Education & Community

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

Scandia History Series: Historic Walking Tour of the Scandia Village Center

Ever pondered the stories behind Scandia's historic buildings? What businesses flourished on Olinda Trail and Oakhill Road in the early 1900s--and have you heard our city's tales of bank robbery, fire and tornado? Join us at the Scandia Creamery for a short presentation on historic Mainstreet Architecture from Ted Lentz--the preservation architect who oversaw the State Capitol restoration in St. Paul--followed by a walking tour of historic downtown sites ending with lunch at Meister's Bar & Grill. Read more about Scandia History Series: Historic Walking Tour of the Scandia Village Center

2022 Food Truck Extravaganza

The very popular Food Truck Extravaganza community event takes another bite out of Stillwater when it returns on June 18th, 2022 at the Washington County Fairgrounds!

Bringing the Greater Stillwater Area good food and good moments! SO MUCH MORE THAN FOOD, COME FOR THE FUN! Take your taste buds on a tour of tasty eats paired with family fun and community flavor!  Read more about 2022 Food Truck Extravaganza


The 2022 Greater Stillwater Chamber Community Showcase returns on Saturday, April 9th. An event designed to connect local businesses with the community! The Community Showcase includes exhibitors from local businesses, entertainment, kids activities and demonstrations. A fun-filled community and family event that you don't want to miss!
This family-friendly event is FREE to attend and will include local businesses

Belwin Bison Festival

Fun activities for all ages. 5k Run with the Bison at 9:00 a.m. (fun trail run prior to the bison’s arrival), then live music, eco-arts, food trucks, and the bison release from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.: Run with the Bison

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Festival

$10 per car.

Please note: No dogs allowed at this or any Belwin event. Read more about Belwin Bison Festival


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