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July 2021

Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Free

Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center every Saturday throughout the summer. Thank you! DOWNLOAD TRAIL MAP

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August 2021

Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Native Prairie Plants

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belwin Creative Center, 795 Indian Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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In partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education, explore the prairie at Belwin’s Creative Center and immerse yourself in the late summer colors and textures of the restored oak savanna. Face masks are required inside the building. Find details and register online at https://stpaul.ce.eleyo.com/course/11366/summer-2021-adult/take-a-walk-on-the-wild-side-native-prairie-plants  

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Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center every Saturday throughout the summer. Thank you! DOWNLOAD TRAIL MAP

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Music in the Trees

August 14 - August 15
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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$10

$10/car entrance fee. We are bringing back this magical, two-day event! Music in the Trees is an outdoor event showcasing a diverse group of instrumentalists and vocalists in and among the trees near Belwin’s Education Center. This year’s event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and features live performances from an eclectic group of artists that includes Gospel and Hip Hop vocalists, percussionists, a Zither player, jazz musicians, and more. Each day will feature a different roster.…

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Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Free

Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center every Saturday throughout the summer. Thank you! DOWNLOAD TRAIL MAP

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Unveiling “The Coming Soil”

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepherd of the Valley, 14107 Hudson Road S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Join us for the unveiling of “The Coming Soil,” an art installation by Belwin 2021 Artist in Residence Tom Bierlein. Hike the lands at Belwin’s Creative Center to arrive at Tom’s ephemeral work of art, which will be on permanent display. Dress for the elements and be prepared to hike through woodland and prairie and on steep hills. Assistance will be provided for those with special needs. Rain date: Friday, August 27 Park at Shepherd of the Valley (14107 Hudson…

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Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Free

Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center every Saturday throughout the summer. Thank you! DOWNLOAD TRAIL MAP

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September 2021

Final Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

September 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Free

Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center every Saturday throughout the summer. Thank you! DOWNLOAD TRAIL MAP

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Night in Nature

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Those who support Belwin as donors and volunteers are invited to attend our annual appreciation event, Night in Nature. Revel in the beauty of a fall evening as you enjoy live music, the company of friends, and great food, wine and beer. We’ll celebrate our 50-year partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools and share our vision for what comes next. To RSVP or check your donor status, contact us at donations@belwin.org or 651-436-5189.

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October 2021

50th Celebration Open House

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Celebrate Belwin’s 50th anniversary by exploring all of Belwin’s public areas. Educational programming, live music, picnicking and more.

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December 2021

Winter Solstice Bonfire

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Play in the snow, take a guided night hike, enjoy warm cider and cookies, with storytelling at 7:00 p.m. around the fire. $10/car.

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COVID POLICY & OUTDOOR RECREATION GUIDELINES

At this time, Belwin is holding a limited number of events. We are continuously monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and will modify events as needed in order to follow Stay Safe MN and CDC guidelines. While enjoying our 7.5 miles of public trails, open daily from dawn to dusk, please maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others on the trails. Thank you!

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