Going Out

It’s time for the 43rd annual Heritage Days Celebration—three days of fun and excitement where there’s something for everyone.

The Polar Plunge serves as the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Special Olympics of Minnesota. There are 20 plunges across the state, and last year alone, 15,000 people raised nearly $4 million.

At this annual event, attendees took to the lawn of the historic Fillebrown House to hear the magical sounds of the Moonlight Serenaders.

It was a veritable doggy-palooza at the first annual Dog Days Downtown event, where pups and their owners strolled the downtown streets, learned doggy manners and took in other pet-friendly activities.

Golfers took to Oak Glen for the first annual Big Woods Golf Tournament which raised money for Merrick Inc., and included golf, prizes, appetizers and, of course, Big Wood beer.

The White Bear Center for the Arts sponsored an exhibition of Edna Imm’s artwork, which Imm created over an illustrious 80-year career.

White Bear Lake’s Gary LaRue seems to be able to do it all. After switching careers and finding his niche as an entertainer and disc jockey, LaRue has had more success than ever.

Folks took in the grand opening event at the Boatworks Commons, which included tours of the luxury residences, live music, refreshments and prizes.

The Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation held its annual spring gala event, which included a silent auction, great food and fun, and raised more than $250,000 for the foundation and Mahtomedi schools.

Have you always wanted to peek inside some of those historic homes in our area? Now’s your chance to see some of these beauties, as the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society (WBLAHS) will be hosting its ninth annual historic house tour.

It was a packed house at the annual Best of White Bear Lake event, which recognized readers’ choice winners in 50 categories, along with a few editor’s picks.