Around Town

A DIY shop that loves to get crafty with its product is now a key establishment in downtown White Bear Lake.

The annual Vadnais Heights Easter Egg Hunt in Community Park is almost as old as the city itself. People of all ages come together to create this event that captures the season.

It was Christmas week in 2016 when Bryan and Jennie Enloe received thrilling news—a Request for Proposal (RFP) letter from the Minnesota State Fair.

Walking Together premiered November 5 at Wildwood Elementary School. This event was the culmination of three years of planning and collaboration—from composing music to selecting readers—that effectively showcased the numerous ethnicities, cultures and stories of the members of Mahtomedi.

The Wedding Expo is returning for its 33rd year at the White Bear Country Inn. Originally created by the former owner of Press Publications, this community event consistently provides a variety of vendors that offer goods and services a bride-to-be would want to have.

According to Saint Paul Winter Carnival history, the event began as an answer by St. Paul business and civic leaders to an affront by East Coast newspaper writers in 1886 that deemed Minnesota an inhospitable place to live.

The continuation of the beloved annual concert provided by the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church kicks off this month with local artist Ann Reed.

Colorful string lights, enchanted snowfalls, holiday goodies and waiting for Santa. That magical time of the year is approaching, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with events in the White Bear Lake area?

On June 27, groundbreaking began for the new Hanifl Performing Arts Center, the future home of Lakeshore Players Theatre. Plans for a potential new building started in 2013, followed by a capital campaign in 2014.

Helping children create something beautiful out of everyday kitchen ingredients is Diana Hirte’s passion.

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