Education & Community

Hilltop Pumpkin Party 2022

Join us for this free family fun outdoor event now featuring the 69th Annual Rotary Halloween Parade and Costume Contest. Come early and make sure to register for the costume contest starting at 1:30. The Rotary Club of Hudson prizes include cash prizes for the Top 5 "Best Costumes" in four age groups (4 years and younger; 5-7 years; 8-10 years; 11 years and up). Best Group (top 2) receive $45/$25 and Best of Show receives $150.
Families will also enjoy:
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

TRICK OR TREAT on Mainstreet Stillwater

Come Trick or Treat on Mainstreet Stillwater. Over 45 businesses downtown Stillwater, from the south end to the north end of Main Street will be ready to greet you with Treats.*

Look for the Trick or Treat Here sign in the business window if they are participating and a Ghost to greet yooooou! Teal pumpkins will also designate where allergy free items are available.

Sponsored by the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Foundation

*Including Acapulco restaurant in Oak Park Heights Read more about TRICK OR TREAT on Mainstreet Stillwater

Lake Elmo Bank Community Day

Please join Lake Elmo Bank on Friday, September 9 for our annual Community Day. Grab the entire family and head to the Lake Elmo Office parking lot, you’re sure to enjoy the festivities. Our celebration will include roasted corn on the cob, grilled hot dogs, ice cream, bingo and petting zoo. Read more about Lake Elmo Bank Community Day

Walk on the Wild Side

Presented in partnership with Saint Paul Community Education


Immerse yourself in the late summer colors, sounds and textures of this lovely, restored oak savanna.

Dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. 

Instructor Lynette Anderson Read more about Walk on the Wild Side

FamilyMeans Nature Memories Open House


Join us at Belwin's Education Site for a joint event hosted by Belwin Conservancy and FamilyMeans. Designed for persons with memory loss and their caregivers, this event will feature live music, nature-inspired arts activities, short guided nature walks and bird watching. Poet Zoë Bird, creator of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project Minnesota, will also be present, along with musician Andrea Stern, courtesy of Compas. Resources from FamilyMeans Caregiving & Aging will be available at the event.  Read more about FamilyMeans Nature Memories Open House

Better Place Forests St. Croix Valley Open House

Better Place Forests is creating America’s first conservation memorial forests. The organization’s forests are natural, sustainable alternatives to cemeteries for people who choose cremation.

Learn more about Better Place Forests and explore their St. Croix Valley Forest at this free open house event on June 16.

Better Place Forests Rock River is Minnesota’s first conservation memorial forest. The 100+ acre lakefront forest provides a place to pause and reflect among some of the area’s most distinguished trees. Read more about Better Place Forests St. Croix Valley Open House


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