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July 2017
Free

Photographic Techniques behind “Touch the Sky: Prairie Photographs by Jim Brandenburg”

July 11 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 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 of the Evansville Photoclub will present on the different techniques Brandenburg used to capture the art of the wide-open prairies featured in, “Touch the Sky.” They will discuss to what extent is good photography due to emotion, technique, or determination. Maximum class size: 15 This event is free and open to the public. Please call the Museum at 320-759-1114 to register.

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Shade Gardening 101

July 12 @ 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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Master Gardener, Linda Kellerman, will share information on what to plant and how to maintain those tricky shaded areas of your yard and flowerbeds. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the Museum at 320-759-1114 to register.

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$8

Music in the Gardens – Pistol Whippin Party Penguins

July 14 @ 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins are a quintet from the great city of Minneapolis, ready to entertain you with their folk, rock, blues, bluegrass style. $8 admission. Gates open at 6:30 PM. Adult beverages and popcorn will be for sale. Bring your own lawn chair! Must be 21+ to attend.

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Free

Community Read Event – On the Crew

July 25 @ 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association in welcoming Brad Melby, a member of the 1987 U of MN rowing crew. Brad will speak about the obstacles and surprises he and his crew faced while competing in a competitive upstate New York regatta. This FREE event is part of the Community Read. This year's featured book is "Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Community Read is a collaboration of Douglas County Library and the Friends of the Library…

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$8

Music in the Gardens – Davina & the Vagabonds

July 28 @ 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Twin Cities based jazz blues band, Davina & the Vagabonds, will be bringing their early 20th century inspired sound to Alexandria once again. $8 admission. Gates open at 6:30 PM. Adult beverages and popcorn will be for sale. Bring your own lawn chair! Must be 21+ to attend.

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August 2017
$25

2nd Annual Lovin’ the Lakes Fundraiser feat. Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys feat. Westside Andy on Harmonica

August 4 @ 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join us for a dinner, drinks, food, and friends! Your $25 ticket includes: - Museum admission - Traditional fish fry meal - Legacy of the Lakes Museum gift - Outdoor concert by crowd favorite, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys (feat. Westside Andy on harmonica) This event is open to the public. Pre-sale tickets available at Elden's Fresh Foods and the Museum. Bring your own lawn chair! Must be 21+ to attend.

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Free

Photographic Techniques behind “Touch the Sky: Prairie Photographs by Jim Brandenburg”

August 9 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 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 of the Evansville Photoclub will present on the different techniques Brandenburg used to capture the art of the wide-open prairies featured in, “Touch the Sky.” They will discuss to what extent is good photography due to emotion, technique, or determination. Maximum class size: 15 This event is free and open to the public. Please call the Museum at 320-759-1114 to register.

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Free

“For Love of Lakes” Book Talk

August 10 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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“We say we love our lakes, yet we not only allow but also participate in their deterioration.” Author Darby Nelson will lead a book talk that explores this paradox and addresses lake natural history that is largely hidden from view. “For Love of Lakes” was a finalist in the 2012 Minnesota Book Awards. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the Museum at 320-759-1114 to register for this event.

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$8

Music in the Gardens – Joyann Parker

August 11 @ 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Joyann Parker, recently hailed the "New Queen of Blues," is an accomplished singer, pianist, songwriter, and lead guitarist. $8 admission. Gates open at 6:30 PM. Adult beverages and popcorn will be for sale. Bring your own lawn chair! Must be 21+ to attend.

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Free

“Norman Loves the Lake” Storytelling and Book Signing

August 15 @ 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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Local author, Debbie Hoven, will be here to read her children’s book, “Norman Loves the Lake: An ABC Book,” and sign copies. Come play with Norman, a lovable black lab, who loves living by the lake. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the Museum at 320-759-1114 to register for this event.

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