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Thrivent -Women, Wine and Wealth class

02-29-2024

Presented by Rustic Roots Winery at Rustic Roots Winery, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 29 @ 5:00 pm

Inspire progress. Gain courage. Change your life. Apply real world lessons with Thrivent’s Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop.

Join us for the upcoming Women, Wine, and Wealth event taking place on Thursday, February 29th at Rustic Roots...

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Inspire progress. Gain courage. Change your life. Apply real world lessons with Thrivent’s Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop.

Join us for the upcoming Women, Wine, and Wealth event taking place on Thursday, February 29th at Rustic Roots Winery. Time spent exploring a number of retirement topics and strategies - all while enjoying a flight of wine. Winery tour and a brief history lesson included. This is the second event in our series - so be sure to invite friends and family. Refreshments provided.

Live the life you want.
Protect your most valuable asset.
Pay it forward.

No products will be sold.

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Old Vines, Old Souls: Time's Wisdom in Wine

02-29-2024

Presented by So What Wine at You + Me Cafe, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm

This is a class built for the romantics in the crowd. These vines are something rare and magical - they are intelligent, strong, and resilient. Their histories go deep. They have seen generations comes and go with different ideas about how they...

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This is a class built for the romantics in the crowd. These vines are something rare and magical - they are intelligent, strong, and resilient. Their histories go deep. They have seen generations comes and go with different ideas about how they should be grown, pruned, and cared for... And still they stand. They are an endangered bunch, as they tend towards lower yield, losing their 'value' every passing vintage. But gaining in wisdom all the more.

Come, let's celebrate these beauties that speckle the corners of the world. We will take you all over and show you the wonder they can reveal. What better way to share the rarest day of the year?

As always, this is during You + Me Cafe's regular business hours, so if you wish to purchase something to eat during the class, you may! We will also provide some light snacks.

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Intro to Pole for Fitness 6 week course.

03-28-2024

Presented by The Pole Barn Studio at The Pole Barn Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 29 @ 7:15 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 7:15 pm Thu, Mar 14 @ 7:15 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:15 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:15 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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Board Engagement Workshop Series

03-06-2024

Presented by Propel Nonprofits at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 06 @ 9:00 am

The St. Croix Valley Foundation, Propel Nonprofits, and Carpenter Nature Center are partnering to host a three-part series on building effective Boards.

Session #1 |Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance | November 8, 9:00am - Noon

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The St. Croix Valley Foundation, Propel Nonprofits, and Carpenter Nature Center are partnering to host a three-part series on building effective Boards.

Session #1 |Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance | November 8, 9:00am - Noon

Hosted at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center Minnesota Campus - 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, MN 55033

After attending the first workshop in this series, board members will participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence. Attendees will learn typical board responsibilities, explore the nuances of board authority and relationships, and discover ways to join a board. Participants will receive Propel’s Nonprofit Board Governance workbook, which includes the Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations.

Session #2 |Board Engagement Strategies | January 17, Noon - 1:30pm

Hosted via ZOOM

The second session in a three-part series, this virtual training hosted via zoom will explore four practices for healthy board governance: 1) being purposeful in recruiting and on-boarding, 2) sharing board norms and accountability, 3) designing board structures, and 4) identifying board development. Propel will also provide tips to increase board engagement, including an overview of facilitation strategies you can use during your board meetings.

Session #3 |Engaging the Board in Fundraising | March 6, 9:00 - 11:00am

Hosted at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center Minnesota Campus - 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, MN 55033

This session (the third and final session of this series) will provide nonprofit staff and board members with an understanding of the societal and human dynamics of money and raising money for a nonprofit organization. The session will explore why the board’s role in fundraising often leads to uncertainty and fear – and the corresponding strategies to overcome that hesitancy and maximize success!

For more information and to register, email [email protected].

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Second Saturday Art

05-11-2024

Presented by A House Unbuilt at A House Unbuilt, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am

This coming Saturday and for the next three months to come, A House Unbuilt studio and neighboring Megan Miller Fine Art will be open in downtown Stillwater at 321 Main Street (corner of Nelson and Main). The stairway off Main Street and the...

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This coming Saturday and for the next three months to come, A House Unbuilt studio and neighboring Megan Miller Fine Art will be open in downtown Stillwater at 321 Main Street (corner of Nelson and Main). The stairway off Main Street and the stairway/elevator access off Water Street will be open to the second floor.

We look forward to seeing you!

Can't make it? Appointments are available for your convenience as well.

Special programming at A House Unbuilt:
February 10: Impromptu Movement Improvisation Workshop
March 9: Weaving Our Family Histories—Macrame Netmaking Workshop
April 13: Unbuilding Our Bodies—Access the Stories that live under our Skin
May 11: Moved by Water—Dancing with Resources at Risk

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Psychic Medium Gallery with Kristine Kieland

03-10-2024

Presented by Rustic Roots Winery at Rustic Roots Winery, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm

Join nationally recognized Psychic Medium Kristine Kieland for a live gallery reading. As a professional psychic medium and animal communicator Kristine lovingly communicates with your soul, and those you share your life with, to bring you...

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Join nationally recognized Psychic Medium Kristine Kieland for a live gallery reading. As a professional psychic medium and animal communicator Kristine lovingly communicates with your soul, and those you share your life with, to bring you information that will guide and support you best.

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Needlefelted Eggs - Painting with Wool

03-10-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm

We’ll start with a rigid foam egg base, which we’ll cover in colorful wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep.  Laura will then show you a variety of techniques for decorating your eggs with adorable little birds or animals and different...

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We’ll start with a rigid foam egg base, which we’ll cover in colorful wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep.  Laura will then show you a variety of techniques for decorating your eggs with adorable little birds or animals and different types of springtime flowers.

Bring your creative imagination, and enjoy seasonal egg decorating in a whole new medium. Ahead of class, Laura will mail you a kit, which includes all the supplies you need for the class, including foam work surface, felting needles, and plenty of colorful wool. The kit includes enough materials to make two decorative eggs.

Join us for this welcoming class!

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Make a Påskris (Easter Tree)

03-16-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 10:15 am

Traditionally in Sweden, Norway, and Finland this time of year, fresh-cut branches are put in water. After the branches bud, small leaves open in a week or so. The budding branches are decorated with ornaments, decorations, and colorful ribbons...

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Traditionally in Sweden, Norway, and Finland this time of year, fresh-cut branches are put in water. After the branches bud, small leaves open in a week or so. The budding branches are decorated with ornaments, decorations, and colorful ribbons for the coming of spring and the Easter holiday.

Making a Påskris – or Easter Tree – is such a creative and beautiful way to celebrate the final days of winter. This holiday project can be done by adults, children, and families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The fee is $10 per person or $20 for a child/adult pair – all supplies (except jar or vase) are included. Please bring a vase or jar from home to hold your Påskris.

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String Quilting

03-16-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 12:45 pm

Precision cutting and sewing are not crucial; and both new and experienced quilters enjoy this type of quilting.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of string quilting from Darlene Holtgreve and create a block. We also will...

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Precision cutting and sewing are not crucial; and both new and experienced quilters enjoy this type of quilting.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of string quilting from Darlene Holtgreve and create a block. We also will discuss how to use various design elements to create larger projects.

Skill Level: Beginner

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Singlade Balls

03-16-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm

These can be used as a child’s toy or toy for a cat. It’s a great way to use those colorful bits of yarn in your stash.

Archival evidence from museums in Sweden indicates that the craft started around the early 1800s. Singlade bollar have...

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These can be used as a child’s toy or toy for a cat. It’s a great way to use those colorful bits of yarn in your stash.

Archival evidence from museums in Sweden indicates that the craft started around the early 1800s. Singlade bollar have been found in southern Sweden, Denmark, and northern Germany. The craft is likely to have been spread throughout the region via the Baltic Sea trade route.

Kate Sterner learned this handicraft from her Danish grandfather and has created a website dedicated to preserving and furthering this craft. Join Kate and have fun keeping a tradition alive.

Skill level: Beginner.

Student Age: 16 years and over.

Supplies needed: Scissors, a sharp, large-eye, 3-inch darning needle (or purchase one from Kate for $1), and worsted weight, 4-ply wool yarn in as many colors as you want. Kate also will have plenty of colors of yarn from her own stash to use in class.

Note: Students should not expect to complete the project in this time. However, Kate will teach students what they need to complete their Singlade Balls at home. (Normally a ball takes about 6-8 hours to make.)

Class Size: Limited to 4 students.

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

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Kate Sterner’s Danish grandfather taught her how to make singlade balls (singlade bollar) when she was 10 or 11 years old. He learned from his mother while he was a boy in Denmark and enjoyed passing the craft down to the next generation. Though several of her cousins learned the craft from their grandfather, Kate is the one who kept making singlade balls throughout the years, teaching others who found the balls intriguing.

SWEDISH PRONUNCIATION

Singlade, pronounced:  sing’ la deh. Singlade is a Swedish word that has a couple of meanings. The base of the verb is “singla,” meaning to toss or fling. However, in this case, the verb describes the embroidery technique used to stitch these balls. So, you “singla” a ball.

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Women Walking

03-16-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Conservancy, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

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...

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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.

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Home Composting

03-21-2024

Presented by River Market Co-op at River Market Co-op, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

Composting not only reduces the amount of trash in landfills, but also can save money on soil for your yard, garden, or flower beds. Learn the science behind and the benefits of home composting, including information on different composting...

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Composting not only reduces the amount of trash in landfills, but also can save money on soil for your yard, garden, or flower beds. Learn the science behind and the benefits of home composting, including information on different composting methods, recommended compostable materials, and common uses of compost around the yard and garden. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

You can register for any of the classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class. Please plan to connect to the Zoom meeting 5-10 minutes early to troubleshoot the technology and get settled in before class starts.

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Ornamental Grasses for Minnesota (In-person)

03-25-2024

Presented by River Market Co-op at River Market Community Co-op, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

This introductory class covers the delights and many advantages of growing grasses in our gardens. Ornamental and native grasses are discussed, as well as sedges (which are technically NOT grasses). Invasive grasses will be highlighted as...

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This introductory class covers the delights and many advantages of growing grasses in our gardens. Ornamental and native grasses are discussed, as well as sedges (which are technically NOT grasses). Invasive grasses will be highlighted as well.

This class will be held at the Bayport Public Library, 582 4th St N, Bayport, MN 55003

Instructor: Marge Sagstetter, Washington County Master Gardener

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

You can register for any of the classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

For more information call 651-439-066, or email Ola Schmelig [email protected]

 

 

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Wine Fundamentals: Chile & Argentina

03-27-2024

Presented by So What Wine at You + Me Cafe, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm

Winter is feeling a little long at this point. I would rather dream about harvest in the southern hemisphere... wouldn't you? This is a class designed for those curious to taste through some of the more famed regions and grapes of Chile and...

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Winter is feeling a little long at this point. I would rather dream about harvest in the southern hemisphere... wouldn't you? This is a class designed for those curious to taste through some of the more famed regions and grapes of Chile and Argentina. We will spend time in both from north to south, and learn how different these are from one to the next. We will explore Argentina's Salta, Mendoza, and Patagonia as well as Chile's Itata, Central Valley and perhaps Casablanca.

The Cafe will be open, so feel free to order some food before or during the class. We will also provide some light snacks.

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Intro to Vegetable Gardening

04-04-2024

Presented by River Market Co-op at River Market Co-op, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 04 @ 6:30 pm

Whether you have an acre of land or a few pots on a window sill, you can still enjoy the benefits of gardening so dig into the basics of growing your first vegetable garden! Discover what you need to know about where to plant your vegetables,...

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Whether you have an acre of land or a few pots on a window sill, you can still enjoy the benefits of gardening so dig into the basics of growing your first vegetable garden! Discover what you need to know about where to plant your vegetables, which plants to choose, and how to care for your garden all season long. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

You can register for any of the classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class. Please plan to connect to the Zoom meeting 5-10 minutes early to troubleshoot the technology and get settled in before class starts.

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Frog Walk at Oxbow Trails

04-22-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Oxbow Trails, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening stroll around Belwin’s Oxbow Trails while listening for the spring calls of our native frogs. (Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, Chorus Frogs)

Dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine event.

Enjoy an evening stroll around Belwin’s Oxbow Trails while listening for the spring calls of our native frogs. (Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, Chorus Frogs)

Dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine event.

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Celebrating Your Wild Voice

04-27-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Conservancy, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

The day will include conversation, playfully opening up your voice, community singing, gentle stretching, mindful walking (or sitting) on Belwin’s trails, and vocal improv games in the middle of the pine forest.

No singing experience or talent...

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The day will include conversation, playfully opening up your voice, community singing, gentle stretching, mindful walking (or sitting) on Belwin’s trails, and vocal improv games in the middle of the pine forest.

No singing experience or talent required at all. Must be 16 and older. Bring your own lunch; Light snacks, tea and hot chocolate provided. Led by Lynette Anderson and Barbara McAfee.

We hope you can join us for this enlivening and deepening day!

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River Reflections – Growth

04-28-2024

Presented by Wild Rivers Conservancy at Boulderwall at The Acreage, Osceola
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm

The St. Croix Riverway is a National Treasure. This is an opportunity for us to explore an environment and find ways this green/blue space can support our physical, mental, and emotional health. Join us for a 90-minute reflective experience...

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The St. Croix Riverway is a National Treasure. This is an opportunity for us to explore an environment and find ways this green/blue space can support our physical, mental, and emotional health. Join us for a 90-minute reflective experience guiding you to a deeper connection to the St. Croix River Valley and your own wellness. The River Valley is not only a metaphor but a great teacher and source of wisdom in discovering connection, stewardship, and respecting our environment and human needs. Each session brings a new intention during a different season to broaden our appreciation of the St. Croix River Valley.

Schedule:

20-minute Introduction/Education
45-minute Walk/Sit Exploration
25-minute Debrief and Closure

This event is brought to you in partnership with Becky Brunette and Wild Rivers Conservancy.

Join us for all events in this three-part series!

October 8th: River Reflections: Curiosity
January 21st: River Reflections: Movement
April 28th: River Reflections: Growth

 

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Belwin Frog Walk

05-01-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Conservancy, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 7:30 pm

Presented in partnership with Saint Paul Community Education

It is at this time of year that the amphibians of our ponds are singing loudly to attract their mates. We will gather for a brief introduction at the office and then head out to a...

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Presented in partnership with Saint Paul Community Education

It is at this time of year that the amphibians of our ponds are singing loudly to attract their mates. We will gather for a brief introduction at the office and then head out to a paved trail to listen and look for signs of spring. Total length of the walk is about 1 mile. We will be walking at a moderate pace with several stops along the way.

This program is appropriate for anyone 8 years and older. Please dress for the weather. This program will go rain or shine.

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Women's Wellness Weekend - Spring 2024

05-05-2024

Presented by Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, Sandstone
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 05 @ 12:00 am

Join us at Osprey Wilds for our Spring Women’s Wellness Weekend! Reconnect with nature alongside a friendly and welcoming community.

This retreat is hosted twice a year (spring and fall) and is an opportunity for anyone who identifies as a...

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Join us at Osprey Wilds for our Spring Women’s Wellness Weekend! Reconnect with nature alongside a friendly and welcoming community.

This retreat is hosted twice a year (spring and fall) and is an opportunity for anyone who identifies as a woman to spend time in nature, meet new people, and learn new skills. Our campus of over 780 acres has so much to explore, including 12 miles in trails, lake access, prairie and wetland restoration sites, and much more. We also offer various lodging options for the retreat, including several lakeside lodges and our White Pine Campground. The weekend is full of possibilities, and we encourage you to join us!

You can choose how to spend your time during this weekend by choosing from a large list of classes and activities that focus on the mind, body, and spirit. To see the class list and learn more, visit our website.

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AR Workshop Stillwater Grand Opening Celebration!

05-04-2024

Presented by AR Workshop Stillwater, MN at AR Workshop Stillwater, MN, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 11:00 am

(While supplies last!) Tour the workshop space and check out our sample projects. Shop our retail boutique featuring home decor gifts and accessories.

The event is free to attend, but attendees must register on our website. Be one of the first...

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(While supplies last!) Tour the workshop space and check out our sample projects. Shop our retail boutique featuring home decor gifts and accessories.

The event is free to attend, but attendees must register on our website. Be one of the first 50 people to arrive and receive a free swag bag!

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Thrivent -Women, Wine and Wealth class

02-29-2024

Presented by Rustic Roots Winery at Rustic Roots Winery, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 29 @ 5:00 pm

Inspire progress. Gain courage. Change your life. Apply real world lessons with Thrivent’s Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop.

Join us for the upcoming Women, Wine, and Wealth event taking place on Thursday, February 29th at Rustic Roots...

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Inspire progress. Gain courage. Change your life. Apply real world lessons with Thrivent’s Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop.

Join us for the upcoming Women, Wine, and Wealth event taking place on Thursday, February 29th at Rustic Roots Winery. Time spent exploring a number of retirement topics and strategies - all while enjoying a flight of wine. Winery tour and a brief history lesson included. This is the second event in our series - so be sure to invite friends and family. Refreshments provided.

Live the life you want.
Protect your most valuable asset.
Pay it forward.

No products will be sold.

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Old Vines, Old Souls: Time's Wisdom in Wine

02-29-2024

Presented by So What Wine at You + Me Cafe, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm

This is a class built for the romantics in the crowd. These vines are something rare and magical - they are intelligent, strong, and resilient. Their histories go deep. They have seen generations comes and go with different ideas about how they...

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This is a class built for the romantics in the crowd. These vines are something rare and magical - they are intelligent, strong, and resilient. Their histories go deep. They have seen generations comes and go with different ideas about how they should be grown, pruned, and cared for... And still they stand. They are an endangered bunch, as they tend towards lower yield, losing their 'value' every passing vintage. But gaining in wisdom all the more.

Come, let's celebrate these beauties that speckle the corners of the world. We will take you all over and show you the wonder they can reveal. What better way to share the rarest day of the year?

As always, this is during You + Me Cafe's regular business hours, so if you wish to purchase something to eat during the class, you may! We will also provide some light snacks.

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Intro to Pole for Fitness 6 week course.

03-28-2024

Presented by The Pole Barn Studio at The Pole Barn Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 29 @ 7:15 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 7:15 pm Thu, Mar 14 @ 7:15 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:15 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:15 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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Board Engagement Workshop Series

03-06-2024

Presented by Propel Nonprofits at Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 06 @ 9:00 am

The St. Croix Valley Foundation, Propel Nonprofits, and Carpenter Nature Center are partnering to host a three-part series on building effective Boards.

Session #1 |Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance | November 8, 9:00am - Noon

Hosted...

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The St. Croix Valley Foundation, Propel Nonprofits, and Carpenter Nature Center are partnering to host a three-part series on building effective Boards.

Session #1 |Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance | November 8, 9:00am - Noon

Hosted at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center Minnesota Campus - 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, MN 55033

After attending the first workshop in this series, board members will participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence. Attendees will learn typical board responsibilities, explore the nuances of board authority and relationships, and discover ways to join a board. Participants will receive Propel’s Nonprofit Board Governance workbook, which includes the Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations.

Session #2 |Board Engagement Strategies | January 17, Noon - 1:30pm

Hosted via ZOOM

The second session in a three-part series, this virtual training hosted via zoom will explore four practices for healthy board governance: 1) being purposeful in recruiting and on-boarding, 2) sharing board norms and accountability, 3) designing board structures, and 4) identifying board development. Propel will also provide tips to increase board engagement, including an overview of facilitation strategies you can use during your board meetings.

Session #3 |Engaging the Board in Fundraising | March 6, 9:00 - 11:00am

Hosted at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center Minnesota Campus - 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, MN 55033

This session (the third and final session of this series) will provide nonprofit staff and board members with an understanding of the societal and human dynamics of money and raising money for a nonprofit organization. The session will explore why the board’s role in fundraising often leads to uncertainty and fear – and the corresponding strategies to overcome that hesitancy and maximize success!

For more information and to register, email [email protected].

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Second Saturday Art

05-11-2024

Presented by A House Unbuilt at A House Unbuilt, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am

This coming Saturday and for the next three months to come, A House Unbuilt studio and neighboring Megan Miller Fine Art will be open in downtown Stillwater at 321 Main Street (corner of Nelson and Main). The stairway off Main Street and the...

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This coming Saturday and for the next three months to come, A House Unbuilt studio and neighboring Megan Miller Fine Art will be open in downtown Stillwater at 321 Main Street (corner of Nelson and Main). The stairway off Main Street and the stairway/elevator access off Water Street will be open to the second floor.

We look forward to seeing you!

Can't make it? Appointments are available for your convenience as well.

Special programming at A House Unbuilt:
February 10: Impromptu Movement Improvisation Workshop
March 9: Weaving Our Family Histories—Macrame Netmaking Workshop
April 13: Unbuilding Our Bodies—Access the Stories that live under our Skin
May 11: Moved by Water—Dancing with Resources at Risk

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Psychic Medium Gallery with Kristine Kieland

03-10-2024

Presented by Rustic Roots Winery at Rustic Roots Winery, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm

Join nationally recognized Psychic Medium Kristine Kieland for a live gallery reading. As a professional psychic medium and animal communicator Kristine lovingly communicates with your soul, and those you share your life with, to bring you...

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Join nationally recognized Psychic Medium Kristine Kieland for a live gallery reading. As a professional psychic medium and animal communicator Kristine lovingly communicates with your soul, and those you share your life with, to bring you information that will guide and support you best.

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Needlefelted Eggs - Painting with Wool

03-10-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm

We’ll start with a rigid foam egg base, which we’ll cover in colorful wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep.  Laura will then show you a variety of techniques for decorating your eggs with adorable little birds or animals and different...

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We’ll start with a rigid foam egg base, which we’ll cover in colorful wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep.  Laura will then show you a variety of techniques for decorating your eggs with adorable little birds or animals and different types of springtime flowers.

Bring your creative imagination, and enjoy seasonal egg decorating in a whole new medium. Ahead of class, Laura will mail you a kit, which includes all the supplies you need for the class, including foam work surface, felting needles, and plenty of colorful wool. The kit includes enough materials to make two decorative eggs.

Join us for this welcoming class!

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Make a Påskris (Easter Tree)

03-16-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 10:15 am

Traditionally in Sweden, Norway, and Finland this time of year, fresh-cut branches are put in water. After the branches bud, small leaves open in a week or so. The budding branches are decorated with ornaments, decorations, and colorful ribbons...

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Traditionally in Sweden, Norway, and Finland this time of year, fresh-cut branches are put in water. After the branches bud, small leaves open in a week or so. The budding branches are decorated with ornaments, decorations, and colorful ribbons for the coming of spring and the Easter holiday.

Making a Påskris – or Easter Tree – is such a creative and beautiful way to celebrate the final days of winter. This holiday project can be done by adults, children, and families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The fee is $10 per person or $20 for a child/adult pair – all supplies (except jar or vase) are included. Please bring a vase or jar from home to hold your Påskris.

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String Quilting

03-16-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 12:45 pm

Precision cutting and sewing are not crucial; and both new and experienced quilters enjoy this type of quilting.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of string quilting from Darlene Holtgreve and create a block. We also will...

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Precision cutting and sewing are not crucial; and both new and experienced quilters enjoy this type of quilting.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of string quilting from Darlene Holtgreve and create a block. We also will discuss how to use various design elements to create larger projects.

Skill Level: Beginner

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Singlade Balls

03-16-2024

Presented by Gammelgården Museum of Scandia at Gammelgården Museum, Scandia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm

These can be used as a child’s toy or toy for a cat. It’s a great way to use those colorful bits of yarn in your stash.

Archival evidence from museums in Sweden indicates that the craft started around the early 1800s. Singlade bollar have...

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These can be used as a child’s toy or toy for a cat. It’s a great way to use those colorful bits of yarn in your stash.

Archival evidence from museums in Sweden indicates that the craft started around the early 1800s. Singlade bollar have been found in southern Sweden, Denmark, and northern Germany. The craft is likely to have been spread throughout the region via the Baltic Sea trade route.

Kate Sterner learned this handicraft from her Danish grandfather and has created a website dedicated to preserving and furthering this craft. Join Kate and have fun keeping a tradition alive.

Skill level: Beginner.

Student Age: 16 years and over.

Supplies needed: Scissors, a sharp, large-eye, 3-inch darning needle (or purchase one from Kate for $1), and worsted weight, 4-ply wool yarn in as many colors as you want. Kate also will have plenty of colors of yarn from her own stash to use in class.

Note: Students should not expect to complete the project in this time. However, Kate will teach students what they need to complete their Singlade Balls at home. (Normally a ball takes about 6-8 hours to make.)

Class Size: Limited to 4 students.

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

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Kate Sterner’s Danish grandfather taught her how to make singlade balls (singlade bollar) when she was 10 or 11 years old. He learned from his mother while he was a boy in Denmark and enjoyed passing the craft down to the next generation. Though several of her cousins learned the craft from their grandfather, Kate is the one who kept making singlade balls throughout the years, teaching others who found the balls intriguing.

SWEDISH PRONUNCIATION

Singlade, pronounced:  sing’ la deh. Singlade is a Swedish word that has a couple of meanings. The base of the verb is “singla,” meaning to toss or fling. However, in this case, the verb describes the embroidery technique used to stitch these balls. So, you “singla” a ball.

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Women Walking

03-16-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Conservancy, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

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...

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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.

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Home Composting

03-21-2024

Presented by River Market Co-op at River Market Co-op, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

Composting not only reduces the amount of trash in landfills, but also can save money on soil for your yard, garden, or flower beds. Learn the science behind and the benefits of home composting, including information on different composting...

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Composting not only reduces the amount of trash in landfills, but also can save money on soil for your yard, garden, or flower beds. Learn the science behind and the benefits of home composting, including information on different composting methods, recommended compostable materials, and common uses of compost around the yard and garden. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

You can register for any of the classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class. Please plan to connect to the Zoom meeting 5-10 minutes early to troubleshoot the technology and get settled in before class starts.

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Ornamental Grasses for Minnesota (In-person)

03-25-2024

Presented by River Market Co-op at River Market Community Co-op, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

This introductory class covers the delights and many advantages of growing grasses in our gardens. Ornamental and native grasses are discussed, as well as sedges (which are technically NOT grasses). Invasive grasses will be highlighted as...

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This introductory class covers the delights and many advantages of growing grasses in our gardens. Ornamental and native grasses are discussed, as well as sedges (which are technically NOT grasses). Invasive grasses will be highlighted as well.

This class will be held at the Bayport Public Library, 582 4th St N, Bayport, MN 55003

Instructor: Marge Sagstetter, Washington County Master Gardener

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

You can register for any of the classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

For more information call 651-439-066, or email Ola Schmelig [email protected]

 

 

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Wine Fundamentals: Chile & Argentina

03-27-2024

Presented by So What Wine at You + Me Cafe, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm

Winter is feeling a little long at this point. I would rather dream about harvest in the southern hemisphere... wouldn't you? This is a class designed for those curious to taste through some of the more famed regions and grapes of Chile and...

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Winter is feeling a little long at this point. I would rather dream about harvest in the southern hemisphere... wouldn't you? This is a class designed for those curious to taste through some of the more famed regions and grapes of Chile and Argentina. We will spend time in both from north to south, and learn how different these are from one to the next. We will explore Argentina's Salta, Mendoza, and Patagonia as well as Chile's Itata, Central Valley and perhaps Casablanca.

The Cafe will be open, so feel free to order some food before or during the class. We will also provide some light snacks.

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Intro to Vegetable Gardening

04-04-2024

Presented by River Market Co-op at River Market Co-op, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 04 @ 6:30 pm

Whether you have an acre of land or a few pots on a window sill, you can still enjoy the benefits of gardening so dig into the basics of growing your first vegetable garden! Discover what you need to know about where to plant your vegetables,...

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Whether you have an acre of land or a few pots on a window sill, you can still enjoy the benefits of gardening so dig into the basics of growing your first vegetable garden! Discover what you need to know about where to plant your vegetables, which plants to choose, and how to care for your garden all season long. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners

You can register for any of the classes on River Market website: http://www.rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

After registration, an email link to join this presentation through Zoom will be emailed to you as well as a handout that we will be using in the class. Please plan to connect to the Zoom meeting 5-10 minutes early to troubleshoot the technology and get settled in before class starts.

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Frog Walk at Oxbow Trails

04-22-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Oxbow Trails, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening stroll around Belwin’s Oxbow Trails while listening for the spring calls of our native frogs. (Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, Chorus Frogs)

Dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine event.

Enjoy an evening stroll around Belwin’s Oxbow Trails while listening for the spring calls of our native frogs. (Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, Chorus Frogs)

Dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine event.

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Celebrating Your Wild Voice

04-27-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Conservancy, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

The day will include conversation, playfully opening up your voice, community singing, gentle stretching, mindful walking (or sitting) on Belwin’s trails, and vocal improv games in the middle of the pine forest.

No singing experience or talent...

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The day will include conversation, playfully opening up your voice, community singing, gentle stretching, mindful walking (or sitting) on Belwin’s trails, and vocal improv games in the middle of the pine forest.

No singing experience or talent required at all. Must be 16 and older. Bring your own lunch; Light snacks, tea and hot chocolate provided. Led by Lynette Anderson and Barbara McAfee.

We hope you can join us for this enlivening and deepening day!

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River Reflections – Growth

04-28-2024

Presented by Wild Rivers Conservancy at Boulderwall at The Acreage, Osceola
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm

The St. Croix Riverway is a National Treasure. This is an opportunity for us to explore an environment and find ways this green/blue space can support our physical, mental, and emotional health. Join us for a 90-minute reflective experience...

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The St. Croix Riverway is a National Treasure. This is an opportunity for us to explore an environment and find ways this green/blue space can support our physical, mental, and emotional health. Join us for a 90-minute reflective experience guiding you to a deeper connection to the St. Croix River Valley and your own wellness. The River Valley is not only a metaphor but a great teacher and source of wisdom in discovering connection, stewardship, and respecting our environment and human needs. Each session brings a new intention during a different season to broaden our appreciation of the St. Croix River Valley.

Schedule:

20-minute Introduction/Education
45-minute Walk/Sit Exploration
25-minute Debrief and Closure

This event is brought to you in partnership with Becky Brunette and Wild Rivers Conservancy.

Join us for all events in this three-part series!

October 8th: River Reflections: Curiosity
January 21st: River Reflections: Movement
April 28th: River Reflections: Growth

 

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Belwin Frog Walk

05-01-2024

Presented by Belwin Conservancy at Belwin Conservancy, Afton
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 7:30 pm

Presented in partnership with Saint Paul Community Education

It is at this time of year that the amphibians of our ponds are singing loudly to attract their mates. We will gather for a brief introduction at the office and then head out to a...

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Presented in partnership with Saint Paul Community Education

It is at this time of year that the amphibians of our ponds are singing loudly to attract their mates. We will gather for a brief introduction at the office and then head out to a paved trail to listen and look for signs of spring. Total length of the walk is about 1 mile. We will be walking at a moderate pace with several stops along the way.

This program is appropriate for anyone 8 years and older. Please dress for the weather. This program will go rain or shine.

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Women's Wellness Weekend - Spring 2024

05-05-2024

Presented by Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, Sandstone
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 05 @ 12:00 am

Join us at Osprey Wilds for our Spring Women’s Wellness Weekend! Reconnect with nature alongside a friendly and welcoming community.

This retreat is hosted twice a year (spring and fall) and is an opportunity for anyone who identifies as a...

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Join us at Osprey Wilds for our Spring Women’s Wellness Weekend! Reconnect with nature alongside a friendly and welcoming community.

This retreat is hosted twice a year (spring and fall) and is an opportunity for anyone who identifies as a woman to spend time in nature, meet new people, and learn new skills. Our campus of over 780 acres has so much to explore, including 12 miles in trails, lake access, prairie and wetland restoration sites, and much more. We also offer various lodging options for the retreat, including several lakeside lodges and our White Pine Campground. The weekend is full of possibilities, and we encourage you to join us!

You can choose how to spend your time during this weekend by choosing from a large list of classes and activities that focus on the mind, body, and spirit. To see the class list and learn more, visit our website.

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AR Workshop Stillwater Grand Opening Celebration!

05-04-2024

Presented by AR Workshop Stillwater, MN at AR Workshop Stillwater, MN, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 11:00 am

(While supplies last!) Tour the workshop space and check out our sample projects. Shop our retail boutique featuring home decor gifts and accessories.

The event is free to attend, but attendees must register on our website. Be one of the first...

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(While supplies last!) Tour the workshop space and check out our sample projects. Shop our retail boutique featuring home decor gifts and accessories.

The event is free to attend, but attendees must register on our website. Be one of the first 50 people to arrive and receive a free swag bag!

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