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I'm friends with Slasha.

I'm also one of the jeerleaders Phantomsmask. That is pretty cool KKINNEA I find it a small world all the time.

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Ooh DI, nice suggestion on the roller girls. My sister is Slasha Veinforya so I'm there all the time! It would be great for a meetup although I have a conflict for December.

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The Rollerdome is open with times for the public now. It's fun, it great cardio and you can rent blades or bring your own quads or blades. They even have protective gear to rent as well. It's cheap and fun. Parking is free too. It is at the Metrodome www.roller-dome.com/


The Northstar Roller Girls, have bouts every month, at the convention center. Northstarrollergirls.com

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11/4/11 5:04 P

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I agree with someone down post here - winter seems to be the time to get together and find activities.

On the other hand, nothing would make me smile more than running with other Sparkies or seeing them along a race course!

Next time I see something good, I'll pop it on to this thread.

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Great idea! I'll add it to the list.....................
We've just had a very inactive (meet-and-greet) group and have had VERY low (to none) attendance at events. Very frustrating to plan and arrive, to have no one show up...... even with rsvps.
But I will try again soon.

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10/27/11 4:31 P

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I am very new here...but not to spark. I ran across this post and thought I would throw out my two cents...I know my house isn't big enough but maybe someone else would be willing to host it. A group of girls that I know and myself do a fashion swap party twice a year. Everyone goes through their closets and pulls out what no longer fits but is still in decent shape. We each bring a dish to pass and bring the clothes, jewelry, handbags and such and swap them. Everyone goes into the room and grabs one item, we go back and eat and chat, go back and everyone grabs one more item, chat some more, one more item and so on until everything is gone. Or no one wants want is remaining. The remaining articles go to goodwill or some other charity.

Just a fun thought since so many of us are shrinking and all.


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Hi! I'm new here.

Over the winter I bet it really gets hopping, because everyone looks forward to finding new ways to keep moving when the weather gets cold and the days get short.

I for one have wanted to learn to cross country ski and snowshoe in the winter months, and so I'll keep that in mind when winter comes around again!

My challenge with this is that I don't drive, so I'm hoping to connect with people who live at least within a reasonable bus ride from me.

I live not far from Downtown Saint Paul, sort of the Ramsey Hill area. Is anyone around here and looking for an activity partner?

With regard to other activities, I suppose this would be more fitting for winter, but what about a healthy foods pot luck?

I'd be willing to host. Between the back yard, the porch, and indoors, I'm sure I could accommodate 20 people or so.

But mostly, I'd be thrilled just to find some people with a similar fitness level to myself (not infirm, but definitely out of shape and carrying an extra 100 pounds), within a 10 mile radius accessible by bus, to go for walks with. :-)

What about stuff to do that's themed as ways to reward ourselves that doesn't include eating? Like a few of us getting together for mani-pedis?

Just brainstorming. :-)



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5/11/11 1:40 P

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I will be walking with a group from work for the 2011 Start! Heart Walk for the American Heart Association at Target Field..... anyone interested in coming to walk with me? There is a 1 mile walk and a 3 mile walk (if you want to continue after 1 mile).

The walk is Saturday, June 4 in the morning.

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3/6/11 9:42 P

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Hi everyone! Is anyone planning to participate in the MN Aids Walk or any other walking event in the Spring? I'd love to start a walking group to get ready!

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2/27/11 2:36 P

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The MN Roller Girls are playing on Sat. March 5th. I think I will be going. If anyone is interested, let me know.

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I know of a few...but just wondering if there are people planning to run in the Team Ortho GET LUCKY race in March?

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1/27/11 9:38 A

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Thank you to all who stopped out at the Lane Bryant Meet up! It was nice to meet everyone-

Congratulations to DAWNMARIES for winning the $50 Lane Bryant gift card!!!




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1/11/11 8:44 A

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Today's the last day to resgister if you are interested in the Meet n' Greet in Maple Grove on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26th!!!




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1/9/11 3:13 P

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There's TWO SparkRally's listed out there for January so don't forget to RSVP!

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I'm not a big "run"ner....(especially in the MN cold) but lots of others are... PLEASE feel free to set up a SparkRally of your own based on the information. I'm sure you could get several to show up. GOOD LUCK!!! emoticon
A bunch of us did the MN Kite Fly-In last year at Lake Phalen. It was a blast and one of the guys even let me fly his HUGE kite.....almost pulled me off the ground!

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1/4/11 9:49 A

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Anyone planning on the Securian Winter Run for the St Paul Winter Carnival? www.active.com/running/st-paul-mn/securian
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It's on 1/29 and they have a 5K, 10K and half marathon course. I'm making the 5K my goal and this is my second week of training. A 5K is an easily walkable distance for people who didn't feel up to running. There are a lot of activities tied in with the Winter Carnival that would be easy to choose from. www.winter-carnival.com/

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12/26/10 10:13 P

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A few showed interested in the Summit Brewery tour. Because it has a 1-2 month wait/request time, does someone want to take ownership of this idea and book/coordinate a Meet n Greet there?

www.summitbrewing.com/home.php

I'm going to get a winter SparkRally (active thing) on the books, as well as a Feb Meet n Greet @ Lane Bryant

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12/24/10 12:16 P

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Awesome.. I think we should try it!




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12/23/10 2:11 P

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Well, I LOVE Lane Bryant and I'd be there.....depending on the night. I think it's a great idea to try.....I'm sure we could get 4....

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12/23/10 10:44 A

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I stopped in at lane Bryant last night to return a few things and it was Ladies Night (snacks and an additional 30% off on all purchases, including sale and clearance items). Our group can host a Ladies night with a minimum of 4 attendees... I think this might be a nice early February meet 'n' greet. What do you think? Any interest?




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How about the MN Zoo? Even if it's cold, there's lots to see inside.

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11/27/10 12:46 P

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Great idea, Jackie....I missed that one too and I'd love to try it again....

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11/27/10 12:06 P

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I hadn't heard about the summit Brewery tour. Sounds like I missed a good time !




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11/27/10 11:51 A

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This one is more suited for the adult crowd, but I'd sure like a repeat of last years tour of Summit Brewery.

It was a great tour and we had a great time visiting at the the beer tasting after the tour. They did have root beer on hand for the kids or those who prefer not to drink beer.

While not an exercise related event, it's important to learn how to fit an occasional treat like this into your lifestyle.

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SheilaKay, these are all just ideas shuffling around in our minds right now. If you have any additional, please reply here! As soon as any one of us leaders grabs hold of any one (or more) of the ideas, we will post a SparkRally and you'll get a SparkMail. We'll probably also post a new thread just to be safe. So look for those.
You know, it got me thinking!!! anyone could organize a SparkRally. If a member wants to just set something up on the SparkRally page.
Now, in response.....
*Como zoo day-Love it! I'll be there with my little punkin' grandson....
* Vikings game on the big screen at the New Hope Cinema Grill-COOL! I might even consider showing up and wearing purple if I could commiserate with a bunch of other Viking fans......even when they're losing.......
*Snowtubing-not a big snowtuber, but I know others would find this FUN!
* Canoe! at Lake Harriet, Lake Nokomis or Lake calhoun-Excellent! I love canoeing.....Canoe, Canoe?
*Not exercise/health related but anyone want to hit up Mystic Lake casino?!-I'd be up for this.....and it's right in my neck.....

Keep them ideas coming people!!!


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11/21/10 9:48 A

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How can I stay "plugged" in to all the Spark activities happening in the Twin Cities? They all sound like great ideas and would love to participate!!


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I'm not creative... scrapbooking frustrates me but I know that a lot of people enjoy it. You'll probably get a good turn out! Hmmm. some of the ladies might want to do it BEFORE the holidays if they are doing it as a gift.. others might want it after the holidays with all the fresh pictures :0

We've got some good ideas going though.

When the weather rolls around again, maybe

*Como zoo day

* Vikings game on the big screen at the New Hope Cinema Grill wearevikingsfans.com/Community.aspx?
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*Snowtubing at Theodore Wirth park

www.theodorewirth.org/tubing.cfm

* Canoe! at Lake Harriet, Lake Nokomis or Lake calhoun www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp
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*Not exercise/health related but anyone want to hit up Mystic Lake casino?!

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Really?!?!?!? I kinda didn't think anyone would go for that...... ooooooohhhh goodie! I'll plan that for after the holidays too.......yipeeeeee! hmmmm, which one?

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OHH Archivers what an awesome idea..

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I love both Caribou and bowling....
I think the point of MOA was walking.....I'd set up meeting for coffee afterward, but no one stuck around.
Really "out-there" idea....anybody scrapbook and wanna meet at Archiver's or somewhere? I know it's prob not a guy thing....but.....

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The MOA us good but the one time we did it was so busy and hard to chat. Bowling is fun too.

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Would love to do the MOA meet n greet.

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Bowling sounds fun! I love to bowl!

Here are a few more:

- Caribou coffee meet and greet (Thinking too much about coffee.... see my post for today! LOL)

- Walk at the MOA (this is great for those really really cold days)

- Snow shoeing (Washington County parks do snow shoeing lessons and they give you the shoes to practice. We went as a family last year and it was only $5.00 a person for an hour session. Lots of fun!)

- Cross country skiing (somewhere that you can rent skis would be nice....Washington county parks do lessons for this as well)

- Lets Dish

Edited by: RUNNER4LIFE08 at: 11/17/2010 (16:01)
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I WOULD BE HAPPY to set MOA up for January! I loved doing that too and we had a great group show up. It's on my calendar to add to the rally page closer to January.

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Last year we did a fun "Spark Walk" in the Mall of America. We wore our Spark T-shirts. This would be fun anytime AFTER the holidays. A big walking group is best earlier in the day, as well, before things get too crowded. Then we can all repair to a coffee shop in the mall or a smoothie place to sit and visit.

We also had a fun outing at French Park for cross-country skiing. I would definitely attend that.

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Hi Guys,
I'd love to find ways for us to connect:
MeetUps (a low-key way to meet others!)
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SparkRally (an event/activity)

What are your suggestions?

I was thinking bowling? If anyone is interested in that! Post other ideas here





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