Classes


Creating a Writing Life

05-13-2021

Presented by Creative Writing Classes & Consultation at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm Wed, May 05 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 06 @ 7:00 pm Wed, May 12 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Spring 2021 class on Zoom:
Eight Wednesdays March 24-May 12  at 7 p.m.
Eight Thursdays March 25-May 13 at 7 p.m.

Cost: $105 per winter term
To register or for more details, please visit artfulbusinesswriting.com

This is a class for adults to...

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Spring 2021 class on Zoom:
Eight Wednesdays March 24-May 12  at 7 p.m.
Eight Thursdays March 25-May 13 at 7 p.m.

Cost: $105 per winter term
To register or for more details, please visit artfulbusinesswriting.com

This is a class for adults to write memoir, poetry, fiction or all three!
Class size maximum is 12 students.

I also offer writing and editing for individuals working on creative projects, businesses and nonprofits.

Thanks to those who've already registered! - Elissa

Elissa Cottle
Master of Fine Arts in Writing
Editing & Writing Services
Creative Writing Classes & Consultation
ArtfulBusinessWriting.com
612-925-2249

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Date Night at Cooks of Crocus Hill

04-24-2021

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

At our lively, hands-on Date Night classes you will enjoy an intimate cooking experience and a delicious dinner for two. The style of cuisine varies per class. Visit our website for details and to choose which class you want to take!...

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At our lively, hands-on Date Night classes you will enjoy an intimate cooking experience and a delicious dinner for two. The style of cuisine varies per class. Visit our website for details and to choose which class you want to take! https://cooksofcrocushill.com/cooking-classes/date-night/

We're committed to the health and safety of our students and team. We request that all attendees wear a mask and arrive a few minutes early to complete a temperature check and fill out a COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire.

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Chef Maggie Presents – Cooking with Mushrooms

04-17-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am

On the menu: Marinated Portobello Salad, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, and Mushroom Taco "Meat".

Instructor: Maggie Wescott, chef/recipe creator/writer at www.alternativedish.com

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

This virtual class is kid-friendly...

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On the menu: Marinated Portobello Salad, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, and Mushroom Taco "Meat".

Instructor: Maggie Wescott, chef/recipe creator/writer at www.alternativedish.com

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

This virtual class is kid-friendly and everyone is welcome to join!

This class will be offered online via Zoom app so you won't have to leave your house. You can register for any of the online classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class.

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Painting with Alcohol Ink

04-17-2021

Presented by Smith + Trade Mercantile at Smith + Trade Mercantile, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm

Join Peg Malanaphy for a 2 hour class. Learn about this fabulous medium of alcohol ink. You get the pleasure of experiencing immediate colorful results. When you first begin, what most people say is "WOW" this is amazing!

This is a class that a...

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Join Peg Malanaphy for a 2 hour class. Learn about this fabulous medium of alcohol ink. You get the pleasure of experiencing immediate colorful results. When you first begin, what most people say is "WOW" this is amazing!

This is a class that a beginner can walk away with a beautiful piece of art that they can show off and be proud of ... or gift! It will inspire you to make your own greeting cards!

Please wear a paint smock/shirt … and come ready to have FUN!
.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes

04-17-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and learn more about various sculptural techniques from top contemporary artists in a fun, safe, and supportive setting. Sign up for the class that speaks to you or enroll in all six for a series discount!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will require participants to wear masks and socially-distance. Franconia Commons has excellent ventilation and will uphold the strictest health standards for the safety of our artists and students.

All classes are held on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and cost $30/each, including all art supplies. Full series is $150. If you'd like to enroll in the full six class series, please call 651.257.6668 to register and receive the discounted rate.

April 17: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
Don Porcella holds an MFA from CUNY-Hunter College and a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. He is a globally-exhibiting artist with his work in major public and private collections across the globe, and the current Production Manager at Franconia Sculpture Park. Students will build and decorate a project of their choosing, creating sculptures that encourage pollinators and can peacefully co-exist with nature.

Coming up:

May 29: Soft Sculpture with Allison Baker
June 12: Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Climate Change: Wildlife and Plastics, The Innocent Victims, Terry L. Root

04-21-2021

Presented by River Falls Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm

Terry L. Root primarily works on how wild animals and plants are changing with climate change, with a current focus on the possible mass extinction of species with warming. She actively works at making scientific information accessible to...

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Terry L. Root primarily works on how wild animals and plants are changing with climate change, with a current focus on the possible mass extinction of species with warming. She actively works at making scientific information accessible to decision makers and the public. For example, she was a Lead Author for the Third (2001) and Fourth (2007) Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change and a Review Editor for the Fifth (2014) Assessment Report. In 2007 the IPCC was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore. In addition to other honors, Root was awarded the Spirit of Defenders Award for Science by the Defenders of Wildlife in 2010; in 1999 she was chosen as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow; in 1992 as a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment; and in 1990 as a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. She served on the National Audubon Society Board of Directors from 2010 to 2016, and as Assistant Secretary from 2016 to present. Root is also Science Adviser to the American Wind and Wildlife Institute, Boreal Birds Foundation, Point Blue, to name a few.

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Preschool Story Time: Earth Day Celebration

04-23-2021

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am

Monthly preschool story time programs are designed to introduce children ages 2 – 5 to nature in a fun and safe environment. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start times will be staggered to allow for small groups and social...

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Monthly preschool story time programs are designed to introduce children ages 2 – 5 to nature in a fun and safe environment. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start times will be staggered to allow for small groups and social distancing. Facemasks requested for check-in and when closer than 6 feet to other participants.

 

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DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

04-24-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm

Liza will guide us through some easy to follow and make recipes for gifts that show you're thinking of that someone special as we near Mother's Day and the best time of year in Minnesota: Not Winter! You will leave our time together with ideas,...

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Liza will guide us through some easy to follow and make recipes for gifts that show you're thinking of that someone special as we near Mother's Day and the best time of year in Minnesota: Not Winter! You will leave our time together with ideas, if not actual items, and more knowledge of essential oils and hydrosols.

Instructor: Liza Docken of Pranarōm

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

This class will be offered online via Zoom app so you won't have to leave your house. You can register for any of the online classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class.

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Better Vegetables Through Better Soils

04-27-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

Healthy soils have an abundance of life in them. In this class you will learn how to enhance and protect it.  You will also learn how to increase garden soil nutrients naturally and with minimal cost. Presented by Don Slinger, who has gardened...

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Healthy soils have an abundance of life in them. In this class you will learn how to enhance and protect it.  You will also learn how to increase garden soil nutrients naturally and with minimal cost. Presented by Don Slinger, who has gardened for more than 60 years. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.

Instructor: Don Slinger, Farmers Market grower and gardener.

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners        

This class will be offered online via the Zoom app so you won't have to leave your house. After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class. Please plan to connect to the Zoom meeting 5-10 minutes early to troubleshoot the technology and get settled in before class starts.

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Evening Yoga in the Park

09-30-2021

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 06 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 13 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 20 @ 6:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Thu, May 27 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 03 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 01 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 05 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 02 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 09 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Classes held at the North Pavilion south of the gazebo by the baseball diamond. You will find plenty of available parking....

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Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Classes held at the North Pavilion south of the gazebo by the baseball diamond. You will find plenty of available parking. Please dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, water, and arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of class time.

Space is limited and reservation are required.

Individual yoga classes are $8/person each; a parks vehicle permit is also required ($7/daily or $30/annual) and is not included in the individual class or season pass price.

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Herons and History Guided Kayak Tours

08-06-2021

Presented by Wahoo Adventures at St. Croix River, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 07 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 14 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 21 @ 8:30 am + 10 more dates and times

Fri, May 28 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 09 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 16 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 23 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 30 @ 8:30 am Fri, Aug 06 @ 8:30 am - less dates and times

Fun for the whole family!  View local wildlife and hear lumber-era stories from your scenic VIP seat!  This is a chance to see herons, egrets, cormorants, islands, turtles, and a lumber era cave and boom area.  No experience...

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Fun for the whole family!  View local wildlife and hear lumber-era stories from your scenic VIP seat!  This is a chance to see herons, egrets, cormorants, islands, turtles, and a lumber era cave and boom area.  No experience necessary.

Includes: 90-minute guided river tour, lesson, safety overview, all gear, snack and water. $55pp

Kids 10 and under will share a kayak with an adult. ($35/kids)

Meet at Boomsite Private Marina at 9369 St Croix Trail N, Stillwater, MN 55082.  This is NOT the PUBLIC DNR Boomsite launch.

Call us for your own private and custom tour for friends and family on other dates and times.

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Winemaker's Barrel Tasting

05-30-2021

Presented by Saint Croix Vineyards at Saint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 29 @ 12:00 pm Sun, May 30 @ 12:00 pm

As a free add-on to each paid wine flight, get samples of our delicious red wine and port from the barrel!

As a free add-on to each paid wine flight, get samples of our delicious red wine and port from the barrel!

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Soft Sculpture

05-29-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 29 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Soft Sculpture with Allison Baker
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Soft Sculpture with Allison Baker
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and learn more about various sculptural techniques from top contemporary artists in a fun, safe, and supportive setting. Sign up for the class that speaks to you or enroll in all six for a series discount!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will require participants to wear masks and socially-distance. Franconia Commons has excellent ventilation and will uphold the strictest health standards for the safety of our artists and students.

All classes are held on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and cost $30/each, including all art supplies. Full series is $150. If you'd like to enroll in the full six class series, please call 651.257.6668 to register and receive the discounted rate.

May 29: Soft Sculpture with Allison Baker
Allison Baker is a current Franconia artist. She has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Sculpture from Indiana University. Students will be able to create a soft sculpture of their design inspired by Allison’s art, utilizing a variety of materials and techniques. Please feel free to bring in your own fabrics or materials to incorporate in your final sculpture!

Coming up:

June 12: Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Morning Yoga in the Park

08-21-2021

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 01 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 9:30 am + 9 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 22 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 06 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 13 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 20 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 27 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 03 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 10 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 17 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Classes held at the North Pavilion south of the gazebo by the baseball diamond. You will find plenty of available parking....

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Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Classes held at the North Pavilion south of the gazebo by the baseball diamond. You will find plenty of available parking. Please dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, water, and arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of class time.

Space is limited and reservation are required.

Individual yoga classes are $8/person each; a parks vehicle permit is also required ($7/daily or $30/annual) and is not included in the individual class or season pass price.

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Sunset SUP

08-31-2021

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 01 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 08 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 06 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 03 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

In this-75 minute class, the group will start at the boat launch at Square Lake Park to be fitted for equipment and have a brief introduction to SUP. The group will head out into the sunset, across the lake for a guided paddle. All equipment and...

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In this-75 minute class, the group will start at the boat launch at Square Lake Park to be fitted for equipment and have a brief introduction to SUP. The group will head out into the sunset, across the lake for a guided paddle. All equipment and instructions are provided.

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

$40.00 per person, per class.
A Washington County Parks vehicle permit is required ($7/daily or $30/annual).
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Sound Sculpture

06-12-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and learn more about various sculptural techniques from top contemporary artists in a fun, safe, and supportive setting. Sign up for the class that speaks to you or enroll in all six for a series discount!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will require participants to wear masks and socially-distance. Franconia Commons has excellent ventilation and will uphold the strictest health standards for the safety of our artists and students.

All classes are held on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and cost $30/each, including all art supplies. Full series is $150. If you'd like to enroll in the full six class series, please call 651.257.6668 to register and receive the discounted rate.

June 12: Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble
Lee Noble is a recent Franconia Artist-in-Residence and MFA graduate from MCAD. His expertise is in music and sound, and for this class, students will create their very own sound sculpture using contact mics.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Knit the River 2021!

09-19-2021

Presented by Darn Knit Anyway at Stillwater River Boats, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Sep 19 @ 11:30 am

We are going to cruise in 2021! YES, WE ARE!!

We have 2 cruise opportunities.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Cruise time from 5 - 7:30pm
Boarding begins at 4:30
The boat leaves at 5pm promptly.

AND/OR

Sunday, Sept 19th, 2021
Cruise time from 12...

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We are going to cruise in 2021! YES, WE ARE!!

We have 2 cruise opportunities.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Cruise time from 5 - 7:30pm
Boarding begins at 4:30
The boat leaves at 5pm promptly.

AND/OR

Sunday, Sept 19th, 2021
Cruise time from 12 – 2:30pm
Boarding begins at 11:30am
The boat leaves at noon promptly.

Your ticket includes a 2.5-hour river cruise, meal, lots of door prize drawings, a Knit The River keepsake, and new this year, a store onboard, trunk shows from some great vendors!

A few notes about the cruises this year:

  • As you can expect, there are some Covid precautions we will be taking.  We will be limiting the number of tickets so we can be as socially distant. This will also help us maintain some distancing should we have to vacate the top and front decks due to inclement weather.
  • The meals will be box meals instead of a buffet. We will send you a menu a few weeks before each cruise to get your box lunch order.
  • We'll ask that you mask up when you arrive at the boat and move around the boat. When you are seated, eating, and drinking, you can remove your mask.
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Creating a Writing Life

05-13-2021

Presented by Creative Writing Classes & Consultation at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm Wed, May 05 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 06 @ 7:00 pm Wed, May 12 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Spring 2021 class on Zoom:
Eight Wednesdays March 24-May 12  at 7 p.m.
Eight Thursdays March 25-May 13 at 7 p.m.

Cost: $105 per winter term
To register or for more details, please visit artfulbusinesswriting.com

This is a class for adults to...

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Spring 2021 class on Zoom:
Eight Wednesdays March 24-May 12  at 7 p.m.
Eight Thursdays March 25-May 13 at 7 p.m.

Cost: $105 per winter term
To register or for more details, please visit artfulbusinesswriting.com

This is a class for adults to write memoir, poetry, fiction or all three!
Class size maximum is 12 students.

I also offer writing and editing for individuals working on creative projects, businesses and nonprofits.

Thanks to those who've already registered! - Elissa

Elissa Cottle
Master of Fine Arts in Writing
Editing & Writing Services
Creative Writing Classes & Consultation
ArtfulBusinessWriting.com
612-925-2249

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Date Night at Cooks of Crocus Hill

04-24-2021

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

At our lively, hands-on Date Night classes you will enjoy an intimate cooking experience and a delicious dinner for two. The style of cuisine varies per class. Visit our website for details and to choose which class you want to take!...

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At our lively, hands-on Date Night classes you will enjoy an intimate cooking experience and a delicious dinner for two. The style of cuisine varies per class. Visit our website for details and to choose which class you want to take! https://cooksofcrocushill.com/cooking-classes/date-night/

We're committed to the health and safety of our students and team. We request that all attendees wear a mask and arrive a few minutes early to complete a temperature check and fill out a COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire.

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Chef Maggie Presents – Cooking with Mushrooms

04-17-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am

On the menu: Marinated Portobello Salad, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, and Mushroom Taco "Meat".

Instructor: Maggie Wescott, chef/recipe creator/writer at www.alternativedish.com

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

This virtual class is kid-friendly...

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On the menu: Marinated Portobello Salad, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, and Mushroom Taco "Meat".

Instructor: Maggie Wescott, chef/recipe creator/writer at www.alternativedish.com

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

This virtual class is kid-friendly and everyone is welcome to join!

This class will be offered online via Zoom app so you won't have to leave your house. You can register for any of the online classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class.

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Painting with Alcohol Ink

04-17-2021

Presented by Smith + Trade Mercantile at Smith + Trade Mercantile, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm

Join Peg Malanaphy for a 2 hour class. Learn about this fabulous medium of alcohol ink. You get the pleasure of experiencing immediate colorful results. When you first begin, what most people say is "WOW" this is amazing!

This is a class that a...

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Join Peg Malanaphy for a 2 hour class. Learn about this fabulous medium of alcohol ink. You get the pleasure of experiencing immediate colorful results. When you first begin, what most people say is "WOW" this is amazing!

This is a class that a beginner can walk away with a beautiful piece of art that they can show off and be proud of ... or gift! It will inspire you to make your own greeting cards!

Please wear a paint smock/shirt … and come ready to have FUN!
.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes

04-17-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore...

[more+]

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and learn more about various sculptural techniques from top contemporary artists in a fun, safe, and supportive setting. Sign up for the class that speaks to you or enroll in all six for a series discount!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will require participants to wear masks and socially-distance. Franconia Commons has excellent ventilation and will uphold the strictest health standards for the safety of our artists and students.

All classes are held on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and cost $30/each, including all art supplies. Full series is $150. If you'd like to enroll in the full six class series, please call 651.257.6668 to register and receive the discounted rate.

April 17: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
Don Porcella holds an MFA from CUNY-Hunter College and a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. He is a globally-exhibiting artist with his work in major public and private collections across the globe, and the current Production Manager at Franconia Sculpture Park. Students will build and decorate a project of their choosing, creating sculptures that encourage pollinators and can peacefully co-exist with nature.

Coming up:

May 29: Soft Sculpture with Allison Baker
June 12: Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Climate Change: Wildlife and Plastics, The Innocent Victims, Terry L. Root

04-21-2021

Presented by River Falls Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm

Terry L. Root primarily works on how wild animals and plants are changing with climate change, with a current focus on the possible mass extinction of species with warming. She actively works at making scientific information accessible to...

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Terry L. Root primarily works on how wild animals and plants are changing with climate change, with a current focus on the possible mass extinction of species with warming. She actively works at making scientific information accessible to decision makers and the public. For example, she was a Lead Author for the Third (2001) and Fourth (2007) Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change and a Review Editor for the Fifth (2014) Assessment Report. In 2007 the IPCC was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore. In addition to other honors, Root was awarded the Spirit of Defenders Award for Science by the Defenders of Wildlife in 2010; in 1999 she was chosen as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow; in 1992 as a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment; and in 1990 as a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. She served on the National Audubon Society Board of Directors from 2010 to 2016, and as Assistant Secretary from 2016 to present. Root is also Science Adviser to the American Wind and Wildlife Institute, Boreal Birds Foundation, Point Blue, to name a few.

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Preschool Story Time: Earth Day Celebration

04-23-2021

Presented by Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am

Monthly preschool story time programs are designed to introduce children ages 2 – 5 to nature in a fun and safe environment. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start times will be staggered to allow for small groups and social...

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Monthly preschool story time programs are designed to introduce children ages 2 – 5 to nature in a fun and safe environment. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start times will be staggered to allow for small groups and social distancing. Facemasks requested for check-in and when closer than 6 feet to other participants.

 

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DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

04-24-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm

Liza will guide us through some easy to follow and make recipes for gifts that show you're thinking of that someone special as we near Mother's Day and the best time of year in Minnesota: Not Winter! You will leave our time together with ideas,...

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Liza will guide us through some easy to follow and make recipes for gifts that show you're thinking of that someone special as we near Mother's Day and the best time of year in Minnesota: Not Winter! You will leave our time together with ideas, if not actual items, and more knowledge of essential oils and hydrosols.

Instructor: Liza Docken of Pranarōm

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

This class will be offered online via Zoom app so you won't have to leave your house. You can register for any of the online classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class.

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Better Vegetables Through Better Soils

04-27-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

Healthy soils have an abundance of life in them. In this class you will learn how to enhance and protect it.  You will also learn how to increase garden soil nutrients naturally and with minimal cost. Presented by Don Slinger, who has gardened...

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Healthy soils have an abundance of life in them. In this class you will learn how to enhance and protect it.  You will also learn how to increase garden soil nutrients naturally and with minimal cost. Presented by Don Slinger, who has gardened for more than 60 years. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.

Instructor: Don Slinger, Farmers Market grower and gardener.

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners        

This class will be offered online via the Zoom app so you won't have to leave your house. After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class. Please plan to connect to the Zoom meeting 5-10 minutes early to troubleshoot the technology and get settled in before class starts.

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Evening Yoga in the Park

09-30-2021

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 06 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 13 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 20 @ 6:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Thu, May 27 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 03 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 01 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 05 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 02 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 09 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Classes held at the North Pavilion south of the gazebo by the baseball diamond. You will find plenty of available parking....

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Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Classes held at the North Pavilion south of the gazebo by the baseball diamond. You will find plenty of available parking. Please dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, water, and arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of class time.

Space is limited and reservation are required.

Individual yoga classes are $8/person each; a parks vehicle permit is also required ($7/daily or $30/annual) and is not included in the individual class or season pass price.

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Herons and History Guided Kayak Tours

08-06-2021

Presented by Wahoo Adventures at St. Croix River, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 07 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 14 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 21 @ 8:30 am + 10 more dates and times

Fri, May 28 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 09 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 16 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 23 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 30 @ 8:30 am Fri, Aug 06 @ 8:30 am - less dates and times

Fun for the whole family!  View local wildlife and hear lumber-era stories from your scenic VIP seat!  This is a chance to see herons, egrets, cormorants, islands, turtles, and a lumber era cave and boom area.  No experience...

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Fun for the whole family!  View local wildlife and hear lumber-era stories from your scenic VIP seat!  This is a chance to see herons, egrets, cormorants, islands, turtles, and a lumber era cave and boom area.  No experience necessary.

Includes: 90-minute guided river tour, lesson, safety overview, all gear, snack and water. $55pp

Kids 10 and under will share a kayak with an adult. ($35/kids)

Meet at Boomsite Private Marina at 9369 St Croix Trail N, Stillwater, MN 55082.  This is NOT the PUBLIC DNR Boomsite launch.

Call us for your own private and custom tour for friends and family on other dates and times.

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Winemaker's Barrel Tasting

05-30-2021

Presented by Saint Croix Vineyards at Saint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 29 @ 12:00 pm Sun, May 30 @ 12:00 pm

As a free add-on to each paid wine flight, get samples of our delicious red wine and port from the barrel!

As a free add-on to each paid wine flight, get samples of our delicious red wine and port from the barrel!

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Soft Sculpture

05-29-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 29 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Soft Sculpture with Allison Baker
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Soft Sculpture with Allison Baker
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and learn more about various sculptural techniques from top contemporary artists in a fun, safe, and supportive setting. Sign up for the class that speaks to you or enroll in all six for a series discount!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will require participants to wear masks and socially-distance. Franconia Commons has excellent ventilation and will uphold the strictest health standards for the safety of our artists and students.

All classes are held on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and cost $30/each, including all art supplies. Full series is $150. If you'd like to enroll in the full six class series, please call 651.257.6668 to register and receive the discounted rate.

May 29: Soft Sculpture with Allison Baker
Allison Baker is a current Franconia artist. She has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Sculpture from Indiana University. Students will be able to create a soft sculpture of their design inspired by Allison’s art, utilizing a variety of materials and techniques. Please feel free to bring in your own fabrics or materials to incorporate in your final sculpture!

Coming up:

June 12: Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Morning Yoga in the Park

08-21-2021

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 01 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 9:30 am + 9 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 22 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 06 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 13 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 20 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 27 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 03 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 10 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 17 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Classes held at the North Pavilion south of the gazebo by the baseball diamond. You will find plenty of available parking....

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Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Classes held at the North Pavilion south of the gazebo by the baseball diamond. You will find plenty of available parking. Please dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, water, and arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of class time.

Space is limited and reservation are required.

Individual yoga classes are $8/person each; a parks vehicle permit is also required ($7/daily or $30/annual) and is not included in the individual class or season pass price.

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Sunset SUP

08-31-2021

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 01 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 08 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 06 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 03 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

In this-75 minute class, the group will start at the boat launch at Square Lake Park to be fitted for equipment and have a brief introduction to SUP. The group will head out into the sunset, across the lake for a guided paddle. All equipment and...

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In this-75 minute class, the group will start at the boat launch at Square Lake Park to be fitted for equipment and have a brief introduction to SUP. The group will head out into the sunset, across the lake for a guided paddle. All equipment and instructions are provided.

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

$40.00 per person, per class.
A Washington County Parks vehicle permit is required ($7/daily or $30/annual).
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Sound Sculpture

06-12-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether youre 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your creativity and learn more about various sculptural techniques from top contemporary artists in a fun, safe, and supportive setting. Sign up for the class that speaks to you or enroll in all six for a series discount!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will require participants to wear masks and socially-distance. Franconia Commons has excellent ventilation and will uphold the strictest health standards for the safety of our artists and students.

All classes are held on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and cost $30/each, including all art supplies. Full series is $150. If you'd like to enroll in the full six class series, please call 651.257.6668 to register and receive the discounted rate.

June 12: Sound Sculpture with Lee Noble
Lee Noble is a recent Franconia Artist-in-Residence and MFA graduate from MCAD. His expertise is in music and sound, and for this class, students will create their very own sound sculpture using contact mics.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Knit the River 2021!

09-19-2021

Presented by Darn Knit Anyway at Stillwater River Boats, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Sep 19 @ 11:30 am

We are going to cruise in 2021! YES, WE ARE!!

We have 2 cruise opportunities.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Cruise time from 5 - 7:30pm
Boarding begins at 4:30
The boat leaves at 5pm promptly.

AND/OR

Sunday, Sept 19th, 2021
Cruise time from 12...

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We are going to cruise in 2021! YES, WE ARE!!

We have 2 cruise opportunities.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Cruise time from 5 - 7:30pm
Boarding begins at 4:30
The boat leaves at 5pm promptly.

AND/OR

Sunday, Sept 19th, 2021
Cruise time from 12 – 2:30pm
Boarding begins at 11:30am
The boat leaves at noon promptly.

Your ticket includes a 2.5-hour river cruise, meal, lots of door prize drawings, a Knit The River keepsake, and new this year, a store onboard, trunk shows from some great vendors!

A few notes about the cruises this year:

  • As you can expect, there are some Covid precautions we will be taking.  We will be limiting the number of tickets so we can be as socially distant. This will also help us maintain some distancing should we have to vacate the top and front decks due to inclement weather.
  • The meals will be box meals instead of a buffet. We will send you a menu a few weeks before each cruise to get your box lunch order.
  • We'll ask that you mask up when you arrive at the boat and move around the boat. When you are seated, eating, and drinking, you can remove your mask.
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