Monday, August 25, 2014

Get Rid of All That Stuff for FREE!

Ditch the clutter!  

Get your items together for our Clean, Shred & Donate event!

What should you bring?

  • Bring your old sensitive files and paperwork to shred. 
  • Bring small appliances, old electronics, chargers, furniture, clothing or other household items to donate or recycle. 
  • We would also appreciate new/unopened toiletries to donate to Kody's Closet.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Too busy for this event?  Here are some other great ways to get rid of your stuff:  Where Can I Donate My Stuff?
Are you moving?  Here are some awesome tips for planning your next move!
Happy house cleaning!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cool Videos (Parodies) for Moms - Part 1

Hi moms!  Every once in a while we need to "relate" to something, right? Every time I find a cool video (usually a parody), I will add it to the top of this list (so the most recent is always on top).
 Please message me if you know an awesome video you'd like to see added. :-)
See more videos: Cool Videos (Parodies) for Moms - Part 2


All About the Bass

What Does The Fox Say?

Let It Go

Last Friday Night

Monday, August 18, 2014

School Start Dates! White Bear Lake, Lino Lakes, Hugo


If your kids are in the White Bear Lake School District or Centennial School District, here are the official start date for the 2014-2015 school year. (Some parents are jumping for joy in anticipation as they read this statement.)

WBL Area Schools 

(Serving the communities of White Bear Lake, Hugo and Vadnais Heights)
Birch Lake Elementary, Hugo-Oneka Elementary, Lakeaires Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Matoska International IB World School, Otter Lake Elementary, Vadnais Heights Elementary, Willow Lane Elementary, Central Middle School, Sunrise Park Middle School, WBLAHS North/South Campus, WBL Area Learning Center

White Bear Lake Calendar

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
 First Day of School (Grades 1-12)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Kindergarten Orientation

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Kindergarten First Day of School

Centennial Schools 

(Serving the communities of Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington and Lino Lakes) 
Blue Heron Elementary, Centennial Elementary, Centerville Elementary, Golden Lake Elementary, Rice Lake Elementary, Centennial Middle School, Centennial High School, Centennial Area Learning Center, Pines School

Centennial Calendar
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
First Day of School, Grades 1-9 and all schools @ CALC and Pines
RL Kindergarten Meet Your Teacher (Kindergarten students and parents), 10 am or 1 pm
New Student Orientation, 1:00pm to 2:50pm

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
First Day of School, Kindergarten and Grades 10-12
Rice Lake Elementary Gr. 3 Parent Orientation, 5:30pm to 6:00pm

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Golden Lake Elementary Kindergarten Parent Orientation, 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Golden Lake Elementary 1st Gr Parent Orientation, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Rice Lake Elementary Gr. 4 Parent Orientation, 6:10pm to 6:40pm
Rice Lake Elementary Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 5:30pm to 6:00pm

This information courtesy of:
Sarah Marrinan

Information deemed reliable but never guaranteed

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fun August Events! Hugo/Lino Lakes/White Bear Lake

Looking for August Fun? 

 Here are some great activities in the Hugo, Lino Lakes and White Bear Lake area! (Bonus Cities Included- Forest Lake  :-)  )

Lino Lakes, MN

Movie in the Park

Fridays starting at 9:00 PM/Dusk.
Lino Park

Lino Lakes’ Blue Heron Days (10th Anniversary)

August 15, 16 and 17, 2014 at Lino Park
Lino Lakes Blue Heron Days Festival Schedule:
Tavern on Main Street Dance -- 8 p.m.
Movie in the Park – “Despicable Me 2″ at Lino Park at Dusk
Live Music by Clear Blue Country -- Noon – 4 p.m.
Kiddie Carnival
Petting Zoon
Blue Out 5K Run at Rice Lake Elementary School -- 8:30 a.m.
Saturday’s parade starts at 11 a.m. at Target and ends near Main Street. The street dances are back this year on Friday and Saturday nights at Millers on Main.

Hugo, MN

St. Genevieve Festivat

Sunday, August 17, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
St. Genevieve Annual Parish Festival and Chicken Dinner
Children’s Games, Adult Games, Bingo, Silent Auction, Country Store, Raffle and more!
Held at Parish Community Center grounds: 6995 Centerville Rd in Centerville, MN

2nd Annual KW Hamburger Night for the Troops Event!

August 27th. from 5 - 8 pm at the American Legion in Hugo, MN.
Come and show your support for our military families that need our help as loved ones are deployed overseas. Every dollar raised from this event will go directly to the families that struggle to make ends meet while a parent, spouse, son or daughter is off protecting our freedom. The Yellow Ribbon Network 

White Bear Lake, MN

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lakeshore Players Theatre 4820 Stewart Avenue White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Aug. 3, 2:00PM
he Summer Youth Players bring their imaginings of Shakespeare's classic romp in the woods to life in a show fun for the whole family!
$10 Students/Seniors; $12 Regular

White Bear Music Fest

first-ever White Bear Music Fest at Lakewood Hills Park
Aug. 22 and 23 at 4:00 PM
Three rock bands will perform Friday evening (High and Mighty, Bad Girlfriends, Dweebs). On Saturday, the music turns country (Maiden Dixie, Killer Hayseeds, Tim Sigler and his band).
Event is benefiting White Bear Lake Lions Club and the White Bear Area YMCA. For most attendees, admission is $18 per night or $30 for both nights. Children age 5 and under are free. Contact:

Bald Eagle lake
Thursday nights

Forest Lake, MN

Forest Lake Fly-In

first-ever White Bear Music Fest at Lakewood Hills Park
Aug. 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
The Fly-In will include:
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles® demonstration rides sponsored by EAA chapter 237
Static Aircraft displays
Skydiving demonsatration by Skydive Twin Cities
Aerial banner towing demonstration by Big Aerial Sign Service
Helicopter rides
Pancake breakfast served in the morning by EAA chapter 237
Hamburgers, hotdogs, and corn on the cob will be sold in the afternoon by the Forest Lake Lions Club
Ice cream and other treats will be available from Daniela's Chocolates

If you would like more information, or if your are an EAA pilot willing to help with the Young Eagles rides, please call John Schmidt at 651-373-3779.

This post courtesy of: 
Information deemed relfestival
t never guaranteed

Bonus Events!

 Mounds View, MN

Mounds View's annual celebration, Festival in the Park, will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014. All events (with the exception of the 5K Fun Run) will be held at City Hall Park, which is located behind Mounds View City Hall at 2401 County Rd 10, Mounds View, MN 55112.

Fun Run - Silver View Park - 7:30am
Beer Garden 12:00pm to 930pm
BINGO 12:00pm to 6pm
Car Show 8:00am to 330pm
Concert - Jonah and the Whales 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Craft Show 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fireworks: 9:40pm
Food: 10:00am to 930pm
Games 10:00am to 7:00pm
Mounds View Police Department K9 Demostration 1:00pm
NEW! Elvis Karaoke 2:00pm to 5:30pm
SBM Fire Department Ladder Rides and Exhibits 11:00am - 3:00pm

USA-1: First National Champion of Monster Truck Racing! Coming to the Mounds View Festival in the Park Car Show! Everett Jasmer, one of Monster Trucks’ Founding Fathers, designed and built USA-1, one of the first generation of Monster Trucks. Mr. Everett will be present to sign autographs during the festival.

Japanese lantern festival

Como Conservatory
Sunday, August 17


The great Minnesota get together!
Starts Thursday August 21st.
Most popular food on a stick!

Concerts in the Park - Summer Concert Series at Hause Park

Concert Line Up:
• Thursday, August 28, 6:30-8:30 PM - Zinghoppers & Mullet River Boys Band
Traditional favorites for all ages

All concerts take place at Hause Park (Map - located on Charles Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue). Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the free outdoor concerts! Refreshments are available for sale.

**Music in the Park Summer Concert Series are sponsored by North St. Paul Parks and Recreation, Window World and Sandberg Funeral and Cremation. For more information or to be a sponsor contact Laurie Koehnle by phone at (651) 747-2504 or by email at