Education & Community

Geminid Meteor Shower

This is one of the best meteor showers of the year, and many telescopes will be set up to view the moon, Orion Nebula, Jupiter, and more. Astronomer Mike Lynch from WCCO Radio will be on-site, and everyone who attends will receive a celestial photograph to take home. Register online. $15. 10–11:58 p.m. Staring Lake Observatory, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie; 952.949.8479; edenprairie.org Read more about Geminid Meteor Shower

Who's Watching Mom?

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.  Read more about Who's Watching Mom?

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.

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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. Read more about More Free eBooks @ Your Library

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. Read more about The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

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. Read more about Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

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; edenprairie.org Read more about Rocking at Round

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; carverlib.org Read more about Writer’s Workshop

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