Education & Community

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

Preschool and Baby Story Time

Get to know other parents at preschool and baby story time at the Wildwood Branch Library. Participate in stories, songs, finger plays and more, to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Baby story time is for children up to 24 months, and preschool story time is for children preschool through kindergarten age. Siblings are welcome. Free. Preschool story time, 10:30-11 a.m.; baby story time, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Read more about Preschool and Baby Story Time

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule: Read more about State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

Water Makes Music

This event is a result of the partnership between MacPhail Center for Music and the Metropolitan Library Service Agency to provide public programs at libraries demonstrating ways to incorporate music and stories for children to create a connection between music and literacy. The Water Makes Music event explores lakes, rivers and oceans and finds the steady beat in all of them through musical play. Limit of 20 children. For children birth through age 5. Registration required. Read more about Water Makes Music

Write Now! Awards Ceremony and Reading

The White Bear Center for the Arts sponsors WriteNow!, an annual contest for high school creative writers, and it’s time to give the winners the recognition they deserve. The winning students will receive their awards and give readings of their poetry, essays, short stories and one-act plays at this literary event celebrating the talent of White Bear and Mahtomedi youth. 651.407.0597. Read more about Write Now! Awards Ceremony and Reading

RITE of Spring

Learn about all the ways to conserve energy and keep the area environmentally friendly at Mahtomedi’s eighth annual RITE (Really Into the Earth) of Spring event. Organizations, including the Mahtomedi Green Initiative and the Rice Creek Watershed District, will have tables featuring information on everything from recycling to planting rain gardens, so head over and go green. 651.426.3344. Read more about RITE of Spring

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