Experience Woodbury in a whole new way at the largest community expo in the east metro, hosted by the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Exhibitors from all over Woodbury will be in attendance from different fields ranging from home improvement and design to local nonprofits and retail. The variety of exhibitors provide fun for the whole family. Children can meet government officials and even have the opportunity to sit in a police car. Free. All ages welcome.
Education & Community
Has your child ever dreamed of being an artist? KidCreate Studio has a special treat as this is the chance for your child to test out painting on real canvas, just like the great artist Picasso. In this class, children will learn about Cubism, and paint a self-portrait in the Cubist style. Please be sure to pack a nut-free snack. Ages 5-12. $28.80 member/$32 non-member. 9-12 p.m. KidCreate Studio, 1785 Radio Drive; 651.735.0880.
Spark the love of reading early in your child. Toddler Storytime provides the opportunity for children toddler age to develop early literacy skills with their caregivers. Stories, songs and fingerplays will be used to encourage literacy learning while having fun. Free. 10:30 a.m. R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.731.1320; co.washington.mn.us.
This program gives a fun twist on traditional reading time as children can read aloud to a furry friend. Elementary school-age children are invited to read books aloud to specially trained therapy dogs and their trainers who are close at hand. Reading aloud can give children more confidence in their speaking and reading abilities, and this is a great way to encourage it. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.731.1320; co.washington.mn.us.
Calling all you crazy-for-cats, dog-dreamin’ animal adorers. This camp is for you. An all-access tour of the shelter, games, crafts, and visits from special guests ensure that this is a day that will satisfy your love for animals and teach you all about them too. Grades 3 and 4. $50. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Woodbury Animal Humane Society, 9875 Hudson Road; 651.730.6008; animalhumanesociety.org
Music Together is a world-renowned program inviting children and those that love them to participate in songs, sound and music. This month, Music Together will be holding a class for anyone looking to try out the program free of charge.
Calling all crafters! Here’s the perfect outlet for all of that creative energy you’ve been storing up. The Crafters Community Group meets every Wednesday to create crafted wonders of all sorts through a variety of mediums. Bring your own crafting materials, or just show up and join in on the fun that’s already there. Knitting, needlepoint, embroidery, quilting...the list goes on and on.
Job and career transitions can be the source of great stress and doubt, and trying to navigate the process alone can make it more difficult. The Career Transition Connection of Woodbury Lutheran Church offers a caring Christian environment for those transitioning, whether they are members of the church or members of the community. The meetings offer support through discussion, career transition-specific resources and networking opportunities. No registration is required. Free. 5:30-9 p.m.
Check, bet, raise, fold. Texas hold’em poker is one of the most popular poker variations in the world, and O’Malley’s Irish Pub offers an open game every Wednesday night. Enjoy the great beer selection and menu while you perfect your poker face. Free entry; bring money for bets. Check-in 7:30-8 p.m. No pre-registration necessary. O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 1775 Radio Drive; 651.578.7007; omalleys-pub.com
Online registration has now closed for the 2015 Best of Woodbury event. Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the door. Admission is $20 per person and we do accept cash, check or charge.