Photo of a water cooler.The Twin Cities Bungalow Club presents:

An Event for Our Members—
A Red Wing Pottery Field Trip

Red Wing, Minnesota
Club members: $40;
non-member guests $55
Reservation required

Every Minnesotan has heard of Red Wing Pottery. And who hasn’t seen, or owned, one of its hefty crocks—cream or gray on the outside, dark brown on the inside, and perhaps bearing the iconic Red Wing emblem?

Shelves of Red Wing pottery.On November 7, we’ll travel by bus to Red Wing, where historians will provide an illustrated talk on the company’s history. After a catered casual lunch, you’ll be treated to a guided tour of the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, where you’re certain to be surprised by the depth and breadth of items produced over a century. More than 6,000 pieces of pottery are on display. You’ll also get the chance to hand-decorate your very own piece of Red Wing pottery using the sgraffito etching technique.

Photo of blue pot.You’ll have time to shop at adjacent businesses, which include a three- story, 10,000-square-foot antiques mall, and the salesroom of the current Red Wing Stoneware and Pottery, which offers new pieces inspired by historic pottery, still made in Red Wing. We’ll wrap up the day by driving you to Old West Main Street where you can eat supper at one of three pubs located within walking distance.

This tour is offered to Bungalow Club members on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Each club member enrolled in the tour may invite one non-member at a cost of $55. The price per person includes transportation via chartered bus, a casual catered lunch, a small keepsake Red Wing crock, and all other events. Each guest will be responsible for his or her supper.

A reservation form will be included in the fall issue of the member newsletter. If the form is missing, call 612-724-5816 or email

Fall Events at the Minnesota Historical Society

History on-a-schtick.For a complete calendar of events, visit or call 651-259-3000.

  • History On-A-Schtick! at the Fair

    August 27 through September 7, 2015
    Daily shows at the Minnesota State Fair

    A lighthearted, vaudevillian romp through Minnesota’s past at the Minnesota State Fair. This new daily show is 23 minutes of wacky fun, with sing-alongs, trivia, prizes and astonishing historical tidbits.

  • Photo of the Lindbergh home.Living History: Meet the Lindberghs

    Saturday, September 5, 2015
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Charles H. Lindberg Historic Site
    1620 Lindbergh Drive S., Little Falls

    Learn what life was like for Charles Lindbergh growing up on a farm during the First World War. Hear inside stories about the Lindbergh family and have the chance to try some of the chores Charles did around the farm.

  • Photo of people in WWI costumes.World War I Weekend

    Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, 2015
    Historic Fort Snelling

    Commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I (1914 to 1918) at Historic Fort Snelling over Labor Day weekend. Visit with costumed staff and re-enactors; watch military demonstrations; stand in a recreated WWI-style trench; and experience what life was like for Minnesotans during this crucial era.

  • Photo of seance.The Spiritualist Movement

    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

    Have a drink with friends at the Ramsey House and learn about the impact the Spiritualist Movement had on Minnesota from the 1850s through the 1920s. Learn about the clairvoyants, mediums and healers who called Minnesota home.

Photo of woman and man fixing a toy.Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics

Hennepin County Environmental Services

Sewing machine won’t sew? Toaster won’t toast? Toy helicopter won’t fly? Don’t throw it out! Bring your broken household appliances, electronics, mobile devices, toys and clothing in need of repair to a Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic.

Skilled volunteers will provide free, guided assistance to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix these items. Bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job.

You will learn valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections, and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash. Events are first come, first served.

Photo of two men fixing a phone.Fix-It Clinics are held monthly at locations throughout the county. More details and upcoming dates and locations available online.

Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections, and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash. Events are first come, first served.

Volunteer fixers are needed to make this initiative a success. Volunteers should have skills in soldering, electronics and electrical repair, computer repair, sewing, or general tinkering, and have a strong desire to teach and empower people.

Contact Nancy Lo at or 612-348-9195 with questions or to volunteer.