Saturday, April 13, 2013
A variety of low-cost events April 28-May 4, 2013 are open for registration.
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Saturday, April 13
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Preschool Drop-Off: Kits & Cubs: Tremendous Trees Monday, April 29 and Tuesday April 30, from 1-3 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Learn different ways to identify trees. Make a tree craft to take home and have a snack that comes from a forest. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #212216-28. This program is for ages 4-5. Preschool Drop-off: Doodlebugs Tuesday, April 30, from 1-3 p.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Spend part of every class exploring spring then get messy as we cut, paste, paint, or sculpt! Dress for the weather and bring a small snack, water bottle, and a bag…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Residents can leave brush at the curb for crews to gather.
The better weather means it’s time for Golden Valley’s annual spring brush pick-up. There will be a three-week curbside brush pick-up starting April 29. Crews will collect brush on the following schedule: Residents must follow these city guidelines:
Friday, April 5, 2013
People lamented the winter weather as soon as the first flakes started falling.
Spring may technically have arrived, but that didn’t stop snow from falling in the west metro Friday afternoon. Residents quickly took to social media to complain about the unseasonable weather. Check out what they had to say in the widget above. (The widget may not appear on some mobile browsers.) How do you feel about the snow? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A windchill of minus 10 on the first day of spring. Have you considered moving out of state to get away from this climate?
It's 5 degrees above zero on the first day of spring—10 degrees below zero if you count wind chill. Why do you live in Minnesota again? Today is the vernal equinox, when the Earth decides which end it wants to tip toward the sun. Why do our chances of being warm again seem less than 50-50? Spring has sprung, but the climate seems to have sprung a gasket. It's the coldest it's been this late in the season since 1996. Why haven't you moved someplace warm yet? Watch the video above, titled Why We're Here: Twin Cities. It was shot two years ago—entirely in the summer. Coincidence? Leave a comment below and share five good reasons you still live in Minnesota—one reason for each degree above zero this morning.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
From Maple Grove to Minnetonka to Eden Prairie, there are a variety of egg hunts and spring related events happening throughout the west metro.
As the Easter holiday draws near and spring is just around the corner, communities throughout the west metro are preparing for egg hunts and spring related activities in March. Here’s a rundown of some of the events for 2013. Did we miss an event? Be sure to add the information to comments below! Please make sure to note – some events do have a fee and require preregistration. Activities and fees are subject to change by organizer. Richfield Egg Scramble When: 10 a.m. March 23 Where: Augsburg Park in Richfield Who: Children ages 3-10 Details: Register by calling the Richfield Community Center at 612-861-9385. Brooklyn Park Egg Hunt When: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23 Where: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Avenue …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Golden Valley Garden Club is presenting "No Sweat Gardening Using New Techniques" through the Golden Valley Park and Recreation Department.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Want a chance to win a $25 gift card? Here's your last chance to enter the "Share Your Spring Photos on Patch" sweepstakes.
Over the last two weeks, Patch has received more than 40 photos in our “Share Your Spring Photos on Patch” for 2012. From flowers to hummingbirds, you’ve shared spring from your perspective. Here’s your last chance to submit your photos! The sweepstakes ends 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2012. All you have to do is: Be sure to share your comments after the article of which photo is your favorite! After the sweepstakes is done, winners will be contacted via email.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Golden Valley residents can volunteer to help with local wetlands.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Editor's Note: The following content was provided by Hennepin County. Have you ever experienced the living wonder of a wetland? Have you wanted to wade in, get your hands wet, and discover the plants and animals that live there? If so, Hennepin County and its cities have a unique volunteer opportunity – the Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP). Adult volunteers – who do not need a science background or previous experience – work under the direction of a team leader and receive training on wetland monitoring protocols, including both plant and insect identification. They wade through wetlands to collect and identify dragonflies, snails, cattails and more. The total time commitment is 20 to 40 hours throughout the months of May, June …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
People flocked to parks and playgrounds in Golden Valley to enjoy the weather.
The calendar might say March, but recent temperatures have felt more like May. The warm up is encouraging Golden Valley residents to soak up some sun and take advantage of the outdoor opportunities the city has to offer. "I can't believe it's so nice already," Mary Kim said while she pushed her two children on the swing at Brookview Park. "I love it." Kim wasn't alone. The playground was full of parents and children, all sporting shorts and sunglasses. "A mild winter and an early spring, I'll take it," Wilunda Vein said. "I plan on doing some yard work and taking the kids to the neighborhood park." According to meteorologists, this year Minnesotans had the easiest winter on record. Now it seems Mother Nature is skipping spring and heading …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
From a quiet lunch to playtime with the kids, there's no excuse to stay inside all day.
I can hardly believe that Mother Nature decided to turn up the thermostat this week! As a lover of the outdoors and simplicity, nothing is more satisfying than the first stretch of amazing weather that allows you to head outside for hours... without all of the heavy layers! Because today’s high is supposed to be near 70 degrees, there's no reason for staying inside. Here are five fabulous ways to enjoy the beautiful weather in Golden Valley today. We've got miles of trails in Golden Valley, but before you take the bike out or strap on rollerblades, make sure you get a tune-up. Minnepaolis Park Police tells us the biggest problem for them on a day like today is the accidents that happen and could have been avoided. So take your bike in …