Super Saturday

There are so many things happening today!

Open at 9:00 am

On Saturdays, the OTHER kind of football takes over the big screen. The world knows it as the “The Beautiful Game.” Come to Merlins for breakfast, served 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. And while you enjoy your coffee and traditional Isles breakfast, watch English Premier League games live at 9:00 and 11:30 am.

Special edition!

Sharon Stiteler, who you may know as Minnesota’s Birdchick, is calling all birders…and park rangers. This month’s gathering is a special edition, as from 2:00 – 4:00 pm Sharon will lead a A special Birds and Beers event with park rangers will take place 2:00 -4:00 pm.

The event will feature the showing of a bird film, and Ranger Dan will present a “History of Beer along the Missisippi River through the Twin Cities.” If you’re are there at 2:00 sharpish, you will also get treated to some traditional beer-drinking songs from DDT (Drunken Druid Trio).


The Second Annual Monarch Festival at the Lake Nokomis Naturescape Gardens celebrates the amazing 2,300-mile migration of Monarch Butterflies from Minnesota to Michoacán Mexico. The celebration will take place on 11 September 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Afterwards, the party comes to Merlins Rest, where plenty of live music will be presented.

Music at Merlins Rest (8:00 pm – midnight) will include:

* Larry Long with Billy & Ricky Peterson
* Fiddlin’ Pete and Joe Savage
* Papa John Kolstad & the Hot Club of East Lake

Learn more about Monarch Festival.


Our friend Abe Fagerstrom has undergone intensive chemotherapy multiple times in his young life. Currently, he is going through another course. On 11 September 2010, a special benefit will be held for him from 2:00 – 7:00 pm at the Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center in Saint Paul (near Fort Snelling).

A dessert bar, used book sale, silent auction, raffles and games will be part of this family-friendly afternoon.

We encourage you to take a moment and learn more about Abe’s benefit in this flyer, and we hope you’ll share part of that Saturday with the benefit gathering.


* Open at 9:00 am. Breakfast from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.

* Live English Premier League football at 10:00 am.

* Sunday Night Pub Quiz, 7:30 pm. This week’s hosts: Chris and Richard!

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