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May 2015

May 2015

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Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Dates: May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free public attendance

Description:
The Sahara Sands Spring Classic Arabian Horse Show attracts competitors from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Canada to compete in various classes including English pleasure, reining, dressage, hunter, western & native costume.

For more information visit www.saharasands.org or call (763) 755-1698.

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No Kill Walk for the Animals

Date: May 2, 2015
Location: International Bazaar

Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
This is a gathering of No Kill Rescues and related vendors who are walking to raise money for the No Kill Rescues and to highlight the important role they play in rehoming unwanted and homeless animals.

For more information visit www.facebook/nokillwalkfortheanimals.com or send an email to mnnokillwalk@gmail.com.

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Northland Antique Toy, Doll & Advertising Show

Date: May 3, 2015
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
The 39th annual Toy, Doll & Advertising show features over 200 vendor tables. Hundreds of collectors from across the nation will be on hand offering unique items along with appraisals for your toy or doll.

For more information visit www.northlandantiquetoyshow.com , send an email to bmanella@comcast.net or call (763) 560-4290.

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Spring Extravaganza Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 3, 2015
Location: Machinery Hill (Streets north of Randall Ave.)

Hours:
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $5, Children 12 & under with paid adult Free

Description:
The Spring Extravaganza Car Show is one of the largest one day car show and swap meets in the Twin Cites. The show features over 1,000 cars. All makes and models of show vehicles 2000 & older plus any year show Buick are welcome. Over 500 swappers and commercial vendors will also be on hand.

For more information visit www.gopherstatebuick.org or call (651) 770-8096.

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Tuesday Night Worlds (May)

Dates: May 5, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Location: Various Roadways (north of Dan Patch Avenue and south of Hoyt Avenue)

Hours:
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Description:
Bike racing training criterium series. Beginners to experts, 4 races nightly.

For more information visit www.endurancepromotions.com or send an email to endurancepromotions@gmail.com.

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FASH Spring Horse Show

Dates: May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
English horse show where amateurs and professionals show American Saddlebreds, Morgans and Hackney Ponies.

For more information visit www.fashhorseshow.com , send an email to steph.peterson51@gmail.com or call 612-708-9753.

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Friends School Plant Sale

Dates: May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
This event is the largest fundraising plant sale in the United States! The sale features over one million plants in about 2,300 varieties. On Mother's Day, all plants are 1/3 off.

For more information visit www.friendsschoolplantsale.com , send an email to info@friendsschoolplantsale.com or call (651) 917-0636.

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Model Railroad & Hobby Sale

Date: May 9, 2015
Location: Education Building

Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 5 & under Free

Description:
Minnesota's largest hobby sale! Over 200 tables of new & used trains, toys, models, tools and many other hobby or collectable items.

For more information visit www.tcmrm.org or call (651) 647-9628.

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St. Paul Craftstravaganza

Date: May 9, 2015
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 10th annual Craftstravaganza will feature over 90 vendors selling handmade crafts, plus free hands-on workshops to learn crafty skills of your own! Free swag bag for first 100 shoppers!

For more information visit www.craftstravaganza.com or send an email to craftstravaganza@gmail.com.

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YMCA Garage Sale

Dates: May 13, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Location: Merchandise Mart

Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The YMCA Garage Sale features clothing, furniture, appliances, athletic equipment, books and many other household items. Proceeds go towards funding YMCA Camp Widjiwagan and Camp du Nord.

For more information visit www.dunord-widji-sale.com , send an email to info@duNord.org or call (651) 442-7226.

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Title Nine Blowout Sale

Dates: May 14, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Location: Dairy Building

Hours:
Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
Save on dresses, swim, bras, jackets, pants, sweaters, long-sleeve tops, tank tops, skirts, SWBs (skorts), shorts, shoes, and MORE! Arrive early for the best selection! We accept cash, visa or mastercard. Gift cards not accepted and all sales are final.

For more information visit www.titlenine.com or call 1-800-609-0092.

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MN in May BBQ Competition

Dates: May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Location: Machinery Hill

Hours:
8 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Major Appliance Liquidation Event

Dates: May 15, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Location: Education Building

Hours:
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
Thousands of appliances by major manufacturers. Refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, wall ovens, cook tops, wine coolers, microwaves and more! Delivery is available. Merchandise must be removed within 48 hours. Event is sponsored by ApplianceSmart.

For more information visit www.appliancesmart.com.

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MSP Comicon

Dates: May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
Both days: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Tickets available at the door for $12/Adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are free. Get $1.00 off admission with a canned food shelf donation.

Description:
An old-fashioned, family friendly comic book convention! Featuring a virtual galaxy of comic book creators and dealers from all over the USA. Something for everyone and everyone is welcome!

For more information visit www.mcbacomicons.com , send an email to mcbaquestions@gmail.com or call (651) 276-0094 .

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First Fifty Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 17, 2015
Location: Parking lots north of Hoyt Ave.

Hours:
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $5, Swapper $5, Children 10 & under FREE

Description:
The First Fifty Auto Parts Sale and Swap Meet features all types of cars including, antique, collector, street rods, customs, muscle cars, imports, tuners, trucks and specialty interest vehicles.

For more information visit www.firstfiftyautoclub.com.

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MAQHA Corporate Challenge

Dates: May 21, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Show: 8:00 a.m. (Sat. 7:00 a.m.)
Clinics: 9:00 a.m.

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
Horse show that is AQHA/NSBA/MQHA approved.

For more information visit www.maqhacorporatechallenge.com , send an email to pmthesing@yahoo.com or call (507) 263-9140.

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Supercar Autocross Experience

Dates: May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Location: Block 27 (Robin Lot)

Hours:
Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
See website for Registration information

Description:
Ferrari and Lamborgini Autocross Experience. Event is located in parking lot located northwest of grandstand. Entering from Snelling Ave: take immediate right onto Cosgrove Street. Follow Cosgrove to Randall Ave. and turn left. Parking for event will be on left hand side. Entering from Commonwealth. Turn left on Randall, located on right side.

For more information visit www.motorsportlab.com , send an email to hello@motorsportlab.com or call 617-383-7655.

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Artists’ Market (Formerly Art on a Line)

Dates: May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Location: Fine Arts Center

Hours:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 13th annual original art show and sale will feature over 4,500 pieces of original art at a variety of prices.

For more information visit www.northstarwatermedia.com.

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Minneapolis- St. Paul Mini Maker Faire

Dates: May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Location: International Bazaar, Dairy Building, Miracle of Birth Center, Ramberg Center

Hours:
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
8 p.m.- Midnight (Maker Party)

Admission:
Adults - $18 (advance), $20 at door; Youth (6-20) - $9 (advance), $10 at door; Maker Party only (18+) - $5 (advance), $10 at door; Children 5 and under FREE! Parking free.<br />

Description:
The first annual Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire is a one-day festival that will bring the world’s greatest show (and tell) on earth to the Twin Cities. More than 200 local and regional makers – students, Do-It-Yourself (DIYers), entrepreneurs, start-ups and corporations large and small - will showcase, demonstrate and share interactive creations. Expect science and engineering, arts and crafts, food and music, all in a family-friendly, hands-on environment.

For more information visit http://makerfairemsp.com or call 612-824-4394.

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International Gem & Jewelry Show

Dates: May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $8 ($2 discount available on website), Children 8 & under NOT permitted.

Description:
The International Gem & Jewelry Show is one of the largest exhibitions of gems, minerals and jewelry in the world. The show features one-of-a-kind jewelry creations, gorgeous wedding bands and engagement rings, exotic gems, beads, exquisite fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, estate collections and much more. This event offers convenience, selection, and value, all in one place.

For more information visit www.intergem.com or call (301) 294-1640.

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Baby Steps 3K

Date: May 30, 2015
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
3K walk: 9:00 a.m.
Party: 10:00 a.m.

Admission:
Walk & Party: $15 per adult, $10 per child (up to 10 years old) Party only: $8 per adult, $4 per child (up to 10 years old Children under 2 years old FREE!

Description:
Join us for this fun event to celebrate, educate, and raise funds for the neonatal program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN. All ages welcome for the 3K walk around the fairgrounds. Stick around after the walk for a snack, face painting, inflatable castles, and more!

For more information visit http://babysteps.childrensmn.org/ , send an email to briana.oakes@childrensmn.org or call 651-855-2800.

Upcoming Events

Artists’ Market (Formerly Art on a Line)

Dates: May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Location: Fine Arts Center

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Minneapolis- St. Paul Mini Maker Faire

Dates: May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Location: International Bazaar, Dairy Building, Miracle of Birth Center, Ramberg Center

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