Sports, Health & Wellness

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. Read more about The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Pine Tree Run

Not a tennis fan? No problem. You can still participate in the Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic run. Pick the 10K run, 5K run/walk or the kids’ fun run. The certified 10K and 5K courses run along scenic Birch Lake. Register before August 5 for discount. 10K $40, 5K $35, Kids’ fun run $10. 7 a.m. Life Time Fitness, 4800 White Bear Parkway, White Bear Lake; 651.855.2835; childrensmn.org
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Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic

Over the past 29 years, the Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic has raised more than $4.4 million for children’s cancer research. This year, the tournament will once again be welcoming back more than 110 of the area’s top men and women tennis players. Watch the matches while supporting the cause. $15 for individual four-day ticket, $30 for family. Life Time Fitness, 4800 White Bear Parkway, White Bear Lake; 612.813.7215; childrensmn.org
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Fundraising Golf Tournament

Golfers will have a scrumptious lunch before heading out for an exciting round of golf with friends and community members. At the end of the day, golfers wind down with another delicious meal and fun award ceremony. All proceeds will benefit the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation. $150 per golfer. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Indian Hills Golf Club, 6667 Keats Ave. N., Stillwater; 651.407.7696; wblaef.org Read more about Fundraising Golf Tournament

Water Ski Shows

Now in their 19th season, Ski Otters are once again bringing their dazzling water ski shows to the masses. This year’s theme is “Skiloose,” a takeoff of the movie Footloose, and will include human pyramids, barefoot skiing, jumping and wakeboarding. Free. 6 p.m. Little Goose Lake, off of Hoffman Road, White Bear Lake; skiotter.com Read more about Water Ski Shows

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.

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Northern Lakes 5K, 10 Mile and 30K

Lace up your running shoes and head to the Northern Lakes 5K, 10 mile and 30K run. This popular event will have you running through many parts of the northeast metro; the races begin and end at White Bear Lare Area High School-North Campus. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female. 5K/10 mile, $30–$40; 30K, $40–$50. White Bear Lake Area High School-North Campus, 5045 Division Ave., White Bear Lake; 651.653.7401; frontrunnerusa.com Read more about Northern Lakes 5K, 10 Mile and 30K

Tamarack Nature Photography Club

Spring has sprung, and it’s the perfect opportunity to get out with your camera and capture some beautiful shots. The Tamarack nature photography club is co-sponsored by the Tamarack Nature Center and the 3M camera club, and experienced 3M club members will lead this meeting to help you learn new photography techniques, offer equipment tips and help with photo projects so that you can head out onto the fresh green grass to gain some warm-weather inspiration. 651.407.5350. Read more about Tamarack Nature Photography Club

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