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Monday, November 24, 2014

Special Events

The Recreation Division offers many special events throughout the year. For information on how to register for these events, visit the Registration Information page.
  

Story Time

Enjoy story time with your children at the R. H. Stafford Library located in Woodbury, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, Minnesota 55125. For more information, call (651) 731-1320.

Preschool Storytime - Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
For children preschool through kindergarten age and their caregivers. Stories, songs and fingerplays to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.

Toddler Storytime - Tuesday, 10:30-10:55 a.m.
For children toddler age and their caregivers. Stories, songs and fingerplays to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.

Baby Storytime - Wednesdays, 10:30-11:05 a.m.
For children from birth thru 2 years and their caregivers. Books, songs and fingerplays to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Followed by short play time. Siblings welcome.



Performances in the Park

Central Park amphitheater performances - 8595 Central Park Place
All performances are family friendly and free.
Musical Performances

Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. Jason and Sherri Nicholson, Concert Band
Sunday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. Jaymes Taylor, Country, Jazz
Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Stan Thompson, Guitar, Singer, Songwriter
Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. Bob Burtis, Kids/Families, Music/Dance
Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. The Banjo Boys, Old Time favorite
Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. Glory Bound, Gospel Bluegrass
Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. Brian Richards, Magic, Educational
Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. Paul Hintz, Solo Jazz & Blues Guitarist
Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Brian Keenan, Ragtime Piano
Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. SWCO Community Band, Concert Band
Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Rum River Brass, Brass Quintet
Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Big Fun Show, Family, Comedy/Magic
Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. Saint Ambrose Varsity Jazz Band, Concert Band
Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. LaValle Jazz Cats, Jazz

School Day Out Performances

Monday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. Monty's Traveling Reptile Show, Kids Entertainment
Monday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. Como Zoo, Kids Entertainment
Monday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. Raptor Center, Kids Entertainment
Thursday, March 12, at 1 p.m. Hans Mayer, Music for Kids

Movie Night
Movies are shown in the Central Park Amphitheater. Adults must accompany children. $3 per person, for unlimited popcorn and beverage. This family event is sponsored by Woodbury Parks and Recreation and the Woodbury YMCA. Doors open at 6 p.m., movie begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 24 Anastasia, Rated G/94 minutes
Friday, Nov. 21 All Dogs Go To Heaven, Rated G/89 minutes
Friday, Dec. 5 Polar Express, Rated PG/100 minutes


Cookies & Crafts with Santa


Santa will be taking a break from making toys and wants you to join him and a few of his helpers in decorating cookies, making a fun holiday craft and taking pictures. Bring your own camera and a great big smile for Santa.

Recommended ages two and up with an adult.

Saturday, Dec. 6
Location:
Central Park, Valley Creek Room
Time: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or 11 a.m.
$6 per child 

New Year's Eve Celebration 2014

  
Check out our brand new facility and celebrate New Year's Eve as a family! Games, moonwalks, obstacle courses, bingo, ice skating, music and more will make this evening a fun night for all! Door prize drawing will be held at 7:30 p.m. followed by the big countdown to 2015 at 7:45 p.m.

  • Families with children under 12
  • Register online
  • Tickets must be purchased for all participants
  • Sorry, no refund for this event

Wednesday, Dec. 31
Location: Bielenberg Sports Center
Time: 6-8 p.m.
$8 per person if pre-registered before noon on Tuesday, Dec. 30, or $10 at the door.


Youth New Year's Eve Teen Celebration 2014!

Celebrate New Year's Eve with your friends at Bielenberg Sports Center! Open play in the field house, open skating, tunes playing, Lazer Tag, portable video house, Gaga Pit and more! Invite friends along with you. Registration is required!

  • Register online
  • Tickets must be purchased for all participants
  • Sorry, no refunds for this event

Wednesday, Dec. 31
Location: Bielenberg Sports Center
Time: 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
$20 per person if pre-registered before noon on Tuesday, Dec. 30, and $30 at the door.


2015 Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup

Winter mountain biking at Carver Lake Park will soon be here and it's time to get your bike ready! Come join us at Carver Lake Park for the 4th annual Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup. The event is for all ages, abilities and bikes. Angry Catfish Bike Shop + Coffee is the event sponsor for this year's race. The race has grown in popularity over the past couple years, with 107 racers participating in 2014. This year's event will be capped at 125 racers so pre-registration is recommended. The race will be professionally timed again this year. Fat bike demos, Intelligentsia coffee, a food truck and much more will be available. Awards will be handed out to the top 3 finishers in each class. We'll see you at Carver Lake Park this winter!

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Location:
Carver Lake Park
Time: Day of registration 10- 11 a.m.
Race begins at noon
$20 per person pre-registered/$25 day of event
Activity: #551770-01


Sundae Bingo

Enjoy playing a variety of bingo games and making ice cream sundaes. Pre-registration is required. Event will last approximately one and a half hours. All ages welcome.

Location: Central Park, Valley Creek B
Time: 2 p.m.
$3 per person

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Activity: #550770-01

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Activity: #550770-02

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Activity: #550770-03



The Incredible, Edible Aquifer

Learn about different geologic layers, types of groundwater aquifers and how aquifers have become contaminated. Create your very own edible water aquifer and learn how smart water use and protection of our groundwater resources in Woodbury is necessary for the sustainability of our water supply! Please note: Chex mix, chocolate sprinkles, ice cream, chocolate chips and marshmellows will be used and consumed in the class.

This program is sponsored by the City of Woodbury Water Conservation Education Program.

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Location:
Central Park, Valley Creek Room B
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Activity: #551273-03
Free, Woodbury residents only



Central Bark Pet Expo

Puppies, kitties and birdies, oh my! Join us for the Central Bark Pet Expo and come visit with local pet businesses and pet enthusiasts. Attendees will be able to meet with a variety of organizations and learn more about local pet opportunities. Please note: For safety reasons, no personal pets will be allowed at this event.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Location: 
Central Park
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free 


Old Fashioned Egg Hunt

Bring your bucket and join us for an old fashioned egg hunt outside. Each age group will be looking for different colored eggs hidden throughout the park. The event will be held rain or shine. Please note: Some eggs may contain prizes that are listed as a choking hazard for children under the age of 3. An adult must accompany children in the park.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Recommended for age 3-7 with an adult
Location:
Carver Lake Park
Time: 6:30 p.m. Sharp
Free


Flashlight Egg Hunt

Grab a flashlight and bucket and join us for a nighttime egg hunt. Find the special eggs with the hidden message and claim you prize. It's not how many eggs you find; it's finding the right one. The event will be held rain or shine. An adult must accompany children in the park.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Recommended for age 6-13 with an adult
Location:
Carver Lake Park
Time: 8 p.m. Sharp
Activity: #550910-01
$3/child pre-registered, $5 per child at the event
Free


May Day Tea

Grandmothers, mothers, aunties, daughters or other special women come dressed in your best for a morning of tea. Our morning will begin with tea tasting, followed by decedent finger foods from Angelina's in the Park, tea party Bingo, a girly craft and a photo opportunity will complete the morning of fun. Please bring your own special tea cup and camera! Adults must register with their child.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location:
Central Park, Valley Creek Room
Time: 10:30 a.m.
$12 per person
Activity: #550910-03