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  • A Grand Stroll - Walking Tour

    St. Paul’s vibrant Grand Avenue is filled with history as well as shops! Meet at the Julian H. Sleeper House Museum for a look at home life for our area’s professional class in 1884, before embarking on a one-mile stroll from Dale Street to Lexington Parkway, hearing tales of streetcars, gangster days, famous writers, urban renewal and more. Fee includes museum admission, walking tour and guide.Register by May 8. Fee:$27 Guide: K. JohnsonTour Rating: 4 (Demanding- extensive walking/stairs/standing)
  • Cemetery Walking Tour

    Spend the day on a walking tour of some of Saint Paul's finest cemeteries. Discover what cemeteries can tell us about the history and sociology of the city. Wear comfortable shoes and bring lunch money. Transportation between locations is on your own. Tour Activity Rating 3 - Active (some steps and stairs) Meet at the East Gate of Calvary Cemetery, 753 Front Avenue, 55103.
  • Cherokee Park and Path Walking Tour

    Get off the beaten path as we explore the West Side's Cherokee Park on this walking tour. Learn about the land, the history of the park, and see the Mississippi river from various lookout points. Bring binoculars to observe the birds. There will be some moderate hiking through the woods so good walking or hiking shoes suggested and it will be approximately 2.5 miles in length. Tour will begin at the corner of Chippewa Ave and Wyoming Ave W.Fee: $20 Guide: T. Parkinson  Register by May 3rdOn street parking available.  Wear good walking shoes, and bring water.Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing)
  • DayTrippers Dinner Theater- Spirit Level

    Famous crime writer Jack Cameron and wife Susie are haunting their cottage - they couldn't get into heaven because Jack is an atheist. Their only pleasure is spooking the real estate agent until a young couple moves in. Christmas brings a snowstorm, a baby and a crisis., causing jack to do something no card-carrying atheist would ever admit to - pray to God! But will it help? An angel from heaven helps sort things out. Lunch included. Register by June 4.  Tour rating: 2 (Must walk with minimal assistance)  Guide: S Mansee   Fee: $79 includes: performance, lunch, motorcoach and guidePick up Sites:11:00am Grace Lutheran Church;  11:20 Oxford Community CenterApproximate return time: 4:45pm
  • Extended Tour Inquiry 2019

    *Note- When you register for this course you are registering to have more information (a brochure and registration information) mailed to you; you are not registering for an actual tour. St. Paul Community Education is pleased to offer a number of extended tours for  2019 in cooperation with Landmark Tours. A local, family-owned tour operator, Landmark’s inclusive packages feature roundtrip airfare, quality accommodations in great locations, many enjoyable meal experiences, admission to all itinerary attractions, deluxe motorcoach transportation, and the services of a professional Tour Manager. Upcoming travel opportunities include:Costa Rica: Tropical Adventure – Mar 15- Mar 22, 2019New Orleans: The Big Easy- Mar 24- Mar 28, 2019New York City: The Big Apple - May 9-12, 2019 and Sept 5-8, 2019Savannah, Charleston & Asheville- Apr 1- Apr 8, 2019Highlights of Britain: England, Scotland, & Wales – May 9-22, 2019 (only 2 spots remain!)Dreaming of the Rhine River Cruise from Amsterdam to Lucerne-- May 23- Jun 2, 2019 (only 1 spot remains!)Ireland: The Emerald Isle – May 14-May 24(dates updated!),2019 and Sept 29- Oct 9, 2019Yellowstone & The Grand Tetons featuring a Wildlife Safari – June 8-14, 2019Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice with Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, & the South Coast – July 29-Aug 5, 2019Alaska Land & Sea Expedition – Aug 18- Aug 30, 2019Discovering the Danube River Cruise from Prague to Budapest – Sept 3- Sept 13, 2019Nova Scotia & The Maritimes with Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island – Sept 9-16, 2019Canyonlands of the Southwest with Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, & The Grand Canyon – Sept 26-Oct 2, 2019New England Fall Foliage Adventure with the Berkshires & the White Mountains – Sept 29-Oct 5, 2019 and Oct 6-Oct 12, 2019Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta with Santa Fe and Taos – October 2 – 7, 2019Iceland: In Search of the Northern Lights with the Golden Circle & The Southern Coast – Oct 5- Oct 11, 2019America’s Heritage: Philadelphia, Gettysburg, & Williamsburg - Oct 20-26, 2019Tournament of Roses Parade w/Catalina Island –Dec 29, 2019- Jan 2, 2020Heart of Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Austria & The Oberammergau Passion Play- May 25- June 5, 2020 and Sept 2- Sept 13, 2020 And more! To inquire about these tours and receive a brochure with detailed tour information, do ONE of the following: Call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072 to request information be sent to you, or Click the 'Enroll Now' button on this page to register to receive information by mail, or Attend our Travel Showcase on Monday, January 28 at 1:00pm; more information at https://tce.me/gQsN6r
  • Flavors and Stories of the Capital City

    St. Paul has a diverse history of architecture, culture and food. Stroll downtown with your guide as you visit different eateries, learning the about our capital city along the way. Tasting menus and food stops are subject to change without notice. Legacy Chocolates – multiple samples of local crafted chocolate from a local chocolate shop owned by a husband and wife duoSakura - Gyoza (Japanese dumpling) featured from a winner of Restaurants Critics Choice, Japanese skewered chicken or beef featuring a bold Asian flavor profile bursting with savory and sweet goodness (Yakitori/Kushiyaki)Afro Deli - Variety of mouthwatering African, Mediterranean, and American cuisine made fresh and prepared HalalCandyland – Popular mixed popcorn and sweet chocolate from a local candy store that is rumored to have started business to laundry money for the mob.Rival House – the popular and very locally crafted cheese curds paired with a samples of local craft brewed beer.Tour will depart from 5th & Sibley on the Southwest corner of Mears Park, 221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101  Fee includes: tastings and guide.  Fee: $60  A tip for your guide at the end of the tour is at your discretion. Register by March 6  Guide: Experience the Twin cities  Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing)
  • Gathering of the Eagles

    Enjoy breathtaking views of wild eagles over the Mississippi River from the observation deck of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota, and meet live bald and golden eagles nose-to-beak without barriers. We’ll also stop for a sampling of treats at The Chocolate Escape and learn where chocolate comes from. Lunch included at a local restaurant.  Register by:  February 6.   Fee: $82  Fee includes: Admissions, Lunch, motorcoach, guide  Guide: S. Mansee  Tour Rating:  3 (Active - able to do some steps and/or stairs)Pick-up Times and Sites:7:45a Oxford Community Center – 270 Lexington Ave; 8:05a Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson RdApproximate Return Time:  5:30 pm
  • Hidden Gems: Museum Walking Tour

    Explore three of St. Paul’s “hidden gem” museums. See a woodturning demonstration at the Woodturners Gallery, experience music past and present at the Schubert Club Museum and discover the newly renovated M museum. Meet at Landmark Center, in the North Lobby at 6th and Market Streets, downtown St. Paul.  Register by April 3  Fee: $37;  Fee includes: All admissions and guide.Guide: K Johnson  Tour rating:  4 (Demanding- extensive walking/stairs/standing)
  • How Do They Do That?

    Join us for an eclectic day of discovery and find out how some of our everyday items make their way to us.First we’ll visit the United Postal Services Eagan Distribution Center for an up close tour of the facility and see how the letters we send get to their destinations. Next up, Mississippi Mushrooms. A year-round organic mushroom grower will provide a tour of their growing space. Lastly, do you enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning? What does it take to get that coffee from tree to store and what effects the flavor? These questions and more will be answered when we visit a local coffee roaster. Lunch on your own.  Fee includes: tours, mini coach and guide.  Register by April 23.  Fee: $69   Guide: S ManseePick-up Sites:  8:00 am Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson Road;  8:20 am Oxford Community Center 270 Lexington Pkwy Approximate Return Time: 5:00pTour Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing)
  • Local Ecology & Art

    Discover how we affect our water sources with a visit to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization’s Stormwater Park and Learning Center and experience a living laboratory of green infrastructure along the Mississippi River. Afterwards, we’ll observe an island colony of great blue herons along the Mississippi and hear from a ranger with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. End the day at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for a self-guided tour of the recently renovated gardens. Lunch on your own.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.Register by April 9  Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing)Fee: $49  Fee includes: admissions, motorcoach, guide  Guide: S. ManseeDress for the weather much of the day will be spent outdoors; Lunch will be on your own at local restaurants near E Hennepin and University Ave SE. Pick-up Times & Sites:8:00a Grace Lutheran Church; 8:20a Oxford Community Center  Approximate Return Time:  4:30 pm
  • Luck of the Irish

    Visit the Celtic Junction Arts Center for Irish music and a tour before traveling to Rice Park, Summit Avenue and St. Anthony Falls to hear how the Irish helped shape these cities. Hear blarney and truth about Irish immigration, corruption, and time-honored traditions. Shop at Irish on Grand, our local favorite and for lunch, enjoy hearty Irish cuisine at Merlins Rest. Register by February 19.  Tour Rating: 3 (Active- able to do some steps and/or stairs)  Fee: $64  Fee includes: Admissions, lunch at Merlins Rest, motorcoach, and guide.  Guide: T McCormick9:00 a.m. Tour will at the Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave, St PaulApproximate Return Time:  3:00 pm
  • Niagara Caves and Amish tour

    Harmony, Minnesota, is home to one of the largest caves in the Midwest and to Minnesota’s largest Amish settlement. Travel to the Harmony area and explore Niagara Caves and its 60-foot subterranean waterfall, ancient fossils, echo chamber and unusual limestone rock formations. Later we’ll visit three Amish farms and merchants and learn more about their culture, farming and crafts. We will be walking approximately one mile in the cave and descending/ascending 275 steps; good walking shoes and a light jacket are recommended.Fee includes: admissions, lunch, motorcoach and guide. Register by March 26Guide: N GordonTour Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing)Pick Up Locations:7:30 Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson Rd; 7:50a Oxford Community Center, 270 N Lexington PkwyApproximate Return Time:  6:00 pm
  • Savor, Stroll & Experience: A Food and Historic Walking Tour

    Experience the unique tastes and unforgettable charm of historic downtown Hudson, Wisconsin on a guided walking and food tour from Hudson Food Walk. Hear about Hudson’s rich history, stroll along the banks of the scenic St. Croix River and make stops at six popular downtown destinations to enjoy tastings including authentic German, spicy Caribbean, classic American and Cuban dishes. Also included is a fun craft cocktail tasting and demonstration at the recently opened Pedro’s del Este before the tour ends on a sweet note at Knoke’s Chocolate shop for a sampling of signature handmade chocolates and ice cream.  Tour begins in front of Winzer Stube German Restaurant in Hudson, Wisconsin (516 2nd Street, 54016). Transportation to/from Hudson is on your own.  Guide: Hudson Food Walk  Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing)  Fee: $55  Fee includes: 6 tastings, guide  Register by March 20.
  • Senior Housing Tour: Whatever Word You Use, it Still Means HOME

    Creating a home is an adventure at any age.  Explore alternatives to single family homes including a cooperative, a subsidized apartment, a market rate independent rental, and a campus with a continuum of care ranging from independent living to assisted living. Along the way, Bonnie Clark, publisher of the Twin Cities Senior Housing Guide, will explain the types of housing and be available to answer questions. Fee includes lunch, tours, presentations, mini-coach transportation and guide. Register by April 23.  This Tour has an Activity Rating of 2 - Must walk with minimal assistancePick up Time and Location: 9:00 a.m. at Oxford Community Center, 270 N Lexington Pkwy (please park on east side of parking lot away from building)Approximate Return time: 4:15 p.m.
  • The Meat Trek— 4 Hours, 4 Fine Butcher Shops

    The Twin Cities are home to exceptional butcher shops carrying fine, dry-aged beef, shop-made sausages, old-fashioned stewing hens, uncommon cuts and more.  Visit four shops over the course of 4 hours. The tour starts at our first stop promptly at 1 pm. Transportation between sites is on your own.  Full itinerary will be emailed one week in advance.  Bring along an insulated shopping bag or cooler if planning to purchase items. Tour Activity Rating: 3 (Active- Some steps and stairs)
  • Tour Showcase

    Mark your calendars to join St. Paul Community Education and Landmark Travel at our Travel Showcase!  Learn more about upcoming 2019 extended tour opportunities with Landmark, and also hear about local day trips and walking tours through St. Paul Community Education. Preregistration for the showcase is appreciated, but not required.If you would rather receive information by mail, either call the C.E. Office at Harding at 651-744-3072, or visit https://tce.me/gQsMtn to make an online request.
  • Waterfalls of the Twin Cities

    Explore waterfalls within the Twin Cities metro area, including St. Anthony Falls, Minnehaha Falls, Hidden Falls, and Shadow Falls. Discover the history and significance each had on shaping the Twin Cities. Lunch on your own at Sea Salt Eatery or bring a bag lunch.  Wear comfortable shoes for short hikes at each location. Fee includes: School bus transportation and guide.  Register by May 21. Guide: N Gordon    Tour Rating:  4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing)Pick Up Locations:8:30a Grace Lutheran Church 1730 Old Hudson Rd; 8:50a Oxford Community Center, 270 N Lexington Pkwy  Approximate Return Time:  4:00 pm