Stock up on vegetables, herbs, flowers, Minnesota natives, and more at Spark-Y’s 4th Annual Spring Plant Sale. By shopping their plant sale you’re also helping to grow their mission of youth empowerment; providing tools, plants, and more for the youth in their school programs. Enjoy demonstrations and workshops presented by Spark-Y youth, shop handmade sustainable products, and join in on STEM activities for all ages. March 9-April 5, pre-order your plants online to guarantee your plant selection. Pre-orders can be picked up at their physical plant sale on May 2, 681 17th Ave. NE. Info: spark-y.org/events/spring-plant-sale.
Are your gardens hungry? Would you like to feed them some pure, healthy compost? Sunday, May 5, First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, 1555 40th Ave. NE, will host a compost distribution event celebrating their commitment to organics recycling and the health of their community. Come and get as many bags as you’d like from the church parking lot between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. They will collect a freewill donation to cover the cost of bringing the compost in. Invite your neighbors. Info: Pastor Jill: email@example.com, 763-788-9653.
Pre-registration is required for all represented below. Contact our office at 763-706-3730 or go to our website at ci.columbia-heights.mn.us and click on “Recreation” to view the Spring Heights Happenings. Register online at chreconline.org. Like their CH Recreation Facebook Page. Summer Program sign-up for ages 4 and up in May. All summer programs will provide free lunch for all youth again this season.
Spring Dance Classes: (Mondays) Pre-school-5th grade, April 30-June 25 (no class May 28). Mini Recital included, $40.
New Creative Dance Classes: 5th-12th grades, Wednesdays, April 4-May 30, (no class May 23). Creative Movement: 5th-8th graders, 5:30-6:45 pm. African Dance (Umfundalai) 9th-12th graders, 6:45-8 pm.
Spring Tennis Clinic: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Girls & Boys, Grades 3-8, May 24, 29, 31 and June 5. Grades 3-5, 4:30-6 pm. Grades 6-8, 6-7:30 pm. $35, (includes t-shirt).
Girls & Boys Summer Basketball Clinic: Grades 3-8, Early Bird Registration save $10. Monday-Thursday, July 19-July 12, 6:30-8:30 pm. Earlybird $30. $40 after June 10, (includes t-shirt).
Mites T-ball: Kindergarten-1st grade, Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 5-July 31, $30, Sign up early if you are interested in a particular park: Keyes, McKenna or Huset Park.
Squirts Baseball: 2nd-3rd grade, Monday & Wednesdays, June 4-July 30, $35. Sign up early if you are interested in a particular park: Keyes, McKenna or Huset Park.