Education & Community

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.

White Bear Lake – Land of Lakes and Legends

The community of White Bear Lake is known as the “Land of Lakes and Legends”.  The lakes are obvious, but what are those many legends?  Join us to hear more about the legends that make our area unique – some real and some more imaginative.

Schools Around the Lake

The communities around White Bear Lake have a long history of quality education.  Through an illustrated program we will explore the early days of education in the White Bear and Mahtomedi School Districts, the innovative buildings and programs as well as several notable and influential leaders such as early special education teacher, Hattie Long.

White Bear Township Day

The seventh annual White Bear Township Day will feature free music and entertainment. Last year, the event brought in 2,500 music lovers, and higher attendance is expected this year. In addition to the tunes, the celebration will feature kids’ activities, food and beverages, arts and crafts by local artists and a historical display. Musical groups include the Katy Vernon Band, Roxxy Hall Band, and Rubber Soul, a Beatles tribute band. The evening will conclude with a firework display. Free. 2 p.m.

AARP Refresher Course

Help keep the roads a safer place, all while saving money on your car insurance premiums. This class is offered for people 55 years and older who have already taken the full AARP defensive driving course in the past and need to renew their certificate. No writing or driving tests required. Registration prior to the class is required and can be done online at whitebearregistration.org. $25. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. White Bear Area Senior Center, 2484 E.

Fraud and Scam Prevention for Seniors

Learn how to detect a potential scam before you fall victim to it. Taught by officers from the White Bear Lake Police Department, topics include financial scams and fraud, email and Internet scams. Free. 2–3:30 p.m. White Bear Area Senior Center, 2484 E. County Road F, White Bear Lake; 651.653.3121; whitebearregistration.org

Photography Club

What makes a good photo? How can I use my camera to create the best photos possible? Bring your questions to the Tamarack Nature Photography Club. This educational get-together is offered in cooperation with the 3M Camera Club. Sessions will be led by experienced 3M Club members. Free. 10 a.m.–noon. Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township; 651.407.5350; parks.co.ramsey.mn.us

Centered on Sustainability: Fruits of the City

Please join us at the home of Minnesota Project board member Rändi Setter in Hugo, MN.  Join us as we learn more about this growing program and what we can do to support increased access to fresh food for all. 

Gangster Bus Tour

Come along for an adventurous outing to explore the hideouts and haunts of the 1930s era gangsters who laid low in the cottages around White Bear and Bald Eagle Lakes. Sights include a Mahtomedi speakeasy and the location of a notorious dance club.

$20/$15 WBLAHS Members.  Reservations Required:  651-407-5327 or www.whitebearhistory.org

Bus departs from the White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 Fourth St, White Bear Lake

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