Minnesota Masonic Charities provides important services and contributes to many charitable causes in the name of Minnesota Masonry.

Minnesota Masonic Home’s mission is to provide compassionate, quality care and services to aging adults.

The lush, 83-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is centrally located, easy to access, and offers everything you need for your special event.

Providing compassionate and effective identification, treatment and support for childhood communication disorders.

Shows & Performances at the Ives

 

Sidekick Theatre Presents – Fantastic Mr. Fox

June 18, 2024–August 10, 2024

A musical for all ages!

A Hilarious New Musical For All Ages

Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but can he save his family and friends from a trio of spiteful, nasty, smelly farmers who are out to get them? Intended for all ages, this high-spirited, toe-tapping show is a celebration of courage, family, and community, with lots of laughs, audience participation and loveable characters along the way.

Running time: 65 minutes

Performances run from June 18th - August 10th.
 

Summer Learning – Behind the Scenes Tour of the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center

June 21, 2024

Exclusive tour of the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center's new museum collections storage areas!

Friday, June 21st @ 1 p.m.

Behind the Scenes Tour at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center 

Come take a sneak peak of the Ladd Museum’s collections storage areas in this behind-the-scenes tour. Most of the museum’s collections are not on display. This tour will show you the “rest” of the collection, describe how collections are cared for, and explain projects we are currently working on.

The group will meet in the Lobby of the MMHC.
*Collections storage areas are accessible but no seating is available. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Summer Learning is free and open to the public.
*RESERVATION REQUIRED*

Space is limited to 10 people.
Please RSVP by Friday, June 14th to Mark Anderson at mark.anderson@mnmasonic.org or at (952) 948-6503.

Summer Learning – Conservation Organization Izaak Walton League

July 27, 2024

John Rust of the Minnesota division of the Izaak Walton League talks about the century-old Conservation organization, and how to conserve outdoor America for future generations.

Saturday, July 27th, 1:00 p.m.

Conservation organization Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 to conserve outdoor America for future generations. John Rust, past president of the Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League (just down the street from the MMHC), will discuss and answer questions about the IWL's activities in Minnesota.

John will also describe some of the adventures documented in his book - "Exploring Wilderness: From Heart Racing Adventure to Tranquility". In addition, John will present slides showing locations he has visited world wide, and wildlife encountered along the way. Join us for his firsthand accounts from Alaska to India to our own Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Summer Learning is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 19th to Mark Anderson at mark.anderson@mnmasonic.org or at (952) 948-6503.

Summer Learning – The Principals of Sidekick

September 07, 2024

Tim Stolz of Sidekick Theatre talks about the business of running a professional theater company!

Saturday, September 7th, 1:00 p.m.

Sidekick Theatre is the resident company which produces the bulk of entertainment events in the Heritage Center. The Principals of Sidekick will talk about the business of running a professional theater company. 

This presentation will take place in the Ives Auditorium.

Summer Learning is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 30th to Mark Anderson at mark.anderson@mnmasonic.org or at (952) 948-6503.

Sidekick Theatre Presents – Magic Carpet Ride

September 28, 2024

A musical journey through one of the most electrifying and impactful times America has ever seen!

The Music Of Sixties San Francisco

Magic Carpet Ride is a musical journey through one of the most electrifying and impactful times America has ever seen. During the summer of 1967 in San Francisco such groups as The Mamas and the Papas, The Doors, The Byrds,  Jefferson Airplane and The Beatles inspired a cultural revolution that swept across the country.  Magic Carpet Ride captures the heart and soul of the era with a dynamic band whose power house vocals and exacting musicianship underscore such classics as "California Dreamin", "Dear Mr. Fantasy", "Hello, I Love You", "Nights in White Satin", "All Along the Watchtower", and of course… “Magic Carpet Ride!”

Saturday, September 28 @ 7:30pm

 

Sidekick Theatre Presents – Over the River and Through the Woods

October 09, 2024–November 03, 2024

A heart-warming comedy with hilarious shenanigans that will have you roaring in your seat!

A Heartwarming Comedy by Joe Dipietro

Every Sunday, Nick crosses the river to New Jersey and has dinner with both sets of his Italian-American grandparents. But Nick has dreams, and when he receives the perfect job offer from the west coast, he is determined to take it. His grandparents - Frank, Ada, Nunzio, and Emma - are just as determined that he stay put. Thus begins a series of shameless schemes and hilarious shenanigans that will have you roaring in your seat while reminding you of the wonderful zaniness that is family. 

Performances run from October 9th - November 3rd.
Wednesday & Thursday Matinees @ 1pm
Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees @1pm
*Meal option available for every performance - reservation required.

"A hilarious family comedy loaded with laughs every step of the way." - Star-Ledger

 

Sidekick Theatre Presents – Hansel & Gretel’s Magical Adventure!

November 19, 2024–December 30, 2024

A musical fairy tale for all ages, it's the perfect story for the holiday season!

A Musical Fairy Tale For All Ages

An original musical adaptation of the age-old tale of two siblings and their grand, fun-filled adventure - with lots of laughs, audience participation and loveable characters along the way! Intended for youngsters of all ages, it's the perfect story for the holiday season.

Running time: 65 minutes

Performances run from November 19th - December 30th.
*Breakfast with Santa tickets available on Select Dates - Reservation Required
 

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