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January 2018
$9 - $18

Life on the Ice – Winter Education Program

January 20 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Learn how to not only survive, but embrace our winter months from local experts. Topics presented at this event will be basic ice safety, the joys of winter camping, and historic tactics to surviving the cold. Presenters include: Wilderness Inquiry, local DNR conservation officer Mitchell Lawler, and Jack Driscoll. Fee: $9 individual, $18 family, FREE for museum members Participants must register with Community Ed (to register online click here) or calling 320-762-3310, extension 2. Registration begins November 20, 2017. RSVP to our Facebook event here! Sponsored…

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May 2018

Season Opening Day 2018

May 22 @ 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is opening its doors for the 2018 season on Tuesday, May 22!  Discover vintage watercraft, fine art, and the history of our lakes and lake culture. Our gardens offer a relaxing setting among flowers, shrubs, trees, water features, and more. We are open Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm. Closed holidays!   New 2018 Exhibits John Buck: Cat's Cradle (opening mid-June)…

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June 2018
$5

Fishing With Artificial Lures

June 5 @ 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Using artificial instead of natural lures can give fishers an advantage while fishing. Learn all of the specifics on what to use and when from local fishing legend, LeRoy Ras. 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

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$5

Planting Containers for Summer Beauty

June 6 @ 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 tips and techniques on how to create beautiful flower containers that will last all season long. This class will not only cover basic flowers, but will also introduce new varieties to change up your container style. 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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$5

Make-n-Take Children’s Craft Series: A House for Hermit Crab

June 12 @ 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! This month's class centers on the book, "A House for Hermit Crab" by Eric Carle. After listening to the book, decorate a home for hermit crab while learning about the different creatures you might find at the lake. 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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$20

Yoga in the Gardens – Beginner

June 12 @ 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Yoga has so many health benefits for mind, body and spirit. In this introductory gentle yoga, you take time to feel your body move. Yoga equally strengthens and stretches, increasing flexibility and repairing muscles.  It’s all about relaxing and allowing yourself and your body to have as much relaxation as you want. This time is for you - free of competition and comparison!  Appropriate for all ages & fitness levels. Instructor: Sarah Roers Beginner classes will meet in the Legacy Gardens on Tuesdays from…

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$25

Yoga in the Gardens – Experienced

June 12 @ 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Yoga has so many health benefits for mind, body and spirit. In this introductory gentle yoga, you take time to feel your body move. Yoga equally strengthens and stretches, increasing flexibility and repairing muscles.  It’s all about relaxing and allowing yourself and your body to have as much relaxation as you want. This time is for you - free of competition and comparison!  Appropriate for all ages & fitness levels. Instructor: Sarah Roers Beginner classes will meet in the Legacy Gardens on Tuesdays from…

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$25

Outdoor Sketching

June 13 @ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Explore the sketchbook as a journal and laboratory for recording and investigating the world around us. Dive into the sketchbooks kept by great thinkers from the 15th century through today. Spend two class periods working on skills and techniques used in sketching and working on a number of exercises to get your juices flowing onto the pages of your new sketchbook. The third class period will be spent sketching on location in the Alexandria Area. All abilities welcome!  Sketchbook and drawing…

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$20

Paint the Legacy Gardens

June 14 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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! THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT. Thanks for registering! 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…

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Free

Community Read: Book Discussion of “The Language of Flowers”

June 21 @ 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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  Participate in a fun book discussion at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum on Thursday, June 21 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. This event is free and open to the public. Join the Douglas County Library, Friends of the Library, Alexandria Community Education, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for a summer of fun activities celebrating our community-wide reading of “The Language of Flowers." The themes in the book that we will explore through a wide variety of…

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