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.
Education & Community
Looking for a challenge or just a new way to get involved in nature? The Minnesota Global Birders will share tips about how to make birding part of your vacation and what you might get to see at destinations around the world.
Earth Day is the perfect time to do some spring-cleaning and get rid of your old technology! On Saturday, April 27 Minnesota Computers for Schools is hosting a computer donation drive – drop off your old computer equipment and put it to good use in the community.
MCFS refurbishes and reuses all donated equipment. The refurbished equipment is placed in schools and educational nonprofits throughout the state.
The first 100 people to donate a computer will receive a free beer coupon to redeem at the Surly beer hall.
Hear the “Pope’s favorite nun,” Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., talk about her work welcoming immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. A moderated panel discussion will follow.
The City of Plymouth presents Music in Plymouth at the Hilde Performance Center on July 2nd at 5:30pm. This event is welcome to everyone for free so bring your family and friends.
Music in Plymouth is a 4th of July celebration for our whole community. There will be plenty of activities for people of all ages. Including food trucks and fireworks. For the kids there are plently of game booths set up around the Hilde along with balloon artists walking around. For the adults there will be an orchestra to start off the night followed by fire twirlers and the fireworks.
The Moms Network event, Thursday February 28th from 7-8:30 PM at the Maple Grove Library, allows local moms to network, connect and tell working stories outside the family. All moms welcome! Stay-at-home-, career-track-, work from home-, business owner-, <insert yourself>-mom.
The Professional Moms Collective helps mothers share their talents, building a stronger community. From packing lunches to corporate meetings, moms do it all. Yet professional networking, one of the most effective ways to advance a career, is often neglected.
I t’s Plymouth’s 30th annual Fire and Ice Winter Festival. Enjoy hayrides, pony and sled dog rides, recycle bin races, games on ice, food vendors and more! Activity times vary between 3-6. Finale Fireworks at 6:30. Parkers Lake Park is located at 15205 County Road 6. Visit plymouthmn.gov for more information.
Take some time to look up this Saturday, as this event teaches about the constellations visible in the winter months. Make a star wheel you can take home with you to help you find even more constellations throughout the year. Ages 5+ with an adult. Free. 3-3:45 p.m. Penn Lake Library, 612.543.5669.
This program teaches you how to track revenues and expenses, make projections and more to help you make your artistic ventures financially successful ones. This event is put on in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adults. Free. 2-4:30 p.m. 612.543.5669