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Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - First Mill City Museum Minneapolis History Pub Crawl

The Mill City Museum added a Minneapolis History Pub Crawl to the tour offerings this year. Unfortunately, the State shut down forced them to cancel two of the three scheduled tours.  We were fortunate enough to join the only tour available on Tuesday, August 30.

The trolley departed from the Museum and took us over the Stone Arch Bridge and along Washington Avenue, with a few stops and jogs along the way. Our guides, Rod and Dave, presented a wealth of history and provided each of us with a Washington Avenue Photo Guide inclusive of pictures ranging from 1860 to the mid 1960's, along with a list of references and links for further research at our leisure.

We stopped for a drink at the Milwaukee Road Depot and The Loop, allowing enough time for attendees to get to know each other and discuss the sites and info in more detail.

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl with Mill City Museum

Hopefully they'll bring this tour back next summer - it was both fun and informative.  The Mill City Museum has a very talented and engaging staff, and we highly recommend all of the tours and special events they offer.

Saturday
Dec312011

Mill City Commons Seeks Part Time Program Coordinator

Do you know a flexible, hard working person looking for a part time opportunity? 

Mill City Commons is in the process of hiring a part time Program Coordinator.   You'll find position details on the Ecumen website.  Note - although the website states the application deadline is December 31, the closing date is actually January 6.

Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers at Mill City Live

From Mill City Live at the Mill City Museum in the summer of 2011.

Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Sights and Sounds of July 16 KidsFest at MacPhail Center for Music

This past Saturday MacPhail Center for Music was alive with joyful noises as parents and their future musicians (some still in diapers) soaked up KidsFest.  This action packed 2-hour event gave little ones a chance to experience as many string, brass and percussion instruments as they could handle.  They also got to make their own instrument to take home, and enjoy a performance by the Dakota Combo.

KidsFest Favorite

Below are two slide shows - one silent (the Sights) and one quite loud (the Sounds), followed by a video of the Dakota Combo.  MacPhail's talented Early Childhood Music teachers provided guidance with smiles and ease. 


(best viewed in full screen mode)

Friday
Dec302011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Naphtalia at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park

Friday
Dec302011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Great Turn Out for NorthEast Dog Parade

A huge crowd gathered in Chute Square for the July 30 NorthEast Dog Parade.  We didn't make it to the Red Stag for "Dogtail Hour" afterwards, but the parade kick off was quite a party by itself.

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

July 29, 2011, NorthEast Dog Parade

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

July 29, 2011, NorthEast Dog Parade

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

July 29, 2011, NorthEast Dog Parade

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

July 29, 2011, NorthEast Dog Parade

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

July 29, 2011, NorthEast Dog Parade

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

July 29, 2011, NorthEast Dog Parade

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

July 29, 2011, NorthEast Dog Parade

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011

NorthEast Dog Parade 2011