Art on Main, highlighting the growing art scene in Stillwater, with its diverse galleries and recognized artists, takes place from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
On Friday, an artist reception will be held at each gallery or studio of Stillwater’s Historic Downtown Main Street featuring one or more artists as well as refreshments. Maps are available at each location.
Local author to sign books
Stillwater author Lea Johnstone will be signing copies of her new book “Autumn Drew Its Bedtime Bath” starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Barnes & Noble book store, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.
Johnstone’s award-winning poems and “apple pie” paintings suggest clues to life’s treasures, family, friends, values, aspirations, and most importantly, how these apply to one’s faith.
Ladies Night Out offers shopping in downtown Stillwater
Ladies Night Out, an evening blending shopping discounts and other events in Stillwater, will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.
The theme for the evening will be “Queen for a Day,” encouraging women to wear queenlike styles — don’t forget tiaras.
Historic Main Street shops with balloons outside their doors will offer discounts as well as drink specials, appetizers and food samples throughout the evening. Prizes will be awarded. The first 50 women to arrive will receive a swag bag. The night’s finale will be at 8:30, with drawings and a grand prize.
No-school day activities
There is no school on Friday, Nov. 8, and kids aged 5 and older can gather with their friends from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Peter Thompson Park, 327 Highland Hills Blvd., Cottage Grove, for a day of outdoor challenges, indoor crafts, board games and a foosball tournament. In the afternoon it’s movie time. Bring a lunch and a drink.
Cost is $20, and advance registration is required at http://www.cottage-grove.org.
Principal on spot at library event
Lake Elmo Elementary students and others will get the chance to answer the question, “Are you smarter than the principal?” starting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Lake Elmo Library, 3537 Lake Elmo Av.
PowerUp is teaming up with the library to find out whether the students or principal Stephen Gorde know more about eating better, thinking smarter, moving more and growing up strong and healthy. The students will get the chance to challenge the principal on questions about how to PowerUp with fruits and veggies, colorful foods, meals and snacks, less screen time, being active and playing and skipping the sugary drinks. All participants will receive a choice of prizes. Other activities include an apple taste test and “name that fruit.”