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July 2018

Legacy of the Lakes Summer Showcase

July 13 @ 5:00 p.m. - July 14 @ 3:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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We are changing things up this year! Our annual boat show is taking on a new and improved look. The Legacy of the Lakes Summer Showcase is a two day event, taking place on Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14 at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Downtown Alexandria. Find out more about this exciting, 2-day event here!

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$5

Basics in Garden Photography

July 19 @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Van Gooch and Claudine Grove from the Evansville Photo Club will share tips and techniques on how to take photos in natural settings. This session will include time in the classroom and time in the Legacy Gardens. Participants should bring their own cameras. Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2. Class size is limited to 15. Sponsored by: Henry’s Foods, Geneva Capital, McCarten Design

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$10

Community Read: Tea Party and Garden Tour

July 25 @ 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Find your pretty hats and join fellow Community Read participants for a lovely tea party!  Enjoy the beauty of the Legacy Gardens, proper and dainty dishes, and have some fun with the traditional Victorian meaning of flowers. You will be introduced to the garden tour of flowers and information about the language of some of the varieties.  The self guided tour with garden guide will remain open the rest of the summer. Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2. Join the Douglas…

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Free

Community Read: Language of the Flowers Garden Tour

July 26 - August 31
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Take a self-guided tour of the Legacy Gardens looking for the traditional meanings of the gardens' flowers. This self-guided tour will be available beginning with the Community Read: Tea Party & Garden Tour on Wednesday, July 25 (more info here), and will run through the end of August. Pick up the garden guide at the Museum's front desk. Regular museum admission applies if you would like to tour the museum, but touring the gardens is free. Join the Douglas County Library,…

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$35

Boat on Canvas – Paint with Art Bar 39!

July 26 @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join instructors from Art Bar 39 as they walk you through painting this 'lake life' inspired 12 x 12 canvas.  Have fun, socialize and learn techniques in this step by step class.  No experience needed! Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2.

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August 2018
Free

“Light Up the States” Book Reading

August 4 @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join local author Debbie Hoven for a fun book reading of her new children’s book that takes the holiday lights on a trip around the USA. Visit the “cowboy states”, the “lobster states”, and the “dairy states”. See how the lights add color to the Las Vegas strip, the Statue of Liberty, and so much more! Debbie will also be available to sign books. Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2. Class size is limited to…

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$5

Make-n-Take Children’s Craft Series: Gyotaku

August 14 @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Each month the museum will have a fun, lake-life craft you can create and take home! Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish. This month, learn about the ancient practice and create your own prints to display at home. Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2. Class size is limited to 15. Sponsored by: Henry’s Foods, Geneva Capital, McCarten Design

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$5

Showing Motion in Digital Photography

August 23 @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Capturing motion in photography can be tricky. Join Van Gooch and Claudine Grove from the Evansville Photo Club for an experimental class utilizing kinetic sculptures by John Buck on display at the museum for the summer. Participants should bring their own cameras. John Buck: Cat's Cradle opens mid-June at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. To learn more about the artist and his pieces visit: JohnBuckArt.com  Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2. Class size is limited…

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September 2018
$5

Fall Bulb Planting for Spring

September 5 @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Learn how to plant, where to plant, and when to plant bulbs for beautiful spring flowers. Instructor: Linda Kellerman. Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2. Class size is limited to 20. Sponsored by: Henry’s Foods, Geneva Capital, McCarten Design, Colorful Seasons

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$20

Paint the Legacy Gardens

September 6 @ 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Plein Air Oil Painting Experience in the beautiful Legacy Gardens on the campus of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. This is your chance to try your hand at painting en plein air! Did you know painting en plein air translates from the French as (in the) open air, and is particularly associated with 19th century schools of art known for painting outdoors, including the Impressionists. Local Artist Leanne Larson will give relaxed step by step instructions as we paint…

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