Going Out


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There were plenty of gift items, local food products and much more at the Lowertown Pop-Up Market at Union Depot in December.

After working in retail coffee for 11 years, Matt McGinn, who is the co-owner of Quixotic Coffee in Saint Paul, knows his way around the industry. So when he saw the opportunity to create his first product, he jumped at the chance.

The popular Taste of Cretin-Derham Hall marked its fourth year, and raised funds for co-curricular activities at the school.

In March, St. David’s Center’s annual Make Them Shine Gala raised a record-setting $377,000 to support programs for children. More than 500 community members filled McNamara Alumni Center for the sold-out event.

Since its inaugural ride in 2006, Tour de Tonka has remained a popular multi-distance biketacular, where cyclists cruise through 23 different west metro communities, all for the love of the ride, the camaraderie and the cau

For 33 years, the annual Rondo Days festival has celebrated the legacy and continuing vitality of the Rondo neighborhood, a predominantly African-American community that was largely displaced by the construction of Interstate 94 in the late 1950s.

This popular annual event, benefiting the programs and services of United Hospital, was held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in September.

Grand Old Day, Saint Paul’s unofficial kickoff to summer, is now “Grand Old Days.” The largest one-day festival in the Midwest is expanding to two days this year, with added events and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

The lake’s annual North American Pond Hockey Championship was a little damp this year, with most on-ice games canceled due to warm weather. But there was plenty of fun to be had with other activities and gatherings.