 1-800-634-8277.
The ST. CLOUD Civic Center will be the site of The Pleasureland RV Show from Friday-Sunday. To find out more, dial 1-800-264-2940.
Fort Snelling State Park in the city of ST. PAUL will be the site of Maple Syruping In Your Backyard on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, and March 17 and 18. To learn more, dial 612/725-2724.
The city of ST. PETER will be the site of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17. For more information, dial 1-800-473-3404.
The Grumpy Old Men Festival will be held in the city of WABASHA on Saturday. Highlights will include a fishing contest, Frisbee, softball and golf tournaments, an ice shack contest, a hoop shoot, eagle watching, a spaghetti dinner, dance and much more. For further information, dial 1-800-565-4158.
A Fly-In And Breakfast will be offered by the city of WARROAD on Sunday with planes on display and a pancake breakfast. To find out more, dial 218/386-1818.
The city of WABASHA offers an excellent opportunity to view birds along the Mississippi Flyway, with Eagle Watching At The National Eagle Center Observation Deck offered each Saturday and Sunday in February. The Observation Deck can be found at the end of Pembroke Avenue, and volunteers are on hand from 1-3 p.m. to assist with the viewing scopes and answer any questions. To find out more, dial 1-800-565-4158.
The city of WINONA will offer an Eagle Watch on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, with an evening educational program followed by a bus trip to view eagles along the Mississippi River. To find out more, dial 1-800-657-4972.
And, just some of the upcoming concerts & performances will include: THE STORY OF HOPE at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, through Sunday; MATCHBOX 20 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Tuesday; A BENEFIT FOR THE CHRYSALIS CENTER FOR WOMEN at First Avenue, Wednesday; LOUIE AND OPHELIA at the Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul, through March 4; STREET SCENE, an opera in English, at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday-March 3; WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Saturday-April 1; CHEAP TRICK at First Avenue in Minneapolis, March 6; JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul, March 7-10; BILL COSBY at the State Theater, March 10; SIXTEEN at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, March 29; THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, March 31-April 7; THE JAMES SEWELL BALLET at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, April 20-29; HAMLET at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, May 2-13; THE FAMILY SERIES, AND THE NAME GAME at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, May 5; STOMP at the State Theater, May 8-13; SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, May 9-20.
For further information on any of these performances, contact TICKETMASTER at 612/989-5151.
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