Education & Community

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule:

Spring Swap

Get ready for summer with the annual Plant Swap hosted by the city of Plymouth. Members of the community are invited to bring perennials, seeds, tools, pots, books and other garden items to swap with others. After collecting your garden goodies, join the Hennepin County master gardeners for a gardening presentation in the Plymouth Creek Center following the swap. Free. 3:30–6:30 p.m. 763.509.5000; plymouthmn.gov

Home Alone

Feeling unsure about leaving your kids alone during the day for the first time this summer? Prepare them, and ease your own mind with a “Home Alone” workshop hosted by the Plymouth Fire Department. This helpful workshop will teach children ages 8–10 how to respond in the event of an emergency through a variety of safety scenarios and issues led by Plymouth firefighters. Children will work interactively with the firefighters to learn about crime prevention in the home, fire escape plans, severe weather awareness and even Internet safety. Registration encouraged. $5. 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls

Wayzata High School has hosted an Empty Bowls event for the past 20 years. For a suggested donation of $10, patrons will be able to choose a bowl out of nearly 1,000, each handmade by Wayzata students, then enjoy a dinner of steaming soup. Donations benefit Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners in the fight against hunger in the Twin Cities.

West Lutheran High School Garage Sale

Find treasures, enjoy yummy treats and discover great deals at the annual West Lutheran High School Garage and Bake Sale.  The West Lutheran gymnasium will be filled with baby to adult clothes, house hold items, home decor and toys for your shopping pleasure. Shop Friday, May 9 from 7am-7pm and Saturday, May 10 from 8am-4pm. All proceeds will benefit Tuition Assistance. 

Wayzata Volunteers Dig It

Once again, Wayzata Volunteers will help beautify city gardens on Saturday, May 17. Some 100 volunteers are expected to participate in the fourth annual Dig-It event, planting the colorful gardens along the lakefront and other public spaces in Wayzata. New volunteers are encouraged to join in the fun. For more information about volunteering, visit www.wayzata.org.

West Lutheran High School Open House

We encourage interested families to visit West Lutheran High School to experience our community for themselves at our Open Houses on Sunday, March 16 from 2-4pm.

Our Open House is an opportunity for families to:
-Tour the school
-Receive admissions materials
-Meet the faculty and staff
-Schedule a shadow visit

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