Although parades and festivals seem far away right now, there’s still lots going on in the nine northern suburbs, so you don’t have to wait until spring to have some winter fun. Here are six different winter activities taking place around the area in the next few months.
1. Introductory Vegetable Gardening Class in Falcon Heights
The city of Falcon Heights is teaming up with the University of Minnesota Gardener Volunteer Program to teach a gardening class for beginners on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. If you’re interested in learning more about where to plant your garden, which plants to choose, and how to keep your garden thriving all season long, come on out!
2. Home Alone in Mounds View
Is your child getting to the age where they can start staying home alone, but you want to make sure they are prepared for it? If your child is between the ages of 9-12, sign them up for Home Alone with the city of Mounds View on Thursday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. This is a one day class that teaches kids the skills they need to know to stay safe while home alone such as first aid and how to talk to a 9-1-1 dispatcher. The cost of the class is $20 and you sign up through the Mounds Views Community Center!
3. Coffee with a Cop in Mounds View
The police officers of Mounds View want to meet and converse with the people of Mounds View at Coffee with a Cop on Friday, March 20 from 9 to 10 a.m.. There will not be any speeches, agendas, or meeting minutes at this meeting. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a conversation with a Mounds View police officer at McDonald’s to start your morning.
4. It’s Tapping Time in Roseville
Even when temperatures are low, you can still get outside and enjoy the winter time with Roseville’s Harriet Alexander Nature Center’s event It’s Tapping Time! Learn how to collect sap from maple trees and make it into delicious maple syrup. This event will take place on Saturday, February 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but if you can’t make that date, you’re in luck, because the Nature Center will be hosting this event again on Sunday, March 1 from noon to 4 p.m..
5. Let’s Hygge in Roseville
If you haven’t heard of Hygge yet, this is the perfect event to attend to get introduced to the concept. Hygee is a lifestyle practice that comes from Danish culture that refers to the feeling of contentment that comes from being comfortable. At the Roseville Cedarholm Community Building, there are many different relaxing activities such as snowshoeing, kicksledding, and shelter building and speakers to help you feel relaxed and cozy. This event will take place on Saturday, February 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
6. Daytrip: Russian Art & Murray’s Steakhouse in Arden Hills
Take a day trip to have lunch at Murray’s Steakhouse and then visit the Museum of Russian Art on Wednesday, February 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. With the help of guide, you’ll be able go through the permanent soviet-era exhibit and even get to see their special exhibit: Documenting Chernobyl, After the Explosion. This trip is $80 for residents of Arden Hills and Shoreview and $90 for non-residents.