St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 825, 51st Ave. NE, Columbia Heights will be hosting a clean up at Sullivan Lake Park, 800 block of 51st Ave. in Columbia Heights, Sunday, Sept. 8. They will gather at 11 am. Gloves, bags, and grabbers will be provided. They will also provide snacks and beverages. Info: 763-571-9721, sttimothys-elca.org.
Silverwood Park, 2500 County Road E., St. Anthony. Children 17 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult for some programs. Info and registration: 763-559-6700 or threeriversparks.org.
Silverwood OnStage: Lady Midnight & Katy Vernon. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6:30-8 pm. Lady Midnight is an ethereal vocalist and performance artist who draws upon her multidisciplinary background in visual art, dance and Afro-indigenous roots to create work that timelessly reflects our collective lives. Katy Vernon is a singer of sad songs on a happy instrument. Born and raised in London, UK, Vernon now calls Minnesota home. She has written songs for as long as she can remember and is always happiest when she’s singing, even when dealing with some pretty tough challenges.
More than your typical summer concert series, Silverwood OnStage features performances of the Twin Cities’ top local and emerging artists. So pack a picnic, gather family and friends and enjoy a special night of music in the natural beauty of Silverwood Park. For specific concert information, visit silverwoodonstage.org. In the event of rain, all musical performances will move inside to the Great Hall in the Silverwood Park Visitor Center. Concerts are free and open to all ages. Programming for Silverwood OnStage is funded in part by grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.
Sunset Yoga: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7-8:15 pm. Renew by practicing yoga with instructor Laura Craig. 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+.
Family Clay for Adult and Child: Fall Harvest: Wednesday, Sept 4, 5:30-7 pm. The growing season is ending and the days are getting shorter. Celebrate and learn about the fall harvest with your child. Make a clay project inspired by your discoveries and paint your masterpiece with bright colors. Cost is $18 per adult/child pair and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. This program is for ages 3-6, plus adult.
Theater of Public Policy: Mississippi River History: Saturday, Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30 pm. parkconnection.org/events/2019/t2p2. Upper St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center, 1 Portland Ave. Issues and stories of the Mississippi River come to life through engaging conversations and improvisation with the Theater of Public Policy. Enjoy a program with expert guest John Anfinson, superintendent at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. The Theater of Public Policy advances the understanding of complex ideas and issues by unpacking them through smart conversation and improvisational comedy.
Programs are based out of the Kroening Interpretive Center at 4900 Mississippi Court, Minneapolis. For more information call or email the center staff at 612-370-4844 or email@example.com. The center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-4 pm, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-4 pm and Sunday from 12-4 pm. Register for events at https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/.
Nature Nuts Play Group: Wednesdays through March, 10:45-11:45 am. Come with your little one to play and have fun in nature with other children and parents/guardians. Each day in this four-week series will be different, but will have nature themes involving plants, animals, and seasons. For kids up to age 5 with an adult. This is an Adult/Child interactive program. Registration fee, $16. Weather is always changing, wear clothes and shoes for playing outside.
Snowshoeing: Get some wonderful exercise while recreating in nature by checking out a pair of snowshoes to explore the park. Please wear winter boots for use with snowshoes. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.
Homeschool Day: Healthy Habitats: Thursday, March 21, 1-3 pm. Animals need shelter, food, and space to move around just like people. Hike through the park to discover that animals have homes, too, build your own animal home and learn how we can protect the homes of our animal friends. Registration fee: $5 ages 5-13.
Nature Art: Earthen Art: Saturday, March 23, 2-3 pm. Get down in the dirt to make sensational soil-based art. Wet, dry or somewhere in between, the earth beneath your feet is a fun medium to create a piece of art. Free for all ages.
Spring Break Camp: Nature Detectives: March 25-29, 8 am-4 pm. Follow tracks, scat and other wild signs. Use tools such as binoculars and magnifying glasses to learn how to become the ultimate nature sleuth. Test your skills off trail and solve creature sign investigations. Registration fee: $150 ages 6-12. Day camp will be based out of Kroening Interpretive Center. Bring a lunch and snack every day and dress for the weather and a mess.
Family Funday: Spring Arts and Animals: Sunday, March 31, 1-3 pm. Come learn about our neighborhood native species. Meet some Minnesota animals up-close and personal. Then, let nature inspire your creation of spring themed artwork to take home. Free for all ages.