Welcome to Ruben Custom Sawmill & Woodworks! We are having this event to celebrate going into business full time by offering a free meal from Northwoods Smokehouse and 15% off all live edge slabs. Come see why so many people have fallen in love with our wood products, sourced from locally salvaged logs around the Twin Cities metro area. Read more about Ruben Sawmill & Woodworks: Customer Appreciation Celebration
Education & Community
Local thriller author Allan Evans will be at Lake Country Booksellers in downtown White Bear Lake on Friday, August 20, from 10 to 11:30 am in support of his new book, KILLER BLONDE. Set in the Twin Cities, the book is published by Immortal Works Press.
Every serial killer has a type. But what if that type is part of a larger, more dangerous agenda? Read more about Local thriller author bookstore appearance
Author Sheletta Brundidge, known as Minnesota’s Autism Mom, is giving away hundreds of copies of her new best-selling book, Daniel Finds His Voice.
The book, which was recently featured on CBS This Morning, sold out two days after its release and is currently on reprint. It was written to help raise awareness about the impact that music has for children with special needs. The storyline is based on her son's connection to one special song that went viral in the summer of 2019. Read more about Book Giveaway & Meet the Author
In partnership with our local Chambers of Commerce and Community Development Authority, we are excited to be providing a county-wide event to assist businesses with leveraging available services to meet your employment needs. This one-hour session will provide you with the following information: Read more about Improving Connections Between Businesses and Job Seekers
About the Program: With over 5,000 clubs in 40 countries and the only franchise brand to operate on all 7 continents, Chuck Runyon proves the importance of developing a high-performance culture. Learn practical and actionable tips in the areas of people, purpose, profits and play. The program will end with an open Q & A session. Read more about Build a High Performance Workplace Culture
We are all experiencing unprecedented, difficult times. According to the World Health Organization, the rate of suicide has doubled since the onset of Covid-19, increasing from the rate of 1 person every 45 seconds to 1 person every 20 seconds globally.
Representative John Lewis, a civil rights activist who fought alongside Dr. King called on all Americans to get in the fight and stay in the fight. In this program, influential Black leaders discuss their groundbreaking work: delivering innovative solutions all the while challenging activists and allies alike to get in and stay in the fight for racial equity. Read more about Staying in the Fight
From Dr. King to Kamala Harris, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce Black American leaders and legends who advance our society. This panel discussion will explore the origin story of HBCUs, how they are critical to the health of our communities, and how local civil rights leaders like Roy Wilkins and Marvel Cook advocated for HBCUs in the North. Read more about HBCU Legacy of Leadership
How does Dr. King’s message regarding “creative maladjustment” relate to generations of institutional racism faced by African Americans? Three local leaders explore how Black Minnesotans have refused to normalize injustice and inequality and are responding today with action, innovation, and persistence. Read more about Acting on Dr. King’s Call
11:00am - 2:00pm