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City of Woodbury to Explore Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Interested in sustaining and enhancing Woodbury’s Natural Environment?
Whether this means Pollinator Gardens, electric vehicles, reducing our carbon footprint, sustainable food and packaging, or protecting nature, you may want to know of an upcoming event:
The Woodbury City Council is conducting a workshop to focus on a proposed “Environmental Stewardship Strategic Initiative”.
January 19, 2022
6:30 PM
Woodbury City Hall.   
The City staff has studied its environmental and resiliency programs the past six months, and will be presenting a white paper with the results of this study. Council members will consider the results and set direction for the Parks and Natural Resources Commission’s work to develop a proposed Environmental Stewardship Strategic Initiative over the next few months. 
The workshops are open to the public. Residents can hear the reports and the ensuing discussions. Public input will be received at future dates. Community PartnersThe Woodbury Ambassador Royal Family and St. Paul Winter Carnival 2020 Royal Family are partnering to collect Winter Clothing for the International Institute of Minnesota for our neighbors from Afghanistan

Make a donation of new or gently used warm winter jackets, winter boots, gloves, mittens, hats and snow pants sizes infant through adult XL. 

Bring your items to these drop boxes in Woodbury January 12 – 23:MN Spine and Sport – 8360 City Centre Drive, Suite 120Jerry’s Foods – 7760 Hargis ParkwayBig Frog Custom T-shirts – 1785 Radio Drive, Suite CSpire Credit Union – 195 Radio DriveFor more information, contact


Youth Enrichment at South Washington County Community Education

Advanced Drawing-Self Portraits Fridays, January 14 & 21, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Kidcreate Studios, Woodbury, Ages 7-12

Ooey Gooey Clay Creations Monday, January 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kidcreate Studio, Woodbury, Ages 5-12

Favorite Art in Apps Tuesdays, January 18 – February 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., East Ridge, Grades K-5

Private Guitar Lessons Tuesdays, January 18 – March 29, 30 minute lessons, Session times beginning at 4 p.m., East Ridge, Grades 4-12

Rubik Cube Club After School Tuesdays, January 18 – March 29 at Nuevas Fronteras and Wednesdays, January 19 – March 23 at Valley Crossing, Grades 1-5

Generation Pound After School Wednesdays, January 19 – March 23 at Bailey and Thursdays, January 20 – February 24 at Woodbury Elementary, Ages 6-12

Grandmasters of Chess After School Thursdays, January 27 – March 3 at Valley Crossing and Red Rock and Fridays, January 21 – March 4 at Nuevas Fronteras, 
Ages 6-12*    *    *    *    *

Connect with Authors Write in Our Midst! This winter join the Washington County Library for virtual conversations with some of our favorite Minnesota authors! Thursdays at 7 p.m., they’re inviting the following authors to join them for a series called Write in Our Midst
January 13: Diane Wilson
January 20: Sun Yung Shin
January 27: J. Ryan Stradal
February 3: Gloria VanDemmeltraadt
February 10: Wendy Webb
February 24: Yelena Bailey

Registration is required to get the Zoom link. Learn more and sign up in our calendar. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.*    *    *    *    *

Celebrate Winter with Winter Fest & Blizzard Bash Events
Saturday, January 29 – Winter FestWinter Fest will be held at Lake Elmo Park Reserve between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy the free use of snowshoes, and learn how to kick-sled. Free with vehicle permit.
Saturday, February 19 – Blizzard Bash
Sample the best of winter with the new Blizzard Bash at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park on February 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Event will include an ice fishing demonstration, free use of snowshoes, kick-sleds, food trucks, a bonfire with s’mores and much more! Free with vehicle permit. 

Woodbury Thrives is a program of the Woodbury Community Foundation.

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