Education & Community

Festival of Nations

Discover more about the world and embrace the rich cultural diversity that the globe has to offer. As the longest running multicultural festival in the Midwest, Festival of Nations will collaborate with more than 90 ethnic groups to create a unique experience that celebrates heritage and provides the community’s immigrants with the ability to express their stories through cuisine, performances and exhibits. All ages. Free.

First Avenue Exhibit

Celebrate the musicians who made First Avenue and 7th Street Entry the legendary rock ‘n’ roll venue that is the heart of the Minnesota music scene. Explore five decades worth of sounds and stories on this landmark club through the lens of music. All ages. Prices vary.

Arboretum & Audubon: A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Audubon Society partner for a day of avian fun and education. The event will feature presentations, workshops, nature walks and book signings featuring noted naturalists and authors Jim Gilbert, Stan Tekiela, Matt Schuth, Alan Branhagen and the Audubon Society’s expert on bird habitats and native plants, John Rowden. 

National Public Gardens Week

Celebrate National Public Garden Week with buy one, get one free admission from May 13-16 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 10 percent off at the gift store, 10 percent off memberships and more.

Experience the new Three Mile Walk, starting and ending in the Oswald Visitor Center.

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All About Dogs Day

Take your canine companion to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a day of fun including a dog expo, fashion parade, doggie obstacle course and walk around Three Mile Drive!

Dr. Mike Osterholm - "Bad News Mike"

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. for "Bad News Mike". Drawing on the latest medical science and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Dr. Mike Osterholm’s recently published book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, explores in detail the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease.

Music by Heart's 2nd Annual Dementia Friendly Sunday

The June 9, 2019 Dementia Friendly Sunday is organized by the Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition (DFCC) and includes: Dementia Friendly Services hosted by churches
throughout the St. Croix Valley and the Music By Heart Community Sing-Along taking place at Hudson’s Lakefront Park at 1 p.m. If you, your loved one, or your church wants to participate, contact Angie Pilgrim at apilgrim@scvfoundation.org.

White Bear Lake Gangster Tour

Violent and well-dressed gangsters abounded in the 1930s, and groups like the Barker Gang came to the lakes when they needed to lay low. The White Bear Lake Historical Society will take you on a bus tour of some of their notorious haunts.  

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