Ojibway Park will be the site next weekend for Woodbury Days, an annual community celebration.

Carnival rides, games and food are featured beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, through Sunday, Aug. 30. Ojibway Park is adjacent to Woodbury High School.

Sunday’s highlight is the Grande Parade, starting at 11 a.m.

For details, including a map of the new parade route, visit www.woodburydays.com.


‘Paddington’ shown under the stars

A free showing of “Paddington” under the stars will be offered on Friday, Sept. 11, at the band shell in Ojibway Park.

The movie will be shown on a 20-foot screen at 7:30 p.m. Moviegoers can bring blankets and lawn chairs. If it rains, the movie will be shown at the same time Saturday, Sept. 12.

For questions, call Parks and Recreation at 651-714-3583 or go to parks@ci.woodbury.mn.us.

Volunteers sought to build playground

A “community build” of a new, all-inclusive playground in Woodbury is seeking volunteers.

The Madison Claire Foundation, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and the city of Woodbury are organizing the Sept. 18-19 event.

Madison’s Place is a 16,000-square-foot accessible playground at Bielenberg Sports Center.

About 200 volunteers are needed over four shifts. People age 14 and up will put together sunshade-covered play decks, swings, sensory play equipment and ramps.

Sign up at www.tchabitat.org. Donations are accepted online at www.madisonclairefoundation.org. For questions, go to dana@madisonclairefoundation.org.


Movie, puppet show at the library

Newport’s Library and Community Center will be offering a family movie night this week and a puppet show in September.

Enjoy the movie “How to Train Your Dragon” while making a paper dragon on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 5:45-8 p.m. There will be popcorn and lemonade for all.

Next month, it’s the puppet show, “The Comical Misadventures of Mr. Punch.” That performance, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., is made possible through Legacy amendment funds.

St. Croix Valley

Photo, clay classes offered this fall

A four-week beginning digital photography class will be offered this fall at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis.

Classes are Tuesdays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 13, from 6-8 p.m.

Students will be encouraged to use their photographic equipment to its fullest, rather than rely on the “automatic” settings. The class fee is $99.

A six-week clay class for kids ages 7 to 12 will be offered on Mondays, Oct. 12 through Nov. 16, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Students will learn the basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel and the sculptural possibilities of clay through pinching, coiling and slab construction. The course fee is $129.

For more information or to enroll, go to www.ThePhipps.org or call 715-386-2305.

Cottage Grove

City’s first-ever film fest is Sept. 12

The Films in 5 Festival, Cottage Grove’s first-ever film fest, arrives next month.

Films will be shown on Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at Park High School. Admission is $5.

The Cottage Grove Arts Commission presents this event.

The idea is to give local filmmakers a chance to showcase their creations, with short-format films — less than five minutes long, as the name implies — critiqued and prizes awarded.

David Peterson