Education & Community

State of the City Address

The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors this popular annual event which updates residents on the economic condition of the city and upcoming projects/goals. Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens will make the presentation. Green Mill Restaurant and Bar will cater the event, adding a tasty component to an educational experience for all citizens who have a desire to keep up-to-date with community affairs. $17–22. 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Eagle Valley Golf Course, 2600 Double Eagle Lane; 651.578.0722; woodburychamber.org Read more about State of the City Address

King of Kings Fall Festival

Live music, free food, and an opportunity to get your groove on await you at the King of Kings Fall Festival. The event is perfect for smaller children as several events are catered toward kids 10 and under. A highlight will be the non-scary costume parade and party, so make sure to find costumes for the whole family and prepare for a night of spooky entertainment. Free. King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive; 651.738.3110; kingofkingswoodbury.org Read more about King of Kings Fall Festival

Apple Festival

Enjoy everything apple at Afton Apple Orchard’s giant fall celebration. Hay rides, a balloon-ologist, cider pressing demos, music and an endless selection of food and drink derived from the delectable apple. Work up an appetite by traversing the 15-acre corn maze. Ages 4 and under $2, ages 5 and up $3. 10 a.m. Afton Apple Orchard, 14421 90th St.S., Hastings; 651.436.8385; aftonapple.com Read more about Apple Festival

More Free eBooks @ Your Library

Thanks to a new partnership between the Metropolitan Library Services Agency  (MELSA) and 3M Library Systems, users of the 100 metro public libraries in the seven-country metro now have free and fast access to thousands of additional eBooks.

To celebrate there will be a demonstration open to the public at the George Latimer Central Library in downtown St. Paul at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 4 and pop-up stands providing more information at Park and Rides and Farmers’ Markets. Read more about More Free eBooks @ Your Library

Honey Bees

Honeybees are environmental superheroes. Not only do these insects produce sweet, syrupy honey, but they also pollinate the flowers that grow the food we love to eat. Learn more about this mighty insect and sample different types of honey with naturalist Mick Garrett from the Dodge Nature Center. Families with children ages 3-10. All children must attend with an adult. $6 per child. 6:45-7:30 p.m. Kargel Park Building, 9301 Tamarack Road; 651.714.3500; ci.woodbury.mn.us Read more about Honey Bees

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. Read more about The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Night to Unite

Every year in August, communities around the U.S. gather for National Night Out, an evening of food, entertainment and conversation. National Night Out (also known as Night to Unite) began in 1984 as an initiative of the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) to promote neighborhood camaraderie and involvement in crime prevention organizations and activities. For more information on Woodbury’s Night to Unite, visit ci.woodbury.mn.us Read more about Night to Unite

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