Education & Community

Arboretum & Audubon: A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Audubon Society partner for a day of avian fun and education. The event will feature presentations, workshops, nature walks and book signings featuring noted naturalists and authors Jim Gilbert, Stan Tekiela, Matt Schuth, Alan Branhagen and the Audubon Society’s expert on bird habitats and native plants, John Rowden. 

National Public Gardens Week

Celebrate National Public Garden Week with buy one, get one free admission from May 13-16 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 10 percent off at the gift store, 10 percent off memberships and more.

Experience the new Three Mile Walk, starting and ending in the Oswald Visitor Center.

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All About Dogs Day

Take your canine companion to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a day of fun including a dog expo, fashion parade, doggie obstacle course and walk around Three Mile Drive!

2nd Annual Summer Solstice Street Dance

Let's twist again. Like we did last summer! Back by popular demand, Edina Community Education is excited to host the 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Street Dance! on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5:30-9:30pm at the Edina Community Center, Gold Lot. 

Stage schedule includes KIDSDANCE DJ (5:30-7:30pm) and Edina's own Six Still Standing Band (7:30-9:30pm).

Motivational Event with Blind USC Longsnapper Jake Olson

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.

Middle School Admissions Showcase

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.

ReFin(e)d You - A ladies-only workshop for the body+mind+soul

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

White Bear Lake Gangster Tour

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.  

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