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July 2024
$7

Painting in the Garden

July 16 @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Legacy of the Lakes BoatHouse, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Painting in the Gardens

Kids can let their creativity come to life in the beautiful Legacy Gardens at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. They can take inspiration from the beautiful plantings, trees, and water and create their very own masterpiece. Grades 1-6 | $7 Register here

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Nautical Night 2024

July 18 @ 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Legacy Gardens, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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2024 Nautical Night

For two seasons, the community has turned out to generously support the museum and our mission at the Nautical Night Fundraiser. Thank you! We are delighted to invite you to our third annual Nautical Night. Enjoy appetizers, an open bar, a delicious plated dinner, and first-class entertainment from 4 to the Bar Cabaret. After dinner, there will be a live auction of sensational packages, followed by dessert bites and dancing under the stars. We hope to see you in the…

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Story Time in the Garden

July 22 @ 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Legacy Gardens, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join us in the Legacy Gardens with the Douglas County Library for free story time, perfect for ages 2-5. Stories start at 10:00 am. In case of rain, story time will take place in the museum.

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History of Recreational Boating-Part II

July 22 @ 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Legacy of the Lakes BoatHouse, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Our summer speaker series is presented by Lee Wangstad, the History of Recreational Boating, covering the first half of the 20th century. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Free and open to the public. Missed previous parts? Don't worry, these talks stand on their own!

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Lake Day

July 23 @ 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Smokey Timbers Camp, 15567 Smokey Timbers Rd NW
Miltona, MN 56354
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Join us for a fun and educational "Lake Day" at Smokey Timbers Camp. This event offers a unique opportunity to learn about water quality while enjoying various water sports and activities. For grades 6th and up, cost is $10. Children must bring their own lunch and snacks. Space is limited so register today! Water Quality Education Dive into the science of water quality and understand the importance of maintaining clean and healthy lakes. The day will start at the Legacy…

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Music in the Gardens: Belfast Cowboys

July 26 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Legacy Gardens, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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bELFAST cOWBOYS

A nine-piece, horn-driven band from Minneapolis that specializes in the music of Van Morrison, mixing rock, blues, roots and soul sounds. They have flourished in the renowned Minnesota music scene, and have consistently packed houses and wowed crowds since 2002 - even opening for Son Volt and Chicago. Gates open at 6:00 and the music starts at 6:30! Adult beverages will be available for sale (cash or credit), along with pop and water. Grasslands tickets (first come, first serve seating,…

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August 2024

Music in the Gardens: Mick Sterling

August 2 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Mick Sterling Presents: The Soul of Daryl and John-The Songs of Hall & Oates The Soul of Daryl and John is a multi-singer celebration of the most successful duo in Rock & Roll and Soul history, Hall and Oates. A night of grooves and soul and incredible vocals will be experienced as this group of incredible musicians and singers honor Daryl Hall and John Oates. Gates open at 6:00 and the music starts at 6:30! Adult beverages will be available…

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Story Time in the Garden

August 5 @ 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Legacy Gardens, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join us in the Legacy Gardens with the Douglas County Library for free story time, perfect for ages 2-5. Stories start at 10:00 am. In case of rain, story time will take place in the museum.

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Sailor School

August 6 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Legacy of the Lakes BoatHouse, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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SAILOR SCHOOL

Sailor School is a 3-hour camp that will teach students the skills an experienced sailor needs aboard a ship, from knots to navigation and more in between. A mid-morning snack will be provided. Grades 3-6 | $19 Register here

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$75

Paddle Making Class

August 8 @ 10:00 a.m. - August 10 @ 4:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Urban Boat Builders will be on site in the museum for a paddle making class. You will choose your own design from traditional paddles— Beavertail, Ottertail, Algonquin or Voyageur, and you’ll choose which types of wood to use. Over the course of 3 days, you will shape the paddle—the same way artisans have been making paddles for centuries. No previous woodworking skills are required and all tools will be provided. Make a paddle solo or bring along a child/grandchild to make a…

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