May 2, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Hardwood Creek Branch
Within each person is a history book - a unique collection of experiences and stories. This fun 6-session writing workshop, presented by Minnesota mystery writer Erin Hart, helps participants discover and document their own histories, and with the tools of creative writing bring their memories to vivid life on the page. Each of the 6 sessions includes discussion, writing exercises and time for sharing work with the class. No writing experience is necessary and everyone is welcome! Please plan to attend all six sessions. Call 651-275-7300 to register. Class size is limited to 20.
May 2, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Government Center
Informational meeting for those interested in providing child foster care in Washington County. For additional information, questions, or to RSVP in case of cancellation, regarding child foster care informational meetings, call 651-430-6455.
May 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oakdale Branch
Learn about the benefits of meditation and try it out with an experienced practitioner.
May 3, 9:00 AM - 12:01 PM @ Government Center
May 3, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
Meet at the playground. Fitness hikes are 60 minutes and include a warm-up with fitness challenges along the way; trail routes will vary by park and be on a mix of turf, gravel, grass, and paged. Dress for the weather and hiking activity.
May 4, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Government Center
May 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Wildwood Branch
The healing arts and art therapy have been proven to benefit patients, their families and their caregivers. Sylvia will discuss some of the latest research on the healing arts and her personal experiences with visual healing arts programs at venues around the Twin Cities, including the Phipps Center for the Arts, hospice centers, and the UCARE Senior Center. Refreshments provided. Sylvia Roman's artwork will be on display at the Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi throughout the month of May.
May 5, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Nordic Center
Fitness hikes are 60 minutes and include a warm-up with fitness challenges along the way; trail routes will vary by park and be on a mix of turf, gravel, grass, and paged. Dress for the weather and hiking activity.
May 6, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Valley Branch
Celebrate Children's Book Week with author/illustrator team Trisha Speed Shaskan and Stephen Shaskan. They'll be reading their new book "Punk Skunks" and, of course, rockin' out to some fun music. While helping to build literacy skills, the Shaskan's will lead the audience through a fun, interactive, musical storytime. Expect lots of audience participation.
May 7, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Cottage Grove Public Works Garage
Washington County will collect household hazardous waste and electronics. Confidential paper shredding will also be available.
May 9, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Government Center
Washington County residents interested in becoming a licensed family child care provider in Washington County can take the first step by attending an orientation meeting. The meeting is in Lower Level Room 14. Call 651-430-6539 to register.
May 10, 9:00 AM - 12:01 PM @ Government Center
May 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ R. H. Stafford Branch
Explains the initial steps the entrepreneur needs to take to launch a start up. Personal preparation, task management, start up options, legal basics, intellectual property, business plan basics. Register at www.stpaul.score.org under Local Workshops.
May 12, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oakdale Branch
Come enjoy the sounds of the harp, exploring from classical music to outer space. Harpist Heather Cornelius, student at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, will perform music from France, Canada, and Germany on this unique and beautiful instrument.
May 14, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Wildwood Branch
Help Washington County Library celebrate 50 years! Enjoy a free concert by The Fugitives.
May 17, 9:00 AM - 12:01 PM @ Government Center
May 18, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Government Center
May 18, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Government Center
Local residents and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend to review the final design for roadway improvements and hear about the construction, scheduled to begin in late May. The meeting is an open house – attendees are welcome to arrive anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to talk with project staff.
May 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ R. H. Stafford Branch
Explains the critically essential next step of framing the entrepreneur's dream into business terms to maximize feasibility. Incudes business ideas, competitive advantage, business data, competition. Register at www.stpaul.score.org under Local Workshops.
May 19, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Nordic Center
May 19, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Park Grove Branch
Join us this month to create a string art masterpiece using hammer, nails, and string. We'll provide some templates, or you can create your own design. Let's Make Stuff is a creative class for adults. Join us every third Thursday of the month to get crafty and learn something new. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited. Please register online, at the Information Desk, or call 651-459-2040. This program is supported by MN Legacy funds.
May 21, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lily Lake Arena
May 21, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Park Grove Branch
Feed the birds with this homemade Cheerio bird feeder! For ages 2-6. Siblings welcome.
May 21, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ R. H. Stafford Branch
Plant and Seed Exchange.
May 21, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Oakdale Branch
He's alive! Design and create your own monster stuffed animal. Draw with dye transfer crayons and make your drawing into 3D by sewing, stuffing and embellishing with many kinds of fibers. For kids ages 5-10. Registration required.
May 22, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Hardwood Creek Branch
Mark Moran, former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books and author of more than 25 books, will estimate the value of your heirlooms and treasures. Registration is limited to 40 people and one object per person. Excluded items include all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); coins and paper money; Beanie Babies; fine jewelry and watches, including precious gems. Please call 651-275-7300 to make a reservation.
May 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Valley Branch
Join us on the fourth Monday of each month for a special STEAM Storytime. In addition to stories, songs and rhymes, there will be special activities incorporating science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each month will feature a different theme and the focus will be having fun while learning.
May 24, 9:00 AM - 12:01 PM @ Government Center
May 24, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Government Center
May 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ R. H. Stafford Branch
Explains competitive assessment, pricing, sales, messaging, advertising, public relations.
Must register at www.stpaul.score.org under Local Workshops.
May 26, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Government Center
May 28, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird county surveys with the guide.
May 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Historic Courthouse
Each hike will be 60 minutes and include a warm-up with fitness challenges and stair climbing along a route offering unique views and history highlights.
Trail routes will include uneven staircases, pavement and sidewalks, traversing light to strenuous terrain.
May 30, 12:01 AM - 11:58 PM
May 10, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 16, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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