Education & Community

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 Read more about Photography Club

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 Read more about Gangster Bus Tour

Manitou Days

Come to beautiful White Bear Lake to celebrate Manitou Days, a three-week summer festival showcasing some of the greatest things about this lakeside community.

For 47 years this annual summer ritual has been a favorite of locals and visitors. The fun kicks-off with Marketfest and ends on the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks display to music over the lake. Read more about Manitou Days

Open Knitting

The Knitting Room is open on weekends for knitters to sit, knit and chat, so you can get a jump on your next piece while you make new friends or catch up with old ones. Free. 10 a.m. Saturdays, noon Sundays. Lila and Claudine’s Yarn & Gifts, 86 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi; 651.429.9551; lilaandclaudines.com Read more about Open Knitting

One-to-One Computer Help

Need to brush up on your computer skills? Let the great people at White Bear Lake Library help you out. You can learn how to surf the Internet, set up an email account, get help working on a document and ask any questions you might have. One-to-one instruction is provided with no appointment necessary, and all ages are welcome. Free. Noon. Community Program Room at the White Bear Lake Library, 4698 Clark Ave., White Bear Lake; 651.724.6007; rclreads.org Read more about One-to-One Computer Help

Manitou Days Beach Dance

Bring your blanket & lawn chairs and kick up some sand under the stars, with live music from the Free and Easy Band.

Sponsored by: White Bear Lake Superstore, Explore White bear and White Bear lake Rotary Club.

Food and beverages will be available. Kids 10 and younger will have free admission. Read more about Manitou Days Beach Dance

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

Drop-In Discoveries

Calling all bird lovers. During this summer’s Drop-In Discoveries series, local experts will be on hand with resources such as basic guides to birding, binoculars, recordings and more, to help everyone from kids to adults dive into bird observation in their own neighborhoods. Ages 5 to adult. Free. 10 a.m.–noon. Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township; 651.407.5350; parks.co.ramsey.mn.us Read more about Drop-In Discoveries

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