Guided Half Day Fishing for 2$340
Get out on the river with St. Croix Valley Adventures. Your choice of either a half-day fly fishing trip or bass adventure with guide Bob Bickford. It doesn't matter if you're experienced or not with Bob as your guide. You don't even need to bring any equipment. Choose between the St. Croix River, Rush or Kinnickinnic Rivers.
Lift Bridge Brewery Tour$115
Grab your friends for a private tour and tasting for 10 people at Stillwater's own Lift Bridge Brewing Co, one of Minnesota's most respected craft breweries. Learn about the history of brewing in Stillwater, the ingredients Lift Bridge uses, and how beer is brewed in a craft brewery. Complete the experience with samples proudly made on site.
MN Wild Tickets vs. Avalanche$512
Central Division Leaders Minnesota Wild are on track to wrap up a club record season. Be part of history and grab the second-to-the-last Wild hockey home game of the regular season with four tickets in Row 13 at the Xcel Energy Center, Sunday, April 2 at 5 p.m.
These Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone with Studio Headphones and Knox Pop Filter package is everything you need for recording voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls, musical instruments and vocal work! StoryArk, on behalf of their radio program Voices in the Valley and #HUSHpodcast, is a great supporter of The Partnership Plan and helps us promote Da Vinci Fest as well as joining us on the day to help young learners record their own mini-podcast and learn about interviewing and radio work. Value: $160
Disney Park Hopper pass for 4$399
Take your family on a magical experience to each of the Walt Disney World parks in Orlando, Florida, including the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom. With Park Hopper you can go to and from all four of the Disney World Parks in a single day! These tickets expire February 10, 2019 and have no cash value. They cannot be upgraded nor applied to a different package. Replacements are not available if these passes are lost or expired. The tickets are subject to black-out dates and may not be used for admission from December 25 -31 of either year, through their expiration. Retail value: $620
Connie Helke Pottery Bowl$155
This beautiful red stoneware bowl is handmade by local artist Connie Helke. As an artist since 1973, Connie uses wheel throwing as well as slab techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces in her studio. All of Connie's pottery is food safe and can be washed in dishwasher and used in microwave. The Helke Studio holds an annual Holiday Show on the second weekend of November.
Chef's knife and cutting board$165
An 8" inch chef's knife is one of two essentials in every kitchen, as Minnesota celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern would agree. This chef's knife and hand-made cutting board set just upped your cooking game. The Zwilling 8" chef's knife, donated by Cooks of Crocus Hill in Stillwater, is high carbon, stainless steel blade construction and forged from a single piece of steel, making it corrosion and stain resistant. And this handmade, artisan cutting board was locally crafted by Jeff Black. Together, you have no other choice but to start creating in your kitchen!
Custom Made Farm Table$650
Imagine a hand-crafted farm table, designed specifically for you, as the gathering spot for friends and family! A farm table made of pine, similar to the one you see in the photo, will be custom made to your specifications. You decide on the Size: from 80" to 100", seating 6-8 people. You decide on the finish: it can be a a colored stain or a natural finish (see picture below for some color options). This handcrafted piece is made by former and current Partnership Plan board chairmen, Brian Gunderson and Fred Anderson - Son & Son Woodworkers
Moscow Mule Basket$220
Nostrovia! In 1941, a Hollywood bar owner found himself unable to sell either the cases of Smirnoff Vodka he had purchased or the bottles of house made ginger beer. An immigrant named Sophie Berezinski came to California with 2,000 copper mugs she had designed in her father's copper shop in Russia. Voila, Smirnoff became an instant success and the Moscow Mule was served! This Moscow Mule basket includes: four 100% copper Moscow mule mugs, Prairie Organic Vodka (Minnesota made), Gourmet ginger beer, Limes and fresh ginger root - the perfect ingredients you need to celebrate 1941 with your friends!
$225 Shopping spree at 45 º$260
Live an active outdoor life properly fitted! Come through the doors of 45º (a hometown Stillwater outfitter) and gear up with the best in active footwear, technical and trend-right apparel you need to get outdoors. 45º is a good old-fashioned brick and mortar business located on the vibrant Main Street of Minnesota's first city. Locally owned and operated since 2003, 45º is an active supporter of a variety of school, athletic and community organizations throughout the St Croix River Valley.
Golf for 3 -Stillwater CC$160
Join former Partnership Plan Chair Brian Gunderson for a round of golf in the St. Croix Valley at Stillwater Country Club during the 2017 golf season (cart included)! Founded in 1924, this championship course plays to nearly 6800 yards from the championship tees. Stillwater Country Club is an 18 Hole Private Club and has hosted many of the top state golf tournaments over the past 85 years. The original 9 holes were designed by Tom Vardon, brother of the legendary Englishman, Harry Vardon. The second nine holes were designed by noted Twin Cities Golf Architect, Paul Coates. (Your three players plus Brian, your host). This golf round has a retail value of $275.
2004 Ladera Cabernet$90
Wine Spectator says 2004 Cabernet Sauvignons out of Napa Valley were a "small crop of exceptional quality; ripe, elegant, concentrated and harmonious." This 2004 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon, donated by Glenn and Keri Ciegler, rated at 91 points, certainly speaks to that. Howell Mountain is one of Napa Valley's most prestigious hillside AVAs. It covers an area of land on the Vaca mountain range in the northern part of the valley, just above the town of St Helena. Howell Mountain is famous for its robust, complex red wines, the majority of which are made from Napa's favorite, Cabernet Sauvignon. Whether it's for a special occasion or to add to your own collection, this beautiful Ladera is a must have.
Judd Sather Photo Session$220
Whether senior pictures, weddings or family and business portraits, Judd Sather takes timeless, beautiful pictures. This Studio J 45-minute indoor/outdoor portrait session also includes an 8 x 10 professional retouched print. You will love the images Studio J and Judd Sather capture of your special moment.
HeartFelt Silks Ecoprint Scarf$65
This beautiful eco print silk scarf is a one-of-a-kind artwork from acclaimed fiber artist Robin Firth. Robin owns a studio with her husband in Hudson, WI. Eco printing encloses plants in textiles or paper, which are bundled by winding over rods or stacked in layers and then steamed or immersed in hot water to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes.
Bread of the Month$135
Enjoy a free whole grain loaf of fresh bread each month from Great Harvest Bread in Stillwater. Great Harvest bakery mills their Montana grown whole wheat flour daily to keep it whole and maintain all the protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals the wheat kernel naturally provides.
Small Pottery Pitcher$50
This handcrafted pottery pitcher is as a one of a kind piece by local potter Mike Helke, who says of his work "Each piece physically and conceptually records an animate sensibility derived from my experiences. This record is the catalyst for a call and response relationship that exists between maker, object, and user."
Mixed media necklace$120
This handmade necklace is a one-of-a-kind piece featuring multiple styles of beads and stamped metal.
Perennials and garden advice$210
Create a perennial garden--or pump up the one you have--with 10-20 splits from an avid local gardener, along with two hours of advice from a local Master Gardener. Tip-toe through Christine Kroll's beautiful perennial gardens this spring and pick out 10-20 splits from her lush gardens in Woodbury. Choose from phlox, daylilies, peony, hydrangea, ligularia, hostas galore, baptisia, canna lilly bulbs galore, platycodon, snow on the mountain galore, lungwort, bleeding heart, allium, coral bells, sedum, astilbe, cranesbill, chelone, & thalictrum to name a few. Paul Richtman, Master Gardener, will guide you on sun/shade/height and colors with two hours of consulting to create a perfect, easy-to-care-for perennial garden you will love!
2004 Darioush Cabernet Sauv$115
2004 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 93 points (Robert Parker). Tasting Notes: The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot) offers up classic scents of creme de cassis, licorice and graphite, a full-bodied mouthfeel, a complex, multilayered texture, lots of cassis, incense, and spice box, sweet tannins, decent acidity and impressive depth. This beauty should drink well for another 15+ years. (Robert Parker)
Pony Parking Plus Pass @ SAHS$570
Consider this the Mercedes of parking passes (whatever vehicle your student drives)! Student parking at the high school is one of the joyful opportunities students in upper grades are offered. But space is at a premium (and comes at a cost) and parking spots go quickly! This Pony Parking Plus Pass gives your student a reserved parking spot at the front of the lot, plus a year-long parking pass for the 2017-2018 school year. Sweet! Value of $250.
Pony Parking Plus Pass @ SAHS$600
Consider this the Mercedes of parking passes (whatever vehicle your student drives)! Student parking at the high school is one of the joyful opportunities students in upper grades are offered. But space is at a premium (and comes at a cost) and parking spots go quickly! This Pony Parking Plus Pass gives your student a reserved parking spot at the front of the lot, plus a year-long parking pass for the 2017-2018 school year. Sweet! Valued at $250.
Pony Pride Basket$115
Pony spirt is everywhere in this basket created by teachers and staff at Stillwater Area High School. You'll find adult large and small Pony apparel, Pony travel mugs, and Pony sunglasses in this basket, perfect for cheering on your favorite Pony, inside and out!
Kids and Adults Bedtime Basket$70
The folks at Afton-Lakeland Elementary want to help you get your kids to bed with some good books and a Mad-Lib or two. And once they've settled in, it's time to enjoy some me/we time. So--surprise!--two bottles of wine are tucked in the back of the basket!
Spruced Huis Gift Certifcate$120
Let Spruced Huis use its creative magic to design the interior or landscape look of your dreams. Heidi Wilk and Marin Coltvet take your space from oh to WOAH! Gift certificate value: $100.
Dinner and movie Date Night$170
You know a night out with someone special is just what you need! This date night, dinner and movie basket is Rutherford Elementary's gift to you! With two tickets to a movie and a $50 gift card for Lolo American Kitchen in Stillwater, along with movie extras, we've got your DATE NIGHT covered!
Pinot Noirs & Riedel stems$210
Who wouldn't want two amazing Pinot Noirs and 4 perfect Riedel glasses to enjoy them in? You'll get a 2014 Failla Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard and a Melville 2014 Estate Pinot Noir- Sandy's, along with 4 Riedel Vitis Pinot stems. The 2014 Failla Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard has a delicious tone. These wines are brooding, intense, elegant and deeply textural. They are wines of meditation and grace and will provide years of growing, fascinating complexity. The Sandy's possesses a hue redolent of burgundy stained glass. Dark fruit aromatics of goji berry, black cherry compote and plum skin dominate up front. On the palate, more subtle components of fennel seed, green tea and mustard powder mingle with impressions of pie crust and cedar. Lush and velvety in texture, with powerful tannins that frame a refined and delicate finish.
4 Yeti to-go mugs$115
Yetis are the Cadillac of to-go mugs, and these are your ideal companions on a commute or around the campfire. A Yeti is designed to keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold. Plus, the No-Sweat design of this 4-Pack of Rambler 10 oz. Lowballs means you can say goodbye to damp hands. 18/8 stainless steel construction. Perfection!
Suburban East Passes for 2$100
If High School Sports are your passion, this 2 ticket, All-season, all-sports pass from Surburban East Conference is exactly what you need. These 2 passes let you and a friend take in any Suburban East Conference game (any game played by any team in the conference) during the 2017 - 2018 school year. The certificate is redeemable in the SAHS Activities Office After August 20, 2017.
Lake Elmo Elementary Gift$85
Lake Elmo Elementary wants to make you feel as beautiful outside as you are inside as a parent in our district! This hand-made necklace is an antiqued French bronze and antique silver piece with French antiquities and hand-knotted, hand wrapped gemstones and Czech crystals.
SAHS Grad Reserved seats for 6$600
There's pomp and circumstance, but what about seating? Skip the crowds and get a VIP spot for 6 to see your Stillwater Area High School Class of 2017 senior graduate at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m.
One Night @ Rivertown Inn B&B$240
Enjoy the grandeur and gracious hospitality of Rivertown Inn for a one-night stay. Luxuriate in a retreat overlooking historic downtown Stillwater. As the largest Bed & Breakfast in Stillwater, Rivertown Inn offers seven individual Suites and two Bedchambers, each with a unique literary-inspired décor featuring elegant furnishings, rare antiques, live-flame gas fireplaces and private spa-quality baths. Indulge in a lavish gourmet breakfast prepared by our chef, and in the evening, gather for light hors d'oeuvres and fine wines at the nightly social hour. Built in 1884 at the height of Minnesota's logging boom, Rivertown Inn is a magnificently restored lumber baron mansion turned boutique-style bed and breakfast located three blocks above historic downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. Surround yourself with European-style elegance and the ultimate in luxury, privacy and romance. Owners JEFF and JULIE ANDERSON purchased Rivertown Inn in 1999 with a vision of reviving this architectural treasure and reinstating its place as a landmark property in the charming riverside community of Stillwater. Inspired by their passion for fine antiques, gourmet food and wine, historic preservation, music, gardening and literature, the Andersons have lovingly and meticulously restored the Rivertown Inn to its original grandeur while retaining its Victorian charm and elegance. The Andersons invite you to experience the romance and luxury among the architectural delights of the Rivertown Inn. Retail Value: $324.50 Not valid for Friday or Saturday night stay, no valid in the Agatha Christie or Oscar Wild Suites and excludes New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.
4-course brunch at Domacin$420
Your party of 4 is going to experience a Sunday brunch like no other. You'll dine in Domacin's exclusive wine cellar and be served a four-course brunch, with cocktail tastings. It will be a menu specially prepared by Chef Daniel. So civilized! Domacin is new to the brunch business, but their menu proves that an imaginative mind is in the kitchen. They've featured such delectables as Victorian French Toast with Bananas Foster; Soft Scramble with Smoked Gouda & Avocado; Brisket Hash featuring Wild Mushrooms & Horseradish Cream; Oscar Benedict with Beef Tenderloin, Blue Crab & of course Hollandaise; and Sausage Burrito highlighted with Chorizo, Pico, Salsa Verde & White Cheddar.
Party for 6 at Pub 112$254
Combine the luck of the Irish and Stillwater heritage for a Pub 112 4-course Party for 6. Start with a shareable appetizer and follow with a soup or salad, a main course, and dessert. Since it wouldn't be a party without beverages, this package comes with 2 per person!
Afton Alps Ski Party for 8$450
You and seven friends could have an amazing ski party sometime next winter at Afton Alps with this package of 8 lift tickets, to be used during the 2017-18 season. For 52 years, Afton Alps has delighted Twin Cities' families as one of the Midwest's premier winter destinations. In 2013, this sprawling resort poured $10 million into re-imagining the guest experience and added a powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system and a cutting edge terrain park.With nearly 300 skiable acres, 48 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night.
Gourmet Wine Basket$80
Have the neighbors over! This Hobson Estates gourmet wine basket includes a bottle of Hobson Estates Chardonnay, Hobson Estates Cabernet Sauvignon and Hobson Estates Merlot along with assorted crackers, cheese, and truffles.
Necklace and earrings$65
This beautiful necklace and matching earrings are silver with a pearl center stone and purple and violet accents. Jeweler Terri Christenson hand made these as part of her stunning collection.
Bird Banding and chicks tour$270
Stillwater Area High School biology teacher Andy Weaver will take your crew of 10 on a bird-banding experience this Spring, plus a tour of the peregrine falcon breeding center in the high school. It is the only high-school-based falcon breeding program in the world. Andy is a Master Falconer and a nationally known expert on falcon breeding, and this is a one-of-a-kind experience to learn from such a knowledgeable and likable guy. Bird banding happens in the spring, when millions of songbirds migrate through Stillwater hoping to find a mate somewhere north. Bird banding is one way humans can see this up close. The high school holds a master banding permit allowing Andy and his colleagues to set mist nets to catch and band these wonderful warblers, sparrows and other migrants. You'll join Andy on an early Saturday morning banding outing in the high school's Environmental Learning Center to see what what can be captured in the nets. After that is a tour of the falcon breeding project. Learning isn't always this much fun.
Crappie/Bass Fish Trip for 2$265
Grab your lure and let guide Mark Schweitz of White Bear Fishing take you and a friend on an East Metro lake for Bass or Crappie fishing. This guided trip is for four hours this summer on a date mutually agreed upon by you and Mark.
Mathnasium One Month Program$300
When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead - whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. This one month session of math learning is for any student, K-12. Start anytime of the year, valid through December of 2017. Mathnasium is your neighborhood math-only learning center on Neal Ave. in Oak Park Heights. They help kids in grades 1-12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. You've seen Sachin and his team at Da Vinci Fest - they really make math fun and understandable! This summer session certificate has a retail value of between $378 and $478.
4 Course Dinner/Water Street$105
Pick a Wednesday and make it your date night with this Water Street Inn -Charlie's Grill four-course dinner for two gift certificate! Each Wednesday Charlie's chefs create a special four-course dinner. Each course is served with a perfectly paired glass of wine. Charlie's Grill is the fine dining restaurant at the Historic Water Street Inn in downtown Stillwater. Served from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Reservations strongly suggested.
Reve special menu for 6$469
Enjoy a special meal for your party of six created by head chef Mike Willenbring of Reve Bistro and Bar. This cozy restaurant in downtown Stillwater can be the location of a special celebration for you and your friends. The three-course meal will be paired with wines to make the experience even more unforgettable. Call Reve to arrange a mutually agreeable date. No holidays, please, but weekends are fine.
From your favorite Faribault Woolen Mill blanket to the new Made-in- Minnesota clothing brand Great Lakes (that's really hip with all the high schoolers and college kids), this gift from A Spacious Place in Stillwater is a great basket. You'll find an Eco woven blend throw blanket from Faribault Woolen Mill Co. , a Great Lakes cap and winter hat, and two hand-made ceramic mugs (coffee koozy included). Plus, you can use the "basket" as a storage box! A Spacious Place is a new gift store brought to you by new Stillwater residents Vince and Lin Barrett. Vince also owns Barrett Sportswear...and his son is one of the co-creators/owners of Great Lakes.
Afton Experience Hotel/dinner$160
With this "Afton Experience" package, you'll spend one night at the Historic Afton House Inn in their Jacuzzi fireplace suite (Sun - Fri) and stroll down the hall to the Current where you can have a bite to eat with a $50 Current gift card. But that's not all because then you get to head next door for a complimentary wine tasting at Swirl. $250 total value.
Guthrie Tickets for 2$165
You and a friend will enjoy one of the first 12 performances of a play of your choice from the following list: The Bluest Eye, Refugia, Sunday in the Park with George or Native Gardens. The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world. The current Guthrie facility opened on June 24, 2006, a month after closing our original home of 43 years. Our neighborhood is known as the Historic Mill District: it is here that Minneapolis grew up and grew strong on the back of the flour milling industry which capitalized on the energy generated by nearby St. Anthony Falls. Our site originally had been used as a railway yard for the flourmill industry. Please call the Guthrie Box Office at 612-377-2224 using the instructions on the tickets to reserve your seats. Value: $174
Stillwater Motors Complete Car$190
This generous Complete Car Certificate comes from Stillwater Motors, who wants to help you start Spring with a car detail & oil change along with a car care gift pack. Complete Car Certificate value $325
Bees with Bretta$405
Are you interested in learning the basics of beekeeping, starting with the purchase of equipment and livestock (bees), to year round care and extracting honey? Bretta Chaplinski (Ms. Chaplinski), 7th grade science teacher at Stillwater Jr. High), a hobby beekeeper for the last 10 years, would love to share her knowledge of Apis mellifera, the honey bee, with you. You can choose one of 2 options. 1. You want bees this year! Bretta will go with you to purchase the equipment and the bees. Bretta would mentor you for your first year as a beekeeper. The University of MN offers this mentoring service for $875/hive. 2. You want to learn about bees and are considering becoming a hobby beekeeper. Ok, in that case, you can accompany Bretta to one of her hives to do the necessary work to keep the hive alive and healthy and maybe get some honey. Activities range from putting a new package of bees in the hive to honey extraction. In addition, Bretta also has substantial knowledge of native plants that pollinators love and could advise you regarding planting for pollinators. Donated By Bretta Chaplinski
Pony Pop-Up Swag Bag and Gear$120
Pony supporters can rejoice with the on-trend selections Pop-Up Swag has put together in this Pony Pop-Up Swag Bag and gear gift! You'll find a "Let's Go Ponies" t-shirt, and adorable "Lumberjack Inspired - Short Sleeve Plaid Tshirt", "Chevron Capri's, of course a vintage style Ponies cap and to carry it all, a leather embossed Plaid Pony tote. Go Ponies!
Necklace and earrings set$80
Beautiful, hand-crafted pearl and jade like stones complement this must-have silver necklace and matching earrings. Hand-made by jeweler Terri Christenson .
Chef Maggie's Truffles$70
If you haven't tried a truffle from the Rivertown Inn, you're going to want this item (36x). Chef Maggie Wescott is a hometown treasure. Born and raised here, Maggie moved to Montana for college...moving back, with husband Mace and two daughters, 12 years later to fulfill her dream of creating exceptional delights. Her 28 truffle flavors include Cocoa, Coconut & Pumpkin Seed Brittle. Wait till you try this collection of 3 dozen delectable truffles she created hours before the Party!
Leather and Stone Necklace$75
This hand-made artistic piece has a stunning polished stone that hangs from the mixture of leather and chain. Pairs perfectly with your favorite jeans or statement blouse!