Education & Community
The Father’s Club of Saint Thomas Academy will host a public event featuring motivational speaker Jake Olson, the former University of Southern California Trojan football long snapper, who is blind. Olson has shared his moving and inspirational story with millions of people through the media and motivational appearances. He was born with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer and lost his sight at age 12. Read more about Motivational Event with Blind USC Longsnapper Jake Olson
Family Night: Friday, April 26, 6-9 p.m.
A variety of events will keep all ages entertained. There will be games (including the popular Heads ‘n’ tails game, a dunk tank and cake walks), food and a silent auction. There is no cost to attend. Read more about 2019 Community Auction: “Brotherhood: Past, Present, Future” Family Fun Night
Saint Thomas Academy offers an educational experience unlike any other school in Minnesota. Prospective middle school students (entering 6-8 grades) and their families can learn more about this experience at the Admissions Showcase, which will include:
Tours led by current students.
A short program providing an overview of the Academy and the admissions process.
Opportunities to talk with faculty, admissions and financial aid staff, current students and parents. Read more about Middle School Admissions Showcase
Awaken and begin to heal your mind, body and soul with this edgy, inspired WORKshop.
This is unlike anything you've experienced; a blend of yoga, meditation, booty shaking, self exploration, and connection to other local, on-fire, on-purpose women.
Proclaim and powerfully commit to the woman YOU want to SHOW UP as... leave on FIRE and filled with LOVE and purpose on a whole new level.
Keynote speaker: International 7-figure entrepreneur Jessie Syfko Ruof Read more about ReFin(e)d You - A ladies-only workshop for the body+mind+soul
Violent and well-dressed gangsters abounded in the 1930s, and groups like the Barker Gang came to the lakes when they needed to lay low. The White Bear Lake Historical Society will take you on a bus tour of some of their notorious haunts. Read more about White Bear Lake Gangster Tour
Looking for a challenge or just a new way to get involved in nature? The Minnesota Global Birders will share tips about how to make birding part of your vacation and what you might get to see at destinations around the world. Read more about Travelogue: Add Birding to Your Travel Fun
Earth Day is the perfect time to do some spring-cleaning and get rid of your old technology! On Saturday, April 27 Minnesota Computers for Schools is hosting a computer donation drive – drop off your old computer equipment and put it to good use in the community.
MCFS refurbishes and reuses all donated equipment. The refurbished equipment is placed in schools and educational nonprofits throughout the state.
The first 100 people to donate a computer will receive a free beer coupon to redeem at the Surly beer hall. Read more about Minnesota Computers for Schools Computer Donation Drive
Hear the “Pope’s favorite nun,” Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., talk about her work welcoming immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. A moderated panel discussion will follow. Read more about Giving Insights Forum: The Catholic Response to Immigration