Thursday, August 25, 2016

Up This Weekend


     Art & Soul takes place Saturday, Aug.27 at the Church of St.Peter. This church is located at 930 31st Ave. N.  The event takes place at 5:30-9:30 pm. There is a FREE concert sponsored by this parish and also St. Paul's. (Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs.) Food will be for sale along with beer and wine. Children's activities and more.  For details go here.

     Edgefest is also on Sat. This event starts at 10 am. and takes place at The Water's Edge. 25958 Lake Road.  A hog roast, family fun and boat rides are some of the activities taking place. Music from BLT 4-8 pm. DiamondBack plays 9-midnight.  More info here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

St. Cloud Visitor Center

     If you are new to St.Cloud and want more info besides my blog you can go here. 

     It is located at St.Germain and 15th Ave. North.

     Inside you will find Metro Bus schedules, pamphlets and brochures for place to visit and places to eat. They have Minnesota maps and other info about the St.Cloud area.

     It's always great to bring home a souvenir or just to have something to wear to show your St.Cloud pride. You can get it here.

     You can get more info or order an official St.Cloud Visitor's Guide here.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Vintage Decor and More

     Another great place to shop for antiques, vintage items and fun decorating pieces is the Rusty Pick. It is downtown and is actually located right next to Bumbledee's.

     The Rusty Pick has about 9 vendors selling antiques, home decor and fun craft/art items.

(They call this stuff "mantiques". Love it!)

     You'll find fun items like license plates, comics...


fun one-of-a-kind items...

antique clothes...

home decor furniture paint and yarn...

and crafty items like these very fancy mousetraps!

     The Rusty Pick is always getting in new inventory so you'll want to check back often. 

     Find more info here.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Rush Boutique

     Just as the name says, you are going to want to "rush" into this shop. Lots and lots of pretty things for you to wear.

     I like how owner Terri Trondson has everything arranged artfully and so organized! 

     Terri told me that the clothes she sells are upscale and redefined. I like that term! 

     There is a great selection of jeans...


a large selection of blouses, skirts, dresses... 

jackets and coats.

     They also have a section with special occasion dresses.

Their hours are:  Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.—5 p.m.
                                     Saturday: 10 a.m.—4 p.m.
                                         Call for special Sunday hours. 320-281-5277

     Rush's inventory changes daily so you will want to stop in often to see what's new. If you see something you like you can have them hold it for you for 24 hours. Rush's website is here.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Looking for Antiques?

     One of my daughter and my favorite places to shop downtown St.Cloud is Bumbledee's. If you're looking for antique,vintage and art items this is your spot!

     You'll find dishes...

(antique baby boy outfit)

clothes and jewelry...

fun, one-of-a-kind items...

 items for the guys...

and toys.

     Downstairs in the store you will find lots of furniture and more antique and vintage items.

     Bumbledee's has anywhere from 28-30+ vendors at a time.  There is so much to see plan on spending some time (and money) here. As usual, I found something that just had to come home with me.  

    In keeping with their bee theme, Bumbledee's always has a sweet treat for you. Look for the Bit-o-Honeys near the check-out. 

     More info here.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sweet Sweet Music

      The St. Cloud Municipal Band performs FREE concerts at venues all around the St. Cloud  area. For great music outdoors go to Barden Park this Thursday night, August 18. This will be their final performance at Barden Park for the summer. Music starts at 7:30.

Barden Park
700-798 5th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301

     Also the last concert in the Music in the Garden is this Sunday, August 21. Pachanga Society is performing.The concert is at 3:00 p.m. near the Gazebo in Munsinger Gardens on the banks of the Mississippi River. The concert is FREE. The Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society will again sell those fabulous $1 root beer floats.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Antique Car Show

     If you are looking for something fun to do with the family, the St. Cloud Antique Auto Club is having their 41st Annual Car Show & Swap. It is next Sunday, August 21, 7a.m.-3p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Admission is $7.00--kids 11 and under are FREE. More info here.