Classes


Think Outside

05-20-2016

Presented by Friday Memorial Library at Friday Memorial Library, New Richmond
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 06 @ 1:00pm Fri, May 13 @ 1:00pm Fri, May 20 @ 1:00pm

Join us for this 3-part series. Fridays, May 6, 13, and 20 at 1:00 pm

May 6: Which bin do I put it in?

Guidelines for recycling, composting and garbage in St. Croix County. Presented by Megen Hines,

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Join us for this 3-part series. Fridays, May 6, 13, and 20 at 1:00 pm

May 6: Which bin do I put it in?

Guidelines for recycling, composting and garbage in St. Croix County. Presented by Megen Hines, St. Croix County Recycling Specialist.

May 13: Own the Sun! 

What is a solar garden and how you can own a piece of the action. Presented by Wes Arndt, New Richmond Utilities.

May 20: Connect to the Land

Learn about local food options and how being connected to the land helps you grow. Presented by Jody Lenz, Threshing Table Farm.

 

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Date Night in Stillwater: Pacific Rim

05-06-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 06 @ 6:00pm

At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal straight from the Pacific Rim. Chef William will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy

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At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal straight from the Pacific Rim. Chef William will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the feast with an adult beverage. 

This class is priced per student. 
One glass of wine or beer is provided per student, so 21 and up only, please.

Menu: Wok-Fried Vegetable Egg Rolls; Japchae (Korean stir-fry noodles with vegetables); Grilled Ginger Soy Pork Tenderloin; Pineapple Teriyaki Snapper with Grilled Mango; Grilled Pineapple and Bananas with Honey Lime Sauce.

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Twinkle Toes Preschool Dance Class

05-21-2016

Presented by Belle Ballet at Belle Ballet, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 07 @ 9:30am Mon, May 09 @ 10:00am Tue, May 10 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, May 11 @ 5:00pm Thu, May 12 @ 10:00am Sat, May 14 @ 9:30am Mon, May 16 @ 10:00am Tue, May 17 @ 10:00am Wed, May 18 @ 5:00pm Thu, May 19 @ 10:00am Sat, May 21 @ 9:30am Sat, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 04 @ 5:00pm Tue, Jan 05 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 07 @ 9:30am Sat, Jan 09 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 10 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 11 @ 5:00pm Thu, Jan 12 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Twinkle Toes preschool class offers an opportunity for 3s and 4s to explore music and movement in a manner sensitive to their developmental needs. Classes are 45 minutes in length and include 15 minutes of tumble time. There are three twelve

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Twinkle Toes preschool class offers an opportunity for 3s and 4s to explore music and movement in a manner sensitive to their developmental needs. Classes are 45 minutes in length and include 15 minutes of tumble time. There are three twelve week series throughout the nine month dance season.

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International Migratory Bird Day

05-07-2016

Presented by St Croix Valley Bird Club at River Falls City Hall, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 07 @ 10:00am

St. Croix Valley Bird Club invites you to celebrate “International Migratory Bird Day” at River Falls City Hall.  Celebrate the migratory birds as they make their annul spring journey from north Latin America and southern north

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St. Croix Valley Bird Club invites you to celebrate “International Migratory Bird Day” at River Falls City Hall.  Celebrate the migratory birds as they make their annul spring journey from north Latin America and southern north America.  Rain or shine, bird enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy hands-on educational activities including arts and crafts, bird identification, convservation tips, citizen science and live birds.  Weather permitting, there will be bird banding and guided birding walks along the nearby White Pathway on the Kinnickinnic River.  Bring your binoculars to this free event.  River Falls is one of fifteen inaugurl “Bird City Wisconsin” cities and has maintained this certifiction annually since 2010. 

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Date Night in Stillwater: Springtime Tapas and Sangria

05-07-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 07 @ 6:00pm

Spring is suffused with bright flavors, light dishes, and distinctive tastes. The season’s sangria is no different – by making a “white sangria,” Chef Suzanne showcases the versatility of the drink and pairs it perfectly

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Spring is suffused with bright flavors, light dishes, and distinctive tastes. The season’s sangria is no different – by making a “white sangria,” Chef Suzanne showcases the versatility of the drink and pairs it perfectly with springtime tapas. Bring the color and lightness of spring into your kitchen.

This class includes a glass of sangria, so please 21 and up only.

Menu: Avocados with Carpaccio of Serrano Ham (aguacates con carpaccio de jam”n serrano); Pistachio Garlic Artichoke and Asparagus; Cabrales Phyllo Rolls with Sherry Dipping Sauce; Shrimp Escabeche with Black Olives and Mint; Panellets (almond cookies rolled in coconut or pine nuts).

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Vaganova Method Russian Ballet for Youth

06-11-2016

Presented by Belle Ballet at Belle Ballet, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 07 @ 9:45pm Sat, May 07 @ 10:15pm Sat, May 07 @ 10:45pm + 17 more dates and times

Mon, May 09 @ 4:45pm Tue, May 10 @ 5:30pm Tue, May 10 @ 6:30pm Thu, May 12 @ 1:00pm Thu, May 12 @ 2:00pm Thu, May 12 @ 5:30pm Thu, May 12 @ 6:30pm Sat, May 14 @ 9:45pm Sat, May 14 @ 10:15pm Sat, May 14 @ 10:45pm Mon, May 16 @ 4:45pm Tue, May 17 @ 5:30pm Tue, May 17 @ 6:30pm Thu, May 19 @ 1:00pm Thu, May 19 @ 2:00pm Thu, May 19 @ 5:30pm Thu, May 19 @ 6:30pm - less dates and times

Students age 5-12 begin their ballet training in an age appropriate class at level I and then progress through level II (intermediate) and level III (advanced) as they grow in their knowledge and command of basic ballet technique and

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Students age 5-12 begin their ballet training in an age appropriate class at level I and then progress through level II (intermediate) and level III (advanced) as they grow in their knowledge and command of basic ballet technique and foundations.

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Il Giorno di Madre: Northern Italian Mother's Day

05-08-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 08 @ 3:00pm

Northern Italy is full of gorgeous scenes, from the cobblestone streets of Milan to the glittering canals of Venice. So, it’s no wonder that its food would be amazing as well. The region specializes in hearty, distinctive dishes that are

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Northern Italy is full of gorgeous scenes, from the cobblestone streets of Milan to the glittering canals of Venice. So, it’s no wonder that its food would be amazing as well. The region specializes in hearty, distinctive dishes that are perfect for a Mother’s Day feast. In this hands-on class, grab a Bellini and let Chef Randi show you how to make some of the best northern Italian favorites.

Menu: Antipasto Platter; Polpette (meat croquettes); Chicken Breast with Orange and Olives; Italian Vegetable Stew; Almond Cake alla Mantovana; Bellini Cocktails (or Bellini Mocktails)

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Pottery Open Studio

06-16-2016

Presented by New Richmond Community Education at New Richmond Community Commons, New Richmond
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 09 @ 6:30pm Thu, May 12 @ 6:30pm Mon, May 16 @ 6:30pm + 9 more dates and times

Thu, May 19 @ 6:30pm Mon, May 23 @ 6:30pm Thu, May 26 @ 6:30pm Mon, May 30 @ 6:30pm Thu, Jun 02 @ 6:30pm Mon, Jun 06 @ 6:30pm Thu, Jun 09 @ 6:30pm Mon, Jun 13 @ 6:30pm Thu, Jun 16 @ 6:30pm - less dates and times

The Pottery place is a ceramics studio conveniently located in the Community Commons Building. The studio is equipped with 4 electric pottery wheels, Leach Treadle Wheel, 5 Thomas Stuart Kick Wheels, Klopfenstein stand up treadle wheel,

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The Pottery place is a ceramics studio conveniently located in the Community Commons Building. The studio is equipped with 4 electric pottery wheels, Leach Treadle Wheel, 5 Thomas Stuart Kick Wheels, Klopfenstein stand up treadle wheel,  North star clay extruder with multiple dies, various hand building tools, an electric kiln, ample drying shelves, and basic throwing tools, mid- fire range clay, engobes, stains and mid-fire Glazes.

Adults (16 and older) who already know how to throw pots and are looking for a convenient and affordable studio to work in clay can purchase a punch card for $60.  Punch card holders can access studio 10 times during open studio times or as arranged with the Community Commons.  A studio orientation is required before beginning work in the studio and should be planned on Monday evenings or by appointment with Studio Manager.

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Mastering Sauces

05-10-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 10 @ 6:00pm

Some sauces are so fundamental and integral to cooking that they’re called “mother sauces” because they form the basis of a whole family of other sauces. Chef Manfred wows in this hands-on, foundational class that lets you show

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Some sauces are so fundamental and integral to cooking that they’re called “mother sauces” because they form the basis of a whole family of other sauces. Chef Manfred wows in this hands-on, foundational class that lets you show your mother some love.

Menu: Discussion of Mother Sauces and Stocks; Béchamel (cheddar version served on pasta); Veloute (served with poached chicken); Espagnole; Hollandaise and Mayonnaise (served with poached asparagus); Basic Tomato.

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Oil Painting Instruction for Adults

05-26-2016

Presented by Dianne Ginsberg Studio at Dianne Ginsberg Studio, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 11 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 18 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 25 @ 5:00pm

WEEKLY CLASSES IN  OIL PAINTING for all ability levels with artist Dianne Ginsberg. Join at anytime, as classes run year round. Individual guidance and support in a small group setting.

Students learn composition,

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WEEKLY CLASSES IN  OIL PAINTING for all ability levels with artist Dianne Ginsberg. Join at anytime, as classes run year round. Individual guidance and support in a small group setting.

Students learn composition,  technique, brush handling, color mixing, and best practices, as they progress as painters in a relaxed studio atmosphere. 

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Genealogy at the Hudson Area Library

06-09-2016

Presented by Hudson Area Library at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 12 @ 10:30am Thu, Jun 09 @ 10:30am

Register and join us at the Hudson Atea Library for an introduction to Genealogy in three sessions.

Register and join us at the Hudson Atea Library for an introduction to Genealogy in three sessions.

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Date Night in Stillwater: Wok This Way

05-13-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 13 @ 6:00pm

At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal straight out of the wok. Chef Cynthia will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the

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At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal straight out of the wok. Chef Cynthia will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the feast with an adult beverage. Seats for this class are priced per person. This class includes one glass of wine or beer per student, so 21 and up only, please.

Menu: Chinese Sizzling Beef Lettuce Wraps; Spicy Mock Duck; Shrimp Fried Rice; Kung Pao Chicken; Dark Chocolate Coconut Simple Sundae.

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The Art of French Pastry

05-14-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 14 @ 12:00pm

Simplicity can be deceptive. For example, take pte sucrée, a French pastry crust that’s made only with flour, salt, sugar, egg and butter. But oh, what a magical combination those five ingredients can create. Find out how to make the best

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Simplicity can be deceptive. For example, take pte sucrée, a French pastry crust that’s made only with flour, salt, sugar, egg and butter. But oh, what a magical combination those five ingredients can create. Find out how to make the best dough and use it for sweet or savory pastries that will elevate your baking to a new level.

Menu: Rosemary Sables; Award-Winning Caramel Apple Pie; Crusty Fruit Hand Pies; Lime Curd Tartlets.

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Pottery: Family Day Out Series

06-11-2016

Presented by New Richmond Community Education at New Richmond Community Commons, New Richmond
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 14 @ 2:00pm Sat, Jun 11 @ 2:00pm

Family Art Day series

We are offering a wonderful evening series to share the joy of creativity and imagination with your child. Spend 1 ½ to 2 hours side-by-side learning the basic skills needed for each of you to

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Family Art Day series

We are offering a wonderful evening series to share the joy of creativity and imagination with your child. Spend 1 ½ to 2 hours side-by-side learning the basic skills needed for each of you to construct a beautiful clay project.

The series of offers a whole variety of projects for you to choose from or you can participate in entire series.  The studio works to make sure that you and your child can create a unique piece that you both will enjoy for years to come.  The classes are intended for three trips to the studio ( one to make, one to glaze, and one to pick up the finished piece).   The projects will be ready for glazing one week from the class that the piece was made, and finished piece will be ready to pick up the following week.

Art night out classes includes a demonstration and hands-on clay experience. Wonderful workspace environment, and a variety of tools, sprig molds, press molds, texture tools and any other tool needed to make the art piece for the scheduled class.

  • Fire and Ice Luminary: January 16, 2016  
  • Clay towers: February 13, 2016              
  • Flower Wall Pocket: March 12, 2016                           
  • Fairy House: April 2, 2016
  • Bird Baths: May  14, 2016
  • Garden totems Sculptures: June  11, 2016
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Date Night in Stillwater: Cooks Trattoria

05-14-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 14 @ 6:00pm

At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal featuring elegant Italian classics. Chef Bill will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy

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At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal featuring elegant Italian classics. Chef Bill will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the feast with an adult beverage. Seats for this class are priced per person. This class includes one glass of wine or beer per student, so 21 and up only, please.

Menu: Prosciutto and Melon Salsa Crostini; Panzanella Salad; Handmade Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce; Sicilian Eggplant and Tomato Caponata with Grilled Chicken; Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman: Geocaching for Fun and Sport

05-15-2016

Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 15 @ 2:00pm

Ladies, want to try out the latest high tech treasure hunt at state parks? Hoping to use your GPS unit to mark the perfect fishing, hunting, or foraging hotspot? Join the naturalist for an afternoon of fun skill-building activities that will

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Ladies, want to try out the latest high tech treasure hunt at state parks? Hoping to use your GPS unit to mark the perfect fishing, hunting, or foraging hotspot? Join the naturalist for an afternoon of fun skill-building activities that will leave you feeling comfortable and confident about GPS use. GPS units provided. Meet at the park office. Please pre-register by e-mailing Jenni Webster at jenni.webster@state.mn.us

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Steak House: Molto Itailano

05-16-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 16 @ 6:00pm

Italians are serious about steak. Let Chef Terry John show you how to make that meat a masterpiece, complete with stunning sides to match. Viva Italia! Menu: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (classic grilled porterhouse flavored with olive oil,

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Italians are serious about steak. Let Chef Terry John show you how to make that meat a masterpiece, complete with stunning sides to match. Viva Italia! Menu: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (classic grilled porterhouse flavored with olive oil, lemon and garlic); Bruschetta with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes; Grilled Shrimp with Rosemary; Tuscan Bean Puree with Sage; Tiramisu.

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Designing 10 x 10 Pocket Gardens for Pollinators

05-17-2016

Presented by Wild Ones-St Croix Oak Savanna at FamilyMeans, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 17 @ 7:00pm

Our presenter, Tom Dickhudt, invites everyone, including those of you new to growing native plants, to discover how planting 10’ x 10’ “pocket gardens” is a great way to add native plants to any yard. Enjoy the

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Our presenter, Tom Dickhudt, invites everyone, including those of you new to growing native plants, to discover how planting 10’ x 10’ “pocket gardens” is a great way to add native plants to any yard. Enjoy the parade of pollinators you will attract into to your landscape and the knowledge that, with each new garden planted, these valuable insects have more of the habitat that’s essential to their survival.

Tom will discuss which plant varieties are particularly valuable for Minnesota pollinators. And he’ll have tips for choosing a selection of plants that will bloom at different times throughout the season, providing reliable food sources for pollinators, and a dynamic garden that you can enjoy as it changes with the season.

For more experienced native plant gardeners, Tom will demonstrate how such a dedicated garden area can add native habitat, allow you to closely observe how native plants develop throughout the season, and practice techniques for cultivating and propagating your plants, allowing you to expand your garden season after season. 

Tom Dickhudt is the owner of Sunrise Native Plants, a local native plant nursery.

Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 pm with the main program at 7 pm.

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Adult Craft: Scrabble Tile Word Art

05-18-2016

Presented by Hudson Area Library at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 18 @ 6:00pm

Register at the Hudson Area library and join our May Adult Craft session creating Scrabble Tile Word Art on May 18.  All materials provided!

Register at the Hudson Area library and join our May Adult Craft session creating Scrabble Tile Word Art on May 18.  All materials provided!

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Date Night in Stillwater: Cooks Trattoria

05-19-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 19 @ 6:00pm

At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal featuring elegant Italian classics. Chef Lorelei will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and

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At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal featuring elegant Italian classics. Chef Lorelei will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the feast with an adult beverage. Seats for this class are priced per person. This class includes one glass of wine or beer per student, so 21 and up only, please. Menu: Prosciutto and Melon Salsa Crostini; Panzanella Salad; Handmade Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce; Sicilian Eggplant and Tomato Caponata with Grilled Chicken; Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

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Think Outside

05-20-2016

Presented by Friday Memorial Library at Friday Memorial Library, New Richmond
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 06 @ 1:00pm Fri, May 13 @ 1:00pm Fri, May 20 @ 1:00pm

Join us for this 3-part series. Fridays, May 6, 13, and 20 at 1:00 pm

May 6: Which bin do I put it in?

Guidelines for recycling, composting and garbage in St. Croix County. Presented by Megen Hines,

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Join us for this 3-part series. Fridays, May 6, 13, and 20 at 1:00 pm

May 6: Which bin do I put it in?

Guidelines for recycling, composting and garbage in St. Croix County. Presented by Megen Hines, St. Croix County Recycling Specialist.

May 13: Own the Sun! 

What is a solar garden and how you can own a piece of the action. Presented by Wes Arndt, New Richmond Utilities.

May 20: Connect to the Land

Learn about local food options and how being connected to the land helps you grow. Presented by Jody Lenz, Threshing Table Farm.

 

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Date Night in Stillwater: Pacific Rim

05-06-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 06 @ 6:00pm

At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal straight from the Pacific Rim. Chef William will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy

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At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal straight from the Pacific Rim. Chef William will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the feast with an adult beverage. 

This class is priced per student. 
One glass of wine or beer is provided per student, so 21 and up only, please.

Menu: Wok-Fried Vegetable Egg Rolls; Japchae (Korean stir-fry noodles with vegetables); Grilled Ginger Soy Pork Tenderloin; Pineapple Teriyaki Snapper with Grilled Mango; Grilled Pineapple and Bananas with Honey Lime Sauce.

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Twinkle Toes Preschool Dance Class

05-21-2016

Presented by Belle Ballet at Belle Ballet, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 07 @ 9:30am Mon, May 09 @ 10:00am Tue, May 10 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, May 11 @ 5:00pm Thu, May 12 @ 10:00am Sat, May 14 @ 9:30am Mon, May 16 @ 10:00am Tue, May 17 @ 10:00am Wed, May 18 @ 5:00pm Thu, May 19 @ 10:00am Sat, May 21 @ 9:30am Sat, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 04 @ 5:00pm Tue, Jan 05 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 07 @ 9:30am Sat, Jan 09 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 10 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 11 @ 5:00pm Thu, Jan 12 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Twinkle Toes preschool class offers an opportunity for 3s and 4s to explore music and movement in a manner sensitive to their developmental needs. Classes are 45 minutes in length and include 15 minutes of tumble time. There are three twelve

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Twinkle Toes preschool class offers an opportunity for 3s and 4s to explore music and movement in a manner sensitive to their developmental needs. Classes are 45 minutes in length and include 15 minutes of tumble time. There are three twelve week series throughout the nine month dance season.

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International Migratory Bird Day

05-07-2016

Presented by St Croix Valley Bird Club at River Falls City Hall, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 07 @ 10:00am

St. Croix Valley Bird Club invites you to celebrate “International Migratory Bird Day” at River Falls City Hall.  Celebrate the migratory birds as they make their annul spring journey from north Latin America and southern north

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St. Croix Valley Bird Club invites you to celebrate “International Migratory Bird Day” at River Falls City Hall.  Celebrate the migratory birds as they make their annul spring journey from north Latin America and southern north America.  Rain or shine, bird enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy hands-on educational activities including arts and crafts, bird identification, convservation tips, citizen science and live birds.  Weather permitting, there will be bird banding and guided birding walks along the nearby White Pathway on the Kinnickinnic River.  Bring your binoculars to this free event.  River Falls is one of fifteen inaugurl “Bird City Wisconsin” cities and has maintained this certifiction annually since 2010. 

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Date Night in Stillwater: Springtime Tapas and Sangria

05-07-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 07 @ 6:00pm

Spring is suffused with bright flavors, light dishes, and distinctive tastes. The season’s sangria is no different – by making a “white sangria,” Chef Suzanne showcases the versatility of the drink and pairs it perfectly

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Spring is suffused with bright flavors, light dishes, and distinctive tastes. The season’s sangria is no different – by making a “white sangria,” Chef Suzanne showcases the versatility of the drink and pairs it perfectly with springtime tapas. Bring the color and lightness of spring into your kitchen.

This class includes a glass of sangria, so please 21 and up only.

Menu: Avocados with Carpaccio of Serrano Ham (aguacates con carpaccio de jam”n serrano); Pistachio Garlic Artichoke and Asparagus; Cabrales Phyllo Rolls with Sherry Dipping Sauce; Shrimp Escabeche with Black Olives and Mint; Panellets (almond cookies rolled in coconut or pine nuts).

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Vaganova Method Russian Ballet for Youth

06-11-2016

Presented by Belle Ballet at Belle Ballet, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 07 @ 9:45pm Sat, May 07 @ 10:15pm Sat, May 07 @ 10:45pm + 17 more dates and times

Mon, May 09 @ 4:45pm Tue, May 10 @ 5:30pm Tue, May 10 @ 6:30pm Thu, May 12 @ 1:00pm Thu, May 12 @ 2:00pm Thu, May 12 @ 5:30pm Thu, May 12 @ 6:30pm Sat, May 14 @ 9:45pm Sat, May 14 @ 10:15pm Sat, May 14 @ 10:45pm Mon, May 16 @ 4:45pm Tue, May 17 @ 5:30pm Tue, May 17 @ 6:30pm Thu, May 19 @ 1:00pm Thu, May 19 @ 2:00pm Thu, May 19 @ 5:30pm Thu, May 19 @ 6:30pm - less dates and times

Students age 5-12 begin their ballet training in an age appropriate class at level I and then progress through level II (intermediate) and level III (advanced) as they grow in their knowledge and command of basic ballet technique and

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Students age 5-12 begin their ballet training in an age appropriate class at level I and then progress through level II (intermediate) and level III (advanced) as they grow in their knowledge and command of basic ballet technique and foundations.

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Il Giorno di Madre: Northern Italian Mother's Day

05-08-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 08 @ 3:00pm

Northern Italy is full of gorgeous scenes, from the cobblestone streets of Milan to the glittering canals of Venice. So, it’s no wonder that its food would be amazing as well. The region specializes in hearty, distinctive dishes that are

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Northern Italy is full of gorgeous scenes, from the cobblestone streets of Milan to the glittering canals of Venice. So, it’s no wonder that its food would be amazing as well. The region specializes in hearty, distinctive dishes that are perfect for a Mother’s Day feast. In this hands-on class, grab a Bellini and let Chef Randi show you how to make some of the best northern Italian favorites.

Menu: Antipasto Platter; Polpette (meat croquettes); Chicken Breast with Orange and Olives; Italian Vegetable Stew; Almond Cake alla Mantovana; Bellini Cocktails (or Bellini Mocktails)

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Pottery Open Studio

06-16-2016

Presented by New Richmond Community Education at New Richmond Community Commons, New Richmond
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 09 @ 6:30pm Thu, May 12 @ 6:30pm Mon, May 16 @ 6:30pm + 9 more dates and times

Thu, May 19 @ 6:30pm Mon, May 23 @ 6:30pm Thu, May 26 @ 6:30pm Mon, May 30 @ 6:30pm Thu, Jun 02 @ 6:30pm Mon, Jun 06 @ 6:30pm Thu, Jun 09 @ 6:30pm Mon, Jun 13 @ 6:30pm Thu, Jun 16 @ 6:30pm - less dates and times

The Pottery place is a ceramics studio conveniently located in the Community Commons Building. The studio is equipped with 4 electric pottery wheels, Leach Treadle Wheel, 5 Thomas Stuart Kick Wheels, Klopfenstein stand up treadle wheel,

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The Pottery place is a ceramics studio conveniently located in the Community Commons Building. The studio is equipped with 4 electric pottery wheels, Leach Treadle Wheel, 5 Thomas Stuart Kick Wheels, Klopfenstein stand up treadle wheel,  North star clay extruder with multiple dies, various hand building tools, an electric kiln, ample drying shelves, and basic throwing tools, mid- fire range clay, engobes, stains and mid-fire Glazes.

Adults (16 and older) who already know how to throw pots and are looking for a convenient and affordable studio to work in clay can purchase a punch card for $60.  Punch card holders can access studio 10 times during open studio times or as arranged with the Community Commons.  A studio orientation is required before beginning work in the studio and should be planned on Monday evenings or by appointment with Studio Manager.

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Mastering Sauces

05-10-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 10 @ 6:00pm

Some sauces are so fundamental and integral to cooking that they’re called “mother sauces” because they form the basis of a whole family of other sauces. Chef Manfred wows in this hands-on, foundational class that lets you show

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Some sauces are so fundamental and integral to cooking that they’re called “mother sauces” because they form the basis of a whole family of other sauces. Chef Manfred wows in this hands-on, foundational class that lets you show your mother some love.

Menu: Discussion of Mother Sauces and Stocks; Béchamel (cheddar version served on pasta); Veloute (served with poached chicken); Espagnole; Hollandaise and Mayonnaise (served with poached asparagus); Basic Tomato.

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Oil Painting Instruction for Adults

05-26-2016

Presented by Dianne Ginsberg Studio at Dianne Ginsberg Studio, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 11 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 18 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 25 @ 5:00pm

WEEKLY CLASSES IN  OIL PAINTING for all ability levels with artist Dianne Ginsberg. Join at anytime, as classes run year round. Individual guidance and support in a small group setting.

Students learn composition,

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WEEKLY CLASSES IN  OIL PAINTING for all ability levels with artist Dianne Ginsberg. Join at anytime, as classes run year round. Individual guidance and support in a small group setting.

Students learn composition,  technique, brush handling, color mixing, and best practices, as they progress as painters in a relaxed studio atmosphere. 

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Genealogy at the Hudson Area Library

06-09-2016

Presented by Hudson Area Library at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 12 @ 10:30am Thu, Jun 09 @ 10:30am

Register and join us at the Hudson Atea Library for an introduction to Genealogy in three sessions.

Register and join us at the Hudson Atea Library for an introduction to Genealogy in three sessions.

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Date Night in Stillwater: Wok This Way

05-13-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 13 @ 6:00pm

At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal straight out of the wok. Chef Cynthia will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the

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At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal straight out of the wok. Chef Cynthia will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the feast with an adult beverage. Seats for this class are priced per person. This class includes one glass of wine or beer per student, so 21 and up only, please.

Menu: Chinese Sizzling Beef Lettuce Wraps; Spicy Mock Duck; Shrimp Fried Rice; Kung Pao Chicken; Dark Chocolate Coconut Simple Sundae.

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The Art of French Pastry

05-14-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 14 @ 12:00pm

Simplicity can be deceptive. For example, take pte sucrée, a French pastry crust that’s made only with flour, salt, sugar, egg and butter. But oh, what a magical combination those five ingredients can create. Find out how to make the best

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Simplicity can be deceptive. For example, take pte sucrée, a French pastry crust that’s made only with flour, salt, sugar, egg and butter. But oh, what a magical combination those five ingredients can create. Find out how to make the best dough and use it for sweet or savory pastries that will elevate your baking to a new level.

Menu: Rosemary Sables; Award-Winning Caramel Apple Pie; Crusty Fruit Hand Pies; Lime Curd Tartlets.

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Pottery: Family Day Out Series

06-11-2016

Presented by New Richmond Community Education at New Richmond Community Commons, New Richmond
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 14 @ 2:00pm Sat, Jun 11 @ 2:00pm

Family Art Day series

We are offering a wonderful evening series to share the joy of creativity and imagination with your child. Spend 1 ½ to 2 hours side-by-side learning the basic skills needed for each of you to

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Family Art Day series

We are offering a wonderful evening series to share the joy of creativity and imagination with your child. Spend 1 ½ to 2 hours side-by-side learning the basic skills needed for each of you to construct a beautiful clay project.

The series of offers a whole variety of projects for you to choose from or you can participate in entire series.  The studio works to make sure that you and your child can create a unique piece that you both will enjoy for years to come.  The classes are intended for three trips to the studio ( one to make, one to glaze, and one to pick up the finished piece).   The projects will be ready for glazing one week from the class that the piece was made, and finished piece will be ready to pick up the following week.

Art night out classes includes a demonstration and hands-on clay experience. Wonderful workspace environment, and a variety of tools, sprig molds, press molds, texture tools and any other tool needed to make the art piece for the scheduled class.

  • Fire and Ice Luminary: January 16, 2016  
  • Clay towers: February 13, 2016              
  • Flower Wall Pocket: March 12, 2016                           
  • Fairy House: April 2, 2016
  • Bird Baths: May  14, 2016
  • Garden totems Sculptures: June  11, 2016
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Date Night in Stillwater: Cooks Trattoria

05-14-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 14 @ 6:00pm

At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal featuring elegant Italian classics. Chef Bill will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy

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At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal featuring elegant Italian classics. Chef Bill will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the feast with an adult beverage. Seats for this class are priced per person. This class includes one glass of wine or beer per student, so 21 and up only, please.

Menu: Prosciutto and Melon Salsa Crostini; Panzanella Salad; Handmade Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce; Sicilian Eggplant and Tomato Caponata with Grilled Chicken; Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman: Geocaching for Fun and Sport

05-15-2016

Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 15 @ 2:00pm

Ladies, want to try out the latest high tech treasure hunt at state parks? Hoping to use your GPS unit to mark the perfect fishing, hunting, or foraging hotspot? Join the naturalist for an afternoon of fun skill-building activities that will

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Ladies, want to try out the latest high tech treasure hunt at state parks? Hoping to use your GPS unit to mark the perfect fishing, hunting, or foraging hotspot? Join the naturalist for an afternoon of fun skill-building activities that will leave you feeling comfortable and confident about GPS use. GPS units provided. Meet at the park office. Please pre-register by e-mailing Jenni Webster at jenni.webster@state.mn.us

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Steak House: Molto Itailano

05-16-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 16 @ 6:00pm

Italians are serious about steak. Let Chef Terry John show you how to make that meat a masterpiece, complete with stunning sides to match. Viva Italia! Menu: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (classic grilled porterhouse flavored with olive oil,

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Italians are serious about steak. Let Chef Terry John show you how to make that meat a masterpiece, complete with stunning sides to match. Viva Italia! Menu: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (classic grilled porterhouse flavored with olive oil, lemon and garlic); Bruschetta with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes; Grilled Shrimp with Rosemary; Tuscan Bean Puree with Sage; Tiramisu.

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Designing 10 x 10 Pocket Gardens for Pollinators

05-17-2016

Presented by Wild Ones-St Croix Oak Savanna at FamilyMeans, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 17 @ 7:00pm

Our presenter, Tom Dickhudt, invites everyone, including those of you new to growing native plants, to discover how planting 10’ x 10’ “pocket gardens” is a great way to add native plants to any yard. Enjoy the

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Our presenter, Tom Dickhudt, invites everyone, including those of you new to growing native plants, to discover how planting 10’ x 10’ “pocket gardens” is a great way to add native plants to any yard. Enjoy the parade of pollinators you will attract into to your landscape and the knowledge that, with each new garden planted, these valuable insects have more of the habitat that’s essential to their survival.

Tom will discuss which plant varieties are particularly valuable for Minnesota pollinators. And he’ll have tips for choosing a selection of plants that will bloom at different times throughout the season, providing reliable food sources for pollinators, and a dynamic garden that you can enjoy as it changes with the season.

For more experienced native plant gardeners, Tom will demonstrate how such a dedicated garden area can add native habitat, allow you to closely observe how native plants develop throughout the season, and practice techniques for cultivating and propagating your plants, allowing you to expand your garden season after season. 

Tom Dickhudt is the owner of Sunrise Native Plants, a local native plant nursery.

Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 pm with the main program at 7 pm.

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Adult Craft: Scrabble Tile Word Art

05-18-2016

Presented by Hudson Area Library at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 18 @ 6:00pm

Register at the Hudson Area library and join our May Adult Craft session creating Scrabble Tile Word Art on May 18.  All materials provided!

Register at the Hudson Area library and join our May Adult Craft session creating Scrabble Tile Word Art on May 18.  All materials provided!

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Date Night in Stillwater: Cooks Trattoria

05-19-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 19 @ 6:00pm

At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal featuring elegant Italian classics. Chef Lorelei will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and

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At this lively Date Night class, you’ll work in teams to prepare a portion of this tasty multicourse meal featuring elegant Italian classics. Chef Lorelei will set you up to jump into the kitchen and get cookin’! Then sit down and enjoy the feast with an adult beverage. Seats for this class are priced per person. This class includes one glass of wine or beer per student, so 21 and up only, please. Menu: Prosciutto and Melon Salsa Crostini; Panzanella Salad; Handmade Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce; Sicilian Eggplant and Tomato Caponata with Grilled Chicken; Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

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