ArtReach Events Calendar


Applewood Hills Boutique

03-23-2019

Presented by Applewood Hills Boutique at Applewood Hills Gold Course, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 9:30 am Tue, Mar 19 @ 9:30 am Wed, Mar 20 @ 9:30 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 21 @ 9:30 am Fri, Mar 22 @ 9:30 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 9:30 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Beautifully displayed boutique with Spring & Summer decor. Garden Stakes, Beautiful handcrafted items, bath & body products, women & children's clothing, jewelry, jams & jellies, pickled products, honey and honey butters, dips, beautiful spring...

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Beautifully displayed boutique with Spring & Summer decor. Garden Stakes, Beautiful handcrafted items, bath & body products, women & children's clothing, jewelry, jams & jellies, pickled products, honey and honey butters, dips, beautiful spring and summer floral arrangements for indoor and outdoor, beautifully sewn table runners, rugs, soaps & candles, flavored fudge & popcorn, baked goods, upcycled and repurposed items, furniture and so many other fun things!

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Museum of Civilization at Bayport

03-23-2019

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Bayport Public Library, Bayport
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

On tour at area libraries in March and April, the Museum of Civilization is an interpretation of the one described in Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, this year’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection. The museum considers...

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On tour at area libraries in March and April, the Museum of Civilization is an interpretation of the one described in Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, this year’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection. The museum considers how memory can impact survival in a post-apocalyptic world. The more you remember, the more your miss from the civilization you knew.

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Drawing Class--4 weeks

03-25-2019

Presented by Sharon Weiser, Art Instructor at Sharon Weiser Art Studio/Gallery, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm

Learn to draw what you see. This class will deal specifically with understanding the four principles of drawing (angles, plumb lines, proportions, and positive/negative shapes). Basic instruction in perspective will also be covered. Creative...

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Learn to draw what you see. This class will deal specifically with understanding the four principles of drawing (angles, plumb lines, proportions, and positive/negative shapes). Basic instruction in perspective will also be covered. Creative drawing exercises will provide the student with the knowledge and skill to draw any subject. Enjoy demonstrations from the instructor as well as critiques and lots of encouragement. Hand outs included.

Supply List: Pencils (any kind). Any other drawing tool you would like to use. 8 1/2x11 paper, tablet of tracing paper.

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Stillwater Lights

03-31-2019

Presented by Hotel Crosby at Lowell Park - Downtown Stillwater Riverfront Gazeb..., Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm Mon, Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and local businesses invite you to downtown Stillwater to experience a new attraction ... Stillwater Lights! This lighted tunnel from Mulberry Point to Myrtle Street in Lowell Park will be opening...

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The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and local businesses invite you to downtown Stillwater to experience a new attraction ... Stillwater Lights! This lighted tunnel from Mulberry Point to Myrtle Street in Lowell Park will be opening mid-December. The display will be downtown until the end of March, lit from 4:00-Midnight daily. Check back regularly for details on winter events hosted in the park with this beautiful attraction as the backdrop!

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Book Buddies Read Aloud (Grades K-2)

08-19-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm Mon, Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm Mon, May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program for children from Kindergarten to Second Grade. Guest readers, Buddies, may be members of the Teen Advisory Board or other community volunteers. A librarian will supervise the program.

Following about 20...

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Book Buddies is a youth literacy program for children from Kindergarten to Second Grade. Guest readers, Buddies, may be members of the Teen Advisory Board or other community volunteers. A librarian will supervise the program.

Following about 20 minutes (with wiggle breaks) where the buddy will read aloud to attendees, there will be a short discussion and a craft or activity that ties into the book. Parents and caregivers are expected to remain in the building but attendance at the program is not required.

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Great Rivers Confluence Symposium

03-19-2019

Presented by Great Rivers Confluence Group at Afton State Park, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 8:30 am

Register now to be a part of the 2019 Confluence Symposium! This year the symposium will take place at the beautiful Afton State Park Visitor Center. Network with parks and nature experts, learn about initiatives to connect our region's...

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Register now to be a part of the 2019 Confluence Symposium! This year the symposium will take place at the beautiful Afton State Park Visitor Center. Network with parks and nature experts, learn about initiatives to connect our region's communities, and share your recent successes with our many partners. For more information, please visit the Great Rivers Confluence website at www.greatriversconfluence.org. To register, please call the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at 715-262-0104 or visit the Great Rivers Confluence website.

  • Network with parks and nature experts, artists, historians, business-owners and community leaders and take home ideas for successful cross-sector collaborations
  • Learn about recent initiatives that will further connect our region’s communities by trail, water and cultural & outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Hear community updates and share your recent successes with our many partners

Symposium Speakers:

  • Chris Jenkins, Hastings Park Director
  • Randy Thoreson, Retired Outdoor Recreation Planner National Park Service
  • Cameron Bump, Recreation Liaison Wisconsin State Parks
  • Sarah Lockwood, Owner Hastings Arts Center
  • Lori Peterson, Metro Regional Manager Explore Minnesota Tourism
  • Linda Radimecky, Interpretive Naturalist Minnesota State Parks
  • Erica Reiff, Certified Massage Therapist Calla Lily Day Spa, Afton
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Baby Storytime

04-30-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 10:15 am Tue, Mar 26 @ 10:15 am Tue, Apr 02 @ 10:15 am + 4 more dates and times

Tue, Apr 09 @ 10:15 am Tue, Apr 16 @ 10:15 am Tue, Apr 23 @ 10:15 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 10:15 am - less dates and times

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. for Baby Storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For children birth to 24 months & caregivers.

Program is free and...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. for Baby Storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For children birth to 24 months & caregivers.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

 

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Reflection: Spring Art Show in Afton

03-31-2019

Presented by Squire House Gardens at Squire House Gardens, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 26 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 27 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 29 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 30 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Paintings, metal works and art pottery pieces ranging in size from small to large will be available for purchase. “We are delighted to assemble the work of these talented creators.” said owner Martin Stern. “Art is a reflection of the...

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Paintings, metal works and art pottery pieces ranging in size from small to large will be available for purchase. “We are delighted to assemble the work of these talented creators.” said owner Martin Stern. “Art is a reflection of the moment and viewing it helps us appreciate life, here and now.” We invite you to come to Afton and see a wonderful collection, as we transform our business into a gallery space for an extraordinary two week exhibit.”

More about the artists:

James Wilcox Dimmers, acrylic paintings, Osceola, Wisconsin. Dimmers is considered one of the foremost painters of the St. Croix River Valley. His use of dynamic color and movement engage the viewer. Dimmers paintings are included in major corporate and private collections across the U.S., Europe and Canada.

Lisa Elias, metal work, Minneapolis, Minnesota :  Elias is an Artist/Blacksmith from N.E. Minneapolis where she has had studio for more than 20 years, producing works of public and private art and collaborating with designers and engineers.

Ruth Oseid Johnson, oil, Minneapolis: Returning to her Minnesota roots as a painter and printmaker, Johnson’s work focuses on the effects of light in interior settings and landscapes along with the subtle interactions between people and their environments.

Angie Malin, oil, Stillwater: A midwest resident her entire life, Malin’s work reflects an appreciation for the changing landscape from season to season as a Plein air painter.

Mary Jo Van Dell, oil, Marine on St. Croix: Van Dell finds inspiration in the wilderness of northern Minnesota and beyond, and her uncluttered and quiet work has gained her a strong following, including pieces in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Park System.

Kerry Brooks, ceramics, Minneapolis: Brooks is owner/founder of DOCK 6 Pottery, producers of nationally distributed tableware and ceramic art objects.  She will display her colorful and whimsical garden totems at this year's show.

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Townie Tuesday for ArtReach St. Croix

03-19-2019

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Lift Bridge Brewing Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm

Grab a pint and a dollar goes to help everyone connect to the arts in the St. Croix Valley. ArtReach St. Croix raises the visibility of the arts in the Valley through an online event calendar, art fair promotions, a Mobile Art Gallery and NEA Big...

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Grab a pint and a dollar goes to help everyone connect to the arts in the St. Croix Valley. ArtReach St. Croix raises the visibility of the arts in the Valley through an online event calendar, art fair promotions, a Mobile Art Gallery and NEA Big Read.

If you love to live, work and play in the St. Croix Valley then ArtReach is singing your song. We connect artists and arts organizations to active Valley residents and curious tourists year-round.

One dollar of every pint purchased and two dollars for every growler-to-go will support the work of ArtReach St. Croix. (Pictured above: "Hoppy" by Cara Frafjord, pastel and watercolor pencil drawing with encaustic wax)

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Women's History Month Films: He Named Me Malala

03-19-2019

Presented by River Falls Public Library at River Falls Library, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

HE NAMED ME MALALA is a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old (she...

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HE NAMED ME MALALA is a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this past July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.  Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide.

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Legislative Update on Conservation and Environmental Issues

03-19-2019

Presented by Wild Ones-St. Croix Oak Savanna at FamilyMeans, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter Meeting for March

Don Arnosti, Executive Director of the Midwest Division of Izaak Walton League, and long-time environmental lobbyist, will discuss citizen involvement and current conservation and...

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Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter Meeting for March

Don Arnosti, Executive Director of the Midwest Division of Izaak Walton League, and long-time environmental lobbyist, will discuss citizen involvement and current conservation and environmental issues being debated at our Minnesota Legislature.

Free and everyone is welcome.

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"Botanicals" at ArtReach St. Croix

03-30-2019

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

In the coldest, iciest time of the year, ArtReach St Croix is excited for the opening of Botanicals, a celebration of plant life! Three artists are featured with their work in paper sculpture, mixed media printmaking and encaustic painting,

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In the coldest, iciest time of the year, ArtReach St Croix is excited for the opening of Botanicals, a celebration of plant life! Three artists are featured with their work in paper sculpture, mixed media printmaking and encaustic painting,

Dawn Cramer makes delicate paper sculptures of plants and flowers. Using wire armatures, glue, ink and paint, she carefully hand cuts each element of her pieces, assembling intricate forms that reference the patterns and structures found in nature. She says, “I feel compelled to bring life to the paper I hold in my hand because like nature, instinctually I want to continue to grow and evolve. My hope is to express beauty and grace in my paper flowers and plants that may bring solace in a sometimes chaotic world.”

Cara Frafjord is a painter with a love of tiny art. Once a potter and sculptor, Cara now specializes in small format encaustic painting, where she uses watercolor pencils, oil pastels, and beeswax. Her experimental processes result in distinctive, delicate marks. Cara says, “I hold a special place in my heart for art inspired by nature and resilience.”

Linda Snouffer is a printmaker and mixed media artist. She uses materials such as tissue and Sumi papers, muslin, and organza, to create ethereal surfaces for her natural landscapes, printed with common plants. Of this unusual process, Linda says “Leaf prints are far more than simple impressions. They are dynamic components transformed into new identities: Grass blades and tassels become a prairie flowing in a soft breeze.”

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Family Storytime: Stillwater Library

04-24-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 10:15 am Wed, Mar 27 @ 10:15 am Wed, Apr 03 @ 10:15 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 10 @ 10:15 am Wed, Apr 17 @ 10:15 am Wed, Apr 24 @ 10:15 am - less dates and times

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays, January 2 through April 24 from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. for Family Storytime. Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills.  For all children and...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays, January 2 through April 24 from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. for Family Storytime. Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills.  For all children and their families or caregivers.

Program is free and no registration is required.

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Art Cart

05-22-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Apr 03 @ 3:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 3:00-7:30 p.m. for Art Cart. In addition to being fun, making things with your hands benefits child development, especially fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each week,...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 3:00-7:30 p.m. for Art Cart. In addition to being fun, making things with your hands benefits child development, especially fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each week, we'll provide supplies and a suggested project that you can make with your child. There will also be coloring sheets. This self paced activity for you to enjoy with your child(ren) will be set up in the storytime room.

Program is free and no registration required.

 

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Sawdust Savvy Workshop - Tilted Tiki Night/First Day of Spring Celebration

03-20-2019

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate the First Day of Spring at the Sawdust Savvy Tilted Tiki Night workshop! Assemble (using power tools!), stain and paint your custom creation, and in just 3 hours it will be ready to go home with you!

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Celebrate the First Day of Spring at the Sawdust Savvy Tilted Tiki Night workshop! Assemble (using power tools!), stain and paint your custom creation, and in just 3 hours it will be ready to go home with you!

Visit our website at www.sawdustsavvy.com to view pictures of the available projects and our full calendar. Registration is required!

Your registration at this fun, tropical-themed event includes ONE premium tropical drink from The Tilted Tiki!

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Bingo at Lift Bridge Brewery

03-27-2019

Presented by Lift Bridge Brewing Co at Lift Bridge Brewing Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm

Bingo every Wednesday!
Packet sales begin at 6:30. Bingo kicks off at 7:00 PM!
Packets will be sold for $8, each packet will have 3 cards for each of the 7 games. Jackpots each week!

Bingo every Wednesday!
Packet sales begin at 6:30. Bingo kicks off at 7:00 PM!
Packets will be sold for $8, each packet will have 3 cards for each of the 7 games. Jackpots each week!

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Local Love Thursdays

05-30-2019

Presented by at Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 04 @ 11:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 11 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 25 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 23 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Rediscover your hometown! Discover Stillwater, the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, and the Main Street Independent Business Association are excited to announce the Local Love Thursdays Campaign!

Participating stores, restaurants and...

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Rediscover your hometown! Discover Stillwater, the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, and the Main Street Independent Business Association are excited to announce the Local Love Thursdays Campaign!

Participating stores, restaurants and pubs will be open until 8 pm (most restaurants and pubs longer) many with deals and discounts. We encourage both visitors and locals to embrace this rare gem of a downtown we have here. #locallovethursdays #keepitlocal#myhometown

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Girls Night Out at Swirl Wine Bar

04-18-2019

Presented by Afton House Inn/Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines at Swirl Wine Bar, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm

Swirl is comfortable, relaxed, experienced and far from pretentious. It's a great spot to spend an evening with friends. Girl's Night Out is cohosted by Afton House Inn.  There will be Free Wine Tastings at Swirl between 5:30 & 8pm. Plus, there...

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Swirl is comfortable, relaxed, experienced and far from pretentious. It's a great spot to spend an evening with friends. Girl's Night Out is cohosted by Afton House Inn.  There will be Free Wine Tastings at Swirl between 5:30 & 8pm. Plus, there will be Free Wine Bingo with prizes: starting at 6:30pm at Swirl. Cheers!

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Pajama Storytime

03-28-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays this month at 6:30 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and other activities.

Program is...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays this month at 6:30 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and other activities.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

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Lilacs in a Blue Bowl: Artists in Conversation

03-21-2019

Presented by Marine Community Library at Marine Village Hall, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

Come "meet" Anna Johansson Petersson! Mary Fernstrum brings Anna to life through poems in a chapbook produced by her daughter, award-winning book artist Wendy Fernstrum (who is Anna’s great-granddaughter). Join us for a conversation with the...

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Come "meet" Anna Johansson Petersson! Mary Fernstrum brings Anna to life through poems in a chapbook produced by her daughter, award-winning book artist Wendy Fernstrum (who is Anna’s great-granddaughter). Join us for a conversation with the poet and book art creator.

Free. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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Public Bird Banding

03-22-2019

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 22 @ 8:30 am

Join CNC’s expert bird banders every month as they catch, band and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a...

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Join CNC’s expert bird banders every month as they catch, band and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. 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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Applewood Hills Boutique

03-23-2019

Presented by Applewood Hills Boutique at Applewood Hills Gold Course, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 9:30 am Tue, Mar 19 @ 9:30 am Wed, Mar 20 @ 9:30 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 21 @ 9:30 am Fri, Mar 22 @ 9:30 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 9:30 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Beautifully displayed boutique with Spring & Summer decor. Garden Stakes, Beautiful handcrafted items, bath & body products, women & children's clothing, jewelry, jams & jellies, pickled products, honey and honey butters, dips, beautiful spring...

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Beautifully displayed boutique with Spring & Summer decor. Garden Stakes, Beautiful handcrafted items, bath & body products, women & children's clothing, jewelry, jams & jellies, pickled products, honey and honey butters, dips, beautiful spring and summer floral arrangements for indoor and outdoor, beautifully sewn table runners, rugs, soaps & candles, flavored fudge & popcorn, baked goods, upcycled and repurposed items, furniture and so many other fun things!

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Museum of Civilization at Bayport

03-23-2019

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Bayport Public Library, Bayport
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

On tour at area libraries in March and April, the Museum of Civilization is an interpretation of the one described in Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, this year’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection. The museum considers...

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On tour at area libraries in March and April, the Museum of Civilization is an interpretation of the one described in Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, this year’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection. The museum considers how memory can impact survival in a post-apocalyptic world. The more you remember, the more your miss from the civilization you knew.

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Drawing Class--4 weeks

03-25-2019

Presented by Sharon Weiser, Art Instructor at Sharon Weiser Art Studio/Gallery, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm

Learn to draw what you see. This class will deal specifically with understanding the four principles of drawing (angles, plumb lines, proportions, and positive/negative shapes). Basic instruction in perspective will also be covered. Creative...

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Learn to draw what you see. This class will deal specifically with understanding the four principles of drawing (angles, plumb lines, proportions, and positive/negative shapes). Basic instruction in perspective will also be covered. Creative drawing exercises will provide the student with the knowledge and skill to draw any subject. Enjoy demonstrations from the instructor as well as critiques and lots of encouragement. Hand outs included.

Supply List: Pencils (any kind). Any other drawing tool you would like to use. 8 1/2x11 paper, tablet of tracing paper.

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Stillwater Lights

03-31-2019

Presented by Hotel Crosby at Lowell Park - Downtown Stillwater Riverfront Gazeb..., Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm Mon, Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and local businesses invite you to downtown Stillwater to experience a new attraction ... Stillwater Lights! This lighted tunnel from Mulberry Point to Myrtle Street in Lowell Park will be opening...

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The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and local businesses invite you to downtown Stillwater to experience a new attraction ... Stillwater Lights! This lighted tunnel from Mulberry Point to Myrtle Street in Lowell Park will be opening mid-December. The display will be downtown until the end of March, lit from 4:00-Midnight daily. Check back regularly for details on winter events hosted in the park with this beautiful attraction as the backdrop!

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Book Buddies Read Aloud (Grades K-2)

08-19-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm Mon, Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm Mon, May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program for children from Kindergarten to Second Grade. Guest readers, Buddies, may be members of the Teen Advisory Board or other community volunteers. A librarian will supervise the program.

Following about 20...

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Book Buddies is a youth literacy program for children from Kindergarten to Second Grade. Guest readers, Buddies, may be members of the Teen Advisory Board or other community volunteers. A librarian will supervise the program.

Following about 20 minutes (with wiggle breaks) where the buddy will read aloud to attendees, there will be a short discussion and a craft or activity that ties into the book. Parents and caregivers are expected to remain in the building but attendance at the program is not required.

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Great Rivers Confluence Symposium

03-19-2019

Presented by Great Rivers Confluence Group at Afton State Park, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 8:30 am

Register now to be a part of the 2019 Confluence Symposium! This year the symposium will take place at the beautiful Afton State Park Visitor Center. Network with parks and nature experts, learn about initiatives to connect our region's...

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Register now to be a part of the 2019 Confluence Symposium! This year the symposium will take place at the beautiful Afton State Park Visitor Center. Network with parks and nature experts, learn about initiatives to connect our region's communities, and share your recent successes with our many partners. For more information, please visit the Great Rivers Confluence website at www.greatriversconfluence.org. To register, please call the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at 715-262-0104 or visit the Great Rivers Confluence website.

  • Network with parks and nature experts, artists, historians, business-owners and community leaders and take home ideas for successful cross-sector collaborations
  • Learn about recent initiatives that will further connect our region’s communities by trail, water and cultural & outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Hear community updates and share your recent successes with our many partners

Symposium Speakers:

  • Chris Jenkins, Hastings Park Director
  • Randy Thoreson, Retired Outdoor Recreation Planner National Park Service
  • Cameron Bump, Recreation Liaison Wisconsin State Parks
  • Sarah Lockwood, Owner Hastings Arts Center
  • Lori Peterson, Metro Regional Manager Explore Minnesota Tourism
  • Linda Radimecky, Interpretive Naturalist Minnesota State Parks
  • Erica Reiff, Certified Massage Therapist Calla Lily Day Spa, Afton
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Baby Storytime

04-30-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 10:15 am Tue, Mar 26 @ 10:15 am Tue, Apr 02 @ 10:15 am + 4 more dates and times

Tue, Apr 09 @ 10:15 am Tue, Apr 16 @ 10:15 am Tue, Apr 23 @ 10:15 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 10:15 am - less dates and times

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. for Baby Storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For children birth to 24 months & caregivers.

Program is free and...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. for Baby Storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For children birth to 24 months & caregivers.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

 

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Reflection: Spring Art Show in Afton

03-31-2019

Presented by Squire House Gardens at Squire House Gardens, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 26 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 27 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 29 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 30 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Paintings, metal works and art pottery pieces ranging in size from small to large will be available for purchase. “We are delighted to assemble the work of these talented creators.” said owner Martin Stern. “Art is a reflection of the...

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Paintings, metal works and art pottery pieces ranging in size from small to large will be available for purchase. “We are delighted to assemble the work of these talented creators.” said owner Martin Stern. “Art is a reflection of the moment and viewing it helps us appreciate life, here and now.” We invite you to come to Afton and see a wonderful collection, as we transform our business into a gallery space for an extraordinary two week exhibit.”

More about the artists:

James Wilcox Dimmers, acrylic paintings, Osceola, Wisconsin. Dimmers is considered one of the foremost painters of the St. Croix River Valley. His use of dynamic color and movement engage the viewer. Dimmers paintings are included in major corporate and private collections across the U.S., Europe and Canada.

Lisa Elias, metal work, Minneapolis, Minnesota :  Elias is an Artist/Blacksmith from N.E. Minneapolis where she has had studio for more than 20 years, producing works of public and private art and collaborating with designers and engineers.

Ruth Oseid Johnson, oil, Minneapolis: Returning to her Minnesota roots as a painter and printmaker, Johnson’s work focuses on the effects of light in interior settings and landscapes along with the subtle interactions between people and their environments.

Angie Malin, oil, Stillwater: A midwest resident her entire life, Malin’s work reflects an appreciation for the changing landscape from season to season as a Plein air painter.

Mary Jo Van Dell, oil, Marine on St. Croix: Van Dell finds inspiration in the wilderness of northern Minnesota and beyond, and her uncluttered and quiet work has gained her a strong following, including pieces in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Park System.

Kerry Brooks, ceramics, Minneapolis: Brooks is owner/founder of DOCK 6 Pottery, producers of nationally distributed tableware and ceramic art objects.  She will display her colorful and whimsical garden totems at this year's show.

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Townie Tuesday for ArtReach St. Croix

03-19-2019

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at Lift Bridge Brewing Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm

Grab a pint and a dollar goes to help everyone connect to the arts in the St. Croix Valley. ArtReach St. Croix raises the visibility of the arts in the Valley through an online event calendar, art fair promotions, a Mobile Art Gallery and NEA Big...

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Grab a pint and a dollar goes to help everyone connect to the arts in the St. Croix Valley. ArtReach St. Croix raises the visibility of the arts in the Valley through an online event calendar, art fair promotions, a Mobile Art Gallery and NEA Big Read.

If you love to live, work and play in the St. Croix Valley then ArtReach is singing your song. We connect artists and arts organizations to active Valley residents and curious tourists year-round.

One dollar of every pint purchased and two dollars for every growler-to-go will support the work of ArtReach St. Croix. (Pictured above: "Hoppy" by Cara Frafjord, pastel and watercolor pencil drawing with encaustic wax)

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Women's History Month Films: He Named Me Malala

03-19-2019

Presented by River Falls Public Library at River Falls Library, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

HE NAMED ME MALALA is a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old (she...

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HE NAMED ME MALALA is a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this past July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.  Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide.

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Legislative Update on Conservation and Environmental Issues

03-19-2019

Presented by Wild Ones-St. Croix Oak Savanna at FamilyMeans, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter Meeting for March

Don Arnosti, Executive Director of the Midwest Division of Izaak Walton League, and long-time environmental lobbyist, will discuss citizen involvement and current conservation and...

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Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter Meeting for March

Don Arnosti, Executive Director of the Midwest Division of Izaak Walton League, and long-time environmental lobbyist, will discuss citizen involvement and current conservation and environmental issues being debated at our Minnesota Legislature.

Free and everyone is welcome.

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"Botanicals" at ArtReach St. Croix

03-30-2019

Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

In the coldest, iciest time of the year, ArtReach St Croix is excited for the opening of Botanicals, a celebration of plant life! Three artists are featured with their work in paper sculpture, mixed media printmaking and encaustic painting,

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In the coldest, iciest time of the year, ArtReach St Croix is excited for the opening of Botanicals, a celebration of plant life! Three artists are featured with their work in paper sculpture, mixed media printmaking and encaustic painting,

Dawn Cramer makes delicate paper sculptures of plants and flowers. Using wire armatures, glue, ink and paint, she carefully hand cuts each element of her pieces, assembling intricate forms that reference the patterns and structures found in nature. She says, “I feel compelled to bring life to the paper I hold in my hand because like nature, instinctually I want to continue to grow and evolve. My hope is to express beauty and grace in my paper flowers and plants that may bring solace in a sometimes chaotic world.”

Cara Frafjord is a painter with a love of tiny art. Once a potter and sculptor, Cara now specializes in small format encaustic painting, where she uses watercolor pencils, oil pastels, and beeswax. Her experimental processes result in distinctive, delicate marks. Cara says, “I hold a special place in my heart for art inspired by nature and resilience.”

Linda Snouffer is a printmaker and mixed media artist. She uses materials such as tissue and Sumi papers, muslin, and organza, to create ethereal surfaces for her natural landscapes, printed with common plants. Of this unusual process, Linda says “Leaf prints are far more than simple impressions. They are dynamic components transformed into new identities: Grass blades and tassels become a prairie flowing in a soft breeze.”

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Family Storytime: Stillwater Library

04-24-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 10:15 am Wed, Mar 27 @ 10:15 am Wed, Apr 03 @ 10:15 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 10 @ 10:15 am Wed, Apr 17 @ 10:15 am Wed, Apr 24 @ 10:15 am - less dates and times

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays, January 2 through April 24 from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. for Family Storytime. Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills.  For all children and...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays, January 2 through April 24 from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. for Family Storytime. Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills.  For all children and their families or caregivers.

Program is free and no registration is required.

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Art Cart

05-22-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Apr 03 @ 3:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 3:00-7:30 p.m. for Art Cart. In addition to being fun, making things with your hands benefits child development, especially fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each week,...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 3:00-7:30 p.m. for Art Cart. In addition to being fun, making things with your hands benefits child development, especially fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each week, we'll provide supplies and a suggested project that you can make with your child. There will also be coloring sheets. This self paced activity for you to enjoy with your child(ren) will be set up in the storytime room.

Program is free and no registration required.

 

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Sawdust Savvy Workshop - Tilted Tiki Night/First Day of Spring Celebration

03-20-2019

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate the First Day of Spring at the Sawdust Savvy Tilted Tiki Night workshop! Assemble (using power tools!), stain and paint your custom creation, and in just 3 hours it will be ready to go home with you!

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Celebrate the First Day of Spring at the Sawdust Savvy Tilted Tiki Night workshop! Assemble (using power tools!), stain and paint your custom creation, and in just 3 hours it will be ready to go home with you!

Visit our website at www.sawdustsavvy.com to view pictures of the available projects and our full calendar. Registration is required!

Your registration at this fun, tropical-themed event includes ONE premium tropical drink from The Tilted Tiki!

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Bingo at Lift Bridge Brewery

03-27-2019

Presented by Lift Bridge Brewing Co at Lift Bridge Brewing Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm

Bingo every Wednesday!
Packet sales begin at 6:30. Bingo kicks off at 7:00 PM!
Packets will be sold for $8, each packet will have 3 cards for each of the 7 games. Jackpots each week!

Bingo every Wednesday!
Packet sales begin at 6:30. Bingo kicks off at 7:00 PM!
Packets will be sold for $8, each packet will have 3 cards for each of the 7 games. Jackpots each week!

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Local Love Thursdays

05-30-2019

Presented by at Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 04 @ 11:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 11 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 25 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 23 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Rediscover your hometown! Discover Stillwater, the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, and the Main Street Independent Business Association are excited to announce the Local Love Thursdays Campaign!

Participating stores, restaurants and...

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Rediscover your hometown! Discover Stillwater, the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, and the Main Street Independent Business Association are excited to announce the Local Love Thursdays Campaign!

Participating stores, restaurants and pubs will be open until 8 pm (most restaurants and pubs longer) many with deals and discounts. We encourage both visitors and locals to embrace this rare gem of a downtown we have here. #locallovethursdays #keepitlocal#myhometown

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Girls Night Out at Swirl Wine Bar

04-18-2019

Presented by Afton House Inn/Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines at Swirl Wine Bar, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm

Swirl is comfortable, relaxed, experienced and far from pretentious. It's a great spot to spend an evening with friends. Girl's Night Out is cohosted by Afton House Inn.  There will be Free Wine Tastings at Swirl between 5:30 & 8pm. Plus, there...

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Swirl is comfortable, relaxed, experienced and far from pretentious. It's a great spot to spend an evening with friends. Girl's Night Out is cohosted by Afton House Inn.  There will be Free Wine Tastings at Swirl between 5:30 & 8pm. Plus, there will be Free Wine Bingo with prizes: starting at 6:30pm at Swirl. Cheers!

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Pajama Storytime

03-28-2019

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays this month at 6:30 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and other activities.

Program is...

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Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays this month at 6:30 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and other activities.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

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Lilacs in a Blue Bowl: Artists in Conversation

03-21-2019

Presented by Marine Community Library at Marine Village Hall, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

Come "meet" Anna Johansson Petersson! Mary Fernstrum brings Anna to life through poems in a chapbook produced by her daughter, award-winning book artist Wendy Fernstrum (who is Anna’s great-granddaughter). Join us for a conversation with the...

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Come "meet" Anna Johansson Petersson! Mary Fernstrum brings Anna to life through poems in a chapbook produced by her daughter, award-winning book artist Wendy Fernstrum (who is Anna’s great-granddaughter). Join us for a conversation with the poet and book art creator.

Free. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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Public Bird Banding

03-22-2019

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 22 @ 8:30 am

Join CNC’s expert bird banders every month as they catch, band and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a...

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Join CNC’s expert bird banders every month as they catch, band and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. 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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