Still Room on the Buses to the Great River Shakespeare Festival

The popular trips to see Shakespeare in Winona are filling up, but there is still room to sign up for either or both of the two performances: Romeo and Juliet, Wed, July 15, 11:15am – 8pm and Much Ado About Nothing, Wed, July 22, 11:15am – 8pm.  Each trip includes dinner and discussion afterwards with cast members.  Cost for each is $75; reduced price of $140 for both. Here are promotional videos for the two productions: Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing.

To purchase tickets online: for Romeo and Juliet     or      for Much Ado About Nothing

(Note: if you are signing up for both shows, please do that in person at The Center, or by phone, 507-664-3700, so that you will receive the discounted price).

Non-walking Tour of Northfield

January 28, 10:00-11:30

Fee: $3

Northfield Historical Society Executive Director, Hayes Scriven, will take you on warm, non-icy tour of notable buildings in historic downtown Northfield. Using the wonderful old photos and maps from the Historical Society’s archives, Hayes will guide you through the early history of our town: its founding, early settlers and first businesses. Why is the Post Office positioned at the angle it is?  What famous building once housed a Norwegian flatbread bakery?  Learn these answers and a lot more fascinating facts.

Showboat Trip Cancelled

The trip to see Dr. Jekyll and Mr,. Hyde at the Minnesota Centennial showboat downloadonThursday, June 26 has been cancelled. This message was sent from the Minnesota Centennial Showboat:
The mighty Mississippi river has shown to be too mighty. All the rain we have received has forced Padelford and University of MN Centenial Showboat to suspend service from 6/21 until further notice.

Summer Trips from the Center

Summer offers easy (no-icey roads) travel, and lots of interesting things to do.  Here are some great regional trips offered through the Center – baseball and Shakespeare!  Click on the name of each of these trips to see more details, or to sign up online.  (You may still sign up by phone, 507-664-3700 or in person).

 Doug Scholz-Carlson and Stephanie Lambourn in "Henry V" (2013, directed by Jim Edmondson) photo by Michal Daniel

Doug Scholz-Carlson and Stephanie Lambourn in “Henry V” (2013, directed by Jim Edmondson) photo by Michal Daniel

Winona Shakespeare Festival – TWO trips this summer, to see HAMLET on Friday, July 11, and to see The MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on Wednesday, July 23 (Sorry, Merry Wives trip is full).

TWINS BASEBALL GAME, Target Field, Thursday, July 24.  Sign up deadline, July 1.