Arts & Performance

Valentines Concert

Celebrate love and romance at the Squire House Gardens Valentines Concert on Saturday, February 9. Reservations are open for the annual musical event that takes place upstairs at the historic property on the main street of Afton, Minnesota. A triple lineup of Twin Cities musicians is planned for this year’s concert: vocalist Lucia Newell, singer/pianist Andrew Walesch, and jazz pianist Laura Caviani. 

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, January 19 at 10:30 a.m. for Gnome Sweet Gnome. Take your gnome friend with you, wherever you may go. Using a simple pattern, cut out and hand-sew an outfit to match your gnome’s personality. You’ll never be bored with your gnome friend by your side. Presented by the Textile Center.

Program is free but registration is required. To register, call 651-275-4338, stop by the Public Services Desk, or visit our website at 

Toddler & Preschool Drive-In Movie

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, January 17 at 10:15am for Toddler & Preschool Drive-In Movie. Ready for a Drive-In Movie?  Bring a box that your child can sit in. We will have craft supplies on hand to rev-up your child’s “car”!  We will have a small supply of boxes on hand so don’t let not having one stop you from joining us. We will enjoy popcorn and a video of Mo Willem’s “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”.  Get in gear and drive on over! Ages 2-5.

Improve Yourself in the New Year With Meditation

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. for Improve Yourself in the New Year With Meditation. The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Join Arvind Naik, long time meditator for this powerful workshop. Arvind has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which provides many benefits. There will even be a little meditation sitting at the end. Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start.

Chinese Dragon Lantern Art for kids

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, January 12 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. for Chinese Dragon Lantern Art for kids. Prepare for Chinese New Year by making a colorful dragon lantern! Learn to draw a Chinese style dragon then color it as you wish with bright and metallic crayons. We will then construct a colorful lantern shape around our drawing with neon paper and add a handle for hanging. This art workshop is for children in grades K-5th. Presented by White Bear Center for the Arts. 

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Roaring Twenties

Hear iconic songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,”  “Sweet Sue,” and “Ain’t We Got Fun” alongside instrumental selections, as this program takes you back to America’s most transformative and mythical era.

Jazz band:
Jerry Rubino, piano; Greg Keel, saxophone; Paul Babcock, drums; Tom Pieper, bass

Andrea Leap and Joey Clark

Tickets may be purchased by calling 612.767.5250.

Family Storytime: Stillwater Library

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

Program is free and no registration is required.

The Nutcracker presented by St. Croix Ballet

The Stillwater Nutcracker, now in its 28th year, is a family-friendly version, choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky, and follows the traditional story line of the young girl named Clara and her Christmas dream. Our version includes a live narration and the exuberant dancing of children from the age of five through professional level dancers who grace the show with beauty and spirit.


Performances are at the Stillwater Area High School

Honky Tonk Laundry

Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ’em wrong, all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time!


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