Education & Community

WaterFest 2018

Join us for a free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes with fun outdoor activities and hands-on learning about local watershed topics.

On the water:  Join the Water Parade at 11 a.m. Throughout the day, enjoy the lake from a canoe, kayak or paddleboat, learn to fish, or participate in a fishing contest.

In the park: The fun continues with live music and dance, water games, climbing walls, a jump castle, native plant giveaway, Passport Odyssey with great prizes, live animals, food vendors and lots more!

WaterFest 2018

Join us for a free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes with fun outdoor activities and hands-on learning about local watershed topics.

On the water:  Join the Water Parade at 11 a.m. Throughout the day, enjoy the lake from a canoe, kayak or paddleboat, learn to fish, or participate in a fishing contest.

In the park: The fun continues with live music and dance, water games, climbing walls, a jump castle, native plant giveaway, Passport Odyssey with great prizes, live animals, food vendors and lots more!

Learn to Ballroom Dance!

Try out this three-week sampler dance class. Learn the classic dances, from elegant waltzes to fiery tangos. Monica Mohn, a former competitive dancer who now teaches her passion to the community, will teach all of these dances. Couples only.

Ages 16–100. Pre-registration required, $59 per couple. 6–7 p.m. Edina Community Center. Register here.

Star Gazing with Mike Lynch

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, April 23 from 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM for an evening of astronomy and stargazing with meteorologist Mike Lynch. The night will begin at 7:45 PM with an indoor orientation of the night sky with maps and constellation diagrams provided. Then we will go outside onto the terrace and take in the big celestial show overhead. Enjoy a constellation tour and share some of the lore of Big Bear, Little Bear, Cassiopeia, and many more. You’ll also use large telescopes to take a closer view of the beauty in the night sky.

Play & Learn: Block Party

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, April 26 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm for Play & Learn: Block Party. Come play, build, and learn together at a block party - library style! We’ll have a construction-themed storytime followed by open play with a variety of blocks. Ages 0-6.

Program is free and no registration required.

Teachable Tuesdays at Heidi's GrowHaus

Tuesday, March 27, 3-5PM:  How to Grow Easy Edibles

Tuesday, April 10, 3-5PM:  Soil Preparation Techniques

Tuesday, April 24, 3-5PM: Shrub Pruning Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, May 8, 4-6PM: Edibles 101

Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, April 21 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm for a discussion of the 2018 NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection: Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Program is free and no registration is necessary. 

Women's History Month Sharon Sayles-Belton

Third of a three-part series to celebrate National Women's History Month. Sayles Belton will discuss her journey to become, in 1993, the first African American and first woman to be elected mayor in the city of Minneapolis' 140-year history.

Green Card Voices Panel Discussion

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, April 16 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for Green Card Voices Panel Discussion. Green Card Voices Executive Director Tea Rozman-Clark will moderate a panel of three immigrant speakers, each from a different continent. The panel will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Ms. Rozman-Clark. Join us for these amazing first-person stories and check out the exhibit. 

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

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