Education & Community

Evening with the Watershed

The Evening with the Watershed is a semiannual event hosted by the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District.

Do you live, work, or play in the district? You are invited to a free evening of talks, refreshments, and stewardship. Come learn what has been happening in and around the district, and how you can become involved. Appetizers provided.


Star Watch: Astronomy in the November Sky

Astronomers at the Staring Lake Observatory open the roof to explain all the constellations in the fall sky. Dress appropriately. $7, register online. 5:30–7 p.m. Staring Lake Observatory, 13765 Staring Lake Pkwy., Eden Prairie; 952.949.8300;

More Free eBooks @ Your Library

Thanks to a new partnership between the Metropolitan Library Services Agency  (MELSA) and 3M Library Systems, users of the 100 metro public libraries in the seven-country metro now have free and fast access to thousands of additional eBooks.

To celebrate there will be a demonstration open to the public at the George Latimer Central Library in downtown St. Paul at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 4 and pop-up stands providing more information at Park and Rides and Farmers’ Markets.

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.

Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids.  Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service.

Rocking at Round

Kick off the 4th of July weekend with all your neighbors at a free concert at Round Lake Park. There will be live music, food, bingo and beer: all the fun essentials for the start of a great Independence Day weekend. Free. 6 p.m. Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie; 952.949.8441;

Writer’s Workshop

Are you working on a book or other written work, but just can’t seem to stay motivated? Newly formed, the Waconia Writer’s Workshop is an ongoing event, held the first Saturday of each month. It is a time for local aspiring writers to encourage one another and work together to improve skills and work. There will be time for sharing, critique and writing exercises. Call for class time. Free. Waconia Library, 217 S. Vine St., Waconia; 952.442.4714;

Grand Opening Travel Speaker Night

See the world through the eyes of fascinating speakers from around the world.  Explore new destinations.  Revel in stories of local culture.  Admire photography from lands near and far.  RSVP today. Complimentary tickets are limited.  


St. Boni Spass Tagen - Fun Days!

Join in on this annual community festival  with live entertainment, food and dancing! With a farmers and crafters market, kids' activities and a barbeque cook-off contest, this event promises fun for the whole family!




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