StCroixSplash Events Calendar


Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First Minnesota and Company B

01-05-2018

Presented by Washington County Historic Courthouse at Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

 In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled, “Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First...

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 In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled, “Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First Minnesota and Company B”. The exhibit will focus on local Civil War heroes from Stillwater and Washington County. Follow the stories of these brave men as they are mustered into service and fight on the battlefields of Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg. Discover their fate – Were they left behind on the battlefield or did they return to their families? If they returned, were they the same men or forever changed by their experiences?

Join us for the grand opening of the exhibit on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00am-4:30pm while we honor these heroes and celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Historic Courthouse. The exhibit will be on display in the Historic Courthouse’s Vault Exhibit Room until January 5, 2018. For more information, please call 651-275-7075 or e-mail historiccourthouse@co.washington.mn.us.

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The Galleries at The Phipps: June 23 - July 30

07-30-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 01 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 08 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 09 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 15 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

June 23 - July 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery One: Alyssa Baguss (Anoka, MN) - "With the advent of the internet, video games and social media, we can experience natural wonders never having left our...

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June 23 - July 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery One: Alyssa Baguss (Anoka, MN) - "With the advent of the internet, video games and social media, we can experience natural wonders never having left our seats... This new medium of virtual navigation is exchanging an actual experience for an abstraction of experience, forming new habits of thought and behavior about the natural world... It is this 'intangible' experience of the landscape that interests me as an artist."

Gallery Two: Angela Heida (Andover, MN) - "My aim is to share stories through ceramic figures and sculptural forms. These narratives include a series of tributes highlighting people who are selflessly serving others, a few works spotlighting those who are imprisoned for their faith, and a new grouping of works on the anxieties of daily life... I try to engage the viewer to put the pieces of the story together as they investigate the sculpture."

Gallery Two: Joseph Haid (Hudson, WI) - "Visual artists are like storytellers. Everyone really has a story to tell, demonstrate or live by. People are seen and understood by their story. It's a way to get at the source of a person's life, direction and intention. Sometimes a person can be summed up in a single word or phrase. For me, the word is 'playful.' That is the source and undercurrent spring from which I am blessed to be able to drink."

Gallery Three: Clinton Rost (Minneapolis, MN) - "We trail our private lives into the public sphere on a daily basis... We dread being alone, yet technology makes our solitude acceptable if we are experiencing it amongst others. I strive to capture the mood, the air stirring around the seemingly lonesome souls in the very public place of the cafe."

Riverview Gallery: Adam Reef (Saint Paul, MN) - "I'm interested in telling stories, or at least in suggesting stories. I love artwork that you can interpret... My favorite illustrations are full of characters and symbols, action and decoration all working together. I don't need to know for sure what's going on. The best pictures are the ones that you can puzzle over and imagine the story, or maybe imagine several stories all at once."

Riverview Gallery: Lisa Marshall (New Richmond, WI) - "I work in a traditional way of making cloth, but the colors I choose are vibrant, bringing new life to the world of weaving. I choose to use bold colors as a symbol of an appreciation for life. The weaving process slows down the creation of cloth making where much of it today is industrialized. I want my viewers to connect themselves back to the earth where the materials of my work originate in deep, ancient practice."

Overlook Gallery: Stephen Klassen (Minneapolis, MN) - "I am drawn to work with wood because it is a material that was once alive. I find the tree's story memorized in the knots, wormholes, and other particularities of its structure. These become points of entry for me into the work. Going back and forth between continuing and interrupting the history already present in the material, I repeat forms such as concentric shapes and lines and allow them to gradually mutate as I build the work."

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The Golden Legacy: 75 Years of Little Golden Books

08-12-2017

Presented by River Falls Public Library at River Falls Public Library Gallery, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This summer, the River Falls Public Library Gallery will feature an extensive collection of original illustration art from one of American publishing’s best-loved and most consequential picture book lines, Little Golden Books....

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This summer, the River Falls Public Library Gallery will feature an extensive collection of original illustration art from one of American publishing’s best-loved and most consequential picture book lines, Little Golden Books. Not-so-coincidentally, the exhibition also falls on the 75th anniversary of the essential series, which was published in Racine, WI, until 2001. 

From June 10 – August 12, 2017, the River Falls Public Library Gallery will display sixty masterpieces of original illustration art by familiar artists and children’s book illustrators. Each featured work was chosen from a vast Random House archive; this exhibit will include pieces from such picture-book classics as The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, Home for a Bunny, The Color Kittens, I Can Fly, and more. 

Located in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library, and sponsored by the River Falls Public Library Foundation. See this free exhibition Monday-Thursday from 10AM-8PM, Fridays from 10AM-6PM, and Saturdays from 10AM-4PM. Out-of-town guests, please call at 715-426-3496 or email colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org to ensure an excellent visit. Little Golden Book-inspired events are online at www.riverfallspubliclibrary.org/in-the-gallery or on our Facebook Page.  

The exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.
Images © Penguin Random House, LLC.

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Little Explorers

08-28-2017

Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children ages 3-6 and their adults. Join the fun at the...

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Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children ages 3-6 and their adults. Join the fun at the visitor center each Monday at 10 AM through Aug. 28  (with the exception of July 3).

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Segway Tours of Stillwater

10-31-2017

Presented by All American Segway at All American Segway, Lakeland
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 10:45 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 26 @ 2:15 pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 29 @ 10:45 am Thu, Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jun 29 @ 2:15 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 10:45 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 2:15 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 10:45 am Sat, Jul 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 2:15 pm Sun, Jul 02 @ 10:45 am Sun, Jul 02 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 02 @ 2:15 pm Mon, Jul 03 @ 10:45 am Mon, Jul 03 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 03 @ 2:15 pm Thu, Jul 06 @ 10:45 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Come join us on the new Brown's Creek State Trail. Enjoy all the beauty Stillwater has to offer on a guided segway tour. Our tours are great for a wide range of ages. 14+ for ages. If you can walk without assistance from a cane or walking device,...

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Come join us on the new Brown's Creek State Trail. Enjoy all the beauty Stillwater has to offer on a guided segway tour. Our tours are great for a wide range of ages. 14+ for ages. If you can walk without assistance from a cane or walking device, we can teach you how to ride a segway. Don't miss out on an opportunity to take the whole family into the outdoors.

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Bruce the Bug Guy

06-26-2017

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, June 26 from 2:00 - 2:30 pm for Bruce the Bug Guy.  Bruce presents lively, hands-on programs about insects (Hissing Roaches, Giant Silk Moths) and related arthropods. Come interact with live...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, June 26 from 2:00 - 2:30 pm for Bruce the Bug Guy.  Bruce presents lively, hands-on programs about insects (Hissing Roaches, Giant Silk Moths) and related arthropods. Come interact with live critters!  All ages welcome.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.  Program made possibly through funding from the Metropolitan Library Services Agency (MELSA).

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Relax with your friends and paint at the Water Street Inn on the beautiful St Croix River

06-26-2017

Presented by PAINTSIPNOSH at Water Street Inn, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm

Paint, Sip and Nosh!  We fuse social, creativity and celebration into one fun event! Awaken your creative side while sipping your favorite beverage and unwinding with friends. You'll create your own masterpiece while our instructors guide you...

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Paint, Sip and Nosh!  We fuse social, creativity and celebration into one fun event! Awaken your creative side while sipping your favorite beverage and unwinding with friends. You'll create your own masterpiece while our instructors guide you with EASY step-by-step process.  Includes two glasses per guest.

If you are not the “Creative” type – No Worries! Paint·Sip·Nosh events are for everyone, zero experience required. 

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Teens Teach STEM to Kids!

07-25-2017

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 11 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 18 @ 10:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25 (except July 4) from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Teens Teach STEM to Kids! Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25 (except July 4) from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Teens Teach STEM to Kids! Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at 11:00. Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts.

The program is free and registration is not required, but space is limited. 

These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays. 

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Bed and Breakfast Tours

09-04-2017

Presented by Stillwater Trolley Co at Stillwater Trolley Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

These gorgeous Victorian homes are beautiful on the outside, but wait until you see the treasures that lie within.

This 1.5 hour tour will feature a 30 minute tour of each of the following mansions.

The Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast, The...

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These gorgeous Victorian homes are beautiful on the outside, but wait until you see the treasures that lie within.

This 1.5 hour tour will feature a 30 minute tour of each of the following mansions.

The Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast, The Rivertown Inn and The Ann Bean Mansion.

 

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Open Mic Night

03-13-2018

Presented by Maple Island Brewing at Maple Island Brewing, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm + 17 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Sep 05 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 03 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Nov 07 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

All musicians are welcome! The stage opens at 5:30PM to all performers. Must come early to put your name on the list. All are welcome to enjoy!

All musicians are welcome! The stage opens at 5:30PM to all performers. Must come early to put your name on the list. All are welcome to enjoy!

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Fat Bike & Beer Series

10-31-2017

Presented by Maple Island Brewing at Maple Island Brewing, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 05 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 03 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Two of our favorite things: bikes and beer. Gather your friends for a fun evening with Maple Island Brewing and DIRO Outdoors! Start by renting one of our fat bikes for a beautiful and fun one hour self-guided ride along Brown's Creek State Trail...

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Two of our favorite things: bikes and beer. Gather your friends for a fun evening with Maple Island Brewing and DIRO Outdoors! Start by renting one of our fat bikes for a beautiful and fun one hour self-guided ride along Brown's Creek State Trail - great terrain for all riders. Rentals are provided on site at Maple Island Brewing. We recommend bringing your own bike helmet although we will have some available to use. Upon returning, have a pint of one of Maple Island's awesome craft beers on us! Maple Island Brewing is a craft micro-brewery/tap room in historic downtown Stillwater - 225 Main Street North.

 

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2017 Fajita & Margarita Cruises

10-18-2017

Presented by Afton House Inn/Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines at Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Jun 28 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 6:15 pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 05 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Jul 18 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Jul 19 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 22 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 6:15 pm - less dates and times

Our 2017 season begins with the Fajita and Margarita cruises staring on May 16th through through October 18th.  

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

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Our 2017 season begins with the Fajita and Margarita cruises staring on May 16th through through October 18th.  

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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park

08-15-2017

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 02 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 09 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 06 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 06 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is water recreation and total body fitness opportunity that will be offered in Washington County Parks this summer. 

Class size is limited and registration is required. Participants must be 14 years old or older and...

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Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is water recreation and total body fitness opportunity that will be offered in Washington County Parks this summer. 

Class size is limited and registration is required. Participants must be 14 years old or older and able to swim. Dress for water activity and the weather. The program meets on the beach at the park.

Program dates are subject to change due to severe weather (high wind, heavy rain, lightning). In the event of a weather cancellation, participants will receive a refund.

For updates, see www.co.washington.mn.us/SUP

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Nature's Cadence

07-01-2017

Presented by ArtReach St Croix at ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 01 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

At first glance, nature may appear to random, but patterns and rhythms abound in the natural world. Work by four artists whose art is informed and inspired by those rhythms is the focus of Nature’s Cadence.

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At first glance, nature may appear to random, but patterns and rhythms abound in the natural world. Work by four artists whose art is informed and inspired by those rhythms is the focus of Nature’s Cadence.

The exhibition will feature traditional craft vessels by Elizabeth Belz, watercolors by Monica Fogg, mezzotint etchings and relief engravings by Diana Hatchitt and solar etchings by David Spohn.

On view: May 18-July 1

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, June 29 at 6-8pm

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Preschool STEM Lab

07-26-2017

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

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

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays June 7 through July 26 from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Preschool STEM Lab for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays June 7 through July 26 from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Preschool STEM Lab for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in a variety of activities at their own pace. Each is meant to encourage curiosity. Each week will focus on a different theme. We hope you'll join us for this FREE, fun, family activity!

The program is free and no registration is required. 

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Gallery Exhibitions at Orange Dragon Gallery

12-23-2017

Presented by Orange Dragon Art Gallery at Orange Dragon, Prescott
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 11:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 01 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 02 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 08 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 09 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 12 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 13 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 14 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 15 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 16 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 19 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

On April 1, 2017 the Orange Dragon Art Gallery will open for the 2017 season. Located at 122 Orange Street, Prescott, WI, the Orange Dragon Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 11a to 5p from April 1 through December 23. Join us for a Meet...

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On April 1, 2017 the Orange Dragon Art Gallery will open for the 2017 season. Located at 122 Orange Street, Prescott, WI, the Orange Dragon Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 11a to 5p from April 1 through December 23. Join us for a Meet and Greet Artist Reception Friday, April 7 from 5p-7:30p.

Be sure to stop in to see the five show scheduled for 2017:

  • "Ordinary to Extraordinary" themed exhibit runs from April 1 to May 21
  • "Art Babble" runs May 24 to July 16
  • "Personal Delight" runs July 19 to August 27
  • "From Heaven to Earth" runs August 30 to October 29
  • "Wonder of Color" runs November 1 to Dec23

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at the Orange Dragon Art Gallery contact at orangedragongallery@gmail.com.

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Cruisin' On The Croix - Hot Rod & Vintage Car Show

09-13-2017

Presented by Cruisin' On The Croix at Lowell Park - North, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jul 05 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Sep 06 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 03 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Feb 07 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

There’s nothing better than a summer evening spent down by the river in downtown Stillwater. Stroll through rows of vintage and hot rod collectable cars, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live outdoor music. This is a great FREE, family-friendly...

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There’s nothing better than a summer evening spent down by the river in downtown Stillwater. Stroll through rows of vintage and hot rod collectable cars, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live outdoor music. This is a great FREE, family-friendly event on select Wednesdays during June, July, and August, and September.

The show will be downtown along the scenic St. Croix River stretching from Chestnut Street north to Mulberry St. Vendors will be on hand selling the usual car show fare: hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle korn, tacos, french fries, cheese curds, and so forth. Lots of free giveaways!

Dates for 2017: 
June 7
June 21
July 12
July 19
August 2
August 16
August 30
September 13

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100th WI Bird City Celebration

06-28-2017

Presented by Osceola Chamber of Commerce/Main Street at St Croix ArtBarn, Osceola
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

Osceola, WI has been selected as the 100th WI Bird City. 
We are all a flutter and want to Celebrate with YOU!
'Gone to the Birds' Schedule:
7:30 AM Early Bird Walk @ Lily Springs Farm- led by Kim Grveles 1930 60th Ave Osceola, WI
At the ArtBarn...





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Osceola, WI has been selected as the 100th WI Bird City. 
We are all a flutter and want to Celebrate with YOU!
'Gone to the Birds' Schedule:
7:30 AM Early Bird Walk @ Lily Springs Farm- led by Kim Grveles 1930 60th Ave Osceola, WI
At the ArtBarn 1040 Oak Ridge Dr:
4- 8 PM Bird Photography, Art Show, Sale "Meet the Artists'
4-7 PM Bird Crafts for Kids from the Osceola Public Library
4-7 PM Bird Games from St. Croix River Association
6 PM Bird Walk Brookside Trail led by Robin Maercklein
7 PM Bird Talks "Trumpeter Swan Story" by Margaret Smith Director of Trumpeter Swan Society and

'What you can do to make your property Bird-friendly" by Kim Grveles  
8 PM Bird City Award Presentation
Drawings for Arrow Canoe Paddle hand crafted @ Bending Branches. Framed Print from Standing Cedars.
Prizes & Treats compliments of Watershed Cafe
FREE Admission
$5 Donation suggested for supporting Bird Friendly Habitat 

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Blues Night

11-01-2017

Presented by Maple Island Brewing at Maple Island Brewing, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Jul 05 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Sep 06 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 04 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Nov 01 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Jan 03 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

Enjoy tunes by Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, and Junior Wells every Wednesday!

Enjoy tunes by Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, and Junior Wells every Wednesday!

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Moving Target Mystery Book Club

10-25-2017

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM for Moving Target Mystery Book Club.  Our popular mystery readers club for adults meets monthly at the Stillwater Public Library. Group members read individual titles of their...

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Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM for Moving Target Mystery Book Club.  Our popular mystery readers club for adults meets monthly at the Stillwater Public Library. Group members read individual titles of their choice based on the theme, setting, or topic selected by the group at the end of each meeting. All mystery enthusiasts are welcome. 

Program is free and no registration is necessary.  

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Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First Minnesota and Company B

01-05-2018

Presented by Washington County Historic Courthouse at Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

 In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled, “Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First...

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 In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled, “Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First Minnesota and Company B”. The exhibit will focus on local Civil War heroes from Stillwater and Washington County. Follow the stories of these brave men as they are mustered into service and fight on the battlefields of Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg. Discover their fate – Were they left behind on the battlefield or did they return to their families? If they returned, were they the same men or forever changed by their experiences?

Join us for the grand opening of the exhibit on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00am-4:30pm while we honor these heroes and celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Historic Courthouse. The exhibit will be on display in the Historic Courthouse’s Vault Exhibit Room until January 5, 2018. For more information, please call 651-275-7075 or e-mail historiccourthouse@co.washington.mn.us.

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The Galleries at The Phipps: June 23 - July 30

07-30-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 01 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 08 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 09 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 15 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

June 23 - July 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery One: Alyssa Baguss (Anoka, MN) - "With the advent of the internet, video games and social media, we can experience natural wonders never having left our...

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June 23 - July 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery One: Alyssa Baguss (Anoka, MN) - "With the advent of the internet, video games and social media, we can experience natural wonders never having left our seats... This new medium of virtual navigation is exchanging an actual experience for an abstraction of experience, forming new habits of thought and behavior about the natural world... It is this 'intangible' experience of the landscape that interests me as an artist."

Gallery Two: Angela Heida (Andover, MN) - "My aim is to share stories through ceramic figures and sculptural forms. These narratives include a series of tributes highlighting people who are selflessly serving others, a few works spotlighting those who are imprisoned for their faith, and a new grouping of works on the anxieties of daily life... I try to engage the viewer to put the pieces of the story together as they investigate the sculpture."

Gallery Two: Joseph Haid (Hudson, WI) - "Visual artists are like storytellers. Everyone really has a story to tell, demonstrate or live by. People are seen and understood by their story. It's a way to get at the source of a person's life, direction and intention. Sometimes a person can be summed up in a single word or phrase. For me, the word is 'playful.' That is the source and undercurrent spring from which I am blessed to be able to drink."

Gallery Three: Clinton Rost (Minneapolis, MN) - "We trail our private lives into the public sphere on a daily basis... We dread being alone, yet technology makes our solitude acceptable if we are experiencing it amongst others. I strive to capture the mood, the air stirring around the seemingly lonesome souls in the very public place of the cafe."

Riverview Gallery: Adam Reef (Saint Paul, MN) - "I'm interested in telling stories, or at least in suggesting stories. I love artwork that you can interpret... My favorite illustrations are full of characters and symbols, action and decoration all working together. I don't need to know for sure what's going on. The best pictures are the ones that you can puzzle over and imagine the story, or maybe imagine several stories all at once."

Riverview Gallery: Lisa Marshall (New Richmond, WI) - "I work in a traditional way of making cloth, but the colors I choose are vibrant, bringing new life to the world of weaving. I choose to use bold colors as a symbol of an appreciation for life. The weaving process slows down the creation of cloth making where much of it today is industrialized. I want my viewers to connect themselves back to the earth where the materials of my work originate in deep, ancient practice."

Overlook Gallery: Stephen Klassen (Minneapolis, MN) - "I am drawn to work with wood because it is a material that was once alive. I find the tree's story memorized in the knots, wormholes, and other particularities of its structure. These become points of entry for me into the work. Going back and forth between continuing and interrupting the history already present in the material, I repeat forms such as concentric shapes and lines and allow them to gradually mutate as I build the work."

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The Golden Legacy: 75 Years of Little Golden Books

08-12-2017

Presented by River Falls Public Library at River Falls Public Library Gallery, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This summer, the River Falls Public Library Gallery will feature an extensive collection of original illustration art from one of American publishing’s best-loved and most consequential picture book lines, Little Golden Books....

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This summer, the River Falls Public Library Gallery will feature an extensive collection of original illustration art from one of American publishing’s best-loved and most consequential picture book lines, Little Golden Books. Not-so-coincidentally, the exhibition also falls on the 75th anniversary of the essential series, which was published in Racine, WI, until 2001. 

From June 10 – August 12, 2017, the River Falls Public Library Gallery will display sixty masterpieces of original illustration art by familiar artists and children’s book illustrators. Each featured work was chosen from a vast Random House archive; this exhibit will include pieces from such picture-book classics as The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, Home for a Bunny, The Color Kittens, I Can Fly, and more. 

Located in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library, and sponsored by the River Falls Public Library Foundation. See this free exhibition Monday-Thursday from 10AM-8PM, Fridays from 10AM-6PM, and Saturdays from 10AM-4PM. Out-of-town guests, please call at 715-426-3496 or email colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org to ensure an excellent visit. Little Golden Book-inspired events are online at www.riverfallspubliclibrary.org/in-the-gallery or on our Facebook Page.  

The exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.
Images © Penguin Random House, LLC.

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Little Explorers

08-28-2017

Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children ages 3-6 and their adults. Join the fun at the...

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Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children ages 3-6 and their adults. Join the fun at the visitor center each Monday at 10 AM through Aug. 28  (with the exception of July 3).

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Segway Tours of Stillwater

10-31-2017

Presented by All American Segway at All American Segway, Lakeland
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 10:45 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 26 @ 2:15 pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 29 @ 10:45 am Thu, Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jun 29 @ 2:15 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 10:45 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 2:15 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 10:45 am Sat, Jul 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 2:15 pm Sun, Jul 02 @ 10:45 am Sun, Jul 02 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 02 @ 2:15 pm Mon, Jul 03 @ 10:45 am Mon, Jul 03 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 03 @ 2:15 pm Thu, Jul 06 @ 10:45 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Come join us on the new Brown's Creek State Trail. Enjoy all the beauty Stillwater has to offer on a guided segway tour. Our tours are great for a wide range of ages. 14+ for ages. If you can walk without assistance from a cane or walking device,...

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Come join us on the new Brown's Creek State Trail. Enjoy all the beauty Stillwater has to offer on a guided segway tour. Our tours are great for a wide range of ages. 14+ for ages. If you can walk without assistance from a cane or walking device, we can teach you how to ride a segway. Don't miss out on an opportunity to take the whole family into the outdoors.

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Bruce the Bug Guy

06-26-2017

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, June 26 from 2:00 - 2:30 pm for Bruce the Bug Guy.  Bruce presents lively, hands-on programs about insects (Hissing Roaches, Giant Silk Moths) and related arthropods. Come interact with live...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, June 26 from 2:00 - 2:30 pm for Bruce the Bug Guy.  Bruce presents lively, hands-on programs about insects (Hissing Roaches, Giant Silk Moths) and related arthropods. Come interact with live critters!  All ages welcome.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.  Program made possibly through funding from the Metropolitan Library Services Agency (MELSA).

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Relax with your friends and paint at the Water Street Inn on the beautiful St Croix River

06-26-2017

Presented by PAINTSIPNOSH at Water Street Inn, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm

Paint, Sip and Nosh!  We fuse social, creativity and celebration into one fun event! Awaken your creative side while sipping your favorite beverage and unwinding with friends. You'll create your own masterpiece while our instructors guide you...

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Paint, Sip and Nosh!  We fuse social, creativity and celebration into one fun event! Awaken your creative side while sipping your favorite beverage and unwinding with friends. You'll create your own masterpiece while our instructors guide you with EASY step-by-step process.  Includes two glasses per guest.

If you are not the “Creative” type – No Worries! Paint·Sip·Nosh events are for everyone, zero experience required. 

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Teens Teach STEM to Kids!

07-25-2017

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 11 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 18 @ 10:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25 (except July 4) from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Teens Teach STEM to Kids! Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25 (except July 4) from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Teens Teach STEM to Kids! Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at 11:00. Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts.

The program is free and registration is not required, but space is limited. 

These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays. 

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Bed and Breakfast Tours

09-04-2017

Presented by Stillwater Trolley Co at Stillwater Trolley Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

These gorgeous Victorian homes are beautiful on the outside, but wait until you see the treasures that lie within.

This 1.5 hour tour will feature a 30 minute tour of each of the following mansions.

The Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast, The...

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These gorgeous Victorian homes are beautiful on the outside, but wait until you see the treasures that lie within.

This 1.5 hour tour will feature a 30 minute tour of each of the following mansions.

The Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast, The Rivertown Inn and The Ann Bean Mansion.

 

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Open Mic Night

03-13-2018

Presented by Maple Island Brewing at Maple Island Brewing, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm + 17 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Sep 05 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 03 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Nov 07 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

All musicians are welcome! The stage opens at 5:30PM to all performers. Must come early to put your name on the list. All are welcome to enjoy!

All musicians are welcome! The stage opens at 5:30PM to all performers. Must come early to put your name on the list. All are welcome to enjoy!

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Fat Bike & Beer Series

10-31-2017

Presented by Maple Island Brewing at Maple Island Brewing, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 05 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 03 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Two of our favorite things: bikes and beer. Gather your friends for a fun evening with Maple Island Brewing and DIRO Outdoors! Start by renting one of our fat bikes for a beautiful and fun one hour self-guided ride along Brown's Creek State Trail...

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Two of our favorite things: bikes and beer. Gather your friends for a fun evening with Maple Island Brewing and DIRO Outdoors! Start by renting one of our fat bikes for a beautiful and fun one hour self-guided ride along Brown's Creek State Trail - great terrain for all riders. Rentals are provided on site at Maple Island Brewing. We recommend bringing your own bike helmet although we will have some available to use. Upon returning, have a pint of one of Maple Island's awesome craft beers on us! Maple Island Brewing is a craft micro-brewery/tap room in historic downtown Stillwater - 225 Main Street North.

 

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2017 Fajita & Margarita Cruises

10-18-2017

Presented by Afton House Inn/Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines at Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Jun 28 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 6:15 pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 05 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Jul 18 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Jul 19 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 22 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:15 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 6:15 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 6:15 pm - less dates and times

Our 2017 season begins with the Fajita and Margarita cruises staring on May 16th through through October 18th.  

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

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Our 2017 season begins with the Fajita and Margarita cruises staring on May 16th through through October 18th.  

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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park

08-15-2017

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 02 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 09 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 06 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 06 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is water recreation and total body fitness opportunity that will be offered in Washington County Parks this summer. 

Class size is limited and registration is required. Participants must be 14 years old or older and...

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Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is water recreation and total body fitness opportunity that will be offered in Washington County Parks this summer. 

Class size is limited and registration is required. Participants must be 14 years old or older and able to swim. Dress for water activity and the weather. The program meets on the beach at the park.

Program dates are subject to change due to severe weather (high wind, heavy rain, lightning). In the event of a weather cancellation, participants will receive a refund.

For updates, see www.co.washington.mn.us/SUP

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Nature's Cadence

07-01-2017

Presented by ArtReach St Croix at ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 01 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

At first glance, nature may appear to random, but patterns and rhythms abound in the natural world. Work by four artists whose art is informed and inspired by those rhythms is the focus of Nature’s Cadence.

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At first glance, nature may appear to random, but patterns and rhythms abound in the natural world. Work by four artists whose art is informed and inspired by those rhythms is the focus of Nature’s Cadence.

The exhibition will feature traditional craft vessels by Elizabeth Belz, watercolors by Monica Fogg, mezzotint etchings and relief engravings by Diana Hatchitt and solar etchings by David Spohn.

On view: May 18-July 1

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, June 29 at 6-8pm

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Preschool STEM Lab

07-26-2017

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

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

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays June 7 through July 26 from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Preschool STEM Lab for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays June 7 through July 26 from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Preschool STEM Lab for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in a variety of activities at their own pace. Each is meant to encourage curiosity. Each week will focus on a different theme. We hope you'll join us for this FREE, fun, family activity!

The program is free and no registration is required. 

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Gallery Exhibitions at Orange Dragon Gallery

12-23-2017

Presented by Orange Dragon Art Gallery at Orange Dragon, Prescott
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 11:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 01 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 02 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 06 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 08 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 09 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 12 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 13 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 14 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 15 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 16 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 19 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

On April 1, 2017 the Orange Dragon Art Gallery will open for the 2017 season. Located at 122 Orange Street, Prescott, WI, the Orange Dragon Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 11a to 5p from April 1 through December 23. Join us for a Meet...

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On April 1, 2017 the Orange Dragon Art Gallery will open for the 2017 season. Located at 122 Orange Street, Prescott, WI, the Orange Dragon Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 11a to 5p from April 1 through December 23. Join us for a Meet and Greet Artist Reception Friday, April 7 from 5p-7:30p.

Be sure to stop in to see the five show scheduled for 2017:

  • "Ordinary to Extraordinary" themed exhibit runs from April 1 to May 21
  • "Art Babble" runs May 24 to July 16
  • "Personal Delight" runs July 19 to August 27
  • "From Heaven to Earth" runs August 30 to October 29
  • "Wonder of Color" runs November 1 to Dec23

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at the Orange Dragon Art Gallery contact at orangedragongallery@gmail.com.

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Cruisin' On The Croix - Hot Rod & Vintage Car Show

09-13-2017

Presented by Cruisin' On The Croix at Lowell Park - North, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jul 05 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Sep 06 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 03 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Feb 07 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

There’s nothing better than a summer evening spent down by the river in downtown Stillwater. Stroll through rows of vintage and hot rod collectable cars, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live outdoor music. This is a great FREE, family-friendly...

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There’s nothing better than a summer evening spent down by the river in downtown Stillwater. Stroll through rows of vintage and hot rod collectable cars, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live outdoor music. This is a great FREE, family-friendly event on select Wednesdays during June, July, and August, and September.

The show will be downtown along the scenic St. Croix River stretching from Chestnut Street north to Mulberry St. Vendors will be on hand selling the usual car show fare: hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle korn, tacos, french fries, cheese curds, and so forth. Lots of free giveaways!

Dates for 2017: 
June 7
June 21
July 12
July 19
August 2
August 16
August 30
September 13

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100th WI Bird City Celebration

06-28-2017

Presented by Osceola Chamber of Commerce/Main Street at St Croix ArtBarn, Osceola
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

Osceola, WI has been selected as the 100th WI Bird City. 
We are all a flutter and want to Celebrate with YOU!
'Gone to the Birds' Schedule:
7:30 AM Early Bird Walk @ Lily Springs Farm- led by Kim Grveles 1930 60th Ave Osceola, WI
At the ArtBarn...





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Osceola, WI has been selected as the 100th WI Bird City. 
We are all a flutter and want to Celebrate with YOU!
'Gone to the Birds' Schedule:
7:30 AM Early Bird Walk @ Lily Springs Farm- led by Kim Grveles 1930 60th Ave Osceola, WI
At the ArtBarn 1040 Oak Ridge Dr:
4- 8 PM Bird Photography, Art Show, Sale "Meet the Artists'
4-7 PM Bird Crafts for Kids from the Osceola Public Library
4-7 PM Bird Games from St. Croix River Association
6 PM Bird Walk Brookside Trail led by Robin Maercklein
7 PM Bird Talks "Trumpeter Swan Story" by Margaret Smith Director of Trumpeter Swan Society and

'What you can do to make your property Bird-friendly" by Kim Grveles  
8 PM Bird City Award Presentation
Drawings for Arrow Canoe Paddle hand crafted @ Bending Branches. Framed Print from Standing Cedars.
Prizes & Treats compliments of Watershed Cafe
FREE Admission
$5 Donation suggested for supporting Bird Friendly Habitat 

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Blues Night

11-01-2017

Presented by Maple Island Brewing at Maple Island Brewing, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Jul 05 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Sep 06 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 04 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Nov 01 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Jan 03 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

Enjoy tunes by Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, and Junior Wells every Wednesday!

Enjoy tunes by Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, and Junior Wells every Wednesday!

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Moving Target Mystery Book Club

10-25-2017

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM for Moving Target Mystery Book Club.  Our popular mystery readers club for adults meets monthly at the Stillwater Public Library. Group members read individual titles of their...

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Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM for Moving Target Mystery Book Club.  Our popular mystery readers club for adults meets monthly at the Stillwater Public Library. Group members read individual titles of their choice based on the theme, setting, or topic selected by the group at the end of each meeting. All mystery enthusiasts are welcome. 

Program is free and no registration is necessary.  

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