Midpoint report for November

Here is the latest “Bugle Midpoint,” a monthly Web report on some new local news and information since the publication of the November Bugle: 

GLOW Holiday Festival

GLOW, a walk-through event, begins Nov. 23 and continues at CHS Field, 360 N. Broadway St., through Jan. 1.

The festival features lights, illuminated trees, interactive displays and full ballpark food and drinks. Attractions include Elfie Plaza, Enchanted Forest, Bright Bikes and Tremendous Tree.

Hourly reservation time slots; stay as long as you like. Sundays-Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m. (closes at 9 p.m.); Friday and Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m. (closes at 10 p.m.). General Admission, $20.75; Children ages 4-12, $12.75; children ages 3 and under, free. Nonrefundable tickets must be purchased in advance at GLOWholiday.com

Golden museum show

Longtime St. Anthony Park resident Regan Golden is having her first solo museum show at St. Olaf’s Flaten Art Museum.

The exhibit is open through Dec. 9 (but closed for the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 23 to 27).

For more information and to see the video of the artist’s talk, go to: https://wp.stolaf.edu/flaten/regan-golden-grow-closer

Expanded cross-country skiing opportunities

St. Paul and Ramsey County have a new five-year agreement to offer a mutual cross-country ski pass in conjunction with expanded ski offerings throughout the city and county park systems.

Starting with the 2022-23 season, a St. Paul/Ramsey County mutual ski pass is required. The new ski passes provide access to more than 60,000 acres of groomed cross-country ski trails across nine St. Paul and Ramsey County locations.

Highlights of the expanded offerings include:         
• A new premier skiing facility at Battle Creek Regional Park West featuring machine-made snow and lighting, with chalet and rentals available at Battle Creek Recreation Center.

• New groomed 5K classic and skate ski trails at Highland National Golf Course, with a chalet facility and rentals available in the clubhouse.

• Skijoring, snowshoeing and dog sledding will now be allowed on the skate ski side of the 3.5K cross country trail at Highland 9 Golf Course.

Passes are available for purchase online or in person at Como Park Ski Center, Battle Creek Recreation Center, Highland National Golf Course and Tamarak Nature Center. No cross-country ski pass is required for youth ages 12 and under. Visit stpaul.gov/xcountryski for more details.

Holiday gift box

The Good Acre, a nonprofit food hub in Falcon Heights, is selling holiday gift boxes for $65 apiece.

Each box is filled with seven items that will make for delicious snacks or morning meals, all sourced from small local farmers and makers. The gift box items include Kernz pancake and waffle mix, maple syrup and Nuture tea.

Gift box pickups are from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Good Acre, 1790 W. Larpenteur Ave.

For further information go to https://thegoodacre.org Please note, the Good Acre does not ship boxes.

December boreal art loft exhibit

An exhibition of pottery and pastel art will be on display during December at the boreal art loft, 2276 Como Ave.

The artists are from Front Avenue Pottery and the Lake Country Pastel Society.

Established in 2001, Front Avenue Pottery designs and creates fine crafted, high quality, playfully decorative dinner and serving ware and clay tile.

Lake Country Pastel Society is a state and regional nonprofit association of artists who work in the medium soft pastel and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. 

Gallery hours at the boreal loft are: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays to Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays.

In the December Bugle

The holiday season is upon us and that means the annual Bugle holiday guide is back. Our coverage includes a look at the Hansen Tree Farm operation, healthy holiday cookies and hot book picks for the holidays. Read it all in our December 2022 issue or go to the Bugle website at http://parkbugle.org.

Bugle photo galleries 

Readers are invited to send us interesting photos of community activities or other happenings in your neighborhood. Send photo submissions to editor@parkbugle.org  with the tagline “Photo Gallery.” We will then curate and post photos to our website.

Compiled by Scott Carlson, Bugle managing editor

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