ArtReach Events Calendar


Public Bird Banding

01-24-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 8:00 am

Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

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"Natural Occurrences" exhibition

02-15-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

With naturally-dyed batik textiles, sculptural ceramics and photography the push and pull of organic processes is central to this exhibition.  Plant life, water, rocks and landscapes offer rich inspiration, as well as source material, for the...

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With naturally-dyed batik textiles, sculptural ceramics and photography the push and pull of organic processes is central to this exhibition.  Plant life, water, rocks and landscapes offer rich inspiration, as well as source material, for the work of Emily Donovan, Ani Kasten and Lars Samuelsson, three distinctive local artists.
Emily Donovan (Minneapolis, MN) loves to travel, but her heart belongs to Minnesota. The state's North Woods and the cycle of the seasons are both influential and essential to her batik art, which relies on wax and handmade dyes made from foraged materials. Donovan studied art history and visual art at the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in printmaking and painting. Her process of hand dyeing creates what she calls a "living mark," tracking the movement and infusion of her pigments into paper fibers and encapsulating her experiences and discoveries in the outdoors.

Ani Kasten (Shafer, MN) is a ceramic artist. Her sculptural forms draw from natural and geological imagery, exploring the meeting point of natural phenomena and human influence. Kasten seeks to unearth the refined within the rough, the beauty in ugliness, creating forms that are imbued with extreme fragility yet exhibiting inner strength. Using the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques, she makes craggy vessels and rough forms with inclusions like rocks and wire. Kasten is a host for the nationally recognized St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour.

Lars Samuelsson (Hugo, MN) is a photographer. In addition to photographing 2 and 3d artwork, he has several ongoing photographic projects. His work in this exhibition is a black and white exploration of tree roots. These stark, gnarly photographs meditate on organic processes and natural spaces.  Prior to Hugo, Samuelsson lived in Rochester, NY where he received his MFA in photography from the Visual Studies Workshop at the State University of New York in Brockport.

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WINTERFEST

01-26-2020

Presented by One23 Events at JX Event Venue, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm

The third annual Winterfest is a community-wide celebration for all things winter and Stillwater, January 18-26th, 2020. 

The University of Stillwater is the fictitious St. Croix community for our Winter Games. Come join fellow weekend warrior...

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The third annual Winterfest is a community-wide celebration for all things winter and Stillwater, January 18-26th, 2020. 

The University of Stillwater is the fictitious St. Croix community for our Winter Games. Come join fellow weekend warrior "classmates" in this epic celebration of winter fun. With the Fighting Storks as the campus mascot (representing the Birthplace of Minnesota), we dominate winter together!   

See the Schedule of Events for a detailed timeline (check back frequently for updates).

#WinterFest,  #Storktastic, #CannotStorkingWait

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Cozy Owls!

01-24-2020

Presented by Kari's Create & Paint Studio at Kari's Create & Paint Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm

Looking for something relaxing to do in this cold weather? Cozy on up with someone you love and paint this cute owl babies painting with an artist led instructor! No painting experience necessary. Hope to see you here!

Looking for something relaxing to do in this cold weather? Cozy on up with someone you love and paint this cute owl babies painting with an artist led instructor! No painting experience necessary. Hope to see you here!

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Minnesota Campus Owl Prowl

01-24-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm

This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. If there is enough snow cover, snowshoes will be provided or you may bring your...

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This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. If there is enough snow cover, snowshoes will be provided or you may bring your own.

 

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Marine Library 8th Birthday Party with author Laurie Allmann

01-24-2020

Presented by Marine Community Library at Marine Village Hall, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

8th Marine Library Birthday Celebration
with Laurie Allmann

Join us for an evening celebrating Marine Community Library’s 8th birthday, with stories and poetry by local, award-winning environmental writer Laurie Allmann, author of An Hour...

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8th Marine Library Birthday Celebration
with Laurie Allmann

Join us for an evening celebrating Marine Community Library’s 8th birthday, with stories and poetry by local, award-winning environmental writer Laurie Allmann, author of An Hour From Now. Talented young cellist, Alice Ryan, will provide accompaniment. Birthday cake will be served!

 

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Live Music at Charlie's Irish Pub

03-28-2020

Presented by Water Street Inn, Charlie's Irish Pub at Charlie's Irish Pub, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 07 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 08 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 06 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Live music for Charlie’s Irish Pub in the Historic Water Street Inn located in downtown Stillwater. Charlie’s Pub features live Irish music every Friday and Saturday night from 7:30pm to 11:30pm.

Live music for Charlie’s Irish Pub in the Historic Water Street Inn located in downtown Stillwater. Charlie’s Pub features live Irish music every Friday and Saturday night from 7:30pm to 11:30pm.

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A Shayna Maidel

02-02-2020

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Two sisters – one a survivor of the Holocaust, the other sheltered in America – meet after a separation of almost 20 years. Their heart-wrenching reunion shows that if war can tear a family to pieces, love can put it back together.

 

Two sisters – one a survivor of the Holocaust, the other sheltered in America – meet after a separation of almost 20 years. Their heart-wrenching reunion shows that if war can tear a family to pieces, love can put it back together.

 

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Fused Glass layering Class

01-25-2020

Presented by Alchemy Arts Studio at Alchemy Arts Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

Fused Glass Class working with layers and powders, learn to work with layers of glass and powders to create organic interesting fused glass pieces.

You will create a 9" platter of your design and colors.Your platter piece will be fired multiple...

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Fused Glass Class working with layers and powders, learn to work with layers of glass and powders to create organic interesting fused glass pieces.

You will create a 9" platter of your design and colors.Your platter piece will be fired multiple times and formed into a plate.

Plan to pick up later after kiln firings

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Frozen Flannel Outdoor Curling & Bonspiel

01-25-2020

Presented by at Lily Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

It's More Fun in Flannel!
January 25, 2020 on Lily Lake in Stillwater, MN
Teams must register by January 4, 2020  -  open to the public for spectating and cheering
Teams will be playing for the "Best Team Uniform" and official "Golden...

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It's More Fun in Flannel!
January 25, 2020 on Lily Lake in Stillwater, MN
Teams must register by January 4, 2020  -  open to the public for spectating and cheering
Teams will be playing for the "Best Team Uniform" and official "Golden Broom" trophy!
Traditional Scottish Bagpipe procession

Learn to Curl Session
NEW Bugs Free Bags Tourney (cornhole) - register day of @ Lily Lake - competition starts at 1pm ($20/team)
This modified bonspiel promises to be a one-of-a-kind event where fun & socializing are encouraged.  A portion of the proceeds, from the event and all online donations, will go to support Community Thread:  Learn more about this Stillwater organization: https://communitythreadmn.org/

Fire & Ice Bar and food trucks, presented by One 23 Events:  Food, libations and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale during event. All sales start at 10am however alcohol sales begin at noon.  We encourage carpooling and designated drivers.

 

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Garden All Year Long!

01-25-2020

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 9:30 am

Growing sprouts or pea shoots is a very old tradition. Did you know that you can grow fresh salad greens year-round in modern homes with no lights, no greenhouse, and little more than a cupboard and a windowsill? Lee Olson will teach you how to...

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Growing sprouts or pea shoots is a very old tradition. Did you know that you can grow fresh salad greens year-round in modern homes with no lights, no greenhouse, and little more than a cupboard and a windowsill? Lee Olson will teach you how to grow microgreens in soil and you’ll go home with 5 trays (broccoli, buckwheat, peas, radishes and sunflowers) to use in your own meals. You’ll learn to grow these easy-to-grow, delicious, healthy salad greens in less than twelve days at about 10% of the cost of buying them at the market. You will also learn where to get supplies to continue growing. This workshop will have first-time and experienced gardeners discovering the fun and productive world of indoor salad gardening.

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Sawdust Savvy, DIY Workshop!

01-25-2020

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a 3 hour workshop where you will get the opportunity to stain, stencil and paint your own one-of-a-kind DIY sign. Our workshops are instructor led and loads of fun!

 

Join us for a 3 hour workshop where you will get the opportunity to stain, stencil and paint your own one-of-a-kind DIY sign. Our workshops are instructor led and loads of fun!

 

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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, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 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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Open House for New 2020-21 Students

01-25-2020

Presented by River Grove: A Marine Area Community School at River Grove: A Marine Area Community School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am

River Grove is a K-6, tuition-free public charter school in Marine on St. Croix, MN, just minutes north of Stillwater, MN. River Grove’s community school structure, natural surroundings, and small school environment create the ideal blend of...

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River Grove is a K-6, tuition-free public charter school in Marine on St. Croix, MN, just minutes north of Stillwater, MN. River Grove’s community school structure, natural surroundings, and small school environment create the ideal blend of social, developmental, and academic benefits for your child.

* Children need a broad variety of learning experiences and settings. Our stunning forest campus gets students out of traditional classrooms, turning our many alternative learning spaces into a springboard for everyday curriculum.
* Our engaged families and community members partner with our exceptional staff to ensure students succeed academically; are supported socially, emotionally, and physically; and learn in a safe and healthy environment.
* Our teacher-powered school empowers your child's educators to determine the curriculum and delivery, enabling innovative, responsive, and personalized teaching methods. Why? Because students are happier and more engaged in their own learning!

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Pasta: Noodles of Fun

01-25-2020

Presented by Midwest Food Connection at River Market Community Co-op, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 11:00 am

By watching the creation of dough and making their own noodles, students will learn about the ingredients and processes that go into this grain-based food eaten worldwide.  Whether it’s made from corn or wheat or rice, students discover the...

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By watching the creation of dough and making their own noodles, students will learn about the ingredients and processes that go into this grain-based food eaten worldwide.  Whether it’s made from corn or wheat or rice, students discover the delicious ways people use grains to make their pasta and just how easy it is! Suitable for ages 5-12.

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Winter Ice Cream Social

01-25-2020

Presented by Washington County Historical Society at Lowell Park - North, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

Are you going to let a little bit of snow and freezing temperatures keep you indoors?! Of course not! We're Minnesotans!

January is the perfect time for an Ice Cream Social! The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) will hold an...

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Are you going to let a little bit of snow and freezing temperatures keep you indoors?! Of course not! We're Minnesotans!

January is the perfect time for an Ice Cream Social! The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) will hold an old-fashioned ice cream social at downtown Stillwater’s Lowell Park Mulberry Point.

With FREE ice cream from Leo's Malt Shop, you won't even notice those cold gusts of wind off the riverDon your warmest winter wear and join us in helping continue this fun (but admittedly a bit silly) Stillwater tradition! 

Root beer will be furnished by Lift Bridge Brewery for root beer floats. The ice cream is free to everyone; there will be a nominal charge for the chili. Coffee will also be provided & chili will be available for a nominal fee.

You can also head up to the NEW rooftop patio at Water Street Inn and enjoy a hot chocolate bar from 1-6pm!

The event is free to the public and donations to the Washington County Historical Society will be accepted. For more information please call the Historical Society at 651-439-5956 or visit www.wchsmn.org.

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Rustic Elegance - Stacked Bracelet Class

01-25-2020

Presented by Marquess Studios at Marquess Studios, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm

This set of stacked bracelets is inspired by our winter collection, "Rustic Elegance," found in Kowalski's Markets, boutiques around the Twin Cities and in our online store. Each guest will make a set of 3 (or 5) stacked bracelets that fit...

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This set of stacked bracelets is inspired by our winter collection, "Rustic Elegance," found in Kowalski's Markets, boutiques around the Twin Cities and in our online store. Each guest will make a set of 3 (or 5) stacked bracelets that fit perfectly and are personalized with your choice of beads and add some vintage baubles. Such a versatile statement piece! 1.5 - 2 hours

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Tea - The Almighty Leaf & Its Health Benefits

01-26-2020

Presented by Washington County Parks at Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm

Tea has been considered as a treasured elixir for thousands of years and now in modern times, is labeled a super food. Take a moment of respite to explore its amazing health benefits with Joy Sorich of Cup of Joy. Sip and sample delicious teas...

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Tea has been considered as a treasured elixir for thousands of years and now in modern times, is labeled a super food. Take a moment of respite to explore its amazing health benefits with Joy Sorich of Cup of Joy. Sip and sample delicious teas and savor a light, complementary luncheon in the stately courtroom of the Washington County Historic Courthouse.

Menu:

Mixed green salad with Cucumber, Shaved red onion, goat cheese, sliced almonds & Tea infused Champagne vinaigrette

Pureed Green Pear Tea, Butternut Squash Soup

Yellow Lentil Citrus Ginger Green Tea Soup

A healthy sweet treat (TBD)

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Fused Glass Powder Class

01-26-2020

Presented by Alchemy Arts Studio at Alchemy Arts Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm

Fused glass class working with powders on paper. We will show 2 different ways to work with glass powders and fiber paper to create stunning designs that cannot be done in the more typical fused glass process.

You will create a plate of your...

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Fused glass class working with powders on paper. We will show 2 different ways to work with glass powders and fiber paper to create stunning designs that cannot be done in the more typical fused glass process.

You will create a plate of your design and colors. Create 1 8″ or 9″ square plate or 2 6″ square plates. Your plate piece will be fired multiple times and formed into a plate.

Plan to pick up later after kiln firings

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The High 48s with Becky Schlegel

01-26-2020

Presented by Holle Brian - music, events and art at Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center, Taylors Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy one of the area's top bluegrass bands with special guest MN singer/songwriter Beck Schlegel at the historic TF Community Center! Coffee and treats will be available for purchase. Concerts benefit the Friends of the TF Parks and Recreation...

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Enjoy one of the area's top bluegrass bands with special guest MN singer/songwriter Beck Schlegel at the historic TF Community Center! Coffee and treats will be available for purchase. Concerts benefit the Friends of the TF Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All-School Open House and Tours

01-28-2020

Presented by St. Croix Catholic School at St. Croix Catholic School, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am

St. Croix Catholic School will host an all-school open house and tours throughout the school day on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Prospective families interested in preschool – Grade 8 enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year are invited to this...

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St. Croix Catholic School will host an all-school open house and tours throughout the school day on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Prospective families interested in preschool – Grade 8 enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year are invited to this event.

Holding the open house and offering tours during the school day will allow families to see the school in action. Attendees will be able to hear from the principal, meet the teachers, see classrooms in action, and visit with current families. The school’s preschool, elementary, and middle school programs will be open for tours.

The school is accepting admissions applications for the 2020-2021 school year, January 8 through February 18, 2020. More information may be found on the school’s website, www.stcroixcatholic.org. Prospective families may also contact Admissions Coordinator, Lauren Junker at ljunker@stccs.com or 651.439.5581 x322 for more information.

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Public Bird Banding

01-24-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 8:00 am

Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

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"Natural Occurrences" exhibition

02-15-2020

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

With naturally-dyed batik textiles, sculptural ceramics and photography the push and pull of organic processes is central to this exhibition.  Plant life, water, rocks and landscapes offer rich inspiration, as well as source material, for the...

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With naturally-dyed batik textiles, sculptural ceramics and photography the push and pull of organic processes is central to this exhibition.  Plant life, water, rocks and landscapes offer rich inspiration, as well as source material, for the work of Emily Donovan, Ani Kasten and Lars Samuelsson, three distinctive local artists.
Emily Donovan (Minneapolis, MN) loves to travel, but her heart belongs to Minnesota. The state's North Woods and the cycle of the seasons are both influential and essential to her batik art, which relies on wax and handmade dyes made from foraged materials. Donovan studied art history and visual art at the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in printmaking and painting. Her process of hand dyeing creates what she calls a "living mark," tracking the movement and infusion of her pigments into paper fibers and encapsulating her experiences and discoveries in the outdoors.

Ani Kasten (Shafer, MN) is a ceramic artist. Her sculptural forms draw from natural and geological imagery, exploring the meeting point of natural phenomena and human influence. Kasten seeks to unearth the refined within the rough, the beauty in ugliness, creating forms that are imbued with extreme fragility yet exhibiting inner strength. Using the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques, she makes craggy vessels and rough forms with inclusions like rocks and wire. Kasten is a host for the nationally recognized St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour.

Lars Samuelsson (Hugo, MN) is a photographer. In addition to photographing 2 and 3d artwork, he has several ongoing photographic projects. His work in this exhibition is a black and white exploration of tree roots. These stark, gnarly photographs meditate on organic processes and natural spaces.  Prior to Hugo, Samuelsson lived in Rochester, NY where he received his MFA in photography from the Visual Studies Workshop at the State University of New York in Brockport.

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WINTERFEST

01-26-2020

Presented by One23 Events at JX Event Venue, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm

The third annual Winterfest is a community-wide celebration for all things winter and Stillwater, January 18-26th, 2020. 

The University of Stillwater is the fictitious St. Croix community for our Winter Games. Come join fellow weekend warrior...

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The third annual Winterfest is a community-wide celebration for all things winter and Stillwater, January 18-26th, 2020. 

The University of Stillwater is the fictitious St. Croix community for our Winter Games. Come join fellow weekend warrior "classmates" in this epic celebration of winter fun. With the Fighting Storks as the campus mascot (representing the Birthplace of Minnesota), we dominate winter together!   

See the Schedule of Events for a detailed timeline (check back frequently for updates).

#WinterFest,  #Storktastic, #CannotStorkingWait

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Cozy Owls!

01-24-2020

Presented by Kari's Create & Paint Studio at Kari's Create & Paint Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm

Looking for something relaxing to do in this cold weather? Cozy on up with someone you love and paint this cute owl babies painting with an artist led instructor! No painting experience necessary. Hope to see you here!

Looking for something relaxing to do in this cold weather? Cozy on up with someone you love and paint this cute owl babies painting with an artist led instructor! No painting experience necessary. Hope to see you here!

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Minnesota Campus Owl Prowl

01-24-2020

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm

This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. If there is enough snow cover, snowshoes will be provided or you may bring your...

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This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. If there is enough snow cover, snowshoes will be provided or you may bring your own.

 

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Marine Library 8th Birthday Party with author Laurie Allmann

01-24-2020

Presented by Marine Community Library at Marine Village Hall, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

8th Marine Library Birthday Celebration
with Laurie Allmann

Join us for an evening celebrating Marine Community Library’s 8th birthday, with stories and poetry by local, award-winning environmental writer Laurie Allmann, author of An Hour...

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8th Marine Library Birthday Celebration
with Laurie Allmann

Join us for an evening celebrating Marine Community Library’s 8th birthday, with stories and poetry by local, award-winning environmental writer Laurie Allmann, author of An Hour From Now. Talented young cellist, Alice Ryan, will provide accompaniment. Birthday cake will be served!

 

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Live Music at Charlie's Irish Pub

03-28-2020

Presented by Water Street Inn, Charlie's Irish Pub at Charlie's Irish Pub, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 07 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 08 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 06 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Live music for Charlie’s Irish Pub in the Historic Water Street Inn located in downtown Stillwater. Charlie’s Pub features live Irish music every Friday and Saturday night from 7:30pm to 11:30pm.

Live music for Charlie’s Irish Pub in the Historic Water Street Inn located in downtown Stillwater. Charlie’s Pub features live Irish music every Friday and Saturday night from 7:30pm to 11:30pm.

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A Shayna Maidel

02-02-2020

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Two sisters – one a survivor of the Holocaust, the other sheltered in America – meet after a separation of almost 20 years. Their heart-wrenching reunion shows that if war can tear a family to pieces, love can put it back together.

 

Two sisters – one a survivor of the Holocaust, the other sheltered in America – meet after a separation of almost 20 years. Their heart-wrenching reunion shows that if war can tear a family to pieces, love can put it back together.

 

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Fused Glass layering Class

01-25-2020

Presented by Alchemy Arts Studio at Alchemy Arts Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

Fused Glass Class working with layers and powders, learn to work with layers of glass and powders to create organic interesting fused glass pieces.

You will create a 9" platter of your design and colors.Your platter piece will be fired multiple...

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Fused Glass Class working with layers and powders, learn to work with layers of glass and powders to create organic interesting fused glass pieces.

You will create a 9" platter of your design and colors.Your platter piece will be fired multiple times and formed into a plate.

Plan to pick up later after kiln firings

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Frozen Flannel Outdoor Curling & Bonspiel

01-25-2020

Presented by at Lily Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

It's More Fun in Flannel!
January 25, 2020 on Lily Lake in Stillwater, MN
Teams must register by January 4, 2020  -  open to the public for spectating and cheering
Teams will be playing for the "Best Team Uniform" and official "Golden...

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It's More Fun in Flannel!
January 25, 2020 on Lily Lake in Stillwater, MN
Teams must register by January 4, 2020  -  open to the public for spectating and cheering
Teams will be playing for the "Best Team Uniform" and official "Golden Broom" trophy!
Traditional Scottish Bagpipe procession

Learn to Curl Session
NEW Bugs Free Bags Tourney (cornhole) - register day of @ Lily Lake - competition starts at 1pm ($20/team)
This modified bonspiel promises to be a one-of-a-kind event where fun & socializing are encouraged.  A portion of the proceeds, from the event and all online donations, will go to support Community Thread:  Learn more about this Stillwater organization: https://communitythreadmn.org/

Fire & Ice Bar and food trucks, presented by One 23 Events:  Food, libations and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale during event. All sales start at 10am however alcohol sales begin at noon.  We encourage carpooling and designated drivers.

 

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Garden All Year Long!

01-25-2020

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 9:30 am

Growing sprouts or pea shoots is a very old tradition. Did you know that you can grow fresh salad greens year-round in modern homes with no lights, no greenhouse, and little more than a cupboard and a windowsill? Lee Olson will teach you how to...

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Growing sprouts or pea shoots is a very old tradition. Did you know that you can grow fresh salad greens year-round in modern homes with no lights, no greenhouse, and little more than a cupboard and a windowsill? Lee Olson will teach you how to grow microgreens in soil and you’ll go home with 5 trays (broccoli, buckwheat, peas, radishes and sunflowers) to use in your own meals. You’ll learn to grow these easy-to-grow, delicious, healthy salad greens in less than twelve days at about 10% of the cost of buying them at the market. You will also learn where to get supplies to continue growing. This workshop will have first-time and experienced gardeners discovering the fun and productive world of indoor salad gardening.

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Sawdust Savvy, DIY Workshop!

01-25-2020

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a 3 hour workshop where you will get the opportunity to stain, stencil and paint your own one-of-a-kind DIY sign. Our workshops are instructor led and loads of fun!

 

Join us for a 3 hour workshop where you will get the opportunity to stain, stencil and paint your own one-of-a-kind DIY sign. Our workshops are instructor led and loads of fun!

 

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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, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 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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Open House for New 2020-21 Students

01-25-2020

Presented by River Grove: A Marine Area Community School at River Grove: A Marine Area Community School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am

River Grove is a K-6, tuition-free public charter school in Marine on St. Croix, MN, just minutes north of Stillwater, MN. River Grove’s community school structure, natural surroundings, and small school environment create the ideal blend of...

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River Grove is a K-6, tuition-free public charter school in Marine on St. Croix, MN, just minutes north of Stillwater, MN. River Grove’s community school structure, natural surroundings, and small school environment create the ideal blend of social, developmental, and academic benefits for your child.

* Children need a broad variety of learning experiences and settings. Our stunning forest campus gets students out of traditional classrooms, turning our many alternative learning spaces into a springboard for everyday curriculum.
* Our engaged families and community members partner with our exceptional staff to ensure students succeed academically; are supported socially, emotionally, and physically; and learn in a safe and healthy environment.
* Our teacher-powered school empowers your child's educators to determine the curriculum and delivery, enabling innovative, responsive, and personalized teaching methods. Why? Because students are happier and more engaged in their own learning!

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Pasta: Noodles of Fun

01-25-2020

Presented by Midwest Food Connection at River Market Community Co-op, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 11:00 am

By watching the creation of dough and making their own noodles, students will learn about the ingredients and processes that go into this grain-based food eaten worldwide.  Whether it’s made from corn or wheat or rice, students discover the...

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By watching the creation of dough and making their own noodles, students will learn about the ingredients and processes that go into this grain-based food eaten worldwide.  Whether it’s made from corn or wheat or rice, students discover the delicious ways people use grains to make their pasta and just how easy it is! Suitable for ages 5-12.

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Winter Ice Cream Social

01-25-2020

Presented by Washington County Historical Society at Lowell Park - North, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

Are you going to let a little bit of snow and freezing temperatures keep you indoors?! Of course not! We're Minnesotans!

January is the perfect time for an Ice Cream Social! The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) will hold an...

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Are you going to let a little bit of snow and freezing temperatures keep you indoors?! Of course not! We're Minnesotans!

January is the perfect time for an Ice Cream Social! The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) will hold an old-fashioned ice cream social at downtown Stillwater’s Lowell Park Mulberry Point.

With FREE ice cream from Leo's Malt Shop, you won't even notice those cold gusts of wind off the riverDon your warmest winter wear and join us in helping continue this fun (but admittedly a bit silly) Stillwater tradition! 

Root beer will be furnished by Lift Bridge Brewery for root beer floats. The ice cream is free to everyone; there will be a nominal charge for the chili. Coffee will also be provided & chili will be available for a nominal fee.

You can also head up to the NEW rooftop patio at Water Street Inn and enjoy a hot chocolate bar from 1-6pm!

The event is free to the public and donations to the Washington County Historical Society will be accepted. For more information please call the Historical Society at 651-439-5956 or visit www.wchsmn.org.

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Rustic Elegance - Stacked Bracelet Class

01-25-2020

Presented by Marquess Studios at Marquess Studios, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm

This set of stacked bracelets is inspired by our winter collection, "Rustic Elegance," found in Kowalski's Markets, boutiques around the Twin Cities and in our online store. Each guest will make a set of 3 (or 5) stacked bracelets that fit...

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This set of stacked bracelets is inspired by our winter collection, "Rustic Elegance," found in Kowalski's Markets, boutiques around the Twin Cities and in our online store. Each guest will make a set of 3 (or 5) stacked bracelets that fit perfectly and are personalized with your choice of beads and add some vintage baubles. Such a versatile statement piece! 1.5 - 2 hours

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Tea - The Almighty Leaf & Its Health Benefits

01-26-2020

Presented by Washington County Parks at Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm

Tea has been considered as a treasured elixir for thousands of years and now in modern times, is labeled a super food. Take a moment of respite to explore its amazing health benefits with Joy Sorich of Cup of Joy. Sip and sample delicious teas...

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Tea has been considered as a treasured elixir for thousands of years and now in modern times, is labeled a super food. Take a moment of respite to explore its amazing health benefits with Joy Sorich of Cup of Joy. Sip and sample delicious teas and savor a light, complementary luncheon in the stately courtroom of the Washington County Historic Courthouse.

Menu:

Mixed green salad with Cucumber, Shaved red onion, goat cheese, sliced almonds & Tea infused Champagne vinaigrette

Pureed Green Pear Tea, Butternut Squash Soup

Yellow Lentil Citrus Ginger Green Tea Soup

A healthy sweet treat (TBD)

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Fused Glass Powder Class

01-26-2020

Presented by Alchemy Arts Studio at Alchemy Arts Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm

Fused glass class working with powders on paper. We will show 2 different ways to work with glass powders and fiber paper to create stunning designs that cannot be done in the more typical fused glass process.

You will create a plate of your...

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Fused glass class working with powders on paper. We will show 2 different ways to work with glass powders and fiber paper to create stunning designs that cannot be done in the more typical fused glass process.

You will create a plate of your design and colors. Create 1 8″ or 9″ square plate or 2 6″ square plates. Your plate piece will be fired multiple times and formed into a plate.

Plan to pick up later after kiln firings

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The High 48s with Becky Schlegel

01-26-2020

Presented by Holle Brian - music, events and art at Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center, Taylors Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy one of the area's top bluegrass bands with special guest MN singer/songwriter Beck Schlegel at the historic TF Community Center! Coffee and treats will be available for purchase. Concerts benefit the Friends of the TF Parks and Recreation...

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Enjoy one of the area's top bluegrass bands with special guest MN singer/songwriter Beck Schlegel at the historic TF Community Center! Coffee and treats will be available for purchase. Concerts benefit the Friends of the TF Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All-School Open House and Tours

01-28-2020

Presented by St. Croix Catholic School at St. Croix Catholic School, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am

St. Croix Catholic School will host an all-school open house and tours throughout the school day on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Prospective families interested in preschool – Grade 8 enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year are invited to this...

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St. Croix Catholic School will host an all-school open house and tours throughout the school day on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Prospective families interested in preschool – Grade 8 enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year are invited to this event.

Holding the open house and offering tours during the school day will allow families to see the school in action. Attendees will be able to hear from the principal, meet the teachers, see classrooms in action, and visit with current families. The school’s preschool, elementary, and middle school programs will be open for tours.

The school is accepting admissions applications for the 2020-2021 school year, January 8 through February 18, 2020. More information may be found on the school’s website, www.stcroixcatholic.org. Prospective families may also contact Admissions Coordinator, Lauren Junker at ljunker@stccs.com or 651.439.5581 x322 for more information.

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