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Yoga in the Vineyard

05-28-2024

Presented by Rustic Roots Winery at Rustic Roots Winery, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Release your stress with Shannon, this class is a  beginner level yoga flow!  This is a 60 minute Beginner Yoga Flow Class and all levels are welcome! Yoga is held outdoors in the vines weather permitting.

What to bring: Yoga mat, water, towel

Release your stress with Shannon, this class is a  beginner level yoga flow!  This is a 60 minute Beginner Yoga Flow Class and all levels are welcome! Yoga is held outdoors in the vines weather permitting.

What to bring: Yoga mat, water, towel

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Kids Art Camp at AR Workshop

08-23-2024

Presented by AR Workshop Stillwater, MN at AR Workshop, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 03 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 04 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jun 05 @ 9:30 am + 57 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 06 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jun 07 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jun 10 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 11 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jun 13 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jun 17 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jun 24 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 01 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 02 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 03 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 04 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jul 05 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 08 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 15 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:30 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:30 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:30 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:30 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:30 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:30 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:30 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:30 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:30 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:30 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:30 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:30 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:30 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

All projects are designed to promote creativity and hands-on STEAM learning in a fun and social environment.

Camp options are 4 or 5 days in June, July and August.

All projects are designed to promote creativity and hands-on STEAM learning in a fun and social environment.

Camp options are 4 or 5 days in June, July and August.

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Mini Rendezvous and Fur Trade Presentation

06-05-2024

Presented by Somerset Public Library at Somerset Public Library
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 05 @ 3:00 pm

MINI RENDEZVOUS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 3:00-6:00 PM

Discover the vibrant world of the fur trade era brought to life by captivating costumed reenators. Takes place on the library lawn. Family friendly!

FUR TRADE PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 6:15...

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MINI RENDEZVOUS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 3:00-6:00 PM

Discover the vibrant world of the fur trade era brought to life by captivating costumed reenators. Takes place on the library lawn. Family friendly!

FUR TRADE PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 6:15 PM Fur trade era presentation with Mark Labine of the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota. Refreshments will be served.

These events have been made possible with funds from the Somerset Community Foundation and the St. Croix Valley Foundation

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Yoga In The Pines

08-29-2024

Presented by Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The yoga class is suitable for all levels (no experience necessary).  Please bring your own mat and towel.

The yoga class is suitable for all levels (no experience necessary).  Please bring your own mat and towel.

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Geology Bike Tour

06-08-2024

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am

Bicycling offers an ideal pace to examine the landscape thoroughly, but still cover a large area. You’ll not just see these features, you’ll feel them as you alternately climb and descend, mostly on low-traffic roads and paths. The route...

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Bicycling offers an ideal pace to examine the landscape thoroughly, but still cover a large area. You’ll not just see these features, you’ll feel them as you alternately climb and descend, mostly on low-traffic roads and paths. The route includes the deep valley of the St. Croix River valley and the flat terraces on its shoulders, exposures of ancient bedrock as we climb out of the valley, a rolling terrain of features related to sediment deposited by glaciers and subsequently eroded by their meltwater, discussion of groundwater resources and lakes, and finally, a sweet glide back into the valley.

Participants will be required to wear a helmet and to follow safe riding practices that will be discussed prior to departure. Make sure your bike is in good working order as no mechanical support is provided. E-bikes are welcome.

Students are asked to bring:

Plenty of water and snacks, as there are no food stops along the way.
Sunscreen and bug spray, as needed.

Age Requirement & Skill Level
The ride is suited to adults (18+) who are comfortable with riding at least 15 miles including some steep hills.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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Macrame with Cara Corey

06-08-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 08 @ 2:00 pm

Students will get lots of practice making lark’s head, square, half hitch, and other knots, then finish by combing out the ends. Creativity is encouraged, and students can choose from a variety of colors to make their wall hanging. Once you...

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Students will get lots of practice making lark’s head, square, half hitch, and other knots, then finish by combing out the ends. Creativity is encouraged, and students can choose from a variety of colors to make their wall hanging. Once you know how to make the knots, you can continue creating new designs at home.

Cara will provide the following materials:

Wood dowel
Macrame cord
Comb
Scissors, tape, and hooks to hold your work

This class is designed for those who are 12 years and older. Those who are 12-17 years old must register with another registered adult.

Cost Details
Tuition: $40
Materials fee: $25
Total cost: $65

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For the Love of Bluebirds

06-15-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Conservancy, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am

Bluebirds, often referred to as “Bluebirds of Happiness” are associated with feelings of joy, happiness, and harmony. This charismatic cavity nester is a thrill to watch and fun to learn about. This program will focus on identification...

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Bluebirds, often referred to as “Bluebirds of Happiness” are associated with feelings of joy, happiness, and harmony. This charismatic cavity nester is a thrill to watch and fun to learn about. This program will focus on identification characteristics, behaviors and songs. You will leave with all the information about how you can develop and maintain a bluebird nesting habitat on your own property. We will begin inside with a brief presentation and then head outside to walk Belwin’s 30 year old bluebird trail.

This hike is led by Lynette Anderson and Nancy Klinger. To register, go to belwin.org/events.

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Hmong Embroidery: Reverse Applique

06-15-2024

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 10:30 am

Students will learn how to fold and cut a snail motif on a piece of fabric, learn stitching techniques, and complete the piece by stitching a border. The finished piece can be hung or displayed.

Basic embroidery skills, such as threading the...

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Students will learn how to fold and cut a snail motif on a piece of fabric, learn stitching techniques, and complete the piece by stitching a border. The finished piece can be hung or displayed.

Basic embroidery skills, such as threading the needle and using running stitches, are all you need. Depending on the student’s needlework level, the project may be completed in class.

Your instructor will provide:

embroidery needle
fabric (cotton fabric in bold colors and size of fabric varies)
floss
thread

Students should bring to class:

As your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities.

Age Requirement
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class.

Skill Level
No experience necessary.

Cost Details
Tuition: $50
Materials Fee: $20
Total Cost: $70

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.

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Women Walking

06-15-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Creative Center, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm

Come and help us celebrate the seasonal changes in the natural world. Vernal Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, each brings us to a new season, a new place in our annual trip around the sun. We will gather together...

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Come and help us celebrate the seasonal changes in the natural world. Vernal Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, each brings us to a new season, a new place in our annual trip around the sun. We will gather together indoors to share easy, yogic centering exercises and a brief conversation about our theme. We will then move out to the woods and prairies for walking meditations and experiences in the natural world. We will end our time together with light refreshments around the fire.

Led by Lynette Anderson. Wear comfortable layers and be prepared for any weather.  Open to women over the age of 16.

To register, go to belwin.org/events.

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Kayak and Hike to Historic Knapp's Cave on the St. Croix River

06-19-2024

Presented by Scandia Heritage Alliance at Log House Landing, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm

Starting from Osceola Landing at your selected launch time (1pm, 2pm or 3pm), kayak or canoe to Log House Landing in Scandia, stopping at Cedar Bend for a short (but rigorous and steep) hike to Knapp's Cave to hear its vibrant history. A local...

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Starting from Osceola Landing at your selected launch time (1pm, 2pm or 3pm), kayak or canoe to Log House Landing in Scandia, stopping at Cedar Bend for a short (but rigorous and steep) hike to Knapp's Cave to hear its vibrant history. A local outfitter will provide kayaks (choose single or tandem) and canoes and will transport participants back to their cars in Osceola.

Knowledgeble kayak guides will lead the way for paddle groups of about 14-18 people plus guides. A light snack and sparkling water/juice will be provided during the hike portion of the event. Please bring your own bottle of water to stay hydrated throughout the afternoon.

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Nature and Technology

06-22-2024

Presented by Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center at Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am

Come and learn about a few apps and programs that are simple and fun!  Bring your computers or smart phones so you can try them out. We will take a hike in the woods for those who would like to try a few of the apps themselves.

Come and learn about a few apps and programs that are simple and fun!  Bring your computers or smart phones so you can try them out. We will take a hike in the woods for those who would like to try a few of the apps themselves.

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Intro to Pole for Fitness for Beginners.

08-15-2024

Presented by The Pole Barn Studio at The Pole Barn Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 11 @ 6:15 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 6:15 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:15 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 01 @ 6:15 pm Thu, Aug 08 @ 6:15 pm Thu, Aug 15 @ 6:15 pm - less dates and times

This intro COURSE is designed for someone who has never experienced pole fitness and wants to learn the art of pole in a fun and welcoming environment.

- All participants within this class must be 14 years or older.**Ages 14-17 must have a...

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This intro COURSE is designed for someone who has never experienced pole fitness and wants to learn the art of pole in a fun and welcoming environment.

- All participants within this class must be 14 years or older.**Ages 14-17 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver before your 1st class.**

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Cool Trash: Intro to Plasticsmithing

07-13-2024

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 13 @ 10:00 am

Materials that the instuctor will provide:

Panini press & toaster oven
Cookie cutters
Letter stamps
Pin backs, magnets, keychain hardware
Non-stick mats

Materials that students will need to provide:

Clean plastic bottle caps if you have...

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Materials that the instuctor will provide:

Panini press & toaster oven
Cookie cutters
Letter stamps
Pin backs, magnets, keychain hardware
Non-stick mats

Materials that students will need to provide:

Clean plastic bottle caps if you have them
Lunch: Since your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area

Skill Level:

No experience required.

Age requirement:

Students ages 16+ are welcome to attend this class with parent permission via email to [email protected].
Students, ages 10-15, may attend, but the student must attend with a participating parent or guardian. (Tuition for students, ages 10-15, is $10 with a paid adult; please email [email protected] for a coupon code.)

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

CANCELLATIONS: Please find our cancellation policy here.

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Embroidery with Alycen Brothen

07-13-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm

Class details and registration information about this class is forthcoming.

Class details and registration information about this class is forthcoming.

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Intro to Aerial Silks for beginners.

08-19-2024

Presented by The Pole Barn Studio at The Pole Barn Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 15 @ 6:15 pm Mon, Jul 22 @ 6:15 pm Mon, Jul 29 @ 6:15 pm + 3 more dates and times

Mon, Aug 05 @ 6:15 pm Mon, Aug 12 @ 6:15 pm Mon, Aug 19 @ 6:15 pm - less dates and times

Throughout our time together, students will begin to master beginner moves and unique poses that will work together. Students will learn tricks, poses, spins, climbs, while also building muscle, endurance, and flexibility.

This class is designed...

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Throughout our time together, students will begin to master beginner moves and unique poses that will work together. Students will learn tricks, poses, spins, climbs, while also building muscle, endurance, and flexibility.

This class is designed for anyone 14+ years of age.

**Ages 14-17 Must have parent or guardian sign a waiver prior to your 1st class.

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Learn & Grow With Us Garden Tour

07-20-2024

Presented by University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am

Master Gardeners host summer garden tour in central Washington County
The annual Learn and Grow With Us Garden Tour will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on Sat., July 20, hosted by University of Minnesota Extension Washington County Master Gardener...

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Master Gardeners host summer garden tour in central Washington County
The annual Learn and Grow With Us Garden Tour will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on Sat., July 20, hosted by University of Minnesota Extension Washington County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

The Garden Tour features seven gardens designed and maintained by Master Gardener volunteers in White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Lake Elmo and Oakdale. Volunteers will be onsite to answer questions and share resources on many topics including: native plants, growing vegetables, watering wisely, and pruning shrubs and trees.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of the tour. Order advance online before 3 pm Friday, July 19 at: https://z.umn.edu/WCMGTour. Order by phone: (612) 301-1210. A printable list of tour locations is on the website: www.washingtoncountymg.org. Tickets are nonrefundable, the tour will be held rain or shine.

Tour proceeds will be used to support educational activities in Washington County. Participants in the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program share a mission to educate the public with research-based home horticulture information and inspire change to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet.

For more information go to: www.washingtoncountymg.org.

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Mushroom Foraging with Carson (Ages 10+)

07-20-2024

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am

The class will then meet at a nearby location for a mycological walk in the woods. No guarantees on the mushrooms you might find, which is part of the beauty of foraging. After the walk, class will regroup to share their harvest and identify some...

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The class will then meet at a nearby location for a mycological walk in the woods. No guarantees on the mushrooms you might find, which is part of the beauty of foraging. After the walk, class will regroup to share their harvest and identify some of what you’ve found.

Students are asked to bring:

comfortable clothes for walking in the woods
sturdy shoes
a basket/mesh bag for mushroom collection
bug spray if needed
water, snacks, and/or bag lunch

Skill Level
No experience required.

Age Requirement
Students ages 10 and older are welcome to attend this class. Ages 10-15 must register with another registered adult. Ages 16-17 can register with parent permission (by email to [email protected]).

NOTE:  Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.

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Intro to Coiling

07-20-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 1:30 pm

Learn from Teaching Artist Alonzo Pantoja the coiling process from beginning to end– how to start a coil, wrap yarn, join coiling material, and finish off the work.

Demos and discussion will cover formal elements of art and design including...

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Learn from Teaching Artist Alonzo Pantoja the coiling process from beginning to end– how to start a coil, wrap yarn, join coiling material, and finish off the work.

Demos and discussion will cover formal elements of art and design including form, color, texture, and consideration of how the work is viewed and displayed in space. Perfect for all levels, including students who want to add a structural, sculpture process to their repertoire of skills.

Students Need to Bring:

– Coiling core ½” 100 ft. (Instructor Recommendation – https://www.paracordplanet.com/coiling-cord/)
– Blunt tapestry needle – #18 or #13
– Yarn of any color, texture, or thickness (grab more than you think that you will need, just in case!)
– Scissors

Students are responsible for procuring materials independently. The cost for materials is not included in the cost for registration.

Where can I get the class materials?
• Order online. The instructor has included their preferred resources for the specific materials needed for the class.
• Personal items/stash/equipment.
• Local textile supply or craft store.

Registration information is forthcoming.

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Sewing Camp

07-23-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am

NOTE: This description is for the 2023 Sewing Camp. The 2024 Sewing Camp description and registration information will be posted in January 2024. Please check back then for more information and to...

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NOTE: This description is for the 2023 Sewing Camp. The 2024 Sewing Camp description and registration information will be posted in January 2024. Please check back then for more information and to register.

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Artist-in-residence Natalie Norman guides children on sewing a child-size pocket purse (kjolväskor) that American Girl Doll Kirsten wears. The kjolväskor can be worn around the waist or as a shoulder bag.

This is the perfect introduction to sewing and embroidery for children to learn these skills as well as for advanced beginners to continue to grow their skills. At least three embroidery stitches will be used to create the kjolväskor.

Natalie also shows children the many kjolväskor that she has created and how they compare to the historic ones in Gammelgården’s collection.

In addition to the hour and a half that children work with Natalie each day, there are many other fun activities:

– Tour Gammelgarden’s historic buildings and discover items early settlers used in their everyday lives.

– Do craft projects.

– Play pioneer games – like Hoop-and-Stick as well as try out small pioneer toys including Cup-and-Ball, Jacob’s ladders, Yo-Yo’s, Spinning tops, and more.

– Spend time in the heirloom gardens and see what types of vegetables, herbs, and fruits were grown in 1850-1880.

– Explore the prairie and discover wildlife that calls this area home.

Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes reflective of pioneers and/or early Swedish immigrants.

Offered: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 8-9, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages: Children entering first grade through sixth grade.

Fee: $90 members/$115 non-members (all supplies included).

Bring: Lunch, water bottle, and a change of clothes.

Registration Deadline: July 20. Limited to 16 children. Make your reservation early to guarantee a spot.

Cancellation Policy: Up to 3 weeks before the event – 50% refund. Under 3 weeks before the event, no refunds.

DETAILED SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, August 8th

10:00-10:15 – Welcome and overview of the day

10:15-11:00 – Breakout Session – 1A

GROUP BLUE – Session 1A with Natalie – Hear about the history of kjolväskor (purse), introduction to the sewing project, and choose supplies to create a kjolväskor.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 1A with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn about how immigrants in the 1800s would have dyed clothing and then make a contemporary tie-dye t-shirt.

11-11:15 – Break/Explore Discovery Stations related to arts and crafts, farming, nature, and pioneer games

11:15-12:00 – Breakout Session – 1B

GROUP BLUE – Session 1B with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn about how immigrants in the 1800s would have dyed clothing and then make a contemporary tie-dye t-shirt.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 1B with Natalie – Hear about the history of kjolväskor (purse), introduction to the sewing project, and choose supplies to create a kjolväskor.

12:00-12:15 – Lunch

12:15-12:30 – Games and/or Discovery Stations

12:30-12:45 – Tomte’s Treasure Hunt – Explore the two oldest buildings at Gammelgården (Old Church and Immigrant House) and find three special artifacts in each building that the Tomte has

marked with a wooden key.

 12:45-1:30 – Breakout Session – 2A

GROUP BLUE – Session 2A with Natalie – Begin sewing kjolväskor.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 2A with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Go on a scavenger hunt to see what critters (birds, flowers, animals, and bugs) can be found in the restored prairie. Make a suet feeder to attract birds to your yard.

1:30-2:15 – Breakout Session – 2B

GROUP BLUE – Session 2B with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Go on a scavenger hunt to see what critters (flowers, animals, and bugs) can be found in the restored prairie. Make a suet feeder to attract birds to your yard.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 2B with Natalie – Begin sewing kjolväskor.

2:15-2:30 – Discovery Stations

2:45-3:00 – Game and wrap up the day

Wednesday, August 9th

10:00-10:15 – Welcome and overview of the day

10:15-11:00 – Breakout Session – 3A

GROUP BLUE – Session 3A with Natalie – Continue sewing kjolväskor and adding decorative embroidery stitches to it.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 3A with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn about sheep and how they were used on a pioneer farm. Make a needle-felted wool acorn necklace or ornament.

11-11:15 – Break/Explore Discovery Stations related to arts and crafts, farming, nature, and pioneer games

11:15-12:00 – Breakout Session – 3B

GROUP BLUE – Session 3B with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn about sheep and how they were used on a pioneer farm. Make a needle-felted wool acorn necklace or ornament.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 3B with Natalie – Continue sewing kjolväskor and adding decorative embroidery stitches to it.

12:00-12:15 – Lunch

12:15-12:30 – Games and/or Discovery Stations

12:30-12:45 – Tomte’s Treasure Hunt – Explore the other three historic buildings at Gammelgården (Pastor’s House, Barn, and Stuga) and find three special artifacts in each building that the Tomte has marked with a wooden key.

 12:45-1:30 – Breakout Session – 4A

GROUP BLUE – Session 4A with Natalie – Finish sewing kjolväskor.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 4A with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn all about bees and how pioneers collected honey to eat and wax to make candles. Make a rolled beeswax candle to use at home.

1:30-2:15 – Breakout Session – 4B

GROUP BLUE – Session 4B with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn all about bees and how pioneers collected honey to eat and wax to make candles. Make a rolled beeswax candle to use at home.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 4B with Natalie – Finish sewing kjolväskor.

2:15-2:30 – Discovery Stations

2:45-3:00 – Wrap up the day and closing activity

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Elsa Beskow Day Camp - Bringing Swedish Literature Alive

07-25-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am

More details and registration information will be posted in January 2024.

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Wednesday morning’s focus: Children of the Forest, published in 1910

Wednesday afternoon’s focus: Emily and Daily, published in...

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More details and registration information will be posted in January 2024.

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Wednesday morning’s focus: Children of the Forest, published in 1910

Wednesday afternoon’s focus: Emily and Daily, published in 1941

Thursday morning’s focus: Peter in Blueberry Landpublished in 1901

Thursday afternoon’s focus: The Children of Hat Cottagepublished in 1930

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Prairie Restoration 101

07-24-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Stagecoach Prairie, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm

We will meet in the main parking lot for the Stagecoach Prairie hiking area. Hiking is on uneven ground with some steep hills. Length of hike is up to 2 miles.
This program is geared for adults. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes....

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We will meet in the main parking lot for the Stagecoach Prairie hiking area. Hiking is on uneven ground with some steep hills. Length of hike is up to 2 miles.
This program is geared for adults. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. Recommended to bring water. Binoculars are suggested but not essential.
This hike is led by Lynette Anderson and Nancy Klinger. To register, go to belwin.org/events.

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Yoga in the Vineyard

05-28-2024

Presented by Rustic Roots Winery at Rustic Roots Winery, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Release your stress with Shannon, this class is a  beginner level yoga flow!  This is a 60 minute Beginner Yoga Flow Class and all levels are welcome! Yoga is held outdoors in the vines weather permitting.

What to bring: Yoga mat, water, towel

Release your stress with Shannon, this class is a  beginner level yoga flow!  This is a 60 minute Beginner Yoga Flow Class and all levels are welcome! Yoga is held outdoors in the vines weather permitting.

What to bring: Yoga mat, water, towel

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Kids Art Camp at AR Workshop

08-23-2024

Presented by AR Workshop Stillwater, MN at AR Workshop, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 03 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 04 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jun 05 @ 9:30 am + 57 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 06 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jun 07 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jun 10 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 11 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jun 13 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jun 17 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jun 24 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 01 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 02 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 03 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 04 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jul 05 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 08 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 15 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:30 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:30 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:30 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:30 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:30 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:30 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:30 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:30 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:30 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:30 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:30 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:30 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:30 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:30 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:30 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

All projects are designed to promote creativity and hands-on STEAM learning in a fun and social environment.

Camp options are 4 or 5 days in June, July and August.

All projects are designed to promote creativity and hands-on STEAM learning in a fun and social environment.

Camp options are 4 or 5 days in June, July and August.

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Mini Rendezvous and Fur Trade Presentation

06-05-2024

Presented by Somerset Public Library at Somerset Public Library
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 05 @ 3:00 pm

MINI RENDEZVOUS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 3:00-6:00 PM

Discover the vibrant world of the fur trade era brought to life by captivating costumed reenators. Takes place on the library lawn. Family friendly!

FUR TRADE PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 6:15...

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MINI RENDEZVOUS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 3:00-6:00 PM

Discover the vibrant world of the fur trade era brought to life by captivating costumed reenators. Takes place on the library lawn. Family friendly!

FUR TRADE PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 6:15 PM Fur trade era presentation with Mark Labine of the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota. Refreshments will be served.

These events have been made possible with funds from the Somerset Community Foundation and the St. Croix Valley Foundation

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Yoga In The Pines

08-29-2024

Presented by Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The yoga class is suitable for all levels (no experience necessary).  Please bring your own mat and towel.

The yoga class is suitable for all levels (no experience necessary).  Please bring your own mat and towel.

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Geology Bike Tour

06-08-2024

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am

Bicycling offers an ideal pace to examine the landscape thoroughly, but still cover a large area. You’ll not just see these features, you’ll feel them as you alternately climb and descend, mostly on low-traffic roads and paths. The route...

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Bicycling offers an ideal pace to examine the landscape thoroughly, but still cover a large area. You’ll not just see these features, you’ll feel them as you alternately climb and descend, mostly on low-traffic roads and paths. The route includes the deep valley of the St. Croix River valley and the flat terraces on its shoulders, exposures of ancient bedrock as we climb out of the valley, a rolling terrain of features related to sediment deposited by glaciers and subsequently eroded by their meltwater, discussion of groundwater resources and lakes, and finally, a sweet glide back into the valley.

Participants will be required to wear a helmet and to follow safe riding practices that will be discussed prior to departure. Make sure your bike is in good working order as no mechanical support is provided. E-bikes are welcome.

Students are asked to bring:

Plenty of water and snacks, as there are no food stops along the way.
Sunscreen and bug spray, as needed.

Age Requirement & Skill Level
The ride is suited to adults (18+) who are comfortable with riding at least 15 miles including some steep hills.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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Macrame with Cara Corey

06-08-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 08 @ 2:00 pm

Students will get lots of practice making lark’s head, square, half hitch, and other knots, then finish by combing out the ends. Creativity is encouraged, and students can choose from a variety of colors to make their wall hanging. Once you...

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Students will get lots of practice making lark’s head, square, half hitch, and other knots, then finish by combing out the ends. Creativity is encouraged, and students can choose from a variety of colors to make their wall hanging. Once you know how to make the knots, you can continue creating new designs at home.

Cara will provide the following materials:

Wood dowel
Macrame cord
Comb
Scissors, tape, and hooks to hold your work

This class is designed for those who are 12 years and older. Those who are 12-17 years old must register with another registered adult.

Cost Details
Tuition: $40
Materials fee: $25
Total cost: $65

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For the Love of Bluebirds

06-15-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Conservancy, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am

Bluebirds, often referred to as “Bluebirds of Happiness” are associated with feelings of joy, happiness, and harmony. This charismatic cavity nester is a thrill to watch and fun to learn about. This program will focus on identification...

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Bluebirds, often referred to as “Bluebirds of Happiness” are associated with feelings of joy, happiness, and harmony. This charismatic cavity nester is a thrill to watch and fun to learn about. This program will focus on identification characteristics, behaviors and songs. You will leave with all the information about how you can develop and maintain a bluebird nesting habitat on your own property. We will begin inside with a brief presentation and then head outside to walk Belwin’s 30 year old bluebird trail.

This hike is led by Lynette Anderson and Nancy Klinger. To register, go to belwin.org/events.

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Hmong Embroidery: Reverse Applique

06-15-2024

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 10:30 am

Students will learn how to fold and cut a snail motif on a piece of fabric, learn stitching techniques, and complete the piece by stitching a border. The finished piece can be hung or displayed.

Basic embroidery skills, such as threading the...

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Students will learn how to fold and cut a snail motif on a piece of fabric, learn stitching techniques, and complete the piece by stitching a border. The finished piece can be hung or displayed.

Basic embroidery skills, such as threading the needle and using running stitches, are all you need. Depending on the student’s needlework level, the project may be completed in class.

Your instructor will provide:

embroidery needle
fabric (cotton fabric in bold colors and size of fabric varies)
floss
thread

Students should bring to class:

As your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities.

Age Requirement
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class.

Skill Level
No experience necessary.

Cost Details
Tuition: $50
Materials Fee: $20
Total Cost: $70

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.

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Women Walking

06-15-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Creative Center, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm

Come and help us celebrate the seasonal changes in the natural world. Vernal Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, each brings us to a new season, a new place in our annual trip around the sun. We will gather together...

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Come and help us celebrate the seasonal changes in the natural world. Vernal Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, each brings us to a new season, a new place in our annual trip around the sun. We will gather together indoors to share easy, yogic centering exercises and a brief conversation about our theme. We will then move out to the woods and prairies for walking meditations and experiences in the natural world. We will end our time together with light refreshments around the fire.

Led by Lynette Anderson. Wear comfortable layers and be prepared for any weather.  Open to women over the age of 16.

To register, go to belwin.org/events.

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Kayak and Hike to Historic Knapp's Cave on the St. Croix River

06-19-2024

Presented by Scandia Heritage Alliance at Log House Landing, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm

Starting from Osceola Landing at your selected launch time (1pm, 2pm or 3pm), kayak or canoe to Log House Landing in Scandia, stopping at Cedar Bend for a short (but rigorous and steep) hike to Knapp's Cave to hear its vibrant history. A local...

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Starting from Osceola Landing at your selected launch time (1pm, 2pm or 3pm), kayak or canoe to Log House Landing in Scandia, stopping at Cedar Bend for a short (but rigorous and steep) hike to Knapp's Cave to hear its vibrant history. A local outfitter will provide kayaks (choose single or tandem) and canoes and will transport participants back to their cars in Osceola.

Knowledgeble kayak guides will lead the way for paddle groups of about 14-18 people plus guides. A light snack and sparkling water/juice will be provided during the hike portion of the event. Please bring your own bottle of water to stay hydrated throughout the afternoon.

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Nature and Technology

06-22-2024

Presented by Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center at Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am

Come and learn about a few apps and programs that are simple and fun!  Bring your computers or smart phones so you can try them out. We will take a hike in the woods for those who would like to try a few of the apps themselves.

Come and learn about a few apps and programs that are simple and fun!  Bring your computers or smart phones so you can try them out. We will take a hike in the woods for those who would like to try a few of the apps themselves.

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Intro to Pole for Fitness for Beginners.

08-15-2024

Presented by The Pole Barn Studio at The Pole Barn Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 11 @ 6:15 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 6:15 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:15 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 01 @ 6:15 pm Thu, Aug 08 @ 6:15 pm Thu, Aug 15 @ 6:15 pm - less dates and times

This intro COURSE is designed for someone who has never experienced pole fitness and wants to learn the art of pole in a fun and welcoming environment.

- All participants within this class must be 14 years or older.**Ages 14-17 must have a...

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This intro COURSE is designed for someone who has never experienced pole fitness and wants to learn the art of pole in a fun and welcoming environment.

- All participants within this class must be 14 years or older.**Ages 14-17 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver before your 1st class.**

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Cool Trash: Intro to Plasticsmithing

07-13-2024

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 13 @ 10:00 am

Materials that the instuctor will provide:

Panini press & toaster oven
Cookie cutters
Letter stamps
Pin backs, magnets, keychain hardware
Non-stick mats

Materials that students will need to provide:

Clean plastic bottle caps if you have...

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Materials that the instuctor will provide:

Panini press & toaster oven
Cookie cutters
Letter stamps
Pin backs, magnets, keychain hardware
Non-stick mats

Materials that students will need to provide:

Clean plastic bottle caps if you have them
Lunch: Since your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area

Skill Level:

No experience required.

Age requirement:

Students ages 16+ are welcome to attend this class with parent permission via email to [email protected].
Students, ages 10-15, may attend, but the student must attend with a participating parent or guardian. (Tuition for students, ages 10-15, is $10 with a paid adult; please email [email protected] for a coupon code.)

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

CANCELLATIONS: Please find our cancellation policy here.

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Embroidery with Alycen Brothen

07-13-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm

Class details and registration information about this class is forthcoming.

Class details and registration information about this class is forthcoming.

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Intro to Aerial Silks for beginners.

08-19-2024

Presented by The Pole Barn Studio at The Pole Barn Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 15 @ 6:15 pm Mon, Jul 22 @ 6:15 pm Mon, Jul 29 @ 6:15 pm + 3 more dates and times

Mon, Aug 05 @ 6:15 pm Mon, Aug 12 @ 6:15 pm Mon, Aug 19 @ 6:15 pm - less dates and times

Throughout our time together, students will begin to master beginner moves and unique poses that will work together. Students will learn tricks, poses, spins, climbs, while also building muscle, endurance, and flexibility.

This class is designed...

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Throughout our time together, students will begin to master beginner moves and unique poses that will work together. Students will learn tricks, poses, spins, climbs, while also building muscle, endurance, and flexibility.

This class is designed for anyone 14+ years of age.

**Ages 14-17 Must have parent or guardian sign a waiver prior to your 1st class.

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Learn & Grow With Us Garden Tour

07-20-2024

Presented by University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am

Master Gardeners host summer garden tour in central Washington County
The annual Learn and Grow With Us Garden Tour will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on Sat., July 20, hosted by University of Minnesota Extension Washington County Master Gardener...

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Master Gardeners host summer garden tour in central Washington County
The annual Learn and Grow With Us Garden Tour will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on Sat., July 20, hosted by University of Minnesota Extension Washington County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

The Garden Tour features seven gardens designed and maintained by Master Gardener volunteers in White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Lake Elmo and Oakdale. Volunteers will be onsite to answer questions and share resources on many topics including: native plants, growing vegetables, watering wisely, and pruning shrubs and trees.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of the tour. Order advance online before 3 pm Friday, July 19 at: https://z.umn.edu/WCMGTour. Order by phone: (612) 301-1210. A printable list of tour locations is on the website: www.washingtoncountymg.org. Tickets are nonrefundable, the tour will be held rain or shine.

Tour proceeds will be used to support educational activities in Washington County. Participants in the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program share a mission to educate the public with research-based home horticulture information and inspire change to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet.

For more information go to: www.washingtoncountymg.org.

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Mushroom Foraging with Carson (Ages 10+)

07-20-2024

Presented by Marine Mills Folk School at Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am

The class will then meet at a nearby location for a mycological walk in the woods. No guarantees on the mushrooms you might find, which is part of the beauty of foraging. After the walk, class will regroup to share their harvest and identify some...

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The class will then meet at a nearby location for a mycological walk in the woods. No guarantees on the mushrooms you might find, which is part of the beauty of foraging. After the walk, class will regroup to share their harvest and identify some of what you’ve found.

Students are asked to bring:

comfortable clothes for walking in the woods
sturdy shoes
a basket/mesh bag for mushroom collection
bug spray if needed
water, snacks, and/or bag lunch

Skill Level
No experience required.

Age Requirement
Students ages 10 and older are welcome to attend this class. Ages 10-15 must register with another registered adult. Ages 16-17 can register with parent permission (by email to [email protected]).

NOTE:  Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.

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Intro to Coiling

07-20-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 1:30 pm

Learn from Teaching Artist Alonzo Pantoja the coiling process from beginning to end– how to start a coil, wrap yarn, join coiling material, and finish off the work.

Demos and discussion will cover formal elements of art and design including...

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Learn from Teaching Artist Alonzo Pantoja the coiling process from beginning to end– how to start a coil, wrap yarn, join coiling material, and finish off the work.

Demos and discussion will cover formal elements of art and design including form, color, texture, and consideration of how the work is viewed and displayed in space. Perfect for all levels, including students who want to add a structural, sculpture process to their repertoire of skills.

Students Need to Bring:

– Coiling core ½” 100 ft. (Instructor Recommendation – https://www.paracordplanet.com/coiling-cord/)
– Blunt tapestry needle – #18 or #13
– Yarn of any color, texture, or thickness (grab more than you think that you will need, just in case!)
– Scissors

Students are responsible for procuring materials independently. The cost for materials is not included in the cost for registration.

Where can I get the class materials?
• Order online. The instructor has included their preferred resources for the specific materials needed for the class.
• Personal items/stash/equipment.
• Local textile supply or craft store.

Registration information is forthcoming.

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Sewing Camp

07-23-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am

NOTE: This description is for the 2023 Sewing Camp. The 2024 Sewing Camp description and registration information will be posted in January 2024. Please check back then for more information and to...

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NOTE: This description is for the 2023 Sewing Camp. The 2024 Sewing Camp description and registration information will be posted in January 2024. Please check back then for more information and to register.

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Artist-in-residence Natalie Norman guides children on sewing a child-size pocket purse (kjolväskor) that American Girl Doll Kirsten wears. The kjolväskor can be worn around the waist or as a shoulder bag.

This is the perfect introduction to sewing and embroidery for children to learn these skills as well as for advanced beginners to continue to grow their skills. At least three embroidery stitches will be used to create the kjolväskor.

Natalie also shows children the many kjolväskor that she has created and how they compare to the historic ones in Gammelgården’s collection.

In addition to the hour and a half that children work with Natalie each day, there are many other fun activities:

– Tour Gammelgarden’s historic buildings and discover items early settlers used in their everyday lives.

– Do craft projects.

– Play pioneer games – like Hoop-and-Stick as well as try out small pioneer toys including Cup-and-Ball, Jacob’s ladders, Yo-Yo’s, Spinning tops, and more.

– Spend time in the heirloom gardens and see what types of vegetables, herbs, and fruits were grown in 1850-1880.

– Explore the prairie and discover wildlife that calls this area home.

Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes reflective of pioneers and/or early Swedish immigrants.

Offered: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 8-9, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages: Children entering first grade through sixth grade.

Fee: $90 members/$115 non-members (all supplies included).

Bring: Lunch, water bottle, and a change of clothes.

Registration Deadline: July 20. Limited to 16 children. Make your reservation early to guarantee a spot.

Cancellation Policy: Up to 3 weeks before the event – 50% refund. Under 3 weeks before the event, no refunds.

DETAILED SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, August 8th

10:00-10:15 – Welcome and overview of the day

10:15-11:00 – Breakout Session – 1A

GROUP BLUE – Session 1A with Natalie – Hear about the history of kjolväskor (purse), introduction to the sewing project, and choose supplies to create a kjolväskor.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 1A with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn about how immigrants in the 1800s would have dyed clothing and then make a contemporary tie-dye t-shirt.

11-11:15 – Break/Explore Discovery Stations related to arts and crafts, farming, nature, and pioneer games

11:15-12:00 – Breakout Session – 1B

GROUP BLUE – Session 1B with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn about how immigrants in the 1800s would have dyed clothing and then make a contemporary tie-dye t-shirt.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 1B with Natalie – Hear about the history of kjolväskor (purse), introduction to the sewing project, and choose supplies to create a kjolväskor.

12:00-12:15 – Lunch

12:15-12:30 – Games and/or Discovery Stations

12:30-12:45 – Tomte’s Treasure Hunt – Explore the two oldest buildings at Gammelgården (Old Church and Immigrant House) and find three special artifacts in each building that the Tomte has

marked with a wooden key.

 12:45-1:30 – Breakout Session – 2A

GROUP BLUE – Session 2A with Natalie – Begin sewing kjolväskor.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 2A with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Go on a scavenger hunt to see what critters (birds, flowers, animals, and bugs) can be found in the restored prairie. Make a suet feeder to attract birds to your yard.

1:30-2:15 – Breakout Session – 2B

GROUP BLUE – Session 2B with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Go on a scavenger hunt to see what critters (flowers, animals, and bugs) can be found in the restored prairie. Make a suet feeder to attract birds to your yard.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 2B with Natalie – Begin sewing kjolväskor.

2:15-2:30 – Discovery Stations

2:45-3:00 – Game and wrap up the day

Wednesday, August 9th

10:00-10:15 – Welcome and overview of the day

10:15-11:00 – Breakout Session – 3A

GROUP BLUE – Session 3A with Natalie – Continue sewing kjolväskor and adding decorative embroidery stitches to it.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 3A with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn about sheep and how they were used on a pioneer farm. Make a needle-felted wool acorn necklace or ornament.

11-11:15 – Break/Explore Discovery Stations related to arts and crafts, farming, nature, and pioneer games

11:15-12:00 – Breakout Session – 3B

GROUP BLUE – Session 3B with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn about sheep and how they were used on a pioneer farm. Make a needle-felted wool acorn necklace or ornament.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 3B with Natalie – Continue sewing kjolväskor and adding decorative embroidery stitches to it.

12:00-12:15 – Lunch

12:15-12:30 – Games and/or Discovery Stations

12:30-12:45 – Tomte’s Treasure Hunt – Explore the other three historic buildings at Gammelgården (Pastor’s House, Barn, and Stuga) and find three special artifacts in each building that the Tomte has marked with a wooden key.

 12:45-1:30 – Breakout Session – 4A

GROUP BLUE – Session 4A with Natalie – Finish sewing kjolväskor.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 4A with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn all about bees and how pioneers collected honey to eat and wax to make candles. Make a rolled beeswax candle to use at home.

1:30-2:15 – Breakout Session – 4B

GROUP BLUE – Session 4B with Gammelgården Intern and Volunteers – Learn all about bees and how pioneers collected honey to eat and wax to make candles. Make a rolled beeswax candle to use at home.
GROUP YELLOW – Session 4B with Natalie – Finish sewing kjolväskor.

2:15-2:30 – Discovery Stations

2:45-3:00 – Wrap up the day and closing activity

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Elsa Beskow Day Camp - Bringing Swedish Literature Alive

07-25-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am

More details and registration information will be posted in January 2024.

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Wednesday morning’s focus: Children of the Forest, published in 1910

Wednesday afternoon’s focus: Emily and Daily, published in...

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More details and registration information will be posted in January 2024.

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Wednesday morning’s focus: Children of the Forest, published in 1910

Wednesday afternoon’s focus: Emily and Daily, published in 1941

Thursday morning’s focus: Peter in Blueberry Landpublished in 1901

Thursday afternoon’s focus: The Children of Hat Cottagepublished in 1930

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Prairie Restoration 101

07-24-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Stagecoach Prairie, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm

We will meet in the main parking lot for the Stagecoach Prairie hiking area. Hiking is on uneven ground with some steep hills. Length of hike is up to 2 miles.
This program is geared for adults. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes....

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We will meet in the main parking lot for the Stagecoach Prairie hiking area. Hiking is on uneven ground with some steep hills. Length of hike is up to 2 miles.
This program is geared for adults. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. Recommended to bring water. Binoculars are suggested but not essential.
This hike is led by Lynette Anderson and Nancy Klinger. To register, go to belwin.org/events.

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