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July 2022

Le Homme Dieu Paddle Excursion

July 6 @ 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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We're partnering with Douglas County Parks and Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center to provide a paddle excursion on Lake Le Homme Dieu on July 6! It's the perfect chance to get out and paddle, see the lake, and learn a little lake history along the way. There are two time slots available, 6-7 pm and 7-8 pm. This event is free but as space is limited in the canoe, advance registration is required. Adults and children of all ages are…

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Story Time at the Museum

July 7 @ 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Free water-themed story time at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for ages 2-5 with the Douglas County Public Library. Story time begins at 1:00 and goes until 1:30. The dates for story time are: July 7 & 21 August 4 & 18

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Legacy of the Lakes Diamond Classic Boat Show

July 9 @ 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Arrowwood Resort, 2100 Arrowwood Ln
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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The Boat Show is back and bigger than ever. We invite you to show your vintage and classic boats on shore or in the water at our Boat Show. Don't own a classic boat? Come to Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center on Lake Darling and enjoy the show. More information and registration can be found by visiting https://legacyofthelakes.org/boat-show/.

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Water Talks: Cover Crops and Water Quality

July 11 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Land Stewardship Project (LSP) member and no-till, cover crop farmer, John Ledermann, will present the core of this evening’s program, sharing his experience using soil health building principles to filter and store water on his farm. He’ll explain the positive effects on the land and surrounding bodies of water that come from consistent commitment to following healthy soil building practices on farmland.  John will present the core principles of soil health and delve into cover cropping benefits, strategies and challenges. Maura…

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July 14, 2022

Nautical Night

July 14 @ 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 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 pleased to invite you to our first annual Nautical Night fundraiser in the Legacy Gardens. You will enjoy delicious food from La Ferme, signature cocktails, and one of a kind entertainment by 4 to the Bar Cabaret. The evening will culminate in a live auction of unique items and unforgettable experiences. We hope you will join us. Tickets are $100/person.

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Children’s Make-n-Take: Just Add Water

July 19 @ 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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This class is all about water! Kids will experiment with water filtration, make their own mini-water cycle, learn about buoyancy, and more! At the end of the class, the kids will get to explore the We Are Water MN exhibit at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. Advanced registration is required. To register, visit https://alexandria.ce.eleyo.com/course/7754/youth-summer-2022-spring-2023/children-s-make-n-take-series-just-add-water-gr-1-5

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Nitrate Testing Clinic

July 19 @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Nitrate Well Water Testing Clinic Tuesday, July 19, 4-7 pm Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria Do you use a private well in the Alexandria area? Those who rely on private wells for their drinking water supply should test for nitrate on a regular basis. Bring a well water sample to a free nitrate testing clinic hosted by We Are Water MN and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. Drop by at a time…

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Story Time at the Museum

July 21 @ 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Free water-themed story time at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for ages 2-5 with the Douglas County Public Library. Story time begins at 1:00 and goes until 1:30. The dates for story time are: July 7 & 21 August 4 & 18

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What is a Rain Garden?

July 25 @ 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join us for an informational session with Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District. They'll go over what rain gardens are and give you information on how you can start your own. This is a free event and will be held in the Legacy of the Lakes BoatHouse.

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Gallery Talk: Steamboat Minnehaha

July 26 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Minnehaha

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is pleased to host representatives from the Museum of Lake Minnetonka who will take us through the history of the Steamboat Minnehaha, from its years of service to its scuttle and resurrection. This event will be held in person at the Legacy of the Lakes BoatHouse. Free and open to the public to attend.

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