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Spring 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  - 3 opportunities in June

June 9 (Saturday)  NisswaStamman     A Scandinavian music festival, multiple stages of music, dancing area, food.  Smorgasbord dinner included. Held in Nisswa, MN.
Depart Perkins West (40th Ave. W). 10:15 a.m. AM. Return 8:15 p.m.
Festival pass included. Lunch on your own. Dinner included.
Reserve by May 20.
Seats are available  (updated 5/20/2018)

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.)
Reserve by May 10. 2 seats may be added.  (5/20 update)

NEWLY ADDED   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.

IF YOU ARE A GROUP OF 12 or more people and want to go to a destination within 2 hours of Duluth that is arts, history, music, or nature related and you want a coordinator for your outing, let me know .  


This is where we went so far this season:

  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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