Leisure briefs: Vintage 'base ball' next up in speaker series

  • Updated: August 15, 2014 - 6:29 PM

Brooklyn Rider will give a free performance from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Stillwater Public Library.

“Vintage Base Ball: The Way It Was Meant To Be Played,” the latest in the free Hay Lake speaker series, will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 24, at the Hay Lake Museum and Erickson Log House Museum near Scandia, 14020 195th St. N., Marine on St. Croix.

Matt Carter, executive director of the Dunn County Historical Society in Menomonie, Wis., and also team captain of the Menomonie Blue Caps, will be joined by members of the Blue Caps, Menomonie’s vintage base ball team. The Blue Caps will discuss the similarities and differences between modern baseball and the vintage game. Baseball used to be spelled “base ball” in vintage times.

“We’ll talk about what vintage base ball is, the rules we play by and the customs that have been developed for entertainment purposes,” Carter said.

The Dunn County Historical Society sponsors the Menomonie squad. The Blue Caps are the only vintage team in western Wisconsin and play most of their matches against eastern Minnesota teams, including the St. Croix Base Ball Club of the Washington County Historical Society.

For further information, contact Hay Lake Museum Manager Dustyn Dubuque at 651-433-4014 or dustyn.dubuque@hotmail.com.


Church plays host to ice cream social

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 609 Fifth St. S., Stillwater, is holding its annual free community ice cream social from 2:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17.

The event features the music of The Cruisers and ice cream from Nelson’s.

For more information, call 651-439-5970.

Community Thread to jewelry, bake sale

Community Thread in Stillwater is holding its Baubles & Bangles Jewelry and Bake Sale fundraiser from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the its headquarters at 2300 Orleans St. W.

The sale offers deals on a variety of used jewelry, from classic and vintage to funky and fun. Gently used purses and homemade baked goods also are available.

A sneak peak preview night starts at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Community Thread. A limited number of pre-sale items are available, as well as wine and appetizers. Tickets are available for $25 online at www.community threadmn.org/ or in person at Community Thread.

Trolley tour blends food, brewery tour

Foodies On Foot is joining forces with Lift Bridge Brewery and Stillwater Trolley Co. for a progressive beer dinner on the trolley in Stillwater from 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 28.

The culinary event includes a narrated trolley tour of historic Stillwater, private tour of the brewery, four Stillwater restaurants, four-course dinner and conversation with the Lift Bridge guys, each course prepared and served with a specific Lift Bridge Beer.

Cost is $75. Call 1-855-2FOODIES to reserve tickets, or go to www.foodieson footmn.com/.

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