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Sherlock's Last Case.

Sherlock's Last Case plays on the Showboat this summer.

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From M, summer 2007

Membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association has many rewards, including discounts on a variety of entertainment, athletic, personal growth, and other activities and events. For example: Live it up. An exciting new benefit for life members of the alumni association is a discount on the rental of meeting spaces in the McNamara Alumni Center, one of the Twin Cities' premier event venues.

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Minnesota magazine is a benefit of membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. The May-June 2007 issue includes a Q&A with University alumnus and Super Bowl champion coach Tony Dungy; an article about public TV's start on campus 50 years ago; an essay on fear, intuition, and being stranded in open water on a scuba-diving trip; and Doug Ohman's photographs of the icon of summer: the cabin. Check out Minnesota content online, or become a UMAA member and every issue will be mailed to you. Call 612-624-2323 or 800-862-5867.

The McNamara Alumni Center, located on the East Bank, features stunning architecture, state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities, food by D'Amico Catering, and accommodations for events of all varieties. The center regularly hosts wedding receptions, conferences, meetings, dinners, and parties. For details on discounts for life members, visit the UMAA Web site. Listen in. Another benefit for UMAA members is a discount on admission to Great Conversations, the popular personal enrichment series hosted by the College of Continuing Education. The June 5 conversation, the last of 2007, featured Richard Leider, senior fellow with the University's Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling career planning book in history. UMAA members receive a 20 percent discount on individual program tickets. For more information call 612-624-2345 or visit the Great Conversations Web site. Laugh out loud. UMAA members also receive access to an exclusive post-show reception on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat. This summer, the Showboat players present Sherlock's Last Case, which picks up where the famous Sherlock Holmes stories left off and centers on a death threat against everyone's favorite sleuth. The show, which runs June 15 through August 25, is full of wit, retorts, humor, and suspense. The Showboat, docked on Harriet Island in downtown St. Paul, has Victorian-era decor and a 225-seat jewelbox theater. The UMAA post-show receptions take place on dates to be announced in June and July. For more information, visit the UMAA Web site or call 612-624-2323.