This summer, 100 artists from St. Louis Park made 10-inch glass mosaic mandalas that represent themselves or their connections to the world. See the unveiling of the final piece, 100 Hands. Free. ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1625 West End Blvd.; 612.568.0375; slpfota.org
Education & Community
Dan Munson will talk about his book, Malice Toward None, which tells the dramatic story of the Kochendorfer children, who survived the Dakota War of 1862. Their parents’ church found homes for them in the Twin Cities, the children thrived and their descendants now number more than 1,000. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. 1 p.m. St. Louis Park Library, 3240 Library Lane; 612.543.6125; hclib.org
Thanks to a new partnership between the Metropolitan Library Services Agency (MELSA) and 3M Library Systems, users of the 100 metro public libraries in the seven-country metro now have free and fast access to thousands of additional eBooks.
To celebrate there will be a demonstration open to the public at the George Latimer Central Library in downtown St. Paul at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 4 and pop-up stands providing more information at Park and Rides and Farmers’ Markets.
Visit the Historic Milwaukee Railroad Depot for a look into the history of the train depot and how it has affected the present community. Presented by the St. Louis Park Historical Society. Free. 1-4 p.m. Jorvig Park, 6210 W. 37th St.; 952.924.2500; stlouispark.org
Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent. Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues. However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help. Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent. Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.
Join other seniors at the historic Long Lake School Museum. Built in 1917, the museum also features a log schoolhouse on the property and a general store that served western Hennepin County. Stick around after the tour for a delicious lunch at the Red Rooster Inn, which is famous for their tasty home cooking. Register by August 13. Member $18, non-member $22. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. #104; 952.928.6444; slpcommunityed.com
Every year, Neighborhood Watch block captains throughout St. Louis Park organize block parties to celebrate National Night Out, a night dedicated to promoting crime prevention awareness in the community. Larger events will be held by neighborhood associations throughout the city. Come together with your neighbors to create and celebrate a safer community. Free. Times and locations vary; check website for details. 952.924.2500; stlouispark.org
Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids. Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service.
Touted as “the largest jazz event in the Twin Cities,” The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is back for its 16th year. With approximately 90 percent of the artists hailing from Minnesota, the event celebrates local music and talent. The Jazz Festival will take place in the heart of St. Paul at Mears Park, with food and beverage vendors lining the streets. Free. Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul; 651.209.7195; twincitiesjazzfestival.com