Frosty 40 guided hike
HUDSON – Enjoy the Carpenter Nature Center trails with a group while working toward your mileage goal for the Frosty 40 event. Programs are exercise focused, so come prepared to elevate your heart rate on Jan. 15 at 9 a.m, 300 East Cove Road.
Snow conditions will determine if these will be regular trail hikes or snowshoe hikes. Program fee: $5 or free for Frosty 40 participants. Space is limited, and registrations are required. RSVP by calling 651-437-4359.
HUDSON – On Jan. 15, from 6-8 p.m. the YMCA partners with the Library for tween/teen night in the YMCA Teen Center.
Hudson Hot Air Affair countdown event: Breakfast Crafts for Kids
HUDSON – Breakfast Crafts for Kidswill be hosted Saturday, Jan. 15, from 9-11 a.m. at Dick’s Bar and Grill. Come have breakfast and see a hot air balloon basket—plus a free art event for the kids.
Several countdown events are planned in January to lead up to this camping-themed winter festival. Find details about these countdown events and all of the Hot Air Affair events and sponsors at HudsonHotAirAffair.com or visit the Facebook or Instagram for the latest announcements and details.
Learn to snowshoe with St. Croix County
DEER PARK – Get active this winter and try snowshoeing. After the first few steps along the guided trail, you will be on your way to this fun outdoor activity. Bring your own snowshoes or rent one of the limited pairs for $5. Multiple events across St. Croix County will allow you to explore new areas. The first event is Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Stanton County Forest, 2375 185th St., Deer Park, Wis.
The cost is $10 per person and children under 16 are free with paying adult. Contact and registration with Aleisha Miller, resource educator at (715) 531-1915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature observation hike
MARINE ON ST. CROIX – Set your intentions for a new year on this 2.5 mile hike over packed snow on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10-11:30 a.m. at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail North, Marine on St. Croix, Minn.
Take in the winter landscape as we stroll the shores of Lake Alice and the St. Croix River. We will certainly get some exercise, but we'll also be pausing to do a few nature observation activities along the way. This program has limited space so reserve your spot by emailing Sean.Hoppes@state.mn.us or by calling Sean at 651-539-4986. Programs are free with a $7 daily or $35 annual Minnesota State Parks vehicle permit.
Snowshoe discovery walk for beginners
MARINE ON ST. CROIX – Ever wonder what snowshoeing is all about? This is your chance to find out. Enjoy a winter nature experience with just you or the whole family at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail North, Marine on St. Croix, Minn.
The park naturalist will give a brief how-to-snowshoe lesson and lead a walk through a winter landscape. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow our traditional wooden ones for free. No experience necessary. Snowshoes will fit over your winter boots. If there isn't enough snow, we'll still go for a nature hike. This program has limited space so reserve your spot by emailing Sean.Hoppes@state.mn.us or by calling Sean at 651-539-4986.
Programs are free with a $7 daily or $35 annual Minnesota State Parks vehicle permit.
This event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 15, 1:30-3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon.
Story Power happy hour
STAR PRAIRIE – The Social Justice Advisory Group invites you to Story Power Happy Hour on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 8 a.m. at Jewelltown Roastery, 301 Main St., Star Prairie, Wisconsin.
Bring your real, authentic self to this happy hour as you listen to others' experiences and share your own. By sharing our powerful stories of pain, fears and resiliency, we are seen and heard as individuals within the collective of our neighborhoods and towns.
Each happy hour will have a theme to inspire and guide personal storytelling, and the event will end with a toast. This month's theme is friendship. Ages 16 and up are welcome to attend.