Education & Community

In the Footlights

Strap on your snowshoes or lace up your hiking boots for a peaceful nighttime hike that’s all aglow. Maplewood Nature Center hosts this popular hike along its luminary trail—and, weather permitting, hikers can also learn how to make ice holes to observe what’s happening below, and enter to win an ice globe luminary kit to take home. For ages 5 and up.



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Artis Sr. Living Memory Care Sponsors Free Dinner & Educational Event

Artis of Woodbury Senior Living Presents

“Maintaining Dignity Through Maximizing Ability”

“Identify and Adapt”

WOODBURY, MN— January 1, 2020Artis Senior Living Memory Care Residence of Woodbury is sponsoring a presentation with tips and tools for caregivers in maximizing their loved one’s remaining abilities rather than focusing on deficits that are showing up due to a cognitive or physical decline from dementia. Read more about Artis Sr. Living Memory Care Sponsors Free Dinner & Educational Event

Travels with My Aunt - The Journey of Dementia

Dementia is a journey, not a destination, similar to traveling to a foreign country: different language, different time zone and different cultural norms. Travels With My Aunt draws on vignettes, real life stories to illustrate proficiency, physical coordination, and recognition/recall of familiar situations, to provide those caring for, living with and loving someone with Dementia with the tools for productive communication and positive interaction. Read more about Travels with My Aunt - The Journey of Dementia

Woodbury Business Networking Event

Meet new people and grow your business network at this event hosted by Accelerated Global Connections. Get motivated by the evening’s guest speaker, too. Learn more about successful business tactics and motivational tools for business professionals. You can also expect to meet between 50 and 100 new people while attending this event.  Read more about Woodbury Business Networking Event

Woodbury Community Thanksgiving Worship

For more than 30 years on Thanksgiving Eve, the Woodbury Area Clergy Organization (WACO) has hosted a service that brings together many different Christian denominations and expressions. There are readings from scripture, songs of thanksgiving, a message for adults, a time for children, and prayers. The hour-long service is a joyous celebration of unity—a great opportunity for people of many backgrounds to give thanks to God for all that He has given us. Read more about Woodbury Community Thanksgiving Worship

Meet the Animals

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 10:30AM-11:30AM

Meet a snake and salamander, and learn where Minnesota’s wild reptiles and amphibians go in the winter. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Try a wild animal craft to take home too!

Fee: Free. Register online by Friday, January 24 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button,or call 651-249-2170. Activity # 16630 Read more about Meet the Animals

Luminary Hike

(ADULTS, FAMILIES, MIN. AGE 5)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119.

Friday JANUARY 17, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Snowshoe (need 6 inches) or hike along our luminary trail. If the weather conditions allow; we’ll check out some holes in the ice, and try your hand at making a new one. Win an Ice Globe luminary kit to take home!

Fee: $5 per person, register online by Sunday, January 16 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button,or call 6519249-2170. Activity #16629 Read more about Luminary Hike

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