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  • Mystery Book Club

    Solve a mystery every month! Read and discuss book selections along with other mystery book enthusiasts, and share your favorite mysteries with the group! The Mystery Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 10:30 - 12:00.
  • Nature Sense

    Nature Sense Programs designed for seniors to promote connections with nature. Summer programs will take place outside, once a month, Friday mornings, 9-10:30. Meet Naturalist Eloise Dietz on the TPAC patio for a hands-on introduction to that month's theme. Following the presentation participants will take a guided tour through various parts of the park's trails. You are encouraged to wear walking shoes and appropriate clothing for temperature and weather conditions. Presenter: Eloise Dietz, Former Dodge Nature Center Naturalist. . Wild Edibles Fri, July 16 9-10:30 am $8 Register by Mon, July 12 . Prairie Life Fri, Aug 20 9-10:30 am $8 Register by Fri, Aug 13 .
  • Nature Sense

    Nature Sense These programs are designed for seniors to promote connections with nature. Autumn programs will take place both inside & outside, once a month, Tuesday afternoons, 2:30-3:30. Meet Naturalist Eloise Dietz for a hands-on introduction to this month's theme. Following the presentation participants will take a guided tour through various parts of the park's trails. You are encouraged to wear walking shoes and appropriate clothing for temperature and weather conditions. Presenter: Eloise Dietz, Former Dodge Nature Center Naturalist . Marvelous Mushrooms Tues, Sept 7 2:30-3:30 am $8 Register by Tues, Aug 31 . Autumn Colors Hike Tues, Oct 5 2:30-3:30 am $8 Register by Tues, Sept 28 . Nature's Harvest Tues, Nov 2 2:30-3:30 am $8 Register by Tues, Oct 26 . Winter Light Tues, Dec 7 2:30-3:30 am $8 Register by Tues, Nov 30 .
  • Nonfiction Book Club 2021-2022

    Read and discuss a classic nonfiction book or the latest bestseller! The group selects future books to read - a great way to share or find your next favorite book! The Nonfiction Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month, 10:30 - 12:00.
  • Open Bocce Ball

    Playing bocce ball is a fun, friendly, competitive game of skill, and comes with its own set of health benefits for anyone participating. The most popular bocce ball game is open bocce among casual players. Bocce can be played anywhere. We will assemble in the back yard of TPAC, near the patio. Instructor: TPAC Staff . Mondays beginning May 3 9:30-10:30 am weekly 1596-S21 $15 for the summer Register by Monday, April 26
  • Open Watercolor

    Enjoy painting with others who share your love of this art, while listening to classical music and conversing with one another. Bring your own supplies. There is no instructor for this group.
  • Patriotic Journey

    Folds of Honor is an engaging and expressive thirty-minute presentation covering the historical background of the bugle call "Taps", as well as the folding of the American flag when presented at the conclusion of a military funeral. Included in the presentation are intriguing, often little-known details of the evolution of the twenty-four notes of "Taps", myths, and commemorative sites. The presentation of the folding of an American flag includes its patriotic historical background and an explanation of the symbolism of the thirteen folds as it is folded.* Veterans will be recognized at the the end of the event speech. Presenter: Dick Middelton Wed, Nov 10 1-2 pm $10 Register by Wed, Nov 3
  • Professor David Schultz: American Politics and the Future of the Two Party System

    For 150 years, American Politics has been dominated by the Democratic and Republican Parties. Yet increasingly, voters no longer identify with either party. Do we need new political parties? This talk looks at how political parties in America have changed over time and whether there is a need for new parties in the future. Presenter: Professor David Schultz, political science dept at Hamline University, teacher of American politics, public policy and administration, and ethics; Holds appointment @ UofM Law School and teaches election law, state constitutional law, and professional responsibility. Thur, Dec 16 10-11:30 am $12 Register by Thur, Dec 9
  • Project Mat Making - Umbrella Group

    The Umbrella Group is organizing this service project -- crocheting plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless population. Meets most Tuesdays thru August.
  • Red Hot Peppers

    Red Hot Peppers is a fun group of women over 50 who enjoy socializing and going to events once per month. 1st Tuesdays 10:30 am 1617-F21 $10 annually
  • Richard Painter: Lying is OK, If You're in Politics! Or is it?

    How did we get to the place where blatant lying, by our elected officials, is the norm? Has it always been like this? What' the history? What are the consequences for this behavior? Presenter: Richard Painter, President Law Officer, Former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer, Independent, Host of Politics Podcast http://bit.ly//PainterPod. Views expressed are his own. Wed, Oct 13 10-11:30 am $5 Register by Wed, Oct 6
  • Rooting for the Arts

    Did you know that TPAC has its own "no experience necessary" creative art community? We have an afternoon planned for you to indulge your senses, view our members' artwork, enjoy a lip-smacking root beer float and tap your toes to the live music at TPAC! Families and children welcome. Call TPAC for details on how you can display your creations. Donations accepted. Wed, Aug 25 1-3 pm Register by Wed, Aug 18
  • SSP A Bench in the Sun at Day Trippers Theatre

    A Bench in the Sun by Ron Clark "An uproarious and endearing tribute to the joys and tribulations of aging." - Broadway World Part Grumpy Old Men, part The Odd Couple, the script is rich with one-liners, tender moments, musings about the seasons, and reflections on the way the world is changing. Lifelong friends Burt and Harold are residing at Valley View Gardens. When retired actress Adrienne Bliss moves in and decides to join the duo on their bench in the sun, a heated rivalry develops as the pair vie for Adrienne's attention. Performance starts @ 1:15 pm, Daytrippers Theatre, Bloomington . Wednesday, Oct 27 $75.00 Depart TPAC 12 pm / Return 4:05 pm Depart SSP 12:15 pm / Return 3:50 pm Depart TPAC 12:30 pm / Return 3:35 pm Register by Oct 20
  • SSP Murder Mystery Lunch

    Arrive in the tiny village of Afton, MN at the historic Afton House Inn overlooking the St. Croix River Valley. Be seated in the Wheel Room or Pennington Room. This modern property is filled with antique ambiance. Upon arrival guests will receive parts for the murder mystery play. In the process of removing suspicion from yourself, you question or point to others with motive and opportunity. During these two hours of laughter and mystery solving, you will be served a luncheon. Menu: Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, a Rosemary Demin Glaze, Fresh Vegetables, Rolls & Butter, Coffee or Hot Tea, Dessert. After the mystery is solved, take a few minutes to look around the property. There are some B & B rooms you can view. Within a few blocks there are some small shops to explore and an ice cream shop. Tuesday, November 16 $72.00 Depart TPAC 10am / Return 2:15pm Depart SSP 10:15am / Return 2pm Register by August 30
  • SSP Music Man Chanhassen Theater

    Matinee performance:Meredith Willson's The Music Man A fun and transformative story, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best! This musical theatre classic features songs like "(Ya Got) Trouble," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "The Wells Fargo Wagon," "Till There Was You," "Gary, Indiana" and more! Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Wednesday, September 29 $95.00 Depart TPAC 10am / Return 5:15pm Depart SSP 10:15am / Return 5pm Register by August 30
  • SSP The Play That Goes Wrong (Old Log Theater)

    Have lunch in the Old Log Dining Room. Make menu choice at sign up: Bone-out Short Rib with mashed potatoes, green beans and au jus Chicken Breast with roasted red potatoes, green beans and a sherry cream sauce. Vegetarian pasta. Made with house marinara and fresh vegetables. All meals include Rolls, Coffee, Tea, Dessert 1:15 p.m. After lunch move into theater. 1:30 p.m. Theater performance ““The Play That Goes Wrong.” This classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania and set on The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost) and “Comic Gold” (Variety) – are sure to bring down the house! Thursday, January 20, 2022 $83.00 Depart TPAC 10:15am / Return 5pm Depart SSP 10:30am / Return 4:45pm Register by December 17
  • Scientific American Discussion Group via Zoom

    Scientific American Discussion Group via Zoom Join Ph.D. Biochemist Gary Gray each month to engage in discussion on articles from the latest issue of Scientific American magazine. 3rd Wednesdays 10-11:30 am Mar 17, Apr 20 Online via Zoom 1575-W21 Registration required Registration deadline one week prior to each class
  • Share Your Art at "Rootin' for the Arts"!

    Artist, Exhibitors! Share Your Art at TPAC's “Rootin' for the Arts” Rootbeer Floats, Live Band, and Art Show Did you know TPAC has its own “no experience necessary” creative art community? We have an afternoon planned for you to indulge your senses, SHARE YOUR ART and view other artist's work. Oh, and don't forget to enjoy a lip-smacking root beer float and tap your toes to the live music! If you are staying for the music and root beer floats, please sign up for the Rootin' For the Arts as well, so we can reserve some ice cream for you! Get inspired and be involved in the fun! See you there! . Guidelines include: Tables & wall space will be provided. Please bring your art matted or framed & display-ready. Bring your art between 11 am-12:30 pm. (The show starts at 1 pm.) Art sales are not allowed on site. If you have original work and someone is interested, by all means, exchange contact information so you can arrange the sale outside of the art show. . Call TPAC @ 651-403-8300 if you have questions or need details on how you can display your creations. Wed, Aug 25 Bring Your Art: 11 am-12:30 pm (Art Show: 1-3 pm) Register to Show Your Art by Wed, Aug 18
  • Smart Phone - Workshop 2

    This two-hour workshop is a continuation of Workshop 1. Learn in-depth use of smart device features and functionalities including apps, email, Wi-Fi, and more. Prerequisite: Completed Smartphone Workshop 1 session or be familiar with Smartphone use. Instructor: ray@raythecomputerguy.com Register for either the morning or afternoon group: Mon, Aug 9 9:30-11:30 am Mon, Aug 9 12-2 pm 1585-S21 1 session - $35 Register by Mon, Aug 2
  • Soccer 101 (No Sweat)

    For all of you “Soccer grandparents” who didn’t grow up with soccer, this class will be perfect for you. Our instructor will go through the basics of the sport: rules, strategies, and scoring using video highlights to provide play-by-play explanations. By the end of the hour, you won’t be in better shape, but you will be a better soccer spectator. Presenter: Nora Schletty Fri, May 28 2-3:30 pm 1581-S21 1 session - $5 Register by Fri, May 21
  • TPAC Knitting Group

    Bring your own yarn, needles and any other supplies and join this group for knitting, crocheting, and socializing. Mondays @ 1:00.
  • TPAC Knitting Group

    Bring your own yarn, needles and any other supplies and join this group for knitting, crocheting, and socializing. Mondays @ 1:00.
  • TPAC Out & About Group

    Dive into new community events and activities each month with people of similar adventurous appetites! Meets on the 4th Friday of each month. Actual dates and locations of activities will vary throughout the year.
  • TPAC Staff Patio Chat

    There's uncertainty in the air regarding what will happen in the fall with Covid-19. If you feel comfortable getting out and wearing a mask, come join us near the main entrance on the TPAC Patio from 10 - 10:30 am if weather permits. If we have to cancel, we will let you know by 9:30 am the morning of the meeting. Bring your lawn chair and feel free to hang out, ask questions, and get away for a bit. Space will be limited to a maximum of 10 people so register early! When you register, please register for one of the days and not both. We will be socially distanced at 6 ft apart and will be requiring masks while you are here.