With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs. Read more about Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale
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Unleash your cold blooded side and marvel at reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, chameleons, geckos, dragons and more. Gawk at small exotic mammals, such as sugar gliders, and hedgehogs or browse through various animal vendors for the latest food, cages and toys for your next pet. Read more about Minnesota Reptile Show
Providing an engaging and educational event for 85 years, Lumberjack Days welcomes all community members to gather at the heart of Minnesota’s birthplace. Learn about our state’s cultural heritage, marvel at Stillwater’s historic charm and see all the local talent that this river town has to offer. Read more about Lumberjack Days
Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes. Read more about Aquatennial Celebrations
Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the heart of Loring Park with nearly 400 exhibitor booths, 40 delectable food vendors and four stages equipped with a live music and a variety of performances. Read more about Pride Parade and Festival
Kick off Father’s Day weekend with a stroll across the Mississippi River and Main Street to enjoy cuisine from a variety of food trucks, live music, art from local artists and more. Read more about Stone Arch Bridge Festival
For over 50 years, Manitou Days has celebrated everything about White Bear Lake. From Marketfest on Thursdays to events on the lake, it kicks off with the parade that goes through downtown and along Lake Avenue to a party on Memorial Beach. Read more about Manitou Days Parade
At Local Motion Moving Company on June 9, meet adoptable animals from 10+ local rescue groups. The event also features carnival games, 15+ vendors and food trucks. Read more about Family Fun Day Presented by Feeding Furry Friends
One thing we don't do enough of as moms is celebrate each other's accomplishments. To help rectify this, I'm hosting what I hope will become a recurring Networking event for all moms. It's at the Maple Grove library on May 23 from 7-8:30.
This is designed to allow some grown up conversation outside the family and allow us all to share our talents building a stronger community.
All moms welcome! Stay at home-, career track-, work from home-, business owner- -mom.
Hope to see you there! Read more about Free Moms Network Event
Meet arctic explorer and mountain climber, Lonnie Dupre, and hear about his dramatic, near-fatal ascent of the Alaskan peak Denali described in his book “Alone at the Top,” and his most recent attempt to ascend Mt. Hunter and Mt. Lucania. Read more about Alone at the Top - Lonnie Dupre