Classes


Twinkle Toes Preschool Dance Class

02-22-2016

Presented by Belle Ballet at Belle Ballet, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 13 @ 9:30am Mon, Feb 15 @ 10:00am + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Feb 16 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 17 @ 5:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 20 @ 9:30am Mon, Feb 22 @ 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 [more+]

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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Vaganova Method Russian Ballet for Youth

06-11-2016

Presented by Belle Ballet at Belle Ballet, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 1:00pm Thu, Feb 11 @ 2:00pm Thu, Feb 11 @ 5:30pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 9:45pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:15pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:45pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 4:45pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 5:30pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 6:30pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 1:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 2:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 5:30pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 6:30pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 9:45pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 10:15pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 10:45pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 4:45pm Tue, Feb 23 @ 5:30pm Tue, Feb 23 @ 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 [more+]

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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Watercolor Jumpstart

03-17-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 2:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 2:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 2:00pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 03 @ 2:00pm Thu, Mar 10 @ 2:00pm Thu, Mar 17 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

Have you always wanted to try watercolor, but been put off by its reputation for difficulty? Did you try it and give up in frustration over streaky washes, muddy color, or overworked areas? Watercolor can [more+]

Have you always wanted to try watercolor, but been put off by its reputation for difficulty? Did you try it and give up in frustration over streaky washes, muddy color, or overworked areas? Watercolor can be tricky if you try to force it to behave, but it’s a generous, magical medium if you are willing to accept its gifts. The natural action of water, pigment, and paper produces a wealth of beautiful effects. In this class we will break down the watercolor process into small steps so you can deal with one difficulty at a time. We will first focus on gaining an understanding of the inherent behavior of the medium through practicing a variety of special watercolor techniques. Then we’ll learn how to incorporate these techniques into fresh, vibrant paintings infused with the magic of watercolor. A recommended supply list and instructor contact information for questions will be provided to registrants prior to the course. More information, sample class handouts and video examples of some of the class demos and exercises can be found at www.dragonflyspiritstudio.com/lesson-info/watercolor-jumpstart. Ages 18 and older.

Six Thursdays
Feb. 11 – Mar. 17 
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $195
Instructor: Lynne Baur

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Wisconsin History Tour - Exhibit

03-30-2016

Presented by Wisconsin Historical Society at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 12 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 5:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 15 @ 5:00pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 19 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 5:00pm Tue, Feb 23 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 26 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 29 @ 5:00pm Tue, Mar 01 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 02 @ 12:00pm Thu, Mar 03 @ 5:00pm Fri, Mar 04 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

The Wisconsin History Tour Each month the Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in a Wisconsin city. Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin [more+]

The Wisconsin History Tour

Each month the Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in a Wisconsin city.

Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin community hosting the Tour.

Attend educational events, lectures by authors, genealogy workshops, demonstrations and more. All events are free and open to the public.

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Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18+

03-10-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 6:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 6:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 03 @ 6:00pm Thu, Mar 10 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18 and older Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who [more+]

Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18 and older

Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who have taken Watercolor Jumpstart or have enough prior experience with watercolor to paint independently on their own projects (even if they don’t always turn out the way you’d hoped). In each class, the instructor will demonstrate techniques and offer fun skill-building activities. With one-on-one coaching, students will apply these skills to their own project(s) over the course of the class. Topics will be adjusted according to the needs of the group and may include: how to plan and design paintings that speak from the heart, how to manage the painting process so you can take difficult steps one at a time and with confidence, how to evaluate and adjust work in progress, as well as technical issues such as reserving/recovering lights; color and color mixing; negative painting; suggesting textures such as hair, trees/foliage, etc.; light, shadow, and form; and how to rescue a painting from many common mistakes. Please bring your painting supplies and any still life items, sketches, photos, or other references you might wish to use to the first class meeting.

Six Thursdays

Feb. 4 – Mar.10 (snow day Mar. 17)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $195

 

Instructor: Lynne Baur

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Flavors of Florence

02-11-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:00pm
Is there any end to the wonders of Florence? Nestled into Tuscany, the Italian city boasts soaring domes of Renaissance architecture, piazzas filled with music, and a meandering river that [more+]

Is there any end to the wonders of Florence? Nestled into Tuscany, the Italian city boasts soaring domes of Renaissance architecture, piazzas filled with music, and a meandering river that reflects the sunset onto centuries-old brick buildings. And of course, there's the food. As swoon-inspiring as Florence's other attractions, the cuisine is distinctive from other Italian regions, with unique flavors and simple combinations. Chef Suzanne leads this hands-on class with dishes you won't want to miss.

Menu: Tagliatelle with Hand-Diced Rabbit Olives and Thyme; Florentine-Style Sliced Grilled Beef Served with Potatoes and Artichoke Sauce; Baked Eggplant in Savory Tomato Sauce; Individual Dual Mousse-Filled Cakes and Fresh Strawberry Sauce. 

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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: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 6:30pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 6:30pm + 17 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 22 @ 6:30pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 6:30pm Mon, Feb 29 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 03 @ 6:30pm Mon, Mar 07 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 10 @ 6:30pm Mon, Mar 14 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 17 @ 6:30pm Mon, Mar 21 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 24 @ 6:30pm Mon, Mar 28 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 31 @ 6:30pm Mon, Apr 04 @ 6:30pm Thu, Apr 07 @ 6:30pm Mon, Apr 11 @ 6:30pm Thu, Apr 14 @ 6:30pm Mon, Apr 18 @ 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 [more+]

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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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Northern Lights' with Rhonda

02-11-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm
Northern Lights with Rhonda Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Northern Lights with Rhonda

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Open Shop

02-11-2016

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at 110 Myrtle, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm
At this open workshop you can choose from the following projects: Custom Wood Sign, Chalkboard Serving Tray, All-Year Decorative Box, or Family Ruler.  Please visit our website, www.sawdustsavvy.com, to see all [more+]

At this open workshop you can choose from the following projects: Custom Wood Sign, Chalkboard Serving Tray, All-Year Decorative Box, or Family Ruler.  Please visit our website, www.sawdustsavvy.com, to see all project specifications.  

Register today to get a reserved spot in the workshop, a fun night out, and a beautiful project that is ready to take home and put on display!!  

Please note: Wear clothing that is appropriate for painting.  While we cannot offer refunds, we would be happy to accommodate a one-time transfer to another class that is available if at least 72 hours notice is received.

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"A One Night Stand"

02-12-2016

Presented by Mama's Happy on the River at Mama's Happy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 5:30pm
No, it's not what you think folks. Bring one night stand to this work shop that you have been wanting to revamp and we'll walk you through the process. We'll [more+]

No, it's not what you think folks. Bring one night stand to this work shop that you have been wanting to revamp and we'll walk you through the process. We'll show you how to prep, paint and seal it with wax.  What a great way to get started and try your hand at refinishing furniture or start on that bedroom set you have been wanting to give an update to. 

By attending the workshop you'll also receive 15% off any paint or paint accessories you purchase the night of the class.

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Sweetheart XC Night Ski, Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

02-12-2016

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00pm
Washington County Parks invites visitors to explore a variety of recreation opportunities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Nordic Center.  Inside, guests may [more+]

Washington County Parks invites visitors to explore a variety of recreation opportunities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Nordic Center.  Inside, guests may warm up fireside in the great room and sample free coffee, cocoa, and cookies and hear live music by the Chris and Jack Duo, who will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

From the Nordic Center Trailhead, cross-country ski 5.5 miles of LED-lit ski trails. From the Eagle Point Trailhead, snowshoe, hike or walk your leashed dog along the illuminated 2.5-mile Big Bluestem Trail.

An outdoor bonfire will be lit and roasting sticks will be available for use; guests may bring their own treats to roast. Amenities at the Nordic Center include restrooms, men’s and women’s lockers and changing areas, drinking water station, and free guest WiFi.

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Cozy Up with Cupid

02-12-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00pm
This year, really get cooking with your sweetheart. In this hands-on class, you and your sweetie will enjoy a romantic evening together creating a sumptuous meal, from tasty appetizer to [more+]

This year, really get cooking with your sweetheart. In this hands-on class, you and your sweetie will enjoy a romantic evening together creating a sumptuous meal, from tasty appetizer to decadent dessert. Sip on some vino, show off your kitchen skills, and let us do the cleanup while you enjoy the glorious meal. Cheers, Cupid!

This class is priced per person. 

Menu: Artisan cheese tray and accoutrements; Seared Pork Belly and Poached Egg Salad; Chevre and Seafood Tortellini; New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Haricots Verts; Chocolate Truffles. 

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Heart Tree' with Rhonda

02-12-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:30pm
Heart Tree with Rhonda Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Heart Tree with Rhonda

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Chalk Paint 101

02-13-2016

Presented by Mama's Happy on the River at Mama's Happy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 9:00am
This is a great workshop for anyone who wants to get started painting with Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan! We will go over various techniques for using the [more+]

This is a great workshop for anyone who wants to get started painting with Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan! We will go over various techniques for using the paint, and give you the chance to play before starting your piece of furniture at home. We will also make sure you are comfortable with both the clear and dark waxes. It is 2 1/2-3 hours of fun and you leave the clean-up to us. Just bring yourself (or a girlfriend or two), everything else is provided!

By attending the workshop you'll also receive 15% off any paint or paint accessories you purchase the night of the class.

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One Day in Watervale: How to Create and Produce a Radio Play

02-27-2016

Presented by The Shire Literary Center at ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 20 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 27 @ 10:00am
It is April 9th, 2016 in Watervale, Minnesota. As the sun stretches its fingertips to poke and prod awake the sleepy river that hems in the village, a mist pushes [more+]

It is April 9th, 2016 in Watervale, Minnesota. As the sun stretches its fingertips to poke and prod awake the sleepy river that hems in the village, a mist pushes up through the current, pauses briefly above the waters, and then thickens its intentions to a murky vapor that begins to rotate towards Main Street’s brick store fronts.
They are here.
They always have been, but today they will make themselves known.

Help us complete the story. Writers, musicians, singers, sound effect technicians, actors and producers: join The Shire’s Audio Drama Team to develop a fifteen minute radio play that will be aired on Voices in the Valley, the Shire’s Saturday morning half-hour radio program on KLBB. Using the resources offered by the BBC’s Writer’s Lab, we’ll explore the concept of the “theater of the mind” and consider how narrative, dialogue, music and sound effects can be interwoven to create the ultimate experience for the listener. The show will be produced with the help of KLBB Operations Manager Jenna Yaron. “One Day in Watervale” will air on Voices of the Valley on April 9th, 2016. All artistic disciplines are welcome to participate in this collaborative approach.

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Chocolate Festival

02-13-2016

Presented by Hudson Area Library at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:30am
Tour the world through chocolate at the Hudson Area Library!  Join us Saturday February 13th from 10:30-11:30 am for a presentation and chocolate tasting.  This event is free for ages [more+]

Tour the world through chocolate at the Hudson Area Library!  Join us Saturday February 13th from 10:30-11:30 am for a presentation and chocolate tasting.  This event is free for ages 14+ but space is limited - call the Library to reserve your spot. 

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'LOVE' with Jenny

02-13-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 12:00pm
LOVE with Jenny Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate!   

LOVE with Jenny

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

 

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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, Feb 13 @ 2:00pm Sat, Mar 12 @ 2:00pm Sat, Apr 02 @ 2:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, May 14 @ 2:00pm Sat, Jun 11 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

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 [more+]

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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Cabinet Refinishing

02-13-2016

Presented by Mama's Happy on the River at Mama's Happy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 2:00pm
Do you want to update your kitchen cabinets but don't want to spend a fortune on a new kitchen?  Most DIY experts say by updating your cabinets can be the [more+]

Do you want to update your kitchen cabinets but don't want to spend a fortune on a new kitchen?  Most DIY experts say by updating your cabinets can be the biggest bang for your buck and budget friendly. This is a great workshop for anyone who would like to give their kitchen cabinets an update with Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan! We will go over the various steps to achieve the look for your new cabinets by having you paint a cabinet door that you will be able to take home and use as your guide. Sign up today and get thinking about your new kitchen!!

By attending the workshop you'll also receive 15% off any paint or paint accessories you purchase the night of the class.

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Seaside Hammock' with Grace

02-13-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 3:00pm
Seaside Hammock with Grace Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Seaside Hammock with Grace

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Twinkle Toes Preschool Dance Class

02-22-2016

Presented by Belle Ballet at Belle Ballet, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 13 @ 9:30am Mon, Feb 15 @ 10:00am + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Feb 16 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 17 @ 5:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 20 @ 9:30am Mon, Feb 22 @ 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 [more+]

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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Vaganova Method Russian Ballet for Youth

06-11-2016

Presented by Belle Ballet at Belle Ballet, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 1:00pm Thu, Feb 11 @ 2:00pm Thu, Feb 11 @ 5:30pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 9:45pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:15pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:45pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 4:45pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 5:30pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 6:30pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 1:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 2:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 5:30pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 6:30pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 9:45pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 10:15pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 10:45pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 4:45pm Tue, Feb 23 @ 5:30pm Tue, Feb 23 @ 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 [more+]

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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Watercolor Jumpstart

03-17-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 2:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 2:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 2:00pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 03 @ 2:00pm Thu, Mar 10 @ 2:00pm Thu, Mar 17 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

Have you always wanted to try watercolor, but been put off by its reputation for difficulty? Did you try it and give up in frustration over streaky washes, muddy color, or overworked areas? Watercolor can [more+]

Have you always wanted to try watercolor, but been put off by its reputation for difficulty? Did you try it and give up in frustration over streaky washes, muddy color, or overworked areas? Watercolor can be tricky if you try to force it to behave, but it’s a generous, magical medium if you are willing to accept its gifts. The natural action of water, pigment, and paper produces a wealth of beautiful effects. In this class we will break down the watercolor process into small steps so you can deal with one difficulty at a time. We will first focus on gaining an understanding of the inherent behavior of the medium through practicing a variety of special watercolor techniques. Then we’ll learn how to incorporate these techniques into fresh, vibrant paintings infused with the magic of watercolor. A recommended supply list and instructor contact information for questions will be provided to registrants prior to the course. More information, sample class handouts and video examples of some of the class demos and exercises can be found at www.dragonflyspiritstudio.com/lesson-info/watercolor-jumpstart. Ages 18 and older.

Six Thursdays
Feb. 11 – Mar. 17 
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $195
Instructor: Lynne Baur

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Wisconsin History Tour - Exhibit

03-30-2016

Presented by Wisconsin Historical Society at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 12 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 5:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 15 @ 5:00pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 19 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 5:00pm Tue, Feb 23 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 26 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 29 @ 5:00pm Tue, Mar 01 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 02 @ 12:00pm Thu, Mar 03 @ 5:00pm Fri, Mar 04 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

The Wisconsin History Tour Each month the Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in a Wisconsin city. Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin [more+]

The Wisconsin History Tour

Each month the Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in a Wisconsin city.

Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin community hosting the Tour.

Attend educational events, lectures by authors, genealogy workshops, demonstrations and more. All events are free and open to the public.

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Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18+

03-10-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 6:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 6:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 03 @ 6:00pm Thu, Mar 10 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18 and older Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who [more+]

Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18 and older

Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who have taken Watercolor Jumpstart or have enough prior experience with watercolor to paint independently on their own projects (even if they don’t always turn out the way you’d hoped). In each class, the instructor will demonstrate techniques and offer fun skill-building activities. With one-on-one coaching, students will apply these skills to their own project(s) over the course of the class. Topics will be adjusted according to the needs of the group and may include: how to plan and design paintings that speak from the heart, how to manage the painting process so you can take difficult steps one at a time and with confidence, how to evaluate and adjust work in progress, as well as technical issues such as reserving/recovering lights; color and color mixing; negative painting; suggesting textures such as hair, trees/foliage, etc.; light, shadow, and form; and how to rescue a painting from many common mistakes. Please bring your painting supplies and any still life items, sketches, photos, or other references you might wish to use to the first class meeting.

Six Thursdays

Feb. 4 – Mar.10 (snow day Mar. 17)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $195

 

Instructor: Lynne Baur

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Flavors of Florence

02-11-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:00pm
Is there any end to the wonders of Florence? Nestled into Tuscany, the Italian city boasts soaring domes of Renaissance architecture, piazzas filled with music, and a meandering river that [more+]

Is there any end to the wonders of Florence? Nestled into Tuscany, the Italian city boasts soaring domes of Renaissance architecture, piazzas filled with music, and a meandering river that reflects the sunset onto centuries-old brick buildings. And of course, there's the food. As swoon-inspiring as Florence's other attractions, the cuisine is distinctive from other Italian regions, with unique flavors and simple combinations. Chef Suzanne leads this hands-on class with dishes you won't want to miss.

Menu: Tagliatelle with Hand-Diced Rabbit Olives and Thyme; Florentine-Style Sliced Grilled Beef Served with Potatoes and Artichoke Sauce; Baked Eggplant in Savory Tomato Sauce; Individual Dual Mousse-Filled Cakes and Fresh Strawberry Sauce. 

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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: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 6:30pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 6:30pm + 17 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 22 @ 6:30pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 6:30pm Mon, Feb 29 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 03 @ 6:30pm Mon, Mar 07 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 10 @ 6:30pm Mon, Mar 14 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 17 @ 6:30pm Mon, Mar 21 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 24 @ 6:30pm Mon, Mar 28 @ 6:30pm Thu, Mar 31 @ 6:30pm Mon, Apr 04 @ 6:30pm Thu, Apr 07 @ 6:30pm Mon, Apr 11 @ 6:30pm Thu, Apr 14 @ 6:30pm Mon, Apr 18 @ 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 [more+]

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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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Northern Lights' with Rhonda

02-11-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm
Northern Lights with Rhonda Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Northern Lights with Rhonda

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Open Shop

02-11-2016

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at 110 Myrtle, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm
At this open workshop you can choose from the following projects: Custom Wood Sign, Chalkboard Serving Tray, All-Year Decorative Box, or Family Ruler.  Please visit our website, www.sawdustsavvy.com, to see all [more+]

At this open workshop you can choose from the following projects: Custom Wood Sign, Chalkboard Serving Tray, All-Year Decorative Box, or Family Ruler.  Please visit our website, www.sawdustsavvy.com, to see all project specifications.  

Register today to get a reserved spot in the workshop, a fun night out, and a beautiful project that is ready to take home and put on display!!  

Please note: Wear clothing that is appropriate for painting.  While we cannot offer refunds, we would be happy to accommodate a one-time transfer to another class that is available if at least 72 hours notice is received.

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"A One Night Stand"

02-12-2016

Presented by Mama's Happy on the River at Mama's Happy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 5:30pm
No, it's not what you think folks. Bring one night stand to this work shop that you have been wanting to revamp and we'll walk you through the process. We'll [more+]

No, it's not what you think folks. Bring one night stand to this work shop that you have been wanting to revamp and we'll walk you through the process. We'll show you how to prep, paint and seal it with wax.  What a great way to get started and try your hand at refinishing furniture or start on that bedroom set you have been wanting to give an update to. 

By attending the workshop you'll also receive 15% off any paint or paint accessories you purchase the night of the class.

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Sweetheart XC Night Ski, Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

02-12-2016

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00pm
Washington County Parks invites visitors to explore a variety of recreation opportunities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Nordic Center.  Inside, guests may [more+]

Washington County Parks invites visitors to explore a variety of recreation opportunities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Nordic Center.  Inside, guests may warm up fireside in the great room and sample free coffee, cocoa, and cookies and hear live music by the Chris and Jack Duo, who will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

From the Nordic Center Trailhead, cross-country ski 5.5 miles of LED-lit ski trails. From the Eagle Point Trailhead, snowshoe, hike or walk your leashed dog along the illuminated 2.5-mile Big Bluestem Trail.

An outdoor bonfire will be lit and roasting sticks will be available for use; guests may bring their own treats to roast. Amenities at the Nordic Center include restrooms, men’s and women’s lockers and changing areas, drinking water station, and free guest WiFi.

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Cozy Up with Cupid

02-12-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00pm
This year, really get cooking with your sweetheart. In this hands-on class, you and your sweetie will enjoy a romantic evening together creating a sumptuous meal, from tasty appetizer to [more+]

This year, really get cooking with your sweetheart. In this hands-on class, you and your sweetie will enjoy a romantic evening together creating a sumptuous meal, from tasty appetizer to decadent dessert. Sip on some vino, show off your kitchen skills, and let us do the cleanup while you enjoy the glorious meal. Cheers, Cupid!

This class is priced per person. 

Menu: Artisan cheese tray and accoutrements; Seared Pork Belly and Poached Egg Salad; Chevre and Seafood Tortellini; New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Haricots Verts; Chocolate Truffles. 

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Heart Tree' with Rhonda

02-12-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:30pm
Heart Tree with Rhonda Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Heart Tree with Rhonda

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Chalk Paint 101

02-13-2016

Presented by Mama's Happy on the River at Mama's Happy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 9:00am
This is a great workshop for anyone who wants to get started painting with Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan! We will go over various techniques for using the [more+]

This is a great workshop for anyone who wants to get started painting with Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan! We will go over various techniques for using the paint, and give you the chance to play before starting your piece of furniture at home. We will also make sure you are comfortable with both the clear and dark waxes. It is 2 1/2-3 hours of fun and you leave the clean-up to us. Just bring yourself (or a girlfriend or two), everything else is provided!

By attending the workshop you'll also receive 15% off any paint or paint accessories you purchase the night of the class.

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One Day in Watervale: How to Create and Produce a Radio Play

02-27-2016

Presented by The Shire Literary Center at ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 20 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 27 @ 10:00am
It is April 9th, 2016 in Watervale, Minnesota. As the sun stretches its fingertips to poke and prod awake the sleepy river that hems in the village, a mist pushes [more+]

It is April 9th, 2016 in Watervale, Minnesota. As the sun stretches its fingertips to poke and prod awake the sleepy river that hems in the village, a mist pushes up through the current, pauses briefly above the waters, and then thickens its intentions to a murky vapor that begins to rotate towards Main Street’s brick store fronts.
They are here.
They always have been, but today they will make themselves known.

Help us complete the story. Writers, musicians, singers, sound effect technicians, actors and producers: join The Shire’s Audio Drama Team to develop a fifteen minute radio play that will be aired on Voices in the Valley, the Shire’s Saturday morning half-hour radio program on KLBB. Using the resources offered by the BBC’s Writer’s Lab, we’ll explore the concept of the “theater of the mind” and consider how narrative, dialogue, music and sound effects can be interwoven to create the ultimate experience for the listener. The show will be produced with the help of KLBB Operations Manager Jenna Yaron. “One Day in Watervale” will air on Voices of the Valley on April 9th, 2016. All artistic disciplines are welcome to participate in this collaborative approach.

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Chocolate Festival

02-13-2016

Presented by Hudson Area Library at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:30am
Tour the world through chocolate at the Hudson Area Library!  Join us Saturday February 13th from 10:30-11:30 am for a presentation and chocolate tasting.  This event is free for ages [more+]

Tour the world through chocolate at the Hudson Area Library!  Join us Saturday February 13th from 10:30-11:30 am for a presentation and chocolate tasting.  This event is free for ages 14+ but space is limited - call the Library to reserve your spot. 

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'LOVE' with Jenny

02-13-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 12:00pm
LOVE with Jenny Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate!   

LOVE with Jenny

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

 

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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, Feb 13 @ 2:00pm Sat, Mar 12 @ 2:00pm Sat, Apr 02 @ 2:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, May 14 @ 2:00pm Sat, Jun 11 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

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 [more+]

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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Cabinet Refinishing

02-13-2016

Presented by Mama's Happy on the River at Mama's Happy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 2:00pm
Do you want to update your kitchen cabinets but don't want to spend a fortune on a new kitchen?  Most DIY experts say by updating your cabinets can be the [more+]

Do you want to update your kitchen cabinets but don't want to spend a fortune on a new kitchen?  Most DIY experts say by updating your cabinets can be the biggest bang for your buck and budget friendly. This is a great workshop for anyone who would like to give their kitchen cabinets an update with Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan! We will go over the various steps to achieve the look for your new cabinets by having you paint a cabinet door that you will be able to take home and use as your guide. Sign up today and get thinking about your new kitchen!!

By attending the workshop you'll also receive 15% off any paint or paint accessories you purchase the night of the class.

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Seaside Hammock' with Grace

02-13-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 3:00pm
Seaside Hammock with Grace Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Seaside Hammock with Grace

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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