South Washington County Weekend PlannerThis weekend families in south Washington County can stop by Woodbury Days, visit a local prairie remnant or hear what the Bat Lady has to say at a campfire presentation.
This weekend families in south Washington County can stop by Woodbury Days, visit a local prairie remnant or hear what the Bat Lady has to say at a campfire presentation.
Woodbury Days opens at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, with a carnival, vendors and a Taste of Woodbury at Ojibway Park. For a complete schedule, visit www.WoodburyDays.com.
The St. Croix Valley chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting native prairie remnants, invites the public to visit a rare and endangered ecosystem in Stillwater, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Experts in native plants and birds will point out native prairie grasses, flowers and grassland birds. The remnant — Blueberry Hill Prairie and Oak Savanna — is located at 2910 Quant Ave. N., Stillwater.
The South Washington Senior Center, 8400 East Point Douglas Road in Cottage Grove is offering a free movie and popcorn for seniors beginning at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The movie is “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” For details, call (651) 458-6650.
Washington County Parks will feature the Bat Lady and a Como Zoo naturalist in two separate campfire programs, both set for 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park. Both programs are free; parking is $5 per vehicle. The Bat Lady will discuss bats at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, and a naturalist from Como Zoo will present a program titled “Bump in the Night” at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Families, friends and neighbors are invited to an evening of entertainment and refreshments after 5 p.m. Mass Saturday, Aug. 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave. in St. Paul Park. “The Spoonman” will entertain with music and interactive comedy for all ages. His performance features music by Glen Miller and Elvis, heavy metal and rap spoon playing.
If you go, take a lawn chair or blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Members of the Park High School bowling team will wash your car for $5 during a fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at Park Grove Bowl, 1020 Hastings Ave. in St. Paul Park. Proceeds from the event will help support team activities.
The Woodbury Heritage Society invites members of the community to visit the Woodbury Heritage House and Garden at one of three open houses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
Kids can meet the newest addition in the garden, a model milking cow, enter the contest to choose a name for the cow and try “milking” her. The Woodbury Heritage House and Garden site is located in Marsh Creek Park, at the corner of Lake Road and Radio Drive.