ArtReach Events Calendar


History and Wildlife Kayak Tours

10-11-2016

Presented by Wahoo Adventures at Stillwater Trolley Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 8:30am Tue, Jul 05 @ 8:30am Tue, Jul 19 @ 8:30am + 9 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 02 @ 8:30am Tue, Aug 09 @ 8:30am Tue, Aug 23 @ 8:30am Tue, Sep 06 @ 8:30am Tue, Sep 13 @ 8:30am Tue, Sep 20 @ 8:30am Tue, Sep 27 @ 8:30am Tue, Oct 04 @ 8:30am Tue, Oct 11 @ 8:30am - less dates and times

Ride the Stillwater Trolley to and from the river where you will meet your Wahoo! Adventures guide! Your guide will provide an overview and

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Ride the Stillwater Trolley to and from the river where you will meet your Wahoo! Adventures guide! Your guide will provide an overview and safety briefing before departing on a magical morning paddle on the St. Croix River.  See herons, egrets, eagles, islands, a cave, sandstone cliffs, and hear about 1880's life in this lumber town.  No experience necessary!  Ages 5 - 10 paired with a parent in a tandem kayak. We recommend; hats, sunglasses, binoculars, sunscreen, dress in layers, and wear shoes that strap on and can get wet.  Water is provided.  Rain or shine.

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"The Thirst for Giggle Water: Prohibition in the St Croix Valley" Exhibit

10-31-2016

Presented by Washington County Historic Courthouse at Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 02 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 04 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 05 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 09 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 11 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 12 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 13 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 14 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 15 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 16 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Join the debate between the wets and drys, bootleggers and lawmen, and learn how the residents of the St. Croix Valley survived the great dry spell of America’s “Noble Experiment” at the exhibit “The Thirst for Giggle Water: Prohibition

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Join the debate between the wets and drys, bootleggers and lawmen, and learn how the residents of the St. Croix Valley survived the great dry spell of America’s “Noble Experiment” at the exhibit “The Thirst for Giggle Water: Prohibition in the St. Croix Valley” open Monday through Friday 8:30-4:00pm and Saturday 9:00-12:00pm at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.

The exhibit includes artifacts from the Prohibition area, such as an original moonshine still, 1920s era victrola, a speakeasy display, original 1920's flapper dress, Washington County jail registers, brewing equipment and local stories or making moonshine, evading federal agents and so much more! The first two novels of local author Phil Peterson's "Northern Moon" trilogy are also available for purchase.

Tours are FREE! Donations towards the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund are appreciated. Self-guided tours of the building, including the exhibit, courtroom and 1900s county jail are available from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday and 9:00am-12:00pm on Saturday. Guided tours are available at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm Monday-Friday and 10:45am on Saturday.

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The Galleries: June 24 - July 31

07-31-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 02 @ 9:00am Sun, Jul 03 @ 12:00pm Tue, Jul 05 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 09 @ 9:00am Sun, Jul 10 @ 12:00pm Mon, Jul 11 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 12 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 13 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 14 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 15 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 16 @ 9:00am Sun, Jul 17 @ 12:00pm Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

In The Galleries: June 24 - July 31, Reception: Friday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery One: E.W. Ross - "Ambiguity is embedded in my work. The paintings, drawings, and etchings are

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In The Galleries: June 24 - July 31, Reception: Friday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery One: E.W. Ross - "Ambiguity is embedded in my work. The paintings, drawings, and etchings are essentially naturalistic fictions that strive for underlying meaning an perhaps even truths within an esthetic whole. The work emerges through a multi-layered process that incorporates imagination, source materials, observation, persistence and even joy."

Galleries Two & Three: Stephen J. Gates, David W. Raven, Jeffrey S. Thornton - "For many of us, certain events may only come around once in a lifetime. Crossing Paths represents this - three artists who have known each other for over 35 years finally exhibiting together. They all met at the School of Associated Arts in St. Paul, MN where instructor David W. Raven and students Jeffrey S. Thornton, and Stephen J. Gates formed the bond they share today. Memories of their time there together have stayed with them, influencing and contributing to who they are today. They all have similar visions, yet interpret and differ in their outcomes. But one thing holds true in all three; art is in their souls."

Overlook Gallery: Jeff Lohaus - "I aim to make visual art that embodies my love of form with my experiences, memories and feelings about the world. Traveling through six continents, working as a jack of many trades, and pursuing formal studies ranging from philosophy to engineering to fine art has helped me develop a broad and eclectic perspective on the human experience."

Commons Gallery: Lunation - "The curiosity that sparked Lunation: 29 days of darkness and light is about the relationship of humans to the cosmos and specificaly what it means to be female and experience the rhythm of the lunar sycle. Artist Emily Hoisington invited 28 other artists to join her in creating a page for this book. Each artist made a print that reflects their interpretation of this theme."

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Exploring Photography 1: Ages 8+

07-01-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Explore the history and science of photography, learn techniques for properly using a digital camera, and create unique projects to take home after a Friday exhibit. Required: digital camera (point and shoot or digital DSLR) with empty memory

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Explore the history and science of photography, learn techniques for properly using a digital camera, and create unique projects to take home after a Friday exhibit. Required: digital camera (point and shoot or digital DSLR) with empty memory card, charged battery,
and manual, if you have one.

Instructor: Deanna Grigus

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Pottery on the Wheel: Ages 7-12

07-01-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 28 @ 11:00am Tue, Jun 28 @ 1:30pm + 6 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 11:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 1:30pm Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 01 @ 11:00am Fri, Jul 01 @ 1:30pm - less dates and times

Learn basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. Create cups and bowls, and finish them in a variety of fun ways. Bring home pottery you can use, fired with colorful food-safe glazes.

Instructor: Ceramic Studio Staff

Learn basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. Create cups and bowls, and finish them in a variety of fun ways. Bring home pottery you can use, fired with colorful food-safe glazes.

Instructor: Ceramic Studio Staff

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Minion Madness: Ages 5-11

06-30-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:45am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:45am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:45am

In this fun art camp, create art inspired by the Minions — shirts to wear, funny Minions out of clay, draw yourself as a Minion, as well as paint and collage art featuring your favorite Minions. Bring a beverage and nut-free

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In this fun art camp, create art inspired by the Minions — shirts to wear, funny Minions out of clay, draw yourself as a Minion, as well as paint and collage art featuring your favorite Minions. Bring a beverage and nut-free snack.

Instructor: Abrakadoodle

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Oil & Water by Artists Ginsberg and Richards

06-30-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 04 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 05 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 06 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 07 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 09 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 10 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 11 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 12 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 13 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 14 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 16 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 17 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 18 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 19 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 20 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The Stillwater Public Library is pleased to present ‘Oil and Water,’ a joint show of local painters Dianne Ginsberg and Jeanette Richards. Both artists draw inspiration from the natural world. Ginsberg primarily works in oil, painting

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The Stillwater Public Library is pleased to present ‘Oil and Water,’ a joint show of local painters Dianne Ginsberg and Jeanette Richards. Both artists draw inspiration from the natural world. Ginsberg primarily works in oil, painting intuitively while increasingly being drawn to the abstract. Richards works as a water media artist, using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, collage and pencil, painting the organic details and texture of life. 

The show will be in the gallery in May and June.

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All in One Room: The Country School Experience

07-09-2016

Presented by River Falls Public Library at River Falls Library, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 10:00am + 7 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 01 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 02 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 05 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 10:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 09 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Gallery exhibit honoring the One Room Country School tradition. For nearly two hundred years, country schools were the nation’s most reliable educational institutions, and over 200,000 once dotted the American landscape, 600 of those in

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Gallery exhibit honoring the One Room Country School tradition. For nearly two hundred years, country schools were the nation’s most reliable educational institutions, and over 200,000 once dotted the American landscape, 600 of those in Wisconsin. Now they have all but disappeared, except at the River Falls Public Library where the one-room country school exhibit brings back old memories and introduces those too young to remember to this interesting facet of our country’s history.

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Oil Pastels: Ages 12+

06-29-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:00am

Learn to create beautiful artwork using oil pastels, which can be smudged, smeared, blended, and even carved for a wide range of artistic effects. Each student will receive a set of oil pastels to use during class and to keep.

Instructor:

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Learn to create beautiful artwork using oil pastels, which can be smudged, smeared, blended, and even carved for a wide range of artistic effects. Each student will receive a set of oil pastels to use during class and to keep.

Instructor: Steve King

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Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!

07-26-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:30am Tue, Jul 05 @ 10:30am Tue, Jul 12 @ 10:30am + 2 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 19 @ 10:30am Tue, Jul 26 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Join us on Tuesdays this summer, June 7 - July 26, for Weird Science at the Library!  Trained teen mentors will lead a STEM based activity for kids ages 6-9 years. Program will begin at 10:30 am and will repeat at 11:00 am.  There will

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Join us on Tuesdays this summer, June 7 - July 26, for Weird Science at the Library!  Trained teen mentors will lead a STEM based activity for kids ages 6-9 years. Program will begin at 10:30 am and will repeat at 11:00 am.  There will be a different theme each week.

Program is free and registration is not required. To learn about the week's theme, call 651-275-4338 ext. 111, stop by the Information Desk or visit our website at www.stillwaterlibrary.org.

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Raptor Studies: Ages 13+

06-29-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 1:00pm Wed, Jun 29 @ 1:00pm

Get up close and personal with LIVE birds of prey from Carpenter Nature Center. Study their feathers, eyes, beaks, and talons in detail. Use your observations to draw in charcoal, colored pencil, and oil pastel, as well as paint in acrylic and

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Get up close and personal with LIVE birds of prey from Carpenter Nature Center. Study their feathers, eyes, beaks, and talons in detail. Use your observations to draw in charcoal, colored pencil, and oil pastel, as well as paint in acrylic and watercolors.

Instructor: Carpenter Nature Center

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FUNdamentals of Stage Managing: Grades 9+

06-29-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jun 29 @ 3:00pm

The stage manager is key to creating an efficient and positive production. This interactive class will introduce participants to the process of theater rehearsals and performance. Students completing this class will be eligible to apply for stage

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The stage manager is key to creating an efficient and positive production. This interactive class will introduce participants to the process of theater rehearsals and performance. Students completing this class will be eligible to apply for stage managing The Phipps Children’s Theater productions.

Instructor: Kasey Jean Tunell, Cally Ahlin, and others

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2016 Fajita & Margarita Cruises

10-26-2016

Presented by Afton House Inn/Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines at Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 6:15pm Wed, Jun 29 @ 6:15pm Tue, Jul 05 @ 6:15pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 06 @ 6:15pm Tue, Jul 12 @ 6:15pm Wed, Jul 13 @ 6:15pm Tue, Jul 19 @ 6:15pm Wed, Jul 20 @ 6:15pm Tue, Jul 26 @ 6:15pm Wed, Jul 27 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 02 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 03 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 09 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 10 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 16 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 17 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 23 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 24 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 30 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 31 @ 6:15pm - less dates and times

Our 2016 season begins with two Cinco de Mayo cruises on May 5th and then weekly offerings through October.  

The scenic St. Croix River and surrounding valley is best when seen from the water aboard our Fajita and

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Our 2016 season begins with two Cinco de Mayo cruises on May 5th and then weekly offerings through October.  

The scenic St. Croix River and surrounding valley is best when seen from the water aboard our Fajita and Margarita Cruise.  Listen to festive background music while cruising the river.  Having been prepared by the chefs of the Afton House Inn, savor the Mexican feast of; flour and corn tortillas, chicken and pork carnitas layered with onions and peppers, black beans, Spanish rice, chips and salsa with all the toppings!  Treat yourself to two for one margaritas available at our full cash bar (Sorry, we do not accept credit cards or checks on board).  

 

*Please check our website for availability and departure locations.  

**Dates, menu, and pricing may be subject to change.

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Sunset Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park

08-23-2016

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jul 05 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jul 12 @ 7:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 19 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jul 26 @ 7:00pm Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:00pm Tue, Aug 09 @ 7:00pm Tue, Aug 16 @ 7:00pm Tue, Aug 23 @ 7:00pm Sun, Jan 03 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 10 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 17 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 24 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 31 @ 7:00pm Sun, Feb 07 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 14 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 21 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:00pm Mon, Mar 07 @ 7:00pm Tue, Mar 14 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

Sunset Stand-up Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park. All equipment is provided. Registration is required. Participants must be 14 years or older; minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be able to swim.

Sunset Stand-up Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park. All equipment is provided. Registration is required. Participants must be 14 years or older; minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be able to swim.

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Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime

08-03-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 06 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 13 @ 10:30am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 20 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 27 @ 10:30am Wed, Aug 03 @ 10:30am Mon, Jan 04 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 11 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 18 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 25 @ 10:30am Mon, Feb 01 @ 10:30am Mon, Feb 08 @ 10:30am Wed, Feb 15 @ 10:30am Wed, Feb 22 @ 10:30am Tue, Mar 01 @ 10:30am Tue, Mar 08 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 15 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 22 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 29 @ 10:30am Tue, Apr 05 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special science themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a different theme each week.

To learn the theme for the week, call 651-275-4338 ext.

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Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special science themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a different theme each week.

To learn the theme for the week, call 651-275-4338 ext. 111, stop by the Information Desk or visit our website at www.stillwaterlibrary.org.

 

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Learn to Knit - A Two Day Workshop

08-17-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 06 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 13 @ 10:30am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 20 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 27 @ 10:30am Wed, Aug 03 @ 10:30am Wed, Aug 10 @ 10:30am Wed, Aug 17 @ 10:30am Mon, Jan 04 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 11 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 18 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 25 @ 10:30am Mon, Feb 01 @ 10:30am Mon, Feb 08 @ 10:30am Wed, Feb 15 @ 10:30am Wed, Feb 22 @ 10:30am Tue, Mar 01 @ 10:30am Tue, Mar 08 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 15 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 22 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Learn to knit a beginner's project with an instructor from Darn It Anyway! Needles and yarn are provided. Learn to knit in a relaxed setting at the library. Bring a friend! This project takes two days so only sign up for the June session if

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Learn to knit a beginner's project with an instructor from Darn It Anyway! Needles and yarn are provided. Learn to knit in a relaxed setting at the library. Bring a friend! This project takes two days so only sign up for the June session if you can come on June 15 AND June 22.  Or, you can sign up for the August session if you can come on August 10 AND August 17.

For youth ages 10-15

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History and Wildlife Kayak Tours

10-11-2016

Presented by Wahoo Adventures at Stillwater Trolley Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 8:30am Tue, Jul 05 @ 8:30am Tue, Jul 19 @ 8:30am + 9 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 02 @ 8:30am Tue, Aug 09 @ 8:30am Tue, Aug 23 @ 8:30am Tue, Sep 06 @ 8:30am Tue, Sep 13 @ 8:30am Tue, Sep 20 @ 8:30am Tue, Sep 27 @ 8:30am Tue, Oct 04 @ 8:30am Tue, Oct 11 @ 8:30am - less dates and times

Ride the Stillwater Trolley to and from the river where you will meet your Wahoo! Adventures guide! Your guide will provide an overview and

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Ride the Stillwater Trolley to and from the river where you will meet your Wahoo! Adventures guide! Your guide will provide an overview and safety briefing before departing on a magical morning paddle on the St. Croix River.  See herons, egrets, eagles, islands, a cave, sandstone cliffs, and hear about 1880's life in this lumber town.  No experience necessary!  Ages 5 - 10 paired with a parent in a tandem kayak. We recommend; hats, sunglasses, binoculars, sunscreen, dress in layers, and wear shoes that strap on and can get wet.  Water is provided.  Rain or shine.

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Tags:  HISTORY & HERITAGEKIDSNATURE & RECREATION

"The Thirst for Giggle Water: Prohibition in the St Croix Valley" Exhibit

10-31-2016

Presented by Washington County Historic Courthouse at Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 02 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 04 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 05 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 09 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 11 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 12 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 13 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 14 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 15 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 16 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Join the debate between the wets and drys, bootleggers and lawmen, and learn how the residents of the St. Croix Valley survived the great dry spell of America’s “Noble Experiment” at the exhibit “The Thirst for Giggle Water: Prohibition

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Join the debate between the wets and drys, bootleggers and lawmen, and learn how the residents of the St. Croix Valley survived the great dry spell of America’s “Noble Experiment” at the exhibit “The Thirst for Giggle Water: Prohibition in the St. Croix Valley” open Monday through Friday 8:30-4:00pm and Saturday 9:00-12:00pm at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.

The exhibit includes artifacts from the Prohibition area, such as an original moonshine still, 1920s era victrola, a speakeasy display, original 1920's flapper dress, Washington County jail registers, brewing equipment and local stories or making moonshine, evading federal agents and so much more! The first two novels of local author Phil Peterson's "Northern Moon" trilogy are also available for purchase.

Tours are FREE! Donations towards the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund are appreciated. Self-guided tours of the building, including the exhibit, courtroom and 1900s county jail are available from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday and 9:00am-12:00pm on Saturday. Guided tours are available at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm Monday-Friday and 10:45am on Saturday.

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The Galleries: June 24 - July 31

07-31-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 02 @ 9:00am Sun, Jul 03 @ 12:00pm Tue, Jul 05 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 09 @ 9:00am Sun, Jul 10 @ 12:00pm Mon, Jul 11 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 12 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 13 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 14 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 15 @ 9:00am Sat, Jul 16 @ 9:00am Sun, Jul 17 @ 12:00pm Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

In The Galleries: June 24 - July 31, Reception: Friday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery One: E.W. Ross - "Ambiguity is embedded in my work. The paintings, drawings, and etchings are

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In The Galleries: June 24 - July 31, Reception: Friday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery One: E.W. Ross - "Ambiguity is embedded in my work. The paintings, drawings, and etchings are essentially naturalistic fictions that strive for underlying meaning an perhaps even truths within an esthetic whole. The work emerges through a multi-layered process that incorporates imagination, source materials, observation, persistence and even joy."

Galleries Two & Three: Stephen J. Gates, David W. Raven, Jeffrey S. Thornton - "For many of us, certain events may only come around once in a lifetime. Crossing Paths represents this - three artists who have known each other for over 35 years finally exhibiting together. They all met at the School of Associated Arts in St. Paul, MN where instructor David W. Raven and students Jeffrey S. Thornton, and Stephen J. Gates formed the bond they share today. Memories of their time there together have stayed with them, influencing and contributing to who they are today. They all have similar visions, yet interpret and differ in their outcomes. But one thing holds true in all three; art is in their souls."

Overlook Gallery: Jeff Lohaus - "I aim to make visual art that embodies my love of form with my experiences, memories and feelings about the world. Traveling through six continents, working as a jack of many trades, and pursuing formal studies ranging from philosophy to engineering to fine art has helped me develop a broad and eclectic perspective on the human experience."

Commons Gallery: Lunation - "The curiosity that sparked Lunation: 29 days of darkness and light is about the relationship of humans to the cosmos and specificaly what it means to be female and experience the rhythm of the lunar sycle. Artist Emily Hoisington invited 28 other artists to join her in creating a page for this book. Each artist made a print that reflects their interpretation of this theme."

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Exploring Photography 1: Ages 8+

07-01-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Explore the history and science of photography, learn techniques for properly using a digital camera, and create unique projects to take home after a Friday exhibit. Required: digital camera (point and shoot or digital DSLR) with empty memory

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Explore the history and science of photography, learn techniques for properly using a digital camera, and create unique projects to take home after a Friday exhibit. Required: digital camera (point and shoot or digital DSLR) with empty memory card, charged battery,
and manual, if you have one.

Instructor: Deanna Grigus

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Pottery on the Wheel: Ages 7-12

07-01-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 28 @ 11:00am Tue, Jun 28 @ 1:30pm + 6 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 11:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 1:30pm Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 01 @ 11:00am Fri, Jul 01 @ 1:30pm - less dates and times

Learn basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. Create cups and bowls, and finish them in a variety of fun ways. Bring home pottery you can use, fired with colorful food-safe glazes.

Instructor: Ceramic Studio Staff

Learn basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. Create cups and bowls, and finish them in a variety of fun ways. Bring home pottery you can use, fired with colorful food-safe glazes.

Instructor: Ceramic Studio Staff

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Minion Madness: Ages 5-11

06-30-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:45am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:45am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:45am

In this fun art camp, create art inspired by the Minions — shirts to wear, funny Minions out of clay, draw yourself as a Minion, as well as paint and collage art featuring your favorite Minions. Bring a beverage and nut-free

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In this fun art camp, create art inspired by the Minions — shirts to wear, funny Minions out of clay, draw yourself as a Minion, as well as paint and collage art featuring your favorite Minions. Bring a beverage and nut-free snack.

Instructor: Abrakadoodle

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Oil & Water by Artists Ginsberg and Richards

06-30-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 04 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 05 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 06 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 07 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 09 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 10 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 11 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 12 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 13 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 14 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 16 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 17 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 18 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 19 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 20 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The Stillwater Public Library is pleased to present ‘Oil and Water,’ a joint show of local painters Dianne Ginsberg and Jeanette Richards. Both artists draw inspiration from the natural world. Ginsberg primarily works in oil, painting

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The Stillwater Public Library is pleased to present ‘Oil and Water,’ a joint show of local painters Dianne Ginsberg and Jeanette Richards. Both artists draw inspiration from the natural world. Ginsberg primarily works in oil, painting intuitively while increasingly being drawn to the abstract. Richards works as a water media artist, using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, collage and pencil, painting the organic details and texture of life. 

The show will be in the gallery in May and June.

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All in One Room: The Country School Experience

07-09-2016

Presented by River Falls Public Library at River Falls Library, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 10:00am + 7 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 01 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 02 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 05 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 10:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 09 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Gallery exhibit honoring the One Room Country School tradition. For nearly two hundred years, country schools were the nation’s most reliable educational institutions, and over 200,000 once dotted the American landscape, 600 of those in

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Gallery exhibit honoring the One Room Country School tradition. For nearly two hundred years, country schools were the nation’s most reliable educational institutions, and over 200,000 once dotted the American landscape, 600 of those in Wisconsin. Now they have all but disappeared, except at the River Falls Public Library where the one-room country school exhibit brings back old memories and introduces those too young to remember to this interesting facet of our country’s history.

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Oil Pastels: Ages 12+

06-29-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:00am

Learn to create beautiful artwork using oil pastels, which can be smudged, smeared, blended, and even carved for a wide range of artistic effects. Each student will receive a set of oil pastels to use during class and to keep.

Instructor:

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Learn to create beautiful artwork using oil pastels, which can be smudged, smeared, blended, and even carved for a wide range of artistic effects. Each student will receive a set of oil pastels to use during class and to keep.

Instructor: Steve King

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Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!

07-26-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:30am Tue, Jul 05 @ 10:30am Tue, Jul 12 @ 10:30am + 2 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 19 @ 10:30am Tue, Jul 26 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Join us on Tuesdays this summer, June 7 - July 26, for Weird Science at the Library!  Trained teen mentors will lead a STEM based activity for kids ages 6-9 years. Program will begin at 10:30 am and will repeat at 11:00 am.  There will

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Join us on Tuesdays this summer, June 7 - July 26, for Weird Science at the Library!  Trained teen mentors will lead a STEM based activity for kids ages 6-9 years. Program will begin at 10:30 am and will repeat at 11:00 am.  There will be a different theme each week.

Program is free and registration is not required. To learn about the week's theme, call 651-275-4338 ext. 111, stop by the Information Desk or visit our website at www.stillwaterlibrary.org.

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Raptor Studies: Ages 13+

06-29-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 1:00pm Wed, Jun 29 @ 1:00pm

Get up close and personal with LIVE birds of prey from Carpenter Nature Center. Study their feathers, eyes, beaks, and talons in detail. Use your observations to draw in charcoal, colored pencil, and oil pastel, as well as paint in acrylic and

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Get up close and personal with LIVE birds of prey from Carpenter Nature Center. Study their feathers, eyes, beaks, and talons in detail. Use your observations to draw in charcoal, colored pencil, and oil pastel, as well as paint in acrylic and watercolors.

Instructor: Carpenter Nature Center

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FUNdamentals of Stage Managing: Grades 9+

06-29-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jun 29 @ 3:00pm

The stage manager is key to creating an efficient and positive production. This interactive class will introduce participants to the process of theater rehearsals and performance. Students completing this class will be eligible to apply for stage

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The stage manager is key to creating an efficient and positive production. This interactive class will introduce participants to the process of theater rehearsals and performance. Students completing this class will be eligible to apply for stage managing The Phipps Children’s Theater productions.

Instructor: Kasey Jean Tunell, Cally Ahlin, and others

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2016 Fajita & Margarita Cruises

10-26-2016

Presented by Afton House Inn/Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines at Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 6:15pm Wed, Jun 29 @ 6:15pm Tue, Jul 05 @ 6:15pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 06 @ 6:15pm Tue, Jul 12 @ 6:15pm Wed, Jul 13 @ 6:15pm Tue, Jul 19 @ 6:15pm Wed, Jul 20 @ 6:15pm Tue, Jul 26 @ 6:15pm Wed, Jul 27 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 02 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 03 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 09 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 10 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 16 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 17 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 23 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 24 @ 6:15pm Tue, Aug 30 @ 6:15pm Wed, Aug 31 @ 6:15pm - less dates and times

Our 2016 season begins with two Cinco de Mayo cruises on May 5th and then weekly offerings through October.  

The scenic St. Croix River and surrounding valley is best when seen from the water aboard our Fajita and

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Our 2016 season begins with two Cinco de Mayo cruises on May 5th and then weekly offerings through October.  

The scenic St. Croix River and surrounding valley is best when seen from the water aboard our Fajita and Margarita Cruise.  Listen to festive background music while cruising the river.  Having been prepared by the chefs of the Afton House Inn, savor the Mexican feast of; flour and corn tortillas, chicken and pork carnitas layered with onions and peppers, black beans, Spanish rice, chips and salsa with all the toppings!  Treat yourself to two for one margaritas available at our full cash bar (Sorry, we do not accept credit cards or checks on board).  

 

*Please check our website for availability and departure locations.  

**Dates, menu, and pricing may be subject to change.

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Sunset Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park

08-23-2016

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 28 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jul 05 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jul 12 @ 7:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 19 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jul 26 @ 7:00pm Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:00pm Tue, Aug 09 @ 7:00pm Tue, Aug 16 @ 7:00pm Tue, Aug 23 @ 7:00pm Sun, Jan 03 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 10 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 17 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 24 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 31 @ 7:00pm Sun, Feb 07 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 14 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 21 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:00pm Mon, Mar 07 @ 7:00pm Tue, Mar 14 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

Sunset Stand-up Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park. All equipment is provided. Registration is required. Participants must be 14 years or older; minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be able to swim.

Sunset Stand-up Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park. All equipment is provided. Registration is required. Participants must be 14 years or older; minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be able to swim.

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Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime

08-03-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 06 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 13 @ 10:30am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 20 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 27 @ 10:30am Wed, Aug 03 @ 10:30am Mon, Jan 04 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 11 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 18 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 25 @ 10:30am Mon, Feb 01 @ 10:30am Mon, Feb 08 @ 10:30am Wed, Feb 15 @ 10:30am Wed, Feb 22 @ 10:30am Tue, Mar 01 @ 10:30am Tue, Mar 08 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 15 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 22 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 29 @ 10:30am Tue, Apr 05 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special science themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a different theme each week.

To learn the theme for the week, call 651-275-4338 ext.

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Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special science themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a different theme each week.

To learn the theme for the week, call 651-275-4338 ext. 111, stop by the Information Desk or visit our website at www.stillwaterlibrary.org.

 

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Learn to Knit - A Two Day Workshop

08-17-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 06 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 13 @ 10:30am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 20 @ 10:30am Wed, Jul 27 @ 10:30am Wed, Aug 03 @ 10:30am Wed, Aug 10 @ 10:30am Wed, Aug 17 @ 10:30am Mon, Jan 04 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 11 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 18 @ 10:30am Wed, Jan 25 @ 10:30am Mon, Feb 01 @ 10:30am Mon, Feb 08 @ 10:30am Wed, Feb 15 @ 10:30am Wed, Feb 22 @ 10:30am Tue, Mar 01 @ 10:30am Tue, Mar 08 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 15 @ 10:30am Wed, Mar 22 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Learn to knit a beginner's project with an instructor from Darn It Anyway! Needles and yarn are provided. Learn to knit in a relaxed setting at the library. Bring a friend! This project takes two days so only sign up for the June session if

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Learn to knit a beginner's project with an instructor from Darn It Anyway! Needles and yarn are provided. Learn to knit in a relaxed setting at the library. Bring a friend! This project takes two days so only sign up for the June session if you can come on June 15 AND June 22.  Or, you can sign up for the August session if you can come on August 10 AND August 17.

For youth ages 10-15

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