Classes


Intro to the Instant Pot Cooking

01-20-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm

She will also talk about pressure cooker terminology and ideas for using your Instant Pot in household meal planning. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for...

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She will also talk about pressure cooker terminology and ideas for using your Instant Pot in household meal planning. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards.

Instructor: Kirsten Madaus

Cost: $10/$5 for co-op owners

Kirsten Madaus has been eating with local intention since 2006 and sharing how to make the most of the farm share since 2012 via her website Farm Fresh Feasts. She recently moved to Minnesota and discovered the joys of wild rice and Hot Dish.

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Nature Heals

01-21-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are...

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Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

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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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, Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm + 25 more dates and times

Sat, Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Feb 05 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Feb 06 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 05 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Mar 06 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 02 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 03 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 09 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm 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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Climate Change: Aquatic Systems, Preserving Fish Habitat by Dr Johathan Overpeck

01-25-2021

Presented by River Falls Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

Professor Overpeck is an interdisciplinary climate scientist and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan.

Overpeck has written over 220 published works on climate and the...

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Professor Overpeck is an interdisciplinary climate scientist and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan.

Overpeck has written over 220 published works on climate and the environmental sciences, served as a Working Group 1 Coordinating Lead Author for the Nobel Prize winning IPCC 4th Assessment (2007), and also as a Working Group 2 Lead Author for the IPCC 5th Assessment (2014). Other awards include the US Dept. of Commerce Gold and Bronze Medals, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Walter Orr Roberts award of the American Meteorological Society, and the Quivira Coalition’s Radical Center Award for his work with rural ranchers and land managers.

He has led active climate research programs on five continents. His research is focused on understanding drought and megadrought dynamics (and risk) the world over, and has also served as the lead investigator of Climate Assessment for the Southwest and the SW Climate Science Center – two major programs focused on regional climate adaptation. Overpeck also works more broadly on climate and paleoclimate dynamics, ice sheets and sea level, climate-vegetation interaction, conservation biology, legal issues related to climate change, environmental communication and environmental education. He has appeared and testified before Congress multiple times, is a Fellow of AGU and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and tweets about climate-related issues @GreatLakesPeck .

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Pruning Shrubs & Trees

01-25-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master...

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U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

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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Bird Feeding Fun

01-28-2021

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

Feeding birds is not only good for them, but also for you! It's such a great way to get to know your avian neighbors and to begin or enhance your birding hobby. We will talk about how to attract birds to your property, what to feed, what to plant...

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Feeding birds is not only good for them, but also for you! It's such a great way to get to know your avian neighbors and to begin or enhance your birding hobby. We will talk about how to attract birds to your property, what to feed, what to plant and ways to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of your little corner of earth. You will leave with ideas for where to start if you are new to bird feeding or what to add to bring even more birds into your world.

Program is via Zoom. Registration is required. An email will be sent after registration with the Zoom meeting details.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Tin Can Hand-Crank Automatons

01-30-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Tin Can Hand-Crank Automatons with Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Tin Can Hand-Crank Automatons with Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 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.

January 30: Tin Can Hand-Crank Automatons with Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
Samantha Leopold-Sullivan holds an MFA in sculpture from Alfred University and a BA in Studio Art from Macalester College. Sam will guide students in creating their very own tin can hand-cranked automaton, using a variety of materials. Students are encouraged to bring their own small interesting objects or keepsakes they may want to incorporate into their final piece.

Coming up:

February 27: Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures with Preston Drum
March 27: Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
April 17: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
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: Wisconsin Climate Task Force - Mandala Barnes, Lt. Governor WI

02-04-2021

Presented by River Falls Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 04 @ 6:00 pm

As Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, I’m excited to be serving as chair of Governor Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change.

Through my work and travels as Lieutenant Governor, I have witnessed firsthand the impacts the climate crisis is having...

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As Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, I’m excited to be serving as chair of Governor Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change.

Through my work and travels as Lieutenant Governor, I have witnessed firsthand the impacts the climate crisis is having on our communities, our health, and our economy. I have met with farmers whose livelihoods were destroyed by extreme weather events. I have heard from local officials who are gravely concerned about how climate change will affect local tourism. I have learned from health professionals that the climate crisis is the largest public health threat we face. And I have talked with so many people who are worried that their children and grandchildren will not be able to experience the outdoors the way they did and carry on our proud traditions of hunting, fishing, and hiking.

It’s a sad reality, but we cannot afford to let the gravity of this crisis paralyze us. This moment requires action, and I’m proud that this administration is committed to embracing science and taking the necessary steps to address this crisis.

Our bi-partisan task force brings together a diverse coalition of representatives from agriculture, the business community, Native Nations, utility companies, labor groups, youth, and other industries and communities from across the state.

We are charting a path to meet our goal of 100% carbon-free energy by 2050, while improving the state's economy and environment, diversifying the resources used to meet the state's energy needs, and generating family-supporting jobs.

And throughout this work, we are maintaining a lens of environmental justice, so that communities of color and low-income communities—who too often experience the first and worst consequences of climate change—are part of the conversation and the solution.

Neither I, nor this Task Force, can do this work alone. It will take all of us working together to create the momentum needed to achieve our climate goals and restore our natural environment. With your help, we will make this state, and this planet, a place where everyone grows up in a safe and clean environment and has the opportunity to thrive, no matter their ZIP code.  https://climatechange.wi.gov

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Cupid in the Kitchen

02-13-2021

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate the love in this annual favorite class. From the minute you enter the kitchen you'll be swept off your feet! Our team will lead the way as you create and a delicious, romantic dinner from start to finish. Everyone will be happy and your...

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Celebrate the love in this annual favorite class. From the minute you enter the kitchen you'll be swept off your feet! Our team will lead the way as you create and a delicious, romantic dinner from start to finish. Everyone will be happy and your cup will runneth over with love in this festive hands on style celebration class. All seats are priced per person.

Menu: Crab Cakes with Herbed Aioli and Spring Greens; New York Strip Steaks with a Mushroom Cream Sauce; Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes.

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. Learn more: https://cooksofcrocushill.com/faq-classes/

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VIRTUAL: Valentine Dinner Surprise!

02-14-2021

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

Surprise! It's a virtual cook-along in your kitchen! Of course we will provide the chef and all the know-how to make this your best V-Day din din ever. Stir in the romance, spice up the sauce and get cooking! Chef Tracy will lead the way to a...

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Surprise! It's a virtual cook-along in your kitchen! Of course we will provide the chef and all the know-how to make this your best V-Day din din ever. Stir in the romance, spice up the sauce and get cooking! Chef Tracy will lead the way to a delicious dinner for two.

Menu: Spring Greens with Smoked Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette; Pan-Roasted Brined Pork Chops with Roasted Asparagus; Chocolate Truffle Cupcake.

VIRTUAL CLASS EXPECTATIONS: One week prior to the class date, Cooks will email you the virtual class log in information, recipes, equipment list and ingredient list for shopping. On the day of the class, have your ingredients, equipment and recipes at the ready. Set up your digital device in a place that is both convenient for class viewing and cooking. Then, put your apron on, and log in to start learning and cooking!

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Lunch and Learn: Camping on the Croix 101

02-17-2021

Presented by St. Croix River Association at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm

Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist!

Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching...

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Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist!

Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching understanding of the natural resources, cultural values, and recreational opportunities that make the Riverway special. 

Join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 12:00-1:00 PM to learn where you can camp, what permits and reservation you might need, what amenities are found at the campsites, and what the expectations are for camping in these very unique and sought-after sites in our nation’s first Wild and Scenic River National Park.

Presenter: Dale Cox, Park Ranger, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Park Ranger Dale Cox will share the ins and outs of camping on the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers and how to find your place in this park. Dale has been a Park Ranger with the National Park Service for over 25 years, most of that time with the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Originally from the Ozarks river country, he has spent his career exploring wild places and paddling moving waters. Today he sees the story of our nation’s waters as a cautionary tale about our country and its people.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures

02-27-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures with Preston Drum
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures with Preston Drum
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 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.

February 27: Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures with Preston Drum
Preston Drum holds a BFA from Memphis College of Art and an MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His paintings, sculptures, videos and interactive installations explore notions of memory and performance through non-linear storytelling. Drum’s work is often site-specific and collaborative in nature, framing the audience as a participant in the art. His work has been exhibited at The Minneapolis Institute of Art and The Walker Art Center. Drum is a member of the Minnesota based artist group, CarryOn Homes, whose mission is to raise awareness of immigration issues through the creation of artworks. Students in this class will experiment with a variety of media to create a multi-media sculpture that they can take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials they may be interested in incorporating into the finished work.

Coming up:

March 27: Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
April 17: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
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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Lunch and Learn: Indigenous Food Lab

03-17-2021

Presented by St. Croix River Association at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm

Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist!

Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching...

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Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist!

Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching understanding of the natural resources, cultural values, and recreational opportunities that make the Riverway special. 

Learn about local foods and the Indigenous Food Lab!

The North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NāTIFS), founded by James Beard award winners The Sioux Chef, is dedicated to addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. Join us on Wednesday, March 17 from 12:00-1:00 PM to learn from Armando Medinaceli, PhD, Indigenous Education Director at NāTIFS. He will discuss experiences with Indigenous Foods of the Americas, a conversation about food and culture, and the work being done by NāTIFS!

Presenter: Armando Medinaceli, PhD, Indigenous Education Director

Armando Medinaceli, PhD, is a Bolivian ethnobiologist with extensive experience collaborating with indigenous peoples in Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala as well as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States and Bolivia. He has over fifteen years of experience working in ethnobiology, ethics, indigenous foodways and food sovereignty, biocultural diversity, sustainability, climate change, community conservation, collaborative video, and more. As the Indigenous Education Director at NATIFS, he works on the design, coordination, and implementation of the organization’s education and research programs.

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Climate Change: United We Can Solve This, Film and Discussion - Tia Nelson

03-25-2021

Presented by River Falls Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

Tia Nelson will discuss the film created to inspire the continued legacy of her father, former Governor of WI Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day.

Nelson is internationally recognized as a tireless champion for environmental stewardship and...

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Tia Nelson will discuss the film created to inspire the continued legacy of her father, former Governor of WI Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day.

Nelson is internationally recognized as a tireless champion for environmental stewardship and climate change education. She spent 17 years with The Nature Conservancy in government relations, as a policy advisor for Latin America, and later as the first director of the Global Climate Change Initiative. For this work, she received the EPA’s Climate Protection Award in 2000. Tia returned home to Wisconsin to serve as Executive Secretary to the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, which included a gubernatorial appointment as co-chair of Wisconsin’s Task Force on Global Warming. She is the former managing director of the Outrider Foundation’s climate program.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Abstract Clay Sculptures

03-27-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 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.

March 27: Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
Erin Paradis is a current Franconia artist and holds an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from the University of Minnesota and a BFA in Ceramics and Painting from Alfred University. For this session, students will learn different clay sculpting techniques and be able to take home your own abstract clay sculpture inspired by Erin’s art.

Coming up:

April 17: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
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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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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Herons and History Guided Kayak Tours

08-06-2021

Presented by Wahoo Adventures at St. Croix River, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 30 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 07 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 14 @ 8:30 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, May 21 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 28 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 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, a fun open-air trolley ride to and from water, snack and water. $75pp

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

Meet at the Stillwater Trolley at 400 East Nelson Street in downtown Stillwater across from the Dock Cafe.

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

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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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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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Intro to the Instant Pot Cooking

01-20-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm

She will also talk about pressure cooker terminology and ideas for using your Instant Pot in household meal planning. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for...

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She will also talk about pressure cooker terminology and ideas for using your Instant Pot in household meal planning. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards.

Instructor: Kirsten Madaus

Cost: $10/$5 for co-op owners

Kirsten Madaus has been eating with local intention since 2006 and sharing how to make the most of the farm share since 2012 via her website Farm Fresh Feasts. She recently moved to Minnesota and discovered the joys of wild rice and Hot Dish.

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Nature Heals

01-21-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are...

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Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

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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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, Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm + 25 more dates and times

Sat, Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Feb 05 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Feb 06 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 05 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Mar 06 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 02 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 03 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 09 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm 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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Climate Change: Aquatic Systems, Preserving Fish Habitat by Dr Johathan Overpeck

01-25-2021

Presented by River Falls Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

Professor Overpeck is an interdisciplinary climate scientist and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan.

Overpeck has written over 220 published works on climate and the...

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Professor Overpeck is an interdisciplinary climate scientist and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan.

Overpeck has written over 220 published works on climate and the environmental sciences, served as a Working Group 1 Coordinating Lead Author for the Nobel Prize winning IPCC 4th Assessment (2007), and also as a Working Group 2 Lead Author for the IPCC 5th Assessment (2014). Other awards include the US Dept. of Commerce Gold and Bronze Medals, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Walter Orr Roberts award of the American Meteorological Society, and the Quivira Coalition’s Radical Center Award for his work with rural ranchers and land managers.

He has led active climate research programs on five continents. His research is focused on understanding drought and megadrought dynamics (and risk) the world over, and has also served as the lead investigator of Climate Assessment for the Southwest and the SW Climate Science Center – two major programs focused on regional climate adaptation. Overpeck also works more broadly on climate and paleoclimate dynamics, ice sheets and sea level, climate-vegetation interaction, conservation biology, legal issues related to climate change, environmental communication and environmental education. He has appeared and testified before Congress multiple times, is a Fellow of AGU and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and tweets about climate-related issues @GreatLakesPeck .

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Pruning Shrubs & Trees

01-25-2021

Presented by River Market Co-op at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master...

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U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

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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Bird Feeding Fun

01-28-2021

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

Feeding birds is not only good for them, but also for you! It's such a great way to get to know your avian neighbors and to begin or enhance your birding hobby. We will talk about how to attract birds to your property, what to feed, what to plant...

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Feeding birds is not only good for them, but also for you! It's such a great way to get to know your avian neighbors and to begin or enhance your birding hobby. We will talk about how to attract birds to your property, what to feed, what to plant and ways to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of your little corner of earth. You will leave with ideas for where to start if you are new to bird feeding or what to add to bring even more birds into your world.

Program is via Zoom. Registration is required. An email will be sent after registration with the Zoom meeting details.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Tin Can Hand-Crank Automatons

01-30-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Tin Can Hand-Crank Automatons with Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Tin Can Hand-Crank Automatons with Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 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.

January 30: Tin Can Hand-Crank Automatons with Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
Samantha Leopold-Sullivan holds an MFA in sculpture from Alfred University and a BA in Studio Art from Macalester College. Sam will guide students in creating their very own tin can hand-cranked automaton, using a variety of materials. Students are encouraged to bring their own small interesting objects or keepsakes they may want to incorporate into their final piece.

Coming up:

February 27: Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures with Preston Drum
March 27: Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
April 17: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
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: Wisconsin Climate Task Force - Mandala Barnes, Lt. Governor WI

02-04-2021

Presented by River Falls Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 04 @ 6:00 pm

As Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, I’m excited to be serving as chair of Governor Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change.

Through my work and travels as Lieutenant Governor, I have witnessed firsthand the impacts the climate crisis is having...

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As Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, I’m excited to be serving as chair of Governor Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change.

Through my work and travels as Lieutenant Governor, I have witnessed firsthand the impacts the climate crisis is having on our communities, our health, and our economy. I have met with farmers whose livelihoods were destroyed by extreme weather events. I have heard from local officials who are gravely concerned about how climate change will affect local tourism. I have learned from health professionals that the climate crisis is the largest public health threat we face. And I have talked with so many people who are worried that their children and grandchildren will not be able to experience the outdoors the way they did and carry on our proud traditions of hunting, fishing, and hiking.

It’s a sad reality, but we cannot afford to let the gravity of this crisis paralyze us. This moment requires action, and I’m proud that this administration is committed to embracing science and taking the necessary steps to address this crisis.

Our bi-partisan task force brings together a diverse coalition of representatives from agriculture, the business community, Native Nations, utility companies, labor groups, youth, and other industries and communities from across the state.

We are charting a path to meet our goal of 100% carbon-free energy by 2050, while improving the state's economy and environment, diversifying the resources used to meet the state's energy needs, and generating family-supporting jobs.

And throughout this work, we are maintaining a lens of environmental justice, so that communities of color and low-income communities—who too often experience the first and worst consequences of climate change—are part of the conversation and the solution.

Neither I, nor this Task Force, can do this work alone. It will take all of us working together to create the momentum needed to achieve our climate goals and restore our natural environment. With your help, we will make this state, and this planet, a place where everyone grows up in a safe and clean environment and has the opportunity to thrive, no matter their ZIP code.  https://climatechange.wi.gov

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Cupid in the Kitchen

02-13-2021

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate the love in this annual favorite class. From the minute you enter the kitchen you'll be swept off your feet! Our team will lead the way as you create and a delicious, romantic dinner from start to finish. Everyone will be happy and your...

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Celebrate the love in this annual favorite class. From the minute you enter the kitchen you'll be swept off your feet! Our team will lead the way as you create and a delicious, romantic dinner from start to finish. Everyone will be happy and your cup will runneth over with love in this festive hands on style celebration class. All seats are priced per person.

Menu: Crab Cakes with Herbed Aioli and Spring Greens; New York Strip Steaks with a Mushroom Cream Sauce; Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes.

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. Learn more: https://cooksofcrocushill.com/faq-classes/

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VIRTUAL: Valentine Dinner Surprise!

02-14-2021

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

Surprise! It's a virtual cook-along in your kitchen! Of course we will provide the chef and all the know-how to make this your best V-Day din din ever. Stir in the romance, spice up the sauce and get cooking! Chef Tracy will lead the way to a...

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Surprise! It's a virtual cook-along in your kitchen! Of course we will provide the chef and all the know-how to make this your best V-Day din din ever. Stir in the romance, spice up the sauce and get cooking! Chef Tracy will lead the way to a delicious dinner for two.

Menu: Spring Greens with Smoked Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette; Pan-Roasted Brined Pork Chops with Roasted Asparagus; Chocolate Truffle Cupcake.

VIRTUAL CLASS EXPECTATIONS: One week prior to the class date, Cooks will email you the virtual class log in information, recipes, equipment list and ingredient list for shopping. On the day of the class, have your ingredients, equipment and recipes at the ready. Set up your digital device in a place that is both convenient for class viewing and cooking. Then, put your apron on, and log in to start learning and cooking!

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Lunch and Learn: Camping on the Croix 101

02-17-2021

Presented by St. Croix River Association at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm

Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist!

Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching...

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Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist!

Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching understanding of the natural resources, cultural values, and recreational opportunities that make the Riverway special. 

Join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 12:00-1:00 PM to learn where you can camp, what permits and reservation you might need, what amenities are found at the campsites, and what the expectations are for camping in these very unique and sought-after sites in our nation’s first Wild and Scenic River National Park.

Presenter: Dale Cox, Park Ranger, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Park Ranger Dale Cox will share the ins and outs of camping on the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers and how to find your place in this park. Dale has been a Park Ranger with the National Park Service for over 25 years, most of that time with the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Originally from the Ozarks river country, he has spent his career exploring wild places and paddling moving waters. Today he sees the story of our nation’s waters as a cautionary tale about our country and its people.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures

02-27-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures with Preston Drum
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures with Preston Drum
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 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.

February 27: Mixed-Media Collages & Combine Sculptures with Preston Drum
Preston Drum holds a BFA from Memphis College of Art and an MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His paintings, sculptures, videos and interactive installations explore notions of memory and performance through non-linear storytelling. Drum’s work is often site-specific and collaborative in nature, framing the audience as a participant in the art. His work has been exhibited at The Minneapolis Institute of Art and The Walker Art Center. Drum is a member of the Minnesota based artist group, CarryOn Homes, whose mission is to raise awareness of immigration issues through the creation of artworks. Students in this class will experiment with a variety of media to create a multi-media sculpture that they can take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials they may be interested in incorporating into the finished work.

Coming up:

March 27: Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
April 17: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
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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Lunch and Learn: Indigenous Food Lab

03-17-2021

Presented by St. Croix River Association at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm

Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist!

Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching...

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Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist!

Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching understanding of the natural resources, cultural values, and recreational opportunities that make the Riverway special. 

Learn about local foods and the Indigenous Food Lab!

The North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NāTIFS), founded by James Beard award winners The Sioux Chef, is dedicated to addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. Join us on Wednesday, March 17 from 12:00-1:00 PM to learn from Armando Medinaceli, PhD, Indigenous Education Director at NāTIFS. He will discuss experiences with Indigenous Foods of the Americas, a conversation about food and culture, and the work being done by NāTIFS!

Presenter: Armando Medinaceli, PhD, Indigenous Education Director

Armando Medinaceli, PhD, is a Bolivian ethnobiologist with extensive experience collaborating with indigenous peoples in Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala as well as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States and Bolivia. He has over fifteen years of experience working in ethnobiology, ethics, indigenous foodways and food sovereignty, biocultural diversity, sustainability, climate change, community conservation, collaborative video, and more. As the Indigenous Education Director at NATIFS, he works on the design, coordination, and implementation of the organization’s education and research programs.

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Climate Change: United We Can Solve This, Film and Discussion - Tia Nelson

03-25-2021

Presented by River Falls Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

Tia Nelson will discuss the film created to inspire the continued legacy of her father, former Governor of WI Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day.

Nelson is internationally recognized as a tireless champion for environmental stewardship and...

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Tia Nelson will discuss the film created to inspire the continued legacy of her father, former Governor of WI Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day.

Nelson is internationally recognized as a tireless champion for environmental stewardship and climate change education. She spent 17 years with The Nature Conservancy in government relations, as a policy advisor for Latin America, and later as the first director of the Global Climate Change Initiative. For this work, she received the EPA’s Climate Protection Award in 2000. Tia returned home to Wisconsin to serve as Executive Secretary to the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, which included a gubernatorial appointment as co-chair of Wisconsin’s Task Force on Global Warming. She is the former managing director of the Outrider Foundation’s climate program.

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons: Abstract Clay Sculptures

03-27-2021

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm

Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 7 or 70, these workshops are designed for you to explore your...

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Art Classes @ Franconia Commons
Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
More information and tickets: https://www.franconia.org/art-classes-franconia-commons/

Whether you're 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.

March 27: Abstract Clay Sculptures with Erin Paradis
Erin Paradis is a current Franconia artist and holds an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from the University of Minnesota and a BFA in Ceramics and Painting from Alfred University. For this session, students will learn different clay sculpting techniques and be able to take home your own abstract clay sculpture inspired by Erin’s art.

Coming up:

April 17: Birdhouses, Batboxes, and Beeboxes with Don Porcella
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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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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Herons and History Guided Kayak Tours

08-06-2021

Presented by Wahoo Adventures at St. Croix River, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 30 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 07 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 14 @ 8:30 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, May 21 @ 8:30 am Fri, May 28 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 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, a fun open-air trolley ride to and from water, snack and water. $75pp

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

Meet at the Stillwater Trolley at 400 East Nelson Street in downtown Stillwater across from the Dock Cafe.

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

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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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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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