boréal Art Loft

The September show features artists—and cousins—Shona Dockter and Bebe Keith. Opening reception on Friday, Sept. 8, 5 to 7 p.m. at the boréal Art Loft, 2276 Como Ave.,

Blood Drive

The St Anthony Park Community Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1 to 7 p.m. at St Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave. Schedule your time at

Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival

New murals highlighted and three days of artist-led programs, events and music take place Sept. 14 to 16 in the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) district in the south Saint Anthony Park /Raymond-University neighborhood.

The popular and free mural tours run from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Hop aboard the Can Can Wonderland Putt Putt bus at Dual Citizen Brewing Co., 725 Raymond Ave. You’ll find the complete schedule online at

Concert in the Park

Swingin’ on a Star will present music of the Great American Songbook at the Lauderdale Community Park, 1885 Fulham St., from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. You are welcome to bring chairs, snacks and beverages. Sponsored by St. Anthony Park Area Seniors and the Falcon Heights-Lauderdale Lions Club.

History revealed: Connecting to collections

Preservation for Whom? Learn how to care for and preserve your personal collections like a museum conservator. Live presentation on Zoom by Chris Rico, Neinow Cultural Consultants, on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. Free; registration required (limited):

Literary Bridges

Literary Bridges reading series will be featuring poets and writers on Sunday, Sept. 10, beginning at 2 p.m. at Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave.

Readers include Bill Anderson, d.w. bayliss, Rick Hilber, Frances James, Ted King, Stanley Kusunoki, Dralandra Larkins, Haley Lasché, Julie Martin, Tim Nolan, Ronald J Palmer, Tony Plocido, Richard Terrill, River Maria Urke and Marg Walker. Learn more about the readers at

Women’s drumming camp

The Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave. W., is offering a four-part Drumline Camp Level 1 series taking place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11. Drums will be provided, and participants will learn techniques for toms, snares and bass drums. Fee: $60. Register at

Gibbs Farm

2097 Larpenteur Ave. W., is to be open to the public on Saturdays through Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 to $10; free for children 3 and under and Ramsey County Historical Society members.

Evening farmhouse tour: An adult-only in-depth tour on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. Tour price includes samples, snacks and a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage: $25; $20 for Ramsey County Historical Society members. Register online at

Saturday tree tour: Master Naturalists lead a 45-minute walking tour on Sept. 9, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tour included with regular admission. Reservations: 651-646-8629.

MN SEED Project Seed Collection: Learn how to collect seeds from local plants and contribute to the MN SEED Project on Saturday, Sept. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Register at

Late summer grounds and gardens tour: An adults-only event focusing on the Heritage orchard on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tour price includes samples, snacks and a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage: $25; $20 for Ramsey County Historical Society members. Register online at

Bell Museum

The Bell Museum is located at 2088 Larpenteur Ave. W., St. Paul.

Sensory friendly Saturday takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 to 10 a.m. This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment featuring lowered lights, quieter sounds and fewer visitors for individuals, families and children who have sensory sensitivities. Brief planetarium show at 8:45 a.m. Register at

Open birding, a short, guided birding experience for all experience levels, will takes place on the museum’s Learning Landscape area on Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 to 11 a.m. Binoculars are available to check- out. No registration. Drop in any time during the session.

Admission to both events is included with regular admission: $12-$15; free for Bell Museum members, University of Minnesota students and Indigenous peoples.

Collector Day 2023. Plan ahead for the Bell Museum’s Collector Day 2023 on Saturday, Nov. 4. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a special opportunity for members of the community to share stories about their gathering processes and showcase their own personal collections. Visitors will also be able to learn more about its scientific collections and their important role in research and understanding natural history. Collector applications at

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