The Hardwood Creek Library will provide participants with materials to make a mandala at home and learn about Indian culture on Wednesday, January 12. The program is available for children aged 5 to 12. Registration is not required. Participants can pick up supplies during library opening hours from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Forest Lake Area Schools Community Education will partner with Memorial Blood Centers and host a blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17 at 943 9th Ave. SW. Participants can check in at gate 18 of the building. Contact Laurie Drolson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-982-8334 with any questions.
The Linwood Senior and Community Center will be hosting a Craft Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 15. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of wooden cutouts of monster trucks, gnomes, campers, sports equipment and animals, as well as wooden jewelry boxes, photo boxes or ceramics. Cash will be the only payment accepted, and crafts will cost no more than $ 13 each. Paint and brushes will also be available.
The Wildlife Science Center will host a winter festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 29. There will be dog sled mushers and their dog teams to share details and perform demonstrations for participants to learn more about their sport. Dogsled rides will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for an additional charge of $ 7. PJ’s Grill and Bent Brewstillery will be present at the event. Tickets cost $ 15 for adults and $ 10 for children, pre-registration can be done online at Wildlifesciencecenter.org/upcoming-events.
The Scandia-Marine Lions Club will host its annual Vinterfest starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, with a community breakfast at the Scandia Senior Center. There will be events throughout the day at Scandia until 9:15 p.m. with a film screening at the community center. Events throughout the day will include a Minnesota Cup hockey tournament at Wojitowitz Skating Park from 8 a.m. to noon, a toboggan run down Elim Church Hill from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a sculpture competition on snow from noon to 1 p.m., a chili contest from 5 to 7 p.m. pm at Elim Lutheran Church and fireworks at 7 pm. More information can be found online at scandiamarinelions.org/event/vinterfest-pancake-breakfast.
“This is what the eye saw”
The Hallberg Center for the Arts will showcase the photographic works of regional photographers at its 7th annual That’s What Eye Saw exhibition which kicks off Thursday, January 20. The exhibition will be on display until Saturday 12 February.
The city of Wyoming has opened its outdoor rink at Swenson Park for people to visit Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through March. Skating on the rink is weather permitting.
The Wargo Nature Center will host two times of nature play for children aged 2 to 5 to play outdoors, hear stories and create crafts from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Thursday January 6. Participants should dress for the weather. Tickets cost $ 8 and pre-registration is required online at anokacountyparks.com/classes-camps in the “Calendar of Events and Activities”.
The Washington County Historical Society will host “An Ode to Sillwater: John Runk Films” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11 at the Washington County Heritage Center. Runk was a filmmaker and photographer who lived in Stillwater for 65 years as he captured the city from the late 1940s to the 1950s with his camera. The event will show some of his films. The show will be free and no reservation will be required.
Snow sculpture championship
The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce will host its first global snow sculpture competition at Lowell Park from Tuesday January 18 through Sunday January 23. Teams from Argentina, Canada, Ecuador, Turkey, Germany and the United States will participate in the sculpture competition. . The calendar of events for the week is online at Greaterstillwaterchamber.com/event-program.
The Children’s Performing Arts will host a Pizza Performance Pop-up from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 21 at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center. Student Actors in Grades 6-10 will eat pizza and divide into groups to work on their assigned stages for stage study and exploration. Participants must pre-register for $ 20 online at childrensperformingartsmn.org/pizza-performance-pop-up-party.