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  • "Blended Harmony" at the St. Paul History Theatre

    Making their way from Minneapolis to the flashing lights of Broadway in the 1930s, experience the story of the remarkable Kim Loo Sisters. Starting at a young ages, this quartet gained popularity during the swing era and performed across the country, on the silver screen of Hollywood, and overseas at USO shows. This new musical is an homage to family, love, and the bond of these talented sisters through their lives on and off the stage. * Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch at The award-winning Tea House (choice of Shredded Pepper Pork Rice Bowl, Kung Pao Chicken Rice Bowl, or Triple Vegetables, served with beverage and dessert) * 8 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot * 4 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Apr 4 * Fee: $109
  • "Clue" at the Orpheum

    Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist. “A very fun whodunit that strikes contemporary parallels on the way to its grand reveal.” – The New York Times “Extraordinarily entertaining.” – Broadway World Recommended for ages 13 and up. Bring your lunch for on the bus. * Fee includes coach transportation and main floor theatre ticket (Sections MF3, MF4, rows H-S). * 10:30 AM Depart Northrop Parking Lot * 5 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Feb 1 * Fee: $99
  • "Disney's The Lion King" at the Orpheum

    Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to the Orpheum Theatre! More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Registration Deadline: Thu, Nov 9. Bring a supper to eat on the bus. 9710.131 Sunday, April 14, 2024 Evening Show (6:30 pm) * Fee includes coach transportation and main floor theatre ticket (rows L->P). * 4 PM Depart Northrop Parking Lot * 11 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Nov 9 * Fee: $125 9710.132 Sunday, April 21 2024 Daytime Show (1 pm) Bring a lunch to eat on the bus. * Fee includes coach transportation and main floor theatre ticket (rows M->S). * 10:30 AM Depart Northrop Parking Lot * 5:30 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Nov 9 * Fee: $165
  • "MJ the Musical" at the Orpheum

    The music. The moves. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Minneapolis as MJ, the multi Tony Award®-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status. MJ is startin’ somethin’ as it makes its Minnesota premiere at the Orpheum Theatre in May 2024. Registration Deadline: November 9. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Bring a lunch for on the bus. * Fee includes coach transportation and main floor theatre ticket (rows J->S). * 11:30 AM Depart Northrop Parking Lot * 6:30 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Nov 9 * Fee: $140
  • "ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan" at the Ordway

    Her voice. His vision. Their story. ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage, and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new, exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3,” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish! Registration deadline: Jan. 15. * Fee includes coach transportation and theatre ticket (seats are Mezzanine Center). Bring your lunch for on the bus. * 11:30 AM Depart Northrop Parking Lot * 5:30 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Jan 15 * Fee: $129
  • "The Fabulous Lipitones" at the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington

    What happens when an a cappella quartet loses a key member to a heart-stopping high “B flat?” The three surviving members suddenly find themselves scrambling to find a tenor before the national competition. When the golden tones of “Bob” are heard through the phone the Lipitones are all ears... but when they meet him in person, he’s not quite what they expected. An uproarious comedy of misunderstanding, stereotypes and the path to perfect harmony. “A rollicking good time” - Broadway World “Laughs galore... Sweetly charming.” - Sarasota Herald-Tribune “A very funny play that gets right to the heart” - NJ Observer * Fee includes coach transportation, theater ticket, and lunch (Creamy Chicken Breast, with Roasted Red Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Coleslaw, Dinner Rolls, Assorted Dessert, Coffee, Hot Tea). * 10 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot * 5:30 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Apr 10 * Fee: $99
  • "The Meredith/Gallagher Project" at the St. Paul History Theatre

    Two men – Henry Gallagher, White, and James Meredith, Black – are thrust into each other’s lives when, in the aftermath of the Ole Miss Riot, Gallagher is placed in charge of Meredith’s on-campus security detail. As they navigate the political and social rollercoaster of desegregation, a tenuous relationship is forged – one that, for Gallagher, leads to eventual revelation. Explore this milestone moment in Civil Rights history through Gallagher and Meredith’s own words and perspectives on their shared experience. * Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch at Mancini’s Char House (Choice of: 8 oz. sirloin, broiled walleye, or Tuscan medley all served with relish tray, dinner salad, baked potato, garlic toast, celebration cake, and coffee) * 8 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot * 4 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Feb 15 * Fee: $109
  • "Til Beth Do Us Part" at the DayTrippers Theatre at the Plymouth Playhouse

    This side-splitting romp about marriage and careers introduces us to the Haydens. They are a couple who both work and decide an assistant is needed to help put the house in order. So they hire a highly motivated, gregarious Southerner named Beth. Little do they know, Beth is after Suzannah's job. Throw in a couple of wise-cracking best friends and a British boss lady, and you discover the hazards of hiring a personal assistant can be hilarious! "As sweet as chocolate and as funny as all get out" The Naples Florida Daily News * Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and Buffet Luncheon (SLICED BREAST OF TURKEY WITH SAVORY GRAVY, SWEDISH MEAT BALLS, FETTUCCINI ALFREDO PRIMAVERA, REAL MASHED POTATOES, TUSCAN VEGETABLE MEDLEY, RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE SALAD WITH BERRIES AND MANDARIN ORANGES, ASSORTED DINNER ROLLS AND BUTTER, ASSORTED HOMEMADE DESSERT BARS, COFFEE, TEA AND WATER). * 10 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot * 5:30 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Apr 1 * Fee: $99
  • 10 Things We Probably Should Get Taken Care Of

    Join us for 60 minutes of education, humor, answers to your questions and some good advice. The events of the last few years have touched us all. Everything seems to be changing and changing quickly! That’s why it is so important to have updated and correct plans in place. Powers of attorney, wills, trusts, health care directives, funeral and/or cremation directives, and long term care options and preferences all play a roll in your end-of-life planning. This program will be a great opportunity to dispel myths, remove doubt, and get real answers to any questions you might have.
  • 1970s Male Singer/Songwriters

    The early 1970s was the era of great singer/songwriters. Spend an evening learning about and listening to the music of four great artists. The class will cover: Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Denver.
  • 1970s Southern Rock

    The term “Southern Rock” first appeared in 1972. Come and learn the origins of southern rock music and then learn about and listen to some of the famous Southern Rock groups of the 1970s. The class will cover: The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and ZZ Top.
  • A Historic Ride on the Orphan Trains

    Dorothy A. Lund Nelson will guide you through a part of American history when children were placed out into homes across the country. Over a period of 75 years, over 400,000 children traveled by train to find new parents and families. Learn why the children traveled, what conditions they left behind, and who assisted them in finding a new family. Through a PowerPoint, videos, and many orphan train riders’ stories, you will find you'll want to learn more about these children.
  • Abdominal Strengtheners That Won't Stress Your Back or Neck-Online

    A few of the reasons abdominal muscles can weaken and lose shape are past pregnancies, surgeries, sitting at a desk all day, and poor posture. In this workshop, you will learn a series of extremely effective exercises that will quickly strengthen all four layers of abdominal muscles, especially the deepest layer without stressing your back or neck joints and without having to get on the floor. Don't waste time with traditional crunches. Learn a different, more effective way to flatten your stomach, re-shape your waistline, and prevent/relieve lower back discomfort. This class will be held online. You will receive an email 2 days prior to the class date with directions on how to join the class.
  • Abstract Painting/Mark Making Workshop

    Abstract Painting/Mark-making for Continuing or New Attendees: In this class, you will paint your very own original series of 4 mini abstract paintings of imagined or remembered landscapes or botanical garden scenes on an 11x17” Bristol paper using acrylic paints, crayons and pencils. I will guide you on how to harmonize colors and use various mark-making and design techniques to kickstart your abstract art journey and develop your own creative voice. Continuing creatives will have the option to work and create just the single large painting on the 11 x14 art paper to hone their skills and enjoy working in a fun group setting. I will also introduce new element(s) and tool(s) for mark-making, to explore in each session so you can continue developing your personal style of creating. Repeat enrollments are encouraged to keep making your art in an inviting and friendly environment. A $10 cash only supply fee will be collected on each day for supplies made available by the instructor while attending or you may bring your own supplies. Supplies list as follows: White gesso, Bristol Art Paper smooth surface size 11x14” and your choice of red, yellow, blue, black and white acrylic paints and glazing liquid, and a selection of acrylic brushes and palette knives. Available at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or through Amazon.
  • Acupressure Face Lift and Skin Savvy-Online

    Here’s a facelift you can do at home. Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that works with the energy that flows through your body. Stimulating facial acupressure points can help erase years from your face naturally, bring a healthy glow to your skin, increase forming, even decrease headaches, relieve eye strain, soothe nerves, and increase relaxation. Learn how to make your skin as healthy as possible from the inside out.
  • Acupressure For Sinus Relief, Headaches & More - Online

    Acupressure is an ancient, Eastern healing technique that involves pressing or kneading key points on the body to release energy blockages and simulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. Continual sinus problems have become an epidemic in both children and adults. You can find relief by stimulating the many points that relieve sinus blockages, headaches and more.
  • Acupressure and Other Tools For Women 35 and Older - Online

    Acupressure is an ancient healing art that can offer great relief, with no side effects, from symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, bloating, headaches, irritability, nausea, insomnia, anxiety and even weight gain. Learn which points balance hormone levels naturally, including thyroid hormones. Acupressure is a wonderful self-help tool that will help you feel your best. We will discuss breathing techniques, nutritional musts, and more. This class will be held online. You will receive an email 2 days prior to the class date with directions on how to join the class.
  • Acupressure to Assist Weight Loss - Online Course

    Acupressure is an Eastern healing technique that involves pressing or massaging key points on the body to stimulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. When the points that regulate metabolism, digestion and thyroid function are blocked or out of balance, losing weight will seem like an impossible task. In this workshop, you will learn the main pressure points that help strengthen thyroid function, boost metabolism, control appetite, decrease food cravings, reduce stress eating and strengthen the entire digestive system. This class will be held online. You will receive an email 2 days prior to the class date with directions on how to join the class.
  • Acupressure to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia and More - Online

    Acupressure is an ancient healing art and self-help tool. It can offer great relief with no side effects and help you feel your best. Along with the specific points to help relieve stress, insomnia, anxiety, irritability and even weight gain, learn the Nine Master Pressure Points which are the most helpful and most frequently prescribed to help and assist every system in your body. This class will be held online. You will receive an email 2 days prior to the class date with directions on how to join the class.
  • Adult Fencing - Beginning Your Lifetime Sport

    Want to learn a competitive lifetime sport? Fencing is for you! This is an opportunity for you to master the skills and techniques at your own pace, as well as prepare for competition in USFA tournaments. Commitment and dedication are the only requirements! We look forward to helping you develop your skills to succeed and excel in this exciting life sport. All fencing equipment is provided.
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis: A New Choice in Cremation

    Natural Water Cremation has been legal in Minnesota since 2008. Learn why it's becoming more popular as a choice in final disposition as we better understand our carbon footprint and the effects flame cremation has on our environment.
  • All Whites Wine Tasting

    Do you love white wine? White wine is made in a variety of styles and takes some pretty impressive work in the vineyard and winery to bring all of the flavors together. In this class we will taste and talk about some classic and some exotic white wine varieties and what makes them different and delicious.
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    American Sign Language

    Want to learn basic American Sign Language skills for communicating with deaf and hard of hearing people? Expressive and receptive skills will be developed in vocabulary, finger spelling, and number concepts. Storytelling concepts, as well as translating music, will be added to this class. Focus will be on the use of ASL signs and concepts following English word order. No textbook required, handouts will be provided.
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    American Sign Language II -- Out and About in Rochester

    Here we go! What’s more fun than going window shopping? Experience learning American Sign Language at four different locations in Rochester with Stacy and Jesse. Come with a basic knowledge of sign language and build your vocabulary, improve your respective skills and have lots of fun. Once registered, you will be sent a list of the locations. Please bring paper and a pen or pencil.