Special Events — June 15

This calendar lists book or author events, auditions for theatrical productions, art, craft or food fairs and other unique entertainment events.

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‘‘No Break From Nature’ summer nature camp at Northland Arboretum

The Northland Arboretum’s "No Break from Nature" summer series camp runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays from June 16 to Aug. 18. Topics are different each week. Participants will learn about Minnesota habitats, insects, wildlife and plants. They will be outside the majority of the day, rain or shine.

Campers must be going into second- through sixth-grade to register. Kids can be dropped off at 7:45 a.m. and picked up at 3 p.m. Bring a lunch for your child.

The cost is $25 per day for Arb members or $30 a day for non-members. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited at the camp series at 14250 Conservation Drive in Baxter.

To register a child in the camp series, visit .


Hog roast fundraiser in Deerwood

The American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Post 557 will host a hog road fundraiser at the Walter Scott Erickson Legion on Forest Road in Deerwood.

The event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, with a beer garden-bake sale and sloppy Joes will be available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with afternoon live music by Mike and Jan Cherry.

Raffle tickets are available from all Legion members and at the Deerwood Legion for more than $4,000 in prizes, many of which were donated or obtained at cost from individuals and area businesses. Tickets are also available for a 50/50 cash drawing in advance.

A hog roast with pork sandwich and all the fixings for $10 per plate will be served from 4 p.m.–7 p.m., with the raffle and drawings at 8:30 p.m., and live music by Yesterdaze Gone from 7 p.m.–11 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Deerwood American Legion and its support of the community. For more information, visit or call the Legion at 218 534-3215.

‘Pink Lady’s Slipper Hike’ at Northland Arboretum

Enjoy a guided walk showing live blooming Pink Showy Lady's Slippers from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, at the Northland Arboretum at 14250 Conservation Drive in Baxter.


The hike will be followed by a pink theme party with food and drinks under the lights in the Holden Gazebo. Participants are encouraged to wear pink and to bring a camera.

The cost is $20 per person for Arb members or $25 per person for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. The deadline to register is Friday, June 17.

Author Hannah Lewis to speak at Northland Arboretum

Author Hannah Lewis is the forest-maker turning asphalt into ecosystems to save the planet and she wants everyone to know they can do it, too, when she gives a presentation at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Northland Arboretum at 14250 Conservation Drive in Baxter.

In her book “Mini-Forest Revolution,” Lewis presents a unique approach to reforestation devised by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. She explains how tiny forests as small as six parking spaces grow quickly and are more biodiverse than those planted by conventional methods.

She explores the science behind why Miyawaki-style mini-forests work and the myriad environmental benefits, including: cooling urban heat islands, establishing wildlife corridors, building soil health, sequestering carbon, creating pollinator habitats and more.

Lewis shares the stories of mini-forests that have sprung up across the globe and the people who are planting them ― from a young forest along the concrete alley of the Beirut River in Lebanon, to a backyard forest planted by tiny-forest champion Shubhendu Sharma in India.

Her inspiring book offers a revolutionary approach to planting trees and a truly accessible solution to the climate crisis that can be implemented by communities, classrooms, cities, clubs, and families everywhere, according to Arb officials.


The cost for the presentation is free for Arb members and $5 for nonmembers.

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