Events and activities at Silverwood Park
Silverwood Park, 2500 County Road E., in St. Anthony, is offering the following activities. Children 17 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult for some programs. Info and registration: 763-559-6700 or threeriversparks.org.
Ceramic Handbuilding for Beginning and Returning Students: Mondays, Jan. 7-Feb. 25, 6-9 pm. Explore basic handbuilding methods to create functional or sculptural works of clay. Practice pinching, coil building and slab construction, and then learn how to apply texture and surface decoration. Class time is divided between structured learning and free time to practice your new skills. Returning students may work more independently. Includes materials and firings. Cost is $175. for this 8-week program. Reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. This program is for ages 14+.
Camera Club: Meet with other camera enthusiasts, enjoy time together shooting, check out a presentation of fine art and nature photography, view one another’s work, and discuss techniques and processes. Improve your skills and enjoy the company of other people who spend time behind a lens. Bring your camera and five to six images to share on a portable drive. Camera Club meets on the second Saturday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 am. Cost is $5 and this program is for ages 14+.
Spark! Art and Nature for People Living with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners: Thursday, Jan. 10, 10-11 am. Explore the simple beauty of nature and the joy of art making and how they enrich our lives. Each month features a new topic about the current season. Program is indoors with a possible brief outdoor component close to the building.
Gallery Reception: Thursday, Jan. 10, 6-8 pm. Mingle with artist Lindsey Dunnagan at the opening reception of her installation of paintings and drawings, “Pursuing Echos.” This program is free and open to all ages. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Puppet Adventures of Ned the Naturalist: Sunday, Jan. 13, 1-3 pm. Follow Ned the Nerdy Naturalist as he stops Trasher the Trash Can from trashing nature. Try art making with a take-home activity related to the show. Performance begins promptly at 1 pm and is performed by the Silverwood Teen Arts Council. This program is free and open to all ages. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Preschool Drop-Off: Doodlebugs: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9:30-11:30 am, or 1-3 pm. Drop off your kids for a whirlwind of art and nature activities. Each week is based on a different children’s book and nature-inspired theme. Sign up for one or the entire series. Cost is $10 and reservations are required by the Monday prior. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. This program is for ages 4-5.
Sunset Yoga: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7-8:15 pm. Link breath with movement, build awareness, concentration and strength by deepening the connection of mind and body. Cost is $12 and this program is for ages 14+.
Art When the Moon is Full: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7-8:30 pm. Cozy up this winter with a handmade book. Investigate winter animals, survival techniques, and hibernation. Cost is $6 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. This program is for ages 6+ and children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.
In the Park After Dark: Thursday, Jan. 17, 7-8:30 pm. Discover the fascinating things occurring outside when the sun goes down. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. S’mores provided. Cost is $5 and there is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is open to all ages and children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.