Open Mic Jam tonight 12-11-2017

Post 1776 is starting a new Monday night live entertainment event from 7pm to 11pm featuring Brother Bill Swanson and the Valley Jamsters.

Bring your instruments or just your voice and join the fun! Or just come and watch and enjoy.



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Kids Christmas Party

The kids Christmas party today (12/10/2017) went off without a hitch! We snuck in early and got some candid shots of some of Santa’s helpers.

We want to thank all the volunteers who wrapped presents and got everything ready for Santa. The Boy Scouts were also at Post 1776 today.

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PaintNite 11-30-2017 a big hit!

Our second PaintNite with host Jeremy was a huge success. Shown here is our Commander Carla and husband Joe showing off for the camera before everyone started their paintings. The object painting was a flower with a burst of color. While most got pretty close to the photo shown here, a few looked more like a roundabout at sunset (blame it on the wine)! But everyone had a great time getting there.

Everyone is looking forward to the next PaintNite and several of the bar patrons stopped in to ask when the next one will be. Check our events page on this web site or in the Newsletter. We’ll let you know.


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Tom & Jerry Party January 7th

The Tom and Jerry Party for members only is January 7th 2018 NOT this December 7th.

The date in the events calendar in our newsletter (print and e-mailed) was incorrect.


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Happy Left Over Day!

Photo by Gabriel Garcia Marengo on Unsplash

We hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving! We are open today at Post 1776!

In between all of your shopping, stop in and to visit with and maybe have a drink with your friends while watching some great college football.


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Apple Days!

Apple Day Volunteers

Apples were given out to every employee in School District 196 on today November 16th. Volunteers began arriving right around 08:00 and left on their assigned routes between 09:00 and 10:00 hours.




.Bob Nelson was the organizer of the event. There was an ample supply of doughnuts and coffee to keep the volunteers alert at all times!

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Post 1776 Veterans Day Luncheon

We had a great time at the Post today visiting with old friends and making many new ones. There were meat raffles, and door prizes (heck I even won a prize) and great food and drink. Veterans ate free today and the bar/restaurant and banquet hall was packed! As you can see from the photo(s) below.

S.A.L. were hosting the meat raffles in the bar and the food was served up in the banquet hall. Thank you to all those who volunteered and worked today. You made our day!


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Salute Veterans! HyVee Lakeville

HyVee Lakeville put on a great buffet this morning for veterans. Last year they fed about 500 veterans and their spouses. Our own Post 1776 Color Guard presented the colors this morning.

Thank you HyVee.

Don’t forget – 11am – 2pm today at Post 1776. Veterans eat free at our luncheon. More information in our previous posting about our event.

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Shrapnel In The Heart

Commander Carla has the following FREE tickets available on a first come first served basis at the pull-tab booth or call Carla at: 952-240-7849 or e-mail Carla at:

November 9th-5pm. 4 tickets
November 10th-7pm.  8 tickets
November 11th-5pm. 8 tickets

Production: “Shrapnel In The Heart”

o Theme: Dramatic vignettes and touching monologues from actual letters left at the Viet Nam wall over the years. Based on a book of the same title. (Great Reviews by Barnes & Noble, and Ted Koppel).
o Sponsor: Eagan Theater Company.
o Dates and Times:

– November 9th, 10th and 11th, Advent United Methodist Church, Eagan. Thurs 9 Nov and Friday 10 Nov at 7 PM; and Saturday 11 Nov at 5 PM.
– Eastview or Apple V h.s., for an abbreviated actors performance for juniors and seniors. Date and time TBD.
– November 16 (a Thursday) at Forest Lake VFW, 7 PM;
– November 18 (a Saturday) at Chaska VFW, 7 PM.

Cost is $10 per ticket at the Eagan Church.

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Veterans Day Meals, and Travel Discounts for Veterans wants to remind you that most businesses require proof of military service,  which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), a state-issued ID that shows veteran status or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.

Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain’s Veterans Day programs — be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.

Veterans Day Meals & Discounts
Veterans Day Travel Discounts

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