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January 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event

Dinner on the Bluff SpeakerDinner on the Bluff

Saturday, January 14, 2017

5:00pm

$25 per person early bird/ $30 per person week of event (a)

*Buy the Series* for $100 per person/ $180 per pair (tickets for all five dinner at a discounted price)

 

Treat yourself to a night of great food and enlightened conversation. Noted speakers and presenters from throughout the country will kick off the evening with an engaging presentation followed by a delicious gourmet meal!

All dinners will begin with the presentation at 5:00pm followed by a buffet dinner. Pre-registration is required.

 

Protecting our Water with Dr. Joshua Lallaman 

 

Freshwater resources are critically imperiled across the globe.  Minnesota is fortunate to contain more than 10,000 lakes and 100,000 stream miles that provide habitat for fish and wildlife, places for recreation, and opportunities for economic growth. Unfortunately, over half of these waters currently don't meet the Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies standards for recreational use.  Dr. Joshua Lallaman, Assistant Professor of Biology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will identify some of these major threats to freshwater and root causes of the problems.  The presentation will end with a discussion of how community members can engage with water conservation, protection, and stewardship.    

Eventbrite - Dinner on the Bluff Series 2017

Candlelight Snowshoe at Eagle BluffCandlelight Snowshoe

Saturday, January 21, 2017

5:00pm - 9:00pm

$10 per person (m)

 

Stroll along a lighted trail on a beautiful winter evening.  Gaze at the stars, listen to the wind over prairie, explore the nighttime woods then stop by a campfire to warm up. Snowshoes provided. An illuminated hike will take place in case of no snow. Reservations required.  

Eventbrite - Candlelight Snowshoe 2017

 

 February 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event

Dinner on the Bluff breadDinner on the Bluff

Saturday, February 4, 2017

5:00pm

$25 per person early bird/ $30 per person week of event (a)

*Buy the Series* for $100 per person/ $180 per pair (tickets for all five dinner at a discounted price)

 

 Treat yourself to a night of great food and enlightened conversation. Noted speakers and presenters from throughout the country will kick off the evening with an engaging presentation followed by a delicious gourmet meal!

All dinners will begin with the presentation at 5:00pm followed by a buffet dinner. Pre-registration is required.

 

Let’s Go Dog Sledding! 

 

Candlelight Snowshoe at Eagle BluffCandlelight Snowshoe

Saturday, February 18, 2017

5:00pm - 9:00pm

$10 per person (m)

 

Stroll along a lighted trail on a beautiful winter evening.  Gaze at the stars, listen to the wind over prairie, explore the nighttime woods then stop by a campfire to warm up. Snowshoes provided. An illuminated hike will take place in case of no snow. Reservations required.  

Eventbrite - Candlelight Snowshoe 2017

 

 March 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event

 

Ryan LeeDinner on the Bluff

Saturday, March 4, 2017

5:00pm

$25 per person early bird/ $30 per person week of event (a)

*Buy the Series* for $100 per person/ $180 per pair (tickets for all five dinner at a discounted price)

 

 

Treat yourself to a night of great food and enlightened conversation. Noted speakers and presenters from throughout the country will kick off the evening with an engaging presentation followed by a delicious gourmet meal!

All dinners will begin with the presentation at 5:00pm followed by a buffet dinner. Pre-registration is required.

 

Always a River Concert with Ryan Lee

 

Enjoy an evening of acoustic songs and stories from Minnesota songwriter, Ryan Lee.  Ryan creates newfangled folk music full of humanity and heart. He has traveled around the world; writing, performing, teaching, creating and sharing his emotional songs of the human experience

Eventbrite - Dinner on the Bluff Series 2017

Maple Syrup Fest at Eagle BluffMaple Syrup Fest

Saturday, March 18, 2017

10:00am - 2:00pm

$10 per person (m)  /  Kids under 5 are free

 

The snow is melting the sap is flowing!  Join a naturalist in Eagle Bluff's sugar bush to tap a tree and collect maple sap.  A tasty treat of real maple syrup and french toast awaits after your tour! No reservations needed.

 

 

April 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event

Larry DolphinDinner on the Bluff

Saturday, April 1, 2017

5:00pm

$25 per person early bird/ $30 per person week of event (a)

*Buy the Series* for $100 per person/ $180 per pair (tickets for all five dinner at a discounted price)

 

 Treat yourself to a night of great food and enlightened conversation. Noted speakers and presenters from throughout the country will kick off the evening with an engaging presentation followed by a delicious gourmet meal!

All dinners will begin with the presentation at 5:00pm followed by a buffet dinner. Pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Evening of Stories: from Ruffed Grouse to Action  with Larry Dolphin

 

Through teaching strategies using mimicry, props, slides, story, and song; the story will be told of a lifelong connection to the natural world and how those enjoyable experiences manifested into the very important imperative to help others share that passion about our planet so that we might sustain it for all life.  

Eventbrite - Dinner on the Bluff Series 2017

 

 May 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event


Lucie AmundsenDinner on the Bluff

Saturday, May 6, 2017

5:00pm

$25 per person early bird/ $30 per person week of event (a)

*Buy the Series* for $100 per person/ $180 per pair (tickets for all five dinner at a discounted price)

 

Treat yourself to a night of great food and enlightened conversation. Noted speakers and presenters from throughout the country will kick off the evening with an engaging presentation followed by a delicious gourmet meal!

All dinners will begin with the presentation at 5:00pm followed by a buffet dinner. Pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

Locally Laid with Lucie Amundsen

 

Lucie Amundsen joins us from Northern Minnesota to discuss her family's pratfall into chicken farming and the surprising hope they found in the mysterious, little known and poorly named segment of "middle agriculture." Lucie, a writer, marketer and reluctant farmer, co-owns Locally Laid Egg Company with her husband. Locally Laid Egg Company is a farm that provides pasture-raised eggs and partners with a total of seven other mid-level producers. These farms source and sell within their own regions to reduce food miles and strengthen local economies. Lucie uses her Masters in Creative Writing to ghostwrite for a chicken in her recent book Locally Laid, 2016 Midwest Choice Award in Nonfiction. 

Eventbrite - Dinner on the Bluff Series 2017

June 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event

Summer High Ropes at Eagle Bluff

 

Summer High Ropes Challenge

Saturdays 10am & 2pm Tuesdays 1 pm

$25 per person (m)

 

Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer!  Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota!  This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Reservations Required.

Becoming an Outdoor Family at Eagle Bluff 

Becoming an Outdoor Family Summer Weekend

June 9-11, 2017 (m)

$90 per person or $335 for family of four & $85 for each additional family member 

 


Reconnect with family members in the great outdoors this summer!  Class options include: archery, geocaching, fishing, rifle range, ropes course, canoeing, and more! This weekend is co-sponsored by the Minnesota DNR.  Pre-registration required. 

 

Registration form will be available early spring

REGISTRATION FORM

 

 July 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event

Summer High Ropes at Eagle BluffSummer High Ropes Challenge

Saturdays 10am & 2pm Tuesdays 1 pm

$25 per person (m)

 

Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer!  Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota!  This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Reservations Required.

monarch butterfly at Eagle BluffMonarch Festival

Saturday, July 8, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm

$10 per person (m) /  Kids under 5 are free

 

Come celebrate the height of the monarch butterfly season with Monarch Festival. Stop by our craft station to make some butterfly-themed crafts. Join a garden tour to learn about gardening for pollinators, the importance of native plants, and how to get started.  During a second tour you'll search for monarchs in the field at all stages of their life cycle. An education tent with live butterflies will provide you will an up-close look at this amazing creature. A butterfly release is scheduled dependent on weather. Reservations recommended.

 

Make it a picnic and bring your lunch.  There are picnic tables around Eagle Bluff that you may use at any time.

 

 August 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event

Summer High Ropes at Eagle BluffSummer High Ropes Challenge

Saturdays 10am & 2pm Tuesdays 1 pm

$25 per person (m)

 

Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer!  Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota!  This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Reservations Required.

Becoming an Outdoor Family at Eagle Bluff 

Becoming an Outdoor Family Summer Weekend

August 4-6, 2017 (m)

$90 per person or $335 for family of four & $85 for each additional family member 

 


Reconnect with family members in the great outdoors this summer!  Class options include: archery, geocaching, fishing, rifle range, ropes course, canoeing, and more! This weekend is co-sponsored by the Minnesota DNR.  Pre-registration required. 

 

Registration form will be available early spring

REGISTRATION FORM

 

October 2017


           (m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    (h) - Hosted Event

Scholarship Banquet & Fundraiser

October 7, 2017 (a)

 

Cheers to you!  Join us for fantastic food, drinks, and great company.  Your support during the banquet allows children to visit Eagle Bluff.  All proceeds from the event go to Eagle Bluff's Scholarship Fund.  Pre-registration is required. More details coming soon.

Haunted High RopesHaunted High Ropes

October 27, 2017

5:30pm - 9:30pm

$25 per person (m)

 

Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR High Ropes experience. Meet ghosts, skeletons, and witches as you Trick or Treat your way from tower to tower on our West Treetops course. Warm up by the fire after you ride down the zip-line! Reservations Required.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Overnight Programs - Require a deposit and notification of a cancellation no less than 15 days prior to the event.

Public Programs - To receive a full refund a cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event or by 4pm Friday for a weekend event, whichever comes first.

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