You can still catch the Minneapolis and St. Paul Home Tour today. At this event, new and remodeled homes will be open for free self-guided tours from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Home Tour guides can be picked up at Twin Cities libraries, at the homes themselves, and at www.MSPhometour.com.
The Parade of Homes Easystreet is a tour of 112 association-maintained new homes, including townhouses, condos, lofts, villa homes and rowhouses throughout the Twin Cities area. This event takes place through May 18. The times are from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Tour maps are available at local Holiday Station stores and at www.paradeofhomes.org.
As we discussed in a previous post, the Living Green Expo is coming up this weekend. This event features products, services, information and workshops on building and remodeling, yard and garden, recreation, energy and other sustainable- and green-living topics. The times are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 4. The event is free and it is taking place at the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. www.livinggreen.org.
Like the previously mentioned home tours with a slightly different twist, the Dayton's Bluff Vacant House Tour is also occurring over next weekend. The neighborhood council is sponsoring tours of about 10 bank-owned houses sitting empty, some of which are move-in ready. The tour begins at 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. on May 3, and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on May 4. Meet at 798 E. 7th St. for free trolley rides to the listings.