Upcoming Trips in Social and Special Events category

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  1. Sun, 3:00 pm
    Apr 23
    • Day trip

    Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition — Bunker Hills Regional Park, Coon Rapids, MN

    Social and Special Events Official Event

    Did you volunteer in 2016 for the Minnesota Rovers? Maybe you coordinated a trip, staffed a booth at the Expo, helped at an Extravaganza, or served as a board member—to name just a few. If so, we are throwing a party in your honor!!!! The Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Reception will be held at Bunker Hills from 3:00-5:00 with outdoor activities taking place earlier in the day.

    RSVP by March 10th using the survey in Trip Details! (We need to know how many people are coming so we can purchase SWAG!) DEADLINE TO RSVP: March 10.

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    Coordinator(s): Stacey G.  – 612-207-2806
  2. Wed - Wed
    Apr 26 - May 31

    Spring Birding Walks (multiple Wednesdays) — Various Locations, Twin Cities Metro

    Summer Trips Other Summer Activities Social and Special Events Day Trips

    The walks are on Wednesdays, beginning April 26 with the last scheduled one on Wednesday, May 31 (Note: no scheduled birding walk on May 3). No experience is required, but experienced birders are welcome and encouraged to come and help. We will locate and identify birds, as well as talk about them.

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    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  3. Wed, 6:00 pm
    Apr 26
    • Day trip

    Birding Walk at Bass Ponds — Bloomington, MN

    Summer Trips Hiking Social and Special Events Day Trips

    An evening birding hike at Bass Ponds which is just SE of the Mall of America. At the light on 24th Avenue (extension of Old Shakopee Rd) and 86th Street, turn east one block to a one lane gravel road (that means go straight) for about 70 yards to the parking area. No experience is required, but experienced birders are welcome and encouraged to come and help

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    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  4. Fri - Sun
    Apr 28 - 30

    Midwest Mountaineering Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo — Minneapolis, MN

    Social and Special Events Official Event

    With over 120+ free presentations on outdoor activities and adventures, and over 100+ exhibitors (including the MN Rovers!) you are sure to find something to get you excited about your next outdoor adventure. The semiannual Outdoor Adventure Expo can help you find your true passion for the outdoors, new sports, places to go, and people to do them with.

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    Coordinator(s): Darcy A.
    Stacey G.  – 612-207-2806
  5. Sat, 9:00 am
    May 6
    • Day trip
    • Beginners welcome

    Bash the Buckthorn at the MN Rovers Woodlot — Elm Creek Park Reserve, MN

    Summer Trips Other Summer Activities Social and Special Events Conservation Day Trips

    You can help ensure the health of our woodlot by helping pull and stack buckthorn, an invasive species which hinders growth of native plants, on Saturday, May 6, from 9 am. to 12:30 p.m. This is also a chance to see the progress we’ve made so far and give our little slice of forest a fighting chance.

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    Coordinator(s): Ron H.  – 651-774-9151
    Cheryl B.  – 763-607-1096
  6. Tue, 7:00 pm
    May 9
    • Day trip
    • Special event

    Spring Intro Show at REI — Bloomington, MN

    Social and Special Events Official Event

    Want to play outside? Then plan to attend the MN Rovers Outdoors Club’s Spring Intro Show! This is the perfect event if you want to find others who share your love of the outdoors! See an awesome slide show of Rovers playing outside and meet Rovers who will introduce you to the many benefits of our club. After the slide show, you will have an opportunity to meet with our passionate, knowledgeable members and ask questions about specific activities!

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    Coordinator(s): Darcy A.
    Stacey G.  – 612-207-2806
  7. Fri - Sun
    May 12 - 14

    Spring Extravaganza — Afton State Park, MN

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Climbing Hiking Paddling Social and Special Events Official Event

    This event occurs every spring and fall and is an opportunity for non-members or newer members to learn more about the club, along side seasoned MN Rover members! There will be organized activities for all levels of participation, from beginner to experienced.

    Registration will start on March 15th!

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    Coordinator(s): Sandy A.
    Kim L. (Registration)
  8. Tue, 7:00 pm
    May 16
    • Day trip

    Gear Swap — Como Park, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Other Summer Activities Social and Special Events Day Trips

    We are going to have a Gear Swap at the first Tuesday Outdoor Rover Meeting at Como Park! There will be Quality Gear from people who know their stuff. So, GOT GEAR?

    Are you doing Spring cleaning? Have Unused gear cluttering your house? Sell it at the Swap! Need Gear? Trying a new sport? Looking for advice? Find it at the Swap! Set up starts at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public, feel free to bring friends and family.

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    Coordinator(s): Barry S.
  9. Fri - Sun
    Sep 29 - Oct 1

    Fall Extravaganza — Forestville Mystery Cave State Park, MN

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Climbing Hiking Paddling Social and Special Events Official Event

    SAVE THE DATE for the Fall Extravaganza! This event occurs every spring and fall and is an opportunity for non-members or newer members to learn more about the club, along side seasoned MN Rover members! There will be organized activities for all levels of participation, from beginner to experienced.

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    Coordinator(s): Sandy A.
    Kim L (Registration)
  10. Fri - Sun
    Oct 13 - 15

    SAVE THE DATE! Fall camping & more along the Mississippi — Frontenac State Park, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Hiking Other Summer Activities Social and Special Events Day Trips

    We had so much fun on Suresh’s trip to Frontenac in Oct 2016 that we’re teaming up with him to do it again for 2017. Group campsite for 35 people has been reserved.

    PLEASE NOTE: you will be able to sign up for this trip starting late August 2017 once we have final costs and details available.

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    Coordinator(s): None yet