Education & Community

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

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.

Discover! Butterflies & Butterfly Gardening

Explore the wonderful world of butterflies and butterfly gardens in this interesting class, where you will learn more about what butterflies do for us and what we can do for them. Age 5–adult. $6.50 per person. 1–2:30 p.m. Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township; 651.407.5350; parks.co.ramsey.mn.us

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

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

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.

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