Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mitt Romney to Make Campaign Stop in Eagan

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be visiting with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty just up the road from Apple Valley, stopping for a campaign event in Eagan on Wednesday.

The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Freightmasters, a large Eagan-based trucking company. Romney, who is considered the favorite to run against President Barack Obama this year, is the second Republican candidate to visit Minnesota within a week; fellow Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum stopped in Luverne on Monday night.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Adult Beginner Lessons At Buck Hill

Looking to try something new? Don't know how to ski or snowboard? Why not take adavantage of the winter special at Buck Hill!

Take a lesson from one of Buck Hill’s professional staff and learn the basics for one great low price. This one-time package is open to participants age 13 and up who have never skied or snowboarded or to those who would like a tune up. This one-time package includes: a session lift ticket, 90-minute lesson, and rental equipment, for only $35! Advance registration is required.

Find available dates as well as an online registration form here.

Find directions to Buck Hill here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Did You Know? It's National Peanut Butter Day!

Fun fact: it’s National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut butter is a staple in over 90% of American households and the average person consumes more than six pounds of peanut products each year. Women and children prefer creamy peanut butter, while most men go for the chunky variety.  A doctor in St. Louis created peanut butter in 1890 as a remedy for bad teeth. It became very popular with the doctor's patients, but the oil often separated from the grainy solids. In 1933, a California packer was able to homogenize the peanuts into a spreadable butter. Did you know that it takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter? Peanuts are cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein. In fact, it’s the high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth. To celebrate National Peanut Butter Day, bake some peanut butter cookies, spread some tasty peanut butter on toast, or enjoy a spoonful right out of the jar!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Frozen Apple Concert Kicks Off January 21st

The Apple Valley Arts Foundation is offering a remedy to the wintry Minnesota desolation with its Frozen Apple concert series, which will feature a sunny mix of Latin pop, folk, jazz, funk, and soul.

The Valley Middle School percussion band will open the Jan. 21 concert at 5:45 p.m., followed by Harold Torrence at 6:15 p.m.

On Feb. 4th the Frozen Apple will play host to acoustic artist Michael Monroe, whose music is a blend of folk, jazz, and reggae.

The series concludes March 3 with Menage a Neuf, a nine-piece Twin Cities funk and soul band that's led by three female vocalists and covers artists such as Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones.

Admission is free to all the concerts at the community center located at 14603 Hayes Road. Food and beverages from Enjoy restaurant, Famous Dave's and other local vendors will be available for purchase at each of the performances.

More about the Frozen Apple concert series can be found here.