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DancePlay - Adult Women

08-05-2022

Presented by The Art and The Mind LLC at The Art and The Mind LLC, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 01 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Aug 05 @ 6:00 pm

Dance through the decades: A different era each month!

Inspired by moves of the decades, we gather the first Friday of the month for fun, expressive dance in our own unique way.  Dress the part!  No experience necessary.

After class, we can...

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Dance through the decades: A different era each month!

Inspired by moves of the decades, we gather the first Friday of the month for fun, expressive dance in our own unique way.  Dress the part!  No experience necessary.

After class, we can enjoy an adult beverage at a local winery/brewery. Transportation and costs of drinks is not included.  🙂

We have many classes available for private sessions of 3 - 8 people. Check out our website: theartandthemind.weebly.com for more options!

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SUP Yoga at Square Lake Park

08-27-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 02 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

All levels and abilities are welcome. All equipment and instructions are provided.

Advance registration is required. Space is limited.

All levels and abilities are welcome. All equipment and instructions are provided.

Advance registration is required. Space is limited.

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Beginners Psychic/Mediumship Development and Reading w/DeEtte Ranae

07-02-2022

Presented by The Art and The Mind LLC at The Art and The Mind LLC, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 02 @ 10:00 am

More than just a workshop, here you will learn the history of mediumship, the clairs and which is your strengths, how to develop them with exercises that are taught and practiced in the workshop.
By the end of the day, you will do mini...

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More than just a workshop, here you will learn the history of mediumship, the clairs and which is your strengths, how to develop them with exercises that are taught and practiced in the workshop.
By the end of the day, you will do mini readings.
This and so, so, so much more.
Bring drinks and snacks, there will be a half hour lunch break.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

10 am - 5 pm

$110

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Yoga in the Vines

08-28-2022

Presented by Saint Croix Vineyards at Saint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Join us Sunday mornings (weather permitting) for an outdoor yoga class. Your ticket price includes the 60 minute vinyasa class as well as a glass of wine. Please bring your own mat and anything else you would like to support your practice.

Join us Sunday mornings (weather permitting) for an outdoor yoga class. Your ticket price includes the 60 minute vinyasa class as well as a glass of wine. Please bring your own mat and anything else you would like to support your practice.

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Sunset SUP

08-30-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 05 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Each participant is fitted for equipment and a brief instruction to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is provided in this 75 minute program. No experience necessary and all equipment and instruction are provided.

Space is limited. Advance...

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Each participant is fitted for equipment and a brief instruction to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is provided in this 75 minute program. No experience necessary and all equipment and instruction are provided.

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

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ArtPlay for Adults - Practicing with Ish-y Pastels

09-07-2022

Presented by The Art and The Mind LLC at The Art and The Mind LLC, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 06 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 03 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 07 @ 1:00 pm

The “Ish-y” part is this: What you create will be tree-ish, branch-ish, landscape-ish, sunrise-ish, sunset-ish…you get the idea.

Inspiration for each class will vary each week. We are not going for detail here but tapping into our own...

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The “Ish-y” part is this: What you create will be tree-ish, branch-ish, landscape-ish, sunrise-ish, sunset-ish…you get the idea.

Inspiration for each class will vary each week. We are not going for detail here but tapping into our own intuitive self-expression by using simple strokes, blending and shading, creating an idea of what we see. In simple terms – I am providing the space, supplies and guidance in which you can explore and connect to your inner artist.

Rules of the class:

No judgements, no competition, and no expectations.

Barbie (Babs) Luepke will serve as your Art Guide.

This class will be held on occasional Wednesdays.

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Yoga in the Park

09-15-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 07 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 04 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 01 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase strength and flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Class is held at the North Pavilion, near the entrance to the pavilion parking lot. Please dress comfortably,...

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Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase strength and flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Class is held at the North Pavilion, near the entrance to the pavilion parking lot. Please dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, water, and arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of class time.

Advance registration is required. Season passes are available.

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ClayPlay: Sense of Touch Sculpture

08-12-2022

Presented by The Art and The Mind LLC at The Art and The Mind LLC, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 08 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm

Experience sculpting while blindfolded. Our subject is influenced by nature and features the exclusive creative writings of Debra Thiry Points to connect us to our imaginative mental image that we will transform into clay. ​

Music and...

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Experience sculpting while blindfolded. Our subject is influenced by nature and features the exclusive creative writings of Debra Thiry Points to connect us to our imaginative mental image that we will transform into clay. ​

Music and essential oil infusers will be used to include our other non-sight senses, as well.

2 Hour Class - $25 per participant

Occurs on the 2nd Friday of each month.

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Bird Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

07-09-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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Gateway Trailside & Smith + Trade Collaborative Bring you Gather and Grace

09-18-2022

Presented by gateway trailside at Smith + Trade Mercantile, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 09 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jul 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Aug 19 @ 11:00 am Mon, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 06 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 18 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Classes are held at the picturesque Spruce Hill Equestrian Farms next to the Gateway Trailside in Stillwater.
Meet at the Mercantile where the Nostalgic Trolley will take you on a 10 minute ride through historic Stillwater.
(Please be aware of...

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Classes are held at the picturesque Spruce Hill Equestrian Farms next to the Gateway Trailside in Stillwater.
Meet at the Mercantile where the Nostalgic Trolley will take you on a 10 minute ride through historic Stillwater.
(Please be aware of departure times for the trolley)
Continuing to the rolling beautiful hills of Spruce Hill Farms.

You will meet your Artisan where you will be inspired to start creating your craft.
Relax and take in the views while enjoying a delicious meal and drink
prepared by Gateway Trailside.
Hop on the Trolley for your journey back to the Mercantile.

Find a class that inspires you and enjoy the day amongst the beauty of nature.

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Full Moon SUP

09-10-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 12 @ 8:45 pm Fri, Aug 12 @ 8:15 pm Sat, Sep 10 @ 7:15 pm

Upon reaching the opposite side of the lake, we are able to watch the full moon rise and have ample time to sit or lay on the board and take in the night sky. All equipment and lanterns are included. This program is a 2-hour experience.

Upon reaching the opposite side of the lake, we are able to watch the full moon rise and have ample time to sit or lay on the board and take in the night sky. All equipment and lanterns are included. This program is a 2-hour experience.

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Art of Coiling

07-14-2022

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm

Using mixed fabric, yarn, and thread, learn how to coil, wrap, and tie yarn and thread into a knotted necklace, coaster, or pin.

Using mixed fabric, yarn, and thread, learn how to coil, wrap, and tie yarn and thread into a knotted necklace, coaster, or pin.

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Survivor Day Camp at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

07-21-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Activities range from fishing, shelter building and starting a fire.  Kids will gain confidence and comfort in being in the outdoors while having a blast!

July 18 - July 21
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ages 10-12 years old

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Activities range from fishing, shelter building and starting a fire.  Kids will gain confidence and comfort in being in the outdoors while having a blast!

July 18 - July 21
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ages 10-12 years old

Washington County Parks Day Camps are held at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and including Outdoor Skills (Ages 6-8), Northern Explorers (Ages 9-12) and Survivor Camp (Ages 10-12).

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Project RED (Riverine Early Detectors)

07-22-2022

Presented by Wild Rivers Conservancy at St. Croix Falls Public Library, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am

Project RED is designed to train and empower citizens to identify and report invasive species within river corridors statewide.

The Wild Rivers Conservancy, Polk County LWRD, and National Park Service will teach you how to:

Monitor your river...

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Project RED is designed to train and empower citizens to identify and report invasive species within river corridors statewide.

The Wild Rivers Conservancy, Polk County LWRD, and National Park Service will teach you how to:

Monitor your river by canoe, kayak, or on foot for species of concern.
Choose locations and a monitoring schedule that are convenient to you.
Utilize online data management tools to report your findings.

Training Schedule

10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Indoor Training & Overview (Lunch Provided at SCF Library Community Room)
1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Training on the River (group paddle MN Interstate to Franconia Landing)

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Bat Roost Count

07-23-2022

Presented by Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm

The baby bats have taken to the air! Join Hunt Hill in completing a second roost count after the babies have emerged to help get an idea of the bat’s population change over the summer. Participants need not have participated in the previous...

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The baby bats have taken to the air! Join Hunt Hill in completing a second roost count after the babies have emerged to help get an idea of the bat’s population change over the summer. Participants need not have participated in the previous count (from June 3rd) to attend.

Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Program Fee: Free, but donations appreciated.
Registration recommended, but not required.

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Outdoor Skills Day Camp at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

08-04-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 04 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Activities include building forts and shelters in the woods, fishing, making a fire, using a compass, and playing lots of games!

August 1 - August 4
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-day camp)
Ages 6-8 years old

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Activities include building forts and shelters in the woods, fishing, making a fire, using a compass, and playing lots of games!

August 1 - August 4
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-day camp)
Ages 6-8 years old

Washington County Parks Day Camps are held at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and including Outdoor Skills (Ages 6-8), Northern Explorers (Ages 9-12) and Survivor Camp (Ages 10-12).

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Bird Hike at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

08-13-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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Outdoor Skills Day Camp at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

08-18-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Activities include building forts and shelters in the woods, fishing, making a fire, using a compass, and playing lots of games!

August 15 - August 18
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-day camp)
Ages 6-8 years old

Washington County Parks...

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Activities include building forts and shelters in the woods, fishing, making a fire, using a compass, and playing lots of games!

August 15 - August 18
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-day camp)
Ages 6-8 years old

Washington County Parks Day Camps are held at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and including Outdoor Skills (Ages 6-8), Northern Explorers (Ages 9-12) and Survivor Camp (Ages 10-12).

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Bird Hike at Big Marine Park Reserve

10-08-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Big Marine Park Reserve, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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Bird Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

11-12-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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Bird Hike at Pine Point Regional Park

12-10-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Pine Point Regional Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 10 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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DancePlay - Adult Women

08-05-2022

Presented by The Art and The Mind LLC at The Art and The Mind LLC, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 01 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Aug 05 @ 6:00 pm

Dance through the decades: A different era each month!

Inspired by moves of the decades, we gather the first Friday of the month for fun, expressive dance in our own unique way.  Dress the part!  No experience necessary.

After class, we can...

[more+]

Dance through the decades: A different era each month!

Inspired by moves of the decades, we gather the first Friday of the month for fun, expressive dance in our own unique way.  Dress the part!  No experience necessary.

After class, we can enjoy an adult beverage at a local winery/brewery. Transportation and costs of drinks is not included.  🙂

We have many classes available for private sessions of 3 - 8 people. Check out our website: theartandthemind.weebly.com for more options!

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SUP Yoga at Square Lake Park

08-27-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 02 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

All levels and abilities are welcome. All equipment and instructions are provided.

Advance registration is required. Space is limited.

All levels and abilities are welcome. All equipment and instructions are provided.

Advance registration is required. Space is limited.

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Beginners Psychic/Mediumship Development and Reading w/DeEtte Ranae

07-02-2022

Presented by The Art and The Mind LLC at The Art and The Mind LLC, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 02 @ 10:00 am

More than just a workshop, here you will learn the history of mediumship, the clairs and which is your strengths, how to develop them with exercises that are taught and practiced in the workshop.
By the end of the day, you will do mini...

[more+]

More than just a workshop, here you will learn the history of mediumship, the clairs and which is your strengths, how to develop them with exercises that are taught and practiced in the workshop.
By the end of the day, you will do mini readings.
This and so, so, so much more.
Bring drinks and snacks, there will be a half hour lunch break.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

10 am - 5 pm

$110

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Yoga in the Vines

08-28-2022

Presented by Saint Croix Vineyards at Saint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Join us Sunday mornings (weather permitting) for an outdoor yoga class. Your ticket price includes the 60 minute vinyasa class as well as a glass of wine. Please bring your own mat and anything else you would like to support your practice.

Join us Sunday mornings (weather permitting) for an outdoor yoga class. Your ticket price includes the 60 minute vinyasa class as well as a glass of wine. Please bring your own mat and anything else you would like to support your practice.

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Sunset SUP

08-30-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 05 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Each participant is fitted for equipment and a brief instruction to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is provided in this 75 minute program. No experience necessary and all equipment and instruction are provided.

Space is limited. Advance...

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Each participant is fitted for equipment and a brief instruction to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is provided in this 75 minute program. No experience necessary and all equipment and instruction are provided.

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

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ArtPlay for Adults - Practicing with Ish-y Pastels

09-07-2022

Presented by The Art and The Mind LLC at The Art and The Mind LLC, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 06 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 03 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 07 @ 1:00 pm

The “Ish-y” part is this: What you create will be tree-ish, branch-ish, landscape-ish, sunrise-ish, sunset-ish…you get the idea.

Inspiration for each class will vary each week. We are not going for detail here but tapping into our own...

[more+]

The “Ish-y” part is this: What you create will be tree-ish, branch-ish, landscape-ish, sunrise-ish, sunset-ish…you get the idea.

Inspiration for each class will vary each week. We are not going for detail here but tapping into our own intuitive self-expression by using simple strokes, blending and shading, creating an idea of what we see. In simple terms – I am providing the space, supplies and guidance in which you can explore and connect to your inner artist.

Rules of the class:

No judgements, no competition, and no expectations.

Barbie (Babs) Luepke will serve as your Art Guide.

This class will be held on occasional Wednesdays.

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Yoga in the Park

09-15-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 07 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 04 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 01 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase strength and flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Class is held at the North Pavilion, near the entrance to the pavilion parking lot. Please dress comfortably,...

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Poses and breath work will improve your well-being, reduce stress, and increase strength and flexibility. Open to all levels of yoga. Class is held at the North Pavilion, near the entrance to the pavilion parking lot. Please dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, water, and arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of class time.

Advance registration is required. Season passes are available.

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ClayPlay: Sense of Touch Sculpture

08-12-2022

Presented by The Art and The Mind LLC at The Art and The Mind LLC, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 08 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm

Experience sculpting while blindfolded. Our subject is influenced by nature and features the exclusive creative writings of Debra Thiry Points to connect us to our imaginative mental image that we will transform into clay. ​

Music and...

[more+]

Experience sculpting while blindfolded. Our subject is influenced by nature and features the exclusive creative writings of Debra Thiry Points to connect us to our imaginative mental image that we will transform into clay. ​

Music and essential oil infusers will be used to include our other non-sight senses, as well.

2 Hour Class - $25 per participant

Occurs on the 2nd Friday of each month.

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Bird Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

07-09-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

[more+]

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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Gateway Trailside & Smith + Trade Collaborative Bring you Gather and Grace

09-18-2022

Presented by gateway trailside at Smith + Trade Mercantile, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 09 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jul 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Aug 19 @ 11:00 am Mon, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 06 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 18 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Classes are held at the picturesque Spruce Hill Equestrian Farms next to the Gateway Trailside in Stillwater.
Meet at the Mercantile where the Nostalgic Trolley will take you on a 10 minute ride through historic Stillwater.
(Please be aware of...

[more+]

Classes are held at the picturesque Spruce Hill Equestrian Farms next to the Gateway Trailside in Stillwater.
Meet at the Mercantile where the Nostalgic Trolley will take you on a 10 minute ride through historic Stillwater.
(Please be aware of departure times for the trolley)
Continuing to the rolling beautiful hills of Spruce Hill Farms.

You will meet your Artisan where you will be inspired to start creating your craft.
Relax and take in the views while enjoying a delicious meal and drink
prepared by Gateway Trailside.
Hop on the Trolley for your journey back to the Mercantile.

Find a class that inspires you and enjoy the day amongst the beauty of nature.

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Tags:  Classes + Workshops

Full Moon SUP

09-10-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Square Lake Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 12 @ 8:45 pm Fri, Aug 12 @ 8:15 pm Sat, Sep 10 @ 7:15 pm

Upon reaching the opposite side of the lake, we are able to watch the full moon rise and have ample time to sit or lay on the board and take in the night sky. All equipment and lanterns are included. This program is a 2-hour experience.

Upon reaching the opposite side of the lake, we are able to watch the full moon rise and have ample time to sit or lay on the board and take in the night sky. All equipment and lanterns are included. This program is a 2-hour experience.

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Art of Coiling

07-14-2022

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm

Using mixed fabric, yarn, and thread, learn how to coil, wrap, and tie yarn and thread into a knotted necklace, coaster, or pin.

Using mixed fabric, yarn, and thread, learn how to coil, wrap, and tie yarn and thread into a knotted necklace, coaster, or pin.

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Survivor Day Camp at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

07-21-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Activities range from fishing, shelter building and starting a fire.  Kids will gain confidence and comfort in being in the outdoors while having a blast!

July 18 - July 21
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ages 10-12 years old

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Activities range from fishing, shelter building and starting a fire.  Kids will gain confidence and comfort in being in the outdoors while having a blast!

July 18 - July 21
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ages 10-12 years old

Washington County Parks Day Camps are held at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and including Outdoor Skills (Ages 6-8), Northern Explorers (Ages 9-12) and Survivor Camp (Ages 10-12).

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Project RED (Riverine Early Detectors)

07-22-2022

Presented by Wild Rivers Conservancy at St. Croix Falls Public Library, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am

Project RED is designed to train and empower citizens to identify and report invasive species within river corridors statewide.

The Wild Rivers Conservancy, Polk County LWRD, and National Park Service will teach you how to:

Monitor your river...

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Project RED is designed to train and empower citizens to identify and report invasive species within river corridors statewide.

The Wild Rivers Conservancy, Polk County LWRD, and National Park Service will teach you how to:

Monitor your river by canoe, kayak, or on foot for species of concern.
Choose locations and a monitoring schedule that are convenient to you.
Utilize online data management tools to report your findings.

Training Schedule

10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Indoor Training & Overview (Lunch Provided at SCF Library Community Room)
1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Training on the River (group paddle MN Interstate to Franconia Landing)

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Bat Roost Count

07-23-2022

Presented by Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm

The baby bats have taken to the air! Join Hunt Hill in completing a second roost count after the babies have emerged to help get an idea of the bat’s population change over the summer. Participants need not have participated in the previous...

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The baby bats have taken to the air! Join Hunt Hill in completing a second roost count after the babies have emerged to help get an idea of the bat’s population change over the summer. Participants need not have participated in the previous count (from June 3rd) to attend.

Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Program Fee: Free, but donations appreciated.
Registration recommended, but not required.

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Outdoor Skills Day Camp at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

08-04-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 04 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Activities include building forts and shelters in the woods, fishing, making a fire, using a compass, and playing lots of games!

August 1 - August 4
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-day camp)
Ages 6-8 years old

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Activities include building forts and shelters in the woods, fishing, making a fire, using a compass, and playing lots of games!

August 1 - August 4
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-day camp)
Ages 6-8 years old

Washington County Parks Day Camps are held at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and including Outdoor Skills (Ages 6-8), Northern Explorers (Ages 9-12) and Survivor Camp (Ages 10-12).

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Bird Hike at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

08-13-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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Outdoor Skills Day Camp at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

08-18-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Activities include building forts and shelters in the woods, fishing, making a fire, using a compass, and playing lots of games!

August 15 - August 18
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-day camp)
Ages 6-8 years old

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Activities include building forts and shelters in the woods, fishing, making a fire, using a compass, and playing lots of games!

August 15 - August 18
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-day camp)
Ages 6-8 years old

Washington County Parks Day Camps are held at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and including Outdoor Skills (Ages 6-8), Northern Explorers (Ages 9-12) and Survivor Camp (Ages 10-12).

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Bird Hike at Big Marine Park Reserve

10-08-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Big Marine Park Reserve, Marine on Saint Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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Bird Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

11-12-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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Bird Hike at Pine Point Regional Park

12-10-2022

Presented by Washington County Parks at Pine Point Regional Park, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 10 @ 9:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to...

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Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.

Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

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