Sports, Health & Wellness

GriefShare Support Group

GriefShare - A 13-week series meeting on Monday mornings and evenings beginning September 14th from 10am-12pm or 7-9pm at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. You can pick whichever meeting time works best for you.
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone.

Women Run the Cities

September 27 Celebrate sisterhood at Women Run the Cities, one of ESPN’s top five races for women in the nation. Organizers say that this popular event—featuring 10-mile and 10K runs, a 5K run/walk and a girls’ 1-mile run—is great for experienced runners and newbies alike. The courses start and finish at gorgeous Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, and track along the Mississippi River. Register online; spots fill up quickly. Girls’ run open to ages 4–12. Prices vary by registration date and distance; $15–$70 and up.

Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile

Spring may be just around the corner, but tough Minnesotans know that to keep warm, you’ve got to keep moving. Runners from around the Twin Cities will brave the brisk weather to kick off their running season. Whether this is your hundredth race or you’re still learning to tie your tennis shoes (that’s right, kids, you can join, too!), be sure to join in the fun and the post-race party featuring classic Minnesota dishes, a lumberjack costume contest and a winter beard competition. $45–$65 until March 2; $51–$71 until race day. 9 a.m.

Ladies Night Out

Have you always talked about a Girls’ Night Out, but never followed through? Now is the perfect chance to get the ladies together for an evening of fun, which includes wine tasting, food samples, massage, makeovers, and fitness and health awareness at The Carlson Clinic of White Bear Lake. 6-8:30 p.m. The Carlson Clinic of White Bear Lake, 4714 Clark Ave., White Bear Lake; Contact Katie Lallier at 651.368.2952;

White Bear Winter Frolic 5K and Kids Run

Defy the brisk March weather with this 5K and half-mile kids’ fun run. The top three men and women/boys and girls in each age category receive awards, with the overall male and female winners receiving trophies. All participants receive a long-sleeve T-shirt proclaiming their feat of making it through yet another Minnesota winter. This is the third race of the Great White Bear Grand Prix series. $30 before race day, $40 on March 7. $10–$13 for the fun run. Packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m., the race begins at 9 a.m. White Bear Marina, 4461 Lake Ave.

Open Hockey

Whether you’re reliving memories of your hockey glory days or simply want to get out on the ice with your kids, check out open hockey hours at the White Bear Lake Sports Center. Goalies patrol the nets so you can hone your skills with the stick and puck. $6. 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. White Bear Lake Sports Center, 1328 Highway 96, White Bear Lake; 651.429.8571;

Open Skating

Even as the ice starts melting and slush takes over the landscape, the opportunities to lace up those ice skates are not over. Head to the White Bear Lake Sports Center on weekdays and Sundays to do a couple jumps and spins, or simply slides if that’s where your skill level is. No skates? No problem! Skate rental is available for $2. Open skate times are subject to school and holiday calendars. $5 for adults, $3 for children. 9–11 a.m. Monday–Friday, 1–3 p.m. Sundays.


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