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2018 Day Trips

Hope to meet you on a day outing. These trips support arts, music, history, and nature in the Northland - Life-long learning and community building.  Come on your own or with a friend or two.

Wendy Grethen
Your host

2018 SCHEDULE  - 

June 24 (Sunday)  West Side Story at the Guthrie Theater & Lunch @ the Level 5Restaurant.
This popular music hit is a wonder to watch and listen to and in this marvelous location along the Mississippi River.
Depart from Perkins West at 8:30 a.m.
Return 5:30 p.m.  (Show is at 1 p.m.)

June 28 (Thursday) 
Superior! Stories and Songs of the Big Lake
Sign up for this trip to the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI.  We'll stop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center on our way over and then eat (meal not included) at the Big Top.  The lively show is under the big canvas tent and filled with stories, history, nature, and fun about Lake Superior. Bring a blanket along for the evening cooldown. 
Depart Perkins West at 3:15 p.m.
(Show is at 7:30 p.m.)
Return 10:45 p.m.
Please reserve by June 16

IF YOU ARE A GROUP OF 10 or more people and want to go to a destination within about 2 hours of Duluth that is arts, history, music, or nature related and you want a coordinator for your outing, let me know.  I'd love to arrange railroad excursions, supper club stops, nature stops, historic sites, and natural places.


This is where we went so far this season:

On June 9 12 of us went to the Scandinavian Folk Music Festival in Nisswa. 

  Fun on Friday Bakery Hop and Diner Stop  - COMPLETED APRIL 20  THANK YOU TO THE 5 travelers who went.  It was a nice day (maybe too many calories?) but fun to be together, drive through Wisconsin roads, visit and support 4 local businesses. 

 Festival of Nations    - COMPLETED MAY 6

This trip was fun. 10 people went to enjoy performances, cultural exhibits, food, and music.  
One of the Midwest’s largest and longest running cultural festivals. Cultural food, performances international marketplace.  St. Paul RiverCentre.


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Your Host is Wendy Grethen. I'm looking forward to taking day trips with you in the Northland.    
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