ArtReach Events Calendar


Art-On-Tour Exhibition in the library

04-12-2020

Presented by Pleasant Hill Library at Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Visit Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station’s Art-On-Tour to examine science and nature from an artist’s perspective.  This traveling exhibition includes work from Artist at Pine Needles alumni and a St. Croix...

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Visit Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station’s Art-On-Tour to examine science and nature from an artist’s perspective.  This traveling exhibition includes work from Artist at Pine Needles alumni and a St. Croix River gunpowder mapping project by former Research Station fellow, Hailey Sauer.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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Tags:   Free Kids LiteraryVisual Arts

POSTPONED "Specimens: art, science and the human condition"

05-09-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 02 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 09 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Specimens reflects the themes of Minnesota-native, author and paleobiologist Hope Jahren’s memoir LAB GIRL. The exhibition brings together the work of ceramic sculptor Jenn Angell and the embroidered botanical illustrations of Karen Gustafson....

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Specimens reflects the themes of Minnesota-native, author and paleobiologist Hope Jahren’s memoir LAB GIRL. The exhibition brings together the work of ceramic sculptor Jenn Angell and the embroidered botanical illustrations of Karen Gustafson.  Angell’s work is self-reflective and preserves emotions and traumas the way a scientist preserves a specimen. Gustafson’s delicate, floating botanicals harken back to an era of documentation and observation before mass spectrometers and DNA sequencing used today.

Jenn Angell (Minneapolis, MN) is a 2017 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she majored in ceramics and minored in painting and psychology. She says, “Clay remembers. It gets stretched, pushed, pulled, scarred. My work is about the heavier side of the human condition and how things manifest and are contained in the physical body. The body becomes a container for these traumas, a storage space for the weight of the unconscious.” Angell’s ceramic pieces are primarily constructed with slabs and coils with sculptural elements added on. They are fired in atmospheric kilns. Angell’s recognizes how, “the intensity of the firing complements the intensity of the concept.”

Karen Gustafson (Minneapolis, MN) has her studio in the Northrup King Building and is part of the annual Art-A-Whirl events in mid-May. Her work weaves together an interest in art, science, textiles, plants, food, and health. Gustafson was inspired by research into ancient medicinal plants of the original Vienna Dioscorides herbal (512 AD) which contains the oldest surviving complete manuscript of Dioscorides’ pharmacopoeia.  She says, “These plants create a connection to this ancient text, linking past to present.  I use thread, translucent organza, and a sewing machine to create ethereal plant portraits.  Floating away from the wall, they cast a secondary shadow drawing.” Gustafson has a MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a BFA and Art History Minor, University of Minnesota.

Celebrate the opening of Specimens: art, science and the human condition on Thursday, April 2 from 6-8 PM. The show will be on view through May 9, 2020.

For the sixth consecutive year, ArtReach St. Croix has been awarded a prestigious grant to host NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. For more information about NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley and to access the full list of April events visit ValleyReads.org.

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CANCELLED - Ladies Night Out on Main Street - April 9

04-09-2020

Presented by Stillwater MainStreet IBA at Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 4:00 pm

Spend the day and evening with your friends, shopping and dining your way around historic downtown Stillwater!

Visit stores and restaurants and collect stamps on your passport to win prizes! Shop until 8:00pm then bring your passport to the...

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Spend the day and evening with your friends, shopping and dining your way around historic downtown Stillwater!

Visit stores and restaurants and collect stamps on your passport to win prizes! Shop until 8:00pm then bring your passport to the finale and winners will be drawn at 8:30!

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Tags:   FreeSpecial Events

Canceled Until Further Notice: Beta Books - Tween ARC Book Group

05-14-2020

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 4:30 pm Thu, May 14 @ 4:30 pm

Update: Stillwater Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community and our staff. To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with other Stillwater City Departments, the library will be closed...

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Update: Stillwater Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community and our staff. To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with other Stillwater City Departments, the library will be closed until further notice. All programs, meetings, and events at the library are also canceled. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will update our response plans as needed to align with public health guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on the 2nd Thursday of each month through May at 4:30 p.m. to be the first to read the newest titles as a participant of the new Beta Books - Tween ARC Book Group!  Want the scoop on new releases and upcoming books? Choose from a selection of Middle Reader ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies), read your book, then come back each month to discuss and share it in a no-pressure environment! Everyone will get a chance to talk about what they enjoyed (or didn’t!) from our ARC collection. Participants will be asked to write book reviews to be displayed. Tweens, ages 9-13ish, are welcome.

 

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Girls Who Code

04-09-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Hudson Public Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 5:15 pm

For girls who would like to join the sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Girls grades 3-5.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA...

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For girls who would like to join the sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Girls grades 3-5.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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Tags:   FreeKids

Climate Science: Local Sustainability Initiatives and How You Can Help

04-09-2020

Presented by River Falls Public Library at River Falls Library, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 6:00 pm

Space is limited, registration required.

This event is offered in cooperation with River Falls Community Education and ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts...

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Space is limited, registration required.

This event is offered in cooperation with River Falls Community Education and ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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Tags:  Free

Creative Writing Class for Adults

05-07-2020

Presented by Creating a Writing Life at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 07 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Students receive weekly suggested writing and reading assignments, encouragement, guidance and a supportive community of writers. Class size is limited to 12 students.

The class instructor is Elissa Cottle, Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Elissa...

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Students receive weekly suggested writing and reading assignments, encouragement, guidance and a supportive community of writers. Class size is limited to 12 students.

The class instructor is Elissa Cottle, Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Elissa lives in Stillwater and is a published poet, professional writer and editor for individuals pursuing creative works, businesses and nonprofits.

This is Elissa's 16th year teaching Creating a Writing Life. She guides her students to choose surprising, unique and succinct language that sustains their readers' imagination.

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Preschool Story Time: Earth Day Celebration

04-10-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am

We’ll listen to stories, spend some time outdoors, make an art or craft project and meet live animals. We will be going outside for every program so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

 

We’ll listen to stories, spend some time outdoors, make an art or craft project and meet live animals. We will be going outside for every program so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

 

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Tags:   KidsNature & Recreation

Busybody

04-19-2020

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

by Jack Popplewell

Directed by Beth Reidenbach

Nosy Mrs. Piper discovers a dead body one night while cleaning an office, but then it disappears! While the detectives are baffled, she somehow deduces both the identity of the corpse and the...

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by Jack Popplewell

Directed by Beth Reidenbach

Nosy Mrs. Piper discovers a dead body one night while cleaning an office, but then it disappears! While the detectives are baffled, she somehow deduces both the identity of the corpse and the murderer in this mystery-comedy.

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Wisconsin Campus Bird Hike

04-11-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center - Wisconsin Campus, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 8:00 am

Join the St. Croix Valley Bird Club on a morning hike on our beautiful WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound.

Join the St. Croix Valley Bird Club on a morning hike on our beautiful WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound.

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Youth Birding Competition Preparation Course

04-11-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate the many birds of Minnesota at the Hastings area Earth Day Birding Festival. This is the sixth year the Hastings Environmental Protectors has teamed up with CNC for the Birding Festival. This year, Carpenter Nature Center is celebrating...

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Celebrate the many birds of Minnesota at the Hastings area Earth Day Birding Festival. This is the sixth year the Hastings Environmental Protectors has teamed up with CNC for the Birding Festival. This year, Carpenter Nature Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by recruiting 50 youth birding teams to participate.

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Pour Painting Art Class

04-25-2020

Presented by Sharon Weiser, Art Instructor at Sharon Weiser Art Studio/Gallery, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

This process is more fun than you can imagine! So easy, relaxing and creative. Pick your colors, mix in cups, pour onto the canvas and watch the magic happen.  Two 8x10 paintings will be poured. Bring an apron or old shirt--it's a messy...

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This process is more fun than you can imagine! So easy, relaxing and creative. Pick your colors, mix in cups, pour onto the canvas and watch the magic happen.  Two 8x10 paintings will be poured. Bring an apron or old shirt--it's a messy experience. All materials are provided.

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Mindfulness in Nature

05-02-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 02 @ 10:00 am

Join instructor Tonya Schmitt, MEd and RYT-500 yoga teacher for a gentle hour-long program Saturday mornings in April & May. Engage in sensory-focused mindfulness by breathing deeply, performing simple movements, being in nature, and hearing...

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Join instructor Tonya Schmitt, MEd and RYT-500 yoga teacher for a gentle hour-long program Saturday mornings in April & May. Engage in sensory-focused mindfulness by breathing deeply, performing simple movements, being in nature, and hearing stories of environmental awareness. Yoga mats are not necessary. Be sure to dress for the outdoors.

 

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Canceled Until Further Notice: Second Saturday Storytime

05-09-2020

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:15 am Sat, May 09 @ 10:15 am

Update: Stillwater Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community and our staff. To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with other Stillwater City Departments, the library will be closed...

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Update: Stillwater Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community and our staff. To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with other Stillwater City Departments, the library will be closed until further notice. All programs, meetings, and events at the library are also canceled. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will update our response plans as needed to align with public health guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

Join us at Stillwater Public Library the second Saturday of each month from 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to start your day off with Saturday Family Storytime. We'll share stories, songs, puppets and more designed to enhance your child's literacy skills!

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

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CANCELED - Nature Walk with MN DNR

04-11-2020

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:30 am

Linda has been working as a naturalist in Minnesota with the DNR for 25 years and will share some of her many tree stories and experiences in nature. Dress for the weather!

Class is geared for adults. We will meet in the free parking lot off of...

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Linda has been working as a naturalist in Minnesota with the DNR for 25 years and will share some of her many tree stories and experiences in nature. Dress for the weather!

Class is geared for adults. We will meet in the free parking lot off of Laurel Street East in downtown Stillwater, at the eastern end of the trail. Registration is required so we can communicate any changes due to inclement weather.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org

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Tags:   FreeNature & Recreation

CANCELED - Seed Swap

04-11-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Valley Branch Library, Lakeland
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

Gardeners of all abilities are welcome to share and exchange extra seeds at the Valley Library Seed Swap. Bring any extra heirloom seeds or starts to exchange with other neighbors. Participants and families will also be able to create native...

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Gardeners of all abilities are welcome to share and exchange extra seeds at the Valley Library Seed Swap. Bring any extra heirloom seeds or starts to exchange with other neighbors. Participants and families will also be able to create native sunflower seed bombs to take home

This workshop is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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POSTPONED: Mango Blonde Release Party & Luau

04-11-2020

Presented by Lift Bridge Brewing Co at Lift Bridge Brewing Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm
Please join us in celebrating our delicious Mango Blonde! We will be featuring some awesome bands and a food truck. While you're here you can get your hands on our exclusive/limited flavor -- You Mango Me Crazy Hard Seltzer! Loaded with Natural...
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Please join us in celebrating our delicious Mango Blonde! We will be featuring some awesome bands and a food truck. While you're here you can get your hands on our exclusive/limited flavor -- You Mango Me Crazy Hard Seltzer! Loaded with Natural Mango flavor to celebrate the return of grass skirt season. Aloha! 5.0% ABV, 130 cal, GF and All Natural. We will also have a limbo contest, a hula dancing contest, and other activities throughout the day. So come ready to shake your grass skirts!!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Noon-1pm free admission
Event is from 12-10pm. 21+ ONLY after 7pm. Ticket price includes a beer token or two root beer tickets.
Order tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Femklu
Hope to see you all there!
#LBMangoLuau #LBMangoBlonde
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CANCELED - Nature Walk with MN DNR

04-11-2020

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm

Linda has been working as a naturalist in Minnesota with the DNR for 25 years and will share some of her many tree stories and experiences in nature. Dress for the weather!

Class is geared for adults. We will meet in the free parking lot off of...

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Linda has been working as a naturalist in Minnesota with the DNR for 25 years and will share some of her many tree stories and experiences in nature. Dress for the weather!

Class is geared for adults. We will meet in the free parking lot off of Laurel Street East in downtown Stillwater, at the eastern end of the trail. Registration is required so we can communicate any changes due to inclement weather.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org

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Tags:   FreeNature & Recreation

Art-On-Tour Exhibition in the library

04-16-2020

Presented by Valley Branch Library at Valley Branch Library, Lakeland
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Visit Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station’s Art-On-Tour to examine science and nature from an artist’s perspective.  This traveling exhibition includes work from Artist at Pine Needles alumni and a St. Croix...

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Visit Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station’s Art-On-Tour to examine science and nature from an artist’s perspective.  This traveling exhibition includes work from Artist at Pine Needles alumni and a St. Croix River gunpowder mapping project by former Research Station fellow, Hailey Sauer.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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Tags:   Free Kids LiteraryVisual Arts

Mindfulness and Meditation

04-13-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Hudson Public Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm

Research shows these two practices reduce stress, relieve pain and teach people to live in and enjoy the moment. Join us for a two-part workshop led by Chantal Doriott, a certified instructor. Register for each session separately.

Session One:...

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Research shows these two practices reduce stress, relieve pain and teach people to live in and enjoy the moment. Join us for a two-part workshop led by Chantal Doriott, a certified instructor. Register for each session separately.

Session One: Meditation

An introduction to meditation. Meditation doesn’t mean you sit quietly, trying to not think. Rather, it’s an exploration of your thoughts and a gift you give yourself. Learn practices that can bring peace and a sense of calm.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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CANCELED - Lab Girl Book Discussion

04-13-2020

Presented by Bayport Public Library at Bayport Public Library, Bayport
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm

Please register at https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/6361389 if you would like to receive an email reminder, though registration is not necessary to attend!

This discussion is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St....

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Please register at https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/6361389 if you would like to receive an email reminder, though registration is not necessary to attend!

This discussion is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org

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Tags:   FreeLiterary

Art-On-Tour Exhibition in the library

04-12-2020

Presented by Pleasant Hill Library at Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Visit Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station’s Art-On-Tour to examine science and nature from an artist’s perspective.  This traveling exhibition includes work from Artist at Pine Needles alumni and a St. Croix...

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Visit Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station’s Art-On-Tour to examine science and nature from an artist’s perspective.  This traveling exhibition includes work from Artist at Pine Needles alumni and a St. Croix River gunpowder mapping project by former Research Station fellow, Hailey Sauer.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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Tags:   Free Kids LiteraryVisual Arts

POSTPONED "Specimens: art, science and the human condition"

05-09-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 02 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 09 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Specimens reflects the themes of Minnesota-native, author and paleobiologist Hope Jahren’s memoir LAB GIRL. The exhibition brings together the work of ceramic sculptor Jenn Angell and the embroidered botanical illustrations of Karen Gustafson....

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Specimens reflects the themes of Minnesota-native, author and paleobiologist Hope Jahren’s memoir LAB GIRL. The exhibition brings together the work of ceramic sculptor Jenn Angell and the embroidered botanical illustrations of Karen Gustafson.  Angell’s work is self-reflective and preserves emotions and traumas the way a scientist preserves a specimen. Gustafson’s delicate, floating botanicals harken back to an era of documentation and observation before mass spectrometers and DNA sequencing used today.

Jenn Angell (Minneapolis, MN) is a 2017 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she majored in ceramics and minored in painting and psychology. She says, “Clay remembers. It gets stretched, pushed, pulled, scarred. My work is about the heavier side of the human condition and how things manifest and are contained in the physical body. The body becomes a container for these traumas, a storage space for the weight of the unconscious.” Angell’s ceramic pieces are primarily constructed with slabs and coils with sculptural elements added on. They are fired in atmospheric kilns. Angell’s recognizes how, “the intensity of the firing complements the intensity of the concept.”

Karen Gustafson (Minneapolis, MN) has her studio in the Northrup King Building and is part of the annual Art-A-Whirl events in mid-May. Her work weaves together an interest in art, science, textiles, plants, food, and health. Gustafson was inspired by research into ancient medicinal plants of the original Vienna Dioscorides herbal (512 AD) which contains the oldest surviving complete manuscript of Dioscorides’ pharmacopoeia.  She says, “These plants create a connection to this ancient text, linking past to present.  I use thread, translucent organza, and a sewing machine to create ethereal plant portraits.  Floating away from the wall, they cast a secondary shadow drawing.” Gustafson has a MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a BFA and Art History Minor, University of Minnesota.

Celebrate the opening of Specimens: art, science and the human condition on Thursday, April 2 from 6-8 PM. The show will be on view through May 9, 2020.

For the sixth consecutive year, ArtReach St. Croix has been awarded a prestigious grant to host NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. For more information about NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley and to access the full list of April events visit ValleyReads.org.

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CANCELLED - Ladies Night Out on Main Street - April 9

04-09-2020

Presented by Stillwater MainStreet IBA at Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 4:00 pm

Spend the day and evening with your friends, shopping and dining your way around historic downtown Stillwater!

Visit stores and restaurants and collect stamps on your passport to win prizes! Shop until 8:00pm then bring your passport to the...

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Spend the day and evening with your friends, shopping and dining your way around historic downtown Stillwater!

Visit stores and restaurants and collect stamps on your passport to win prizes! Shop until 8:00pm then bring your passport to the finale and winners will be drawn at 8:30!

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Tags:   FreeSpecial Events

Canceled Until Further Notice: Beta Books - Tween ARC Book Group

05-14-2020

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 4:30 pm Thu, May 14 @ 4:30 pm

Update: Stillwater Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community and our staff. To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with other Stillwater City Departments, the library will be closed...

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Update: Stillwater Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community and our staff. To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with other Stillwater City Departments, the library will be closed until further notice. All programs, meetings, and events at the library are also canceled. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will update our response plans as needed to align with public health guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on the 2nd Thursday of each month through May at 4:30 p.m. to be the first to read the newest titles as a participant of the new Beta Books - Tween ARC Book Group!  Want the scoop on new releases and upcoming books? Choose from a selection of Middle Reader ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies), read your book, then come back each month to discuss and share it in a no-pressure environment! Everyone will get a chance to talk about what they enjoyed (or didn’t!) from our ARC collection. Participants will be asked to write book reviews to be displayed. Tweens, ages 9-13ish, are welcome.

 

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Girls Who Code

04-09-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Hudson Public Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 5:15 pm

For girls who would like to join the sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Girls grades 3-5.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA...

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For girls who would like to join the sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Girls grades 3-5.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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Climate Science: Local Sustainability Initiatives and How You Can Help

04-09-2020

Presented by River Falls Public Library at River Falls Library, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 6:00 pm

Space is limited, registration required.

This event is offered in cooperation with River Falls Community Education and ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts...

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Space is limited, registration required.

This event is offered in cooperation with River Falls Community Education and ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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Creative Writing Class for Adults

05-07-2020

Presented by Creating a Writing Life at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 07 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Students receive weekly suggested writing and reading assignments, encouragement, guidance and a supportive community of writers. Class size is limited to 12 students.

The class instructor is Elissa Cottle, Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Elissa...

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Students receive weekly suggested writing and reading assignments, encouragement, guidance and a supportive community of writers. Class size is limited to 12 students.

The class instructor is Elissa Cottle, Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Elissa lives in Stillwater and is a published poet, professional writer and editor for individuals pursuing creative works, businesses and nonprofits.

This is Elissa's 16th year teaching Creating a Writing Life. She guides her students to choose surprising, unique and succinct language that sustains their readers' imagination.

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Preschool Story Time: Earth Day Celebration

04-10-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am

We’ll listen to stories, spend some time outdoors, make an art or craft project and meet live animals. We will be going outside for every program so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

 

We’ll listen to stories, spend some time outdoors, make an art or craft project and meet live animals. We will be going outside for every program so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

 

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Busybody

04-19-2020

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

by Jack Popplewell

Directed by Beth Reidenbach

Nosy Mrs. Piper discovers a dead body one night while cleaning an office, but then it disappears! While the detectives are baffled, she somehow deduces both the identity of the corpse and the...

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by Jack Popplewell

Directed by Beth Reidenbach

Nosy Mrs. Piper discovers a dead body one night while cleaning an office, but then it disappears! While the detectives are baffled, she somehow deduces both the identity of the corpse and the murderer in this mystery-comedy.

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Wisconsin Campus Bird Hike

04-11-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center - Wisconsin Campus, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 8:00 am

Join the St. Croix Valley Bird Club on a morning hike on our beautiful WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound.

Join the St. Croix Valley Bird Club on a morning hike on our beautiful WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound.

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Youth Birding Competition Preparation Course

04-11-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate the many birds of Minnesota at the Hastings area Earth Day Birding Festival. This is the sixth year the Hastings Environmental Protectors has teamed up with CNC for the Birding Festival. This year, Carpenter Nature Center is celebrating...

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Celebrate the many birds of Minnesota at the Hastings area Earth Day Birding Festival. This is the sixth year the Hastings Environmental Protectors has teamed up with CNC for the Birding Festival. This year, Carpenter Nature Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by recruiting 50 youth birding teams to participate.

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Pour Painting Art Class

04-25-2020

Presented by Sharon Weiser, Art Instructor at Sharon Weiser Art Studio/Gallery, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

This process is more fun than you can imagine! So easy, relaxing and creative. Pick your colors, mix in cups, pour onto the canvas and watch the magic happen.  Two 8x10 paintings will be poured. Bring an apron or old shirt--it's a messy...

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This process is more fun than you can imagine! So easy, relaxing and creative. Pick your colors, mix in cups, pour onto the canvas and watch the magic happen.  Two 8x10 paintings will be poured. Bring an apron or old shirt--it's a messy experience. All materials are provided.

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Mindfulness in Nature

05-02-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 02 @ 10:00 am

Join instructor Tonya Schmitt, MEd and RYT-500 yoga teacher for a gentle hour-long program Saturday mornings in April & May. Engage in sensory-focused mindfulness by breathing deeply, performing simple movements, being in nature, and hearing...

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Join instructor Tonya Schmitt, MEd and RYT-500 yoga teacher for a gentle hour-long program Saturday mornings in April & May. Engage in sensory-focused mindfulness by breathing deeply, performing simple movements, being in nature, and hearing stories of environmental awareness. Yoga mats are not necessary. Be sure to dress for the outdoors.

 

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Canceled Until Further Notice: Second Saturday Storytime

05-09-2020

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:15 am Sat, May 09 @ 10:15 am

Update: Stillwater Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community and our staff. To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with other Stillwater City Departments, the library will be closed...

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Update: Stillwater Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community and our staff. To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with other Stillwater City Departments, the library will be closed until further notice. All programs, meetings, and events at the library are also canceled. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will update our response plans as needed to align with public health guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

Join us at Stillwater Public Library the second Saturday of each month from 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to start your day off with Saturday Family Storytime. We'll share stories, songs, puppets and more designed to enhance your child's literacy skills!

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

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CANCELED - Nature Walk with MN DNR

04-11-2020

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:30 am

Linda has been working as a naturalist in Minnesota with the DNR for 25 years and will share some of her many tree stories and experiences in nature. Dress for the weather!

Class is geared for adults. We will meet in the free parking lot off of...

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Linda has been working as a naturalist in Minnesota with the DNR for 25 years and will share some of her many tree stories and experiences in nature. Dress for the weather!

Class is geared for adults. We will meet in the free parking lot off of Laurel Street East in downtown Stillwater, at the eastern end of the trail. Registration is required so we can communicate any changes due to inclement weather.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org

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CANCELED - Seed Swap

04-11-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Valley Branch Library, Lakeland
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

Gardeners of all abilities are welcome to share and exchange extra seeds at the Valley Library Seed Swap. Bring any extra heirloom seeds or starts to exchange with other neighbors. Participants and families will also be able to create native...

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Gardeners of all abilities are welcome to share and exchange extra seeds at the Valley Library Seed Swap. Bring any extra heirloom seeds or starts to exchange with other neighbors. Participants and families will also be able to create native sunflower seed bombs to take home

This workshop is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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POSTPONED: Mango Blonde Release Party & Luau

04-11-2020

Presented by Lift Bridge Brewing Co at Lift Bridge Brewing Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm
Please join us in celebrating our delicious Mango Blonde! We will be featuring some awesome bands and a food truck. While you're here you can get your hands on our exclusive/limited flavor -- You Mango Me Crazy Hard Seltzer! Loaded with Natural...
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Please join us in celebrating our delicious Mango Blonde! We will be featuring some awesome bands and a food truck. While you're here you can get your hands on our exclusive/limited flavor -- You Mango Me Crazy Hard Seltzer! Loaded with Natural Mango flavor to celebrate the return of grass skirt season. Aloha! 5.0% ABV, 130 cal, GF and All Natural. We will also have a limbo contest, a hula dancing contest, and other activities throughout the day. So come ready to shake your grass skirts!!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Noon-1pm free admission
Event is from 12-10pm. 21+ ONLY after 7pm. Ticket price includes a beer token or two root beer tickets.
Order tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Femklu
Hope to see you all there!
#LBMangoLuau #LBMangoBlonde
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CANCELED - Nature Walk with MN DNR

04-11-2020

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm

Linda has been working as a naturalist in Minnesota with the DNR for 25 years and will share some of her many tree stories and experiences in nature. Dress for the weather!

Class is geared for adults. We will meet in the free parking lot off of...

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Linda has been working as a naturalist in Minnesota with the DNR for 25 years and will share some of her many tree stories and experiences in nature. Dress for the weather!

Class is geared for adults. We will meet in the free parking lot off of Laurel Street East in downtown Stillwater, at the eastern end of the trail. Registration is required so we can communicate any changes due to inclement weather.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org

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Art-On-Tour Exhibition in the library

04-16-2020

Presented by Valley Branch Library at Valley Branch Library, Lakeland
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Visit Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station’s Art-On-Tour to examine science and nature from an artist’s perspective.  This traveling exhibition includes work from Artist at Pine Needles alumni and a St. Croix...

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Visit Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station’s Art-On-Tour to examine science and nature from an artist’s perspective.  This traveling exhibition includes work from Artist at Pine Needles alumni and a St. Croix River gunpowder mapping project by former Research Station fellow, Hailey Sauer.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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Mindfulness and Meditation

04-13-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Hudson Public Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm

Research shows these two practices reduce stress, relieve pain and teach people to live in and enjoy the moment. Join us for a two-part workshop led by Chantal Doriott, a certified instructor. Register for each session separately.

Session One:...

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Research shows these two practices reduce stress, relieve pain and teach people to live in and enjoy the moment. Join us for a two-part workshop led by Chantal Doriott, a certified instructor. Register for each session separately.

Session One: Meditation

An introduction to meditation. Meditation doesn’t mean you sit quietly, trying to not think. Rather, it’s an exploration of your thoughts and a gift you give yourself. Learn practices that can bring peace and a sense of calm.

This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org.

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CANCELED - Lab Girl Book Discussion

04-13-2020

Presented by Bayport Public Library at Bayport Public Library, Bayport
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm

Please register at https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/6361389 if you would like to receive an email reminder, though registration is not necessary to attend!

This discussion is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St....

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Please register at https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/6361389 if you would like to receive an email reminder, though registration is not necessary to attend!

This discussion is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  In April 2020, we are encouraging everyone to read LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren and join St. Croix Valley neighbors in a month of programs and activities related to themes found in the book. More information at https://www.valleyreads.org

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