Education & Community

WaterFest 2018

Join us for a free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes with fun outdoor activities and hands-on learning about local watershed topics.

On the water:  Join the Water Parade at 11 a.m. Throughout the day, enjoy the lake from a canoe, kayak or paddleboat, learn to fish, or participate in a fishing contest.

In the park: The fun continues with live music and dance, water games, climbing walls, a jump castle, native plant giveaway, Passport Odyssey with great prizes, live animals, food vendors and lots more!

March Floral Design Workshop

Inspired by nature, this willow basket wreath will be your favorite accent for a springtime welcome. Featuring permanent stems of viburnum, blooming forsythia branches, and streptocarpus, and finished with cheerful ribbon, a butterfly pick, and a bird’s nest, this arrangement captures the sights of spring. Best of all, it requires no water and will last long through the season.

Springtime in Paris Floral Design Workshop

Ooh la la! Effortlessly chic by nature and elegant in approach, Parisian style sets the stage for a springtime rendezvous. French tulips, freesia, and pussy willow provide diverse color and soft texture. Variegated aspidistra leaves line the tall, stately vase, while bear grass and hanging amaranthus drape around its edges to give this grandiose arrangement a dramatic presence.

Cass Gilbert's White Bear Cottages

Well-known Minnesota architect Cass Gilbert spent much of
his early career designing homes and other buildings around the White Bear
area.  Join the WBLAHS for this
illustrated program as we discuss some of his early work, some of which still
stand, while others have not survived or were never built.

Winter Open House-Frassati Catholic Academy

Come to our open house to learn more about Minnesota's first STREAM school and experience how FCA delivers the 3 C's of the Catholic School mission: curricular excellence, community and Christ-centered environment! Our principal, parents and students will be available for questions and tours. 


EAB has been found in ash trees in MaplewoodJoin our city forester to learn the basics about Emerald Ash Borer damage and management.  We’ll cover ash tree identification, signs and symptoms of EAB, treatments and management. 

Red Cross Babysitting Course

American Red Cross babysitting training and Advanced Child Care courses can help you gain the skills you need to take care of the kids in your neighborhood when their parents can’t be with them. Created for both young babysitters and seasoned child care professionals, the best-in-class training gives participants the opportunity to sharpen skills and become a safe, reliable babysitter. 

Advance Therapy Offers Positioning and Movement Class to Expectant and New Parents

Advance Therapy, a clinic for pediatitric occupational, physical and speech-language therapy is offering a free educational course for expectant parents and parents of newborns age 0-2 months on Preventing Positional Torticollis and Plagiocephaly.  Creative handling techniques and alternative ways to incorporate Tummy Time will be addressed.  Suggestions for encouraging motor development will be part of the instruction.  The course meets at the clinic location on April 13 @ 10:30am.

WaterFest 2017

“Make Waves” at WaterFest 2017. This free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes offers fun and an opportunity for outdoor hands-on learning about clean water, wildlife, and land and water conservation. Start the day with a Voyageur canoe ride, paddle a canoe, kayak or paddleboat, learn to fish or participate in a fishing contest.


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