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
Education & Community
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.
JOAD is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides opportunities for awarding achievement, and helps archers enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition.
St. Croix JOAD will be starting its winter training session on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:30.
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
MOMS Club of Woodbury -South is pleased to sponsor the 2nd Annual Preschool Fair and Expo. Nearly 60 vendors will showcase their preschool programs, athletic opportunities, artistic endeavors, health care and more for your pre-k child and family!
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
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
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.
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