Dateline October - December 2018 - Page 6

Exciting and Educational Fall Ed-Ventures Minnesota State Capitol Tour After three years of repair and restoration, the State Capitol is open for guided tours. Explore the Capitol's history, art and architecture. You will visit the Senate and House Chambers where government decisions are made, see the Governor's reception room, as well as the grand floor and magnificent rotunda spaces. Weather permitting, you will have an opportunity to see the famous Quadriga (golden horses) on the roof of the Capitol. Lunch follows at Yarusso’s where you will enjoy the pasta, pizza and salad bar buffet. This tour is a great complement to the Adult Academy presentation Our Minnesota State Capitol from Groundbreaking Through Restoration on page 9 of this brochure. Tour departs at 10:15 am from Oak-Land Middle School parking lot and returns to the same location at approximately 2:00 pm. Fee includes school bus transportation, Capitol tour, all inclusive lunch and tour host. Cancellation policy: a $10 processing fee will be deducted from the refund when cancelling before October 3. No refunds after this date. Date: Fri, Oct 12 Location: Oak-Land Middle School, parking lot Time: 10:15 am–2:00 pm 820 Manning Ave N Cost: $35 Lake Elmo, MN 5542 Class #: AET3 The Bell Museum & the Dairy & Meat Salesroom Take this opportunity to be among the first visitors through the doors of the new Bell Museum that opened on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus in July 2018. This natural history museum has been preserving and celebrating the state since 1872. Now at its new location, the museum brings together science, art and the environment with a unique Minnesota perspective. Take a guided tour through the exhibit galleries including the world-renowned wildlife dioramas, second floor green roof and sustainable landscaping (weather permitting), and the solar station. Your trip is not complete without exploring the cosmos in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Next stop, the University of Minnesota Dairy and Meat Salesroom. After a quick tour of the dairy plant, you’ll have time for a little shopping. Choose from a large selection of cheeses, ice cream and frozen yogurt, almost any cut of beef, pork and lamb as well chicken and turkey, sausages, jerky and meat patties. Bring an insulated bag or cooler and cash or credit card. The tour leaves Gladstone at 12:45 pm and returns to the same location at approximately 5:45 pm. Fee includes school bus transportation, guided tour of the museum and dairy plant, and planetarium presentation. Any purchases are optional and on your own. Register by Oct. 1. No refunds after this date. A $10 processing fee will be deducted from the refund when canceling before Oct. 1. Date: Wed, Oct 24 Time: 12:45–5:45 pm Cost: $35 Class #: AET4 Location: Gladstone, parking lot Savor, Stroll & Experience Hudson Experience the unique tastes and unforgettable charm of historic downtown Hudson on a guided walking and food tour. During your three-hour tour, you’ll sample signature dishes from six award-winning, popular destinations, plus learn the rich history of the town and stroll along the banks of the scenic St. Croix River. Meet your tour guide at 1:15 pm at Winzer Stube (parking is available in the lot behind the restaurant or on the street. Access to this restaurant is by stairs only). The tour begins promptly at 1:30 pm, lasts until 4:30 pm, and is held rain or shine. The restaurants are about a block apart and the full tour encompasses a walking distance of approximately one mile over the 3 hours. No refunds less than 10 days before your tour. Hudson Food Walk Date: Sat, Oct 13 Location: Winzer Stube Time: 1:15–4:30 pm 516 2nd St Cost: $47.50 Hudson, WI 54016 Class #: AET2 6 Gladstone 55+ Center • 1945 Manton St, Maplewood, 55109 • • 651-748-7250