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Only bus trips and classes with fees are available for in-person registration.. Read the inside cover and pages 1 and 2 carefully. Complete the checklist on page 36 before sending your registration.
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Yes, bus trips now has its own separate section, making these listings easier for you to find. Please be aware of several rules involving bus trips.
1. Have your vaccination card ready to show at the bus door.
2. Wear a mask on the bus and likely at the venue.
3. We will be holding your check for a month or two until we are comfortable that the trip will definitely happen. We do not want to make our treasurer write out a refund to everyone if COVID worsens and venues shut down.
1. Runestone! A Rock Musical at the History Theatre
1898. When Swedish immigrant Olof Ohman digs up a rock on his property near Kensington, Minnesota, with a story written in carved runes that indicate the Vikings were the first Europeans to set foot in Minnesota, he is praised for his discovery. But soon a controversy erupts, and this turns into one of Minnesota’s craziest stories creating a whimsical rock & roll musical. After the 10:00 a.m. performance, we will proceed to Grand Avenue in St. Paul for lunch and shopping. Limit 112/day Sign up for one day only.
Coordinator: Pat Williams (715) 450-3395
Thursday: May 12 Full
Thursday: May 19 Full
Bus departs 29 Pines at 7:45 a.m. and returns around 4:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Marketplace at 8:15 a.m. and arrives back about 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $55 Driver’s tip and lunch are not included.
2. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park Trip
Visit the historical fur traders’ original site of the Montreal-based XY and North West companies along the Yellow River near Danbury, Wisconsin. The tour features authentic reenactment of the actual forts’s occupants from 1802-1805. The visitors’ center houses a fur trade museum, exhibits of St. Croix Chippewa (Ojibwe) tribe history, and periodic Burnett County displays. The gift shop features books, artwork, wild rice, unique jewelry, and other historical-themed items for all ages. Lunch at the Forts. Limit 112
Coordinator: Howard Lee (715) 235-8841
Friday: June 3 Open
Bus departs 29 Pines at 7:30 a.m. and returns around 5:00 p.m.
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 8:00 and arrives back about 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $40. Does not include tip for driver.
3. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Axel’s, and Gertens Trip
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the gardens and the aroma of spring with roses, peonies, over 300 crab trees, and thousands more blooming plants on an hour and a half-long tour riding the tram. Then stroll through the grounds of the Minnesota Arboretum and check out the Visitors’ Center. Savor a delicious lunch at Axel’s. After lunch shop for plants and outdoor décor at Gertens. Limit 56
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Thursday: June 9 Full
Wednesday: June 15 Open
Bus departs 29 Pines at 6:30 a.m. and returns around 5:00 p.m.
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 7:00 and arrives back at about 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $69 Does not include tip for driver.
4. MN Orchestra Season Finale: Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand
Four choirs, eight soloists and an orchestra of epic proportions join for a season finale and one final celebration of departing Music Director Osmo Vanska. Ambitious, beautiful, not-to-be-missed! Lunch on your own at any number of nearby Nicollet Mall restaurants. Limit 112
Coordinator: Paula Stuettgen (715) 271-9590
Sunday: June 12 Full
Bus departs 29 Pines at 9:30 a.m. and returns around 6:00 p.m.
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 10:00 and arrives back about 5:30 p.m.
We will arrive about 11:30 a.m. and allow time before the concert for lunch on your own. The concert runs from 2:00 to 4:15 p.m. The bus boards at the concert hall immediately after the concert.
Cost: $70. Does not include lunch or tip for driver.
5. Bad-est of St. Paul, Wabasha Street Caves Lunch, and Landmark Center Trip
Discover the Bad Boys, Good Time Girls, Irish Scoundrels, and Scandinavian Scandals of St. Paul on a two-hour bus tour narrated by a costumed step-on guide. Tour the Historic Wabasha Street Caves and enjoy lunch there. Visit the Landmark Center, the old Federal Courts Building for the upper Midwest, with historic architecture and take a guided tour of the newly renovated Schubert Club music museum. See a keyboard collection and learn the history and development of these instruments through the stories of their inventors, builders, and musicians. Limit 112
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: June 22 Open
The bus departs 29 Pines at 6:30 a.m. and returns around 4:30 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 7:00 a.m. We arrive back about 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $79 Does not include tips for driver, wait staff, and guides.