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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!

If you know of, or you are on the planning committee of an event, we would love to hear about it!  Please contact us with all the particulars of the event and we will post it here.
 

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Now thru March 8, 2015 – The Woman In Black - A gripping, theatrical explosion of terror, suspense, drama and bold storytelling--The Woman in Black follows the story of a young lawyer who hires an actor to tutor him in the retelling of a true horror story.  But the tutoring sessions take a turn for the worst when the very subject of his ghost story turns up for a private haunting.   Tickets at http://www.yellowtreetheatre.com/ or call 763-493-8733.  Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave. SE, Osseo.

Now thru March 15, 2015 – Pop Up Musical – Plymouth Playhouse presents The Breakout Hit from the 2012 Twin Cities Fringe Festival.  Not your typical night at the Theater! Pop Up Musical is a spectacular evening of Broadway’s treasured tunes, backstage trivia, musings and smart aleck remarks, surpassing all ordinary revues. Presented in the style of VH1’s Pop Up Video, it’s a new twist on your old favorites like Westside Story, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof.  For tickets call 763-553-1600 or online at http://plymouthplayhouse.com

Now thru March 29, 2015 - Guthrie Theater presents A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mischief meets merriment in this fresh reimagining of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy. In just one night, four magical stories are cleverly woven together: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; the battle of the king and queen of the fairies; the follies of four lovers in a forest; and the hilarious antics of amateur actors staging a play. Enter a vibrant world where fairies fly overhead, a donkey bursts into song, and love potion makes your perspective turn on a dime. This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an immersive theatrical experience suitable for theatergoers nine to 90 - one you don’t want to miss!  A limited number of seats are available on stage for every performance! Onstage seating is general admission. Call 612.377.2224 for details.  http://www.guthrietheater.org

Now thru August 29, 2015 – The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre presents Mary Poppins - Based upon the iconic Disney film, MARY POPPINS is a family musical featuring breathtaking dance numbers and unforgettable songs including: “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Let’s Go Fly A Kite.” What could be more jolly?  Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, this enchanting musical has captivated audiences for generations, and now, she comes to life on Chanhassen's Main Stage to dazzle you!  For tickets call 52-934-1525 or order online at www.ChanhassenDT.com

March 2, 2015 - FREE MOVIE SCREENING - Attend a free advance screening of THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL on Monday, March 2 at Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park at 7pm. To download a pair of passes click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early to guarantee seats Click Here for your FREE PASS.  THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai).  Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

March 2, 2015 – Fitness 101:  Motivation & Basic Steps - Specialists presenting:  Tara Jebens-Singh, CPT and fitness specialist. Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Location Name: RosePointe Senior Living Community, Towne Hall, Address: 2555 Hamline Avenue N., Roseville, MN 55113, Cost: FreeRegistration: Required by 2/01/15; Call: 651-639-1000, Website: www.RosePointeSeniorLiving.com

March 2, 2015 - THE LEGACY OF BING CROSBY:  THE FIRST POP STAR! - Bing Crosby was the first popular singer to combine an intimate, modernistic approach to mass-media communication (the microphone), with jazz-bred sense of swing.  He became the first pop music idol of the century and eventually sold 500 million records.  Recorded examples illustrate the evolution of Crosby style. Monday, March 2, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Presented by:  Arne Fogel  Catholic Eldercare - MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living, 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413.  Open to the Public; to register call 612-362-2450.  Click Here for a full list of the Elder Enrichment Series. 

March 5 – 7, 2015 - Black Label Movement (BLM) - a Twin Cities based dance theater dedicated to creating wildly physical, naturally virtuosic, intellectually and emotionally engaging art. Led by Carl Flink, this collective of dance artists seeks to push the mind, body, and heart to the edge of what is possible and beyond.  For Tickets call 612-206-3600 or go to www.thecowlescenter.org.

March 6, 2015 - Friday Fish Fry Lunch - Come for lunch and stay for entertainment.  Every Friday through March 27 12:00 - 1:00pm lunch, 1:00pm - 2:00pm entertainment.  Each week something different.  March 6 see Bobby & Christine, Duets with Harmonies.  Lunch includes deep fried walleye, french fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, dessert & beverage.  $8.00 per person, at the RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph St. NE, Minneapolis, MN.  Reservations Requested at 612-605-2500.  www.catholiceldercare.org

March 6 & 7, 2015 - 100 Years of Sinatra - One of the most recognizable voices of all time, Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years old in 2015. The "Chairman of the Board" enjoyed a recording career that spanned from 1935-1995. He sang with the most popular big bands of the '40s and won an Academy Award. He has sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide, received 11 Grammy Awards, and starred in 60 motion pictures. You will hear dozens of your favorites including, "That's Life," Nice 'n' Easy," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Fly Me To The Moon," "New York, New York," "My Way" and many, many others. Join Andrew Walesch and his big band, filled with many Twin Cities' big band and jazz legends, as they take you through this journey in time. Join us as we celebrate Frank Sinatra's legendary career and 100th birthday!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

March 6 & 7, 2015 - Wagon Wheels a Rollin’ - Intergenerational Living & Health Care, a Minnesota-based nonprofit we partner with, which is dedicated to fostering connections between the generations and owns the Intergenerational Learning Center in Eagan, is hosting its 8th annual Intergenerational production at The Commons on Marice senior living community. The cast was selected through auditions with residents from the senior living community, children and staff from the Children’s Learning Center and individuals from the general community, forming a multi-generation performance troupe -- spanning ages 3 to 90 years old.  Wagon Wheels a Rollin’ is a fun, rootin’ tootin’ comedy about the Old West. Tickets are discounted to $6 per person if picked in advance and provides a food donation or $8 at will call with a food donation to help 360 Community’s Our Daily Bread Food Shelf in Dakota County.  Please see the release below with further details about this one-of-a-kind intergenerational theatre production.    Performances are scheduled on:  March 6 – 7:30 p.m., March 7 -  7:30 p.m.  The Commons on Marice is located at 1380 Marice Dr., Eagan, MN, 651-688-9999.

March 7, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.  10:00am - 5:00pm at Ames Area, 1990 Ipava Ave., Lakeville, MN To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

March 7, 2015 - Living Well with Chronic Illness - Presented by Gramercy Park at Lake Shore Drive - Guest speaker Delores Johnson Huanca, RN, BS, MS, FCN, has been a professor of Nursing at the University of MN School of Public Health, Metro State University and Normandale Community College and is a licensed counselor.  She facilitates a group in which participants share their experience with chronic illness through art and journaling.  Join us Saturday, March 7th at 10:00am in the Gramercy Room.  6711 Lake Shore Dr., Richfield, MN.  RSVP at 612-861-1378

March 12, 2015 – CANTUS THE SINGING REVOLUTION: SONGS OF THE BALTIC AWAKENING - Can music really change the world? In 1989 it did, as the people of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia joined hands in a peaceful revolution of song to gain their independence from the Soviet Union. Cantus returns to this inspiring story and the beautiful music of the Baltic states. The Pioneer Press said this program “just might be the best thing the ensemble has ever created” and the Star Tribune included it in their Best of 2012. For Tickets call 612-206-3600 or go to www.thecowlescenter.org.

March 13, 2015 - Friday Fish Fry Lunch - Come for lunch and stay for entertainment.  Every Friday through March 27 12:00 - 1:00pm lunch, 1:00pm - 2:00pm entertainment.  Each week something different.  March 13 see the Satin Dolls Dance Group.  Lunch includes deep fried walleye, french fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, dessert & beverage.  $8.00 per person, at the RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph St. NE, Minneapolis, MN.  Reservations Requested at 612-605-2500.  www.catholiceldercare.org.

March 13 – 15, 2015 - NORTHERN STARZ CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS SNOW QUEEN - Snow Queen is an enduring tale of faith, devotion and the magic of friendship between a young boy, Kay, and his best friend, Gerda. One winter evening, Gerda's grandmother tells them the story of an evil troll whose magic mirror shattered into a million pieces. When a sliver from that mirror lodges in Kay's heart and in his eye, he becomes mean and ugly, and is carried off in the Snow Queen's sleigh. Gerda sets out all alone to search for Kay, and in her perilous venture meets an Old Woman who casts a spell on her; a sassy crow; a lonely Robber Girl; and others. Gerda must finally battle fierce blizzards all the way into the Snow Queen's palace where at last her tears melt the slivers in Kay's eye and heart, and he wakes his true self again. Incredible music, which at times captures the joy of childhood and at other times the intensity of battle, will enrapture young audiences. Pre-Show Pasta Dinner available opening night March 13th 5:45pm, includes Pasta dinner, prize for the kids and tickets to the show (7pm), March 14th @ 7pm and March 15th @ 2pm (Senior Discount day). Please go to our website to purchase tickets www.northernstarz.org or they can be purchased at the door (dinner show pre-purchase only).

March 13 – 21, 2015 - Park Center Senior High Presents: Oklahoma!  Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.  Tickets: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors - 763-569-7673.  Alyce Marlin Auditorium, Park Center Senior High, 7300 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.  http://parkcentermusical.com/

March 14, 2015 - Ty Stone: The Soul of James Brown - "Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown" is the world's most authentic tribute ever to the "Godfather of Soul!" This spectacular production is as dazzling and elaborate as James Brown's own performances with shouting vocals, feverish dancing and unique rhythmic style performed by Ty Stone, Soul Brother #1, and his ten-piece band made complete with go-go girls! So "Get on the Good Foot" and come out for a funky good time with "Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown!" For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

March 14, 2015 - Yellow Tree Theatre Gala - Our sixth annual Gala is Saturday, March 14th and it won't be a party without you.  Featuring a sneak peek from our upcoming musical Next to Normal and hosted by Greta Grosch (aka "Junie" from A Hunting Shack Christmas) you won't want to miss it!  Space is limited so click here for tickets today!

March 14, 2015 - Women’s a cappella group salutes the music of the ‘40s - Celebrate the music of the ‘40s with the City of Lakes Chorus, as they present “Singin’ With a Swing! An Evening at the Stardust,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14 in Northwestern University’s Maranatha Hall, 3003 North Snelling Ave., St. Paul.   Also featured are special guests, the 2012 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Queens of Harmony, Martini.  The show features chorus members as Rosie the Riveters, performing a variety of hits from the ‘40s while hard at work on the assembly line, followed by a well-deserved evening at the elegant Stardust Ballroom.  The City of Lakes Chorus women’s chorus has been dazzling audiences in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and around the country since 1952. The chorus is a part of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony. City of Lakes has a long history of excellence, having placed first in every regional competition since 1967, and is the current international sixth place medalist. The chorus has placed in the top 10 in 18 of its 20 international competitions since 1971.  Tickets are general admission, and are $20 for adults; $10 for students and seniors (60+). Tickets for groups of 10 or more purchased together are $15 each. For tickets, call (651) 631-3768 or send email to judyjbari@comcast.net.  For more information, visit www.cityoflakes.org.

March 18 thru June 14, 2015 – Late Night Catechism - The Best One-Sister Act – Bar Nun!  Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It’s an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history.  The New York Times calls it, “hilarious, well-written and inspired.” Jeffrey Lyons from TV’s Sneak Previews calls Late Nite Catechism “something to savor and enjoy….one of the most intimate, rewarding shows in town.”.  For tickets call 763-553-1600 or online at http://plymouthplayhouse.com

March 18, 2015 - Camilia Rose Care Center Open House - We invite you to tour our newly remodeled Transitional Care Unit.  Stop by Wednesday, March 18th from 7:00am - 8:30am for Grab and Go Breakfast, or 4:00pm - 6:00pm for refreshments.  Both times will be offering tours, vendor booths and door prize drawings.  11800 Xeon Blvd., NW, Coon Rapids, MN.  http://www.camiliarose.com/

March 19, 2015 – Death & Dying - Dying is a natural part of life, but many people do not have experience caring for someone in their final days and find themselves navigating through new and unfamiliar territory.  This in-service is designed to provide information that will help you understand the dying process so you can feel more confident in knowing what to expect and also how to care for someone in their final weeks and hours of life.  Presented by: Barbara Larsen, RN, CHPN, Clinical Services Director of Hospice Advantage , School of Nursing, University of Minnesota.  2:00 pm at RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph Street NE.  Please RSVP to haenze@catholiceldercare.org or call 612-605-2515.

March 20, 2015 - Friday Fish Fry Lunch - Come for lunch and stay for entertainment.  Every Friday through March 27 12:00 - 1:00pm lunch, 1:00pm - 2:00pm entertainment.  Each week something different.  March 20 see the Aquatennial Singers & Senior Royalty.  Lunch includes deep fried walleye, french fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, dessert & beverage.  $8.00 per person, at the RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph St. NE, Minneapolis, MN.  Reservations Requested at 612-605-2500.  www.catholiceldercare.org.

March 20 & 21, 2015 - Love is a Rose A Linda Ronstadt Tribute - An absolute must see! This show returns to Chanhassen by popular demand! Don't miss an incredible evening of Linda Ronstadt's powerfully heartfelt hit songs performed by two of Minnesota’s most loved and respected singers Pamela McNeill, and Minnesota Music Hall of Famer, Mary Jane Alm. Take a trip down memory lane and hear songs including: “When Will I Be Loved,” “Blue Bayou,” “Heatwave,”  You’re No Good,” “Ooh Baby, Baby,” “It’s So Easy,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” and “Hurt So Bad.” Joined by an incredible band including many members of the highly acclaimed  Fleetwood Mac tribute, “Rumours and Dreams.” We love these girls and you will too! An absolute must-see!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

March 20 – 22, 2015 - Saint Paul Ballet - returning to The Cowles with a dance concert of familiar line and fresh images. Emerging and established choreographers paint their musical phrases with dynamic grace, heart and engaging sincerity as this fledgling company finds its place in contemporary ballet. For Tickets call 612-206-3600 or go to www.thecowlescenter.org.  

March 21, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.  10:00am - 5:00pm at Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove.  To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

March 23, 2015 - Healthy Feet by Mary T. Foot Care Clinics - Mary T. will be offering a monthly foot care clinic in the Margaret Place Senior Apartments, Fireside room. Our clinic will open the fourth Monday of each month between 9am and 1pm.  We look forward to offering you the best in foot care at a reasonable cost of $20. Our session includes a warm foot soak, general foot check-up, nail & cuticle trimming, a relaxing massage, lotion applied to your feet and legs, and great conversation! We will accept appointments and welcome walk-ins.  Call Barb at (763) 754-2505 to make an appointment.  Margaret Place Senior Apartments, Fireside Room, 1555 118th Lane NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448,  www.marytinc.com  • www.facebook.com/maryt.inc Click Here for a list of all clinics.

March 27, 2015 - Friday Fish Fry Lunch - Come for lunch and stay for entertainment.  Every Friday through March 27 12:00 - 1:00pm lunch, 1:00pm - 2:00pm entertainment.  Each week something different.  March 27 see Mary Hall, Country Western & Folk Music.  Lunch includes deep fried walleye, french fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, dessert & beverage.  $8.00 per person, at the RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph St. NE, Minneapolis, MN.  Reservations Requested at 612-605-2500.  www.catholiceldercare.org.

March 27 & 28, 2015 – Mathew Janczewski’s Arena Dances - Kicking of ARENA’s 20th Anniversary Season is Plastic Language, an evening length trio that deconstructs everyday moments to investigate their simplest form. Inspired by the surrealist works of painter Miro, this avant-garde work undulates between confined and open spaces as dancers attempt to establish communication between each other. Dancers (Dustin Haug, Stephen Schroeder and Timmy Wagner) oscillate between roles as spectator and performer, expanding concepts of relationship with oneself and another. This unusual, thought-provoking work is technically stunning as it is conceptually challenging.  For Tickets call 612-206-3600 or go to www.thecowlescenter.org

March 28, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.  10:00am - 5:00pm at National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. Blaine, MN To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

March 30, 2015 – CODA - To celebrate spring, we are hosting a show at the Coon Rapids Senior Center with the popular jazzy and swing sounds of CODA. Scott Dorff plays soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and Malcom Anderson plays the piano and keyboard. Sit back and enjoy the music! Doors open at 1:00 and the show starts at 1:30 at 11155 Robinson Dr., Coon Rapids, MN. After the show enjoy a light refreshment sponsored by Walker Plaza. Registration begins immediately in person or by calling 763-767-6473. Cost: $5.00 payable by Monday, March 16.

April 2 – 4, 2015 - Shapiro & Smith Dance - a reputation for performing tales of beauty and biting wit that run the gamut from searingly provocative to absurdly hilarious. Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth they have earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance, craft, and pure abandonment.  For Tickets call 612-206-3600 or go to www.thecowlescenter.org

April 8, 2015 - Paying for Medical Expenses: A Look at Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran’s Benefits - Have you ever wondered what Medicare will for if you need home care or rehab or are hospitalized and transferred to rehab?  How do people pay for Adult Day Care Services and Home Care?  What are Veteran’s Benefits and how do I qualify?  Come hear Mary Frances Price, Elder Care Attorney as she answers these questions and provides more information.  Wednesday, April 8th from 3:30 to 4:30PM at Mount Olivet Day Services, 5601 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.  Limited Seating so RSVP required by April 6th to Ginny Cullen at 612-861-3305.  http://www.mtolivethomes.org/

April 10 & 11, 2015 - Michael Monroe: Folk Legends - A Special "Folk Legends" CD Release Event.  Minnesota's own Emmy Award-winning acoustic troubadour, Michael Monroe, performs an evening of warm-hearted "folk legend favorites" by James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Peter, Paul and Mary and more. Michael's rich vocals, crystal/bamboo flutes and his hand-crafted Seaton guitars, ("works of art" made of 200 year-old reclaimed wood from the bottom of Lake Superior), showcase his signature mellifluous sound and is sure to delight and inspire. Special guest, three-time McKnight Fellowship Award-winner, Noah Hoehn, joins Michael on vocals, percussion, and harmonica. They will feature their amazing rendition of "Father and Son." Other hits include: "Shower The People," "You've Got A Friend," "Moonshadow," "Peace Train," "A Case Of You," "Forever Young" and more. This event will inspire fond memories, spark your imagination and stir your soul!   For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

April 10 – 12, 2015 -  Minnesota Dance Theatre - With a history spanning over half a century, Minnesota Dance Theatre & School is an acclaimed arts leader in our state, our region and in the nation.  The mission of Minnesota Dance Theatre & School is to create masterful and inspiring dance through performance and education.  MDT remains one of Minnesota’s cultural treasures with an eclectic international voice.  For Tickets call 612-206-3600 or go to www.thecowlescenter.org

April 11, 2015 - Anoka County Senior Expo - Celebrate healthy living.  This FREE event is open to senior citizens and their families.  There will be informational booths, Blood Pressure checks, Mini Massages, Entertainment and a FREE Pancake Breakfast.  Ample parking and handicapped accessible.  9:00am - 12:00 Noon at the Lord of Life Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd., Ramsey. 

April 11, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.  10:00am - 5:00pm at Inver Grove Heights Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

April 13, 2015 - 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 13, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by: Lawrence Moe.  MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living, 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413.  Open to the Public; to register call 612-362-2450 Click Here for a full list of the Elder Enrichment Series. 

April 17 – May 17, 2015 - Next To Normal a rock musical - Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments get more aggressive her family struggles desperately to hang on.  An electrifying feel-everything musical with soaring music, sharp, smart lyrics and a storyline full of unexpected twists and turns. Heartbreaking in one breath and uplifting the next, this powerhouse musical shows just how far two parents will go to keep their family’s world intact.  Winner of three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Tickets at http://www.yellowtreetheatre.com/ or call 763-493-8733.  Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave. SE, Osseo.

April 18, 2015 - 4th Annual Longevity Expo - Feel your best, be your best!  Up to 150 exhibitors highlighting the latest products, services and information for living well at any age.  Free seminars, demos and fun entertainment on two stages.  Great shopping, product sampling, healthy cooking tips, free health screenings, fitness options and education resources!  Saturday, April 18 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.  Located at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove.  www.mediamaxevents.com.

April 24, 2015 - 39th Minnesota Gerontological Society Annual Conference, “Designing Our Destiny: Aging Ain’t for Sissies—Challenges, Opportunities, and Affordability”.  The Minnesota Gerontological Society is an eclectic group of social service professionals, housing experts, health care providers, research scientists, policy analysts, program administrators, educators, students, retirees and consumers.  Our mission is to bridge research and practice in the field of aging.  Seniors/retirees, you are invited to attend this annual conference.  Time:    8:00 -4:00 PM (7-8AM registration and networking).  Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN.  Cost: $45.00 – includes: coffee, lunch, post conference reception, and prize drawings! Register at www.mngero.org  or call 952 829 5937. 

April 24 & 25, 2015 - Stadium Rock! featuring the Fabulous Armadillos.  Fans of the Fabulous Armadillos won't want to miss "Stadium Rock!" It played to nearly 17,000 people at a summer festival in St. Cloud in 2014.  Of their 35 different show themes, it has quickly become their most highly-requested show. The Fabulous Armadillos will be joined by special guests with surprises and new songs from key artists of the genre: Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Boston, Aerosmith, Queen and many more. Get set for another dose of fun and rock with the timeless music that these great bands brought to us. Add it to your list of Fabulous Armadillos favorites! For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

April 24 thru May 17, 2015 - Happy Days - A New Musical - Presented by Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre & Hennepin Theatre Trust.  The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a trip back to the 1950s with the Cunninghams and their friends.  Happy Days - A New Musical brings one of television’s best loved families to a new generation. When Arnold’s, the town's number one hangout and malt shop, is in danger of being torn down, Richie, Potsie, Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli and the rest of the gang team up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. In a race against time, can The Fonz save the day?  The television series' original creator Garry Marshall wrote the book and the original Fonzie, Henry Winkler, served as the musical’s creative consultant. Happy Days features 21 songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, including the series’ iconic theme song. Performances at the New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Ave., Street Level, Minneapolis.  For Tickets Click Here or call 612-455-9501.   

May 1 & 2, 2015 – River The Music of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon - Three top Twin-Cities female singers, Rachel Holder, Deb Brown & Jana Anderson, pay tribute to legendary songwriters: Carole King, Joni Mitchell & Carly Simon. While these artists have an extensive list of works, "River" will focus on their most popular pieces... the songs that take the audience on a nostalgic journey through their own lives, remembering the women’s music movement of the ’60s & ’70s: their prom, their first kiss, weddings, heartaches and other life experiences. Songs such as: "You're So Vain" and "Nobody Does it Better" performed by Carly Simon, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Natural Woman" by Carole King, and "Help Me" and "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell. Through the decades these artists continued to craft timeless songs that stay with us today. Rachel Holder, Deb Brown and Jana Anderson are backed by an amazing band. "River" brings the songs, stories and memories together on one stage in this unforgettable tribute.  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

May 4, 2015 - MEXICO:  RICH HISTORY, CULTURE, MUSIC, AND CUISINE - A former Spanish colony, our neighbor south of the border is an ancient civilization with unique pyramids and beautiful sculptures, fabulous cathedrals, strong Roman Catholic traditions, beautiful beaches, and rich natural resources.  Loss of much land to the U.S. in the 19th century, how and why?  My visit to Mexico in 2002 resulted in meeting educators, church leaders (bishops), school teachers and administrators, college and seminary professors, and ordinary Mexicans rich and poor:  I’ll share with you what they shared with me.  Monday, May 4, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Presented by:  Irene Khin Khin Jensen.  MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living, 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413.  Open to the Public; to register call 612-362-2450.  Click Here for a full list of the Elder Enrichment Series. 

May 13, 2015  - Behavioral Expressions & Dementia Seminar - Presented by: Mark Reese, MA, LMFT, Study Counselor Families and Long Term Care Research Projects, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota.  Wednesday, 5 pm –7 pm at RiverVillage East, 2919 Randolph Street NE, Minneapolis.  Complimentary dinner will be served from 5:00-5:30 pm, Please RSVP to rhaenze@catholiceldercare.org or call 612-605-2515 Space is limited - RSVP today!

May 15 & 16, 2015 - The Sound of Simon, A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel - With a career spanning decades, the music of Simon & Garfunkel remains among the most treasured in the American popular songbook. Performing hits including: "The Boxer," "Scarborough Fair," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Sound of Silence" and "America," this performance pays tribute to Simon & Garfunkel, the world renowned-duo, in a memorable evening of music & harmony.  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

May 21 - 23, 2015 - Takin' It To The Limit, A Tribute to the Eagles - Back by popular demand! Two bands, Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos, combine talents and return to present this most remarkable tribute concert to The Eagles - the quintessential band of the '70s and '80s. Audiences here have loved every minute of this concert event and are known to sing and even dance along to such hits as: “Take it Easy,” “Life in The Fast Lane,” “Desperado” and so many more. This show played to sold-out houses in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Do not miss this return engagement! For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

May 28 & 29, 2015 - Transit Authority, A Tribute to Chicago - Back by popular demand, don't miss Transit Authority in their premier tribute to the legendary rock band, Chicago! This fantastic band presents sold-out shows across the nation performing Chicago's #1 hits and arena rock power ballads including: "Saturday In the Park," "Just You and Me," "Wishing You Were Here,"  "25 or 6 to 4," "Feeling Stronger Every Day," "Old Days," "If You Leave Me Now" and many more!  A one-time opportunity at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in 2015!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com.

May 28 - 31, 2015 - Minnesota Senior Games - St. Cloud MN is hosting the 2015 Minnesota State Senior Games May 28-31, 2015 come see how you rank before the National Games in July!  The MN State Senior Games is a yearly sports competition for people ages 50 and better .  2015 MN State Senior Games is NOT a qualifying year and the MN State Senior Games is part of the National Senior Games Association.  For more information and to register go to www.mnseniorgames.com.

May 30 & 31, 2015 - Anoka Antique, Vintage, and Craft Show – Stop out at the Anoka County Fairgrounds Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm or Sunday 10:am – 4:00pm.  Tons of Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles, Crafts, Military, Furniture, Glassware, Jewelry, Paintings and a Flea Market.  Admission $4  -  12 and under free  - Bring copy of ad for $1 discount.  Concessions on site.  For more info go to www.metropromos.com or call 763-434-6664. Click Here for a $1 off Admission.

May 30 & 31, 2015 - Disover Aviation Days - Come out to the Anoka County Airport in Blaine on May 30th & 31st to celebrate the many aspects of aviation.  7am - 4pm each day, enjoy numerous aviation exhibitors, aircraft & helicopter rides, food booths and more!  On display will be general and corporate aircraft, experimental and homebuilt, WWII fighters, trainers and bombers along with vintage and modern military.  Those interested in a career in aviation, can stop by the aviation education booths, see flying demonstrations, and kid's activities.  Meet our many veterans, see our military history display area. A Pancake Breakfast & Lunch to be served both days. A 1940's evening Hangar Dance with a 15 piece swing band held Saturday night.  Anoka County Blaine Airport, 8891 Airport Rd., C-8, Blaine.  For more information, to Volunteer or to become a Sponsor for the event call 763-568-6072 or visit our website at http://www.discoveraviationdays.org/.

June 1, 2015 - TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME - A slide presentation showing the historic baseball parks of the Twin cities from the late 19th century to the era of Met Stadium and Midway Stadium.  Monday, June 1, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Presented by:  Kristin Anderson.  MainStreet Lodge Assisted Living, 909 Main Street NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413.  Open to the Public; to register call 612-362-2450. 

June 18, 2015 - Gary Rue's Only Love Can Break a Heart, The Music of Gene Pitney - Returning for one night only, Gene Pitney fans will be thrilled to revisit Pitney’s hits including "Hello Mary Lou," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Town Without Pity" and many more. Gary Rue, former band leader for The Coasters, The Platters, The Marvelettes and The Shirelles, and music director for Gene Pitney from 1986-2006, performs an unforgettable tribute to a one-of-a kind talent along with his amazing group of musical artists.   For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com.

June 18 thru November 15, 2015 – Church Basement Ladies – The Original Show Returns!  In 2005, the first Church Basement Ladies Musical opened to wild enthusiasm. We’re bringing the original back to celebrate ten years of laughter, toe-tapping music and touching memories that will once again make you laugh and cry all the way home.  For tickets call 763-553-1600 or online at http://plymouthplayhouse.com.

June 19 & 20, 2015 - Beat Boom! Radio: British Invasion Music, featuring Gary Rue and The Sensational Sleepers - Gary Rue and The Sensational Sleepers pay tribute to "fab" British bands of the ‘60s including: The Yardbirds, The Animals, The Hollies, The Dave Clark Five, The Zombies, The Searchers, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. The Sleepers perform songs like, “We Gotta Get Outa This Place,” “You Really Got Me,” “Look Through Any Window,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “She's Not There,” “Hippy Hippy Shake” and “Tobacco Road.”The Sleepers give audiences a rare opportunity to hear songs overshadowed by the greatness of John, Paul, George and Ringo, impeccably performed by the heirs apparent: The Sensational Sleepers! But there will be plenty of The Beatles to satisfy as well: “Help!,” “Ticket To Ride,” “A Hard Day’s Night” and many more. Travel back to look and listen to the music that changed the world!    For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

June 26 & 27, 2015 - Sherwin Linton: The Johnny Cash Story- Country performing legend Sherwin Linton's show pays tribute to Johnny Cash's early "Sun Years" when he established his unique sound through many career highlights including memorable duets with wife June Carter Cash. True stories about Johnny and his life, career, recordings and many tours are interwoven into this dynamic tribute. An astonishing event!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

July 11, 2015 - Anoka River Fest & Craft Fair - One of the largest craft fairs in the Twin Cities.  Located in historic downtown Anoka, 9:00am - 5:00pm.  Unique crafts from over 140 artisans, live music, food court, Riverfest has something for everyone.  Click here for more information and for exhibitor info. 
http://anokariverfest.org/. Admission, parking and most events are FREE. 

July 24 & 25, 2015 - The Song Remains the Same, Jonny James & the Hall of Fames does Zeppelin – Jonny James and the Hall of Fames (the band that brought you “The Beatles Anthology”) is back rocking harder than ever with “The Song Remains The Same,” a tribute to the greatest rock band of all time, Led Zeppelin, who just this past year was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor for their contribution to the music industry. For 10 years, Led Zeppelin dominated the US and the UK with their unforgettable guitar riffs, blues-inspired wails, and insane drum solos. Their music is some of the most loved in rock history. JJHOF will feature the greatest Zeppelin tunes including: “Black Dog,” “Heartbreaker,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song” and of course, “Stairway to Heaven.”  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

July 31 & August 1, 2015 - The Girls Present: A Diva Tribute - We are thrilled to host this new concert event at CDT! “The Girls” are a vocal and musical group that includes: beloved Twin Cities’ vocalist, pianist and arranger, Lori Dokken, award-winning vocalist, producer, songwriter, Judi Donaghy-Vinar, the seven time Minnesota Music Award recipient, Patty Peterson, musical theater and cabaret darling, Erin Schwab, Twin Cities’ jazz legend, Debbie Duncan, and the incredibly gifted Rachel Holder-Hennig. “The Girls” pay tribute to the music of legendary pop/jazz/R&B vocal DIVAS with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Bette Midler, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Tina Turner, Christina Aguilera. “The Girls,” features solo vocalists and incredible six-part harmonies. The energy brought to the stage makes this a DIVA TRIBUTE you will not want to miss! For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com.

August 14 & 15, 2015 - EltonSongs: 1970-1976, Featuring Mick Sterling and Peter Guertin - EltonSongs returns for one final appearance in 2015 at CDT. The most prolific, influential period of Elton John and Bernie Taupin was from 1970-1976. EltonSongs celebrates and honors some of the most important deep tracks and hits during that time. Led by Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Winner and Midwest Hall of Fame Recipient, Mick Sterling, and the Musical Director of Brave New Workshop, Peter Guertin, EltonSongs features a huge 10-piece band that faithfully and powerfully performs hits including: “Benny and the Jets,” “Border Song,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Levon” and “Your Song” along with deep track masterpieces such as: “Funeral For a Friend,” “The King Must Die,” “Tonight,” “Madman Across the Water,” “Indian Sunset” and more. If you’re an Elton fan, EltonSongs is the Elton concert you would tell your friends about because the songs he played were so cool! Come celebrate the incredible songwriting of Elton John and Bernie Taupin!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

August 27 – 29, 2015 - Rumours and Dreams, The Music of Fleetwood Mac -
For fans of Fleetwood Mac or anyone who simply loves melodic rock ‘n’ roll, this remarkable show returns to CDT after numerous sold-out engagements last year is an absolute must-see. Singer-songwriter Pamela McNeill has compiled a song list of Fleetwood Mac’s most well-loved songs delivered impeccably by a nine-piece ensemble of gifted musicians that is truly inspired. By the end of this show you’re guaranteed to be on your feet. Soak up hits including: "Rhiannon," "You Make Lovin' Fun," Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow," "Gypsy," "Tusk," "Little Lies," "Sara" and many, many more. Stevie and Mick would approve!
For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

September 12, 2015 - The Andrews Sisters: Music & Memories - Making its Fireside Theatre debut is a high-energy nostalgic trip down memory lane, featuring the signature vocal sound of Minnesota’s own Andrews Sisters. The performers - Lisa Pallen, Kathy Mueller and Aimee Lee beautifully recreate the vocal stylings of the first million-selling “girl group,” backed by a 6-piece band led by two-time Ivey Award-winning arranger and musical director Raymond Berg. You’ll enjoy “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Rum and Coca Cola,” “Apple Blossom Time” and many more of their greatest hits. Hosted by Bill Arnold of Triple Espresso fame, audiences of all ages will enjoy this delightful offering of the great music of the Swing Era!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

September 24 - 26, 2015 - Takin' It To The Limit, A Tribute to the Eagles - Back by popular demand! Two bands, Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos, combine talents and return to present this most remarkable tribute concert to The Eagles - the quintessential band of the '70s and '80s. Audiences here have loved every minute of this concert event and are known to sing and even dance along to such hits as: “Take it Easy,” “Life in The Fast Lane,” “Desperado” and so many more. This show played to sold-out houses in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Do not miss this return engagement! For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

October 2 & 3, 2015 - Neil! Martin Zellar's Tribute to Neil Diamond - With a career spanning generations, the music of Neil Diamond remains among the most popular in the world. Performing hits including: “Sweet Caroline,” "Kentucky Woman," “Solitary Man,” "America" and “Cherry, Cherry” this show pays tribute to Neil Diamond the timeless songwriter and entertainer.  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

October 9, 2015 - Beautiful Vision - The Songs of Van Morrison, featuring Mick Sterling - The many incarnations of Van Morrison from "Brown-Eyed Girl" and "Domino" to "Into The Mystic" and "Cleaning Windows" is celebrated and led by Twin Cities’ soul and bluesman Mick Sterling and a band so strong that Van Morrison would surely choose it for his own. Intricate, essential background vocals are brilliantly handled by Cate Fierro, Katie Gearty and Michelle Cassioppi with the classic Van horn parts delivered by The Street Choir Horn Section. Hear songs including “Jackie Wilson Said,” “Moondance,” “I’ve Been Working,” “Tupelo Honey,” “Crazy Love” and many more. One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most celebrated and unique voices of rock, soul and blues will be joyfully honored. One night only!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

October 10, 2015 - The Tenderness Sessions - GIANTS of '60s Memphis Soul featuring Mick Sterling - An undeniably sultry night of classic Memphis Soul and R&B featuring the songs of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and Wilson Pickett featuring songs including: "Soulman," Try a Little Tenderness," "I've Got Dreams To Remember," "When Something is Wrong with My Baby" and many more. Spotlighting legendary Twin Cities' singers: Maurice Jacox, Willie Walker and Mick Sterling, along with a killer band and horn section, this premier event is filled with energy, shimmer, rhythm and excitement. Look for some special guest vocalists that night too!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

October 17 - 18, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf. Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1302 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

October 17 – 18, 2015 – HealthyLife Expo - Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1302 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN – 55403.  Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. 3 - Stages of on-going speaker presentations, and demonstrations. New this year is the Yoga Stage and Healthy Cooling Stage! Product sampling, hourly drawings and free health information. The Smart place to get the free tips information to start living a healthier life. See the latest in men’s & women’s health, weight loss, living well, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long!.  Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

November 6 & 7, 2015 - E Street Shuffle/Detroit Muscle, The Songs of Bruce Springsteen & Bob Seger - The thematic songs of Rock‘n’Roll Hall of Fame recipients Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger have provided a memorable soundtrack for anyone with a car radio or record player. The combination of the songs of these two iconic artists in one night at The Fireside Theatre will be quite frankly, unstoppable! Springsteen classics such as “Born to Run,” “Backstreets,” “Rosalita,” “Jungleland” and “Dancing in the Dark” will be joined by Seger classics such as “Mainstreet,” “Night Moves,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Get out of Denver,” “Katmandu,” “Ramblin' Man” and many more. Lead vocals will be handled by two of the most recognized, influential voices in the Twin Cities’ music scene, Mark Lickteig and Mick Sterling. The magic created by the E Street Band and the Silver Bullet Band will be duplicated by a band led by the three rocking guitars of Jody Hanks, Billy Larson and Jason Ploof, along with two keyboardists, and of course, you’ll enjoy glorious sax stylings reminiscent of both The Big Man and Alto Reed! E Street Shuffle/Detroit Muscle will unite the energies of Jersey and Detroit and blow the roof off at Chanhassen. Don't miss this show!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

November 7, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.  10:00am - 5:00pm at National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. Blaine, MN To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

November 20 & 21, 2015 - Rainy Days & Mondays: The Music of the Carpenters - Do not miss this stellar tribute to The Carpenters, the biggest selling soft-rock group of the '70s. If you were a fan of The Carpenters, this concert will make you smile, sway and want to sing along. Aimee Lee, the quintessential "Karen," is backed by 12 musicians and back-up singers who perfectly re-create that classic Carpenters sound you remember and love. Featuring beloved classics, such as “Close To You,” “Yesterday Once More,” “We've Only Just Begun,” "Mr. Postman," “Superstar,” “For All We Know” and many, many more! Book early — this favorite sells out in a flash. Do not delay! For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

November 21, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.  10:00am - 5:00pm at Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove.  To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

 

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Every Sunday - Jazz Brunch Sunday's at Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Join us every Sunday from 9:00am - 2:00pm for Brunch and some Jazz!  Music starts at 11:00am.  Crooners is located at 6161 Highway 65 NE, Fridley, MN.  Click Here for the Brunch Menu - 763-571-9020. 
http://www.croonersloungemn.com

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 in winter 2015. Contact Jessi Fett to learn more about MovementWise opportunities at jfett@thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3640.  Click Here for more details:  MovementWise

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.

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. 

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

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. 

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

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

3rd Wednesday of Every Month - Caregiver Support Group - Join us at The Heathers Manor, 3000 Douglas Dr., Crystal, MN.  This is an open group that caregivers of older adults may join at any time.  There is NO FEE.  3:00pm - 4:00pm.  Contact Krystal Wiebusch, LSW at 952-746-4028 fore more information.  www.heathersmanorcrsa.com.   

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.

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 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

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. 

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

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.

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
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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.

Coon Rapids Senior Center - Click Here for links to activities and their newsletter

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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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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