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  • Backyard Maple Syruping (Southwest): IN PERSON

    NOTE: You can sign up for the Zoom only informational session. We will be in touch with your date/time for a backyard full operation visit. Do you know how many gallons of sap it takes to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup? Only Mother Nature can answer that question, but Amy Perkins of the Come On Over Sugar Bush can teach you how to set up your own backyard maple syruping operation. Learn the basics of maple syruping from tree to table over Zoom in the first class. Help build a cinder block evaporator and see the new evaporator hard at work boiling the sap to liquid gold in the final two classes. Try your hand at collecting sap, running the evaporator, and of course, samples. Final two classes held in Amy's backyard in Roseville, MN and subject to change based on weather conditions. During in-person outdoor classes participants must agree to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others at all times, and do an At-Home Daily Health Assessment. Participants with any signs of illness are to stay home.
  • Backyard Maple Syruping: ZOOM & Full Operation Visit (Southwest) ONLINE & IN-PERSON

    Do you know how many gallons of sap it takes to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup? Only Mother Nature can answer that question, but Amy Perkins of the Come On Over Sugar Bush can share her experience in setting up her own backyard maple syruping operation. In the online informational session (Jan 30th) you will learn the basics of maple syruping from tree to table, boiling the sap to liquid gold. On Mar 27th yoiu will have the opportunity to visit Amy's backyard and see the whole operation in full swing!
  • Barn Quilts in Minnesota (Hale)

    Minnesota is filled with countless numbers of barns, most from a bygone era. However, there are still a bunch in operation as well. Professional Photographer and Amateur Historian, Jay Grammond has travelled the state capturing images of barns of all shapes, sizes and conditions. (There is just something about a barn!) There are some areas of the State where the barns are adorned with something called a Barn Quilt-- pieces of art on the side of a barn, shed, or house that usually tell some sort of story. These places are all visible from the roadways, so once you know about them, you can go check them out!
  • Chinese New Year - Virtual Celebration (Southwest)

    Join two Chinese instructors as we celebrate the music, the rhythms and the traditions of Chinese New Year. Dressed in festive costumes, they will entertain us with Chinese ethnic dancing and Chinese yoyo, share favorite New Year recipes, and demonstrate the beautiful art of Chinese calligraphy. Together we will share the rich history of Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated in China, around the world and right here in the Twin Cities. You must pre-register to join this event which will be held via Zoom.
  • Dog Sledding (Southwest): IN PERSON

    NOTE: Please add yourself to the Wait List. If enough interest, we will add another class! Join us for our Minnesota Mushing Experience! First, we'll hear an introduction of dogsled driving and equipment and meet the Siberian Huskies. Then, we'll send groups out for a dogsled run while the rest play with the huskies, visit the stalls of bunnies, cats and ducks in the newly remodeled horse arena. The dogsledding trail takes you through horse pastures and across a pond with many opportunities for picture taking. Dog Sleds can hold 1 or 2 adults. Masks required. Class meets at Silent Run Adventures, 10920 Clementa Ave NW, Monticello, MN 55362. *During in-person outdoor classes participants must agree to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others at all times, do an At-Home Daily Health Assessment and answer the health screening questions upon arriving at the class. Participants with any signs of illness are to stay home.
  • Get to Know Your Somali Neighbors Panel Discussion (Southwest)

    Curious about your Somali neighbors’, coworkers’, and students’ culture? Let’s learn together. You are invited to be a virtual audience member of this educational panel as well as participate in an open and honest dialogue and exchange for the purpose of increasing cross-cultural understanding! This panel is designed to be a respectful and intentional space for people from outside the Somali community to be invited to ask questions that they don't otherwise get to ask. Following the discussion, we will all enjoy an educational and entertaining dance performance by the Somali Dance Troupe. Leave with a deeper understanding of Somali people and culture in MN and beyond. Check your confirmation email for link to submit questions to Somali Panelists! You must pre-register to join this event which will be held via Zoom.
  • Kindness Challenge (Lake Harriet)

    Start the new year on a kind note! Sign up for this kindness challenge to work towards filling in a bingo board with different acts of kindness. The challenge will start on Feb. 1 and run through Feb. 28.
  • Linden Hills Trolley Garden Path: A Virtual Walk (Southwest)

    Take a virtual walk down the Linden Hills Trolley Garden Path! Tom Neiman, environmental advocate and folk guitarist will entertain us in story and song. Aaron Isaacs, of the Linden Hills History Group will share the trolley path's rich history. An exciting group of Linden Hills Treasures, dedicated gardeners, youth environmentalists, and healthy soil advocates will discuss efforts going on today and what people can do at home to promote native planting and soil regeneration. Anne Feicht and Connie Pepin will share their vision that gave birth to the Trolley Garden Path. Linden Hills Environment committee member Ginny Halloran and 10-year-old public speaker Felix Malcolm-Manzoni will share their enthusiasm for healthy soil as a climate change solution and tips they employed on the trolley path’s soil regeneration plot this summer to build deep carbon rich soil. Come meet some of your neighbors whose loving hands helped create this beautiful neighborhood garden. NOTE: A portion of your generous contribution will go to support the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council which provides funding for native plants along the path and The Linden Hills History Group for their preservation efforts. You must pre-register to join this event which will be held via Zoom.
  • MCE's Got Talent!

    Join the virtual audience for our first-ever citywide youth talent show! Watch singers, dancers, jugglers or gymnasts showcase their talents to impress celebrity judges for blue ribbon status! (See ' Audition for MCE's Got Talent' course for youth audition information. Email dave.premack@mpls.k12.mn.us for more information).
  • Minneapolis Jigsaw Puzzle Contest J-term

    Team work will be key as you race to be the fastest group to finish a 500 piece puzzle in the Team of 2 or Team of 4 Divisions. After the simultaneous puzzle reveal online, each team will strive to finish first to win fun prizes and the claim to the Jigsaw Championship Crowns. Information will be provided regarding puzzle pick up.
  • Snow Sculpture Contest (Washburn)

    Do you wanna to build a snow creation? Take a picture of your family-friendly snow creation between the first snowfall and February 26. Use your imagination and consider creating your favorite character, animal or winter scene. Add accessories to make their snowman unique. (Families, Teams or individual submissions welcomed).